Friday, May 22, 2015

Behind The Scenes for SS15

A lot of creative things happen in and around the office, but photoshoots are definitely one of the many most fun things . It's great to see awesome models rock our collection and bring the clothes to life ! Photoshoot days are sometimes over the top stressful, but our team keeps up the energy and we power through with sushi !

It was a blast working with pretty model Aislinn for the first time, and frequent make up artist Carmen ! (@plutino)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Week 18/52

A weekly portrait of my children 

Scotty :  Catching up breaking news

Mimi :  Always with the dog!

John : He won himself a phone!  No data plan till we graduate grade 6! ( or he drives me crazy enough and I just cave!)

jules xo

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Cocktail Crush: Watermelon Tequila

Summer is easily the best time of year for me. The weather is perfect, the outfits are cute and most importantly, day drinking seems to be acceptable! As long as you're on a patio or a backyard no one really questions it.

Family and friends bring over watermelons to backyard parties and summer hang outs all the time. This cocktail is absolutely perfect for when you have a whole bunch of watermelon left over, or when you tell the kids to BACK OFF, you have had enough, Mommy needs her watermelon too!


Monday, May 11, 2015

Being Julia : Orange Is the New Black

One minute I was setting for pop-up and the next minute I was posing in front of this orange door.
Comfort and chic pretty much covers all my bases when it comes to making an outfit. My love for the "athleisure" trend is still going strong, I just can't seem to stop wearing these pants! 

Top // Free People (Similar)
Bottoms // Preloved
Shoes // Zara (Similar)
Bag // Coach (Similar)

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Week 17/52

A weekly portrait of my children 

Scotty :  Forever bed head

Mimi : The homeless look is so trending 

John : This guy is going to eat me out of house and home 

jules xo

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Being Julia: Refresh & Renew

I really never bore of white on white, and I have been quite the rule breaker lately.  'No whites after labour day, or before the 24th of may' seems to have been thrown out the window lately.  I used to totally life by that rule.  Then they invented 'winter white'.  I think that had to have been one smart fashionable Canadian, that realized our summers are just too darn short, and white was meant to be apart of the wardrobe no matter what the temperature is!

Top // Preloved 
Jeans // Topshop (Similar)
Coat // Vintage
Tote // Coach (Similar)
Bracelet // Zara (Similar)
Boots // Forever 21

Monday, April 20, 2015

Week ??/52

a weekly portrait of my children

I have lost track what week we are on.  This mama is a little over worked, and over travelled.  I can't always find the time to capture the moment on film ( or digital ).  When work gets this busy,  its seems that when I am with the kids, the last thing I think of is taking out my camera.  But I do really want to remember this time, so this week, we are going with some 'quotes' from my gang

John:  'Yes technically it's home work, but you don't really  have to hand it in'.  Only if you want to get better grades do you have to hand it in' 

Mimi :  'Can we get another dog.  It will be easier'

Scotty :  "Mom, can you be the mom teacher next time?'
Me: Yes Scotty, I will volunteer on your next field trip.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Being Julia: Nearly Spring


These pants are still one of my all time favourite pants.  We originally made them for SS2010, ( A little ahead of the good old drop crotch trend) and are still completely on trend for this spring.  The asymmetrical tie, the 3/4 length and high waist are key points, that have this pant on mark for SS2015.  Not to mention they are made from 100% recycled wool..( vintage men's wool pants, given a new life).  I love the fact that here at preloved, we are able to create a classic piece that can be worn season after season.  Now my husband may not agree that a drop crotch pant is a classic, but what does he know!  xoxo

Shoes // H&M
Top // Preloved
Pants // Preloved (Vintage)
Bag // Tory Burch (Similar)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Being Julia : White Light/White Heat

I am not sure if March went out like a lamb or a lion, but I am little sad to see it go!  Oh don't get me wrong, I can't wait to toss away the sorrel boots, and bust out my toe exposed shoes,  but I am a little melancholy, that our winter season is over.  Over the years I have learned to not just 'deal' with winter, but totally embrace it. I don't know if its the cold mornings, with the sun bouncing off the snow that I love, or that every weekend, I trap my kids on a ski hill far far away from any Ipads.  Whatever it is, I will miss you Mr. Winter.  but may forget you quite quickly with the first glass of Chardonnay on the dock..just saying!

 Top // Preloved
Pants // J.Crew
Blazer // Mango
Shoes // Winners (Similar)

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

11/52 & 12/52


a weekly portrait of my children

John:  Having a concussion during march break really isn't that bad! No hockey, but lost of beach!

Mimi : Cartwheels and ocean air!

Scotty :  Mastered the art of body surfing 


a weekly portrait of my children

Scotty:  Idealizes his big brother!!

Mimi : Burgers with Papa.  She loves being the only girl!

John :  Very pensive this week.  Lots to consider as you enter into the final term of grade 6 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Being Julia: See Ya Latte

Went to Pittsburg yesterday to speak at the Art Institute.  I was the Key Note Speaker at their  fashion show, "Show With A Purpose'  I have been to 3 different states and 2 countries in almost 24 hours, Toronto to Atlanta then back up to Pittsburg, now from Detroit and home to Toronto ! I've mastered connecting to airport wifi connections now . I love these short little getaways, mainly spent at the airport, and a hotel bed to myself!!  but there is no place like home! (Note: Double Denim, Canadian Tuxedo)

Denim Shirt // Vintage Levi's (Similar)
Jeans // Topshop + DIY (Similar)
Boots // Forever21 (Similar)
Clutch // 

Monday, March 23, 2015

Being Julia : Leather Weather & Superstar Behind the Scenes

Oh the joys of shooting spring clothing in CANADA!  Nothing makes you feel like summer is almost here, then when you land right in the middle of a snow bank. Gotta work on my 'hurdle' jump a bit... Oh well at least we have sun, and this white stuff does melt ......eventually ....

Friday, March 20, 2015

Jules Approved - March Break

1. SORA KIMONO // preloved 
This fun piece has been a favourite in the office as soon as the first same came out of production ! This is great for throwing on by the pool, or putting on on top of a basic tee . 

2. CAT EYE SUNNIES // topshop
You know it's almost summer when there starts to be a lot of choices of sunglasses in stores . We can all be optimistic this March break with a pair of sunnies, plus a great fashion statement . 

3. SPORTY TOP // adidas @ urban outfitters
Either you plan on working out during the break, or just flowing with the sport trend, its always nice to have a quick and easy sport logo tee . 

One great thing about winter being over (amongst all the other things) is that we can wear fun shoes again ! No more snow boots, embrace the open toe ! 
5. FLAT WHITE // starbucks
If you follow me on instagram you know i've been obsessed with the new Flat Whites Starbucks recently introduced recently ! A great pick me up in the morning, or any time in the day . 

It's always tough to keep your kids busy during march break, ideas start to get sparse about 3 days in . These fun little DIY kits are a easy way to keep them occupied and hopefully quiet too ! 

7. PATTERN TOP // gap
This March break, we're heading North to Florida, and they have perfect weather all year round . So it's best to pack light, and pack some basic but still just as stylish pieces .

8. PASTEL NAIL POLISH // sephora
These nail colours are perfect transitional shades, and with a topcoat, these polishes will definitely last you all march break long .

9. SKINNY JEANS // zara
You can't go wrong with a pair of nice denim . Again, packing light is essential for road trips, and skinny jeans go with just about everything ! A fool proof option !