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The Ultimate Summer Travel Bag: Saffiano Two-Piece Tote

The Ultimate Summer Travel Bag:  Saffiano Two-Piece Tote

The Ultimate Summer Travel Bag: Saffiano Two-Piece Tote

You know when you come across something that is a total game changer you just want to shout it out to the world, well that’s how I feel about this Avon Saffiano Two-Piece Tote.  Let me just point out why this is the ultimate summer travel bag:

  1.  It’s a roomy tote to fit all your crap, be it going to from work, the beach, as a carry on for traveling or road trips.  It fits all the things.
    Avon Saffiano Two-Piece Tote

    Avon Saffiano Two-Piece Tote

     

  2. It’s white and navy, so it goes with pretty much anything. 
    Navy and White a Summer Favorite

    Navy and White a Summer Favorite

     

  3. It has an outside pouch that is easy for all those need to get at fast items.
    Outside Pouch Is Roomy For Your Must Haves

    Outside Pouch Is Roomy For Your Must Haves

     

  4. The pouch is detachable so you can use it as a clutch, so again multi-tasking for traveling.
    Detachable Outside Pouch

    Detachable Outside Pouch

     

  5. The detachable pouch also has a detachable cross body strap so you can be hands free, say for sight seeing while traveling.
    Two Bags In One!  Make it a cross body!

    Two Bags In One! Make it a cross body!

     

  6. It has an outside slip pocket perfect for keys and phone, you know the things that ALWAYS disappear at the bottom of your bag. 
    Outside Slip Pocket

    Outside Slip Pocket

     

  7. The inside features two slip pockets, a zipper pocket and a magnetic button closure so your tote bag is actually functional.
    Inside View

    Inside View

     

  8. Straps are long enough to fit comfortably over the shoulder and hold some weight making carrying it an easy task. 
    Comfortable Straps For Easy Carrying

    Comfortable Straps For Easy Carrying

     

  9. The textured saffiano gives it a luxe look and feel. 
    Bottom View Of The Saffiano Finish

    Bottom View Of The Saffiano Finish

     

  10. It’s freakin adorable. 

    Avon Staffiano Two-Piece Tote

    Avon Staffiano Two-Piece Tote

You can shop the Avon Saffiano Two Piece Tote for $29.99 at my eBoutique.  Believe me you will end up using it for all your summer activities, ball games, beach, work, picnics, etc!

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. Case Of Glam Clutch

One Clutch Inspiring 2 Looks

One Clutch Inspiring 2 Looks

Let’s get this party started!!!  August is not only my birthday month but mark. is turning 10!  10 years of on trend beauty and fashion is nothing to blink at and just in true Alicia style we’re celebrating ALL MONTH!  To kick things off mark. released this anniversary collection featuring plenty of party ready pieces!  One of our top picks from the collection is the Case Of Glam Clutch ($28)!  Jackie from Living After Midnight and I both styled our outfits around this knuckle-duster minaudière!

mark. Case Of Glam Clutch

mark. Case Of Glam Clutch

You can see this style of clutch on celebs galore and designed by many high end designers… can we say Alexander McQueen!?!   But this gem gives you the same look for only $28!  It has the option of being worn with the chain shoulder strap or held comfortably with the knuckle rings.  The case itself is a good size, plenty of room for all your essentials and the faux black leather is much more luxe than expecting!  You can see I have my huge Galaxy S3 in here just to show proportion.

Inside Case Of Glam Clutch

Inside Case Of Glam Clutch

With such a cute little party clutch I needed a cute little party outfit for birthday month!  I’m wearing the mark. Hot Mix Blouse ($30)over a simple black tank dress from Express.  Not that I need much more to accessorize with this clutch, but its birthday month so load up those sparkles!!!  mark. Dropping By Necklace ($22), mark. Rock The Place Ring ($20), mark. Cuff Bracelet (contact for details) watch by Burberry, nails by Julep (see the details here!) and some serious heels, the mark. Statuesque Style Heels $40)

Heels and Sequins with mark. Anniversary Collection!

Heels and Sequins with mark. Anniversary Collection!

The Case of The Glam clutch is definitely one cool girl piece.  I mean, just look at Jackie from Living After Midnight in her cool girl black and color of the season leather jacket!  You can make this clutch work for more than just your party outfits.  Keep with the rock and roll style by making sure your nails are killer, like in bold and bright shades like Jackie and I did!  You can pick up the Case of The Glam clutch for only $28 at my eBoutique (and the other mark. anniversary collection pieces!)

Bright and Bold with Case Of Glam Clutch

Bright and Bold with Case Of Glam Clutch

Week O’Nautical – 4th of July Edition

The summer is flying by, just like it does every year…  The 4th of July is days away and it feels like Memorial Day was just yesterday!  I’m not complaining because the 4th is my favorite summer holiday, it’s usually mega hot (unlike Memorial Day), there’s still plenty o’summer left (unlike Labor Day) and there’s fireworks (unlike any other holiday)!!!!!  Even though this year it falls on a Wednesday I’m still doing a week of nautical inspired looks!  Really a week plus, since last week I spent some time on holiday with fam bam on a houseboat, full of nautical looks carried all the way through this week…  which I’ll share later, but let’s start this 4th of July week with Monday off right!

Nautical and Neutrals

Nautical and Neutrals

Shinning Neutral Accents

Shinning Neutral Accents

Today’s nautical look consists of a white and navy striped dress from H&M from a few years back.  I’ve debated donating this dress multiple times, then this time of year rolls around and I’m SO glad I kept on to it.  Striped dresses are a dime a dozen so find one that works for you, because I consider it a wardrobe must have!  I accented with neutral accessories to keep the look clean.

My nautical rope necklace is a clearance find at Target (which I also got in blue, oopsies!) but how perfect is it for nautical looks!  Quick story… I saw this necklace on some chic at the bar way back in early early spring and thought it was SO crazy cute how she had it styled with a 3/4 sleeve white crewneck t-shirt, sailor shorts and bright patterned sky high wedges.  Then when I randomly saw it at Target the other day I was like, THERE’S THAT ROPE NECKLACE!!!!  And for how many times I’ve been to Target over the past months and NEVER saw it, it was week o’nautical destiny!

The rest of my accessories are from mark. of course!  Can’t do nautical without a shiny gold menswear watch with the Borrowed From The Boys Watch ($40).  The bracelets are a set of 4 mixed metal stretch bracelets, In The Mix Bracelets ($22) coming out July 13th.  Also debuting July 13th is my tiger eye ring, Ring Me Up Stretch Ring ($16).  I stacked in an extra bracelet from Express just for fun, the Mesh and Rhinestone Bracelet ($26.90).  The Catch Of The Day Clutch ($32) is a summer outfit go to and lastly my woven belt is also from mark. that’s been in and out of sale so check out my eBoutique for the latest http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

There’s just something about wearing a cool cotton sun dress that makes a summer day feel oh so perfect.  Especially when you can make it nautical!

Instant Vacation Looks – The Hampton’s Collection

Gear up for Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial summer kickoff! with some looks that will have you covered day to night, laying on the beach or taking an instant vacation in your cubicle!

For Night

Easy neutrals with a pop of color take you from sitting out on the deck during happy hour to full on night out! Pair it with Tall Order Sandals to create some killer stems and bronze those stems with Glow It All Gradual Self Tanner. Nothing compliments a LWD more than a tan!

What I’m Wearing:

Shop All These:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

For Day

For Day:

Easily transition your outfit by converting the Catch Of The Day Clutch to a shoulder bag with the convertible strap and throw on the Blaze The Way Blazer for a polished summer work look. Neutrals keep you looking professional while the IT COLOR of the moment in our Rock Of Ages Necklace keeps you fun and on trend.

What I added to transition my look for day. Everyone NEEDS this neutral blazer, perfect for covering up from that blasting AC! Its a wardrobe staple that will transition MANY outfits without looking too stuffy.

Shop these transitional pieces: http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

For Play

For Play:

The Catch Of The Day Clutch can also be worn cross body so you have the use of your hands for shopping, clapping or whatever your play date involves! Throw on our comfy flats, Sunny Outlook Sandals to take you everywhere you need to go!

Sunny Outlook Sandals $32

Get The Look

Get The Look: Hampton’s Color Collection.  You can recreate my makeup look with some of our NEW color collection and some old favorites!!!

First I bronzed up my skin with our gradual tanners for both face and body, It’s A Glow (12) Glow It All ($14).

For Face I used Conceal For Real Hookup ($6) to cover even out and cover up flaws. Followed by Bronze Pro ($12) lightly all over with emphasis on my cheeks for contouring.

For Eyes I used the the new Keep It Going shade Naturalist $11 (Brown and Teal). I lined half my eye with the teal shade using the Flat Eyeliner Brush ($7). Followed by lining the outer half with the brown shade with wining it out and blended into the crease. I topped it off with liquid black liner, Get In Line Waterproof Liquid Liner in Painted Black ($6.50) and finishing it off with Lash All You Want in Black ($11). This gave a pop of color on the eye coordinating with the pop’s of color in my outfit, but mild enough for day wear.

For Lips I used Gloss On Lip Gloss in Sunset Beach ($10).

Fragrance I used the new Instant Vacation Fragrance Hamptons in both the shimmering body lotion ($10) and fragrance ($20) for extra staying power and just a little gleam with the shimmer lotion. This is not your typical glitter lotion, just a very pretty adult shimmer.

shop it: http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com/

This collection has to be one of my ALL time favorites from mark.  Each piece is versatile and fits so nicely into your summer wardrobe.  It has me wanting summer vacation NOW!  But until then I’ll just have to wear the pieces and take an Instant Vacation.  All items are now available at my eBoutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

Rebecca Minkoff and mark.’s Love Child, The Delight Bag

Rebecca Minkoff Delight Bag

Rebecca Minkoff Delight Bag

What’s better than being part of Rebecca’s Spring 2012 fashion show? A limited-edition bag that only we have!  Ok, so maybe its not as good as being part of the fashion show, but at least will last longer than a few hrs.  That’s right, Rebecca Minkoff and mark. collaborated and this Delight bag is their love child.  And how in love are you with the price, only $60… for a Rebecca Minkoff bag… love love love!

REBECCA MINKOFF’S SPRING 2012 SHOW!

Her handbags have reached cult status. Her runway show is now one of the most coveted invites of the season. Fashionistas are big fans. Celebrities claim her as a favorite designer. Luxury retailers love her. If anyone has made her mark, it’s Rebecca Minkoff. “‘I started sewing at 8 years old and was immediately hooked,” she says. “I’ve been designing ever since.”

Her first major handbag hit, the Morning After Bag, is still one of her most popular styles and it led to equally successful ready-to-wear and shoe lines.

What’s next for the unstoppable designer? A collaboration with mark., of course!

Exclusive Access!

Celebrity makeup artist and mark. beauty expert Mai Quynh worked her magic for Rebecca’s show. Get all the details on the look exclusively in Mag 3!  (look for upcoming posts on the Rebecca Minkoff mark. collaboration, including how to get the look done on the runway!)

The collection—”Desert Love”—was inspired by Rebecca’s recent trip to the Arizona desert as well as the brightly colored work of Mexican architect Luis Barragán.

Rebecca Minkoff and mark. collaboration

Rebecca Minkoff and mark. Spring Fashion Week 2012

Notice how chic a black studded bag looks against a white frock and bold lips!  Lady like with an edge.  The Delight Bag will achieve that same look.  The Delight bag will not be available to the public until February 24th, however I’m taking pre-sales!  So not only will you guarantee your own Rebecca Minkoff Delight Bag, but you’ll get it a whole month early!  That’s right, all pre-sales will start shipping January 28th!  So I’m calling all Minkettes to get your Rebecca Minkoff fix with this RE-mark-ABLE bag for only $60!  To pre-order yours email aliciah.mentorassistant AT gmail DOT com or like my mark. facebook page { https://www.facebook.com/mark.alicia } and send a direct message of your interest.  I’ll respond back with full details to pre-order.  (pre-order price is $60.00 usd plus tax, shipping will be free within the continental United States)

How delighted are you with the Rebecca Minkoff Delight Bag?  Stay tuned for more images, details and features from the Delight Bag and the Rebecca Minkoff and mark. collaboration.

Rebecca Minkoff Delight Bag details:

mark. exclusive
 REBECCA MINKOFF DELIGHT BAG
• It’s not just studded and perfectly sized, it’s also super special because the cult-fave designer created it just for us!
• Features a buckled strap so it can be adjusted to hit at the hips
• Strap also can be tucked into bag so it can be used as a clutch!
• Features designer-signature key clip and business card pocket with Rebecca Minkoff ♥ mark. label embossed in faux leather
• Fully lined with faux leather trim
• 3 interior pockets: 1 zippered at back, 2 slip pockets at front, all trimmed in faux leather
• Faux leather body, silvertone hardware, faux leather and silvertone chain strap
• 11 3/8″ L x 8″ H x 1 7/8″ W (22″ L handle drop)