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  We originally made them for SS2010, ( A little ahead of the good old drop crotch trend) and are still completely on trend for this spring.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 ! 

Friday, March 13, 2015


a weekly portrait of my children

Scotty:  first and last race of the season.  

Mimi : club championships , one of the funnest days of the year . No one fell and no one missed a gate! #teamgrieve

John : a natural born leader.  The other 2 (3 including the dog) would follow him anywhere

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Being Julia : Superstar

I love these shoes so much.  They were a valentine gift from my husband! ( anything that could also work on a tennis court is good enough for him) We searched high and low for these 'superstars' by adidas to use in our AW2015 look book shoot, but we couldn't find them anywhere.  Then the model walks in wearing them. ( a total professional).  I couldn't get my mind off of these shoes. I am sure I owned a pair of them in grade 8, but needed them this season...and then they showed up all wrapped in much better than chocolate ! xo

Jacket // Canada Goose
Top // J. Crew
Pants // preloved
Shoes // Adidas (@ Little Burgundy)
Purse //

Monday, March 9, 2015

Being Julia : Leather Weather

This is what I call my 'winter in LA' look.  I always laugh when I see shots of bloggers (that are fortunate to live in a climate that doesn't drop below 0 degrees) and they are 'dressed for winter'.  Or they have a cute caption "baby it's cold out', and they are wearing a sweater and ripped jeans.  They have NO idea what cold is, and how it affects your footwear choices.!  I love that each morning before school,  I dress my kids in snow pants, hats, mitts, coat, and I walk out the back door in high heels with no socks!  My theory is, if I pretend long enough, the snow will actually melt away. Either that or I will have frostbite before the end of March! xo

Leather Jacket // Forever 21 
Bag // Forever 21
Jeans // Zara 
Shoes // Zara (similar)

Friday, March 6, 2015

8/52 & 9/52


a weekly portrait of my children

Scotty:  this guy survives on eggs, toast and rice crackers.  #carbjunkie

Mimi : she is out the door every morning before 8:00am.  I feel like mother of the year, if I get a bagel into her!

John : grade six science fair.  home made rockets!  aka, alka-seltzer in a film canister! #bang!


a weekly portrait of my children

Mimi: my pleaser.  If all of them had been like her, I would have had 10 more. ( as long as I didn't have to gain 70lbs each time)

John: the homework is killing me !  I don't know how I am ever gonna get through middle school!

Scotty :  hard at work! If it includes glue he is all over it.  Hand him a book, and he runs the other way!

* ok, i think I am officially back on track with my 52 project.! Phew 

Friday, February 27, 2015


a weekly portrait of my children

This is what you get after a week in vegas, red eye flight and a 2 hour drive up north.  Really don't have anything cute to say about any of them...but do love em to bits!


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

preloved and anthropologie SS2015

I'm just so excited to launch this top we made for Anthropologie I loved working with the team down there and it's amazing what we can come up  with together. To share my excitement we're giving away 4 of these lovely tops on Instagram.

Check out how you can enter to win @prelovedtoronto and @prelovedjules! (on Instagram) 

Contest runs from February 25 - March 6, 2015 

Good luck everyone! 

Monday, February 23, 2015

Keep Calm and Party On

 Well we survived another market week in Las Vegas. I honestly can't count how many times I have been to Vegas.  I don't think anyone could, who  has been in the fashion industry for 20 years.  All I know is we go every February and August and it is what kicks off the selling season. The August market week leads into Labour Day weekend, and February always includes my birthday. So yet again I celebrated my 29th birthday on the Vegas strip.  A few champagne cocktails and red -eye flight home! Just the way I love spend my birthday! 29 has never been so good
jules xo

Sweater // preloved (ss15 coming soon)
Top // Vintage
Jeans // True Religion + DIY
Clutch // preloved archives
Shoes // Zara (Similar)