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Holiday Hangover

Holiday Hangover

Holiday Hangover

I’m a keep my holiday going till after the New Years kind of person so now that I’m on Christmas vacation I’m kinda in a holiday hangover. Don’t really know what day it is, what I have done, what I need to do before year end, but I do know there are a lot of blog posts I never got around to in Dec. so here’s a little re-cap of the things I meant to post…

 

PJ Party for 2

Tammy and I in our Avon PJs

Tammy and I in our Avon PJs

Christmas Eve is spent at my sister’s.  We go to Christmas Eve service then head over for her formal dinner which usually always includes lots of pictures, fun and cheesecake.  This year Avon had some really fun and festive holiday jammies so we got in the spirit early.

Holiday Plaid is my jam!

Holiday Plaid is my jam!

Pink and flamingos are Tammy's jam!

Pink and flamingos are Tammy’s jam!

PJ Party for 2!

PJ Party for 2!

 

Perfect Red Dress

Little Red Dress

Little Red Dress

This perfect red dress is what I wore for Christmas Eve.  Since it is now winter changed it up and paired it with tights and some lace up patent leather pumps (mark., old) and a pretty rhinestone bow belt (WHBM).  I felt very Mrs. Clause in it which was very appropriate.  I meant to have it hemmed, but never got around to it.  Maybe for Valentine’s day make it more fun and flirty.

Satin Bow Sleeve Detail

Satin Bow Sleeve Detail

When in doubt, wear red.

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

 

First Day Of Winter

Icy Hues on Winter Solstice

Icy Hues on Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice had me feeling the icy vibes with silver gray and light blues.  This fun sequin reindeer sweater (Avon) was a simpler way to be festive.  I really liked it paired with my boot skirt (WHBM) and OTK mushroom gray boots (Shoedazzle).

Avon Sequin Reindeer Sweater

Avon Sequin Reindeer Sweater

First Day of Winter

First Day of Winter

Festive green baubles for the win

Festive green baubles for the win

I may not of got around to doing full posts on these but they did hit the IG stories so if you aren’t already then follow me over at www.instagram.com/wordofalicia PLUS I am doing a little giveaway so even more reason!  Some of these items are still available but there’s a bunch of new arrivals over at the eBoutique, http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Giveaways on IG, SCORE!

Giveaways on IG, SCORE!

What To Wear: Gift Exchange & Gift Giving Idea!

What To Wear To A Gift Exchange

What To Wear To A Gift Exchange

Secret Santa’s, white elephants or just a girlfriend gift exchange are always super fun during the holiday season.  It’s a chance to do something fun, be festive and wear something fun and festive!  Linda and I have 2 ideas for you on what to wear to your gift exchange!

ALICIA’S LOOK:  

Avon Perfectly Polished Lace Dress

Avon Perfectly Polished Lace Dress

You can never go wrong with red during the holidays to immediately look festive.  Avon’s Perfectly Polished Lace Dress is the perfect piece for just that!  The dress is a misses’s cut (vs juniors like mark — mark. med = avon small) so it immediately is more forgiving for Christmas cookies.  It also features a more appropriate short sleeve and moveable/danceable jersey like fabric, and those lace panels are oh so slimming!

Lace paneling for a slimming effect

Lace paneling for a slimming effect

Red Lip and Statement Necklace from mark.!

Red Lip and Statement Necklace from mark.!

I paired this Avon lace dress with a red lip and a statement necklace.  You might remember this mark. necklace being my go-to holiday necklace last year but it works once again!  I love a great statement necklace for a festive look and I’d say 99% of mine are from mark.  My red lip is mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up.

Holiday red for a gift exchange look!

Holiday red for a gift exchange look!

GIFT EXCHANGE GIFT IDEA:  Avon Senses bath and body set in Cranberry and Cinnamon all decked out in a cute basket and today only get it for FREE at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

 

LINDA’S LOOK:

Avon Keyhole Flounce Party Dress

Avon Keyhole Flounce Party Dress

A classic LBD never disappoints and Linda’s look with the Avon Keyhole Flounce Party Dress is perfect for a holiday gift exchange get together.  The cut and fabric makes it extremely comfortable to wear and the longer sleeves make it seasonally appropriate.  It’s always hard to find a killer dress with sleeves, but Avon comes through!  The keyhole detail and flounce fit give this LBD a little festive character for the holidays.

Avon Cushion Walk Clarissa Fashion Pump

Avon Cushion Walk Clarissa Fashion Pump

Linda paired her LBD with a classic pump with a touch of fun gold with the Avon Cushion Walk Clarissa Fashion Pump.  But let’s be real, it’s December and it’s cold so why not add an extra layer like Linda did with the Avon Fancy Fringe Sweater which you could wear either open or closed to show off more of the fringe detailing.

Avon Fancy Fringe Sweater

Avon Fancy Fringe Sweater

GIFT EXCHANGE GIFT IDEA:  An ornament is always a good gift exchange gift, especially when it features an adorable woodland creature and lights up!  Avon Living Woodland Owl Light-Up Ornament ($14.99).

You can shop both our looks at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and thank you to fellow Avon Lady Linda Montavon for creating an adorable look for the holidays that she looks absolutely stunning in!

Dark Blooms for Decmber

mark. Dark Blooms Dress Dressed Up For Holiday

mark. Dark Blooms Dress Dressed Up For Holiday

“And so, I’m offering this simple phrase. To kids from one to ninety-two.  Although it’s been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!”  Counting down the days by wearing red and/or green dressed up perfectly for the holidays!  If you remember in fall how we said to get this mark. Dark Blooms dress, well it get’s dressed up for the holidays really well!

Dress it up with a satin blazer, mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer

Dress it up with a satin blazer, mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer

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This mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer has been my holiday go to!  It’s dressy, comfortable, flattering and keeps you warm!  And it’s now on sale for only $32.99!  Pick this one up!  (Shop now:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Reverse Print

Reverse Print

 

Dark Blooms for December

Dark Blooms for December

Pop With Holiday Red

Pop With Holiday Red

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Booties and A Red Bag

Booties and A Red Bag

I’m all about the booties this year!  Love a good bootie with a dress!  Dressing for December requires pieces that have that little bit more warmth which is why tights, booties and a jacket are necessary!  (booties – Target, belt – The Limited, bag – mark., bracelets – Kate Spade and Express, earrings -mark.)

Dressing for December

Dressing for December

Shop the mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer now AND get FREE 2-day shipping with promo code 2DAYSHIP now extend through the 23rd!

Blue Christmas – mark. Flow With It Blouse

Blue Christmas Look

Blue Christmas Look

Ding, ding! Round two! In case you missed round 1, my top pick for a must-have blouse this holiday season is the mark. Flow With It Blouse. I told you I love this blouse (as seen here). So much, that it’s getting a double feature!  Here’s another way to style the blouse for holiday!

mark. Flow With It Blouse

mark. Flow With It Blouse

Last time I paired it with a skirt but it looks equally chic with a slim fit pant or legging.  I’m wearing it with the mark. Chic It Out Pants (last seen here), but you could get the same look with some black denim or leggings.

mark. Ice Cold Collar Necklace and Icy Gaze Bracelet

mark. Ice Cold Collar Necklace and Icy Gaze Bracelet

Blue is just as big for holiday as red and green!  My Hanukkah gals already know this…(ps.  Happy First Day Of Hanukkah) A blue statement necklace, blingy bracelet and bold wristlet add the perfect pop of blue to this basic black and white.   As I stated before, this blouse is the PERFECT base for a statement necklace and the mark. Ice Cold Collar Necklace ($40) pops perfectly!  Pair it with the mark. Icy Gaze Bracelet ($34) and mark. Have All The Cards Wristlet ($24) for more perfection.  My multi-colored jeweled pumps tie it all together (Enzo Angiloini).

mark. Have All The Cards Wristlet

mark. Have All The Cards Wristlet

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Are you planning to add a little blue to your holiday looks?  For my friends already sporting their blue for Hanukka, here’s a few more pieces perfect to add!  You can shop the mark. Flow With It Blouse, Ice Cold Collar Necklace, Icy Gaze Bracelet, and Have All The Cards wristlet at my boutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

BONUS:  Get it in time for Christmas!  Just in time, upgrade your order to 2 day shipping FOR FREE and get 25% off a $75 order!  Win, win!  Use promo code 2DAYSHIP at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

Wear And Share Wednesday - mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

Wear And Share Wednesday – mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

Holiday season is officially in full swing!  From shopping and prepping to get togethers and parting its time to bust out everything sparkly and festive and enjoy the next 4 weeks of the greatest time of the year!!!  Which is why we’ve been saving this ultimate duo for wear and sharing… the mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic bracelet.  Two holiday must-haves styled 2 ways by Jackie from Living After Midnight and myself!

Winter White With The Lady Luxe and Antiqued Chic

Winter White With The Lady Luxe and Antiqued Chic

Putting together a holiday look the formal/party event is easy, party dress, heels, sparkly jewelry, done.  But it’s those in-between events that get us, and honestly, what we really are invited to.  The during work hours office party, the neighborhood get together, the kid’s (or niece/nephew) christmas play, etc… these are the events we get dressed for in reality.  This is when you can step up your accessories and go a little out of the box, like head to toe winter white.  It’s probably not too surprising I love winter white looks (or fall white looks as worn here).  An all white look stands on its own BUT adding some killer accessories ups the ante and takes it into holiday territory.

mark. Lady Luxe Necklace Ups The Ante

mark. Lady Luxe Necklace Ups The Ante

mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

The mark. Lady Luxe Necklace ($50 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) is certainly a statement piece!  Its large and in charge but done right, not obnoxious at all.  I kept the look lady like with the soft and golden tones by stacking an arm party with the mark. Antique Chic Bracelet ($28 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) and the older mark. Style and Stones bracelet.  This picture is the most accurate in color and detail in real life.  Apparently my all white look kinda bugged out the camera haha!

mark. Taupe The Line Bag

mark. Taupe The Line Bag

For a day event grab the mark. Taupe The Line Bag ($75 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)  It’s big enough to hold everything you need going from place to place and the soft neutral taupe tone really works against white.  If its a night event switch to a gold clutch… which you could even have stashed away in here during the day 🙂  Plus it matches my nude suede pointed toe pumps with gold caps!  (Shoedazzle)

Soft and Golden Arm Party With mark.

Soft and Golden Arm Party With mark.

Functional Yet Festive Holiday Look

Functional Yet Festive Holiday Look

This look is functional yet festive plus it will keep you warm in those chilly December temps!  Which, let’s be honest, usually we freeze in a party dress…  After the statement makers in the necklace and bracelet your beauty can be kept simple.  I just did a simple eye in gold with i-mark metallics in Goldilux ($7) swept across the entire lid followed with a cream liner on my top lash line and worked slightly into the crease for a little definition, I used the black shade of mark. Keep It Going Longwear Liner and Shadow ($11) in Entourage and finished with Lash Act in Blackest Black ($12).  For my face I contoured with mark. Light Show Illuminating Powder ($16) using the mark. Angled Kabuki Brush ($12) with mark. Touch and Glow ($16)  used as blush on the apples of my cheeks.  (sidenote:  Light Show is one of my all time favorite mark. beauty products and its slight shimmer gives the perfect glow for the holidays!).  To finish off the entire look and to make it more holiday I ended with a red lip with mark. Lip Click in ChaCha ($11).  You can shop all the beauty items at my eBoutique.

Stay Off My White Pants!

Stay Off My White Pants!

Full Look With mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

Full Look With mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

You know the real caption to that was keep your dirty paws off my white pants!  White pants can be tricky but I find the key is get quality ones like these from White House Black Market.  And bringing along a scarf to sit on in case of not so white pant friendly seating!  However this look is definitely one of my favorites and the look is really MADE with the mark. Lady Luxe necklace and Antiqued Chic Bracelet.  If you haven’t noticed here and here I’ve been wearing this bracelet non stop!  Funny how 2 pieces can take a monochromatic look from cute to being a holiday killer!  Be sure to see the full details of Jackie’s look over at Living After Midnight!

And since I guess its not all about us… these would make excellent gifts either together or separate or even paired with a great winter white fashion item!  Shop the Lady Luxe Necklace, Antique Chic Bracelet and other holiday items to give and get at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger or direct message me to order, mention you saw this post and get $5 off 🙂