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Fitness

2 Easy Steps To Beautiful Biceps

A few weeks ago, you met my trainer Erica Hood from Body By Simone when she taught us some killer moves for our glutes. This week, Erica is sharing her recipe for bona fide biceps.

These bands create a resistance that when used correctly can help build strength, improve posture and balance. Erica and I have been using them to tone my arms using the two movements below. If you don’t already have the bands, you can buy them here.

2 Easy Steps To Beautiful Biceps

Position: Start standing with both feet in the center of the band. 

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Fashion

Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head

Rain, rain… don’t go away! I just found the perfect outfit! Finding the perfect weatherproof wardrobe is so much fun due to the pretty spring color-palette and my love for layering. There’s no need to get too bundled, so we have more wiggle room with light toppers and casual dresses. After some successful online shopping I was able to score some boots, umbrellas and other rain day essentials that are just begging to take on a puddle.

Click the item below for all the adorable details!

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Sign Up For More Jules

This website has given me such a great opportunity to communicate with my fans and discover new ideas and interests. I have not only learned more about you all, but I’ve also learned new things about myself! I feel it’s time to take things to the next level by opening up the lines of communication even more. Starting April 29th, on the last Friday of every month I’ll be sending out a special newsletter for those of you who sign up. I’ll never share your email address or information with anyone, so no need to worry about receiving random spam (at least not from me!).

By signing up, you’ll receive exclusive content, special announcements, and surprise giveaways only found in the newsletter. We’ll talk beauty, fitness, health, travel, trends and much, much more. If you’ve got a great idea, story, or question, feel free to send it my way by emailing me at askjuleshough@gmail.com. I love hearing from you!

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Inspired

Coming Soon!

Next week, I will have some fun new changes and updates over at the Jules Headquarters! I’ve been working really hard to branch out and bring some variety to the way we talk to each other. Continue Reading

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Inspired

How To Get (And Stay!) Motivated

When it comes to making new healthy habits, most often the hardest part of following through is getting started. If you’re not used to it, just the thought of working out or meal planning can be exhausting. What has helped me get up and at it when I wasn’t feeling particularly motivated was planning ahead, anticipating my needs, and staying organized.

I’m not a fan of depravation of any kind. If I need a lazy day — I’m taking one! If I want to destroy a bag of chips — consider them gone! It’s all about living a balanced life. That said, on most days I make choices that are good for my body from the inside out. It’s not always easy, but it makes me feel better in the long run.

If you have motivating advice for Audrey, Nikaila, or Angela, please share in the comments!

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Home Decor

DIY Upcycled Chair with Mr. Kate

I’m constantly on the look out for unique home furnishings that wouldn’t be found elsewhere. I personally love going to someone’s home and seeing their personality reflected through their decor. This “trash to treasure” chair DIY from the super creative Mr. Kate is the perfect plan to create a piece that is authentically you. The branches on the back of the chair are beyond brilliance! I also love the gold chain details. The possibilities here are endless. Try your local thrift store or ask around to see if anyone has something in their garage. It’s surprising how much stuff people stash away and forget about.

Are you into this chair challenge?

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Jules

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Fashion

The “It” Shoe For Spring

The shoe du jour is definitely the lace-up flat. These cute shoes have popped up everywhere and nearly every store carries their own versions. I am a major fan for many reasons — for one, this style can instantly elevate any outfit. For instance, if you’re wearing a basic tee and cropped jeans or shorts by adding a splash of fun with these shoes in one snap you’ve gone from blah to boom. Plus, they go with pretty much anything! I’d love to see them with a sun or peasant dress, any style of shorts, leggings, jeans… Actually, I can’t think of anything they wouldn’t go with. Continue Reading

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Beauty

Ask Jules: Beauty Edition Part 2

Having a clear complexion is more than merely a surface situation. I know when I have a monster blemish I tend to be more standoff-ish and a little less confident. I can’t help but wonder when talking to someone, “Are they looking at me, or are they looking at my pimple?!”

Feeling good about my skin and appearance gives me an added sense of security. Like so many of you, I have tried endless amounts of products and treatments. The fact is, we all have different chemistry; it’s not a one-potion-fixes-all situation.

Sometimes in tougher cases it’s better to have a professional guide us in the right direction. The same can be said about make-up application. It’s not always about having the perfect red lip. Some of us weren’t blessed with a full brow and by filling it in, we feel like the better version of us. I say, whatever it takes to help you feel stronger, more confident and happier is what you should seek!

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Jules

Dear Julianne,

First of all you are my role model and I am so glad you started your website.  I read something new on it everyday and it always inspires me.  Anyways, my face has been looking really dry, and yours just looks amazing. I was wondering if you had any suggestions on getting a smoother softer face?  If you have any, I am dying to know! 

Thank you so much!

Much Love,
Josie
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Fitness

3 Moves To Work Your Glutes!

When it comes to tightening up the bod, trainer Erica Hood at Body By Simone has all the right moves! Last week, Erica taught me a great exercise to tone the hamstrings and glutes. This one can be done at home or in the gym. All you’ll need is a squishy rubber ball. You can find one here!

I’ll let Erica show you how it’s done. You’ll have to let me know if you give this a try!


3 Moves To Work Your Glutes

Position: Start on all fours and place the ball behind your knee.
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Inspired

Challenge: Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

“I’m going to leave the harshest review as soon as I get to my car!” an overly-caffeinated girl shouted across one of my favorite coffee spots on her way out. Yikes.

I regularly visit this café because everything is delicious, the cheery sitting area is always clean and available, and the baristas are the absolute best. The thought of someone trash talking my happy place based on one service slip-up bummed me out. It got me thinking about reviews. It seems like most people are compelled to review something only when they’ve been disappointed. I’ve been a regular at this place for a while now and until this moment, sharing my positive experience here didn’t occur to me. Continue Reading