Life Lately: Volume 69

Life Lately 69

Where do I even start? There is so much going on. The most exciting news is that my mom flew in from California last night and my sister and her family are all driving up this afternoon so we will have a full house with 5 adults and 4 littles. I haven’t seen my nieces since August and I cannot wait to squeeze them for a few days. We don’t have many plans because it’s so complicated to plan around all the naps and schedules but it will be fun even if we never leave the house.

Another work-related exciting piece of news is that my holiday gift guide is going live on Sunday night at 7pm! I  have spent the better part of the last month working on it and I hope you guys love how it turned out as much as I do. I also finished another giant work project (details soon) this week so I am feeling quite proud of myself today. It has hundreds of gifts for (hopefully everyone on your list).

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Pictured above: Nap Dress / Chappywrap Blanket (gifted)


How to look less tired according to a beauty editor. Please, give me all the tips!

One of my favorite online home decor shops (it’s perfectly coastal) is having a 20% off sale starting today.

How Hot Wings turned spicy chicken wings into celebrity interview gold. Anel and I have been watching this Youtube show since the beginning (he turned me on to it years ago). If you haven’t watched before, start with Paul Rudd who is the only person I’ve seen get through all of the hot sauces without freaking out. The Shaq episode is also hilarious.

My go-to suede moto jacket is back in stock!!! Run don’t walk to snag yourself one of these. It is the best fall jacket/winter outfit accessory and comes at a great price point.

Where 79 Republican midterm candidates really stand on abortion.

An interview with the creator of Heidi Klum’s freaky worm costume.

Hanna Andersson is having a 40% off all PJs sale this weekend! You can use my code JULIA10 on top of that for even more. If you need holiday PJs for you or your kiddos, now is the time my friends.

I download one of the Hello Adams Family tech backgrounds every month for my desktop background. They’re always so cute and perfectly seasonal.

I wore this faux leather mini skirt in a Reel I posted this week and can’t get enough of it. Go J.Crew, getting back in the game!

Everyone is talking about the new Hulu docuseries, God Forbid. I am looking forward to starting it this weekend!

The Airbnb hustler of upper Manhattan: Only in New York city could someone so absurd exist and get away with it for so long.

Carly’s collection of Chappywraps is holiday perfection. The classic tartan plaid (pictured above) is my personal favorite.

The best books of the year so far, according to the New Yorker.

How to break in uncomfortable shoes. I learned a thing or two in this article.

Have you bought your Frasier Fir candle yet this season? My family and I always text each other on November 1st with receipts for ours 🙂

Southern Living’s 60 best Thanksgiving recipes of all time. Number 12 has my mouth literally watering. And if you’re hosting this year, don’t miss Ina Garten’s tips for a less stressful holiday.

If you watched or read Tell Me Lies (obsessed, I just finished the show), you’ll appreciate this interview with the author and show runner who insists that everyone has a Stephen

I am intrigued by Bon App’s miso corn soup recipe.

The Rom Com is back (yay!). Why did it ever leave?

One woman’s love letter to her Persian Jewish nose. As a big-nosed lady myself, I appreciate any and all articles like this.

Photo by Julia Dags.