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Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. by Avon Pretty Strappy Demi Wedges

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. by Avon Pretty Strappy Demi Wedges

It’s officially sandal season!  Nothing like slipping on a nice pair of strappy sandals to instantly make it feel like its time for summer and maybe a pedi!  Which is why for Wear and Share Wednesday, Jackie from Living After Midnite and I picked the neutral, shimmering, mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges ($42) to base two different outfits around.

Wearing the mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges

Wearing the mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges

The mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedge are a neutral, shimmering, champaign sandal with gold accents with a zip back closure.  The demi heel makes them a little more chic than your typical flat gladiator style.  These are definitely one pair of sandals you could dress up or down and wear all season long.  If your packing for a trip, these are the only ones you’ll need for your shorts to your dresses!  They inspired me to do a super easy, casual outfit with a bit of pretty!

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White Shorts, Tank, Kimono and Wedges

White Shorts, Tank, Kimono and Wedges

To go casual and pretty I started with my white basics, white denim shorts (Forever 21) and a white bra cami (Express).  To bring in the pretty I drapped on my mint chiffon kimono from H&M (a summer steal at only $14.95).  I love how this simple easy outfit is as versatile as the mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges.  An outfit that would be perfect for running errands or lounging poolside on your summer vacation!

mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges and Get Packing Tote

mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges and Get Packing Tote

I definitely would count this outfit as a summer vacation must-have!  Especially paired with the mark. Get Packing Tote ($40).  Easy and neutral, but pretty with its pop of neon pink trimming.  The tote would be perfect as your carry on bag that you then could use as your shopper during your trip.

Easy Spring and Summer Outfit

Easy Spring and Summer Outfit

Even when you’re not on vacation this outfit is perfect for the weekend.  Weekender tote, with comfortable walking shoes, with an easy Spring/Summer outfit is definitely weekend attire!  I accessorized this look with a little bit of a boho vibe, with the easy weekend in mind.  I stacked the mark. Glimmer and Gleam Bracelet Set ($26) with mark. Mighty Pretty m.powerment bracelet ($25) for a boho arm party with my mint rubber watch and an aqua vintage mark. ring.

Boho Arm Party and Beach Waves

Boho Arm Party and Beach Waves

Continuing with the boho weekender vibe I went with beach waves in my hair! On damp hair I sprayed mark. That’s Beachy Texturizing Surf Spray ($14) all over then scrunched and let air dry.  Weekend hair couldn’t get any easier!

Easy Breezy Look with mark.

Easy Breezy Look with mark.

To finish off any vacation look you need a pair of sunglasses!  I’m wearing the Get In The Shade Sunglasses (last seen here).  Which, until May 15th you can get for ONLY $5 with any $20 purchase from the mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts capsule collection at my eBoutiqe.  Let’s admit it, vacations and weekends are prime events for losing sunglasses, that’s when a pair like this is perfect!  For $5 you can’t not get them!  They’re cute, trendy with the slight cat eye shape and tropical floral print and affordable!

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A Comfy Demi Wedge Heel Demands A Comfy Easy Outfit

A Comfy Demi Wedge Heel Demands A Comfy Easy Outfit

The mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges are the perfect must-have summer sandal.  They go with pretty much everything and will take you pretty much anywhere.  Pick them up and pack them for your next summer vacation.  Until then, wear them with your favorite spring outfits (like a kimono!)  Be sure to check out more on how Jackie at Living After Midnite styled her outfit around these killer sandals.  You can shop them at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedge and Get Packing Tote

mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedge and Get Packing Tote

Get pedi ready in your mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges!  I’m wearing the shade Raspberry from the mark. Nail This Look Set which you might remember from our past Wear and Share Wednesday post!  I love the deep but bright shade especially next to the mark. Get Packing Tote!  Shop it:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

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Vacation Outfit, or Take An Instant Vacation While Doing Your Day to Day

Vacation Outfit, or Take An Instant Vacation While Doing Your Day to Day

Week O’ Nautical – Day 3 Boho Nautical

Next up on Week O’Nautical is another look that’s not your stereotypical nautical look but incorporates pieces in the right color family and functionally nautical.

Boho Nautical Look

Boho Nautical Look

Def on the casual side with the rouched t-shirt dress from Express, gifted to me by the fab sis-in-law for Christmas (I would say brother but you know Steph picked it out).  Love this style because it works year round with the 3/4 sleeve and t-shirt material.  Also killer because it works for so many occasions, dressed up for work or thrown over a bathing suit as a cover up… etc…  If you don’t own a t-shirt dress GET ONE!  It’s a wardrobe must have.

My other wardrobe must have is a silk scarf.  To go with the casual boho vibe I have it tied as a headband with the knot tied toward the side of my head with one end longer than the other so you can pull it forward to make more of an impact.  This scarf is from my days moonlighting at Brooks Brothers, they have the best silk scarfs!  This outfit could easily be transformed by tying the scarf as a belt low on the hips or right under the bust tied in the back and thick like a cummerbund, or again tied in the back but all the way open so it kinda looks like a tube top… the options are endless.  I always have a constant scarf inspiration from Rachel McAdams in Wedding Crashers when they go out on the boat and she has her scarf wrapped around her head.  I love that look but just not on me, maybe one day…

Wedding Crashers Inspiration

Wedding Crashers Inspiration

Sorry for the crappy picture, I had to screen cap a really poor quality you tube video.  I love her full nautical look here.  Still waiting to recreate it with an open stitch sweater and linen pants all in white… on a boat… one day, one day…

Boho Nautical Accessories

Boho Nautical Accessories

You know what’s been missing from my previous posts… shoes!  Given how much of a shoe-a-holic I am, kinda surprising.  Since we’re on the topic of wardrobe must haves, gold wedges are another one of my picks.  These ones are from Nine West and I’ve worn them to DEATH!  They go with EVERYTHING!  Can dress them up for a summer night out or run errands in them in shorts and a tank or take them to the beach/lake/pool for a little glam or when you know you’ll be transitioning from lounging.  Make sure they’re comfortable and easy to walk in, really that’s what a wedge is all about.  (PS. you like my nautical toes?  You know my nails will have their own post)

What really makes this look boho, is of course, my Bohemian Style Bag from mark.  I’ve been obsessed with this since it launched!  It has that uber cool style that everyone who is anyone has been carrying but its priced perfectly at $38.  Plus it holds EVERYTHING!  It’s great for commuting back and forth to work.  I’ve even used it as beach bag and it still looked cool.  The color surprisingly goes with more than you think, yes even black.

And let’s round things out with my super fun jewelry, the statement making hoops are mark. too, part of the heat wave duo set.  My go to instant summer ring is the mark. Pretty Stellar Ring and then of course we have the Borrowed From The Boys watch yet again.  This time I paired it with a white bangle from Express and a thin gold bangle from Brighton.

Boho’s not my typical style so this is my take on it…