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Week O’Nautical – Fishes on Fishes

Week O’Nautical gets a little vacation love for Labor Day this year. Usually I spend the week leading up to our summer holiday’s sporting red white and blue with a nautical twist… this week things got a little cray cray with customer visits and obligations so I’m bringing your my summer vacation looks from Hawaii!  What’s more nautical than what I wore while visiting the sea!?

 

Upstream Jumpsuit by Lilly Pulitzer For Target

Upstream Jumpsuit by Lilly Pulitzer For Target

Most days were spent in a bathing suit but come evening I switched into easy pieces like this fish printed jumpsuit from the Lilly For Target collection.  I loved the novelty of the piece and it was perfect for my vacation in Kauai, Hawaii.

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Fishes on Fishes - Upstream Print Pouch and Jumpsuit!

Fishes on Fishes – Upstream Print Pouch and Jumpsuit!

Lucky for me I scored the matching pouch that I used to organize my beach bag on the daily during this trip… then popped it out as a clutch while heading out to dinner.  Fishes on fishes as I liked to call it.  With the fun Lilly print I din’t need much else but a lose braid, navy eyeliner (mark.) and embellished sandals (Target).

Isle Style for Week O'Nautical

Isle Style for Week O’Nautical

Isle style seems to let you get away with a little more have more freedom.  You know, like wearing this embellished halter bathing suit top under the strapless jumpsuit. You never know when you might just end up in the ocean, or having a bonfire on the beach like we did!  This look went from dinner and drinks to beach and bonfire!  That’s what I classify as a Week O’Nautical multitasking winner!

Bonfire On The Beach in Kauai Hawaii

Bonfire On The Beach in Kauai Hawaii

 

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Wanderlust August: Nevada Beach South Lake Tahoe

Nevada Beach South Lake Tahoe

Nevada Beach South Lake Tahoe

August is by far my favorite month of the year… it might be because I celebrate my birthday all month long!  A good friend starts the month off for her birthday and I continue it on until mine at the end of August.  This year we took a birthday day trip to Nevada Beach in South Lake Tahoe.

Parasailer in the distance

Parasailer in the distance

Plenty of room to throw the pigskin

Plenty of room to throw the pigskin

We originally planned to hit up Zephyr Cove however a very large wedding going on made that nearly impossible.  So went two beaches up to Nevada Beach, which was the best idea!  It’s large enough to handle a full crowd but not be on top of each other and it has a pavilion for use and access to kayak and paddle board rentals.  One thing to note it is not dog friendly.

Great Mountain View On The Horizon

Great Mountain View On The Horizon

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Nevada Beach South Lake Tahoe

Nevada Beach South Lake Tahoe

If you’re looking for a little less action than Zephyr Cove then go immediately to Nevada Beach!  It was a great way to spend the day celebrating with friends and lucky for us to watch a really cool storm roll in!  There’s also a campground with the beach for extended beach day options!

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The storm rolling in…

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Spring Break Nails – Essie Absolutely Shore and A Crewed Interest

When we decided to go to Monterey for spring break I knew I wanted a fun nail in coastal shades.  Looking through my colors last spring’s favorite Essie’s A Crewed Interest stood out and since I’ve been obsessing over mint for the last year with a heavy emphasis these last few months I decided to freehand a fun chevron tip in Essie’s Absolutely Shore.

Spring Break Mani

Spring Break Mani

Pretty sure there’s not a better backdrop to do a mani pic then a bed of sea shells.  Of course my obsession ring came along too, the In A Flash Ring ($16) from my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Essie’s Absolutely Shore is the perfect spring coastal beach shade, and I’m “absolutely sure” about that.  So sure, I did my toes in it!  Even though our spring break was only a day trip it was well worth it to feel the sand on my toes, a feeling that NEVER gets old!

4th of July Hangover – Nails and Week O’Nautical Nightcap

I know, its Tuesday… which means anything 4th of July vacation related is nothing more than a memory.  Well, a memory and some awesome pictures!  Since we’re (well I at least) am back to the normal grind I can take the time to reflect on the sparklers that were the 4th on a Wednesday followed by some fun and a trip to the coast.  Since my week O’Nautical kinda got interrupted by life here’s my looks from last week complied together!

4th Of July:

mani and my 'merica's

mani and my ‘merica’s

My Target find  for straight up mega patriotic shorts makes me so happy that all my America holidays will be filled with classic denim cutoff goodness!  So good they even have their own name, my ‘merica’s!  My nails looks like fun fireworks with China Glaze’s Love Marilyn an opaque glitter of red and silver.  Between my sister and I this shade has got some good use last Christmas but it works just as amazing in July!  Too bad this polish chips like a mo fo no matter what I do, so its really only good for one day, if it will even last that long!

And for fun here’s how I nightcapped my week o’nautical:

Fireworks and Friends

Fireworks and Friends

Fireworks with friends with some good ole’ America themed Budweiser tall cans and navy polka dotted corset from Tilly’s with white shorts from Guess and coral Rock Of Ages Necklace ($24)  from mark.

fireworks and 'merica's

fireworks and ‘merica’s

My 4th was kinda nautical since I spent the entire day in the pool finished off with my ‘merica’s and a red tank to set of fireworks and bbq before a night swim to end the night!  As for ending my holiday week we went camping on the coast in Dillon Beach where I tried to be nautical but it was so cold I basically lived in my North Face but at least my toes stayed nautical and festive in Essie’s Too Too Hot, the perfect summer bright red with a coral edge!

sandy pedi in essie too too hot

sandy pedi in essie too too hot

Fireworks in the coastal mist

Fireworks in the coastal mist