04.14.2018

Jules in Flats - April Outfits

Jules in Flats - April Outfits



Hey everyone!  Happy Weekend!

Spring has truly sprung in Vancouver, which means you never know what the weather is going to be like, but you should always plan on there being a chance of rain!


So all of the online shopping I told you about last week arrived!!  My Gap order included these mules, this bikini top and this gingham top from Old Navy which are all keepers (yay!).  From American Eagle I'm keeping this top, but sending back the bikini bottoms and this top as it was way too short and boxy :(.  The bikini bottoms I actually liked but I'm trying to find a pair that doesn't cut into my sides too much (hello, muffin top!) and these definitely did.  I went on a mad online search for bikini bottoms after those ones didn't work out but finally decided to just wait until closer to summer when (hopefully) my muffin top has shrunk and I'm feeling more confident about trying on bikini bottoms in general.  I have a couple of pairs that mix and match with a bunch of tops right now that fit fine, and a couple of one-pieces so I'm covered for now.  And how adorable is that Gap top?!  It's so adorable, I can't wait to wear it!  Normally I would have ordered an XS, but they were sold out so I ordered a Small and it fits fine ... so just an FYI if you are planning on getting it!  The mules I ordered in a size 7; my typical size is 6.5 and they fit great with a tiny bit of room at the heel, so I'm not sure if the 6 would have been too small.  The gingham top from Old Navy I ordered in XS and the fit is slightly oversized.  I find Old Navy typically fits on the larger size so I always order the smallest size!


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Jules in Flats - How to Wear a Summer Dress When It's Still Cold Out
 Sweater by Gap (old, similar)
Dress by Forever 21 (old, similar)
Tights by Gap (sold out, similar)
"Bazovica" Leather Loafers by Aldo (old, similar)



Jules in Flats - How to Wear Patterned Pants to Work
 Pocket Blouse by Dynamite (old, similar)
"Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle" Pants by Old Navy (old pattern)
Red Faux-Snakeskin Loafers by Aldo (old, similar)
"Infinity" Necklace by Tiffany & Co. (gift)



Jules in Flats - Midi Skirt with Lightweight Sweater for Early Spring
 Sweater by Gap (old, similar)
Pleated Midi Skirt by Dynamite (old, similar)
Flats by Aldo (old, similar)




Jules in Flats - Striped Tops and White Mules for Spring
 Drapey Blazer by Forever 21 (old, similar)
Striped Top by H&M (old, similar)
"Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle" Pants by Old Navy
"Jules" Loafer Mules by Urban Outfitters





Unfortunately the romper and pleated midi skirt from H&M are returns, and I haven't decided if the mules are slightly too big or fine.  The pleated midi was a size too small and the poly material looked and felt cheap.  The romper was really cute and I wanted to love it, but I didn't think it was that flattering and I didn't like the slits down the arms.  Plus, where am I going to wear that?!  I'd rather hold out for a jumpsuit (or something else) that I really LOVE.  The mules feel a bit big, but they are sold out online now so I can't try on the smaller size for comparison ... what should I do?!  They're just a plain kind of beige mule, not that special, but super versatile for Spring I feel!  They would replace the beige flats I'm wearing with the pleated midi skirt above, which are overdue for retirement!  Lastly, (but not leastly), this striped top from Hollister arrived and is a keeper.  It fits oversized and is so soft!  I ordered my usual size (XS) and it has a nice, relaxed vibe to it.


What is everyone up to this weekend??

Last night I went to hot yoga, which was a nice, sweaty way to end the week, until a poor guy in front of me passed out in class!!  It was really scary, he fell forward onto his head (from seated) and started bleeding from his head wound, and convulsing!!  The teacher tried to tell us he was fine but I think he might have had a seizure!  Anyways, it was upsetting to say the least and I hope he is doing OK!

Today we had our new dishwasher and microwave delivered (bright and early!) and I've just been reading, doing my nails and blogging while T teaches himself a new board game.  Tonight we're meeting friends for dinner and maybe a movie at their place!  Tomorrow ... no plans but maybe brunch and some open houses?  LOL We'll see!


As always, thank you so much for reading!  I hope you all have a great weekend!









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04.08.2018

Jules in Flats - April Outfits

Jules in Flats - April Outfits


Hello, hello!  Happy Weekend!

How is everyone??  I am so tired, I only got 5 hours of sleep last night!  I apologize to all of you for whom that is a regular occurrence but I need my 8 hours!  If you've been reading this blog for awhile you know I usually get that, plus some on the weekend!  LOL.  Maybe the gods will have mercy on me and I can take a nap later!

Anyways, we don't have much of a weekend planned over here; yesterday I had to work and then last night I went to Juniper for dinner with a friend that was in town.  She slept over at our place and we stayed up late talking (hence the lack of sleep last night!).  Today I just need to get a few things done (blog post, laundry, nails, breakfast/lunch meal prep) but other than that we have no plans.  Probably just a lot of couch time, LOL!

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Jules in Flats - Striped Fit and Flare Dress
 Cardigan by Gap (old, similar)
Dress by Gap (gift, old, similar)
Belt by H&M (old)
Tights by Gap (sold out, similar)
"Rodney" D'Orsay Flats by Sam Edelman







Jules in Flats - Striped Bell Sleeve Top with Sweater Vest and Mules
 Stripe Bell-Sleeve Top by Old Navy
"Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle" Pants by Old Navy
"Dunkirk" Sweater Vest by Wilfred (Aritzia)
Mules by Town Shoes (sold out, similar)
"Infinity" Necklace by Tiffany & Co. (gift)





Jules in Flats - Yellow Ruffle Sleeve Shift Dress
 Ruffle Sleeve Shift Dress by Old Navy (sold out, similar)
Necklace by H&M (old, similar)
Tights by Gap (sold out, similar)
"Rodney" D'Orsay Flats by Sam Edelman



Jules in Flats - Navy Top with Aritzia Dress Pants
Boatneck Top by Gap (old, similar)
"Darontal" Pants by Wilfred (Aritzia)
Mules by Town Shoes (sold out, similar)
Necklace from "The Latest Scoop" (brand unknown, similar)




We officially have no kitchen, just a fridge, so our week of eating takeout has begun!  I just hope things stay on track and it doesn't end up being longer than a week!  :/

Last week I mentioned a lot of things I was thinking about buying and I'm happy to report that I actually pulled the trigger on a quite a few!  Now, I haven't received any of them yet, so TBD on whether or not they are keepers, but I'm excited.  Rather than listing them I made a little widget that you can shop below:


(Let me know if you like this visual format better!)


I also purchased this top in the blue stripe (I wasn't able to add it to the widget above!  Argh!) . It doesn't look like much on the model but I saw it in store and it's super soft and I think will look great half-tucked with high-waisted skinny jeans and denim shorts in the summer.

I finally got my hair cut and coloured last week and it feels so much better!  The last outfit from this week with the navy top is from the day after I got it done; I literally did nothing except dry shampoo and finger brushing that morning!  Oh, and speaking of hair, on Monday (the striped dress outfit), my curling iron stopped working when I was literally halfway through curling my hair!  I had to brush out the curls and then do a side sweep so it wouldn't be so obvious!  LOL I actually re-ordered the exact same curling iron off Amazon that morning for same-day delivery but we were out when they tried to deliver it so I didn't get it for a few days!

In other sad news, I lost a diamond from my wedding band!!  I have to take it in to get fixed and am scared of how much it's going to cost!  I don't want to lose any more either so I took it off yesterday and now my ring finger looks so bare with just my engagement ring on!  It's funny the things you get used to!

Anyways, thank you all for visiting and I hope you have a great week!!













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Monthly Outfit Roundup: March 2018

Jules in Flats - Monthly Outfit Roundup March 2018


Hi everyone!

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

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!






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03.30.2018

Jules in Flats - March Work Outfits

Jules in Flats - March Work Outfits


Hi everyone!  Happy Easter!

What are you all up to this weekend?  T and I didn't make any plans, the long weekend kind of crept up on us (it seems early this year?!) and I think we thought we would be mid-reno, which we kind of are.  Next Friday is demo so after that we'll really be into the thick of it!  So far we can still completely use the kitchen but as soon as demo happens that's when things are going to get really crazy!  LOL So anyways we are just sticking around town this weekend, having a "staycation" if you will, and maybe going to the Scandinave Spa in Whistler tomorrow.

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Jules in Flats - Tie-Neck Floral Print Dress
 Dress by Old Navy (old, similar)
Tights by Gap (sold out, similar)
Boots by Old Navy (last year's version)
Earrings from Hawaii (old)



Jules in Flats - Peplum Top and Red Ankle Pants for Work
Peplum Top by Old Navy (old, similar)
"Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle" Pants by Old Navy
Boots by Old Navy (last year's version)
Necklace by H&M (old)



Jules in Flats - Aritzia Babaton Bennett Silk Shirtdress for Work
 "Bennett" Dress by Babaton (Aritzia, old pattern)
Tights by Gap (old, similar)
Rodney D'Orsay Flats by Sam Edelman
Infinity Necklace by Tiffany & Co. (gift)



Jules in Flats - Lilac Cashmere Sweater for Easter
 Cashmere Sweater by Joe Fresh (old, similar)
"Rocket High Rise" Jeans by Citizens of Humanity (via eBay)
"Jules" Loafer Mules by Urban Outfitters
Necklace by H&M (old)





I have nothing too exciting to report about these outfits unfortunately; you've seen my blue Old Navy dress many times before (here, here, here, here!) and it's difficult to style it different ways so usually I just keep it simple and don't overthink it.  I'm not happy with the red pants outfit, I think I should have worn different shoes but I remember it was really rainy that day and I wanted to have warm feet.  I think the pants are also slightly too long to work with those boots - what do you think?  I don't know, overall it feels kind of sloppy and I felt that way wearing it as well.  The 'snow leopard' dress from Aritzia I do like and I haven't worn it in awhile (it's quite thin and cold to wear in winter as I haven't found a slip that works underneath).  Again, it's a hard one to wear differently.  I liked wearing it on the day but I feel the photos didn't turn out great.  The lilac sweater on the other hand is the opposite - the photos are good but I wanted to pull my hair out all day!  It was just feeling really dirty and gross LOL.

Anyways, I think there are going to be some good sales this weekend, I was watching Liz's Instastories and she did a try-on of some cute pieces from Abercrombie that are now all 50% off!  So I'm thinking about ordering this jumpsuit (stripes and culottes!), this cute tank and these overalls.  I haven't bought something from there in forever so I'm not sure about sizing ... from what I remember their stuff fits really small?  If you have any tips please let me know!!

Otherwise, I am also thinking about ordering these d'orsay flats and these mules from H&M.  I saw one of the jumpsuits that I was talking about last week in-store and the material was not what I wanted so I won't be ordering that one to try.  The sleeveless one looks SO nice but I'm having a mental block against another navy jumpsuit!  Argh am I crazy?!

I also saw this top in the store window of American Eagle and it looked really cute so I'm thinking about ordering that as well.  Lots of thinking going on over here but not a lot of actual shopping! LOL!

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














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03.24.2018

Jules in Flats - March Work Outfits

Jules in Flats - March Work Outfits



Jules in Flats - How to Wear a Jumpsuit to Work in the Spring
Jumpsuit by Old Navy (old, similar)
Cardigan by Zara (old, similar)
Mules by Town Shoes (sold out, similar)
Necklace by Tiffany & Co. (gift)




Jules in Flats - Transitioning to Spring with Dark Florals
Floral Swing Dress by Old Navy (old, similar)
Tights by Gap (sold out, similar)
Booties by Old Navy (sold out, similar)
Necklace by Tiffany & Co. (gift)


Jules in Flats - Peplum Blouse with Striped Blazer/Jacket
Striped Blazer/Jacket by H&M (old, similar)
Peplum Blouse by Smart Set (old, similar)
"Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle" Pants by Old Navy
"Bazovica" Leather Loafers by Aldo (old, similar)




Jules in Flats - Transitioning to Spring with Dark Florals
Dress by 1. State from Winners (similar)
Boyfriend Cardigan by Old Navy (old, similar)
Tights by Gap (sold out, similar)
Belt by H&M (old, similar)
Rodney D'Orsay Suede Flats by Sam Edelman





Hi everyone!  How are you?
(I know I start all of my blog posts the same way and I hope that doesn't bother you!)

If you caught my Instastory from a few weeks ago you might remember the 1.State dress from the last outfit here that I got at Winners.  I didn't try it on in the store and wasn't sure if I should keep it or not but ultimately (obviously!) decided to hold onto it.  It has short sleeves, a keyhole neckline and a cute ruffle hem, plus it's fully lined!  I belted it here to change up the silhouette a bit and I find dark florals work well in all seasons so they are usually a good bet (for me at least!).

I'm so happy it's jumpsuit season again!  I absolutely love the one I am wearing above which is from Old Navy two years ago.  I would like another one but I can't quite find the right one!  This and this from H&M are strong contenders, but I don't really want another one in navy, and the black one with the long sleeves doesn't seem as versatile and maybe more of a fall/winter item?  On the other hand, it's only $40 so maybe I should just try it??

Something else I'm keen to try this season is culottes!  I don't think they're as trendy as they used to be, but I'm curious to try out a new pants silhouette and think they can look really chic with mules and sandals.  The trick will be finding some that aren't too long!

My hair has been feeling really bleh lately and I realized that I haven't had it cut or coloured since December!  This always happens to me ... I let about 3 months go by before noticing that my hair is getting out of control and then I have to wait for an additional 2 weeks before I can get in to see my stylist!  LOL In any case I'm seeing her in early April and am excited to get rid of some of the dry, dead ends and to brighten up the colour again!  The timing for the colour is actually perfect with Spring just starting!

In home reno news, our new washer/dryer was installed on Monday and we can actually close the doors on the closet it's in!  (Our old laundry was a stacking unit in a closet, but there was no door, and you couldn't install one because the laundry unit was too deep.  It's right in our front entry next to the coat closet so it was the first thing you saw when you came into our apartment and I hated it!).  There seems to be a bit of an issue with the plumbing so we have our mop bucket catching the drips from the tap for now until the plumber comes in a couple of weeks to do some stuff in the kitchen.  Our cabinets from Ikea are being delivered on Monday (where we are going to store them I have no idea!) and I've ordered the sink, faucet, handles and new paper towel holder (LOL) for delivery!  Demo is scheduled for Friday April 6th and then the cabinets will be installed a week later!  (You can have your cabinets installed immediately after demo, but we need to have a plumber, electrician and drywaller come in in between to move some things around and do some patching before the cabinets are installed ... just FYI :))


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











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03.19.2018

Jules in Flats - March Work Outfits

Jules in Flats - March Work Outfits



Jules in Flats - How to wear a Midi Skirt to Work
Sweater by H&M (old, similar)
Midi Skirt from Nordstrom Rack (old, similar)
Mules by Town Shoes (sold out, similar)
Earrings by H&M (old, similar)



Jules in Flats - Simple Stripes and Grey Ankle Pants for Work
 Sweater by H&M (old, similar)
"Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle" Pants by Old Navy (old colour)
"Rodney" D'Orsay Flats by Sam Edelman
"La Vedette" Watch by Cluse (gift)



Jules in Flats - Silk Shirtdress for Work
 "Bennett" Dress by Babaton (Aritzia, old pattern)
Tights by Gap (sold out, similar)
"Rodney" D'Orsay Flats by Sam Edelman
Infinity Necklace by Tiffany & Co. (gift)




Jules in Flats - Grey Blazer and White Loafer Mules for Work
  T-shirt by H&M
Blazer by Jacob (old, similar)
"Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle" Pants by Old Navy
"Jules" Loafer Mules by Urban Outfitters



Hi everyone!  How are you?

Did you all have a good Saint Patrick's Day?! LOL

My brother and sister in law came and stayed with us on the weekend; my brother helped T replace a couple of closet doors in our hallway and in return we gave them our old stacking washer and dryer for the suite in their basement!  Meanwhile, us girls went shopping (I didn't buy anything!) and met up with them for patio drinks and dinner afterwards.  We tried a few different places for dinner but it was SO busy!  We ended up at The Flying Pig which we really like so it was a good choice.  On Sunday they did a bit of their own shopping while we tidied up the apartment and then we met them for a Pho lunch before they had to head back to the Okanagan and we went to a couple of open houses!  On Monday T met with our electrician and plumber, we went back to the countertop store for more samples, and then back to Ikea again to order our kitchen cabinets!  Tomorrow our new washer/dryer is being delivered so things are happening around here!


Anyways, thank you all so much for reading!










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