fashion

What’s Brewing This Halloween!?

Happy Halloween!
Everyone’s plans and situations for the holiday may vary, but one thing is for sure, you can definitely add a little Halloween fun and theme out your life!

I found the most adorable and comfy! bat print sweatshirt at Target. I’ve basically lived in it for the past month. Its lightweight, has slits on the side and oh so soft. I paired it over a black and white striped summer dress for an easy day look, its still 90 degrees here folks! However, I’ve worn it more just lounging around, making spirits spooky!

You know when you go to Target you never leave with just one thing… Also picked up this fun sign for the holiday decor! Hashtag Target run!

I hope this weekend you at least carve a Jack O Lantern… and maybe watch Hocus Pocus ūüėČ Have a spoooooky Halloween!

Iconic Avon

One thing about being around for 134 years… you become iconic.¬† There is always something nostalgic and vintage with Avon.¬† Heather from Hopelessly Heather and I love a good classic vintage look so with the Iconic Avon collection we were inspired.

On Heather:   Iconic Mini Lip Color (wearing the mauve shade in the pink tube)

Iconic Avon Statement Necklace, Iconic Avon Pearly Locket, Iconic Avon Stud Earrings, Iconic Avon Pearly Ribbon Brooch. 

“I always look forward Avon‚Äôs Iconic offerings‚ÄĒtheir vintage vibe is totally my jam!¬† This time around, they released a few items that make a big splash!¬†¬†

I used the Pearly Ribbon Brooch to help create a “soft” waistline on my dress by gathering some of the excess material to nip in one side.¬† Brooches are the quintessential retro accessory, but they are also the most flexible‚ÄĒyou can wear them on hats, lapels, scarves, handbags, in your hair…the sky is the limit!¬† They always add a touch of elegance.

The Iconic Mini Lip Color trio tube designs are so stinkin‚Äô cute, and you can easily pop all three in your handbag to reapply throughout the day to create different looks.¬† The lipstick itself is creamy, goes on smoothly, and strong color.¬† My fave easily the mauve hue in the pink tube‚ÄĒit‚Äôs‚Ķmauve-lous.¬† ::ba dum tiss::

I opted to loop the super long chain of the Pearly Locket around my neck an extra time so it would hang at a more traditional level, which always gives the added bonus of creating a choker layer, which I‚Äôm all about.¬† The locket is fairly large and heavy with a magnetic closure‚ÄĒit would easily hold a small photo or lock of hair, and there‚Äôs no fear they‚Äôd get lost by a locket malfunction‚Ķthose magnets are strong.

The Statement Necklace and Stud Earrings scream royalty.¬† The necklace is very upper-class, and hangs at the collar level.¬† It‚Äôs a substantial piece, but not overwhelming.¬† The opulent pink cat‚Äôs eye glass stones break up the goldtone scroll leaf design of the chain.¬† The earrings are a little simpler, but they are perfectly paired with the necklace.¬† Together, they command respect and attention.¬† The only thing missing from this collection is a crown!”

On Alicia: Iconic Avon lip, Studio 1886 Soft Knit Dress, Iconic Eye Collection, Iconic Elastine Perfumed Hair Serum – Amethyst, Iconic Veilment Perdumed Body Gel – Sunset Bloom.

There’s just something extra beautiful about vintage, just a little more glam. Right now, I’ll take anything that’s makes me feel a little extra glam. Like, perfumed hair serum, that looks just as stunning sitting on your vanity.

An iconic cat eye winged liner is my everyday go to. The Iconic Eye collection gives me the must haves to achieve it everytime… smooth and tightened lids, lots of lashes and the perfect liquid liner. I have raved over this liner before but it really is that perfect. The felt tip isn’t too stiff or too soft and its smooth black black formula lasts all day. Plus! the value on this set for $35 is outstanding!

The Studio 1886 Soft Knit Dress was giving me those vintage vibes that meshed perfectly with this collection. I may not be as chic as my vintage inspo from grandma-in-law Mary, but I try ūüėČ

These Iconic Avon pieces are limited edition and only on the eBoutique a few more days! But don’t fret as more Iconic Avon is launching just in time for holiday!

Fresh Fall Switch

Fresh Fall Switch

Fresh Fall Switch

It’s Wear and Share Wednesday! I switched to my fall bag so why not share it! This bag was actually a birthday treat to myself. I got the black version back in the spring and it was the PERFECT work bag. ¬†The size was perfectly large enough to hold what I need, it had enough pockets to keep me organized, nylon to keep it light and durable with leather details to step it up a knotch. ¬†It also came with a cosmetic bag and a key chain, so win win! ¬†I then became obsessed with the persimmon shade. ¬†I thought it would be perfect for fall, especially in Nor Cal where its hot through November. ¬†

Fall Bag

Fall Bag

LBJ = Little Black Jumpsuit

LBJ = Little Black Jumpsuit

For a fresh fall switch I took this black jumpsuit from the spring and glammed it up with gold.  Gold TB Millers and wearing this same chuncky gold chain set from Avon, the Studio 1886 Chunckly Link Necklace, Bracelet and Twisted Hoop Earrings.

Early Fall Look

Early Fall Look

Lip of the Day:  Avon Birthday Balm in Birthday Post

Lip of the Day: Avon Birthday Balm in Birthday Post

Persimmon

Persimmon

Fall Bag:  Dooney & Bourke Wayfarer Nylon Tote with Accessories  Did you know QVC is my shopping secret.  Easy Pay my friends, easy pay.  

Gold Accents

Gold Accents

Studio 1886 Chuncky Gold Jewelry

Studio 1886 Chuncky Gold Jewelry

Wear and Share Wednesday

Wear and Share Wednesday

 

Week O’Nautical – LDW 2020

Week O'Nautical - LDW 2020

Week O’Nautical – LDW 2020

Happy Labor Day!! Labor Day Weekend is always a bit bittersweet for a lot of reasons. It is the end, but also the begining. The end of summer, the unofficial begining of fall. It’s also the anniversary of moving to California, so end of PA begining of CA. 2020 is no exception, a bit bittersweet with a new begining for me and new opportunities. What’s better for a celebration of new beginings than day sequins!

Day Sequins

Day Sequins

Wearing:  Sequin Striped Tee and Navy Button Front Flares, Express.  Gold chain jewelry, Avon Studio 1886 Chunky Link Collection, Coral Mules, Shoedazzle.  

Nice and Nautical

Nice and Nautical

Avon Studio 1886 Chunky Chain Jewelry

Avon Studio 1886 Chunky Chain Jewelry

Week O’Nautical will always be constant even if its only one post and some IG stories haha! Let’s enjoy the long weekend and welcome in fall with all its fresh newness… and savor a little bit of summer with some sun and s’mores. ¬†

Week O'Nautical 2020

Week O’Nautical 2020

Western Wind

Western Wind

Western Wind

It’s Western Wind Wear and Share Wednesday! Basically just trying to get as many W’s in one phrase as possible. If you watched my Unboxing video you saw I picked up some of the Avon Western Wind jewelry collection and while I’m not western AT ALL I definitely got all the Yellowstone vibes with this collection. ¬†

Channeling my inner Beth Dutton

Channeling my inner Beth Dutton

Chanelling my inner Beth Dutton, I styled these pieces with a slip dress to make it a little more chic and a little less country. ¬†This is one of those instances where the accessories make the look. ¬†I’ve worn this dress before with completely different accessories (see here). ¬†This is a completely different look with just an addition of the Western Wind collection, some booties and a denim jacket. ¬†

Slip Dress, Denim and Booties

Slip Dress, Denim and Booties

Avon Western Wind Jewelry Collection

Avon Western Wind Jewelry Collection

Dress – Express (old); Booties – Nordstroms; Jewelry – Avon; Jacket – White House Black Market (similar)

Avon Western Wind Jewelry and a few old pieces to mix in!

Avon Western Wind Jewelry and a few old pieces to mix in!

Obsessories!

Obsessories!

Western Wind Vibes

Western Wind Vibes

Late Summer Look

Late Summer Look

I know that its only July and too hot for booties but this is a good late August/Sept look but can wear some sandals with this until then. ¬†Plus¬†this necklace is all one piece so it is super easy to wear and layered. ¬†I layered a few of my own pieces like a turquoise ring and some silver bangles to beef it up. ¬†Wouldn’t a felt hat be a good addition too esp come fall!?

Layered Necklace and Silver Jewelry on a LBD

Layered Necklace and Silver Jewelry on a LBD

I am certainly one who likes different styles depending on my mood. ¬†With the return of Yellowstone I’ve been definitley loving the chic vibes on the show. ¬†A little new jewelry is the perfect way to embrace the trend and refresh and old dress. ¬†

In a world of Kardashians, be a Beth Dutton.

In a world of Kardashians, be a Beth Dutton.

 

Word of Alicia Unboxing: Campaign 17 2020 from Avon

What is this? A video? Who even am I these days!? Either way I have a rather large unboxing video of all the goodies from Avon Campaign 17 2020. If you would like a book leave a comment and I’ll get one out to you… and of course with a few samples ūüėČ

Part 1

 

Part 2


Because it took me so long to get this large video processed most these items are available TODAY at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Wear and Share Wednesday: Avon Striped Tie-Front Top

Wear and Share Wednesday - Avon Striped Tie-Front Top

Wear and Share Wednesday – Avon Striped Tie-Front Top

What’s black and white and red all over? A Zebra with a sunburn! Or a newspaper… however you want to end that joke. Either way a black and white striped shirt is today’s wear and share Wednesday piece!

Dress up a tee with a skort, pumps and pearls!

Dress up a tee with a skort, pumps and pearls!

The Avon striped Tie-Front Top is really a causal t-shirt like top with different directional stripes (which is totally on trend!)  This top is chic and classic just worn with shorts or jeans but I wanted to dress it up a little with a black skort, pumps and pearls!

NEW Cushion Makeup - FMG Love Cushion Bronzer, Blush and Highlight

NEW Cushion Makeup – FMG Love Cushion Bronzer, Blush and Highlight

All you need with a black and white outfit is a simple bold lip and a great bronzed makeup look. ¬†I’m wearing the new FMG Cushion bronzer, blush and hightlight!¬† I even used the bronzer as my transition shade and the highlighter all over my lid. ¬†Super simple and glowy makeup for summer. ¬†On my lips is the Avon Mattitude Liquid Lipstick in Driven.

I’m not the only one loving this top! ¬†Check out the different ways Sealaura wore this same top! You can wear and share this top yourself by shopping it at the eBoutique!

Sealaura Loves

Sealaura Loves

Week O’Nautical – Candy Paint

Week O'Nautical - Candy Paint

Week O’Nautical – Candy Paint

I hope everyone’s July 4th was sparkling! ¬†Week O’Nautical was in full sail last week over on FB/IG but its sailing on here over on ze blog and the sails are candy painted! ¬†I took everyone’s favorite yellow dress and week o’nautical’ed it with some candy colors.

Avon Ribbed Faux Wrap Dress

Avon Ribbed Faux Wrap Dress

The Avon Ribbed Faux Wrap Dress has been a hot item for summer.  It looks good on every shape and size, has on-trend ribbing in a light-weight fabric perfect for hot heat and its only $36!  The summer fun yellow color is stunning on its own but I wanted to make it even more fun with some candy colors.

Candy Colors

Candy Colors

I paired this dress with a light blue and white striped button down from Old Navy.  It had vibes of the boardwalk and cotton candy so I thought why not add in even more with the Avon Statement Stones jewelry collection.  The pastel stones were the perfect candy colored adornment to top it all off.

Avon Statement Stones

Avon Statement Stones Collection

Not sure if you noticed but wrap up sandals are pretty hot for summer! ¬†I picked up this white pair from Shoedazzle. ¬†They actually have a pretty small heel so they are actually really wearable. ¬†I’m still on the hunt for a nude pair that I love, maybe a taller heel or even a flat, but I’m a sucker for anything that wraps around the ankle. ¬†

Ankle Wrap Sandals for Summer

Ankle Wrap Sandals for Summer

I totally am getting boardwalk vibes with this look.  Now I just  funnel cake, cotton candy and a corn dog!  I really like the idea of tying a button down over a dress for a totally different look on a simple summer dress.  I can see this blue and white striped top layered a number of items in my closet, and vice vesra, I can see layering a lot of different options with this dress.  Even as we tranisiton into fall, this dress would be adorable with warm colors anchored with blacks instead of whites.  

Layering a button down over a summer dress.

Layering a button down over a summer dress.

You can shop the Avon Ribbed Faux Wrap Dress and the Avon Statement Stones jewelry collection over at my eBoutique. ¬†This dress is one of those versatile pieces you’ll find yourself reaching for again and again, its just so easy to wear. ¬†Believe me when I say it flatters pretty much everyone!

Sailing into to summer in happy colors!

Sailing into to summer in happy colors!

Week O’Nautical – Cool Silver

Week O'Nautical - Cool Silver

Week O’Nautical – Cool Silver

Are you a silver or a gold person!? Just like everything else, it depends on my mood and what vibe I’m going for, but overall I’m both. I tend to lean towards silver more often… its cool and chic, just like today’s Week O’Nautical OOTD! ¬†Week O’Nautical = Counting down to the holiday weekend wearing anything that fits into the red white and blue theme with a loosely nautical feel, key word being loosely.

Pencil Skirt for today's OOTD

Pencil Skirt for today’s WoN OOTD

I knew I wanted to wear this red pencil skirt to work today (Express, old). ¬†It’s the perfect summer red and really since I’ve been back to the office I really haven’t worn my pencil skirts. ¬†It has this silver disc detailing at the belt and that’s what insipred me to carry that cool silver throughout.¬†

Avon Summer Statement Metal Jewelry in Silver

Avon Summer Statement Metal Jewelry in Silver

I just got this Avon Summer Statements Stretch Bracelet (that I can’t stop wearing!) but it has the same hammered disc details that the skirt has so I was like, yep, wearing that. ¬†Also released with the bracelet as part of our summer fashion release, are these Avon Summer Statements Hoop Earrings, that I’m also wearing non-stop! ¬†Both of these go with EVERYTHING and they do come in both silver and gold… I, of course, got them in both tones. ¬†When something is so classic, versatile and on trend you just have to go for both! ¬†

Matching Silver Hammered Metal Details

Matching Silver Hammered Metal Details

What also stood out to me was this old mark. ring with silver and turquoise, so I had to wear it today too. ¬†But what top could pull these all together, a ruffled chambray top! ¬†Cool, chic, layed back, and maybe a little fitting to watch Yellowstone that’s saved on my DVR later.

Cool and Chic

Cool and Chic

You know what else is cool and chic… my summer bag! ¬†I’m obsessed. ¬†This Dooney and Bourke Wayfarer Nylon Tote with Accessories from QVC. ¬†It is the perfect summer work bag, perfect! ¬†The Italian nylon is so lightweight and easy to care for, the tan handles make it casual for summer and the red detailing on the zipper… swoon! ¬†

Ultimate Summer Work Bag

Ultimate Summer Work Bag

I’m digging my look today. ¬†I haven’t been too excited about outfits lately, and this one is changing my mind. ¬†It feels more like me, it has a theme, and its cool and chic. ¬†

Week O'Nautical Counting Down to 4th of July 2020

Week O’Nautical Counting Down to 4th of July 2020

First Day of Summer 2020

First Day of Summer

First Day of Summer

Well 2020 has been, uh, fun… so far. I’m glad to welcome in summer though as today is the first day of Summer!!! ¬†Not sure if I’ll get to do all my fav summer activities or take any summer trips but I do know there will be hot weather regardless! ¬†And one thing I have learned is how to battle the hot 100 degree days we get here in Nor Cal, and that’s with a summer dress!

Bold and Bright for Summer

Bold and Bright for Summer

Dressing Up A Day Dress

Dressing Up A Day Dress

Summer dresses have to be easy to wear, a one and done item that is super versatile! ¬†The Avon Tie-Dye Swing dress is exactly that. ¬†Super fun summer colors with orange, coral, pink, white on a super easy to wear swing style, aka won’t stick and cling to you. ¬†It is a very lightweight fabric, like a slinky t-shirt kind of feel.

Avon Tie Dye Swing Dress

Avon Tie Dye Swing Dress

Tie Dye Trend In A Summer Dress

Tie Dye Trend In A Summer Dress

This dress is SO versatile.  I mean its handsdown the perfect dress to pop over a swim suit as a cover up but it can also be worn as a darling day dress or for a hot summer night dinning al fresca!  

Avon Raffia Jewerly Collection

Avon Raffia Jewerly Collection

For the first day of summer I punched it up with even more color adding a coral denim jacket (Old Navy, old) coral heels (Shoedazzle) and coral jewelry (that same Avon Raffia Collection I’ve worn in my last 3 posts… obiv obsessed). ¬†If you couldn’t tell I’ve also been color crushing on coral. ¬†

Summer Swing Dress

Summer Swing Dress

Crushing of Coral

Crushing of Coral

Best thing about this dress is its only $29.99! ¬†You can get this dress, my jewelry and alllll the makeup I used today to create this makeup look… also coral in theme… at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

The Face Shop Rouge Satin Lipstick in Cashmere Coral

The Face Shop Rouge Satin Lipstick in Cashmere Coral

Makeup details: ¬†Anew Vitamin C Priming Lotion, Avon Magix Tinted Moisturizer, (bronzer and blush are limited edition Avon that’s no longer avail), Love at First Lash Mascara in Black, SuperExtend Liquid Eyeliner in Black, The Face Shop Mono Pop Eyeshadow Pallet in Coral (on backorder), Avon Glimmersticks in Gold (for highlighting), Avon Dazzle Drops (cheek highlight), Avon High Brow in Blonde, and The Faceshop Rouge Satin Moisture Lipstick in Cashmere Coral. — all available at my Avon eBoutique

Coral Summer Makeup

Coral Summer Makeup