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This Week's Top 10: The Big Distraction

We made it to Friday (with no Presidential announcement, but still...) and I am sure by now you all have discovered your favorite resource to keep up with any and all updates on the election as you wish. That said, in this week's installment of This Week's Top 10, I am bringing you a big list of my favorite distractions from this week!!! We had the most beautiful (record-breaking for November!) weather this week and it really boosted my mood. It was so nice to get out, go for walks, and feel the sun again!

1. I finished this book this week and really enjoyed it. It's basically Gossip Girl in the future, and it's a light, entertaining, mysterious, juicy read. I can't wait to get my hands on the second book in the trilogy!

2. My best friend Celia and I made the best simple dinner together on Wednesday! We got the sweet potato gnocchi with brown butter + sage from TJ's, added a TJ's roasted garlic chicken sausage, and made a salad on the side... it was so fun to make dinner together again like our old college roommate days!

3. We also both bought this bracelet as friendship bracelets together at a local boutique last night!!! They are SO shiny and we are obsessed!!!

4. I also bought this candle. I have thought Brooklyn Candle Studio makes such beautiful candles for a while now and I am so glad I found this in store to smell it and pick it up!! It's a perfect scent for the season without being "too" holiday, you know what I mean?

PS-- if you are in the Milwaukee or Madison area, the boutique we popped into was Twigs! It's soo cute; I'd been to the Madison location a couple of times when I was at school. They have such beautiful jewelry and little gifts like candles, as well as a beautiful collection of clothing and accessories. Highly recommend if you're looking to support small and support local this holiday season!

5. Speaking of supporting small! I shared my first gift guide this week, thoughtful gifts under $50, and I mentioned that I am trying to include more small businesses and brands in my gift guides this year. Thank you to those who shared small biz suggestions on Instagram this week, I am looking forward to checking out those companies and including them in the (many) gift guides coming soon!

6. Also on the blog this week:

The November Moodboard / Desktop Wallpaper

My Most Loved Things from October

The Best Book I've Read Recently (perfect for wintertime!)

7. Last night when we were shopping I discovered this beautiful poncho at Free People. I didn't purchase it but I am still thinking about it... do I need it???? It's so chic, under $100, and comes in two fabulous colors.

8. Madewell is having a great sale (30% off!) on sweaters and boots this weekend!!! I love this sweater and these booties.

9. Loeffler Randall is having an insane sale (40% off a big selection!). These are the most beautiful shoes and this is the. cutest. bag.

10. I had jury duty this week on Monday and Tuesday. I honestly thought it was fascinating but it taught me that I only own one pair of pants without rips... I think I have to get these. I love the hem.

Happy Friday! Hope you all have a safe and relaxing weekend.


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