fall

What Is a Boot Skirt and Why You Need One

What is a boot skirt and why do you need one?

What is a boot skirt and why do you need one?

What is a boot skirt?  Basically a skirt you wear with boots, if that wasn’t obvious.  But let me tell you why you need one.  They typically are more A-line so that means more flattering.  They usually are of a thicker material like wool blends, stiff cotton, etc, which means perfect for the fall and winter.  You usually have two options, shorter and midi.  Both are cut at a length that shows off the boots but also works with proportions.  A shorter skirt will be cut a few inches above the knee but not a mini, and is the most versatile with what boots work with it.  I found the perfect boot skirt with the mark. Peek of Pleats Skirt.

mark. Peek of Pleats Skirt

mark. Peek of Pleats Skirt

mark. Peek of Pleats Skirt

mark. Peek of Pleats Skirt

Perfect Boot Skirt For Fall

Perfect Boot Skirt For Fall

The mark. Peek of Pleats skirt is the perfect shorter version.  It has that flattering a-line shape in a nice wool blend.  What makes this one stand out is its peek of chiffon pleats and wrap detailing.  Pleats are a huge trend for fall and the wrap draws the eye in making it even more flattering.

Peak of chiffon

Peak of chiffon

Flattering A Line Cut

Flattering A Line Cut

You can wear a boot skirt with everything from blouses to sweaters.  I paired this black mark. Peek of Pleats skirt with a striped ruffle sleeve sweater from White House Black Market.  I tucked it in but you could easily wear it untucked as well.

Pair it with a ruffle sleeve sweater!

Pair it with a ruffle sleeve sweater!

What’s a boot skirt with out a killer pair of boots!  This season mod, white and ankle cut boots are huge trends which I accomplished with this pair from Shoedazzle.  However boot skirts are also designed to wear with tall boots, so bust out your favorite pair to wear with this skirt.

These boots were made for boot skirts!

These boots were made for boot skirts!

Completely my look I’m wearing the mark. Tough It Out necklace, a doctor’s bag from Brooks Brothers and a bright plum lip with Avon True Color Bold Lipstick in Power Plum.

mark. Tough It Out Necklace

mark. Tough It Out Necklace

Sweater and Skirt Full Look For Fall

Sweater and Skirt Full Look For Fall

You can shop my look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger along with all the new fall arrivals.  The skirt alone would qualify you for the current A Box!  $10 for all the fall/winter moisture you need!  (see more here)

Shop This Boot Skirt Look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Shop This Boot Skirt Look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

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Fall for Moisture A Box

Introducing The Fall For Moisture A Box

Introducing The Fall For Moisture A Box

Our Fall for Moisture A Box (product #818-478) launches today, just in time for cooler weather. Give your skin and nails some TLC this winter with 5 of our top moisturizing products—get them for only $10 with a $40 purchase ($26 value).

Fall For Moisture A Box

Fall For Moisture A Box

Hot Products for Cool Weather
Your winter survival kit. We’ve picked out the perfect cold-weather essentials just for you, treat your skin and nails with 2 full-size and 3 travel-size items.

5 Must Have Moisturizing Products

5 Must Have Moisturizing Products

1. Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing & Repair Hand Cream, 1.5 oz.
2. Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing & Repair Body Wash, 1.5 oz.
3. Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing & Repair Body Lotion, 2 oz.
4. Avon True Color Cuticle Conditioner, .4 oz.
5. Beyond Color Lip Conditioner, .11 oz.

2 Full Size 3 Holiday Travel Size Friendly!

2 Full Size 3 Holiday Travel Size Friendly!

Now ALL purchases in your campaign will count toward a qualifying $40 order for the $10 A Box offer. This includes orders from mark. by Avon, Avon Living, as well as Outlet and Marketing Flyers. It’s an A-mazing value.  I REALLY love this box, plus it really themes well with the winter soft collection that just launched today as well.  This would be an EXCELLENT gift for those hard to shop for with it being basic enough for even the pickiest person.  Get your holiday shopping started and add this to your order for only $10.  Keep it for yourself as a little treat or gift it, either way $10 WELL spent.

 

Backorder Your A Box
Remember, you can now backorder A Boxes! You are able to backorder the previous campaign’s A Box with a $40 backorder purchase in the Campaign associated with the A Box you wish to backorder. For example: In Campaign 23, backorder $40 from Campaign 20, and you’ll qualify for the Campaign 20 A Box at $10.  Shop the A Box at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

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

 

Introducing The A-Box

Introducing The A Box

Introducing The A Box

The Beauty Box we’ve all been waiting for . . . our curated box of 5 must-have products, with a new A Box featured in each campaign.  The A Box starts in Campaign 18 and is available through 4th quarter. Don’t miss out! Collect them all and enjoy Avon’s best beauty favorites, handpicked just for you!  Each A Box is only $10.00 with a $40.00 Core Brochure Purchase!

Introducing C18: Our Fall Beauty Trend: Divine Wine Collection. It’s got everything you need to get the look for the new season. Go all out and wear all 5 products together or just pick one to wink at the trend. The new A Box is yours to explore, delight, and collect.

Fall Beauty Trend: Divine Wine Collection Item#: 732-309 ONLY $10 WITH ANY $40 BROCHURE PURCHASE $40 value

Fall Beauty Trend: Divine Wine Collection
Item#: 732-309 ONLY $10 WITH ANY $40 BROCHURE PURCHASE ($40 value)

What’s Inside:

  • True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Sugar Plum:  Define your eyes with perfect precision and creamy, smooth glide-on color that lasts for hours.
  • True Color Lipstick in Vamp:  Treat yourself to the lip-nourishing formula of Shea Butter, Omega-3 Oil and vitamin E.
  • True Color Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Quad in Romantic Mauves:  Stay-true coordinated shades that make every eye look effortless.
  • True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel in Midnight:  Get professional results at home with a high-shine mani that resists dings, bangs and nicks.
  • Big & Daring Volume Mascara in Black:  Sweep on from root to tip for 24-hour explosive volume.
The A Box Advantage

The A Box Advantage

The A Box Advantages:

  • Go Big! Each A Box includes mostly full-size products. Fall in love with them all!
  • Great Value! Every A Box has a value of at least 4 to 5 times its $10 price, which means you practically get back the $40 dollars you spent!
  • It’s Exclusive! Only our exclusive Avon Products will be featured in each A Box.
  • No Subscription Necessary. Just grab it and go!
  • No Unwanted Surprises! You know what you get in every box.

You can get the 1st A Box, Divine Wine Collection with your $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger this box runs until Aug 15th.  August 16th will launch our second A Box, Pro Picks Collection, more details to come.

ABox C19 Pro Picks Collection Launching Aug 16th

ABox C19 Pro Picks Collection Launching Aug 16th

What To Wear: Potluck

What To Wear: Potluck

What To Wear: Potluck

With the ultimate holiday meal tomorrow, today let’s look at what to wear to a potluck!  I collaborated with Erica Gerelmann on two looks that will work for your next potluck this holiday season.

Alicia’s Look:

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Stress Free Look for a Potluck

Stress Free Look for a Potluck

A potluck is all about being stress free and your looks should be the same.  You want to be comfortable to sit, eat and socialize in but still a little festive because, well, it’s an excuse to be!  Usually I would find any reason to wear red during the holidays but this year I’m all about icy shades of blue, silver and grey!  A stress free sweatshirt dress, statement necklace, statement boots and topped off with a statement lip takes casual potluck to something special while remaining festive and fun!

mark. Sweat Equity Dress

mark. Sweat Equity Dress

mark. Sweat Equity Dress

Wearing:  Sweatshirt Dress, mark. | Clear Choice Necklace, mark. | Don’t Let Go Satchel, mark. | boots, Shoedazzle | Lip, Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Electric Pink | Blanket Check Scarf, mark.

mark. Clear Choice Necklace

mark. Clear Choice Necklace

mark. Blanket Check Scarf

mark. Blanket Check Scarf

Erica’s Look:

Erica's Casual Holiday Potluck Look

Erica’s Casual Holiday Potluck Look

The holidays are here and in my family, we keep things simple and casual. We gather at someone’s house and everyone brings a covered dish for a big potluck dinner.  When deciding what to wear, I leave the dress and shapewear at home and break out a pair of “fat pants” and a roomy shirt. I know I’ll eat too much! This outfit is definitely something I would wear to my family’s holiday party. I wanted to give this look the red and green Christmas feel without being too cheesy and there is no better time to break out the sparkly accessories then at a holiday party!

Red Accents from Avon

Red Accents from Avon

Erica is wearing Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in red supreme, mark. Funnel of Love Sweater, Avon Radiant Beauty Teardrop Necklace and Earring Gift Set, Avon Glitter Sparkle Strap Watch, Avon 2016 Holiday Collectible Pin, and the shoes, headband, and pants are oldies from my closet.

mark. Funnel Of Love Sweater

mark. Funnel Of Love Sweater

See More From Erica here!

You can shop both our looks with key pieces from http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and to make your holiday shopping way easier shop online and take advantage of our Black Friday deals starting on Thursday!  No need to fight the crowd, get 20% off and a free tote bag filled with goodies!  Use promo code CELEBRATE

 

Flash Sale Alert!! — Favorites Additional 30% Off!!!

Flash Sale Alert!  Take an additional 30% off select products at my eBoutique, (here).  A few of my favorites are on there like the look below and the mark. All Bundled Up bath and body collection.  I myself will be picking up the new mark. Rebel Luxe fragrance!  Great time to knock a few people off your list!  Or pick up a little glam for yourself!

Fall Travel Outfit - mark. Sweat Equity Dress

Fall Travel Outfit – mark. Sweat Equity Dress  — see the full look here!

mark.  All Bundled Up

mark. All Bundled Up — see the review here!

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mark. Rebel Luxe On My To-Get List!

mark. Rebel Luxe On My To-Get List!

Shop the flash sale at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Mani Monday – Halloween Inspo

Mani Monday - Halloween Inspo

Mani Monday – Halloween Inspo

Halloween is in a week! Even if you don’t dress up for Halloween you can still rock a Halloween mani.

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Julep Ebony - Halo

Julep Ebony – Halo

This week I’m wearing a black halo polish from Julep called Ebony. Easy and simple but still kind of theme’s out my week.  Halo’s are really hard to capture when it is cloudy out, but believe me this is one awesome polish, PERFECT for Halloween.

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With Flash

With Flash

Without Flash

Without Flash

With Flash

With Flash

I do have a Halloween party this Friday so for my weekend through actual Halloween I’m going to wear these glow-in-the-dark nail wraps from Jamberry called Eye See You. These adorable creepy-cute monster eyes are a little different for Halloween. The glow-in-the-dark feature will be super fun for Halloween.

Jamberry Eye See You

Jamberry Eye See You

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You can shop Julep here (check your Ulta too) or you can shop Jamberry here. There’s still time to get something for Halloween!  In addition I’ve been LOVING these mark. Good Luck Ring Set.  It is a set of two statement rings for $22 over at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Good Luck Ring Set

mark. Good Luck Ring Set

Mani Monday – Oktoberfet Nails

Mani Monday - Oktoberfest Nails

Mani Monday – Oktoberfest Nails

Cheers!  Fall festivities are in full swing which means I’m taking any reason to theme out everything down to my nails!  Every fall my company does an internal Oktoberfest and I take it as an excuse to a great fall mani, this year is no exception.

Jamberry Wraps In The Air and October Hostess Rewards

Jamberry Wraps and Avon Nail Polish

Jamberry In The Air Wrap

Jamberry In The Air Wrap

Jamberry October Hostess Reward Wrap

Jamberry October Hostess Reward Wrap

For my mani I used 2 Jamberry wraps, In The Air and the October Hostess Reward wrap.  I did an accent nail in red with bronze glitter (Avon).  I just love the little cardinals on the In The Air wrap, you can shop in the Air here but for the October Hostess Reward wrap you’ll have to host a Jamberry party!  If interested hit me up, or if you just love the wrap and want it let me know I can hook you up.

Avon Ring and Fall Mani

Avon Ring and Fall Mani

If you are attending an Oktoberfest I suggest doing a fun fall mani!  You can check out my past ones here and here.  If you’re hosting one here’s some inspo for you from ours from last year!

Perfect Fall Mani for Oktoberfest

Perfect Fall Mani for Oktoberfest

PS:  I know I have a cut on my finger and my hands are desperately dry and need some hand cream, but this is real life folks and I’m not editing on a Monday.  Good thing I have some mark. All Bundled Up hand cream!

Wear And Share Wednesday: My Most Asked About Jewelry Set

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection

Lately I’ve been reaching for the same jewelry everyday, call it lazy or I call it, goes – with – everything.  I can’t tell you how many compliments and questions I’ve received on it so I thought I might as well wear and share!  First up is this Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection, what I seem to be wearing non-stop.  I think it’s because it goes with literally everything I wear, is silver and gold toned and bit fall with the feathers.   In this collection you can get the long necklace, bracelet, earrings and/or ring (not pictured) between $14.99 and $19.99 the price point is spot on.

Avon Bravo Necklace, Earrings and wrap bracelet

Avon Bravo Necklace, Earrings and wrap bracelet

Next up is what I get complimented the most on, the Avon Calypso Sunrise Collection.  This set features a faux green geode look in a long necklace, bracelet and a colored stone ring (not pictured) at $19.99.  You would think this would be more for summer wear than fall, but paired with fall tones like camel, army green, taupe, sage, navy, etc this set really works for fall.  I first saw this paired against our Avon Versatile Faux Wrap Dress which is a mushroom color and I thought, WOW how stunning is that, a must have for fall!

Avon Calypso Sunrise Set

Avon Calypso Sunrise Set

Avon Calypso Sunrise Wrap Bracelet and Pendant Necklace

Avon Calypso Sunrise Wrap Bracelet and Pendant Necklace

Last but not least is the Fancy Animal Collection.  If you like a little personality into your jewelry then you can appreciate the fun in these guys.  This collection features what is obviously animals who are fancy in a bracelet, ring and watch in elephant, cheetah and leopard ($14.99 – $19.99).  I picked up 2 of the bracelets in leopard and cheetah, mainly because I already had this ring and I like the little bit o’ 90’s look to it.  These look really cute with just a simple jeans, tee, faux leather jacket and heels look.

Avon Fancy Animals Collection

Avon Fancy Animals Collection

Avon Fancy Animals Stretch Bracelet in Cheetah and Leopard

Avon Fancy Animals Stretch Bracelet in Cheetah and Leopard

What go-to’s are you wearing this Wednesday?  You can shop all the jewelry at my eboutique, http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and use promo code DARING and with your $55 order get this beauty set for FREE.  It includes my ALL TIME FAVORITE eye liner and mascara!  Plus a basic smokey eye pallet and the perfect color for a vamp lip… deal!

FLASH SALE ALERT! Up to 50% off some select mark. and Avon!

Currently going on at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger is a Friday Flash Sale! This time around it’s a pretty legit one! Ton’s of mark. and fashion items that usually aren’t in there.  Everything is an additional 30% off and if you combine it with promo code AVONFB16 (with a $60 order) then you get another 20% off!  Here are my top picks from the flash sale:

mark. Sweat Equity Dress and Buckled In Tote – see more here.

Fall Travel Outfit - mark. Sweat Equity Dress

Fall Travel Outfit – mark. Sweat Equity Dress and Buckled In Tote

mark. Right Step Ankle Boot

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mark. All Bundled Up Collection – see more here.

Word On mark. Bundled Up Bath and Body Collection

Word On mark. Bundled Up Bath and Body Collection

mark. Show Some Shoulder Top – my top item on my wish list!

Get The Look!

Get The Look!

Avon Elegant Royal Collar Necklace:

Wearing the Avon Elegant Royal Necklace

Wearing the Avon Elegant Royal Necklace

mark. Naked Love Bath and Body Collection

mark. Naked Love

mark. Naked Love

Avon Lightweight Quilted Jacket – perfect for fall!

Avon Lightweight Quilted Jacket

Avon Lightweight Quilted Jacket

To see all the options head over to http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to shop ASAP as this flash sale only lasts through midnight tonight!