Friday Finds || Vol. 2, Week 34

Chicago lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a colorful embroidered J.Crew peplum top with Paige jeans, a White Elephant Designs straw pom pom clutch, and Vince Camuto pink ankle strap heels.

Happy friggen Friday! This is a long one, you guys… It’s been about a month since I’ve done a Friday Finds post so there’s a whole lot to share! Some EPIC podcasts to listen to… Clothes to wear now… Shoes to wear later… And some great reads, too! Enjoy. xoxo

Shop To It!

J.Crew brought back my favorite embellished peplum top from last year in navy blue! You can see how I styled it in the photo above, but click here for the original outfit post.

A few things I personally bought this week… This phone case for my new phone (my phone got stolen two weeks ago), these $14 sunglasses (in brown tort), and this $40 handbag. // I really wanted this tortoise case, but I was in a bind and needed one that day so settled on the rattan.

Gimme gimme this dress! We’ve still got a few weeks of summer, my friends. Let’s pump the brakes on all of this fall talk, okay?!

I’m also loving this dress! It’s white, but the long sleeves make it easy to transition over the next few months. (I mean, if we *must* talk about fall…) All about that wear now, wear later element! It would be so cute with sneakers and sandals now, and booties, OTK boots, or even slouchy boots this fall.

Je Me’n Fous — I’ll help you out with the French translation on this one… It basically means, “I don’t give a f*ck.” Couldn’t press purchase fast enough!

I use the Olaplex hair treatment about once a week so I can’t wait to get my hands on the brand new shampoo and conditioner! It’s supposed to be great for dry, color-treated hair like mine.

I want this custom phone case SO BAD!

I also reallllyyyyyyyyyyyy want these red workout leggings.

How friggen cute are these leopard sneaks?

I love these strappy sandals! Great for wearing now and also transitioning into fall over the next few months.

UM HELLO SKIRT OF MY DREAMS. I need this fun, striped number in my closet! I love it paired with sneakers.

SHOP MY CLOSET — I’ve been adding a ton to my Poshmark page, and I also have a few designer items for sale, too… My pink Chanel bag, my Phillip Lim bag, and my Gucci scarf.

These leather sandals are on my wish list! I have a pair of their ballet flats and they are such great quality.

Per usual, crushing on all things Clare V. How cute is this new bag and this sweatshirt?!

Pure torture is being on very restricted shopping budget and finding the boots you’ve been lusting over the past two years on sale in your size only.

For my New York ladiesBoll & Branch is having a sample sale next weekend! I literally want to fly in. You can read about how much I love their bedding here!

I’ve seen so many rave reviews about this ice roller… I need to finally order it! (PS: Isn’t it funny how sometimes we drag our feet on a $12 purchase, but have no problem shelling out for other stuff? I find my own shopping behaviors so bizarre sometimes.)

Things to Read

I’m so admire Kelly for sharing her battle with depression! It’s something that so many of us deal with behind closed doors and while it’s not easy to talk about, it’s a conversation that needs to be had more often.

I just got a copy of Maxie’s book and I’m so excited to start it! Pre-order yours here… It comes out this week!

I loved this post from Mary and Laura. I’ve got a laundry list of sites to check out! — The Best Professional Resources for Women, By Women

Making a Case for Being Less Busy — Yes, yes, and yes.

I hate the word “diet,” but this is a great post about figuring out what your body needs!

I absolutely love Grace in this dress… Gorg!

This post takes me back! I had dinner at Galley Beach on Nantucket last summer on my birthday.

Carly looks so cute in this outfit!

What does work life balance even mean?

Three Ways to Be the Best Version of Yourself

Watch & Listen

THIS PODCAST EPISODE, OMG. Please, please give it a listen when you have a chance! “Your mess can be your message” was one of the quotes I tried to scribble down while driving and listening, haha. There were so many things she touched on that resonated with me on some level… family past, addiction, her own personal narrative, dating patterns based on fears, primary and secondary soulmates, relationship to failure and rejection, and more. It’s one of those episodes that I’ll definitely be listening to more than once to soak it all in. I ordered her book, Choose Wonder Over Worry, immediately upon listening to the podcast!

Speaking of Maxie, a few weeks ago she sent me this speech by Oprah and holy moly it’s good! Definitely worth a watch/listen.

My friend, Kate, has been reading her old journals on Patreon and it’s been SO FASCINATING to listen to!! I’ve been driving back and forth between Chicago and my hometown a lot these last few weeks and nothing makes the time go by faster than listening to Kate. (You can check out her regular podcast here!)

On a lighter note, I was laughing out loud listening to Jared Fried on the Girls Gotta Eat podcast!

Why and How You Need to Stop Criticizing Yourself

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  1. 8.17.18
    Carrie said:

    Darling top! Happy weekend, Jessica!

    More color, please!

  2. 8.20.18
    Meghan said:

    This roundup has SO many good links! And I so appreciate you including my post!

  3. 8.23.18
    Liz said:

    Can you share the podcast you mentioned? The link isn’t working for me and I need a new great podcast!

  4. 8.24.18
    Laura said:

    LOVE that faux leather clutch your purchased, I’ve been super into the fold-over aesthetic lately!!