Learning to travel light(er)

I have no idea why you read blogs (please, do tell!) but I enjoy them for the practical advice. Be it clothing ideas, recipes or lifestyle tidbits, it’s nice to look into the worlds of others and see how they function and maintain. When I stared Oh, Julia Ann, my goal was to make myself write more often and share the handful … Keep reading…

Champagne & confetti for all.

It’s official: 2013 has begun and I am stoked. Like I explained previously, my theme for 2013 is “being on top of shit”; while this can mean many things– in this case, ‘on top of things’ specifically– I’ve decided to explain a few of my ideas to make it seem more legit and less loose and borderless. I’m not explaining this because … Keep reading…

Why being Julia in 2012 was rad.

Why being Julia in 2012 was rad.

I have, apparently, never gotten over 2004. Maybe it’s because that was a responsibility-free year, or maybe it’s because the music scene in my hometown was particularly active that year; for whatever bullshit reason, if I write a date without thinking I almost always write 2004. This becomes most┬áprevalent during year changes where I revert back to 2004 instead of whatever new … Keep reading…

Adding femininity to my wardrobe

In theory, I love the color pink. I’m a female stereotype, whatever, that’s fine– it’s a lovely color, the end. Since I’ve been coloring my hair (am I supposed to pretend it’s natural? Whoops.) orange-red since age 14, I’ve started weeding out shades that clash with the box-dye, and for the longest time I’ve thought that included pink. Hot pink, I still … Keep reading…

Packing for the Holidays

In case the world ended with that 2012 rumor, I still haven’t packed for the holidays. Okay, that’s total crap, I know… But packing isn’t fun. I always pack too much and I never have the right outfit and it never fits back into my suitcase. Going home for the holidays is particularly hard to pack for because the entire trip consists … Keep reading…