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Week O’Nautical: Nautical Grommets

Week O'Nautical:  Nautical Grommets

Week O’Nautical: Nautical Grommets

Week O’Nautical goes weekend ready!  Nothing is more weekend than an easy top and comfy shorts.  4th of July weekend means we get a little red white and blue with that formula.  I of course took it nautical with this Avon Grommet Split Sleeve Top, part of the Avon Signature Weekend collection.

Nautical Weekend Look

Nautical Weekend Look

Avon Grommet Split-Sleeve Top

Avon Grommet Split-Sleeve Top

Going Weekend Casual

Going Weekend Casual

Worn Off The Shoulder With Nautical Accessories

Worn Off The Shoulder With Nautical Accessories

This top in a small is loose and roomy on me so I’m wearing it off the shoulder with some white denim shorts (F21) some nautical jewelry (Avon and mark.) and weekend staple flip flops (Shoedazzle).  I couldn’t be more comfortable for a holiday weekend, along with my new fav red bag (Michael Kors via T.J. Maxx).

Holiday Weekends Are Made For This

Holiday Weekends Are Made For This

You can shop my nautical grommet top in both misses and women’s sizes at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and for a limited time with a $40 order get this weekend ready tote filled with weekend essentials for only $15!

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Week O’Nautical: Black and Blue

Week O'Nautical - Black and Blue

Week O’Nautical – Black and Blue

Ok so this may not be my most nautical look for Week O’Nautical but it does involve some #nauticalblues!  As we creep closer to the long weekend my wear to work outfit this week took my basic blacks a little more patriotic with cobalt blue.

 

Black and Blue Wear To Work Outfit

Black and Blue Wear To Work Outfit

This has been the summer of skirts for me.  I’ve seemed to gravitate to skirts with sleeveless tops and tanks all season long.  Today, I paired my black pencil skirt with a ladder back tank (both Express, old) with some cobalt pumps (Guess) and a classic black bag (Avon Signature).

Tank and Pencil Skirt Combo

Tank and Pencil Skirt Combo

Ladder Back Details

Ladder Back Details

The ladder back adds some unexpected fun to a work look.  Granted, I do work in a laid back office environment but I understand this wouldn’t work for all offices.  But you know what does work, fun red white and silver Kate Spade dupe earrings and a fun on trend choker (both Charming Charlie).

Red Lips mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Fired Up

Red Lips mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Fired Up

I think I’ll be themeing out those nautical blues this Labor Day Week O’Nautical.  Long weekend here we come!  (even though I’m sad birthday month is coming to an end)  You can checkout my past Week O’Nautical looks here.

Week O'Nautical Work Wear Look!

Week O’Nautical Work Wear Look!

Makeup Monday: New Easy Summer Neutral Makeup

Makeup Monday: Easy Summer Neutral Makeup

Makeup Monday: Easy Summer Neutral Makeup

I don’t always do makeup Monday’s but when I do you know its something obsession worthy.  Lately, my summer makeup obsession are the new summer shades in classic formulas from mark.  They are super easy to use for a neutral makeup look that’s also summer friendly (aka heat proof).

mark. All Time Eye New Summer Shades

mark. All Time Eye New Summer Shades

mark. Gloss Gorgeous New Summer Shades

mark. Gloss Gorgeous New Summer Shades

mark. came out with a few new shades in our old favorites for the summer.  2 new shades of their All Time Eye Hookup Longwear Shadow in Pennylane and Quicksand and 2 new shades of their Gloss Gorgeous Stay On Lip Stain in Hush and Sassy.  I have yet to try All Time Eye so I thought nows the time to pick up one of these new shades.  I went with Quicksand, a neutral beige color knowing I could use it alone or as a base for a more dramatic look.

mark. All Time Eye in Quicksand

mark. All Time Eye in Quicksand

Word On All Time Eye in Quicksand:  It’s really easy to apply.  The design is a wand like you would see for like concealer.  I apply it all over my lid and underneath and then using my pinkie I blend into the skin by lightly patting so there’s no hard lines.  I recommend applying one eye at a time.

mark. All Time Eye in Quicksand Swatch

mark. All Time Eye in Quicksand Swatch

Word on Gloss Gorgeous in Hush:  I kinda forgot how much I like the Gloss Gorgeous formulas.  I’ve gotten away from wearing gloss and really just wear balms or lipsticks, but Gloss Gorgeous is a thick gloss that’s not too sticky, that as it wears leaves a nice lip stain behind.  So you can apply this before you leave and have a good look all day long!  Hush is a really neutral light pink that wears almost sheer depending on your coloring.  It’s just the lightest pink tint which I really like for summer.

New Summer Shades. Gloss Gorgeous and All Time Eye

New Summer Shades. Gloss Gorgeous and All Time Eye

Both of these new shades I picked up work really well for a neutral summer makeup look and are super long lasting.  Especially work well for when you don’t really want to look like your wearing makeup (say at the beach/pool or playing in your summer softball league, etc.)  These shades would also be really good for a makeup beginner.  Additionally, they are super quick and easy to apply so when your too hot to do much of anything, reach for these.

All The Products You Need For A Easy Summer Makeup Look

All The Products You Need For A Easy Summer Makeup Look

For the my summer neutral makeup look I’ve paired these two with mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes, Avon Extra Lasting Concealer, mark. Saved By The Gel Waterproof Gel Liner, and Avon Big and Daring Waterproof mascara.  Easily the quickest and simplest makeup look for summer that is definitely heat proof!

July's Go-To Neutral Makeup Look

July’s Go-To Neutral Makeup Look

I wore this look my entire holiday weekend from a beer and brat fest to the beach to a wine and cheese party to more beach to fireworks and s’mores and beyond!  When packing a weekender these wonders not only took up a small space in my makeup bag but also did the job when you want to look good!  You can shop the makeup look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Check the shop page for the latest promo codes!

PS:  That duster I’m wearing… it’s actually the mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress worn open!  Stay tuned for more on this awesome summer piece!

Aztec Shorts 4 Ways: Casual

mark. Aztec Empire Shorts

mark. Aztec Empire Shorts

Ever since my obsession (see here) with aztec print started with these mark. Aztec Empire shorts I knew the easiest way to wear them is just with a plain old white tee.  Sometimes a tee and shorts is all you need for a summer day’s outfit and really, it’s the most functional.  It may feel like the lazy girl’s way out when compared to the other 2 ways I posted how to wear these shorts (Look 1 and Look 2) but if it works it works.

Casual way to wear Aztec printed shorts

Casual way to wear Aztec printed shorts

LOOK 3 WEARING AZTEC PRINTS CASUALLY – White tee, wrap bracelet, rubber watch, straw fedora, casual demi wedges and a packable tote!

how to wear aztec printed shorts casually

how to wear aztec printed shorts casually

For my casual look I just paired the mark. Aztec Empire shorts with a white tee (Tilly’s).    With a functional look of a tee and shorts I needed to keep my accessories just as functional, like with my new summer favorite fedora (Charming Charlie’s and last seen here), a rubber watch and my Avon Signature Wrap Bracelet.  They add just a little something so this look could go from concerts in the park to the local fair to poolside without a doubt.

Avon Signature Wrap Bracelet

Avon Signature Wrap Bracelet and mark. Nailed It Shade Pink Spark

Even if you’re sitting poolside enjoying an iced tea there’s a chance that your day might end up doing something completely different.  That’s why you need an easily packable tote and walkable shoes for whatever the day might bring.  These mark. Pretty Strappy Demi Wedges (last seen here) are the perfect shoe for just that occasion.  Follow it up with the Avon Classic Carry All Tote bag (show in mint also available in coral, last seen here) and you’ll be good to go!

Relaxed Look For A Relaxed Day

Relaxed Look For A Relaxed Day

Aztec print shorts are just as easy to dress down for all your summer activities as they are to dress up.  Just another reason why these mark. Aztec Empire shorts are the perfect addition to you summer wardrobe.  You’ve already seen Look 1, Look 2 and now Look 3 so peep back for Look 4 tomorrow!  In the mean time you can shop the mark. Aztec Empire Shorts ($30), Avon Signature Wrap Bracelet ($12.99, orig 16.99!), mark. Pretty Strappy Demi Wedges ($38 – orig $42!) and the Avon Classic Carry All Totebag ($24) at by eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and last day to use promo code TIER20 for an extra discount!

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. Island Elegance Maxi Dress

mark. Island Elegance Maxi for Wear and Share Wed

mark. Island Elegance Maxi for Wear and Share Wed

Bon Voyage!  Jackie from Living After Midnite and I are taking an instant vacation to Saint Barts for wear and share Wednesday!  It may be just a normal Wednesday and we might just be doing our normal Wednesday activities but when you slip into this hi-low dress from the mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts capsule collection you’re instantly transported to vaca mode on the French island!  We both took the mark. Island Elegance Maxi Dress ($44) and styled it two ways!

mark. Island Elegance Maxi Dress

mark. Island Elegance Maxi Dress

The mark. Island Elegance Maxi dress has plenty of interest with its chain detail neckline and beachy pattern in swirls of ocean blues, greens and sandy golds.  So it really comes down to how you accessorize it.  I wore this look on Easter so I wanted to dress it up pretty and lady like and fit for spring.  (yes, yes I know, I was supposed to wear the Royal Pretty Dress but this came the Friday before and I just HAD TO!)

Arm Party with mark. Glimmer and Gleam Bracelets and Avon Signature Watch

Arm Party with mark. Glimmer and Gleam Bracelets and Avon Signature Watch

Like I said the pattern on this dress is pretty much all you need but I created an arm party that pulled in the those same blues and sandy golds with the mark. Glimmer and Gleam Bracelet Set ($26) also from the Saint Barts capsule collection and Avon Signature Watch ($69.99).  I loved how this dress just flows and blows in the breeze and with my bangle jangle I definitely felt pretty and lady like.

mark. Hang With Me Earrings Under my Brooks Brothers Hat

mark. Hang With Me Earrings Under my Brooks Brothers Hat

What’s an Easter look without a hat!?!  My Brooks Brothers hat in royal blue was the perfect match to this dress.  I love how Jackie and I both accented in dazzling blue (the color of spring as shown here here and here!)  With a big hat like this one, usually your earrings get lost, but not these extra large gold hoops with chain detail in the mark. Hang With Me Earrings ($20).  They were the perfect pair to complete the look.  I finished off my look with white lace pumps from Shoedazzle (old) and a beauty look created with the Island Eyes Shadow Pallet ($16) and Island Beauty Face Compact ($16) — which I reviewed in my last post!

mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts Full Look

mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts Full Look

What I love about this dress is it is perfectly appropriate for somewhere like church on Easter, to brunching with the girls, to a summer night out to a beach cover up or summer vacation and as well as time spent in Saint Barts!  Its one of those wear anywhere dresses that will get you nothing but compliments!  You can shop the entire mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts Capsule Collection at my eBoutique.  Top pick is definitely this dress especially at $44!  Be sure to check Jackie’s full look over at Living After Midnite

the not ready for a picture, pic!  Def ready for a vacation!

The ready for a vacation Alicia!

Do you follow me on instagram?  If so then you would of seen this dress early with my fellow Easter Sunday go-ers in our coordinating dresses!

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

 

BONUS!  Just in time for mother’s day get a FREE Avon Signature Marilyn Tote with a $60 purchase (so now you have one more reason to get this dress!) at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger