Friday Finds || Week 44

What a week, you guys! If I had to pick one word to describe my week, it would be ‘electric.’ Lots of good energy all around! The creative juices were just flowing and I’m so excited for all that’s to come over the next few months on the blog front. So, so excited. This week was such a welcome reminder of how necessary it is to stop and slow down once and a while! It’s amazing how eating right and exercising often can impact not only our bodies, but our states of mind, too. Stay tuned on Monday, I’ve got a whole post coming your way about my new morning routine and I swear to you, it’s a game changer. It’s truly the little things that make all the difference!

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What I Ate Last Week + Book Review

I mentioned this on Instagram Stories last week and then again in Friday Finds #43, but I’ve been reading this book (and putting the principles into practice) over the last 10 days and I couldn’t wait to share more with you guys! I hate even having to say this, but this post is in no way sponsored. I bought the book (Body Love by Kelly Leveque) myself and I’ve never even talked to the author. I randomly found the book through some sort of Instagram Takeover on The Thirty… Kelly shared the foundation for her Fab 4 Smoothies and something struck a cord with me. I ordered her book on Amazon right away, but didn’t end up flipping it open for a few more weeks….

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Slouchy Sweater + Ballet Flats

It kind of feels like Halloween already happened since everyone celebrated over the weekend, but tomorrow is the day. If you’re in a residential area, I’m so jealous that you’ll be getting trick-or-treaters! I grew up in the middle of nowhere without a neighborhood in sight, so I only ever got to hand out candy if I was staying at a friend’s house. Since college and beyond, I’ve lived in an apartment complex of some sort so I’ve still never gotten to pass out candy and see all of the costumes from my own place. One day! In the next few years, I need to make it back to my hometown for Halloween to go trick-or-treating with my niece and (soon-to-be) nephew. Any who, I was going to post this outfit on the blog tomorrow, but I just saw that most of what I’m wearing is 40% off (today only!) so I went ahead and pushed it live a day early!

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Houndstooth Blazer & Leather Loafers

Happy Monday! It definitely was NOT bare leg weather over the weekend… It was absolutely freezing in Chicago on Friday and Saturday, especially. It was kind of a rude awakening since we’ve had such a warm fall so far… I mean, I was in a cropped top last weekend at my friend’s outdoor birthday party. I think our ‘Indian Summer’ is finally over… It’s feeling like the 40’s are here to stay for a while. But if it happens to be warm where you are, hopefully you can take some inspo from this outfit I wore to a meeting the week before last! If not, just pair with a chic pair of cropped trousers instead.

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Friday Finds || Week 43

Hey friends, happy Friday! I (again) feel like I don’t really have anything exciting to report this week. If you’re thinking, “Wow, Jessica, you really lead a boring life sometimes,” you would be correct! The weather dropped down significantly this week (like, 30’s!! #toosoon) and it was even more of an excuse for me to be a bit of a hermit. This was my first full week at home in AGES and it felt oh-so-good to get back into my little routine. I worked out everyday, went to the last outdoor farmer’s market, made every meal I ate (not getting takeout is a huge step for me!), got at least one post published every day, planned out content for the coming weeks, got a good night of sleep each night… Boring AF on paper, but it was actually super fulfilling TBH. Does that make me sound old? Don’t answer that.

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Orange & Blue

I’m heading down to Champaign for the Homecoming football game tomorrow so I figured it was the perfect time to share an orange & blue outfit! The weather has taken quite a turn in the last week since I shot these photos, so in all reality, I’ll be VERY bundled up at the game. But if you’re watching the Bears or Illini inside over the weekend, hopefully you can get some inspiration from this look.

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