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)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


a weekly portrait of my children

Scotty:  loves a cup of tea with his breakfast

Mimi : first race of the season!  right in the middle of the pack.  a great place to be!

John : it is so much easier being a hockey mom, when the win!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Being Julia: Double Denim

I always wish I lived in a place where a denim jacket was considered a winter coat! Not so much here in the great white north! But one can pretend, and if you layer two denim jackets, add a wool scarf, you might be able to last 10 minutes outside in -15 degrees .  Just enough time to shoot a blog post, without catching pneumonia! #ohcanada 

Scarf // Preloved
Tunic // Preloved (coming soon)
Denim Jacket // Gap (similar)
Denim Shirt // Preloved Vintage (similar)
Bag // Miu Miu (similar)
Boots // Forever 21

Monday, February 9, 2015


a weekly portrait of my children

Scotty:  Totally shocked to see me at school pick up! "whatcha you doing here, mom'

Mimi : So grown up, walks to and from school with her friends.

John : Dying for his own phone. 

Friday, February 6, 2015

Being Julia: Pretty in Pink

I am all over this pastel pallet for spring.  I wouldn't consider myself a pastel girl, but this season, it seems all I want to wear are pinks, blues and yellow's, which is quite the departure from my typical all black ensembles. I think it's just an easier way to get though the winter blah's.  Add a little pink to your day,  and before you know it, spring will's hoping!
Coat // Zara (Similar)
Top // preloved SS15 (Coming soon)
Jeans // J Brand. + DIY Distressing
Shoes // Forever 21 (Similar)
Purse // Zara (Similar)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Warehouse Sale...Virtually

 It’s finally here! I’m so excited to announce our annual warehouse sale starting February 05, 2015 and running til February 09, 2015. This year, we’ve decided to take it to the World Wide Web! We continue to be where our customers are and our customers are online! We’re riding the waves of social media and virtual shopping and loving every minute of it I tell ya! The social media team has been on the hunt sorting, promoting, and preparing some of our trendiest samples for our big sale here at the Preloved headquarters. Here’s some behind the scenes shots  as we anticipate the big event! Remember to keep checking back as we add new products everyday and flash sales throughout the week! Happy Shopping! xo