Perfect Casual Outfit for Transitioning From Summer to Fall

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Even though it’s only mid-August, before you know, fall will be approaching us. Buying new clothes is always difficult when transitioning from one season to another.

When transitioning from summer to fall, cut-off jeans have always been a go-to for me. The Hudson jeans I’m wearing are amazing for this time period. I actually wore these very frequently when transitioning from spring to summer. They’re trendy and super easy to pair with almost anything. If it’s a cooler day, pair them with a cozy or light weight sweater. If it’s warmer, throw on a cute t-shirt with them. I’ve worn these so much, and I’ll continue to wear them into the fall season.

The sweater I’m wearing is by Cupcakes and Cashmere. I’ve worn this recently on cool summer nights, and again, I’ll continue wearing it into the fall and winter seasons. On a side note, it’s currently 40% off at Bigleys (for a limited time only), which is such a steal! It’s stylish, cozy, and a staple peice that you literally can’t go wrong with!

I accessorized this look with stark white pieces,  to add a nice, bright summer flare. Statement sneakers really make this look pop.

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SHOP: Cupcakes and Cashmere sweater,

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 Favourite Statement Coat

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“Dressing well is a form of good manners”, Tom Ford once stated. I believe this statement means, if you’ve gone to the effort of dressing your best (or well), it shows a sign of respect to whoever crosses your path or whoever you have planned to meet. This doesn’t mean you have to dress like you’re meeting the Queen everyday. It means dress respectively for the occasion.

I recommend buying statement pieces that can easily been paired with basics, for quick and easy stylish looks. For instance, the grey Soia & Kyo coat I’m wearing is a go-to statement piece for me (ps. it’s on sale right now!). Everything else in this look is very plain and simple. I love it because this outfit literally takes no effort at all, yet looks super trendy. It’s also very versatile. I wear this to the office yet I’ve worn this to host a fashion show recently, as well.

Now don’t get me wrong, this coat is once again an investment piece. However, it’s not an item that I’m only going to wear for one season. It’s incredibly good quality, therefore it’s not easily replaceable. Yes, I could potentially go to a store such as Forever 21 and find something somewhat similar, but I will most likely only get two or three washes out of it, and have to throw it away. I have no problem spending a little extra money on a piece that’s worth it.

I also want to point out my love for the jeans I’m wearing. They’re by Yoga Jeans. Yoga Jeans have a five-way stretch, therefore they’re extremely comfortable! I have yet to see someone try these on and NOT fall in love with them. I also love the zipper detail on the bottom.

Last but not least, I can’t go without talking about the Michael Kors shoes that I’m wearing. I’ve worn these shoes more then any other pair of shoes that I own this spring. Once again, they add a statement to the most basic looks. They’re so easy to slide on and they go with almost everything. They’re 100% my favourite pair of shoes right now.

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SHOP: Soi & Kyo coat, Yoga jeans, Michael Kors shoes, DEX t-shirt

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

 

 

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