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Meet Mademoiselle Mistie

Meet Mademoiselle Mistie!  She’s the darling face of the real representatives you see on the cover of the Avon Brochure and modeling our Fall For Paris collection.  I first “met” Mistie in the bloggersphere as a fellow WordPress blogger stalking and liking each others posts.  You can follow her blog, Mistie’s Musing’s, here!  Mistie has a keen sense of style since day one, which you can see if you follow her live vids, etc… I’m always getting ideas from her, especially as a fellow hot weather resident she gives great reviews!  That is why its no surprise I asked her for a little commentary on the Fall For Paris fashion collection she so exclusively got to be a part of.

Meet Madelmoiselle Mistie


 

On her favorite look from the collection:  “When I very 1st got to the shoot they put me in this outfit and I absolutely fell in love with it! I’m a big lover of graphic tees and this one super comfy & super chic! Unfortunately I wasn’t photographed in it, but Julie was and it looks amazing on her!!”

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Mistie's Fav Look From The Fall For Paris Collection

Mistie’s Fav Look From The Fall For Paris Collection

Another favorite of Mistie’s are these Avon Brianna Tee’s from the Fall For Paris collection:

You can read all about Misitie’s New Your Fashion Shoot Experience over at her blog and see more behind the scenes, fashion favorites and what an Avon Fashion shoot is really like!

To shop the looks seen on Mistie and the complete Fall for Paris line head over to the eBoutique!

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Meet Mademoiselle Heather

Meet Mademoiselle Heather

Meet Mademoiselle Heather

Bonjour Monsieur, Bonjour Mademoiselle!  Meet Mademoiselle Heather!  I was first introduced to her via her IG by fellow friendly face, Erica.  Back then it was full of pictures of nachos with a few Avon and mark. items thrown in, now it has way more selfies than nachos, but someone who likes nachos and selfies is worth getting to know!  Heather is a fellow Avon Lady from Oregon, who’s wit shines through her social media and blog (Hopelessly Heather).  Heather represents her lady like side with her real life reviews of fashion and more importantly on a ton of jewelry!  Which is why I wanted to bring in the jewelry expert to share her take on the new jewelry from the Fall For Paris collection from Avon, and she did not disappoint!

Meet Mademoiselle Heather 


What would you do if you won an entire collection of Paris inspired jewelry? Have a fashion shoot, right?! Throw on your scarves and hold on to your berets while I take you along a bit of my fashion shoot of Avon’s Fall for Paris jewelry line…and some of their clothing!

1: A classic Parisian look featuring the Mila Dress accessorized with the Choker Necklace and Stud Earring Trio (I picked the clusters) from the Diamondesque line and Gunmetal Coil Bracelet from the Contemporary Beads Collection. The dress is a beautiful herringbone tweed in a neutral grey with an adorable ruffle along the hem – a very feminine, but not girly, touch. What I love most about this dress is its flexibility to dress it up for a night out or sensibly for work and just about any other occasion you can imagine. Accessories alone set the tone for this piece



2. For several days before this fashion shoot, I repeatedly dreamt about one specific shot – and this is it! 

3. This structured LBD is in a deliciously thick ponté fabric that looks summery, but is definitely built for fall! If you’re into the fun graphic mod look from the 60s, then the Modern Geo Collection is totally your bag! I didn’t have the heart to break up the set, so I wore the Statement Necklace, Drop Earrings and Stretch Bracelet to complete the overall look.

4. Still in the LBD from above but I swapped out the jewelry pieces and opted instead for the Maroon Necklace (minus the earrings from the set) and Metro Maroon Watch from the Contemporary Beads Collection as well as the Goldtone Stud Earrings from the Celestial Spirits Collection. It’s impossible to showcase in a photo just how sparkly the necklace is – such a stunning piece!

5. Still in the LBD from above with the skinny rectangles from the Diamondesque Stud Earring Trio and the Pearly Parisian Collection Fringe Necklace that I looped around my neck to give it a layered look – one of my favorite tricks to shorten a long necklace and quasi-satisfy my longtime lust for chokers.

6. I switched things up with the super shimmery Madeline Asymmetrical Tee – a thin (but not sheer) fabric that’s a perfect weight for the end of summer! This tee looks like a party but feels like a comfy night in – the best of both worlds! The Gunmetal Contemporary Beads Collection Necklace (again, minus the matching earrings from the set) and Hoop Earrings from the Diamondesque Collection finish off the look by adding more glitz to the mix!

7. Still in the tee from above I went a completely different direction with the Pearly Parisian Collection Fringe Bracelet and Celestial Spirits Drop Earrings – this look screams New Orleans French Quarter to me…all I need is a crystal ball or tarot cards to complete the picture! All kidding aside, the most surprising jewelry piece I received were these earrings – they are so much more amazing in person than the stock photo in the brochure gives them credit for!

8. Still in the tee from #6 above I stuck to the Celestial Spirits Collection showing off its Orbit Pendant Necklace and Goldtone Stud Earrings (again).

9. I opted to put two showstoppers together for this look because I just had to find an excuse to break out the leopard print Kamila Coat! This piece is probably the piece I’m most excited about owning – I’m chomping at the bit to be able to wear this for real…it’s a surprisingly heavy coat! Dangling from my ears are the Pearly Parisian Collection Fringe Earrings – an early favorite of mine that deserves to be showcased without a competing necklace!

10. The Modern Geo Collection: Statement Necklace, Drop Earrings and Stretch Bracelet

11. Diamondesque Collection Necklace and Earring Set

12. Celestial Spirits Collection: Moon Pendant Necklace and Drop Earrings

13. Deep Red Autumn Romance Collection: Pendant Necklace, Stud Earrings and Drop Earrings; Celestial Spirits Collection: Orbit Pendant Necklace, Goldtone Stud Earrings and Black Locket; Modern Geo Collection Linear Earrings; Maroon Contemporary Beads Collection: Necklace (earrings from the set not pictured) and Metro Maroon Watch

14. Diamondesque Collection: Hoop Earrings and Flex Bracelet; Café Chic Collection Tassel Statement Earrings; Pearly Parisian Collection Fringe Necklace; Gunmetal Contemporary Beads Collection: Necklace (earrings from the set not pictured) Coil Bracelet and Modern Mesh Strap Watch

15. Café Chic Collection: Long Tassel Necklace and Drop Earrings

16. Pearly Parisian Collection: Statement Necklace, Fringe Earrings and Layered Bracelet

Are you ready to visit the Eiffel Tower yet? I know I am!  

– Heather


I am DEFINITELY ready to plan a trip to Paris after all of that!  A few… er a lot! of swoon worthy pieces in there.  Lucky for us are all buy one get one free right now over at the eBoutique!  The jewelry Heather featured is part of the Fall For Paris fashion and home collection, available for a limited time.  Be sure to follow Heather, and peruse a few Parisian pieces over at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Au revoir!

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!

Birthday Pants, Let’s Make It A Thing

Birthday Pants, Let's Make It A Thing

Birthday Pants, Let’s Make It A Thing

When your birthday falls on a Thursday that means you celebrate all weekend long. Which also means Monday following birthday weekend is rough. For a non-milestone birthday, with last minute plans and most my family not in town it actually turned out to be quite a fun weekend. It all started with fun birthday pants! mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants to be exact.

mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants

mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants

Wearing: mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants, Tie Waist Bodice Top (WHBM), Modern Metals Statement Cuff bracelet (Avon), Ultra Glam Statement Earrings (Avon), Sunglasses (Ralph Lauren) and mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat (Pop Tart)

Statement Earrings and Bright Pink Lips

Statement Earrings and Bright Pink Lips

I opted for the gold pants for birthday OOTD because they would work for desk through dinner.  Instead of wearing the typical party dress, why not wear some party pants!?  I see these being equally as chic come holiday season and for when you want to be comfortable but fancy.  They made quite a statement without being too over the top.  I can’t tell you how many compliments I received!  Plus, I’ve seen this metallic fabric all over the place this fall as a huge trend.

Birthday OOTD

Birthday OOTD

You can shop the mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants at my eBoutique!  And remember anyone who orders now through Sept 3rd gets a FREE birthday gift from me!  Let’s Celebrate!!!

Wear Now Fall Trends: Alix Pleated Skirt

Wear Now Fall Trends:  Alix Skirt

Wear Now Fall Trends: Alix Pleated Skirt

I don’t do fall before September 1, but that doesn’t mean I’m not doing my adult back to school shopping.  I picked up a few pieces from the Avon Fall For Paris collection (see here) and lucky for me I selected some on trend pieces that I can wear now and wear later!

Wearing Avon Fall For Paris Collection

Wearing Avon Fall For Paris Collection

“Inspired by the streets of Paris, this latest fashion collection from Avon is perfect for fall with a color line up of roses, greys, pinks and blacks. The highly versatile pieces are designed to mix and match and will go great with pieces already in her wardrobe. These classic designs look great on everyone – just check out the pages and pages of fellow Representatives wearing the pieces in their individual style. Coordinating jewelry in this collection is available at special pricing in Campaign 19.”

Avon Alix Pleatead Skirt

Avon Alix Pleatead Skirt

The Avon Alix Pleated skirt has classic design in a gorgeous menswear inspired print that still has all the trends for fall. This skirt is lightweight, flirty and not lined so extremely wearable now. I personally have a houndstooth obsession so this was my #1 pick from the Fall For Paris collection.

Wear Now with Cobalt Blue

Wear Now with Cobalt Blue

I absolutely love a black and white print with a cobalt blue which is really nice as a late summer color pallet.  Still bright and bold but still being fresh.  I paired the Alix Pleated skirt with a cutout chocker tank from Express, bandage heels from mark., tassel earrings from Avon and a houndstooth bracelet and watch.

Houndstooth and Tassels

Houndstooth and Tassels

Wear Now Look

Wear Now Look

Houndstooth Obsessed.

Houndstooth Obsessed.

Alicia 5 years ago would never buy a pleated “long” skirt and even when I got this, I thought, should I hem this?  I short girl with curves and thick legs doesn’t seem to be the ideal candidate for this skirt BUT with the right heel can conquer the world, or the skirt.  If I can wear this skirt, so can you, that’s what I’ve found about this collection, its WAY more flattering than you’d think.

Making It My Own

Making It My Own

The Avon Alix Pleated Skirt is actually a good year round skirt.  It’s classic enough that you can pair it with the right seasonable separates for any season.  Come fall I’ll wear it with a graphic tee and booties.  (and by graphic tee I mean the upcoming Queen tee from mark.), in the winter this will look adorable with tights, tall boots and a fine gauge sweater.  In the spring I can see this with a really pretty feminine blouse and a lady like pump.  I’ll get good use out of this skirt!

You can shop the Avon Alix Pleated Skirt and the full Fall For Pairs collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

Planning for Paradise

Planning for Paradise with Zoey

Planning for Paradise with Zoey

You know what next week is?  Birthday week!  So I’m planning out my week to include all things I spoil myself with.  Things I’m planning:  get my hair did, spend birthday coupons, capitalize on free birthday gifts, birthday party with family, birthday outing with friends, eating all my favorite foods and desserts every day!  If you don’t #treatyoself during your birthday week then you’re doing it wrong!

mark. Tropics Maxi with ruffle details

mark. Tropics Maxi with ruffle details

mark. Off Duty Hat

mark. Off Duty Hat

Summer Happy Hour Look

Summer Happy Hour Look

Wearing:  mark. To The Tropics Maxi; mark. Off Duty Hat; Tropics Leather Crossbody Bag; Pineapple Printed Wedges (Ross Dress For Less)  (most available here)

Taking It Tropical

Taking It Tropical

mark. Off Duty Hat

Easy Combo:  maxi + hat + wedges + crossbody

While planning for birthday, I’m wearing the mark. Planning for Paradise pieces to savor the rest of summer!  Favorite piece I’m wearing?  The mark. Tropics Leather Crossbody Bag.  This has been my summer savior!  It’s the perfect crossbody for all your summer activities and beyond.  It fits your phone AND essentials, has a front pocket for easy access and is REAL leather for only $35!

mark. Tropics Leather Crossbody

mark. Tropics Leather Crossbody

Summer Wedges and Crossbody

Summer Wedges and Crossbody

Front Slip Pocket

Front Slip Pocket

Leather and Tassel Details

Leather and Tassel Details

Full Plan For Paradise Look

Full Plan For Paradise Look

These pieces are very limited and only available for a limited time at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  and while you’re at it there’s a little deal going on as well!  You get free shipping on a $25 order and with a $50 order you get free shipping AND Avon Anew Ultimate Kit.

Use promo code ULTIMATEKIT at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Use promo code ULTIMATEKIT at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

New Neutrals

New Neutrals

New Neutrals

Wear and Share Wednesday goes neutral!  Neturals to me are things that can be mixed, matched and worn in multiple ways for multiple occasions.  The New Neutrals fashion collection from Avon is a limited edition set of items from clothes, to shoes, to accessories and jewelry.  This collection has been a huge hit and with only 2 weeks left of availability (before new fall launches!) nows the time to peek at a few new wardrobe staples.

 

Chambray and Black

Avon Kinsley Chambray Shirt

Avon Kinsley Chambray Shirt

Pairing chambray and black creates a casual vibe for work or weekend.  This look is a little more weekend but you could easily switch the skort for your fav black capris/pants/skirt and tuck in the shirt for a more professional look.  The pairing keeps your pallet sophisticated and laid back.

Easy Wear for Weekend and Beyond

Easy Wear for Weekend and Beyond

Chambray Detail

Chambray Detail

Wearing:  Avon Kinsley Chambray Shirt; skort, Express; necklace, Avon; wedges, DSW; sunglasses, Michael Kors

Polished Pallet with Chambray and Black

Polished Pallet with Chambray and Black

 

Swing Dress

Simple Swing Dress For All Seasons

Simple Swing Dress For All Seasons

Easy breezy, that’s what you want in a summer dress.  This one works well as a great transitional dress as you can wear it now in the heat of summer with some simple wedges and then in the fall with your favorite bootie and leather or jean jacket.  The style is supposed to be loose and swingy but the arms/chest is fitted to keep it wearable.

Relaxed Style

Relaxed Style

Wearing:  Avon Maggie Swing Dress; bracelets; Avon; wedges, DSW; sunglasses, Michael Kors

Avon Maggie Swing Dress

Avon Maggie Swing Dress with pockets!

Neutral Accessories

Neutral Accessories from Avon

Neutral Accessories from Avon

I think the accessories are the best features from this New Neutral Collection!  I picked up some unique pieces that work with A LOT of my current wardrobe.  Top pick, the Avon Cuff Bracelet!  A cuff like this has been on my wish list for years and to find one at such and excellent price with really pretty hammered details, I couldn’t be more pleased!

Neutral Sandal for work or weekend

Neutral Sandal for work or weekend

Soft, braided detail

Soft, braided detail

Shown:  Avon Cushion Walk® Braided Heel Sandal;  Two-Tier Chandelier Earring;  Glam Feather Earrings;  Modern Metals Statement Cuff Bracelet;  Modern Metals Long Necklace

Favorite piece from the collection!

Favorite piece from the collection!

The New Neutral collection is available now through August 21st at my eBoutique.  This is a limited edition collection so if you see something you like get it now!  These looks were only possible with a little help from Sealaura so be sure to pop over there and show her some love on her neutral looks!

 

Pink Friday

TGIF!  Who else is ready for the weekend!?  But before we get there, lets do a little shopping!  Today is Victoria Secret’s Pink Friday, a day of deals.

Pink Friday

Pink Friday

Pink Friday Deals:  Cotton leggings, bras and tee’s are all $25.  They also have 7 for $25 panties.  If you are a member of Pink Nation (the VS PINK app) you get a Pink Nation Crew sweatshirt for $25.  On top of all that with a $75 order get a free duffle bag and water bottle.  Boost your order to $150 and add on a free sherpa blanket.

Promo Codes:  Pink Nation Crew, CREW25; Free duffle and water bottle, PINKFRIYAY ; Free duffle, water bottle and blanket, PINKTRIO; Free ship on $50, SHIP50

FREE Stuff!

FREE Stuff!

Collegiate Gear:  My biggest excitement is that most of the collegiate gear is also on sale for $25 including the leggings!  Being a Penn State fan on the west coast means I need more hot weather gear during football season, so I picked up the t shirt dress, the cut out neck tank and the leggings.  It IS birthday month….

Pink PSU Perfect V-Neck Pocket Tee and mark. Denim Shorts

Pink PSU Perfect V-Neck Pocket Tee and mark. Denim Shorts

Word of Alicia:  You can shop this online or instore but it does usually sell out of popular colors/sizes.  I like to take this time to freshen up my lounge gear.  No need to look like a bum even when you’re bumming around the house.  Plus if you need to run out and get a redbox you’re totally ok doing so in some fresh gear.  But honestly its the collegiate gear deals that is the biggest selling point to this post.  Happy Fri-YAY!

WE ARE!

Let’s Be Mermaids

 Let's Be Mermaids

Let’s Be Mermaids

It’s August! And birthday month!  So what’s a better way to celebrate than with my current favorites!  Summer is the perfect time to be a mermaid; beach waves, beach bums, and vitamin sea.  I haven’t made it to the sea (but I am headed to the lake this weekend!) so I need to channel my inner mermaid with Bath and Body Works Sea-Tox.  This bath and body line is and has been my new all time favorite from Bath and Body Works.  It smells exactly like the scent they pumped into the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas, so it immediately takes me back.

Bath and Body Works Sea-Tox

Bath and Body Works Sea-Tox

Sea-Tox:  A mermaid-approved blend of soft sea breeze, salty ocean waves & crisp aquatic florals.  Currently available in a body cream, body lotion, body polish, all over mist and sheet mask.

Available in a range of products

Available in a range of products

Word Of Alicia:  I’ve been so obsessed with this collection that I’ve gone back and rebought it 3 times this summer.  The beach wave foam is wonderful but now sold out.  My top pick would be the body cream, the scent lasts all day and keeps you moisturized.  But honestly need the shower gel, lotion and spray, its that good.  I would call it more of a clean beachy scent, not a typical coconut beachy scent.  Honestly, just get it, it’s amazing.

Getting My Mermaid On During August

Getting My Mermaid On During August

You can shop this Sea Tox scent at Bath and Body Works.  You might recognize the backdrop as the “mermaid” skirt from holiday last year.  Just for fun see the post here.

In need of vitamin sea!

In need of vitamin sea!

Week O’Nautical: Sea of Shimmer

Hello short week!  Hello Week O’Nautical!  Even though I’m in the office today, I’m dreaming of being kissed by the sun while staring at shimmering sea.  Since that is not my reality, I’m sporting some killer beauty items that make me look like I am!  I really was inspired by this page in the Avon brochure, then I realized these are all the products I’ve been loving lately!  So here’s my current top 5 products for a sun kissed shimmering look!

Sea of Shimmer

Sea of Shimmer

 

  1.  Skin So Soft Radiant Glow Illuminating Dry Oil Mist – currently on backorder (available in 2 weeks) but this shimmer oil is my #1 top favorite.  I’m a huge body oil fan, but this works for those who aren’t.  Just spray on arms/legs/whereever you want a little glow!

    Radiant Glow Oil and Polish

    Radiant Glow Oil and Polish

  2. Radiant Glow Skin Lumosity Polish – summer is all about bare skin so to keep it glowing need to get off the rough edges and this scrub does the trick and then some.  It’s creamy so extra moisturizing and smells amazing!

    Moisturizing and Exfoliating

    Moisturizing and Exfoliating

  3. Avon True Color Sandy Beach Bronzing Palette – with two bronze shades and a pink shade this is my go-to for easy makeup.  I use the darker shade where you’d contour at, the pink shade as a blush and the lighter bronze shade to blend the two together.  I also swirl them all together and with a light hand bronze up my face for a quick look.

    Sandy Beach Bronzing Pallet in Full Sun

    Sandy Beach Bronzing Pallet in Full Sun

  4. Avon True Color Dazzle Drops – if that wasn’t enough shimmer, I’ve been adding these dazzle drops for even more!  I apply them with my finger for a highlight on the cheek bone and cupids bow.  I also mix in with body lotion and apply all over my arms and chest for that shimmering like the sea shimmer.
    Dazzle Drops features a dropper for multi-use

    Dazzle Drops features a dropper for multi-use  

    Dazzle Drops Swatch

    Dazzle Drops Swatch

  5. Avon True Color Sunset Beach Face & Eye Palette – For a fun summer change this blush and eye pallet has been my go-to.  Its all in one so makes getting ready super easy.  Use the bronze shade all over the lid with a quick line of blue eye liner (like the ones above) for a sunkissed day look.  For a night out look, I like the green as a crease color, the peach as a transition shade and the blue on the center of the eye for a pop.  Looks great with the Sandy Beach Bronzing Palette too!  And it has cute pineapples printed on it!

    1 Summer Pallet for tons of looks!

    1 Summer Pallet for tons of looks!

I may not have that fresh from the sea glow naturally but with the help of these goodies I can fake it until I make it!  Plus, shimmer goes with everything!  These products are my top pick from a bunch of new items this year that are part of Avon’s #brilliantlyavon products.  Search that hashtag on social media for some more IRL’s (in real life pics).

Brilliantly Avon

Brilliantly Avon

You can shop them now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code SHIPFREE for free shipping on a $25 order (ends 7/1/18).  Perfect time to pick up those lower cost beauty items.

Or win them for FREE as part of the current sweeps over at the eBoutique!

Win It!  ($164 value!)

Win It! ($164 value!)