Monday, December 22, 2014

December Outfits: Week Three


Hi everyone, how was your weekend?
Saturday was my last day at work until January 6th so we spent the weekend relaxing and getting ready to head to Vancouver Island on Tuesday.

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

 
I can't believe it's Christmas this week!  It totally doesn't seem like yet - even though Christmas music and decorations have been going since November, plaid and sequins are filling up my Pinterest feed, and I've had my fair share of rum & eggnog already :)



jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget
(Left: Cardigan by Old Navy, Dress by Forever 21 (old, similar), Belt by J.Crew Factory (old, similar), Tights by Gap, Shoes by Vince Camuto (outlet) // Right: Sweater by Joe Fresh (old, similar), Pants by H&M (old, similar), Booties by Old Navy (sold out, similar), Necklace by Forever 21)


I'll probably post again next week with my monthly outfit roundup for December, and then again in the second week of January.  Or maybe I'll do a "Favourites of 2014" post or two in between, we'll see!



(Left: Sweater by H&M (old, similar), Blouse by H&M (old, similar), Skirt by Forever 21 (old, similar), Tights by Gap, Booties by Old Navy (sold out, similar) // Right: Sweater by H&M (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy, Boots by Aldo (old, similar), Scarf by Forever 21 (old, similar), Bracelets by Obviously Chic Pop-Up (similar))

In the meantime, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!!

xo jules
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Monday, December 15, 2014

December Outfits: Week Two


Hi everyone!
Here's a look at what I wore last week:

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget
 (Left: Blazer by Jacob (old, similar), Top by Old Navy (old, similar), Pants by H&M (old, similar), Shoes by Forever 21 (old, similar), Necklace by Aldo (old, similar) // Right: Sweater by Gap Factory (old, similar), Dress by Gap (old, similar), Tights by Urban Outfitters (old, similar), Shoes by Aldo (old, similar), Necklace by Aldo (old, similar))


Did you all have a lovely weekend?  Getting into the holiday spirit?
We had our holiday party for work, last week, and it was great!  We went to L'Ufficio, next door to La Quercia, and had an excellent 8-course Italian dinner, with flowing vino to boot.


jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget
(Left: Vest by H&M (Kids), Shirt by Joe Fresh (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy, Booties by Old Navy (old, similar), Necklace by H&M (old, similar// Right: Sweater by Banana Republic Factory (old, similar), Skirt by Forever 21, Tights by Gap, Shoes by Vince Camuto (outlet))


This weekend T went to Seattle so I had some "me time" in which I did my Christmas shopping, painted my nails, went grocery shopping, did holiday baking, and binge-watched The Good Wife.  I don't like when T goes away (I miss him!), but I made the most of my alone time.  I hope you all had a great weekend, too!

(Linking up with Because Shanna Said So, Style Elixir, The Pleated Poppy, Mix and Match Fashion)


xo jules
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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

December Outfits: Week One

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget
 (Left: Blazer by H&M (old, similar), Sweater by Old Navy (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy, Boots by Aldo (old, similar), Socks by H&M (old, similar), Necklace by H&M (old, similar) // Right: Cardigan by Target (old, similar), Top by Banana Republic Factory (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy, Boots by Old Navy (sold out, similar))

Hey everyone!  How's it going?
Here's what I wore last week.

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget
 (Left: Sweater by H&M (old, similar), Skirt by Off the Wall (old, similar), Tights by Gap, Socks by Urban Outfitters, Boots by Aldo (old, similar), Necklace by H&M (old, similar) // Right: Blazer by Urban Outfitters (old, similar), Sweater by J.Crew Factory (Charley), Pants by Old Navy, Boots by Old Navy (sold out, similar), Necklace by H&M (old, similar))


Notice a trend here?  Burgundy and stripes three days in a row!  Lol totally unintentional!


jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget
(Left: Dress by Banana Republic Factory (old, similar), Vest by H&M (kids), Tights by Gap, Boots by Aldo (old, similar), Necklace by Aldo (old, similar) // Right: Top by Gap (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy, Boots by Old Navy (sold out, similar), Necklace by Aldo (old, similar))

And this faux fur vest!!  I have been waiting to tell you all about it!  I have wanted a black faux fur vest for ... oh .. about two years now and have not been able to find one that I like for under $100!  I was at the point where I was seriously considering buying this one from Aritzia for $110, when a jaunt into the Kid's section at H&M revealed this beauty for only $25!!  I removed the faux leather belt and pinned back the buttons that would snap the vest closed because I found the floral lining a bit distracting.  I want to wear it with everything but am trying to limit myself to once per week.  This blog will keep me accountable!


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

xo jules
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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Monthly Outfit Roundup: November 2014

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


Hey everyone!  Here's a look at what I wore during November!

Outfit sources, left to right:

First Row:  1. Blazer by Jacob (old, similar), Dress by H&M (old, similar), Belt by Forever 21 (old, similar), Tights by Gap, Shoes by Aldo (old, similar) // 2. Dress by Forever 21 (old, similar), Sweater by Banana Republic Factory (old, similar), Tights by Gap (old, similar), Shoes by Aldo (old, similar), Bracelet by Obviously Chic Pop-Up (similar) // 3. Blazer by H&M (old, similar), Top by Forever 21 (similar), Pants by Old Navy, Shoes by Banana Republic Factory (old, similar), Necklace by Forever 21 (similar) // 4. Cardigan by Old Navy, Top by H&M (old, similar), Skirt by H&M (old, similarsimilar)), Tights by Gap, Boots by Aldo (old, similar)

Second Row: 1. Top by Dynamite (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy, Boots by Old Navy, Necklace by Tiffany & Co. // 2. Sweater by RW & Co. (old, similar), Pants by H&M (old, similar), Shoes by Aldo (old, similarsimilar), Necklace by Forever 21 (similar) // 3. Sweater by Joe Fresh, Skirt by Forever 21, Tights by Gap, Booties by Old Navy (sold out, similar) // 4. Blazer, Sweater and Pants by H&M (all old, similar blazer, similar sweater, similar pants), Shoes by Forever 21)

Third Row: 1. Vest by H&M (old, similar), Top by Joe Fresh (old, similar), Skirt by Forever 21 (old, similar), Tights by Gap, Booties by Old Navy (sold out, similar), Bracelet by Obviously Chic Pop-Up (similar) // 2. Sweater by J.Crew Factory (linked to this year's version), Pants by Old Navy, Boots by Aldo (old, similar), Scarf by Le Chateau) // 3. Blazer by Forever 21 (old, similar), Sweater by Zara (old, similar), Pants by Target, Boots by Aldo (old, similar) // 4. Sweater by Joe Fresh, Pants by H&M (old, similar), Shoes by Vince Camuto (outlet), Necklace by Aldo (old, similar)

Fourth Row: 1. Sweater by Gap (old, similar), Skirt by Jacob (similar), Tights by Gap, Shoes by Aldo (old, similarsimilarsimilar)) // 2. Sweater by Zara (old, similar), Dress by Forever 21 (old, similar), Tights by Gap, Booties by Old Navy (sold out?, similar), Bracelets by Obviously Chic Pop-Up (similar) // 3. Cardigan by H&M (old, similar), Top by unknown (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy, Boots by Aldo (old, similar), Necklace by Forever 21 (similar) // 4. Sweater by Old Navy (old, similar), Top by Forever 21 (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy, Boots by Old Navy (sold out, similar)

 Fifth Row: 1. Blazer by H&M (old, similar), Dress by Forever 21 (old, similar), Belt by J.Crew Factory (old, similar), Tights by Gap, Boots by Aldo (old, similar) // 2. Sweater by J.Crew Factory, Scarf by Forever 21 (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy, Boots by Aldo (old, similar) // 3. Blazer by H&M (old, similar), Dress by Old Navy (old, similar), Tights by Gap, Shoes by Vince Camuto (outlet), Necklace by Aldo (old, similar) // 4. Sweater by Old Navy, Top by Old Navy (old,  similar), Jeans by Gap, Shoes by Aldo (old, similar))


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


xo jules
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Monday, December 1, 2014

November Outfits: Week Five

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget
 (Left: Cardigan by H&M (old, similar), Top by unknown (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy, Boots by Aldo (old, similar), Necklace by Forever 21 (similar) // Right: Sweater by Old Navy (old, similar), Top by Forever 21 (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy, Boots by Old Navy (sold out, similar))

Hi everyone, happy Monday!  Did you all have a great weekend?
We got snow in Vancouver on Thursday night, and unlike normal, it actually stayed around!  We have our car parked on the street (and T's work vehicle in the parkade) and I had to brush & scrape the snow and ice off it today, three days later, when I went to get groceries!


jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget
 (Left: Blazer by H&M (old, similar), Dress by Forever 21 (old, similar), Belt by J.Crew Factory (old, similar), Tights by Gap, Boots by Aldo (old, similar) // Right: Sweater by J.Crew Factory, Scarf by Forever 21 (old, similar), Pants by Old Navy, Boots by Aldo (old, similar)


Here's a look at the outfits I wore last week!


jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget
(Left: Blazer by H&M (old, similar), Dress by Old Navy (old, similar), Tights by Gap, Shoes by Vince Camuto (outlet), Necklace by Aldo (old, similar) // Right: Sweater by Old Navy, Top by Old Navy (old,  similar), Jeans by Gap, Shoes by Aldo (old, similar))


I managed to avoid the temptations of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, how about you?  There were definitely great deals to be had, but nothing on my "must have" or "need" list and I'm really trying to stick to a budget - plus, with the holidays coming up I know I will be spending money not just on gifts, but more dinners out, hostess gifts and booze.

I'll be back on Wednesday with my Monthly Outfit Roundup for November!

(Linking up with Style Elixir, Because Shanna Said So, The Pleated Poppy, Mix & Match Fashion)

xo jules
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Monday, November 24, 2014

November Outfits: Week Four

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget
 (Left: Blazer by Forever 21 (old, similar), Sweater by Zara (old, similar), Pants by Target, Boots by Aldo (old, similar) // Right: Sweater by Joe Fresh, Pants by H&M (old, similar), Shoes by Vince Camuto (outlet), Necklace by Aldo (old, similar))

Hi everyone!  How was your weekend?
I worked as usual on Saturday, and the weather was beautiful so I took advantage by talking a walk in the neighbourhood during my lunch break & running some errands.  The streets were so busy with people out enjoy the weather and getting their early Christmas-shopping on!


jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget
(Left: Sweater by Gap (old, similar), Skirt by Jacob (similar), Tights by Gap, Shoes by Aldo (old, similar, similar, similar)) // Right: Sweater by Zara (old, similar), Dress by Forever 21 (old, similar), Tights by Gap, Booties by Old Navy (sold out?, similar), Bracelets by Obviously Chic Pop-Up (similar))

On Saturday night, we went out for dinner in our neighbourhood.  I wanted to try this new-ish place, Siena, but they were totally full when we dropped in at 6:30 :(  So we went to one of our stand-bys, Luke's Corner Bar & Kitchen.  They were packed, too, but we managed to find a seat at the bar & had a drink while we waited for a table.

Sunday we slept till noon (love when that happens!) and then headed to Granville Island for a late lunch at Edible Canada.  We have really started to love it there, I think I've been there 3 times in the last month!  T loves the Duck Poutine topped with fried eggs (I know!) and I love the Hazelmere Hash, though this time I tried the Shortrib Sandwich, which was equally delicious!

I also set up and decorated our Christmas Tree!  It feels so early, but T brought it up from the storage locker so I figured I might as well, rather than have the box laying in our front hallway for another two weeks!  This year I also want to do a wreath for our front door - this one is classic and beautiful and I hope to copy it!

(Linking up with Because Shanna Said SoWalking in Memphis in High Heels, Style Elixir and The Pleated Poppy)

xo jules
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Monday, November 17, 2014

November Outfits: Week Three

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget
 (Left: Sweater by Joe Fresh, Skirt by Forever 21, Tights by Gap, Booties by Old Navy (sold out, similar) // Right: Blazer, Sweater and Pants by H&M (all old, similar blazer, similar sweater, similar pants), Shoes by Forever 21)


Hi everyone!  How was your weekend?

We went to Whistler for a friend's birthday and had a great time!  We stayed at the Coast Suites which is on the Blackcomb slopes, up the mountain and the farthest hotel from the Village!  Which we didn't know when we booked, LOL, but our friend Ian works for the Coast in Victoria so we got a great deal.  Also, there's a free shuttle to & from the Village every 30 minutes, till 1am, so that's pretty good as well.

It was freezing, and relatively slow for Whistler as the hill opens for the season on November 27.  Still, we had an awesome time, and it was our friends' first time there, which was really fun as well.

Anyways, here's a look at what I wore last week!


jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget
(Left: Vest by H&M (old, similar), Top by Joe Fresh (old, similar), Skirt by Forever 21 (old, similar), Tights by Gap, Booties by Old Navy (sold out, similar), Bracelet by Obviously Chic Pop-Up (similar) // Right: Sweater by J.Crew Factory (linked to this year's version), Pants by Old Navy, Boots by Aldo (old, similar), Scarf by Le Chateau)


(Linking up with Because Shanna Said So, Style Elixir, The Pleated Poppy, Mix and Match Fashion 


xo jules
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