Friday, January 30, 2015

January 30 - Grey, Black and Pink

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget
 (Cardigan by Gap (old, similar), Dress by Forever 21 (old, similar), Tights by Gap, Belt by Forever 21 (old, similar), Shoes by H&M (old, similar), Earrings from Etsy (gifted, similar))

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget


Hi everyone!  Happy Friday!


The weather has been so mild here, I've been able to get away with wearing an outfit like this on the regular.  Granted, I bundle up with a scarf while I'm at work since I'm always cold, but it's nice to not have to wear chunky turtlenecks, fleece lined tights and winter boots :)

Any exciting plans for the weekend?
We have friends in town for a double birthday celebration so the festivities will be full-on!  The plans for tonight are open (so anything could happen!) and tomorrow we'll be doing Dine Out Vancouver at Wildebeest ... followed by some bar hopping in Gastown.  Should be fun!  Hope you have a great one, too!

xo jules
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

January 28 - Camel, Stripes, and Red

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget
 (Sweater by J.Crew Factory (old), Pants by H&M (old, similar), Shoes by Forever 21, Necklace by H&M (old, similar)

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget


Yes, I have finally broken away from my burgundy and black obsession!  Stripes always go with red, in my opinion, and I think the camel breaks it up nicely and keeps it from veering too much into sailor territory.  Originally I was going to throw on my faux fur vest but found myself reaching for this statement necklace instead, and I like how it turned out!

(Linking up with Style Elixir, Because Shanna Said So, Mix and Match Fashion, Happiness at Mid-Life)

xo jules
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Monday, January 26, 2015

January 26 - Lace Top & Burgundy Cardigan

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget
(Cardigan by Target (old, similar), Top by Smart Set (sold out, similar, similar), Jeans by Old Navy, Booties by Old Navy (sold out, similar), Necklace by Tiffany & Co., Earrings by Aldo (old, similar)

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

You guys. Ugh.  Last week I picked up a cold from one of my friends on our Tofino trip and five days later I'm still feeling it.  It hasn't really gotten worse, the symptoms are virtually the same, but it just sucks not feeling like yourself.  It's like I'm constantly tired, with a headache and a sore throat.  Normally I am all about taking it easy when I get sick, I am not one of those people who "power through it".  But last week, it was our wedding anniversary, and our friends were still in town, so there was a lot of heaving eating, heaving drinking, and late nights.  Anyways, enough of my sob story & onto the outfit:

This lace top was a holiday sale impulse purchase from Smart Set online for $12.99.  I'm all about the loose fit tops right now (cover that food belly!) and this one is great.  I think I can probably still shrink it a bit and it will fit even better.  The back is sheer which is a nice feature, especially for the summer.  Here I've simply paired it with a cozy cardigan (in what other colour - burgundy), skinny black jeans and my go-to shoe of the moment, these black booties (sold out, similar here).

(Linking up with Style Elixir, Because Shanna Said So)


xo jules
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Friday, January 23, 2015

January 23 - Polka Dot Top & Burgundy Pants

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget
 (Blazer by H&M (old, similar), Top by Forever 21 (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy, Booties by Old Navy (sold out, similar), Necklace by Aldo (old, similar))


jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

I can't stop wearing burgundy and black together (see here & here)!  They are such great winter colours, without being too dark or depressing.  Breaking up the darker tones with a neutral blouse in a fun print is always a good idea - this one is an old Forever 21 purchase with a weird elastic bubble hem that needs to be pulled down constantly, however I still like it!


I hope you all have a great weekend!

xo jules
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January 21 - Bright Orange and Neutrals

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget
 (Blazer by H&M (old, similar), Sweater by Gap (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy, Boots by Aldo (old, similar), Necklace by Joe Fresh (gifted, similar))


jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

T called this my "fancy horse-rider" outfit, lol!  Although, I can't say that I disagree - the tan boots and khaki skinnies do veer dangerously into equestrian territory.  I'm wearing this necklace again, that my friends Nick and Kelsey bought me for Christmas - I just love it!  It kind of goes with everything so you will probably be seeing it a lot more, too.


Anyways, T & I just got back from a 4-day trip to Tofino with friends - it was our first time there and I have to say it was just as amazing as everyone says it is!  If you ever get the chance, go!

(Linking up with Style ElixirHappiness at Mid-Life, Mix and Match Fashion and Putting Me Together)

xo jules
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Monday, January 19, 2015

January 19 - Teal Sweater & Summer Dress

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget
 (Sweater by J.Crew Factory (colour from last year), Dress by Forever 21 (old, similar), Tights by Gap, Booties by Old Navy (sold out, similar), Necklace by Forever 21)


jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

  I love wearing a sweater over a dress in the winter months to get more use out of all my cute summer dresses!  But sometimes it can be tough to find a sweater that will work with the colours, neckline, and shape of the dress.  In this instance, for example, I think the colour and neckline are great, but it would look even better if the sweater were cropped, or nipped  in at the waist like the fit-and-flare dress underneath.  On the other hand, I kind of like how the length of the sweater changed the dress into more of a drop-waist silhouette, which is something I don't have in my closet.  

To see more ways I've worn a sweater over a dress, see here, here and here.

Happy Monday!

xo jules
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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January 14 - Cream Sweater & Olive Skinnies

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget
 Sweater by Gap (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy (old), Shoes by Aldo (old, similar), Scarf by Forever 21 (old, similar), Earrings by Aldo (old, similar)


jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget

I love this Gap sweater (it's old, there's a similar one here) - it's thin and lightweight, yet soft and cozy.  The heathered cream is a great neutral, and the pink details at the wrists and shoulders make it special.  Today I paired it with Old Navy's Rockstar Skinny Cords in Olive, which I've had for a few years.  Personally, I prefer the Mid-Rise fit of their skinnies, but they've only just introduced the style recently.


If you are a regular reader, you know I don't usually wear my hair up, or back.  I'm trying to change that this year and experiment a bit more with my hairstyles (maybe once every week or two?) - this double-French-braid style is inspired by hair goddess Olivia Palmero.

Happy Wednesday!

(Linking up with Style Elixir, Because Shanna Said SoRachel the HatMix and Match FashionHappiness at Mid Life, and Work Clothes, I Suppose)

xo jules
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