august

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!!!

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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

 

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!

The Ultimate Summer Pant: mark. By Avon Call Of The Wild Palazzo Pants

 

The Ultimate Summer Pant: mark. By Avon Call Of The Wild Palazzo Pants

The Ultimate Summer Pant: mark. By Avon Call Of The Wild Palazzo Pants

Summer + Pants DO NOT go together in my book. However, I will make and exception for these mark. By Avon Call Of The Wild Palazzo Pants.  Here is why they are my ultimate summer pant:

mark. Call Of The Wild Plazzo Pant

mark. Call Of The Wild Plazzo Pant

These mark. Call Of The Wild Plazzo Pants are your typical lightweight plazzo pant, but features a statement making slit up the legs.  This slit not only makes them eye catching, but keeps them comfortable to wear in warmer temps.

Statement making slits!

mark. Hot Terrain Heels

mark. Total Perfection Bag

Recall that urban safari inspo?  Well these pants is how I’m wearing the trend.  The paisley design in jewel tones still creates a summer vibe while they’ll be just as fitting come fall.  To keep with the summer vibe, I paired them with an easy black cami,  some fun strappy sandals, the mark. Hot Terrain Heels, and my white-hot bag, the mark. Total Perfection Bag.

Summer Vibes with mark.

Summer Vibes with mark.

For those finishing touches I’m wearing the mark. Show Your Stripes Bracelet and It’s a Jungle Out There Earrings.  They are the perfect August go-to’s with the fun designs that still work with your summer looks and will transition into fall just as easily.  Same with my lip color, the mark. Lip Paint Velvet in Fancy.

mark. Show Your Stripes Bracelet

mark. Show Your Stripes Bracelet

mark. Its A Jungle Out There Earrings

mark. Its A Jungle Out There Earrings

mark. Lip Paint Velvet in Fancy

mark. Lip Paint Velvet in Fancy

If I’m wearing a pant in summer, it has to be one that fits the season and these mark. Call Of The Wild Plazzo Pants do.  mark. typically always has unique designs you won’t quite find elsewhere, while still being on trend.  For a summer look, I’m just loving this!  I also think they would be great for any end of the summer travel plans you may have!

The Ultimate Summer Pant Look for August!

The Ultimate Summer Pant Look for August!

You can shop my look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger Be sure to take advantage of the A-Box, $40 worth of product for only $10!  The A-box colors would look PERFECT with this look especially as you transition into fall.  There are only a few days left to pick up your A-Box so get on it!

Fall Beauty Trend: Divine Wine Collection Item#: 732-309 ONLY $10 WITH ANY $40 BROCHURE PURCHASE $40 value

Fall Beauty Trend: Divine Wine Collection
Item#: 732-309
ONLY $10 WITH ANY
$40 BROCHURE PURCHASE
$40 value

Trending Tuesday: Urban Safari

If the world of alicia was the internet #urbansafari would totally be trending.  Mix a little safari, with a little bit modern, a touch of tropical, and a tinge of uptown and you get yourself some #urbansafari.  Here’s what’s been inspiring me for the urban safari trend.

Follow me on pinterest to see what else has me inspired!  You can shop the urban safari trend here!

Hello August! New Arrivals for Birthday Month!

First Look:  New Arrivals For August

First Look: New Arrivals For August

August is my birthday month, yippie! Which also translates to treat yo self month for me 😉 What better way than with a little mark. and Avon, my favorite! Here are some of my fav new arrivals! You can shop them all at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger (you know, if you wanted to support me during birthday month…)

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For a pre-fall collection this east meets west theme has pieces perfect for August!  Summer work outfits, warm summer nights out outfits and all mixed with great accessories!  And we all know I appreciate a good theme behind a collection!

Breakdown of all the new arrivals!

Breakdown of all the new arrivals!

I’ve already picked up a few of these so stay tuned for some outfit posts!  In addition I also got the new mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars which are a WAY better option if you’ve ever wanted Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick (and at a way better price!)  I’ll definitely be posting a how to with them on strobbing, a huge makeup trend right now!  August is already proving it’s birthday month worth!

Avon Zodiac Cuff Bracelet now available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Avon Zodiac Cuff Bracelet (in Leo) now available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

In addition to these new arrivals there’s a FLASH SALE going on so get an ADDITIONAL 30% off select products, ends at midnight tonight so get on that!  You can shop the new arrivals, the Avon Zodiac bracelets and flash sale at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and support this birthday girl!

August Friday Favorites

TGIF!  Back from vacation AND back to work makes for a rough week.  But August has been good to me… here’s what I’ve been favoriting this month!

Favorite Arm Party:

mark. All Four It Bracelet Set

mark. All Four It Bracelet Set

I’ve been wearing these mark. All Four It Bracelet Set all month.  They go with everything, clean lines but still statement making and bonus you can stack them with other bracelets for even more of an arm party!

 

Favorite Beauty:

August Beauty

August Beauty

These new arrivals from mark. and Avon were in heavy rotation!  mark. All Butter Now in Terra Hotta, On The Dot Eye Pallet in matte, Nailed It Duo in matte shades, Avon Big and Daring Waterproof mascara and Super Extend Liquid Liner.  (all available now here)

 

Favorite Birthday Treat:

Birthday With The Favorite Family!

Birthday With The Favorite Family!

Double Birthday Desserts

Double Birthday Desserts

I got a few birthday celebrations and I’m totally ok with that!  Hit up dinner at my favorite restaurant with the fam, got myself a few birthday treats and celebrated my actual birthday in Hawaii!  My favorite birthday treat was this double dessert at our resort in Kauai!

 

Favorite August Outfit!

Favorite Hawaii Moment

Favorite View in Hawaii 

Bathing suits!  I spent as much time as I could soaking up the sun, swimming and all things summer in my suits!  (top Target, bottom Old Navy)

Favorite Moment:

Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai, Hawaii

This moment right here.  (suit, Victoria’s Secret Pink, bag, Lilly For Target, hat, mark.)

Favorite Beach Must Haves

Favorite Beach Must Haves

August Favorites – mark. Crushing On Coconut

If you haven’t figured it out August is my favorite month!  So here’s what’s I’m loving lately.  My favorites if you will…

mark. Crushing On Coconut Bath and Body Collection

August Favorites:  mark. Crushing on Coconut

August Favorites: mark. Crushing on Coconut

I’m not ready to give up summer yet so that means anything coconut bath and body sounds good to me.  This mark. Crushing on Coconut line is the perfect coconut variation.  It has a bit of warmth to it so it’s not just a sun tan lotion scent but creamier and better suited for every day.  As the description says:  Indulge your delectable spirit with a blend of coconut cream, mandarin and fresh orchids.

mark. Crushing on Coconut Body Butter

mark. Crushing on Coconut Body Butter

The body butter is my favorite from the collection.  It is super creamy and moisturizing so summer skin drinks it up and the scent really lasts on this guy.

mark. Crushing On Coconut 3 in 1 and Body Oil

mark. Crushing On Coconut 3 in 1 and Body Oil

My other top picks from the collection are the 3-in-1 and body oil.  The 3-in-1 is a shower gel/shampoo/bubble bath multi-tasker which makes your shower clutter free and deliciously scented.  I’m a HUGE oil fan!  Layer it on while still wet in the shower then pat dry.  The moisturizing factor is unreal!

mark. Crushing On Coconut My August Favorites

mark. Crushing On Coconut Must Haves For Vacations!

Also offered in the collection is a body scrub, fragrance mist body spray and hand cream.  It is even offered in a gift set at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  All the August necessities in a scent perfect for summer!  I love the offering so much you know I’m packing it as a must-have for my Hawaiian Vacation this month!

mark. Crushing on Coconut Bath and Body Collection

mark. Crushing on Coconut Bath and Body Collection

 

Hello August!

Hello August, my favorite month of the year!  I might be slightly partial because it’s birthday month, but it is also the last real month of summer.  So time to get in all those summer activities for a wanderlust August; pool days, beach/lake/river days, ice cream on a hot night, exploring, and of course summer vacations!  I’ll be headed to Kauai Hawaii this month for our honeymoon (10 months later…) Also in August all the back to school stuff comes out in full force, so it’s a perfect time for some newness as well as a great time for shopping sales.  It’s also treat yo’self month for me!  I try to make it a special one in honor of my birthday. Last but not least, it marks the beginning of football season, my favorite time of the year!  Here’s my inspiration for August and an idea of what you can be seeing this month here on the blog!

Wanderlust August

Kauai Inspiration

Kauai Inspiration

napalicoast

Na Pali Coast

hbay

Kauai Hawaii

Summer Skirts

The "IT" summer skirt

The “IT” summer skirt

Transition summer skirt to fall

Transition summer skirt to fall

sydneystyle.com

sydneystyle.com

Back To School Shopping

Cynthia Rowley For Staples

Cynthia Rowley For Staples

Fall Wishlist:  Plaid Shirt

Fall Wishlist: Plaid Shirt

Plaid and Camel

Plaid and Camel

Camel Satchel

Camel Satchel

 

 

Dog Days Of Summer

 

cali icecream lemons river warmsummernights

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Hello August!  Nice to see you again!

Wanderlust August: Nevada Beach South Lake Tahoe

Nevada Beach South Lake Tahoe

Nevada Beach South Lake Tahoe

August is by far my favorite month of the year… it might be because I celebrate my birthday all month long!  A good friend starts the month off for her birthday and I continue it on until mine at the end of August.  This year we took a birthday day trip to Nevada Beach in South Lake Tahoe.

Parasailer in the distance

Parasailer in the distance

Plenty of room to throw the pigskin

Plenty of room to throw the pigskin

We originally planned to hit up Zephyr Cove however a very large wedding going on made that nearly impossible.  So went two beaches up to Nevada Beach, which was the best idea!  It’s large enough to handle a full crowd but not be on top of each other and it has a pavilion for use and access to kayak and paddle board rentals.  One thing to note it is not dog friendly.

Great Mountain View On The Horizon

Great Mountain View On The Horizon

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Nevada Beach South Lake Tahoe

Nevada Beach South Lake Tahoe

If you’re looking for a little less action than Zephyr Cove then go immediately to Nevada Beach!  It was a great way to spend the day celebrating with friends and lucky for us to watch a really cool storm roll in!  There’s also a campground with the beach for extended beach day options!

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The storm rolling in…

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