Casual Yet Edgy Look For Fall

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Fall has officially started. However, here in Bobcaygeon the weather is giving us mixed signals. One day it’s hot like July, and other days it’s freezing like January. This look is perfect for those days when you just don’t know what to expect, when it comes to the weather. If it’s cooler you have the cardigan to keep you warm, and if it warms up you can just drop the cardi.

Bigley’s has been receiving new arrivals on the daily, and now that I’m back to work full-time, it’s hard to keep my hands off of all the new goodies. I was trying this dress and sweater on the other day, and I loved how comfortable it was. But I wanted to find a cute pair of shoes for it, in order to give it a little bit more sass. Needless to say, these amazing booties were exactly what I was looking for.

These booties are by Gerry Weber, a new brand Bigley’s just started carrying this season. I’ve been wearing them to work all day long, and they’re extremely comfortable. I love how they add the perfect amount of edginess to the look. They can be worn with rolled up jeans and a cute shirt, or with a cute little dress like I’m wearing here. They’re definitely a go-to bootie for me this fall and winter season.

The dress and cardigan I’m wearing are by BB Dakota. Both these items are sooooooo comfortable! I literally feel like I’m in pajamas at work. The dress is also super cute on its on. It’s a tank style top (no sleeves). This cardigan is also a perfect go-to basic for fall and winter. It’s easy to throw on with leggings and high boots, or just over top of a t-shirt and jeans. There’s so many different ways you can wear it, it’s a piece you can’t go wrong with.

To top off the look I threw on this cute little hat, which is available at Bigley’s Beach House.

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Here is another look I recently styled for a photoshoot for Bigley’s, with the Gerry Weber booties.

SHOP: BB Dakota cardigan, Gerry Weber booties, BB Dakota dress

Adorable Off-the-shoulder Dress

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I’m pretty sure 90% of the blog posts I’ve done this summer have consisted of dresses, but I can’t help it! Dresses have literally been allll I’ve been wearing lately! However, I’ve been showing you guys my absolute favourites, and I have to add this one to the list!

This dress is by the same designer as a couple of the recent dresses I’ve wrote about- Parker. I wasn’t kidding when I said I stalked up on Parker dresses. They’ve definitely played a major part in my summer wardrobe.

I love how Parker dresses are super stylish and trendy, yet youthful at the same time. They always add so much detail to each garment. This one in particular has the ruffle detail at the top, and black embroidery throughout the top and bottom. The white pin-stripe also makes it a classic.

Here’s the most exciting part of this whole blog post- PARKER IS CURRENTLY 50% OFF AT BIGLEY’S!! How could you possibly go wrong?!

The hat I’m wearing is available at Bigleys Beach House, and is currently 10% off. It’s such a cute touch. The shoes I’m wearing are by Michael Kors. There’s only a few sizes left, however they’re currently 30% off at Bigleys, and they also come in a cognac colour.

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SHOP: Parker dress , Michael Kors shoes

The Sweetest Little White Dress

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I recently went on another little shopping spree at Bigley’s. I realized that out of everything I was trying on, I kept falling in love with Parker dresses. Which actually worked out in my favour, considering they’re 40% off right now. When I tried on this dress in particular, I knew I HAD to have it.

I love the detail in this dress. The embroidery around the neckline and the embroidery throughout the dress, make it such a stunning piece. The cold shoulders, ruffle sleeves and bottom also make it super trendy for summer.

Normally I would wear a pair of wedges with this dress, such as these. However, when I took these pictures I was actually working at the Beach House. The Michael Kors sandals I’m wearing are my go-to sandals for work, considering they provide total comfort throughout a whole day of being on your feet.

The sunglasses I’m wearing are also from Bigleys. They have SO many chic and stylish sunnies this season, and they just top off any look.

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SHOP:Michael Kors SandalsParker dress

The Perfect Flowy Summer Dress

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For the past month my wardrobe has pretty much ONLY consisted of dresses. I’m not a morning person, so dresses have become my go-to considering they’re so quick and easy to slip on and go.

This dress has quickly become one of my favourites. I took this picture super quickly at work today, so unfortunately I only got one. I’m helping out in Bigley’s Beach House this summer, so the last couple weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind. July and August are our busiest months of the year at Bigley’s, and considering customer service is always our number one priority, they need all the help they can get assisting customers.

Anywho, back to this dress! As I said, I’m in love. I love how flowy it is and I find the neckline very flattering. It’s also very unique. It’s designed by Beth & Tracie, out of Barbados. Each individual item of theirs is handcrafted. Therefore, the detail is incredible. It’s hard to see in the pictures, but there’s actually silver sequences sewn in throughout the dress.

As I state over and over again, I’m obsessed with versatile items. I wear this to work, but I also wore it out to a cocktail party in Fort Lauderdale, over Christmas. It’s the perfect dress to take on vacation with you down south.

You can find it at Bigley’s Beach House, or you can purchase it online HERE.

Here is a video I did for Bigley’s social media, of one of our models in another Beth & Tracie dress!

SHOP: Beth & Tracie dress , Michael Kors sandals

My Top Picks at Bigley’s Anniversary Sale

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It’s that time of year again! Bigley Shoes & Clothing is currently having their 106th Anniversary Sale! Almost everything is on sale, going up to 50% OFF storewide! I’ve put together a round-up of some of my favourite items. Most of these pieces I already have, however the ones that I don’t have I’ll definitely be purchasing while they’re on sale. Also, check out the site to find some other sweet deals! Birkenstocks are currently 10% off, and they VERY rarely go on sale, so if you’re in need of some Birks for summer, I recommend buying them now.

  1. RELIC- Callie Pineapple Applique Double Shoulder Bag- 10% OFF: I absolutely love this bag. Relic is the same designer as Fossil, however Relic handbags are much more affordable then a typical Fossil handbag. Plus Relic bags are currently 10% OFF, making it only $73.80. I think this is such a statement piece, and perfect for summer!
  2. SPIRITUAL GANGSTER- Good Vibes Arch Sweatpants- 10% OFF: I’m all about a good pair of comfy sweat pants, and I love the message on these Spiritual Gangster ones. They’re super soft, and perfect for a lazy Sunday. Spiritual Gangster is a fairly new brand for Bigley’s, but so far it’s had a very good reaction.
  3. DEX- Montana Shorts- 10% OFF: These high rise Dex shorts will definitely be a go-to for me this summer. They’re currently 10% OFF, making them only $53.10! I love the detail in them.
  4. MICHAEL KORS- Geri Leather Slide- 25% OFF: These shoes have literally been my go-to shoes all spring! They’re currently my favourite shoes by far. I love them because they’re so easy to just slide on and pair with so many different looks. I’m even wearing them in my last blog post. They’re 25% OFF right now, making them around $130. I HIGHLY recommend them.
  5. SAM EDELMAN- Henne Bow Slide- 10% OFF: I recently purchased these last week, as I’ve been eyeing them for quite some time. I think they’re such a cute statement sandal for summer.
  6. DOLCE VITA- Effie Heels- 10% OFF: I’ve seen multiple fashion bloggers wearing these shoes this season, and for good reason– they’re SO comfortable! The leather is so soft that even you’re first couple times wearing them, you won’t get any blisters. The heel is also very easy to walk in.
  7. DEX- Phoenix Relaxed Crop Jeans- 10% OFF: These are a staple piece for me this spring/summer. They’re also only $80.10! And if you buy a second pair of pants (any pants in the store), you receive 50% OFF the second pair. However, that offer is only applicable in store.
  8. EBERJEY- Margarita Bikini- 10% OFF: Eberjey is a new brand that Bigley’s just picked up this season. All Eberjey suits are so soft and comfortable. I also love how their styles are so sweet and chic.
  9. CUPCAKES & CASHMERE- Brynn Eyelet Romper- 10% OFF: Once again, I’ve recently seen a lot of fashion bloggers wearing this romper. It’s such an easy piece to throw on, and instantly look stylish. This is one of those pieces that you can literally wear anywhere. You can throw on some cute sandals and wear it out shopping with the girls, or you can spice it up with a pair of wedges and some accessories and wear it somewhere a little more formal.
  10. HUNTER- Original Tall Gloss- 25% OFF: I absolutely love the colour of these Hunters. They’re also 25% OFF, which rarely happens. However, there are only a couple of sizes left, so act now if you’re interested!
  11. CUPCAKES & CASHMERE- Emanual Top- 10% OFF: I own this top and I love it. It’s the perfect fun and flirty top for summer, to go with a pair of jean shorts or white capris. It’s also under $100.
  12. FOXY ORIGINALS- Flamingo Earrings- 10% OFF: How cute are these earrings!? They also come in silver, and there’s really cute palm tree ones as well. Such a cute gift idea. I’m getting married soon and my wedding is going to be very tropical as we’re having it in South Florida. I thought these would be such a cute gift for my bridesmaids. They’re also only $27.00 right now! Such a steal!

The Perfect Little Blue & White Dress

IMG_0667As you all know I get 90% of my wardrobe from Bigley Shoes & Clothing. Part of me actually feels a little guilty when I shop else wear, considering Bigleys is our family biz. But in all reality, I have absolutely no problem with this considering Bigleys pretty much has everything I could ever want. Especially at the beginning of a new season. I actually have to control myself because I literally want everything in the store right now!

I’ve been eyeing this adorable Parker dress for quite some time, so today I decided to do a little photoshoot in it to see if I REALLY loved it. And of course, I DID! I love how the ruffles make it so unique and stylish. The ruffle trend is also super ‘in’ right now. On top of that, you can never go wrong with a blue and white colour combo. It’s classic.

When I buy something I always think about how much use I’m going to get out of it, and where I can wear it to. I can think of a million places to wear this dress. It’s so easy to dress up or down. From brunching with the girls to going to a summer wedding, it’s completely versatile.

Although the price point is a little on the higher side, it’s an investment piece that I can wear for years to come. Not only during the spring and summer seasons here in Canada, it’s a perfect go-to dress for winter vacays down south!

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SHOP: Parker dress , Michael Kors shoes

 

 

Favourite Spring Shoes

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Every girl has their “thing” when it comes to fashion and beauty. Whether it’s make-up, purses, active wear, shoes, sunglasses, clothes or even bathing suits. In my case, I love it all. I’m basically the biggest “girly girl” (if you will) that you can possibly be. However, purses, make-up and SHOES are my top obsessions. Especially shoes. If you know me personally, you probably know that my love for shoes was developed at a very young age. My mom has owned a shoe store since the day I was born. When she had to work late nights when I was youngster, I would be in there with her roaming around the store, trying on shoes. Over the years I learned what time of the year new shoes would be arriving and I would look forward to getting in there to scope out my favourites. I’m now 25 and I still look forward to every seasons new shoe arrivals. So I decided to show you guys my top picks for this spring.

You’ll notice I’m all about the sneakers this spring. Sneakers used to be considered very casual, something you would throw on when you were going out for a walk. But they’ve now turned into a fashion statement. You can wear them with spring dresses, light trench coats, or use them to spice up some ripped denim jeans. Almost every major designer has incorporated sneakers into their line this season. From runway to casual wear, sneakers are where it’s at.

Here are a few of my favourite spring shoes:

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ADIDAS- ORIGINAL STAN SMITH SHOES

I absolutely LOVE these sneakers. I’m all about the Adidas this year. I love how they make an outfit look so crisp and fresh. Especially this pair, considering they’re all white with a splash of gold on the back. I will definitely be rocking these this spring/summer!

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MICHAEL KORS- GERI LEATHER SLIDE 

These MK slip-ons have become my new “go-to” shoe. They’re so easy to throw on, and they go with almost every outfit. I love how they instantly make your outfit look more fashionable.

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MICHAEL KORS- KEATON FLORAL PERFORATED SLIP-ON SNEAKERS

If you haven’t already noticed, blush is a HUGE trend this season. I posted this picture up on Bigley’s social media and we instantly had to order another case of these sneakers because they were such a hit. They’re so chic!

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KENNETH COLE- JULIAN TASSEL LOAFER

I love these Kenneth Cole loafers. The quality feels amazing, and I love the tassel detail. They also come in a bright orange. They’re nice and light for summer. They’re a nautical dream!

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TOSCA BLU- S/C GINTONIC

Ummm HELLO! I almost died when I saw these sneakers. They’re literally one-of-a-kind. They make such a statement. You can dress totally casually, or really glam, and rock these with either look.

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STEVE MADDEN- MAPLE

I love the heel on this shoe. They’re so easy to walk in. The stretchy back also makes them very easy to put on. Although they take some working in, they’re a great affordable sandal for spring.

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ADIDAS- SUPERSTAR SHOES

You can’t get wrong with the original Adidas sneakers. I wear mine constantly. I love pairing them with ripped jeans/shorts, long trench coats, or jeans and an over sized sweater. They’re super easy to throw on, and they’ve definitely become a fashion statement in this past year.

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MICHAEL KORS- SKYLAR LEATHER AND KNIT SNEAKER

These blush sneakers are everything! They’re extremely comfortable and stretchy. And once again, blush is definitely a trending colour for spring.