mark. neutral territory bag

Week O’Nautical – Red White and Blue Fall Edition

Week O'Nautical - Red White and Blue Fall Edition

Week O’Nautical – Red White and Blue Fall Edition

I always have a bit of summertime sadness come Labor Day knowing my long hot summer days are coming to a close.  Best way to beat the blues is to embrace fall!  It’s still super hot here pretty much through October so I may not be wearing jeans, boots and sweaters but I can embrace fall colors, fabrics and trends.  Which is exactly what I did for today’s Week O’Nautical red white and blue look with fall versions of our patriotic colors.

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Embracing fall’s deep burgundy and thick crochet lace in this skirt from Express.  Pair it with a white tank (Express) and fall-tastic chambray and I have a red, white and blue look perfect for Labor Day and beyond.  The mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress was my summer staple for a lightweight layer worn open as a duster, which I can see getting good use this fall too!  See my summer looks with this guy here and here.

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

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Burgundy Lace Skirt and Suede Sandals

Burgundy Lace Skirt and Suede Sandals

Another fall favorite is suede!  Since it’s too hot to wear a suede boot I might as well wear some suede sandals.  You might remember these suede fringe sandals being all the rage in the spring, well they work even better in the fall.  I got these Steve Madden versions on mega deal at T.J. Max by the way!

mark. Neutral Territory Bag now only $24.99

mark. Neutral Territory Bag now only $24.99

Finally, finishing things off with the mark. Neutral Territory Bag (now on clearance for only $24.99!), Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry.

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

You can shop my dress (worn as a duster), bag, jewelry and lipstick at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger be sure to use promo code ISLAND for a free triple wick candle with your $40 order!  BONUS there’s also a FLASH SALE going on!  Awesome mark. fashion in this one including these guys all for an additional 30% off!!!

Menswear Inspired LBD – mark. Day After Day Dress

mark. Day After Day Dress

mark. Day After Day Dress

Let’s talk fall in Northern California during a drought… there isn’t one.  Not only has it been hot it’s been dry.  This doesn’t work for fall fashion when all I want to wear are my heavy tweed pants.  However there are some great transitional pieces that are not only super versatile but follow the menswear trend for this season!  (see yesterday’s trending tuesday:  #menswear post).  Let’s take this look I’m smitten with and make it Nor Cal appropriate shall we?

mark. Day After Day Dress

mark. Day After Day Dress

Ok there’s no way I’m wearing a long sleeve shirt in 90 degree weather.  But what if I just pair a black cami under it.  DONE!  Booties… I do love those menswear inspired booties but hot and I don’t have them… pumps it is!  Add on my menswear styled satchel in the mark. Neutral Territory Bag and some gilded treasures with the mark. All Four It Bracelet set and I just made this menswear trend my own.

LBD For A Hot CA Fall

LBD For A Hot CA Fall

Wearing mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Mauvellous

Wearing mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Mauvellous

Sheer Panels And A Deep V

Sheer Panels And A Deep V

Sheer Panels And A Deep V

Sheer Panels And A Deep V

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Menswear Inspired LBD For Fall

Menswear Inspired LBD For Fall

A LBD with a twist like this one really is versatile.  Fall and winter will come and I won’t be so hot that I need bare arms and legs.  This dress easily can transition with, as shown above, a white button down underneath, or a classic cardigan or blazer for work.  It’s a great holiday party dress with a strappy back bra and some tights.  I think my next rendering on this dress will be with a long duster and some booties!  How would you wear this dress?

You can shop the mark. Day After Day dress, my bag and jewelry at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Day After Day Dress

mark. Day After Day Dress