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The Cutest Striped Tote for Summer

Handbags, Gift IdeasAnneke McConnell

A big thanks to all of you who jumped on board with this next month's Mom Boss Book Club book!  It's a good one!!

As for today's topic, anything with navy stripes and I'm 100% there, especially when it comes to cute coastal totes!  This canvas striped handbag from Kate Spade is perfect for Summer!  It's called the Washington Square Mega Sam in a rich navy stripe, and comes in other patterns, as well as a smaller version.



The material is so nice! Let me give you a quick "tour" of this cute and functional handbag. :-)

It is pretty spacious on the inside and also has plenty of pocket space with the two outside pockets on the front, interior pocket with a zipper and interior side pocket.


What I love about this tote is that it has a casual vibe to it, but it can truly be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.  It would also make a great mother's day gift, graduation gift, baby shower gift (as a cute back up baby bag), etc.


The sides close together on top with simple tie strings.




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**A big thank you to Kate Spade for providing this handbag for review!



Serena & Lily

Joss & Main

Pottery Barn


One Kings Lane




......just to name a few!



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Weekend Faves and Sales

Boys Room, Christmas, Coastal Interiors, Deals, DIY, Fall Fashion, Fashion, Fave Picks, Furniture Makeover, Handbags, Gift Ideas, Holiday, sale alert, Recipe, InteriorsAnneke McConnell

Hi friends! It's been a fun week of LIVE videos on Facebook, connecting with my Mom Bosses, and creating things for our beach house!  Today I even got to have some girlfriends over to shop my closet as I was cleaning a ton of pieces out from style blogging.  I would probably have never planned it if not for reading Present Over Perfect recently - things were definitely not perfect around here, but it was SO fun to spend that time together!

Also did you happen to try the Pear Sauce Recipe I shared this week? Ours is already almost gone!!!

Here's a quick run down of this week's Favorites across the internet and not to miss sales!


1. Most Liked Photos on Coastal Interiors.



2. Most Liked Photos on DIY Painted Furniture

Teal Painted Dresser





3. Favorite Recipe to try - Paleo Pumpkin Spice Latte!




4. Favorite Quartz Layered Necklace.

This one is currently 50% off and so SO pretty! This will go with everything and is perfect for the upcoming Holiday season, from casual nights with your spouse or girlfriends to a fancy party.



5. Favorite Book.

We are getting ready to tackle money mindset in the Mom Boss Book Club and will be going over The Abundance Code!  If you're a small biz owner and mama, come join us!


6. Favorite Christmas New Arrival.

P.S. The older I get the more excited I get for Christmas! Let a girl be happy! lol This Santa Stop Here Door Mat is just too fun! I've started creating a separate page for all things Christmas Holiday HERE and will continue to update it through the season!

7. Favorite Blog Post.

My style blogger friend Mallory from Style Your Senses recently created a super helpful blog post on Family Photos 101 with how to pick your family's clothes for photos and little tips and tricks!


8. Fave Handbag.

Anthropologie is having a huge sale this weekend for their 25th Anniversary and this round crocodile print cross bodybag immediately caught my eye. It's been a long time since I've seen that print and loved it, so I think we have a winner and it would look great with a neutral Fall and Winter sweater like this one.  More favorites from the sale are below!

Some not to miss sales!


Anthropologie - 25% off everything

Loft - 50% off everything

Madewell - up to 60% off select items (check out this tie-cuff sweater)

Pottery Barn - up to 40% off select items

Coach - New to sale up to 40% off

Wayfair - up to 70% off holiday



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The Best of Burgundy Fashion for Fall and Winter

Fall Fashion, Fashion, Fashion Blog Posts, Handbags, Shoes, sale alertAnneke McConnell

Hi friends! I hope you've been having a great day! If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know that's where I share more of my fashion finds, and I have to admit, burgundy is having a moment in my opinion.

I've been a fan of the color for years and I think that it is universally flattering on EVERYONE, so it's fun to see how the color is showing up in fashion and home decor alike!

Of all the colors out there, burgundy goes by way more names than any other I've seen.  As I was finding all the burgundy fashion items right now, I found pieces under the name merlot, wine, port, oxblood, acai, dark plum, dark red, deep currant, berry, and more.

It's also a beautiful color that shows up in a variety of patterns and textures, from plaid, crushed velvet, satin, leather, faux leather, suede, and corded, knits, silks, and not to mention the gorgeous jewelry pieces! These plum tassel earrings are probably my FAVE!  I also lean toward simplicity and a good burgundy sweater like this one will always be my go-to. ;-)

If you're a fan of the color burgundy, I hope this helps you find the best for fashion all in one place!  Below is a boutique that shares Fall fashion items such as sweaters, jeans, booties, over the knee boots, strappy heels, chunky heels, workout leggings, scarves, hats, and of course plenty of gorgeous handbags, probably my favorite in the burgundy color!

Happy shopping and happy Fall!

Also! Just a friendly reminder that today is the LAST DAY of the rare Serena & Lily friends and family sale! 20% off sitewide - this chair is a MUST for coastal home decor!










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100+ Beach Totes and Bags for Spring and Summer

Fashion Blog Posts, HandbagsAnneke McConnell

As we head into the warmer weather seasons of Spring and Summer, there are dozens of beach totes to be found across the internet.  From neutral woven bags to waterproof nylon totes, there's something for everyone.

I put on my major research-loving hat for this blog post to round up a diverse collection of beach bags for a casual day out shopping, a vacation trip to a resort, or a day trip to your local beach.




The boutique below is made up of bags in neutral colors to bright and colorful patterns, pom pom details (or even pom pom or tassel keychain additons to add to any bag).

The prices range from $20 to a few hundred or more depending on your budget, so I've made it easy by making sure the price can be seen when you hover on the photo. BUT FIRST - know that this may show a "full retail price" and not the sale price, sometimes half off or more!

I hope this helps you find the perfect beach bag for these warmer days ahead or that special vacation, honeymoon, girl's trip, etc.  I think of all of them, THIS ONE and THIS ONE are my favorites!

Are you headed someplace warm and sunny? I'd love to know where in the comments below!




From the beach,

Anneke :-)


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