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Week O’Nautical – Style Trial

Week O'Nautical - Style Trial

Week O’Nautical – Style Trial

Let’s give this style a trial for Week O’Nautical!  Today’s look comes from my Express Style Trial box! I’ve been wanting to try a clothes rental subscription for awhile and finally bit the bullet and tried the subscription rental offering from Express… think Rent the Runway only with Express.  I’ll do a full review on the whole experience after I get my 2nd box but until then this little jumpsuit number is a perfect piece for July!

Perfect Jumpsuit for July

Perfect Jumpsuit for July

The Express Stripe Square Neck Jumpsuit is super fun in red, black and white stripes with a culotte cropped leg.  It is a one and done kind of situation with easy pull on pull off for bathroom breaks.  It handled the summer hear really nicely too.  This one is currently on clearance too!

I can *almost* see that long weekend!

I can *almost* see that long weekend!

I thought it gave some Americana vibes so I really picked it out for this week.  I paired it with my black tortoise shell jewelry from Avon and some striped wedges for an elevated casual look.  I wore this to work but I work in a very relaxed dress code kind of place, but you could easily throw a black blazer or sweater over it or even a white collared blouse under it.

A Bit of that 90's Vibe

A Bit of that 90’s Vibe

Too keep it more functional I paired my mini black backpack the husband got me with it, perfect for trotting around BBQ’s and going to watch fireworks.  I wore my walkable wedges but this would look cute with a flat slide too (I have these ones in mind from Steve Madden at DSW)

Walking into the holiday weekend like...

Walking into the holiday weekend like…

You can shop this jumpsuit at Express and be sure to use promo code 8482 for 15% off your purchase.  As an #Expresspartner this code is good though the end of the year but some exclusions apply — which probably means this 50% off sale going on until but check or check after the 4th.  For my Avon jewelry hit up my eBoutique that has free shipping on $25 today and tomorrow with promo code CELEBRATE

Week O’Nautical – Fleet Week Chic

Fleet Week Chic

Fleet Week Chic

It’s Fleet Week in NYC.  Fleet Week is the military tradition when the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard’s active ships from overseas come into port.  The crews are welcome to tour the city and sites.  Even the public gets a tour of the ships, military demonstrations and or air shows.  Starting in 1935, this military tradition happens all over the country in our port cities all through out the year.  You might recognize this famous pic from Fleet Week.

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Even though I’m completely on the other side of the country, and I’ve never been to Fleet Week that doesn’t mean I can’t take some of those nautical elements from those Navy men and work it into today’s Week O’Nautical Look.

Red lips, hands on hips

Red lips, hands on hips

It all starts with the mark. The White Approach Belt ($18).  Nautical in nature, this wide belt was the perfect detail over my white pencil skirt (Charlotte Russe) and red flutter sleeve top (The Limited).  A little retro/pinup-esq with the cinched waist, fitted pencil skirt, t-strap pumps and red and white look!
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mark. The White Approach Belt ($18)

mark. The White Approach Belt ($18)

After yesterday’s look I couldn’t not wear this mark. Sail Away Duo necklace again.  It’s so fitting for a Fleet Week chic look with its cute little sail boat!  Pile on some chain links in my watch and bracelet and some gold hoops (all by mark.) and I’m set!

mark. Sail Away Duo Charm Necklace

mark. Sail Away Duo Charm Necklace with The White Approach Belt

I may be lacking some blue in my look but the red and white are definitely fitting for a patriotic approach for my Week O’Nautical.  Will you be rocking the red white and blue this weekend?  If so take it nautical with your accessories!
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Taking Fleet Wee Chic with Nautical Accessories

Taking Fleet Week Chic with Nautical Accessories

T.G.I.F. and the start of the long weekend!  I may not be celebrating Memorial Day weekend with Fleet Week, but I definitely want to thank all our armed service men and women for a job I could never do!  We’re the home of the free because of the brave so thank a vet or service man/woman this weekend!  Hat’s off to you… a nautical sailor’s hat perhaps!

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Fleet Week Chic for Week O'Nautical

Fleet Week Chic for Week O’Nautical

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