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Apres Ski: Ski Prints

Apres Ski:  Ski Prints

Apres Ski: Ski Prints

Winter has me currently crushing on all things apres ski (as seen here). With my upcoming winter weekend trip I’m planning and pinning so many ski prints. Ski prints range from fair isle to plaid and everything in-between. Basically, all you winter favorites fit for a chalet!

Avon Zoey Knit Vest

Avon Zoey Knit Vest

I picked up this Avon Zoey Knit Vest from the Southwest Capsule Collection.  It technically is an Aztec print, but by pairing it with winter pieces it reads ski print.  It all comes from native prints which are all very similar.

Wrap Belt Tied In The Back!

Wrap Belt Tied In The Back!

For winter wear, I layered the Avon Zoey Knit Vest and tied the wrap belt in the back so it give is a little different shape.  Layering over a black turtleneck, Avon Sloan Turtleneck in black, lets the vest be the statement piece.

Layer A Knit Vest For Winter Wear

Layer A Knit Vest For Winter Wear

It wouldn’t be winter wear without some boots!  These glossy black Hunter boots are staples for me in the winter.  I find them be so comfortable and they work better than any boot to keep out the wet, plus they are fashion friendly!

Winter Staple:  Hunter Boots

Winter Staple: Hunter Boots

Even though I am in mild weathered California, I still find a need for warm winter pieces.  Especially for weekend trips to snowy Tahoe!  Which is why I’m super excited of my pearl embellished knit hat find from Charming Charlie!  Perfect winter piece to go with a casual winter look.

Peal Hats and Statement Earrings

Peal Hats and Statement Earrings

Apres Ski is by definition the party after skiing, so what makes this look more apres ski than a sparkly statement earring!? This Avon Looped Linear Earrings glams up an otherwise super causal and functional outfit.

Layer on the ski prints!

Layer on the ski prints!

I think I definitely found a good look to pack for my Tahoe weekend, along with wearing it all winter long!  You can get my vest, turtleneck and earrings at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger which would also qualify you for the newest A Box!  (see more here).

ONLY $10 with a $40 Purchase

ONLY $10 with a $40 Purchase

The “IT” Sandals Of The Summer

The "IT" Sandal Of The Summer

The “IT” Sandal Of The Summer

If you haven’t noticed by now, lace up sandals with pom poms, tassels and beads are like EVERYWHERE this season. This trend was popular last year but this season it is the “IT” sandal for summer.  You’ll see this style everywhere from Nordstroms to mark.!  Obviously, I went with the mark. option, the mark. Havana Ball Sandals from the Instant Vacation Havana capsule collection (see more here).

mark. Havana Ball Sandals

mark. Havana Ball Sandals

The Sandal Of The Season

The Sandal Of The Season

The mark. Havana Ball Sandals feature four tan faux leather straps over the instep with cut-outs; attached charms, pom-poms and colorful beads;  laces on the inside of the instep that go up around the leg with an ankle strap.  Plus they’re only $36, so a more affordable option.

Pom Pom Details

Pom Pom Details

These sandals are the perfect summer sandal because they’re fun and functional.  You could wear them for your summer activities from vacations, to concerts in the park, to festivals, to fairs and everything in-between!  I wore mine with a sundress and some fun accessories for a colorful summer look.

Colorful Summer Look

Colorful Summer Look

Tucan cuteness!

Tucan cuteness!

Havana A Ball!

Havana A Ball!

 

Wearing:  sandal, mark. (Havana Ball Sandals); dress, Express (old).; watch, Avon (similar); earrings, mark. (Show Stopping Earring Set); necklace/bracelet, Charming Charlie (on clearance now); lips, mark. (All Butter Now Lip Treat in Pop Tart).

Shop The Sandal Of The Season at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Shop The Sandal Of The Season at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

The Cold Shoulder

The Cold Shoulder

The Cold Shoulder

Off the shoulder tops were a huge trend this summer and the trend continues on for fall and winter!  The cold shoulder top is the fall version featuring shoulder cutouts.  I’ve always been a fan of this look and when mark. had thier version on a flash sale I scooped it up!  (SIDENOTE:  A new flash sale is hitting the eboutique on Halloween 10/31 so be sure to see what goodies are on additional 31% off!)

Fall Trends - Cut Out Shoulder and Button Front Mini Skirt

Fall Trends – Cut Out Shoulder, Button Front Mini Skirt, Ankle Boots and Choker.

Big trends for fall this year are cut out shoulders, ribbed fabric, button front mini skirts, ankle boots and chokers, all of which I’m wearing in this look.  I personally love each of these trends and even more so all paired together in the right way.  As the weather gets colder each of these can be adjusted like with jeans instead of a skirt, or with tights, tall boots and a leather jacket!

mark. Show Some Shoulder Top

mark. Show Some Shoulder Top

Outfit Details:  Top/Booties/Bag/Belt – mark.  |  Skirt – Express  |  Choker – Charming Charlie  | Lips – Avon

Detailed View

Detailed View

Easy Fall Outfit with mark. Show Some Shoulder Top

Easy Fall Outfit with mark. Show Some Shoulder Top

I like how easy it is to wear cut out shoulder tops, they really give the look of something so fashion forward but you still stay comfortable and functional!

Embrace Fall's Biggest Trends While Staying Comfortable

Embrace Fall’s Biggest Trends While Staying Comfortable

Fun fact – this skirt is from like 2006 maybe 2007 it’s been in a pile of donation items I’ve never did anything with for yrs… yes yrs.   When I saw all the button front mini’s coming back I was like ooooh I have one of those!  It was like new maybe worn once or twice so for me it’s like a come up!  Moral of the story shop your closet, shop your attic and shop your donation piles if you’re super lazy like me you might get a come up too!  You can also shop my eboutique at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and get yourself a FREE tote bag and beauty set (including my FAV eyeliner!) with promo code BAGSWAG

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Trending Tuesday – Bag Charms

If the world of alicia was the internet, #bagcharms would totally be trending.  Like with a lot of trends when they first hit the scene I couldn’t tell if I liked it or hated it.  Now as the trend has become more popular, so are the options, giving you more things to LOVE and of I’m all about it.  Here are my favorites for a little charming additions to your bag!

mark. Bad Hair Day Bag Charm

mark. Bad Hair Day Bag Charm

Rebecca Minkoff Tassel Charm

Rebecca Minkoff Tassel Charm

 

Charming Charlie Initial Pom Charm

Charming Charlie Initial Pom Charm

 

Kate Spade Reversible Black/White Swan Charm

Kate Spade Reversible Black/White Swan Charm

 

Michael Kors Aviator Puff Charm

Michael Kors Aviator Puff Charm

 

Coach Fawn Charm

Coach Fawn Charm

I love how you can do something big bright and fun like a pom pom ball or something whimsical like the swan and fawn charms or even something simple like a tassel!  There really is no reason for your bag not to have a killer accessory too!  Plus, a bag charm is really affordable way to update for fall and embrace a new trend!

Week O’Nautical: Black and Blue

Week O'Nautical - Black and Blue

Week O’Nautical – Black and Blue

Ok so this may not be my most nautical look for Week O’Nautical but it does involve some #nauticalblues!  As we creep closer to the long weekend my wear to work outfit this week took my basic blacks a little more patriotic with cobalt blue.

 

Black and Blue Wear To Work Outfit

Black and Blue Wear To Work Outfit

This has been the summer of skirts for me.  I’ve seemed to gravitate to skirts with sleeveless tops and tanks all season long.  Today, I paired my black pencil skirt with a ladder back tank (both Express, old) with some cobalt pumps (Guess) and a classic black bag (Avon Signature).

Tank and Pencil Skirt Combo

Tank and Pencil Skirt Combo

Ladder Back Details

Ladder Back Details

The ladder back adds some unexpected fun to a work look.  Granted, I do work in a laid back office environment but I understand this wouldn’t work for all offices.  But you know what does work, fun red white and silver Kate Spade dupe earrings and a fun on trend choker (both Charming Charlie).

Red Lips mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Fired Up

Red Lips mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Fired Up

I think I’ll be themeing out those nautical blues this Labor Day Week O’Nautical.  Long weekend here we come!  (even though I’m sad birthday month is coming to an end)  You can checkout my past Week O’Nautical looks here.

Week O'Nautical Work Wear Look!

Week O’Nautical Work Wear Look!

Week O’Nautical – Red White and Blue Boho

Week O'Nautical - Red White and Blue Boho

Week O’Nautical – Red White and Blue Boho

T.G.I.F.! The long weekend is here! Week O’Nautical is definitely feeling casual Friday with a little bit of a boho vibe and a little red white and blue!

Boho Vibe With Bell Sleeves

Boho Vibe With Bell Sleeves

A little Boho For Casual Friday

A little Boho For Casual Friday

What’s more perfect for kicking off summer than a little white dress that’s super comfortable and oh so easy and breezy.  This Avon Little White Dress is coming in 2 weeks so here’s your exclusive preview.  It was just oh so perfect for Week O’Nautical with a wide belt (mark., old) some and some red white and blue accents.

Avon Little White Dress

Avon Little White Dress

You might recognize the shoes from yesterday, and the necklace from Wednesday but they’re Athe perfect nautical accents I had to wear them again.  Additionally, I added my go-to blue bag from Christian Siriano for Payless, and added this nautical bandana from Target for a little more nautical fun.

Red White And Blue!

Red White And Blue!

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Lips: mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Fired Up, Nails: mark. Nailed It Maui Bliss Duo (Cloud 9)

Red White and Blue Boho

Red White and Blue Boho

I absolutely adore the crochet detail on this dress, even if it is a little big on me.  I can see this dress even working for over a bathing suit!  Such a perfect summer dress.  Be sure to check my eboutique all summer long for great deals and awesome summer essentials like this dress.  Kicking things off they have a great sale on summer essentials right now and free shipping with promo code MEMORIAL.

Crochet Detail

Crochet Detail

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Wearing my red white and blue proudly!

 

Have a happy Memorial Day!  Be sure to be safe this weekend and pay tribute to those who have fallen in our honor.  Wear your red white and blue proudly… and maybe support a local friend like me, your Avon lady, because Memorial Day sales are legit!  If you’re traveling for the long weekend maybe think about getting this perfect weekend getaway bag for FREE at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

Aztec Shorts 4 Ways: Casual

mark. Aztec Empire Shorts

mark. Aztec Empire Shorts

Ever since my obsession (see here) with aztec print started with these mark. Aztec Empire shorts I knew the easiest way to wear them is just with a plain old white tee.  Sometimes a tee and shorts is all you need for a summer day’s outfit and really, it’s the most functional.  It may feel like the lazy girl’s way out when compared to the other 2 ways I posted how to wear these shorts (Look 1 and Look 2) but if it works it works.

Casual way to wear Aztec printed shorts

Casual way to wear Aztec printed shorts

LOOK 3 WEARING AZTEC PRINTS CASUALLY – White tee, wrap bracelet, rubber watch, straw fedora, casual demi wedges and a packable tote!

how to wear aztec printed shorts casually

how to wear aztec printed shorts casually

For my casual look I just paired the mark. Aztec Empire shorts with a white tee (Tilly’s).    With a functional look of a tee and shorts I needed to keep my accessories just as functional, like with my new summer favorite fedora (Charming Charlie’s and last seen here), a rubber watch and my Avon Signature Wrap Bracelet.  They add just a little something so this look could go from concerts in the park to the local fair to poolside without a doubt.

Avon Signature Wrap Bracelet

Avon Signature Wrap Bracelet and mark. Nailed It Shade Pink Spark

Even if you’re sitting poolside enjoying an iced tea there’s a chance that your day might end up doing something completely different.  That’s why you need an easily packable tote and walkable shoes for whatever the day might bring.  These mark. Pretty Strappy Demi Wedges (last seen here) are the perfect shoe for just that occasion.  Follow it up with the Avon Classic Carry All Tote bag (show in mint also available in coral, last seen here) and you’ll be good to go!

Relaxed Look For A Relaxed Day

Relaxed Look For A Relaxed Day

Aztec print shorts are just as easy to dress down for all your summer activities as they are to dress up.  Just another reason why these mark. Aztec Empire shorts are the perfect addition to you summer wardrobe.  You’ve already seen Look 1, Look 2 and now Look 3 so peep back for Look 4 tomorrow!  In the mean time you can shop the mark. Aztec Empire Shorts ($30), Avon Signature Wrap Bracelet ($12.99, orig 16.99!), mark. Pretty Strappy Demi Wedges ($38 – orig $42!) and the Avon Classic Carry All Totebag ($24) at by eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and last day to use promo code TIER20 for an extra discount!

Hello Summer: Coral and Turquoise

Happy First Official Day Of Summer!

Happy First Official Day Of Summer!

Happy 1st official day of summer!  The longest day of the year, my absolute favorite!  I love the long warm days of summer, especially those warm summer sunsets in stunning colors.  As the light blue sky transitions to deep darkness those oranges, reds, pinks and corals just warm right through which is no surprise why coral and turquoise are one of my favorite summer color pairings.  Work it into the wardrobe with a coral shirtdress with turquoise accents!

Coral and Turquoise For Summer

Coral and Turquoise For Summer

The mark. Coral Kiss Dress ($38) is the perfect coral dress, a summer must-have in my book.  The cut is comfy and flattering and works for more conservative environments but has youthful details like a triangle cutout back, gold button details and tone on tone trim.

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mark. Coral Kiss Dress

mark. Coral Kiss Dress

With such a fun color, it’s really easy to play up the fun factor with turquoise accents, most notably in the mark. Get In The Groove Handbag ($48).  And what’s more fun then turquoise chevron print bag for summer!?  I was desperately wanting to switch to a new summer bag and when I saw mark. come out with this one I knew it was the PERFECT choice.  Fun and light with its bucket bag structure and canvas body and hello chevron… and turquoise chevron at that!!!

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mark. Get In The Groove Handbag

mark. Get In The Groove Handbag and Mulit Tribe Wedges

Turquoise and chevron don’t stop at the bag… take it all the way down to the toes with the mark. Multi Tribe Wedge ($40).  So basically mark. just HAD me… coral dress, turquoise chevron bag, chevron nude wedges… what is more Alicia for summer!?!  I mean ULTIMATE summer must-haves!  You know they’re good when I’m really a size 5 shoe and making the size 6’s work!

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mark. Coral Kiss Dress complete with coral fedora!

mark. Coral Kiss Dress complete with coral fedora!

The only thing that could make this look any more Alicia was adding a fedora… so I did.  I instantly fell in love with the neon coral band on this hat from Charming Charlie.  Finish it off the look with the mark. Hang With Me Earrings and an arm party with the mark. Glimmer and Gleam Bracelets ($28), Mighty Pretty m.Powerment bracelet ($25) and Avon Signature Boyfriend Watch and my favorite turquoise ring from the Nail This Look Set ($28) tied together with a turquoise belt.

Summer Arm Party

Summer Arm Party

Chevron on Chevron

Chevron on Chevron

Besides this look being absolute Alicia-tastic its also super on trend for summer.  Coral and turquoise pair perfectly together for hot summer days and nights.  A little girly a lot of hot and will make your summer tan look stunning!  If you’re looking for a little something to update your wardrobe start with the Multi-Tribe Wedges ($40), take it to the next level with the Coral Kiss Dress ($38) and Get In The Groove Handbag ($48).  Three easy items to hit the summer in style.

mark. Hang With Me Earrings

mark. Hang With Me Earrings

Coral dress, turquoise belt and bag, fedora and easy summer jewelry

Coral dress, turquoise belt and bag, fedora and easy summer jewelry

You can shop the look at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and for a limited time get 20% off an order of $50 with promo code LTO20 just in time for the official start of summer!