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Holiday Traditions: Christmas PJ’s

Holiday Traditions: Christmas PJ's

Holiday Traditions: Christmas PJ’s

Christmas Day OOTD!  Nothing I love more than a good holiday tradition, which is why Erica’s Fashion and Beauty and I are having a pajama party!  If your pj’s ever count as an OOTD Christmas Eve/Day is it, and with some really cute options from Avon this year there’s no reason not to refresh your lounge gear.

Alicia’s Winter Soft Look:

Alicia's Wintersoft PJ's

Alicia’s Wintersoft PJ’s

Avon Wintersoft Solid Knit PJ Pants

Avon Wintersoft Solid Knit PJ Pants

When we were little my brother and I planned our jammies for our favorite day and now I kinda still do that.  I have a stash of holiday jammies in red and green I pull out every year but when I saw this Winter Soft collection from Avon in soft shades I knew it was time to add something different to the collection.  I went for the Winter Soft Solid Knit PJ Pants in the soft lavender color.  I thought they would be something that I could wear year round with how soft and lightweight they are, but for the holiday’s I’ll pair them with an extra soft snowflake sweater and some new Avon slippers. Plus I just love the big satin bow tie!

Avon Winter Soft Plush Memory Foam Slippers in Grey

Avon Winter Soft Plush Memory Foam Slippers in Grey

Pretty Satin Bow Tie Waist

Pretty Satin Bow Tie Waist

I was so excited to see these Avon Winter Soft Memory Foam Bootie slippers in grey (also come in white and pink).  My Muk Luks died this year and I needed to replace, and these Avon booties did not disappoint!  The memory foam is so comfortable.  They were a little tight when you first put them on but once the foam shapes to your foot you’re golden!  I can not get over how comfy they are, they go from baking cookies to lounging watching Christmas movies on the couch, one of my favorite recent items, perfect for a chilly winter day.

Winter Soft Collection from Avon is Perfect for Holiday

Winter Soft Collection from Avon is Perfect for Holiday

These are a few of my favorite (Winter Soft) things...

These are a few of my favorite (Winter Soft) things…

The Winter Soft collection from Avon all starts with the seasonal favorite Winter Soft bath and body collection but this year also features a range of products in soft shades from these pj’s and slippers to this gorgeous blue necklace to stunning home goods, games, blankets and more!  They all beautifully pair together to create a really stunning gifts.  I think pairing the pj’s and slippers with a robe and bath and body set would be magical.  Or how about the beautiful throw blanket, 7-in1 Game board, and the set of mugs for a winter night in!  Either way I’m ready for my holiday traditions in my new Wintersoft pj’s!

Ready For Puppy Snuggles

Ready For Puppy Snuggles

Erica and Sarah’s Joyful Magical Beautiful Look:

Erica and Sarah's Joyful Magical Beautiful PJ's

Erica and Sarah’s Joyful Magical Beautiful PJ’s

“It’s Christmas morning and I’ve got to be honest, I did not wake up like this. LOL I did however feel comfy and cozy in my Avon pajamas! My sister, Sarah and I always spend Christmas Eve with our parents and have a family breakfast and gift exchange the next morning. No matter how old we get, Santa always brings us a new pair of pajamas. I’m wearing the Binge Watching version of Avon’s Joyful Beautiful Sleepshirt and Sarah is wearing Avon’s Joyful Beautiful Pajama Set in Tree Print. I’m really excited to give my family and friends Avon’s bath and body Senses and Skin So Soft gift boxes. Just add a bow or ribbon and they are ready to give!” – Erica’s Fashion and Beauty

Avon’s Joyful Beautiful Sleepshirt and Avon’s Joyful Beautiful Pajama Set

Avon’s Joyful Beautiful Sleepshirt and Avon’s Joyful Beautiful Pajama Set

Avon’s bath and body Senses and Skin So Soft gift set

Avon’s bath and body Senses and Skin So Soft gift set

Between the Winter Soft collection and the Joyful Magical Beautiful collection Avon has some pajamas for your holidays and beyond!  I love the idea of pairing them with a bath and body gift set or slippers for a gift anyone will enjoy… myself included.  Check out all the pajama’s Avon is offering this year:

 

 

You can shop our pajama party at my eBoutique!  Be sure to stack your order with the Party Ready A-Box for only $10 (see more) and take advantage of our 12 Days of Deals with a FREE candle with your $45 order!  Doesn’t snuggled up on the couch in some cozy new pj’s, slippers and blanket next to the candlelight glow of your free candle sound amazing… I think so…

Use Promo Code ORANGE or WOODLAND

Use Promo Code ORANGE or WOODLAND

May the season be Joyful, Magical, Beautiful!

 

 

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3 Ways To Wear Your LBD!

3 Ways To Wear A LBD

3 Ways To Wear A LBD

I’ve been featuring all things LBD inspired by the newest fragrance from Avon.  For my last installment, today, I’m bringing you 3 ways to wear your little black dress!  You know, just in case you needed more proof why a little black dress is super versatile.  Here are 3 different looks all with a LBD as the base from Jackie, Jill and myself!

Jackie:

Jackie's Way on a LBD

Jackie’s Way

Black as a neutral is just about as groundbreaking as florals for spring, but it doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve to be talked about! I am a New Yorker and I love my all black outfits as much as the next girl, but adding bold elements to a simple black base is way more fun. When you start with a plain black chiffon dress as the base of your outfit the options are pretty much endless. A fringe bag, bold printed scarf and snake skin accessories may not seem like the greatest combination, but somehow look completely cohesive (and still cool & casual) when you see it together!

Jackie from Living After Midnite 

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Jackie's LBD from Living After Midnite

Jackie’s LBD from Living After Midnite

Jill:  

Jill's Way

Jill’s Way

For me, the key to styling a Little Black Dress, is to keep it simple. Black dresses remind me of Audrey Hepburn and her elegant yet simple style. To keep things Audrey style, let the dress be the statement. Keep your jewelry simple with just one statement piece such as a gold and rhinestone bracelet. Also keeping things Audrey style, go with a pretty flat. For a fun twist, try a flat with a pop of color such as cobalt blue.  

— Jill from My Sweet Obsessions

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Jill's Classic LBD

Jill’s Classic LBD

Alicia:

Alicia's Way

Alicia’s Way

Because a little black dress is basic and neutral,  pick one with spunk, like these cutout details!  You might feel it would be too much if this was on a printed dress but on a black dress it’s the perfect statement.  The versatility all comes down to the accessories, and I love accessories, they always fit!  I can get the most out of my statement pieces when wearing a little black dress.   Statement shoes like these aqua cutout and lace up sandals from Avon work with it and don’t compete.  Layer on some fun jewelry from mark. (they always have fun jewelry you want to wear !) and you’ve got a look that’s simple and wearable for any occasion.

Avon Lace Up Sandals

Avon Lace Up Sandals

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Cutout Details and mark. Accessories

Cutout Details and mark. Accessories — and mark. Nailed It polish in Green Thumb

This dress is from the fall but it’s so popular that Avon revamped it for spring.  You can shop the Avon Laser Cut Little Black Dress for ONLY $34.99 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger along with my accessories and shoes.  Now that you have 3 ways to inspire, bust out your LBD and bare those legs this spring!

Little Black Dresses For Spring

Little Black Dresses For Spring

Dark Blooms for Decmber

mark. Dark Blooms Dress Dressed Up For Holiday

mark. Dark Blooms Dress Dressed Up For Holiday

“And so, I’m offering this simple phrase. To kids from one to ninety-two.  Although it’s been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!”  Counting down the days by wearing red and/or green dressed up perfectly for the holidays!  If you remember in fall how we said to get this mark. Dark Blooms dress, well it get’s dressed up for the holidays really well!

Dress it up with a satin blazer, mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer

Dress it up with a satin blazer, mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer

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This mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer has been my holiday go to!  It’s dressy, comfortable, flattering and keeps you warm!  And it’s now on sale for only $32.99!  Pick this one up!  (Shop now:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Reverse Print

Reverse Print

 

Dark Blooms for December

Dark Blooms for December

Pop With Holiday Red

Pop With Holiday Red

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Booties and A Red Bag

Booties and A Red Bag

I’m all about the booties this year!  Love a good bootie with a dress!  Dressing for December requires pieces that have that little bit more warmth which is why tights, booties and a jacket are necessary!  (booties – Target, belt – The Limited, bag – mark., bracelets – Kate Spade and Express, earrings -mark.)

Dressing for December

Dressing for December

Shop the mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer now AND get FREE 2-day shipping with promo code 2DAYSHIP now extend through the 23rd!

12 Mani’s of Christmas

So many Christmas nail ideas, so little time! Only a week until Christmas, so even if I do a new nail look everyday I still couldn’t fit in thislist! Lucky for me some of these work great for New Year’s and beyond!  In no particular order, let’s count them down… 12 drummers drumming…err…

12.  Classic bright red.  

mark. Nailed It Duo in Firestarter and Hot Coal

mark. Nailed It Duo in Firestarter and Hot Coal

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.  Sometimes perfect bright classic red is all your nails need.  The perfect red for me this year is the mark. Nailed It Duo in Firestarter.  Creamy, bright and pure holiday excellence.  See it on here.

11.  Avon Nail Art Design French Tips

Avon Nail Art Design French Tips

Avon Nail Art Design French Tips

For my holiday party this weekend I’ll be wearing these Avon Nail Art Design French Tips in Let It Snow and using them again in Tartan for Christmas Eve!  All you do is use your favorite shade as your base.  Then apply the nail art strip after it’s dried.  Place it higher on the nail if you want a typical french tip look or lower to show just a little for a half moon mani look.  Could even just use these just as an accent nail.  Either way they’re fun and festive and a level of detailed design I could never do on own!  Aaaaand they’ve been marked down to $2.99 so take advantage of that free 2-day shipping and get these NOW!  (http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

10.  Nude with gold tips.

Nude with Skinny Gold Tips

Nude with Skinny Gold Tips

This is just too pretty!  To recreate the look go with a nude that’s a little more on the pink side and make your gold french tips super slim.  Try Essie Penny Talk for the tips!

9.  DIY Buffalo Plaid

DIY Buffalo Plaid

DIY Buffalo Plaid

Easy enough to recreate after seeing the tutorial over at http://petitepeinture.com/julep-holiday-tartan-tutorial  Obviously I’ve been having a plaid moment this fall/winter!

8.  Jackie from Living After Midnight’s Snowman Mani

Living After Midnite:  Snowman Nails

Living After Midnite: Snowman Nails

My Wear and Share partner in crime, Jackie over at Living After Midnight, showed us her KILLER snowman mani.  Not only is this guy super festive, it’s great in snowy January as well!  I’m LOVING it paired with her striped top and emerald jewels too!

7.  Green and gold.

Green and Gold Mani

Green and Gold Mani

Go to the other end of the Christmas color spectrum with a deep green polish topped with some gold glitter.  Try Essie Stylenomics with Essie LuxeEffects in Rock At The Top.

6.  Snowy White

Glistening Snowy Nails with Avon Iceberg White and Essie LuxeEffects in Shine Of The Times (with and w/o flash)

Glistening Snowy Nails with Avon Iceberg White and Essie LuxeEffects in Shine Of The Times (with and w/o flash)

Our friends over at Sealaura already showed us how chic an all white mani can be, but let’s step it up a notch with a snowy white look!  Top Avon’s Gel Finish in Iceberg White with Essie LuxeEffects in Shine Of The Times for a glistening snowy white look… and maybe if you want, do a red accent nail like I did!

5.  Santa Nail Art!

Santa Nail Art

Santa Nail Art

This one looks easy enough to recreate!  Basically do a red nail with white french tip.  Where they meet draw a thin line in silver.  (Try using an old liquid eyeliner brush to get a super thin line!)  To do your Santa accent nail start by doing the beard first.  Let that dry, then do the red santa hat by just making a thick line.  After that dries, make small dots in a row for the top of the hat.  Dot on black eyes (try using a toothpick) and the nose and you’re done!  Seal it all with a topcoat!

4.  Blue Christmas – Avon Gel Finish Winter 2014 Shades

Avon Gel Finish in Iceberg White, Alaska and Inked Up (L to R)

Avon Gel Finish in Iceberg White, Alaska and Inked Up (L to R)

For your non-typical holiday mani I’m loving these shades from Avon.  You already know I’ve been digging Iceberg White, but Inked Out and Alaska (now only $4.99!) are also perfect wintery shades.  Blue for the holidays has become a favorite and not just for Hanukkah!  If you want to make it a little more festive, top it with a silver glitter topcoat.

3.  Gold Stripes with Julep December Box:  Classic With A Twist

Julep Maven December Box - Classic With A Twist

Julep Maven December Box – Classic With A Twist

Julep always has the perfectly paired offering with their monthly box selections.  For December I went with the Classic With A Twist selection featuring Sienna and Ilga from the Count It Down collection.  I also added on the striping tape for a little holiday nail art.  This is the perfect set for the work week leading up to Christmas!

2. Presents

Presents!!!

Presents!!!

Create cute little presents on your nails with some striping tape and a bow decal or just paint it on with two stripes and a bow!  Bonus points if you can do that awesome tree!

1.  Fair Isle Nails 

Fair Isle Nails

Fair Isle Nails

Now this might be for the advanced but it’s like a Christmas sweater for your nails!  How festive and cozy!

 

And a partridge in a pear tree…

 

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

Wear and Share Wednesday with mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

Wear and Share Wednesday with mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

Hello Autumn Equinox!  If today’s Wear and Share Wednesday doesn’t make you a little glad it’s officially fall, then I don’t know what will!  Jackie from Living After Midnite and I are taking one perfect-for-fall piece, the mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt ($28) and styling it two ways!

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

In no way shape or form am I a casual person.  Sweatshirts for me are for lounging at home (aka not in public) and for Penn State games (because its freakin cold in PA).  However, leave it to mark. to make one that’s cut like a cute top with an interesting detail, an asymmetrical zipper!

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Effortless Edge Sweatshirt Details

Effortless Edge Sweatshirt Details

Inspired by all those cool girls on Pinterest, I thought a casual glam way to wear this mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt ($28) was to pair it with a sequin mini skirt!  I love creamy neutrals together so this Sequined High Waist Skirt from Express that my mom got me for my birthday was the perfect fit!  Unzipping the zipper on the sweatshirt opens it up just enough to let the sequin skirt shine though.

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Pairing a sweatshirt with a sequin skirt for a casual glam look!

Pairing a sweatshirt with a sequin skirt for a casual glam look!

To accessorize a casual glam look you don’t need much.  A nice boyfriend watch is really all you need, like this Avon Signature Boyfriend watch.  I, of course, took it further with a leopard bangle (Express, old) and the mark. Show Id Bracelet ($24).  Finished off with the mark. Ring For More Stackable Rings ($20) and a neutral clutch from Express (old).

Arm party with Avon, mark. and Express

Arm party with Avon, mark. and Express

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Dressing Up A Sweatshirt for Fall

Dressing Up A Sweatshirt for Fall

This look would look equally chic with a cool pair of booties, but I opted to dress it up with a metallic heel.  These upcoming heels from mark. are a sneak peek into the pre-holiday releases… and let’s just say its going to be a good holiday season!

mark. Pumped With Vogue Heels

mark. Pumped With Vogue Heels

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How To Wear Sequins For Daytime

How To Wear Sequins For Daytime

The mark. Effortless Edge sweatshirt is a perfect pick to update your fall wardrobe.  What I love most about it is I finally found a way to wear sequins for daytime.  It’s the perfect mix of relaxed casual with everyday chic.  I didn’t feel overdressed for daytime and I was super comfortable in this outfit.  I think I might of found a new closet go-to!

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Effortless Outfit For Fall

Effortless Outfit For Fall

You probably didn’t need all of these pictures to get the idea, but the first day of fall just created some pretty pictures and I just couldn’t settle on a few, so here’s many!  But you can really see how “effortless” this mark. Effortless Sweatshirt really is.  It’s got style and comfort and if you can find a way to make a sequin skirt daytime appropriate you just have to share it!  This effortless outfit is just what your closet needs!  I mean, look how effortlessly chic Jackie looks over at Living After Midnite!  If that look doesn’t make you ready for some fall traveling I don’t know what does!  You can shop the mark. Effortless Edge sweatshirt at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

BONUS!!!  Shop the look and get up to 25% off your order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Dark Blooms Dress

Wear and Share Wednesday:  mark. Dark Blooms Dress

Wear and Share Wednesday: mark. Dark Blooms Dress

It’s Wear and Share Wednesday!  Which means Jacki from Living After Midnite and I take the same item and style it 2 ways!  With the mark. Dark Blooms Dress ($42) you really don’t need to do much with it’s bold and big floral print, but we found a way to make it our own.  I mean really Jackie, all she needs is the dress and that Chanel purse!

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Lace Blazer Over Poppy Prints

Lace Blazer Over Poppy Prints

As a working girl I immediately style most my outfits work friendly!  Playing up the lace details I layered a lace blazer from Bebe over the dress.  I cinched the waist with a wide black belt (mark.) a few accessories and some lace pumps rounded out the look.  The shift dress is very 60’s but this mark. Dark Blooms dress is a modern take… so I styled mine with some 60’s influence from my clutch to my hair!

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Lacey Details on the mark. Dark Blooms Dress

Lacey Details on the mark. Dark Blooms Dress

The lace detailing around the neckline really makes this dress.  Its so pretty and delicate I don’t even need a necklace!  A statement earring in scarlet red is all that’s needed!  The Avon Scarlet Chandelier Earrings (coming soon to http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) were the perfect red accent to the red poppies on the dress.  Stealing a little style from Lucy Hale at the Teen Choice Awards (our mark. brand ambassador) I stacked and styled the mark. Ring For More Stackable Rings.

mark. Ring For More Stackable Rings

mark. Ring For More Stackable Rings

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Lacey Accents and Avon Scarlet Chandelier Earrings

Lacey Accents and Avon Scarlet Chandelier Earrings

My go to lace pumps (Shoedazzle) pair well with my lace cuff (gifted) all against my black satin clutch.  A little something about this clutch… it’s my mom’s from the 60’s.  As a kid I always loved it, played with it, stared at it, held it.  Then as I got older and realized it just always sat in her closet so I snatched it up.  Mom’s always had good taste!  Plus I like having the mom memento!

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Dark Florals For Fall

Dark Florals For Fall

Florals are big for fall, especially dark florals.  The black background of this dress keeps it on trend while the big red poppies make it stand out.  For only $42 this dress is a must-have for your transitioning wardrobe.  It keeps you trendy and you can wear it now and wear it later with a blazer (like my black lace one!) and tights and boots!

mark. Dark Blooms Dress Works It

mark. Dark Blooms Dress Works It

I just felt pretty all day in this dress.  If a dress makes you feel good you know it’s well worth it!  Shop the mark. Dark Blooms Dress at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  (get 20% off a $50 order with promo code AVONDREAMS).  See more details on how Jackie styled this dress over at Living After Midnite.

mark. Dark Blooms Dress Total Look

mark. Dark Blooms Dress Total Look

 

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Styling Trapeze Blouse

Wear and Share Wednesday Styling Trapeze Blouse

Wear and Share Wednesday Styling Trapeze Blouse

It’s wear and share Wednesday, which means Jackie from Living After Midnight and I take the same piece, wear it two different ways and share it!  For July we selected the mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse ($30).  It’s the perfect versatile summer top, pool blue color, fun cutout neckline and lightweight for hot summer temps.

mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse

mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse

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Total Look with mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse and PUPPIES!

Total Look with mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse and PUPPIES!

Going graphic, I played off the graphic cutout details of the top by pairing it with a graphic black and white knit pencil skirt.  Remember this skirt from a previous Wear and Share Wednesday Post?  Jackie and I styled this mark. High Contrast Skirt back in February but it seemed more than fitting to bust it out again for a fun, office-friendly-on-a-106-degree-day look!

Going Graphic

Going Graphic

What’s more graphic than black and white? Black and white pumps from Shoedazzle and a black leather bag with a black and white striped silk scarf tied on add to my look.  My bag and scarf are from Brooks Brothers but you can recreate the look with the mark. Handle With Flair Handbag in black.

Brooks Brothers bag and silk scarf.

Brooks Brothers bag and silk scarf.

Graphic Details

Graphic Details

The cutout trend is definitely having a moment, but its harder to make that trend work-friendly.  The mark. Styling Trapeze Top ($30) perfectly placed their cutouts around the neckline, making this a more versatile way to wear the trend.  To really focus on this detail I went sans-necklace but avec statement earrings (mark. Wow Factor Earrings) and kept my other jewelry summer friendly in shades of blue and gold.  (Avon Signature Boyfriend watch, mark. Nail This Look Ring, Limited bracelet, blue bracelet from the mark. Glimmer and Gleam Bracelet Set, and two bracelets I picked up on my Hawaiian vacation last year).

Statement Earrings, Blue and Gold Arm Party and a Big Bun

Statement Earrings, Blue and Gold Arm Party and a Big Bun

Wearing my hair up also helps draw attention to the super fun details of the mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse.  Plus, when its over 100 there is no way I’m wearing my hair down… enter in the mega messy bun.  I used the sock bun technique but wore it lower on my head to make it more appropriate.  Quick summer style for a hot summer day.

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Chic Summer Style

Chic Summer Style

This look is definitely my style.  My favorite color, blue, with my favorite style, graphic black and white.  Plus, I was able to make my current closet more versatile with adding in one new summer top, the mark. Styling Trapeze Top, and for only $30!

mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse

mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse

You can shop the mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse at my eBoutique.  I bet you already have a handful of things you could pair it with to freshen up your current closet to create a killer new summer look.  This top is extremely versatile, you could wear it with denim shorts like Jackie did or your favorite white bottoms, or slim capris, or skinny jeans or under a blazer… the list goes on.  Be sure to head over to Living After Midnite to see more details on Jackie’s look!

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. by Avon Styling Trapeze Blouse

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. by Avon Styling Trapeze Blouse

 

BONUS!  Now through July 18th (Friday) with a $75 order at my eBoutique get this tote filled with goodies for FREE.  Yep, FREE!  Perfect time to shop the mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse and all the SUMMER CLEARANCE (as seen here) items!

Wear and Share Wednesday: mark. Love On The Lime Dress

Wear and Share Wednesday - mark. Love On The Lime Dress

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. Love On The Lime Dress

Don’t call it a comeback… I’ve been here for years!  It’s been a little since our last wear and share Wednesday but Jackie from Living After Midnite and I are back!  And we couldn’t of picked a hotter summer dress to style two ways, the mark. Love On The Lime Dress ($44).

mark. Love On The Lime Dress $44

mark. Love On The Lime Dress $44

This mark. Love On The Lime dress is a lightweight dress in a crepe like fabric and zesty lime color is the perfect piece to wear the neon trend.  Neon has been on my summer wish list lately (as seen in my last post) and the mark. Love On The Lime dress is an easy way to go mega neon.  It’s draped top silhouette, adjustable belt and flirty hemline makes this dress a must-have for everything your summer entails from work to weddings to nights out!

Working Girl Wardrobe:  NEON

Working Girl Wardrobe: NEON

Sometimes its hard to update your working girl wardrobe with summer trends, especially a trend like neon, but its all about finding the right piece.  This dress is the right piece!  I can’t tell you how many compliments I got at the office!  The punchy color stands out but the shape keeps it appropriate.  And let me tell you, even on a 106 degree day this hot dress is surprisingly cool!

Full On Neon with mark.

Full On Neon with mark.

Fresh Fit

Fresh Fit

With such a bright color you don’t really need to do much to accessorize, just focus on the details.  I like anchoring neons with neutrals like black, white, nude, navy, etc…  Since I styled this for work I anchored it with black accents. The mark. Twist Of Lime Pumps were the PERFECT shoe!  The pointed toe styling works for the office and the twist of lime detailing on the straps keep it fun.  You can get the mark. Twist of Lime heels coming up on clearance for only $29.99!

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mark. Twist Of Lime Heels

mark. Twist Of Lime Heels

My black accents are carried through my baubles as well!  The mark. Multi Mix Necklace couldn’t of been a better way to link the Twist of Lime Heels with the Love On The Lime dress!  It’s also on clearance right now for $14.99, but hurry only for a limited time!  Then I finished it off with a little arm party featuring my Kate Spade Idiom Bangle and mark. Sparkle In A Snap bracelet, and Avon Signture Watch and a nude clutch from Express.

mark. Multi Mix Necklace

mark. Multi Mix Necklace

I’m really loving the versatility of this look for summer!  Its really one hot look that I can see working with so many different accessories for so many different events.  I mean, just look how different Jackie’s look is with pink and nude accents over at Living After Midnite!  Like I said from work to weddings to nights out!  You’ll definitely get noticed in all the best ways and show of that summer tan!

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Hot Summer Day To Night Look

Hot Summer Day To Night Look

On a hot summer day its so hard to look, and feel, cool.  The color is hot but the cool lightweight material definitely is a life saver.  There’s also no way I’m going to be able to complete the look with a blow out… that’s when the mark. That’s Beachy Texturizing Spray comes into play (last seen here).  On wet hair I just spray and scrunch and go!  My summer beauty look is just as easy, because you know you need to spend as little time as possible in that stuffy bathroom getting ready.  Use a neon purple shadow like mark. Neon Gaze in Violet Fever to line your top lash line with a thick line using a wet eyeliner brush in the shadow.  Follow it up with a thin black line using mark. No Place To Run eyeliner in Jet Set and full mascara like Avon Mega Effects.  A little bronze on the cheeks with mark. Island Beauty Pallet and coral on the lips with mark. Make It Rich Lip Crayon in Punch (on clearance for $6.99!) and you’ve got yourself a complete total look that’s nothing but hot for summer!

Full Look with mark. Love On The Lime Dress

Full Look with mark. Love On The Lime Dress

BONUS: get the look for less!  The mark. Love On The Lime Dress is currently on sale for only $39!  Recreate my look with clearance finds like the mark. Major Mix Necklace ($14.99) and Twist of Lime Heels ($29.99 – available campaign 15) and Make It Rich Lip Crayon in Punch ($6.99).  Add on the beauty must-haves, That’s Beachy Texturizing Spray ($14), Neon Gaze Eyeshadow ($10), Island Beauty Face Pallet ($16) for the total look totaling $130.97!  BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!  Shop all these products at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and use promo code: LTO20 for 20% making this look only $104.78!

Bright As The Summer Sun

Bright As The Summer Sun

Taking pics in my back yard sometimes include a sunbathing Zoey and my garden supplies.  This look is so bright and perfect and I equally love how Jackie styled hers!  Jump over to Living After Midnite and see her full look styled around the mark. Love On The Lime dress.  Jackie is also feeling the neon trend with her neon pink bag!

 

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. by Avon Pretty Strappy Demi Wedges

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. by Avon Pretty Strappy Demi Wedges

It’s officially sandal season!  Nothing like slipping on a nice pair of strappy sandals to instantly make it feel like its time for summer and maybe a pedi!  Which is why for Wear and Share Wednesday, Jackie from Living After Midnite and I picked the neutral, shimmering, mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges ($42) to base two different outfits around.

Wearing the mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges

Wearing the mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges

The mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedge are a neutral, shimmering, champaign sandal with gold accents with a zip back closure.  The demi heel makes them a little more chic than your typical flat gladiator style.  These are definitely one pair of sandals you could dress up or down and wear all season long.  If your packing for a trip, these are the only ones you’ll need for your shorts to your dresses!  They inspired me to do a super easy, casual outfit with a bit of pretty!

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White Shorts, Tank, Kimono and Wedges

White Shorts, Tank, Kimono and Wedges

To go casual and pretty I started with my white basics, white denim shorts (Forever 21) and a white bra cami (Express).  To bring in the pretty I drapped on my mint chiffon kimono from H&M (a summer steal at only $14.95).  I love how this simple easy outfit is as versatile as the mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges.  An outfit that would be perfect for running errands or lounging poolside on your summer vacation!

mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges and Get Packing Tote

mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges and Get Packing Tote

I definitely would count this outfit as a summer vacation must-have!  Especially paired with the mark. Get Packing Tote ($40).  Easy and neutral, but pretty with its pop of neon pink trimming.  The tote would be perfect as your carry on bag that you then could use as your shopper during your trip.

Easy Spring and Summer Outfit

Easy Spring and Summer Outfit

Even when you’re not on vacation this outfit is perfect for the weekend.  Weekender tote, with comfortable walking shoes, with an easy Spring/Summer outfit is definitely weekend attire!  I accessorized this look with a little bit of a boho vibe, with the easy weekend in mind.  I stacked the mark. Glimmer and Gleam Bracelet Set ($26) with mark. Mighty Pretty m.powerment bracelet ($25) for a boho arm party with my mint rubber watch and an aqua vintage mark. ring.

Boho Arm Party and Beach Waves

Boho Arm Party and Beach Waves

Continuing with the boho weekender vibe I went with beach waves in my hair! On damp hair I sprayed mark. That’s Beachy Texturizing Surf Spray ($14) all over then scrunched and let air dry.  Weekend hair couldn’t get any easier!

Easy Breezy Look with mark.

Easy Breezy Look with mark.

To finish off any vacation look you need a pair of sunglasses!  I’m wearing the Get In The Shade Sunglasses (last seen here).  Which, until May 15th you can get for ONLY $5 with any $20 purchase from the mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts capsule collection at my eBoutiqe.  Let’s admit it, vacations and weekends are prime events for losing sunglasses, that’s when a pair like this is perfect!  For $5 you can’t not get them!  They’re cute, trendy with the slight cat eye shape and tropical floral print and affordable!

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A Comfy Demi Wedge Heel Demands A Comfy Easy Outfit

A Comfy Demi Wedge Heel Demands A Comfy Easy Outfit

The mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges are the perfect must-have summer sandal.  They go with pretty much everything and will take you pretty much anywhere.  Pick them up and pack them for your next summer vacation.  Until then, wear them with your favorite spring outfits (like a kimono!)  Be sure to check out more on how Jackie at Living After Midnite styled her outfit around these killer sandals.  You can shop them at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedge and Get Packing Tote

mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedge and Get Packing Tote

Get pedi ready in your mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges!  I’m wearing the shade Raspberry from the mark. Nail This Look Set which you might remember from our past Wear and Share Wednesday post!  I love the deep but bright shade especially next to the mark. Get Packing Tote!  Shop it:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

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Vacation Outfit, or Take An Instant Vacation While Doing Your Day to Day

Vacation Outfit, or Take An Instant Vacation While Doing Your Day to Day

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. Island Elegance Maxi Dress

mark. Island Elegance Maxi for Wear and Share Wed

mark. Island Elegance Maxi for Wear and Share Wed

Bon Voyage!  Jackie from Living After Midnite and I are taking an instant vacation to Saint Barts for wear and share Wednesday!  It may be just a normal Wednesday and we might just be doing our normal Wednesday activities but when you slip into this hi-low dress from the mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts capsule collection you’re instantly transported to vaca mode on the French island!  We both took the mark. Island Elegance Maxi Dress ($44) and styled it two ways!

mark. Island Elegance Maxi Dress

mark. Island Elegance Maxi Dress

The mark. Island Elegance Maxi dress has plenty of interest with its chain detail neckline and beachy pattern in swirls of ocean blues, greens and sandy golds.  So it really comes down to how you accessorize it.  I wore this look on Easter so I wanted to dress it up pretty and lady like and fit for spring.  (yes, yes I know, I was supposed to wear the Royal Pretty Dress but this came the Friday before and I just HAD TO!)

Arm Party with mark. Glimmer and Gleam Bracelets and Avon Signature Watch

Arm Party with mark. Glimmer and Gleam Bracelets and Avon Signature Watch

Like I said the pattern on this dress is pretty much all you need but I created an arm party that pulled in the those same blues and sandy golds with the mark. Glimmer and Gleam Bracelet Set ($26) also from the Saint Barts capsule collection and Avon Signature Watch ($69.99).  I loved how this dress just flows and blows in the breeze and with my bangle jangle I definitely felt pretty and lady like.

mark. Hang With Me Earrings Under my Brooks Brothers Hat

mark. Hang With Me Earrings Under my Brooks Brothers Hat

What’s an Easter look without a hat!?!  My Brooks Brothers hat in royal blue was the perfect match to this dress.  I love how Jackie and I both accented in dazzling blue (the color of spring as shown here here and here!)  With a big hat like this one, usually your earrings get lost, but not these extra large gold hoops with chain detail in the mark. Hang With Me Earrings ($20).  They were the perfect pair to complete the look.  I finished off my look with white lace pumps from Shoedazzle (old) and a beauty look created with the Island Eyes Shadow Pallet ($16) and Island Beauty Face Compact ($16) — which I reviewed in my last post!

mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts Full Look

mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts Full Look

What I love about this dress is it is perfectly appropriate for somewhere like church on Easter, to brunching with the girls, to a summer night out to a beach cover up or summer vacation and as well as time spent in Saint Barts!  Its one of those wear anywhere dresses that will get you nothing but compliments!  You can shop the entire mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts Capsule Collection at my eBoutique.  Top pick is definitely this dress especially at $44!  Be sure to check Jackie’s full look over at Living After Midnite

the not ready for a picture, pic!  Def ready for a vacation!

The ready for a vacation Alicia!

Do you follow me on instagram?  If so then you would of seen this dress early with my fellow Easter Sunday go-ers in our coordinating dresses!

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

 

BONUS!  Just in time for mother’s day get a FREE Avon Signature Marilyn Tote with a $60 purchase (so now you have one more reason to get this dress!) at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger