What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

The Beautiful Life


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Julie Houts/@jooleeloren

By day, Julie Houts seems (to me) to have it all. She works as a designer at J.Crew, designing tops (“only the woven tops, no knits, no sweaters”) and dresses (“but not suiting dresses, or knit or sweater dresses.”) By night, though, she exposes her inner insecurities (and many of ours as well) in her wildly-funny, self-aware Instagram @jooleeloren.

Houts is brilliantly, convincingly self-deprecating. Not in a “look at me, I’m so humble, please tell me how great I am” way, but more in a “I wonder when all these chic people around me will realize I’m secretly an uncool 12 year old trapped in a semi-adult body?” I love, love, LOVE her humor, and I wish I had 1/5 of her talent. At anything.

And she not only perfectly represents many insecurities faced by women, she also nails to the wall the fantastical fashionistas around which she works every day. AND THEY LOVE HER FOR IT. The woman is a magical creature and must be cloned immediately.

All images property of Julie Houts/@jooleeloren.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

18 thoughts on “The Beautiful Life

  1. Some real cute art. Enjoyable this Easter Sunday.

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  2. Never knew about this artist! Thanks! Too fun! Will be on the lookout for more – thanks!! Super fun post!!!

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  3. Charming illustrations coupled with sharp satirical wit is just perfection.

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  4. I have to start following her. Immediately! Hilarious and frightening at the same time. I imagine some of those are not too far from real life.

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  5. Love the Pillars of Smugness.

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  6. so hilarious! the coachella was so funny and true. followed her instagram page right away

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  7. These are absolutely amazing. What an great sense of humor, and cool art style! Totally now a fan.

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