Friday Finds || Vol. 2, Week 46

Happy Friday, my friends! I’m up early and headed to Cartegena this morning for a little “side trip” with most of my Remote Year group. Cartagena has been on my bucket list forever, and since most of the group is going, and a ton of people have friends visiting, it should be a lot of fun! Probably too much fun… haha (We’re staying at Casa en el Aqua on Sunday, which looks insane!) Accommodations are a hodge podge of things all over the place… An AirBNB for the first two nights, then out to Casa, then back in a mansion we found for one night, and then another hotel the last few nights. It’s going to make for a lot of moving around (I’m hoping I packed light enough!), but at least I’ll have all sorts of recommendations for anyone who’s looking to travel to Cartagena soon. Follow along on Instagram, I’ll definitely be posting stories! xoxo JRS

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Gift Guide: Pet Parents

What’s better than gifts for our furry friends or their proud parents?! If you’ve got a dog lover or a crazy cat lady on your shopping list this year, look no further. I rounded up so many cute things that feline fiends and dog devotees are sure to love.

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Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week! I can’t believe it’s already November, let alone the second half of the month. (Even more so because I’m out of the country and not in my usual environment!) I rounded up over 20 of my favorite fall outfits that would be great for all sorts of Thanksgiving festivities — meeting your boyfriend’s parents, a fancy feast, a casual get-together with your extended family, dinner with your in-laws, turkey trots, or even a super casual afternoon watching TV with loved ones. There’s an outfit here for every occasion!

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Gift Guide: My Wish List

To kick off my annual series of Gift Guides, I always start with my very own (excessively extravagant) wish list. If you’re wondering why, you’re not alone… Earlier this week I was thinking back to why I started doing things like that and remembered the original reason. Bows & Sequins’ “birthday” is November 12th (the blog just turned eight yesterday!) and I usually start my guides the second week of November, so it just kind of made sense to start with a birthday wish list of sorts.

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Friday Finds || Vol. 2, Week 45

Happy Friday, friends! I’m so happy to report that it’s been such a good week here in Bogotá. Nothing that eventful, which ha been a very welcomed change. I joined a spin studio here (less than $100 for one month unlimited!) and have gone the last six days in a row, Sunday through today (Friday), and it’s felt so good to get back into a workout routine that reminds me of home. I absolutely love my apartment location this month! We live right by Parque El Virrey and the area kind of reminds me of a mini Upper East Side or something… Everything I need is a 5 minute walk away, it’s amazing. And I got #blessed with the master bedroom and bathroom in this apartment (I had the smallest bedroom the last two months) so that’s be amazing, too. It’s been a much, much needed fresh start and I’m finally feeling like myself again after a rough few weeks.

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