mark. clear choice necklace

April Showers Bring May Flowers

 

April Showers Bring May Flowers

April Showers Bring May Flowers

We definitely had some April showers this weekend, which I wasn’t hating on.  It gave me a chance to depart from my LBD and wear some seriously comfy casual pieces this week.

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Casual Rain Gear

Layered Rain Gear

As the girl scouts say, always be prepared.  I definitely came prepared with my rain gear and layered essentials.  I paired really comfy black jeggings (Express) with this (old) mark. layered sweatshirt, layered with this (old) mark. anorak.   What better way to be prepared than with some Hunters and a cute umbrella from Kate Spade!?  Sidenote on Hunters:  I hate to say it, they’re actually worth the price.  They’re seriously the most comfortable functional shoe I own, and keep you dry without freezing your feet.

Hunter Rain Boots

Hunter Rain Boots

Rain Check

Rain Check

Kate Spade Umbrella and mark. Clear Choice Necklace

Kate Spade Umbrella and mark. Clear Choice Necklace

What would life be without a little glam?  All I needed to glam up such a casual outfit is the mark. Clear Choice Necklace.  It’s mix of howlite, pink and blue stones on a clear base added the perfect touch!  I’m seriously obsessing over this necklace!  I finally bit the bullet and ordered it, seriously worth it!

mark. Clear Choice Necklace

mark. Clear Choice Necklace

Rainy day gear doesn’t have to suck.  What is your favorite thing to wear on a rainy day!?  You can shop the mark. Clear Choice Necklace at my eBoutique and watch sale for this anorak and sweatshirt or similar styles.

Rainy Day Look

Rainy Day Favorites

Rainy Day Favorites

 

 

Week O’Nautical – Beach Sweater

 

Week O'Nautical - Beach Sweater

Week O’Nautical – Beach Sweater

 

I  gave in to my Week O’Nautical Wish List… hello new nautical shorts.  You know what goes great with nautical shorts during Week O’Nautical?… beach sweaters!  Memorial Day can be cool and cloudy or warm and sunny which is why pairing a beach sweater with a pair of shorts is an effective way to dress for the long weekend.

Nautical Shorts, A Beach Sweater & Coral

Nautical Shorts, A Beach Sweater & Coral

Beach sweaters are lightweight, usually with some sort of open weave and perfect for a little warmth but also keeping you a little cool.  Ideal for places like the beach when the cool breeze can hit or when the warm sun can, well, warm.  I’ve had this sweater for a while now from mark. but I just recently learned to love it.  In the spring it pairs perfectly with shorts.

Nautical look with a beach sweater and navy striped shorts.

Nautical look with a beach sweater and navy striped shorts.

These Old Navy shorts couldn’t be a better pairing for my nautical look with my beach sweater.  I’m so glad I got them, they’re unbelievably comfortable and as we know, #1 on my wish list.

Pairs perfectly with nautical shorts and coral ombre clutch.

Pairs perfectly with nautical shorts and coral ombre clutch.

Accents of coral are just the nautical pop of color I needed in my clutch and flat sandals.  Navy and white are so classic and neutral that any of your summer colors go great with them.  This ombre clutch from mark, the mark. Fade To Fab Clutch $30, is going to be in heavy rotation this summer.  It’s so fun and functional!  Slightly oversized, extra pockets and a killer summer hue!  Check the inside:

Inside of the mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

Inside of the mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch For A Nautical Accent.

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch For A Nautical Accent.

Details:  Sweater – mark. / Shorts – Old Navy / Clutch – mark. / Sandals – Target / Sunglasses, Watch, Bracelet, Earrings, Necklace – mark. / Bronzer (Caliente Glow) Lip (All Butter Now in Bare All) – mark.

Statement Necklace and Sunnies

Statement Necklace and Sunnies

Because even in a casual outfit I need a little glam, the mark. Clear Choice Necklace adds a nice sparkle.  Paired with an arm party, graphic earrings, some sunnies and my favorite nude lip and bronzed cheek my nautical look is finalized.  I mean what’s the kick-off to summer without some brozner (mark. Caliente Glow) and some sunnies (mark. Throw Some Shade Sunglasses)!?

Nautical Shorts For A Casual Look

Nautical Shorts For A Casual Look

Glam Up A Casual Look With The Perfect Accessories

Glam Up A Casual Look With The Perfect Accessories

Navy Striped Shorts For Summer!

Navy Striped Shorts For Summer!

Summer Go-To Look:  Nautical Shorts and Beach Sweater!

Summer Go-To Look: Nautical Shorts and Beach Sweater!

This look would be perfect for your Memorial Day BBQ!  And practically all summer long.  You bet this look will be in heavy rotation!  You can shop my accessories at my eBoutique.

Do you know what I’m also celebrating this weekend.  The anniversary of my Zoey’s adoption!  She forever changed my life, and I hers… and Lexi’s.  Here’s to the pups!

Happy Adoption Anniversary Zoey!

Happy Adoption Anniversary Zoey!

Lexi Kisses

Lexi Kisses

 

Date Night Outfit – Girly Dress + Leather Jacket

 

Girly Dress + Leather Jacket = Date Night Outfit

Girly Dress + Leather Jacket = Date Night Outfit

 

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner time to start planning!  If date night is on your agenda here’s some outfit inspiro:  Girly Dress + Leather Jacket.  The pairing is flirty but not too formal with the casual leather jacket.  This way, us girls get to dress up but still look cool and casual.

mark. About Lace Dress

mark. About Lace Dress

For my girly dress I’m wearing the mark. About Lace Dress ($42).  Purple is an under appreciated color for Valentine’s day.  It’s in the same family of pinks and reds only a little more dark and a little more royal.  This dress definitely works the girly factor with it’s fit and flare shape, silky fabric and lace detailing.  I love a good lace detailing, esp for a date night look!

Lacey Detailing on mark. About Lace Dress

Lacey Detailing on mark. About Lace Dress

Girly Dress Nailed with mark. About Lace Dress

Girly Dress Nailed with mark. About Lace Dress

Even though this dress is seriously spring it’s still February and cold, so tights and a jacket are a must.  I think opaque black tights and a black leather jacket looks best.  They don’t complicate the look but bring a level of sleekness.  Good thing my favorite mark. Attention To Detail Tights ($18) are still going strong and this old mark. faux leather jacket is seeing some use after getting it at the end of the season last spring (last seen here).

A little faux leather for warmth

A little faux leather for warmth

mark. Attention To Detail Tights

mark. Attention To Detail Tights

All about the booties, black tights and a black jacket!

All about the booties, black tights and a black jacket!

With a crew neck like this dress has I always think a statement necklace is the perfect addition.  The solid colored base is the perfect canvas to showcase the mark. Clear Choice Necklace ($38).  I love its vintage-y look with the lace detailing of the dress.

mark. Clear Choice Necklace

mark. Clear Choice Necklace

To finish off a date night look try the perfect makeup look, get my Valentine’s Day Makeup look here. Of course you’ll need a perfect little bag, like the mark. Glam Glimmer Clutch ($28).  It’s big enough to hold all the essentials but small enough to drag along to wherever the night might take you!  Plus the metallic snakeskin pattern is a little “cool girl” to help toughen up your girly dresss.

Toughen Up A Girly Dress For Date Night

Toughen Up A Girly Dress For Date Night

The combination of girly dress + leather jacket isn’t just for date night, try it for any of your upcoming occasions; girls night, lunch, casual work environment, etc… It’s comfortable but still looks very put together and chic.  You can shop my look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and get it in time for Valentine’s Day!

Put a little swing in your skirt!

Put a little swing in your skirt!