7.10.2016

Monthly Outfit Roundup: June 2016

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget June 2016 Monthly Outfit Roundup


Hi everyone!

Here's a look at what I wore to work in June!  Click "Row #" to be taken back to the original post, or shop items directly from the widgets.  To see all of my monthly outfit roundups, click here.


As always, thank you for reading!






7.03.2016

What I Wore: June Week Four

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 June 2016 Outfits
Top by H&M (similar from Forever 21)
Pants "Mid-Rise Pixie" by Old Navy
Sandals by Sam Edelman (old, similar from JCPenney)
Necklace by Banana Republic Factory (old, similar from Dorothy Perkins)
Bracelet gifted (old, similar from Charming Charlie)jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget June 2016 Outfits
Top by H&M (similar)
Skirt by Jacob (old, similar by Joe Fresh) 
Sandals by Steve Madden
Necklace by Forever 21 (old, similar)
Ring by Tiffany & Co.jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget June 2016 Outfits
Top by Forever 21 (similar)
Jeans "Mid-Rise Rockstar" by Old Navy
Sandals by Steve Madden
Bracelet gifted (old, similar from Charming Charlie)jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget June 2016 Outfits
Top by Espirit (old, similar by Joe Fresh)
Pants "Mid-Rise Pixie" by Old Navy
Vest by H&M (old, similar by Forever 21)
Sandals by Steve Madden
Necklaces by Forever 21 (old, similar)
Ring by Tiffany & Co.

You guys!! This striped top from H&M and crochet top from Forever 21 are so cute right?!  Well guess what - they both shrunk in the laundry :( :(
UGHHHHH
The crazy paisley print top on the other hand ... still going strong!  LOL No I love that top as well and I don't think I've washed it yet (?!) so there's still time for it to bite the dust as well :\
The last outfit is actually a repeat, and it's so funny because when I got dressed that morning I thought "this outfit feels really familiar" but I hadn't gone through my pics from the week before yet!  I left it out of last week's post so as not to bore you but you can trust me, I do repeat outfits!  Although, truth be told, I don't like to!  Not just for you, but for me, too!  On the weekends I really find myself getting into outfit ruts, or at least wearing the same formula of outfit.  I am really trying to break out of that this summer, and I think so far I've been doing a pretty good job :)  You can follow me on Instagram if you're interested in seeing some quick snaps!

6.26.2016

What I Wore:: June Week Three

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 June 2016 Outfits
Dress by Banana Republic Factory (not online, simliar from Urban Outfitters)
Shoes by Aldo (old, similar from Asos)
Necklace by Forever 21 (old, similar)
Earrings by ? (old, similar from Macys)jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget June 2016 Outfits
Jacket by H&M (old, similar by ONLY)
Top by Dynamite (old, similar by Calvin Klein)
Pants "Mid-Rise Pixie" by Old Navy
Shoes by Vince Camuto Outlet
Ring by Tiffany & Co.
Necklace by Forever 21 (old, similar from Bloomingdales)jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget June 2016 Outfits
Top by H&M (old, similar from Old Navy)
Skirt by J.Crew Factory (similar from Joe Fresh)
Shoes by Steve Madden (old, similar from Kenneth Cole New York)
Necklace by H&M (old, similar from Sole Society)jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget June 2016 Outfits
Dress by Banana Republic Factory (not online, similar-ish from Nordstrom)
Belt by Gap (old, similar from Dorothy Perkins)
Shoes by Steve Madden (old, similar from Kenneth Cole New York)
Hi everyone!

I went to Banana Republic Factory a little while ago (there's one out by the airport now, yay!) and was so happy I found these two dresses!  I think they were under $20 each!!  Unfortunately they aren't online, but this olive green one from Urban Outfitters is a pretty close dupe for the first dress. The pink midi dress is a bit outside the box for me, (and I had a hard time finding something similar to link to for you, sorry!), but for the price I figured I could take the risk that I can't really wear it multiple ways, or in the winter!  Plus, pink is my favourite colour so I had heart eyes for it pretty much immediately :)


This black pleated midi skirt from J.Crew Factory is also a new purchase, after the popularity of my teal skirt (seen here and here).  It looks to be sold out but this one from Joe Fresh is super similar, and cheap, too!  I went for a larger size as the teal one is a little too small (and no elastic waist), but the fit is still not perfect :(  (For reference, the teal is a 2P and the black is a 4R).  I think a 4P might have been the perfect compromise?!


As always, thank you for reading!!  




6.19.2016

What I Wore: June Week Two

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 June 2016 Outfits
Blazer by H&M (old, similar for $20!)
Top by H&M (old, similar)
Pants "Mid-Rise Pixie" by Old Navy
Booties by Old Navy (old, similar by Sam Edelman for $40)
Necklace by Aldo (old, similar by Jack Wills)

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget June 2016 Outfits
Dress by Wilfred (purchased at Consignment store) (old, similar by Joe Fresh))
Cardigan by Talula (old, similar by Calvin Klein)
Shoes by J.Crew Factory (old, similar)
Necklace by Forever 21 (old, similar from Saks Off Fifth)


jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget June 2016 Outfits
Top by Dynamite (old, similar by Choies)
Pants by Old Navy
Booties "Shallow" by Steve Madden (old, similar by Kenneth Cole New York)

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget June 2016 Outfits
Pants by H&M (old, similar by Old Navy)
Shoes "Taylerr" by Steve Madden
Necklace by H&M (old, similar by Charming Charlie)

Hi everyone!  How are you?  What do you think of the product widgets I added to this post?  Is it something I should continue with?  I think it's good - I like that you can see the products and the prices.  This time I included the text links as well though I think that's a bit redundant moving forward.  Anyways, let me know what you think!  I am always trying to figure out what works best in this little space of mine :)

As always, thank you for reading!


6.12.2016

What I Wore: June Week One

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 June 2016 Outfits
Dress by Forever 21 (old, similar by Asos - on sale for $30!)
Sandals by Sam Edelman (sold out, similar by MIXXIT for $14)
Necklace by Banana Republic Factory (old, similar by Saks Off Fifth)
Nails by Essie in "Saturday Disco Fever"


jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget Jules in Flats June 2016 Outfits
Top by H&M (old, similar-ish from Nordstrom Rack)
Skirt by Jacob (old, similar from Joe Fresh)
Sandals by Old Navy (old, similar by Franco Sarto)
Nails by Essie in "Saturday Disco Fever"
Lips by Revlon -  Colorstay Just Bitten Lip Balm in "Crush"


jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget Jules in Flats June 2016 Outfits
Top by H&M (old, similar by Shoptiques)
Jacket by Gap
Pants Mid-Rise Pixie by Old Navy
Shoes by Aldo
Necklace by Forever 21 or H&M (old, similar from Forever 21))
Ring by Tiffany & Co.
Earrings by ? (similar from Macy's)


jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget Jules in Flats June 2016 Outfits
 Dress by Old Navy (old, similar from Amazon)
Shoes by Aldo
Necklace by Aldo (old, similar by Betsey Johnson ($42))


Hi everyone!  How are you?

Right now we are watching Chef's Table Season 2, have you guys watched this Netflix series at all?  I find it so fascinating.  And also very inspiring.  Even if some of the chefs are a little out there, they all have a unique story and the show does a really good job of telling them.  If you are interested in art, food, or documentaries, I highly recommend you check it out!

On the weekend T and I got some home improvements done around the apartment ... it felt so good to finally get some things organized!  We also bought a few new plants and pots - I think we spent a few hours at Garden Works, lol.  T takes care of all of our plants which is so nice because I just have no idea!

The weekend was really nice in general.  Normally I work on Saturdays and have Mondays off so T and I only have Sunday together.  The gallery is closed on Saturdays in July so we actually get some 'real' weekends together!  I can't tell you how nice it was to have that extra day.  We went for a late brunch, saw a movie with friends (Nice Guys, with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe - better than I expected), and then had the whole next day for our Ikea & garden store trip!

Anyways, onto the outfits.  The weather in June was really all over the place, even in the same day .. which makes it difficult to dress appropriately ... especially when you walk to and from work everyday!  (And typically I like to go for a walk on my lunch break, too).  The first dress is an old favourite from Forever 21.  I wish they still made dresses like this!  Maybe it's just me getting older, but I am liking their selection less and less these days.  Everything seems smaller, shorter, tighter.  But you can still find some gems (I got this top which is so cute!  I got to wear it once before *someone* accidentally shrunk it in the dryer :| ) and of course their statement necklace selection is still really good as well.  Simple outerwear (think army/utility jacket, cute but not practical rain jacket, faux leather moto jacket) is still good there too, I think.  Oh I also bought a nightie from there once (similar to this one) that I really like too (also, how cute is this one?) But dresses .... not so much :(

Also I found the perfect denim jacket from Gap.  You guys know I don't normally show outerwear, but my outfit with the striped top felt so plain without the jacket, so it was a win-win!  Last year I looked all over the place for a jean jacket, including Gap, but theirs was too boxy.  This year it fit just right and is a nice medium wash.  I think I tried it on in-store in like February or something and then ordered it online during a 40% off sale in March.  So good for spring, summer AND fall!

Thanks so much for visiting!!

5.29.2016

What I Wore: May Week Four

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget Jules in Flats May 2016 Outfits

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget Jules in Flats May 2016 Outfits

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget Jules in Flats May 2016 Outfits
Sweater by J.Crew Factory (old, similar from Joe Fresh), Skirt by Forever 21 (old, similar from Amazon), Shoes by J.Crew Factory (sold out, similar by Max Studio), Necklace by H&M (old, similar by Rachel Zoe (only $35!!))

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget Jules in Flats May 2016 Outfits
Top by Old Navy (sold out, similar by Boohoo), Pants "Pixie" by Old Navy, Shoes by J.Crew Factory (sold out, similar by Gabriella Rocha), Necklace by H&M (old, similar by Le Chateau)

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget Jules in Flats May 2016 Outfits
Sweater by H&M (old, similar from Urban Outfitters - on sale!), Skirt by J.Crew Factory (sold out, similar from Asos), Shoes by J.Crew Factory (sold out, similar by Gabriella Rocha), Necklace by Forever 21 (old, similar), Nails by Essie in "Cute as a Button"

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget Jules in Flats May 2016 Outfits
Top by Gap, Blazer from Urban Outfitters (old, similar from Boohoo), Pants by Old Navy, Shoes by Vince Camuto Outlet, Necklace by Aldo (old, similar by The Limited)



Hi everyone!
As I mentioned last week, I lost the remote for my camera for about a week, which is why we've skipped from May Week 2 to 4!  
I'm happy to show you the printed drapey pants from Old Navy I talked about here.  They are soft and silky, lightweight and comfortable.  I wish they came in plain black, too!
T and I went shopping at the YVR Outlets last week.  I don't have a ton of "needs" at the moment, but would like a pair of white skinny pants or jeans I can wear to work, and I am waiting for these Gap sandals to go on sale.  Combined with my new monthly 'personal spending' budget which includes shopping, I was a bit nervous I would want to buy a whole bunch of stuff I didn't need.  BUT good news, I only spent $110 and got 2 dresses from Banana Republic Factory for only $25 each(!!), and this sleeveless sweater and bracelet from J.Crew Factory.  I was seriously giddy about the Banana dresses.  Last time I went there I was really disappointed with the selection and quality, but this time it was really good!  I tried on a whole bunch of tops that would have been great for work, but they were all too low-cut on me.  I only found one of the dresses online (here) but I have already worn them both so you will see them here on the blog soon!  I really should Instagram my outfits more for you guys so that you don't have to wait so long for me to get my blogging butt in gear!
On the weekend my sister was in town to run the Scotiabank Half Marathon (she did great!) and we got to spend a few hours shopping together, which was so fun.  I love shopping with her!  I picked up 3 tops from H&M which were all under $20 and perfect for work and weekend.  I can't find them online but will wear & share (just thought of that gem!) soon!
*(Update - see one of the H&M tops here!)




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