Life Lately: Volume 65

We put pumpkins on our stoop this week so I guess I’ll finally accept fall. And the fact that it’s soup season, my favorite part of October-March. I made the first soup on this list on Monday and then this chicken pot pie soup on Wednesday and both were a hit with the whole family.

I am feeling a little overwhelmed with life and emotions and a bunch of things going on right now so I don’t have much else to share today but hoping that the weekend gives me the recharge I need.

Have a great weekend! xx


What are the 7 types of rest? Experts explain.

I’m so excited to watch The Luckiest Girl Alive. I loved the book and just saw that came out as a movie on Netflix.

The Tuckernuck fall collection knocked it out of the park. This blackwatch button-down with puff sleeves is my personal favorite. Along with this waxed/faux fur reversible vest.

Why we do things we know we’ll regret. A fascinating read.

Family holiday PJ sale! Use my code JULIA for 15% off through the weekend.

Vogue’s wardrobe essential guide includes the 40 staples their editors are wearing in 2022.

21 very timely Halloween costume ideas. Carmy (from Chef) and the Spotted Lantern Fly are my personal favorites. And if you’re not into dressing up (like me), here are 55 Halloween make-up ideas that don’t require a costume. Although the editor claims they’re “easy” some of them look pretty advanced to me.

One of my all-time favorite Chappywrap patterns is back! Casco Bay is great for fall/winter.

A guide to the 2022 National Book Award finalists. I’ve read a total of zero books on this list so clearly need to change that.

13 indie beauty brands to know and love. A great list with many new-to-me brands from Grace.

The American Girl x Janie & Jack collection is what my childhood dreams are made of. I bought this sweatshirt for Amalia and one for her doll as a Christmas gift. She’s going to flip!

Green chili pasta? Color me intrigued.

The RHOBH reunion trailer is what my reality TV dreams are made of. And Vulture’s recap of the finale was fantastic, as always. Are you team Kathy or Rinna?

You can now customize text on Little Words Project bracelets. I love and have a few of their bracelets and always get asked about them.

Anna Delvey is getting out of jail. In case you needed more proof that the justice system is beyond broken.

The one-second mobility challenge you can (and should) do every single day.

J.Crew Factory is having a 50% off site-wide sale. They’re sold out of my size in this vegan leather a-line mini skirt but someone else please buy it, I’m in love. This blackwatch schoolboy blazer is great too.

The best Trader Joe’s picks for your kids’ lunchboxes. As well as entrée ideas.


The Hearty Fall Salad I Can’t Stop Eating
Colorful Fall Clothes for Toddler Boys
Going from One to Two Kids: Part 3

Photo by Julia Dags.