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

Vineyard Vines Launches Swimwear

  Our favorite preppy clothing line–Vineyard Vines– is expanding poolside with the launch of their first ever swimwear collection!   As of today, you can browse and purchase the small collection of separates on the Vineyard Vines website. Many of the bikini and tankini pieces can be mix and match for a bit of a preppy twist!   What do […]

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Friday Find: Elk Accessories & Clothing

I’m on bit of an Australian kick after my polka dot post yesterday inspired by Australian Fashion Week and my Friday Find about Australia based accessories company– Goldenink a few weeks ago.


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Get Spotted In Polka Dots!

You should get spotted in one of the season’s most charming trends…polka dots!


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Day-at-the-Beach (or Pool) Accessories for Under $50

  Before you hit the beach or the pool this season, remember your essentials: cover-up, sandals, beach bag, sunglasses, hat, and a wrap/scarf.   These picks are all under $50—which means you may be able to indulge in a few options!     J.Crew gauze beach dress, $48   Roxy beach blanket cover-up, $46 Victoria's Secret off-the-shoulder cover-up, $29.50   […]

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Friday Find: Style Firm

Finding the motivation to workout is one of my daily challenges. Can I get a witness?

However, as cheesy as it may sound, I find that a cute (and functional) gym outfit helps! So, I was especially excited when a friend told me about Style Firm.



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Last Minute Gift Ideas For Mother’s Day…

  This is for anyone who is still in need of a great Mother's Day gift (you know who you are)!   Our fantastically fabulous friend Robert Verdi has compiled a list of wonderful gifts for every type of mom (from the Mom-On-The-Go to the Bombshell Mom)—and at every price point!   Checkout this fun video for all the details… […]

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The Season’s Best Espadrilles Under $100

Espadrilles have come a long…and stylish way from their humble beginnings during the 1800s in the Pyrenees mountains. Can you believe these warm weather standbys used to be considered peasant shoes?

Now you can find just about any variation of espadrille–from casual to classy and low sandals to sky high wedges. And according to Yahoo, both flat and wedge espadrilles are the season’s must-have shoes!


Here is a roundup of the season’s best espadrilles for under $100


Nine West Lazar espadrille, $99




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Start Your Summer Reading List In Style

It’s time to start compiling your list of summer reads and boy do I have a great pick for you…

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Friday Finds: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Our mothers deserve the world! But since we can’t buy the world or gift wrap it–I think these fine picks will do the trick!


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10 Ways To Brighten Up Your Look For Under $50

Bring on the color!

Spring has sprung! So in celebration–here are 10 high voltage pieces to add to your wardrobe this season. Go from ho-hum to OH-WOW! And all for under $50!

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