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10.13.2018 + Thanksgiving Weekend Recap

10.13.2018

Jules in Flats - October Outfits (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - October Outfits (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)


Hi everyone!

It was so nice to get away last weekend and enjoy some time with my family.  We drove up Friday after work (it's about a 5 hour drive, 6 with traffic which there always is on a long weekend!).  We've started listening to podcasts on these drives, as T finds them more interesting than just music.  This time, we started Serial Season 3 and also listened to a couple of episodes of The Rewatchables (Jurassic Park, Mission Impossible, Step Brothers and Wedding Crashers).  Even though there are SO many different podcasts out there, it's hard to find ones we both like!  Serial and other true crime podcasts we usually find interesting, and The Rewatchables is proving to be pretty good, too.


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Jules in Flats - Gingham Button Down with Camel Cardigan (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Gingham Button Down with Camel Cardigan (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)
 Cardigan by Gap (old, similar)
Gingham Top by Old Navy (old, similar)
"Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle" Pants by Old Navy
"Bazovica" Leather Loafers by Aldo (old, similar)



Jules in Flats - Floral Mini Dress (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Floral Mini Dress (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)
Floral Shift Dress by Old Navy (old, similar)
Tights by Gap
"Rodney" D'Orsay Flats by Sam Edelman
Necklace from Etsy


Jules in Flats - Cropped Sweater with Striped Shirt (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Cropped Sweater with Striped Shirt (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)
 Cropped Sweater by H&M (old, similar)
Striped Top by Old Navy
"Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle" Pants by Old Navy
"Amelia" Suede Flats by J.Crew Factory (old, similar)


Jules in Flats - Aritzia Sabine Dress with Cardigan (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Aritzia Sabine Dress with Cardigan (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)
Cardigan by Gap (old, similar)
"Sabine" Dress by Wilfred (Aritzia, old colour)
Tights by Gap
Suede Bow Mules by Town Shoes (old, similar)


On Saturday, we drove up to Penticton to visit my brother and sister in law, who were preparing to have her parents and siblings over for Thanksgiving dinner that night.  It was an absolutely gorgeous day so after the turkey was in the oven, we drove up the hill to Poplar Grove winery for lunch.  I couldn't believe we hadn't been there before, as it's a great winery that has been around for a long time.  The view was beautiful!

After lunch, we met up with my sister and her family for dinner at their house in Oliver.  We made sushi, which was super fun!  We've never done that before and even though we accidentally bought seasoned potato wedges instead of yam fries for our yam tempura rolls, they were still delicious!

Sunday my uncle took us wine tasting in his new Tesla!  I even got to drive it :) :) . We went with my cousin and her wife and it was fun to visit some wineries that we've never been to before: River Stone, Noble Ridge, See Ya Later and Nighthawk.  My parents hosted everyone (18 of us!) for turkey dinner that night and I made my signature pumpkin cheesecake for dessert.

The next day we had a quiet morning and made brunch with some of the leftovers before hitting the road to come back to Vancouver!

                    


I don't have any exciting outfit or shopping-related news unfortunately.  Everything I wore this week is old, except maybe the Etsy necklace but I wore that last week too :)  I've just been way too busy to do any shopping.  Work is crazy busy right now and when I get home we usually have some little project around the house to work on, dinner, an episode or two of TV and then I'm ready for bed!

This weekend maybe I will have some time.  I saw Dynamite is having a sale and I've been wanting to order this sweater, plus they usually have cute tops/dresses for work.  Today we are painting the living and dining room (and maybe the guest bedroom).  Our new dining room table and bench arrived yesterday, along with a media console for TV stuff, and a new mattress!  So ya, we are still in full-on "new house" mode!

I was going to do a "morning routine" post this week but after telling you all about my Thanksgiving weekend I didn't want the post to get too lengthy.  Is that something you'd be interested in for next week?  My morning routine isn't particularly exciting, but I love reading about other people's so I thought it might be fun to share mine?!  Let me know in the comments section below!



xo JULES



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10.05.2018 + Q&A

10.05.2018

Jules in Flats - October Outfits (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - October Outfits (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)


Hi everyone!

It's Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, which seems so early this year!  For my American readers, this must seem extra early considering your Thanksgiving is in November!!

We are heading to the Okanagan for the weekend and I am really looking forward to turkey dinner on Sunday, wine tasting, and of course spending time with my family!


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Jules in Flats - Burgundy Ankle Pants with Floral Peplum Top (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Burgundy Ankle Pants with Floral Peplum Top (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)
Peplum Blouse by Dynamite (old, similar)
 (I found so many cute, affordable options!  I linked them in the widget below :))
"Mid Rise Pixie Ankle" Pants by Old Navy
Mules by Town Shoes (old, similar)


Jules in Flats - Pleated Midi Skirt with Crop Sweater (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)
 
Jules in Flats - Pleated Midi Skirt with Crop Sweater (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)
 Sweater by H&M (old, similar)
Pleated Midi Skirt by J.Crew Factory (old, similar)
Suede Bow Mules by Town Shoes (old, similar)



Jules in Flats - Culottes with Crop Sweater (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Culottes with Crop Sweater (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)
Cropped Sweater by Wilfred (Aritzia)
Culottes by J.Crew (old colour)
Leopard D'Orsay Flats by J.Crew Factory (old, similar)



Jules in Flats - Floral Wrap Dress with Blazer (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Floral Wrap Dress with Blazer (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)
 Blazer by Forever 21 (old, similar)
Wrap Dress by Dynamite (old, similar)
Tights by Gap
"Rodney" D'Orsay Flats by Sam Edelman


The weather's really gotten chilly here, especially in the mornings and at night, so as you can see I had to break out the tights!  Also, two crop top outfits in a row?  Coincidence I swear!  We (my work) had a fun event with a contemporary art foundation this week so I wanted to wear a fun, artsy outfit that was a little less 'business'.  I think the culottes, cropped sweater and leopard flats was a good choice, even if T was calling me a "genie" LOL!

I've done a couple of Q&A's on Instagram so I thought it would be fun to answer a few of the most frequently asked questions here too, in case you don't follow me on Stories :)

1. What do you do for a living?
-I work at Canada's largest fine art auction house!  (Think Sotheby's or Christies, but in Canada).  I'm a Consignment Specialist and Manager of the Vancouver Office.  I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours with a major in Art History, so feel very lucky to be working in my field!

2. How old are you?
-I'm 33!

4. Where do you find outfit inspiration?
-Pinterest and blogs!  You can see a list of some of my favourite blogs here and follow me on Pinterest here!

5. What inspired you to start blogging?
-Reading other blogs & seeing a gap in what was being portrayed and real life, affordable workwear.  Also, no one was wearing flats!

6. What is your favourite & top 5 places to shop?
-If you read my blog you probably can figure this out because I wear a lot of the same brands over and over again:

1. H&M
2. Old Navy/Gap
3. J.Crew/J.Crew Factory
4. Dynamite
5. Zara

7. Do you pick out your outfits the night before?
-No!  I want to do a post about how I choose my outfits and might incorporate it into a closet tour, too :)


If you have any other questions, please please leave me a comment below or DM me on Insta!

I hope you enjoyed the Q&A and have a great weekend!


xo JULES



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Monthly Outfit Roundup: September 2018

10.01.2018

Jules in Flats Monthly Outfit Roundup September 2018
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Hi everyone!

Here's a look at what I wore to work in September!

Click on the Row # to be taken to the original post.

You can see all of my monthly outfit roundups here.



As always, thank you for reading!


xo JULES


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