Friday Finds || Vol. 3, Week 5

Jessica Sturdy styles the white marble coffee table in her Gold Coast apartment in Chicago. A blue and white candle, a white sage smudge stick, and colorfully striped Kate Spade Coasters are atop a Gray Malin Beaches book, along with a tray full of mini Fujifilm Instax polaroid pictures and a bowl full of matchbooks collected from her travels.

Honey, I’m hoooomeeeeee! But like, for real. I moved back into my ‘old’ apartment in Chicago on Tuesday, the one I used to live in before I took off on Remote Year. It’s been a whirlwind of a week, but with the insane temperatures, it’s been pretty low key and it’s been nice to have some down time (and some solo time) while settling back into the swing of things.

Also, can we talk for a second about how it’s FEBRUARY?! I honestly feel like just last week I was sitting writing this post and this post Colorado. Since I’ve been in a constant state of transition the past five weeks since I got back from Remote Year, things have really flown right on by. A few days here, a week here, a few more days here… It’s been go-go-go, from one place to the next, and I’m so happy to be able to stay in one spot (my spot) for a while. 🙌🏼

With the Superbowl on Sunday and going to a concert with some friends tonight, it’s bound to be a fun weekend! AND it’s supposed to be pretty warm, so you *know* I’m going to get myself out on that lakefront path for a walk. First one in ~7 months! (Can you tell I’m loving all of these “firsts,” haha?) Honestly though, how can it be a windchill of NEGATIVE 50 and then a high of 50 DEGREES in the same week? Confused, haha.

Here are this week’s finds…

Did you know Away luggage is now sold on Nordstrom?!

This striped dress needs to be mine! In every color, please. (And it’s well under $100 right now.)

Andy King’s response to the Fyre Fest mentions made me laugh. I’m glad to see he’s supporting a Go Fund Me to benefit the Bahamians.

I had some time in the car this week while I was moving back and forth so here’s what I enjoyed listening to… Ed Mylett on The Skinny Confidential (#160), and then Teddi Mellencamp’s episode on The Ed Mylett Show! I loved both the Insecurity episode and the Rockstar Lifestyle episode on DeeTour. Some of this episode was a little bit dry and condescending for me, but I did enjoy the beginning bits about Saturn’s Return, probably because I’m very much going through mine currently. (We Met at ACME with Aliza Kelly)

This scalloped, striped sweater is adorbs!

Bridget has some great travel tips for long-haul flights!

A Chicago SoulCycle instructor just launched a website sharing all of her favorite healthy recipes!

This little $99 Clare V bag will be mine by springtime! (Comes in black, too!)

My Remote Year friend, Arielle, just wrote a great post: 19 I Learned from Living & Working Abroad (I make lots of photo cameos, haha!)

This LBD is TOO CUTE! The pearl buttons slay me.

These all-white Tretorns are perfect now (you know, when there *isn’t* snow on the ground) and perfect for spring and summer, too!

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  1. 2.1.19
    Rena commented:

    Welcome back home! I really can imagine how you feel …
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. 2.3.19
    Tracy commented:

    Loved Arielle’s post about Living & Working abroad.