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.
SHOP:Michael Kors Sandals, Parker dress
Throughout the hot summer months, dresses are a go-to item for me. I find them convenient to just slip on and go. As you’ve probably noticed, I’m also all about versatile pieces. Meaning, items I can wear to a variety of different occasions. I love this dress in particular, for that reason. You can wear it to a backyard BBQ, or you can add some cute wedges and wear it to something a little more formal.
This dress is by Mink Pink. The floral print and ruffle detail on the sleeves make it a super trendy piece for summer. I also love how the tie up detail around the center makes it very slimming! If you’re still working on that summer bod (I know I sure am!), then you will appreciate this dress even more!
The wedges I’m wearing are by Dolce Vita. I wore these wedges for the first time to a graduation recently, and I was thrilled with how comfortable they are. The leather is so soft, it causes absolutely no blistering. The fact that the heel is slightly lower also adds that much more comfort.
SHOP: Mink Pink dress
Dolce Vita Wedges
“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.
SHOP: Soi & Kyo coat, Yoga jeans, Michael Kors shoes, DEX t-shirt
As 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!
SHOP: Parker dress , Michael Kors shoes
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.
Bikini bottom: http://www.bigleyshoes.com/collections/eberjey/products/eberj-lbath-mis-w1285ai-bottom
It’s been a while since I’ve done an outfit post, but now that fall fashion is in full effect I figured I better get cracking! If you haven’t checked out Bigley Shoes and Clothing new fall arrivals, I HIGHLY suggest that you do! Even if you don’t live in the Kawartha Lakes area, check out their online store. Their new arrivals are seriously drop dead gorgeous, I literally can’t get enough.
This vest is by Michael Kors and has literally been flying out the door. In fact, there is only one left in stock and it’s a size Large. However, if you’re interested in purchasing this vest, please shoot me an e-mail, and if we get enough requests we may restock. It costs $195.00, and is honestly worth every penny. It’s the perfect statement piece for fall and winter and is nice and cozy. When it comes to washing, you have the option of hand washing it and laying flat to dry or dry cleaning.
These leather booties have become my absolute favourite booties for fall. They are also by Michael Kors, and are so extremely comfortable! I love the charcoal colour because I feel like it’s not a colour that you see on a regular basis. And I love how the lighter hue really adds an extra pop to the bottom half of an outfit. These are available online and in store and will definitely be a bootie that you will have for the long haul.
This hat is by Delux and has always been a “go-to” for me. It can add class and sass to a variety of different outfit styles. And it can also make those bad hair days go un-noticed (Shhh!). This one accessory can truly “make” an outfit, even if its simply a sweater and jeans. Again, definitely worth the purchase.