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Week O’Nautical Wants

Week O'Nautical Wants

Week O’Nautical Wants

Week O’Nautical is year has fallen on a weird weather pattern, which is probably more in-line with the rest of the country’s weather normally.  Typical spring weather that can range from cool to warm rain to sun all in one day.  What I’ve found this year in figuring out what to wear is that I really want some nautical pieces that work for these gray days… more white bottoms than 1 pair of jeans, more layering pieces, and more beach sweaters.  I have a ton of looks pinned over on my Week O’Nautical board but I don’t have the supporting items to re-create them.  So, here’s what’s on my want list…

 

A Classic Navy Blazer with Gold Buttons – I kick myself for not taking advantage of that employee discount and getting one of these when I worked at Brooks Brothers, but young 20’s Alicia didn’t care about that…

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A White Dress Slack – I’ve had plenty of these throughout the years but none that fit at the moment.

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A Beach Sweater – Again, I’ve had variations of these in the past (see here) but time for an updated one. like the oversized striped ones that have been trending.

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Star Printed Jeans – I’ve had my eye on these plenty of times, basically since Stella McCartney’s went super popular, but never thought they fit in during my typical warm springs, and hot summers.  Boy was I wrong…

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Ralph Lauren Jumpsuit – This jumpsuit is just a fun pieces I’d wear in my fantasy life.

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Lucky for me Memorial Day Weekend is full of sales, especially on fashion, so maybe I should shop some sales!?  Are you shopping for anything good this weekend?

 

 

Week O’Nautical: The Nautical Trench Coat

Week O'Nautical:  The Nautical Trench Coat

Week O’Nautical: The Nautical Trench Coat

This nautical trench coat is a bit of a unicorn item for me.  With the weather we’ve been having its kind of the perfect piece for a spring layer.  It is functional and seasonal and also classic in style with a classic nautical look in navy and white stripes.

My Unicorn Coat

My Unicorn Coat

Lets go back a few years when Cabi released this beautiful navy and striped trench coat. It was out of my budget and not the most practical purchase for me especially at a higher cost. I live in Nor Cal where coat weather is pretty much only Nov – Feb… and let me tell you I already have a billion coats. So I stalked it.  And stalked it.  And stalked it and wish I had it.  THEN I saw Express release their version, but again at a higher price than I wanted to spend on another coat I don’t need.  I had a great black trench coat from Express that Nicki found me on clearance back during the working at the mall, Elder Beerman days.  Probably like 2001 and that guy lasted me a good 15 years or more.  So when this striped version went on clearance and I was able to get it for pennies on the dollar I swooped it.  That was also in July so it hasn’t even been worn until this spring!  And now, my unicorn coat is home where it belongs, getting its full exposure on Week O’Nautical.

Navy and White Striped Trench Coat

Navy and White Striped Trench Coat

Even living in a climate where coats are super necessary this is still a style that should be a staple.  Come spring we’re all ready to leave all the black and grays of winter behind.  And hey, San Francisco is only a car ride away and I’ll always need a jacket there!

Shades of Nautical; Gold, White and Navy Stripes!

Shades of Nautical; Gold, White and Navy Stripes!

My OOTD is basically this Week O’Nautical look all over again, gold sweater and white jeans.  My sweater is also from Express circa early 2000’s and my jeans are some random brand from Marshalls.  Slides are Calvin Klein from Nordstrom’s Rack… and I’m loving them with white jeans!

I love gooooooold!

I love gooooooold!

Pop ya collar!

Pop ya collar!

You might remember I also wore this trench over my spring dress here, for another look at its versatility.  I found quite a few of this exact jacket on Poshmark and Ebay but I’m also loving this BCBG one and this Rachael Roy one.  I’m hoping I can pack this puppy away soon, but it has been my must have go-to this week!

Also on that oversized hair pin trend

Also on that oversized hair pin trend

Week O’Nautical – Easy Stripes

Week O'Nautical - Easy Stripes

Week O’Nautical – Easy Stripes

TGIF! Hello long weekend! This week has been rough, between being sick, making up time at work and sleepless nights with the new kitten, I’m ready for a long weekend. And easy to wear pieces because I just don’t have the energy.  Easy striped T-shirt dress with some interesting details, for the win!

Avon Jill Dress

Avon Jill Dress

I’m wearing the Avon Jill Dress (from the Seaside Garden Collection) with navy bow flip flops (Kate Spade) and silver jewelry.  (bangles, Mexico street vendor; watch, Avon).

Avon Jill Dress Details

Avon Jill Dress Details

This dress worked really well for me this week because it was super mega comfortable, I could throw it on and go.  The detailed neckline gave it a little added luxe so even when I’m not feeling luxe in any way shape or form, I still look put together.

Simple Silver Accessories and Flip Flops!

Simple Silver Accessories and Flip Flops!

Isn’t this dress just perfect for Week O’Nautical!?!  Cheers to the long weekend… and summer!

 

The Ultimate Summer Travel Bag: Saffiano Two-Piece Tote

The Ultimate Summer Travel Bag:  Saffiano Two-Piece Tote

The Ultimate Summer Travel Bag: Saffiano Two-Piece Tote

You know when you come across something that is a total game changer you just want to shout it out to the world, well that’s how I feel about this Avon Saffiano Two-Piece Tote.  Let me just point out why this is the ultimate summer travel bag:

  1.  It’s a roomy tote to fit all your crap, be it going to from work, the beach, as a carry on for traveling or road trips.  It fits all the things.
    Avon Saffiano Two-Piece Tote

    Avon Saffiano Two-Piece Tote

     

  2. It’s white and navy, so it goes with pretty much anything. 
    Navy and White a Summer Favorite

    Navy and White a Summer Favorite

     

  3. It has an outside pouch that is easy for all those need to get at fast items.
    Outside Pouch Is Roomy For Your Must Haves

    Outside Pouch Is Roomy For Your Must Haves

     

  4. The pouch is detachable so you can use it as a clutch, so again multi-tasking for traveling.
    Detachable Outside Pouch

    Detachable Outside Pouch

     

  5. The detachable pouch also has a detachable cross body strap so you can be hands free, say for sight seeing while traveling.
    Two Bags In One!  Make it a cross body!

    Two Bags In One! Make it a cross body!

     

  6. It has an outside slip pocket perfect for keys and phone, you know the things that ALWAYS disappear at the bottom of your bag. 
    Outside Slip Pocket

    Outside Slip Pocket

     

  7. The inside features two slip pockets, a zipper pocket and a magnetic button closure so your tote bag is actually functional.
    Inside View

    Inside View

     

  8. Straps are long enough to fit comfortably over the shoulder and hold some weight making carrying it an easy task. 
    Comfortable Straps For Easy Carrying

    Comfortable Straps For Easy Carrying

     

  9. The textured saffiano gives it a luxe look and feel. 
    Bottom View Of The Saffiano Finish

    Bottom View Of The Saffiano Finish

     

  10. It’s freakin adorable. 

    Avon Staffiano Two-Piece Tote

    Avon Staffiano Two-Piece Tote

You can shop the Avon Saffiano Two Piece Tote for $29.99 at my eBoutique.  Believe me you will end up using it for all your summer activities, ball games, beach, work, picnics, etc!

Week O’Nautical: Nautical Grommets

Week O'Nautical:  Nautical Grommets

Week O’Nautical: Nautical Grommets

Week O’Nautical goes weekend ready!  Nothing is more weekend than an easy top and comfy shorts.  4th of July weekend means we get a little red white and blue with that formula.  I of course took it nautical with this Avon Grommet Split Sleeve Top, part of the Avon Signature Weekend collection.

Nautical Weekend Look

Nautical Weekend Look

Avon Grommet Split-Sleeve Top

Avon Grommet Split-Sleeve Top

Going Weekend Casual

Going Weekend Casual

Worn Off The Shoulder With Nautical Accessories

Worn Off The Shoulder With Nautical Accessories

This top in a small is loose and roomy on me so I’m wearing it off the shoulder with some white denim shorts (F21) some nautical jewelry (Avon and mark.) and weekend staple flip flops (Shoedazzle).  I couldn’t be more comfortable for a holiday weekend, along with my new fav red bag (Michael Kors via T.J. Maxx).

Holiday Weekends Are Made For This

Holiday Weekends Are Made For This

You can shop my nautical grommet top in both misses and women’s sizes at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and for a limited time with a $40 order get this weekend ready tote filled with weekend essentials for only $15!

Spring Skirts With Loft Outlet

Spring Skirts With Loft Outlet

Spring Skirts With Loft Outlet

 

April showers brings May flowers… and spring skirts!  Now that we’ve got warming temps the spring skirts are in full effect.  This year I picked up a few new from my local Loft Outlet.  If you are in the greater Sacramento area, head over to the the Folsom Premium Outlets and check out my friends at the Loft outlet!  Not only will they hook you up with some great customer service, they’ll also fit you up right!

Navy Crochet Skirt From Loft Outlet

Navy Crochet Skirt From Loft Outlet

Out of my Loft Outlet finds, this navy crochet skirt has to be one of my fav’s.  This is actually something that can work year round!  For spring I paired it with a chambray top (also Loft Outlet) but will look equally as cute with a sleeveless blouse for summer or a sweater come fall.

Chambray Navy Skirt Combo

Chambray Navy Skirt Combo

Maybe I’m already in Week O’Nautical mood, but there’s something so clean about navy and white, which is why I LOVE this skirt paired with white accessories.  I took some super trendy white accents and paired them with an otherwise more conservative look.  Thought you couldn’t wear the lucite heels trend?  Well, you’re wrong!  Try these mark. So Clear To Me Sandals with your spring skirts as a way to wear the trend.   The mark. Total Perfection Bag is also the perfect spring/summer bag to add to your collection this year.

mark. Total Perfection Bag and So Clear To Me Sandals

mark. Total Perfection Bag and So Clear To Me Sandals

 mark. Total Perfection Bag and So Clear To Me Sandals

mark. Total Perfection Bag and So Clear To Me Sandals

The Lucite Trend: mark. So Clear To Me Sandals

The Lucite Trend: mark. So Clear To Me Sandals

mark. Total Perfection Bag and So Clear To Me Sandals

mark. Total Perfection Bag and So Clear To Me Sandals

To tie things all together I’m also wearing the mark. Whimsical Ways statement necklace again, (see here, here and here) along with that spring beauty look from Lisa!  (see here!).

mark. Whimsical Ways Necklace

mark. Whimsical Ways Necklace

When re-freshing your wardrobe for spring try mixing classic cuts from places like Loft Outlet with super on trend pieces from mark, it makes dressing way more fun!  You can shop my bag, shoes, jewelry and beauty at my eBoutique, http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Spring Trends and Skirts

Spring Trends and Skirts

ONLY $10 with a $40 purchase NOW through May 24th at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

ONLY $10 with a $40 purchase NOW through May 24th at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Crop It Like It’s Hoooooooot

 

Crop It Like It's Hot

Crop It Like It’s Hot

 

Snooooooooooooop! When spring weather gets at you, crop it like it’s hot.  Crop it like it’s hot.  Crop it like it’s hot.

Just like my love for Skateboard P’s dope beats and all things Snoop-doggy-dog, this mark. Crop It Like It’s Hot Jumpsuit is hot for spring.  It just dropped at my eBoutique along with a ton of other new spring arrivals!!!

mark. Crop It Like It's Hot Jumpsuit... and Lexi

mark. Crop It Like It’s Hot Jumpsuit… and Lexi, the D – O – Double G

mark. Crop It Like It's Hot Jumpsuit

mark. Crop It Like It’s Hot Jumpsuit

The official first day of Spring is not until Monday the 20th, but luckily we’ve been hit with some warmer spring temps early and this mark. Crop It Like It’s Hot Jumpsuit is the perfect piece for spring weather.  It features a cropped wide leg, which not only is more comfortable to wear, cooler in warmer temps, but also is a hot trend for 2017.

Cropped Wide Leg Trend

Cropped Wide Leg Trend

Another hot trend for spring is crochet and cutouts which we got going on with the details on this guy.  Since I wore this to work I layered a white cami underneath but you could go bare as well.

Cutout Details

Cutout Details

Even though I think “age ain’t nothing but a number”, as a 30 something this is the kind of piece that is needed in your wardrobe.  It acts age appropriate while still being trendy and cute.   You can wear it for work with a cami and blazer or out by itself with or without the cami underneath.  And it has pockets, which any age can appreciate.

Pockets!  Yay!

Pockets! Yay!

If you are wearing it for a night out, bbq or any other outing try pairing it with a fun camera bag.  Camera bags are another hot trend this year instead of clutches/mini bags/wristlets.  This navy and green one is from mark. too, the Say Cheese Camera Bag is only $32.  “But (worn) only on the left side, yeah that’s the Crip side.”

mark. Say Cheese Camera Bag

mark. Say Cheese Camera Bag 

To finish off my look I added the mark. Whimsical Ways Necklace and Whimsical Way Earrings. I love how these unique statement pieces really add to this monochromatic look.  I’m still wearing my favorite spring lip shade (see here)  Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Mellow Mellon.

Whimsical Ways Necklace and Earrings with Mellow Mellon Lips

Whimsical Ways Necklace and Earrings with Mellow Mellon Lips

Hot Spring Look Available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Hot Spring Look Available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

You can shop my hot spring full look at my eBoutique.  If you would like to get it for 40% off maybe it’s time to sign up and be a rep too!?  Even if you just shop for yourself you are going to make your household budget healthier, and with all the killer spring and summer items coming out it’s going to be well worth it.  To learn more about the opportunity or join my team head here!

Bow Wow Wow Yippie Yo Yippie Yay!

Bow Wow Wow Yippie Yo Yippie Yay!

Week O’Nautical – Nautical Stripes on Stripes

Week O'Nautical - Nautical Stripes on Stripes

Week O’Nautical – Nautical Stripes on Stripes

Week O’Nautical can almost taste the long weekend… or maybe its those red white and blue sweet treats we enjoyed today.  Regardless, nautical stripes on stripes were in order today!  Nautical striped t-shirt dress with some striped heels all tied together with some nautical accents and the best lightweight soft trench!

Striped T-shirt Dress, Heels and Soft Trench

Striped T-shirt Dress, Heels and Soft Trench

Deets:  Dress, H&M; Soft Trench/clutch/ring/earrings, mark.; Watch, Avon; Heels, Just Fab; Necklace/Bracelet, Charming Charlie’s.
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mark. Soft Touch Trench

mark. Soft Touch Trench

A classic trench coat is the perfect layering piece for chilly spring mornings intro work.  For spring a soft trench is not only on trend but the lighter design makes it ideal.  I just love this mark. Soft Touch Trench, it was such a great investment piece.

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Layer On A Soft Trench

Layer On A Soft Trench

Navy and white always look great paired with sea-worth turquoise and coral, which is why I added those nautical accents in my fav color pairing.  And those platform sandals are so statement making they might not be considered an accent!

Nautical Accents

Nautical Accents

Nautical Accents With Statement Power

Nautical Accents With Statement Power

You can shop the mark. Soft Touch Trench at my eBoutique and today’s the last day to get the FREE boho necklace set but there are many other offers all weekend long (check out my shop page for all the promo codes).  Who’s ready for this long weekend to be here already!  A little retail therapy might be in order to speed things along 😉

Week O’Nautical – Fishes on Fishes

Week O’Nautical gets a little vacation love for Labor Day this year. Usually I spend the week leading up to our summer holiday’s sporting red white and blue with a nautical twist… this week things got a little cray cray with customer visits and obligations so I’m bringing your my summer vacation looks from Hawaii!  What’s more nautical than what I wore while visiting the sea!?

 

Upstream Jumpsuit by Lilly Pulitzer For Target

Upstream Jumpsuit by Lilly Pulitzer For Target

Most days were spent in a bathing suit but come evening I switched into easy pieces like this fish printed jumpsuit from the Lilly For Target collection.  I loved the novelty of the piece and it was perfect for my vacation in Kauai, Hawaii.

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Fishes on Fishes - Upstream Print Pouch and Jumpsuit!

Fishes on Fishes – Upstream Print Pouch and Jumpsuit!

Lucky for me I scored the matching pouch that I used to organize my beach bag on the daily during this trip… then popped it out as a clutch while heading out to dinner.  Fishes on fishes as I liked to call it.  With the fun Lilly print I din’t need much else but a lose braid, navy eyeliner (mark.) and embellished sandals (Target).

Isle Style for Week O'Nautical

Isle Style for Week O’Nautical

Isle style seems to let you get away with a little more have more freedom.  You know, like wearing this embellished halter bathing suit top under the strapless jumpsuit. You never know when you might just end up in the ocean, or having a bonfire on the beach like we did!  This look went from dinner and drinks to beach and bonfire!  That’s what I classify as a Week O’Nautical multitasking winner!

Bonfire On The Beach in Kauai Hawaii

Bonfire On The Beach in Kauai Hawaii

 

Week O’Nautical – Nautical Fit and Flare

Nautical Stripes On A Most Flattering Style

Nautical Stripes On A Most Flattering Style

When you think nautical you think stripes… or at least I do.  What’s a better way to beat the summer heat than in a nautical striped fit and flare dress!?  What’s great about this style is it pretty much flatters every body type and the flare skirt allows you to keep a bit cooler than a fitted pencil skirt style.  Add navy nautical stripes and you’ve got yourself a Week O’Nautical winner!

Week O'Nautical - nautical fit and flare dress!

Week O’Nautical – nautical fit and flare dress!

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Nautical Fit and Flare Look

Nautical Fit and Flare Look

mark. Irresistibly Iridescent Ring

mark. Irresistibly Iridescent Ring

I love how even an all over striped dress is really a blank canvas.  The basic navy and white really are quite neutral so a pop of color works really well against it.  The higher neckline is a perfect base for a statement necklace.  I styled this dress with the new mark. Natural Charm Necklace.  This necklace features a genuine tiger eye which plays perfectly with my tortoise watch (Avon).

mark. Natural Charm Necklace

mark. Natural Charm Necklace

I played off those light pink stones on this necklace with a bright pink lip (Avon Color Indulgence Lip Color in Orchid Petal) and a coral clutch (mark. Fade To Fab Clutch).  Plus I love how great this clutch looked the last time I wore it with navy stripes (see here).  In addition to this great statement necklace I added a great statement ring with opal stones reminiscent of the ocean (mark. Irresistibly Iridescent Ring) — you know that nautical tie in, even if I’m the only one who gets it…

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

Perfect Pallet for Pops Of Color

Perfect Pallet for Pops Of Color

Summer Nautical Style

Summer Nautical Style

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Full Of Flair

Full Of Flair

You want to know what’s the best part of this look?  This dress was $10 at H&M!  This weekend is a great time for summer sales.  Retailers are looking to rid their summer stock to make room for back to school/fall so everyone is having a sale.  (Including my eBoutique!).   Shop my pieces and get free shipping on a $15 order and 20% off a $60 order with promo code HIAGAIN at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Nautical Fit and Flare Look

Nautical Fit and Flare Look