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What To Wear: Black Friday Shopping

 

What To Wear:  Black Friday

What To Wear: Black Friday

We’re almost to my favorite holiday… Black Friday!  (I kid, I kid) but I do love a good shopping day trip especially when there are mega sales and festive holiday spirit galore!  Don’t let the day get cut short by not wearing the right things.  Here are few tips for dressing for Black Friday.

1. Start With The Right Shoes

Wear A Walkable Shoe

Wear A Walkable Shoe

If your feet are miserable you are miserable.  It’s that simple.  So wear something walkable, comfortable and warm.  A good riding boot/flat boot is always a good choice or a bootie with a thick low heel like these burgundy ones from mark.

Hmm what to buy this black Friday!?

Hmm what to buy this black Friday!?

2.  Dress in Layers

Layer Up A Cami, Sweater, Jacket, Scarf

Layer Up A Cami, Sweater, Jacket, Scarf

You’re going to go from cold to warm to hot so dress in layers that you can easily strip off.  I like wearing a open front cardi sweater because for me it’s the perfect not to hot not to cold layer.  AND when you’re shopping especially on a busy day like black friday you’re not going to wait in line for fitting rooms.  This way you can easily take it off and try on tops/sweaters/jackets even if you’re just getting an idea of how something runs as you gift hunt.

Easily Remove Layers To Adjust For Changing Environments

Easily Remove Layers To Adjust For Changing Environments

3.  Bring The Right Jacket

Wearing The mark. Luck Of The Draw Anorak

Wearing The mark. Luck Of The Draw Anorak

Standing out in the lines (if you do such a thing) can get cold or start to rain/snow so a longer jacket with a hood is a good bet.  Double bonus if it has a lot of pockets so you can stash things like change and your phone quickly.

Bring The Right Jacket

Bring The Right Jacket

4.  Go Hands Free

Hands Free With mark. Good Things Mini Bag

Hands Free With mark. Good Things Mini Bag

Wear a cross body bag so you’re not bogged down by a big satchel.  This will help keep you hands free for touching the merchandise and being an efficient shopper!

A Cross Body Bag Keeps Your Hands Free For Shopping

A Cross Body Bag Keeps Your Hands Free For Shopping

5.  Bring a scarf and hair tie.  

Scarf and Ring - mark.

Scarf and Ring – mark.

A scarf will just be that added warmth when you’re outside or when you’re just a bit to hot for your jacket.  I know this seems super random but nothing is worse when you’re hairs all in your face when you’re fighting the shoppers and weather!   These two accessories are your must haves.

mark. Endless Style Scarf

mark. Endless Style Scarf

And there you go!  A little Black Friday outfit inspo!  If you need some Black Friday shopping inspo check out these KILLER deals at my eBoutique through Monday!  20% OFF AND A FREE GIFT!  Be sure to shop http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger for these limited time offers this weekend… lucky for you, you can do this in your pi’s!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Fall Boots That Don’t Break The Bank

Fall Boot Look from mark_girl Instagram

Fall Boot Look from mark_girl Instagram

Here’s the #1 reason I love boots so much:  I’m always cold.  Boots keep you warmer than sandals so boots it is!  Besides the fact that they are super cute, usually more comfy than most the other shoes I own and practical for pretty much every occasion, I usually am wearing boots because I’m cold.  Now that the cat’s out of the bag here are my top picks topping my fall wish list:

 

1.  Ridding Boots – Even though I’ve wanted them for years I’ve yet to own a pair of riding boots.  They might not be as trendy as they were say 2-3 years ago, but the classic style is a staple everyone should have in their boot arsenal, especially for walking and activities.  My #1 pick are the mark. Go For A Ride Boots which are part of the Fall Sale for ONLY $45 (orig $60)!  Coming in 2nd place are the LC Conrad Riding Boots for Kohls $59.99 (orig $99).

mark. Go For A Ride Boots Orig $60 NOW $45

mark. Go For A Ride Boots Orig $60 NOW $45

LC Lauren Conrad Riding Boots

LC Lauren Conrad Riding Boots

 

2.  Lace Up Boots – In the 6th grade I had these lace up boots that were imitation Timbs (Timberlands for the urban impaired) that I wore with slouch socks or these socks from Limited Too that had a daisy on them that matched my daisy print shorts also from Limited Too.  I think that was my favorite outfit to date (is that sad I peaked in 6th grade haha)  So I think it’s been long enough that it’s time to add in some lace up boots back into my wardrobe…. however, still on the search for daisy print shorts.

mark. Army of Style Boots $60

mark. Army of Style Boots $60

DIVA LOUNGE Jetta Womens Military Boots $39.99

DIVA LOUNGE Jetta Womens Military Boots $39.99

 

3.  Booties – I definitely already own quite a few pairs of booties, BUT they’re the most practical to wear with work outfits to nights out to casual wear.  I’m swooning over the mark. Multi-Mixed Media Booties also in the Fall Sale for ONLY $48 (orig $65).  That’s a great price for genuine leather and suede, and will practically go with every outfit I own!  Plus, I also need a fun oxford type bootie like these blush and lace ones from DSW.

mark. Multi Mixed Media Booties NOW $48

mark. Multi Mixed Media Booties NOW $48

Not Rated Ezra Bootie $49.95

Not Rated Ezra Bootie $49.95

 

4.  Tall Dressy Boots – Ok so this is pretty much what my entire boot collection is made of.  So what!  I like tall boots and tall heels!  But my current old go to from Shoedazzle are on their last legs and I need to replace them.  I want a tall black boot with some fun detail like the gold zipper  and gold heels on these mark. Mixed Details Tall Boot $90 (launching 10/31/14).  Now $90 is a little on the high end and they definitely aren’t walk all day boots but I can’t stop thinking about them!!!  So added to the wish list…

mark. Mixed Details Tall Boots

mark. Mixed Details Tall Boots

 

Which boots are on your fall wish list?  With a lot of these on a good sale I definitely can add a few into my boot collection!  You can shop some of the featured boots on the Fall Sale at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger be sure to use promo code BESTBEAUTY for 20% off a $60 order!

Oh So Right… Retro Right

Fall looks are officially in full force!  A big trend this season is bold prints which mark. did oh so right on the Retro Right Dress ($34).  Black and tan with pops of this year’s hottest shade, tangerine, make it extremely wearable!

mark. Retro Right Dress with mark. accessories

mark. Retro Right Dress with mark. accessories

This look has a retro 70’s feel but definitely with modern lines.  I accessorized it with the mark. Head First Hat, Chain Glam Necklace, In the Mix Stretch Bracelets and Ring Me Up Stretch Ring.  All available now at my eboutique: http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger To keep the retro vibe going I finished off the look with black and cork wedges from Target.

What I love about this outfit is how flattering it is, and on every body type!  The material is a slinky fabric so it just skims and feels great on but with the strategic draping and faux wrap tie (which is adjustable) it hides all the problem areas in addition to the print.

Since it’s still in the high 90’s I can wear it this dress now without sweating or feeling like I’m in too heavy of fabric but still getting a fall friendly look.  As the weather cools down mark. has the answer for transitioning this outfit… with the mark. Do The Tights Thing ($18) and Gimmie The Boots ($50), also available now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Do The Tight Thing Set of 2 tights in purple and black

Do The Tight Thing Set of 2 tights in purple and black

Gimmie The Boot

Gimmie The Boot

Full Look For Fall

Full Look For Fall

mark. really hit the mark (pun intended) on its fall fashion releases!  I’m really loving this look esp with the tights and boots!  All these new arrivals are now available at my eBoutique at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  I’ll be highlighting more of the fall fashion new arrivals so stay tuned and to get the look shop and shop all the new arrivals checkout my eBoutique!