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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!!!

Level Up Monday Mornings

Level Up Monday Mornings

Level Up Monday Mornings

Monday mornings are the worst.  It’s no secret I’m always late, always.  9/10 its because I don’t know what I want to wear and Monday’s seem to be the toughest.  Mondays are also setting the pace for the week, and seem to always include a meeting or two or three… so I need to dress for success!

Outfit Ambition With A Blouse and Ankle Pants

Outfit Ambition With A Blouse and Ankle Pants

My go-to items for when I need to look legit are Express blouses paired with some ankle pants.  It always looks polished and professional while still being on trend and fun.  When I can’t figure out what I want to wear and, as always, running late, this dynamic duo is what I always reach for as my work OOTD.  No matter what the activity is that day, or what spring weather throws at me, this duo is functional!

Express Blouse and Ankle Pants

Express Blouse and Ankle Pants

Stripes work as a neutral for me, I tend to pair them with my basics to my colors.  I love this Express Striped Strappy Cross Front Large Button-Cuff Blouse.  I also have an Express Portofino Shirt in this same pattern, as well as an off-the shoulder version.  I can not “express” how much they level up my Monday morning’s get ready sesh.

Avon Sparkling Statement Hoops And A Fun Clear Bag!

Avon Sparkling Statement Hoops And A Fun Clear Bag!

For spring I LOVE pairing my ankle pants with pumps!  I’m wearing the Columnist ankle pants, which are the best fit for me, and mark pumps (old), but I’m loving these Elastic Cross Strap Snakeskin Print Heels!  Finished off with a statement hoop earring (Avon) and a clear bag for a fun desk to dinner look (mark., old – try the Express Yellow Trim Event Bag for the same look.)

Stripes are totally a neutral!

Stripes are totally a neutral!

Express has always been my go-to for work wear, they outfit ambition.  Level up your Monday mornings with an Express blouse, I promise you, it will be a go-to!  You can use my ring code 8482 to get 15% off your order at Express.com (exclusions apply)

From Desk To Dinner

From Desk To Dinner – and everything in-between!

Style Secret:  I wear an Express Bra Cami under everything… all day every day.

#Expresslife

#Expresslife

Week O’Nautical: Lemons

Week O'Nautical: Lemons

Week O’Nautical: Lemons

Guess what today is, National Lemon Day! And it’s Week O’Nautical…. guess that means a lemony fresh take on a nautical OOTD! I’m a huge fan of lemons, not just as food, garnish, flavor, etc but also in design and aesthetic. So today is totally a me day haha!

Currently crushing on all things yellow!

Currently crushing on all things yellow!

I’ve been obsessed with yellow lately and I don’t see that going away come fall. For late summer it’s a great color, and this linen yellow dress from Target has been a go to.  I love the fit and the ruffle sleeves are mega fun and unexpected.  I’ve worn this dress accessorized so many ways, with black accents, with colorful accents, with gold accents, and now with lemon and nautical accents!

Lemon Necklace, kinda perfect!

Lemon Necklace, kinda perfect!

Lemon Earrings, kinda perfect too!

Lemon Earrings, kinda perfect too!

For National Lemon Day I added this lemon necklace and lemon earrings from Avon, which could not be more perfect.  To take it a little nautical I added those navy and white striped mules also from Avon (last seen here) and a navy tote (Coach) with nautical print scarf (Avon) tied to it.  Bracelets and Red Supreme lips also from Avon, watch Movado (a new birthday prezzy!)

Nautical Accents

Nautical Accents

I also wore my lemon and basil Avon Senses bath and body collection today which is an ALL TIME FAV!  And its all marked down to clearance so swoop it here:  https://www.avon.com/search/lemon?rep=aliciahessinger

Mellow Yellow Nautical

Mellow Yellow Nautical

Week O'Nautical Lemon Look

Week O’Nautical Lemon Look – Happy National Lemons Day!

Only a few more days until that long Labor Day Weekend!  You can make it!

Citron for Spring and Summer – mark. Bright Spots Dress

The Pups and I are digging citron for Spring!

The Pups and I are digging citron for Spring!

You know what color I see being huge for summer, citron!  (as I stated in my previous post!) It’s already all over everywhere this spring but it will continue on through summer and even work into fall and winter.  It’s one of those colors that just pops and looks good on everyone.  Which means even in the smallest doses you can wear the trend!  One of my favorite outfits/looks from last year is my citron dress (as seen here) which I’m super excited to bust out again!  Now that I already have a full on full citron dress and some accessories with the color, this year I wanted another piece that’s a little more versatile.  When I saw the mark. Bright Spots Dress I was like, yep!  This is it!   A fun print anchored in neutrals with a pop of citron!

mark. Bright Spots Dress

mark. Bright Spots Dress

How I’m Wearing Citron For Spring:  

Wearing Citron Trend For Spring and Summer

Wearing Citron Trend For Spring and Summer

The mark. Bright Spots Dress is a long sleeved t-shirt dress in a super lightweight and extremely comfortable burnout fabric.  Which makes it the perfect kind of dress for spring!  You have the coverage in the sleeves but the lightweight fabric works for warm days.  It’s such an easy dress to wear, and the print is pretty much the focal point so you don’t need to do much to make this look good.

Try Pairing Mint with Citron for Spring

Try Pairing Mint with Citron for Spring

For spring I wanted to pull out the mint tones by pairing this dress with a mint belt (H&M) and tote bag (Avon).  My favorite mark. pumps from last year with a pop of citron worked perfectly to dress up the dress a little, but you easily could wear this with a flat sandal for a more casual look.

mark. Color Pop Cuff

mark. Color Pop Cuff

This statement cuff, mark. Color Pop Cuff was the perfect piece to pair with my citron stud earrings.  I was dressing the dress up a little for work so a matching hematite statement necklace in a crystal floral design (mark.) worked perfectly for spring.  Florals, no matter what kind, ALWAYS work for spring.

With the Lexi

With the Lexi

How I’ll Wear Citron For Summer:  This dress will transition into summer nicely especially with it’s lightweight fabric, perfect in the AC.  I’ll pair this dress with some white sandals or wedges and push up those rushed sleeves!  This mark. So White Now Necklace will be a great pairing with the look for summer.  I’ll also be wearing the mark. Color Pop Cuff with some white denim shorts and a light grey tee or tank, and with pretty much all my summer neutrals where I need a pop of citron!

With The Zoey, and Lexi TOTALLY wants me to do a "what's in my bag" post!

With The Zoey, and Lexi TOTALLY wants me to do a “what’s in my bag” post!

What citron pieces are you looking to sport this spring and summer?  You can shop the citron trend at my eBoutique!  Check out some more detailed pics of the fabric and dress over on my Facebook page here!

 

Bon Fat Tuesday! Mardi Gras Inspo On A Regular Tuesday

Fat Tuesday has always held a special place in my heart, from French class, to nights out, to beads, to crepes or jambalaya I’ve always celebrated this sinful holiday!  Here’s a little inspiration for the day

Word On What To Wear:  Purple, yellow and green!  The Mardi Gras official colors!  Since I’m working like the rest of us on a typical Tuesday I’ll be pairing my green Express Portofino blouse with some black pants and fun accessories, like my satin printed Nolita pumps (Prabal Gurng for Target, last seen here), yellow skinny belt (Express, old) and of course some purple beads with matching ring and bracelet (mark.)!  Finishing it off with a purple and gold makeup look and my headband fit for Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras Inspired Work Look

Mardi Gras Inspired Work Look

Got Beads!?

Got Beads!?  Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Power Plum

Green, Gold and Purple for Fat Tuesday

Green, Gold and Purple for Fat Tuesday

Gold and Purple Makeup with mark. On The Dot Bold Eye Color Pallet

Gold and Purple Makeup with mark. On The Dot Bold Eye Color Pallet

Yellow Belt adds the right Mardi Gras Touch

Yellow Belt adds the right Mardi Gras Touch

Mardi Gras Perfect Headband With Loose Curls

Mardi Gras Perfect Headband With Loose Curls

Fat Tuesday's Look

Fat Tuesday’s Look

 

Word On What To Do:  Make a New Orleans themed meal fit for a king!  May be a little hard to get down to Bourbon Street, but might as well eat like I’m there!  On the menu:  Jambalaya, Corn Bread, Green Salad and King Cake.  And maybe start the night with a hurricane?

image source:  http://www.coastalliving.com/food/kitchen-assistant/mardi-gras-recipes/print?print

For a good Jambalaya recipe I like this one, but it’s one of those dishes you can work with what you have!  Chicken and sausage, shrimp and sausage, pork and sausage, whatever you like!  Because this is “going up, on a Tuesday” go with a simple salad with dark greens for a bit more of southern taste and as for the king cake, pick this one up at a bakery/grocery store for a Tuesday night treat!

 

Bon Fat Tuesday!

Pops Of Spring

A POP of Color For Spring

A POP of Color For Spring

Hello sunshine.  Hello warmer temps.  Hello springtime!  Spring is springing up all over the joint, including on me!

Pop Of Spring Outfit

Pop Of Spring Outfit

Chambray Top – Loft Outlet.  Skirt – H&M.  Pumps – Brooks Brothers.  Necklace, Bracelets, Ring and Nail Polish – mark.

Pop Of Spring Blooms

Pop Of Spring Blooms

Pop Of m.Powerment

Pop Of m.Powerment

Pop Of Yellow

Pop Of Yellow

Pop of m.Powerment!  The “Mighty Pretty” enamel bangle I’m wearing is not only the perfect pop of spring color to my look but it also stands for something!

m.powerment by mark.* is our philanthropic initiative dedicated to breaking the cycle of dating abuse and partner violence. So far, more than $1 million has been raised to benefi t education and prevention programs in communities across the country. 100% of the net proceeds from sales of the mighty pretty m.powerment bracelet ($20.92) is donated directly to this initiative.

Get yours at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Pop Of Spring Outfit

Pop Of Spring Outfit

Pop of Buds, Blooms and Leaves

Pop of Sunshine through Buds, Blooms and Leaves

 

Halloween Nails with OPI So So Skullicious

When I first saw OPI’s Halloween release I was like, uh pass… then a couple days went past and I could not stop thinking about the set, and how it’s such a fun day of the dead twist on a classic color selection.  So I told Amazon I wanted them, Amazon organized a trade, my money for the OPI So So Skullicious Set, and the rest was history!  Just in time for multiple Halloween manis!

OPI So So Skullicious

OPI So So Skullicious

The set included your classic orange, pink, black, yellow and a set of decals in fun day of the dead print skulls.   I personally felt the formula was great even for a mini.  I achieved full opaque in 2 coats except for Candlelight which required 3.  The decals were easy to apply.  You had to get them wet, then wet your nail (after the polish is dry), slide off the decal and place it on your nail, finish with top coat.  They all had a great shiny finish even before topcoat!

Walking Dead Mani

Walking Dead Mani

I created 2 looks with this set so far and still have over a week until Halloween so you KNOW more is to come!  For my first look I used A-Rose From The Dead on my pointer, middle and pinky.  On my ring I used Mourning Glory with a decal.  Since no two decals are the same I picked two that were similar and would show up nicely on the black.  For my thumb I used Mourning Glory with a thin vertical stripe of A-Rose from the Dead on the inner edges.  You can’t really tell here but I did 🙂  I also used Mourning Glory on my toes with a matching vertical stripe in A-Rose From The Dead on my big toe.  I highly enjoyed this mani pedi combo and it was PERFECT for The Walking Dead premier!  (Can I say how excited I am for season 3!!!)  And there’s that mark. Vintage Violet Stretch Ring ($18 at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com).  I told you it’s been my go to lately!

Halloween Mixed Media Mani

Halloween Mixed Media Mani

My 2nd creation was a mixed media mani with Mourning Glory on my thumb and ring, a chevron print on my pointer with a base of Candlelight and Hi, Pumpkin on top and Hi, Pumpkin on my middle and pinkie with Finger Paints Fall of Surprises for a little glitter!  The same glitter I used in my Oktoberfest mani a few weeks back!  This was without topcoat and after 2 days of wear so excuse the tip wear!

Please disregard the not so stellar quality of these pictures, they’re from my Instagram/phone so not the best but I never got around to taking a real nice shot with the real camera.  I have to say I’m really excited about this set and all the possibilities.  I love the day of the dead twist to your standard Halloween mani and the great OPI formula.  If you’re looking for something to do a Halloween themed mani with def get this set!  The colors will translate well outside of Halloween and they’re mini’s so what’s not to love!