Sweater Dress Weather!

We are finally having some beautiful Fall days where I live. So nice to have a break from all of the rain! I can ditch the boots and raincoats for a few days and finally start living in some of my favourite dresses.  My go to outfit right now is a sweater dress and cute ankle boots.  I have rounded up a bunch of fun and reasonably priced sweater dresses that I am loving right now!

 

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One. Dark Blue Rib-Knit Dress // Two. Colorblock Long Sleeved Sweater Dress // Three. Orange Rib-Knit Dress //Four. Leopard Print Sweater Dress // Five. Tie Waist Midi Dress // Six. Black Buttoned Midi Dress // Seven. Grey Rib Midi Dress // Eight. Light Beige Melange Dress // Nine. Powder Pink Sweater Dress // Ten. Cinch Front Midi Sweater Dress // Eleven. Burgundy Flared Sweater Dress // Twelve. Belted Ribbed Midi Dress

 

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Black Sweater Dress // Snake Booties

 

Thank you for reading,

Shannon xx

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10 Boots I am loving for this Fall!

There are SO many adorable boots for Fall right now. I had such hard time choosing just 10 for this post, but I managed! I kept my selection to more affordable options, all under $100.00 (with the exception of number four- the OTK boots from Goodnight Macaroon, but they ALWAYS have a 40% off sale happening which brings them to under $100!)  Trends I am personally loving in footwear right now is obviously animal print: leopard, crocodile and snakeskin.  I am also obsessed with all of the Western inspired booties. And of course studded. I always love embellished and studded boots.  If you are looking for something fun this season, I’ve got you covered 😉

 

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One. Snake Print Bootie // Two. Combat Boot with Metal Chain // Three. Cognac Western Bootie // Four. OTK Suede Boots // Five. Slouch Heeled Boot // Six. Studded Motorcycle Boot // Seven. Beige Suede Anke Boot // Eight. Black Suede Bootie // Nine. Leopard Bootie // Ten. White Leather Croc Print Boot

 

For the sake of full disclosure, I actually own 5 of these boots myself. And I can vouch that comfort is totally a priority for me! I would wear every single pair of these. And perhaps by the end of this Fall I just might… LOL! Happy shopping friends.

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Our Electric Bike Adventure!

Back in July a couple girlfriends and I thought it would be fun to ride our bikes to a few of the local wineries. Well let me tell you, we greatly underestimated how lengthly and difficult it would be on our cruiser bikes… LOL! It took us 90 minutes to even get to our first winery, Vista D’oro. An hour in, when we still hadn’t reached our destination I actually phoned my husband to ask if he could pick us up at the end as there was no way we would be riding home as originally planned.  At Vista D’oro we met Chris, a local business owner who was actually setting up to launch his electric bike company Fraser Valley E-Cycle the next day! We laughed, told him he was a genius and what a better idea that was compared to our cruiser bike adventure.

A couple weeks later Chris reached out to me to see if I would actually be interested in trying out one of his E-Cycle tours. I had never been on an electric bike so I was a little bit nervous, but before our ride Chris gave us a full explanation of how to operate the e-bikes and a full safety briefing. It really doesn’t matter how experienced or unexperienced you are, the electric bikes are incredibly easy to ride!

I can honestly say I had even more fun then I was even expecting to! Our bikes had three pedal modes for riding: traditional pedalling, the pedal assist system (PAS) which propels you along as you pedal, or throttle where you can sit back and literally let the bike drive itself. The E-Cycle was so user friendly and let me tell you, full throttle mode was pretty amazing after a glass of wine going up a steep hill… LOL!

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You can completely customize your tour depending on that you would like to see. South Langley has five local wineries to visit, beautiful parks and great trails to ride through.  On our particular tour Chris took us to three venues. The first stop was Glass House Winery. This is one of my favourite wineries. The tasting room is beautiful and afterwords we sat out on their picturesque patio sharing a bottle of rosé and the most incredible charcuterie board.

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We then stopped at Backyard Vineyards for a wine tasting. It was so effortless to zip from one winery to the next on our E-Cycles! We didn’t even break a sweat 😉

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Our final stop was the Fraser Valley Cider Company.  The cidery is in its third year of operation and it has been really cool to watch how it has grown since the beginning. (I actually blogged about a visit there a couple years ago- read it here!)  They have the yummiest ciders and it is just such a fun spot to spend an afternoon or evening at! Like a little local gem. We had lots of people asking us about our E-Cycles and I could honestly tell them we were having the best time! I’m a bit obsessed 🙂

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There were a few different options for renting the E-Cycles:

HOURLY– 60 minutes $20

  • For a short trip, simply rent by the hour!
  • Includes Helmet & Safety Briefing

HALF DAY– 3 HOURS $40

  • departing at 10:30am & 2:30pm daily.
  • Includes Helmet & Safety Briefing

GUIDED TOURS– 4 HOURS (the option we chose!) $80

  • See all the best sites with the help of a local expert!
  • Includes Helmet & Safety Briefing

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Chris was such a fantastic tour guide and honestly it was the best way to tour the local wineries.  We all had such a blast! For any additional information, make sure to check out the Fraser Valley E-Cycle website 🙂

Thank you for reading,

Shannon xx

The Best Labour Day Sales!

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful long weekend! There are so many incredible sales happening right now and I thought I would share some of my favourites! Happy shopping 🙂
MACY’S
Take 20% off at the Labor Day Sale with code WKND.
Valid Aug 30- September 2, 20
ANTHROPOLOGIE
Take 50% off sale items, plus 20% off furniture, décor & select bedding.
Valid Aug 28- Sept 2
LOFT
Take 40% off almost everything with code LONGWEEKEND.
Valid Aug 29- 31
TARGET
Up to 25% off patio items.
Valid through Aug 29
SHOPBOP
Save up to 75% off sale styles.
Valid September 2 only
BARE MINERALS
Take 15% off $75 or 20% off $100, plus receive free shipping with code LNGWKND.
Valid Aug 29- Sept 2
DYNAMITE
30% off select items
H&M
Take 30% off $200, 20% off $100 or 10% off $50, plus receive free shipping with code 3418.
Valid Sept 1- 2
ABERCROMBIE
50% off throughout the store
KOHL’S
Take $10 off $25 with code LABORDAY. Plus, take 20% off with code POPCORN20 on 9/2 only.
Valid Aug 29- Sept 2
ALDO
Buy two items, get your second for 40% off.
Valid August 28- September 3
OLD NAVY
Take 40% off everything.
Valid through August 28
GAP
Receive up to 50% off site wide, plus take an extra 25% off your purchase with code AUTUMN.
Valid through August 29.
FOREVER 21
Take30% off all purchases with code FALL4U
TOPSHOP
Take 20% off full-priced items with code LABOR20.
Valid August 29- September 4.
J. CREW
40% off your purchase with code SUNSET
BLOOMINGDALE’S
Take 20% off sale items.
Valid August 29- September 2
EXPRESS
40% off everything
AMERICAN EAGLE
Take 25-60% off everything.
Valid August 27- September 2
URBAN OUTFITTERS
Take an additional 40% off all sale items.
Valid August 29- September 2
BAUBLEBAR
Up to 80% off site wide, plus receive free shipping at $25 or more.
Valid through September 2
FREE PEOPLE
Free express shipping on all orders.
Valid August 26- 29
GOODNIGHT MACAROON
40% off site wide + FREE SHIPPING on all U.S.orders with code LABOR19
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Such a great time to snag the items that you have had your eye on all Summer on clearance or grab some cute new things for Fall!
Thank you for reading!
Shannon xx

A few Amazon Favourites

I cannot believe how much cute stuff I have been finding on Amazon lately! I think I will ty to do a monthly post rounding up all of my favourite finds. I have had a few people ask me about my experiences shopping on Amazon and honestly, about 90% have been great. I always read the reviews as far as quality and sizing and make a decision based off of those. Quite often it will give a ship date 3 or 4 weeks down the road but I usually receive everything within a couple weeks if not sooner 🙂

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Shell necklace

There is so much cute shell jewelry out right now! This particular necklace was only $5 and is such a pretty one 🙂

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Tank Dress

I love this dress so much, the material is so soft! I plan to pair it with ankle boots & a cardigan come Fall so the tI can continue to wear it 🙂 Costs only $18 + comes in 8 different colours!

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Off the Shoulder Jumpsuit

Probably the most comfortable jumpsuit I own & so versatile. I dressed it down for a day at the beach with my kids and threw on some earrings & wedges for dinner out downtown! Oh and its $22 + free shipping!

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Tie Waist Dress  // Studded Sandals // Rattan Round Bag

This dress comes in 10 colours & is definitely a best seller! It will be super cute over leggings in the Winter too! Only $24

Sandals comes in 3 colours & are less then $20 (for those of us who can’t splurge on the real Rockstuds!)

This purse is pretty much my go to Spring + Summer bag

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Patterned Kimono

I got so many DM’s when I posted this kimono- it is only $20 and comes in a few different colours. I also wear it as a bathing suit cover up

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Square Sunglasses

Such a staple all Summer- also love the brown pair! Under $20!

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Tassel Boho Dress

I thought this dress was just too fun! I got so many compliments the day I wore it out 🙂 Also comes is 16 different colours & is under $30!

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Tie Dye Maxi

This dress comes in about 20 different prints & colours and is only $18. Such a staple!

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Leopard Dress

Ok this is seriously the cutest little leopard dress! I sized up to a medium for length Under $30 & so many compliments on this one 🙂

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Tassel Earrings

I own these earrings in 3 colours & wear them ALL THE TIME! Under $10!!!

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Wrap Dress

This dress is even prettier in person, it is super vibrant! Also comes in a shorter version & cami dress style. I would recommend going up a size as the wrap is on the tighter size ( I am wearing a medium)

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Button Down Dress

This is another dress that pops more in person. Such nice material.  It is only $25 and free shipping! I just got the leopard version as well because it is so easy to wear.

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

Trend to Try: Snakeskin Print!

If I’m being honest, this is not a post I ever thought I would be writing. You see, I am absolutely PETRIFIED of snakes! I don’t like to see pictures of them, hear people talk about them or even watch animated ones.  So this is definitely not a trend I thought I would be digging… but I have to admit, I am loving it!  I have a feeling snakeskin print is going to be everywhere!  I have probably maxed out my wardrobe with leopard (seriously, I might need an intervention!) so snakeskin is a pretty fun alternative as far as prints go.  It is also versatile for seasons. I wore this midi skirt with a tank and sandals to lunch the other day, but can easily pair it with a sweater and boots come Fall and Winter!

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I have rounded up a bunch of fun snakeskin pieces if it is a trend you are thinking about trying. As always, they are all under $100, most of them are less then $50.

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One. Two. Satin Midi Skirt // Three. Paper-bag Pants // Four. Five. Strappy Sundress // Six. Maxi Shirt Dress // Seven. Wide Leg Jumpsuit // Eight. V-neck Jumpsuit // Nine. Crossbody Bag // Ten. V-neck Tank // Eleven. Loafer

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Outfit Details:

Snakeskin Skirt // Ribbed Tank Top // Tassel Earrings 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Summer Style with Vionic Shoes!

One of the things I love about blogging is getting to know new companies and products. When Vionic approached me to see if I would like to try a pair of their Kirra backstrap sandals I had actually never owned a pair of their shoes before.  I am officially hooked! I can honestly say that they are one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I have ever worn.

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Vionic Shoes

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Vionic technology is biomechanically designed to hug your arches and support your feet to achieve maximum comfort. I was able to wear these sandals all day at the beach, chasing children and walking the promenade for lunch with zero discomfort.  The combination of cute and comfortable is key for me when choosing my footwear nowadays! I already have my eyes on another style of shoe on their website 😉

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“When you’re comfortable, you’re unstoppable.” Vionic

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Thank you to Vionic Shoes for collaborating on today’s post. As always, all opinions are my own and I am so appreciative of the brands that support Suburban Style Files!

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

The 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- My Top Picks!

You guys! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is SO GOOD this year!!! It is actually a bit overwhelming so I have selected a few of my favourite, more affordable items. But if you have been dreaming about a pair of Tory Burch riding boots (one of my absolute Fall staples) now is the time to snag them! This is the cheapest you will ever find Spanx Faux Leather leggings, another wardrobe must have of mine!

 

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One. // Two. // Three. // Four. // Five. // Six. // Seven. // Eight. // Nine. // Ten. // Eleven. // Twelve. // Thirteen.// Fourteen. // Fifteen.

Happy Shopping everyone 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

 

 

 

 

The 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

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Can you even call yourself a blogger if you are not completely obsessed with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (also know as the #NSale)?!  I am sure you have already heard that the time is almost here & I am so excited about this sale. I can’t wait to share my picks 🙂  Early access shopping begins this Friday, July 12 until July 18 for Nordstrom card holders. It is not to late to apply… Having the card is really the key to gaining access to this amazing sale! The sale will then open to the public on Friday July 19 and runs until August 4.  Prices then go back to full price on August 5.

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Why is the sale so amazing?

Unlike most sales which mark down older merchandise that isn’t selling, it is NEW Fall items that are majorly discounted during this sale and then return to regular price at the end of the sale on August 5. So essentially, a PRE season sale!  The brands featured are some of my favourites, such as Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff, Kendra Scott etc. not just the smaller, unknown ones!

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My advice:

Take inventory and figure out what the holes in your upcoming Fall wardrobe are. A new pair of high waisted skinny jeans? A cute suede bootie that will be an absolute staple? Cozy cardigans and sweaters for when the temperature chills? Have you been eyeing up a new set of luggage? Now is the time to snag it!  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.  The most popular items will sell out quickly, so you have to have a strategy!

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 favorites had sold out!

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Nordstrom has released its Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalogue if you are wanting to peruse before the sale starts!  I will be back to update with my favourites from the sale when it becomes public.  Happy shopping friends.

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

 

My Rocksbox Jewelry Membership

I am a girl who LOVES her accessories.  When I was younger my mom would always question if I left the house without earrings- like I was forgetting my pants or some other vital part of my clothing LOL! To this day I still don’t feel dressed without my jewelry.  This is why I was so excited when Rocksbox reached out to see if I would like to try their service.

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If you haven’t heard of this company before, Rocksbox is a jewelry membership service featuring top designers such as Kate Spade, Kendra Scott and Sophie Harper (just to name a few).  You start by creating a Style Profile where you fill out your accessory preferences such as gold, silver, rose gold and particular trends you usually wear such as statement earrings, pendant necklaces, more delicate rings etc. You then create a Wishlist of jewelry that you like.  A stylist selects 3 pieces at a time to send to you from your Wishlist. You can swap any or all of these selected pieces and give your final approval before they ship.  You get to keep these 3 pieces as long as you wish or return and reorder as many times you want with your membership.  The Rocksbox membership is a flat $21 a month and includes free shipping both ways. It is up to you how many different pieces you will be sporting in a month!  Once you send your current box back, you can immediately select the pieces for your next box.

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If you are someone like myself, I enjoy having beautiful and trendy jewelry.  Rocksbox is the perfect way for me to stay accessorized without constantly spending a fortune to keep my accessories current and fresh.  It is a super easy to use and affordable service.  I have been receiving so many compliments on all of my jewels!

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For my first month I selected my 3 pieces of jewelry all to be earrings as that is what I tend to accessorize with the most.  I was really impressed that they were all in pristine condition. Each pair came bubble wrapped and their own little jewelry bag wrapped up in the cutest little box.  If you end up falling in love with one of your pieces (or all of them!) you also have the option to purchase it.  Just don’t included them when you ship the box back and you will simply be billed for the item.  The great part about this is Rocksbox actually lets you apply your $21 monthly membership fee towards the purchase of your jewelry!  I may or may not have been unable to part with the Wilde white beaded drop earrings below… 😉

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If you are at all curious about Rocksbox and are wanting to give it a try you can use code suburbanstylefilesxoxo at checkout to try Rocksbox free for 1 month!  There is absolutely no commitment and you can cancel your membership at any point you feel like you are no longer utilizing or loving it.  I have been absolutely loving mine and there are probably about 50 pieces on my Wishlist that I cannot wait to style 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx