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Spring Forward With Florals

Spring Forward With Florals

Spring Forward With Florals

Daylight Savings Time was this Sunday so why not spring forward with some florals! I’ve been obsessing over florals lately, from fresh cut ones gracing my vases to dark floral prints on my blouses!

Floral Cut-Out Blouse For Spring

Floral Cut-Out Blouse For Spring

Perfect Length For Leggings

Perfect Length For Leggings

On those cooler spring days you still need to dress for the weather but so over bulky dark sweaters this kind of outfit really works.  I’m loving this floral cut-out blouse from White House Black Market.  Besides drooling over it for weeks, it is on trend and spring friendly enough to lighten up my look!  I paired it with black leggings and burgundy boots from Shoedazzle.  My mint Kate Spades makes it even more spring forward!

Spring Arm Party:  mark. Stacked In Your Favor Bracelet Set

Spring Arm Party: mark. Stacked In Your Favor Bracelet Set

I’ve been just loving anything floral this year, and I’m not alone.  It’s a been a huge trend this spring with a unique take, like having the actual floral print be larger and against a dark background.  It also works great layered under a light jacket!  Why not spring forward and ditch those dark heavy winter layers while still being seasonally appropriate!

Light Layer With A White Spring Jacket from WHBM

Light Layer With A White Spring Jacket from WHBM

Hello Spring!

Mani Monday: Whimsical Dark Florals

Mani Monday: Whimsical Dark Florals

Mani Monday: Whimsical Dark Florals

It’s just another mani Monday… I wish it were Sunday, because that’s my funday…  and a Sunday Funday it was celebrating my nephew’s 18th birthday!

Jamberry

Jamberry Happily Humming

For today’s whimsical dark floral nails I used Jamberry Sister Style Happily Humming, a limited edition wrap. These dark florals with adorable hummingbirds really fit my aesthetic lately.

Spring Nails and Hunter Rain Boots

Spring Nails and Hunter Rain Boots

Just another perfect little spring mani.  You can shop the new Jamberry catalog here!

Mani Monday: Jamberry Sweet Nothing

mark. Let Your Finger Do The Talking With Jamberry Sweet Nothing Nail Wrap Mixed Mani

mark. Let Your Finger Do The Talking With Jamberry Sweet Nothing Nail Wrap Mixed Mani

Happy Columbus Day!  Need something to do on your random day off?  Do your nails!  I love random Monday’s off for a little self improvement, preferably while watching daytime TV!  Even if you don’t have today off (like me :/) then just chalk it up to being a typical mani Monday and DVR Kelly and Michael and The Price Is Right to watch while doing your nails.

Mani Monday With Jamberry Sweet Nothing

Mani Monday With Jamberry Sweet Nothing

Today’s mani Monday is a new one for me… Jamberry.  As popular as these nail wraps have been and as much of a nail girl as I am, I have yet to try Jamberry.  My bestie Krista is hosting a party so her killer Jamberry Rep Jen sent a sample to us interested ladies for a 7 day challenge to see how Jamberry wraps hold up.  I have to say, I’m impressed.

Jamberry Sweet Nothing, OPI Mourning Glory and Essie A Cut Above

Jamberry Sweet Nothing, OPI Mourning Glory and Essie A Cut Above

I selected Jamberry Sweet Nothing as my design.  Because the sample was a little big for my nail size I put them on the best fitting option my pointer.  The floral design with a black background is a great fall floral design.  I had a fun weekend planned so I wanted a fun mani to go with it, so I decided to accompany the floral design with just a basic shiny black polish (OPI Mourning Glory) and some mauve pink glitter on my middle (Essie A Cut Above).  I loved the look with just the basic black but the glitter stepped it up and made this a fall mani I’m loving!

Dark Floral Mani For Fall

Dark Floral Mani For Fall

Word Of Alicia Review:  Immediately I could tell that these were higher quality than nail wraps I’ve used in the past.  I thought they were easy to apply but the key is heating them up first.  I watched the tutorial on how to apply them and used my little desk side heater as my heat source.  Besides some edge peeling and some mega filing (and more filing throughout the week) these puppies stayed put way better than any I’ve tried.  I would definitely get them again… in fact I’m definitely getting these foxes for Thanksgiving!

mark. Let Your Finger Do The Talking Ring

mark. Let Your Finger Do The Talking Ring

I also am digging all the unique designs and how each design has it’s own hashtag so you can search how it looks in real life (IRL).  That makes an online shopper super happy!  You

 see here that the design I used looks just as great on everyone else too, I LOVE it paired with stripes!

Avon Above The Fringe Necklace Set (earrings not shown but super cute!)

Avon Above The Fringe Necklace Set (earrings not shown but super cute!)

If you’re interested in trying out some Jamberry shop Krista’s Creative Jamberry Party here!  Be sure to select Krista’s party and take advantage of the buy 3 get one free promotion going on now!  You can shop my ring and necklace set at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Pretty Little Things For Fall

Pretty Little Things For Fall

 

Editors Note:  for whatever reason this post didn’t post on Monday so day late and a dollar short… deal with it.

5 Ways To Wear An Infinity Scarf from Day To Night

1 Infinity Scarf Worn 5 Ways

1 Infinity Scarf Worn 5 Ways

Happy first day of fall!  Even though I’m forever a summer child, I’m officially now ok with busting out a scarf (over a tank), lighting a pumpkin candle (like the current favorite Pumpkin Pecan Waffles from B&BW) and stepping into some booties (preferably peep-toed).  Fall adds a layer of cozy to your life as the days get shorter and cooler.  The best way to combat that is with a scarf.  I’m currently LOVING the mark. All Around Style Scarf ($18 on sale for only $10 with a qualifying purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  It’s the perfect balance of fun and fall, and super versatile for changing weather and functions.  Here are 5 different ways to style your infinity scarf using the mark. All Around Style Scarf.

1.  SHRUG

Infinity Scarf As A Shrug

Infinity Scarf As A Shrug

As you start your day it can be pretty chilly in the mornings so start it off by wearing your infinity scarf as a shrug.  Just open it up so its the full circle the slip it around your shoulders.  Done.

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Wear your scarf as a shrug

Wear your scarf as a shrug

2.  One Shoulder

Infinity Scarf Over One Shoulder

Infinity Scarf Over One Shoulder

As the morning starts to warm up switch it from a shrug to a one shoulder cover up.  Wrap it around your neck twice then pull to one side, fluff and tuck as need be.

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The One Shoulder Look

The One Shoulder Look

3.  The OG

Infinity Scarf The OG Way

Infinity Scarf The OG Way

The OG way (original gangsta for the urban impaired) is my favorite way.  Simple, to the point, keeps the chill off and shows off the full pattern of the scarf.  It’s perfect for the mid day.

Classic Infinity Scarf

Classic Infinity Scarf

4.  Halter Top

Infinity Scarf As A Halter

Infinity Scarf As A Halter

The day has warmed up and its time to head out to happy hour which means time to step up the outfit!  Take the scarf fully open and let it hang from your neck.  Next twist it once so they sides cross over each other.  Take the open loop and flip it around your head and shoulders and put your arms through the loops created.  Adjust it to your liking.  I personally opened it up more around the chest and tucked the “straps” to keep them slim.

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Wear your scarf as a top for happy hour!

Wear your scarf as a top for happy hour!

5.  Kimono-Like

Infinity Scarf As a Kimono-like Look

Infinity Scarf As a Kimono-like Look

As the night cool creeps in and you start to get a little chilly transition your infinity scarf to almost a reverse shrug for a kimono-like look.  All you do is open it to its full size wide in one giant loop and wrap around your shoulders.  It’s like wrapping yourself in your own scarf blanket!

From The Back

From The Back

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5 Looks from 1 Infinity Scarf

5 Looks from 1 Infinity Scarf

Now that it’s officially fall it’s time to bust your  your scarfs and twist them into something new!  The mark. All Around Style Scarf is my pick for fall.  You can get it now for only $10 with a $30 purchase of any other mark. fall arrivals at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  In these looks I’m also wearing:

Tank Dress – Express (0ld) / mark. Nail This Look Nail Lacquer and Bracelet Ring Set ($28, last seen here) / mark. Color Swing Mix It Up Eye Compact ($20, last seen here) / Avon Ultra Color Bold Lipstick in High-Def Plum ($8 on sale for $5.99) / mark. Go Royal Bag ($65, last seen here) / mark. Cube Effect Necklace ($16) / Wedges – Target (old)

BONUS!!!  Shop the look and get up to 25% off your order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Dark Blooms Dress

Wear and Share Wednesday:  mark. Dark Blooms Dress

Wear and Share Wednesday: mark. Dark Blooms Dress

It’s Wear and Share Wednesday!  Which means Jacki from Living After Midnite and I take the same item and style it 2 ways!  With the mark. Dark Blooms Dress ($42) you really don’t need to do much with it’s bold and big floral print, but we found a way to make it our own.  I mean really Jackie, all she needs is the dress and that Chanel purse!

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Lace Blazer Over Poppy Prints

Lace Blazer Over Poppy Prints

As a working girl I immediately style most my outfits work friendly!  Playing up the lace details I layered a lace blazer from Bebe over the dress.  I cinched the waist with a wide black belt (mark.) a few accessories and some lace pumps rounded out the look.  The shift dress is very 60’s but this mark. Dark Blooms dress is a modern take… so I styled mine with some 60’s influence from my clutch to my hair!

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Lacey Details on the mark. Dark Blooms Dress

Lacey Details on the mark. Dark Blooms Dress

The lace detailing around the neckline really makes this dress.  Its so pretty and delicate I don’t even need a necklace!  A statement earring in scarlet red is all that’s needed!  The Avon Scarlet Chandelier Earrings (coming soon to http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) were the perfect red accent to the red poppies on the dress.  Stealing a little style from Lucy Hale at the Teen Choice Awards (our mark. brand ambassador) I stacked and styled the mark. Ring For More Stackable Rings.

mark. Ring For More Stackable Rings

mark. Ring For More Stackable Rings

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Lacey Accents and Avon Scarlet Chandelier Earrings

Lacey Accents and Avon Scarlet Chandelier Earrings

My go to lace pumps (Shoedazzle) pair well with my lace cuff (gifted) all against my black satin clutch.  A little something about this clutch… it’s my mom’s from the 60’s.  As a kid I always loved it, played with it, stared at it, held it.  Then as I got older and realized it just always sat in her closet so I snatched it up.  Mom’s always had good taste!  Plus I like having the mom memento!

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Dark Florals For Fall

Dark Florals For Fall

Florals are big for fall, especially dark florals.  The black background of this dress keeps it on trend while the big red poppies make it stand out.  For only $42 this dress is a must-have for your transitioning wardrobe.  It keeps you trendy and you can wear it now and wear it later with a blazer (like my black lace one!) and tights and boots!

mark. Dark Blooms Dress Works It

mark. Dark Blooms Dress Works It

I just felt pretty all day in this dress.  If a dress makes you feel good you know it’s well worth it!  Shop the mark. Dark Blooms Dress at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  (get 20% off a $50 order with promo code AVONDREAMS).  See more details on how Jackie styled this dress over at Living After Midnite.

mark. Dark Blooms Dress Total Look

mark. Dark Blooms Dress Total Look