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Meet Mademoiselle Heather

Meet Mademoiselle Heather

Meet Mademoiselle Heather

Bonjour Monsieur, Bonjour Mademoiselle!  Meet Mademoiselle Heather!  I was first introduced to her via her IG by fellow friendly face, Erica.  Back then it was full of pictures of nachos with a few Avon and mark. items thrown in, now it has way more selfies than nachos, but someone who likes nachos and selfies is worth getting to know!  Heather is a fellow Avon Lady from Oregon, who’s wit shines through her social media and blog (Hopelessly Heather).  Heather represents her lady like side with her real life reviews of fashion and more importantly on a ton of jewelry!  Which is why I wanted to bring in the jewelry expert to share her take on the new jewelry from the Fall For Paris collection from Avon, and she did not disappoint!

Meet Mademoiselle Heather 

What would you do if you won an entire collection of Paris inspired jewelry? Have a fashion shoot, right?! Throw on your scarves and hold on to your berets while I take you along a bit of my fashion shoot of Avon’s Fall for Paris jewelry line…and some of their clothing!

1: A classic Parisian look featuring the Mila Dress accessorized with the Choker Necklace and Stud Earring Trio (I picked the clusters) from the Diamondesque line and Gunmetal Coil Bracelet from the Contemporary Beads Collection. The dress is a beautiful herringbone tweed in a neutral grey with an adorable ruffle along the hem – a very feminine, but not girly, touch. What I love most about this dress is its flexibility to dress it up for a night out or sensibly for work and just about any other occasion you can imagine. Accessories alone set the tone for this piece

2. For several days before this fashion shoot, I repeatedly dreamt about one specific shot – and this is it! 

3. This structured LBD is in a deliciously thick ponté fabric that looks summery, but is definitely built for fall! If you’re into the fun graphic mod look from the 60s, then the Modern Geo Collection is totally your bag! I didn’t have the heart to break up the set, so I wore the Statement Necklace, Drop Earrings and Stretch Bracelet to complete the overall look.

4. Still in the LBD from above but I swapped out the jewelry pieces and opted instead for the Maroon Necklace (minus the earrings from the set) and Metro Maroon Watch from the Contemporary Beads Collection as well as the Goldtone Stud Earrings from the Celestial Spirits Collection. It’s impossible to showcase in a photo just how sparkly the necklace is – such a stunning piece!

5. Still in the LBD from above with the skinny rectangles from the Diamondesque Stud Earring Trio and the Pearly Parisian Collection Fringe Necklace that I looped around my neck to give it a layered look – one of my favorite tricks to shorten a long necklace and quasi-satisfy my longtime lust for chokers.

6. I switched things up with the super shimmery Madeline Asymmetrical Tee – a thin (but not sheer) fabric that’s a perfect weight for the end of summer! This tee looks like a party but feels like a comfy night in – the best of both worlds! The Gunmetal Contemporary Beads Collection Necklace (again, minus the matching earrings from the set) and Hoop Earrings from the Diamondesque Collection finish off the look by adding more glitz to the mix!

7. Still in the tee from above I went a completely different direction with the Pearly Parisian Collection Fringe Bracelet and Celestial Spirits Drop Earrings – this look screams New Orleans French Quarter to me…all I need is a crystal ball or tarot cards to complete the picture! All kidding aside, the most surprising jewelry piece I received were these earrings – they are so much more amazing in person than the stock photo in the brochure gives them credit for!

8. Still in the tee from #6 above I stuck to the Celestial Spirits Collection showing off its Orbit Pendant Necklace and Goldtone Stud Earrings (again).

9. I opted to put two showstoppers together for this look because I just had to find an excuse to break out the leopard print Kamila Coat! This piece is probably the piece I’m most excited about owning – I’m chomping at the bit to be able to wear this for real…it’s a surprisingly heavy coat! Dangling from my ears are the Pearly Parisian Collection Fringe Earrings – an early favorite of mine that deserves to be showcased without a competing necklace!

10. The Modern Geo Collection: Statement Necklace, Drop Earrings and Stretch Bracelet

11. Diamondesque Collection Necklace and Earring Set

12. Celestial Spirits Collection: Moon Pendant Necklace and Drop Earrings

13. Deep Red Autumn Romance Collection: Pendant Necklace, Stud Earrings and Drop Earrings; Celestial Spirits Collection: Orbit Pendant Necklace, Goldtone Stud Earrings and Black Locket; Modern Geo Collection Linear Earrings; Maroon Contemporary Beads Collection: Necklace (earrings from the set not pictured) and Metro Maroon Watch

14. Diamondesque Collection: Hoop Earrings and Flex Bracelet; Café Chic Collection Tassel Statement Earrings; Pearly Parisian Collection Fringe Necklace; Gunmetal Contemporary Beads Collection: Necklace (earrings from the set not pictured) Coil Bracelet and Modern Mesh Strap Watch

15. Café Chic Collection: Long Tassel Necklace and Drop Earrings

16. Pearly Parisian Collection: Statement Necklace, Fringe Earrings and Layered Bracelet

Are you ready to visit the Eiffel Tower yet? I know I am!  

– Heather

I am DEFINITELY ready to plan a trip to Paris after all of that!  A few… er a lot! of swoon worthy pieces in there.  Lucky for us are all buy one get one free right now over at the eBoutique!  The jewelry Heather featured is part of the Fall For Paris fashion and home collection, available for a limited time.  Be sure to follow Heather, and peruse a few Parisian pieces over at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Au revoir!

Trending Tuesday – #fallpreview

Zoey Getting Snuggly In A Fall Scarf

Zoey Getting Snuggly In A Fall Scarf

If the world of Alicia was the internet new fall arrivals for #fallpreview would totally be trending!  This time of year is a total love hate relationship for me.  I LOVE summer, absolutely LOVE summer so I would never want to wish it away, but fall is a pretty cool time too!   Plus, all the best stuff comes out for back to school and the new season.  It’s like going back to school, you really dread it and you hate that you can’t sleep in everyday and watch daytime tv like The Price Is Right, but on the other hand you were excited to get new stuff and go back and see your friends.  I’m highly enjoying my hot summer days but here are a few things I’m slightly obsessing over new for fall.


Bath and Body Works Home Scents

Can shopping at Bath and Body Works actually be a tradition!?  Well, it is in my world!  Fall isn’t complete without attending the fall scent event (usually in late Aug/early Sept) where I stock up on all my favorite fall candles, sleeves, hand soaps and wall flowers! Usually the event involves some mega deals and free gifts and we all know we’re a sucker for anything FREE!  One product that always makes the cut is a triple wick candle in Leaves.  Its perfect for filling up a whole room with a crisp, not to overwhelming fall scent.  Which is why I’m so excited that this week is their Fall Preview Week!  In stores they have a small selection of new releases and favorites that you can get now, or at least preview and make your list for their fall event.  This display is only out for a week before they pack it up and send it back to wait until it’s official release.  My pick from the preview event is the pumpkin mini candle gift set ($24).  I might already have it sitting out on my coffee table.  (with my summer scented coconut candles in the kitchen, oooops!)

B&BW Pumpkin Candle Gift Set

B&BW Pumpkin Candle Gift Set

mark. New Fall Arrivals

This year mark. went seasonal!  In the past a small collection was released every 4 weeks, now we get one large release each season, making it way easier to get all your loves all at once and enjoy them all season long!  This year’s release includes everything you need to update and transition your beauty and fashion.  They really nailed the fall trends this year!  As part of my fall preview week here on the blog. I’ll be highlighting a few of my favorites I got early for you as the full collection launches August 8th! (at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

mark. Fall Preview

mark. Fall Preview


Fall TV

Fall TV is the best!  All your favorite shows return and a bunch of newbies come on the scene to fill up your DVR.  I’m most looking forward to the return of The Walking Dead!  With Comic Con just happening last weekend we got a preview of Season 5 and it looks CRAY CRAY!  Remember when the craziest thing was the walkers being kept in the barn… we’ll Dorothy, we’re not on the farm any more!  But what I can tell is they survive being shoved in that trailer and not being eaten by the possible cannibals.  AND at the very end of the trailer we see a sneak peek at Beth, which was a serious question in my book…  I’m so scared, I’m so excited!


The Waling Dead  (source)

Watch The Walking Dead Season 5 Trailer here:  http://www.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/videos/comic-con-trailer-the-walking-dead-season-5

…aaaaand the walking dead chat is now open… what are your theories?  what are you most excited to see and not excited to see.  I totally am over the long drawn out episodes so I hope there’s more action and bringing them more together so I’m not flashing between a million different story lines.

The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple  (source)

And on a lighter note I’m kinda super excited for new show, The Odd Couple on CBS featuring Chandler and Dangle aka Mathew Perry and Thomas Lennon.  I loved the original Odd Couple so its going to be hard to recreate such a Nick-At-Night masterpiece, but if anyone can do it, its them!  What other new shows coming this fall are you excited about?  Seems a lot of super-hero type series are coming out and as always a ton of new dramas, but not a whole lot of comedies…

Be sure to check back all week as I continue Fall Preview Week here on the blog!  New arrivals, plus what you can use now and later and just what to get jazzed for!