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What’s new at Bodacious? So much awesome-ness!

are you beach ready? I am!
Hello lovelies! I just returned from an amazing vacation in Greece where I was so lucky and excited to swim in the sea every day. I wore a bikini and I jumped off of a boat (several times!) into the sea. I’m probably at my heaviest I’ve ever been and really trying to come to terms with this new and bigger body of mine. I made a very conscious decision to not let this ruin my holiday and I’m so glad! The healing powers of sun, sand & salty sea were immense!
Please, please, please don’t wait for a different body to do the things you desire. Believe me, I did it for years and missed out on so many opportunities.
Bare your arms (if you want to), wear that dress, jump in the lake, go for the bike ride…If you desire it now, you deserve it now!
Inspiration…

I know Bodacious is about selling clothes but it’s even more about being kind – to ourselves and to each other. I think we all need a bit more kindness in our world so I thought I’d share this with you.

The world is definitely better, richer and more beautiful because YOU are in it!

fashion! we have that too 😉
Both of our stores are filled with some of the most beautiful fashions ever! Introducing some new lines including elemente clemente from Germany & April Cornell. Re-stocked on Joseph Ribkoff, Fenini linens, Grizas linens & silks, Parsley & Sage, Blue Sky Kimonos…
The Victoria store is open every day and Jill and Cathryn are happy to give you a hand with any of your fashion needs.
Nanaimo is now open Tuesday thru Saturday from 11-6 and I’m so pleased to have Carol there to help you put an awesome outfit together! *have you checked out our sunhats with fun sayings on them? We just restocked on those too!
Stay tuned for event announcements including our Grand Opening of the Nanaimo store.
I’m looking at coming over to Vancouver within the next month or so to do another pop-in. Stay tuned for that announcement as well!
We really appreciate you and your support of our small business! Hope to see you soon in store.
Big big Bodacious love and hugs to you all!
xo
Lorna, Jill, Cathryn & Carol

Fabulous Fall at Bodacious!

Happy September, lovelies!

I can’t believe it’s already the 26th!
I hope you had a spectacular summer and are enjoying these cooler days and nights. George and I filled pretty much every weekend exploring our new home city of Victoria and all of the wonderful places on the island. I also managed to get back over to Vancouver several times and have to say I still love that ferry trip. What an amazing place we all live in!
These days, I’m loving seeing the leaves changing colour right outside my window. And as much as we love the tourists, it’s always a bit of a breather when things quiet down in the cities and we see more of you coming back in for your new fall pieces.
We are loaded up with awesomeness at both stores! Warm cozy sweaters, beautiful fall colours and prints. Party dresses for every occasion. Scarves, jewelry and handbags…
I’ve heard feedback that it’s not always clear what product is available in which store so I’ll try to be more specific for you. Having said that, it is never a problem to send from one store to the other – just let us know you’d like to see it in person. Seriously, we’re happy to accommodate 😉

So…what’s new, you ask?
So much!

Vancouver store…

Parsley & Sage Polka-dotty jacket / Elk tunic

Chalet fleece sweater – doesn’t Lana look cozy?
Joseph Ribkoff gorgeous “lady in red” dress

Elk cover – love this!!! Zsiska bold and awesome necklace
New Sympli styles / Zsiska necklace
Rain jacket? Yes please!!! Always fun to dress anything up with gorgeous Marigold silk scarves.

Victoria store…
Parsley & Sage – up to size 3x! (will also be in Vancouver by this weekend! – shipment was delayed)

This is the nicest Parsley & Sage I’ve seen in years!

Parsley & Sage jacket / Marigold scarf
Grizas linen tunic / Elk wooden necklaces
and a fantastic year selection of Matt & Nat will be in store by the end of this week. We’ve had lots of requests for backpacks and we’ve got you covered there!

Both stores…
We are loving this new Canadian line called Buttercream! Fun and funky basics made from Bamboo! More in store…


And, as always, this really is only the tip of the iceberg! Our facebook pages for both stores are loaded with pix as stock arrives.

We’re happy to ship or hold an item for you so just give us a quick call – Vancouver 607-688-8169 Victoria 250-385-8169

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

Thank you, Tim Gunn!

“I love the American fashion industry, but it has a lot of problems, and one of them is the baffling way it has turned its back on plus-size women.”

The 63-year-old added, “It’s a puzzling conundrum. The average American woman now wears between a size 16 and a size 18, according to new research from Washington State University. … There is money to be made here ($20.4 billion, up 17 percent from 2013). But many designers — dripping with disdain, lacking imagination or simply too cowardly to take a risk — still refuse to make clothes for them.”

Thank you, Tim Gunn!

And, by the way, I’ve spent 16 years of my life dedicated to doing exactly what he recommends…finding quality, well-fitting, fun fashion up to size 3X!

Every day we get feedback about our fantastic selection, quality and variety of diverse fashions.

My goal is to assist you in finding your own STYLE, not just clothes that fit.

My other priority is quality. There are many (and the numbers are growing) plus-size lines out there that are not made to last or fit well.

I want you to value yourself and know that you deserve beautiful fabrics, great fit and quality fashion to celebrate your beauty!

From beautiful and very affordable lines like Blue Sky fashions featuring buttery-soft bamboos and cottons, to the perfect lines and drape of the locally manufactured Sympli to the more body-con or classic styles of the perfect cocktail dresses of Joseph Ribkoff (also Canadian)! We also have beautiful basics from the super talented Vancouverite, Chloe Angus.

I also like to explore the funkier or edgier styles of Alembika (Israel), Grizas (Europe), Elk & Vigorella (Australia) to really encourage you to make your OWN fashion statement.

And our consistently popular Chalet and Fenini (USA) brands which have created quite a following with their delicious fabrics and comfy casual and stylish designs.

I’ll never stop searching for new, quality and innovative fashions for my awesome customers. That’s my job and I love it.

So again, thanks Mr. Gunn for your push to the fashion world to step up. I’m with you!

But also, please know, there are already fantastic designers doing the work, consistently and with quality.

I know. I’ve done my research.

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Celebrating Spring at Bodacious!

 

Wow! What a difference 1 month makes. It’s so nice to see the sun shining and the cherry and plum trees blooming away. This pic is from my walk to work along the seawall. That blue sky!!!

We’ve been very busy over here at Bodacious. The Victoria pop-up was a huge success!  In fact it was so great that we’re opening a second store over there on May 1!!!
Yes, Bodacious 2 will be opening at 2-1113 Langley Street, Victoria (the back side of the Murchies building). This is the same building that we had the pop-up in so if you were there, you know where to come back to. If you missed it, now is your chance to see more of us! Tell your island friends.
I will be hiring for the new location, so if you or anyone you know has a fabulous and fun personality and a strong retail background, please send a “why I’d like to work at Bodacious” letter along with your resume to bodaciouslifestyles@gmail.com
See you very soon, Victoria!

Spring is my favourite time of year for fashion and accessories! Just take a look at all the colour and fun items that are currently at Bodacious. As always, we’re getting topped up with new deliveries almost daily, so come on in and see what’s new.


Chloe Angus bamboo/cotton comfy styles!
Jeans! We’ve finally found the jean you’ve been looking for!
Higher rise, nice stretch, dark denim Carelli full length and capri jeans.
Under $100! up to size 24


Matt & Nat Spring is AWESOME! (all of our bags are listed on our online shopping page)
Check out these colourful beauties to brighten up any outfit…


add some Cahoia bling…


and a pretty Marigold scarf…

and you are set!

AND…to make room for all of this fabulous-ness, starting today, we have a

$20 SALE RACK

full of last season’s fashions! Chalet, Joseph Ribkoff, Chloe Angus and so much more! We need to make room, lovelies! We are seriously slashing prices so come and check out the deals of the season.
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And, as always, so much more!

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
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