Julee A. Wilson
Staff Fashion Editor Julee Wilson can trace her passion for fashion all the
way back to second grade, when she often attempted (always unsuccessfully)
to sneak her beloved tutu and princess dresses to school. Fast forward a few
decades and Julee now gets to, essentially, play dress-up everyday!

In her current role, Julee writes fashion stories and oversees the
contemporary clothing and accessories markets while also extending Real
Simple’s ever-growing brand on national TV and at events around the country.
Before landing in the fashion department, Julee served as an assistant to
the managing editor, Kristin van Ogtrop.

Prior to joining Real Simple, Julee completed internships at Bergdorf
Goodman, Vibe, Condé Nast Traveler, and Parenting. She has a B.A. in
Leadership Studies from the University of Richmond (VA). Julee lives in
Manhattan with her soon-to-be husband and a massive shoe collection!

Recent Posts By Julee A. Wilson

Julee’s Wedding Countdown: The Shoes!

Some say it’s all about the dress–but for me it’s all about the SHOES! And when I say shoes, I mean it. I will wear no less than 5 pairs of shoes on my wedding day! To many, that’s excessive. To me, it’s essential. Being the shoe-crazy gal that I am, I could not bring myself to chose just ONE […]

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My Favorite Leather Goods: Harlex

Lately I’ve really been getting into all the “cover” accessories popping up, meaning the products made to cover all our stuff. And, boy, do we have a lot of stuff! From smart phones to digital camcorders and electronic tablets to just ordinary paper notebooks (love my Moleskine)—there is so much we end up carrying around. Thus, we need items to […]

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Julee’s Wedding Countdown: My Wedding Dress By Katie Ermilio

Now for the part you’ve all been waiting for…the dress! My search for a wedding dress took me everywhere from the iconic Vera Wang bridal shop to the classic designs by Priscilla of Boston–but sadly I couldn’t find anything that was distinctly me. Until…the faithful day I discovered the exquisite designs by Katie Ermilio while visiting a showroom for a […]

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Friday Find: CityMaps For Shopping and Beyond

Even with the simplistic street grid system in New York City, I find myself getting turned around all the time–which is why I’m especially excited about my new discovery: CityMaps. CityMaps serves as a one-stop shop for hyper-local and real-time information about neighborhood places. Through our interactive map, you can access local information such as: Reviews Menus Restaurant reservations Online […]

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Julee’s Wedding Countdown: DIY Stamp Wedding Invitations

I really wanted our invitations to set the tone of the wedding (fun and laid back) while also reflecting Rahsaan and I as a couple (again, fun and laid back)! I’ve had a love affair with paper since I can remember, which I’m sure is one of the many reasons I became a writer. Stationary, notebooks, handwritten letters and even […]

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Friday Find: Silver Linings (aka The Sweaty Shoe Solution)

It’s H-O-T! Thanks to this massive heat wave sweeping through the central and eastern regions of the country, it literally feelings like a steam room outside. And, every pore of my body is emitting sweat. Gross, but true. One of the most uncomfortable sweat-ridden areas is my feet. Can I get a witness? Don’t you hate when the sweat from […]

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Julee’s Wedding Countdown: Ariel Gordon Wedding Bands

As many of you who have been following me on this amazing journey know, my fiance proposed with a bracelet. And lovely one at that! But now it’s time to talk rings! So, when it came to figuring out what we were going to do in terms of our wedding bands I knew just who to call…Ariel Gordon. Ariel Gordon […]

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Friday Find: Anthropologie Summer Style Picks

There is an Anthropologie a block away from the Real Simple offices and it’s one of my favorite places to visit when I have time to take a lengthy lunch break–which isn’t too often, but enough to sustain my lust for all things Antrho. I usually spend about 10 minutes drooling over the imaginative windows and then move onto all […]

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Julee’s Wedding Countdown: Our “Novel” Wedding Theme

One of the first questions I got after getting engaged (next to “have you set a date?”) was “do you have a theme?” My first reaction was to keep it simple and go with a beach theme since we would be on Martha’s Vineyard. But I quickly nixed it since we chose MV because my fiance’s family owns a house […]

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The Best Weekend-Getaway Shoes

A weekend getaway does not require multiple bags of clothes and shoes. In fact, the only thing that should be weighing you down is the thought of how much fun you’re going to have. So lighten up! The key is to pull together smart, versatile pieces—clothing, yes, but shoes, too. We picked six pairs—two pairs each for a weekend away […]

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