“Dream. Believe. Achieve” is the motto that pushed Julie Sariñana, from the fashion blog Sincerely Jules, to become not only one of fashion’s influencers but a business woman.
Born in Durango, Mexico and raised in sunny Los Angeles, California, Julie grew up with creativity all around her. Her two sisters designers for Barbie, her brother an artist, her mother a thrift store owner and her father a tailor. Mix all that creativity with living in one of the most inspirational cities, it was inevitable that Julie would describe herself as the “creative type.”
Julie began her fashion blog in 2009, while studying at FIDM Los Angeles, as an outlet to express herself creatively, she said in a Q&A blog post. It’s very important to her that she posts things that she is passionate about and truly loves. Being creative with her posts and photography makes it much more eye-catching, she said.
Shop Sincerely Jules is an online store, and addition to her blog, where she sells t-shirts, jeans, sweatshirts, jackets, and other pieces with catchy sayings and designs such as Dream Believe Achieve, Never stop dreaming, and the widely famousCÉLFIE. The online store has had so much success leading celebrities, such as Kendall Jenner and Ashley Tisdale, wearing and promoting the “CÉLFIE” t-shirt.
She has inspired many women across the globe, including myself, to dream big, believe in yourself, and achieve your goal. I was lucky enough to run into Julie on a Sunday evening last year at a café. I was standing in line to order my go-to vanilla latte when I noticed Julie from across the room.
My heart dropped! I knew I had to introduce myself and talk to her but I was very nervous. This might not seem that amazing to you but just imagine running into one of your role models. I mean hello, this is one busy person who I’ll probably never come across again, I thought. Finally I got the guts to go up to her and left my spot from waiting in line.
“Are you Sincerely, Jules?” I asked, somehow forgetting to approach her with her actual name.
She was the sweetest person I had ever met and definitely what I expected her to be. We managed to talk about so many topics within 10 minutes. I told her that she was my one of my role models and has inspired me in so many ways: confidence, style, career choice, and most importantly, to dream bigger, believe in myself, and achieve my goals.
Her humbleness and gratitude was expressed through her facial expressions and words of encouragement to me. It was definitely a moment I will forever cherish. I have been following her motto while trying to create my very own and it has brought me to many wonderful opportunities.
“It’s very nice to meet the people who follow your life through social media and talk to them on a one-on-one level and hear stories about their life and how I’ve inspired them, is I think the icing on the cake” she said in the Sincerely Jules Makeover at the Sebastian Hair Emergency Event video.
Thank you Jules for inspiring me. And thank you to the person who was behind me for allowing me to get back in line for the sake of my vanilla latte.