Julia graduated from NYU in December 2013 with her M.A. in journalism. She now lives in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she continues to write.
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Pamper Your Pooch With These Cozy Dog Sweaters

Lately, I've been spending a lot of time thinking about how I can stay warm. Should I bundle myself in a blanket coat? Stock up on scarves? Layer with leggings? (Yes, yes, and yes.) But every day the Internet reminds me that cute furry friends exist …
By Julia Friedman

These Coats Make Wearing a Blanket On-Trend

If there's one trend worth getting behind this season, it's blanket coats. Hands down. I mean ... the name speaks for itself. Can you think of anything better than wrapping yourself in what's essentially a blanket and being able to call it "on-trend?…
By Julia Friedman

Here Are 23 Reasons Why Lace Isn't Only For Summer

I think it's fair to say that lace has long been synonymous with summer style. The delicate, airy fabric makes for the sweetest sundresses and lightest layers that keep us cool during warm summer months. So it seems silly, then, to wear such a fragil…
By Julia Friedman

15 Patterned Tights, Because Plain Black Is Boring

I'm beginning to sound like a broken record, but I don't care: fall fashion is the best kind of fashion. When the weather's in flux, finding the perfect balance of layering is truly an art form... which is where fall style staples like scarves and bo…
By Julia Friedman

6 Ways to Tie a Scarf

You don't need me to remind you that fall is officially here. Just step outside and feel the cool, crisp air for yourself. Or head on over to your local grocer to marvel at all of the pumpkin-flavored fare, like pumpkin spice Jell-o and pumpkin spice…
By Julia Friedman

How To DIY An Elsa Costume For Halloween

As far as I'm concerned, there are two different queens worth dressing up as for Halloween this year. The first is Beyoncé and the other is, of course, The Snow Queen, aka Queen Elsa of Arendelle, aka Elsa. And guess what? An Elsa Halloween costume i…
By Julia Friedman

You're Styling Your Post-Shower Hair Wrong

The cold weather is creeping up on us, which makes me inclined to take longer, hotter showers. I know, I KNOW — shame on me, but it's the truth and I promise that I recycle and turn off lights when I leave a room. That means, of course, that I'm styl…
By Julia Friedman

25 Dream Dresses for Your Wedding Pinterest Board

A gallery of bridal gowns really needs no introduction. Ahead is all of the lace, tulle, satin, and silk you could ever dream of in your wildest Pinterest dreams. Trust me, the little 5-year-old girl in you will not be disappointed — and I say that h…
By Julia Friedman

8 Style Mistakes to Avoid When You're Working Out

The whole point of working out is to stay healthy and feel good about yourself, so it seems a little counterintuitive to write an article about how to make a fashion statement in your yoga class, right? Don't worry, there will be none of that here. I…
By Julia Friedman

25 Fashion Essentials Every College Girl Needs

By now, most college kids are back on campus. Classes have resumed, sorority recruitment is underway, and countless cups of ramen noodles are being prepared in dorm room micro fridges. If you're new in school, then first, let me start out with a huge…
By Julia Friedman

11 Types of Fall Boots and How To Wear Them

Despite the fact that Labor Day is behind us and Pumpkin Spice Lattes came early this year, the official first day of autumn isn't until September 23rd, which gives us a couple more weeks to consider the many ways we want to embrace fall to the fulle…
By Julia Friedman

11 Rules of Dressing For Your First Job

The first real job interview I was invited to was for a winternship at Marie Claire. It would be at the New York City office, and when discussing travel plans with my mother, our conversation shifted to what I might wear to the interview. The positio…
By Julia Friedman

The Most Stylish Schoolgirls On Screen

When I was younger, about a month or so before the start of each school year, my mother would round up me and my three sisters to flip through the pages of catalogues like L.L. Bean and J. Crew to do some back-to-school shopping. We had a very strict…
By Julia Friedman

Cinnamon Bun-Scented Nail Polish? Yes, Please!

I can't begin to tell you how many sentimental "so long summer" social media posts I saw on my feeds this past Labor Day Weekend. Seriously, it felt like we would never see a beach or ice cream cone again in our lives. Pro tip: Summer will happen aga…
By Julia Friedman

Why Women With Big Feet Are So Frustrated

I can't remember a time in my life when I didn't struggle with having big feet. Even in middle school, my gym sneakers came from the men's department. Shopping for shoes in stores was a nightmare — either they didn't carry my size or the shoes that d…
By Julia Friedman

8 Ways to Make Sandals Hurt Less

I think I have a problem: Aside from the sneakers I wear when I hit the gym, the only shoes I've worn for the past four months are my patent nude Sam Edelman Gigi Flat Sandals. I can't help it, guys. They literally go with everything and are appropri…
By Julia Friedman

5 Reasons Panty Lines May Be a Good Thing

Navigating the underwear market can be pretty daunting these days. Should you go for the boyshorts or briefs? Cotton or lycra? Are thongs really that bad for you? Is shapewear? And don't even get me started on whatever the heck c-strings are meant fo…
By Julia Friedman

6 Ways You're Undermining Your Personal Style

You don't need a closet full of designer duds to look like a million bucks. We've all seen Marie Claire 's "Splurge vs. Steal" column and other "get the look for less" articles in magazines and on style blogs. All of them prove that it's possible to …
By Julia Friedman

5 Work-Appropriate Hairstyles Anyone Can Do

In my fantasy world that I often dream about, I start every morning with a blowout at Drybar. My mess of frizzy red hair is someone else's problem and, while I'm sitting in the hairdresser's chair, I use my extra time to catch up on important emails,…
By Julia Friedman

7 Ways to Choose Actually Attractive Shorts

When I was in middle school, I had a favorite pair of shorts. They were made by Soffe, I believe, and they were the color of Pepto-Bismol. On one of the bottom front corners was a screen-printed image of a pair of ballet slippers, and when I rolled t…
By Julia Friedman