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Week O’Nautical – Beach Please

Week O'Nautical - Beach Please

Week O’Nautical – Beach Please

It’s that time again… Week O’Nautical time! The week before our summer holidays, (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day) I theme out my life with nautical influenced red, white, and blue! Unfortunately, this year, I’ve come down with a bad cold so WON gets a late start.  Memorial Weekend is all about fun and sun as it begins the unofficial kickoff to summer.  Lucky for me, my mom was still here visiting so we spent her last day poolside… well hot tub-side because the pool was too cold, but regardless we took advantage and had some fun in the sun.

Casual Nautical Lounge Look

Casual Nautical Lounge Look

Today’s look may of been meant for louging poolisde, but it would be just as great beachside or at a casual picnic or bbq.  These nautical mark. Beach Bum pants with sailboat print, were the perfect cover up that looked just as good as an outfit as they did over my suit.  And they have pockets!  I paired the mark. Beach Bum pants with a white sweater tank from Express.  A white summer sweater always feels so nautical to me.

mark. Beach Bum Pants

mark. Beach Bum Pants

Nautical Sailboats Print

Nautical Sailboats Print and Avon Floral Jelly Sandals

They even have pockets!

They even have pockets!

Beach Please!  A fun in the sun look isn’t complete without a fun sun hat!  This Avon Beach Please Sun Hat was the perfect topper along with my, Avon Floral Jelly Flip Flops in orange and naucial watch and earrings (Avon Seaside Gardens Capsule Collection).

Beach Please!

Avon Beach Please Sun Hat

Avon Seaside Gardens Earrings and Watch

Avon Seaside Gardens Earrings and Watch

To be a little more extra I also used the new Avon True Color Sandy Beach Bronzing Pallet (launching May 30th), which was AMAZING!  All I needed was this pallet and some mascara for a perfect beach makeup look.

Week O'Nautical Beach Bum

Week O’Nautical Beach Bum

Week O’Nautical might of started late, but it’s a good one!  You can shop this look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Let’s hope I can beat this cold before fun and sun this weekend!

Spending the weekend with this new arrival!

Spending the weekend with this new arrival!

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Week O’Nautical Special Edition: Seaside Gardens

It may only be March but I’m already thinking about Memorial Day and my “Week O’Nautical!” Partially because I want warm summer days, but also because of the new capsule release from Avon titled “Seaside Gardens.” Seaside Gardens is a fashion and home release influenced by all things nautical, which means this calls for a Week O’Nautical Special Edition!

Introducing Seaside Gardens Capsule Collection

The Seaside Gardens capsule collection is a limited release for spring.  This means all the items are meant to mix and match with each other (and well with what you have).  It also means that once the stock is gone, its gone.  Judging how the last capsule collection went (Savana Blooms/Modern Southern Belle) popular items will sell out.  I usually don’t like just sharing up the stock photographs but I wanted to share this entire fashion collection.

There are a lot of items I’m just loving!  My top picks include this Veronica Tote Bag and the adorable Ivy Jumpsuit.  There are so many jewelry options that will work from now through Labor Day, especially my pick, the Seaside Stripes Statement Necklace.  And can we take a moment to admire all the shoes… allllll of them!  I literally could work every single item into my wardrobe but my budget doesn’t agree.

In addition to the fashion there is a entire Avon Living line to match! (home goods)  I will be sharing here on Word of Alicia more from the Avon Living line, a Week O’Nautical outfit,  how to update your wardrobe without breaking your budget and how to take the nautical theme to your beauty routine.

Seaside Garden’s launches Wednesday March 14th and will be available through camping 11 (about 6 weeks) at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  If you would like to know how to gain early access to these types of collections and score them at 40% off leave a comment saying you want the word!

The Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt – mark. Any Which Way Sequin Skirt

The Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

The Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

Tis’ the season for all things sparkle, glitter, glisten and sequins!  A few friends and I are in full holiday spirit showing you the ULTIMATE holiday party skirt, mark. Any Which Way Sequin Skirt!  This sequin skirt is like multiple skirts in one!  It features brush sequins, so depending which way you swipe the sequin the skirt wears gold or teal… swipe down for gold, up for teal, or create any sort of pattern you want.

mark. Any Which Way Sequin Skirt

mark. Any Which Way Sequin Skirt

Dipped In Gold:

Alicia's Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

Alicia’s Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

I’m wearing my skirt as if its dipped in gold!  First push all the sequins up so it’s teal, then brush down the bottom in an uneven pattern for a dipped in gold look.  Perfect for NYE or a holiday party!  I paired mine with a simple tank, white fur stole, (mark. Chill Factor Stole), glittery gold heels, and some shimmering jewelry!

mark. Any Which Way Skirt Goes Glam

mark. Any Which Way Skirt Goes Glam

 

Back in Black:

Laura's Ultimate Holiday Skirt

Laura’s Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

Our friend over at Sealaura is wearing hers in an uneven pattern to really showcase the uniqueness of this skirt.  She paired hers with a basic black turtleneck which would work perfectly if you’re wearing it to an office party.  Sophisticated and still fun!  Check out her full blog post for a really good look at those sequins!

Brush Sequins For The Season

Brush Sequins For The Season

 

I Love Gooold:

Natasha's Ultimate Holiday Skirt

Natasha’s Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

Fellow rep and fashion fan, Natasha is going for the gold by wearing the skirt all swiped down for that full on gold look.  She paired hers with a basic black turtleneck, a black and gold arm party (mark. Grow Your Stack Bracelet Set), and tall black boots (Avon Cushion Walk Kiki Stretch Fashion Boot).  A winter friendly way to wear the skirt, and perfect for a Christmas house party!

mark. Any Which Way Skirt Hitting The Party Circuit

mark. Any Which Way Skirt Hitting The Party Circuit

 

Day Sequins:

Bronwyn's Ultimate Holiday Skirt

Bronwyn’s Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

Beauty Boss and fellow rep Bronwyn styled hers my favorite way, for day!  Also keeping her skirt all gold, she dressed it down with a cute graphic tee and a faux leather jacket.  This makes it extremely wearable for anyone and everyone.  Add a little glam with the Avon Stylish Sparkle Multicolor necklace and you have yourself some day sparkle!

There’s still time to get this skirt for Christmas, and definitely for New Years!  TODAY ONLY at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger you can get 2 day deliver for half the cost with a $50 order.  The mark. Any Which Way Skirt is $44 so add on the Party Ready A Box for $10 (see more) and have yourself everything you need for the ultimate party look and get the speedy shipping discount!

Party Ready A Box Only $10 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Party Ready A Box Only $10 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

What To Wear In Late Summer

What To Wear In Late Summer

What To Wear In Late Summer

As much as I’ll “never let go” of summer, late summer is kinda nice.  The transitioning weather allows for a refresh on the looks.  Can work in new fall trends, colors and staples, all while still embracing the last bits of summer.

What I'm wearing for late summer.

What I’m wearing for late summer.

Fall Trend:  Bell Sleeves.  Late Summer Wear Now: Cropped Sleeve in Light Flowy Fabric.

Bell Sleeves For Wear Now Wear Later

Bell Sleeves For Wear Now Wear Later

Statement sleeves are not only a hot summer trend but a cool fall one as well.  So what’s better than a blouse that works for both!?  This Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse from Avon has a cropped sleeve making it perfect for transitioning weather and looks.  Choosing a fall trend in a lightweight fabric flowy fabric allows you more wear year round out of it.  Plus, the peep of lace at the top lightens it up too.

Avon Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse

Avon Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse

Fall Trend:  Out Of The Ordinary Baubles.  Late Summer Wear Now:  Gold Chain Details.

Avon Pink Hope Ribbon Power Necklace

Avon Pink Hope Ribbon Power Necklace and mark. Gleam With Pride Ring

A big trend in fall jewelry is out of the ordinary necklaces.  Your standard run of the mill statement necklace is not going to cut it, you need something legit.  “How ’bout some gold bracelets” or gold necklace if you will… thick gold chains and a unique pendant drop allow this necklace to stand out from the crowd.  Additionally, the bright gold is a perfect late summer metal, but this would look equally as chic worn with a simple black turtleneck or your favorite plaid top come fall.  The Avon Pink Hope Ribbon Power Necklace is part of the Breast Cancer Shop For The Greater Goods Shop at my eBoutique.  What makes it even more unique than it’s look, is that 20% of the proceeds go to support the Breast Cancer Crusade, which is in style year round!

Embrace Big Gold Chains

Embrace Big Gold Chains

Fall Color:  Jewel Tones.  Late Summer Wear Now:  Amethyst Blouse.

Avon Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse

Avon Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse

By wearing brighter jewel tone now, like amethyst, vs a deep tone, like plum, allows you to keep your look more late summer.  I love this Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse from Avon for the perfect wear now jewel toned shade.

Jewel Tones Now and Later

Jewel Tones Now and Later

Fall Staple:  Jeans.  Late Summer Wear Now:  White Jeans.

White Deconstructed Jeans for Late Summer

White Deconstructed Jeans for Late Summer

It was a brisk mid 80’s so I was able to wear pants… like the first time since May.  These destructed white jeans from mark. are finally seeing some wear!  White jeans are the perfect way to create a late summer look, they brighten up those fall trends and colors.  Come later in the season, pair this exact look with your dark denim and boots for a true fall look.

mark. Nature Of The Bleach Jeans

mark. Nature Of The Bleach Jeans

Fall Staple:  Suede.  Late Summer Wear Now:  Pops Of Suede.

Avon Leather and Suede Whipstitch Tote

Avon Leather and Suede Whipstitch Tote

Pop in some suede during late summer.  I’m wearing a suede fringed sandal from Steve Madden, and switched to my fall bag, a leather tote with suede pieced in.  The sandals are from last year but the tote is the new Avon Leather and Suede Whipstitch Tote.

Pops Of Suede For Late Summer

Pops Of Suede For Late Summer

This is just one of those easy outfits for a lot of different occasions.  You can tweak it depending on what you got going on and as that true fall weather creeps in, but overall the perfect take on late summer.  You can shop my entire look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  Be sure to take advantage of the newest A Box for only $10 with a $40 purchase!  And yes, I probably should of ironed my shirt instead of just pulling it out of my suitcase after a week.  Life, man, life.

Power Of Pink Just In Time for October

Power Of Pink Just In Time for October

 

Trending Tuesday: #menswear Inspired

#menswear trend in the world of alicia

#menswear trend in the world of alicia

If the world of alicia was the internet #menswear inspired trends would totally be trending this fall!  Come fall, menswear inspired looks are always on trend.  There’s something about menswear that is just classic when it comes to applying towards a women’s trend.  If you take a peek on my pinterest you’ll find TONS of menswear inspired looks but what I’m LOVING this fall is mark.’s boy meets girl fashion this season!

#menswear Trends

#menswear Trends

Boy Meets Girl:  You take a more masculine shape and put a more girly finishing touch to achieve this trend.  For me it has to still look like you’re wearing something made for a girl with the right silhouettes but made trendy with the fabrics and finishes.  For example how mark. did classic mixed with trendy with shapes, like the boxy tee, and details, like the mesh cut-outs!

Making Menswear Work

Making Menswear Work

Work Wear:  Working in trendy items for work isn’t always easy but when in doubt, layer in a classic white button down.  I LOVE how mark. styled the Any Day Tee and Day To Day Dress over a crisp white shirt.  A tip so simple but I never think to do this!  Pleated pants maybe should stay in the men’s department but when you make them slim, in a fluid fabric and in an ankle cut like these mark. Keeping Track Pants they become wardrobe must haves.

Need For Tweed

Need For Tweed

Need For Tweed:  Fall fabrics to me mean menswear, plaids, birdseye, houndstooh, tweed and more!  I love love love all the luxe fabrics come back in the fall, even if it is just the print.  The best way to wear these fabrics I think is in a coat, it just looks rich and makes a statement.  The Need For Tweed Coat from mark. has me smitten!  Wearing a coat like this over a cute little dress (like the mark. Day To Day Dress) is an easy (and warm) take on a Friday night look.  Don’t forget the leathers!  (or faux leathers) in a sturdy handbag (you KNOW I’ve been all about this  Neutral Territory Bag) and killer shoe/bootie!

Gilt Trip

Gilt Trip

Finishing Touches:  Like any look it’s the finishing touches that make it all come together.  For menswear I personally love adding some sleek metallic finishes and again mark.’s fall jewelry has the perfect solutions.  They compliment the menswear trend, not compete.  The lariat necklace has to be my #1 on the wish list.

Shop The Trends

Shop The Trends

Shop The Trends:  Usually I’m inspired by a ton of different images, shops, bloggers but seriously this time the mark. magalog was all the inspiration I needed.  I seriously want ALL OF THIS.  If you’re a capsule collection shopper, as in you buy all things that mix and match together for a season, then this is the ultimate!  I’m so all over the place and like different styles on the daily so I shop more for key pieces.  If I HAD TO pick just a few key pieces to add to my collection I think first is the Neutral Territory Bag (and yes I did already pick this one up so of course it’s my #1), followed by the Need For Tweed Coat, Keeping Track Pants, Fine Lines Lariat and Top Story Hat.  These are all classics for your wardrobe that you can wear again and again and mix with what you already have.  What menswear trends are you loving?

You can shop the trend at my eBoutique at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger ALSO there is a FREE SHIP code TREATS for any order over $25 and 20% off of a $60 order with promo code AVONFB60.

Fall Styling Tips – Back To School

Fall Styling Tips:  Back To School

Fall Styling Tips: Back To School

Regardless if you’re heading back as a student, a parent of a student or as a student of life it’s back to school time!  Each fall the new school year brings about a refresh.  As a student it’s always a clean slate to start with new trends, friends and self.  As a parent of a student it’s a new start on organization, time schedules and socials.  As a student of life, just like the air getting a little crisper it’s a time to crisp up your fashion, organization and functionality!  That’s why Jill from My Sweet Obsessions and I have teamed up once again to bring you a fresh fall styling tips for a going back to school look.

1. Take On A Trend

Taking On The 90's Trend

Taking On The 90’s Trend

The new school year is the best time to try out something trendy because you know after the fist month you’re going to fall back into what’s quick and easy so try the trend now.  90’s is having a major moment but you don’t have to 15 to be trendy.  For my look I kept it age appropriate by sticking to a black and white pallet.  I tied my 90’s plaid shirt (Target) around my marble print t-shirt dress (mark. Soft T Dress, last seen here).  Because nothing about me is grunge in the slightest bit so my look is more Clueless than 90’s grunge.  (you know you’re thinking of that gym scene).

Fall Is The Perfect Time To Be A Little Trendy

Fall Is The Perfect Time To Be A Little Trendy 

2.  Keep It Functional 

mark. Soft T Dress and Draw To A Close Bag

mark. Soft T Dress and Draw To A Close Bag

Comfort and functionality are back to school must-haves… and a good back pack!  A t-shirt dress is the perfect solution, comfortable, cute and functional.  mark. Soft T Dress is the perfect easy to wear addition for your back to school shopping.  And what’s back to school without a good backpack!?  This mark. Draw To A Close bag is both functional and sleek so it works from high school to work and everywhere in between.  The detachable straps allow you to wear it as a back pack, cross body or over the shoulder so you can maximize your functionality all fall.

mark. Draw To A Close Bag - Worn Crossbody

mark. Draw To A Close Bag – Worn Crossbody

mark. Draw To A Close Bag - Worn As A Back Pack

mark. Draw To A Close Bag – Worn As A Back Pack

mark. Draw To A Close Bag - Worn Over The Shoulder

mark. Draw To A Close Bag – Worn Over The Shoulder

3.  Wear Walkable Footwear

Mint Converse Were Made For Walking

Mint Converse Were Made For Walking

Walking to and from school, class, picking up the kids, taking them to practice or just normal life requires a more functional shoe sometimes.  Co-eds sport chucks like it’s no body’s business and they do so for a reason.  Functional, cute and goes with a-plenty.  I personally elected to go with a more fun color like my mint converse which add just the right pop against my black and white.  And doesn’t hurt they match my Tiffany & Co sunglasses!

Chucks On The B-Ball Court

Chucks On The B-Ball Court

 

4.  Layer It Up

Layer Up With A Plaid Shirt Over Your T-Shirt Dress

Layer Up With A Plaid Shirt Over Your T-Shirt Dress

Here’s what I hated.  I would sweat like a mo fo walking to class in the hot indian summer days then freeze inside the class room.  Layers solve this problem. I can easily un-tie the plaid shirt and put it on to battle too much AC and chilly mornings/evenings.  Layers are a fall must-have… going back to that functionality thing.

Back To School Look With A T-Shirt Dress, Plaid Shirt Layered, and a Functional Back Pack

Back To School Look With A T-Shirt Dress, Plaid Shirt Layered, and a Functional Back Pack

 

5.  Accessorize Lightly

mark. Neck To Neck Chocker Set

mark. Neck To Neck Chocker Set

With all the moving and shaking back to school brings lightweight jewelry just works.  Daintier pieces are not only on trend this season but work with whatever you’re wearing and don’t get in the way.  I’ve been wearing these mark. All Four It bracelet set pretty much on the daily and you can see why.  Easy and goes with everything.  With the crew neck style of this dress try wearing a choker style necklace for an updated version of the 90’s classic.  These mark. Neck and Neck Choker Set are the perfect unique addition to my back to school shopping!

mark. All Four It Bracelet Set

mark. All Four It Bracelet Set

Back To School Ready!

Back To School Ready!

Even if you’re not going back to school be back to school ready with these styling tips for a fresh new look functional for whatever you got going on this fall.  Jill’s look is just as functional for fall with her cool neutral look, check out her styling tips for another back to school look!

Jill's full look featuring mark. Stroke of Luxe Sweatshirt

Jill’s full look featuring mark. Stroke of Luxe Sweatshirt

Jill’s Styling Tips:
Start your look with a casual cool top like the mark. Stroke of Luxe Sweatshirt. Casual because it’s a sweatshirt, cool because of the added embellishments. The top is the perfect throw on and go because the embellishments mean no additional accessories needed. Keep your look on trend with a pair of army green skinny pants. Then finish off your look with just a touch of print in a pair of leopard sneakers.   See more of Jill’s look over on her blog…
Jills Casual Cool Details On The Stroke of Luxe Sweatshirt

Jills Casual Cool Details On The Stroke of Luxe Sweatshirt

 

 

 

Spring Styling Tips: A How To

How To Apply Spring Styling Tips

How To Apply Spring Styling Tips

As we enter the last two weeks of spring into the official start of summer let’s embrace this beautiful weather.  Lucky for us we had a few styling tips from Jill from My Sweet Obsession and myself this spring.  If you missed them they were:  Easter, Spring Layers, and Spring Colors.  We shared how we style these trends in the spring… but cool… great… nice outfit, now what?  Here’s a little how to apply these tips in your every day dressing.  I took Jill’s tips from her Spring Layers post and applied them to my look.

OOTD Using Jill's Spring Layering Tips

OOTD Using Jill’s Spring Layering Tips

Be Ready

mark. Luck Of The Drawstring Anorak

mark. Luck Of The Drawstring Anorak

Jill suggested the mark. Luck Of The Drawstring Anorak, or a anorak jacket in general to keep you ready for whatever spring weather may bring.  It’s a lightweight jacket but also functional with a hood and adjustable sleeves.  So that’s just what I did, wore the mark. Luck Of The Drawstring Jacket.

Spring Layers With An Anorak

Spring Layers With An Anorak

Add More Layers

Layering A Spring Spring Scarf

Layering A Spring Spring Scarf

Next Jill suggested layering lightweight scarf to help with chilly mornings and nights, by wearing it loose it doesn’t make you too hot.  I added the oversized mark. Four Seasons Scarf (now only $7.99!!!) for a spring floral print in a lightweight spring fabric.

Pink Lips, Spring Scarf, Light Anorak, Arm Party

Pink Lips, Spring Scarf, Light Anorak, Arm Party

 

Keep Things Simple

 Simple Arm Party for Spring

Simple Arm Party for Spring

 

With the warmer weather Jill suggests going with simpler jewelry instead of your statement pieces so that’s just what I did with layering two simple bracelets (express and mark.) with my watch (avon).  The layered look still gives impact while keeping things simple and functional.

 

Keep It Cool

mark. Hit The Spot Flats

mark. Hit The Spot Flats

Jill’s final tip is to pair your look with some flats instead of sandals to avoid cold piggies.  I of course wore the only flats I love love love, the mark. Hit The Spot Flats (on clearance contact me to order).

How To Apply Spring Layering Tips

How To Apply Spring Layering Tips

Jills tips for layering this spring were easy to follow and apply.  I mean why read all these OOTD blog posts if you don’t get inspired and apply them to your own looks!?  It was Jill’s look that inspired me to order the mark. Luck Of The Drawstring Anorak and I’M SO GLAD I did!  It’s the perfect “IT” jacket missing from my closet and I’ve worn it a ton!  I can see it being a go-to all summer long especially for those cooler summer nights our around the bon fire or camping, etc.  I know in PA you ALWAYS needed a light jacket in the summer and I never had the right one!

Jill's How To Apply Spring Styling Tips

Jill’s How To Apply Spring Styling Tips

Not only did I apply Jill’s tips but she also showed you how easy it was to apply my tips!  Head over to My Sweet Obsessions and see Jill’s spring look using our spring styling tips!  I think she nailed her look, check our more here.

My Sweet Obsessions Look

My Sweet Obsessions Look