Summer Shoes for the Every Girl!

I am absolutely obsessed with cute sandals right now.  My husband recently asked me “Do you think you have enough pairs of slides?” I can only assume this question was rhetorical… LOL!  I basically have 3 categories of Summer shoes that I am living in right now:

Slides– for everyday when I am out and about with my kids

Low Block Heels– a comfortable, yet dressier option of footwear for my office

Wedges– when I get to go out with my husband or girlfriends (who doesn’t love longer looking legs?!)

I thought it would be fun to round-up some of my favourite, reasonably priced footwear right now 🙂

SLIDES

Pear Embellished Slide Sandals

I am so obsessed with these pearl embellished slides that I should probably grab a back up pair! Here are a handful of other super cute slide sandals that I love:

Best Slide Sandals

One. Blush Suede Bows // Two. Metallic Band // Three. Blue Gingham Bow // Four. Red Ruffle Crossband //  Five. Leopard Bow-Tie // Six. Multi Coloured Bow // Seven. Geometric Cutout // Eight. Rainbow Fringe // Nine. Nude Embellished // Ten. Raffia Tassel // Eleven. White Studded // Twelve. Shimmering Crossover

 

BLOCK HEELS

Light Blue Block Heels

I have this low block heel in 3 colours! It is such an easy and comfortable shoe to wear. Here are some other cute ones on my wish list:

The Best Block Heels

 

One. Blue Twist // Two. Lavender Knotted // Three. Green Pom-Pom Lace-Up // Four. Cherry Ruffled // Five. White Three Strap // Six. Pearl Embellished // Seven. Navy and Light Blue Suede // Eight. Pink Ankle Wrap Strappy // Nine. Fuchsia Three Band // Ten. Orchid Pump // Eleven. Ankle Strap // Twelve. Blush Fringed

 

WEDGES

The perfect Wedge sandal

These are my go to wedges! The colour goes with everything and even though they are high, they are reasonably comfortable.  Here are some other wedges I am loving right now:

The Best Wedges

 

One. Two Band Espadrille // Two. Gingham Bow-Tie // Three. Light Pink Ruffled Edge // Four. Off-White Nubuck Leather  // Five. Fuchsia Suede // Six. Knotted Bow Suede // Seven. Grey Suede Strap // Eight. Cinched Panelling // Nine. Faded Denim Suede // Ten. Blush Leather Flatform // Eleven. Crisscross Fabric // Twelve. Black Flatform

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

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The 2018 Nordstrom anniversary sale- Early Access!

I apologize in advance if you are not someone who cares about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I’m sure your social media has completely been invaded over the past little while and you are quite sick of hearing bloggers gush about it.  If this is the case, please skip reading this post… because I am so excited about this sale and couldn’t wait to share my picks!!!  Early access shopping began this week and because I am a Nordstrom card holder, myself and other cardholders got easy access to the sale.  The sale will be open to the public July 20- August 5.

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What is the sale so amazing?

Unlike most sales which mark down older merchandise, it is NEW Fall items that are discounted during this sale and then return to regular price at the end of the sale on August 5. The brands featured are some of my favourites, such as B.P, Free People, Top Shop, Sam Edelman, Tory Burch etc. Not just the no name, unheard of ones.

My advice:

Have a strategy. Figure out what the holes in your upcoming Fall wardrobe are. A new pair of perfect jeans? A cute bootie that will be an absolute staple? Cozy cardigans and sweaters for when the temperature chills? Make a list ahead of time. Otherwise the deals can be overwhelming!

If there is something you  love, make sure you keeping checking back…. Nordstrom will often for restock or add additional inventory 🙂  Don’t get discouraged if it says the item is sold out.  It’s not over until it’s over… The sale runs until August 5th.

Checkout! If  you have managed to score an item that you want, complete your purchase!  Nordstrom has super easy & hassle free returns if you change your mind later.  Last year I played it too slow and went back to look for more… by the time I went back to actually checkout a few of my favourites had sold out!

Here is a roundup of items from this year’s sale that I am loving! I have tried to keep my choices to more reasonably priced items. (Although I still have my eye on you adorable Ted Baker floral tote….) There is so many more fabulous pieces, I just couldn’t cram anymore on here LOL!

 

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One. Halogen Leopard Mule // Two. Leith Nik Block Heel Pump // Three. B.P. Brice Notched Bootie // Four. Sam Edelman Maurine Bootie // Five. Lucky Brand Yabba Wedge Bootie // Six. Sam Edelman Orlane Sandal // Seven. B.P. Twist Front Sweater // Eight. B.P. Plaited Drop Shoulder Sweater // Nine. Free People Found My Friend Sweater // Ten. Topshop Colorblock Knit Pullover // Eleven. B.P. Varsity Stripe Sweater // Twelve. Vince Camuto Smocked Neck Blouse // Thirteen. B.P. Balloon Sleeve Sweater // Fourteen. Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater // Fifteen. Topshop Long Open Front Cardi // Sixteen. B.P Oversized Waffle Stitch Cardigan // Seventeen. Leith Sleek Knit Midi Dress // Eighteen. Treasure & Bond Pleated Mini Dress // Nineteen. Eliza J Fringe Hem A-Line Dress // Twenty. Ribbed Body-Con Minidress // Twenty One. Alo High Waist Airbrush Midi Leggings // Twenty Two. STS Blue Emma High Waisted Ankle Skinny Jeans //  Twenty Three. Leith Tie Front Pant

 

And before my friends (and Mama!) start messaging me in absolute horror and disgust, NO I did not purchase all of these items… LOL! This is more of a wish list, only a handful of these items are currently en route to my closet 😉

I will be back to update with more favourites from the sale when it becomes public.  Happy shopping friends!

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

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The Cutest Striped Jumpsuits!

Happy Monday everyone 🙂  I posted this jumpsuit on my Instagram a few weeks ago and got so many messages about it! I bought it when we were in Maui a couple of months ago because I had tried to pack my suitcase super light and quickly bored with everything I had brought… LOL! Does this happen to anyone else? I loved the colours and the cut out and knot details.  It is super easy to wear and can be dressed down like I am in these pictures or easily dressed up with a pair of heels.

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Tie Front Jumpsuit // Bow Espadrille Sandals

I have linked a few other striped jumpsuits that I am loving for this Summer and they are all under $100!

The cutest striped jumpsuits

 

One. Wide Leg Jumpsuit // Two. Smocked Neck Jumpsuit // Three. Tank Jumpsuit // Four. Tie Waist Jumpsuit // Five. Ruffle Hem Jumpsuit // Six. Wrap Style Jumpsuit // Seven. Strapless Jumpsuit // Eight. Cami Jumpsuit // Nine. Retro Cropped Jumpsuit // Ten. Smocked Bodice Jumpsuit

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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The Upcoming 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Why is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (NSALE) so amazing?

Unlike most sales which mark down older merchandise, it is NEW Fall items that are discounted during this sale and then the items return to regular price at the end of the sale in August.  The deals are incredible and the brands that are featured are some of my favourites, not just the less popular ones.  I usually treat myself to one item I have been obsessing about and then stock up on my Fall & Winter essentials: cute jeans, ankle boots, long cardigans, fun sweaters and dresses.

These were my picks from the Anniversary Sale last year and this was honestly one of the most fun posts for me to write:

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Popular items sell out ridiculously fast! I missed out on a lot last year so I quickly got myself a Nordstrom credit card to make sure I had early access this year!  The application process was simple, the card has no annual fee and tons of other benefits. There is still time to apply and get early access to the sale!

Important Dates to remember for this sale:

July 11, Level 4 card members get to pre-shop the sale in stores only.

July 17-19, all cardholders get to shop Early Access in Nordstrom Canada stores.

July 20-August 5, our biggest sale of the year opens to the public.

July 12-19, all card members get to shop Early Access in stores and online.

July 20-August 5, biggest sale of the year opens to the public.

Prices go back up August 6.

 

Here is a preview of some of the items I am loving from this years sale:

 

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I will of course be back to post and link my picks once the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale actually begins, but in the meantime, you can browse the catalogue HERE!  It is going to be SO GOOD!

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Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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Best Friends Style Series: Amanda!

This is the third segment of my Best Friends Style Series.  My first post was about my gorgeous best friend Amber, which you can read HERE if you missed it.  A couple weeks ago, I wrote about my beautiful best friend Christine.  You can read about here style HERE.

Today I am featuring my amazing bestie Amanda.  Amanda is so naturally stunning, she could throw a belt on overtop of a garbage bag and we would all be running out to buy one!  Seriously, look at those cheekbones.  Not only is she beautiful, but she is one of the nicest and most hilarious people you will ever meet.  So even if you wanted to dislike her, because it seems so unfair for one person to be so perfect… you just can’t!  She is actually super modest and doesn’t even realize how lovely she always looks.  Her sense of style is understated and effortless!

Amanda’s Style Staples:

Pretty, printed pants

Flowy tops, nothing skin tight

Delicate, classic accessories

Well fitted clothes for her small frame

Gladiators, low wedges, sneakers

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Floral Pants & Gladiator Sandals

Cutest Floral Joggers

Amanda’s Favourite Stores:

Dynamite

Macy’s

Banana Republic

Old Navy

Gap

Black Lace Shirt

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Amanda is our natural beauty with no-fuss, effortless and simple style!  I like to refer to her style as “Everyday Envy” (she likes to refer to it as “Mom Style”…LOL!)  She never wears anything that is too loud or gets wrapped up in fleeting trends.  Her style is more classic with clean lines, a touch of fun and delicate details.  She is always perfectly dressed for every occasion.

I have rounded up a bunch of Amanda-style pieces below if you love her look and are wanting some inspiration:

 

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One. Druzy Drop Earrings // Two. Dress with Lace Back // Three. Suspended-Neck Swing Top // Four. Top With Lace Yoke // Five. Dark Blue Floral Shorts // Six. Suede Zip Crossbody Bag // Seven. Alpha Layered Necklace // Eight. Tie-Waist Floral Pants // Nine. Stripe Knot Strap Jumpsuit // Ten. Fit & Flare Cami Dress // Eleven. Botanical Dress with Ties // Twelve. Black Floral Shorts // Thirteen. Native Open Sided Flats // Fourteen. Braided T-Strap Sandals // Fifteen. Multicolour Ribbed Knit Tank // Sixteen. Eyelet Ruffle T-Shirt // Seventeen. Stripe Asymmetrical Peplum Tank // Eighteen. Jersey Top with Lace// Nineteen. Chuck Taylor Low Top

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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One year….

I cannot believe it, but my little blog turns ONE today!  This past year has flown by… It feels like just yesterday I was swallowing all of my nerves and pushing the “Publish” button for my very first Suburban Style Files post!!

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I have always loved reading blogs and when a girlfriend suggested I start my own, I just shrugged it off with a “who would want to read what I have to say?! There are already so many blogs.”  Then I got to thinking, why not? I had become so wrapped up in my world of being a wife and mama and caught up with work that it didn’t even occur to me that it could be something fun to do just for myself.  Well, I am so glad I have because it has become such a great creative outlet for me.  I have always been obsessed with fashion, travel, photography, food etc.  This blog has been such an awesome way for me to share all of this with anyone who wants to read along.

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I love the friendships I have found in this little online community.  I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has supported me from the beginning and to the others of you who have joined in along the way 🙂  I am super appreciative to my husband for letting me drag him along to photograph whatever vision or idea I have come up with… or letting me ditch him and our kids for a trip to the wineries with my girlfriends… “Honey, it’s for the blog”…. LOL! And also to my sweet friends (and sometimes even my mama!) who have stepped in to be photographers/ models for me as well whenever I have needed you!  This blogging thing is WAY more work and time-consuming than I ever imagined it could be, but it is also incredibly rewarding.  If you are someone who has ever considered starting a blog, but keep talking yourself out of it, I say take the plunge and go for it! The more, the merrier!! Everyone is unique and has their own story to tell 🙂  I am so grateful for all of the support and love I have received.  So from the bottom of my heart on my blog’s 1st birthday, a giant THANK YOU to all of you!

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Also… if you have never tried to take a picture with a giant mylar balloon on a day with any sort of breeze… it is WAY harder than it looks… LOL!

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Pink Ruffle Trim Dress // Studded Heels // Tassel Earrings // “1” Mylar Balloon

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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Canada Day Outfit Ideas!

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Celebrating Canada last year in Fort Langley, B.C.

Canada’s birthday is less than two weeks away!  We will be on the island camping for the long weekend, so unfortunately in my case, the cute party dresses are going to have to stay behind! I am so grateful to be Canadian and absolutely adore this beautiful country that we are blessed to live in.  I cannot wait to celebrate with my sweet little family and our friends next weekend 🙂

I have rounded up some fun red & white pieces if you are looking for a little inspiration. I hope that you are all having a wonderful week so far 🙂

 

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One. Bow Espadrille Sandals // Two. Denim Shorts // Three. Camisole Top with Flounces // Four. Tie Front Linen Top // Five. Polka Dot Top // Six. Checkered Bandeau Bathing Suit // Seven. Twist Front Fit & Flare Dress // Eight. Ruffle Trim Midi Dress // Nine. Wrapover Jumpsuit // Ten. Striped Sleeveless Romper // Eleven. Lace-Up Sweatshirt // Twelve. Tie V-Neck Bodysuit // Thirteen. Striped Tie-Waist Shorts // Fourteen. Ruffle Sleeve Bodysuit // Fifteen. Flower Post Tassel Earrings // Sixteen. Bandeau Scarf

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Bold Floral Dress!

Once in a while, an article of clothing comes along and I know without a shred of uncertainty that my life can simply no longer go on without it! This beautiful pink mix floral dress was one of them 😉 It is conservative in length but adds an element of fun with the open back and slit.  It is super feminine and flattering, which I always love.  In my desperation I made the mistake of paying full price, but lucky for you it is now on clearance!!! LOL

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Pink Floral Dress // Pink Block Heel // Purse

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

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Instagram Outfits

Happy Friday everyone! As per usual, I am a little behind on my Instagram Outfits! So here we go, a roundup of some of my more popular clothing items over the last few weeks.  If you have any questions about sizing or anything else, please leave me a comment and I will be happy to answer them.  Hope you are all having a wonderful week! Happy shopping 🙂

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Jumpsuit // Striped Bodysuit // Pearl Slides

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Floral Blazer // White Jeans  // Fuchsia Heels

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(Similar- mine is from last year) Yellow Dress // Blue Block Heels // Floral Purse

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Pink Overall Dress // Bow Slides

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Jean Skirt // Bow Slides

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Yellow Jeans // Bow Espadrille Slides

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Frilled Waist Gingham Pants // (Similar) Leopard Loafers

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Colourblock Midi Skirt // Blue Heels

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V-Neck Dress // Marbled Sunglasses

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Ruffle Neck & Cuff Gingham Dress // Tassel Earrings

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(Similar- mine is from last year) Rainbow Dress // Block Heels

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Straw Hat // Chambray Dress is sold out, similar HERE & HERE & HERE

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Striped Shirt Dress is no longer available online, only in H&M stores // Round Rattan Purse // Espadrille Wedges

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Best Friends Style Series: Christine!

I started a new series on my blog a couple weeks ago called ‘My Best Friends Style Series’. If you missed reading about my gorgeous bestie Amber you can do so here.

My best friend Christine is literally one of the most hilarious people I have ever met! People naturally gravitate towards her.  It is actually super annoying as I am constantly trying to defend my title as her bff… there is always someone who wants to take my place… LOL! Her sense of style completely matches her personality… classy and FUN!  Her wardrobe is a mix of classic and trendy pieces and she is always dressed completely on point for whatever the occassion.

Christine’s Style Staples:

Great Denim

Lots of stripes

Dresses that can transition from day to-night

Accessories: Fun Sunglasses, Delicate Jewelry

Trendy Tops: off the shoulder, tie sleeves, cold shoulder

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Christine’s Favourite Stores:

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Christine is our boss babe. She works in human resources by day, so her classy and professional style always carries over to her outside of work looks.  She is seriously the life of the party.  So a huge component of her personal style is work wear that can transition from the office to going out for dinner with a group of friends afterwards, with a quick shoe or accessory change.

I have rounded up a bunch of Christine-style pieces below if you love her look and are wanting some inspiration:

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One. Off-the-Shoulder Gingham Romper // Two. Bow Neck Floral Dress // Three. Tie Sleeve Blue Striped Dress // Four. Slide Sandals // Five. Denim Miniskirt // Six. Ruffle Sleeve Striped Top // Seven. Scalloped Block Heel // Eight. Asymmetrical Peplum Tank // Nine. Distressed Jeans // Ten. Moonstone Trillium Studs // Eleven. Stripe Tie Front Jumpsuit // Twelve. Floral Lavender Dress // Thirteen. Round Metal Sunglasses // Fourteen. Hexagonal Sunglasses // Fifteen. Seersucker Tie Waist Top // Sixteen. Shorts with Tie Belt // Seventeen. Two-Tone Cat Eye Sunglasses // Eighteen. Floppy Straw Hat

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx