Life Lately: Volume 98

The highlight of my week was on Wednesday when Amalia woke up exhausted, and instead of trying to fight it and push her to go to camp, I decided to take the day off to spend it with her. I worked in the morning while she played with Legos then we ran errands, got ice cream and went swimming for a few hours. I’m so lucky to have flexibility in my work to be able to do this and really listen to my kids needs on days like that. In the past, I would have been so stressed about what I was not doing, but focusing on slowing down this summer has helped me accept that some days I just can’t get everything done.

That said, I’m kicking myself today since my to-do list is a mile long. But totally worth it!

I also listened to an incredible but anger-inducing podcast, The Retrievals, about a bunch of women who were getting IVF at Yale’s fertility clinic and had excruciating pain during their extractions. It turns out a nurse was stealing the fentanyl and replacing it with saline (you learn all of this in the first few minutes). The stories of the women, the nurse, and the aftermath is infuriating but important. Give it a listen if you can handle this type of content. Trigger warning: I would imagine that it could be extremely triggering for anyone who has gone through IVF or fertility treatments.

Have a great weekend!

Pictured above: Bodysuit / Jeans (obsessed) / Large Heart Necklace


99 positive morning affirmations you can use daily.

I have looked at every picture and watched every video of John Legend and Chrissy Tiegen’s home tour with Arch Digest. It’s so perfect.

I added a fun and irreverent new brand to the Lemon Stripes Market. Check it out!

These sandals are marked down from $325 to $97!

‘Bed rotting’ can actually be a very legit form of self-care.

The fans who won’t leave Britney Spears alone.

I’m coveting this quarter-zip striped hoodie for fall.

Lizzo’s dethroning has been swift.

How much Americans in their 40s have in their 401k’s.

I bought this cool striped top and can’t wait to style it in a few months.

Can we cool it with all the burrata balls?

31 easy August dinners to make every night this month.

The cutest short sleeved sweater that’s perfect for late-summer.

24 hours with Sofia Richie.

What to know about the postpartum depression pill.

It’s weird that I can’t stop thinking about this shirt jacket.

I added this recipe for Crockpot Greek chicken meatballs with creamy tomato orzo to my cooking list for next week. As well as shrimp with tomatoes and feta.

Why millions of Americans have stopped going to church.

My favorite Abercrombie bodysuit is back!

50 things to do in Europe before you die.


Levi’s 501 Jeans

My Favorite Perfume Oil that changes with each person’s body chemistry (2nd week in a row)

Black Jumpsuit

Vacation Perfume– smells like sunscreen and coconut and I’m obsessed with it (2nd week in a row)


Fall Julia’s Pre-Fall Edit