Murses, Motes, Mutches, Mags, & More.

HIIIIIIII THEEEEEERE BEAAAAACH! What’s up?! Long time no see!

Today we’re discussing all of the mags I own. Get it? Like men’s bags.. haha! Anyway, we have an assortment of mags for every situation. You name it, it’s mentioned here. And if it’s not, then you’re wrong. TRY ME. Lolol, okay proceed.


Processed with VSCO with a5 presetSo I know you guys have seen this one in a lot of my IG Pics! If not, go check them out on my feed 🙂

This clutch aka mutch (men’s clutch) is from Madewell. Madewell is J. Crew’s sister company that tailors to the urban, earthy, laid-back, edgy shoppers. Sadly, there is no men’s shop in Madewell, buuut that hasn’t stopped me. 🙂 They have great items and I really love their vibe. Check them out for yourself, or for a friend!

Back to my mutch hehe. The perfect wallet for basically every situation.  Everything fits in there — My cards, keys, phone, chapstick. Y’know.. The essentials. And I still have a little bit of room for anything else I want to add in there. It’s been the perfect addition to my life. Dramatic much?? Maybe…

Processed with VSCO with e1 presetHere, we have my murse. Lol.. Not really,but it’s funny to call it that. It’s a Messenger Bag! I’ve gotten NUMEROUS compliments on this guy, so I thought why not show it off to all of you. This was gifted to me by some crazy, but spectacular friends from Barnes & Noble! Who would have thought? It’s just the right size for everyday use, with the perfect amount of compartments for my belongings. I use it for work and really everywhere because it fits everything I need and a tad bit more! 🙂 Hm.. Future post idea: What’s In My Bag? Ooo stay tuned for that.  

Another thing I love about this bag, is how customizable it is. See the white speck on the bag? That’s a pin from Pintrill. I’ve kinda fallen in love with them.. a lot. They’re the perfect accessory to totally incorporate your personality in your outfit! Cute gift idea too. 😉

IProcessed with VSCO with e5 presetf you don’t have a good tote in your life, then what are you doing!? Srsly..

In a rush? Throw everything in and go. Going to the beach? Throw everything in and go. Hopping on a flight? Lol, you know last minute packing – like me. Throw everything in and go. Okay, maybe not everything, but most likely those few items you just don’t have room for in your luggage. *Suddenly becomes a travel blogger*

Totes are cute! Just be sure to choose a stylish one. That way when you’re scrambling to throw everything in the bag last minute to get out the door, everyone will think you have it together… on the outside. At least you’ll look the part.

Hashtag: Life Hack

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I’m not much of a backpack person, but when I must have one, I go with the best of the best! The one on the left is from Everlane, and black one on the right is from Serengetee!

Both are very attractive and appealing, with great detail, so you won’t go wrong with either one, but let me explain the differences. The grey bag from Everlane gives off the stylish, yuppie vibes. Everlane is really keen on educating the customer where the product is coming from and what they are buying. They tell you exactly where your dollar is going. The Serengetee bag would be used for more traveling purposes. Hence, their slogans – #WearTheWorld & #TravelMore. Serengetee is cool because a percentage of each purchase is donated to a cause! Learn more about what they stand for on their website!

Interested in purchasing items at Everlane? You should be! Click this link!

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Last but not least, we have our duffle bag. Also, from Everlane! I use it every time I travel, 30% because it’s cute af, 30% due to the amount of space I have in it, and 40% because of the compliments I receive hehe. Totes *winkwink* kidding.

Honestly though, their bags are of great quality and you can totally tell they care a lot for their products and customers. Do me a favor and check them out!! You won’t regret it.


Do you have any must see mags that I need to check out?! You know I want to see them! Share them with me!

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The Year of the Turtle

So I’m about 10 days late but… HAPPY NEW YEAR, BEACHES!! lol..

Hope you all are having a great start to 2017. If not, that’s okay too. Tomorrow is right around the corner and the perfect opportunity to learn from your mistakes and start fresh. Remember that you’re in charge, so make every moment count!

Okay, that was my inspiration for the day. That’ll be $8.50! I take venmo or paypal. No checks please.. Only because I don’t really know how to process those. Actually, I have no idea what those look like..


So yeaaaah, year of the turtle, huh? YOU BETCHA.

Not just any kind of turtle either. The most ferocious, stunning, majestic, cylindrical turtle there is. YOU GUESSED IT.. A turtleneck.

I’ve seen an exponential incline in the adoption of turtlenecks in the men’s fashion world. I love it!! They’re so chic. Maybe Steve Jobs is to take credit for that? Idontknow. YGG.

Now there are different types of turtlenecks, for multiple situations and occasions.


I’m going to touch on 2 of my faves, the first being the tissue turtleneck. TTT. Triple T. hehe.


It’s thinner, hence the name tissue lol.. Probably not the most appropriate this time of year due to the cold weather(depending on where you are in the world), but still could be worn if layered correctly! I love these because they’re a bit versatile.. And you know how much I love versatility. 😉 Well, if you didn’t, you do now. 🙂 I prefer mine to fit more on the snug side, so you can tuck it into your pants/jeans. But to each his own. I find the look to be classy & elegant, which could be considered dressed up or down. #versatility Throw a blazer over it for a more dressier look.

Then we have the turtleneck sweater. Which I feel like is the more popular style among the two. If it’s a thinner style, then you could perhaps tuck it in as well. I would refrain from doing so with the thicker ones. They look great as they are! Here are a few looks I like:


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Option 4

Now you know a little more about the styles I adore. What are some of yours?! Send your favorite looks to my Instagram: @thatsonofabeach!

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Jackets, Coats, & Scarves. OH MY!

Hi, beaches! It’s been awhile. Sowwy..



Sooo here I’ve featured a few coats and jackets I found in my closet, and how I style them! Let’s get to it!


Photo courtesy of @jkwilkins_617

Here, I have the Dock Peacoat from J. Crew in navy. If you’re looking to stay warm until Spring, this coat is the way to go! It hasn’t let me down yet. I love it because of it’s versatility. I can dress it up, or down. I wore it with a tan/beige long sleeve tee, tucked in to show off the belt and give the outfit some jazz. We like jazz. I accessorized with a blanket scarf.

I’m wearing the 484 Stretch Chinos from J. Crew as well. They’re navy too, but if you look closely, they aren’t the same shade as the peacoat. GOOD. My chinos are a more vibrant navy. Usually I’d be opposed to something like this, but the overall color palette of the outfit pleased me, so I kept the look. It’s cute.

My boots are Desert Boots from Clarks that happen to be the same color as my tee. Haha whoops. Like I said I really liked the color scheme, so I opted for these boots. I felt like it tied it all together.

Wondering what to wear for your next brunch outing? Well there you go!


Photo courtesy of @jkwilkins_617

I tried to stick with neutrals for this outfit. You could say I’m 50 shades of grey. winkwink.

I’m wearing a Dark Charcoal Topcoat, also super thick and warm! This coat is a bit longer, which is perfect for someone taller (me) or for anyone who just wants their coats long.

You can’t tell, but I’m wearing my elephant sweatshirt that supports the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.  Check them out! Such a cool organization!

I have a dark grey scarf to go along with the neutral theme. Threw in some black denim jeans and brown shoes. And there we have it! I love the brown shoes with this look because it adds a bit of color, without sacrificing the dark tone I was going for.


Photo courtesy of @thejessicapayne

For a far more casual look I have the Field Mechanic Jacket. I like this jacket a lot because it’s not slim, so it can be layered a lot easier and more comfortably. Also, if you need to adjust the waist area to “make it slim,” it has strings built in to tighten it up. Nifty, I know.

It’s a lot thinner than the other coats I mention, which makes it perfect if you’re attempting to travel light.

A particular jacket I don’t own, but would love to have is a Bomber Jacket. Christmas gifts, perhaps?? Get on that, guys..

They’re so cute and stylish and can be easily layered as well. Here are two of my faves: H&M Satin Bomber Jacket & Zara Bomber Jacker.


2017 is right around the corner, so I hope you all have been preparing your New Years Resolution List. One of mine is weekly posts, so you guys are going to have to hold me to that! Leave a comment with a few of your resolutions below! I’d love to see what you guys have planned for the New Year!




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