Stylish Paradox: 2017’s Best

This wasn’t the best year for the United States or the world, as I’m sure most of you would agree.  But, there were amazing garments!  This post shares with you in my opinion, 2017’s best for Stylish Paradox.  Not to be trivial, but I’d just like to focus on something a little lighter because I know we’ve all been a little stressed out with the news and such.  Let’s pray for peace in 2018.  For real, y’all.  NO lol.

Here goes:

JANUARY

Who What Wear Collecton

 

 

FEBRUARY

Fit for my Valentine’s date

MARCH

Don’t sleep on Kohl’s – I love this jumpsuit

APRIL

Plaid Jumpsuit from New York and Company

MAY

Mixing it up from H&M

JUNE

Dramatic LBD from New York and Company

JULY

Feminine and Edgy – Photo taken by my baby girl, Ashleigh.

AUGUST

This outfit says FUN!

SEPTEMBER

 

Loved this dress from Who What Wear. But I loved the shoes from Shoeland and the purse from Melboteri.

OCTOBER

Loved collaborating with Misook for this look. Classy with edge.

NOVEMBER

Ankara Skirt Love. Bought this beauty from a local boutique.

DECEMBER

Loved everything about this look; from the colors, the bag (Italisan) and shoes (Aldo). And yes, the suit is from Who What Wear. They win the award for most worn designer in 2017, lol!

What were your favorite outfits on the blog in 2017?  Please drop a note in the comments below!

I appreciate each and everyone of you!

Until next time, love and light!

Julie

TER4JCP: Heaven Tuxedo Review

 

I bought a tuxedo from the Tracee Ellis Ross TER4JCP Collection!

Rarely do I get excited about famous folks.  I think it’s because I was born and raised in Tinseltown and it’s pretty ordinary to see and interact with actors, musicians and the like, while living in LA.  So why get excited when you have famous neighbors? Lol!

However, there are a handful of “these” types that I admire for different reasons.  The actress and comedian, Tracee Ellis Ross, happens to be one of them.  She is amazing at her craft, an activist and smart.  But let me tell y’all…her sense of style is off the charts!

When I caught wind that she was partnering with JCPenney to share a clothing line of her making, I knew I had to check it out!

When her collection dropped in the JCPenney stores November 12th, I had already done my research and knew what items I wanted.  I was stoked by the fact that her pieces were affordable, yet super cute!

For this post, I’m sharing the Heaven Tuxedo Jacket and the Heaven Tuxedo Pants. The jacket is fitted with the classic satin lapels and satin covered buttons at the cuff.  It also has light padding in the shoulders and is double vented in the back.  You might want to go up a size, because the fit is a little snug.  The pants have the classic satin stripe down the side and are wide legged, which compliment my frame.

This suit is perfect for special occasions, and unless something changes, I’ll probably be wearing this baby for New Year’s Eve with a shimmering blouse!

Hope you’re having a fabulous week, lovelies!  Until next time, love and light!

Julie

SHOP MY STYLE

Heaven Tuxedo Jacket & Heaven Tuxedo Pants – Tracee Ellis Ross for JCPenney // Plaid Shirt (similar) – Goodwill Industries (old) // Michael Kors Tie (similar) – The Hubbs Closet // Red Shoes – Aldo // Clutch (similar) and Hoop Earrings – Forever 21 // Images by Nichole Alex Photography

Soft Surroundings: Stylish Paradox Gift Picks for 2017

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I know everyone had a great Thanksgiving, right?  My goal is to treat everyday like it is Thanksgiving; with gratitude for God’s blessings.

We’ve got another holiday around the corner, so you know what that means…gift giving!!! And I believe accessories are an outfits best friend!

I’ve joined forces with Soft Surroundings to share two beautiful gift items that you could give your Mom, BFF, sister, colleague, or even your client!

The Fresca Necklace Multi-textured, whimsical, fresh and fun.  This piece is made of glass, beads and silky bows.  So unique!

The Centenario CuffShiny, gold.  This piece is handmade by artisans with hammered metal.

Soft Surroundings is currently offering a $25 gift card with a $150 purchase.  Check out the website, it has soooo many great things!

You’ll be hearing from me soon, lovelies…and more consistently!

Love y’all!

Julie

 

 

 

 

My Fluttering Heart and Shoulders! Who What Wear Does It Again

I guess you could say, I pretty much adore everything from the Who What Wear Collection.  My heart (and shoulders) are fluttering!

Seriously, this collection is one of the reasons I try to stay out of Target because it’s pretty much a wrap if I walk through their doors!  And I should let you know, the prices are affordable.

This Flutter Shoulder Dress that’s getting a lot of wear from me right now, is everything! So feminine, floral and perfect for the Cali fall weather.

So, you’ve been warned.  Once you start with this line, you’ll be hooked!  Believe me.

Until next time, love and light!

Julie

SHOP MY LOOK

Flutter Shoulder Dress – Who What Wear Collection // Hardy Hand Waxed Boots – Leon Max Official // Similar Tote Bag – BCBG // Similar Earrings – J. Crew // Zebrawood & Maple Watch – JORD //Photography by Nichole Alex

Italy + Artisan = THE “ITALISAN” HANDBAG

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Mama’s got a brand new bag, and it is absolutely stunning!

I just had to use a few words from rhythm and blues singer, James Brown to describe my fabulous new handbag from Italisan!  There are no embellishments or exaggeration here, when I say this bag takes my breath away.

Made in Italy for the refined American woman, The Lucia Clutch comes in three colors: Satin Black, Pearl White and my color of choice, Sunset Coral.

Beautifully crafted, flowers adorn the bag in 3D fashion.  She is even more lovely in person.

Lucia was a my favorite outfit accessory during my annual birthday dinner with the Hubbs!

Stylish Paradox readers get free shipping by using “julie10” at checkout.

Until next time, love and light!

Julie