Seven Years + Reader Survey

Holy shit, you guys. Pardon my French, but this past weekend marked seven years of Bows & Sequins. SEVEN YEARS. I started this blog seven years ago, on a Thursday night in 2010 in my college apartment in Champaign, and I really can’t believe how the years have unfolded. I can remember that day like it was yesterday, but when I think about how much life has been lived in these last seven years… wow. Never in one million years did I ever think this little blog of mine would turn into my business and open all of the doors that it has over the years. It’s seriously so wild and surreal to think about!

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Gift Guide #6: Fitness Fanatic

Whether they’re just getting back into a workout routine, plan to start one in the new year, or have been on that fitness grind for a while, there’s a little something for everyone on this list! I’ve included my favorite hair ties that don’t leave creases in your hair, a few bath soaks for sore muscles (adding to my list), the skincare brand I keep in my gym bag, and a cool new activity tracker that does not look like one.

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Friday Finds || Week 46

Happy Friday! I’m so looking forward to this weekend… Can’t believe it’s the last one before Thanksgiving. Not too many plans besides tickets for a concert tonight, grabbing brunch on Saturday, and getting a massage on Sunday. Hope you’ve got a fun one planned, too! xx JRS

Here are this week’s finds…

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7 Tips for Hosting a Dinner Party

I’m not quite sure where this fall went, but the calendar is telling me that Thanksgiving is next week! What the what?! I’ll be heading down to central Illinois for the holidays, but before I can do that, I’m hosting a few close friends for dinner this coming week. You could call it a Friendsgiving, but it’s more so just an excuse to get together before the holidays get crazy.

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Gift Guide #5: Francophile

You guys know I couldn’t do a gift guide series and not include a few little somethings for my fellow Francophiles! Whether she’s been to Paris countless times or just plans to go one day, these gifts are great for the girls that have their heart set on the City of Light. From sweet stripes and Lady Eiffel motifs to cheeky phrases and pretty photographs, there’s something for every taste and style. Be sure to click through the widget at the bottom of the post for a few more Parisian-inspired pieces!

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