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Sprung

It’s almost my favorite month in New York: May. The trees are pink, peonies are on the streets, and Starbucks cups turn clear and cold. 

I couldn’t wait to celebrate the beautiful weather with some sundresses, so I picked up this gorgeous kate spade yellow dress! It pairs so well with black and gold flats and a retro red lip. A midi dress with retro makeup and flats is one of my favorite Spring trends!

Can’t wait for the showers to be over and to finally see more flowers. Until then!

Xo,

Julia

Indian Summer

Happy Monday!

The thing about New York is that it literally goes from winter to summer with absolutely no transition period, and I think it’s safe to say that the gorgeous weather is here to stay! To celebrate, I wore my new favorite top from a boutique called Bamboo in St. Barths and borrowed my lovely G-Little’s gorgeous denim jacket! Because we dared to dine at Clinton Street Baking Co., we had an hour and 45 min wait, so we decided to explore. And by the way, it was totally worth the wait (even though you have 10 minutes to get there once you get the text, while we were exactly 15 min away and had to book it)! Definitely recommend the chicken and waffles!

XO,

Julia

In pursuit of magic

Hey everyone!

It’s been literally over a year but I couldn’t think of a better outfit to resurrect this blog with. My BFF Eliza Lambert literally takes the most gorgeous pictures so I’m so glad we got to play after Sunday brunch in the sweet 62 degree weather! 

These jeans are my new favorites; I saw them on the @topshop Instagram and ran over the next day to grab the last ones in my size. I got the tee on Etsy customized (shop called Vellichor Vibes) and was approached by what I think was a conversion group and was asked it was a Christian thing (“no, it’s a taylor swift thing.”) The slicked-back hair is my new favorite beauty trend and had to take if for a spin; just a little mousse and combover does the trick.

Have an amaze first week of actual NYC spring!

Xo

Julia 

An American in Paris

Bonjour, my old friends! I know it’s been forever since I’ve written literally anything on here (my last post was pumpkins) but I may or may not have had the most incredibly busy semester of my life. Not to worry though, I’ve taken the semester off from jobs and only have my lovely French-themed classes to focus on in NYU Paris. Not a huge adjustment from NY, but eye contact is perceived as flirting with men (I make more eye contact than I thought) and I’m getting more flowers than usual from strangers. Here’s a quick lil outfit pic followed by some more cute pics of my lovely new city.  My top is theory, sunglasses from F21, American apparel pants, hat from the street, Tiffany rings, and my lipstick is Mac Retro Matte in Ruby Woo.


 

  

   

 

  
   

 

  

   

 

  
 Bisous,

Julia 

Spooky in Lilly: Preppy Pumpkins for Halloween

  
Hello lovelies! Just wanted to share a quick Halloween pumpkin idea. If the usual Halloween decorations don’t fit your ~aesthetic~, painting pumpkins to match your decor ties in perfectly while celebrating the season! I copied a classic Lilly Pulitzer print and kept the stem natural, though a white painted stem would be gorgeous too! I used acrylic paints from Michaels. 

Stay spooky!

Xo,

Julia

The Perfect Late Summer Meal: Watermelon Gazpacho

What better way to soak up the last few weeks of summer than to celebrate with the best of the season’s crops? Here’s my favorite Watermelon Gazpacho recipe.

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  • 5 cups peeled, seeded, and roughly chopped watermelon, plus 1 cup finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup peeled, seeded, and diced cucumber
  • 1 cup diced celery (about 2 stalks)
  • 3/4 cup diced red bell pepper (about 1 pepper)
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno pepper, minced

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine 5 cups watermelon and the cranberry juice in the jar of a blender, and puree until mixture is smooth. Pass through a fine sieve into a large bowl or plastic storage container, discarding pulp. You should have 3 cups strained liquid.

  2. Add cucumber, celery, bell pepper, onion, herbs, lime juice, vinegar, jalapeno, and remaining cup chopped melon to watermelon liquid, and stir to combine. To really get the flavors infused, keep it (covered with glass) in the sun for around 2 hours. Cover with plastic wrap, and place in refrigerator until soup is well chilled, at least 1 hour. Serve, or store in refrigerator up to 1 day.

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Pairs beautifully with a white wine sangria!

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XO,

Julia

Just Peachy: Rooftop Outfit of the Day!

 Hi everyone! Delayed flight in Charlotte so here I am writing a quick lil post! Here’s a quick OOTD from Sunday when my boyfriend came back to NYC (and I left for Charlotte right after for my #HBOcollege training!!). It’s just a simple peach lace romper from Necessary with a sleek pony and Sam Edelman glitter flats.
 

   
   

   

   
Fun fact: the last pic made it to the NYC snap story!!!!

Xo,

Julia