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What Coat To Wear With A LBD

What Coat To Wear With A LBD

What Coat To Wear With A LBD

Punxsutawney Phil promised an early spring so it’s time to lighten things up!  Lighten up your look, lighten up your load with spring cleaning and lighten up your coat!  A spring coat is an absolute must have because even those warmer sunny days still have that spring chill.  A constant problem I find is finding the right spring coat to wear with work wear, dresses and more importantly my LBD.  I found the perfect solution with this mark. Soft Touch Trench Coat.

mark. Soft Touch Trench Coat

mark. Soft Touch Trench Coat

First, a little on the soft trench.  If you’ve noticed pretty much every cool girl on IG, pinterest, bloggers, etc. have a similar trench coat.  What makes it soft is it is not a constructed structured trench coat, it’s a fluid fabric that just flows with it’s loose shape.  If you’re a fan of the Express Portofino shirts think that only thicker.  Seriously, just hop on pinterest, you’ll see all the cool girls in them.  They wear them with jeans and a tee, over shorts, tanks and booties or over a really cute jumpsuit or romper.  I’ve been obsessing over this all white look Khloe Kardashian wore with a soft trench.

mark. Soft Touch Trench

mark. Soft Touch Trench

mark. Soft Touch Trench Collar Detail

mark. Soft Touch Trench Collar Detail

What I love about this mark. Soft Touch Trench is that it’s a classic trench coat color so it will go with everything and still look sophisticated even though it’s a loose shape.  In addition, the sleeves are convertible so that is just PERFECT as a top coat layer.  It looks more like part of your outfit then like you’re wearing a coat.  That why it’s the perfect coat for a little black dress.

Perfect Top Layer For A LBD

Perfect Top Layer For A LBD

Over a little black dress the mark. Soft Touch Trench really is the perfect solution for day or night, work or play, casual or glam.  Just like a little black dress it’s super versatile, functional and sophisticated.  I could not be more pleased that I bit the bullet and got this jacket.  At first the price had me, but then I started looking at other options in soft trenches and realized that for $65 it’s actually a really good price for the quality.  PLUS you can pair it with a 20% off promo (AVONFB60 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) and it makes it so worth it!

Wearing mark. Soft Touch Trench with Avon Lace Up Fashion Sandal

Wearing mark. Soft Touch Trench with Avon Lace Up Fashion Sandal

Be sure to check back next week to see more details on this look for another Style Tip post!  Here’s a peek at my details featuring these Avon Lace Up Fashion Sandal which is my current fav!  They’re super comfortable and were on my lace up trending wish list for a reason!  Plus I’m still loving these perfectly matte lipsticks from Avon!  (see here)  You can shop the mark. Soft Touch Trench, my beauty, accessories and the Little Black Dress collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Avon Lace Up Fashion Sandal, Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick and mark. Rock Formation Bracelet

Avon Lace Up Fashion Sandal, Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick and mark. Rock Formation Bracelet

Inspired By Avon Little Black Dress for LBD week here on the blog!

Inspired By Avon Little Black Dress for LBD week!  Shop the new scent and collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Shop the new scent and collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

Killer LBD Alert – mark. Ace In The Hole Dress

Killer LBD Alert - mark. Ace In The Hole Dress

Killer LBD Alert – mark. Ace In The Hole Dress

I don’t even need to discuss why LBD’s are perfect/must-haves/favorite but I do need to discuss my latest favorite – the mark. Ace In the Hole Dress.  This dress was released in the first wave of fall from mark. which means I’ve had time to really get a good read on it.  And the word on is, it’s KILLER!  This dress is unique enough to feel special but classic enough for the everyday.  I’ve worn it to work, to church, a benefit and to celebrate my birthday!  Needless to say, it’s a winner.

mark. Ace In Hole Cutout Details

mark. Ace In Hole Cutout Details

The cut out details are what MAKE the dress.  I really like that they are both the top and bottom.  The fabric is somewhat similar to a ponte so it has some stretch and holds it’s shape.  Plus it conceals the stomach area a bit and we all know a dress that does that is a winner!  It’s also hard to find a good short sleeve dress.  This time of year I’m not really wanting to wear a sleeveless style, so just another reason this dress is killer!

mark. All Four It Bracelet Set and Neck and Neck Choker Set

mark. All Four It Bracelet Set and Neck and Neck Choker Set

These easy accessories don’t take away from the simplicity of the dress but are still unique enough to be trendy.  The mark. All Four It Bracelet Set and Neck and Neck Choker Set have been my staples lately.  They just go with everything!  mark. does a great job on designing pieces that are trendy and you won’t find anywhere else but still are really easy to wear.  Funny how jewelry really just is that must-have finishing touch!

mark. Ace In The Hole Dress

mark. Ace In The Hole Dress

For under $100 you can have a full look that will not only be unique and trendy but an addition to your wardrobe that you’ll get good use out of.  I never feel guilty for buying a killer LBD I can wear again and again.  This look would look just as cute with boots and a cardi and really with a name like Ace In Hole it’s just plain fun! You can shop the full look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to use PROMO CODE: PLANETSPA for your FREE Avon Planet Spa gift of choice for orders of $75 or more!

Got an Ace in the hole!?

Got an Ace in the hole!?

2 Looks $10.99 Can Get You Plus A FREE mark. Ring!

Today’s the last day of the mark. Fierce Fashion Sale and let me tell you the pieces are well worth their killer sale prices!  Seriously, for under $30 bucks I got a dress, a necklace, 3 pairs of earrings and a bracelet, tell me where else you can score that!  And we’re not talking f21 here, this stuff is gorge!  Including the limited edition pieces Meredith Kahn created for mark. AMAZING!

From the Fierce Fashion Sale I picked up the Noir Star dress for $10.99 and I’m LOVING its versatility.  Can be made professional for work or fun for night.  The material is silky and slinky and from the moment I put it on I just felt pretty in it.

FOR NIGHT:

Noir Star Dress For Play

Noir Star Dress For Play

The dress has a bit of an Old Hollywood appeal to it.  It’s a loose fitting draping dress.  To play up on this I added the mark. hair pin from last holiday season worn as a broach right where the drapes meet.  You could recreate this with any sparkly pin or clip.  Black faceted bracelet and dangly earrings were my pic from the Fierce Fashion Sale.  It kept the look modern but still old hollywood.  I would ideally do some retro curls with this look too!

FOR WORK:

Noir Star Dress Goes Professional

Noir Star Dress Goes Professional

To make it day appropriate I belted the dress to make it look more like a blouse and top with a black patent belt.  I wore the Meredith Kahn accessories, the Enamored Bracelet ($3.99) and the matching Tower Earrings ($2.99).  I also moved that hairpin from my dress to my messy bun to keep with the style.  Some nude pumps and I was set!

BANGING BAUBLES:

Fierce Fashion Sale Jewelry

Fierce Fashion Sale Jewelry

Oh and that FAB bag I’m holding… that goes SO perfectly and looks so chic both day and night… that’s the Michelle Vale for mark. Convertible Bag $58.  The similar Michelle Vale bags can be found in stores for $895 so her winning design for mark. at $58 is a fierce fashion find all in itself!  I love the neutral color of this bag, it creates such a nice pallet from your summer neons to your winter whites!  The ruffle design adds interest to such a neutral bag and the best part… CONVERTIBLE STRAPS AND HARDWARE!!!!  Yep, you can wear this as a clutch, shoulder, long strap or cross body and change out the hardware to match your outfit!  You know there’s been so many times where you’re wearing all silver and your bag’s gold hardware is bothering you because you want it all to match!

Michelle Vale Bag Worn As Shoulder Bag

Michelle Vale Bag Worn As Shoulder Bag

Michelle Vale Bag Worn With Long Strap

Michelle Vale Bag Worn With Long Strap

Purchase the Michelle Vale Convertible Bag for $58 at my eBoutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com or message me to order.  Only HOURS left on the Fierce Fashion Sale so pick up what you can before it’s gone at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

PLUS AS AN EXTRA BONUS get my favorite mark. ring of all time, The Pretty Stellar Ring, for FREE with a $60 purchase!  Ring will be automatically added with a qualifying order at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com or message me for details or to order!

Get the Pretty Stellar Ring for FREE

Get the Pretty Stellar Ring for FREE