Hey. Hey you guys. Hush up and listen. Guys. Shut uppp and lisstteenn. Are you listening? St. Louis is getting its first Free People location. This week. All images courtesy of Free People. How about those fabrics? Free People is so dreamy. The company describes its first St. Louis location as “designed in the brand’s ‘Black Smith’s Cottage’ concept, highlighting the more rugged side … Keep reading…

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Boots have been my footwear of choice for half of my life. At age twelve, I found a pair of black leather knee-high boots at my grandparents’ house that I wore obsessively, but only while staying in Denver — for a reason unbeknownst to adult Julia, I was convinced they were too scandalous to wear at home. By age fourteen I found … Keep reading…

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I learned a few things at this season’s Saint Louis Fashion Week. First, I need a pair of pointy-toed d’Orsay flats immediately. I shouldn’t even be typing this—I should be out there hunting for them. Next, I need to do more yoga so I can start wearing more mini skirts, ideally with loose, graphic sweaters. Also, why is my closet so seriously … Keep reading…

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Saint Louis Fashion Week kicked off with a bang, as the first show hit the runway on Thursday. Everything in my closet now looks totally subpar. Isn’t it funny how that works? Fall Into Fashion, the first fall 2013 Saint Louis Fashion Week show, was held at the Saint Louis Galleria and benefited area charity HavenHouse, raising nearly $2,000 for the cause. … Keep reading…

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West Elm recently invited me to preview their new Missouri store. That’s right, Midwesterners– interior design powerhouse West Elm has opened its first Missouri store at the Saint Louis Galleria, a.k.a. the most conveniently located mall in the city, a.k.a. the only one I don’t find daunting to visit. And guess what? It was a loft-living, mid-century-modern-loving, interior-design-junkie’s dream. Check out a … Keep reading…

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