All posts tagged: chic

Star-Spankled Blueberry Shortbread Pie

Bonjour mes petits choux, I hope you all had an amazing memorial day weekend! Most of what I did was try out new recipes and desserts (and actually hurt myself on the donuts featured in my next post, which may or may not be about fire safety…), so I thought I would post about this amazing pie crust recipe that I actually came upon by reading ingredients wrong and substituting shortening. Honestly, I think shortening is kind of gross, but that’s what all American pie crust is made out of. I put butter in instead. What I messed up was reading tablespoon instead of teaspoon on the granulated sugar. Honestly, the tablespoon gives it a lot more flavor, and brings out the pinch of salt a lot more. Blueberries baked can sometimes get a little sour, so the sweet will definitely compliment the lemon juice and blueberry filling. Here’s my recipe! I actually did a 1.5 batches of the dough to create the stars on top. Filling: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, if desired 6 cups …

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

All That Glitters: Rocksbox Lovin’ and A Free Month of Jewelry!

Thank you so much for my 20,000 hits!!! How else could I thank you besides offering you a free month of designer jewelry?  It appears Birchbox and Rent the Runway had a beautiful love child in the form of a jewelry rental subscription box named Rocksbox. I just got my first box filled with three lovely pieces of jewelry hand-selected filled with Perry Street statement pieces. When you sign up for Birchbox, you take a super fun style quiz and can create a wish list and even add comments! It’s like having a personal stylist shop you for once a month! Here’s the best news: Rocksbox gave me a coupon code for all my readers! For a free month of Rocksbox!!! It’s normally $19 a month, but only the best for you all! The coupon code is: juliapoodlemagxoxo redeemed at  www.Rocksbox.com! Everyone do it!!!!!!! For prom! For formal! For your job interviews! For every day! xo, Julia

Strawberries and Sunshine: Picnic for Four!

       Hello beauties! It is finally warm and sunny out and I am stuck indoors with International Politics textbooks and the lovely essays by Berkley. Thankfully, my lovely Kappa sisters and I made the time for a super chic picnic! For a warm and sparkling picnic, bring fresh fruits, an easy, breakable bread and different jams! We brought madelines, grapes, and Pellegrino! Break out the nautical dresses, hot pink lips, pink accessories, and flowing florals. Also, everyone should go check out my sister Irene’s blog!  http://irene-anna.blogspot.com Back to studying! 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 …

Cabana Cool: Ice-Whites for Spring and Summer

Hello my darlings! I am posting from the endless summer that is Guanacaste, Costa Rica. I have been living in feather-light linens, sweet pastels, and ocean-kissed curled locks. Makeup inspired by that one Marilyn Monroe beach photoshoot (cue green sweaters and too-pink lips), and American Apparel Cali Sun & Fun one piece inspired by the strong Costaricense sun not agreeing with my Polish complexion (burns on burns). Layering ruffled whites and creams creates a luxe yet airy way to frolic in the sun. Silly costume sunglass pieces (mine $3 from 1960’s Sur de France) bring life to too-perfect ice whites. Hasta luego, beauties! xo, Julia