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Week O’Nautical – White Hot August

Week O'Nautical - White Hot August

Week O’Nautical – White Hot August

Things about me:  I love any reason to theme out my day.  I love August aka the birthday month.  This year I themed out my August as white hot.  What does that entail you ask?  Buying and wearing white things.  It all started with my hunt for a new purse and coming across this white MK bag at the beginning of the month… on clearance at Marshalls!  I decided there it was going to be a #whitehotaugust!  I’ve been wearing my whitest of whites, painting my nails white, even obsessing over my new white and black new car interior.  So when I was shopping for birthday outfits I ordered this white dress, however my plans didn’t really involve activities functional for a dress.  Now that it’s Week O’Nautical I have the chance to take this LWD out for a spin as we count down to LDW!

White on White

White on White

Birthday Treats!

Birthday Treats!

White before Labor Day

White before Labor Day

Dress:  Amazon;  Necklace:  Avon (old but this one would look just as cute and is buy one get one free!); Bracelet – gifted by my sister; Ringmark. old but this one works too!); Sandals – Sam Edelman (last yr’s but these are the same vibe); SunglassesMichael Kors.

Been obsessing over turquoise jewelry lately.

Been obsessing over turquoise jewelry lately.

Obsessories.

Obsessories.

Maybe because its been 100 degrees out but I’ve been wearing flat slide sandals like its my job!  I’ve just not been feeling the heels lately… who am I?!?  Good thing a good LWD works so many ways, heels/flats/sandals/booties you name it goes.  A LWD will always be a year round item for me but I’m maximizing them before Labor Day for Week O’Nautical and it’s been white hot!

LWD for LDW - see what I did there ;)

LWD for LDW – see what I did there 😉

Week O’Nautical – Buttoned Up

Week O'Nautical - Buttoned Up

Week O’Nautical – Buttoned Up

What’s red and white and blue all over?  A patriotic Red White and Blue Week O’Nautical OOTD!  That kinda works right!?  Either way Week O’Nautical is sailing through this short work week as the long holiday weekend is so close I can taste it!

A Little Inspo from Emily Gemma

A Little Inspo from Emily Gemma

If you follow Emily Gemma of the Sweetest Thing Blog then you know she loves a good hat, ESPECIALLY a good Fiddler Baker Boy cap!  It was her post (see here) that had me smitten with this red and white striped hat last year.  I should of copy cat-ted her look there when Memorial Week O’Nautical was cold and rainy, but of course I thought about that after the fact.  So I decided in my head I’ll recreate this look for the 4th but now the summer heat is here and there’s no way I’m wearing jeans, but a denim button front dress I can do!  So I took her flow with the white tee and jeans and put my word on it with this Express Button Front Denim Mini Dress (now marked down to clearance!)

Little White Dress - With Pockets!

Little White Dress – With Pockets!

Hat – Brixton |  Heels, Jewelry – Avon |  Dress – Express |  Red Lip – Avon Lip Glow in Spark

Button Front Trend

Button Front Trend

Avon Lip Glow in Spark

Avon Lip Glow in Spark

This lip on repeat all week long!

This lip on repeat all week long!

I love a little white dress (as seen here, here and here) and this one was a welcome addition to the LWD family.  The square neck and button front details are super on trend.  The denim material is a little easier to wear too not getting as dirty as quickly.  And white always feel perfect for summer and for Week O’Nautical.

Express Button Front Mini Dress

Express Button Front Mini Dress

We’ll be heading out to watch some fireworks tonight so I’ll easily switch into some slides and be good to go for a festive casual night out!  Do you have any early 4th festivities this year?  Or you saving it all for the long weekend!?

Bandit LOVES Week O'Nautical

Bandit LOVES Week O’Nautical

Just as a little PSA there’s a TON of promo’s going on right now over at the eBoutique!  Free Shipping at $25 ends today but always free shipping on $40 🙂

How To Style A LWD

How To Style A LWD?  With Puppies!  Or a statement necklace, whatever works!

How To Style A LWD? With Puppies! Or a statement necklace, whatever works!

Summer is in full swing, long days, warm nights and official LWD season. Sun bronzed skin looks excellent in a little white dress so why not bust your favorite dress and let’s accessorize it.  A little white dress is just as versatile as a little black dress so anything from simple to sparkling goes!

Accessorizing A LWD

Accessorizing A LWD

For today’s look summer look I wanted to keep that clean light pallet with a bit of a boho charm.  The easiest way to do that is with the mark. Natural Charm Necklace.  This statement necklace features rose quartz stones and genuine tiger’s eye with a little sparkle.  I love how nicely it plays against the white.  It’s really the impact accessory for this look and really all you need.

mark. Natural Charm Necklace

mark. Natural Charm Necklace

mark. Irresistible Iridescent Ring

mark. Irresistible Iridescent Ring

Paired with the incredible necklace I really like this mark. Irresistibly Iridescent Ring.  They’re not exact matches but they have that same relaxed summer vibe.  Worn with a LWD they really take it to a chic level for a summer look.

Summer Stunners from mark.

Summer Stunners from mark.

Now that I got the statement pieces on, for the rest of my accessories it’s more about compliments.  Like a skinny rose gold belt and a simple rose gold bangle (mark. Looking Sharp Bracelets).

Rose Gold Accents With My Statement Pieces

Rose Gold Accents With My Statement Pieces

A Bit Of Boho with curls, rose gold and summer parkle!

A Bit Of Boho with curls, rose gold and summer parole! — and a puppy in the background!

I don’t curl my hair often in the summer but this look called for some boho waves created with the mark. Curl Time Styling Wand and a little mark. Curl To Curl Mist sprayed on first.  Even though it was a little work the look is still easy.  And too keep it easy I even wore flats!  (sparkly sandal flats from Nine West, but still flats!)

Easy Boho Summer Look

Easy Boho Summer Look

This simple LWD just went from boring to boho with a little sparkle.  I love this look for all your summer activities from BBQ to Pool Party to Bridal/Baby Shower and beyond.  Just amping up a few accessories but keeping them easy and summer friendly really makes it all come together.  That is… when you don’t have the ultimate puppy accessory!  You can shop these pieces at my eBoutique and use promo code HIAGAIN for 20% off and/or FREE shipping!

Puppies are the best accessory!

Puppies are the best accessory!

PS.  Look at that highlighter glow!  That’s the mark. First Blush Face Compact… you can see me singing it’s praise here!

Instant Vacation Looks – The Hampton’s Collection

Gear up for Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial summer kickoff! with some looks that will have you covered day to night, laying on the beach or taking an instant vacation in your cubicle!

For Night

Easy neutrals with a pop of color take you from sitting out on the deck during happy hour to full on night out! Pair it with Tall Order Sandals to create some killer stems and bronze those stems with Glow It All Gradual Self Tanner. Nothing compliments a LWD more than a tan!

What I’m Wearing:

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For Day

For Day:

Easily transition your outfit by converting the Catch Of The Day Clutch to a shoulder bag with the convertible strap and throw on the Blaze The Way Blazer for a polished summer work look. Neutrals keep you looking professional while the IT COLOR of the moment in our Rock Of Ages Necklace keeps you fun and on trend.

What I added to transition my look for day. Everyone NEEDS this neutral blazer, perfect for covering up from that blasting AC! Its a wardrobe staple that will transition MANY outfits without looking too stuffy.

Shop these transitional pieces: http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

For Play

For Play:

The Catch Of The Day Clutch can also be worn cross body so you have the use of your hands for shopping, clapping or whatever your play date involves! Throw on our comfy flats, Sunny Outlook Sandals to take you everywhere you need to go!

Sunny Outlook Sandals $32

Get The Look

Get The Look: Hampton’s Color Collection.  You can recreate my makeup look with some of our NEW color collection and some old favorites!!!

First I bronzed up my skin with our gradual tanners for both face and body, It’s A Glow (12) Glow It All ($14).

For Face I used Conceal For Real Hookup ($6) to cover even out and cover up flaws. Followed by Bronze Pro ($12) lightly all over with emphasis on my cheeks for contouring.

For Eyes I used the the new Keep It Going shade Naturalist $11 (Brown and Teal). I lined half my eye with the teal shade using the Flat Eyeliner Brush ($7). Followed by lining the outer half with the brown shade with wining it out and blended into the crease. I topped it off with liquid black liner, Get In Line Waterproof Liquid Liner in Painted Black ($6.50) and finishing it off with Lash All You Want in Black ($11). This gave a pop of color on the eye coordinating with the pop’s of color in my outfit, but mild enough for day wear.

For Lips I used Gloss On Lip Gloss in Sunset Beach ($10).

Fragrance I used the new Instant Vacation Fragrance Hamptons in both the shimmering body lotion ($10) and fragrance ($20) for extra staying power and just a little gleam with the shimmer lotion. This is not your typical glitter lotion, just a very pretty adult shimmer.

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This collection has to be one of my ALL time favorites from mark.  Each piece is versatile and fits so nicely into your summer wardrobe.  It has me wanting summer vacation NOW!  But until then I’ll just have to wear the pieces and take an Instant Vacation.  All items are now available at my eBoutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com