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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Happy Shopping everyone 🙂

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

Wooden Ships Gorgeous Knits

I had never actually heard of Wooden Ships before they reached out to me.  I am committed to being 100% authentic with my blog so I read up on the company a bit before I accepted the collaboration.  I absolutely love the story behind this company! Wooden Ships is a small family owned and run company that has been around since 1992.  It was founded by Paola Buendía and her husband, Mark Donovan.  They created the company “with the merging of many of her life-long loves – literature, travel, fashion, and the environment.”  You can read more about the story behind their company here.

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Their sweaters are absolutely gorgeous and have a laid back, slouchy, comfortable feel to them.  I could tell as soon as I received my order that it was such good quality.  It hung so nicely and was so soft.  This sweater is the prefect weight for these upcoming Summer evenings! I also read that each sweater is made to order to reduce unwanted merchandise.  I loved this commitment to reducing wasted materials. They also use simple packaging and eco-friendly oxo-degradable plastic bags. These bags are produced with an additive that makes the plastic decompose far more rapidly than normal plastic.

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I am wearing the: Mini Stars Shirt Tails V-Neck Cotton

 

Wooden ships has been kind enough to offer my readers 15% off one of their gorgeous sweaters!  You can use discount code  SHANNON15 on their site!

 

Thank you to Wooden Ships 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 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

 

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

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Striped Shirt Dress // Pearl Slides

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

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Fedora Hat // Waffle Knit Henley Top

cutest polka dot dress

Polka Dot Dress // OTK Boots

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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

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 🙂

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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

My 10 Favourite Designer Dupes on Amazon!

 

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend 🙂  This was such fun post for me to write. If you are someone who loves designer items but not the price tag that comes along with them, then this will be a must read!  I have rounded up my Top 10 favourite Amazon dupes!  Some of them are so good that it’s tricky to spot the difference between the original inspirational item and the Amazon dupe.

1. Manolo Blahnik- Hangisi Satin Pumps $995.00, Hangisi Satin Flats $995.00

DUPESatin Diamonds Heels $49.99, Rhinestone Satin Flats $49.99

2. Chloe- Faye Leather & Suede Bag $1950.00

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DUPE Crossbody Shoulder Purse Chain Link Bag $84.99

 

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3. Gucci- GG Leather Belt $450.00

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DUPERetro Vintage Black Belt $17.99, Gold Buckle Brown Leather $29.98

 

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4.  Gucci- Princetown Leather Slipper $820.00

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DUPEOxford Flat Shoe Loafer $15.99

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5. David Yurman Bracelets $2100.00 + $595.00

 

 

DUPECable Wire Vintage Bracelet $16.99, Cable Wire Antique Bracelet $16.99 

 

6. Chloe- Round Sunglasses $396.00

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DUPEDouble Circle Oversized Round Sunglasses $9.99

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7. Gucci- GG Maramont Matelasse Shoulder Bag $1980.00

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DUPECrossbody Latice Leather Purse $39.99

 

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8. Valentino- Rockstud Cage Sandals $1045.00, Rockstud Leather Sling Sandals $1075.00, Rockstud Cage Leather Flats $995.00

 

DUPESStudded Strappy Block Heels $79.98, Studded Strappy Pumps High Heels T-Strap $52.99Metal Studs Strappy Buckle Pointy Toe Flats $49.99

 

 

9. Saint Laurent- Heart Shaped Sunglasses $420.00

 

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DUPE- Heart Sunglasses Vintage Cat Eye $9.99

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10. Louis Vuitton- Neverfull Handbag $1400.00

 

 

DUPECanvas Neverfull Tote Bag $118.00

 

 

Do you have any Amazon favourites that I’m missing? Let me know in the comments!

 

Thank you for reading!

Shannon xx