Life Lately: Volume 77

Life Lately: Volume 77

This was one of the most exciting weeks I’ve had in months and months and months. First of all, my trip to Charleston was so much fun and I felt creative and happy and excited for my line to drop with Ophelia & Indigo next month. It’s been such a great passion project for the last year and it feels surreal to see it finally coming to life now.

I always get so nervous around new launches and this time is no different. But this collection feels so me and so “on brand” for who I am and what I love to wear. I cannot wait to share it with all of you.  Whether we sell 1 or 1000 dresses, I’m proud of what we created and my part in this collection.

I also had some really really really exciting news about the other secret project I’ve been hinting at so I’m *hoping* that means I can share more in the next few months. Getting an important call about it yesterday was one of the biggest pinch-me moments I’ve had since starting Lemon Stripes 1000 13 years ago.

On the home front, Amalia was beyond excited for her 100th day of school celebration yesterday, and Luca is all of a sudden speaking in sentences so energy was high in the Dzafic house. The toughest part of my week was that Luca has been extra clingy ever since I went away for a night, and he doesn’t want to be off of my body at all. It’s sweet but he’s also a million pounds and quite wiggly.

We are heading into a polar vortex tomorrow so will likely not be leaving the house much for the next few days. I see crackling fires and hot tea in my near future.

Have a great weekend!

Pictured above: Dress


My favorite read of the week: How to tip, ghost, host, and generally exist in polite society today.

The rise and fall of The Laundress: They were the “fancy” detergent on the market… until people started breaking out into rashes.

Dudley Stephens is having a 50% off Vday flash sale!

Paul Rudd’s real superpower. Could we love this ageless man anymore? Answer: yes.

J.Crew brought back the Edie bag and it’s better than ever.

The big dissolve: Where women used to plump up their faces and cheeks, now they’re melting them down. This article was wild!

Why you’re seeing Martha Stewart everywhere lately.

How well do you remember Y2K trends? This quiz was so fun to take.

The GOP is just obnoxious… It’s why they keep losing elections.

15 books by Black women to read this year.

I can’t tell if this blouse is too much or just right…

The 17 best wellness retreats in the world. Any one of these would be a bucket list trip for me!

Movement snacks: The easiest way to exercise when it feels like you have zero time.

How cute is this romper? I’m in love…

If you loved dry January, here are some tips for how to be mindful about alcohol year-round.

Bring back personal blogging. Yes please!

This half-zip sweatshirt is perfection.

10 slow cooker recipes I want to make right now, especially the buffalo chicken chili.

Can you save your brain from cognitive decline?

A striped sweater tee that would be so cute for summer.


Decluttering Part 2: Shopping
Easy Kid-Friendly Valentine Cookies
Blockprint Dresses I’m Loving Right Now

Photo by Julia Dags.