Friday Finds || Vol. 3, Week 39

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins drinking a Dunkin' Donuts Iced Coffee in front of the Chicago skyline along the Lake Michigan lakefront path. She's wearing a pink and orange sleeveless, striped dress by MDS Stripes with a pink Kate Spade Andi Canteen Crossbody Bag.

Happy, happy Friday! It’s the rainiest, gloomiest day here in Chicago and it feels like it’sย *that* storm that’s going to take us from summer to fall. Do you know what I mean? It feels like there’s always one big rain that washes away the leftover summer heat and humidity and leaves us with cooler, crisper air.

I couldn’t tell you the last time I didn’t make plans on a Friday night, but today’s weather (and this week’s not-so-great sleep) had me longing for a cozy night in all day long. So that’s where I’m currently at… A belly full of pasta from my Uber Eats delivery, my favorite moisture mask on my face, Olaplex in my hair, oversized sweats, drinking a Pink Lady Apple Kombucha. Couldn’t be happier with my decision to stay in tonight!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead. xoxo

Here are this week’s finds…

I’m sorry, but I DIED when I saw this pumpkin whale trick-or-treat basket. CUTEST EVER.

GABBY BERNSTEIN ON ALMOST 30! This is my must-listen for the week. The first 20+ minutes (before Gabby even gets on) is such an important listen… I found myself wishing I had a mic and could contribute to the convo!

Just ordered Gabby’s new book! Can’t wait to read it.

I was laughing so hard listening to Heather talk about New York City… My sentiments exactly! That’s what I always tell people… I’m so glad I moved there when I was young, naive, and eager. Would not be so easy now!

This episode of U Up? hit especially close to home this week… Too relatable. 😂


My friend, Clara (from Episode 10 on my podcast), is renting out her house in upstate New York this fall! From the photos I’ve seen, IT LOOKS STUNNING. So if you’re looking for a weekend getaway, look no further. There’s not a direct link to book, but check out her Instagram Highlights for more info!


How friggen chic is this matte black water bottle?!

Going to need this travel set of hair products! I love the mask, so I’m assuming the shampoo and conditioner are great, too.

If you shop at Trader Joe’s, don’t miss the E-Book my friend Jess put together! I’ve heard great things.

Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower… Yes, PLEASE!

Bookmark this New York City guide! (As a former NYer, it’s fab.)

My favorite white sneakers (as seen here) just got a chic little update from Kate Spade! Absolutely OBSESSED with the pop of print in the back. Do I need another pair?!

How to Buy Clothes That Are Built to Last

Majorly crushing on these APL slides!!

YEP, going to need this cardigan IMMEDIATELY.

Love the colors of this plaid coat!

I want this quilted yoga mat bag!

As if there weren’t enough sales going on right now… Don’t miss 30% off at J.Crew this weekend! (Some fall favorites are even 40% off!) Here’s what I’m crushing on…

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a MDS Stripes sleeveless peasant dress in pink and orange with a pink Kate Spade crossbody bag, and a Dunkin Donuts reusable tumbler at Oak Street concrete beach with the Chicago skyline in the back.

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  1. 9.28.19
    Briana said:

    Your dress is too adorable!