Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jules Approved: Night Out at Rose. Rabit. Lie.

I was asked by to step up to their Vintage Nostalgia challenge and style an outfit for a night out at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in the Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. Rose. Rabbit. Lie. transports you from the chic modern times of the Cosmopolitan to the roaring 20's with its vintage art and shabby chic decor. And you know how much I love making vintage chic...

1. Apple Dress // Preloved
The Apple Dress is from Preloved's Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. It has an aztec print on a silk blend fabric and features vintage lace on the lower panel; easy to dress up or dress down. Another reason I chose this dress is because the feminine drop waist is very 1920's.

2. Fringed Cardigan // H&M  
This cardigan is all about the 20's fringe that Rose. Rabbit. Lie. is about! It glitters and shines in the light; a fashionable choice that will make you stand out from the crowd.

3. Statement Charm Necklace // Topshop
To add some sparkle to this outfit, I chose a statement charm necklace from Topshop.  This necklace sits perfectly and has so much to it, it really captures the eye.

4. Bow Booties // Zara
It's all about the details with these bow booties from Zara. The small cut outs and front bow are so unique to this pair of boots. The slip on back makes them easy to put on for day or night and make you appear effortless chic.

5. Fold-over Clutch // Tory Burch
I am in love with the colour of this Tory Burch clutch. It doubles as a chic handheld clutch and shoulder bag for the woman on the go.

6. NARS Lipstick // Sephora
A bright lip completes this look for a night out. This NARS lipstick is available in tons of shades, but for a night out a bold, feminine colour is the best way to go.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Being Julia: Stay Cozy

If there's one word that comes to mind when wearing the Loreli sweater it's cozy. This sweater is one of my favourite Preloved pieces this season. It comes in grey and black, easy colours to style, and the big turtle neck will keep you warm in this winter weather. These sweaters are on sale today only for $45, so head over to and get it now! While you're at shopping on be sure to check out the gift page for last minute gift ideas... Everything on the page is an extra 50% off!

PS. Preloved is giving a $50 giftcard away everyday to one lucky customer! All you have to do is shop and you're automatically entered to win. Shop and win this holiday season.

Sweater // Preloved
Jeans //  J Brand
Jacket // Preloved Vintage
Shoes //
Bag //
Sunglasses //

Monday, December 15, 2014

Home Decor: Winter Wonderland

For the past week, Preloved has been celebrating 12 days of Christmas with 12 Days of Preloved! Everyday we mark down one of our best selling items to an insane price that you can't resist. Today we have our festive throws on for only $40... Normally $97. These throws are perfect to cuddle up with while watching Christmas movies with the family and sipping hot chocolate.

While you're home over the holidays, get into the Christmas spirit by decorating your house. I've put together a few, simple decor ideas you can do as last minute Christmas decorating projects. Follow Preloved on Pinterest for more ideas!

1. Wall Decor Tree

No matter how big or small your living space is, you can have a Christmas tree! I've seen wall decor trees done so many different ways... For instance, branches with lights and ornaments like in the picture. Or, you could replace the branches with string and hang Christmas cards over the string. This is so easy, affordable and festive. Get the tutorial for this crafty DIY here!

2. Jars of Christmas

One of the easiest ways you can turn your house into the North Pole is by filling empty vases (or my personal choice... Mason jars) with Christmasy knick knacks. Some filler ideas include candy canes, peppermints, red and green M&M's (tasty treat the kids will love), ornaments or pinecones. Check out The Inspired Home for more ideas.

3. Office Decor

Whether it's your desk at work or your home office, it's easy to get into the Christmas mood while working. Here at the Preloved office, we've glammed up our desks with red and green sparkles. You can buy little Christmas trees that are perfect office size at Ikea. Or take the easy route and decorate with paper snowflakes. We've also filled our breakfast trey that holds all our desk supplies with greenery and ornaments. You can buy similar decorations from the dollarstore to save a couple bucks.

How are you decorating your home and office this season? Feel free to share in the comments below.

PS. Preloved is giving a $50 giftcard away everyday to one lucky customer! All you have to do is shop and you're automatically entered to win. Shop and win this holiday season.

Friday, November 28, 2014

7 Things: Preloved Favourites

I hope everyone is having great luck Black Friday shopping so far today! Here at Preloved, the entire online shop is 50% off (use code "blackfriday" at checkout to score this awesome deal)!! We have tons of new winter accessories like cozy legwarmers, mittens and earmuffs... And of course everyone’s Preloved favourites like the Miss Ellie sweater. We also recently launched “Home For The Holidays” which is all of our home items. Head over to to score some amazing deals and shop your heart out.

If you can't get around to making your Preloved purchase today, there will be sales all weekend long. During Saturday and Sunday the entire shop will be 40% off with free shipping anywhere in Canada for local Saturday! Preloved is proudly Canadian and we want to celebrate that with you! We're also having a Cyber Monday sale so be sure to keep checking back.

Here are my current favourite items from Happy shopping! 

1. Love Bracelet // Preloved
2. Festive Throw // Preloved
3. Edith Earmuff // Preloved
4. Noel Pillow // Preloved
5. Giselle Legwarmers // Preloved
6. Daryl Top // Preloved (also available in eggplant and black)
7. Loreli Sweater // Preloved (also available in black)

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Being Julia: #dateyourchild

I have been making a conscious effort to slow things down a bit lately.  It aways seems crazy this time of year,  but this year it seems worse.  Maybe it's the hockey, the gymnastics, the homework, the playdates, the dog, ( who's idea was the dog) the stress at work, or maybe it's just grade 6 spelling is getting to me. But whatever it is, I gotta slow it down,  I was totally inspired/moved by Shalice Noel and her hashtag #dateyourchild It stuck with me.  So I am making intentional dates with each of my kids. A time to slow down and catch up,  and  more importantly, put on a pretty skirt!  I busted out the good old butterfield skirt, originally designed for anthropoloige, and put on my heels to take out my eldest for a sushi lunch date!  Gotta say, the skirt fit a little better before lunch...just saying.. so thanks Shalice! Some times we just need to be reminded to 'dateyourchild'.

Blazer // Thrifted (Similar)
Shoes // Forever21 (Similar)
Top // Forever21 (Similar)
Skirt // Butterfield by preloved for anthropologie
Bag // Seafoam Envelope Clutch, Lulu's (Similar)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Miss Ellie Lookbook

Miss Ellie is the best selling Preloved item every year, and part of the reason why is because it's easily a wardrobe staple. Head over to our Youtube channel to see a behind the scenes peek of the latest Being Julia shoot with Miss Ellie!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Being Julia: 3 Times The Charm

Back by popular demand is Miss Ellie! Year after year, Preloved's best selling item is the Miss Ellie sweater. One of the best things about this sweater is that it can be worn in so many different ways. From 9 to 99 years old, it's the perfect sweater. Get yours this weekend for $99.00 from !

Outfit One: Sweater // Preloved ;  Shirt //  J Crew ;   Skirt //  Aritzia 
Outfit Two: Sweater // Preloved  ;   Pants // J Crew ;  Clutch //Preloved ;  Shoes // Zara
Outfit Three: Sweater // Preloved ; Shirt // Preloved ; Jeans // J Brand ; Bag //Zara (similar)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Let The Season Begin!

It feels like forever since I have brought out my camera.  I am getting a little too used to using my  IPhone!  But what better event then the Santa Clause Parade to hall out the good old Nikon.  My sister and I gathered up the kids, and headed out to line the streets in hopes to get a great shot of the main man!! Well he did not disappoint - marching bands, floats,  clowns and way too many candy canes, made for an incredible day...not too mention the hours later writing our Christmas lists... oh I love this time of year when Santa is actually's so much more believable now than the middle of July!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Behind The Scenes: Wanderlust Shoot

The team at preloved had a ball shooting our wanderlust collection last week.  The Club sweater is a new item to the Fall 2014 collection and we have been so excited about it since launching it on our online store  Enjoy this short, quirky behind the scenes of the photo shoot! Thanks supermodel Ryann, you did a great job! xox

We  have been running an instagram contest for one lucky Preloved lover to win a free Club sweater. I am so excited to announce that the winner of that contest is Cindy! I hope you love your new sweater! Please e-mail with your mailing information.
Thanks to everyone who entered! Use coupon code "nexttime" at to receive 30% off the Club sweater! That way everyone wins!  #happyshopping

Friday, November 14, 2014

Jules Approved: LBD Day To Night

The little black dress is a closet essential to every woman's closet. With Holiday parties and New Years right around the corner, a LBD is a great route to take. However LBD's aren't just for nights out, they're great for day wear too. DailyLook asked me how I would style a little black dress from day to night, and these are the items I picked. Check out DailyLook for a huge selection of LBD's!

1. LBD // DailyLook
 This LBD is my favourite from DailyLook! It's so easy to wear it in many different ways. For day time, I would style this dress to be feminine and casual. But at night, the same dress can become edgy and sexy. You don't see many faux leather dresses, which is why I picked this one... It's fun and a breath of fresh air.

2. Jacket // Preloved
Mixing up textures is one of my favourite things to do with an outfit. The Ramona Jacket from Preloved is made of upcycled vintage sweaters with quilted arms. This jacket will keep you warm and keep your LBD casual for daytime.

3. Crossbody Bag // Forzieri 
Crossbody bag's are my favorite because they're so practical. Every mom needs a big bag they can toss everything into while keeping their hands free. This bag from Forzieri does just that while matching every outfit perfectly. 

4. Ankle Booties // Ruche 
Ankle booties are a fall must have. I love the colour of these boots from Ruche. The zipper and tassel are details that are just enough to complete any outfit.

5. Necklace // Stella & Dot
 Jewellery is every woman's go to to spice up an outfit. The mixed metals in this necklace from Stella & Dot will grab everyone's eye. Just enough sparkle and shine to really complete this look.

6. Lipstick // Urban Decay
A bold, red lip empowers you no matter the time of day. Rock a red lip to show your confidence through the day and your sexiness at night.

7. Earrings // Forever 21
 Rhinestone earrings make your eyes shine a little bit brighter, making them perfect for a night out! These earrings from Forever 21 add just enough sparkle and edge to this LBD outfit.

8. Clutch // Emilio Pucci 
 When I saw this clutch, I knew I had to use it! The colours and print of this Emilio Pucci clutch are absolutely gorgeous. Apart from being a statement piece, it's also the perfect size to throw your GNO essentials into.

9. Eyeshadow Palette // Sephora
 An evening look isn't complete without a smokey eye. The new Vice3 palette from Urban Decay has so many fun colours that you can play around with. I love the neutral browns for day and the darker shades for night. Matte, sparkle and even metallic finishes all come in this palette. 

10. Studded Heels // Asos
These studded heels add the right amount of edge and flare to complete this outfit.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Being Julia: Cool Club

I'm in love with the newest addition to the Preloved AW2014 collection! New this season is the Club Sweater. It's made of 100% upcycled sweaters and is signature Preloved style. This sweater is one of my favourites this season and I want you to have one too... So, I'm giving a club sweater away to one lucky Preloved lover! To enter the contest, follow me on instagram and tag two friends on the club sweater give away photo. For an extra entry, comment below on this blogpost!

Sweater // Preloved
Pants // Rag & Bone (similar)
Boots // Thrift find!
Laptop bag/clutch // Ebay find!
Sunglasses // Thrift find! (similar)

Friday, November 7, 2014

Jules Approved: Comfy, Cozy Knits

1. Decorative Pillow // Chapters
Wouldn't you say your happy place is sitting on the couch in front of the fireplace, wrapped up in blankets and surrounded by fluffy pillows? This decorative pillow from Chapters will help create that nest of pillows and personal heaven.

2. Where The Rainbows End // Chapters
Cuddled up in front of the fireplace with a great book, escaping the cold, is a great way to spend the day. Where The Rainbow Ends is a super cute book that I highly recommend! It's an easy, quick read that you won't want to put it down. It's sort of like a modern day Notebook... A must read!

3. Throw // Crate & Barrel
You aren't cozy enough unless you have a nice blanket keeping you warm. This throw from Crate & Barrel is super cute and will keep you toasty warm. Plus, the Crate & Barrel website recently started shipping to Canada making it even easier to buy their cozy throws if you can't get to their few store locations.

4. Loreli Sweatshirt // preloved
 The Loreli sweatshirt is the definition of cozy. It is fully lined with super soft jersey and a big cozy turtle neck. This is a statement sweater that you will never want to take off!

5. Infinity Scarf // Anthropologie 
This scarf from Anthropologie is super soft and warm. It has a gorgeous fur on one side and a cozy knit on the other... Ideal for indoor and outdoor wear. Apart from feeling good, the double textures also give it an interesting look. This scarf comes in black and white, colours that you can wear with literally anything in your closet!

6. Legwarmers // preloved (coming soon)
These legwarmers are the perfect height to peek above a pair of knee high boots. Made from vintage sweaters, these legwarmers will keep you toasty warm while trucking through snow.

7. Peppermint Mocha // Starbucks
Starbucks holiday drinks are one of the best things that come along with the upcoming Christmas season. One of my personal favourites is the peppermint mocha.. All I can say is YUM! Try it next time you pass by Starbucks, you won't regret it!

8. Ankle Booties // Zara
Staying fashionable while keeping warm can be challenging sometimes.... However these ankle booties from Zara make being warm stylish! These boots are fur lined to keep your feet dry and cozy, and the buckles and leather keep you in fashion.

9. 3 Wick Candle // Bath and Body Works
Lastly, you can't deny that a burning candle completes a cozy day at home. Bath and Body Works just recently put out their holiday scents. Spice Apple Toddy is a scent that smells edible but also helps you relax.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Preloved for Ebay! 

Happy November! It's crazy to think that it's already November... That means only ONE month left until Christmas. In the holiday spirit, I am so excited to announce Preloved has collaborated with Ebay once again. Preloved For Ebay will be part of the "Festive Favourites" campaign. Each year, Ebay works with Canadian designers, local boutiques, and international Ebay sellers to offer the ultimate holiday gift guide. We teamed up with Ebay in 2008 and are so thrilled to be doing it again! You can check out Festive Favourites on Ebay here and our new Ebay store here!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

7 Things: Fall Hats

The weather keeps getting colder and colder and if you're like me, you spend every morning wondering how you can look good while staying warm. I've put together 7 fall hat favourites that do just that.. Keep you cozy and fashionable!

1. Fur Pompom Beanie // H&M
2. Trapper Hat // American Eagle
3. Wool Fedora // Forever 21
4. Boater Hat // Urban Outfitters
5. Print Beanie // Urban Outfitters
6. Bobble Beanie // Topshop
7. Bow Cloche Hat // Modcloth 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Last Minute Halloween Prep!

It's hard to believe the month of October is almost over already... But before it ends we still have one more thing to look forward to... HALLOWEEN! As a proud mama of three and DIY queen, I get so excited to get the kids all dressed up every year (stay tuned to see their costumes). Halloween did sneak up fast though, so if you're in need of some quick treat, costume, and decor ideas, this is the post for you! All of these things are super easy and quick to make... aka mom and kid friendly.

Whether you're hosting a Halloween party or just making some snacks for your kids, these recipes are simple but tasty. They're super creative and fun to make... So get the kids involved! For more recipes, check out my Halloween board on Pinterest!

These creepy crawlers are very easy to make... They don't require the oven or any mixing, it can't get simpler than that! All you need are mini doughnuts, pretzels, icing and M&M's/Smarties. They're the perfect combination of salty and sweet, so delicious. Find step by step instructions on It'sAlwaysAutumn.

Parents should also be able to fun on Halloween night and have their own treats. If you want something to serve at a Halloween party or just something to sip on while watching Halloween movies, this pumpkin spice martini sounds so tasty. You can find the recipe on The Flaire Exchange.

Last week, I joined Steven and Chris to share some easy kid friendly DIY Halloween costumes. These costumes are made from objects you can find laying around the house or you can find at the dollar store. Once the costume is all made, the kids can wear them to school or on Halloween night. Check out the video here and get started on some last minute costumes! 

Carving pumpkins is a fall tradition many families do, but it does get messy and take a lot of time. If you're wanting pumpkins on your doorstep this Halloween but don't have time to carve them, painting them is a great alternative! Check out ABeautifulMess's creative ideas on pumpkin painting! 

If you're not going to be home on Halloween night to hand out candy, this candy holder is a perfect way to leave candy out for kids walking by. Plus it's a great decoration for outside your home! But I will admit that this craft takes a bit more time to do. It's worth it in the end though! Check out step by step instructions on ByStephanieLynn.

Hopefully these ideas help you with any last minute Halloween prep you have to do this week! For more ideas, check out my Halloween pinterest board. Do you have any Halloween treats, costumes, or decor ideas? Share in the comments below!

Friday, October 24, 2014

An Apple A Day

We had our favourite Australians staying with us,  so we decided to take them on the perfect fall picking!.  It was one of the best days I have had in a long time. The weather wasn't quite an Autumn day, but hey, who is going to complain when we get a mid 20's day in October!  The kids had a ball picking apples, losing the dog in the corn maze , finding the largest pumpkin in pumpkin patch, and spending so much needed time away from the hustle and bustle of the city!  I tell you, Tanya and I had a little too much fun tasting, (more like drinking)  all of the apple wine...who knew you could make wine out of apples?  Even better, was the Apple Bourbon.  Now that stuff could get ya into some trouble.  Well Tanya and Mitchell have headed back to Sydney, and the weather has officially tuned into fall, dare I say winter, but we still have one more apple pie in the freezer and I can't wait to have this weekend, and remember that an apple a day is what the doctor order...that or a shot of apple Bourbon!
Happy weekend all