Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Thank God It's Friday

Wait,  It's Wednesday.

So, I got to time travel a bit, I feel like I just gained two extra days.

Except it's not Friday.  I woke up this morning thinking it was and the whole morning was discombobulated.  So, boyfriend jeans...make it work with some heels.

I'm standing in the middle of old New York street on the studio backlot.  Good thing you can't see the doors, because there aren't any doorknobs.  When a movie shoots back there, the decorator provides all the "dressing", like the doorknobs, the porch lights, the mailbox, etc.  It's not very interesting without the dressing...kind of like women.
Shoes from Aldo.

They came in black and burgundy too.

The Amy Purse (medium) by Salvatore Ferragamo...I added the poof.

I hope this finds you happy and healthy and you enjoy your Friday.

Wednesday! :D

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Summer Sales 

Smells like Fall, yes?  No?

This little blouse was on sale at Banana Republic.  It covers the back of my arms and is light and airy, perfect for the last days of summer.

The stores are selling pumpkin spice everything and even Starbucks got on the bandwagon and launched the Pumpkin Spiced Latte early this year!  Is it time to pull out the booties and scarves?  Kids are back in school here in SoCal, and it's a slippery slope until Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then the New Year...the New Year!!!!  Slow down...time to transitition.
Suede booties by Rag and Bone.  I found a pair by Toms that look almost identical.

Distressed jeans from Hollister...okay, ONE little hole and you can't see my skin...
Target belt.  Necklace by Kendra Scott from Bloomingdales.  It came in lots of colors...

Okay, maybe a few more holes, but NO skin!  :D

Friday, August 12, 2016

Don't Let Perfection Be the Enemy of Good

Summer, Fall...which is it?

Feels like Summer, but Fall is in the air.

I love the look of an off-white purse and with the days getting shorter, there isn't much time to wear out all the summer pieces before Labor that still a thing?

So, striped shirt, peep toe booties and off-white purse are a nod to summer, but the black blazer is good for mornings outside and air-conditioned offices inside.  Hollywood Secret:  Sound Stages are FREEZING COLD.  The hot lights heat up quickly, so stages are kept very chilly, so make-up won't run and actors won't sweat through their wardrobe.  If you ever come to visit in Hollywood, bring a jacket for set, you'll need it.

The pictures are a little fuzzy because I got a new lens for my camera and I am learning how to use it.  I almost didn't post because of it, but as my Daddy used to say, "Don't let perfection be the enemy of good", I'm learning.
Leave a comment if you please, I would love to hear from you.  What do you wear for transitional pieces from summer to fall?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016


What to Wear to a Meeting...

It's going to be cold inside with the air conditioning, so...

Hollywood Secret: The Column Rule for slimming your frame.  Unless you do not want to slim your frame, but for me, words like slimming, reducing, whittling are great places to start.
Off-white blazer (old) from Banana Republic serves as a contrast to the dark black top and dark blue jeans.  So for example, if we assigned a number for the TONE of black, it would be 10 (super dark tone) and if we assigned a number for the TONE of white (super light tone), it would be 1 (the number for the TONE of yellow, green, light blue would be somewhere in the middle, like a 5, so white and pink aren't very contrasting)  High contrasting creates a column effect and makes the body appear slimmer.  

In Hollywood, appearance is everything.
I'm not anywhere near Old New York.  I'm standing on Old New York street on the backlot of the studio.  It appears like I'm in New York, right?  Don't look too close, those concrete banisters are made of wood and the plants are in movable pots.

I hope you are having a good day.  Be bold and mighty forces will come to your aid.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Going to the Movies on a Hot Summer Day

The movie was a dog, but I was comfortable.

A light-weight off-white moto jacket is just enough to keep me comfortable in the theater.

Moto jacket is an oldie, but a goodie by a designer friend of mine.  Her styles change from season to season, but here is something similar from Shelley and they come in lots of colors

This is from Urban Outfitters.  

...and this one, not so crazy about the light grey color, but the price is right.

...and then there's Ralph Lauren with the most gorgeous and affordable.  Love the color.

(Not just for the 1950's dancing-boys gang anymore)

I hope you have a fabulous day.  -julie

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Saturday Night Dinner Out

Transitional layers

Time to start thinking about Fall.

Hot in the day, cool in the evenings, but hot flashes...whenever. 

The little white dress (old) is a little too revealing, 
so the long navy blue duster (old) gets the job done.
I am using the "column rule" here by wearing a contrasting color over the white dress, creating a slimming, "column" effect.  (I'm 5'1"ish).
Hollywood Secret:  Nude shoes lengthen your legs...match your shoes to the skin tone of your leg, it will lengthen your leg.  These pretty much match the tone of my leg.

Link here: 

I matched the color of my dress to my little clutch and the simple necklace.  The knit duster is from Eileen Fisher, but I've seen similar dusters from American Apparel.

She must be tall or I am short because I swear this duster (one size) comes to the 
middle of my calf.
I have it in black and cream, and it comes in gray as well.
Link here:

It's nice to have a little wiggle room for dessert...why postpone joy?  Do you think the ladies of the Titanic were sad that they waved off the dessert cart?

I'll exercise tomorrow.

Thank you for stopping by, leave a comment if you please.  I like knowing you were here and I want to hear what you have to say.  How did you spend your Saturday night?  
I hope you are having a blessed Sunday.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Saturday Morning Casual

The Weekend

Usually, I spend the weekend around the house.

So, naturally, it's very casual.  I love the look and casual feel of a kimono.

This, is not, a kimono.  It is a scarf that I tied (you can see the knots) and tucked into the neck of my workout top.

I have even ventured out in this and got a bunch of compliments!  Isn't it gorgeous!?

It's by the artist, Sigal Cohen Wolkowiez:
This scarf has a name: La Mancha
I liked it because it reminds me of the "evil eye" and we could all use a little help!
Check out all the beautiful products she has.

Enjoy your weekend and leave a comment if you please.  What do you wear when lounging around the house on a casual weekend?

Friday, August 5, 2016

Casual Lunch

What to Wear to a Casual Summer Lunch

Jeans and a white shirt are my go-to uniform for summer.

Easy, Breezy.  Then the only thing left is to accessorize!  I went with tanned leather for the shoes, purse, belt.  Sunglasses are old from Target.  Distressed jeans from Hollister.
White t-shirt is from JCPenney.  
I like their t-shirts because they are made with a thicker material.

Do you have an easy solution to getting dressed in the long days of summer?
Please leave a comment so that I know you stopped by and thank you for visiting.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Running around in Venice

I love stripes!

Maybe too much...

Something about running around in Venice, Summer, and stripes and I'm a happy girl.
Hollywood Secret: Color Wow!

It's been a few weeks past my normal root touch-up and this product is what they use on-set to temporarily touch up gray and dark roots.  Basically, my whole head is brushed with this powder, until I can get to my colorist....TODAY. 

Striped shirt by Ralph Lauren from Macy's.  I did a search and couldn't find it, but I did find this one by Charter Club and it has the longer sleeves that I like.

And my new styling trick is to wear a weighted necklace in order to define the breast.  If I don't define the "uni-boob", it looks like I have a barrel chest and adds bulk, which I don't need.

It came in lots of colors!!

I would love to hear comments from you!  Thank you and enjoy your day!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Lunch at Bottega Louis

What to Wear to Lunch DTLA

White jeans are in order...

My new favorite trick came from Susan Street over at, that is to wear a long necklace to break up the barrel chest.  Now I will always use that tip.

 Look how well it works!!  I'm so happy to learn that trick, it keeps me from looking bigger up top and I'm trying to reduce added bulk.  Hollywood Secret:  Whenever wearing white, pack your Wet Ones.

Just like these.  They totally work on white and I NEVER leave home with white jeans without a pack of Wet Ones.  This is what the wardrobe people carry with them AT ALL TIMES on set, because it works!!

Bottega Louie is a restaurant, but they have the most amazing desserts.  You can not leave the place without a box of macaroons in every flavor.  If you ever get to DTLA (downtown Los Angeles), Bottega Louie is a destination.

Even the packaging is gorgeous!

Please leave comments, I would love to hear what you have to say and thank you in advance!  Enjoy your day!