Summer Look Featuring Michael Kors

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With the weather getting warmer day-by- day, picking out our clothes becomes nothing short of a challenge. We want to be comfortable, of course, but we also want to look stylish.

This is a perfect go-to summer look that can be sported for countless occasions. Whether you’re going shopping with the girls, heading to a friends BBQ, or simply going out for a bite to eat with the bf, this comfy summer dress will have you dressed to impress.

This entire outfit (dress, wedges, and handbag) is by Michael Kors. Everything (including this fabulous fedora) is available at Bigley Shoes & Clothing.

15 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mothers Day is just around the corner (May 10th !), which means its time to start shopping for the perfect gift for mom.

Not only did our moms raise us, she dealt with our fractious teenage years (which often included sleepless nights of ignored phone calls), she endured Disney in all forms just to make us happy, and she has been our most prevalent supporter throughout our toughest times. It’s safe to say she deserves something special on her big day.

I recently did a full tour of Bigley Shoes & Clothing and found countless Mothers Day Gift ideas, so many that it was challenging to include them all. However, I’ve picked a few of my favourites and developed this Mother’s Day Gift Guide, to assist you on your quest.

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!

 

Clutch Essentials

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Mints – When chatting at the bar or an awkwardly small table, personal-space-violations are inevitable, and fresh breath just becomes common courtesy.

Small brush – You never know when that gusty wind is going to strike. Always be prepared.

Safety pins – These little metal pins can save you from a multitude of fashion disasters, like losing a button or a broken zipper.

Cash – I’m not someone who always carries cash, but there are still places that don’t take debit cards, so having a few small bills on hand for tips and the occasional tin cup, is always a good idea…especially in big cities.

Drivers license and credit/debit cards – Both of these are probably a no brainer, but they’re also the most fundamental items in your clutch. Before you leave the house, double check that you haven’t lost these critical plastics.

Mini perfume – Mini perfume bottles are my favorite thing to keep in my clutch, handbag and makeup bag. They always come in handy and keep you from smelling like your immediate surroundings.

Change – Quarters aren’t only good for laundry day. It’s important to keep a few on hand for paying those pesky parking meters!

Pain reliever – If you’re prone to headaches like me, a pain reliever that’s in reach is a requirement for survival.

Lipstick and gloss – Eating and drinking is your lipstick’s biggest enemy, so it’s crucial to keep some color in your clutch for reapplications throughout the night.

Powder – I’ve noticed that the more fun I have during a night out, the quicker my makeup fades. A compact pressed powder should always be a beauty essential to keep your skin looking fresh instead of faded.

Pack of tissues – Tissues are great to use for blotting off surface oil from your skin and correcting make up smudges.

Backup phone charger – This little pink rectangle could save your life if you happen to get stranded without a phone in where-did-all-my-friends-go, USA. And what’s equally as terrifying is not having access to your camera and social media accounts. (Pocket Juice power bank)

Stain removing pen – To prevent yourself from having to flaunt a food or wine stain on your dress all evening, an instant stain remover, like a Tide Pen, has the power to save your garment and your dignity.

All Things Pink

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According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women (except for skin cancers) and about 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. These women are our grandmothers, mothers, sisters, and friends. To support them and show them our love I thought it would be a good idea to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month with a roundup of stylish products that support the cause. Happy shopping!

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1. Stella & dot strength bracelet. $39. This adorable bracelet was inspired by the strength of the elephant. !00% of net proceeds benefit the Noreen Fraser Foundation, a non-profit organization raising money for women’s cancer awareness and creating awareness of the importance of early detection.

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2. eos 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness 3-Pack. $7.99. This special collection includes Strawberry Sorbet and Pomegranate Raspberry Smooth lip balm, plus a Berry Blossom hand lotion. A portion of proceeds will benefit Breast Cancer Research.

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3. Rebecca Taylor Double Layer Tank. $225. I love this tank’s bright color and layered detail, plus fifty percent of all proceeds will go directly to the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation.

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4. Tory Burch York Buckle Tote. $295. Tory Burch has a ton of Breast Cancer Awareness products right now—from wallets to phone cases to totes (like this gorgeous multi-tasking bag). This bag is a great size for work, school, travel, or just everyday schlepping. A fraction of the proceeds will go to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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5. Clinique Great Skin, Great Cause Breast Cancer Awareness Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. $38. Clinique will donate $10 from each purchase of their classic moisturizer to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. And the cute little key chains add a fun touch of pink to the packaging, don’t you think?

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6. Bigley Shoes & Clothing- SKECHERS Womens Go Walk 2 Flash Awareness Walking Shoes. $60. Support Breast Cancer Awareness with these lightweight SKECHERS sneakers. Available for purchase at Bigley Shoes & Clothing.

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7. Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne. $120. Jo Malone truly makes some of the best scents. This fragrance is a blend of seven of the world’s most exquisite roses, with crushed violet leaves and a hint of lemon. The sale of the Red Roses Cologne supports and raises awareness for The Estee Lauder Companies’ Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.

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8. Joe’s Jeans Breast Cancer Awareness Scarf. $78. Joe’s Jeans is helping to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating 100% of net proceeds from the sale of this super soft scarf to FORCE, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by hereditary breast and ovarian cancer.

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9. La Mer The Hand Treatment – Breast Cancer Awareness. $45. For every purchase of the silky, smoothing hand treatment, La Mer will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

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10. Cosabella Italia Soft Bra. $73.50. Twenty percent of the sales of this gorgeous lace bra will be donated to Bra Ha Ha, a fund-raising event that promotes breast-health awareness.

 

 

The Best Fall Boots Under $100

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Boots. Five little letters that ignite one major obsession for us every single fall. While I could gab on for hours about how complimenting, comfortable, and fashionable boots are, chances are you share the same passion I do and are already on the search for this season’s must-buys. To help you on your hunt to booted magnificence, here are some of my recent favorites- all for less then $100 (hello, budget-friendly!).

Booties: the ultimate in comfort and effortless-cool. Pair yours with tights and a flirty dress while the weather transitions. 

Riding boots: equestrian inspired boots never go out of style. Pair your classic riding boot with skinny jeans and your favorite sweater. 

20 Stylish Tech Accessories

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These fashionable yet functional tech accessories will help you dress up your electronics in style. From iPhone chargers, headphones, iPad cases, to even camera accessories, we’ve got you covered in this department! Each item comes with the price and the website that it is available for purchase at, under the photo. Happy Shopping!