Bluesey





(Blazer by H&M (old, similar), Dress by Forever 21 (old, similar), Tights by Gap or Urban Outfitters (old, similar), Shoes by Aldo (sold out, similar) Belt by J.Crew Factory (old, similar), Bracelet by Obviously Chic (pop-up shop, similar))

Hi everyone!


Today is going to be a long, busy day at work for me, but I think it'll be fun, too!

Here's a few things I've been liking lately:
Scouting for fall footwear
Doing some jeans DIY
Pinning ideas for workouts
Always looking for easy, healthy meal ideas
Dreaming of crisp, white bed linens

       
xo jules

Navy & Yellow





(Top by H&M (old, similar), Skirt by Forever 21 (old, similar), Belt by Joe Fresh (old, similar), Shoes by Old Navy (old, similar))

This was my first time wearing ankle boots with a skirt!  I know it's old hat, maybe even default mode for some people but it took me a long time to warm up to the idea.  I thought it looked good sometimes on other people, but not always, and didn't think I could pull it off.  I think I'm liking it though!  A flat or low-heeled pair of black ankle boots are on my radar for the fall; I think they'll get a lot of use, both with skirts & pants.  I'm always complaining about my feet being cold in the winter so wearing ankle boots more often should help.  Anyways, back to the here & now ... I got lots of compliments when I wore this skirt so I think it's definitely a keeper!  Yellow is such a perfect colour for the warmer months so I have a feeling you'll be seeing a lot of this skirt!


       
xo jules

Parisienne




(Blazer by H&M, Top by Urban Outfitters (old, kind of similar) Pants by Zara (similar by Gap), Necklace and Shoes by Aldo (similar shoes, similar necklace)))

Hi!

So this is what I wore on the first day of my new job ... a month ago!  Since I take outfit photos 5 times a week but only post 3 times ... there's a bit of a backlog!  Last year I solved this by showing two outfits per post; I'm not sure if I am going to do that again ... what do you think?  Having a backlog is kind of nice, because it means I can work on blogging in various stages - one day I might feel like editing photos so I'll do a whole batch at once whereas other days I might prep a few posts by getting all the links (above) sorted out.

In any case, it's raining here this morning and I got 4 hours of sleep last night (we had a friend come over for dinner and stay very late!) so I am really ready to crush this day and get to the weekend already!  (I have Saturday & Monday off but am working Sunday)

       
xo jules

A Happy Outfit & What I'm Watching on TV





(Sweater by Joe Fresh (old, similar), Pants by Gap, Boots by Aldo (old, similar), Scarf by Joe Fresh (old, similar), Nails Essie "Cute as a Button")

Something about this outfit makes me really happy.  Maybe it's the bright colours, or a (finally!) successful sock bun, but either way, I'll take it.

Canadians, did you all have a nice long weekend?  Americans, are you excited about yours coming up?  T & I had a nice relaxing time, venturing out for dinner on a sunny patio on Sunday and doing some fun balcony planning (plants, seating) & grocery shopping on Monday.

I love reading what bloggers are up to when they're not blogging, so I thought it might be fun to a little series on what I'm into these days.




First up: TV

-Game of Thrones

I mean, obviously

-Mad Men
I forget about this show when it's not on, but can't get enough when it is!

-The Voice
Guilty pleasure!

-Survivor
I hardly know anyone else that still watches this show, but T & I still love it

-Orphan Black
Interesting story line & its amazing that so many different characters are played by the same person!

-Hannibal
Creepy, violent, very cool cinematography

-Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown
A little less food-oriented than No Reservations but still classic Bourdain commentary, humour & cynicism


       
xo jules

Victoria Day






(Cardigan by H&M (similar by Jacob), Top by Joe Fresh (similar by Old Navy), Pants by Old Navy, Belt by Joe Fresh (similar by Gap), Shoes by H&M (similar))

Hi everyone!

Happy Victoria Day to my fellow Canadians!

Unfortunately I did not get a long weekend as I had to work on Saturday, but being at a new job, I didn't really expect it so no biggie.


Since I've been having writer's block I thought I'd share a couple of interesting articles with you:

An Open Letter From Introverts is hilarious and so, so true (other than #5, for me)

The Crossroads of Should and Must is a very interesting read about following your dreams

French Food Habits is a post written by Gabrielle at Design Mom about the eating habits of the French, from having lived there for 2 1/2 years, and is now back in the USA

       
xo jules


PS Can you believe I'm still posting outfit photos from a month ago? Yikes!


Happy Friday & Forever 21 Shopping Hits & Misses





(Vest & Top by H&M (similar vest by Urban Outfitters, similar top), Pants by Gap, Shoes by Banana Republic (outlet) (similar), Necklace by H&M (similar by H&M))

Hi everyone! Happy Friday!

I've really been having writer's block lately, every time I sit down to do a blog post I just can't think of anything to talk about!  So, today I'm going to do a little shopping recap for you.

I made two purchases online at Forever 21 recently, here are the hits & misses:

Hits:

Midnight Window Dress $29.80


      Floral Fit & Flare Dress $21.80 





Misses:



-this dress had a cute pattern but a weird ruffle at the bust




-this dress fit way too big on me (and I ordered an XS, the smallest size)




-I liked this dress but the open back would mean I couldn't wear a bra, and the front

looked bad bra-less



-I am going to see if I can get this in a size bigger.  I ordered an XS and it was very high-waisted lol



-This just didn't fit me right; that happens sometimes with smocked-waist skirts






Please let me know in the comments if you have any questions about fit, sizing, materials etc!




xo jules

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