Sunshine On My Birthday

It’s been a while since I posted, and I have a lot to update you guys on! I’ve been busy planning our wedding for this July, which I will begin documenting on this blog! I’ve also been busy working on a few different projects, as well as starting a new health and fitness journey that I can’t wait to share with you all!

First though, here’s a post from my birthday this past Feb 21st! Incredibly, it was over 70 degrees that day…in NYC…in February!! It was a miracle!  Chris and I headed to Astoria Park to enjoy the weather and snap a few shots. All details and links to shop are  below!

Stay tuned for my next few posts on my new beauty routine for glowing skin, as well as inside info on all the major sales happening as Spring approaches!

XOXO

Julie Rose 🌹

Jacket:  Marc Jacobs (Sold out in pink but you can get it in light blue denim HERE ), also new Marc Jacobs styles HERE, and HERE. For other pink denim jackets, check out  THIS ONE, and THIS ONE. Sunglasses: Karen Walker. Also HERE in tortoise. Bag GUCCI. This is seriously an amazing bag, it’s a wallet on a chain, and fits a ton! Other colors HERE and HERE.  Sneakers: Reebok.  Ring: GUCCI.  And get it in the gorgeous larger size HERE. 



Cool Summer

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The colors of the flowering trees this time of year are stunning!

Astoria (Pictured above: the incredible authentic Greek food at Taverna Kyclades in Astoria)

I have a love/hate relationship with Summer in NYC.  On one hand, I love the blooming flowers, the longer sunny days, and dining outside in the evenings.  But, NYC is also well known for it’s suffocating humidity.  Thankfully, we have been experiencing a milder Summer so far, and some days have even been cool.  On one of these cooler days, I met my best friend Debbie for lunch at Taverna Kyclades in Astoria. This Greek heaven usually  has a line down the block, with people waiting for at least an hour on average to get in on busy nights.   They don’t take reservations, and they don’t have to.  It’s simply the best, most authentic Greek food in Astoria.  They are also known for their extremely fresh fish, with the selection changing daily. If you’re in the Astoria, NYC area, definitely stop by!

I like cooler summer days. It gave me an excuse to wear my beige Theory coat. The color is perfect for Spring/Summer, and it’s just the perfect weight. Details on everything below!

XOXOXO
Julie

Coat: Theory (similar HERE ON SALE!!!!), Jeans: J Brand, Clutch: Antik Batik (Similar HERE and HERE),  Boots: Rag and Bone, Rings: YSL and Maison Margiela, Bracelet: Vita Fede, Sunglasses: Karen Walker Northern Lights 

 

My Favorite Winter Looks! (And where to buy them!)

 

 

A Parka is a must have for cold weather, and this gorgeous Dawn Levy one is my favorite! This style I am wearing here has sold out, but a very similar one is on sale now at Bloomingdales!   Buy it HERE!  Click HERE to see other coats by Dawn Levy. Click the links below for similar Parkas on sale now!

Bag: Alexander Wang Diego, Boots: Jeffrey Campbell, Sunglasses: Marc Jacobs

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Here is another one of my favorite Parka looks.  This one is by Free People. I love that the bottom zips off, and the sleeves as well!  The Antik Batik clutch is the perfect compliment. Parka: Free People, Boots: Rag and Bone, Sunglasses: Karen Walker, Clutch: Antik Batik Quilted leather skirt- Topshop (Similar looks below!)

I love neon coats in Winter, and J Crew makes the best ones!  I love mixing patterns like leopard with bright colors, it’s the perfect way to brighten up the cold Winter months!    Boots: Stuart Weitzman, Bag: Alexander Wang, Sunglasses: Karen Walker                            *************************Shop this look below!!!!*****************************

 

 

 

I love leopard and studs, even in the cold weather. 😉  This coat is from Asos, and the bag is vintage Chanel.  My Chloe Susanna boots are easily one of my favorite pairs of shoes- in all seasons!  Shop this entire look below!
 
I love layering fur vests over coats to make them warmer, and to change up the look of old coats in your closet. Here I put a fur vest over my Mackage coat.  The fur trapper hat is a great finishing touch. Shop this entire look below!!!
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Super Fashion with Super Heroes- NYC Comic Con 2013

Outside Comic Con I love this city 😉

Hanging out with Raiden and Kitana from Mortal Kombat!

Notice the 10 thousand people behind me?

 

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I always wanted to meet a transformer…

Getting some love from some friendly storm troopers 😉

Alien!

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Ron Burgundy in the flesh! Sorta….

Meeting David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson was the highlight of the day- and my life!

Baddass costumes

I loved these skulls! Can you guess which one I took home?

A robe for every obsession!

For my fellow Walking Dead fans- how amazing is this doll? (And creepy!)

WALKING DEAD DOLLAnd I’m glad to see that Sci-Fi dating has finally embraced same sex relationships!

2013 was the year that I attended my very first Comic Con.  I had heard about it for years, and knew it was a really cool event, but I never really had reason to attend until this year. Why this year? Well 2013 was the 20th anniversary of The X-Files, a show that changed my life in the 90s, ignited my obsession with Mulder and Scully, and made me “want to believe”. It still remains one of the most brilliant, and groundbreaking shows of Television history.  I am still in awe that I got the chance to meet both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in person, and got to thank them for their creativity and entertainment.  They were both extremely sweet, friendly, and warm. To be honest, I think the real “X-File” is how they look more amazing now then they did 20 years ago!  (The cigarette smoking man may have something to do with this) 😉

Comic Con in general was a ton of fun.  It’s sort of like Halloween, except everyone is a super hero, or comic book character.  My boyfriend Chris and I had a blast walking around and seeing everything.  I hope you enjoy the photos! I wore bright colored sunglasses, and an embellished clutch for the day.  It seemed fitting.  Maybe next year I’ll go in costume. 😉

Let me know in the comments if you have ever attended a Comic Con!

Photography by Chris Ferretti

xoxoxo

Julie

Parka: Free People (similar HERE), Clutch: Antik Batik, Sunglasses: Karen Walker (mine are purple/green. HERE they are in black), Skirt: Topshop, Boots: Rag and Bone

 

 

 

EASY SUMMER STYLE! My picks for the best in warm weather fashion!

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CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE FOR A SPECIAL SURPRISE. 😉 It’s my first attempt at publishing my own mini magazine!!!  And, I picked Summer fashion as the main theme.  Tell me which items are your favorites in the comments below!  Stay cool!

xoxoxo

Julie

 

GIVEAWAY from Lindsay’s Necklaces!!!

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Happy Friday! I am very happy to announce an exciting giveaway from Lindsay’s Necklaces!!!  These beautiful, handmade necklaces are more then just a fashionable piece of jewelry, there is an inspirational story behind them.  Click HERE to read how the idea behind these gorgeous, hand crafted necklaces was born.  Special thanks to Lindsay for sponsoring this giveaway, and giving one of my loyal followers a chance to own this chic, leopard print necklace!!

As my readers know, I LOVE animal print!!  This necklace is great because it’s bold, but neutral at the same time.  I decided to pair it with bright yellow to welcome in Spring. (Any day now NYC!!)

Would you like to own this necklace??  Simply FOLLOW ME ON FACEBOOK and TWITTER to enter!  I will be picking a winner in one week. The winner will be announced on my Facebook page next Friday, April 5th! If you already follow me, leave me a comment below stating how you would wear this necklace!  Good luck to everyone, and thanks again to Lindsay for sharing her gorgeous creations!

I was wearing:

Jacket: Marc by Marc Jacobs,(Similar look HERE, and HERE), Sweater: J Crew (try THIS ONE too),  Gloves: J Crew, Sunglasses: Karen Walker

Asos Leopard Coat Giveaway!

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XOXOXO
Julie

Coat: Asos, Skirt: Forever 21, Sweater: J Crew, Boots: Chloe Susanna, (get the look for less HERE), Bag Vintage Chanel, Ring: YSL, Sunglasses: Karen Walker

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Snowy Saturday

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Happy Saturday from frozen NYC!!  We got a blanket of snow last night, and it was so pretty, that I had to go into our backyard and take some photos before it melted. It was about 15 degrees today, and the only way to stay warm is to layer!  I wore a t shirt layered under a thick knit sweater, both from Zara.  I also layered a rabbit fur vest over my parka for extra warmth.  ( My parka was last seen in this post, and the fur vest was last seen In this post)  How are you keeping warm in this cold weather??  I hope you all have a cozy weekend!  Hot chocolate, blankets, and movies are my choices in these temperatures.;-)
XOXOXO
JULIE

Parka: Dawn Levy (Similar look HERE), Sweater: Zara (Similar HERE and HERE), Leggings: Old Navy, Boots: Sorel, (LOVE THEM! They are super warm! Also check out their other styles HERE!!!)  Fur vest: Adrienne Landau, Sunglasses: Karen Walker Number One

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Metallic Sunday

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Happy Sunday. 😉  I spent my Sunday with my amazing boyfriend in our neighborhood. It was chilly today, but not too cold. Yay! I scored these amazing metallic jeans at Forever 21! (Can you believe it? So affordable!) In fact, my hat, jeans, and sweater are all from Forever 21, and probably only cost a total of $55 for everything! Who said you can’t look good on a budget?  My Mackage coat is an ebay find, for 50 percent off.  I love their coats, they are so warm and stylish.  We ended our day at our favorite Pizza place in Astoria.   Yum. Great way to end a Sunday.  How was your weekend?

xoxo Julie

Coat: Mackage, Sweater: Forever 21, Jeans: Forever 21, Hat: Forever 21 (similar HERE), Rings: YSL Arty and House of Harlow, Bangle: House of Harlow, Sunglasses: Karen Walker Number One (more Karen Walker styles HERE), Boots: Rag and Bone Newbury, (most comfortable boots ever, and tons of colors on sale HERE), Bag: Cambridge Satchel

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