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January Outfits Week One

1.12.2020

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

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

Hi everyone!  Welcome to 2020!

I hope you all had a great holiday break.  T & I went to the Okanagan for a week over Christmas which was lovely and relaxing.  There isn't a lot to do there so we spent most of our time just hanging out with family eating, drinking, reading and doing puzzles.  We made & decorated Star Wars sugar cookies with my sister's family and then went to see Rise of Skywalker; we drove around on Christmas Eve looking at all the houses lit up; we had Christmas brunch at my parent's house and dinner at my Aunt's (I made caramel apple upside down cake for dessert!); we watched old movies on Boxing Day; went wine tasting and then did karaoke at our local ski hill for my cousin's wife's birthday, and then came back to Vancouver for the last 5 days of the holidays!

The day after we got back, T had plans with friends so I went downtown to return a few Cyber Week purchases (this, this and these), and to look for some jeans at Nordstrom since I had a couple of gift cards.  I also wanted to try on these boots, but they didn't have them in stock.  I tried on these ones instead and really liked them, but they weren't on sale so were about twice as much, and I was concerned about not being able to wear socks since the side cut-out is so low.  One of the reasons I would choose a boot over a flat is because you can wear socks with boots which equals warmer feet!

I ended up buying this pair of jeans by Mother and Nordstrom hemmed them for me for free.  I wore them last weekend and so far they are great!  I sized down one size in these.

I worked on January 2 and 3 but this week was my full first week back!


Jules in Flats - Patterned Pixie Ankle Pants with Knit Sweater and Ankle Boots (Business Casual Winter Workwear on a Budget)

An unintentionally all-Old Navy outfit!  I've had this pair of Pixie's forever, they are fading but I love how the pattern has a polka-dot like feel.  The sweater is from last year but is very good quality for the price point and is not itchy.  I like the subtle waffle knit and cuffed hems ... this one looks very similar and comes in lots of colours!

Jules in Flats - Patterned Pixie Ankle Pants with Knit Sweater and Ankle Boots (Business Casual Winter Workwear on a Budget)
Sweater by Old Navy (last year, similar)
Patterned Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle Pants by Old Navy (old pattern, similar)
Faux Suede Ankle Boots by Old Navy (old, similar)
Double Disc Pendant Necklace by ? (old, similar)
Faux Pearl Stud Earrings by ? (old, similar)

Jules in Flats - H&M Jacquard Tweed Mini Skirt with Cable Knit Sweater (Business Casual Winter Workwear on a Budget)

If you follow me on Instagram Stories, you may remember that the last time I tried to wear this skirt, I found out I had ripped a hole in the back seam!  I took it to a tailor and she added a piece of fabric behind the hole and stitched it back up, so now it looks like new and it won't happen again!  The cost to fix it was about $20, which considering the skirt is H&M and probably cost $35, is a lot, but for the work involved and the amount of wear I will get out of this skirt, it is totally worth it to me!

Jules in Flats - H&M Jacquard Tweed Mini Skirt with Cable Knit Sweater (Business Casual Winter Workwear on a Budget)
Cable Knit Sweater by Joe Fresh (old, similar $$, similar $)
Tweed Skirt by H&M (old, similar)
Tights by Hue
Zoe Suede D'Orsay Flats by J.Crew Factory
Tassel Necklace by J.Crew Factory (old, similar)


Jules in Flats - Peplum Pleated Tank with Cropped Sweater (Business Casual Winter Workwear on a Budget)

I have worn this cropped sweater / peplum top outfit before, but not for a while!  I was proud of myself for wearing something other than just pants + a cozy sweater and my hair was not cooperating, so I pulled it back into a ponytail and added a cute headband with some of the same colour tones (pink!).

Jules in Flats - Peplum Pleated Tank with Cropped Sweater (Business Casual Winter Workwear on a Budget)
Cropped Sweater by H&M (old, similar)
Peplum Blouse by Smart Set (old, similar)
Mid-Rise Pixie Ankle Pants by Old Navy
Tithradia Mules by Aldo (sold out, similar)
Interlocking Circles Necklace by Tiffany & Co.
Headband by H&M (old, similar)

Jules in Flats - Floral Shift Dress with Knit Duster Sweater Vest (Business Casual Winter Workwear on a Budget)

Okay wow it has been a long time since I've worn this dress!  I remember when I first got it I wore it all the time.  It's an oldie but a goodie for sure!  Normally I would have worn this with my black vest, but I wanted to change it up and the heather greys and cream in this vest pick up on the lighter colours of the dress perfectly.

Jules in Flats - Floral Shift Dress with Knit Duster Sweater Vest (Business Casual Winter Workwear on a Budget)
Floral Shift Dress by Old Navy (old, similar, similar)
Dunkirk/Olivie Sweater Vest by Wilfred (Aritzia, on sale now!)
Tights by Hue
Rodney D'Orsay Suede Flats by Sam Edelman
Tassel Necklace by Banana Republic Factory (old, similar)

I also bought this cute toque with pom from J.Crew (it was 30% off after the holidays, see it on me here!) and this pair of tech-friendly gloves from Aritzia (also on sale!).  While I was at J.Crew I decided to try on some of their dress pants, as my Old Navy Pixie's seem to be bagging out, fading and attracting more lint than usual!  I tried on the Cameron Slim Crop Pant and the Peyton High-rise Wide Leg Pant, both in size 2.  They fit and felt great everywhere except for the length, so I'm waiting for an online sale so that I can order them in Petite to try!

Since I didn't pull the trigger on the Marc Fisher booties at Nordstrom, I am still on the hunt for a pair that I can wear with both pants and skirts, to replace my old Old Navy ones, which are looking worse for wear.  I wore them in desperation this week (on Friday, not photographed!) and it was not a good look.  I've ordered this pair and this pair from Aldo to try, and I think they are supposed to arrive tomorrow.  I also ordered this pair of tall boots from Aldo - they look super similar to the OTK style that I tried from them, but the toe actually looks nicer, the shaft measurement is taller than the OTK boot, and they were 50% off!  I also ordered this pair of booties from Old Navy to compare, and added this to my cart for the free shipping.

My Vitamin C serum from The Ordinary seemed to be losing it's effectiveness, and I've heard great things about the ones from Drunk Elephant and Ole Henricksen, so I took advantage of the holiday mini-sets and ordered this duo to try.  The Ole Henricksen set sold out before I placed my order, but we are going downtown later today so I am going to pick it up in store!  I don't have a good eye cream, so am excited to try out the famous Banana Bright!  I also ordered this dry shampoo and this 'perfecting spray' from Living Proof.  The dry shampoo is supposed to be different from other brands, in that it actually cleans your hair.  I used it twice this week and really like it so far.  I also used the perfecting spray this week, and like that as well!  One of the free samples I received from Sephora was this concealer from Too Faced and I am really liking it so far!  It's very creamy and blends into my skin well.  It could be a touch more long-lasting, but that could just be my oily skin or setting powder!  I found out that Blair from Atlantic-Pacific uses the Urban Decay setting powder & spray and she always looks flawless, so I may try that out!

Did you do any shopping over the holidays?  Let me know in the comments below!

Thank you all so much for visiting!

xo JULES

2 comments:

  1. I love how your peplum blouse looks under the sweater! What a great layering idea!

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