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Fall/Winter Style: One Dress Styled Four Ways

Fall Fashion, Fashion, Fashion Blog Posts, Handbags, Styling TipsAnneke McConnell

I'm always looking to mix and match pieces from my wardrobe and give staple pieces a different look depending on how they're paired.  I recently came across this dolman sleeve sweater dress which has a great fit and a little class to it. I love that it's a turtleneck too for these super cold days AND it's a pretty taupe color that goes with virtually everything! #winwin

First things first, it's easy to mix and match when you're staying within the same color palette and I threw in a little color with forest green handbag.  No matter what colors you gravitate toward for your closet, don't apologize for it and then have fun with little pieces here and there or even makeup and nail colors. :-)


LOOKS #1: The Dress Solo

Of course you can always go for a more simple look and wear a dress like this by itself.  This also shows you what it looks like as is! Even just adding an accessory like a belt or a statement necklace will do wonders and may be more of the focal point of the outfit.

Below is just a quick change of shoes, from black suede heeled booties (currently on sale) to taupe suede knee high boots (mine are the wide calf version).


LOOK #2: A Little Bit of Edge

This might be one of my favorite looks because it's amazing what a bit of texture and contrast can do when creating an outfit.  I love that this faux leather biker jacket comes with a removable hood, so you can create a chic look like this OR just pair it with jeans and a tee for a casual look.

You have the SAME leggings, suede heeled booties, handbag, earrings and choker. Just the jacket was added.


LOOK #3: The Cozy Vibe

Now to get a more cozy look, replace that black faux leather jacket for a warm creamy colored turtleneck poncho.  (This comes in black and ivory)

It may seem unlikely that a turtleneck over a turtleneck would work, but in this case it does because the underlayer is thinner than the top layer. :-)

On a side note, I am wearing this poncho with EVERYTHING right now!! Love it, love it, LOVE IT. It's perfect for these colder months!


LOOK #4: Neutral Chic

Ok, last but not least. If you're looking for more of the layered shawl look, this leopard reversible poncho is a great one for less than $40. I thought it would overwhelm my 5'3" frame, but I loved it right away! 

I love the fact that it is reversible with the same pattern on both sides, just one lighter and one darker.  Both the tan and black colors pull the taupe dress and black leggings and booties together.

Here is the light colored side.........

One Dress. Four Looks!


.....and here is the dark colored side. I LOVE IT!


If you're looking to ditch the leggings, opt for an over the knee suede boot like these pair below. These will fit a slightly wider calf too.  Although they didn't make the photo shoot, they're a great option with the subtle detail around the ankle!

I hope this helps you think outside the box when it comes to mixing and matching. Remember to have fun with it and don't overthink your choices!




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Last Chance to Score BIG on my two FAVE Home Decor Sites for Cyber Monday

Coastal Interiors, DealsAnneke McConnell

I hope you've been scoring big time for this year's Cyber Monday sales! I don't think I've ever seen sales so good, and these two home decor sites are no exception!

I'm going to make this quick since time is of the essence!

BUT before diving in and because I know many of you are still Holiday Shopping, I wanted to make note of this beautiful stocking if you're still on the lookout! More Holiday Home items can be found HERE if that is your need right now!


Ok, moving along......













First up: you'll want to check out Serena & Lily who is having 25% off EVERYTHING on their site today only! Trust me. As someone who scours the internet year round, Serena & Lily is the epitome of Coastal Chic style and their items rarely go on sale, and for 25% off. Crazy! I love that they offer quality items with customized fabric options.  Make sure to use the code BEST EVER!


***Click the photos below for more details.

The next home decor Cyber Monday sale you should check out is Joss & Main.  They are definitely a go-to for me and they are having an EXTRA 30% off 10 HUGE sales, not to mention other discounts they still have going strong from Black Friday. I love that they have gift items also.

Can you believe this table below is only $235!! Crazy right?!!

Other notable sales can be found HERE and HERE.  Have fun and snag those home and gist items for the entire year ahead! xo, Anneke


The boutique below shows items all available on Joss & Main. This is just a sampling so if there is a home decor item in mind that you've been waiting to get, search there site! You can hover over the photos below for prices, but keep in mind there are EXTRA savings with the cyber Monday deals! 

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The Best of Home: Cyber Week Deals

Coastal Interiors, Gift Ideas, Holiday, Home Blog Posts, InteriorsAnneke McConnell

It's a rare weekend post, but with a week like Cyber Week there is so much to share! One of my goals with this blog is to help you find and pair together beautiful items for your home, and of all the weeks of the year, Cyber Week has some incredible deals!

This ottoman is just one example of the crazy good savings. It's only $136ish!  I have browsed everything from chairs, to tables, beds, sofas, rugs, lighting, and more, and the discounts on these beautiful home items are incredible.

You can see the list of ALL the sales I recommend (i.e. style sites) and codes for savings by clicking HERE, but today's post is all about home decor!  I was hoping to add more Christmas decor (like this GORGEOUS embroidered stocking!), but have to keep family time a priority!




With that said, have fun with it and happy shopping!


The BEST of Home



Amazon - too many crazy steep deals to count and just recently upgraded their Home options!

        -Check out their Home section for Home, Furniture, Kitchen, Tools, etc.

Horchow - up to 40% off plus free shipping

Joss & Main - up to 80% off items for your home (furniture, bedding, rugs, lighting, etc.)

Kathy Kuo Home - 20% off stewed with code WOW

Minted - 20% off for getting those Christmas cards complete or adding custom artwork to your home!

Neiman Marcus - up to 60% off

Nordstrom - an EXTRA 20% off all sale items!

One Kings Lane - an EXTRA 20% off furniture, rugs, pillow and throws, etc.)

Overstock - up to 70% off furniture, area rugs, home essentials, jewelry, watches, toys, and more

Pier1 Imports - up to 30% off thousands of items

Pottery Barn - up to 50% off Black Friday deals!

Scout & Nimble - 30% off Stanley furniture, 40% off Loloi Rugs, 45% off all Elk Brands, 45% of Jaipur 

Serena & Lily - 20% off absolutely EVERYTHING (crazy!)

Target - up to 30% off home items 

Wayfair - up to 80% off all home decor and gifts

Williams Sonoma - 20% off plus free shipping with code THANKFUL

Wisteria - 25% off EVERYTHING with code OURFAMILY

World Market - 20-45% off furniture, blankets and throws, office accessories and more


I hope this helps narrow things down a bit! Remember the search feature is your friend going onto these sites. Search by biggest percentage off, item type, size, color, or whatever it is you need to find those perfect items for your home!

Happy Holiday Shopping!




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Gift Guide: Gifts Under $50 for HER

Christmas, Fave PicksAnneke McConnell

Happy Thanksgiving week! As I highlighted in my previous blog post, the Black Friday deals are already creeping up all over the Internet. It's fun and exciting to score such great deals, but it can also be super overwhelming! 

I've already seen Ray Bans and a Michael Kors watch for 85% off and about fell off my chair. As a heads up, if you're looking to snag some deals online this weekend, be sure to follow along on Facebook where I'll be sharing what I feel are great deals worth mentioning! 

On that note, this week I am doing my best to focus on BALANCE. When I began blogging so many years ago, I didn't even realize how out of balance I was (late nights, no plan, etc.), so it's a subject near and dear to me, and one I'm constantly growing in.

Balance IS possible!  This week I am so thankful for the opportunity that blogging allows me to maintain balance in my life. :-)

OK! So today's post is all about Gifts for Her under $50!

With prices fluctuating throughout the upcoming days and weeks, the prices of the items below will likely change, and hopefully decrease! 

As I'm already gearing up and planning for next year, one of the first items I spotted are these cute day planners below. I LOVE the fun and bright colors!

Below are several items I found across the Internet for under $50 that are sure to be a well loved gift for that special someone in your life, many items even under $25.

You can hover over the photo for the price and click the photo for details and any updated price and sizes (if applicable). Remember to have fun with it! :-) Happy shopping for all your friends and family (and a little on the side for yourself!). ;-)