dazzling blue

Award Season Blues

It’s officially award season, which always kinda just sneaks in on me because… uh its also NFL Playoffs!  Which will always rank higher in my book, and, let’s be honest, getting the recaps the day after is just as good as watching the actual award shows filled with a million commercial breaks.  However, the Golden Globes from last night had me feeling blue for missing it, mainly because of all the amazing blue fashion!

Word On Golden Globes Blues

Word On Golden Globes Blues

Blue is my favorite color, which is probably why they were my fav looks from the evening.  GaGa looked so old Hollywood in her periwinkle.  Camilla Belle was a personal favorite and just loving the more teal hues on Amy Adams and Gemma Chan.  Let’s not leave out the beauty!  Camilla’s green eye, Gemma’s red lip, Lady GaGa’s hair and Lupita’s cobalt blue mascara!  I mean even those Fiji girls looked stunning in blue!

 

The Globes also had me dreaming of things all a little more glam.  I’ve been pretty comfy cozy casual lately with being a homebody over Christmas vacation and during these winter storms.  Avon has this glam jewelry collection launching Tuesday Jan 8th which I just kinda glanced over.  Now I’m kinda mega digging that blue set and maybe some glam earrings to work into my winter sweaters outfit.  How fun would these be if you do an Oscar’s viewing party!?  Plus they all launch at buy one get one 50% off… NEED.  I saw those Cluster Earrings on Heather, totally convinced me I need them.

New Glam Baubles Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off!

New Glam Baubles Buy 1 Get 1 50% Off!

Perfect for Award Season!

Perfect for Award Season!

What looks were you loving from the Golden Globes?  Does you favorite color lean you one way or another?

What To Wear: Easter

One of my fondest memories is Mom taking us to get Easter outfits, which for me usually meant a new dress, purse and hat!  Even as a wee child I loved big Easter hats!  I may not get to spend the holiday with my Mom this year but I still uphold her tradition of wearing a special outfit for Easter.  And dying eggs… and eating Easter ham… and EASTER CANDY!  I have a few good options to wear this year, and I need your help deciding!  Comment on which look you think I should wear…

Option 1:  Black, White and Bold All Over!

Wearing mark. High Contrast Skirt, mark. Classic Hit Handbag, mark. Jewelry and Express Tee

Wearing mark. High Contrast Skirt, mark. Classic Hit Handbag, mark. Jewelry and Express Tee

See more on this look!

 

Option 2:  Royally Pretty

Wearing mark. Royal Pretty Dress, Major Mix Necklace, Wow Factor Earrings, Properly Chic Satchel and Borrowed From The Boys Blazer

Wearing mark. Royal Pretty Dress, Major Mix Necklace, Wow Factor Earrings, Properly Chic Satchel and Borrowed From The Boys Blazer

See more on this look!

 

Option 3:  Minty Fresh

Wearing mark. Major Hit Dress, Wave Me On Bracelet, Bold Move Bootie and Avon Classic Carry All Tote

Wearing mark. Major Hit Dress, Wave Me On Bracelet, Bold Move Bootie and Avon Classic Carry All Tote

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Option 4:  Blush and Butterflies

Wearing mark. Butterfly Bliss Tank, Get In The Swing Skirt, Bold Move Booties and Might Pretty Bracelet

Wearing mark. Butterfly Bliss Tank, Get In The Swing Skirt, Bold Move Booties and Might Pretty Bracelet

See more on this look!

 

Which outfit would you like to see restyled for Ester Sunday?  Each have a different spring trend perfect for the ultimate spring holiday!  In the spirit of Easter I’d soften up the looks and do a fresh makeup look and mani to match!  Comment below  and shop all 4 of these looks at my boutique!

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FREE mark. Bath and Body Trio at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Get The Look: Jamie Chung’s Cover Look

Jamie Chung On The mark. Magalog Cover

Jamie Chung On The mark. Magalog Cover

Jamie Chung is the latest to join mark.’s 10 to watch, celebrating 10 years in the business by highlighting 10 key ladies in hollywood, music, sports and more!  And how cute does she look on the cover in the new spring arrivals!?!  So cute we needed to recreate it!

Recreated The Jamie Chung Cover Look With mark. New Arrivals

Recreated The Jamie Chung Cover Look With mark. New Arrivals

Jamie’s look consists of the mark. Royal Pretty Dress ($42 — and yes it has pockets!), Major Mix Necklace ($38) and a fresh spring face by makeup artist Jamie Greenberg using the new mark. beauty products (see tutorial below).  I also added the coordinating pieces from the spring new arrivals with the mark. Sparkle In A Snap Bracelet ($28) and Wow Factor Earrings Set ($22 for set of 2).

mark. Wow Factor Earrings, Major Mix Necklace and Sparkle In A Snap Bracelet

mark. Wow Factor Earrings, Major Mix Necklace and Sparkle In A Snap Bracelet

mark. Royal Pretty Dress

mark. Royal Pretty Dress

We already know I’m seriously crushing on this dazzling blue color this season (seen here here and here) so the mark. Royal Pretty Dress ($42) is a definite must have addition to the spring wardrobe.  Plus the yellow trim, fit and flare style and pockets make it not only on trend but functional!  Add on the mark. Properly Chic Satchel ($50) and you’ve got yourself one killer spring look!

Spring Look With New mark. Arrivals

Spring Look With New mark. Arrivals

To make it a little more functional I added a black blazer (also from mark. from a many seasons ago).  It helps anchor the look and keeps the spring chill off me.

Jamie Chung's Cover Look... with a black blazer added!

Jamie Chung’s Cover Look… with a black blazer added!

Jamie Chung’s cover look is definitely a flattering one for a ton of different sizes and shapes.  The dazzling blue shade looks great on all skin tones and the fit and flare shape flatters any body shape.  I’m loving this look for spring, totally going to be my Easter outfit.   Plus the look will transition into summer nicely, bonus!

Feeling Royally Pretty In This mark. Spring Look

Feeling Royally Pretty In This mark. Spring Look

Don’t forget the fresh face!  You can recreate the beauty look Jamie Greenberg created for the cover featuring mark. Color Swing Eye Pallet ($20) and Blooming Pretty Highlighting Face Powder ($16).  She demonstrated it step by step with her tutorial on her youtube channel (follow it!!! if you don’t already)

It’s easier and actually more flattering and wearable than you think!  Don’t let blue eye shadow scare you, give it a try!

Recreated Jamie Chung's Makeup Look

Recreated Jamie Chung’s Makeup Look

If you weren’t already a megafan of Jamie Chung, you better be now with her cute cover look.  Plus she has a killer lifestyle and beauty blog with an even more killer title:  www.whatthechung.com Check it!  This look is super easy to recreate and for $100 you can get it too and totally be set for spring!  Start with the Royal Pretty Dress, Major Mix Neclace and mark. Color Swing Eye Pallet totaling $100 even at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  BONUS GET 10% OFF with promo code PLL10

Mani Monday – Tips and Topcoat with Julep Monaco

I’m lazy and a procrastinator.  Which also means I’m pretty good at finding quick fixes to deal with the things I meant to do and never got around to or things I didn’t leave enough time for because I spent too much time on pinterest looking at 100 different pins on how to wear a chambray shirt (when I only wear it one way anyways…).  Such is the case for extending a mani, I have a quick fix that!  Tips and topcoat!

Example:  It’s 4pm on a Friday and I the mani I did on Monday isn’t looking weekend worthy, all scratched up, dull and definite tip wear.  I don’t have time to remove, base coat it up, 2 coats of polish and a topcoat and all to dry enough so its not a smudge fest for happy hour!  Enter in my quick fix to extend any mani, tips and topcoat!

NOT weekend worth with scratches and wear

NOT weekend worthy with scratches and wear

Definite tip wear, needs a QUICK FIX ASAP!

Definite tip wear, needs a QUICK FIX ASAP!

Just apply your color to the tips of your nails, including free edge.  Do a thin coat or touchup on any nail that’s particularly scratched/chipped/etc.  Then do a layer of topcoat (again making sure to get the free edge) and voila!  A weekend worthy mani in no time.

Julep Monaco Quick Fixed!

Julep Monaco Quick Fixed!

Obviously, I have crappy cuticles and you can see that up close, but also means you can see how this was my original mani quick fixed to a weekend ready mani!  Lazy girls rejoice!  Now come Sunday they’re going to look crappy again but Sunday Funday is made for Dexter binges and doing your nails!  So the Word of Alicia to quickly extend your mani is tips and topcoat!

Can we take a minute and comment on how AWESOME Julep Monaco is!  Its the perfect “dazzling blue” polish for spring.  Which if you didn’t know already by my posts here and here its the pantone color trend for spring!  Plus its vacation destination name just makes me happy!  Sign up to become a Julep Maven here AND get your first box for FREE using promo code FREEBOX here.

 

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Major Mix Necklace

Wear and Share Wednesday with the mark. Major Mix Necklace

Wear and Share Wednesday with the mark. Major Mix Necklace

In like a lion out like a lamb, hello March!  It may officially still be winter but we’re embracing the spring trends, like the pantone color for spring, dazzling blue, for Wear and Share Wednesday!  Jackie from Living After Midnight and I are taking the mark. Major Mix Necklace and styling it two ways!

mark. Major Mix Necklace and Sparkle In A Snap Bracelet

mark. Major Mix Necklace, Sparkle In A Snap Bracelet, Get This Look Ring and Wow Factor Earrings

Even though we still have 2 weeks before Spring officially arrives we can definitely welcome it early with a little color into our lives.  A statement necklace like the mark. Major Mix Necklace is the best way to do that!  It will go with your winter wear now, since sweaters and boots still may be necessary (like Jackie’s look) but it will also transition with your spring and summer outfits.  Investing into something like a statement necklace, you’ll get more wear out of it and its the perfect low cost way to update you wardrobe for spring!  (check out my last post)

Total Look around the mark. Major Mix Necklace

Total Look around the mark. Major Mix Necklace

Outfit Styled Around The mark. Major Mix Necklace

Outfit Styled Around The mark. Major Mix Necklace

Let’s digress… you all know I’m a sucker for Target collaborations and the Peter Pilotto for Target did not disappoint!  I picked up this skirt because I love pencil skirts and the crisp blue graphic print was right up my ally!  So I had 2 new items added to the wardrobe, this skirt and the mark. Major Mix necklace… which just happened to look AMAZING together!  From there all I had to do was add this crew neck sweater from Express, my favorite Madden Girl peeptoe booties and the other perfectly matching mark. accessories and the perfect spring outfit was created!

mark. Major Mix Necklace and its partners in crime!

mark. Major Mix Necklace and its partners in crime!

The perfectly matching, perfectly spring, perfectly STUNNING mark. accessories!  I have to say this may be my favorite bundle of goodies to date!  Expertly coordinated with the mark. Major Mix Necklace ($38) is the Sparkle In A Snap Bracelet ($28) the Wow Factor Earrings (set of 2, 1 shown, $22) and the Nail This Look Set ($28 ring shown).  All these stunners being displayed on the mark. Properly Chic Satchel ($50), the perfect-for-spring-neutral-with-a-pop-of aqua-lady-like bag!  Just look how pretty it is… sooooo pretty!!!  All available at the eBoutique.

Loving The mark. Properly Chic Satchel

Loving The mark. Properly Chic Satchel

Loving The mark. Properly Chic Satchel

Loving The mark. Properly Chic Satchel

Embrace some dazzling blue this spring and you’ll be perfectly on trend!  The Peter Pilotto for target may be sold out (or if your lucky you can score some on clearance) but the mark. accessories are new arrivals at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger AND grab them for 20% off with promo code THANKYOU20.  I’m sure you have a black sweater and black booties in your closet already you can recreate the look with!

Embrace Some Dazzling Blue This Spring

Embrace Some Dazzling Blue This Spring

Don't walk away from these stunners!

Don’t walk away from these stunners!

5 Must Haves To Update Your Wardrobe For Spring

As much as we want to go out and just buy all the new fashion for spring and have a whole new closet, that dream is not even close to reality.  However, with just a few pieces, you can breath new life into a tired closet stuck in the winter doldrums.

Must Have #1:  Chevron Skirt

mark. High Contrast Skirt

mark. High Contrast Skirt

I touched on a this in my last Wear and Share Wednesday post (see here).  Chevron is having  moment right and now and it can go with a boatload of things you already have in your closet.  Wear it casually with a t-shirt and a leather jacket or dress it up with a blouse and blazer.  Or take it super chic like Jackie did and wear a black sweater and long coat for an instantly classic look.  As the weather heats up this skirt will look equally chic with a tank and sandals.  Wear it now with a touch of neon to freshen up your look.

mark. High Contrast Skirt ($36 at my eBoutique)

Must Have #2:  Spring Scarf

Avon Playful Patterned Scarf

Avon Playful Patterned Scarf

Old man winter doesn’t want to go away quite yet so we have to silence him with still wearing a scarf.  Instead of wearing your chunky one you’ve been wearing all winter switch it out with one in a lighter fabric and design.  As the days get a little nicer you can wear just a scarf and loose the coat to ward of chilly mornings and nights.  Wear a spring scarf now with a sold top, t-shirt/sweater/blouse to instantly add some spring chic into your wardrobe.  If it gets too warm for it during the day tie it on to your bag and still show your spring style.

mark. Fawn Over Flora Scarf

mark. Fawn Over Flora Scarf

Avon Playful Pattern Scarf (9.99) and mark. Fawn Over Flora Scarf ($18) both available at the eBoutique.

Must Have #3 A Spring Handbag

mark. Classic Hit Handbag and Fawn Over Flora Scarf

mark. Classic Hit Handbag and Fawn Over Flora Scarf

Lighten up your purse!  A bag in a classic shape but in a spring color will transition with your winter items into spring.  Updating your most impactful and daily accessory is the easiest way to breath new life into your wardrobe.  I’ve already sung my praises on switching to a white handbag here and here with the mark. Classic Hit Handbag.  Another great option isn the mark. Properly Chic Satchel, with its color blocking and lady like shape you’ll instantly be on trend for spring.

mark. Properly Chic Satchel (with some dazzlers!)

mark. Properly Chic Satchel (with some dazzlers!)

mark. Classi Hit Handbag ($60) and Properly Chic Satchel ($50) both available at the eBoutique.

Must Have #4 Pantone Color Of Spring:  Dazzling Blue

mark. Royal Pretty Dress and Major Mix Necklace

mark. Royal Pretty Dress and Major Mix Necklace

For spring Pantone release its color of the season, Dazzling Blue.  Get a statement piece in this color to work it into your spring wardrobe like the mark. Major Mix Necklace and/or Royal Pretty Dress.  Blend in springs brilliant shades of blue, yellow and glistening stones in a statement necklace that you can add to your existing outfits to make a bit more springy.  Still wearing your boots and sweaters?  Just add this statement necklace and your instantly on trend for spring.  Too cold to wear a spring dress?  Pair it with a black blazer and black tights.  (and the white handbag above, Classic Hit Handbag).  Dazzling Blue pairs perfectly with black white and a pop of yellow (like in the Major Mix Necklace).

mark. Major Mix Necklace

mark. Major Mix Necklace

mark. Major Mix Necklace ($38) and Royal Pretty Dress ($42) both available at the eBoutique

Must Have #5 The Cool Girl “IT” Nail Color

mark. Nail This Look Set

mark. Nail This Look Set

A big real life trend is turquoise nails.  Lately its been all over celebs, like on Lucy Hale on set of Pretty Little Liars (check it here) and Beth Behrs on set of Kelly and Michael (check it here).  It looks really chic when wearing black and navy as well as looking really fresh against white and pastels.  A stand out color will add that extra punch needed to your tips and put you in a the perfect spring mindset.  Get the color in the mark. Nail This Look It Kit along with a punchy yellow and a Michael-Kors-esq enamel ring all in one set!

mark. Nail This Look ($28 at the eBoutique)

Word of Alicia:  With 5 (or so) items you can completely update your look for spring.  Mix and match with what you already have to breath new life into your look.  Total investment $162-184!  Shop it here!

PS:  Coming up in the next week I’ll be showing each of these must haves pulled together in a whole total look, how you can wear the trends to update your look for spring!