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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?

 

 

Trending Tuesday: #springbasics

If the world of alicia was the internet #springbasics would be trending. Kind of a lame trending topic, well sometimes you need lame to wear with your statement pieces! Here’s what basics my basic girl wardrobe needs:

 

Plain White Tee:  And some not so plain white tee’s… basically I need something I can utilize with a casual look or one for work.

Avon Tissue Tee 4 Pack

Avon Tissue Tee 4 Pack

 

Why I Need A Plain White Tee (via pinterest)

Why I Need A Plain White Tee (via pinterest)

Basic Black Slacks:  When most of you work pants are plaid you find yourself needing some basic black work pants.

mark. Fit To Be Wide Culottes -- black pants cool for summer

mark. Fit To Be Wide Culottes — black pants cool for summer

S. Gomez Looking Sleek In Black Pants

S. Gomez Looking Sleek In Black Pants

Black Maxi Dress:  The hunt continues for a simple black maxi dress.  For me my must haves are wider straps and a slit because I need that movement flexibility.

Rachel Zoe The Queen Of The Maxi

Rachel Zoe The Queen Of The Maxi

 

Navy Striped Shirt:  Believe it or not this is a basic, especially during Week O’Nautical and much harder to find than anticipated.

mark. What A Placket Henley  - coming this summer

mark. What A Placket Henley – coming this summer

 

Navy Stripes Via Pinterst

Navy Stripes Via Pinterst

 

Metallic Flats:  Metallics go with everything and as much of a heel girl I am, I need a practical walkable shoe.

mark. Silver Streak Sneaks - metallic and a statement shoe!

mark. Silver Streak Sneaks – metallic and a statement shoe!

Metallic Flats Inspo For Spring

Metallic Flats Inspo For Spring

What basics do you absolutely have to have?  What ones are on your wish list?

Trending Tuesday – Week O’Nautical #wishlist

If the world of alicia was the internet, Week O’Nautical #wishlist would be trending.  It’s the week before Memorial Day so I celebrate my own Week O’Nautical.  If you’re not familiar with my obsession to theme out my day to day, check out my past Week O’Nautical posts here.  Since last year I haven’t really added any nautical inspired pieces to my wardrobe, sad I know!  So here’s some nautical inspired pieces I’m currently crushing on for my Week O’Nautical #wishlist:

 

1.  Navy and White Nautical Stripped Shorts

Nautical Shorts

Old Navy Printed Chino Pixi Shorts ($24.95)

Nothing is more versatile than a pair of striped chino shorts.  You can dress them up or down for a BBQ to a night out.  I think these are the ultimate on my #wishlist for my Week O’Nautical looks this year and at a great price!

2.  Nautical Portofino

Express Anchor Print Portofino ($44.90)

Express Anchor Print Portofino ($44.90)

My obsession over Express portofino shirts is kinda unhealthy but they’re THE PERFECT SHIRT!  So when I saw they came out with this in red, sleeveless and in an anchor print it immediately made the #wishlist.

3.  Nautical Striped Rope Wedges

Express Espadrille Wedge Sandals

Express Espadrille Wedge Sandals

I realized I’m really lacking a great nautical inspired wedge.  The rope/espadrille detailing on a striped canvas shoe would be perfect!  Too bad these only come in 6 and higher (darn size 5 feet!)

4.  White Statement Necklace

mark. So White Now Necklace

mark. So White Now Necklace ($38)

Here’s that darn white necklace again, it’s popping up on all my wish lists!  Maybe I should just break down and get it haha.  (see here).  This would look great over a navy or red outfit for my Week O’Nautical looks!

5. Navy Blazer

Brooks Brothers Cotton Knit Blazer ($298)

Brooks Brothers Cotton Knit Blazer ($298)

This whole look actually!  I realized my blazer collection is black black and more black.  I kick myself on the daily for never getting a classic Brooks Brothers navy blazer when I moonlighted there (at employee discount!).

All week I’ll be counting down to Memorial Day with my take on red white and blue and nautical influence.  Be sure to check back and see what I can come up with this year!  Until then check out the history of my Week O’Nautical.

Trending Tuesdays #blackandgold

In the world of Alicia you know what’s trending… Black and Gold!  I’ve been seeing it everywhere from fashion to home decor to party planning and I’m digging it all!  Here is some eye candy in #blackandgold and be sure to follow my pinterest board for more black and gold inspiration!

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mark. looks

My Kate Spade Idiom Bangle

My Kate Spade Idiom Bangle

mark. mani and ring

mark. mani and ring

Follow my Black and Gold Pinterest board for more trending #blackandgold :  http://www.pinterest.com/ach167/black-gold/ and check out the new arrivals that just launched at my eBoutique so many #blackandgold offerings from mark. and avon like the ring and nail polish above!