black and gold

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!

Wear and Share Wednesday: Valentine’s Day Mani with mark. Avon Ring Me Up Double Ring

Wear and Share Wednesday - Valentine's Day Manicures

Wear and Share Wednesday – Valentine’s Day Manicures

I showed you an all out red, pink and white look to theme out your Valentine’s Day but today is 2 Valentine’s Day Mani’s styled around 1 mark. Ring Me Up Double Ring!  If going all out for Valentine’s isn’t your gig then try just doing a themed mani and pair it with one killer ring!  Go sweet and spicy all in one look!  Jackie from Living After Midnight went all sparkly with her XO mani while I went floral!

mark. Nail This Look It Kit

mark. Nail This Look It Kit

To create my abstract floral nails for Valentine’s Day I used the mark. Nail This Look It Kit ($28).  It contains two mini bottles of lacquer, one light pink (used as my base) and one dark pink (used for details).  The kit also contains one killer black and gold enamel buckle bracelet, which actually latches by the buckles so its adjustable.  Pretty much all you need to create the perfect Valentine’s Day look.

Abstract Floral Mani

Abstract Floral Mani

mark. Ring Me Up Double Ring with Nail This Look KIt

mark. Ring Me Up Double Ring with Nail This Look Kit

The fun ring and bracelet are the perfect pairing to my super girly mani.  The Ring Me Up Double Ring ($20) is actually more wearable than I initially thought.  Especially for a night out, like Valentine’s Date Night!

mark. Ring Me Up Double Ring

mark. Ring Me Up Double Ring

mark. love for black and gold

mark. love for black and gold

To create the floral design on my nails I used the tutorial from LaurenConrad.com for a floral mani.  I only put “leaves” on my left hand because I kinda liked them better without it.  What’s great about the mark. Nailed It mini polishes is the mini brush is perfect for small detailing like triangles and rose blobs.  I did use an old eyeliner brush to do the the swirls in the roses and the heart on my pointer (left hand only).  I think my first attempt at a floral mani was the perfect look for a Valentine’s Day mani to accompany the Ring Me Up Double Ring.  You can get both the ring and the mark. Nail This Look Set at my eboutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Order quick so you can have it in time for V-Day!

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Ring Me Up Double Ring

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Ring Me Up Double Ring

 

 

 

Wear And Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Oh Couture Handbag

Wear And Share mark. Oh Couture Handbag

Wear And Share mark. Oh Couture Handbag

I’ve been seeing the quilted leather trend everywhere this fall from Express to Nordstroms to H&M and definitely from mark. in the mark. Oh Couture Bag ($38)!  With such an on trend item we had to choose it for our Wear and Share Wednesday!  And it shouldn’t be that much of a surprise, you’ve already seen it on myself (here) and on Jackie from Living After Midnight (here) in previous posts, but this week we decided to let it take the feature and plan a whole outfit around it.  Don’t you love Jackie pairing it with plaid, looks so equestrian and classic!

Wear and Share Wednesday Look featuring the mark. Oh Couture Handbag

Wear and Share Wednesday Look featuring the mark. Oh Couture Handbag

A Quilted Leather Look featuring mark.

A Quilted Leather Look featuring mark.

What goes better with a quilted leather handbag than a quilted leather skirt!?!  This mini skirt from Express couldn’t be more perfect, complete with its gold zipper details.  To make the skirt a little more day appropriate I paired it with a sheer blouse, the mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse, tights with some fun detailing with the mark. A Bit Lacey Tights, and tons of black and gold accents with my jewelry and heels!  Obviously, my black and gold obsession isn’t dying out.

What To Wear To Thanksgiving

What To Wear To Thanksgiving

So where would you wear an outfit like this?  How about to Thanksgiving!  I like the fun and edge the leather provides (or in my case the faux leather) then add some conservative with lady like details and design.  It can meet the parents, impress people you haven’t seen in a long time, and go out on the town on a cold November night for the Thanksgiving Eve!  For my “What To Wear To Thanksgiving” look #4 I’m loving this black and gold look!  Check out look #1, look #2 and look #3.

mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse ($28 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse ($28 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Check out the details on this mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse ($28 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  At first I wasn’t sure I was going to like the throwback style but once I saw how they updated it with a modern faux leather cutout collar, gold buttons and lace down the front I was in love.  Plus the fit is flattering and modern so the retro styling just works.  This is one of those must-haves you should have in your wardrobe especially for the holiday season!  You’ll just throw it on add some bling and be DONE!

Opulent Arm Party With A Gold and Black Mani To Match

Opulent Arm Party With A Gold and Black Mani To Match

With all the detailing on this look I didn’t really need much BUT I did,  its black and white simplistic base really allowed the accessories to pop!  I just kept it all in the same family, shimming gold!  I stacked my arm party with bangles including the new mark. Antiqued Chic Bracelet and topped it off with my mani with the mark. Nailed It Duo in Tuxedo and Gleam Scene ($7 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  I’m so in love with our last wear and share item, the mark. Go Baroque Necklace ($45 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) that I wore it once again.  I mean its the ULTIMATE holiday necklace.

mark. A Bit Lacy Tights ($22 set of 2)

mark. A Bit Lacy Tights ($22 set of 2)

Tights are my best friend this time of year.  They keep me warm on cold November nights and allow wearing a mini skirt to be more functional.  I have quite a collection but none impress me more than the mark. tights over the years.  The quality is TOP KNOTCH and so is the style.  Just check out these mark.  A Bit Lacy Tights ($22 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)!  Most the leg is opaque with a slight pinstripe (as seen in the detailed pic above) but it has this bit of lace cutout trailing down the back of the leg to make them a stunner!

Make An Entrance With mark.

Make An Entrance With mark.

With these mark. A Bit Lacy Tights you’ll be making an entrance from the front and the back!  And let’s talk those heels!  Can you get a better holiday pump than the mark. SoPumped Heels ($60 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahesinger) ?  Real suede, platform, gold rivet detailing, cutouts and a mega gold heel!

mark. Oh Couture Handbag and mark. So Pumped Heels

mark. Oh Couture Handbag and mark. So Pumped Heels

Since I got this mark. Oh Couture Handbag I’ve been using it non-stop as my everyday bag.  It holds a lot without being a huge bulky bag.  It goes with everything from work to play and looks really more luxe than the $38 price tag would suggest.  This has to be one of my favorite handbags ever, like in my life ever.  It’s that good, making it easy to plan a whole outfit around it.  You can shop my look including the mark. Oh Couture Handbag, mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse, mark. Go Baroque Necklace, mark. Antique Chic Bracelet, mark. A Bit Lacy Tights and the mark. So Pumped Heels at my eBoutique (http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

A Total Look Based Around The mark. Oh Couture Handbag

A Total Look Based Around The mark. Oh Couture Handbag

PS.  A little Thanksgiving note of thanks to all the beauty out there.  While I was taking these pics these guys were just chilling enjoying the fall day.  It made me happy for all the beautiful fall foliage and the everyday beauty we see.  I’m also thankful for my sister who let me use her beautiful landscape as a backdrop!  She does more for me than I ever seem thankful for but I’m grateful!

Deer In The Fall Foliage

Deer In The Fall Foliage

Wear And Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Go For Baroque Necklace

Wear and Share Wednesday around the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace

Wear and Share Wednesday around the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace

You might of already got a sneak peek at this look on the mark. girl official facebook page and pinterest (or my own facebook page and pinterest) but when asked to wear mark. our way, we said, EASY!  Jackie from Living After Midnight and I have been doing it from the start and bringing it your way with our Wear And Share Wednesday posts!  So this week we planned both our outfits around the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace ($45 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  Stunning statement necklace in black and gold (which we know I’m LOVING) with details that’s out of this world and perfect for fall and holiday!

Wear It My Way - Go For Baroque Necklace

Wear It My Way – Go For Baroque Necklace

We already know that in the world of alicia #blackandgold is trending hardcore so when planning an outfit around this necklace you know I went full on black and gold!  I started with the mark. Gilded Glam Pant ($32 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  These are basically a super comfy black leggings with a gorgeous gold sheen.  Seriously, these are going to be your go to for the holiday season, comfy warm and still know how to party!  (and they’re substantial in fabric so you can wear them as real pants) You can dress them up or down… like here I elected to make my outfit more casual with an off the shoulder tee with gold button detailing from The Limited.  A big shout out to the bff Nicki who gifted me this perfect wardrobe staple for my birthday!  She knows what’s up!

mark. Gilded Glam Pant ($32)

mark. Gilded Glam Pant ($32 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Because I was going with a more easy look and really wanted to feature this mark. Go For Baroque Necklace I didn’t need much else in the accessories department.  I’m wearing my peeptoe booties from Steve Madden (old, but try the Modern Peep Toe Bootie from Avon) and the mark. Oh Couture Handbag ($38 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) and simple green and gold studs from the mark. Hoops and Studs Earrings Set (set of 3 $22 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  Also wearing the mark. Perfect Timing Watch that’s coming to clearance soon!  (taking pre-orders on the sale price so hit me up)

mark. Go For Baroque Necklace

mark. Go For Baroque Necklace ($45 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Eyes in the mark. Fab 5 Eye Pallet

Eyes in the mark. Fab 5 Eye Pallet ($10 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

What I’m really loving about the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace is its amazing detailing.  This guy is really all you need for your holiday looks.  Pair it with a tee like I did or your favorite sweater or blouse, it really goes with everything!  Like how Jackie paired with a colorful printed dress which is totally opposite of my white tee.  I really like this look for Thanksgiving, it’s casually luxe!  I think I’ll repeat this for my night out before Thanksgiving…. turkey eve!  The biggest night of the year to go out 🙂  Only I for sure will need a jacket, maybe the mark. All Good Points Jacket (last seen here!) or even a cute leather (or faux leather) jacket.

Casual Luxe Look with mark. Go For Baroque Necklace, Gilded Glam Pants and Oh Couture Handbag

Casual Luxe Look with mark. Go For Baroque Necklace, Gilded Glam Pants and Oh Couture Handbag

So this is how I wear the newest offerings from mark. for fall and holiday, check out Jackie’s full post on how she wears it over at Living After Midnight.  If you pick one piece to glam up your holiday I highly recommend it being the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace ($45 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahesinger).  I’ve really worn it non stop, and it’s that amazing that it’s all you really need!

How I Wear It - mark. Fall and Holiday Must Haves

How I Wear It – mark. Fall and Holiday Must Haves

PS:  Totally rocking my mark. Nailed It Duo in Tuxedo and Gleam Scene (last seen here) to complete the total look, can’t really tell but it’s there, I promise!  Totally worth the $7 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. girl Mani – Halloween Edition

Wear and Share Wed With mark. Nailed It Duo

Wear and Share Wed With mark. Nailed It Duo

It’s Wear and Share Wednesday – HALLOWEEN EDITION!!!  Jackie from Living After Midnight and I are bringing you two SPOOKY mark. girl manis to try for your #halloweenmanis (totally trending right now) from one mark. Nailed It Duo Trend Lacquer in Tuxedo (shiny black) and Gleam Scene (glittery gold).  Check out Jackie’s googly eyed mani over at Living After Midnight for the full details on how to get the look.

Purrrrrfect mark. girl mani for Halloween

Purrrrrfect mark. girl mani for Halloween

To recreate this purrrrfect mark. girl mani for Halloween paint your 4 fingers in Tuxedo (black).  Paint your thumb in Gleam Scene (gold) and create two almond shaped eyes with Gleam Scene on your middle and ring.  What’s great about these Nailed It Duos is that the mini size brush is perfect for this kind of nail art!  As that dries use a small thin brush to create the whiskers on your pointer and pinkie in Tinsel Town (silver).  I used an old liquid eyeliner brush from my mark. Get In Line Waterproof eyeliner.  Start with the the center whisker and flick it in a diagonal direction.  This way you can space your 2 outside whiskers off it.  I did the bottom whisker along the tip of the nail to also help with keeping it look neat.  Finally go back with Tuxedo to create the centers of the eyes over the almond shapes you created in Gleam Scene.  And DONE!  It’s actually a pretty simple and a purrrrfect nail costume!

mark. Nailed It Minis for Halloween Nail Art

mark. Nailed It Minis for Halloween Nail Art

These nails would be great to accompany a Cat Woman or just a cat costume, or even a Cleopatra/Egyptian costume!  If you’re not dressing up this would be a perfect nail costume just to theme out Halloween in your everyday. Then create a Halloween arm party!!!

Halloween Nails and Arm Party

Halloween Nails and Arm Party

I was inspired by this black bead bracelet with a black cat from Avon.  I picked this Avon Trick Or Treat Charm Bracelet up to theme out my Halloween week with the mark. Nailed It Duo’s and created an arm party perfect for Halloween.  Yes, you can wear holiday themed jewelry and not look like a crazy cat lady.  Avon has a bunch of these simple bead bracelets with fun holiday charms you can mix and match with your bracelets to make one killer arm party!

Black Cat Eyes and Charms

Black Cat Eyes and Charms

You can shop the mark. Nailed It Duos and Avon Charm Bracelets at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com BONUS!!!  Today is the last day to take 25% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE with promo code AUTUMN25  This is a really good deal that doesn’t happen too often!  (check out some of my past picks and get them at this mega discounted rate!)

mark. Nailed It Minis In Tuxedo, Gleam Scene and Tinsel Town

mark. Nailed It Minis In Tuxedo, Gleam Scene and Tinsel Town

I mean with my obsession with the black and gold trend lately its no surprise I worked it into my Halloween mani, but you these mark. shades are so awesome you’ll use them far past Halloween!

25% off everything at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code AUTUMN25

25% off everything at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code AUTUMN25

Sale Extended- 25% off EvErYtHiNg!

UPDATE!!!  25% OFF EVERYTHING IS BACK!!!  25% OFF EVERYTHING AT http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code AUTUMN25 NOW UNTIL OCT. 23, 2013!!!25% Off Everything With Promo Code FAMILYSALE
25% Off Everything With Promo Code FAMILYSALE

Ev-VERY-thang… yes ev-VERY-thang…  Seriously this promo is too good to NOT take advantage of.  25% off EVERYTHING at my eBoutique with a $40 order with promo code FAMILYSALE at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger for our friends and family event!  I mean you are my friends if you read this so why not!?!  Totally take advantage of some of these awesome fall fashion and pre-holiday pieces!

That means 25% off these looks!!!

mark. All Good Points Jacket Makes A Look With It's Killer Details

mark. All Good Points Jacket and Accessories Make A Look With It’s Killer Details

Wearing the Wine With Everything Look

Wearing the Wine With Everything Look

A Wine Influenced Total Look

A Wine Influenced Total Look With Fit Right In Skinny Pant, Style Goddess Necklace and Super Flash Bag (that you can get for FREE!!!)

mark. Exotic Edge Dress, Glimmer Of Hoop Earrings and Statuesque Style Heels

mark. Exotic Edge Dress, Glimmer Of Hoop Earrings and Statuesque Style Heels

mark. The Day Eye Pallet and mark. Wonder Glow Mosaic Powder For A Shimmery Neutral Look

mark. The Day Eye Pallet and mark. Wonder Glow Mosaic Powder For A Shimmery Neutral Look

mark. Tough Luxe Booties and Taupe In Line Bag

mark. Tough Luxe Booties and Taupe The Line Bag

mark. High Ranking Style Jacket

mark. High Ranking Style Jacket

mark. Case Of Glam Clutch, Hot Mix Blouse and Dropping By Necklace

mark. Case Of Glam Clutch, Hot Mix Blouse and Dropping By Necklace

Just to highlight a few of my favorites!  But seriously this fall and pre-holiday has had some KILLER releases and the fact you can grab them at 25% off is making me so happy and really I just want you to be happy too!  Take advantage of this deal while you can, if you can, because it doesn’t happen too often!  Now, what killer pair of mark. shoes or black and gold trend items do I need to pick up for myself!?!

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UPDATE!!!  25% OFF EVERYTHING IS BACK!!!  25% OFF EVERYTHING AT http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code AUTUMN25 NOW THROUGH OCT. 23, 2013!!! 

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon All Good Points Jacket

Wear and Share Wednesday - mark. All Good Points Jacket

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. All Good Points Jacket

Great minds think alike!  Jackie from Living After Midnight and I both had the same idea for this mark. All Good Points Jacket ($50).  Sometimes it is just that easy:  KILLER jacket + black skirt + pointed toe pumps + favorite accessories = winning!

Working Girl Wardrobe Look With A KILLER Jacket!

Working Girl Wardrobe Look With A KILLER Jacket!

I made my edgy jacket work appropriate with a black pencil skirt, pumps (shoedazzle), and a makeup look using the mark. Fab 5 eye pallet ($10 – gold shade for lids, green shade for crease).  I then used the mark. Ultimate HookUp Set to complete my look using the Get In Line liquid eyeliner, Scandalash Mascara and Pro Gloss in Swell — all part of the Ultimate HookUp Set which also includes 3 more best selling hookups!  So 6 hookups and hookup connectors all for $24.99 — now that’s a hook up!

Easy makeup with the mark. Fab 5 Pallet and mark. Ultimate HookUp Set

Easy makeup with the mark. Fab 5 Pallet and mark. Ultimate HookUp Set

mark. Fab 5 Eye Pallet $10

mark. Fab 5 Eye Pallet $10

Now accessories I might of piled those on, but how could I not!  I’m loving the snake trend from mark. this year with my snake hoops from the mark. Hoops and Studs Earring Set ($22 for a set of 3) and my bracelet is the mark. Snake Charmer ($26 – that you might remember me wearing as a necklace here!).  I added my newest love, my Kate Spade Idiom Bangle and mark. Perfect Timing watch ($40) topped off with the Get To The Point Ring (featured here and here!).  Shop my mark. accessories at my eBoutique.

mark. All Good Points Jacket

mark. All Good Points Jacket

I’m really loving the black and gold trend mark. has going on this month.  I’ve literally worn it at least once a week!  With such great offerings, how can I not!  Check out all the new arrivals, esp the black and gold ones at my eBoutique!

mark. All Good Points Jacket Makes A Look With It's Killer Details

mark. All Good Points Jacket Makes A Look With It’s Killer Details

I think Jackie and I found a fool proof equation for a killer outfit!  Check out Jackie’s total look details at Living After Midnight and shop the mark. All Good Points Jacket here!

mark. All Good Points Jacket Details

mark. All Good Points Jacket Details