Layering By Numbers | A Basic Introduction to the Magical World of Layering

After a long fashion talk with a coworker on my lunch break, I decided today is the day: Today, darlings, we’ll talk about why layering works. Run! Head for your closet! Grab every knit item you own! It’s time! Okay, let’s start with something simple. Sticking to an all-black (okay, mainly black) outfit makes layering super easy; you can focus on the … Keep reading…

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The Carefree Kimono

This heat-and-humidity combo ruins so many things: lipstick, chocolate, hairstyles, patio dining, outdoor attractions…St. Louis summers (and late springs) are sweltering and sticky, and it’s killing all of my favorite outfits. The thing I miss most when the weather warms up is layering. (And boots, but you know that already.) There’s no need for me to reiterate my love for mixing patterns and … Keep reading…

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The Winter of the Puffy Coat

I’m not a puffy coat kind of gal. More often than not, they look like you’re wrapped up in a sleeping bag—which actually sounds fantastic, but looks a little less chic. So winter after winter, I’ve survived in leather jackets or layered knits or polished trenches. And then I woke up and it was colder than the average cold, and my little … Keep reading…

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As Seen In… Oh Julia Ann and autumn attire in the premiere issue of juxtaPOSE

By now we’re all familiar with the syndrome known as resting bitch face, or RBF. I suffer from something quite opposite that, to my knowledge, doesn’t yet have a catchy name. Let’s call it reverse RBF. My relaxed face is smiling, and my remotely happy face is really smiling… Like to the point of ‘Jesus H, Julia, stop smiling or I’m abandoning … Keep reading…

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