week of nautical

Week O’Nautical – Candy Paint

Week O'Nautical - Candy Paint

Week O’Nautical – Candy Paint

I hope everyone’s July 4th was sparkling!  Week O’Nautical was in full sail last week over on FB/IG but its sailing on here over on ze blog and the sails are candy painted!  I took everyone’s favorite yellow dress and week o’nautical’ed it with some candy colors.

Avon Ribbed Faux Wrap Dress

Avon Ribbed Faux Wrap Dress

The Avon Ribbed Faux Wrap Dress has been a hot item for summer.  It looks good on every shape and size, has on-trend ribbing in a light-weight fabric perfect for hot heat and its only $36!  The summer fun yellow color is stunning on its own but I wanted to make it even more fun with some candy colors.

Candy Colors

Candy Colors

I paired this dress with a light blue and white striped button down from Old Navy.  It had vibes of the boardwalk and cotton candy so I thought why not add in even more with the Avon Statement Stones jewelry collection.  The pastel stones were the perfect candy colored adornment to top it all off.

Avon Statement Stones

Avon Statement Stones Collection

Not sure if you noticed but wrap up sandals are pretty hot for summer!  I picked up this white pair from Shoedazzle.  They actually have a pretty small heel so they are actually really wearable.  I’m still on the hunt for a nude pair that I love, maybe a taller heel or even a flat, but I’m a sucker for anything that wraps around the ankle.  

Ankle Wrap Sandals for Summer

Ankle Wrap Sandals for Summer

I totally am getting boardwalk vibes with this look.  Now I just  funnel cake, cotton candy and a corn dog!  I really like the idea of tying a button down over a dress for a totally different look on a simple summer dress.  I can see this blue and white striped top layered a number of items in my closet, and vice vesra, I can see layering a lot of different options with this dress.  Even as we tranisiton into fall, this dress would be adorable with warm colors anchored with blacks instead of whites.  

Layering a button down over a summer dress.

Layering a button down over a summer dress.

You can shop the Avon Ribbed Faux Wrap Dress and the Avon Statement Stones jewelry collection over at my eBoutique.  This dress is one of those versatile pieces you’ll find yourself reaching for again and again, its just so easy to wear.  Believe me when I say it flatters pretty much everyone!

Sailing into to summer in happy colors!

Sailing into to summer in happy colors!

Week O’Nautical: Old Navy

Week O'Nautical - Old Navy

Week O’Nautical – Old Navy

Happy Memorial Day!!!  Raise your hand if you’ve ever worn an Old Navy flag t-shirt… I mean if you havne’t at least at some point in your life I’m not sure we are on the same level.  Old Navy has kinda been my go-to for my patriotic pieces over the years.  I may not be buying those $5 flag tee’s but I have def found some really fun pieces, including today’s look… head to toe Old Navy.

Old Navy Flag for 2020

Old Navy Flag for 2020

Kelly Ripa Inspired

Kelly Ripa Inspired

Last year I was smitten with Kelly Ripa’s 4th of July look with this yellow Ralph Lauren Sweater look. I’ve kinda stalked Poshmark for one but haven’t come up with a score yet.  BUT I absolutely found a look from Old Navy inspired by it.  

Yellow for WoN

Yellow for WoN

The key takeaways are yellow and the US flag, which we have!  I saw this denim jacket with a flag screen print on the back and was like I NEED THAT.  Then I saw that my favorite linen pants came in yellow this year and I was like I NEED THAT.  THENNNNN I saw they had a tank with a built in shelf bra in a raceback ribbed style and I was like I NEED THAT.  Lucky for me those 3 pieces came together to be one killer Week O’Nautical look!

Flag Details

Flag Details

Yellow Linen Pants and ON Classic Flip Flop in Gold

Yellow Linen Pants and ON Classic Flip Flop in Gold

Beach Glass Necklace, Natutical Watch, Red Lip!

Beach Glass Necklace, Natutical Watch, Red Lip!

You can’t have an Old Navy look without a pair of Old Navy flip flops!  Even if you don’t get them on the $1 sale these $3 flip flops in a gold tone are perfect spring/summer staple.  I love these things for the lake, taking the garbage out, running an errand… etc… I have them in so many colors. 

Head To Toe Old Navy!

Head To Toe Old Navy!

Add a red lip and done!  The women’s American Flag Jean Jacket is sold out but the the men’s is available and it comes in XS!  The Denim Jacket, Wide Leg Linen Blend Pant and Rib Knit Shelf Bra Tank all at http://www.oldnavy.com Now I will say Old Navy is having some serious long shipping, so snag it now for the 4th or Labor Day!

Happy Memorial Day!!!

Happy Memorial Day!!!

Week O’Nautical: Summer Whites

Week O'Nautical - Summer Whites

Week O’Nautical – Summer Whites

Memorial Day is the unofficial kickoff to summer.  It’s also the unofficial kickoff to wearing your summer whites!  Nothing says summer more than a white tee and denim.  The classic pairing goes Week O’Nautical… loosely… there’s a red white and blue combo in there 😉

Fresh Summer Whites

Fresh Summer Whites

All white everything — White tee, white bag, white slides.  

Eyelet Lace Sleeve White Tee

Eyelet Lace Sleeve White Tee

This Eyelet Lace Sleeve Tee from Express has a slight puff to its lace sleeve and its so freaking adorable and on trend.  Very lightweight and the perfect length to wear untucked or tucked.  I’ve been seeing this trend for spring/summer and I just love the idea of a clean white tee with these details and denim.  I’ll be pairing this with jean shorts as the weather heats up.

Week O'Nautical 2020

Week O’Nautical 2020

Avon Jewelry for the finishing touch

Avon Jewelry for the finishing touch

From Where I Stand...

From Where I Stand…

Tee – Express; Jeans & Slides – Shoedazzle; Bag & Sunglasses – Michael Kors; Necklace, Earrings, Ring & Red Lip – Avon.

WoN RBF

WoN RBF

Express is having a major sale for Memorial Day if you wanted to swoop this tee for $29.50, it also comes in other colors.  As always you can shop my Avon eStore at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Hellloooo Summer!

Hellloooo Summer!

Week O’Nautical: Amalfi Coast

Week O'Nautical:  Amalfi Coast

Week O’Nautical: Amalfi Coast

This MDW I was supposed to be in Jamaica and Cabo but the ‘rona canceled our plans.  Instead I’ll need to take and instant vacation while staying at home.  Easiest way to do that is with the newest limited edition fragrance from Avon, Far Away Amalfi Coast.  Scent instantly transport you, to a memory, a vibe, a feeling, etc… so the Far Away Amalfi Coast has been my go to for an instant Vacation.

Kiss of the Italian Coast

Kiss of the Italian Coast

Travel to the sunny Mediterranean waterfront with Far Away Amalfi. This solar citrus-floral fragrance is infused with notes of Italian bergamot and orange flower highlighted with perennial tuberose for a kiss of the Italian coast. 1.7 fl. oz.

NOTES
Italian bergamot, orange flower and coastal tuberose.

Fragrance Category
Fresh & Vibrant – Fruity floral scents with exciting, lush and liberating notes.

You might remember the mark. Instant Vacation Marakesh from years past, this fragrance is a lot like that one… a lot!  Especially the top notes.  Out of the Avon Far Away releases this is by far my favorite.  And can we talk about how pretty this bottle is, and the box!  I’m such a sucker for packaging.  

Scent of choice for my nautical days!

Scent of choice for my nautical days!

If you’re looking for a little something to instantly transport you from the ‘rona 2020 you can the Avon Far Away Almafi Coast for a limited time at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger   And on sale for $15.99!  I can’t believe that price, swoop it up asap!

Avon Far Away Almafi Coast

Avon Far Away Almafi Coast

Week O’Nautical: Ocean Blue Mani

Week O'Nautical:  Ocean Blue Mani

Week O’Nautical: Ocean Blue Mani

Week O’Nautical is ‘licia language for my way to countdown to patriotic holidays with all things red, white and blue with a nautical take.  Why nautical?  Because its beachy and long summer weekends should be as beachy as possible.  Usually its a way to get through the work week when really you’re already checked out for the long weekend.  However, 2020 threw us for a loop and instead of my wear to work posts its all about the home life this year.  What hasn’t changed… manis!  This May I’ve been really into blues.  

Oceanic Hues from Essie

Oceanic Hues from Essie

Inspired by this Blue Ombre ring from Avon in oceanic blues I couldn’t decided on which blues to do.  I ended up going with Essie Lapis of Luxury with an accent nail in Borrowed & Blue.  These shades are few of my oldies but goodies! 

Avon Blue Ombre Ring

Avon Blue Ombre Ring

I really love blue mani’s for spring and summer, plus they go really well with patriotic ootd’s.  I know I’ll be doing another one by the time actual MDW roles around but I can gurantee it will probably be a shade of blue.  

Essie Lapis of Luxury and Borrowed & Blue

Essie Lapis of Luxury and Borrowed & Blue

What mani is on your hand this week!?

WoN Kickoff with a WFH OOTD - Joggers and Beach Sweaters!

WoN Kickoff with a WFH OOTD – Joggers and Beach Sweaters!

 

Week O’Nautical – Amazon Green

Week O'Nautical - Amazon Green

Week O’Nautical – Amazon Green

The disadvantage of having your birthday in late August is you kinda get in that birthday mode and kinda forget what’s actually going on.  Like the long Labor Day weekend is days away and I have a TON to get done before break.  The advantage of having your birthday in late August is you get a ton of new goodies, birthday coupons to use with Labor Day Sales and some extra summer glow to get you through.  With that said, don’t hate on me because this look is barely nautical, and barely fits the red white and blue theme I try to stick to.  The feature here is this Amazon Green dress which is an unexpected color that looks GREAT with your red white and blues for your nautical looks.  (and its a new dress, so deal)

Green dress from Amazon

Green dress from Amazon

Not only is my dress Amazon Green its also from AMAZON!  Let me you tell you something, I’ve been on the Amazon fashion train before those influencers were on the train.  I’ve been buying key pieces for years.  They really are my secret for swimsuits!  Usually you can get some pretty good prices so order a couple different sizes in all the styles you like, try them on at home, and send back what doesn’t work.  I do have to say though ever since Amazon Fashion became its own Instagram account and building influencers it really has become endless with options.  The biggest trick to shopping Amazon Fashion, reviews are where its at.

Avon Sacred Coin Necklace

Avon Sacred Coin Necklace

I’m wearing the Longwu Women’s Elegant Short Sleeve Wear to Work Casual Pencil Dress with Belt in a 4/6 in the shade malachite green.  The real deal on this is that its a t-shirt like material with lots of stretch and more on the teal/amazon green coloring.  It’s a little tight on my problem areas but pretty much everything is, but its still really flattering and fits true to size.  The style features a boat neck and pockets!  I’m a fan.

Pop of color to mix in with your classic nautical prints

Pop of color to mix in with your classic nautical prints

For late summer styling I paired it with white flat slides from Shoedazzle, my new favorite necklace, the Avon Sacred Coin Adjustable Necklace in Moon and a favorite bangle set from last summer.  As I said this color goes great with your nautical prints, like in my navy and cream striped bag.  This is easily transitioned into fall with some booties and a denim jacket or a navy blazer to dress it up.

White slides, a wardrobe must have!

White slides, a wardrobe must have!

Transitional dress for Week O'Nautical

Transitional dress for Week O’Nautical

Week O’Nautical is here to give summer the send off it deserves so check back for more nautical inspired looks incorporating red white and blue as we count down to the long Labor Day Weekend!

Week O'Nautical sails on!

Week O’Nautical sails on!

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 🙂

Week O’Nautical – Little Red Dress

Week O'Nautical - Little Red Dress

Week O’Nautical – Little Red Dress

Week O’Nautical is here for the short work week!  I’m counting down to the long weekend by theme-ing out my life in all things red white and blue with a loose – and I do mean loose – nautical vibe.  Last time, Memorial Week O’Nautical was all about the blues, but this 4th of July week we’re all about the red! Starting it all off with a Little Red Dress!

Red Dress For A Short Work Week

Little Red Dress – the Avon Myrna Dress

This little red dress was from the spring release via Avon which you might of seen me share on IG, but from the moment I ordered it I had nothing but Week O’Nautical OOTD thoughts on it.  A good red dress is a must in my closet.  I like this one because its off the shoulder which I love, even if I have to layer it with a bodysuit.  Its also lightweight, stretchy, kinda loose, kinda fitted and packable so perfect for summer trips!

Red White and Blue Wear To Work

Red White and Blue Wear To Work

For work I paired this with some nautical block heeled sandals (last seen here), a gold cuff and white hoop earrings all from Avon.  My bag is my new summer bag! I scored on a good deal on it at Marshall’s.  This Michael Kors metallic gold canvas bag with rope straps is the PERFECT for Week O’Nautical bag!  This is such a great summer work bag and I’m very pleased I found this gem.

Twist Front Knot Detailing

Twist Front Knot Detailing

Red and Navy Striped Block Heels

Red and Navy Striped Block Heels

Nautical Details for today's WON OOTD

Nautical Details for today’s WON OOTD

Michael Kors Isla Satchel

Michael Kors Isla Satchel

I of course had to pair this look with the Avon Little Red Dress Fragrance.  I mean, I said I LOVE a theme right!?   Plus, Little Red Dress Fragrance Line is on sale too during the Semi Annual Sale going on over at the eBoutique.  I love all the summer sales that go on this weekend!  If you haven’t already checked out my eBoutique be sure to follow me on IG (@wordofalicia) where I’m highlighting my pick of the day’s and some killer deals.  Plus, building fantasy carts gets you through these few short days before our long holiday weekend!

Avon Little Red Dress Fragrance - Now On Sale!

Avon Little Red Dress Fragrance – Now On Sale!

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

A Wet Week O’Nautical

A Wet Week O'Nautical

A Wet Week O’Nautical

It’s the end of May and its raining and cold… am I back in PA!? Usually Week O’Nautical is debuting all my new summer threads, but this year its more about finding something functional for the weather.

Blue and White Stripes

Blue and White Stripes

Planning my OOTD around my red Hunter Rain Boots!

Planning my OOTD around my red Hunter Rain Boots!

With the on again off again rain, I had to bust out those red Hunters!  I started there and built up!  Navy Ponte Pants (Avon Kaya Ponte Pant in Navy) because they can be easily tucked into boots and thick enough to not have the wind go right through them.  Then I added a blue and white striped off the shoulder blouse (Kohls, old).  Layered on some of my fav nautical jewelry, a red lip, and I’m good to go!

Off The Shoulder Spring Blouse

Off The Shoulder Spring Blouse

Rainy Cloudy Days...

Rainy Cloudy Days…

My Go-To Triple Ball Earrings

My Go-To Triple Ball Earrings

At least the rain and clouds make a good backdrop.  However, I’m ready for some sun and warmth to actually make it feel like Memorial Day Weekend is around the corner.  Hows the weather shaping up for your weekend!?

Memorial Weekend, I hope you're warm and sunny!

Memorial Weekend, I hope you’re warm and sunny!