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Birthday Pants, Let’s Make It A Thing

Birthday Pants, Let's Make It A Thing

Birthday Pants, Let’s Make It A Thing

When your birthday falls on a Thursday that means you celebrate all weekend long. Which also means Monday following birthday weekend is rough. For a non-milestone birthday, with last minute plans and most my family not in town it actually turned out to be quite a fun weekend. It all started with fun birthday pants! mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants to be exact.

mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants

mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants

Wearing: mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants, Tie Waist Bodice Top (WHBM), Modern Metals Statement Cuff bracelet (Avon), Ultra Glam Statement Earrings (Avon), Sunglasses (Ralph Lauren) and mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat (Pop Tart)

Statement Earrings and Bright Pink Lips

Statement Earrings and Bright Pink Lips

I opted for the gold pants for birthday OOTD because they would work for desk through dinner.  Instead of wearing the typical party dress, why not wear some party pants!?  I see these being equally as chic come holiday season and for when you want to be comfortable but fancy.  They made quite a statement without being too over the top.  I can’t tell you how many compliments I received!  Plus, I’ve seen this metallic fabric all over the place this fall as a huge trend.

Birthday OOTD

Birthday OOTD

You can shop the mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants at my eBoutique!  And remember anyone who orders now through Sept 3rd gets a FREE birthday gift from me!  Let’s Celebrate!!!

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Birthday Week Treats!

Birthday Week Treats!

Birthday Week Treats!

If you know me you know I love a good birthday, mine or yours! It’s a reason to celebrate and that’s enough reason for me. During my birthday month my motto is “Treat Yo Self!”  Birthday’s you should use the fancy glasses, buy lunch out, use the expensive beauty products and wear something you feel great in!  And you should take advantage of all the FREE and discounted birthday treats you get during your birthday month!!!  Here are the birthday treats I always take advantage of!

Ulta Birthday Haul

Ulta Birthday Haul

Ulta:  On your birthday they send you an email with a promo code for a free birthday product.  It changes every month but this August it’s this stunning eye pallet from NYX.  Word on the pallet, two thumbs up!  Good range of shades, great formula and last all day.

NYX August Birthday Free Gift from Ulta

NYX August Birthday Free Gift from Ulta

Starbucks:  Free item during your birthday week!  I always go for a venti, more bang for the buck!

Red Robin:  Free burger on your birthday!  Who doesn’t like a free meal!?

Jamberry:  Free code for a product.  I will be using mine for one of the new wraps launching for fall Sept 1st!

Kohl’s:  Free Yes To You Rewards of $5, and at Kohl’s $5 can get you something good.  They have a great beauty dept and even Essie polish, which is what I have my eye on for spending that $5!

Baskin Robins:  Free ice cream.  Yep getting that.

Sephoria:  Just like Ulta they do a different gift each month, I don’t have one locally so this I will be spending online, a FREE Tart blush and liquid lipstick.

Bon Ton Birthday Haul

Bon Ton Birthday Haul

Department Stores Beauty Counters:  They either will have a free gift for you, a coupon code or free shipping code.  This birthday I went into Bon Ton (shout out to the Elder Beerman days!) and stopped at the Clinique counter since they were in gift.  I got my husband his fav cologne and took advantage of the Jonathan Alder gift.  How adorable is that lipstick design!  I ran out of time to stop at Estee Lauder, my other fav, so will be ordering that online and getting my free items.

Jonathan Alder for Clinique

Jonathan Alder for Clinique

All of these I think you have to be signed up for, which I’m on every mailing list on the planet so win win for me.  In addition pretty much every restaurant will give you a free dessert, like the pizzookie I got at BJ’s!  But the birthday week treats don’t stop there.  If you leave a comment here on this blog post or on my birthday IG or Facebook post you’ll get yourself a free birthday week treat from me!  EVEN BETTER place an Avon order direct through me or online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and I will send you a FREE FULL SIZE PRODUCT!  Birthday treats all around!  With all the new fall items launching, a new A-box option and some good back to school deals August is an excellent time to shop and celebrate me!

Wearing the NYX Birthday Pallet and Clinique Lipstick

Car Selfie Wearing the NYX Birthday Pallet and Clinique Lipstick

 

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!

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

 

cali icecream lemons river warmsummernights

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Hello August!  Nice to see you again!

Alicia’s Favorites ON CLEARANCE!

It’s birthday week!  That means I treat myself to birthday treats ALL WEEK LONG!  To kick things off I’m treating you with my favorites that are NOW ON CLEARANCE at my eBoutique!  You can shop these all here:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Let’s just start with this blog’s cover photo… YOU KNOW this is an absolute favorite if I’m picking these items as my cover pic!

Style and Stones Bracelet NOW $8.99, Great Timing Watch NOW $22.99 and In A Flash Ring NOW $6.99!!!

Style and Stones Bracelet NOW $8.99, Great Timing Watch NOW $22.99 and In A Flash Ring NOW $6.99!!!

Little Bit Of An Edge Jacket NOW 45.99 and Great Shapes Necklace NOW $14.99

Little Bit Of An Edge Jacket NOW 45.99 and Great Shapes Necklace NOW $14.99

Not only is a faux leather jacket perfect for transitioning into fall so is a great floppy hat in a neutral color!  Wear now as a beach hat later with your fall essentials.

mark. Head First Hat NOW $15.99

mark. Head First Hat NOW $15.99

Every girl needs a pair of patent black pumps in their wardrobe, and these ones are killer!  Especially with the snakeskin heel, snakeskin is SUPER on trend for fall this year.  You’ll wear these with everything, I promise!

Straight Up Sassy Heels NOW 26.99

Straight Up Sassy Heels NOW 26.99

Emerald is the color of the year so why not accent with it!  I seriously have worn these two to death!

mark. Sparks Fly Bracelets NOW $9.99 and Serious Rock Ring NOW $8.99

mark. Sparks Fly Bracelets NOW $9.99 and Serious Rock Ring NOW $8.99

Another great transition piece are tan sandals that will go with your summer lights as well as your earthy fall shades.  The stacked heel is super easy to walk in and I just love these heels with a black outfit and matching tan belt!

mark. Tall Order Sandals NOW $19.99

mark. Tall Order Sandals NOW $19.99

I know with back to school on the brain and all the new fall arrivals we forget we still have some great summer weather ahead of us!  That’s why I love a LWD, a carry-everything-and-then-some tote, colorful jewelry and a fresh white bag for finishing out summer!

mark. Cool It Dress NOW $21.99

mark. Cool It Dress NOW $21.99

mark. Fit To Print Reversible Tote NOW $12.99

mark. Fit To Print Reversible Tote NOW $12.99

mark. For Shore Bag NOW $21.99

mark. For Shore Bag NOW $21.99

Great Shapes Bracelet NOW $8.99

Great Shapes Bracelet NOW $8.99

If you like what you see and want to give me a birthday present shop my eBoutique for these great deals, even more great deals and even better new arrivals!  Yay birthday week!

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