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

See you in September at Bodacious!

There’s so much to share with you all!
What a summer it’s been. I’m ready for fall tho’. Time to settle in after the whirlwind of hot weather events.  Cozy sweaters, slower pace, hot tea and soup season.

First off, I’d like to welcome Allison to the Bodacious team.  She will be working full time and comes with years of retail experience and a passion for fashion and style.  Please do stop by and say hello.  Also, welcome back to Mary who took some time off to do an amazing bike tour in Germany with her sister.  Loved catching up and hearing her stories today.

Next, I want to let you know that we will be celebrating our 15!!! year Bodacious Birthday with a Fashion Show/Party on Tuesday, October 27 at the False Creek Yacht Club from 7-9pm.
Tickets will be sold in advance at Bodacious for $20 which gets you sips and nibblies at the event and a $20 gift voucher to use at a later date at the store (no brainer, right?).  Mark your calendars!  This is going to be fun!

Now, on to the fashions…
We’re so ready for the cooler weather with a tremendous collection of sweaters, shawls and shrugs! From cashmere to cotton to bamboo – there’s something for everyone.
alembika jacket - fall 2015Gorgeous orangy-red Alembika Jacketchalet - grey - fallNew Chalet just arrived today!
chalet - red - fallponcho fall 2015alembika cardis poncho 2and then there’s always new and fabulous Joseph Ribkoff…
ribkoff black dress - fall 2015 ribkoff dress and jacket - fall 2015 ribkoff jacket - fall 2015 ribkoff pleather dress - fall 2015We’ve certainly got you covered for fall! I hope you had a spectacular summer and are enjoying this transition time into a new season. We’re ready to help you plan your fall wardrobe.

Can’t get in to the store as often as you’d like? I’m super excited to share with you that we’ve been specially selected by Shoptiques to join their online boutique shopping site!  Check out our website and go to the shopping page www.bodacious.ca.  We are live and good to go and I’m adding product daily.  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.  I just wanted to get this up and offered to you all asap.

Also, Bodacious has been chosen as a host site for the upcoming International Day of The Dead art event/exhibit at Granville Island! More info here – http://www.dayofthedeadexhibit.com/

And that’s a wrap! Can’t wait to see you all soon!