Friday Finds || Vol. 2, Week 49

Bows & Sequins wearing a Barbour coat, a colorful Christmas sweater, Hunter boots, and a beanie to pick out a tree in the city.

Oh haiiiiii there friends, I’m alive! (Or am I?) It’s been a crazy last week and a half. Last Friday (which seems like three months ago), I was sitting down to finish this Friday Finds post and things have been downright chaotic since. Last Friday (November 30th), I packed up my apartment in Bogota and flew to Mexico City for our final month of Remote Year. A bunch of my friends from Chicago were already in town in CDMX so I hit the ground running… And then woke up sick two days later. I tried to keep my head up while they were still here, but I’ve been battling a nasty head cold all week long. Being sick, coupled with about four other bits of ‘news’ I’ve been hit with this week, has made for one very, very, very long week. I’ll be sharing more soon, promise. Hope you’re all enjoying the holiday season so far! xx jrs

Here are my finds…

My friend Kate’s book, Twinkle Twinkle Social Media Star, is finally available! It’s hilarious and a must-have for expecting parents, new parents, and long-time parents a like. It’s a children’s parody book, similar in style to Go the F*ck to Sleep. (You can see Kate on TV talking about it here!)

I love Meghan’s initiative of spreading kindness and joy this time of year! Definitely check this out. As another one of my favorite’s (Gabby Bernstein) says, “Each person’s energy matters.”

Another friend of mine has a really cool coffee company based in Chicago, Javaya. I may be biased, but I think their annual coffee subscription service is the perfect gift for the coffee connoisseurs on our holiday gift list! ☕️ (Or if you’re gifting yourself, this month-to-month option is where it’s at!)

This is a really interesting (and engaging) video about the influx of Venezuelan refugees in Colombia right now, something that has been a big topic of discussion while I’ve been living in Colombia for the last two months. I’m not one to get political on the blog, but I think this video is especially relevant and important to watch with the current happenings at the US borders.

I’m still not over this sweater and really think I should just finally order it…

I’ve been seeing so much about lymphatic drainage massages and really want to try one!

Faux fur handbags are a must in the winter! I absolute love this clutch (only $52!), but I can’t decide if I like the black or the camel better. Thoughts?!

Obsessed with this fuzzy pullover, in both pink and navy blue!

A good pair of (affordable!) cognac suede over-the-knee boots are hard to find. Don’t miss this pair!

Your dating questions, answered. (Such a good read!) I then went down the rabbit hole with some of her work… Loved this article on The Cut about not texting when dating and (if you’re single) you HAVE TO READ this article about meeting people in person.

Remember my fuzzy slippers I wore constantly last winter?! I am so looking forward to getting those back on my feet when I’m home in a few weeks! They’re back in stock in all colors so be sure to grab them before they sell out again. They make for the perfect gift, too!

MRS MAISEL IS BACK! Can’t wait to start watching it when I’m back.

Loeffler Randall’s new arrivals… HOLY EFF. This oh-so-sweet wicker bag, this gingham bow clutch, these knotted heels, this straw tote, these BEAUTIFUL sparkly slides, this red circle bag, and these ruffled poolside slides (so chic!) are my faves.

For my freelancer friends… An article worth re-reading: Asking for Help + Not Getting Burned

And another one for my gals that don’t get health insurance through work… Open enrollment ends on December 15th! (AKA: If you want to change your insurance for the new year, you have one week to do so!) I grew up in an entrepreneurial household so luckily I learned some of this speak at a young age, and then had to take an insurance class in college that nailed down more of the concepts, but I still find myself feeling all sorts of confusion about what to do at time. Read this if you need to review the basics!

Ariana Grande’s new Thank You Next video is definitely worth a watch!

These earrings are stunning for the holidays!

Loving this pearly headband from one of my favorite jewelry designers!

In love with these caramel-colored Stuart Weitzman booties… And they’re on sale!

I feel like this is the *perfect* grey cable-knit sweater.

Got a beachy vacay coming up? I’m loving this polka dot bikini top with these high-waisted bottoms, this striped cover up with matching bikini top and striped bottoms, and this beachy dress.

Loving these velvety leopard sneakers!

How gorg is this long-sleeved dress?! Great price, too!

Just pre-ordered Hannah Bronfman’s new book!

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  1. 12.8.18
    Meghan commented:

    Thank you so much for helping to spread the word about my kindness campaign, Jess!! So grateful <3 Can't wait for you to be back stateside so I can hear all about Remote Year!

  2. 12.9.18
    Grace commented:

    thank you so much for including me! isn’t clara just the best?