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My Favorite Fall Outfit

My Favorite Fall Outfit

My Favorite Fall Outfit

Hello November! Halloween is always the switch here in Nor Cal. It’s now for sure fall. Seriously last week I was so hot I still had to pull my sleeveless tops out again. However, it did lead me to my favorite fall outfit. This combo from Banana Republic Factory:  Sweater dress + Felt Hat + Ruana + Mules

Banana Republic Factory Ribbed Midi Sweater Dress

Banana Republic Factory Ribbed Midi Sweater Dress

This ribbed sleeveless midi dress is so easy to wear for fall.  It’s comfortable, flattering, the perfect weight and extremely versatile.  A few fall accessories and I have my perfect fall look.  I liked it so much that I got it in both black and tan!  Both are the perfect fall colors.  *sidenote I’m linking the petite but I’m wearing a regular.

Black and Tan For Fall

Black and Tan For Fall

Fall Jewelry from Avon

Fall Jewelry from Avon

Pop of Plaid with a reversible poncho from BR Factory

Pop of Plaid with a reversible poncho from BR Factory

What makes this look so fall friendly are the accessories.  The hat is from Amazon, which for the price, an excellent find and its adjustable to fit multiple head sizes.  The ruana, or poncho as they call it, is from Banana Republic Factory too.  It is the perfect combination of fall neutrals in a plaid which reverses to my favorite print, black and white houndstooth.  It’s also so soft and cozy so as weather transitions, or for cooler mornings, or cooler offices, this guy was my GO-TO in Sept and Oct.  I liked it so much I might of got a few for gifts. Actually, this ruana and felt hat combo would make and excellent pairing for a Christmas gift.  Especially for someone you really don’t know their size in clothes but you still want to get them something fashionable.

Dynamic duo for fall - and a great gift idea!

Dynamic duo for fall – and a great gift idea!

Also wearing my favorite nude mules, Calvin Klein, my go-to fall camel tote from Michael Kors (found at TJ Maxxx),fall jewelry from Avon and my fall favorite lip, Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Delicate Date.

Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Delicate Date

Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Delicate Date

Lip of The Day - errr season - Delicate Date

Lip of The Day – errr season – Delicate Date

This has been my favorite fall outfit, not only this black version but also in the tan.  I wear the same accessories and just reverse the ruana for a completely new look!  You could definitely warm this up for cooler temps with a denim jacket, cozy cardigan sweater, or even a turtleneck underneath the dress.  The ruana/poncho is really warm too so if you belted it and treated it more like a cardigan sweater you’d be plenty warm.  Also, instead of mules switch into your favorite tall boots and done!  I’ll be wearing this all fall and winter I’m sure.

All The Fall Feels

All The Fall Feels

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

Wear and Share Wednesday with mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

Wear and Share Wednesday with mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

Hello Autumn Equinox!  If today’s Wear and Share Wednesday doesn’t make you a little glad it’s officially fall, then I don’t know what will!  Jackie from Living After Midnite and I are taking one perfect-for-fall piece, the mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt ($28) and styling it two ways!

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

In no way shape or form am I a casual person.  Sweatshirts for me are for lounging at home (aka not in public) and for Penn State games (because its freakin cold in PA).  However, leave it to mark. to make one that’s cut like a cute top with an interesting detail, an asymmetrical zipper!

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Effortless Edge Sweatshirt Details

Effortless Edge Sweatshirt Details

Inspired by all those cool girls on Pinterest, I thought a casual glam way to wear this mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt ($28) was to pair it with a sequin mini skirt!  I love creamy neutrals together so this Sequined High Waist Skirt from Express that my mom got me for my birthday was the perfect fit!  Unzipping the zipper on the sweatshirt opens it up just enough to let the sequin skirt shine though.

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Pairing a sweatshirt with a sequin skirt for a casual glam look!

Pairing a sweatshirt with a sequin skirt for a casual glam look!

To accessorize a casual glam look you don’t need much.  A nice boyfriend watch is really all you need, like this Avon Signature Boyfriend watch.  I, of course, took it further with a leopard bangle (Express, old) and the mark. Show Id Bracelet ($24).  Finished off with the mark. Ring For More Stackable Rings ($20) and a neutral clutch from Express (old).

Arm party with Avon, mark. and Express

Arm party with Avon, mark. and Express

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Dressing Up A Sweatshirt for Fall

Dressing Up A Sweatshirt for Fall

This look would look equally chic with a cool pair of booties, but I opted to dress it up with a metallic heel.  These upcoming heels from mark. are a sneak peek into the pre-holiday releases… and let’s just say its going to be a good holiday season!

mark. Pumped With Vogue Heels

mark. Pumped With Vogue Heels

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How To Wear Sequins For Daytime

How To Wear Sequins For Daytime

The mark. Effortless Edge sweatshirt is a perfect pick to update your fall wardrobe.  What I love most about it is I finally found a way to wear sequins for daytime.  It’s the perfect mix of relaxed casual with everyday chic.  I didn’t feel overdressed for daytime and I was super comfortable in this outfit.  I think I might of found a new closet go-to!

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Effortless Outfit For Fall

Effortless Outfit For Fall

You probably didn’t need all of these pictures to get the idea, but the first day of fall just created some pretty pictures and I just couldn’t settle on a few, so here’s many!  But you can really see how “effortless” this mark. Effortless Sweatshirt really is.  It’s got style and comfort and if you can find a way to make a sequin skirt daytime appropriate you just have to share it!  This effortless outfit is just what your closet needs!  I mean, look how effortlessly chic Jackie looks over at Living After Midnite!  If that look doesn’t make you ready for some fall traveling I don’t know what does!  You can shop the mark. Effortless Edge sweatshirt at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

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