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Outfit of the Day: Soho Stroll

    Hello beauties! Just wanted to share a quick outfit of the day with my friend, Nikita! It was a perfect day of shopping, finding soho swing sets, and devouring Dominique Ansel cookie shoots. I just found a new straw hat on the street for $15 and am obsessed! The style is super flattering and easy to pull off, even for non-hat people. Hope you all are having an amazing Saturday! xo, Julia

Queen of Coney Island: Outfit of the Day

Happy Wednesday! Because I am in between the end of school and the beginning of interning (I got an internship doing paralegal work at a small corporation!), I’m finding ways to spend time without actually working. Before my boyfriend leaves for LA to do movie things, we went to Coney Island for some sunshine and funnel cakes. I’ve never done “Outfit of the Day” posts before, mostly because so far I’ve only posted in winter, when my uniform consists of a down coat and barely-salvaged-by-high-heeled Uggs. I bought this coordinate outfit at Necessary Clothing, a local boutique in NY with an online store as well. And no outfit is complete without a sorority tote and a bag of cotton candy. “A Twist of Lime” flip flops are Kate Spade, found at Marshall’s for $20! XO, Julia

DIY Glitter Easter Eggs!

Happy Easter and Passover! I just wanted to share a quick and cute way to decorate eggs with a glittery fabric (I had an old glitter ribbon), scissors, nail polish, and acrylic paint!! 1. First I just painted the half the eggs in solid colors with acrylic paint and let dry for 10 minutes. 2. I painted the other half with glitzy gold nail polish! Also dried in 10 minutes. 3. Use nail polish on acrylic eggs and vice versa to make simple polka dots! 4. While that’s still wet, take the glittery fabric/ribbon/bath bomb/anything with glitter (or literal glitter in a tube if you’re a real person) and scrape with the edge of scissors. The glitter will fall on the eggs and stick to the polish! Overall this took me like 20 minutes and they came out beautifully!! Happy Easter and passover, and happy Spring for everyone else!! Xo, Julia

Spring Cleaning, But Like, For Your Life

I’ve never liked New Year’s Resolutions. Perhaps because they’re a cliché and I want to seem cool and different (even when I’m not), but here’s something about Spring and blooming and melting snow that elicits that very instinct in me. Here are a few little things to remember while the ice melts. 1. Forget, but also don’t forget how pretty you look when you read Baudelaire in a tea shop; be surprised, but also not surprised, when you get 5 different people’s numbers on napkins when you leave. 2. Stop watching Netflix. Pull yourself together. 3. It’s okay to be a feminist and still want a cute boy to buy you dinner. 4. Write handwritten thank you notes, even for your roommate doing your sines or for your friend who called you when you were sad. Manners go a long way, and it’s an excuse to fuel your online shopping addiction with Anthropologie stationary. 5. Buy a wicker basket to put your lunch in, and you will never feel cuter. 6. Pretend the Chanel you wear is your natural scent …

Spring Recipes: Sparkling Grapefruit Tarts

Hi darlings! I am so excited for spring that I’m already coming up with amazing new fresh and fruity recipes. This grapefruit tart is refreshing and sweet. Perfect with a light white or oolong tea! Crust: 1 cup all purpose flour 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter Filling: 2 eggs zest of 1/2 a  grapefruit 1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice 1/2 cup sugar squeeze of lemon 2 Tbsp all purpose flour Set the oven to 350. Combine the butter, flour and sugar and press the crust evenly into the pan. Bake the crust for 15 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients. Pour the filling onto the hot crust, and then return to the oven for another 25 minutes. Cool completely in the refrigerator, and then dust with powdered sugar before serving. xo, Julia

My Funny Galentine: Gifts

We are approaching the best day of the year: Galentine’s Day. For anyone who doesn’t watch NBC’s Parks and Recreation, Galentine’s Day is a holiday invented by the protagonist, Leslie Knope, to celebrate strong female friendships the day before Valentine’s Day, February 13th. The day involves a brunch with all of Leslie’s best girlfriends. Boys are fickle and break your heart, Galentines are forever. 1) Invite your best girlfriends out to brunch on February 13th. 2) Bring photo albums, scrapbooks, and any heart-shaped baked good you can make! 3) As for your Galentine’s gift, crafts are the sweetest way to tell your best friends that you love them. They are personal and one-of-a-kind. In the first photo, I made a collage  out of a Variety magazine. In the second photo, I made frames for my friends. Plain wooden frames can be found at Joanne’s or Michael’s, and so can wooden accessories (I found wooden bows). You can also buy a bouquet of fake flowers, pull apart the blossoms and hot glue them. The paint is acrylic, …

Tickle Me Pink: DIY Fairy Tassels

Hi everyone! Lately, I keep seeing these beautiful tassels on Pinterest and they’re sold for up to $40 on Etsy. It is actually really easy to do yourself, especially if you have leftover Christmas tissue paper! 1) Cut tissue paper into long thin strips, around 2-3 inches wide. 2) Stack 3 strips of the same color on top of each other. 3) Fold the stacks in half. 4) Cut the half-folded stacks with 2 or 3 slits to make the tassels! 5) Unfold the stacks and fold the middle, uncut ends. 6) Twist the centers and create a loop (try wrapping it around a pen). The loop should stay with tissue paper, but metallic paper might need tape. That’s all! I hope you’re all having a good 2015 so far, and contact me at JuliaPoodleMag@gmail.com if you have tried any of my ideas! I am still on winter break from school, so I will have a million other projects before I go to my internship on the 20th! I am so excited to intern at an …

The Secrets to Scrapbook Stardom

It is my belief that in this digital age, people do not look through photo albums as often as they should with Facebook right at their fingertips. Because I have a 1 month break from NYU, I decided to scrapbook my entire life (skipping middle school, obviously). I’ve decided to share the best scrapbooking tips I have! Firstly, the key to a great composition is layering to the point of simulated 3-Dimension. By cutting out people, cakes, and other cute images and putting them on top of each other, a beautiful display is created. Secondly, I was at first daunted by the price of scrapbooking paper and stickers. Michael’s always has 40% off coupons, however, for Jollee’s 3D stickers. I also recommend buying a complete scrapbook with paper, which can be found at Outlet stores. I found mine at Marshall’s for $10 each. I made 3 scrapbooks (high school, freshman year, and sophomore year) for $45, so roughly $15 each including stickers. For photo prints, I recommend just going on Snapfish.com and connecting to Facebook. …

(1995)

~ Happy 2015! It is my prediction that 2015 fashion will be all about The Nineties.  I decided to pay homage to a simpler time 20 years past with inspiration from Taylor Swift’s Times Square New Years Eve performance (only with, well, my birth year). And let’s be honest, also because Friends just made it’s way onto Netflix. My first look features some cat eye sunglasses, $6 from Forever 21, a $15 sweater-dress from Marshall’s, and a vintage 90’s bedazzled denim jacket from Artists and Fleas in Williamsburg, Brooklyn for $30. The second look is perhaps the most authentic with a 1995 Banana Republic mint jacket, a plain white forever 21 white tea pinned in the back, and an admittedly overpriced American Apparel skirt at $50. The third features a black velvet dress, $8 at Macy’s, and a Kate Spade fur scarf. Turtlenecks, knee highs, denim, and matching tops & bottoms, the 90’s are a seriously underrated decade for fashion. Not pictured, but my best friend also just made me a beautiful choker out of stretchy string. Welcome, 2015! xo, …

Confetti and Champagne

It is not uncommon knowledge that sparkling, champagne-like glitter is the most beautiful adornment on any New Year’s Eve outfit. The first dress pictured is found at Macy’s for $20, cappuccino colored and deliciously embroidered with delicate sparkles. The second pink dress is a more fun, bridge-and-tunnel 1 OAK-y kind of look. The $19 Macy’s dress doesn’t take itself too seriously paired with a glass clutch. The third dress, a local find of crushed blue velvet, was purchased for $12 and becomes infinitely more glamorous when paired with a deep gold-and-chocolate clutch, $30.00 at Marshall’s. The brown silk brings out the bright blue tones of the dark velvet. The last dress would make even Daisy Buchanan blush with decedent admiration. The glass, silver clutch brightens up all outfits by being playfully over-indulgent, celebrating the holiday’s craving for excess, piled on jewels, and bubbly champagne kisses. As for me, I will be wearing the blue velvet dress with the chocolate brown and gold clutch when ringing in the already blooming 2015. Have an amazing New Year! xo, Julia P.S., Feeling beyond …