The Cutest Bags for Spring!

I have such a weakness for an adorable Spring bag! I love all of the rattan, floral and pastel purses that are everywhere right now.  A great handbag can add so much fun to even the simplest outfit!

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I have rounded up a handful of the cutest bags for this Spring, all of them under $50! The only hard part is not adding all of them to my collection 😉

 

Cutest Bags for Spring

 

One. Clear Tote // Two. Round Rattan Bag // Three. Pom Pom Straw Clutch // Four. Small Pink Shoulder Bag // Five. Small Bucket Bag with Leopard // Six. Large Straw Tote // Seven. Shopper with Tassels // Eight. Straw Clutch //  Nine. Blue Suede Bucket Bag // Ten. Yellow Floral Clutch Bag // Eleven. Purple Crossbody Bag // Twelve. Round Black Straw Bag

 

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Do you have any favourites? I would love to chat in the comments 🙂 Hope you are all enjoying the fabulous weather that we are having here this week.

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

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At the Tulip Fields with Chicwish!

I finally had the opportunity to check out the Abbotsford Bloom Tulip Festival a couple weeks ago.  It did not disappoint, the flowers were absolutely gorgeous! I decided to wear this beautiful floral skirt that one of my favourite online boutiques Chicwish had gifted me!

Chicwish Floral Skirt

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Floral A Line Skirt

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I have been shopping on the Chicwish site for years so I was thrilled when they reached out to see if I would be interested in styling some of their clothing.  Their pieces are vintage inspired, super feminine and fun, which I absolutely love!  The clothing is great quality, set still affordable.  I fell in love with this skirt as soon as I saw it.  This beautiful backdrop seemed like the perfect occasion to finally showcase it!

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If you are going to be a guest at a wedding this Summer or looking for a unique sundress that you aren’t going to see walking around on everybody else, I highly encourage you to check out the Chicwish site.  Their clothing is really beautiful and I cannot wait to show you what other pieces I will be wearing 🙂

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Spring Skirt

Chicwish Floral Skirt

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Outfit Details:

Floral Skirt // Lace Blouse // Straw Hat // Round Rattan Purse

Thank you to Chicwish 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!

Shannon xx

The Cutest Wedges from Blowfish Malibu!

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I was so thrilled when Blowfish Malibu reached out to see if I would like to style a pair of their cute shoes! This is a company I have ordered footwear from before and I genuinely love the laid back vibe behind them and that they are actually cute and affordable!

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I chose these LEEDS wedges as they seemed the most my style.  Besides the obvious fact that I am obsessed with leopard, I loved that the wedge wasn’t sky high, more of a flatform.  Not only are they cute, but they are probably one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes that I own! I walked around in them all afternoon and my feet were not sore in the least.

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Cutest Spring Shoes

Outfit Details:

Blue Floral Maxi Dress // Leopard Wedges // Belt // Sunglasses // Handbag

I will be wearing these adorable wedges on repeat all Spring and Summer!  If you have never heard of Blowfish Malibu, I highly suggest you check out their website.  I have always thought that I was meant to be a California girl, so their shoes are right up my alley! If you have any questions about sizing etc. I would love to chat in the comments 🙂

Thank you to Blowfish Malibu 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!

Shannon xx

Spring Dress Inspiration

I have said it before, I am a sucker for a great floral print! I think this is probably why Spring is my favourite season. Not that I am floral exclusive in the Spring, but it is definitely a print that I am drawn to.  I have even made my floral hating bff  (I’m talking to you Amber… LOL) introduce a few subtle blooms into her wardrobe!  I also adore lace, eyelet, polka dots, stripes, pastels… I guess I love it all! I have selected a bunch of gorgeous dresses if you are searching for a wardrobe update this Spring. As always, I have limited my selections to some of the more affordable ones 🙂

Spring Dresses

One. Striped Tank Dress // Two. Light Green Calf-Length Dress // Three. White Embroidered Dress // Four. Floral Dress with Smocking // Five. Smocked Floral Dress // Six. Bell Sleeve Wrap Midi Dress // Seven. Stripe Midi Sundress // Eight. Button Through Ruffle Hem Dress // Nine. V-Neck Chiffon Floral // Ten. Button Through Floral Print Maxi // Eleven. Purple Polka Dot Dress // Twelve. Eyelet Tie-Waist Dress // Thirteen. Denim Blue Wrap Dress

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

 

Instagram Outfits

I apologize because I am way behind on sharing my Instagram outfits! I always link them though the LIKEtoKNOWit app, but for those of you without the app, her you go! You can click directly on the link below the photo for product details 🙂 Happy shopping friends!

Pink Coat

Pink Open Coat // V-Neck Tee // Girlfriend Jeans // Pumps

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Pink Fine-Knit Sweater // Pearl Midi Skirt // Crossbody Bag

barrettes & green floral dress

Hair Clips // Green Floral Dress

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Headband // Leopard Shirt Dress // White Mules // Handbag 

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Sunglasses // Tee Shirt // Denim Jacket // Leggings // Runners

pinstripe dress

Striped Shirt Dress // Pearl Slides

grey jeans

Grey Jeans // Leopard Loafers // Doormat // Patio Urn

felt fedora

Fedora Hat // Waffle Knit Henley Top

cutest polka dot dress

Polka Dot Dress // OTK Boots

popcorn cardigan

Cardigan // Initial Necklace // Jeans // Heels // V-Neck Tee

camouflage sweater

Camouflage Sweater // Black Jeans

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Tunic // Wooden Watch

striped one piece bathing suit

Square Sunglasses // Striped Bathing Suit

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Heart Sunglasses // Mickey Mouse Tee // Knee Length Denim Skirt // Running Shoes

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

My Gorgeous Wooden Watch

I love a good statement accessory as much as the next person! Something that I can wear in my day-to-day life that is practical, yet still eye-catching and attractive.  This is why I was so excited when Jord watches (pronounced Yode) reached out to me to see if I would be interested in styling on of their gorgeous wooden watches.

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Jord was kind enough to gift me a watch of my choosing.  After much deliberation, I decided on a watch from the Frankie series Purpleheart & Plum.  The Purpleheart wood has a naturally rich purple colour with a fine grain pattern.  It is really soft on my wrist and so easy to wear. This watch is absolutely stunning and easily my favourite accessory right now.  The craftsmanship and quality are very impressive and I love that their watches are a combination of natural, and mostly re-claimed materials. It is honestly unlike any timepiece I have seen before, so unique!

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Most of Jord’s watches have additional options for customization. You can mix and match the faces and woods, and the backplates and Cedar humidor presentation boxes can be engraved as well!  Every watch comes with a one year warranty and free worldwide shipping.  The company was an absolute pleasure to partner with. Part of the reason I started my blog in the first place was because I wanted to be able to easily share clothing, accessories, places and experiences that I enjoy.  I can honestly say that I love my new wooden watch and would definitely recommend Jord to anyone that is looking for a high quality wooden watch!  There are so many beautiful watches on the website to choose from, it was definitely a tough choice.

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Lucky for you I have teamed up with Jord to giveaway $100.00 towards the purchase of any one of their stunning watches! Everyone who enters will receive a small discount code just for trying! You can enter this giveaway by following the link below: 

www.jordwatches.com/g/suburbanstylefiles

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If you have checked out their watches, which one is your favourite? I would love to chat in the comments 🙂

Thank you to Jord Watches 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!

Shannon xx


Wooden Wrist Watch

Five Trends to Try this Spring

Spring is in the air 🙂 Our temperature here in Vancouver has drastically improved this past week and I am SO excited for this season! I always love big and bold florals for Spring but there are a few other trends I am excited to try this year. I feel like animal print is still going to be everywhere, which I obviously LOVE and lace is always a seasonal favourite of mine as well.  There are also a few other trends I noticed on the runways though that I think we are going to be seeing a lot of in the upcoming months.

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  1. Hair Accessories: I am SO on board with this trend. I am loving all of the cute barrettes, silk scarves, scrunchies and headbands that I am seeing everywhere!

Knot Headbands // Pearl Barrettes // Velvet Scrunchie Set // Circle + Triangle Barrettes // Floral Print Hair Scarf

 

 

2.  Crochet: I cannot believe how much cute crochet there is available right now. From delicate details on a dress to entire bathing suits! Fun and festival inspired, I think we will be seeing a lot of it this Spring.

Tunic // Maxi Dress // Pencil Dress // Mini Skirt // Floral Kimono

 

 

3.  Neons: I grew up in the 90s so this is a style I can totally get on board with… LOL! These super vibrant shades were one of the biggest things I noticed during the Spring Fashion Week shows. 2019 is definitely going to be colourful!

Halter Mini Dress // Tie Waist Blouse // Midi Slip Dress // Polka Dot Mini Dress // Cardigan

 

 

4. Spring Suiting: This trend I absolutely adore! I have been seeing so many cute sorbet inspired boss babe suits popping up! It looks super chic and I will definitely be sporting this look to my office.  Love love love!

Yellow Blazer // Yellow Pants // Blue Suit // Fuchsia Suit

 

 

5. Tie Dye:  If I’m being honest, this was probably the hardest trend for me to get behind, but it is definitely persistent! You are never going to see me in an obnoxious multicoloured hooded sweatshirt, but I am starting to like some of the more subtle pieces I have seen out there.

 

Mock Neck Sweater // Button-Down Jumpsuit // Maxi Dress // Joggers // Crewneck Tee

 

So what do you think? Do you see yourself rocking any of these trends this year?

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Polka Dot Midi Skirt

One of my favourite Kate Spade quotes is “You can’t have a bad day in polka dots!”  I have made it one of my fashion mantras.. LOL! I am a sucker for anything with a cute polka dot print.  I feel like my closet might be getting a little full of black and white polka spots though… which is why I was so excited when I found this pretty blue and back polka dot skirt!

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I feel like it is going to be one of those great Spring transitional pieces! It was actually snowing when we shot these photos so I wore it with my cozy turtleneck, but it will also be adorable with sandals and Spring tops as well!  I adore its retro vibe 🙂

Spring Skirt

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Blue Polka Dot Skirt                  Turtleneck                                  Block Heel

Green Polka Dot Skirt                                                     Block Heel

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Spring Finds Under $50!

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Straw Boater Hat // Striped Tank // Jean Skirt // Leopard Slides

 

I feel like this has been the longest winter EVER! So naturally I started dreaming about tropical vacations and warmer weather. Which then lead me to looking at Spring clothing.  I thought it would be fun to share some of my favourite finds, all of them under $50! There are so many cute items starting to appear in stores… bring on all the floral print!! 🙂

 

Spring Finds Under $50.00

 

One. Cat Eye Sunglasses // Two. Espadrille Wedge // Three. Corduroy Skirt // Four. Scarf Headband // Five. Midi Kimono // Six. Ruffle Trim Shorts // Seven. Striped Button Front Midi Dress // Eight. Embroidered Dress // Nine. Striped Romper // Ten. Reversible Shopper // Eleven. Lace-Up Swimsuit // Twelve. Wide Leg Chinos // Thirteen. Straw Hat //  Fourteen. Bow Mule // Fifteen. Beaded Hoop Earrings

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

Training with Vi

Last January I experienced a pretty bad knee injury and I had to take a break from working out.  Needless to say, a year later it has been a pretty slow go getting back into the swing of things.  I am not the best at motivating myself and have always found that personal trainers and bootcamps have been the key to my success.  I have a bootcamp that I love but unfortunately the class schedule no longer coincides with mine or my husbands work schedule or our weekly family commitments.  This is why I am so excited that I discovered the Vi Trainer! Vi is a digital trainer that works as your customized and personal running coach.  She that will train you towards your fitness goals, whether they be walking, jogging or marathon running!

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You can download the Vi Trainer directly to your phone and she delivers a personalized workout plan to meet your fitness goals!  Vi coaches you through your customized run and delivers real-time audio guided coaching.  It is literally like having a personal trainer to keep you motivated throughout your workout. She senses when you start to struggle and gives you motivation!  She even compares your workout to previous jogs or runs and adjusts her guidance accordingly.  You literally plug-in your running goals and at your fingertips the Vi Trainer makes sure you stay on track.

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With the Vi Trainer at my fingertips I actually have no excuse not to exercise now.  I don’t have to follow a class schedule and have a customized running plan based on my fitness level.  Click the following link if you would like to download Vi and try the app for a free 14 day trial: Train with Vi!

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx