Friday Finds || Vol. 2, Weeks 28 & 29

Jessica Sturdy (blogger behind Bows & Sequins) in Paris on a gorgeous, sunny September Day. She is on one of the prettiest, gilded bridges in Paris, with magnificent views of the Eiffel Tower. She's wearing a Sandro leather jacket, a flirty floral dress, and a Lancel Pia bag.

There were no Friday Finds last week as I was consumed with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but I’m back this weekend with some of my favorite finds! I thought this photo of Paris was fitting for Bastille Day last weekend, but here we are. 🙃 There are lots of great finds and so many wonderful podcasts to listen to this week… I drove the 3.5 hours to and from my hometown earlier this week so I had plenty of time to catch up on episodes. Enjoy! And have a great weekend, my friends. xx jrs

I just got these M.Gemi sandals this week and I’m OBSESSED. I have a wide foot so I went up a half size and they’re perfect. I got the cappuccino color, but I’m eyeing black next. If you love them as much as I do, use code JESSICA40 to take $40 off!

I have three striped sleeveless shirt dresses (blue, pink, and green) from the Spring 2016 clothing collection I did… Unfortunately they were never sold (that’s one long story that I’ll be sharing on my podcast when it launches!) and I get questions about them whenever I wear them. I’d never found anything similar until I saw this dress! So cute.

I’m super intrigued by this muscle recovery gel!

LOV-ING these ankle strap sandals! On trend, but not too tall, and they go with literally everything. Plus, they’re under $100, too!

I’m obsessed with these blush pink criss-cross slides! The color is so light that I think you’d be able to wear them with just about anything.

10 Phrases to Avoid at Work

A refreshing read about entrepreneurship and starting your own business. (Jen is married to one of my friends from college!)

Mackenzie’s sailing photos are what dreams are made of!

I’m so in love with this dress. Head over heels. Need it in my life immeds!

If you need to inject a little life into your decor, don’t miss all of these succulent plants!

Plan your most productive week ever! I desperately need this, just signed up for the challenge. Kicks off on Monday!

Loving this striped one piece, and this one, too!

How cute is this layered dress under $100?

Somehow all of my jogger sweatpants have disappeared from friends borrowing them… 🙄 Old Navy always has the best joggers for such a great price! I’m loving this pine green color, and they’re under $25.

This pair of $14 sunglasses is chic AF.

I really think I need this blue and white top! So cute and affordable, too.

This Trunk Club and CB2 collaboration is pretty cool! I worked on strategic brand partnerships at my last “corporate” job and always love reading what brands are currently doing with others.

Here are a few tips on overcoming your fear of confrontation!

RXBars on sale… Woot, woot!

This fanny pack is under $15 and I’m pretty sure I need it for Lolla in a few weeks!

These jeans are on my wish list… I tried them on in the store the other day and they fit SO well. I’d recommend sizing down!

I have a few friends that are super into Blind Items and it’s been crazzzyyyy learning about these stories! The guy behind Crazy Days & Nights was on The Morning Toast podcast and it was a really fascinating episode.

Sometimes I feel like my thoughts and feelings are coming through the speakers when I’m listening to Candice’s podcast. Loved this episode on going from breaking to beautiful.

Are you the single friend, too? You’ll probably love this podcast episode on Girls Gotta Eat!

I also enjoyed this podcast episode with Marianna Hewitt… “You’re going to work the rest of your life, so you might as well love what you’re doing.”

If you’re not podcasted out, here’s a list of uplifting podcasts to listen to next!

I always love comparing notes with other bloggers. Here’s how Blair edits her gorgeous Instagrams!

Loved this column of Ask Polly about handling and honoring emotions! (It’s a long one, but worth it.)

I always love reading birth stories… Here’s Danielle & Margot’s!















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  1. 7.21.18
    Briana said:

    Thanks for sharing girl! I definitely missed your Friday finds!


    • 7.23.18
      Jessica said:

      Sometimes the weeks just get away from you, you know! Hate to miss a week.

  2. 7.24.18
    SG said:

    I really enjoy the podcast called “Dressed: The History of Fashion”. Two women fashion historians cover topics like legends of haute couture, the history of the bra, Queen Alexandra’s influence on fashion, how the word “silhouette” became a fashion term, etc etc . It’s fun and interesting.

    • 7.24.18
      Jessica said:

      Thanks for the suggestion! I’ll add it to my list to check out.

  3. 7.25.18
    Grace said:

    thanks so much for including me! xo

  4. 7.30.18
    Mariah said:

    Loved that Girls Gotta Eat episode! They are seriously so funny to listen too!