august

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!

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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

 

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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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mark. Fall 2014 Preview and Reviews – Beauty

August is my favorite month.  Not only is it birthday month, but it’s usually when I get in a great summer trip, enjoy the hot summer days a little more and all the new fall arrivals.  Now that mark. releases their new arrivals in one large seasonal release I got a few of my favorites early.  I picked items I can wear now and transition into fall.  Beauty is the easiest way to switch up your look but still remain true to the current season so let’s start there!  mark.’s fall beauty is themed around the Wonderfleur fragrance making a cohesive collection with awesome packaging!

mark. fall beauty

mark. fall beauty

 

mark. Color Swing Mix It Up Eye Compact ($20)

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mark. Color Swing Plum Shades

mark. Color Swing Plum Shades

mark. Color Swing Neutral Shades

mark. Color Swing Neutral Shades

Word Of Alicia:  6 expertly matched eye shades that mix and match with each other to create a ton of looks all from one super portable pallet!   Almost everyone can wear plum shades and the tones on these DO NOT disappoint.  Sometimes they can run too red but these are perfect… same with the neutral shades, they’re not too brassy.  These are definitely shades you can wear now and later, plus how pretty are those floral designs!

mark. What A Line Max in Plum Gleam ($12)

mark. What A Line Max in Plum Gleam

mark. What A Line Max in Plum Gleam

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Word Of Alicia:  They revamped What A Line Liquid Eyeliner to a new and improved waterproof formula and added 4 all new shades including this shade Plum Gleam.  The foam applicator tip allows for easy precision and application which I really like especially paired with the long “handle”.  With the new package design it doesn’t seem to dry out like the old version where you had to really work it each time to get enough liquid to the tip.  The wear is killer!  It lasts all day!  This swatch didn’t come off my hand until late in the evening after showering and washing my hands a million times during the day.  I also really love how this is a deep plum shade so I can replace my typical black liner with it to switch up my look and it goes PERFECTLY with the color swing pallet.

mark. Nail This Look Nail Lacquers and Bracelet-Ring Set ($28)

mark. Nail This Look Set

mark. Nail This Look Set

Word Of Alicia:  There is nothing groundbreaking about these polish shades but they are the perfect dark shades for fall.  Shady Lady is smoky plum shade (identical to a past mark. Nailed It Shade) and Plumsation is a deep deep purple.  I love the richness of the shades and how wearable they are.  I typically don’t wear darker shades like this in the summer but I had to test them out and with a shiny top coat they actually looked really nice with my summer whites and brights and the formula is spot on!  As for the bracelet-ring I wasn’t expecting much and its not the highest quality but it is SO CUTE ON!  I really was surprised how comfortable it is to wear and what a unique look.  This set is well worth it and may be my favorite pick from the bunch!

mark. Wonderfleur Eau De Toilette Spray and Body Cream ($28 – $14)

mark. Wonderfleur Fragrance

mark. Wonderfleur Fragrance

Word Of Alicia:  The full description reads:  Notes of apple blossoms, meadow dew, fresh freesia, just-picked daisies and a touch of pillowy musk.  The Alicia description reads:  Not a sweet floral but a really crisp clean floral, kind of like what you would find when you go up to the apple orchards in the morning when the dew is still wet.  Perfect for daytime wear and not to heavy for summer but has deepness to it that will transition into fall.  Layers really nice with the body cream.  I’m always expecting the worse with “cheap” fragrances but mark. never disappoints!  They really have an expert team that mixes and masters and it’s at a price point that’s way more affordable so you can wear it every day and refresh and not feel like your spraying away your dollars!

mark. Wonderfluer Collection and Packaging

mark. Wonderfleur Collection and Packaging

Final Word:  We all know I’m a sucker for packaging and the Wonderfleur collection is no exception!  It’s so pretty and fun and just inspires a wanderlust August!  I’m ready to pack these puppies up and head out for a weekend getaway or just go where the road trip takes us!  I’m ready for a something new but not quite ready to go full on fall so the beauty collection is a perfect update to my look for a little investment so I still have some $$ for a late summer outing!  All the products here will launch on August 8th (Friday) at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger along with the full fall collection from mark.!  Any of these peeked your interest?  How do you update your look for August?!

 

ps.  this is my 200th post!  yippie!  glad it involved some super pretty pictures and august 🙂

 

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. Case Of Glam Clutch

One Clutch Inspiring 2 Looks

One Clutch Inspiring 2 Looks

Let’s get this party started!!!  August is not only my birthday month but mark. is turning 10!  10 years of on trend beauty and fashion is nothing to blink at and just in true Alicia style we’re celebrating ALL MONTH!  To kick things off mark. released this anniversary collection featuring plenty of party ready pieces!  One of our top picks from the collection is the Case Of Glam Clutch ($28)!  Jackie from Living After Midnight and I both styled our outfits around this knuckle-duster minaudière!

mark. Case Of Glam Clutch

mark. Case Of Glam Clutch

You can see this style of clutch on celebs galore and designed by many high end designers… can we say Alexander McQueen!?!   But this gem gives you the same look for only $28!  It has the option of being worn with the chain shoulder strap or held comfortably with the knuckle rings.  The case itself is a good size, plenty of room for all your essentials and the faux black leather is much more luxe than expecting!  You can see I have my huge Galaxy S3 in here just to show proportion.

Inside Case Of Glam Clutch

Inside Case Of Glam Clutch

With such a cute little party clutch I needed a cute little party outfit for birthday month!  I’m wearing the mark. Hot Mix Blouse ($30)over a simple black tank dress from Express.  Not that I need much more to accessorize with this clutch, but its birthday month so load up those sparkles!!!  mark. Dropping By Necklace ($22), mark. Rock The Place Ring ($20), mark. Cuff Bracelet (contact for details) watch by Burberry, nails by Julep (see the details here!) and some serious heels, the mark. Statuesque Style Heels $40)

Heels and Sequins with mark. Anniversary Collection!

Heels and Sequins with mark. Anniversary Collection!

The Case of The Glam clutch is definitely one cool girl piece.  I mean, just look at Jackie from Living After Midnight in her cool girl black and color of the season leather jacket!  You can make this clutch work for more than just your party outfits.  Keep with the rock and roll style by making sure your nails are killer, like in bold and bright shades like Jackie and I did!  You can pick up the Case of The Glam clutch for only $28 at my eBoutique (and the other mark. anniversary collection pieces!)

Bright and Bold with Case Of Glam Clutch

Bright and Bold with Case Of Glam Clutch