new year new you

Color You Happy: 5 Nearly-Free Ways To Spruce Up A Room With A Bit Of Color!

Re-decorating should be just as fun, cheap, and easy as changing up your nail polish. Well guess what — it can be. Try these five quick and cost-effective color-friendly tips to give your home some new life. … More »


5 Paychecks To A Better Makeup Bag

Real talk: when it comes to shopping, a single, professional lady’s eyes are usually bigger than her stomach. I am not just referring to coveting $250 sandals that you really don’t need. I’m taking about the way we try to tackle huge style or beauty problems all at once. We watch too many chick flick… More »


Style Resolution: Get Dressed Every Day

OK, I know this sounds less like a grown-up style resolution and more like something a mom would put on her kindergartner’s daily chore chart, so let me explain. 

I write for The Frisky from my apartment in Portland, and working from home gives a person certain sartorial freedoms that you don’t get… More »


5 Purchases I’m Going To Make This Year That Will Make Me Feel Rich

The key to not feeling poor, I’ve discovered, is choosing the right things to spend your money on. I skip cable and splurge on fancy dinners. I deny myself cab rides so I can get weekly pedicures. It’s all about making financial choices that make me feel good. If you are reading this right now,… More »


Style Resolution: Dress Like An Adult

My name is Julie, and I have a problem: I don’t know how to dress like an adult.

Maybe I should have listened when my mom warned that becoming a vegetarian at age 13 would stunt my growth. Even if she was wrong, I’m only 5 feet tall. And this has presented some… More »


50 Teeny Tiny Ways To Make Your House A Lot More Fabulous

January is New Year, New You month here at The Frisky, and one of our resolutions was to take some teeny tiny steps to be more fabulous. Next up? Let’s give our living spaces the fabulous treatment too. Here are 50 easy, affordable ways to make your living space better reflect your fabulous self… … More »


A New Skincare Regimen To Ensure 2012 Is Your Glowing-est Year Ever

With all of the new colors, formulas, and innovations that have stepped out onto the makeup scene in the past few months, it can be all too easy to let your basic skincare fall to the wayside. If you’re a beauty fiend, the kind of person who enjoys nothing more than the dewy first swipe… More »


Ask A Stylist: What Pieces Do I Really Need To Buy?

Earlier this week stylist Stefany Mohebban raided my closet and helped me find some hot, new looks hiding in my existing wardrobe. While she was working magic on my wardrobe, I asked her to take a peek and tell me what I was missing. I always try to shop for stuff I need, but I… More »


5 Style Resolutions I’ve Already Achieved In My Journey Towards Positive Self-Esteem

Tasked with writing about my style resolution for 2012, I puzzled for awhile, trying to come up with some trend I wanted to try or a bad style habit I wanted to break. Everything I thought up I realized I had done already, mostly in the recent past. So instead of writing about the new… More »


Ask A Stylist: How To Find New Outfits In Your Existing Wardrobe

It’s a new year, and I’m a new me, well at least in some ways. I’ve vowed to make the first move on occasion and learn how to be kinder to myself. The final frontier is my personal style. Instead of dealing with the stuff in my closet that I don’t know how to wear,… More »


5 Genres Of Books To Try Reading In 2012

New Year, New You at The Frisky has focused on ways to improve our outward appearance by dressing more adventurously, dragging our doughy carcass to spin class, and upping the fabulosity quotient. It’s also explored how to grow in relationships and at work through standing up for ourselves, being more productive, and making the first move. More »


6 Tips To A Cleaner Closet

You have too much stuff, girl. And worse than that, you don’t even know what you have. Figure that out, and declutter your life, by cleaning out and organizing your closet. Don’t worry! We’ll show you how!

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9 Not-So-Hard Tips For A More Productive 2012

Your plan to get your taxes done early has gone out the window. You consistently feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day, between friends, work, eating and sleeping. And, oh yeah, that knitting project you started in 2008 is never going to get done. That’s because you aren’t living your life as… More »


10 Ways We’ll Stand Up For Ourselves In 2012

I might sound bold on The Frisky, writing opinionated pieces about marriage equality and abortion rights.

In real life, though? I’m more like the cat that runs underneath the bed when thunder claps. Confrontation, expressing anger and all-around rocking-the-boat aren’t really my thing. I repeatedly bite off more than I can chew, get… More »


How To Make 2012 The Year For Long, Strong, Healthy Hair

Let’s be honest, the way your hair looks can make or break your day. Ladies who wear short styles aren’t entirely exempt from the universal bad hair day, but the odds are more for than against them. Once your hair hits shoulder length, it tends to have a mind of its own. Longer hair is… More »


Girl Talk: Are New Friends More Exciting Than Old Friends?

The other night, I met a fellow writer at a dinner party. I’d read her work and followed her online but had no idea what she was really like. I think I assumed because she’s 10 years younger than me and, in my mind, part of the “cool” crowd, that we wouldn’t get along, but… More »


An Inner Monologue During My First Spin Class In … Let’s Just Say Many, Many Months

Alright. Back in the saddle. Literally. It’s been how long? Shudder. Let’s not go there. I’m turning a new leaf. Ew, that sounds like a cheesy ladymag article. Let’s just call it what it is: I’m out of shape and suddenly have a desire to live longer. Exercise is the key to hotness and longevity. More »


My Dating Resolution: Make The First Move

In the interest of beginning the year with a little self-reflection, I’ve taken some time to ponder the state of my love life. The landscape is as such: lots of nice guys on the horizon. I said horizon. They are watching me from a distance. Sniffing around my way. Saying howdy. Scuffling away without writing… More »


Style Resolution: Dress More Adventurously!

You can’t tell just by looking at me, but I live and breathe fashion. I follow all the right blogs, know all the right names, and stalk Style.com like a savant. I whittle away days on the internet amassing perfunctory “wishlists” of items I will never be able to afford, and I have forgone meals… More »


Bad Excuses Not To Go To Yoga

So, this morning I posted a lengthy essay about my history with exercise and my determined desire to commit to going to yoga three times a week. And then this appears on my Tumblr dashboard. At first, I was like, “Hello, I do not NEED any more excuses not to go to yoga!” But then… More »


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