what to wear on memorial day

Week O’Nautical – Beach Sweater

 

Week O'Nautical - Beach Sweater

Week O’Nautical – Beach Sweater

 

I  gave in to my Week O’Nautical Wish List… hello new nautical shorts.  You know what goes great with nautical shorts during Week O’Nautical?… beach sweaters!  Memorial Day can be cool and cloudy or warm and sunny which is why pairing a beach sweater with a pair of shorts is an effective way to dress for the long weekend.

Nautical Shorts, A Beach Sweater & Coral

Nautical Shorts, A Beach Sweater & Coral

Beach sweaters are lightweight, usually with some sort of open weave and perfect for a little warmth but also keeping you a little cool.  Ideal for places like the beach when the cool breeze can hit or when the warm sun can, well, warm.  I’ve had this sweater for a while now from mark. but I just recently learned to love it.  In the spring it pairs perfectly with shorts.

Nautical look with a beach sweater and navy striped shorts.

Nautical look with a beach sweater and navy striped shorts.

These Old Navy shorts couldn’t be a better pairing for my nautical look with my beach sweater.  I’m so glad I got them, they’re unbelievably comfortable and as we know, #1 on my wish list.

Pairs perfectly with nautical shorts and coral ombre clutch.

Pairs perfectly with nautical shorts and coral ombre clutch.

Accents of coral are just the nautical pop of color I needed in my clutch and flat sandals.  Navy and white are so classic and neutral that any of your summer colors go great with them.  This ombre clutch from mark, the mark. Fade To Fab Clutch $30, is going to be in heavy rotation this summer.  It’s so fun and functional!  Slightly oversized, extra pockets and a killer summer hue!  Check the inside:

Inside of the mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

Inside of the mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch For A Nautical Accent.

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch For A Nautical Accent.

Details:  Sweater – mark. / Shorts – Old Navy / Clutch – mark. / Sandals – Target / Sunglasses, Watch, Bracelet, Earrings, Necklace – mark. / Bronzer (Caliente Glow) Lip (All Butter Now in Bare All) – mark.

Statement Necklace and Sunnies

Statement Necklace and Sunnies

Because even in a casual outfit I need a little glam, the mark. Clear Choice Necklace adds a nice sparkle.  Paired with an arm party, graphic earrings, some sunnies and my favorite nude lip and bronzed cheek my nautical look is finalized.  I mean what’s the kick-off to summer without some brozner (mark. Caliente Glow) and some sunnies (mark. Throw Some Shade Sunglasses)!?

Nautical Shorts For A Casual Look

Nautical Shorts For A Casual Look

Glam Up A Casual Look With The Perfect Accessories

Glam Up A Casual Look With The Perfect Accessories

Navy Striped Shorts For Summer!

Navy Striped Shorts For Summer!

Summer Go-To Look:  Nautical Shorts and Beach Sweater!

Summer Go-To Look: Nautical Shorts and Beach Sweater!

This look would be perfect for your Memorial Day BBQ!  And practically all summer long.  You bet this look will be in heavy rotation!  You can shop my accessories at my eBoutique.

Do you know what I’m also celebrating this weekend.  The anniversary of my Zoey’s adoption!  She forever changed my life, and I hers… and Lexi’s.  Here’s to the pups!

Happy Adoption Anniversary Zoey!

Happy Adoption Anniversary Zoey!

Lexi Kisses

Lexi Kisses

 

Week O’Nautical – Blue Slip Dress

Week O'Nautical - Slip Dress

Week O’Nautical – Slip Dress

Week O’Nautical looks are kicking off with a great blue slip dress!  What is more nautical than the many shades of blue in the ocean.  Blue is my favorite color so when I saw this mark. New Angled Slip Dress I knew it would be a good addition.  With the 90’s resurgence slip dresses are back in a big way.  Here’s how I styled a slip dress in a slightly nautical way.

mark. New Angled Slip Dress

mark. New Angled Slip Dress

Ocean Blue Slip Dress

Ocean Blue Slip Dress

Back of the mark. New Angled Slip Dress

Back of the mark. New Angled Slip Dress

This mark. New Angled Slip dress is the most beautiful shade of blue, making it perfect for nautical styling.  Besides it’s nice quality flowing fabric and a super easy style this dress is also REVERSIBLE!   The underside is a gorgeous ocean turquoise color, so it’s like 2 dresses in one!  For this Week O’Nautical look I wore the royal blue but check back for an upcoming look with the turquoise side.

Sneak Peek Of The Turquoise Underneath

Sneak Peek Of The Turquoise Underneath

Add A Gold Wrap Belt

Add A Gold Wrap Belt

For my curvy figure I needed to add a little shape, so I added this thin gold wrap belt (mark., old).  It was still loose enough to keep the flowy look of the dress but still gave me some shape to the slip dress.

Flowy Shape With The mark. New Angled Slip Dress

Flowy Shape With The mark. New Angled Slip Dress

A nautical look isn’t complete without it’s gold accessories which work beautifully with this blue.  Besides the belt I added the mark. Twice As Nice Necklace, Avon Signature Watch and Avon Smooth Sailing Charm Bracelet (coming next week to http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  The Avon Smooth Sailing Charm Bracelet is the ULTIMATE Week O’Nautical Accessory!

Nautical Gold Accessories

Nautical Gold Accessories and Orange Lip

Avon Smooth Sailing Charm Bracelet

Avon Smooth Sailing Charm Bracelet

mark. Twice As Nice Necklace

mark. Twice As Nice Necklace and Throw Me Some Shade Sunglasses

We can’t be celebrating the unofficial start of summer without some killer sunnies!  These mark. Throw Me Some Shade Sunglasses are the perfect pair with their flattering on almost anyone shape in a tortoise color that goes with everything!  Plus they’re only $5 with a qualifying mark. purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Throw Me Some Shade Sunglasses

mark. Throw Me Some Shade Sunglasses

This look would be equally as chic with some wedges or flats depending on what your Memorial Day plans shape up to be.  What also is great about a slip dresses easy styling… it’s SUPER comfy all while looking chic.  Win win!

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Try A Slip Dress This Summer

Try A Slip Dress This Summer

I’m starting off Week O’Nautical with one of my FAVORITE looks.  The ocean blue hue with gold and nautical accessories is perfect way to kick off summer.  I’ve been wearing this Avon Smooth Sailing Charm bracelet non-stop and can’t get enough of this blue.  Try a slip dress this summer, like the mark. New Angled Slip dress, you won’t be disappointed.  I promise!   Shop them here:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Nautical Look to kick off summer in!

Nautical Look to kick off summer in!