Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Casually Cool






(Cardigan by H&M (old, similar), Top by Gap, Pants by Citizens of Humanity (via eBay), Boots by Hunter (via eBay), Bag by Wedding Chicks, Glasses by Firmoo, Necklace by TIffany & Co.) 

This top is one that I picked up at Gap during a recent 40% off sale.  It is super soft and has a nice longer length.  It came in a bunch of other colours too but somehow I managed to restrain myself to only purchasing this one, in Spring's It Colour - mint.  I wore this outfit to work on a Saturday (more casual) when it was supposed to rain and as I recall, it didn't rain at all.  I felt so stupid that I didn't bring a pair of flats to change in to at work and instead was traipsing around in these boots all day for no apparent reason.
This tote is from our wedding; we had them customized from Wedding Chicks and gave them out to each couple at the beginning of the week with some goodies inside.  I used mine every day and I was so happy to see a lot of our guests using them as well.  This outfit is from before I bought this Old Navy tote but I needed a bag big enough to carry all of my things to work!
 
        
xo jules
 
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Sweet






(Jacket no name via eBay (old, similar by Gap), Sweater by Banana Republic (outlet), Dress (worn as a skirt) by Forever 21 (old, similar by ModCloth), Tights by Gap, (sold out, similar by Hue) Boots by Aldo (similar by Steve Madden), Scarf no name via eBay (similar by F21), Purse by Coach (outlet) (old, similar)) 


Good Morning! Happy Monday!

It's a short week this week because of Easter Weekend, and T and I are taking both Friday and Monday as part of the holiday and heading up to the Okanagan to visit my family.  And when we get back, I'll be starting at a new job!  I'm really excited about this one because it's in my field (Arts) and I'll be working in a new-to-me environment - a Fine Art Auction House!

This outfit is kind of sweet, with the flared skirt & bow print.  It's almost the exact outfit I wore to my bridal shower in December, but I didn't get any pictures of that, so here we are!  I love the idea of topping a dress with a sweater to create a two-piece look, it really adds to the variety of outfits you can make with a dress, which can sometimes get boring on it's own.

Anyways, here's to a great (short) week!
         
xo jules
 
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Friday, April 11, 2014

Cute as a Button





(Cardigan by Target (sold out, similar from F21), Top by H&M (old, similar by Jacob), Jeans by Gap, Shoes by Urban Outfitters (old, similar in silver)) 

Hiya! Happy Friday!
Are we all happy it's almost the weekend?  Working on Saturdays definitely has its downsides, but Friday still feels like a good day in my book.  Tonight T is going to be out, and I can't decide what I want to do with myself - stay late at work for a nice dinner, go shopping, paint my nails & peruse Pinterest, go to the gym ... or what I know I should be doing ... writing the rest of our Thank You cards from the wedding!  I just bought a new nail polish colour perfect for Spring, Cute as a Button by Essie, so in all likelihood tonight I'll be painting my nails & pinning ... maybe with a few Thank Yous in there too!
I hope you all have a happy weekend!

         
xo jules
 
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Monday, April 7, 2014

Dress it Up





(Cardigan by Gap (similar), Dress by Banana Republic (outlet) (similar, similar), Tights by Gap, Boots by Aldo (similar), Earrings by Aldo (similar)) 

Remember last week when I said I forced myself to wear a dress after wanting nothing more than to wear pants every.single.day?  Well, here it is - my attempt at a Spring(ish) outfit on a cold & rainy day.  We've had some more sunny days lately, which is awesome obviously, but I am stumped about how to wear dresses and skirts when it's too cold for bare legs, yet tights seem too wintery.  I was looking at some photos of what I wore this time last year, and came across this pic of me wearing a very summery dress, but with grey tights.  Something about it resonated with me (the grey isn't so 'heavy' and 'wintery' looking) and I think I'll try it out again this week.
         
xo jules
 
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Alternatives







(Jacket by Le Chateau, Sweater by Joe Fresh (similar), Pants by Citizens of Humanity, Scarf by Urban Outfitters (similar), Shoes by Urban Outfitters (similar in silver)) 

For a while, I doubted whether or not these Citizens of Humanity twill pants were a wise purchase.  I bought them off eBay and thought they were jeans when I did (the description did say jeans after all), but I like that they are casually work-appropriate (at least for me) and a nice alternative for jeans.  The rich dark blue hue is close to a dark denim colour, saturated, but at the same time, clearly not denim.  I just bought another pair of pants as a jeans-alternative - the Old Navy Rockstar Zip-Pocket Pants in Grey Charles.  I wasn't expecting to keep them, just adding them to my online bag to qualify for free shipping when all I really wanted was this tote (which, by the way, is amazeballs).  But I tried these pants on, and they fit really well (no hemming necessary!) and when I asked T for his opinion he was more vocal about liking them than he usually is. FYI, when I purchased them they were on sale for $30.00 (regular $39.94) and the tote was on sale for $20 (regular $30.94 at oldnavy.ca, but sold out - regular $39.94 at oldnavy.com).

I hope you have a happy weekend!


         
xo jules
 
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Pop






(Jacket by Le Chateau, Sweater by Gap (similar), Jeans by Gap, Boots by Aldo (similar), Scarf by Forever 21 (similar)) 

Yesterday my friend Kelsey invited me to a pop-up shop in Chinatown that a friend of hers from fashion school was putting on.  It's called Obviously Chic and as well as being an online store, they do pop-ups and shows all across Canada.  They had so many cute things and I definitely recognized a few "blogger favourites" - like this ampersand T and some of these sayings.  I purchased a super cute stack of bracelets in gold/pearly white/diamond shades that can be worn all together, separately or a couple at a time - for only $18!  I don't normally wear bracelets but I have a feeling these will be getting into the rotation pretty quickly!

Happy April!

         
xo jules
 
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Monday, March 31, 2014

Blues






(Sweater by J.Crew Factory (similar), Pants by H&M (similar), Shoes by Vince Camuto (outlet), Necklace by H&M (similar)) 


Well hello there!  Welcome to another week!
To update you on Friday's post, I had a chance to get to Gap to try on their Ultra Skinny Pants. They were having a 40% off everything sale, so I tried on a few other things as well ...  The fit of the US wasn't amazing so I didn't buy them and will continue my search for a pair of full-length black skinny pants I can wear to work.  I did end up buying a couple of super-soft basic shirts from Gap that were $10 and $6 with the discount - score!


         
xo jules
 

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