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The Perfect Handbag for Going to Grandma’s House in Style

Top Tier Style Leather Handbag Review

We live life on the go and are always in need of quality handbags to carry back and forth for me and the kids!  Top Tier Style contacted us to review these cute handbags and Mom Always Knows did receive them at no cost in exchange for this review but all opinions are 100% our own.

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My kids like to be just like me so they usually pack up their own bags when we hit the pool, the gym or their favorite place; Grandmas house.  These bags are the perfect size (30cmx50cm) for a couple of their favorite toys, PJ’s, shoes and a change of clothes.  They come in a variety of colors on the website including pink, red, silver, black, light blue, wine, gold, grey and more.

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We selected the pink and light blue (more like aqua) and love them!  There is a tassel on the side and they came with cute scarfs tied on the sides that my daughters are using for their baby dolls currently but think accessorizing YOUR outfits!  The inner part of the purse is polyester and has a cell phone pocket as well for more storage!

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The website says they are leather and they sure look and feel like leather but don’t smell like leather so I can not be sure but the price point would say they were not at $25.99 since this is a rather nice size bag.  Perfect for kids or Moms on the go because at that price point, you could buy 2!

These handbags are MAK approved for sure!

Check out their site HERE!  They have lots of goodies like sunglasses, gloves, shoes, clothes, jewelry and more!

Old World Charm: 5 Ways to Wear a Bohemian Chic White Dress

Hey Fashionista’s!  Gotta look good, right!?!  We are so excited to start featuring fashion related topics on MAK!  We thought what a great piece to start with- a simple little chic Bohemian white dress!  Mae Brian has some style which you can check out on her blog called The Gospel of Beauty.

Enjoy!  Let us know what you think!


 Post by Mae Brian

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: Realtor Brian Johnson | LOCATION: Ybor City | KID’s OUTFIT and HAIR ACCESSORY: The Hair Bow Company

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Think of your little white dress as LBD’s free-spirited little sister: less formal, casually easy like Sunday morning, hopelessly romantic like a hippie wild child yet equally classic at the same time.

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With the change in season and warmer weather creeping in, the little white dress is the perfect wardrobe essential for a lovely spring and summer affair. Oh, did we mention it’s also versatile to wear? There are a million ways to style your little white dress, but this mommy-and-daughter duo’s favorite is wearing it with a touch of vintage bohemian.

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To channel our inner boho spirit, we stepped into Ybor City, Tampa’s historic district, which once thrived as a cigar industry town prior to the Great Depression. The place was named after Vicente Martinez Ybor, a prominent Spanish cigar entrepreneur who relocated his cigar-making business from Cuba and Key West to Tampa in the late 1880s.

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Today, Ybor City is named National Historical Landmark District and recognized as one of the “10 Great Streets in America.” It continues to have a diverse blend of cultures, thanks to its first immigrant settlers primarily of Cuban, Spanish and Italian descents who brought with them their own unique food and traditions.

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Ybor City has since been transformed as a favorite local spot among foodies, party night owls and art lovers, as evident by its unique fusion of international-themed restaurants, cafes, bars, theaters and street art.

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That being said, it served as the perfect backdrop for a vintage-bohemian fashion shoot. It’s easy to be adventurous when wearing a little white dress, so let your inner child run wild and play with a few fun details. Here are five ways to rock the bohemian rhapsody style:

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1. When it comes to frills, poufs and laces, go big or go home.  

When shopping for your little girl’s white dress, choose a baby doll silhouette like this flouncy dress by The Hair Bow Company. The pouf at the bottom makes twirling hard to resist and the silhouette gives the dress an ultra-fun and girly vibe. A touch of lace around the neckline is always a good idea as it makes the overall look romantic but mostly, whimsical.

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2. Wear white with gold.

Add an interesting element to take away the “blah” in basic white. For instance, gold adds a touch of elegance to white. A word of caution: Keep the gold element subtle, you don’t want to look like you’ve just been cursed by Midas’ touch. A gold belt or hair accessory should do the trick.

For this photo shoot, I opted to give my overall look with a metallic touch by wearing The Hair Bow Company’s gold leaf headband.

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3. Pair it with a romantic head dress.

When it comes to a white dress in satin and lace, a little accessory goes a long way. Jazz up your little one’s look with some floral and lace head dress, like the one shown on top and sold at The Hair Bow Company. It’s not only a great way to pull the hair away from your little one’s face and keep her day look neat, but it’s a style piece that could effortlessly tie in the overall old-world, bohemian look.

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4. Have fun with a pair of gladiator sandals.

As far as vintage style goes, wearing the right pair of footwear matters. It’s really amazing how shoes can single-handedly take an overall look from day to night. For instance, a gold pair of stilettos could make this white dress by Forever 21 “happy hour ready,” while a classic pair of nude pumps could make it work-appropriate. For this style shoot, I slipped on a pair of gladiator sandals to complete the boho chic look. Hello, is that you, ancient Rome, calling?

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5. Keep the look organic by sticking to neutral colors.

Think of woodsy colors like forest green or caramel brown. These colors go well with a simple white dress in creating a very “chill” and Woodstock-inspired style. Let your individuality shine with your style choices, whether that means adding a mocha fringe messenger bag, a pair of feather earrings or some oversized bows. Ultimately, it’s about embracing your free-spirited inner child!

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Hair Bow Company. All opinions are my own. Follow them on Facebook or sign up to their newsletter to enjoy a five percent discount on your order.