Happy Friday! I’m beyond excited for this week to be over, and for a weekend with minimal plans. I’m traveling for the next two, so we’re keeping this one majorly low key. The week was a little nutty for me, starting out with two full days of meetings in the city on Monday and Tuesday. Normally, that wouldn’t be a big deal, but pregnant Julia gets tired after a few hours of this type of work and I hit a wall at about 2pm each day.
I didn’t want to cancel on the people we still had to meet with, so I pushed through, but it took until this morning for me to fully feel back to normal again. It’s insane how much I have to slow down these days. It’s annoying in the moment, but when I step back and remember that I’m casually building a human, it is all ok again. Everything always comes back to that, in fact.
It was Anel’s birthday on Wednesday, and I spent two hours making this cake which was amazing, but put me way behind on work so I spent yesterday catching up like a mad woman! I was able to sneak in a call with Victoria about some exciting changes we’re making to the site including a whole motherhood section where we can all have discussions and so much more.
Basically, I’m beyond excited to finally relax for two days with my husband and pup, and take some deep breaths. I have a friend in town who I haven’t seen in over a year, so I’ll be having brunch with her and another gal pal on Saturday, but that’s the extent of my plans. Yipee!
Around the Web
One word that causes anxiety. Apparently even saying this word out loud can cause you serious stress.
Tuckernuck lifestyle guide. Tuckernuck created the most beautiful lifestyle guide in Charleston for May. I love this chambray maxi skirt ($68), this cute dress ($150), and these striped espadrilles ($55).
An ad that shows how kids are addicted to technology. This Nature Valley ad made me cry and terrified me at the same time. I hope that Anel and I can teach our daughter the importance of nature, playing outside, and not living on a phone or tablet.
Fringe drops. I visited the BaubleBar offices last week and walked away we these fun fringe drops in coral. I love how they’re super light, so I can wear them all day. I want a pair in every color now!
Healthy wifestyle. My friend Amanda featured me as the Healthy Wife Crush of the Month on her blog! Read my interview.
The shirt pictured above. My current fave snaps open for easy nursing, but can be worn for maternity or non maternity too. Quite versatile and also comes in white! Speaking of maternity clothes, I love the idea of this Kickstarter that’s creating luxury maternity activewear.
Designer kitchen appliances. Because who doesn’t need their kitchen decked out in Dolce & Gabbana?
What’s actually in the unicorn frappucino? I guarantee you won’t order one after reading this.
Hot pink slides. My manager wore these shoes to our meetings on Monday and I was super jealous until I realized they’re still available. I need them! They look amazing in person and are insanely comfortable.
New York’s best restaurants… according to Goop. This list of the 13 best restaurants in New York right now is making me want to take more trips into the city for date nights.
Floral shorts. I mean this whole outfit is just perfect (and on sale!).
On getting personal. Carly hit the nail on the head with what she wrote about getting personal on her blog. Can I say ditto to all of it?
Club Monaco romper. One of my favorite brands does it again with this adorable romper. How cute for summer?!
Lemon sweater. I mean, it was made for me right? Good thing it’s on sale.
Easy chicken curry bowls. Yum and yum! Get the recipe.
Currently reading: After Amazon told me that this author compares to Franzen and Eugenedes, I snapped up The Interestings in two seconds flat. I started it last night and so far so good!
This week on Lemon Stripes
J.Crew: 25% off full priced items and 40% off sale items with code HOPTOIT. Love these floral shorts and this striped and gingham shirt.
Club Monaco: Up to 60% off sale items, no code required. My picks are this lavender off shoulder dress and cute striped shorts.