Fashion, Life

Looking back on 2016, in blinged out bell bottoms

Happy New Year darlings!  I hope you lovelies had a wonderful holiday! There’s nothing more inspiring than a fresh new year. This sentimental time reminds me to return to the good ol’ faithful intention, of appreciating every moment. And maybe cutting back on tortilla chips and wine…nothing’s perfect:)  Some highlights of my past year; celebrating my amazing daddy’s 70th birthday, spending a lavishy lazy week in Mexico with my husband, standing up in a close friend’s (and my XOXO photographer!) wedding, attending 2 more KISS shows to add to my rock wife resume, visiting San Francisco with my love, and Texas with my girlfriends.  I am so thankful for these experiences, and most importantly, the people I am blessed to share them with. I know it sounds cliche, but my husband truly is my best friend, and everyday with him just gets better.  My family and my girlfriends also mean everything to me, as well as my big black cat:)

I am very excited for XOXO to continue to grow in 2017!  Year 2 into blog life, I am slowly beginning to feel confident in finding my voice.  I appreciate everyone who has ever taken the time to read my posts. Although this blog is strictly “for fun” at this stage, having the support of readers (outside my parents and husband), is very encouraging to me.  A goal for the new year, is to include more yoga and fitness stories, including instructional videos.  When I launched my blog, I intended fitness to be the focus, considering that is my actual profession!  But my love of fashion quickly dominated the site…I will aim for a better balance moving forward.  What would y’all like to see more of? Suggestions are always welcome and appreciated!

And now for a little snow bunny style.  These dreamy embellished jeans are by Alice and Olivia.  Turtleneck and furry flair from my favorite local shop, Mulberry and Me.  White ankle boots by Rag and Bone. Booties are everywhere, but the bright white shade is an unexpected twist.  Gucci dionysus handbag, that I still can’t quite believe I own (thank you Husband!) All photos taken by my go to gal, Olivia Szwarc.

Decide now that 2017 is going to be ridiculously great.  Choose to be happy. Treat others the way you want to be treated.  Always remember that mean people suck, and try your best not to suck.  Choose to take care of yourself.  If you look good, you feel good.  Chase your dreams, in really cute outfits.

Sending so much love to everyone reading this!


Julz Chez

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  • Reply Elizabeth VerBeke January 3, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Julzxoxo I love your blog! And to think, you are the one “ice cream-loving gal” that fed Jonah (now 21) and I discovered he can tolerate dairy! Girl, I love your style! And although I’m old, I try to add a few of your fashion trends into my closet!

    • Reply Julie Chez January 5, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      You are too sweet! Thank you so much! Age smage…you can rock whatever you want hottie! XOXO!

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