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Week O’Nautical Special Edition: Seaside Gardens

It may only be March but I’m already thinking about Memorial Day and my “Week O’Nautical!” Partially because I want warm summer days, but also because of the new capsule release from Avon titled “Seaside Gardens.” Seaside Gardens is a fashion and home release influenced by all things nautical, which means this calls for a Week O’Nautical Special Edition!

Introducing Seaside Gardens Capsule Collection

The Seaside Gardens capsule collection is a limited release for spring.  This means all the items are meant to mix and match with each other (and well with what you have).  It also means that once the stock is gone, its gone.  Judging how the last capsule collection went (Savana Blooms/Modern Southern Belle) popular items will sell out.  I usually don’t like just sharing up the stock photographs but I wanted to share this entire fashion collection.

There are a lot of items I’m just loving!  My top picks include this Veronica Tote Bag and the adorable Ivy Jumpsuit.  There are so many jewelry options that will work from now through Labor Day, especially my pick, the Seaside Stripes Statement Necklace.  And can we take a moment to admire all the shoes… allllll of them!  I literally could work every single item into my wardrobe but my budget doesn’t agree.

In addition to the fashion there is a entire Avon Living line to match! (home goods)  I will be sharing here on Word of Alicia more from the Avon Living line, a Week O’Nautical outfit,  how to update your wardrobe without breaking your budget and how to take the nautical theme to your beauty routine.

Seaside Garden’s launches Wednesday March 14th and will be available through camping 11 (about 6 weeks) at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  If you would like to know how to gain early access to these types of collections and score them at 40% off leave a comment saying you want the word!

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What To Wear In Maui: The Tropical Print Maxi

What To Wear In Maui - The Tropical Print Maxi

What To Wear In Maui – The Tropical Print Maxi

The number one thing you should pack on a trip to the Hawaiian Islands is a tropical print maxi dress.  Not only does it easily pack into a suitcase but you can wear it day, night, out, lounging, casual, dressed up and even as a swim cover up!  The one I’m loving this season is the mark. All Is Palm Maxi!  Not only does it have the perfect tropical palm print, it has an easy to wear shape and straps you can wear 5 ways (or more if you’re creative!)

mark. All Is Palm Maxi Dress

mark. All Is Palm Maxi Dress

So you’re not going to Hawaii… but this still might be the perfect dress.  Might as well take an instant vacation by just wearing this dress this summer.  IT. IS. SO. COMFORTABLE.  That’s really all the reason you need, cute and comfy.  Weather you’re in humid Hawaii or hot California (or anywhere else) this dress works.  I also added a lace bralette underneath to make it even more wearable!

mark. All Is Palm Maxi - Your Summer Cute and Comfy Maxi

mark. All Is Palm Maxi – Your Summer Cute and Comfy Maxi

I decided to pair my mark. All Is Palm maxi with my other must-have, a sun hat!  How cute is this mark. Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat with it’s sparkles, wide round brim in earthy brown.  Perfect for Maui or a Monday.

A little Island Style

A little Island Style

For a little more island style stack up some fun bracelets like the mark. grows on you bracelet and Avon Stretch Bracelet set (coming soon).  I added my wood palm leaf earrings I got in Maui at Martin and McArthur because they were absolutely perfect, but you could wear the wood motif jewelry from mark. with the wood works earrings, bracelet and necklace.  Finish it off with a walkable heel with the mark. around back heels.

Stacked Bracelets from mark. and Avon

Stacked Bracelets from mark. and Avon

mark. Around Back Heels and Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat

mark. Around Back Heels and Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat

You can shop all the items at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger for your instant vacation Maui look!  Regardless if you have a trip planned or not you’ll feel like you’re on a tropical vacation!  PLUS take advantage of these offers starting tomorrow!

  • 5/21-5/23:  Gear Up for Memorial Day. Get ready for fun in the sun with up to 50% off sunny weather must haves!
  • 5/24 – 5/26: Get a Boho Princess Necklace and Earring Giftset Free ($24.99 value) with your $50+ order! (Use Code:  BOHO)
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Taking An Instant Vacation to Maui with mark.

Taking An Instant Vacation to Maui with mark.

What To Wear… With All!

Everyone needs one of those dresses that’s just easy to wear.  Something you easily wash, wear and enjoy!

Wear With All Dress

Wear With All Dress

mark.’s Wear With All Dress ($36) is just that.  It has an easy cut shape, fitted up top, banded waist and loose skirt… with pockets!  I mean any dress with pockets automatically makes it a winner!  It’s really just one of those dresses that’s a perfect canvas, that you can, well, wear with everything!  You can dress it up or down with your accessories.  I personally love it with a statement necklace, a few bracelets, patterned tights and pumps!

Wear With All Dress

Accessorized with the Over Ice Necklace and Sparks Fly Bracelets

The berry color is not only on trend, but flatters all skintones.  The Over Ice necklace ($30) from mark. takes things up a notch and the Sparks Fly bracelets ($20) bring in some more jewel tones.  Graphic Details Tights ($14) keep things grounded with the black but keep things interesting with the pattern.

Straight Up Sassy Heels

Straight Up Sassy Heels

An outfit isn’t complete without the perfect pair of shoes!  The Straight Up Sassy Heels ($40) also from mark. finish this look off.  The faux snakeskin heel gives just a little interest to the classic black platform pump.  mark. got these ones right, the platform is the perfect height to keep them super comfy!

Full look from mark.

Full look from mark.

You can shop the full look from mark. at my eboutique at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com  Get this complete full look for $140 with the Wear With All Dress ($36), Over Ice Necklace ($30), Sparks Fly Bracelets ($20), Graphic Details Tights ($14) and Straight Up Sassy Heels ($40).  The best thing is you can wear this dress a million different ways… try it with metallic flats and dainty necklace for brunch or with tall boots and a cropped leather jacket for a night out or keep the black pumps and add a black blazer to take it to the office… the possibilities are endless!