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Nailed It: Crafty Nail

#mynailsandmyperfume Featuring Avon Femme, Essie Forget Me Nots, Julep Sienna and Avon Gel Finish

#mynailsandmyperfume Featuring Avon Femme, Essie Forget Me Nots, Julep Sienna and Avon Gel Finish

She’s crafty and she’s just my type, she’s crafty… go ahead sing the Beasties Boys because we’re getting crafty up in here! With Crafty Nail! So if you’re looking for a good nail inspiration go to the Crafty Nail blog, she does some really fun nail looks that will totally have you inspired! In honor of her 2015 OMD3 challenge (and the last day of it).  I decided to put some of the mani’s I’ve been rocking for the last 30 days all in one post.

The Perfect Summer Camp Mani

The Perfect Summer Camp Mani

4th Of July Mani

4th Of July Mani

Black and White Nails

Black and White Nails

Metallic Summer Blue

Metallic Summer Blue

'merica round 2

‘merica round 2

Baby Pink With A Matte Top Coat

Baby Pink With A Matte Top Coat

#mynailsandmybag a purple with a halo!

#mynailsandmybag a purple with a halo!

State Fair White Avon Gel Finish

State Fair White Avon Gel Finish

Tropical Accents With Essie

Tropical Accents With Essie

A Really Messy Lined Mani

A Really Messy Lined Mani

Avon Barefoot Beige and Essie A Cut Above

Avon Barefoot Beige and Essie A Cut Above

#mynailsandmydrink in orange and gold and a casualty

#mynailsandmydrink in orange and gold and a casualty

In addition to Crafty Nail being an awesome blog she’s also a fellow Avon rep who created a exclusive set available online only at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  The 5 piece set includes a base coat, a hot pink polish, a silver dazzling topper and a topcoat all for only $12.99!  Stand out from the average mani with her dazzling look that features a popping pink and just the right amount of sparkle.

Crafty Nail For Avon

Crafty Nail For Avon

Follow these easy instructions to create the look:

1) Start with one coat of Nail Experts Gel Strength Base Coat
2) Apply two coats of Nailwear Pro+ in Hottie (wait 5 minutes between coats)
3) Brush Dazzlers Disco Ball onto a makeup wedge and lightly sponge the glitter onto just the tips of your nails
4) Repeat as necessary until you reach the desired amount of glitter
5) Finish with one coat of Nail Experts UV Gloss Guard Top Coat

TGIF – Instant Vacation Flashback

Flashback Friday needs to take an instant vacation. I’m not sure about you but I could definitely go for a vacation right now.  With the long Memorial weekend coming up, planning summer vacations, outings and bbq’s I’m in a vacation mode today.  Well that and mark. just released this years Instant Vacation capsule collection!  Every year mark. releases a vacation-ready capsule collection themed around a killer vacation destination, this year being Buenos Aires.  Each piece of the collection is anchored around a fragrance and always themed out perfectly, and we know I’m a sucker for a good theme execution.  Since the mark. Buenos Aires Vibe collection is my Friday Favorite for today, let’s flashback to the last 4 Instant Vacation collections that read as as a summer travel bucket list!

Saint Barts

Saint Barts Soleil Collection

Saint Barts Soleil Collection

Looks from the mark. Sait Barts collection:

LOOK 1 / LOOK 2 / LOOK 3 / LOOK 4 / LOOK 5 / LOOK 6

Marrakesh  

mark. Marrakesh Collection

mark. Marrakesh Collection

Looks from the mark. Marrakesh collection:

LOOK 1 / LOOK 2 / LOOK 3 / LOOK 4

The Hamptons

mark. Hamptons Collection

mark. Hamptons Collection

Looks from the mark. Hampstons collection:

LOOK 1 / LOOk 2

Ibiza

mark. Ibiza Sol Collection

mark. Ibiza Sol Collection

The Ibiza collection has a special place in my heart.  It’s the exact campaign when I joined mark. in 2011, pre blog, so I don’t have any looks but it’s what introduced me to these Instant Vacation releases and I’ve been forever smitten and brings me 4 years later to the Buenos Aires Vibe collection!

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Collection

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Collection

Destination:  Buenos Aires!  Cobblestone streets, neoclassical mansions, surly tango parlors… Welcome to South America’s chicest metropolis, where old world elegance meets contemporary cool.  Today’s biggest decision:  Explore the bohemian barrio of La Bocca?  Shop the posh boutiques of the aristocratic Recoleta neighborhood?  Or maybe just linger over a cortado at one of the city’s cafes, staring at the impeccably dressed locals, aka portenos?  Either way get ready for a night on the town, weber the clubs start thumping at 2am and you’ll dance till dawn.  This is Buenos Aires… let our fashion and fragrance take you there!”

Check back for my reviews and looks from this collection that will fit your summer vacation no matter where you go!  Here’s a few looks from the collection and Lucy Hale I’m totally loving!

buenosairesvibe shoppinginlaboca nightoutinpalermo Sightseeinginrecoleta

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Looks

mark. Buenos Aires Vibe Looks

Are you ready to catch the vibe!?  What vacation destinations are you planning for the summer?  What looks are you loving from the mark. Buenos Aires Vibe collection?  You can shop these looks NOW at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger 

 

New Years Nails

Cheers to 2015!

Cheers to 2015!

Cheers to 2015! Let’s ring in the new year with a new favorite mani!  A dark and glittery mani perfect for a NYE celebration through the January!

New Years Nails

New Years Nails

I used Avon 7 in 1 Gel Mani polish in Inked Up topped with Essie Jubilant Jubilee!  On my thumb I painted on a 2015 but it turned out sub par.  What’s great about the Avon Gel polish is that you don’t need a base or topcoat it’s smooth and shiny on it’s own!  And I only used one coat!

Essie Jubilant Jubilee and Avon 3 in 1 Gel Mani in Inked Up

Essie Jubilant Jubilee and Avon 3 in 1 Gel Mani in Inked Up

New Years Nails

New Years Nails

This polish look didn’t photograph as well as it looked in person.  It was so shiny and perfect.  Like confetti floating in the dark night sky like the ball drop at midnight!  I was so pleased with how it turned out that I’ll be creating it for sure year round!

mark. Dark Edge Ring ($20)

mark. Dark Edge Ring ($20)

Paired with the mark. Dark Edge Ring and I’ve got me some serious hand bling that makes smiles for the new year!  Shop this ring and Avon Gel Polish at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and right now get FREE SHIPPING with a $20 order!

Here's to 2015!

Here’s to 2015!

Holiday Styling Tips: New Years Eve

Holiday Styling Tips:  New Year's Eve

Holiday Styling Tips: New Year’s Eve

If Christmas is only 9 days away that mean’s that New Years Eve is only in 17 days!  Time to start making plans and more importantly, what are you going to wear!?!  I feel New Year’s is one of those events that seem to always disappoint, but I also figured out there’s a few things to plan for that make it work out.  First is who you’re with, plan to spend it with good friends and/or family.  That way, doesn’t matter what you do, you’ll for sure have a fun night.  Secondly, is plan a special outfit.  You know if you at least dress up a little, then the night automatically feels special!  Jill from My Sweet Obsessions and I have few tips to help with that last part, styling a New Years Eve outfit that will have you covered no matter if it’s for a night in or a night out!

What To Wear For New Years Eve

What To Wear For New Years Eve

1.  Pick A Party Dress!

mark. Grand Entrance Lace Dress

mark. Grand Entrance Lace Dress

This is THE opportunity to wear a party dress.  Even if you’re not a dress wearer, on New Years, you can be.   Most of us in real life don’t have too many occasions to dress up, so take the chance.  Even if your event isn’t something crazy, this is the night that being overdressed is completely acceptable.  My party dress pick is the mark. Grand Entrance Dress ($44).  With it’s fitted lace bodice and satin tulip skirt it’s a party perfect pick!

Lace Bodice on the mark. Grand Entrance Dress

Lace Bodice on the mark. Grand Entrance Dress

2.  Keep It Comfortable.

Comfortable in the mark. Grand Entrance Dress

Comfortable in the mark. Grand Entrance Dress

You’re in for a long night and being super uncomfortable in an outfit you can’t move in and heels you can’t walk in just makes for a miserable NYE.  Pick a dress you can move, and dance, and sit in… and maybe one that hides the few pounds of Christmas cookies I’ve been eating.  That’s what I love about this mark. Grand Entrance Dress, it’s cut to flatter and be functional.  The waist is a litter higher hitting that sweet spot that’s the small part of our torso.  The tulip skirt allows you to move and prance, so you’ll be good with whatever comes your way… chasing kids to dance floor moves.

 

3.  Pile on the sparkle.

Sequin Clutch and mark. Opulent Charm Heels

Sequin Clutch and mark. Opulent Charm Heels

 Last week’s tips on how to wear sparkles weren’t for a one time thing, you’ll definitely need them for NYE.  Again if there’s ever a time to go all out it’s NYE, and no one will judge you for it, believe me.  So bust out the sequin clutch (or again for me, last seen here.)  Pull out some statement earrings like these mark. Noir Essence Earrings, and stack on an arm party (kate spade bracelets).  Don’t forget the shoes!  I love the mark. Opulent Charm Heels so much from last week I had to bring them back.  They’re PERFECT for a party dress and NYE with their embellished detailing.  Plus they’re very comfortable and walkable, so the fit style tip #2 above.

 

4.  Amp Up Your Makeup.

Smokey Eye and Bold Lip for NYE

Smokey Eye and Bold Lip for NYE

NYE is the BEST time for a smokey eye and bold lip!  Spend a little extra time getting ready and pull out some of the best tricks like a smokey eye.  Key is sticking with formulas that will last all night.  mark. On The Dot Smokey ($18) and mark. On The Edge Eyeliner ($10) are top notch formulas.  Try a bold pink lip for a different look then that bold red you’ve been wearing.  Try Avon Extra Lasting Lipstick in Fearless Fuchsia.

Smokey Eye and Bold Lip

Smokey Eye and Bold Lip

 

5.  Have Fun!

Fun With The Pups!

Fun With The Pups!

The biggest tip for NYE is to have fun!  Pick something fun to wear, pair it with fun accessories and make the most of your night.  It’s all about stepping out of your norm and being a little extra-special just for one night.  It’s the last night of the year, go out with a bang!  You can shop my dress, earrings, shoes and makeup at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

NYE Party Look

NYE Party Look

Jill’s Styling Tip: Make your New Year’s Eve look casual and sparkly!

Holiday Style: New Years

Holiday Style: New Years

“Keep your look casual in the oversized Desert Dream Camo Sweatshirt by mark and a pair of snake print flats. Dress up the sweatshirt with a champagne sparkly sequin pencil skirt. Who doesn’t want to be sparkly to bring in the New Year? Balance out the sequin skirt with simple accessories.” – Jill from My Sweet Obsessions

mark. Desert Dream Camo Sweatshirt

mark. Desert Dream Camo Sweatshirt

See all of Jill’s tips and more of her casual glam look for NYE over at My Sweet Obsessions.

What are you planning for New Years Eve this year?  Are you going more casual like Jill or more party like me?  Either way, add in some sparkle and make it a little special.  You’ll be surprised how this little thing can actually add to the night!

 

BONUS:  Starting tomorrow (Tuesday 16th) offering FREE 2-day ship AND 25% off a $75 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger!  So shop Jill’s sweatshirt, my dress, heels, makeup and earrings for your NYE look at a discount!

Holiday Styling Tips: Sparkle

Holiday Styling Tips:  Sparkle

Holiday Styling Tips: Sparkle

Twinkling lights, shiny packages, glowing fires and glimmering ornaments, this time of year does nothing but sparkle!  So let’s match the season and sparkle a little more, and I’ll take any reason to sparkle a little bit more!  Jill from My Sweet Obsessions and I have a few tips on how to add some sparkle to your holiday looks.

1.  Pick A Statement Sparkle Piece.

Holiday Sparkle with mark.

Holiday Sparkle with mark.

This is the time of year where you can get away with going mega on the sparkle so why not go big or go home!   Bust out a sequin dress, sequin leggings or pick a statement sparkle piece like the mark. Chain Reaction Necklace ($50) which is nothing but major! (said like RZ).  With four rows of rhinestones outlined in a gunmetal chain in a deep Y design, this necklace has that IT factor.

mark. Chain Reaction Necklace

mark. Chain Reaction Necklace

 

2.  Showcase your sparkle piece with your outfit.

Showcase with the right neckline

Showcase with the right neckline

You’ll want to showcase that sparkle so pick an outfit that highlights.  With my sparkle piece, the mark. Chain Reaction Necklace, a wrap style LBD showcases the necklace.  With the Y shape a deep V or a wrap neckline is best.  Keeping my outfit simple in all black the major focus is on the necklace.  My dress is an old closet favorite but match it with the mark. Cross My Mind Dress ($42) for a similar effect.

Showcase Your Sparkle

Showcase Your Sparkle

 

3.  Choose some compatible sparkle.

mark. Opulent Charm Heels

mark. Opulent Charm Heels

Don’t stop at just the mark. Chain Reaction Necklace (even though by itself it would be killer!).  Pick a compatible piece like a sparkly cocktail ring and/or bracelet.  Try the mark. Dark Edge Ring ($20).  Don’t let your sparkle be top heavy, spread the love from the bottom to the top!  Add some sparkly shoes like these embellished pumps from mark., the Opulent Charm Heels ($65).  They’re the perfect holiday party shoe that will go with pretty much everything you put on this holiday season.  The black velvet and classic pump shape will make them go-to’s for holiday season’s to come.

mark. Attention To Detail Tights and Opulent Charm Heels

mark. Attention To Detail Tights and Opulent Charm Heels

 

4.  Balance it out with an all-over solid color

LBD and Black Tights for a Black Base

LBD and Black Tights for a Black Base

Will all the sparkle going on you’ll want to keep a solid base going.  I’m obviously a fan of black for the obvious reasons, but you could do the same with pretty much any solid color like with a winter white or a festive red.  I kept the look sleek with adding some black tights to my black dress.  Since it’s all about the sparkle lets go with the an opaque tight with a little sparkle graphic print down the leg for a little more holiday sparkle.  The mark. Attention To Detail Tights ($22) is a two pack including the one’s shown.  (a perfect stocking stuffer btw!)

Sparkle Detail Along The Tights

Sparkle Detail Along The Tights

 

5.  Add more sparkle.

mark. Sparkles On Top Headband

mark. Sparkles On Top Headband

Just when you think you’ve got your look ready, add more sparkle!  This is the time of year not to shy away.  This is really the season where wearing a sparkle headband, with the a majorly sparkly statement necklace, with a blinged out cocktail ring, with a subtle shimmery tight and embellished pumps is perfectly acceptable.  This mark. Sparkles On Top Headband is the perfect balance for any extra sparkle.

Shimmery Beauty Look For A Sparkling Look

Shimmery Beauty Look For A Sparkling Look

 

Jill’s Styling Tip:  Create Holiday Sparkle with an Icy Holiday look

 

Jill's Holiday Sparkle Tips

Jill’s Holiday Sparkle Tips

“Start with the sparkle by pairing a light wash chambray button up with silver-tone jewelry pieces that have clear and sapphire colored stones. The Ice Cold Collar Necklace and Icy Gaze Bracelet by mark are perfect for this! Then continue with the icy feel by adding a pair of white denim jeans. Add a pair of brown riding boots to protect the white denim from the slushy, snowy ground.”  Jill from My Sweet Obsessions

Holiday Style Sparkle Holiday Sparkle

Even with a casual day you can still sparkle.  Jill has mastered the casual sparkle with her icy look.  Head over to My Sweet Obsessions for more tips from Jill and more looks at her outfit!  You can shop both our sparkle at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  And just in time to get 20% off your order and have it in time for the holidays!

 

Holiday Styling Tips: Plaid

Holiday Styling Tips:  Plaid

Holiday Styling Tips: Plaid

The holiday season is here!  To go along with all those festive outings coming up you’ll need a festive look!  Which is why Jill from My Sweet Obsessions and I have a few tips to make your holiday styling a little easier.  First on the list, plaid!  Plaid is a easy fall print that transitions really well for holiday.  It can be casual or dressy so super fitting for your holiday events.  And yes holiday events include Thanksgiving!  Plaid is a perfect fall pattern for your Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving looks!

Alicia’s Tips For Styling Plaid:

1.  Go with a bold plaid

Go Bold This Holiday With Plaid Pants

Go Bold This Holiday With Plaid Pants

I like red of course, it’s the most festive, but you can pick any color.  The key is to go with an all over print like in pants, or a jacket!  These ankle columnists in red plaid from Express (old) are a pretty bold way to wear plaid.

Red Plaid Pants For Holiday

Red Plaid Pants For Holiday

 

2.  Anchor it with a neutral

When going bold anchor it with a neutral, like black, to keep it wearable.  The solid black blazer over a graphic tee helps keep my bold plaid pants wearable.

A Black Blazer Keeps Plaid Pants Wearable

A Black Blazer Keeps Plaid Pants Wearable

3.  Dress up casual plaid with dressy fabrics.

Satin Blazer Dresses Up Plaid Pants And A Graphic Tee

Satin Blazer Dresses Up Plaid Pants And A Graphic Tee

Adding a satin blazer instantly dresses up the look.  The mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer ($60) is the perfect piece to dress up plaid, with it’s nice quality and poppy print lining it’s a wardrobe must have.  It’s fitted, so not only is it slimming, but it also is a dressier silhouette.  (I even paired this blazer over my wedding dress for the after parties!)

Satin Blazer:  mark. Blaze The Way Blazer

Satin Blazer: mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer

 

4.  Complete with a little sparkle

A Little Sparkle with mark. Cube Effect Necklace and Twice As Nice Necklace

A Little Sparkle with mark. Cube Effect Necklace and Twice As Nice Necklace

Metallics and sparkle make anything a little more holiday-tastic!  I finished off my look with the mark. Pumped With Vogue Heels ($40), mark. Twice As Nice Necklace and mark. Cube Effect Necklace ($18).

Sparkly Necklaces, Shimmery Satin and Metallic Accents!

Sparkly Necklaces, Shimmery Satin and Metallic Accents!

Metallic Heels:  mark. Pumped With Vogue Heels

Metallic Heels: mark. Pumped With Vogue Heels

 

Jill’s Styling Tips: Subtly add plaid by layering 

My Sweet Obsessions:  Holiday Plaid

My Sweet Obsessions: Holiday Plaid

“Go subtle with the plaid by layering a plaid button up under a sweatshirt like the Effortless Edge Sweatshirt by mark. Expose the plaid cuff and collar and unzip the side zipper for just a hint of plaid. To keep the plaid the main focus of your look, keep your accessories simple. Then, stay casual by finishing off with a pair of medium wash distressed denim jeans and brown riding boots.” – Jill from My Sweet Obsessions

Jill Layers Plaid with mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

Jill Layers Plaid with mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

See Jill’s full look and more on her tips for layering plaid at My Sweet Obsessions.

Fall Lipstick Trends You Can Actually Pull Off

Fall Lip Trends for 2014

Fall Lip Trends for 2014

During my typical procrastination-socia- media-reading I came across this picture.  Which got me thinking, come fall, lipstick and I are “involved”.  Sometimes lipstick just feels like “too much” in the summer but come fall it feels just right especially with new formulas that are not only moisturizing, but long lasting and have a great color payoff!  Not only have I been wearing more lipstick lately but I’ve also been noticing some really big trends focused around lipstick!  Here are a few that you can actually pull off in real life, you know like work, grocery store, watching football at a friends house, the usual activities not the I’m going to a runway show activities.

 

Fall Lip Trend #1:  Matte

Wearing Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Matte Ruby

Wearing Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Matte Ruby ($8 on sale for $5.99!)

 

The staying power of a matte lip is undeniable and the key is a velvet texture not drying.  I definitely found myself with way too many matte lip products that just make me look like I have chapped lips.  I tried the Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Matte Shades and I was throughly impressed.  Here’s a trick to applying a matte lip:  Start with a lip balm! Put it on same time you moisturize, then do the rest of your makeup.  Before applying your lip shade pat it on a tissue (or your hand like I usually do because I’m lazy) to get off any excess.  Line your lips then apply your shade, blot again.  If things start to feel drying as the day goes on apply a little more balm and blot, (and more color if necessary).

 

Fall Lip Trend #2:  90’s Mauve

Wearing mark. All Butter Now in Bare All

Wearing mark. All Butter Now in Bare All ($11)

We’ve all kinda secretly really loved how Kylie Jenner just has nailed this trend.  It’s been on a ton of top looks, blogs, recreates, etc… but even if you don’t have a Kylie Jenner life you can recreate her look because it will probably look just as awesome in your life.  It’s a super easy color to wear that people will be looking at you thinking wow she’s so effortless!  To get that 90’s mauve go more brownish-nude and don’t go glossy, here are some suggestions:  Mac Faux, Mac Braze, NYX Round Lipstick in Thalia, or Revlon 130 Rose Velvet.  This is one of those times a good lip liner to line your lips followed by coloring them in before applying the lipstick is a good plan of action.  Some liner suggestions, Mac Whirl, NYX Nude, or Avon Ultra Luxury Liner in Neutral.

 

Fall Lip Trend #3:  Bold

Go bold or go home!  Bold doesn’t have to mean shocking pink or bright red.  Go with a berry or a purple which is a little more easy to wear and go with a formula that’s super pigmented!  I’ve been wearing non-stop the Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Power Plum.  It’s actually not that dark, just a nice berry bright plum.  Plums also look really great on brunettes and since we all get a little darker in the fall…

 

Which lipstick trend are you going to try this fall?

 

What To Wear: Easter

One of my fondest memories is Mom taking us to get Easter outfits, which for me usually meant a new dress, purse and hat!  Even as a wee child I loved big Easter hats!  I may not get to spend the holiday with my Mom this year but I still uphold her tradition of wearing a special outfit for Easter.  And dying eggs… and eating Easter ham… and EASTER CANDY!  I have a few good options to wear this year, and I need your help deciding!  Comment on which look you think I should wear…

Option 1:  Black, White and Bold All Over!

Wearing mark. High Contrast Skirt, mark. Classic Hit Handbag, mark. Jewelry and Express Tee

Wearing mark. High Contrast Skirt, mark. Classic Hit Handbag, mark. Jewelry and Express Tee

See more on this look!

 

Option 2:  Royally Pretty

Wearing mark. Royal Pretty Dress, Major Mix Necklace, Wow Factor Earrings, Properly Chic Satchel and Borrowed From The Boys Blazer

Wearing mark. Royal Pretty Dress, Major Mix Necklace, Wow Factor Earrings, Properly Chic Satchel and Borrowed From The Boys Blazer

See more on this look!

 

Option 3:  Minty Fresh

Wearing mark. Major Hit Dress, Wave Me On Bracelet, Bold Move Bootie and Avon Classic Carry All Tote

Wearing mark. Major Hit Dress, Wave Me On Bracelet, Bold Move Bootie and Avon Classic Carry All Tote

See more on this look!

 

Option 4:  Blush and Butterflies

Wearing mark. Butterfly Bliss Tank, Get In The Swing Skirt, Bold Move Booties and Might Pretty Bracelet

Wearing mark. Butterfly Bliss Tank, Get In The Swing Skirt, Bold Move Booties and Might Pretty Bracelet

See more on this look!

 

Which outfit would you like to see restyled for Ester Sunday?  Each have a different spring trend perfect for the ultimate spring holiday!  In the spirit of Easter I’d soften up the looks and do a fresh makeup look and mani to match!  Comment below  and shop all 4 of these looks at my boutique!

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What To Wear To Thanksgiving – Tux Inspired Pants

Wear Tux Inspired Pants To Thanksgiving

Wear Tux Inspired Pants To Thanksgiving

This time of year we reflect on what we are thankful for and one thing I’m certainly thankful for is my pup Zoey!  I can’t imagine my life without and her cuddly sweetness.  Totally not related to my what to wear to Thanksgiving series but she totally forced herself into these pictures, and I’m totally ok with that!  So as we figure out what we’re going to wear for Thanksgiving this tux inspired pants look is Zoey tested Zoey approved.

mark. Fit Right In Skinny Pants

mark. Fit Right In Skinny Pants

A tuxedo may be a bit too much for your family Thanksgiving dinner but a tux inspired look isn’t!  This look is based off the mark. Fit Right In Skinny pants ($34 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  These twill pants are a straight slim cut in burgundy with a black tuxedo stripe down the side, perfect for our favorite fall holiday in our favorite fall color!  These aren’t what I’d consider skinny pants, more of an ankle or cigarette pant, you might remember them from this post.

Tuxedo Stripes With Blousey Stripes

Tuxedo Stripes With Blousey Stripes

To compliment the black tuxedo stripe I went with my favorite black and white stripped blouse, the Portofino blouse from Express.  A soft blouse in a flowy cut like this is perfect for lounging around on Thanksgiving to keep you comfy.

A flowy fit for lounging and playing with the pups!

A flowy fit for lounging and playing with the pups!

To accessorize the look I added two simple long gold necklaces, the m.powerement Power Of Change necklaces from mark. ($28 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  Sparkly button earrings in shades of burgundy in the mark. Mosaic Details Earrings (20$ for a set of 2) to match my sparkly feather bracelet, mark. Antiqued  Chic Bracelet ($28) and a cluster of stackable jeweled tone rings.

mark. Antiqued Chic Bracelet, Stackable Rings and mark. Step Right Up Shoe Clips on the Straight Up Sassy Heels

mark. Antiqued Chic Bracelet, Stackable Rings and mark. Step Right Up Shoe Clips on the Straight Up Sassy Heels

Like I said before, the holidays are a reason to sparkle, even if its just a little bit.  A fun way to do that is with the mark. Step Right Up Shoe Clips (14$ set of 2 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  I love these black and clear crystal clips added on to my favorite basic black pump, the mark. Straight Up Sassy Heels (in and out of clearance at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  These not only my pick for holiday gift giving but they’ll be awesome for the holiday season and beyond!

Love me some Zoey and this look for Thanksgiving!

Love me some Zoey and this look for Thanksgiving!

Disregard Zoey’s bad red eye, but this look is definitely one of my favorites!  I love the fitted pants in burgundy paired with a stripy soft blouse and sparkly accessories from mark with some killer heels that really elongate the look.  This look would be great for also hitting up your neighborhood bar to meet up with friends.  It’s classy but yet comfortable and features my favorite fall color of burgundy!  Shop the mark. Fit Right In Skinny Pants, all my jewelry and heels at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

What To Wear To Thanksgiving:  Shop it http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

What To Wear To Thanksgiving: Shop it http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

PS.  Sorry for the crappy pics, this day light savings time really messed up my outfit picture taking schedule haha!  Be sure to check back for more what to wear to Thanksgiving ideas and order soon at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger to get here in time for Thanksgiving!

November

Calm Before The Storm

Calm Before The Storm

It’s officially November and I kinda feel like these pictures… the calm before the storm.  There’s a lot of things approaching in the next few months and I def don’t feel ready for them, but I am dressed appropriately for them!

Fall-tastic in mark. Style Goddess Necklace, Taupe The Line Bag and Shoedazzle Boots

Fall-tastic in mark. Style Goddess Necklace, Taupe The Line Bag and Shoedazzle Boots

Easy is a big deal as we head into the holidays which is when the power of a LBD comes into play.  I shopped my closet and picked this LBD from mark. 2 holidays ago but to make it new I paired it with my newer mark. accessories.  The mark. Style Goddess Necklace (last seen here) and the mark. Taupe The Line Bag (last seen here) easily make a LBD fall fresh and can carry me through the holidays.

Some fall colors instantly make a LBD fall friendly

Some fall colors instantly make a LBD fall friendly

Alicia 5 yrs ago would NEVER wear “brown” boots with black but these cognac boots from Shoedazzle are kinda perfect to mix some casual into the fall friendly look.  Plus they are the perfect price point since basically from here on out I’m in mega budget mode.

mark. Taupe The Line Bag

mark. Taupe The Line Bag

Updating your look for fall doesn’t have to break the bank.   Just a few pieces in fall colors and fabrics is all you need.  Rich fall on trend hues are in my Style Goddess Necklace and in my Shoedazzle boots, which also bring in fall with them being boots and walkable wedge ones at that!  To bring in some fall texture is the mark. Taupe the Line Bag in real suede.  These 3 items together take my old holiday LBD to a fall fantastic casual look.

Shop the Style Goddess Necklace and Taupe The Line Bag today at my eBoutique and get them shipped FREE with promo code BOUTIQUE13 and you can shop the Shoedazzle Lindsey boots here!