I am ending this week feeling so good. We had a great trip to Florida, I hired someone new and already feel immense relief, and our little town has really come back to life lately with everyone out and about and all the greenery popping.
ON MY RADAR 5.7.21
Here’s what has been on my radar this week:
ONE // Sears Homes of Chicagoland
A reader sent me a link to this free presentation that St. Olaf College is putting on talking about Sears homes around Chicago. I can’t attend unfortunately, but when I posted about the home kits a couple of months ago, it got a ton of interest from you guys. So I figured I’d pass along the event in case you want to attend! I am fascinated by the “Sears Homes”– ready to build kits (with everything you need to build your dream home) you could buy straight from the catalog!!
TWO // Woven Slide Sandal
I love my regular Jack Rogers sandals still but I haven’t loved a lot of the styles that have come out in recent years. I was shocked to see these gorgeous woven sandal with perfect white piping and, naturally, a well-placed bow. SO cute and look like a great summer sandal option.
THREE // Post-Vaccine Inertia
I know a ton of my friends are feeling weird after getting vaccinated and it’s not related to side-effects. But more to do with the anxiety associated with “re-entry” into our new normal. I loved reading this article about post-vaccine inertia. Personally, I have…. zero anxiety? Kind of surprised me but I really don’t feel any kind of hesitation to restart socialization with my vaccinated friends and to resume travel here and there. But reading the article helped me better understand how some of my friends were feeling!
FOUR // Bow Back Gingham Visor
How extra is too extra?? I think I’m pretty close to jumping on the visor bandwagon this summer. I love the idea of being able to wear buns and ponytails while still getting hat coverage. (And visors don’t trap in body heat like a hat does.) I will probably go for something a bit more basic– like this packable one from Madewell– but I have to admit this gingham one is super darling.
The original collection of American Girl dolls are back to celebrate their 35th anniversary!!!! I know people think I’m a psycho for stilling loving American Girl…. but to me they are the ultimate childhood nostalgia. The dolls and books shaped my view of the world (and myself). And they will always be associated with happy memories. And I know I’m not the only one– many people DMed me saying they ordered their “dream dolls” for themselves, as adults, and honestly? I AM HERE FOR IT.