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Essentials of the Week!

This week went by fairly fast, and the weekend kinda snuck up on me (which is honestly the best!) Nothing particularly exciting happened...but for once, that was a really great feeling! It was the most routine I've felt in a while, and I think I was craving that more than I realized. Now I have another weekend of family visitors and I couldn't be more excited!

I'll be spending my weekend trying out some of my favorite Chicago restaurants, getting my first ever blow-out (small shoutout to crossing off an item from this month's bucket list!) soaking in the fall weather on a patio with Football on in the background, and attending Chicago College Fashion Week - more on that later! It's going to be a packed weekend, and I'm so ready for it. 

With that being said, here are my Essentials of the Week!

Still can't get over my fluffy little buddy...how cute is that tongue?!

Two of my favorite stores of all time have officially united, and I am excited about this one guys. I absolutely love Nordstrom...it's just such an incredible go to for all of the essentials. One of my favorite parts is of course, the free shipping and returns (which comes and goes on the J.Crew website!) They have already stocked some of my absolute favorites, which you can shop below, or find some for yourself! 


2. The Perfect Email - There is such an overwhelming abundance of articles, templates and websites claiming that they have amazing tips and tricks for those that are job hunting. Whether you're still in college, or post-grad and looking for a chance, these can get really tiring. I normally would skim right over those, but this article had some incredible and simple email templates during the hiring process that I really think would make a huge difference! Definitely worth a read.

3. J.Crew Sport! Seriously guys, so sorry for the J.Crew theme this week, but they've got some big changes going on! J.Crew has officially joined the athleisure ranks and launched their first sports line. The colors, patterns and styles are everything you'd expect and more...but you definitely need to see for yourself! Of course, TBD on whether or not their comfort is up to par with their style, but knowing J.Crew I don't think we will be disappointed! I've pulled some of my favorites from the line below - I mean seriously...these neon leggings? My #1 must-have is definitely this windbreaker.


4. The Most Intense Wanderlust Ever - Okay, so technically I am a few weeks late on this one...but I blame how crazy these last few weeks have been, and in case anyone else (like me) didn't catch this video the day it was released, it is seriously amazing. Late last month, GoPro announced the launch date of their next product, the Hero5. To me, GoPro has always been something that is awesome when other people have it, but not something I felt like I needed...until I watched this video. I know what is topping my Christmas list this year! 

*PS - I've also been listening to the song from the video on repeat. In case you love it too, I found it for you!

5. The Coolest School Bus - No really. If you're like me and love watching the before and after parts of home makeover type shows, you will love this video. This couple took a very ordinary school bus, and turned it into a mini-loft apartment that I honestly would totally live in. (Okay, maybe not for months on end, but I could happily cruise around in there for several weeks at a time!) You'll have to watch to believe it, but the kitchen and shower are beautiful...and their adorable dog is pretty great too. I started following them on Instagram too! 

Based on these essentials, I think my mind is starting to tell me that I'm ready to travel again! Yikes...scary thought. I'm still barely winding down from my summer of non-stop travel! Many more trips are just on the horizon though...

What does your weekend look like? Is anyone else planning on soaking up as much time outside as I am?! Also - if you're in Chicago and planning on going to College Fashion Week definitely send me a message or comment below, I would love to meet you!

Have an amazing weekend!


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