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Best of 2020

12.31.2020

Jules in Flats - Best of 2020

 Hi everyone!  Happy last day of 2020!!!

I thought it would be fun to do a "Best of 2020" Roundup here on the blog.  It's really just a list of my favourite 'things' from 2020.  Every year I think I should do a 'favourite outfits of the year' post but that just seems really overwhelming ... so many outfits to go through!  LOL

Anyways, I hope you enjoy this post :)

MOVIES


2020 Releases

  • Bad Boys for Life
  • Tenet
  • Palm Springs
  • The Lovebirds
  • King of Staten Island
  • Hamilton
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Onward
  • Black is King

Documentaries

  • Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions
  • Boys State
  • Knock Down the House
Rewatches
  • Basic Instinct (a classic I'd never seen before!  Loved it)
  • Her
  • Dangerous Minds
  • Stand By Me
  • Ghost
  • The Godfather Part II
  • The Addams Family
  • Caspar 
  • Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (never seen it before, very interesting!)
  • Marriage Story
  • Arrival
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Drive

TV SHOWS


2020 Releases

  • Normal People 
  • The Crown Season 4
  • Ozark Season 3
  • The Queen's Gambit
  • I May Destroy You
  • The Undoing
  • The Mandalorian Season 2
  • Yellowstone Season 3 (see below!)
  • The Outsider
  • The Comey Rule
  • Criminal UK
  • ZeroZeroZero (currently watching)
Reality TV
  • Survivor (Season 40!)
  • MasterChef Australia Back To Win
  • MasterChef The Professionals
  • Chef's Table BBQ
  • The Voice
  • The Great Pottery Throw Down
Documentaries
  • The Last Dance (so good)
  • Outcry (no one is talking about this show but it is good!)
  • The Vow & Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult
  • McMillions (a non-murdery docuseries!)
  • Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich (disturbing but necessary watch)
  • Unsolved Mysteries
  • Tiger King
  • The Pharmacist
  • A Wilderness of Error
  • Murder on Middle Beach
Rewatches / Older shows
  • Succession Seasons 1 & 2 (GREAT show I missed out on the first time)
  • Yellowstone Seasons 1 & 2 (not a good show, but one I got very into)
  • Community (there are a lot of jokes that don't hold up but overall a fun watch)
  • Island of Bryan 

MUSIC


PODCASTS

  • Be There in Five - Childless Milennial, Fingertip Lengthy, Taylore, It's Britney Beth, The (Gen) Zequel, Call Her Daddy Issues, Influencer Deep Dive, I Saw the Signs, Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Ten, Millenniold, We Need to Tok
  • Bad on Paper - Royal Fashion with Elizabeth Holmes, Carly Heitlinger, Claire Mazur and Erica Cerulo
Other Podcasts I liked this year:
Podcasts T and I like to listen to together:

BOOKS


I can't say for sure if I read these this year or last, but they are the last 2 memorable books I read

INSTAGRAM


New follows:


BEAUTY


SKINCARE


HAIR


CLOTHING


We did a bathroom & patio reno this year and obviously bought a LOT of stuff for that but I would say my favourite new purchase for the home this year is our closets!

Thank you so much for reading!

xo JULES

What I Wore to Work in December (Week 3)

12.20.2020

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in December (Week 3)

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in December (Week 3)

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

T helped me move the full-length mirror from our bedroom to the hallway here so I could take outfit pics in the morning and I am loving it!  I was sick of dealing with the rain and the dark so this has been great.  We have other plans for this hallway however so this is only a temporary solution!  Also, the bedroom looks super weird without the mirror ...

What I Wore to Work in December (Week 2)

What I Wore to Work in December (Week 1)

What I Wore to Work in November (Week 4)

11.28.2020

Jules in Flats - November Outfits Week 4 (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

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

If you don't follow me on Instagram, I announced this week that I am pregnant!

What I Wore to Work in November (Week 3)

What I Wore to Work in November (Week 1 + 2)

11.14.2020

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in November

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in November

Hi everyone!  Here's a look at what I've been wearing to work for the past couple of weeks.

What I Wore to Work in October (Week 3 + 4)

11.06.2020

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in October (Week 3)

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in October (Week 4)

Hi everyone!  Here's a look at what I've been wearing to work for the past couple of weeks.

Before Daylight Savings, it was very dark in the mornings and we've also had quite a bit of rain.  So it's been difficult to take outfit photos both inside and outside!  Thank you for bearing with me.

What I Wore to Work in October (Week 2)

10.17.2020


Jules in Flats - (WFH Outfit) Chunky Knit Cardigan with Leggings (Business Casual Workwear on a BudgetKnit Cardigan by Old Navy
(similar, similar)
Luxe Tee by Old Navy
(similar, similar)
Align Leggings by Lululemon
(similar, similar)

Jules in Flats - Textured Knit Sweater with Plaid Ankle Pants (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - Textured Knit Sweater with Plaid Ankle Pants (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)
Sweater by Old Navy (old)
Plaid Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle Pants by Old Navy
Edie Leather Loafers by J.Crew Factory (sold out)
Double Disc Pendant Necklace by ? (old)


Jules in Flats - (WFH Outfit) Oversized Knit Sweater with Leggings (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget
Oversized Knit Sweater by Old Navy (old)
Align Leggings by Lululemon

Jules in Flats - (WFH Outfit) Swing Dress with Knee High Socks (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)
Swing Dress by Old Navy (old)
Satin Knot Headband by J.Crew Factory (old)
Knee High Socks by ? (old)

Hi everyone!

Here's a look at what I wore to work last week.  3 days working from home and 1 day in the office.

My H&M order from a few weeks ago finally arrived, I ordered 2 mumu-type dresses (this one and this one) and did a little try-on on Stories.  If you missed it I saved it to my Try-Ons 2 Highlight, but the gist is that this one (which is now sold out, boo) is a keeper and this one is a return.

Last weekend I ordered some new makeup from Sephora to try; I've been looking for a new mascara and a good tinted lip balm.  I've been playing around with Reels on Instagram testing them out so follow me over there if that is of interest!  Once I've tested them all I'll probably do a little recap on Stories with which ones I'm keeping.


I also ordered a couple of long-sleeve button down tops from Abercrombie (this one and this one) which I think will be a nice option to wear with leggings.

Other than that, things have been pretty quiet around here!  We have friends coming over for dinner and games tonight, T has been watching The Haunting of Bly Manor, we've been watching The Vow together and I've been into The Great British Baking Show.

I think that's it for now!  Thanks so much for visiting!

xo JULES

What I Wore to Work in October (Week 1)

10.11.2020

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in October (Week 1)

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in October (Week 1)

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

We are trying to have less staff at the gallery at the same time, just to try and reduce possible COVID exposure, so everyone is going to be working from home a bit more.  So that means you will be seeing a combination of business casual office outfits and comfy cozy work from home outfits, including this week!

Monthly Outfit Roundup September 2020

What I Work to Work in September (Week 4 + 5) *updated*

9.30.2020

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in September

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in September


*Please note this post has been updated since it was originally published on September 26.*

Hi everyone!  Here's a look at what I wore to work the last two weeks of September.

What I Wore to Work in September (Week 2 + 3)

9.19.2020

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in September (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in September (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in September (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in September (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)


Hi everyone!  Here's a look at what I've been wearing to work this month.

Last weekend we were in the Okanagan visiting family so I did not put together a blog post for "Week 2"

What I Wore to Work in September (Week 1)

9.05.2020

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in September (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in September (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

Hello, hello!  Here's a look at what I wore to work last week - the first week of September!

The weather has still been good for us, but there is a definite chill in the mornings.  I have found myself bundling up in a jacket for my walk to work, but stuffing that jacket in my bag on my walk home.

Monthly Outfit Roundup August 2020

What I Wore to Work in August (Week 4)

8.29.2020

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in August (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in August (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

 Hi everyone!  How are you?

I am going shopping in-store today for the first time in I can't remember how long!!  I am more of an online shopper but I do appreciate a good in-store shop every now and then.  It's good to get a feel for the textures of things, and especially for trying on shoes or brands that are unfamiliar, nothing beats it!


What I Wore to Work in August (Week 3)

8.22.2020

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in August (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in August (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

Hello hello!

The heat wave finally broke this week (I was not complaining!) and it feels like we are nearing the end of summer.  In my mind Labour Day weekend is 'the last weekend of summer' and even though we don't have any plans for it, I am still adhering to that and will not be breaking out the fall clothes until at least mid-September!

I've actually been looking to buy some new fall clothes in advance, which is very unlike me!  But unfortunately I just haven't really found anything good!  I feel like retailers are usually pushing fall clothing by now?  Maybe with the pandemic they are producing less, marketing less and feeling like customers aren't buying as much.

I was eyeing a few things from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (check out last week's post), but they were either not available or sold out in Canada.  They weren't must-haves so I'm not super disappointed and will look for them in-store next time I go in.  Did you end up buying anything from the #nsale?

What I Wore to Work in August (Week 1 & 2)

8.15.2020

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in August (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in August (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

Hi everyone!  Here's a look a what I've been wearing to work this month.  We had a long weekend and the beginning of the month and then were away on Vancouver Island for about a week so there haven't been many work outfits to share!

Monthly Outfit Roundup July 2020

July Outfits Week 5

8.01.2020

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in July (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in July (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

Hi hello!

The last week of July has been HOT and I am here for it!  We have a portable air conditioner in our apartment which has made the temperatures in the evening really nice, and we have (very cold) air con at the gallery so it's all good IMO!

It's a long weekend for us in BC and most of Canada, so I'm excited for the extra day off and we will be spending lots of time on our patio!

Next weekend we are going to Vancouver Island for our annual family camping trip, plus we've added on a few nights of camping in Tofino with my sister, so we'll be off for about a week!  I'm actually so excited to have some time off and more importantly to see my family!!  We haven't seen them (except my sister) since Christmas!

Things will be pretty quiet here on the blog for the next two weeks since I won't really be at work.  I'll publish a Monthly Outfit Roundup for July but otherwise follow me on Instagram if you want to see what I'm up to!

July Outfits Week 4

7.26.2020

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in July (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work in July (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)


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

I am back to working at the gallery pretty much every day!  In BC we are in "Phase 3" of re-opening and being a small business with fewer employees our workspaces were already physically distanced from each other.  Our work is pretty collaborative so it can be a lot easier to work in the same space, and at the same time we need to see the paintings in person that clients are dropping off for sale, etc.  On the flip side, I was able to get a lot of work done when working from home in March and April!  So it all depends on what we're working on, and I like that we still have the option of working from home occasionally.

How are you all doing??  Working from home still?  Off for the summer?

July Outfits Week 2

7.11.2020

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work In July (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - What I Wore to Work In July (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

Hi everyone!

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

The weather was ... a little cooler than we typically expect for July.  These outfits are more what I would expect to wear in May / June!

June Outfits Week 4

June Outfits Week 3

6.20.2020


Jules in Flats - June Outfits Week 3 (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - June Outfits Week 3 (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

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

We are finally back in our apartment after 5 weeks of renos!  I am SO happy to be back home buuuut things are a bit of disaster here as well.  We have no bathroom sink, countertop or mirror so we have to wash our hands and faces and brush our teeth at the kitchen sink.  We haven't finished painting the trim in the bathroom and the bathroom door so the paint stuff is all in the hallway.  A fine layer of drywall dust got on every single surface in the apartment so we have to clean all of that ... it's a lot.  But we are doing what we can and are grateful to be back.

June Outfits Week 2

6.14.2020


Jules in Flats - June Outfits Week 2 (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

Hello hello!

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

I actually have one more outfit that didn't get photographed because it was raining ... if I feel like putting it on and shooting it I'll update this post but otherwise this is it!

June Outfits Week 1

6.11.2020


Jules in Flats - June Outfits Week 1 (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

Jules in Flats - June Outfits Week 1 (Business Casual Workwear on a Budget)

Hi everyone! Here's a look at what I wore to work last week.
I have been working from home 1 or 2 days of the week and going into the gallery the rest of the time.

Monthly Outfit Roundup May 2020 (Easy Work from Home Outfits)

May Outfits Week Four (Work from Home Looks)

5.30.2020

Jules in Flats - May Outfits Week 4 (Easy Work from Home Outfits)

Jules in Flats - May Outfits Week 4 (Easy Work from Home Outfits)


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

I only worked from home on Monday, I didn't shoot that outfit for the blog since it was raining but you can see it on my Instagram if you are interested!  So all of these outfits I wore to the office but they are definitely suitable to work from home in as well.

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