Last Minute Lunch Date

Do you ever feel like your day just needs a major overhaul? That was me yesterday. I was feeling anxious, something less and less common for me these days thank goodness, and it was hard for me to shake what felt like a heavy weight on my chest. A close friend of mine is going through something really devastating and I couldn’t seem to focus on anything else besides that. I spent the morning feeling really sad and had no appetite.

I stared at my computer for hours, but my productivity was basically zero. Julia Dags and I had a photo shoot scheduled in the afternoon and as we were taking photos of this pretty spring dress, we walked by Mexicue, a newish restaurant in town, we realized that neither of us had eaten all day and it smelled reallllll good.

So mid-shoot we popped in, had two tacos each, and decided to split a Paloma for kicks. I pulled my hair back to eat and she was like girl please can we take pictures right now when you look so happy and natural? So over tacos and our shared cocktail, we did a mini photo shoot and had a great time doing it. Her positive energy mixed with delicious food gave me and my day the overhaul it needed. I came home in a better mood, had a productive afternoon followed by the best night with my family.

I’m really open with you guys in my writing but what’s funny is that I still get nervous in front of the camera. After 9 years you’d think I’d get over that! People tell me they want less posed/more real-life photos but unless I’m with my family or friends, I often get stiff and pose-y when taking pictures. I’m working on it!

I’ve also never in my life been a spontaneous person. Planning and feeling in control have helped keep me sane, but now that I can function in an emotionally healthier way, I’m really feeling spontaneity lately. I know a random lunch isn’t all that crazy for the average person, but to change up my schedule on a workday last minute has always been a big deal for me. And it felt really good that it wasn’t.

PS I really like this dress.
PPS For any local friends, the tacos were really good! So was the Paloma.

Draper James Dress c/0 / M.Gemi Shoes c/o (Use code JULIAD40 to take $40 off your first order) / Karen Walker Sunnies / J.Mclaughlin Bag


Draper James Dress c/0 / M.Gemi Shoes c/o (Use code JULIAD40 to take $40 off your first order) / Karen Walker Sunnies / J.Mclaughlin Bag

Photos by Julia Dags.

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  1. Libby said:

    I too found myself having an accidental margarita last night, but it was just as I needed because half way through Monday, it already felt like a long week haha. But these photos are gorgeous, and I am LOVING that Draper James dress!! You do look like you are in your element, but who isn’t in their element when there are tacos and tequila involved 🙂 Have a good day, Julia!

    xx Libby
    https://premedwearspearls.blogspot.com/

    4.11.19 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      Thanks Libby! And definitely always in my element with tacos and tequila 🙂

      4.11.19 · Reply
  2. Dags said:

    Next time we’re each getting our own paloma!!!

    4.11.19 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      Def. What were we thinking?

      4.11.19 · Reply
  3. rt said:

    This is from yesterday? Was way too cold yesterday to wear sandals and a summer dress, plus Harbor Point is always a bit breezier than more inland parts of Stamford. Food looks good though.

    4.11.19 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      Tell me about it! We had to shoot the dress and shoes, but it was way too breezy. Another good reason to go inside for lunch 🙂

      4.11.19 · Reply
  4. Janet said:

    I’ve been having some really tough days riddled with anxiety! Maybe a taco and margarita night is what I need! I love the natural, unposed pics, you are beautiful!

    4.11.19 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      I’m so sorry to hear that, Janet. I hope you’re feeling better today! A taco and margarita might just do the trick.

      4.11.19 · Reply
  5. Hillary Nammack said:

    OMG, I’ve been meaning to check out Mexicue! Definitely going to hit it up on my next mommys night out 🙂

    4.11.19 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      It’s pretty good! I was surprised. The pulled pork taco was ridic!

      4.11.19 · Reply
  6. June said:

    This is weird. You use your friend’s trauma to make it all about you. And, you also profit off of it using affiliate links, seems shady. Your content has been suffering lately 🙁

    4.12.19 · Reply
    • Julia said:

      I’m so sorry you feel this way, June. That was not my intention and I apologize that I came off this way.

      4.12.19 · Reply
  7. Bridget said:

    June needs to go away-I think you are amazing, inspiring, beautiful, honest and just a wonderful human being. Keep up the good work. That one….is getting under my skin. enough already June.

    4.12.19 · Reply
  8. Desire said:

    I love Julia’s (both) photos! They’re the best!!
    Please, Julia, you’re doing a great job. This is your passion and source of income, so of course, there’d be affiliate marketing.
    I love your honesty, you are relatable and I find these lacking on these blogger streets.
    We love you. Keep doing what you do ❤️❤️

    4.20.19 · Reply
  9. Vanessa said:

    These photos radiate pure joy! I really enjoyed reading this blog post (and yes, that dress is pretty damn marvellous) xo

    5.1.19 · Reply