Plus; Styling Tips For The Curvy Lady
JULIE D. HARBOUR
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA ~ AGE 52
You know a woman’s got a gift for creating statement-making looks when you are drooling over every outfit on her Instagram page. Meet the stunning, style guru Julie Harbour from my birthplace, sunny California.
You’ll find everything from cool jeans and belts to chic dresses and heels in Julie’s closet. Her eye for fashion is clearly a gift, but since it’s also her true passion, Julie followed her dreams and became a Professional Image Consultant. She now does speaking engagements and has her own blog too!
FCO50: Describe your personal style.
JULIE: I don’t really have a “style”. One of the reasons why my business is named Stylish Paradox, is because my style really is a paradox. Because, you never really know what you’re going to get! However, I do have items that I really love, like high heels, dresses, distressed jeans, statement necklaces, big hoop earrings and uh, converse sneakers.
FCO50: Your style runs from cool track pants to fancy dresses and we love it all! Is there one requirement an outfit must meet before you buy?
JULIE: I used to buy items that I just liked. Well, now it’s a must that I love it and I have to be comfortable wearing it. How can you be confident without feeling comfortable?
FCO50: Can you share a few styling tips for women with your fabulous body type?
JULIE: I found that women such as myself, should dress to flatter their curves. Don’t hide them. It’s important when wearing a two piece outfit to make sure you have your blouse tucked or belted in to accentuate your waist line. A-line and wrap dresses also are very flattering.
FCO50: Where do you like to shop?
New York and Company
FCO50: How do you add Julie’s signature touch to your looks?
JULIE: I love mixing timeless and trendy pieces together, for extra flare and edge.
FCO50: What anti-aging product is on your must-have list?
JULIE: I don’t use any anti-aging products at present, but I probably should start! I was fortunate to have a mother with fabulous skin well into her seventies. So, this skin is ALL genetics.
Dress to flatter your curves, don’t hide them. It’s important when wearing a two piece outfit to make sure you have your blouse tucked or belted in to accentuate your waist line. Julie
I am a wife, mother to six and Gigi to two beautiful little girls.
I began Stylish Paradox a year and a half ago, when my youngest daughter was completing her last year in college. After spending much of my life engulfed in the of raising of children; with prayer and the support of my sister friends, I stepped into my passion and purpose. And what merely started out as image consulting, blossomed into blogging and speaking to young women about how to present themselves to the world.
The mission of Stylish Paradox is to empower women of a certain age to continue to shine and be the best version of themselves, even when society may feel their best years have passed.
Stylish Paradox is also working on building a community over competition – – with other women bloggers to share resources and genuinely support one another in the City of Los Angeles.
You can follow Julie on her blog and social media:
Website ~ Stylish Paradox
Instagram ~ Stylish Paradox
Facebook ~ Stylish Paradox
Twitter ~ StylishJDH
Our sincere thanks to Julie for sharing expert styling advice with our tribe and providing us with oodles of inspirational fashion photos.
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Thanks for taking the journey with us to sunny California, darlings.
Until next time, enjoy your own fashion journey!