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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

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 – Red White and Blue Fall Edition

Week O'Nautical - Red White and Blue Fall Edition

Week O’Nautical – Red White and Blue Fall Edition

I always have a bit of summertime sadness come Labor Day knowing my long hot summer days are coming to a close.  Best way to beat the blues is to embrace fall!  It’s still super hot here pretty much through October so I may not be wearing jeans, boots and sweaters but I can embrace fall colors, fabrics and trends.  Which is exactly what I did for today’s Week O’Nautical red white and blue look with fall versions of our patriotic colors.

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Embracing fall’s deep burgundy and thick crochet lace in this skirt from Express.  Pair it with a white tank (Express) and fall-tastic chambray and I have a red, white and blue look perfect for Labor Day and beyond.  The mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress was my summer staple for a lightweight layer worn open as a duster, which I can see getting good use this fall too!  See my summer looks with this guy here and here.

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

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Burgundy Lace Skirt and Suede Sandals

Burgundy Lace Skirt and Suede Sandals

Another fall favorite is suede!  Since it’s too hot to wear a suede boot I might as well wear some suede sandals.  You might remember these suede fringe sandals being all the rage in the spring, well they work even better in the fall.  I got these Steve Madden versions on mega deal at T.J. Max by the way!

mark. Neutral Territory Bag now only $24.99

mark. Neutral Territory Bag now only $24.99

Finally, finishing things off with the mark. Neutral Territory Bag (now on clearance for only $24.99!), Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry.

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

You can shop my dress (worn as a duster), bag, jewelry and lipstick at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger be sure to use promo code ISLAND for a free triple wick candle with your $40 order!  BONUS there’s also a FLASH SALE going on!  Awesome mark. fashion in this one including these guys all for an additional 30% off!!!

Week O’Nautical: Ms. Patriotic

Week O'Nautical - Ms. Patriotic

Week O’Nautical – Ms. Patriotic

Just call me Ms. Patriotic.  I don’t know when my obsession with all things Americana happened but now I’m kinda known for it.  Week O’Nautical sails on with another patriotic look featuring the Avon Ms. Patriotic set and nautical stripes.

Avon Ms. Patriotic Necklace and Earring Set

Avon Ms. Patriotic Necklace and Earring Set

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Not only do I wear my red white and blue for my patriotic holidays but I also wear it year round.   Key is to finding pieces that work with anything, for multiple occasions like a sparkly red white and blue statement necklace, and/or a versatile bustier top.  Avon usually comes out with a patriotic themed jewelry item, this year they stepped it up with the Ms. Patriotic necklace and earring gift set.  Not only does it work well for the 4th it really stands on its own for any time of the year.  Plus it goes perfectly with my bustier top from White House Black Market that I picked up at their semi-annual sale going on now.

Wearing The Avon Ms. Patriotic Set and mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Fired Up

Wearing The Avon Ms. Patriotic Set and mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Fired Up

Red White and Blue Stripes For The Holiday

Red White and Blue Stripes For The Holiday

The embellished striped bustier top is one of those items that looks good with a pencil skirt for work or denim shorts for weekend or I just LOVED it paired with the matching skirt, that gives you a dress look with separates (which you can mix and match with other things for more versatility).  For my look I just paired it with a navy pencil skirt and my go-to heels and current fav red earrings and a stars printed bandana on my blue bag (last seen here)

Wear To Work Week O'Nautical

Wear To Work Week O’Nautical

As I sail through the work week to our patriotic weekend this Week O’Nautical look really sparks me into the 4th of July mood.  Tonight I’ll switch to some denim shorts and wedges for a little pre-4th fireworks and hanging out.

Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes

You can shop the Ms. Patriotic set at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to take advantage of our weekend deals!

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Just Call Me Ms. Patriotic

Just Call Me Ms. Patriotic

 

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 – Nautical Navy Pants

Week O'Nautical - Nautical Navy Pants

Week O’Nautical – Nautical Navy Pants

In the Navy you can sail the seven seas!  Or in these nautical navy pants you can embrace Week O’Nautical!  What’s more fitting for Fleet Week than a high waisted wide leg breezy nautical navy pant with the mark. Navy Gazing Pants.  (last seen here)

mark. Navy Gazing Pants

mark. Navy Gazing Pants

This time around for Week O’Nautical I wore them with a  cropped lace top (mark., old), gold flats (mark., old) and some red white and blue jewelry!

Nautical Navy and White

Nautical Navy and White

Avon Anchor Cord Bracelet

Avon Anchor Cord Bracelet

Its all about the nautical accessories this week.  Which is why this Avon Nautical Anchor Cord Bracelet ties this whole look together.  I REALLY wanted to wear my rope necklace that I’ve worn basically every other Week O’Nautical but I couldn’t find it.  So this sparkly red, white and blue number from Charming Charlie’s filled in.

Nautical Details

Nautical Details

Crop Tops and Wide Legs for Week O'Nautical

Crop Tops and Wide Legs for Week O’Nautical

You can shop my pants and bracelet at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to countdown to the long weekend with me during Week O’Nautical!  BONUS:  Free Boho Necklace Set with your order so get your Red White and Blue on for FREE!

Week O'Nautical Marches On!

Week O’Nautical Marches On!

 

Trending Tuesday: November Inspiration

November Inspo

November Inspo

Hello November, welcome back! Just coming off a great October so it’s only right I give thanks for being here to welcome in a new November. I’m excited to prep for the holiday’s, host a get together or two, sparkle things up with decorations for the home and self and do my absolute favorite, holiday shopping! Here’s what’s inspiring me this month!

Give Thanks

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Thanksgiving has always been a favorite holiday, football food family and friends!  This month I’m inspired by Thanksgiving decor, an outfit for the day and all things hostess!

Ultimate Hostess Flats

Ultimate Hostess Flats

 

Glam Fall Decor

Thanksgiving Inspo

Glam Fall Inspo

Gold Dipped

Gold Dipped

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I’m excited to be a bit of a homebody as the cooler rainy weather sinks in and decorate for the holidays! I can transition some of my halloween white pumpkins to a more glam look this fall.  I wish I was more shabby chic because those decorations are super cheap to diy, but glam… no so much.  I’ve always like the luxe touch so looking to work in some of these glam decor at the baller on a budget price!

Glam From Avon Living

Glam From Avon Living

White, Light, Cream and Clean

Cream and Clean

Cream and Clean

This month for my color pallet I’m feeling whites, lights, creams and clean lines.  Obiv I’m feeling this from what to wear to my festive glam decoration pins!  White House Black Market hit this one on the head.

Cream and Cranberry

Cream and Cranberry

Sparkle

mark. Sparkle Collection

mark. Sparkle Collection

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I will always find a way to make November and December a little more sparkly!  Super sparkly statement necklaces, shimmering makeup and day sequins are just appropriate this time of year!  Not to mention mark. released a Sparkle beauty collection I’m swooning over!

Sparkly Statement Necklace

Sparkly Statement Necklace

If you follow me on pinterest you probably already noticed what’s been inspiring me.  Obiviously by this post some heavy emphasis on gold… Silver and Gold, Silver and Gold… (ooh can’t wait for Rudolph on TV!)  Now it’s time to put this inspo into action!  What is inspiring you this month?

How To Style A LWD

How To Style A LWD?  With Puppies!  Or a statement necklace, whatever works!

How To Style A LWD? With Puppies! Or a statement necklace, whatever works!

Summer is in full swing, long days, warm nights and official LWD season. Sun bronzed skin looks excellent in a little white dress so why not bust your favorite dress and let’s accessorize it.  A little white dress is just as versatile as a little black dress so anything from simple to sparkling goes!

Accessorizing A LWD

Accessorizing A LWD

For today’s look summer look I wanted to keep that clean light pallet with a bit of a boho charm.  The easiest way to do that is with the mark. Natural Charm Necklace.  This statement necklace features rose quartz stones and genuine tiger’s eye with a little sparkle.  I love how nicely it plays against the white.  It’s really the impact accessory for this look and really all you need.

mark. Natural Charm Necklace

mark. Natural Charm Necklace

mark. Irresistible Iridescent Ring

mark. Irresistible Iridescent Ring

Paired with the incredible necklace I really like this mark. Irresistibly Iridescent Ring.  They’re not exact matches but they have that same relaxed summer vibe.  Worn with a LWD they really take it to a chic level for a summer look.

Summer Stunners from mark.

Summer Stunners from mark.

Now that I got the statement pieces on, for the rest of my accessories it’s more about compliments.  Like a skinny rose gold belt and a simple rose gold bangle (mark. Looking Sharp Bracelets).

Rose Gold Accents With My Statement Pieces

Rose Gold Accents With My Statement Pieces

A Bit Of Boho with curls, rose gold and summer parkle!

A Bit Of Boho with curls, rose gold and summer parole! — and a puppy in the background!

I don’t curl my hair often in the summer but this look called for some boho waves created with the mark. Curl Time Styling Wand and a little mark. Curl To Curl Mist sprayed on first.  Even though it was a little work the look is still easy.  And too keep it easy I even wore flats!  (sparkly sandal flats from Nine West, but still flats!)

Easy Boho Summer Look

Easy Boho Summer Look

This simple LWD just went from boring to boho with a little sparkle.  I love this look for all your summer activities from BBQ to Pool Party to Bridal/Baby Shower and beyond.  Just amping up a few accessories but keeping them easy and summer friendly really makes it all come together.  That is… when you don’t have the ultimate puppy accessory!  You can shop these pieces at my eBoutique and use promo code HIAGAIN for 20% off and/or FREE shipping!

Puppies are the best accessory!

Puppies are the best accessory!

PS.  Look at that highlighter glow!  That’s the mark. First Blush Face Compact… you can see me singing it’s praise here!