Friday Finds || Vol. 2, Week 8 & 9

Blogger Jessica Sturdy with a French croissant phone case at the Maison Marcel cafe in Chicago.

Happy Friday! Holy cow, this week felt L-O-N-G trying to get back into the swing of things after being gone for over three weeks. But I’ll be the first to admit, it was kind of nice getting back into my groove with working out, my wellness routines, eating right, and catching up with friends! I will say, though, I really can’t deal with this winter weather. (And it hasn’t even been that bad!) I’ve pretty much confirmed that I need to either a) move to a different climate, or b) find a way to become a snowbird. Spending the winters in Australia (where it’s summer) sounds like THE DREAM, doesn’t it?! Let the manifesting begin. 😉

Here’s what’s been on my radar this week…

These pieces are *ridiculously* priced, but OMG, how beautiful are they?!

Clare V is one of my favorites when it comes to little spring and summer bags. (Had three of hers with me on my Australia trip!) And every spring, I start going bananas for a few more of her styles. This year, there are plenty of French-inspired sweatshirts and scarves on my wish list, too!

I went to a BareMinerals event earlier this week to celebrate the launch of their new BarePro concealer! I swung by at 6, knowing I’d have to be out the door at 7 to head to a yoga class at 7:30. They were shade-matching for our specific colors, so I went to the event without makeup on, just wearing my go-to mascara. One of their makeup artists applied the new concealer (in shade Medium Cool 6) and a little bit of blush (in shade Pink Me Up) and I couldn’t believe how much the two transformed my appearance! The combo of those three just might be my new weekday go-to. Anyway, I didn’t have time to wash my face before class, but OMG YOU GUYS — the concealer was perfectly intact after class! I shit you not. And it was a hot yoga class with weights… Meaning, I look like I just jumped in a pool after the class! It’s supposed to last for 16-hours and I can totally stand behind that claim after it didn’t budge throughout an intense workout. Highly, highly recommend!

Can you believe there are only 18 days until spring?! I’ve added a bunch of fun things to the shop to celebrate the season!

Pardon my language, but HOLY FUCKING SHIT did this strike a chord… What I Realized About My Self-Esteem Problem

Drooling over Mandy’s living room! #goals

OH HELLO, most beautiful trench I’ve ever seen.

I mentioned this in yesterday’s post about the Shopbop sale, but these nippies are a total game changer for the whole going braless thing!

So excited to read Sputnik is opening a coffee shop in Chicago later this month! (If you remember from this post, a friend of mine from college is one of the founders. Don’t forget, you can still use code BOWS for 10% off your order!)

A challenge I can *definitely* (read: NEED to) get behind… 30 Day Declutter Challenge

Oh em gee… Literally salivating over this blue velvet bag. ALLLL of the heart eye emojis!

Conor & Danielle’s wedding is live on Martha Stuart! My dream wedding, 100%. (Except my venue choice would be Hotel Costes… Can you tell I’ve thought about this before? 😉) Danielle shared more photos on her blog, which you can check out here!

Is it normal to want a pair of shoes specifically for Cubs games? Asking for a friend.

Still into this little bucket bag and it’s currently 30% off!

How to Declutter Your Home, Head, & Heart

J.Crew just launched an intimates collection and I’m obsessed with the french bralette! (I have the blush color, but want to order in a few more!) No surprise since it’s designed to fit like their french bikini top, which I also love!

YOU GUYS! You know my navy gingham Gucci loafers that I’m obsessed with?! I included the black and red pairs in a recent Friday Finds, but I just found them in BLUE!

How cute is this striped skirt?! Only $23! My only thought would be that it could be potentially see through, but hopefully not… If anyone has seen it in person, LMK.

Super into these woven mules and they’re super affordable, too! (Under $25!)

I’ve been trying out this face oil this week and I’m loving it so far!

I just got these earrings in the mail this week and they’re even more beautiful in person!

This hat is at the top of my wish list.

A few more finds I’m loving from the Shopbop sale…

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  1. 3.2.18
    Merritt Beck commented:

    Your phone case is so adorable!!
    xx, Merritt
    The Style Scribe