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What To Wear In Late Summer

What To Wear In Late Summer

What To Wear In Late Summer

As much as I’ll “never let go” of summer, late summer is kinda nice.  The transitioning weather allows for a refresh on the looks.  Can work in new fall trends, colors and staples, all while still embracing the last bits of summer.

What I'm wearing for late summer.

What I’m wearing for late summer.

Fall Trend:  Bell Sleeves.  Late Summer Wear Now: Cropped Sleeve in Light Flowy Fabric.

Bell Sleeves For Wear Now Wear Later

Bell Sleeves For Wear Now Wear Later

Statement sleeves are not only a hot summer trend but a cool fall one as well.  So what’s better than a blouse that works for both!?  This Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse from Avon has a cropped sleeve making it perfect for transitioning weather and looks.  Choosing a fall trend in a lightweight fabric flowy fabric allows you more wear year round out of it.  Plus, the peep of lace at the top lightens it up too.

Avon Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse

Avon Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse

Fall Trend:  Out Of The Ordinary Baubles.  Late Summer Wear Now:  Gold Chain Details.

Avon Pink Hope Ribbon Power Necklace

Avon Pink Hope Ribbon Power Necklace and mark. Gleam With Pride Ring

A big trend in fall jewelry is out of the ordinary necklaces.  Your standard run of the mill statement necklace is not going to cut it, you need something legit.  “How ’bout some gold bracelets” or gold necklace if you will… thick gold chains and a unique pendant drop allow this necklace to stand out from the crowd.  Additionally, the bright gold is a perfect late summer metal, but this would look equally as chic worn with a simple black turtleneck or your favorite plaid top come fall.  The Avon Pink Hope Ribbon Power Necklace is part of the Breast Cancer Shop For The Greater Goods Shop at my eBoutique.  What makes it even more unique than it’s look, is that 20% of the proceeds go to support the Breast Cancer Crusade, which is in style year round!

Embrace Big Gold Chains

Embrace Big Gold Chains

Fall Color:  Jewel Tones.  Late Summer Wear Now:  Amethyst Blouse.

Avon Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse

Avon Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse

By wearing brighter jewel tone now, like amethyst, vs a deep tone, like plum, allows you to keep your look more late summer.  I love this Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse from Avon for the perfect wear now jewel toned shade.

Jewel Tones Now and Later

Jewel Tones Now and Later

Fall Staple:  Jeans.  Late Summer Wear Now:  White Jeans.

White Deconstructed Jeans for Late Summer

White Deconstructed Jeans for Late Summer

It was a brisk mid 80’s so I was able to wear pants… like the first time since May.  These destructed white jeans from mark. are finally seeing some wear!  White jeans are the perfect way to create a late summer look, they brighten up those fall trends and colors.  Come later in the season, pair this exact look with your dark denim and boots for a true fall look.

mark. Nature Of The Bleach Jeans

mark. Nature Of The Bleach Jeans

Fall Staple:  Suede.  Late Summer Wear Now:  Pops Of Suede.

Avon Leather and Suede Whipstitch Tote

Avon Leather and Suede Whipstitch Tote

Pop in some suede during late summer.  I’m wearing a suede fringed sandal from Steve Madden, and switched to my fall bag, a leather tote with suede pieced in.  The sandals are from last year but the tote is the new Avon Leather and Suede Whipstitch Tote.

Pops Of Suede For Late Summer

Pops Of Suede For Late Summer

This is just one of those easy outfits for a lot of different occasions.  You can tweak it depending on what you got going on and as that true fall weather creeps in, but overall the perfect take on late summer.  You can shop my entire look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  Be sure to take advantage of the newest A Box for only $10 with a $40 purchase!  And yes, I probably should of ironed my shirt instead of just pulling it out of my suitcase after a week.  Life, man, life.

Power Of Pink Just In Time for October

Power Of Pink Just In Time for October

 

The Perfect Fall Sweater – mark. Chain Of Command Cardigan

The perfect fall day requires the perfect fall sweater.  Which I found in the mark. Chain of Command Cardigan ($50).  Why is this the perfect fall sweater you ask?  Let me list the reasons:

1.  Earthy fall coloring with edgy chain detailing that is totally different but also super chic and trendy.

Sequins and Chains!

Sequins and Chains!

2.  SEQUINS!  Yes!  The knit contains just the right amount of glimmering sequin littered throughout to just give you a little sparkle!  Like the sun shining through on a crisp fall day!

3.  It’s super cozy and comfy, as a perfect sweater should be.

Cozy and Chic in the mark. Chain Of Command Cardi

Cozy and Chic in the mark. Chain Of Command Cardi

4.    The longer length and open front allows you to wear this casually over a t-shirt dress, or with your favorite boyfriend jeans and booties.  It’s perfect for a causal cool look.

5.  You can dress it up!  This sweater is equally as chic paired with your favorite dark denim and some metallic heels, like the mark. Pumped With Vogue Heels.  The two together are the ULTIMATE fall duo!

mark. Chain Of Command Cardigan and Pumped With Vogue Heels

mark. Chain Of Command Cardigan and Pumped With Vogue Heels

6.  You can do so many activities in your mark. Chain of Command Cardigan, like visit apple orchards and pumpkin patches.  You know, all your basic white girl fall activities.

Boa Vista Orchards Visit in mark.

Boa Vista Orchards Visit in mark.

7.  It matches the perfect fall mani perfectly!  (the pumpkin spiced mani!)

Sweater Weather (mark. Chain Of Command Cardigan)

Sweater Weather (mark. Chain Of Command Cardigan)

8.  It’s perfect for enjoying your favorite pumpkin spiced beverage in.

Fall Perfection

Fall Perfection

9.  It goes perfectly with the mark. Circle Around Necklace ($12) and mark. Cube Effect Necklace ($14)

10.  Because the word of Alicia is golden.  And it looks good on Lucy Hale too!

Fall Perfection in a sweater, mark. Chain of Command Cardigan

Fall Perfection in a sweater, mark. Chain of Command Cardigan

Lucy Hale in the Chain Of Command Cardigan

Lucy Hale in the Chain Of Command Cardigan

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Shop the mark. Chain of Command Cardigan at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code DARING for 20% off a $50 purchase!

 

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

What To Wear To Thanksgiving – Tux Inspired Pants

Wear Tux Inspired Pants To Thanksgiving

Wear Tux Inspired Pants To Thanksgiving

This time of year we reflect on what we are thankful for and one thing I’m certainly thankful for is my pup Zoey!  I can’t imagine my life without and her cuddly sweetness.  Totally not related to my what to wear to Thanksgiving series but she totally forced herself into these pictures, and I’m totally ok with that!  So as we figure out what we’re going to wear for Thanksgiving this tux inspired pants look is Zoey tested Zoey approved.

mark. Fit Right In Skinny Pants

mark. Fit Right In Skinny Pants

A tuxedo may be a bit too much for your family Thanksgiving dinner but a tux inspired look isn’t!  This look is based off the mark. Fit Right In Skinny pants ($34 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  These twill pants are a straight slim cut in burgundy with a black tuxedo stripe down the side, perfect for our favorite fall holiday in our favorite fall color!  These aren’t what I’d consider skinny pants, more of an ankle or cigarette pant, you might remember them from this post.

Tuxedo Stripes With Blousey Stripes

Tuxedo Stripes With Blousey Stripes

To compliment the black tuxedo stripe I went with my favorite black and white stripped blouse, the Portofino blouse from Express.  A soft blouse in a flowy cut like this is perfect for lounging around on Thanksgiving to keep you comfy.

A flowy fit for lounging and playing with the pups!

A flowy fit for lounging and playing with the pups!

To accessorize the look I added two simple long gold necklaces, the m.powerement Power Of Change necklaces from mark. ($28 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  Sparkly button earrings in shades of burgundy in the mark. Mosaic Details Earrings (20$ for a set of 2) to match my sparkly feather bracelet, mark. Antiqued  Chic Bracelet ($28) and a cluster of stackable jeweled tone rings.

mark. Antiqued Chic Bracelet, Stackable Rings and mark. Step Right Up Shoe Clips on the Straight Up Sassy Heels

mark. Antiqued Chic Bracelet, Stackable Rings and mark. Step Right Up Shoe Clips on the Straight Up Sassy Heels

Like I said before, the holidays are a reason to sparkle, even if its just a little bit.  A fun way to do that is with the mark. Step Right Up Shoe Clips (14$ set of 2 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  I love these black and clear crystal clips added on to my favorite basic black pump, the mark. Straight Up Sassy Heels (in and out of clearance at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  These not only my pick for holiday gift giving but they’ll be awesome for the holiday season and beyond!

Love me some Zoey and this look for Thanksgiving!

Love me some Zoey and this look for Thanksgiving!

Disregard Zoey’s bad red eye, but this look is definitely one of my favorites!  I love the fitted pants in burgundy paired with a stripy soft blouse and sparkly accessories from mark with some killer heels that really elongate the look.  This look would be great for also hitting up your neighborhood bar to meet up with friends.  It’s classy but yet comfortable and features my favorite fall color of burgundy!  Shop the mark. Fit Right In Skinny Pants, all my jewelry and heels at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

What To Wear To Thanksgiving:  Shop it http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

What To Wear To Thanksgiving: Shop it http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

PS.  Sorry for the crappy pics, this day light savings time really messed up my outfit picture taking schedule haha!  Be sure to check back for more what to wear to Thanksgiving ideas and order soon at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger to get here in time for Thanksgiving!

November

Calm Before The Storm

Calm Before The Storm

It’s officially November and I kinda feel like these pictures… the calm before the storm.  There’s a lot of things approaching in the next few months and I def don’t feel ready for them, but I am dressed appropriately for them!

Fall-tastic in mark. Style Goddess Necklace, Taupe The Line Bag and Shoedazzle Boots

Fall-tastic in mark. Style Goddess Necklace, Taupe The Line Bag and Shoedazzle Boots

Easy is a big deal as we head into the holidays which is when the power of a LBD comes into play.  I shopped my closet and picked this LBD from mark. 2 holidays ago but to make it new I paired it with my newer mark. accessories.  The mark. Style Goddess Necklace (last seen here) and the mark. Taupe The Line Bag (last seen here) easily make a LBD fall fresh and can carry me through the holidays.

Some fall colors instantly make a LBD fall friendly

Some fall colors instantly make a LBD fall friendly

Alicia 5 yrs ago would NEVER wear “brown” boots with black but these cognac boots from Shoedazzle are kinda perfect to mix some casual into the fall friendly look.  Plus they are the perfect price point since basically from here on out I’m in mega budget mode.

mark. Taupe The Line Bag

mark. Taupe The Line Bag

Updating your look for fall doesn’t have to break the bank.   Just a few pieces in fall colors and fabrics is all you need.  Rich fall on trend hues are in my Style Goddess Necklace and in my Shoedazzle boots, which also bring in fall with them being boots and walkable wedge ones at that!  To bring in some fall texture is the mark. Taupe the Line Bag in real suede.  These 3 items together take my old holiday LBD to a fall fantastic casual look.

Shop the Style Goddess Necklace and Taupe The Line Bag today at my eBoutique and get them shipped FREE with promo code BOUTIQUE13 and you can shop the Shoedazzle Lindsey boots here!

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Style Goddess Necklace

1 mark. Style Goddess Necklace Styled 2 Ways

1 mark. Style Goddess Necklace Styled 2 Ways

If there were a goddess of fall, this necklace would be her style!  Since I don’t know of one, we’ll just have to do our best and channel our inner fall goddess and plan 2 outfits around this stellar necklace!  Jackie from Living After Midnight and I had no problem with the challenge!

mark. Style Goddess Necklace

mark. Style Goddess Necklace

I SO called this one, shades of burgundy, wine, oxblood, etc, being the IT color for fall.  I was claiming it all last year, which means by the time it hit production it is all over everywhere this year!  What’s awesome about these shades are they look good on everyone, reminiscent of fall and a way to wear a bold color without being, well, too bold!

It's All In The Details

It’s All In The Details

I worked the IT color into my outfit in 3 ways:

1.  A punch of color with a statement piece in the mark. Style Goddess Necklace

mark. Style Goddess Necklace

mark. Style Goddess Necklace

2.  All over color with the mark. Fit Right In Skinny Pants

mark. Fit Right In Skinny Pants

mark. Fit Right In Skinny Pants

3.  Just a touch with the mark. Mosaic Detail Earrings (wearing the burgundy ones from the set of 2), and with my lip color in mark. Make It Rich Lip Pencil in Royal

mark. Mosaic Details Earrings (with vintage mark. bracelet)

mark. Mosaic Details Earrings (with vintage mark. bracelet)

A Wine Influenced Total Look

A Wine Influenced Total Look

Total look:  mark. Fit Right In Skinny Pants ($34), Express cutout mock neck top (old), mark. Style Goddess Necklace ($50), mark. Stellar Style Bracelet, mark. Mosaic Detail Earrings ($20 set of 2), mark. Straight Up Sassy Heels (in and out of clearance, contact for more details), mark. Super Flash Cosmetic Bag ($12), mark. Make It Rich Lip Crayon in Royal ($11 — for my full makeup look check back for my next post!), Essie Cashmere Bathrobe (on nails).  Available at my eBoutique.

Details For Fall

Details For Fall

Just pick one of the 3 ways to work some wine friendly hues into your fall looks… or do what I did and wear all 3 ways!  Be sure to check out Jackie at Living After Midnight‘s full post to see how she weaved the IT color into her fall look.  You can shop my look at my eBoutique and be sure to check back for my next post on how to get my “wine with everything” makeup look.

Rich and Luxe mark. Accessories For Fall

Rich and Luxe mark. Accessories For Fall

BONUS:  Want the mark. Super Flash Cosmetic Bag FOR FREE!?!?!  From October 4th through October 31st you can get the mark. Super Flash Cosmetic Bag FREE with any $20 fragrance purchase (select fragrances) at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger This mark. Super Flash Cosmetic Bag pulls double duty as a clutch!  Perfect to add a little midas touch to your fall outfits, and getting it for FREE, doesn’t get much better than that!

The mark. Style Goddess Necklace definitely put me in a fall mindset.