-hey there :) first of all thank you for coming to my blog! i rarely ever talk about myself, i am very private and i just wanted to always be about the fashion. but i am also human, and i know that sharing apart of who you are allows people to connect wit you. it makes sense. i get it. so here we go….
My name is Julia Shardae’ Lewis. I have been a “creative” my ENTIRE LIFE. From drawing, to photography and styling- all the way to planning events and making things happen! It’s the Taurus in me, it’s the drive in me, it’s the GOD in me. Growing up Jamaican… lol a very different household environment. Very loving yet freeing at the same time. I’ve been instilled with a lot of morals and values that I want to pass down to my future children. My grandparents had eight children, then my mom had me, so I was the first born after they moved to that states :)
I was an only child for 10 years, just me and my mommy. Now I have three little best-friends who I would move mountains for. All of our names start with ‘J” -
my heart left to right:
ME, Jayden (15), Justin(12) & Jayla(9)
I graduated from Northern Illinois University with a degree in Speech Pathology. I’m from Chicago, Il by the way. I love food & shopping. That would be my dream job - both of those things lol. I started blogging in 2017, I posted a picture on Instagram one day and it turned into me making a blog! & Yes I have a career outside of this - lol I work for a Real Estate Investment Company // 😉
To My Brown Girls:
I have always been very aware of the issues in society with color-ism. Growing up Chocolate…. I always got the “oh you’re dark” “oh your pretty for a dark-skin girl” “where are you from” (94-2008). Now it’s “your skin is so pretty” “dark-skin is in” “dark-skin is pretty but light skin is more acceptable” “foreign” (2008-2019). Representation is everything. This is why I blog, not only does it bring me peace, but I embrace own my uniqueness and everything that comes with being a woman of color. My friends will tell you - I do not care what people think ——- if I’m happy, that’s all that matters. I want people who follow me, like my clothes and pictures, watch me, my little sister - to feel the same, to embrace who they are and feel beautiful in ANYTHING they decide to wear. Be the change. Be YOU.
SHARE YOUR SOLES//
Give Back 🖤
Also!! It’s VERY important to give back. I love shoes and I know there are people who could use the items I no longer wear or just don’t have a use for anymore. If you’re in Chicago, here are a few locations to drop off for ‘Share Your Soles’:
Wesley’s Shoe Corral
1506 E. 55th St., Chicago, IL 60615
Woodlawn Community School
6657 S. Kimbark Ave., Chicago, IL 60657