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Happy National Cookie Day with Linda and Alicia!

Happy National Cookie Day from Linda and Alicia

Happy National Cookie Day from Linda and Alicia

Today is national cookie day!  That’s a day Linda and I can get behind!  With cookie baking get togethers, cookie exchange parties and just your general holiday meet ups, Linda and I have 2 outfit ideas for you for a cookie exchange!

Alicia’s Look:

Alicia Cookie Exchange Look

Alicia Cookie Exchange Look

In my experience cookie exchanges are usually a casual affair, so it’s a perfect time to wear jeans and a sweater (Old Navy).  To make those casual staples more party perfect apply the right accessories.  The highlight of my outfit is my snowflake choker necklace, rep lips and statement heeled boots.  I’m wearing the Avon Velvet Choker Charm Necklace, mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Fired Up and the mark. Rush of Plush Booties.  The rich textures make these trendy pieces party perfect.  And the boots are so comfortable you can wear them for the whole gig without having to switch shoes!

Snowflake Velvet Choker and Red Lips

Snowflake Velvet Choker and Red Lips

Holiday Heels

Holiday Heels

mark. Rush of Plush Boots

mark. Rush of Plush Boots

Linda’s Look:

Linda's National Cookie Day Look

Linda’s National Cookie Day Look

Cookie exchange parties are a reason to wear something a little fun and what’s more fun then a  reversible genuine suede vest with faux fur!  Linda paired her Avon Faux Fur and Suede Vest with a contrasting white bell sleeve blouse and the mark. Pile on the Compliments Pants.  Not every party shoe has to be a heel, her Avon Cushion Walk Lace-Up Gigi Flats are just as adorable and ready to rock around the Christmas tree.  To finish her look Linda has on the Avon Modern Glamour Collection Hoop Earrings, Jet Pave Stretch Bracelet and mark. Grow Your Stack Bracelet Set.  For her holiday red lip Linda is wearing the mark. Lip Paint in Glamour.

Ready To Rock Around the Christmas Tree

Ready To Rock Around the Christmas Tree

Party Perfect Avon Faux Fur and Suede Vest

Party Perfect Avon Faux Fur and Suede Vest

You can get a little more Linda in A View From The Top Vol 3 (available here)!  And who doesn’t want a little more Linda!?

Baking With Avon

Baking With Avon

Now that you know what to wear, it’s time to make the cookies!  This year Avon Living offers the perfect baking items for the holiday season.  If you are going to a cookie exchange they make a really cute hostess gift, or a festive way to present your creations!  PLUS today only get an additional 20% off at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger as part of our 12 Days of Deals, so shop our looks and gifts and get a discount!

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What To Wear: Winter Wonderland

What To Wear:  Winter Wonderland

What To Wear: Winter Wonderland

Just because it’s not snowing doesn’t mean winter weather isn’t here, and chilly! And just because it’s a winter wonderland doesn’t mean you can’t look legit while staying warm! That’s why I’ve teamed up with Linda Montavon for what to wear this holiday season and in the new year to ward off the chill!

Alicia’s Look:

Alicia's Winter Wonderland Look

Alicia’s Winter Wonderland Look

Staying warm in Nor Cal is a lot different than other winter weathers but does require some winter fabrics, layers and a warm scarf like the mark. Glam All Around Stole.

mark. Glam All Around Stole

mark. Glam All Around Stole

I like to glam up my winter looks with more luxe fabrics like these velvet pants (Loft outlet), pony-hair bag (mark., old) and suede pumps, (mark. Standing in the Wings Heel) and of course the most glam of them all a super soft faux fur stole!  The mark. Glam All Around Stole has to be one of my favorite finds this season!

mark. Standing In The Wings Heels

mark. Standing In The Wings Heels

mark. Just A Peek Blouse

mark. Just A Peek Blouse

For winter I like to layer my winter white coat (White House Black Market) and faux fur stole over a chic blouse like the mark. Just A Peek Blouse.  The rich color works great for the holidays and all through winter but the cut-out details make it way more fun!  Who says winter fashion can’t be fun! If you have a casual house party this would be a great outfit for NYE!

Cut Outs and Winter Details For Winter

Cut Outs and Winter Details For Winter

 

Linda’s Look:

Linda's Winter Look With Warm Boots and Jacket

Linda’s Winter Look With Warm Boots and Jacket

Linda’s staying warm with Avon Winter Wonderland Faux-Fur Coat and Cushion Walk Knee-High Stretch Back Boot.  Fuzzy and cozy these two together definitely are the definition of winter warm but also on trend and chic!

Avon Cushion Walk® Knee-High Stretch Back Boot

Avon Cushion Walk® Knee-High Stretch Back Boot

Linda paired her winter outerwear with a pop of purple also from Avon proving the point that warm and cozy can also be cute and chic!  Maybe you plan on an outdoor ball drop for New Years Eve?  This outfit would be perfect for that!

Pop of Purple with Avon

Pop of Purple with Avon

Avon Winter Wonderland Coat

Avon Winter Wonderland Faux Fur Coat

Thank you Linda for putting together such a great winter wonderland outfit for our collaboration!  If you love Linda’s coat you can still get it by ordering directly through me or online by ordering by product number.  Next to the shopping bag icon you’ll see “Product #” link.  Once you click through that link scroll to the bottom of the page to the search section.  Change the campaign number to 1 and search “winter wonderland faux fur coat” and select your size and hit add to form.  Once added to the form you can then Add To Bag.

Linda's Winter Wonderland Look

Linda’s Winter Wonderland Look

What To Wear: Gift Exchange & Gift Giving Idea!

What To Wear To A Gift Exchange

What To Wear To A Gift Exchange

Secret Santa’s, white elephants or just a girlfriend gift exchange are always super fun during the holiday season.  It’s a chance to do something fun, be festive and wear something fun and festive!  Linda and I have 2 ideas for you on what to wear to your gift exchange!

ALICIA’S LOOK:  

Avon Perfectly Polished Lace Dress

Avon Perfectly Polished Lace Dress

You can never go wrong with red during the holidays to immediately look festive.  Avon’s Perfectly Polished Lace Dress is the perfect piece for just that!  The dress is a misses’s cut (vs juniors like mark — mark. med = avon small) so it immediately is more forgiving for Christmas cookies.  It also features a more appropriate short sleeve and moveable/danceable jersey like fabric, and those lace panels are oh so slimming!

Lace paneling for a slimming effect

Lace paneling for a slimming effect

Red Lip and Statement Necklace from mark.!

Red Lip and Statement Necklace from mark.!

I paired this Avon lace dress with a red lip and a statement necklace.  You might remember this mark. necklace being my go-to holiday necklace last year but it works once again!  I love a great statement necklace for a festive look and I’d say 99% of mine are from mark.  My red lip is mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up.

Holiday red for a gift exchange look!

Holiday red for a gift exchange look!

GIFT EXCHANGE GIFT IDEA:  Avon Senses bath and body set in Cranberry and Cinnamon all decked out in a cute basket and today only get it for FREE at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

 

LINDA’S LOOK:

Avon Keyhole Flounce Party Dress

Avon Keyhole Flounce Party Dress

A classic LBD never disappoints and Linda’s look with the Avon Keyhole Flounce Party Dress is perfect for a holiday gift exchange get together.  The cut and fabric makes it extremely comfortable to wear and the longer sleeves make it seasonally appropriate.  It’s always hard to find a killer dress with sleeves, but Avon comes through!  The keyhole detail and flounce fit give this LBD a little festive character for the holidays.

Avon Cushion Walk Clarissa Fashion Pump

Avon Cushion Walk Clarissa Fashion Pump

Linda paired her LBD with a classic pump with a touch of fun gold with the Avon Cushion Walk Clarissa Fashion Pump.  But let’s be real, it’s December and it’s cold so why not add an extra layer like Linda did with the Avon Fancy Fringe Sweater which you could wear either open or closed to show off more of the fringe detailing.

Avon Fancy Fringe Sweater

Avon Fancy Fringe Sweater

GIFT EXCHANGE GIFT IDEA:  An ornament is always a good gift exchange gift, especially when it features an adorable woodland creature and lights up!  Avon Living Woodland Owl Light-Up Ornament ($14.99).

You can shop both our looks at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and thank you to fellow Avon Lady Linda Montavon for creating an adorable look for the holidays that she looks absolutely stunning in!