What I Wore: February Week Three

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget Jules in Flats February 2016 Outfits
Left: Dress by Joe Fresh (sold out, similar by Forever 21), Tights by Gap (sold out, similar by L'Eggs), Shoes by Aldo (sold out, similar by Style & Co.), Necklace by H&M (similar by Le Chateau)
Right: Sweater by Wilfred Free (from Aritzia), Blouse by H&M (old, similar by Joe Fresh), Pants by H&M, Shoes by Vince Camuto Outlet, Necklace by Banana Republic Factory (not online, similar by Saks Off 5th), Earrings by ? (similar)


jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget Jules in Flats February 2016 Outfits
Left: Cardigan "Lenox" by Talula from Aritzia, sold out, similar by Forever 21), Top by Gap, Skirt by Off the Wall (old, similar by Boohoo), Tights by Gap (sold out, similar by L'Eggs), Booties by Old Navy (old, similar by Style & Co.), Ring by Tiffany & Co., Necklace by Forever 21 (similar)
Right: Blazer by Forever 21 (similar), Top by H&M, Jeans by Old Navy, Shoes by Forever 21 (old, similar), Necklace by H&M (sold out), Lips Revlon Balm Stain in "Crush"


Jules in Flats - Joe Fresh sweater dress
Dress by Joe Fresh (sold out, similar by Forever 21), Tights by Gap (sold out, similar by L'Eggs), Shoes by Aldo (sold out, similar by Style & Co.), Necklace by H&M (similar by Le Chateau)

Jules in Flats - Wilfred Free Georgia cropped sweater
Sweater by Wilfred Free (from Aritzia), Blouse by H&M (old, similar by Joe Fresh), Pants by H&M, Shoes by Vince Camuto Outlet, Necklace by Banana Republic Factory (not online, similar by Saks Off 5th), Earrings by ? (similar)


Jules in Flats - Talula Lenox cardigan from Aritzia
Cardigan "Lenox" by Talula from Aritzia, sold out, similar by Forever 21), Top by Gap, Skirt by Off the Wall (old, similar by Boohoo), Tights by Gap (sold out, similar by L'Eggs), Booties by Old Navy (old, similar by Style & Co.), Ring by Tiffany & Co., Necklace by Forever 21 (similar)


Jules in Flats - Forever 21 Blazer and H&M Striped Tee
Blazer by Forever 21 (similar), Top by H&M, Jeans by Old Navy, Shoes by Forever 21 (old, similar), Necklace by H&M (sold out), Lips Revlon Balm Stain in "Crush"

Hi everyone!  I lightened my hair!

I kind of felt like I was in a rut with my hair and needed a change ... but not a cut!  I admit I was a bit nervous, it has been many years since I lightened my hair - I am more used to going dark, but in between I have really been enjoying my natural colour.  Anyways, I am loving it, thanks to my amazing stylist Ryan at Caramel Salon!  If you are in the Vancouver area and looking for a hairstylist, I highly recommend visit Ryan at Caramel, she is a total sweetheart and uber-talented.


Anyways, here are a few outfits I wore to work last week.  I didn't realize it at the time, but I'm pretty sure I've worn both the top right and bottom left outfits before!  Turns out, I was pretty close!  See here and here - does a simple necklace or shoe change count?

What I Wore: February Week One & Two

Left: Dress by Gap (similar), Top by Wilfred Free (from Aritzia), Tights by Gap Factory (similar by Hanes), Shoes by Aldo (old, similar by Dorothy Perkins), Belt by Joe Fresh (similar by Forever 21), Necklace by H&M (similar by Le Chateau)
Right: Top by Dynamite (old, similar by H&M), Jacket by H&M (old, similar by Forever 21), Jeans by Old NavyBooties by Old Navy (old, similar by Style & Co.), Necklace by Tiffany & Co.

Left: Top by Dynamite (old, similar by Choies), Vest by H&M (Girl's department, old similar by Forever 21), Pants "Pixie" by Old Navy, Booties by Old Navy (old, similar by Style & Co.), Necklace by Banana Republic Factory (similar by Saks Off 5th)
Right: Dress by Old Navy, Scarf by Zara, Tights by ? (similar by Silky), Shoes by Vince Camuto Outlet, Earrings by ? (similar by Forever 21)


Left: Top by H&M (similar by Joe Fresh), Blazer by Jacob (similar by Forever 21), Jeans by Old NavyBooties by Old Navy (old, similar by Style & Co.), Necklace by H&M (old, similar by Jessica)
Right: Top by Old Navy, Pants "Pixie" by Old Navy, Shoes by H&M (old, similar by Urban Outfitters)


Left: Top by Dynamite (sold out), Skirt by Jacob (similar by Joe Fresh), Tights by Gap Factory (similar by Hanes), Shoes by Vince Camuto Outlet, Necklace by Tiffany & Co.
Right: Sweater by Old Navy (sold out, similar by Lord & Taylor), Pants "Pixie" by Old Navy, Shoes by Aldo (old, similar by Annie at ShoeBuy), Necklace by H&M (similar by Blu Bijoux)

Left: Top by J.Crew Factory (similar by Le Chateau), Blazer by H&M, Skirt by Forever 21 (old, similar by Old Navy), Tights by ? (similar by Silky), Booties by Old Navy (old, similar by Style & Co.), Necklace by Banana Republic Factory (similar by Saks Off 5th)
Right: Sweater by Gap (old, similar by Forever 21), Jeans by Old Navy, Shoes by Aldo (old, similar by Annie at ShoeBuy), Necklace by H&M (old, similar by Jessica), Nails "Bahama Mama" by Essie



Hi everyone!
Here's a look at what I wore to work in the past two weeks ... with a few Valentines-ey outfits towards the end :)

I am so ready for Spring, how about you?  I am just kind of sick of all of this winter dressing and being cold all the time.  Luckily, this week it is supposed to be sunny and warm up slightly (like, 12 degrees Celsius), so that's something to look forward to!

I've been thinking about what I'd like to add to my Spring wishlist this year, and fill in any gaps from last season.  But, it feels too early to really start shopping yet.  Retailers are just beginning to add their Spring items, and I don't want to jump the gun on something I can't even wear yet because what if something better/cheaper pops up in a month?
So I am trying to be patient, building a list and keeping my eyes out for items that are wearable now and later.  I am also keeping in mind end of season Winter items on major sale right now - like a replacement pair of black booties!  My Old Navy ones have been worn to death and are looking a little worse for wear.  This time I'm looking for a leather pair, hopefully they will hold up better over time.
If you want to follow along with my Spring wishlist, follow me on Pinterest here.  I also Pin a lot of things I like and want to keep in mind on this board.

As always, thank you for visiting!!


Monthly Outfit Roundup: January 2016

Jules In Flats Monthly Outfit Collage January 2016
Row 1:
1) Sweater by Joe Fresh (old, similar), Blouse by Dynamite (old, similar idea by Joe Fresh), Jeans by Old Navy, Shoes by H&M (old, similar from Urban Outfitters), Bracelet by Obviously Chic Pop-Up (similar by Forever 21 - mine is part of set like this), Earrings by ? (similar by Forever 21 - I'm wearing pink flower studs)
2) Dress by Talula (purchased at the Aritzia warehouse sale, old, kind of similar by Kenzie), Blazer by H&M (old, similar by Forever 21), Tights by Gap Factory (not online, similar by Hanes), Shoes by Vince Camuto Outlet, Necklace by Aldo (old, similar by The Limited)
3) Cardigan by Talula, Top by J.Crew Factory (not online, similar by Le Chateau), Pants by Old Navy, Shoes by Vince Camuto Outlet, Necklace by Forever 21
4) Dress by Wilfred (old, purchased at consignment pop-up, similar by Joe Fresh), Top by Wilfred, Tights by ? (similar by Silky), Booties by Old Navy (old, similar by Style & Co.), Necklace by H&M (old, similar by Charming Charlie)

Row 2:
1) Sweater "Brooklyn" by Gap, Pants "Pixie" by Old Navy, Shoes by H&M (old, similar from Urban Outfitters), Necklace by Banana Republic Factory (not online, similar from Saks off Fifth)
2) Dress by Old Navy, Tights by Gap Factory (not online, similar by Hanes), Booties by Old Navy (old, similar from Style & Co.), Necklace by H&M (old, similar from Romwe)
3) Top by Dynamite (sold out), Pants "Pixie" by Old Navy, Shoes "Ellen" by Vince Camuto Outlet, Necklace by Tiffany & Co.
4) Sweater by Old Navy (sold out, similar), Skirt by Forever 21 (old, similar by Boohoo), Tights by Gap Factory (not online, similar by Hanes)Shoes "Ellen" by Vince Camuto OutletNecklace by H&M



Hey everyone!  Here's a look at what I wore in January!




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What I Wore: January Week Two

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget Jules in Flats January 2016 Outfits
 Left: Sweater "Brooklyn" by Gap, Pants "Pixie" by Old Navy, Shoes by H&M (old, similar from Urban Outfitters), Necklace by Banana Republic Factory (not online, similar from Saks off Fifth)
Right: Dress by Old Navy, Tights by Gap Factory (not online, similar by Hanes), Booties by Old Navy (old, similar from Style & Co.), Necklace by H&M (old, similar from Romwe)


jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget Jules in Flats January 2016 Outfits
Left: Top by Dynamite (sold out), Pants "Pixie" by Old Navy, Shoes "Ellen" by Vince Camuto Outlet, Necklace by Tiffany & Co.
Right: Sweater by Old Navy (sold out, similar), Skirt by Forever 21 (old, similar by Boohoo), Tights by Gap Factory (not online, similar by Hanes)Shoes "Ellen" by Vince Camuto OutletNecklace by H&M

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget Jules in Flats January 2016 Outfits
Sweater "Brooklyn" by Gap, Pants "Pixie" by Old Navy, Shoes by H&M (old, similar from Urban Outfitters), Necklace by Banana Republic Factory (not online, similar from Saks off Fifth)


jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget Jules in Flats January 2016 Outfits
Dress by Old Navy, Tights by Gap Factory (not online, similar by Hanes), Booties by Old Navy (old, similar from Style & Co.), Necklace by H&M (old, similar from Romwe)


jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget Jules in Flats January 2016 Outfits
 Coat "Wool Melton Duffle" by J.Crew in Heather Petunia (size 2P)


jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget Jules in Flats January 2016 Outfits
Top by Dynamite (sold out), Pants "Pixie" by Old Navy, Shoes "Ellen" by Vince Camuto Outlet, Necklace by Tiffany & Co.

jules in flats: personal style blog - business casual workwear on a budget Jules in Flats January 2016 Outfits
Sweater by Old Navy (sold out, similar), Skirt by Forever 21 (old, similar by Boohoo), Tights by Gap Factory (not online, similar by Hanes)Shoes "Ellen" by Vince Camuto OutletNecklace by H&M



Hey everyone, Happy February!

Normally I feel like January really drags its feet, but taking a week off near the end (we went to California) was amazing!

Anyways, here's a look at what else I wore to work in January.  I'll try to put together a Monthly Outfit Roundup later this week and then maybe a February Week One post early next!  Eek!  We have a long weekend coming up and T is going to Seattle so (in theory) I should have some time to blog :)

As I mentioned in my last post, I did some New Years shopping (literally - most of my new purchases were completed on New Year's Day!).  This Space-Dye Swing Dress from Old Navy is super cute and comfy.  I saw it on another blogger (I forget who - sorry!) and she was raving about how good it was so after some initial hesitation I decided to try it.  I was unsure for a few reasons - 1. I'm trying to buy less "knit" dresses etc as they show wear more quickly and look less expensive than other materials such as poly, silk, rayon etc.  2. The shape was kind of ... well, shapeless.  Or at the very least, attempting to "hide a pregnancy" (I'm not!).  3. The colour selection was limited.  I've started to feel a bit self-conscious about wearing grey after someone I know suggested it wasn't the most flattering colour on me.  To combat #3, I ordered it in both the blue and the grey, but ultimately decided the grey is more versatile.  I love the long sleeves, the short length, the shape (to hide my food baby) and the soft knit material, so it's definitely a winner!  I also ordered a very similar sleeveless dress in black from Aritzia that I wore in California.  Mega thumbs up - you will definitely see that on the blog in the Summer!

I finally bit the bullet and got a pink coat!!  Pink is my favourite colour and I have been dying for a pink coat for 2 winters now!  I also really wanted a camel coat (so versatile) and was focused on adding one of those to my closet first.  But after having no luck for the past two years (I had a pretty specific wishlist), and J.Crew's boxing week sale (40% off sale), I decided to go for it!  All in, the coat was $257 CAD.  Which is a lot of money for me to spend on one item, but for a piece of wool outerwear I think it is pretty reasonable/standard and hopefully this coat will last a long time.  The colour is just perfect, it's so pretty!  The fit is slightly oversized and boxy, which I knew and was willing to compromise on.  As someone who is petite, form-fitting outwear looks much better, however I like that I can layer thick sweaters etc underneath and it does nip in a bit at the waist.  The colour makes up for any shortcomings in my opinion!  Even the fact that it's not quite as warm as I was expecting!  Grace from The Stripe has the same coat in 2 colours (except hers has the fur-trimmed hood) and she says hers is warm in New York winter, so I don't know what's going on with mine?!  I am cold all the time, so maybe it's just that!

One last item to mention, the peplum wrap blouse from Dynamite which is now sold out!  Arghh!  I couldn't even find anything similar to link to but I promise if it gets re-stocked I will let you know.  I love that it's a neutral top with an interesting animal print-polka dot hybrid pattern going on.  The wrap front and subtle peplum are great details, too.  I really love this top.  In these photos I pinned the wrap front a little higher since I was wearing a camisole underneath that I didn't want showing, but in the Spring/Summer when a cami isn't necessary for warmth I don't think it would need to be pinned.

What are your thoughts on my purchases and outfits this week?  Have you already started thinking about your Spring wishlist?



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