Life Lately: Volume 82

Hello! Happy Friday! It was yet another crazy productive week for me work-wise. And I somehow pumped out 5 blog posts in addition to consulting work and that big project I’ve been hinting at. I promise the announcement is coming in April. I’m contractually just not allowed to share it yet. I’m the kind of person who can get more done when there’s more on my to do list. I thrive in a faster paced work environment and get lazy when work is slow.

This weekend Anel is taking Amalia into the city for a day to see her first Knicks game (he is a super fan) so Luca and I are going to get some very rare alone time together which he is going to love because he rarely gets it! Second kid probs.

Then next week we are heading to the Dominican Republic for my dad’s 70th birthday celebration with my family, my sister and her family, and my dad and his family (for anyone new, he is remarried and they have two sons, my lil brothers). It is going to be a full house with lots of fun in the sun.

It’s also going to be a huge week because my Ophelia & Indigo collection is launching on Friday (March 24th) at 8:00 am EST! We ordered a ton of product so I don’t anticipate it selling out in a day but you never knew so if you’re interested in scooping up a piece, I recommend getting online early. I will share the full collection ahead of time with sizing info and more so you can decide if you want something or not. I really hope you guys love it as much as I do! This has been the most amazing passion project and I’m nervous and thrilled to share it so soon.

Have a great weekend!

Pictured above: My Dress / Amalia’s Dress (both 20% off with code JULIA20)


Why nostalgia is a shield against unhappiness.

How to look at your phone in bed without ruining your sleep.

Cute and comfy slides that also kind of look like a croissant. I’m here for it.

A look inside the wild world of Hollywood serial daters.

Dying to make these hot honey crispy salmon bowls.

Chappywrap launched a bunch of new kid blankets (one of my favorite gifts to give for a new baby, birthdays, and Christmas!) and they’re super cute. They gifted this one to Luca which couldn’t be more up his alley

This satirical New American Restaurant bingo card made me laugh.

A list of the best Trader Joe’s desserts from Jess.

I have been on the hunt for a mini gold huggie earring and the followers have spoken! I got dozens of recommendations for this mini gold hoop from Mejuri. I bought two of them and will report back on quality but based on the reviews I got from you guys, it’s golden (pun intended).

The librarians are not ok. This article made me cry actual tears. What is wrong with everyone?

How to find micro joys when you’re not ok.

I’ve been waiting (not so patiently) for this sweatshirt to come back in stock and I scooped it up this morning.

I finished a great book last night, The Social Climber by Amanda Pellegrino. I couldn’t put this thriller down!

Who is still inside the Metaverse?

Make a “to-don’t list. Ok love this concept!

If you watch You (or obsess over it as I do), you probably watched the series finally (wah!). Here is an explanation for that wild ending.

I can’t stop thinking about this dress.


20+ Easter Dresses at Every Price-Point
Peeps Fruit Kabobs
Easter Basket Fillers for Little Kids
Simple Suppers: Chicken Piccata

Photo by Julia Dags.