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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 – White Linen

Week O'Nautical White Linen

Week O’Nautical White Linen

Lexi's Paws Love White Linen Pants

Lexi’s Paws Love White Linen Pants

My favorite nautical looks are anchored in crisp white and contrasting navy.  As we countdown to the unofficial start of summer, wearing all white seems more than fitting!  As the image of white sails and navy blue waters sail through my head, white linen is the perfect fabric to exemplify nautical influences in today’s Week O’Nautical look!

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White Linen Suit

White Linen Suit

You might think linen is hard to wear, but you have to appreciate the fabric.  It’s made to be wearable and breathable and the wrinkles are part of its characteristics, so embrace the wrinkles.  In hot Northern California you can really appreciate the function of linen and more importantly the comfort.  This white linen suit from Guess is one of my traveling go to’s.  Comfortable, you can move around in it, and it wares off the chill while also breathing as the sun heats up.  You can mix and match the pieces, making it extremely versatile.

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White Linen Anchored With Navy

White Linen Anchored With Navy

To make my white linen nautical I anchored it with a navy Bra Cami from Express and crisp white fedora with navy striped band from Loft.  Navy jewelry from mark. I was inspired by these two pins (pin1, pin2), pinned to my Week O’Nautical board.  Follow my board for more nautical influenced looks and eye candy!

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Accessorize with a fedora, strappy standals and navy jewelry!

Accessorize with a fedora, strappy standals and navy jewelry!

This outfit makes me feel like singing, “At the Copa, Copacabana.  The hottest spot north of Havana.  At the Copa, Copacabana music and passion were always the fashion.  At the Copa….they fell in love”  So if your planning a little havana-esq getaway, or be influenced by it, make sure you pack (or wear) some white linen.

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Nautical White Linen Total Look

Nautical White Linen Total Look

 

Your Summer Vacation Must-Haves

I absolutely LOVE that summer is JUST around the corner.  Which also means its time to start planning your summer vacation!  If you’ve been following my posts for the last 2 weeks you’ll notice I’ve been highlighting pieces from the mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts collection (last seen here), so let’s pretend I’m planning a real vacation to Saint Barts.  There are a few must haves from the collection that are needed for any summer travel regardless of the destination.  Here are my top 3 must haves for your summer vacation:

1.  mark. Glam and Roll Jewelry Case ($24).

mark. Glam and Roll Jewelry Case ($24)

mark. Glam and Roll Jewelry Case ($24)

If you’re anything like me when packing its about fitting as much as possible and bringing as many multitasking items as possible.  The mark. Glam and Roll Jewelry Case solves both those issues.  Pack all your jewelry in its 3 zippered pockets, 1 slip pocket and along the necklace/earring bar, then roll it up!  The compacted case fits nicely in your bag and keeps you organized.  MULTITASKER:  The jewelry roll can then double up as a clutch once you get to your destination!

2.  mark. Get Packing Tote

mark. Get Packing Tote ($40)

mark. Get Packing Tote ($40)

The mark. Get Packing Tote is just what you need for your carry on bag or overnight bag.  Its roomy so you can pack a lot, and I mean a lot!, but it has sturdy and comfortable straps for lugging it around.  But on top of all that its a really good looking bag!  The neutral camel faux leather is really nice in quality and the pops of pink neon around the trim, studs and tie details give it a luxe look so you can also look like a chic jet-setter!  MULTITASKER:  Use this bag as your beach bag, shopper tote and/or just as your purse when you get to your destination.

3.  mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty Pallets ($16 each)

Beautiful sunwashed eye shades and bronzy goodness!

mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty Pallets ($16)

Who wants to haul a bunch of makeup when traveling?  That’s when a good pallet is really important, one that will give you a ton of looks from one case!  I’ve already reviewed and sung my praises on the mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty pallets here, but on a trip these are really all you would need to bring, plus the slim design makes them really travel friendly!  MULTITASKER:  The mark. Island Beauty Face Pallet is a bronzer, blush and highlight all in one!  The mark. Island Eyes pallet contains the perfect shades to go neutral and beachy or bold and smokey!

BONUS MUST HAVE!  Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard

Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard

Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard (pic cred’s to Erica Gerlemann!)

I know I said my top 3, but I had to add on the Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Line!  A lot of vacation destinations are going to have bugs and pests you don’t want biting you.  The Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Line is EXTREMELY effective at keeping them at bay, plus its deet free!  No matter your formula preference there’s an option for you, lotion, spray or towelette.  MULTITASKER:  Get your other vacation must have, SUNSCREEN in your Bug Guard formula!  The Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Line also has options with SPF30, which is just a life must have, really!  DOUBLE BONUS:  Now through memorial day the Skin So Soft Bug Guard is all on special pricing in our Memorial Day Shop (shop it here!) and with a $40 order get a FREE travel size Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Picaridin Spray.  Plus shop the Memorial Day Shop for other must-haves to ready you for the weekend!

Let's Get Packing For St. Barts!

Let’s Get Packing For St. Barts!

Now let’s get planning for your summer vacation!  Possibly with the long Memorial Weekend?  Let’s kick off summer with a vacation weekend with these vacation must-haves!  What destinations are on your bucket list for summer travel?