Get the Look: Fourth of July Fashion Inspiration

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It's that time of year again—the time where we all gather around the BBQ with our friends and family to celebrate one of my most favorite holidays: the 4th of July!! Whether you are at the beach soaking up the sun, or having a backyard bash, you are going to want to be the best dressed person in attendance, right? Well, let's just make it clear right now, there is a fine line between being fashionably festive versus over the top and obnoxious, and it is a line we do NOT want to cross. Luckily... Read More

6 Runway Shoes and Their Affordable Counterparts

Whether you like it or not, flatforms aren't going anywhere for a bit. That being said, you might as well test out this fun footwear look while you still can. Instead of spending a full paycheck on the Donna Karen pair, save some cash and grab the equally (if not more) adorable Matiko ones. If you recall, I have already discussed my obsession with sneaker wedges in a previous post. Yet I still haven't made the jump and bought myself a pair. I just couldn't seem to justify dropping that much cash... Read More

New Versatile 2012 Sseko Sandals

  Being a new Seattlite, by way of Maui, I've been dying to get my puppies into some stunning sandals again. It really doesn't rain all that much here, right? Wrong. But since it's officially summer here in the Emerald City—and before it rains again—here is my pick for the hottest summer sandal. The best thing about Sseko (pronounced SAY-KO) Design Sandals are the 13, yes THIRTEEN, different ways to tie your sandals—and the inspiring story behind Sseko. "Sseko Designs uses fashion to provide... Read More

Trend Spotted: Sweet Scalloped Hems

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Sweet sweet scallops, oh how I love you! The scalloped hem has been hitting the blogosphere hard, and I am so incredibly hooked. It is such a fun trend for summer, especially when paired with pastel colors. Whether you rock a pair of scalloped shorts with a crop top, or a scalloped blazer for a day at the office—you'll be sure to be on top of the latest and cutest trend around. Be careful, fashion photographers may stop you on the street to snap a picture! Chloé scalloped halter neck bikini found... Read More

Trend Spotted: Dainty Jewelry


Last summer was all about arm parties, loads of rings on each finger, multiple necklaces and an overall, overload of jewelry. This summer, peoples jewelry choices are much more dainty, ladylike, and simple. I am all in for this upcoming trend, as my arms have been a bit exhausted from holding up a bevy of bangles and baubles. What do you guys think of this upcoming jewelry trend? (Images found: here & here)

Embellish with Hair Jewelry

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Thanks to Rodarte and their 2012 fashion show, a new hair trend was born. Of course the clothes were unbelievable (as they always are), yet what really caught the eyes of the fashionable onlookers was the beautiful clustered gold stars adorning the models' hair. Upon seeing those fabulous glittering metal combs, I knew that hair jewelry would soon be on the rise. It looks as if I was right, because hair jewels are in all the stores! Would you rock this fun new hair trend? I know I would. Privileged... Read More

Get the Celebrity Swimwear Look!!

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With summer practically here, some of our favorite celebs are already spending the majority of their days on the beach and in their adorable summer suits. As we see them prancing in the sand with some of the hottest bikinis of the season, and our first thought is "where can I get it". I hand picked four of my favorite celeb swimwear choices of 2012, and found out where all of us normal folk can buy them for ourselves! Let me know if there is anything else you have seen on a celebrity that you are... Read More

Welcome Back, Pointed Toe Shoes!


Pointy shoes have been spending the past few years taking refuge in the back of our closets. Once they went out of style, people were swapping out their "court shoes" for slouchy motorcycle boots and chunky sky high heels. A thing of the past, so we thought! Trends are always changing and shoes are no exception to this rule. Let's all just hope and pray we saved some of those already-been-worn pointed toe stilettos, because this shoe style is back with a vengeance. GLOW patent bow point court shoes... Read More

5 Adorable Bathing Suit Coverups Under $50

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Just because you are going to the beach, doesn't mean you have to throw all fashion out the window. For me personally, I love dressing for the beach! Why wouldn't I? I get to rock a cute new suit, a fun beachy coverup, a pair of fabulous sandals, and an over-sized beach bag. Lately I have been on a search for tons of fun, summer ready, swimsuit coverups & have been more than pleased with what I have found! Here are 5 of my favorite coverups that aren't only fashionable, but wallet-friendly too!... Read More

Julep Loves Instagram

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Inspiration is the key to greatness, so they say, and we here at Julep love getting inspired. One of our favorite places to go when looking for a bit of creative inspiration is Instagram! We love to see what people are doing these days with their nails, and we also love sharing our nail art designs with all of our Insta-friends as well. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @JulepMaven to see which nail of the day we are currently sporting! Here our 6 of our personal favorite nail artists on Instagram:

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