Friday Finds || Vol. 3, Week 16

Travel influencer Jessica Sturdy wearing a striped maxi dress and a straw hat in a pink tulip field in Amsterdam.

Happy, happy Friday, friends! This week was such a whirlwind and I can hardly believe it’s Friday already. Let’s just say that I’ve got a wholeeeeee lot of work ahead of me this weekend! I flew to Pittsburgh on Tuesday for a partnership kickoff all day on Wednesday and then flew back to Chicago yesterday. It was a quick trip, but it was such a fun change of scenery and I feel like it did wonders for my state-of-mind!

On Tuesday afternoon, I checked out the Andy Warhol museum and caught up with Liz for a drink at Union Standard before going to dinner at Sienna Mercato with Liz and Brighton on Tuesday night. Wednesday was a packed schedule, but it was so fun to catch up with a bunch blogger friends, meet a handful of new-to-me bloggers and influencers, and learn so much about the brand we’ll be working with this year. On Wednesday night, Merrick, Liz, Brighton, and I grabbed a drink at our hotel (Hotel Monaco) before dinner and then the entire group closed out the trip at Bar Marco, which was absolutely delicious. Such great food and even better conversation and company!

I flew back to Chicago on Thursday morning and had a fun project to shoot in the afternoon once the rain finally stopped! After a successful shoot, Melissa and I grabbed dumplings at QXY in Chinatown, which was absolutely delicious. I hadn’t been to since last summer!

This weekend, I’ve got a bridal shower for one of my besties and I’ll be catching up on the work that I missed while I was away from my computer this week. First and foremost, I need to edit my podcast episode for this coming Tuesday! It’s an interview with my good friend, Kate, and I think it might be one of my favorite episodes yet.

But let’s get into this week’s articles, podcast episodes, and shopping finds. There is SO MUCH good content this week! xx jrs

Here are this week’s finds…

Two takeaways from convos us girls had on the trip: Liz has me wanting to try CBD. And Carly has me wanting to try a menstrual cup.


How to Support a Spouse with Anxiety

Maintaining Your Friendships As You Get Older

I feel like I wrote this post… Thrilled to see that Meghan is loving Gabby and the 5 Minute Journal just as much as I do!

Another congrats to Anna on the launch of her jacket line!

Everyday Habits That Drain Your Energy

A few podcast episodes I loved: INDIE LEE ON BAD ON PAPER! I learned SO much from this episode about clean beauty and toxins and am genuinely just so fascinated by Indie. She seems so joyful and genuine and I’d love to meet her in person one day! LIZ GILBERT ON HELLO MONDAY! Liz is just the coolest, I can’t get enough of her interviews.

I’m still not over this set of stacking rings.

I tried on this visor at the partnership kickoff this week and you’ll be seeing it on the blog and Instagram this summer! IT’S SO CUTE ON!! I want it in both black and natural.

I just got these earrings in navy and white and am OBSESSED! Now I’ve got the bright pink pair on my wish list, too.

Similarly, I wore these navy blue heels twice this week and I’m now lusting over the blush pink pair.

How fun is this jacket?! I love all of the different styles mixed into one. Blazer meets bomber meets varsity jacket.

This Posture Trainer review has me really wanting to try it!

How friggen cute are these leopard overalls??

A $27 straw hat… I’ll take it.

This maxi dress is darling and it’s only $88.

How to Start a Podcast + Equipment Recommendations

How to Survive as an Introvert

Fashion and travel influencer Jessica Sturdy in a pink tulip field outside of Amsterdam.

Lifestyle influencer Jessica Sturdy wearing a blue and white striped dress with a straw boater hat in a pink tulip field with blue skies in Amsterdam.

ps: You can see my spray tan tips here, as well as where I go for tans in Chicago!

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  1. 4.19.19

    thank youuuuuuuu so much for the support jess! xoxox

  2. 4.19.19
    Meghan said:

    Aw friend, thank you!! So glad I have discovered both!! Also you’re making me want to get to Amsterdam!

  3. 4.20.19
    Briana said:

    The anxiety article is seriously so important!