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April Outfits Week Two

4.13.2019

Jules in Flats - April Outfits (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - April Outfits (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)



Hi everyone!  Happy Saturday!

It's a rainy one here today so I think we're mainly going to hibernate on the couch, although I do have to go out to pick up a UPS package that I missed earlier in the week, and I was thinking of taking my Club Monaco trench into the dry cleaners to have an interior closure put in.  Their tailor is only in on Saturdays so I kind of need to do it today if I want to get it done!  Next weekend is Easter and we are planning on going to the Island to visit friends :) . Our fridge is completely empty so I should probably pick up some groceries if I go out, too!  LOL

Tomorrow we are seeing my brother and sister in law for the last time before they move to New Zealand!!  They have a long layover in Vancouver so we are going to pick them up and go for lunch and I'm not sure what else!  Maybe mini golf or a brewery tour?


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Jules in Flats - Tie-Neck Swing Dress with Ankle Boots (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)
 
Jules in Flats - Tie-Neck Swing Dress with Ankle Boots (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)
Tie-Neck Swing Dress by Old Navy (old, similar, similar)
Faux Suede Ankle Boots by Old Navy (old colour)



Jules in Flats - Botanical Print Sleeveless Top (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Botanical Print Sleeveless Top (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)
 Cardigan by Gap (old, similar)
Botanical Print Sleeveless Top by Banana Republic
Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle Pants by Old Navy
Edie Loafers by J.Crew Factory
Necklace by GemPassion Jewelry (Etsy)



Jules in Flats - Pleated Midi Skirt with Knit Sweater (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Pleated Midi Skirt with Knit Sweater (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)
 Cropped Knit Sweater by H&M (old, similar)
Pleated Midi Skirt by J.Crew Factory (old, similar)
Faux Suede Ankle Boots by Old Navy (old colour)
Tortoise Hoop Earrings by J.Crew Factory



Jules in Flats - Boho Tie-Neck Swing Top (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)
 
Jules in Flats - Boho Tie-Neck Swing Top (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)
 Boho Tie Neck Swing Top by Old Navy
Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle Pants by Old Navy
Zoe Suede D'Orsay Flats by J.Crew Factory
Flower Earrings by Forever 21


My big Old Navy and H&M orders arrived this week and I filmed try-ons for Instagram that I'm planning on posting today & tomorrow.  I'm already wearing a few of the items from that order in this post, the botanical print sleeveless top and the boho tie neck swing top!  I fell in love with the colour of the boho top but let me tell you it wrinkles like mad.  I steamed it before these pics and you can already see it's pretty wrinkled.  Once I got to work it was even worse.  I had already taken the tags off so I can't return it and I do love the colour, but tbh I am really considering whether or not I would have kept if I knew it would wrinkle so much!

Anyways, the other things I am definitely keeping are the sleeveless jersey swing dress in black/white stripe (size small petite), and the striped wrap dress.  Can you tell I love striped dresses?  LOL . The items I'm torn on are the sunglasses, the mules and the jumpsuit in white/blue (size xs).  I like the sunglasses I just think they are little expensive coming from H&M; the mules I like (but don't love) and don't need, and I can't tell if the jumpsuit is too big or not.  Also it's 55% linen so I'm very concerned about it wrinkling!!

I'm really happy with all of this week's outfits though, which is nice!  Usually there's one or two that I'm kind of meh about ! LOL

What are you guys up to this weekend?  And any plans for Easter?  Share in the comments below!


xo JULES




April Outfits Week One

4.06.2019

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

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


Hi everyone!  How are you?!

As I was editing these photos I realized that my outfits with pants this week are basically opposites of each other!  (Dots on top or bottom, paired with another solid dark colour).  Oh well!

It's funny, I thought when I bought the black and white dot pants that they would go with everything, but the truth is I struggled to put together this (very simple) outfit!  I guess my M.O. is mainly plain bottoms and patterned tops?!

Anyways, if you didn't see my Insta Stories try-ons (I saved them to my Highlights if you want to go watch!), I've branched out from my Pixie pants to try Old Navy's High Rise Super Skinny Ankle Pants, which I'm wearing here in the black dot in my regular size 2.  I also tried these in the gingham and olive green colours, and the green seems to run small, just FYI.  These pants have a side zip and no front pockets, but they do have faux back pockets.  I found them to run small at first (they were hard to zip up), but by the end of the day they were much easier to zip up while also maintaining their shape.  So far, I really like them.  I had two differing comments on Insta about how they wash and wear (someone said they kept shrinking, and another person said they wash better than the Pixies!), so I will keep you updated on my experience.


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Jules in Flats - Yellow Dress for Spring (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Yellow Dress for Spring (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)
 Defined Waist V-Neck Dress by Old Navy
(wearing size Small Petite, see my Insta Stories Try-Ons Highlight to see how the regular XS fit on me)
Open Front Sweater by Old Navy
Zoe Suede D'Orsay Flats by J.Crew Factory
Necklace by Gem Passion Jewelry (Etsy)


Jules in Flats - Black Jersey Dress with Duster Kimono (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Black Jersey Dress with Duster Kimono (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)
Jersey Dress by H&M
Duster Kimono by Dynamite (old, similar)
Suede Bow Mules by Town Shoes (old, similar)
Tassel Necklace by Banana Republic Factory (old, similar)




Jules in Flats - High Rise Skinny Ankle Pants with Knit Sweater (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - High Rise Skinny Ankle Pants with Knit Sweater (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)
Sweater by Old Navy (old, similar)
High-Rise Super Skinny Ankle Pants by Old Navy (wearing a size 2)
Rodney D'Orsay Suede Flats by Sam Edelman
Flower Earrings by Forever 21 (can't stop wearing these!)





Jules in Flats - Ruffle Dot Top (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Ruffle Dot Top (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)
Ruffle Dot Top by J.Crew (old, similar)
Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle Pants by Old Navy
Edie Loafers by J.Crew Factory
Simple Gold Hoops by J.Crew Factory
Necklace by Gem Passion Jewelry (Etsy)




The yellow dress and cardigan are new Old Navy, too.  I bought the dress in regular XS and Petite S to try, and ended up keeping the Petite S as it was a tiny bit shorter.  If it shrinks a bit in the wash that is okay with me too.

The weather really turned this week from sunny and beautiful to super rainy and cold.  The day I wore the black dot pants it was raining really hard, so I had to take outfit pics on our covered balcony which I was not prepared for, so apologies for those pics!

Last night when I got home from work I was SO cold!  I had been cold all day and just could not shake it.  As soon as I got home I wrapped myself in a cozy fleece and curled up on the couch.  Normally I go to yoga on Friday nights but I was too cold!  LOL . So I stayed home and read Daisy Jones and The Six instead.  I was already about halfway through and finished it last night.  It was pretty good!  Afterwards I put on Annie Hall (I'm making it my mission to watch some classic Rom Coms I've never seen before!  Last week it was When Harry Met Sally) but kept falling asleep!  I think I got the gist of it though?!  LOL

I did another big order from Gap/Old Navy/Banana Republic and H&M last weekend.  I think I am finally getting over the sticker shock of doing a big order.  I have to remind myself that I am not keeping everything, I am just trying things on.  The final bill will not be nearly as bad.

H&M just sent me the shipping confirmation and I'm so mad, two of the things I was really looking forward to were cancelled!  I guess they weren't in stock?  It was this straw tote and this macrame bag :( . The other things I ordered were these sunglasses, these joggers in dark pink, this casual summer dress, this sleeveless jumpsuit (for an event later this month), this v-neck camisole in white and black, these pointed mules, this striped skirt, this black midi skirt, this black pleated skirt and this creped jumpsuit.

From Gap/Old Navy/Banana Republic, I ordered two bralettes to try (this one and this one), a striped shirtdress from Gap and one from Old Navy (in two sizes), a pink sweatshirt, denim shorts in a size up from the last ones I ordered & had to return, this extremely cute striped linen jumpsuit in white and lavender (in two different sizes to try), another casual summer dress, this super cute top in the mauve colour, and this sleeveless botanical print top from Banana.  So far only the top from BR has arrived, but once everything does I will do a try-on in Insta Stories!

Anyways, it's supposed to rain all weekend so I'm not sure what we are going to do.  Probably just have a lazy weekend at home with a lot of couch time, catching up on blog reading, watching TV and movies etc.  We have some annoying things that need to be done like our taxes (!), organizing the front hall closet, backing up my iPhone/organizing photos and I'm sure loads of other things I can't think of at the moment!

What are you all up to this weekend?  More exciting things than me I hope!

Thank you for reading!


xo JULES





Monthly Outfit Roundup: March 2019

3.31.2019

Jules in Flats Monthly Outfit Roundup March 2019

Hi everyone!

Here's a look at what I wore to work in March.

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You can see all of my monthly outfit roundups here.



As always, thank you for reading!



xo JULES
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