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Hello January!

Hello January!

Hello January!

Why, hello there 2018! Guess who left a lot of unpublished posts in 2017. This gal! A little resolution for word of alicia is to publish in a more timely manner. Since there’s no time like the present here are a lot of looks I never got around to sharing in 2017… like this amazing mark. microsuede jacket!

Jacket Weather:

mark. Stay On Top Trench

mark. Stay On Top Trench

Wearing A Looooong Jacket Look:  mark. Stay On Top Trench, mark. Touch It Out Necklace, mark. Well Heeled Booties, Guess Turtleneck, Old Navy Jeans.

Jacket Weather

Jacket Weather

Merry and Bright!

mark. Split Personality Blouse

mark. Split Personality Blouse

Wearing a Colorful Look:  mark. Split Personality Blouse, Avon Multi-Color Statement Necklace, mark. Lip Paint Vinyl in Cozy, White House Black Market Navy Pants, Express Glitter Clutch, mark. Ring.

Merry and Bright Look

Merry and Bright Look

Bright Colors for Winter

Bright Colors for Winter

Linda’s Beautiful Party Look:

Avon Velvet Fit and Flare Dress

Avon Velvet Fit and Flare Dress

Linda Wearing Her Velvet Look:  Avon Velvet Fit and Flare Dress, Avon Multicolor Statement Necklace, Avon Sasha Velveteen Pump.

Party Perfect Look

Party Perfect Look

Perfect From The Front and BACK!

Perfect From The Front and BACK!

Wintersoft:

Avon Winter Soft Blue Sparkle Necklace

Avon Winter Soft Blue Sparkle Necklace

Wearing Soft Shades Look:  Avon Winter Soft Blue Sparkle Necklace, Forever 21 Dress.

First Day Of Winter

First Day Of Winter

Matching The Winter Sky

Matching The Winter Sky

 

My favorite blouse of 2017:

mark. About Lace Cami Blouse

mark. About Lace Cami Blouse

Wearing That Lovely Lace:  mark. About Lace Cami Blouse, mark. Clutch, White House Black Market Ankle Pants, Tahari Mules.

Wear To Work

Wear To Work

mark. About Lace Cami Blouse

mark. About Lace Cami Blouse

Winter Weather:

Black and White Winter Look

Black and White Winter Look

Wearing Winter Weather Look:  White House Black Market Sweater (last seen here), White House Black Market Flare Pants, Express Houndstooth Jacket, mark. High On Glitter Platform Heels, Avon Tassel Earrings.

Winter Weather With WHBM

Winter Weather With WHBM

Well there it is, pretty much what I looked like the last 2 months of 2017 haha.  Some of this is still available, some of it will pop up in clearance, some of it is old and just for some outfit inspo haha.  You can shop mark. and Avon at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

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Last Day Of Summer Favorites

Last Day Of Summer Favorites

Last Day Of Summer Favorites

Today is the last day of summer… sad face.  However, it’s been a pretty awesome summer.  My mom came to visit, we went to the Caribbean FOR FREE, made a visit back to PA and had plenty of lake days, bbq’s and warm summer night with friends and family.  In celebration of all things summer here’s my last day of summer OOTD!

Wearing:  Cherry Portofino Blouse, Pants: Express; Bag, Bracelets:  Avon, Scarf, Earrings, Rings, Lipstick, Sunglasses:  mark.; Shoes: Shoedazzle.
Shop Now:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Farewell Summer!

Farewell Summer!

 

The “IT” Sandals Of The Summer

The "IT" Sandal Of The Summer

The “IT” Sandal Of The Summer

If you haven’t noticed by now, lace up sandals with pom poms, tassels and beads are like EVERYWHERE this season. This trend was popular last year but this season it is the “IT” sandal for summer.  You’ll see this style everywhere from Nordstroms to mark.!  Obviously, I went with the mark. option, the mark. Havana Ball Sandals from the Instant Vacation Havana capsule collection (see more here).

mark. Havana Ball Sandals

mark. Havana Ball Sandals

The Sandal Of The Season

The Sandal Of The Season

The mark. Havana Ball Sandals feature four tan faux leather straps over the instep with cut-outs; attached charms, pom-poms and colorful beads;  laces on the inside of the instep that go up around the leg with an ankle strap.  Plus they’re only $36, so a more affordable option.

Pom Pom Details

Pom Pom Details

These sandals are the perfect summer sandal because they’re fun and functional.  You could wear them for your summer activities from vacations, to concerts in the park, to festivals, to fairs and everything in-between!  I wore mine with a sundress and some fun accessories for a colorful summer look.

Colorful Summer Look

Colorful Summer Look

Tucan cuteness!

Tucan cuteness!

Havana A Ball!

Havana A Ball!

 

Wearing:  sandal, mark. (Havana Ball Sandals); dress, Express (old).; watch, Avon (similar); earrings, mark. (Show Stopping Earring Set); necklace/bracelet, Charming Charlie (on clearance now); lips, mark. (All Butter Now Lip Treat in Pop Tart).

Shop The Sandal Of The Season at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Shop The Sandal Of The Season at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Week O’Nautical – Nautical Knots

Week O'Nautical - Nautical Knots

Week O’Nautical – Nautical Knots

Let’s tie some nautical knots during Week O’Nautical!  Nothing is more nautical than a good blue and white striped top, but also super common.  Why “knot” step it up a notch with an off the shoulder version that knots on the side!?

Avon Striped Off The Shoulder Top

Avon Striped Off The Shoulder Top

The Avon Striped Off The Shoulder Top is the perfect must have piece for Week O’Nautical.  I’ve been needing a basic top like this for some time so when this Avon one came out I took a chance and it paid off!  It’s super soft, the neckline can be worn regular or off the shoulder and you can untie the knot if you wanted to tuck it in, etc.

Nautical Striped Look

Nautical Striped Look

I paired it with a guard orange mini you might recognize from a previous Week O’Nautical look, but I’ve also worn this with jeans, white jeans like the mark. Nature Of The Bleach Jeans and shorts, so super versatile for your summer wardrobe.

Nautical Knots

Nautical Knots

Keeping it knotty I added this long knotted necklace (Loft), tie up wedge sandals, (mark. Wedge Issue Sandals) and my current favorite bag (mark. Isle Style Bag).

Nautical Knots

Nautical Knots

mark. Wedge Issue Sandals

mark. Wedge Issue Sandals

You can shop my look at my eBoutique, the Avon Striped Off The Shoulder Top comes in misses and plus and is only $19.99!  ($24.99 for plus).  This is by far one of the best Avon fashion finds especially for Week O’Nautical!  Be sure to hit that $40 order and get the amazing eye deal for only $10!

Week O'Nautical Easy Summer Top

Week O’Nautical Easy Summer Top, Bag and Wedges!

The Eye Opening Essentials Set (product # 721-200)

The Eye Opening Essentials Set (product # 721-200) $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Wintry Mix

Wintry Mix

Wintry Mix

It’s that time of year when everyone is over winter.  Here in Nor Cal we’ve been hit with heavy rains and grey dark days, which means you have to dress both for function and fashion, enter in mark.’s Wintry Mix cardigan.  Mix cozy with cute and you’ve got yourself an outfit fitting for any wintry mix weather.

mark. Wintry Mix Cardigan

mark. Wintry Mix Cardigan

mark. Wintry Mix Cardigan

mark. Wintry Mix Cardigan details

Wearing mark. Wintry Mix cardigan over the Express cut-out trapeze dress with mark. Close For Comfort Tights under my Hunter Rain Boots.  As always a little shimmer with the mark. Gleam Come True Bracelet (now on sale!)

mark. Wintry Mix Cardigan

mark. Wintry Mix Cardigan

mark. Gleam Come True Bracelet NOW $12.99!!!

mark. Gleam Come True Bracelet NOW $12.99!!!

mark. Close For Comfort Tights with Hunters

mark. Close For Comfort Tights with Hunters

Express Cut Out Trapeze Dress

Express Cut Out Trapeze Dress

Another reason to love this mark. Wintry Mix cardi, it has pockets!  Pockets are always a good idea!  You can shop the mark. Wintry Mix cardigan along with my tights and jewelry at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

A Cardigan With Pockets, WIN!!!

A Cardigan With Pockets, WIN!!!

Stay dry my friends!

 

The Cold Shoulder

The Cold Shoulder

The Cold Shoulder

Off the shoulder tops were a huge trend this summer and the trend continues on for fall and winter!  The cold shoulder top is the fall version featuring shoulder cutouts.  I’ve always been a fan of this look and when mark. had thier version on a flash sale I scooped it up!  (SIDENOTE:  A new flash sale is hitting the eboutique on Halloween 10/31 so be sure to see what goodies are on additional 31% off!)

Fall Trends - Cut Out Shoulder and Button Front Mini Skirt

Fall Trends – Cut Out Shoulder, Button Front Mini Skirt, Ankle Boots and Choker.

Big trends for fall this year are cut out shoulders, ribbed fabric, button front mini skirts, ankle boots and chokers, all of which I’m wearing in this look.  I personally love each of these trends and even more so all paired together in the right way.  As the weather gets colder each of these can be adjusted like with jeans instead of a skirt, or with tights, tall boots and a leather jacket!

mark. Show Some Shoulder Top

mark. Show Some Shoulder Top

Outfit Details:  Top/Booties/Bag/Belt – mark.  |  Skirt – Express  |  Choker – Charming Charlie  | Lips – Avon

Detailed View

Detailed View

Easy Fall Outfit with mark. Show Some Shoulder Top

Easy Fall Outfit with mark. Show Some Shoulder Top

I like how easy it is to wear cut out shoulder tops, they really give the look of something so fashion forward but you still stay comfortable and functional!

Embrace Fall's Biggest Trends While Staying Comfortable

Embrace Fall’s Biggest Trends While Staying Comfortable

Fun fact – this skirt is from like 2006 maybe 2007 it’s been in a pile of donation items I’ve never did anything with for yrs… yes yrs.   When I saw all the button front mini’s coming back I was like ooooh I have one of those!  It was like new maybe worn once or twice so for me it’s like a come up!  Moral of the story shop your closet, shop your attic and shop your donation piles if you’re super lazy like me you might get a come up too!  You can also shop my eboutique at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and get yourself a FREE tote bag and beauty set (including my FAV eyeliner!) with promo code BAGSWAG

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The Work To Weekend Must Have Bag – mark. Dragon Around Tote

Happy First Day Of Fall!

Happy First Day Of Fall!

Happy first day of fall!  Which it is unusually cold today with only a high of 75!!!  #californiaproblems   However, for me, that means I can wear pants, ankle pants, but still pants.  So today I have for you a little pants outfit with the perfect fall tote, well really the any time of year tote!  The mark. Dragon Around Tote is the must have work to weekend bag!

The Work To Weekend Must Have Bag - mark. Dragon Around Tote

The Work To Weekend Must Have Bag – mark. Dragon Around Tote

Fall outfit with mark. Dragon Around Tote

Fall outfit with mark. Dragon Around Tote

The mark. Dragon Around Tote is a camel, large tote bag with two slip pockets and a zippered pocket.  It’s your standard tote but with a classic luxe look.  Really could be mistaken for a much higher end version but at an affordable price.  I’ve been wanting a really good one from a major lux brand but after getting this mark. one I feel much better that I didn’t spend way beyond my means.

mark. Dragon Around Tote

mark. Dragon Around Tote

Work to weekend, this bag has you covered.  It’s so simple it will go with everything and large enough to hold everything. I use it to tote all my crap; files, lunch, change of shoes, things I need to mail, snacks, Harry Potter, a sweatshirt, more snacks, magazines for lunch time reading, stuff from work I’ve been meaning to bring home, stuff from home I’ve been meaning to bring to work… you get the idea.  Pretty much your life needs a bag like this.

Hello Fall!

Hello Fall!

Work Outfit with Express and White House Black Market

Work Outfit with Express and White House Black Market

For my work outfit I paired a pair of sailor blue ankle pants from White House Black Market with an off the shoulder top from Express.  The blue and white pairing works exceptionally well with the camel tote bag.  I wore blue and white jewelry from Avon and grey heels from Shoedazzle.  For added details I could NOT resist this adorable bag charm (see my bag charm post here).  It’s just perfect for fall and winter and adds a smile to my face every time I glance at it.

Coach Bag Charm

Coach Bag Charm

A little wear to work look.

A little wear to work look.

You can shop this must have bag at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger your life will thank me later.  Think of all the activities you can do with a functional bag like this!!!

Week O’Nautical – Red White and Blue Fall Edition

Week O'Nautical - Red White and Blue Fall Edition

Week O’Nautical – Red White and Blue Fall Edition

I always have a bit of summertime sadness come Labor Day knowing my long hot summer days are coming to a close.  Best way to beat the blues is to embrace fall!  It’s still super hot here pretty much through October so I may not be wearing jeans, boots and sweaters but I can embrace fall colors, fabrics and trends.  Which is exactly what I did for today’s Week O’Nautical red white and blue look with fall versions of our patriotic colors.

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Embracing fall’s deep burgundy and thick crochet lace in this skirt from Express.  Pair it with a white tank (Express) and fall-tastic chambray and I have a red, white and blue look perfect for Labor Day and beyond.  The mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress was my summer staple for a lightweight layer worn open as a duster, which I can see getting good use this fall too!  See my summer looks with this guy here and here.

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

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Burgundy Lace Skirt and Suede Sandals

Burgundy Lace Skirt and Suede Sandals

Another fall favorite is suede!  Since it’s too hot to wear a suede boot I might as well wear some suede sandals.  You might remember these suede fringe sandals being all the rage in the spring, well they work even better in the fall.  I got these Steve Madden versions on mega deal at T.J. Max by the way!

mark. Neutral Territory Bag now only $24.99

mark. Neutral Territory Bag now only $24.99

Finally, finishing things off with the mark. Neutral Territory Bag (now on clearance for only $24.99!), Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry.

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

You can shop my dress (worn as a duster), bag, jewelry and lipstick at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger be sure to use promo code ISLAND for a free triple wick candle with your $40 order!  BONUS there’s also a FLASH SALE going on!  Awesome mark. fashion in this one including these guys all for an additional 30% off!!!

Week O’Nautical: Black and Blue

Week O'Nautical - Black and Blue

Week O’Nautical – Black and Blue

Ok so this may not be my most nautical look for Week O’Nautical but it does involve some #nauticalblues!  As we creep closer to the long weekend my wear to work outfit this week took my basic blacks a little more patriotic with cobalt blue.

 

Black and Blue Wear To Work Outfit

Black and Blue Wear To Work Outfit

This has been the summer of skirts for me.  I’ve seemed to gravitate to skirts with sleeveless tops and tanks all season long.  Today, I paired my black pencil skirt with a ladder back tank (both Express, old) with some cobalt pumps (Guess) and a classic black bag (Avon Signature).

Tank and Pencil Skirt Combo

Tank and Pencil Skirt Combo

Ladder Back Details

Ladder Back Details

The ladder back adds some unexpected fun to a work look.  Granted, I do work in a laid back office environment but I understand this wouldn’t work for all offices.  But you know what does work, fun red white and silver Kate Spade dupe earrings and a fun on trend choker (both Charming Charlie).

Red Lips mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Fired Up

Red Lips mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Fired Up

I think I’ll be themeing out those nautical blues this Labor Day Week O’Nautical.  Long weekend here we come!  (even though I’m sad birthday month is coming to an end)  You can checkout my past Week O’Nautical looks here.

Week O'Nautical Work Wear Look!

Week O’Nautical Work Wear Look!

Casual Friday: Avon Tissue Tee 4 Pack

Casual Friday:  Avon Tissue Tee 4 Pack

Casual Friday: Avon Tissue Tee 4 Pack

My hunt for a plain white tee is over. And so is my hunt for navy, yellow and taupe because I just picked up the Avon Tissue Tee 4 Pack and my spring basics issue has instantly been resolved… or at least as far as tees go.

Plain White Pocket Tee

Plain White Pocket Tee

I was a little iffy on if these were going to be the it ones, but after a few wears I’m more than pleased with my purchase.  Which, by the way, is only $24.99 for the 4 pack making each one about $6.25… how could you not take a chance!?  Here’s what I like: they’re super versatile work for dressing up or down.  They have a long hem so they look modern and flatter.  They are light weight and have a bit of a burnout so they don’t look stiff or bulky.  I would of preferred a little deeper of a v-neck but that is not at all a deal breaker.  Actually they line up perfectly with my mark. Fine Lines Lariat Necklace which I always struggle to find a top it lays well with, because, well you know…

mark. Fine Lines Lariat Lining Up Perfectly

mark. Fine Lines Lariat Lining Up Perfectly

As far as your spring basics, this kind of tee is exactly what any wardrobe needs.  For a more casual day at the office I paired my white one with a pair of Express Columnist ankle pants and a colored heel (Nine West).  I was inspired by the pin I featured on Tuesday… now I just need myself some red fringed sandals!

Shirt tail hem on these tee's

Shirt tail hem on these tee’s

I absolutely will be wearing these from work week through the weekend!  You can shop the Avon Tissue Tee 4 pack at my eboutique!  I’m so glad I finally found the basics I needed for my casual Friday’s and beyond.

Avon Tissue Tee in White

Avon Tissue Tee in White

Avon Tissue Tee 4 Pack

Avon Tissue Tee 4 Pack

BONUS!  They’re just as perfect tucked into a pencil skirt too!  Wearing the mark. Soft Touch Trench and this old mark. skirt, mark. Bar None Necklace and the mark. By Any Stretch Pumps!  Also all available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Avon Tissue Tee in Yellow

Avon Tissue Tee in Yellow