Sweet Summer Style

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This season we’ve added a few new brands to Bigley’s Beach House, one of them being Eberjey. Eberjey was started in 1996 from the belief that the layer worn next to the heart should express happiness, love, and confidence, all the things that make a woman truly beautiful. Eberjey started out as a lingerie brand and has expanded into a lifestyle brand, including swimwear. Throughout time the Eberjey goal has remained the same: to create must-have pieces that express life, love, and above all joy!

Recently, we decided to do a photo shoot in South Florida (my old stomping grounds), so we could get photos of all of the amazing new swimwear arriving. Bobcaygeon is still covered in snow, therefore locations for swimwear photo shoots were slim to none. The pieces from Eberjey are so gorgeous, that of course they had to tag along with us.

The models wearing these items raved about how incredibly soft and comfortable they felt. Not to mention, they looked cute as a button! Considering the pants make such a statement, you really don’t need to add much else. We accessorized with a simple bracelet and sunglasses. Throw on a cute hat if you’re headed over to the pool bar for a bite to eat.

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Top: http://www.bigleyshoes.com/…/p…/eberj-lbath-misc-w1670mg-top

Bikini bottom: http://www.bigleyshoes.com/collections/eberjey/products/eberj-lbath-mis-w1285ai-bottom

Pants: http://www.bigleyshoes.com/…/prod…/eberj-lpant-misc-wc1673hd

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Top: http://www.bigleyshoes.com/products/eberj-lbath-misc-1285on-top

Pants: http://www.bigleyshoes.com/products/eberj-lpant-misc-wc1672hd

50% OFF all winter handbags, at Bigley’s!

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Make room in your closet, because this is a deal that you definitely don’t want to pass up! Bigley’s is offering 50% OFF all handbags from their winter stock, this weekend only! This includes major designers such as Fossil, Mackage, and Vince Camuto. Don’t get me wrong, Bigley’s provides some pretty unreal sales, but this one doesn’t happen very often. In fact, I don’t think this has ever happened!

I’ve put together a round-up of a few bags that I personally would love to have. Most of them are available on bigleyshoes.com (I’ve inserted links). However, if their not online their available in store, which is open from 9am-6pm.

Trust me when I say this NEVER happens! Therefore, if you’re in search of a new handbag I definitely recommend taking advantage of this insane deal!

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Fossil Satchel: Available in store or by phone order and they will ship it to you (705) 738-2522

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Fossil Peyton Large Double Flap Crossbody

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Mackage Rubie Leather with Studs

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Available in store or by phone order (705) 738-2522

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Mackage Rubie Structured Leather Shoulder Bag in Blush

Mackage Atlas Pebble Leather Envelope Wallet

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Available in store or by phone order (705)738-2522

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Available in store or by phone order (705)738-2522

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Mackage Nynna-C Black Mini Envelope Crossbody 

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MY FAVOURITE- I have this one and use it constantly. It’s also available in black.

Vince Camuto Izzi- Hanging Tassel Flap Bag

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Available in store or by phone order (705) 738-2522 or similar one here

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Available in store or by phone order (705) 738-2522

Outfit Post: Michael Kors Vest & Booties

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It’s been a while since I’ve done an outfit post, but now that fall fashion is in full effect I figured I better get cracking! If you haven’t checked out Bigley Shoes and Clothing new fall arrivals, I HIGHLY suggest that you do! Even if you don’t live in the Kawartha Lakes area, check out their online store. Their new arrivals are seriously drop dead gorgeous, I literally can’t get enough.

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This vest is by Michael Kors and has literally been flying out the door. In fact, there is only one left in stock and it’s a size Large. However, if you’re interested in purchasing this vest, please shoot me an e-mail, and if we get enough requests we may restock. It costs $195.00, and is honestly worth every penny. It’s the perfect statement piece for fall and winter and is nice and cozy. When it comes to washing, you have the option of hand washing it and laying flat to dry or dry cleaning.

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These leather booties have become my absolute favourite booties for fall. They are also by Michael Kors, and are so extremely comfortable! I love the charcoal colour because I feel like it’s not a colour that you see on a regular basis. And I love how the lighter hue really adds an extra pop to the bottom half of an outfit. These are available online and in store and will definitely be a bootie that you will have for the long haul.

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This hat is by Delux and has always been a “go-to” for me. It can add class and sass to a variety of different outfit styles. And it can also make those bad hair days go un-noticed (Shhh!). This one accessory can truly “make” an outfit, even if its simply a sweater and jeans. Again, definitely worth the purchase.

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Harvest for Hope

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If you’re a consistent DDR reader, I’m sure you’ve noticed that I often mention Bigley Shoes and Clothing. Bigley’s is our family business, that has been around since 1911! It has been a major part of my life since the day I was born. I’ve watched it grow from two stores into nine, and become more reputable then we ever imagined. My mom and her team (which I’ve just recently joined full-time again), have done an incredible job at bringing high-end fashion to a small town. They provide amazing customer service and have truly put their heart and soul into this business. However, beyond fitting, buying, selling, merchandising, etc., we believe contributing everything we can to support our community is just as important.

For a number of years Bigley Shoes and Clothing has produced an annual event in support of the Ross Memorial Hospital Foundation. Not only does this event raise thousands of dollars for this amazing charity, it also provides a fun night of fashion, cocktails, and socializing, for women and men in and around the community.

The time has come once again for this event to take place. On Thursday, October 6th, 2016, Bigley Shoes and Clothing invites you to attend Harvest for Hope. The night consists of a delicious “Pink Carpet Dinner” and Runway Show, as well as a silent auction with numerous prizes to be won. Including a raffle prize of one pair of shoes (up to $200) every month for a year! And ALL proceeds will be going towards the Ross Memorial Hospital Breast Imaging Services. This year it is taking place at the Victoria Park Armoury in Lindsay, Ontario. Tickets are $60 per ticket, and can be purchased at bigleyshoes.com. It will most definitely be an event to remember!

Hope to see you there!

 

Summer Shades of Blue

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Hey there! Long time no talk. I apologize for my absence over the past few months, I’ve been going through yet another transition of moving. I’m officially back in Bobcaygeon, Ontario, working at Bigley’s Beach House. Of course theres yet another life story to fill you in on, however, that is a blog post in itself. But I will be publishing it in the near future, so stay tuned! In the meantime, I wanted to jump right into all of the amazing summer fashion!

I came across this dress the other day at Bigley’s, and I couldn’t help but treat myself. This dress is by Cupcakes and Cashmere. The print is absolutely stunning, and the details are incredible. The tassels really set the tone, and the embroidery at the bottom truly makes it a one-of-a-kind. The fabric is so light-weight and perfect for summer. It’s made of 60% viscose and 40% rayon. I’m wearing a size small, however, it does fit a little big, so if you’re interested in purchasing it I would consider going down a size.

The Vince Camuto gladiators that I’m wearing are also from Bigley’s. Their available in two colours, black and mochaccino. My sister-in-law let me borrow her black pair while we were in Florida and I immediately fell in love. Their extremely comfortable and fashion forward. I love how the self-tie lace-up creates a commanding look with shorts, skirts, and even relaxed dresses. Their definitely a great staple gladiator for summer. Oh and they fit true to size!

The Cupcake & Cashmere dress is currently only available in store at Bigley’s, but will be available at bigleyshoes.com within the next two days. Find the Vince Camuto gladiators here.

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Creamy Cozy 

Considering that I will be departing back to Miami tomorrow, I wanted to take advantage of this chilly weather while I’m still here. And what better way to do that then go to my best friends cottage, put together a few cozy outfits, and do a few photo shoots!

This faux vest is to die for. It’s by Dex and is relatively affordable considering the amazing quality of it. In order to make this look stand out, I paired it with a cream turtle neck, and accessorized with an olive green cross-body. (Ps. Cream & olive green is one of my favorite color combos this season.) I also showcase a large burgundy tote, to demonstrate a couple of different ways this look can be styled.

Shop this look at www.bigleyshoes.com!

Xoxo

 

Navy, Cream, & a POP of Red!

There is no doubt about it, fall is by far my favorite season of all. The crisp, colorful leaves, spending time with family at Thanksgiving, and sporting the best fashion trends of the year, are only a few of the reasons I’m in love with this season.

However, I’ve recently decided to move back to Miami, Florida, to continue you my education by earning another degree in business (marketing and finance, to be exact), and pursuing my career as a blogger. I will miss my life here in Toronto tremendously! And some major life changes will be taking place. But I deeply believe in chasing your dreams, and not only following your intuition but also your heart.

Bigley Shoes & Clothing (our family business), which is located in Canada, will still be a major part of my life. I grew up watching the business flourish, and I will still be involved with marketing and events, as much as possible. My sister-in-law, Ashley Peel, has recently been managing the business, and has been doing an AMAZING job. I’m so appreciative of her ambition towards the company, and I’m also grateful for her support towards my own, personal goals.

Anywho, I’ve been absent in the ‘blogging world’ these last couple of months, due to all of the rather large decisions and moves I’ve decided to endure! But I’m now back in action! I’m super excited about these next few posts, as I get to take advantage of this amazing fall weather, while I’m still here.

This navy coat is EVERYTHING! The cream and wooden details make this piece super fun to accessorize. I’ve paired it with cream colored hat and gloves, and a red handbag to really make the outfit POP! These grey boots are by Steve Madden, and are 100% my favorite boots this season. Not only are they extremely affordable, they’re the perfect accent to almost any outfit.

Shop this entire look at bigleyshoes.com!

Xoxox

Currently Craving: Flash Lenses and Flamingo

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As funny as it may seem, the flamingo trend this summer has been my favourite trend of all. I love how it allows me to integrate pops of pink into my outfits! The Ray-Ban Flash Lenses are definitely the perfect “go-to” statement piece this season, and as much as I love the classic MK watches, the Fossil watches have slowly but surely been taking over. However, these white denim jeans by MK are definitely a ‘must-have’!

Find the items that I’m currently craving linked below:

1. Kate Spade Flamingo iPhone 6 Case

2. Michael Kors White Skinny Denim Jeans

3. Hunter Watermelon Silicone Tote

4. Ray-Ban Round Flash Lenses

5. Fossil Cecile Stainless Steel Multifunction Wacth- Gold Tone

6. Michael Kors Jayden Embellished Sandal 

7. Fossil Vickery Cross-body

Currently Craving at Bigley’s

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Summer has officially started and I’m on the hunt for some “go-to” items for the season. As I’m sure many of you have you have noticed, Bigley Shoes & Clothing is my favourite place to shop. Therefore, I’ve posted a few of the items that I’m currently craving, which are available online and in store.

1. Anne Klein Stripe It Up Tote- $110.00

2. Liam by Sam Edelman- $250.00

3. Fossil Cecile Multi-function Stainless Steel Watch- $198.00

4. Alex and Ani Gypsy 66 Wrap- $64.00

5. Michael Kors Meg Bow Detail Sandal- $128.00

6. Fossil Preston Cross-body- $198.00

7. Alex and Ani Dolphin Charm Bracelet- $32.00

MK Eyelet Blazer and Aqua

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Trying to achieve a “business casual” look, while still attempting to look trendy and stylish can often be difficult. However, this eyelet blazer by Michael Kors always seems to do the trick! It brightens the outfit up, and is easy to style due to its neutral colour.

I’ve paired it with a flowy turquoise blouse by Michael Kors, white capris by Yoga Jean, and a nude sandal heel by Steve Madden, which was all provided by Bigley Shoes & Clothing. In order to make the outfit really pop I added an aqua cross-body to the look which was only $34.99, from Bigley’s.

Turquoise is trending for the summer season, however if turquoise isn’t for you, you can still style this look with a colour that you prefer.

When accessorizing this look, I added a couple of turquoise bracelets (with tassels of course, because as I’m sure you’ve noticed, their HUGE right now), and a fun necklace to add some life to the basic blouse.