February full of Bodacious-ness!

Happy February to you, my lovelies!  My cold and I are just back from a wonderful two week holiday to California and Mexico with my honey. I was so thrilled to see humpback whales breaching, manta rays jumping, sandy white beaches and star-filled skies! Re-connecting with friends and some beach time were just what the doctor ordered.  Not sure why the doctor included this damn cold in the prescription tho’;)

The best part of going away is coming back to all the new fashions in the store! It is so exciting to see so much colour and fabulous styles. We’ve introduced TWO new lines in the past week.
Blaest raincoats – Oh My Goodness! These are beautiful, colourful and run the full range of sizes! You might just be happy that it’s raining.
LOVE!



We also just received our first run of Colour Me Cotton linens and cottons. Many of you have requested this line and I think you’ll be pleased! Stay posted on Facebook for pix as these literally just came in the door.

And then there’s Mr. Joseph Ribkoff who never disappoints…many of the new styles are coming in up to size 22 so please spread the word to your plus-size peeps. All beautifully made in Montreal, Canada.











And, as always, so much more!
Of course, we love to support women’s projects with the beaded bracelets from Marigold Collective, perfectly pretty scarves and beautiful Lotusland bead jewelry!

Gift Certificates…
So pretty! If you’ve got a birthday or other celebration coming up, you might want to drop some hints to your loved ones! wink wink nudge nudge

Holiday Shopping at Bodacious!

Well, if this wind hasn’t already blown you away, I hope you can take a moment with a nice warm cup of tea and catch up with me and Bodacious.  I’m working at home on the boat this morning so I’m getting the full force of that wind!

I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since my amazing bootcamp week on the warm sandy beaches of Tulum.  For those of you who’ve been following by Epic 50th year, my November epic event was 7 days of bootcamp with 14 other awesome women at Hemingway Beach Resort in Tulum, Mexico.
The week included 7 mornings of bootcamp (strength exercises, handball games, push-ups, jumping jacks and BOXING!) Did I mention I LOVED the boxing?!? I never would’ve guessed:)
It also included yoga, salsa classes, massages and delicious food. Louise from Body Exchange takes a group every year so I’d recommend you have a look for next year if you’re interested. You are so worth it!
I learned that I am a lot stronger than I thought I was and I got out a lot of frustrations on my friend Kim’s punching pads!
Here’s me in my power stance;)

As always, we’re full of amazing fashions for all of your holiday party needs.

Joseph Ribkoff continues to inspire with all of the pretty dresses and separates up to size 22. Here’s our gorgeous Jihan showing off a few of the latest arrivals.



I’m also loving this new horizontal striped skirt seen here 3 different ways.

New Chalet crinkle arrived yesterday! We’re still unpacking these so no pix yet but I can tell you that there are lots of turquoise, blue print and white styles for those of you who are checking out for some fun in the sun.

We want you to stay dry and stylin’!  Chloe Angus rain jackets are NOW ON SALE for 30% OFF!

And here’s something new to tickle your fancy…

First off, Elk Accessories and Clothing from Australia
I’m absolutely loving the flow and simplicity of this new line. It’s not a curve hugging fit but more flowy and loose. The fabrics are super soft and the line just looks elegant and fresh.  Here are some pix…I already own the dress below and am loving it!



Our other new line, K-O.ME has just re-stocked us with some gorgeous new prints and styles.

Tonight and next Thursday, Bodacious and our lovely neighbours at Delish General Store will be staying open until 8pm for your shopping convenience.  Delish has awesome and local gifts for the whole family!

Bodacious can also assist you with the hard-to-buy-for on your list.

Easiest and most appreciated gift ever?  These super gorgeous jewel-toned Marigold Collective silk scarves from a women’s co-operative in Vietnam.
or choose from our awesome selection of pretty and petite earrings from local designer, BuenoStyle

or? or? or?

I’ll be there tonight (with bells on) so come on out and see me! Hot chocolate is on me!

Still stuck for ideas? We are so here for you!

Today until December 24, if you purchase a Bodacious $100 Gift Certificate, you will receive an extra $30 certificate at no cost. This can be given as a separate certificate or all in one. Or “one for you, one for me”? Can’t beat that!


Thank you to all who donated to our clothing and care items drive for the WISH Drop In Centre Society.  We were able to collect an amazing amount of warm clothing and necessities with your help. So very appreciated!

We want to wish you all the most loving blessings of this season.  May you love and be loved.  Enjoy this season of giving and know that the most important part is to be kind and care for each other.

We will be closed at 3 on Christmas Eve
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

Our 15 Year Anniversary Celebrations continue!

Today until Sunday, November 22…

 matt and nat reds Unbelievable!
Matt & Nat handbags 25% OFF!!!

Shopping for a friend or just a little treat for yourself?We have a fabulous selection of Matt & Nat vegan leather handbags at Bodacious.
 ribkoff fringe dress What!?! Joseph Ribkoff 25% OFF!!!
It’s time for holiday parties and we’ve got what you need to make you feel extra special!I know! This is a VERY BIG DEAL!All Joseph Ribkoff dresses and separates 25% off until Sunday!

 

 sympli This never happens!!!
Sympli Grand 25% OFF!!!
Authenticity is essential to positive self image. All women deserve to feel confident in their own skin and Sympli is designed to reflect the diversity of personality and the female figure.Sizes 0G to 3G!

*discounts not valid with other offers

 

Bodacious Celebrates 15 Years!

Well, it’s official. Bodacious is now 15 years old!  How the heck did that happen?

We’ve had a lot of fun celebrating so far and here are some pix to prove it!  I want to thank everyone who came out to party with us at the False Creek Yacht Club last week.  Our gorgeous models (Jihan, Jan, Jennifer, me, Emily, Karen and Benita) rocked the “runway” and all the friends/family/volunteers/customers made my night so special!I’m very pleased and excited to add a new local designer, Kjaer, into the mix who’s line K.O.ME (worn below by Jan and Emily) is so beautiful and fun.  You can find a great selection of these silks and other luscious pieces now at Bodacious:)






And there were speeches and cake and beautiful flowers…

and so, so, so much love, appreciation and smiling faces.





Thank you all so much for being along for a part or all of this 15 year journey! I’m so happy to be here and hold this space for women to feel beautiful and know that they are!

If you missed the party, we still have some treats for you…

For every purchase over $100 between now and the 15th of November, receive a FREE Bodacious Cherry-licous body cream.

Also, all Citron and Chalet is now 20% OFF for your shopping pleasure!

We just loaded up our online shopping site at Shoptiques.
Can’t get in to the store as often as you’d like? Check out our website and go to the shopping page www.bodacious.ca. So far I’ve been using stock photos so the models don’t reflect the curvier sizes but it’s a work in progress and I will add more pix as we go.

And, as always, so much more!

Of course, we love to support women’s projects at Bodacious. We’ve just re-stocked on new silk scarves from Marigold Collective as well as the uniquely beautiful Lotusland Imports bead jewelry!

Celebrating FALL in a BIG way at Bodacious!

hello lovelies!

First and foremost, from everyone at Bodacious to you and yours, we wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend.  I am so thankful for each and every one of you who love and support this dream of mine! You make it all worthwhile.  I’m also very thankful for my amazing Bodacious team who join in my enthusiasm of body love and celebrating every being who walks in the door!

We are so excited to celebrate all things FALL at Bodacious. Cardi’s, ponchos, raincoats, beautiful scarves and shawls…
We are as full as ever of yummy and warm fall items to keep you fashionably cosy throughout the season.
vignette
alembika combochalet fall jacket
parsley and sage jacketsemily - chloe raincoat black backEmily - Chloe raincoat black frontEmily - Chloe raincoat oyster blackemily - chloe raincoat oyster frontWe also have the best selection EVER of Matt & Nat fall handbags! matt and nat bike bagmatt and nat bike bag2matt and nat greysmatt and nat redsThis month also marks our 15 YEAR Anniversary and it’s time to CELEBRATE! Stay tuned for in-store events and giveaways. Have you got your ticket yet for our fashion show and party at the False Creek Yacht Club? Previews of Spring 2016 Fashions!
Tickets available now at Bodacious.bodacious birthday flyer           Happy Weekend everyone.  Hope to see you in-store soon.
xo L