Weekly Rounds Vol. 61

Happiest of Fridays, friends! This week was really good and I’m all about acknowledging when things feel right. Not a bad way to head into the weekend, if I do say so myself. lake michiganIt’s officially fall, but can we talk about the weather here in Chicago over the last couple of days? We lucked out in a big way! Sunshine and temps in the high 80s, which really just translates to evenings along the lakefront and late night patio weather. And you better believe I took full advantage by spending a few hours outside at The Dawson last night. If you go, order a salty dog and the chorizo fondue!cocktail making classEarlier in the week I went to a cocktail making class hosted by The Everygirl and the team at Cointreau and it ended up being so much fun. I walked away having learned a thing about the art of cocktail making, too! Now I just need to plan a little get together to put my new skills to good use.

I got a little carried away with the links this week, but they’re all things I’m super excited to share with you!

Song of the week: Alex Aiono – Does It Feel Like Falling (feat. Trinidad Cardona). Turn it up and listen as you browse!


  • The $20 little black dress you need in your closet for fall. It’s no secret I love a well-placed ribbon! A note on sizing: it runs small. I went up a size and ended up with a medium! Wear it with almond-toe pumps now and my favorite faux leather jacket, which I recently found on sale at Nordstrom Rack for $60 (last seen here) and over-the-knee boots later (seriously, Stuart Weitzman makes the best boots.)
  • Speaking of Nordstrom, you can earn triple points from now through the 24th! No card needed.
  • I’m all about making my dollar stretch and I was thrilled to hear Shopbop is getting a rewards program as it’s one of my favorite places to order online! You can sign up here to be in-the-know.
  • Have you seen Target’s Project 62 line? Everything is really cute and affordably priced. I mean, who doesn’t need a blush chair? I’m thinking it would look super cute in my living room.
  • Downloading the new IOS update always feels a little bit like getting a new phone, no? Here’s a list of things your iPhone can do now.
  • West Elm’s friends and family event is going on which means 20% off for you! (use code FFSALE) I’ll take one of everything from the terrace collection, please!
  • I’m dying to try this turmeric powder. I’ve been doing a ton of research on reducing inflammation in the body and turmeric is widely known for its anti-inflammatory properties!
  • If you’ve been longing to see if the Vintner’s Daughter serum lives up to its hype (spoiler alert: it does) they now offer a three-pack of vials which would also be great for travel or to throw in your gym bag!
  • Who wants to start a petition to convince Aldi to bring their wine advent calendar to the States instead of just offering it across the pond?!
  • This piece on losing weight is spot. on.
  • I’ve never met a tortoise shell print I didn’t like and these desk accessories are no exception.
  • These whole wheat pancakes with a triple berry sauce look so delicious.
  • A super soft plaid button up (I have it in the emerald print!)
  • I shared my fall bucket list on the blog earlier this week!
  • For the bloggers out there: a pep talk on Instagram and why you shouldn’t let your ego get in the way.


I’m hoping to do another big closet clean out this weekend. I’ve been posting items for sale on Poshmark if you’re interested! Other than that, I’m excited for a few days of next to no plans.

Whatever the weekend holds for you, I hope it’s great! I’ll be sharing in real-time over on Instagram and Twitter. See you back here next week, guys!

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