Chambray the right way!

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I recently did this photoshoot with one of our models from Bigley’s, to depict one of this seasons most prominent trends- chambray!

The early days of spring are some of the most unpredictable when it comes to the weather forecast- and thus your outfits can be equally unpredictable. It’s all too common for the temps to rise to 20s one day and plummet to 5 the next. For this reason, having an arsenal of items in your closet that will layer easily, keep you warm or cool you off when needed, and can be dressed up or down is of utmost sartorial importance.If you’re stumped over what to wear this transitional time, we suggest starting with chambray.

The reason being that chambray usually has some weight to it, making it a better transitional option then a lightweight oxford. Roll up the sleeves on warmer days, and layer under a sweater when it’s cooler.

All items are linked below, and all item qualify for free shipping this weekend only! : )

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Melissa Nepton dress

Fossil handbag

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Fossil handbag

Cupcakes and Cashmere top

Dex crop pants

Dolce Vita heels

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Cupcakes and Cashmere jumper

Steve Madden shoes

 

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

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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Stylish, Multipurpose Jumpsuit

Meet the Mink Pink ‘End of Days’ jumpsuit! If you’re on the hunt for a stylish, yet multipurpose outfit, I would highly recommend investing in this garment. It’s only $85.00! I’ve accessorized with the Penelope heel by Ateilers, a Michael Kors tote, and a basic pair of black sunglasses, to establish a casual appearance.

The major plus about this jumpsuit is that it can be styled for so many different occasions. Whether it’s simply an average day at work or an evening cocktail party, this jumpsuit is exceptionally flexible. By simply adding a small black patent belt, and rolling the bottoms up to ankle length, you’re able to completely transform the look.

Once again, Bigley Shoes & Clothing provided this ENTIRE outfit!

Romping Around in a Mink Pink Romper

Mink Pink Romper

This is a very fun, versatile summer look, that can easily be dressed up or down. As I’m sure many of you have noticed, a very prominent trend this season is 70’s patterns and tassels.

These amazing Sam Edelman heels, are low enough to provide comfort and certainly make a statement.

Find this entire summer look at Bigley Shoes & Clothing. 

Rainy Day Attire Featuring Lemon Jelly

“Picture an explosion of all the best feelings in life. Then imagine picking pieces of it and squeezing them into a concentrate of wonder. It will have friends, great escapes, summer outings, laughs, countryside smells, sea sprinkles, tight hugs, beach parties and glamorous city nights.”

I must confess, all the best feelings in life were certainly occurring while sporting this outfit. This is likely because this is the philosophy of the high tech shoe brand, Lemon Jelly. Not only do these delightful bubblegum rainboots add a dash of colour to a grey drizzly day, their exceptionally comfortable, and smell like a feast of ice cream and gummy bears. Lemon Jelly is designed, developed and produced in Portugal.

If you’re interested in adding the Lemon Jelly Wellington Boot to you’re “rainy day” attire, you can find it here on Bigley Shoes website. Not a pink kind of girl? It’s also available in a flawless turquoise blue.

Ps. this ENTIRE outfit is from Bigley Shoes & Clothing, including this perfect Thalassa rain coat!