blue and black

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!

What To Wear To The Office Party: mark. Hit The Spots Dress

 

What To Wear To The Office Party: mark. Hit The Spots Dress

What To Wear To The Office Party: mark. Hit The Spots Dress

 

The office party is always troubling on planning what to wear, on one hand you want to be party on the other hand you want to be suitable for your colleges to still take you seriously come Monday morning. That’s where the mark. Hit The Spots Dress seems to be the perfect solution!

mark. Hit The Spots Dress

mark. Hit The Spots Dress

The mark. Hit The Spots Dress is perfect mix of party and proper.  It has a not-to-tight fit that still has a good shape to it.  It’s easy to wear deep blue with black accents is festive but yet slimming.  The faux leather band trim and leopard keep it party perfect.  Best of all the 3/4th sleeves keep you from freezing because let’s be honest… it’s December and even with La Nina it’s still cold.

Party Pieces: mark. Clutch Situation

Party Pieces: mark. Clutch Situation

Party Pieces: mark. Second Nature Necklace

Party Pieces: mark. Second Nature Necklace

Because it is a party, you’ll want to add those fun party pieces like a statement necklace and a sequin clutch!  The mark. Hit The Spots Dress has the perfect neckline for a statement necklace like the mark. Second Nature Necklace.  And talk about multi-tasking, I used the mark. Clutch Situation as my clutch (last seen here).

Office Party Outfit With mark. Hit The Spots Dress

Office Party Outfit With mark. Hit The Spots Dress

I’m all about a statement shoe especially during party season.  These multi-toned jeweled heels from Enzo Angiloini work for me but you could easily pair this with our favorite black heel, or even a cute boot/bootie.

Party Pieces: Statement Heel

Party Pieces: Statement Heel

mark. Hit The Spots Dress For Your Office Holiday Party

Party Pieces:  Blue and Black Dress

mark. Hit The Spots Dress For Your Office Holiday Party

mark. Hit The Spots Dress For Your Office Holiday Party

The mark. Hit The Spots Dress is also really comfortable so you can easily go from sitting to eating to dancing to whatever the night brings.  Plus it’s a dress you can wear after the holiday’s too!  You can shop the dress, necklace and clutch at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and TODAY ONLY get it for 15% off with FREE 2 day shipping with promo code EXPEDITE and if you spend $50 get a free bundle of goodies perfect for stuffing stockings or keeping for yourself!  LAST DAY of 12 days of deals so SHOP NOW!

Blustery Day with mark. Style On The Run Tote

Blustery Day with mark. Style On The Run Tote

Blustery Day with mark. Style On The Run Tote

A blustery winter day is no problem when dressed for success!  Following the trends for January (as seen here) and adding my new must-haves for the new year (as seen here) definitely avoids the winter doldrums!

Start with a base in wintery icy hues!  

Cobalt Blue and Black for January

Cobalt Blue and Black for January

Just like in my January trends post cobalt blue is a major color for January.  I anchored my cobalt blue pant (mark., old) with the new mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt in black.  You might remember my love for the oatmeal version here, but due to popularity it’s back in black!  Let me tell you, a chic sweatshirt is a great investment for January.

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

 

Layer it up!

Layers for January

Layers for January

The key to any winter outfit is layers!  I layered my mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt with a faux leather jacket (mark., old in and out of clearance) and a oversized black scarf.  On my feet I layered some fun thick socks with my fold over lace up boots (Tilly’s).

My big black scarf blowing in the wind...

My big black scarf blowing in the wind…

 

Winter Accessories!

mark. Trend Setter Fingerless Gloves

mark. Trend Setter Fingerless Gloves

The most important accessory in January: gloves!   I’m loving the mark. Trendsetter fingerless gloves with the knit base and quilted faux leather tops.  They’re not only cute but functional and super easy to wear and keep warm.  Even though my scarf hides it, a little winter glam is a must with the mark. Twice As Nice necklace.  I like that the double v shape plays up with the zipper detailing of the mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt.

mark. Twice As Nice Necklace

mark. Twice As Nice Necklace

Effortless Edge Sweatshirt Zipper Detail

Effortless Edge Sweatshirt Zipper Detail

 

Obsession piece!

mark. Style On The Run Bag

mark. Style On The Run Bag

My latest obsession is my new mark. Style On The Run Tote.  I get a little happy every time I get to leave the house just knowing I get to pick this beauty up and carry it around.  I like it for a January bag (and beyond) with it’s structured shape and gorgeous faux-grained-leather body it goes from work to play effortlessly.  AND it has a matching pop out case that works for your tablet or your phone or whatever you want to store in there.  Could even double up as a clutch!  If you haven’t caught on I’m obsessed, like seriously obsessed.  Plus, I think the new year should start with a new bag, you know for that be more organized resolution we all make.

Your my obsession

Your my obsession

With some cool cobalt and layered up essential accessories a blustery January day turned out to be a great day to fly a kite!  What are your key pieces to wear to make the most of a January day?

mark. Trend Setter Fingerless Gloves and mark. Style On The Run Tote

mark. Trend Setter Fingerless Gloves and mark. Style On The Run Tote

Shop my key pieces at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger