Wednesday, October 22, 2014

October Outfits - Week Four (Part One)


I am such a procrastinator when it comes to writing!  I've had this blog entry open for an hour - opening new tabs to "get inspiration" on what to write and finally realizing that I am just putting it off.  It's not just the blog - any writing that needs to be done (essays for work, past school assignments/projects/essays) - are all thoroughly put off until the last minute.  I don't mind doing the research or prep work (in this case, photo editing & link building) but when I feel I should really say something, I clam up.



(Left: Top by Banana Republic Factory, Blazer by H&M (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy, Shoes by Forever 21, Necklace by Tiffany & Co. // Right: Top by H&M (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy, Shoes by Vince Camuto (outlet), Necklace by H&M (old, similar))

I bring this up because I find it very interesting that some personal style bloggers (and other types of bloggers, too) consider themselves writers, or at least part of the reason they started to blog (and continue to) is because they like to write.  But then there are other bloggers who often write very little.  It's hard for me to know what to write about on the blog when I don't have much to say.  I think part of it stems from not knowing what it is that anyone who visits my blog likes to read about here.

For me, the blog is not a writing outlet.  It's a place where I can keep an account of my daily outfits and hopefully provide outfit inspiration for others.  What I wear is not always exciting, or new, or trendy - but I feel like so many real women don't dress that way, either!  So what I show is the real me, and I hope that anyone who comes across my little blog can take something positive away from it.


If you have any thoughts on this post, please leave me a note in the comments!

(Linking up with Because Shanna Said So & Style Elixir!)

xo jules
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Monday, October 20, 2014

October Outfits: Week Three

Hi everyone! Happy Monday!
Did you all have a great weekend?
 (Left: Sweater by J.Crew Factory (this colour from last year), Pants by Target, Shoes by Aldo (old, similar), Necklace by H&M (old, similar) // Right: Blazer by H&M (old, similar), Dress by Forever 21 (sold out, similar), Belt by J.Crew Factory (old, similar), Tights by Gap, Boots by Aldo (old, similar))

Mine was short (only one day!) & jam-packed, but great.  We had visitors two nights, laundry, groceries and car cleaning/showing (we're selling our car).  Talk about the most productive Sunday ever!


(Left: Top by H&M (old, similar), Vest by H&M (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy, Booties by Old Navy (sold out, similar) // Right: Cardigan by Gap (old, similar), Top by Gap (old, similar), Skirt by Gap Factory (old, similar), Tights by Urban Outfitters (old, similar), Shoes by Forever 21, Necklace by Forever 21 (old, similar) 

Just as an FYI, in the above 
right photo I changed into black ballet flats rather than the grey loafers because I thought they looked a little weird after looking at the photos.  What do you think?

xo jules
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

October Outfits: Week Two

Hi everyone!
Here's what I wore in the second week of October (last week :))

 (Left: Sweater by Gap Factory (old, similar), Skirt by Jacob (old, similar), Necklace by H&M (old, similar), Shoes by Vince Camuto (outlet) // Right: Blazer by H&M (old, similar), Top by Old Navy (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy, Pants by Vince Camuto (outlet))

Polka dots on the first two days ...


(Left: Sweater by J.Crew Factory (old, similar), Skirt by Forever 21 (old, similar), Shoes by Forever 21 // Right: Blazer by Jacob (old, similar), Top by H&M (old, similar), Pants by H&M (old, similar), Shoes by Vince Camuto (outlet), Necklace by Aldo (old, similar))


And stripes on the last two!

Since we got back from Thanksgiving, the weather has definitely cooled down a bit and it feels like fall.  I ordered the grey faux suede loafers I'm wearing with the yellow skirt above from Forever 21 last week.  I actually ordered a bunch of items, but these were the only keepers :(  Happy wallet, sad closet.  I love grey as an alternative to black - not just for shoes but for any items of clothing - it's neutral so it goes with everything, but it's not quite as harsh as black.  Do you agree?

 Have a great weekend!

xo jules
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October Outfits: Week One


Hi everyone!  Happy Wednesday!
 (Left: Sweater by Gap Factory (old, similar), Pants by H&M (old, similar), Shoes by Aldo (old, similar), Necklaces by Tiffany & Co. and Forever 21 (similar) // Right: Sweater by Target (old, similar), Dress by Forever 21 (old, similar), Shoes by Old Navy (sold out, similar), Belt by Forever 21 (old, similar))

How was your weekend?
Ours was great, and it was especially nice having that extra day off.  The weather was quite mild in the Okanagan, which is unusual for this time of year, but on par with the weather in the rest of BC this fall so far.  We ate lots of really good, homemade and homegrown food and spent a lot of time with family.  We also hot-tubbed all three nights we were away :)



(Left: Top by Forever 21 (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy, Shoes by Aldo (old, similar) // Right: Sweater by Gap (old, similar), Pants by H&M (old, similar), Shoes by Aldo (old, similar), Necklace by Tiffany & Co.)

I hope you enjoy these outfits from the first week in October!  The boots in the top right are a new purchase from Old Navy, as are the burgundy pants in the bottom left.  I had been eyeing them both for weeks, waiting for my size and a sale to coincide.  Luckily, I had time before a work event a few weeks ago to pop into the Old Navy store downtown, and the boots were 35% off (=$25.96) and the pants were on sale for $25 (regular $39.94)!  On top of that I was able to use an email coupon for 15% off.  Totally awesome score.

(Linking up with Style Elixir and Mix & Match Fashion)

xo jules
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Monday, October 13, 2014

Monthly Outfit Roundup: September 2014


Hi everyone!

Here's the Monthly Outfit Roundup for What I Wore in September.

They are slightly out of order from how I posted them on the blog - I think this collage is more accurate chronologically, if you were wondering :)

September was so warm, look at all those bare legs & sandals!


Outfit sources, left to right:

First Row: 1. Dress by Gap (old, similar), Belt by J.Crew Factory (old, similar), Sandals by Steve Madden // 2. Tank & Blazer byUrban Outfitters (both old, similar blazersimilar top), Pants by Old Navy, Sandals by Target // 3. Sweater by H&M (old, similar), Skirt by Forever 21 (old, similar), Shoes by Aldo (old, similar), Necklace by H&M (old,similar) // 4. Top by Old Navy (old, similar), Pants by H&M (old, similar), Sandals by Target

Second Row: 1. Cardigan by Zara (old, similar), Top by Urban Outfitters (old, similar), Skirt by Nordstrom Rack (similar), Sandals by Old Navy (sold out, similar) // 2. Blazer by H&M (old, similar), Top by Old Navy (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy, Shoes by Aldo (old, similar) // 3. Top by Urban Outfitters (old, similarsimilar), Skirt by Jacob (similarsimilar), Shoes by Banana Republic (outlet) (old, similar), Necklace by Aldo (old, similar) // 4. Blazer and Top by Urban Outfitters (both old, similar blazersimilar blazer),Pants by Old Navy, Shoes by Vince Camuto (outlet), Necklace by TIffany & Co.

Third Row: 1. Blazer by H&M (old, similar), Top by Banana Republic (outlet) (old, similar), Pants by Target, Shoes by H&M (old,similar), Necklace by Aldo (old, similar) // 2. Blazer by Urban Outfitters (old, similarsimilar), Dress by H&M (old,similar), Shoes by Aldo (old, similar), Belt by Forever 21 (old, similar), Necklace by H&M (old, similar) // 3. Blazer by H&M (old, similar), Top by Urban Outfitters (old, similar), Pants by H&M (old, similar), Sandals by Aldo(old, similar) // 4. Sweater by Banana Republic (outlet) (old, similar), Skirt by Off the Wall (old, similar), Shoes by Vince Camuto (outlet)

Fourth Row: 1. Top by H&M (old, similar), Scarf by Forever 21 (old, similar), Jeans by Gap, Flats by Aldo (old, similar) // 2. Top by Banana Republic Factory (old, similar), Cardigan by Gap (old, similar), Skirt by Dynamite (old, similar), Shoes by Vince Camuto (outlet) // 3. Dress by Forever 21 (old, similar), Vest by Gap (outlet) (old, similar), Boots by Aldo (old, similar), Belt by Joe Fresh(old, similar) // 4. Blazer by Urban Outfitters (old, similar), Top by Banana Republic (outlet), Pants by Old Navy, Shoes by Aldo (old, similar)

Fifth Row: 1. Top by Dynamite (old, similar), Skirt by Gap Factory (similar), Shoes by Vince Camuto (outlet) // 2. Sweater byGap (old, similar), Pants by Target, Shoes by Banana Republic Factory (old, similar), Necklace by Aldo (old, similar)) // 3. Top by H&M (old, similar), Sweater Vest by Gap Factory (old, similar), Skirt by Forever 21, Shoes by Aldo (old, similar), Necklace by H&M  (old, similar) // 4. Blazer and Dress by H&M (both old, similar dresssimilar blazer), Belt by Joe Fresh (old, similar), Shoes by Banana Republic Factory (old, similar))


xo jules
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Friday, October 10, 2014

September Outfits: Week Five

Hi!  So I was just about to post this with only the first two outfits below and couldn't figure out why there were only two when usually it works out so well with 4 per week!  

(Left: Top by H&M (old, similar), Sweater Vest by Gap Factory (old, similar), Skirt by Forever 21, Shoes by Aldo (old, similar), Necklace by H&M  (old, similar) // Right: Blazer and Dress by H&M (both old, similar dress, similar blazer), Belt by Joe Fresh (old, similar), Shoes by Banana Republic Factory (old, similar))

And then I found these two outfits that didn't get posted yet!  They are from the beginning of the month, so they're not in order but in any case, here they are:



(Left: Cardigan by Zara (old, similar), Top by Urban Outfitters (old, similar), Skirt by Nordstrom Rack (similar), Sandals by Old Navy (sold out, similar) // Right: Blazer by H&M (old, similar), Top by Old Navy (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy, Shoes by Aldo (old, similar))

I hope all my Canadian readers have a fantastic long weekend!  My monthly outfit roundup for September will be posted on Monday and then I'll be caught up to October (sigh of relief).  Have a great one, y'all!

xo jules
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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

September Outfits: Week Four

 Here's a look at what I wore during the last week in September:
 (Left: Top by H&M (old, similar), Scarf by Forever 21 (old, similar), Jeans by Gap, Flats by Aldo (old, similar) // Right: Top by Banana Republic Factory (old, similar), Cardigan by Gap (old, similar), Skirt by Dynamite (old, similar), Shoes by Vince Camuto (outlet))

This weekend is Thanksgiving and T and I are headed to the Okanagan to spend it with my family.  My parents are going to Australia and New Zealand for almost 6 months at the end of October so this will be the last time we'll be seeing them (and having a whole-family get together) for quite some time.


(Left: Top by Dynamite (old, similar), Skirt by Gap Factory (similar), Shoes by Vince Camuto (outlet) // Right: Sweater by Gap (old, similar), Pants by Target, Shoes by Banana Republic Factory (old, similar), Necklace by Aldo (old, similar))


I always love Thanksgiving - turkey, stuffing and gravy are faves of mine, and of course there is always lots of wine flowing!  Usually I contribute a pumpkin cheesecake to our festive dinner, we'll see if the family feels like that again this year :)

(Linking up with Style Elixir and Mix & Match Fashion)

xo jules
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