Life Latley: Volume 95

We’ve had a lot of excitement around these parts since I last Life Lately’d. Last weekend we took a little day trip to Lake Compounce with Amalia and her pals and had the most fun day I’ve had in ages. I’ll share a full blog post about it next week, but it was one of those days that made me feel like a little kid again, rushing down water slides with a giant grin on my face.

We also had our town fireworks last night which is always super fun and slightly stressful because the beach is packed to the gills  and it’s a late night for the kids. But definitely all worth it. I love a good firework. On the plus side, I didn’t drink so don’t have the killer hangover I had after last year’s fireworks show.

On the work front, I got to see first drafts of my book cover and seeing my name on a book was kind of mind-blowing. It made everything feel so real and exciting!

Have a great weekend!


J.Crew’s July collection is one of their best in years. This citrus dress is perfection and I love this matching navy blockprint swimsuit and sarong.

22 summer dinners you can make in less than 30 minutes.

Dying to visit the real-life Barbie Dreamhouse in Malibu!

The perfect summer crochet tote on sale for under $90.

The moral case for working less.

15 of the best water bottles for kids (that are leak-proof).

Summersalt is having a sitewide 30% off sale. It includes my all-time favorite swimsuit and the super cute striped dress I wore earlier this week.

I was quoted in an article about the best work bags where I obviously recommended the Cuyana System Tote.

In my elder millennial news of the day, I can’t stop obsessing over this measuring cup. Yes I really just wrote that sentence…

I made a BLT pasta salad for dinner this week (but with real bacon) and it was delish!

My favorite candies are all on sale in the Lemon Stripes market. Sarah’s Favorite is my new go-to sour candy which is saying a lot as I’m quite the connoisseur.

The best sunscreens of 2023.

I would happily move into Aerin Lauder’s dreamy Palm Beach estate.

I just bought this bodysuit in both white and black. It’s on sale too.

9 books that will make you laugh.

The 8 coolest places to travel in 2023.


Summersalt Striped Dress (on sale)

Lobster Dress

Square-Neck Tank

Wide-Leg Jeans (4th week in a row!)


Getting Into the Summer Mindset
June New Arrivals in the Lemon Stripes Market
Green Goddess Soup Recipe