Life Lately: Volume 63

We are finally back from all of our travels and feeling like we’re getting into a good groove with back-to-school and starting all of our after-school activities. Amalia has been doing such an amazing job getting acclimated to her new school, new friends, taking the bus, and a whole new routine. We started soccer this week and seeing her in a jersey that fits more like a dress was too cute.

I got a call from her teacher the other day and she told me all about how great she’s doing with making new friends and participating in class. All of my fears about her starting Kindergarten are starting to slowly disappear. And I’m feeling so proud of my girl!

This weekend Anel is taking Amalia camping so Luca and I are holding down the fort and looking forward to a little one-on-one time which he rarely gets.

I’ve received a lot of requests from teachers to do another round of clearing the lists so if you’re a teacher with an Amazon wishlist, please fill out this form by the end of the weekend. And feel free to send it around to anyone you know who is a teacher in need of supplies.

Have a great weekend!

Pictured above: Albe x Jess Kirby Dress (gifted) / J.Crew Booties


Is bougie baby formula made for infants or guilty parents?

The end of the Elizabethan era.

The houndstooth blazer I’m coveting for fall outfits.

The many scandals of Don’t Worry Darling, explained. In case you felt lost like I did on this subject!

Could we love Jennifer Lawrence any more? Her interview with Vogue was 10/10.

Jess’s latest collection with Able is SO GOOD! She sent me this sweater and it almost makes me excited for fall. And the dress pictured above.

On TikTok Gen Z Is Showing Off Their Natural Noses. Reading this made me cry. For myself as a young girl who always hated my big, Roman nose.

Architectural Digest’s “Cleverest Awards” are out with 50 products to reinvigorate your home.

The double breasted blazer of Fall Julia’s dreams. Also stumbled upon this one that’s very similar and under $100.

Why do moms love fall so much?

12 things to do at home to support your child’s learning at school.

The next Abercrombie bodysuit I’m adding to my growing collection.

Starbucks fall drinks rated worst to best.

How to preserve tomatoes and garlic for months. I made a confit last week and it was really delicious and we use it on everything.

This wool blazer coat comes in 9 patterns and as I’m typing this I realize it’s the 3rd blazer on this list.  I love a blazer, clearly.

Bon Appetit’s 50 best new restaurants in 2022. I’m hoping to hit a few of the NY/Philly ones this year!


48 Hours in North Fork
Our “Recipe” for School Lunches
J.Crew Fall Drop

Photo by Julia Dags.