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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

Yay May!

Whew! Sometimes it feels like the months just slip right through my fingers and it’s time to catch you all up again. May is always a fun and busy month for us at Bodacious. All the new spring/summer items are pouring in, the cruise ships have started so we get to welcome the tourists who are always so in awe of our beautiful city and the weather is fresh and full of everything blooming.

As always, we are full, full, full of awesomeness for you!

Here are some teasers…
Our beautiful and Bodacious Jihan is celebrating her curves in Joseph Ribkoff – size 16 in the following pix taken by my lovely friend and uber talented photographer Linsey Hulls. These styles available up to a size 20. Did I mention that Joseph Ribkoff has recently expanded its size range to 22. These new sizes are just starting to come in and we do have several items on the floor so do ask next time you’re in!





Chalet linens in delicious colours! Generous sizing up to a large 2x


And new Chalet crinkle colours!


And this is the Aller Simplement line that I mentioned in the last email. Super fun prints in light cotton at great price points!


Also, Citron silks arrived today. New Sympli is in the house including pretty colours in the tank tops. And you know the drill, fresh new items arriving daily so check in soon…!


Of course, we always like to support women’s projects with the beaded bracelets from Marigold Collective, perfectly pretty scarves and beautiful Lotusland bead jewelry!

Springtime at Bodacious!

Happy April!  I got that in on the very last day:)
As you may have heard, I turned 50 this month and I challenged myself to do a 100 kilometre Camino walk in Spain.  I did it!!! I reached Santiago de Compostela on the day after my birthday! What a feeling that was as you can see from the happy/teary look on my face. Thankfully I had my best friend and supporter, George, by my side.  We had several days after arriving in Santiago to relax and enjoy the sights and partake in the delicious food and wine;)
My plan for the rest of the year and hopefully the rest of my life, is to do something fun/unique/challenging every month (at the very least). For me this will include jewelry classes, days with friends, dancing!, and challenging myself to new adventures.  I wasn’t afraid of 50 as I believe that every year is worth celebrating but the physical challenge definitely scared me. I’m so happy and proud to tick this off my list.
What I also learned in my travels is how much I love coming home to Vancouver and how much I love Bodacious and what we do.  I saw many beautiful boutiques in Santiago and in Madrid but none that catered to the curvy ladies. I’m happy to come home to shop in my own store again! If you’re interested in seeing more about my trip, you can always check out my personal facebook page (Lorna Ketler) for more pix.Lorna and George - in the square Lorna at Santiago Lorna receiving the Compostela certificateThe day before I left, we did an awesome photo shoot with the beautiful Jihan, right here at Granville Island. There will be many pix coming out of that day but thought I’d give you a sneak peak of some behind the scenes.  In each pic, Jihan is rocking size 16 Joseph Ribkoff pieces. Photographer is my talented and lovely friend from the Sunshine Coast, Linsey Hulls www.linseyhulls.com
behind the scenes - photo shootJihan - Joseph Ribkoff photo shootJihan and Linsey - photo shootThe linens are in! The linens are in!  For those of you who’ve been patiently waiting for the Chalet linens, they’re HERE!  Best so far! (all styles also featuring Lotusland Jewelry)
Chalet Linen shirt Chalet Linen tunicThere is also a rayon blend from Chalet this season which is equally awesome. Super light and flow-y. Great for travel!Chalet Rayon dress Chalet Rayon top Chalet Rayon tunicAnd there’s this new handbag line…handbag   and some more Ribkoff…Ribkoff blue and white dressand new Sympli and a new line called Aller Simplement that we haven’t even got out of the box yet!!! Oh my, this season is going to ROCK!

Phew! Hope to see you soon!

Crisp Chalet Linens at Bodacious! and…a whole lot MORE!

Welcome to June! 
Luckily I fit some gardening in on the past couple of weekends so now the rain can take care of the watering.
These past few months have personally been filled with some sad losses and some happy surprises.  The biggest lesson is that we can only be sure of this moment.  A good reminder to appreciate the blessings and people who fill our lives!

What are your plans for the summer?  George and I just bought ourselves a couple of beautiful kayaks so our travels will be local this year.  I can’t really think of a better place to spend the summer! If you don’t already live here, I hope you’re planning a trip to the coast sometime soon.
The racks of my little Bodacious boutique are filled with lovely right now.

New arrivals of summer dresses, leggings, handbags, sunglasses, summer hats…

Bodacious sunglasses 2012
Weekend bagPlum handbagTangerine Handbag
and Chalet linens! (loving the new crisp white and pewter grey!)
Chalet linen
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Bodacious Boxing Week SALE!

It’s That Time Again!

Hope you all had a fantastic holiday season!  I had a lovely 2 days off to spend with friends and family and of course – indulge in some turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes…

Just a quick reminder that the Bodacious Boxing Week SALE starts today at 11 am!!!

TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY
– 50% off all CHALET and Echo Rain while it lasts!
– Up to 70% off everything in the store!

If you’re not on the coast but interested in shopping, just email me or call at 604.886.4119 and I’d be happy to ship.

I will try to post pix on facebook throughout the day of sale items so check in there if you can.

Now…carry on enjoying your week!

xo Lorna