Friday Finds: Vol. 5, No. 7

Chicago beauty influencer with fall glazed donut nail art from Legendary Nails.

Happy Friday and Happy FALL, y’all. Wow, feels like we went from summer to fall in the blink of an eye. We’ve been having the most beautiful fall weather this past week or two in Chicago and I can’t help but wish October would last a little longer! Outside of summer, it’s always my favorite month. We had a pretty low key week over here… I got my new bivalent booster and flu shot on Monday so I was feeling a bit under the weather on Tuesday, but overall a good week. We went to a (somewhat sleepy) concert at The Chicago Theatre last night, but other than that it was mainly just work and cooking dinner at home. We’re actually having some unseasonably warm weather in Chicago this weekend (temps in the 70s!) so I’m excited to get lots of long walks in and enjoy some time alfresco. And our friends who moved to Louisville this summer are back in the neighborhood for the weekend so it will be good to catch up with them! Hope you have a good one.

xoxo jess

I really loved this read from Kat… Echoes my *exact* thoughts on the industry and changing content landscape.

I’m mainly just sticking these here as a means for organization, haha. When we were at Gethsemane a few weekends ago, Dave commented on a chiminea (he looooves a wood burning fire) and I told him I’d do some research. I found a couple I like looks-wise, but I’m not sure exactly what our plan is for where we’d put one… Maybe this smaller fire pit on our back patio and another bigger one on the rooftop? I also need to do some research re: safety. Anyways, just saving them here so I can find them later!

My friend, Grace, just launched the most beautiful pair of pumps with Sarah Flint, who’s known for her *comfort!*

How fun is this fringe jacket?!

I’m *obsessed* with this cute puffer!! I thought it was Sea when I first saw it (always one of my favorite brands!), but it’s actually a tad more affordable. 🙏

I feel like a ton of people I know are heading to Mexico before the end of the year – so jelly! Wanted to share this tote that I’m obsessed with, it would be perfect for any warm-weather vacays and obviously next spring and summer, too. Heck, even wine country this fall/winter! So, so versatile. YOU CAN’T BEAT THE SALE PRICE!!

These shoes are at the top of my fall/winter wish list! Soooo cute and only $120. Perfect to pair with straight leg jeans.

A few more items on my fall wishlist — all from a local, female-owned-&-operated small business here in Chicago!

I made this recipe for Dave on Tuesday night and he said it tasted Michelin restaurant quality!

Another pair of sneakers that I love, although these are more on the sporty side. Cute with leggings!

And speaking of sneakers, this coffee table book is on my Christmas wish list.

Frame x Ritz Paris does it again!! Ugh, I want it all.

We talked all things #TennisCore a few weeks ago, and #BarbieCore is another fall trend that I’m totally getting behind. For whatever reason, people always say that pink looks good on me, so I’ve been leaning into the bright hue for quite some time now. Love to see all of these bright pink options this season!

And last ,but certainly not least… Don’t miss this 20% off promo code for all of your custom & monogrammed holiday gifts!!

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