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May Outfits Week Three

5.20.2019

Jules-in-Flats-May-Outfits-(Business-Casual-Spring-Workwear-on-a-Budget)

Jules-in-Flats-May-Outfits-(Business-Casual-Spring-Workwear-on-a-Budget)


Hi everyone!  How are you?

It's a long weekend here in Canada, which is why this post is coming to you a day later than normal!  Friday night we took the ferry to Victoria to visit our cousins and stayed up late drinking wine (me) and beer (them) and trying out their brand new hot tub!  Then on Saturday we slept in, went and got breakfast sandwiches at Red Barn, picked up some boat snacks and then drove to Brentwood Bay where their boat is moored for the summer.  We dropped prawn traps and puttered around the inlet for the afternoon.  The weather was pretty good, definitely windier in some areas and when the clouds came in it was colder, but not bad at all!  We didn't catch too many prawns, but enough for T and I to bring back for dinner tonight.  Bring on the garlic butter!  LOL . After boating we had appies and a drink at the "pub" in Brentwood Bay.  I say "pub" because it's really quite a nice restaurant!

On Sunday we had a lazy morning at my cousin's, drinking coffee on the deck and having cinnamon buns for breakfast :).  My cousin's wife had a training ride in the morning so she was gone till about noon (she had to bike 80km!!) and then we all headed over to my other cousin's for lunch!  After lunch we went to the Phillips Brewery tasting room and then back out to the ferry so we could come home to watch the GOT finale!  LOL


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Jules in Flats - Striped Midi Dress (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Striped Midi Dress (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)
Striped Midi Dress by Forever 21 (last year, similar)
Belt ?? (super old, similar)
Rodney D'Orsay Suede Flats by Sam Edelman


Jules in Flats - Gap Pink Lightweight Sweater (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Gap Pink Lightweight Sweater (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)
 Sweater by Gap
Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle Pants by Old Navy
Edie Leather Loafers by J.Crew Factory
Tassel Necklace by J.Crew Factory (old, similar)



Jules in Flats - Aritzia Silk Shirtdress with Long Vest and Headband (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Aritzia Silk Shirtdress with Long Vest and Headband (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)
 Bennett Silk Shirtdress by Babaton (Aritzia, old, similar, similar, similar)
Dunkirk Knit Vest by Wilfred (Aritzia, now called the Olivie)
Edie Leather Loafers by J.Crew Factory
Headband by H&M (sold out, similar)



Jules in Flats - Patterned Pocket Blouse (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Patterned Pocket Blouse (Business Casual Spring Workwear on a Budget)
Patterned Pocket Blouse by Dynamite (old, similar)
Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle Pants by Old Navy
(note I've linked to the full length pant in the above image but this link will take you to the ankle length pair which is what I have!)
Suede Bow Mules by Town Shoes (old, similar)
Necklace by GemPassionJewelry (Etsy)



Last week I caved and bought a bunch of stuff that was sitting in my virtual cart from Gap, Old Navy and AldoGap had two deals last week, one was 50% off shorts and the other was 50% off dresses, and both of those things were in my cart so I just went for it.  I don't have a pair of medium wash denim shorts, which are kind of a summer staple IMO, so I ordered three different styles to try (these, these, these) in a few different sizes since I've gained a bit of weight and my usual size doesn't seem to fit anymore!!  As for dresses, I ordered this one in both the blue and pink, and this one in the pink.  I hope at least one of them works!  I find Gap stuff tends to fit big so we'll see.  I also ordered a couple of new workout tanks (this, this, this - I love the Breathe series from Gap), white jeans and some sweats which I'm hoping will be good for camping this summer.  From Aldo I ordered two pairs of espadrilles - this pair in white and this pair in black.  They've both arrived and are super comfy.  I haven't worn them out of the house yet but have high hopes!

Above I'm wearing a new sweater from Gap that I ordered a couple of weeks ago.  It fulfilled my need for a lightweight spring sweater in a cute colour!  It comes in bunch of different colours, and in a v-neck tunic length version, if you're interested!  Other than that, and the headband I'm wearing in the third outfit that you can barely see, everything else I'm wearing is old!  The headband is sadly sold out but I found this very cute similar one from Anthro.

I wanted to give you an update on the mascara situation as well.  After trying them both out for a few days, I decided to return the Blinc and Ilia mascaras and have gone back to the L'Oreal one.  The Ilia mascara still left smudges under my eyes and the Blinc was harder to apply and remove.  The L'Oreal mascara has not been bothering my eyes since I've gone back to it, so that's a positive.  Maybe it was just allergies?! 

Oh, and my ASOS order arrived (win), but nothing fit or was what I was looking for (fail).  The floral print midi skirt for example wasn't lined, the plain black midi was in a cotton jersey material that I felt would fade quickly and also wasn't lined, and the jumpsuit and scalloped skirt just straight up did not fit.  I had to pay $22 for return shipping which is super annoying but at least now I know.  Just one more reason for me to (unfortunately) not shop there!

Next weekend I'm headed to Ottawa for a day and then Toronto for 4 days for work!  I'll have a blog post up next weekend (May 26) and then my Monthly Outfit Roundup for May will but up the week after than (June 2). 


Thank you all so much for visiting and I hope you had a great weekend!



xo JULES



4 comments:

  1. I love L'Oreal mascara too! It's so inexpensive and works really well!

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  2. Love the looks.
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  3. Your printed dresses are so cute and I really like the pink knit! :) Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend too :)

    Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp :) I just posted this week's linkup, I'd love you to join again! :)



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