Thursday, July 16, 2015

Jules Approved: Summer Sandals



Love affair with summer continues!

So why not show off our new pedi in the current sandals trends? Please note: This post may make you as sad as writing it was. Please wear sandals when appropriate and stay away from industrial areas due to the prohibition of open toed shoes... a.k.a OUR OFFICE.

1.  Aldo// CAYLAY SANDALS

2. Marni// BLACK CRYSTAL- EMBELLISHED CALF-HAIR SANDALS

3. Forever 21// FAUX LEATHER STRAPPY HEELS

Monday, July 6, 2015

Field Trip - The Stubborn Farmer









Nothing says summer, like hanging out with your cousins up at the cottage. My kids are super fortunate to be very close with both of my sisters kids.  In total there are 8 of them,  ( one missing on this trip) in a span of 7 years, and each weekend of the summer, we all cram into grandma and papa's cottage.  Sometimes to give my parents a break we load up the cars, or boats and head off site for a field trip.  A couple weeks back we had the opportunity for an up close and personal tour from the Stubborn Farmer  It was an incredible experience.  Kids got to muck around in the mud, we learned about growing food locally and even met a lamb that was only a few hours old.  Fun was had by all, but most likely the most fun was had by papa and grandma,who actually got some piece and quite at the cottage!  Imagine that!
jules
x

Friday, June 26, 2015

Cocktail Crush: Orange Splash




Lets get this summer started!   Schools out and it's kinda of a long weekend!  Can't wait to give this cocktail a try . It's a modern twist to the good old vodka & oj.  Always looking for new ways to jazz up vodka! Nothing says summer more, than vodka, oranges and the dock!! happy weekend friends
xo

Friday, June 19, 2015

Into The Blue


I just love these pants! They make me feel so sporty. #sportyspice.  I picked them up at For Women Only while I was in Yellowknife and I haven't  taken them off since!!   I go from the office, to sales meetings and the soccer field in this outfit.   Athleisure is the absolute perfect trend for my crazy busy life. The  Italia Sweatshirt is one of my favourite pieces of our SS2015 collection, and just happens to be 50% off this weekend!!  Hope everyone is having an awesome kick off to the summer!  And for the record, it's actually warmer in Yellowknife then Toronto this weekend! How knew?

www.GetPreloved.com
Enter code: SUMMER at checkout! 


Top // Preloved
Bottoms //  Similar
Bag // Zara (Similar)
Shoes // Adidas

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Jules Approved: SPF



Summer’s almost here! And the beautiful weather makes you want to skip work, drop off the kids to your parents', call up your girlfriends and grab lunch/drinks in a cozy patio. But patio weather must be celebrated with caution - so protect, prime and prep your skin with some of my favourite SPFs.

1.  Vichy// ID√ČAL SOLEIL ULTRA-LIGHT LOTION SPF 50 - Doesn’t leave white film, so it’s perfect for all skin tones.

2. NARS// PURE RADIANT TINTED MOISTURIZER BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 - Protection with a coverage.

3. Murad// INVISIBLUR™ PERFECTING SHIELD BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 - Protects and primes the skin for an even complexion.

4. Clarins// SUN CARE SPRAY MILK SPF 50 - Age-defying sun care.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Cocktail Crush: Cucumber-Rosemary Gin and Tonic


The cocktail crush diaries continues! This cocktail is perfect for summer nights in, when you have the girls over for some after dinner snacks and good conversation. A great twist from your traditional gin & tonic, the cucumber-rosemary addition is refreshing and gives you enough liquid courage to do some impromptu karaoke.



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Being Julia - Throwback Trench





This skirt is still one of my all time favourite pieces.  As we embark on our 20th anniversary, I am having a ball going through some of  the preloved classics.   This skirt was made for our SS2009 collection, and is made from an old trench coat!  The design on this still blows me away,  although the pain of producing it is still fresh.  The Georgie Trench Skirt was produced back in the day, when the design team worked in one room, and the production team in another.  There wasn't a ton of communication between the two.  When I first saw this skirt in the design meeting, I fell in love, and thought it was totally a work of art!  What we didn't realize was how specific the vintage requirements were.  It had to be produced from double breasted trench coat (with perfect buttons)  the vent on the back of the coat had to be a certain measurement and the original pockets had to be in a certain placement.  I think we must have gone through thousands of trench coats, to find the ones that would be come the Georgie Trench Skirt.  This skirt was a turning point in how we produce, and how we design, and how the two teams need to work together!    Stay tuned for more preloved classics.  #prelovedturns20
jules
xo


Top // preloved
Skirt // Vintage preloved
Clutch // preloved
Shoes // Zara (Similar)

Friday, June 5, 2015

Staff Pick: Yuko



Yuko - our designer, shares her Staff Picks for the week . Her picks are casual and practical but never sacrifices style . Not sure how Yuko chose the Calla Top out of all of her SS15 babies !
Get the Calla Top (comes in both White & Black) for $40 until Sunday !
SHOP NOW // http://bit.ly/1Kaouiw

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Spring Pop-up Shop!





We hosted our first Pop Up of the year earlier this month!  This time we crashed in on Cabbagetown .  It was so fun meeting and greeting with some of our die hard preloved fans, and a chance to put a face to a few of our new online fans!  Brenda It was so awesome to be back on the retail floor!  So glad the weather was great and love the Cabbagetown area, the community was very supportive and sad that we were only there for 4 days ! Don't worry, we'll be back soon .  See you shopping soon!
jules
xo

Monday, June 1, 2015

19/52






A weekly portrait of my children 

John :  Defending his 4th in the city title.

Mimi :  Grade 4's latest shot put star.  

Scotty: Thrilled to be apart of the relay team.  Wearing his 'fast' shoes.  God forbid, I send him to school in the slow ones!

jules xo

Friday, May 29, 2015

TTDTW - May 29th Edition



Weekend’s almost here!! So, go out and enjoy it in this beautiful city.

Friday:
Thompson Hotel // Rooftoop Lounge
Keep it super casual tonight. Call up your group of friends and grab drinks.

Saturday Afternoon:
Welcome to Me // TIFF Bell Lightbox 
Synopsis: A woman suffering from borderline personality disorder (Kristen Wiig) becomes an overnight celebrity after a huge lottery jackpot allows her to launch her own off-the-wall talk show.

Saturday Evening:
Big Crow // 176 Dupont Street (The Annex)
If you love BBQ...

Sunday:
Kensington Market Art Fair // 12PM - 7PM
Explore Kensington market’s culture.



Images: 
Rooftoop Lounge
Welcome to Me
Big Crow
Kensington Market Art Fair

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fringe & Flares








Ok I did it.  I got myself a pair of wide leg jeans.   This is quite the departure from the distressed skinnies I have been rocking for what seems like forever.   My husband call these my Mackenzie Phillips Jeans.   Every time I put them on, he starts humming the theme song to 'one day at a time'  It's at about that time I wish I had Schneiders tool belt to wack him in the head with!  #marriedlife

Top // Preloved
Bottoms // H&M;
Sunglasses // Dolce & Gabbana
Bag // H&M

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!



via: foodandwine.com