fall looks

Meet Mademoiselle Heather

Meet Mademoiselle Heather

Meet Mademoiselle Heather

Bonjour Monsieur, Bonjour Mademoiselle!  Meet Mademoiselle Heather!  I was first introduced to her via her IG by fellow friendly face, Erica.  Back then it was full of pictures of nachos with a few Avon and mark. items thrown in, now it has way more selfies than nachos, but someone who likes nachos and selfies is worth getting to know!  Heather is a fellow Avon Lady from Oregon, who’s wit shines through her social media and blog (Hopelessly Heather).  Heather represents her lady like side with her real life reviews of fashion and more importantly on a ton of jewelry!  Which is why I wanted to bring in the jewelry expert to share her take on the new jewelry from the Fall For Paris collection from Avon, and she did not disappoint!

Meet Mademoiselle Heather 


What would you do if you won an entire collection of Paris inspired jewelry? Have a fashion shoot, right?! Throw on your scarves and hold on to your berets while I take you along a bit of my fashion shoot of Avon’s Fall for Paris jewelry line…and some of their clothing!

1: A classic Parisian look featuring the Mila Dress accessorized with the Choker Necklace and Stud Earring Trio (I picked the clusters) from the Diamondesque line and Gunmetal Coil Bracelet from the Contemporary Beads Collection. The dress is a beautiful herringbone tweed in a neutral grey with an adorable ruffle along the hem – a very feminine, but not girly, touch. What I love most about this dress is its flexibility to dress it up for a night out or sensibly for work and just about any other occasion you can imagine. Accessories alone set the tone for this piece



2. For several days before this fashion shoot, I repeatedly dreamt about one specific shot – and this is it! 

3. This structured LBD is in a deliciously thick ponté fabric that looks summery, but is definitely built for fall! If you’re into the fun graphic mod look from the 60s, then the Modern Geo Collection is totally your bag! I didn’t have the heart to break up the set, so I wore the Statement Necklace, Drop Earrings and Stretch Bracelet to complete the overall look.

4. Still in the LBD from above but I swapped out the jewelry pieces and opted instead for the Maroon Necklace (minus the earrings from the set) and Metro Maroon Watch from the Contemporary Beads Collection as well as the Goldtone Stud Earrings from the Celestial Spirits Collection. It’s impossible to showcase in a photo just how sparkly the necklace is – such a stunning piece!

5. Still in the LBD from above with the skinny rectangles from the Diamondesque Stud Earring Trio and the Pearly Parisian Collection Fringe Necklace that I looped around my neck to give it a layered look – one of my favorite tricks to shorten a long necklace and quasi-satisfy my longtime lust for chokers.

6. I switched things up with the super shimmery Madeline Asymmetrical Tee – a thin (but not sheer) fabric that’s a perfect weight for the end of summer! This tee looks like a party but feels like a comfy night in – the best of both worlds! The Gunmetal Contemporary Beads Collection Necklace (again, minus the matching earrings from the set) and Hoop Earrings from the Diamondesque Collection finish off the look by adding more glitz to the mix!

7. Still in the tee from above I went a completely different direction with the Pearly Parisian Collection Fringe Bracelet and Celestial Spirits Drop Earrings – this look screams New Orleans French Quarter to me…all I need is a crystal ball or tarot cards to complete the picture! All kidding aside, the most surprising jewelry piece I received were these earrings – they are so much more amazing in person than the stock photo in the brochure gives them credit for!

8. Still in the tee from #6 above I stuck to the Celestial Spirits Collection showing off its Orbit Pendant Necklace and Goldtone Stud Earrings (again).

9. I opted to put two showstoppers together for this look because I just had to find an excuse to break out the leopard print Kamila Coat! This piece is probably the piece I’m most excited about owning – I’m chomping at the bit to be able to wear this for real…it’s a surprisingly heavy coat! Dangling from my ears are the Pearly Parisian Collection Fringe Earrings – an early favorite of mine that deserves to be showcased without a competing necklace!

10. The Modern Geo Collection: Statement Necklace, Drop Earrings and Stretch Bracelet

11. Diamondesque Collection Necklace and Earring Set

12. Celestial Spirits Collection: Moon Pendant Necklace and Drop Earrings

13. Deep Red Autumn Romance Collection: Pendant Necklace, Stud Earrings and Drop Earrings; Celestial Spirits Collection: Orbit Pendant Necklace, Goldtone Stud Earrings and Black Locket; Modern Geo Collection Linear Earrings; Maroon Contemporary Beads Collection: Necklace (earrings from the set not pictured) and Metro Maroon Watch

14. Diamondesque Collection: Hoop Earrings and Flex Bracelet; Café Chic Collection Tassel Statement Earrings; Pearly Parisian Collection Fringe Necklace; Gunmetal Contemporary Beads Collection: Necklace (earrings from the set not pictured) Coil Bracelet and Modern Mesh Strap Watch

15. Café Chic Collection: Long Tassel Necklace and Drop Earrings

16. Pearly Parisian Collection: Statement Necklace, Fringe Earrings and Layered Bracelet

Are you ready to visit the Eiffel Tower yet? I know I am!  

– Heather


I am DEFINITELY ready to plan a trip to Paris after all of that!  A few… er a lot! of swoon worthy pieces in there.  Lucky for us are all buy one get one free right now over at the eBoutique!  The jewelry Heather featured is part of the Fall For Paris fashion and home collection, available for a limited time.  Be sure to follow Heather, and peruse a few Parisian pieces over at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Au revoir!

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What To Wear: Thanksgiving Day

What To Wear:  Thanksgiving Day

What To Wear: Thanksgiving Day

Turkey for me.  Turkey for you.  I like to eat my turkey in a big brown shoe… or a chic Thanksgiving Day look.  We all know I’m a sucker for a holiday and a good holiday movie.  Did you notice in the movies, how everyone is always so sharply chic when they show up for family holiday dinners!?  And I always love their looks, so here’s my take on a chic Thanksgiving Day look, that’s still comfortable and fall friendly!

Chic Black and Fall Accessories

Chic Black and Fall Accessories

When in doubt, wear black.  Black always looks classy and chic.  Start with a basic fine gauge crew neck black sweater (Express).  I paired mine with a comfortable pencil skirt (Express), trick is to find one that’s not too tight or too high waisted.  I like pencil skirts because they’re slimming and you don’t have to fight with the hemline while sitting.  HOWEVER you could achieve the same look with black pants, skinnies, jeans or leggings.  The key is in the fall accessories.

Basic Fall Must Have:  Plaid Blanket Scarf

Basic Fall Must Have: Plaid Blanket Scarf

Adding this plaid blanket scarf (Target) over my all black look bumps up the fall factor.  Plus it’s extremely practical to ward of the cold and snuggle up.  I just draped mine over my shoulders for a chic shawl look and to showcase this stunning mark. Second Nature Necklace.  Every holiday look needs some major statement sparkle.  The branch like detail on this statement necklace is perfect for the fall holiday but will look just as stunning over my holiday red come christmas.  If you get one sparkle piece this holiday season for yourself let it be this one!

Fall Accessories To Up The Game

Fall Accessories To Up The Game

Rounding out the accessories are a skinny metallic belt, a really strong black pump (coming soon to my eBoutique taking pre-orders) and a lady like faux croc bag in fall friendly green. (mark. contact if interested).

mark. Totally Strapped Heels

mark. Totally Strapped Heels

Fall Accessory Game Strong

Fall Accessory Game Strong

mark. Good Things Mini Bag

mark. Good Things Mini Bag

Fall Friendly For Thanksgiving

Fall Friendly For Thanksgiving

I tend to lean a little more “dinner party” for Thanksgiving but if yours is more casual just switch out the skirt for some more casual bottoms.  A black pump looks good casual or dressed up and fall accessories up the game.  A little chic goes a long way!

Chic Look For Thanksgiving

Chic Look For Thanksgiving

Traveling this holiday season?  Then shop my eBoutique today or tomorrow (11/17 & 18) and get a FREE travel bag bundle in this fun abstract Mickey Mouse print. Do a little holiday shopping now and get the free gift!  Maybe pick up the mark. necklace I’m wearing here to add some sparkle to your Thanksgiving Day look!

Trending Tuesday: October Inspo

Hello October!

Hello October!

If the world of alicia was the internet #october would totally be trending.  October will now forever hold a little special place in my heart. It is now my anniversary, the mr.’s birthday, football, perfect fall weather, pumpkin patches, halloween and the start to the holiday season!  All these are what inspire my October!

Our 1st Anniversary

10.04.14

10.04.14

I can’t believe it’s been a year already!  We started October off right with a trip to wear it all began, Lake Tahoe.  We were married lake front on Oct. 4th and it was a beautiful day!  I haven’t shared much of it on here so this month I’ll be sure to post a little recap, and my wedding must haves and failures.

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October Color Pallet

October Color Pallet Inspo

October Color Pallet Inspo

My wedding colors were black and white with pops of red (fall red as I called it) and lace.  True, lace isn’t a color, but with all my color pallets I need a pattern too.  So it’s more my wedding theme not just my wedding colors!  This October I’ll be wearing this same pallet.  Not only is it special personally to me it also really works for this time of year.  Black and white always works but more so right now as you transition your warmer days clothing with your cool evenings clothing.  Red works as a great fall accent from fall equinox to Halloween!  Think vampires!  As with everything some stunning metallics and sparkles accent the theme perfectly too 🙂

mark. October Fashion

mark. October Fashion

Fun Fall Events

Pumpkin Patch-ing!

Pumpkin Patch-ing!

October is the perfect time for visiting breweries/Oktoberfests, pumpkin patches, apple orchids, football games and all those outdoor fun fall events!  We’ll be celebrating the Mr.’s birthday at a brewery this year and every weekend is a reason to have a mini party/tailgate… football!  If you live in Nor Cal my favorite place this time of year is Apple Hill.  A string of apple orchids and farms located in the foothills is the perfect place to inspire your October events.  So pull out your boots and favorite fall scarf and plan some fall fun!

Jack Russell Brewing Co.

Jack Russell Brewing Co.

Apple Hill

Apple Hill

 

Halloween

Trick Or Treat

Trick Or Treat

What is October without Halloween!?  I love pulling out my Halloween decorations because I know it’s the start of the holiday season.  I just love when things get a little more magical!  And pumpkin carving, I love pumpkin carving!  As I get older it’s a little harder to find a good Halloween party to go to but I did already buy my caped tee from Wal-Mart as my work costume at the very least… I don’t care if no one else dresses up, you better believe I’m going to find a way to theme out my Halloween!

Halloween 2014

Halloween 2014

 

What is inspiring your 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!

 

Trending Tuesday: #basicwhitegirl Fall

October Is My Favorite Color

October Is My Favorite Color

October has proved to be a pretty good month so far, really all of fall has!  And it’s just the beginning!  We still have Halloween and Thanksgiving and all the fall treats in-between!  Apparently though, all these fun activities I like to do in the fall, any excitement over anything pumpkin and all the fall-tastic pictures I post on social media are all #basicwhitegirl things!

Proof curtsey of BuzzFeed:  http://www.buzzfeed.com/laraparker/things-all-basic-white-girls-do-during-the-fall#1zv0qod

Fall Scents

Fall Scents

This makes me giggle, A LOT.  Mainly  because I do most of these, enjoy most of these, and will share the crap out of most of these with anyone willing.  So get ready for a week of #basicwhitegirl fall fantastic-ness!  Which will include but not limited to; pumpkin spice mani, the perfect fall sweater, fall lip trends anyone can pull off, DIY Pumpkin Spice Chai, fall boots that don’t break the bank and more!

NOTE:  #basicwhitegirl fall activities are not limited to basic white girls… you know you’ve done AT LEAST one of those things!

With My Pumpkins!

With My Pumpkins!

What To Wear To Thanksgiving – LBD Casually and Comfy

What To Wear To Thanksgiving - A Casual and Comfy LBD

What To Wear To Thanksgiving – A Casual and Comfy LBD

Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorite holidays.  Not only does it start things off for the holiday season but it’s also the epitome of fall, everything warm and cozy.  Warm and cozy weather, warm and cozy feelings, warm and cozy family get togethers and warm and cozy food!  Lot’s of food!  Cooking all day, eating all day with the family lounging around with some good football on the tv.  A day so perfect just makes you want to put on a perfect outfit!  So I’ll be introducing some ideas over the next two weeks for what you can wear to Thanksgiving!  Starting with casually and comfy LBD look.

Take the mark. Exotic Edge Dress Casually

Take the mark. Exotic Edge Dress Casually

Never underestimate the power of a LBD.  If your Thanksgiving is more causal with family then take the mark. Exotic Edge Dress ($32 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) and make it casual.  I love the mark. Exotic Edge dress because it has a nice flattering cut to it, fun detailing around the neck and a super comfy knit material. So you can lounge in this dress all day long and stay comfortable.  Plus its friendly to an expanding stomach!

Make It Casual With a Boyfriend Sweater

Make It Casual With a Boyfriend Sweater

To take the mark. Exotic Edge dress ($32 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) warm and cozy belt a long boyfriend sweater over it.  I had a black one in my closet from Express a few years ago so I just added the rosegold belt from the mark. Sleek And Chic Belt Trio (set of 3 for $24 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  If you’re on your feet in the kitchen you’re going to need a cute and comfy flat to finish off the look.  Enter in mark. Glam and Go Flat ($50 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)!  The ultimate holiday shoe!

mark. Glam and Go Flat ($50 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

mark. Glam and Go Flat ($50 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Let me just comment on how expertly designed these shoes are with the comfort padded insoles!  Since they’re big on me I added in some heel grips.  These pewter colored flats are made holiday-tastic with the all over crystal embellishments.  The mark. Glam and Go flat really are just what you need to finish off a casual yet comfy LBD look for Thanksgiving.  Not much is needed in the jewelry department.  I’m just wearing the mark.  Glimmer Of Hoops Earrings ($34 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) and a watch (Burberry, old).  With the detailing on the mark. Exotic Edge Dress you don’t need a necklace! Easy outfit for sure!

Detailing on the mark. Exotic Edge Dress

Detailing on the mark. Exotic Edge Dress

A Casual And Comfy LBD Total Look

A Casual And Comfy LBD Total Look

So the word of Alicia for a casually comfy Thanksgiving look 1 = LBD + boyfriend cardi + belt + glam flats!  Shop it at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  BONUS!  Now through Nov 13th get 10% off a $40 order OR 20% off a $50 order with promo code SAVENOV so get this Thanksgiving look for LESS!

Check back for my next post featuring this same dress only stepped up a notch for a dressier outfit!

Get The Look – Wine With Everything

You might remember I promised my makeup look from my wine look last week… (check it here)… well, as promised here’s the how to on a fall friendly makeup look with a wine lip!

Wearing the Wine With Everything Look

Wearing the Wine With Everything Look

For this look I followed the steps created by Jamie Greenberg mark. makeup artist and makeup artist to the stars (ahem did you see the look Jamie did for Kaley Cuoco at the Emmy’s!).  When mark. does a facechart like this it is super easy to recreate the looks.  You can see exactly which product to use and where.  To recreate this at home just download the facechart and if you need to, pick up the exact products used at my eBoutique.

Face Chart:  Wine With Everything

Face Chart: Wine With Everything

BONUS:  Check the video with Jamie Greenberg on how to achieve that perfect wine lip!  http://youtu.be/ET2ko_2RFCY

Obviously it looks better on the model, but this really is a great look for fall and an easy eye to wear with a bold lip.  PLUS ending today at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger all wine lip shades are HALF OFF!  PLUS FREE SHIPPING with promo code 2DAYSPREE that’s on any order size, so shop the list below to get this look!

Get The Look:  Wine With Everything

Get The Look: Wine With Everything

Shopping List:

Got The Goods ($18)

Bronze Pro ($13)

That’s Brilliant ($14)

i-mark in Plum Velvet ($7) and Tobac ($7)

Brow Factor Gel ($6.50)

Lash All You Want Mascara in Wine ($11)

Make It Rich Lip Crayon in Royal ($11)

Lipclick in Hot and Spicy ($11)

Full Service 5-Piece Pro Brush Kit ($28)

Shop the list at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and get FREE SHIPPING with promo code 2DAYSPREE and get wine lip shades at 50% off!  Promos end at midnight so get on it!

My Wine With Everything Look

My Wine With Everything Look

 

So You Wanna Be A Wrap Super Star…

Trends come and go but classic shapes are always in fashion.  Take the wrap dress… one of those cuts that look good on pretty much everyone.  I mean Diane von Furstenberg isn’t a fashion icon for nothing! mark. did thier take on the wrap dress for this fall.

mark. Wrap Star Dress $36

mark. Wrap Star Dress $36

It’s a true wrap dress in a printed knit material. They took the classic shape and made it modern with the red and purple print. The 3/4th sleeves and comfy knit fabric make it perfect for fall and transiting weather. As it gets cooler pair it with mark.’s Do The Tights Thing (set of 2 $) esp in the purple color!

Wrap Dress Full Look

Wrap Dress Full Look

Since the pattern is so bold sleek and simple accessories round out the full look.  My baubles include the mark. Long and Short of It Necklace ($20), Smoke and Mirrors Earrings ($20) and Vintage Violet Stretch Ring ($18).  The Straight Up Sassy Heels ($40), are a classic black pump with a not so classic snakeskin heel and the Modern Square Bag ($34) finished off the look.

Modern Square Bag $34

Modern Square Bag $34

Can I tell you how much I’m in love with this Modern Square Bag.  So lady like, so modern, such luxe detailing… mark. SO got this one right.  The best part of it all is that its a great small bag that actually FITS what you need!  The sides expand to hold the necessities way better than a clutch and with an adjustable strap so you can wear it as a shoulder bag, cross body or even tuck them in and use as a clutch.

The dress, jewelery, shoes and bag all are now available for purchase at my eboutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com
so shop it and get this figure flattering fall favorite.  (say that 5x’s fast!)

And here’s Ashley Green sporting the look with the purple tights also available at my eboutique: 

An Ashley Green Favorite:  The Wrap Star Dress $36

An Ashley Green Favorite: The Wrap Star Dress $36

 

PS:  Bonus points if you remember the song the title of this post comes from!

 

 

Oh So Right… Retro Right

Fall looks are officially in full force!  A big trend this season is bold prints which mark. did oh so right on the Retro Right Dress ($34).  Black and tan with pops of this year’s hottest shade, tangerine, make it extremely wearable!

mark. Retro Right Dress with mark. accessories

mark. Retro Right Dress with mark. accessories

This look has a retro 70’s feel but definitely with modern lines.  I accessorized it with the mark. Head First Hat, Chain Glam Necklace, In the Mix Stretch Bracelets and Ring Me Up Stretch Ring.  All available now at my eboutique: http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger To keep the retro vibe going I finished off the look with black and cork wedges from Target.

What I love about this outfit is how flattering it is, and on every body type!  The material is a slinky fabric so it just skims and feels great on but with the strategic draping and faux wrap tie (which is adjustable) it hides all the problem areas in addition to the print.

Since it’s still in the high 90’s I can wear it this dress now without sweating or feeling like I’m in too heavy of fabric but still getting a fall friendly look.  As the weather cools down mark. has the answer for transitioning this outfit… with the mark. Do The Tights Thing ($18) and Gimmie The Boots ($50), also available now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Do The Tight Thing Set of 2 tights in purple and black

Do The Tight Thing Set of 2 tights in purple and black

Gimmie The Boot

Gimmie The Boot

Full Look For Fall

Full Look For Fall

mark. really hit the mark (pun intended) on its fall fashion releases!  I’m really loving this look esp with the tights and boots!  All these new arrivals are now available at my eBoutique at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  I’ll be highlighting more of the fall fashion new arrivals so stay tuned and to get the look shop and shop all the new arrivals checkout my eBoutique!