4th of july

Week O’Nautical: Red White and Blue Lace

Week O'Nautical:  Red White and Blue Lace

Week O’Nautical: Red White and Blue Lace

Week O’Nautical sails on with another red white and blue (lace!) outfit!  This loosely nautical look sails into summer hitting those summer trends.  Nothing says summer like a good summer dress that you can wear for multiple occasions from work to a bbq!

mark. Sun On My Shoulder Dress

mark. Sun On My Shoulder Dress

This mark. Sun On My Shoulders dress doesn’t launch until later this week but as an Avon rep you get the upcoming styles early and get them out a discount! There are definite personal perks to being an Avon rep.  When I saw this blue off the shoulder lace dress coming up I was this will be perfect for Week O’Nautical!  It’s my favorite color of blue, my favorite fabric, and my favorite summer trend (off the shoulder!).

Off The Shoulder Style

Off The Shoulder Style

Red White and Blue Lace Look

Red White and Blue Lace Look

Summer Dress Must Have

Summer Dress Must Have

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it a again, adding a good summer dress to your wardrobe is a must.  You need something versatile, something you can wear to work, bridal showers, bbq’s and everything in-between.  When your combating summer heat a summer dress is the only solution.

Nautical Take On Red White and Blue

Nautical Take On Red White and Blue

mark. Lip Paint in Glamour

mark. Lip Paint in Glamour

To take my summer dress a little nautical I added that same red lip and red white and blue jewelry from before (see here) but this time I also added this new upcoming mark. Street Party Bracelet, super fun cuff with metal tassels at the end, so when your bracelet flips around because you know it’s going to, it’s cute from either side!

mark. Street Party Bracelet

mark. Street Party Bracelet

mark. Street Party Bracelet

mark. Street Party Bracelet

I definitely been wearing a lot of blue and white this Week O’Nautical so more red was needed, good thing mark. came out with these red wedges, the mark. Easy Does It Slides!  The wedge is not steep so don’t feel like you’re wearing heels and the red bands are super soft so you don’t feel like they’re digging in or rubbing, I just LOVE these guys for summer!

mark. Easy Does It Slide

mark. Easy Does It Slide

Wearing mark. Easy Does It Slide

Wearing mark. Easy Does It Slide

As we enjoy the 4th weekend a good tote is needed to lug around snacks, a blanket, camera, etc as you go from bbq to watching fireworks.  This Avon Saffiano Two Piece Tote is PERFECT.  I can put my cards/cash/phone etc in the clutch pouch then all my goodies in the tote, and I’m making sure to throw my Avon Bug Guard in there too, another summer must!

Avon Staffiano Two-Piece Tote

Avon Staffiano Two-Piece Tote

Hope most of you have today off, but if not hope Week O’Nautical is enough to help pass the time until the 4th holiday.  If you’re interested at getting mark. and Avon at a discount and early, before it launches to the public, consider joining me and sign up to be a rep, even if it’s just for your own personal purchases.  To sign up go here, for more information hit me up, otherwise you’ll be able to shop my look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Easy Summer Trends With mark.

Easy Summer Trends With mark.

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Week O’Nautical: Working Girl

 

Week O'Nautical: Working Girl

Week O’Nautical: Working Girl

Can you believe it’s the last week of June already!? I felt like I was just doing my Week O’Nautical posts for Memorial Day… because I was.  Word of Alicia has been a little light in the month of June because I’ve been living that summer life with my summer vaca to the Bahamas, baseball games, Father’s Day, swimming, lake days, etc., but really it’s that work life that takes up most of my time.  Work clothes in the summer can sometime be difficult and tedious when you’re battling the heat and professionalism.  That doesn’t stop me from sporting my red white and blue in a nautical fashion as we count down to our most patriotic holiday and get a little extra time off from that 9-5.

Avon Ponte Peekaboo Lace Dress

Avon Ponte Peekaboo Lace Dress

You’ve already seen this Avon Ponte Peekaboo Lace-Hem dress here, but it’s the perfect work dress.  A stretchy knit so you don’t have to iron it, lightweight so good for summer heat, a longer hemline and a full shoulder for conservative offices, and it’s navy!  Perfect for a little summer nautical looks at work.  Unfortunately it is sold out in misses sizes, only women’s available currently, however it does come in black and white as well and if I were to pick a backup you know black and white would be it!

Week O'Nautical Wear To Work Outfit

Week O’Nautical Wear To Work Outfit

Most of us wear and re-wear the same thing to work.  Even though I’ve worn this dress a bunch of times I wear it with different accessories.  This time I’m able to give it a more nautical look with my accessories.  I pulled out this Avon Ms. Patriotic necklace set and nautical rope bracelet, but this time I added my new(er) Avon Pretty Chic Bracelet Watch and the lucite heel sandals I’ve been loving, mark. So Clear To Me Sandals.  For the finishing touch, wearing the new mark. Vinyl Lip Paint in Glamour.

Nautical Accessories

Nautical Accessories

As any working girl knows a key part to the work wardrobe is the work bag, so I could not of been more excited when I found this Michael Kors bag on clearance for $59 at T.J. Maxx!  A good work bag needs to be big and roomy for all the crap you have to shove in it, but it also has to be sturdy to hold that weight and chic to go with your polished work wear.  This red bag is perfect for the upcoming holiday and Week O’Nautical and for such a great price!  I love the thrill of the hunt and the score!

Maxxinista with this MK find!

Maxxinista with this MK find!

You can shop my look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to check your local T.J. Maxx for some good finds.  If you hit up the one in Fair Oaks, CA they had a couple of these red bags 🙂  As we approach the the long weekend be sure to add in some red white and blue to your looks this week!

Week O’Nautical: 4th Of July Mani Pedi

Perfect s'mores pairing... a Patriotic July mani!

Perfect s’mores pairing… a Patriotic July mani!

Who else is in a 4th of July hangover!? I took Tuesday off for an extra long holiday weekend which is why mani Monday is going up on a Wednesday.  For the holiday weekend I went with a majorly patriotic mixed mani/pedi combo using Jambery nail wraps.  Like I’ve said before I really like using a base coat under Jamberry nail wraps.  I used Avon Ridge Filling Basecoat with these.

 

Week O'Nautical:  4th Of July Mani Pedi

Week O’Nautical: 4th Of July Mani Pedi

 

Mani:  From pinkie to thumb; Julep polish (old), Jamberry Kaboom, Jamberry Red White and Boom, Jamberry Star Spanged, Avon Gel Finish Roses Are Red.  I meant to put the Jamberry Fireworks over my ring and thumb but after I waited for the polish to dry I never got around to doing it.  Oh well, it would look cute for NYE too, guess I’ll save it.

Jamberry Kaboom, Red White and Boom and Star Spangled

Jamberry Kaboom, Red White and Boom and Star Spangled

Pedi:  I used Jamberry Star Spangled on my big toe and then Avon Gel Finish in Roses are Red with a red white and blue glitter by Julep (old).

Jamberry Star Spangled and Avon Gel Finish with Julep Glitter Top Coat

Jamberry Star Spangled and Avon Gel Finish with Julep Glitter Top Coat

I hope you survived the holiday weekend and got to enjoy some fireworks and some delicious s’mores too!  You can shop Jamberry here, Avon here and Julep here.  The 4th may be over but this works all summer long!  Plus, for the fan girls out there, check out the new Marvel releases from Jamberry for more fun!  They pair perfectly with all things Americana.

 

Week O’Nautical: Beach Hat and Romper and Perfect Brows For Free

Week O'Nautical - Romper and Beach Hat

Week O’Nautical – Beach Hat and Romper

What’s more weekend ready than a beach hat and a romper?  What’s more 4th of July weekend ready than a red white and blue romper and a shimmering faux straw hat!?  Nothing, that’s what, so I guess I’m 4th of July weekend ready!  I can already taste the burgers and dogs!

Rocking A Romper In Red White And Blue

Rocking A Romper In Red White And Blue

I picked up this guy at Marshall’s this spring and it has been my go to for summer bbq’s and picnics. Rompers can definitely be tricky, key is to find one that flatters your body shape especially at the waist.  And also find one that’s easy to get in and out of because let’s be honest, your going to have to go to the bathroom and nothing worse than a bad romper bathroom situation.

Rocking A Romper In Red White And Blue

Rocking A Romper In Red White And Blue

Pineapple Tote and Pineapple Watch

Pineapple Tote and Pineapple Watch

I love this one for the 4th with all its colors against the white base.  It’s really a statement all on its own so I just need to add on my sparkly straw hat with a circle brim, the mark. Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat and my go-to red earrings the mark. Flight Of Fancy Earrings, Avon Summer Quench Watch, Avon Ms. Patriotic Necklace and mark. Right On Stack Bracelet Stack (coming soon) all at my eBoutique.  Follow it up with these fun wedges from Shoedazzle and I’m good to go for whatever the weekend brings me!

mark. Flight Of Fancy Earrings

mark. Flight Of Fancy Earrings

Just as easy as my summer outfit is so is my summer makeup.  Great thing about wearing a great hat like this mark. Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat is you can lay off the shades.  Which means its a great time to play up those eyes.

mark. Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat

mark. Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat

In makeup right now the trend is big lashes and on point eyebrows, which actually is a pretty summer friendly eye makeup look, just add a bold lip and done (like the mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Fired Up).  I’m not a big eye brows person (sorry, not sorry) but when I do decide to jump on the band wagon the Avon Perfect Brow Kit is my go to.

Eye-tastic Summer Makeup You Can Get For Free

Eye-tastic Summer Makeup You Can Get For Free

Luckily for us Avon did a 7 piece set that includes everything you need to perfect this look and you can get it FREE with your $50 order with promo code EYES at my eBoutique.  Which is really a killer set and valued at $42 value this set includes:

• Mega Effects Mascara (Black) – A $10 value
 Kohl Eye Liner (True Black) – A $7 value
 Perfect Eyebrow Kit (Soft Brown) – A $6 value
 Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover Lotion – A $4 value
 Avon Eyelash Curler – A $3.99 value
 Avon Pro Brow Brush – A $5.99 value
 Ergonomic Tweezer in Black – A $5 value
Avon Eye-tastic 7-Piece Set

Avon Eye-tastic 7-Piece Set

You can thank me later 😉  Shop all my accessories and get the FREE Eye-tastic eye kit at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Week O'Nautical Take On A Romper and Beach Hat

Week O’Nautical Take On A Romper and Beach Hat

Happy Flag Day!

Happy Flag Day!

Happy Flag Day!

Today, more than ever, feels like a proper day to celebrate our fly our flag freely and proudly. In honor I’m wearing my red white and blue and here’s a few patriotic items I’m loving too! Just in time for the 4th, and quite frankly, anytime.

Red White and Blue Sparklers!

Red White and Blue Sparklers!

Dress, Express / Necklace, Charming Charlie / Sunglasses and Watch, Michael Kors / Blue Pumps, Guess / Lips, Julep Plush Pout Lip Crayon.

 

Sparklers:

Hot Steppers:  

 

Shoedazzle Frances Wedge

Shoedazzle Frances Wedge

Firecrackers:

Old Navy T-Shirt

Old Navy T-Shirt

Grand Ole’ Flag:

Target Panama Hat

Target Panama Hat

 

 

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Week O’Nautical – Nautical Fit and Flare

Nautical Stripes On A Most Flattering Style

Nautical Stripes On A Most Flattering Style

When you think nautical you think stripes… or at least I do.  What’s a better way to beat the summer heat than in a nautical striped fit and flare dress!?  What’s great about this style is it pretty much flatters every body type and the flare skirt allows you to keep a bit cooler than a fitted pencil skirt style.  Add navy nautical stripes and you’ve got yourself a Week O’Nautical winner!

Week O'Nautical - nautical fit and flare dress!

Week O’Nautical – nautical fit and flare dress!

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Nautical Fit and Flare Look

Nautical Fit and Flare Look

mark. Irresistibly Iridescent Ring

mark. Irresistibly Iridescent Ring

I love how even an all over striped dress is really a blank canvas.  The basic navy and white really are quite neutral so a pop of color works really well against it.  The higher neckline is a perfect base for a statement necklace.  I styled this dress with the new mark. Natural Charm Necklace.  This necklace features a genuine tiger eye which plays perfectly with my tortoise watch (Avon).

mark. Natural Charm Necklace

mark. Natural Charm Necklace

I played off those light pink stones on this necklace with a bright pink lip (Avon Color Indulgence Lip Color in Orchid Petal) and a coral clutch (mark. Fade To Fab Clutch).  Plus I love how great this clutch looked the last time I wore it with navy stripes (see here).  In addition to this great statement necklace I added a great statement ring with opal stones reminiscent of the ocean (mark. Irresistibly Iridescent Ring) — you know that nautical tie in, even if I’m the only one who gets it…

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

Perfect Pallet for Pops Of Color

Perfect Pallet for Pops Of Color

Summer Nautical Style

Summer Nautical Style

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Full Of Flair

Full Of Flair

You want to know what’s the best part of this look?  This dress was $10 at H&M!  This weekend is a great time for summer sales.  Retailers are looking to rid their summer stock to make room for back to school/fall so everyone is having a sale.  (Including my eBoutique!).   Shop my pieces and get free shipping on a $15 order and 20% off a $60 order with promo code HIAGAIN at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Nautical Fit and Flare Look

Nautical Fit and Flare Look

Week O’Nautical – Red White and Blue

Red White and Blue for Week O'Nautical

Red White and Blue for Week O’Nautical

As we approach our most patriotic holiday I theme out my day to day in our most patriotic colors! Week O’Nautical is difficult this time around; a. It’s around 110 all week so, I’m hot, like super hot. b. I’ve worn pretty much all my nautical items on the blog already, and no one wants to see repeats up in here.  c.  The items I do have that are red white and blue aren’t necessarily nautical.  Whatever, ‘merica!

A Little Dazzling Cobalt Blue for the 4th

A Little Dazzling Cobalt Blue for the 4th

Red White and Blue Outfit

Red White and Blue Outfit

For the 4th I’ve been loving a bright dazzling blue with my red and white.  I’m always a fan of navy but this bright blue really pops for the summer holiday!  I paired a dazzling blue tank (Express) with a white lace pencil skirt (H&M) with red lace pumps (Shoedazzle) and red statement earrings!  (Avon).

Red Pumps Add The Perfect Punch

Red Pumps Add The Perfect Punch

For instant nautical feel just add this Avon Smooth Sailing Charm Bracelet!  I’ve been wearing this non-stop this summer!  Best $7.99 I spent!  I really like it layered but for this simple look I liked it cleanly by itself.  Plus it matches my nautical mani (check it here if you didn’t see yesterday’s post!)

Avon Smooth Sailing Bracelet

Avon Smooth Sailing Bracelet

With a simple look like this a fun printed bag is perfect!  This striped bowler bag (mark.) has a bit of a nautical feel with the stripes and a bit of a 4th of July feel with the bright cobalt accents!  You bet I’m caring this bag all week!

Striped Bags Have More Fun

Striped Bags Have More Fun

You can’t have a Red White and Blue look without a red lip!  Mine, courtesy of mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up ($11).  It’s actually the best summer red lip product I’ve used to date.  It’s bright and because it wears like a balm it has the perfect finish for summer and a little more laid back than a full on lipstick.  If you haven’t tried the Lip Butters yet DO SO!

Red Lip:  mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up

Red Lip: mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up

Red Lip:  mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up

Red Lip: mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up

If you haven’t noticed I’m totally wearing this hair style AGAIN!  When it’s this hot there’s no way I’m blow drying my hair.  Have you been inspired to bust your red white and blue this week!?  Check back for more Week O’Nautical all week long!

4th Of July Mani – Julep 4th Of July Maven Box

4th Of July Sparklers Mani for Week O'Nautical

4th Of July Sparklers Mani for Week O’Nautical

Mani Monday is kicking off Week O’Nautical with a 4th of July sparklers mani!  For my June maven reveal I saw they were offering a 4th of July box and YOU KNOW I was all over that stuff!  Here’s a look at the box and my sparklers mani for the 4th!DSC_0907 DSC_0908 DSC_0909 DSC_0910

Julep June Maven 4th Of July Box

Julep June Maven 4th Of July Box

For my sparkling 4th of July mani I decided to use the fireworks glitter top coat and stars and stripes stickers from this box with my Julep Vanna, Julep Monaco and Julep Karissa.  I haven’t done a mixed media mani in a long time and I forgot how fun and how much I love them!  I wore it with this look over the weekend for a baby shower and I’m excited to wear it all week long!  #merica!

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4th Of July Mani

4th Of July Mani

What are you going to wear on your nails this 4th of July?  If you haven’t yet, sign up for Julep and get access to these awesome boxes every month (sign up here!).  Be sure to check back all week as Week O’Nautical sails on!  (sneak peek of tomorrow’s look!)

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Nautical Inspired Mani for the 4th!

Nautical Inspired Mani for the 4th!

Happy 4th Of July with Stars and Sparkles!

Happy 4th Of July

Happy 4th Of July

Happy 4th of July!  I hope you’re celebrating our nation’s independence with some stars and stripes and sparkles!  I definitely themed out my work week in red white and blue with Week O’Nautical and now that my favorite summer day is finally here I’ll be doing the same, only more casually and with more sparkles (fireworks and sparklers, duh!)

Stars and Sparkles

Stars and Sparkles

One of my favorite outfit formulas is wearing a tee with a pencil skirt… you get the the laid back California cool with preppy east coast style all in one fun look!  Plus it works really well for my laid back office.  When it comes to 4th of July tee’s you know which one immediately comes to mind, the Old Navy $5 flag tee (which were actually $4!)  However, I stepped it up a notch at Old Navy and got this burnout star muscle tee for $6!  Not nearly as cheesy and actually super cool for the 4th and beyond.  So cool I might of picked it up in white too and my 5-per-customer $1 rubber flip flops (in red, white, blue, mint and gold!)

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Star Spangled

Star Spangled with Zoey

Pair the tee and pencil skirt formula with some sparkle and be ready for 4th of July fun!  Sequin clutch is from Julep… yes that Julep I keep boasting about has more than just polish!  Add more sparkle with my bracelet (gifted, F21), red earrings (Avon) and complete with grey peep toe pumps (Shoedazzle).

Easy summer beauty is crucial for hot July fun so I was inspired by Shaanxo’s tutorial and recreated the look with mark. On The Edge Liquid Liner in Blue Chrome over a shimmering nude shadows from the mark. Island Eyes Pallet and finished with lots of voluminous mascara with Avon Aero Volume Mascara and red lips with mark. Lipclick in ChaCha.  Shop all the products used at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

mark. On The Edge Liner in Blue Chrome

mark. On The Edge Liner in Blue Chrome

I hope you have a little fun and sparkles today be it at a BBQ, pool party, beach day, or just watching the Dead White and Blue marathon on AMC!  What ever it is, be sure to follow it up with some fireworks and sparklers!

Stars and Sparkles for the 4th of July

Stars and Sparkles for the 4th of July

 

Week O’Nautical – Monogram

LWD for Week O'Nautical

LWD for Week O’Nautical

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When its 106 out there’s really only a few options, and usually include your lightest sundress.  I’ll take any reason to wear a LWD, and then pair it with navy AND a monogramed bag and we have ourselves a look that will not only beat the heat and work for week o’nautical!

Dress, hat, necklace – Loft

Monogrammed tote – Bridesmaid gift from the one and only Nicki!

Pretty Strappy Demi Wedges – mark.

Watch – Burberry (Nordstroms), Bangles – Street vendor in Mexico