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 getpreloved.com !

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 watching....it'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 intern@getpreloved.com with your mailing information.
Thanks to everyone who entered! Use coupon code "nexttime" at getpreloved.com 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!

http://stores.ebay.ca/getpreloved/ 

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.


TREATS:
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.


COSTUMES:
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! 


DECOR:
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 outing....apple 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



Monday, October 20, 2014

Being Julia: Patches Of Plaid




Alight, I am totally in love with these pants.  I am in love and I am so proud! These pants are a perfect collaboration between roots and preloved.  The perfect fitting sweat pant, with a an up cycled flannel flair.  Not to mention the patch pant is EVERYWHERE this fall!
I am telling ya, once you get these pants on, you will never take em off! Pick up a pair at Roots Stores across Canada and at roots.com


Pants // Roots by preloved
Denim Top //  preloved
Boots // $4 Thrift Find!
Bag // Ralph Lauren
Bracelet // Zara

Friday, October 17, 2014

Jules Approved: Day To Night Sophie Sweatshirt


A perfect fall day consists of the sun shining, leaves falling and a cozy sweater. Preloved is giving away a FREE Sophie Sweatshirt! Check out preloved Toronto's instagram to learn how you can win. In the meantime, here's some ideas on how to style a Sophie Sweatshirt.

1. SUNGLASSES // URBAN OUTFITTERS
These oversized sunglasses are perfect for this time of year. The orange colour screams fall while acting as a retro chic statement.

2. NAILPOLISH // ESSIE
Nude make up is very on trend this season. This Essie nail polish (colour Fierce, no Fear) is just one way this look can be accomplished. This shade creates an effortless chic appearance. The best part is this nail colour will look good no matter the colours in your outfit!

3. RAIN BOOTS // STEVE MADDEN
The weather at this time of year is very unpredictable; some days you're dancing in the sun, others you're splashing in puddles. These rain boots from Steve Madden come in fun, fall colours and the buckles and zipper down the back are just enough to brighten up a rainy day.

4. JEGGINGS // AMERICAN EAGLE
Distressed denim is one of my personal favourite casual looks. This pair of dark wash jeans from American Eagle are super versatile; they can be worn as part of so many different outfits. They create just enough edge in any outfit.

5. SOPHIE SWEATSHIRT // PRELOVED
The Sophie Sweatshirt from preloved is the preloved team's favourite item this season. As the focal point of this post, you can see Sophie can be styled so many different ways. The plaid, open back is a statement and unlike any other style you'll find this season.

6. NECKLACE // TOP SHOP
The colours in this necklace are neutral but sparkle in the light. Adding a hint of glam to this outfit is what really takes this outfit from day to night.

7. LIPSTICK // MAC
A bold lip never goes out of style. Red lips are sexy and confident, an essential for a night out. MAC lipstick is long lasting and will keep you looking great the whole night.

8. SEQUIN SKIRT // H&M
 Wearing sweaters with skirts is a great way to keep warm and look good through autumn. This sequin skirt will catch everyone's eye. It also dresses up any outfit, being the key to taking this outfit from day to night.

9. STATEMENT CLUTCH // OLYMPIA LE-TAN
You deserve a night out where you can have fun, so you should have fun with the pieces in your outfit. Olympia Le-Tan book-like clutches are a great way to do just that. Being styled after book covers, these clutches are full of colour and the graphics are extremely unique. You can never go wrong with a statement clutch. 

10. BOOTIES // ALDO
These booties by Aldo balance out this glammed out outfit. The wrap feature of these boots is a simple but unique detail. The matte finish and silver buckle draw attention without being distracting.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Being Julia: Stripes and Sweaters!




Nothing says fall like pulling your Miss Ellie sweater out of the closet! Miss Ellie is our best seller of all time. Originally made for preloved's Fall 2007 collection (while I was pregnant with this little man), we produce over 1000 of this style every year. Available at select boutiques world wide and coming soon to getpreloved.com!

(Photo credit goes to my nine year old daughter, Mimi!)

Miss Ellie // preloved 
Skirt // Forever 21
Shoes // Thrift find!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Being Julia: Cardi Party!


Newly added to the preloved website is this Cat Cardigan! Take your pick from the blue, black, and grey colours that are available. Cat is our number one seller this season! And is also part of the Roots by preloved collection. Coming to Roots stores soon!

Cardigan // Cat Cardigan, preloved
Shirt // Basic White Tee, Topshop (similar)
Skirt // Short, Black Skirt Zara (similar)
Shoes // Peep Toe Booties, Steve Madden (similar)
Bag // Shamelessly borrowed from friend, (Thanks Martha!) Hermes (similar)
Necklace // Silver Statement Necklace, preloved (similar... coming soon)