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!

 

Summer lovin’

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The weather in South Florida during the summer is so unpredictable! Lately afternoon showers have been taking place daily, but I finally scored a perfect day to wear this gorgeous Michael Kors dress. I love this dress because its perfect to wear out for a fun day with the girls, or can be accessorized for any type of formal event you may have.

Today I accessorized this look with a Kate Spade watch, and bracelets from Bigley Shoes and J.Crew. Along with a camel tote from Bigley Shoes.

The wedges that I’m wearing are seriously my “go-to wedge”. I’ve been wearing them so much this summer! Their cute with high waisted shorts which demonstrates a more casual look. However, their the perfect height to wear with maxis or any other dress for that matter. Their Michael Kors, and I purchased them from Bigley Shoes & Clothing.

Summer Nautical…

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For those who personally know me, they know that my two biggest passions are fashion and boating. Therefore, this is one of my favorite posts yet! I love the nautical look because its classy, elegant and timeless.

I got this handbag about a month ago from Bigley Shoes & Clothing, and I literally have not stopped carrying it since. I LOVE IT! It’s the classic Hamiliton style by Michael Kors, but the canvas material and center stripe make it so unique. It’s the perfect bag to make a casual outfit pop.

The capri’s that I’m wearing are Second Yoga Jeans, also from Bigley Shoes & Clothing. They’re so incredibly comfortable because they have so much stretch. It literally feels as if your wearing yoga pants. They consist of 82% cotton, 16% polyester and 2% elasthanne.

My shirt is from BCBG MAXAZRIA. It’s the perfect basic summer top to add chic elegance to a casual look.

I LOVE this gold coral necklace. It’s a such a fun statement piece and has been a huge hit this season at Bigley Shoes.

And lastly my shoes are by Michael Kors from Bigley Shoes, and my sunglasses are Chanel.

 

FAV PICKS @ Bigley’s Anniversary Sale

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Bigley Shoes & Clothing is currently celebrating 103 years of amazing shopping! Their “Anniversary Sale” is taking place now, providing customers with up to 50% off select items. Bigley’s is known for their one-of-a-kind shopping experience, at their numerous stores located in beautiful Bobcaygeon, Ontario. However, if you’re unable to make the trek up there, I highly recommend checking them out online at  bigleyshoes.com.

I consider Bigley’s a one-stop-shop when it comes to fashion, considering they literally have it all. With over 40,000 pairs of shoes, hundreds of designer labels, clothing for men and women and over 30,000 bathing suits – it’s a shopping experience like no other!

These are a few of my favorite items that are on SALE NOW!

1. Michael Kors Giovanna Wedge

2. Michael Kors Eyelet Sleeveless Shirt

3. Coral Mini Wallet

4. Michael Kors Flex Mid Pump

5. Hamilton Luggage Handbag

6. Original Tall Glossy Hunter Boot

7. Mexx Coral Sheer Blouse

8. Enzo Angiolini Tilah

 

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As I’ve said before, Bigley Shoes & Clothing has been receiving an AMAZING selection of Michael Kors handbags this season. This specific bag is called the Selma. It’s the perfect sized mandarin satchel and will last forever, considering it is made with genuine leather. I love this color because it can make any outfit pop, whether you’re wearing neutrals or not. However it’s available in a variety of different hues.

I’m absolutely obsessed with this new Mink Pink dress! We have so many new arrivals from Mink Pink right now, and they’re ALL to die for. Mink Pink is a very young and contemporary line, that has been growing rapidly. Their products are excellent quality for affordable prices.

The wedges that I’m wearing are also by Michael Kors. They literally work with EVERYTHING. From flirty sundresses, to maxis, to skinny jeans and a cute tank- these shoes are extremely versatile.

I’ve accessorized this look with a Kate Spade watch, necklaces and bracelets from Bigley Shoes & Clothing (the anchor chain has been a huge hit this season), and a pair of Gucci sunglasses.

 

Spring Floral

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Spring is here! : ) And if you hadn’t already noticed floral has been appearing everywhere! According to Vogue magazine, its one of the most prevalent trends this season. Therefore, today I’m wearing a floral embroidered Lilly Pulitzer dress. It’s the perfect dress for spring, and it can be dressed up or dressed down so easily. I’ve paired it with a pair of Michael Kors wedges (similar here) and a camel colored handbag from Bigley Shoes. I completed the look by accessorizing it with jewelry from JCrew.

However, in order to create a totally different look you could pair it with a pair of heels similar to these (Ted Baker), and carry a small clutch such as this (Tory Burch).

Ps. Bigley Shoes & Clothing is currently providing FREE SHIPPING on all items, so don’t forget to check them out : )

Coral & Nude

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Todays post consists of a coral and nude color combination. This coral pencil skirt is by Mexx. Mexx is currently not taking online orders, and has closed their e-commerce store until 2015. However, you can buy Mexx online at Bigley Shoes & Clothing’s website.

The blouse that I am wearing is by Kensie. Kensie is carried by large corporations such as Macy’s, Dillards, Nordstroms, Lord & Taylor, and Bloomingdales. However, you easily look through Kensie’s merchandise, by “shopping by brand” online, at Bigley Shoes.

The shoes that I am wearing are by Michael Kors. Personally I prefer the Michael Kors pointed toe heels with this outfit which you can find here. The watch that I am wearing is by Kate Spade, and can be found here. This watch is perfect for accessorizing nearly any outfit, because it can easily add a classy look to workwear attire, or simply just a casual outfit.