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Copy Cat Look: Tamron Hall, The Today Show

 

What to wear to work:  Plaid Pant Suit

What to wear to work: Plaid Pant Suit

Every morning after hitting snooze a few times to my 3 (yes 3) different alarms and struggle to pull myself out of bed, head to the Keurig for my tea and then to the couch to turn on The Today Show to lounge myself awake.  I like the mindless entertainment with a dash of news and some weather forecasting to get me ready for the day.  As I was watching one day I noticed one of the reporters, Tamron Hall, looked amazingly put together in a glenn plaid pant suit.  Usually the girls are in their business casual dresses or blouse and skirt combo, but this day Tamron stood out!  She was so on point with her look that I just had to re-create it!

Here’s a look (a crappy pixilated screen cap of the broadcast) at Tamron’s look:

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Tamron Hall's Plaid Today Show Look

Tamron Hall’s Plaid Today Show Look

Let’s analyze shall we… grey glenn plaid ankle pants, 5-button vest over a crisp white button down with some fun broaches for interest, capped off with some killer pointed toe pumps.  The look is a feminine and fitted twist on the menswear suit, perfect for the office!  Shopping my closet I was able to replicate to the best of my ability.

Plaid Pant Suit For Work

Plaid Pants and Vest from H&M

I had this charcoal plaid vest and pant pairing from H&M (old) which embodied her tailored menswear look.  Even though I could of worn one of my Brooks Brothers non-irons (last seen here) I decided to go with a sheer white blouse with a long shirt tail.

Suiting Style

Suiting Style

For visual interest I went with an oversized pearl bracelet set (BeBe).  The accessories still have that old school feel with a modern twist like Tamron’s broaches achieved.  For my shoes I went with the mark. Sassy Stepper Pumps.  Killer shoes with a pointed toe, snakeskin detailing and a menswear vibe!

mark. Sassy Stepper Pumps

mark. Sassy Stepper Pumps

Oversized Pearl Bracelets

Oversized Pearl Bracelets

Copy Catting Tamron Hall

Copy Catting Tamron Hall

Tamron Hall helped me get ready for the day in more ways than one!  I appreciate her perfectly tailored pieces and stepping out of the so run of the mill biz casual dresses for a look that was on point!  I would love to see more power pieces like suiting separates on the ladies that trend, but I guess I’ll just have to start with my own look!  Thanks Tamron for the inspiration, and frankly, making my day with an outfit.  The power of fashion.

Love: Happy Valentine’s Day

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Happy Valentine’s Day!  February the 14th (sung in the key of Outkast!)  I hope you enjoy the day with the people you love!

Lovely Look for Valentine's Day

Lovely Look for Valentine’s Day

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Jacket, Earrings, Necklace, Bracelet, Clutch:  mark.

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T-shirt, Express.  Mint jeans, Tillys.  Lace pumps, Shoedazzle.

 

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Blue Christmas – mark. Flow With It Blouse

Blue Christmas Look

Blue Christmas Look

Ding, ding! Round two! In case you missed round 1, my top pick for a must-have blouse this holiday season is the mark. Flow With It Blouse. I told you I love this blouse (as seen here). So much, that it’s getting a double feature!  Here’s another way to style the blouse for holiday!

mark. Flow With It Blouse

mark. Flow With It Blouse

Last time I paired it with a skirt but it looks equally chic with a slim fit pant or legging.  I’m wearing it with the mark. Chic It Out Pants (last seen here), but you could get the same look with some black denim or leggings.

mark. Ice Cold Collar Necklace and Icy Gaze Bracelet

mark. Ice Cold Collar Necklace and Icy Gaze Bracelet

Blue is just as big for holiday as red and green!  My Hanukkah gals already know this…(ps.  Happy First Day Of Hanukkah) A blue statement necklace, blingy bracelet and bold wristlet add the perfect pop of blue to this basic black and white.   As I stated before, this blouse is the PERFECT base for a statement necklace and the mark. Ice Cold Collar Necklace ($40) pops perfectly!  Pair it with the mark. Icy Gaze Bracelet ($34) and mark. Have All The Cards Wristlet ($24) for more perfection.  My multi-colored jeweled pumps tie it all together (Enzo Angiloini).

mark. Have All The Cards Wristlet

mark. Have All The Cards Wristlet

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Are you planning to add a little blue to your holiday looks?  For my friends already sporting their blue for Hanukka, here’s a few more pieces perfect to add!  You can shop the mark. Flow With It Blouse, Ice Cold Collar Necklace, Icy Gaze Bracelet, and Have All The Cards wristlet at my boutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

BONUS:  Get it in time for Christmas!  Just in time, upgrade your order to 2 day shipping FOR FREE and get 25% off a $75 order!  Win, win!  Use promo code 2DAYSHIP at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Desk to Dinner Dress – mark. by Avon Wild For The Night Dress

Desk To Dinner:  mark. Wild For The Night Dress

Desk To Dinner: mark. Wild For The Night Dress

Ugh!  What am I going to wear!  The daily question I ask every day.  Especially on busy days where I have to leave work directly to meet up socially it’s even harder.  Work appropriate is sometimes not exactly what you want to be out and about in socially.  Problem solved:  mark. Wild For The Night Dress ($34).

mark. Wild For The Night Dress ($34)

mark. Wild For The Night Dress ($34)

It’s no secret the power of a LBD.  mark. just released their newest holiday collection including this little black dress, the Wild For The Night dress and it does not disappoint on it’s LBD power.  It’s a tailored cut so it’s going to give you hourglass curves, but it’s thick knit fabric keeps it comfy and not restricting. The edgy stud details give it a built in sweetheart shape that will also flatter with the illusion it creates.

Fit to perfection mark. Wild For The Night Dress

Fit to perfection mark. Wild For The Night Dress

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The bronze stud design details are flat so they won’t get caught on anything and create a killer look.  It’s like a built in statement necklace so really all you have to do is throw this dress on and go!

Bronze Stud Detailing

Bronze Stud Detailing

If you loved the mark. Exotic Edge Dress from last year (like I did as seen here and here) then you’re going to love this new Wild For The Night dress.  The dress by itself is perfect, I can’t express how perfect this cut and material are, just take my word.  (word of alicia, get it, get it!?!) But also, it is even more perfect because of it”s versatility.  Not only will it be perfect for pretty much any occasion you have now through January but it’s the perfect desk to dinner dress.

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mark. Wild For The Night Dress

mark. Wild For The Night Dress

For the desk:  Wear this dress easily with a cardigan.  I went for a longer length open cardi in tan and black from Loft to bring out the bronze coloring in the studs.  Pair it with the Avon The Carlen Bag ($24.99) for a fun and functional work friendly look.

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Wear To Work Outfit with mark. Wild For The Night Dress

Wear To Work Outfit with mark. Wild For The Night Dress

For dinner:  Loose the cardi, and maybe add a leather jacket.  You could keep the tote because the fun metallic gold works both ways!  Plus a metallic bag with metallic heels like the mark. Pumped With Vogue heels ($40) make it even better!

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The Perfect LBD For Night

The Perfect LBD For Night

For accessories:  With this dress you can easily just throw it on and go, but I like me some accessories.  Wearing a black and gold leopard belt and black and gold stretch bracelets from Express (old) with my mark. Show ID Bracelet ($24) and mark. Ring Me Up stackable rings with my mark. Pumped With Vogue Heels ($40).

Black and Gold Accessories

Black and Gold Accessories

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Avon The Carlen Bag

The Carlen Bag by Avon

As the holiday season approaches you’re going to need a go-to dress that you can move and feel comfortable in and will still make you look incredible.  This mark. Wild For The Night dress is it AND it’s only $34!  You can shop the dress, tote and accessories at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code BOUTIQUE14 for free shipping on a $20 order and a free gift for a $50 order now through 11/7/14!