Friday Finds || Week 15, 16, & 17

Well, it’s not quite Friday, but I owe you guys a Friday Finds post! My travel schedule has gotten the best of me over the last three weeks and we’re overdue. I’ve been en route or off the grid and haven’t been able to get these weekly round-up posts published in a timely manner, so lots of extra links today from the past few weeks!

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What to Wear in Amsterdam

We took a quick hop from London to Amsterdam yesterday and I’m so excited to experience one of my favorite cities in the springtime! I was last in Amsterdam this past August for a wedding, and we’re visiting those same friends for two nights this week to experience King’s Day. We’re headed back to London on Thursday and then I’ll be heading to Paris on Saturday for three nights! A super quick trip compared to my last few month-long adventures, but it’s relatively relaxed since I’ve been to each city at least once before.

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Wellness Wednesday: Find Your Tribe

I knew exactly one person when I moved to New York City in 2012. It was the single most terrifying and simultaneously liberating thing I’ve ever done… And hands down, the most rewarding experience of my life to date! When I moved back to Chicago in the summer of 2015, I luckily had a big network of college friends and friends-of-friends to greet me with open arms. But it’s kind of crazy how much can change in a few short years! This past fall, I was wanting to cultivate a few more meaningful, adult friendships and found myself using the same tips that I relied on a few years ago when I was starting from scratch in NYC. No matter if you’re in a brand new city or just wanting to expand your network in the same place you’ve always lived, these tips for making friends as an adult can be super helpful!

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Layering a Jumpsuit

For a quick and easy outfit last week before I went out of town, I threw on this tassel jumpsuit with a tee underneath for a lunch meeting and some errand running. It was one of those 75 and sunny days that make you fall in love with Chicago all over again… But don’t be fooled, it started raining minutes after these photos were taken and ended up getting down to the 30’s that night while I was at the Cubs game! Chicago weather is such a tease. When I got back from Palm Springs on Tuesday, it was the most beautiful 70-something day! And yesterday? 40 and cold. I’m already missing that California sunshine!

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Wellness Wednesday: Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies have become my go-to afternoon snack for packing in a ton of added nutrients and supplements the last few months! Smoothies have always been one of those almost-daily splurges for me… NYC had so many great smoothie places and it was such a nice treat post-workout. Or if I needed a snack or a little afternoon pick-me-up, I’d always opt for a smoothie because well, they’re healthy! Joyful Almond, add spinach, no agave at Juice Generation is my JAM. But that $9.74 (how I still remember that is embarrassing… ) adds up when you’re going multiple times a week. Real Good Juice and Hi-Vibe are two of my favorites in Chicago, but when RGJ was becoming part of my daily routine, I realized that $11/day would be better put towards a good blender and making my smoothies at home. I invested in a Blendtec and can’t believe I waited so long.

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