Friday Finds || Vol. 2, Week 21

Happy Friday! Today kind of feels like a bonus day, as I was certain that yesterday was Friday. While the first half of the week started off with crappy weather here in Chicago, the second half has been absolutely GORGEOUS! My spirits have been as high as can be… It’s felt so, so, SO good to be home this week! I’ve been getting back into my work groove and getting back on the workout wagon, too.

It’s truly been the tiniest things that have been making my heart happy this week… I figured I’d share a little made-me-smile list to hopefully inspire you to do the same this weekend!

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Pink Pleats on Philosopher’s Path

Philosopher’s Path is a must-see in Kyoto! I didn’t make it there on my first visit to Japan in 2016, but it was on our list for this April 2018 trip. Typically, this entire canal is flooded with a blanket of cherry blossoms. Seeing this surreal sight was at the top of our agenda, but as I’m sure I’ve mentioned, we totally missed the cherry blossoms this spring season because it was so warm so early this year. But even without the pretty pink flowers, it was a leisurely afternoon activity for an hour or two!

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Poolside Picks: Swim in Style

Because we’re all just doin’ it for the ‘gram, are we not? It’s hard to believe that Memorial Day Weekend is THIS freaking weekend, isn’t it?! It’s blowing my mind that it will already be June next week. This long weekend always marks the unofficial start of the summer so I figured it was a good time to share some of my favorite poolside picks! If you’re in need of a cute beach towel or a new pool float for parties this summer, I’ve got you covered. And while you’re at it, don’t forget to check out this post with my seven tips for throwing a pool party!

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Friday Finds || Vol. 2, Week 20

Happy Friday! Writing you guys today from the “Redneck Riviera” as someone called it today… Alabama. Random, yeah?! I’m down here in Gulf Shores this weekend staying at one of my girlfriends’ families’ condos for Hangout Fest. We all know I love a music festival and this is a new one for me… Bucket List, check!

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Crop Top + Wide Leg Striped Pants

I’ve been a repeat offender with this outfit over the last few weeks… I wore it first when I was in Tokyo (shot in front of the Ralph Lauren store in Omotesando) a few weeks ago and again yesterday in Chicago grabbing some drinks with girlfriends at City Winery on the riverwalk.

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