fall wish list

Hello August!

Hello August, my favorite month of the year!  I might be slightly partial because it’s birthday month, but it is also the last real month of summer.  So time to get in all those summer activities for a wanderlust August; pool days, beach/lake/river days, ice cream on a hot night, exploring, and of course summer vacations!  I’ll be headed to Kauai Hawaii this month for our honeymoon (10 months later…) Also in August all the back to school stuff comes out in full force, so it’s a perfect time for some newness as well as a great time for shopping sales.  It’s also treat yo’self month for me!  I try to make it a special one in honor of my birthday. Last but not least, it marks the beginning of football season, my favorite time of the year!  Here’s my inspiration for August and an idea of what you can be seeing this month here on the blog!

Wanderlust August

Kauai Inspiration

Kauai Inspiration

napalicoast

Na Pali Coast

hbay

Kauai Hawaii

Summer Skirts

The "IT" summer skirt

The “IT” summer skirt

Transition summer skirt to fall

Transition summer skirt to fall

sydneystyle.com

sydneystyle.com

Back To School Shopping

Cynthia Rowley For Staples

Cynthia Rowley For Staples

Fall Wishlist:  Plaid Shirt

Fall Wishlist: Plaid Shirt

Plaid and Camel

Plaid and Camel

Camel Satchel

Camel Satchel

 

 

Dog Days Of Summer

 

cali icecream lemons river warmsummernights

www.instagram.com/aliciahessinger

 

Hello August!  Nice to see you again!

Fall Boots That Don’t Break The Bank

Fall Boot Look from mark_girl Instagram

Fall Boot Look from mark_girl Instagram

Here’s the #1 reason I love boots so much:  I’m always cold.  Boots keep you warmer than sandals so boots it is!  Besides the fact that they are super cute, usually more comfy than most the other shoes I own and practical for pretty much every occasion, I usually am wearing boots because I’m cold.  Now that the cat’s out of the bag here are my top picks topping my fall wish list:

 

1.  Ridding Boots – Even though I’ve wanted them for years I’ve yet to own a pair of riding boots.  They might not be as trendy as they were say 2-3 years ago, but the classic style is a staple everyone should have in their boot arsenal, especially for walking and activities.  My #1 pick are the mark. Go For A Ride Boots which are part of the Fall Sale for ONLY $45 (orig $60)!  Coming in 2nd place are the LC Conrad Riding Boots for Kohls $59.99 (orig $99).

mark. Go For A Ride Boots Orig $60 NOW $45

mark. Go For A Ride Boots Orig $60 NOW $45

LC Lauren Conrad Riding Boots

LC Lauren Conrad Riding Boots

 

2.  Lace Up Boots – In the 6th grade I had these lace up boots that were imitation Timbs (Timberlands for the urban impaired) that I wore with slouch socks or these socks from Limited Too that had a daisy on them that matched my daisy print shorts also from Limited Too.  I think that was my favorite outfit to date (is that sad I peaked in 6th grade haha)  So I think it’s been long enough that it’s time to add in some lace up boots back into my wardrobe…. however, still on the search for daisy print shorts.

mark. Army of Style Boots $60

mark. Army of Style Boots $60

DIVA LOUNGE Jetta Womens Military Boots $39.99

DIVA LOUNGE Jetta Womens Military Boots $39.99

 

3.  Booties – I definitely already own quite a few pairs of booties, BUT they’re the most practical to wear with work outfits to nights out to casual wear.  I’m swooning over the mark. Multi-Mixed Media Booties also in the Fall Sale for ONLY $48 (orig $65).  That’s a great price for genuine leather and suede, and will practically go with every outfit I own!  Plus, I also need a fun oxford type bootie like these blush and lace ones from DSW.

mark. Multi Mixed Media Booties NOW $48

mark. Multi Mixed Media Booties NOW $48

Not Rated Ezra Bootie $49.95

Not Rated Ezra Bootie $49.95

 

4.  Tall Dressy Boots – Ok so this is pretty much what my entire boot collection is made of.  So what!  I like tall boots and tall heels!  But my current old go to from Shoedazzle are on their last legs and I need to replace them.  I want a tall black boot with some fun detail like the gold zipper  and gold heels on these mark. Mixed Details Tall Boot $90 (launching 10/31/14).  Now $90 is a little on the high end and they definitely aren’t walk all day boots but I can’t stop thinking about them!!!  So added to the wish list…

mark. Mixed Details Tall Boots

mark. Mixed Details Tall Boots

 

Which boots are on your fall wish list?  With a lot of these on a good sale I definitely can add a few into my boot collection!  You can shop some of the featured boots on the Fall Sale at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger be sure to use promo code BESTBEAUTY for 20% off a $60 order!

Fall Wish List – Brooks Brothers Fedora

I know I know… its the dog days of summer and I’m not wishing summer away AT ALL!  Actually I want it to last FOREVER!  However in the world of retail its prime new arrival time for fall.  Which means I of course am scouting it all out and one item I can’t stop thinking about is this BB #1 Stripped Fedora… in both colors!  I love them both!

BB #1 Stripped Fedora in Navy

BB #1 Stripped Fedora in Navy

BB #1 Stripped Fedora in Grey

BB #1 Stripped Fedora in Grey

In case you’re not a Brooks Brothers officiato BB #1 refers to stripe pattern on the band.  Its the classification for Brooks Brothers #1 stripe, most popular for ties and most classic.  My years of moonlighting at Brooks Brothers taught me well.  Because I’m both a hat person, a lover of BB #1 (esp in the burgundy and gold) and a Brooks Brothers fan I think I need this hat asap!

Shop the BB #1 Stripped Fedora for $78 at Brooks Brothers