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Friday Finds || Vol. 4, Week 39

This week was… intense. Outside of the usual 2020 chaos, a few close friends have been dealing with their own health-related scares and it’s been heartbreaking. Just when you think 2020 has thrown all of the curveballs it possibly could, yet another thing (or 10) comes flying your way. Sometimes you just need to cry… Had myself a few moments this week....

V O T E

Today is National Voter Registration Day! There are exactly 42 days until this year’s Presidential Election on November 3rd, which means there’s not a whole lot of time to waste. With all of the extra precautions because of COVID-19 (longer lines and wait times on Election Day), I’m VOTING EARLY and urging everyone to do the same. Even if you’re mailing...

Fall Shopping: H&M, J.Crew, + more

The weekend started off on the chillier side here in Chicago and it got me in the mood to do some fall shopping! (Could also be because all of my fall clothes are still in storage and figuring out what to wear was a major challenge… ) I figured I’d share some of my more affordable finds with you in case you’re in the mood to spruce up your wardrobe,...

My Summer Skincare Routine

One of my girlfriends recently commented about “how good my skin looked” and I joked back about how not wearing makeup has done wonders! Of course, letting my skin breathe and barely wearing makeup for sixth months has definitely played it’s part. No doubt! But I got to thinking… I guess my skin has been looking a bit brighter and clearer, and less...

Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale

The bi-annual Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale kicks off today (around 8am EST), and there will be more items added to the sale tomorrow morning, too! (But the sale ends tomorrow night. Short and oh-so-sweet!) If you’ve ever shopped the sale before, you know it’s kind of an ordeal… But for good reason, as pieces are usually 50-70% off! Logistically,...

Studio McGee for Target

Studio McGee is one of my favorite home decor accounts to follow on Instagram! (Check out their feed here.) In the last couple of years, they’ve launched their own McGee & Co. products and they are every bit as dreamy as you’d imagine. (I’ll take a set of these chairs, or a set of these chairs, this bed, this accent chair, this, this, and this....

Friday Finds || Vol. 4, Week 37

TGIF, amirite?! I’m not going to lie, this week felt like my anti-depressant was a placebo. I was in a F. U. N. K. Obviously not trying to make light of depression or mental health, and clearly I know that my meds are not daily happy pills, but I’m taking a note from The Weeknd… “Drugs started feelin’ like it’s decaf.” Ya feel me? I’m happy to report...

31 Things I’d Tell My 21 Year Old Self

In some ways, I’ve always kind of felt like a late bloomer. And in other ways, I’ve always gotten an early start! My birthday is August 31st (turned 31 last week!) and where I grew up in Illinois, the cut off for school is September 1st. So had I been born a mere six hours later, my life would have looked a lot different in terms of graduation years,...

Extended Labor Day Sales

I truly, truly cannot believe we’re past Labor Day Weekend. Where did this summer go?! It’s hard to wrap my mind around the fact fall (and the W word) are quickly approaching. But as I woke up to rain and very chilly temps here in Chicago today, it feels like it’s already arrived. I doubt I’ll be purchasing that many new fall clothing pieces due to...

Friday Finds || Vol. 4, Week 36

Happy Friday, friends! Since it’s been a few weeks and we’re heading into a holiday weekend, I’m going to leave you a very long list of finds. I have a little bit of work over the weekend, but I’m majorly looking forward to some low key lounge time and soaking up some of that summer sun! A few friends and I rented a sailboat on Sunday afternoon, so...

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