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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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12 Holiday Dresses Under $100

Christmas, Fashion, Fave Picks, Handbags, Holiday, Shoes, Styling TipsAnneke McConnell

What I love about November 1st is the feeling of officially ushering in the holiday season.  In this month of Thanksgiving, I am reminded of how thankful I am for Christmas. ;-)  It's truly my favorite holiday.  While Jesus is the reason for the season, I love how this time brings friends, family and strangers alike together to celebrate life together. 

If you have some upcoming events that call for a little cocktail dress wardrobe, this is a great place to start getting ideas for those nights at work parties, charity events, date nights, and even mommy daughter dates to the Nutcracker.

Also, sometimes we like to chat LIVE about these things on Facebook so I invite you to join the fun!


OK! So, for under $100 each, one or more of these will carry you through the season and beyond! High fives to that!

1. Classic Fit and Flare Dress

Up first is this pretty little lace fit and flare dress is gorgeous in this Evergreen color, but comes in 12 color options total at only $88.  It's a classic shape with a modern gorgeous lace pattern.

2. Lace Fit and Flare with Cap Sleeves

Another lacy option shown in a beautiful aubergine color (one of my FAVES), this fit and flare version has the slightest cap sleeve to it with subtle eyelash lace edging.  This dress is $98 and comes in 11 color options.

3. Tea Length Hi-Low Dress

If you're looking for something with a little more length and stylish flare, this Hi-Low Dress is a beautiful option that comes in red, navy, and black for only $82.  Pair it with strappy heels and some statement earrings and you're ready to celebrate!

4. Long Sleeved Lace Fit and Flare Dress

If you love the fit and flare style of dresses and the lacy touch, but longer sleeves, this dress is for you.  It comes in classic colors Oxblood and Black at $92.

5. Gorgeous Black Shift Dress with Fancy Collar

Also available in white, this beautiful black shift dress has a slight bell sleeves, forgiving waist line (indulge in those tasty treats stress free!), and gorgeous embellished collar. I love the longer sleeve, simple classic shape, and touch of glam.  This dress comes in at $99.

6. Scalloped Sequin Dress

If you have an upcoming holiday party that calls for some fun metallics, this scalloped sequin dress is the perfect fit.  Although the dress is lined, the longer sleeves are sheer, just fyi.  This is a great dress for the holiday season at only $45.

7. Red Strapless Lace Gown

Love at first sight with this gorgeous gown! With the bright red color, it's sure to be a show stopper! At $88, it is fully lined with a thigh high slit so if dancing's your thing, you can still bust some moves. ;-) 

8. Metallic Sequin Sheath Dress

This black and gold sequin dress is just $88 and will take you from girl's night out to your family gatherings and a night on the town. It's perfect for those of you that prefer a v-neck style and asymmetrical lines.

9. Off the Shoulder Red Dress

This dress is a simple and stunning choice with a bit of edge in the neckline.  It is $70 and features a back hidden zipper, wired neckline (no shifting!), and is fully lined.  The red is perfect for the holiday season and would look beautiful with a trending sparkly choker necklace.

10. Long Black Lace Gown

If you're looking for a more formal option at an affordable price, this gown (currently available for $60) is a beautiful option.  When looking for more affordable options on fancier dresses like this, lean toward items that have higher star ratings and great reviews!

11. Sea Blue One Shoulder Ruffle Ball Gown

Anything in this beautiful cobalt blue color is a winner in my book!  Add that gorgeous one shoulder ruffle detailing and this dress is a great option at only $49!  It's a nice step away from the classic black without going into the warmer red colors. 

12. Lace Strapless Dress in Forest Green

If you lean toward this beautiful green color, this strapless dress with lace detail is a great option and $99 (and currently 25% off with code OMGYES).  You can pair it with classic black or gold heels and accessories or gold bold with some color!

I hope this helps you ladies kick off some pre-party shopping and find the perfect fit for your needs!  I know this may seem like a lot, but I've tried to pair things down after going through literally hundreds of items!  That's the research loving part of me coming out. ;-)

Below are some more dresses and ideas for "finish the look when it comes to shoes, bags, and jewelry.








***Current Home Decor Pre-Season Kick Off Sales

Joss & Main - In Demand Furniture, Lighting, Blankets, and Thanksgiving Table items on sale

Overstock - Up to 70% off Home for the Holidays steals (great place to find rugs!)

Pottery Barn - Up to 60% off all rugs, 20% off flatware, and Free Shipping

Serena & Lily - Up to 30% off select rugs

One Kings Lane - featuring a FANTASTIC Coastal Christmas sale, including my fave silver crab figurine for only $28



Thanks for catching this massive post ladies! It's quite the roundup, but I wanted it to be easy to find and all in one place!  Happy shopping and have a BLAST at your holiday parties beautiful friends!!




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White Shoes for Spring and Summer!

Summer, Spring, ShoesAnneke McConnell

Hey guys!  The temperatures may have dipped from the 80's to 50's here in Seattle, but that isn't stopping me from dreaming of sunshine and bright whites! 

Today I'm rounding up white shoes for Spring and Summer to try and save you the hassle of browsing around yourself.  White shoes are a staple for the season and go with virtually everything, so I suggest picking one casual white shoe and one dressy white shoe.

Compared to the go-to tan color, it's great how a punch of white makes an outfit look instantly more classy and put together (if that's the look your going for!).

I hope this helps you out and if there's something you're on the look out for, please let me know - the crazy research loving part of me will love the challenge of finding it for you. ;-)

All of the photos are "active", so if you want to learn more about a shoe in the graphic, all you need to do is click on the hotspot that shows when you hover on it! 

I couldn't possibly fit ALL the great options in one photo, so be sure to browse through the sliders below for the most choices.  Of all the wedges, THIS one is my favorite!

OK, now if you're looking for a more casual and/or flat white shoe for summer (hello to all the mamas chasing kids - I completely understand!), below are some great options from tennis shoes to sandals, etc.

FYI, if you're going to go with Birks, I suggest going with the one with gold metal detailing. :-)  Keep in mind that most of these also have other color options too like tan, black, and brights for the season.

I wish I could write a bit more today, but it's a busier one with the kiddos, swim lessons, prepping for my son's birthday AND Mother's Day (did you catch my last blog post on that?)!

SO I've got to run!  I'm working on some new videos for you guys that I think will be a lot of fun, but in the meantime, happy shopping!!





(some shoes may show up as an alternate color)