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09.15.2018

9.15.2018

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

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


Hi everyone!

We are moving TODAY so I'm going to keep today's post short and sweet.

I did do some more fall shopping that I want to share with you but only a few things have arrived (that I haven't even tried on yet, it's been so crazy this week!) so hopefully by next weekend I'll have an update on keeps and returns :)


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Jules in Flats - Super Long Cardigan with Black Dress (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Super Long Cardigan with Black Dress (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)
Long Cardigan by Old Navy
Dress by Wilfred Free (Aritzia, old, similar)
"Rodney" D'Orsay Flats by Sam Edelman



Jules in Flats - Tie-Front Floral Blouse (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Tie-Front Floral Blouse (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)
Tie-Front Top by Dynamite (old, similar)
"Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle" Pants by Old Navy
"Bazovica" Leather Loafers by Aldo (old, similar)
"Infinity" Necklace by Tiffany & Co. (gift)
Lip Crayon in Glace by Bite Beauty (Sephora birthday freebie)



Jules in Flats - Striped Fit and Flare Dress (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Striped Fit and Flare Dress (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)
Cardigan by Gap (old, similar)
Dress by Gap (old, similar)
"Amelia" Suede Flats by J.Crew Factory (old, similar)




Jules in Flats - Red Ankle Pants with Polka Dot Blouse and Camel (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Red Ankle Pants with Polka Dot Blouse and Camel (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)
Cardigan by Gap (old, similar)
Polka Dot Blouse by H&M (old, similar)
"Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle" Pants by Old Navy
"Amelia" Perforated Suede Flats by J.Crew Factory (old, similar)



As always, thank you so much for reading!!



xo JULES




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09.08.2018

9.08.2018

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

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


Hi everyone!  Happy September!

The weather was perfectly timed this week to usher in a new season - cooler, crisp mornings that definitely required a jacket, sunny afternoons and chilly evenings.  The leaves are turning and it's definitely starting to feel like fall!

I always feel like Labour Day is the last weekend of summer, and we had a perfect one this year.  We took Friday off to drive down to Seattle with two of our friends in our car packed with all of our camping gear.  We treated ourselves and spent the night in a hotel, the next day driving to the Gorge Campground.  My brother and sister in law met us there, we set up camp and then walked to the Amphitheater to watch Dave Matthews as the sun set.  The Gorge is my absolute favourite venue, it's just so beautiful and special.  T & I actually saw Dave Matthews there 13 years ago!  That was his first time at the Gorge and our first concert together (it was also in our first year of dating!).  So this was a really nostalgic and special trip.  I started crying when Dave began playing Stay or Leave - T and I connected over that song because it felt so relevant to the beginning or our relationship.  (When we started dating we were both going to school in Ontario, but I had already decided to move back to BC.  So we dated for a couple of months and then when I moved back to the Okanagan in the summer we decided to take a break.  We didn't want to put the pressure of a long-distance relationship on something so new.  But we talked all the time on the phone (and became really good friends in the process) and he made plans to come visit at the end of summer.  That end of summer trip was our first visit to the Gorge together, and after that trip we knew what we had was real.  He went back to Ontario to finish school and 6 months later moved in with me in my studio apartment in Vancouver.  The rest is history!)


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Jules in Flats - Old Navy Floral Swing Dress (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Old Navy Floral Swing Dress (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)
 Swing Dress by Old Navy (old, similar)
"Rodney" D'Orsay Flats by Sam Edelman
Jules in Flats - Striped Tunic Popover Top (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Striped Tunic Popover Top (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)
Striped Tunic by Old Navy
"Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle" Pants by Old Navy
"Bazovica" Leather Loafers by Aldo (old, similar)


Jules in Flats - Ruffle Front Wrap Dress (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Ruffle Front Wrap Dress (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)
Wrap Dress by Banana Republic Factory (old, similar)
Leopard D'Orsay Flats by J.Crew Factory (old, similar)


Jules in Flats - All Black Kimono Outfit (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - All Black Kimono Outfit (Business Casual Fall Workwear on a Budget)
 Kimono by Dynamite (old, similar)
T-Shirt by H&M
"Rocket High Rise" Jeans by Citizens of Humanity (eBay)
"Bazovica" Leather Loafers by Aldo (old, similar)

All that to say, we had a great last weekend of summer and are ready to hunker down with work and life and welcome fall!


In case you missed it, we sold our apartment and are moving into a new apartment NEXT WEEKEND!!  Ahhh it doesn't really feel real yet because we were so busy this summer we haven't really had a chance to think about it or to do any packing!  Literally nothing is packed.  BUT we are starting this weekend and I think we are going to get a lot done.  Luckily we have 5 days in between moving and giving up our keys to the new owner, so that's good!

I (guess?) I did some shopping at Old Navy in the summer, so I had some Super Cash to use, which starts today!  This is perfect timing because I feel like I have nothing to wear.  I went a little crazy and hopefully I won't want to keep everything I bought, otherwise my bank account will not be happy!
I also took advantage of the Labour Day sale at J.Crew Factory and purchased a few things:
What are you guys buying for fall? I feel like I need some inspo!



xo JULES


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Monthly Outfit Roundup: August 2018

8.31.2018

Jules in Flats Monthly Outfit Roundup August 2018 (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)
Row 1/Row 2/Row 3


Hi everyone!

Here's a look at what I wore to work in August!

Click on the Row # to be taken to the original post.

You can see all of my monthly outfit roundups here.



As always, thank you for reading!



xo JULES




See the blogs I link-up with here!

08.25.2018

8.25.2018

Jules in Flats - August Outfits - Summer Casual Workwear on a Budget

Jules in Flats - August Outfits - Summer Casual Workwear on a Budget

Hi everyone!  Here's a look at what I wore to work last week.

As I mentioned last week, T's younger brother from Ontario is visiting and we're taking him to Vancouver Island this weekend to go fishing!  The weather forecast isn't great for taking a float plane there, or fishing (it's currently raining and it's supposed to rain tomorrow too) buuuuut hopefully he will have fun anyways!?



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Jules in Flats - Pleated Midi Skirt with Leopard Flats (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)
 T-Shirt by H&M (old, similar)
Pleated Midi Skirt by J.Crew Factory (old, similar)
Leopard D'Orsay Flats by J.Crew Factory (old, similar)


Jules in Flats - Abstract Tank with Aritzia Darontal Pants (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)
 Top by Banana Republic Factory (old, similar)
"Darontal" Pants by Wilfred (Aritzia)
Woven Mules by Gap (sold out, similar)


Jules in Flats - Pussy Bow Dot Dress (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)
 Pussy Bow Dot Dress by Forever 21 (old, similar)
"Sidestep" Sandals by Steve Madden (old, similar)


Jules in Flats - Red Peplum Top with Grey Ankle Pants (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)
 Peplum Top by Smart Set (old, similar)
"Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle" Pants by Old Navy (old colour)
Leopard D'Orsay Flats by J.Crew Factory (old, similar)


I'm not wearing anything new here to talk about, nor have I really been doing any shopping!  It's just been too busy being away every weekend and then playing catch-up during the week.

I did order these pajamas (in the polka dot print) after seeing them on Gaby's blog, but unfortunately they sent me 2 tops and no bottoms, and now the bottoms are sold out in my size!   I'm hoping they might have some in-store, but I'm not holding my breath.  I also ordered and received 2 jumpsuits that were on sale from Dynamite, but neither of them fit :(, so they're going back.

Once September rolls around and I have more free time I'm sure I'll be doing lots of fall shopping!

Anyways, that's all for now.  Thanks so much for reading and I hope you have a great weekend!


xo JULES




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08.21.2018

8.21.2018


Jules in Flats August Outfits (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats August Outfits (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)


Hi everyone!  How are you?!

It's been longer than I anticipated since my last post, sorry about that!  This month we have plans every weekend.  Typically I put together my blog post for the week on Saturday morning, so it's tough to do when you're on the go! (Especially when camping, which is what 3 of our 4 August weekends entail!)

Anyways, this is what I wore to work last week, after our family camping trip to Galiano Island!  We were there from Thursday to Sunday and it was so much fun!  The weather could have been a bit better, but it wasn't bad.  We went on a little walk around one of the peninsulas, played ladder golf and viking chess (our theme for the weekend was Vikings), had a wine and beer tasting and tried balancing on logs in the water!  My brother swallowed a wasp (it was in his drink can), and it stung him in the throat, so he had to go to the hospital (on another island ... via the coast guard boat ... and stay overnight).  He's not allergic, so we had a feeling he would be OK, but they didn't want him to fall asleep and have his throat close up (because it was swelling in there where it stung him!), so that was pretty dramatic and scary but he's fine!


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Jules in Flats - Chambray Tassel Top with Pixie Pants (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)
 Chambray Tassel Tie Top by Old Navy (old, similar)
"Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle" Pants by Old Navy
"Sidestep" Sandals by Steve Madden (old, similar)


Jules in Flats - Ruffle Hem Shift Dress with Bow Mules (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)
 Ruffle-Hem Shift Dress by 1.State (from Winners, similar)
"Dallas" Suede Bow Mules by Town Shoes (sold out online, similar)


Jules in Flats - White Shift Dress (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)
 Shift Dress by Wilfred (Aritzia, old, similar)
"Bazovica" Leather Loafers by Aldo (old, similar)


Jules in Flats - Sleeveless Tunic with Green Ankle Pants (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)
 Sleeveless Tunic by J.Crew Factory (old, similar)
"Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle" Pants by Old Navy (old colour)
Gold Gladiator Sandals by Sam Edelman (old)
Tassel Necklace by Banana Republic Factory (old, similar)


There were no showers, flush toilets, sinks or mirrors at our campsite on Galiano, so you can bet I was happy to get back home and have a shower and see what I looked like after 3 days! LOL . I also got sick on the weekend (how?!) so I needed easy outfits that I didn't really have to think about putting together.

There are a lot of wildfires in BC right now, and while none of them are particularly close to Vancouver,  a lot of the smoke has traveled down to us and the air quality is really bad here at the moment.  Luckily, we have AC at work and a small portable unit at home so it does help to keep the air feeling fresh, but sadly it's not very pleasant to be outside for any length of time.

This week, one of T's younger brothers is coming from Ontario to stay with us.  We're planning on going to Vancouver Island on the weekend to go fishing with my cousin and her partner, but the forecast is calling for rain!  Also, we booked a float plane for our trip over there, because his brother is really into planes (and it's way faster than the ferry), but with all of the smoke we might not be able to see anything on the trip!  Anyways, total #firstworldproblems and we should just be happy we're safe from the fires and grateful that rain is coming to help out our firefighters!

Thank you all so much for visiting!!



xo JULES



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08.04.2018

8.04.2018

Jules in Flats August Outfits  (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats August Outfits  (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)


Hi everyone!  Here's a look at what I wore to work last week.

The side by side photos are out of order, sorry!  I'm not sure what happened there but I was too lazy to fix it!

I'm really trying to wear all of my summer dresses at least once before I start repeating outfits, so I pulled out this pleated Aritzia dress on Monday when it was quite hot.  I bought this dress at the Aritzia Warehouse Sale a couple of years ago.  Sometimes with Aritzia they bring back the same style every season in new colours/patterns, but I guess this one wasn't popular enough because I haven't seen it again!  Anyways, the teal is a nice bright colour, it's lined and made of a crepey/poly fabric which is cool and work-appropriate (I find dresses made of jersey/cotton are typically too casual for work, plus they don't hold up as well over time).

Also, my pink pleated mini skirt is back!  I love this skirt and surprisingly don't wear it more often.  I paired it with my gingham top from Old Navy that I haven't worn to work since May!

I wore the heart-print top in July, also with Pixie pants, so there's nothing really new about that outfit, and then I finished off the work week with these Darontal pants from Aritzia (bought on sale), that are a bit more dressy than my usual Pixies, paired with an old favourite striped top from H&M that I wish I had steamed before taking these pictures! #bloggerfail



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Jules in Flats - Babaton Pleated Swing Dress (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)
Pleated Swing Dress by Babaton (Aritzia, old, similar)
"Sidestep" Sandals by Steve Madden (old, similar)



Jules in Flats - Heart Print Tank with Navy Ankle Pants (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)
Heart-print top by Smart Set (old, similar)
"Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle" Pants by Old Navy
Sandals by H&M (sold out, similar)


Jules in Flats - Gingham Top with Pleated Mini Skirt (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)
 Gingham Top by Old Navy (sold out, similar)
Pleated Mini Skirt by Forever 21 (old, similar)
"Bazovica" Leather Loafers by Aldo (old, similar)


Jules in Flats - Stripe Top with Aritzia Darontal Crepe Pants (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)
 Striped Top by H&M (old, similar)
"Darontal" Pants by Wilfred (Artizia)
Woven Mules by Gap (sold out, similar)
Flower Earrings by Forever 21


In other news, we bought a new place!!  We made an offer last Sunday and it was finalized by Monday at 5!  Naturally, we went out to celebrate and had a great evening sipping drinks by the water on Granville Island and finishing up at Edible Canada.  It was my mum's birthday on Monday as well so we had a nice FaceTime in the evening to celebrate both events!

It's a long weekend here in Canada and surprisingly we don't have any plans!  We are going to be away every weekend in August except this one, so I think we're both okay with that!  Our apartment was de-staged yesterday so it's looking pretty empty and we get possession of our new place mid-September so are going to have to start packing soon!

Next weekend is our annual family camping trip, and this year we are going to Galiano Island!  We've never been so are excited to check it out!  We're leaving Thursday, and with Monday being a holiday I'll only be at work 2 days next week which means no blog post next weekend.

Anyways, thank you all so much for reading and I hope you have a great week!


xo JULES



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Monthly Outfit Roundup: July 2018

7.31.2018

Jules in Flats - Monthly Outfit Roundup July 2018 (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)
Row 1/Row 2/Row 3/Row 4


Hi everyone!

Here's a look at what I wore to work in July!

Click on the Row # to be taken to the original post.

You can see all of my monthly outfit roundups here.



As always, thank you for reading!



xo JULES




See the blogs I link-up with here!



07.28.2018

7.28.2018

Jules in Flats July Outfits (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats July Outfits (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)


Hi everyone!  How are you?!

As usual, here's a look at what I wore to work last week.

It has been hot here, which used to be unusual for Vancouver, but every summer for the past 5 years we've had an increasing number of days in the high 20's'/early 30's (Celsius).  This spell is going to last for 2 weeks I think (we're already on the second week)!  Nobody here has air conditioning because historically, you didn't need it.  We have a portable air conditioner that friends gave us when we moved into our current apartment 6 years ago, and I'm so glad they did!  When we first moved in I think we only had about 1 straight week of hot weather and it was so great for that but I kind of questioned keeping it around as it takes up space in the storage locker during the winter and is kind of an eyesore, but it is so worth it!


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Jules in Flats - Striped Mini Skirt with Sleeveless Tunic (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)
 Sleeveless Tunic by J.Crew Factory (old, similar)
Skirt by Gap Factory (old, similar)
Woven Mules by Gap (sold out, similar)
Tassel Necklace by Banana Republic Factory (old, similar)


Jules in Flats - Sleeveless Ruffle Blouse with Skinny Ankle Pants and Mules (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)
 Top by Banana Republic Factory (old, similar)
"Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle" Pants by Old Navy
Mules by Town Shoes (old, similar)


Jules in Flats - Summer Dress with Sweater Vest (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)
 Dress by Old Navy (old, similar)
"Dunkirk" Vest by Wilfred (Aritzia, looks like they have changed the name to Olivie)
Belt by H&M (old, similar)
Flats by Steve Madden (old colourway)


Jules in Flats - Tie-Front-Knot Top Blouse with Skinny Patterned Ankle Pants (Business Casual Summer Workwear on a Budget)
 "Hopkins" Blouse by Babaton (Aritzia, on sale!)
"Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle" Pants by Old Navy (old pattern)
Sandals by Gap (old, similar)


In other very exciting news, we sold our place!!  We got the offer on Monday, went back and forth a few times on the price that day, showed it one last time on Wednesday night and closed on Thursday!  We are so happy and also excited that we can get back to living normally! LOL It's so strange trying to live in a place that's supposed to look like nobody lives there!


Of course now the next phase is finding somewhere else to live!  We don't have anything lined up yet, but we do have our eye on one place that we'll probably make an offer on this weekend or Monday.  Wish us luck!!


The wedding last weekend was amazing!  The weather and location were perfect, everyone looked gorgeous, the food was great, there was an open bar, we saw lots of people we haven't seen for awhile (some since high school!), and best of all the bride and groom were happy and surrounded by their friends and loved ones :) :) . I posted a couple of pics that include what I wore to my Instagram if you're interested!


This weekend we are going to head down to Kits Point to watch the fireworks, and on Sunday we are going to Brewery and the Beast!  This is an annual event that is also held in Calgary and Victoria.  We went for the first time 2 years ago and missed out on tickets last year, so we are happy to be going back tomorrow!  Hopefully the meat coma I will inevitably eat myself into will be gone by the time I have to go to work on Monday!


Anyways, I hope you have a great weekend and thank you for reading!



xo JULES




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