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!
I can’t help but get all warm and fuzzy inside when I think of Toms shoes. The wildly successful company founded by (super cute) Blake Mycoskie is known for its buy-a-pair-give-pair program–where with every pair of Toms shoes sold the company donates a pair of shoes to a child in need somewhere in the world. Amazing and inspiring!
In celebration of the Spring (although it’s sadly still cold here in the northeast), I want to share with you one of my favorite jewelry collections…PONO by Joan Goodman. Anytime I see..hold…or wear one of these stunning Italian resin pieces it instantly puts a smile on my face. Checkout the items below and you’ll see why.
I want to thank everyone who weighed in on whether I should wear a short wedding dress or keep traditional with a long gown (most of you were pro-short). In the end, I decided on a long dress (thanks partly to my mother who would have died if I–her first born daughter–was given away in a “sundress”).
Thanks to my alma mater–The University of Richmond (VA)– men’s basketball team making it to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen this past weekend, I have been feeling a lot of pride for my good ‘ol school! I think I’ve worn my favorite “U of R” sweatshirt every other day for the past week (after work, of course).