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Holiday Hostess: Shoes To Host In

The holiday hostess, a role we play more often than not this holiday season.  Since this role consists of cleaning, cooking, preparing, entertaining, and more all in a timely manner the less you have to deal with the better.  That’s where my hostess series comes in, first up the best shoes to host in.  Shoes!?  Who’s thinking about shoes but they pull your look together and keep you functioning fast so you don’t look barefoot in the kitchen.  The best hostess shoe option is a flat!  It’s like a slipper with out looking like you rolled out of bed.  Here are my top 5 Holiday Hostess Shoes!

1.  Blue Pom Flat

 

mark. Fuzzy Details Flats

mark. Fuzzy Details Flats

A jeweled color flat is perfect for fall and holiday plus the rich suede keeps it cozy and the fun pom accent gives it some statement making power.  Try pairing this shoe with a dress, one that’s comfortable enough to move, sit and eat in like the mark. Hit The Spots Dress.

mark. Hit The Spots Dress

mark. Hit The Spots Dress

2.  Fur Lined 

Kate Spade Scarlet Slipper

Kate Spade Scarlet Slipper

Ok this is an actual slipper but the rich velvet texture and cute bow makes it the perfect at home shoe to host in.  Try wearing this with a slim fitting bottoms and a cozy sweater with a statement necklace!

 What to wear with velvet slippers

What to wear with velvet slippers

Sparkly Statement Necklace

Sparkly Statement Necklace

 

3.  Smoking Flat

Lauren Conard For Kohls Lace Smoking Flat

Lauren Conard For Kohls Lace Smoking Flat

A smoking flat comes in a variety of textures from patent leather to velvet to these lace ones from Lauren Conrad for Kohls.  Wear these with a party skirt and sweater like the mark. Strike It Rich Skirt and Favorite Wine Sweater.  The gold brocade pleated skirt is striking but still something you can move in.

mark. Strike It Rich Skirt and Favorite Wine Sweater

mark. Strike It Rich Skirt and Favorite Wine Sweater

4.  Jeweled Detailed

Avon Genuine Suede Jeweled Flat

Avon Genuine Suede Jeweled Flat

Something sparkly automatically says party!  These Avon Cushion Walk Genuine Suede Jeweled Flat are super comfortable with the extra padding for all that running around and standing around.  The jeweled details are a pretty bonus.  Try wearing these with black slacks and a blouse!

Black and Jeweled

Black and Jeweled

5.  Perfect In Plaid

mark. On  Your Toes Flats

mark. On Your Toes Flats

Plaid is the perfect print for fall and holiday!  I like these burgundy and navy ones from mark. These are bit more casual so try wearing them with a sweater dress and a smokey eye!  I have a cream sweater dress I got years ago with a little metallic thread and it’s been my go-to for comfy and cute during this time of year!

Sweater dress, smokey eye and flats!

Sweater dress, smokey eye and flats!

With the right shoes you can conquer the world!  Or be the hostess with the mostess this holiday season!  Be sure to check back for more holiday hostess tips and tricks.  You can shop the some of the items featured here today for 20% off with the Veterans Day sale!  Use promo code TAKE20 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Orange Is The New Black

Summer Orange Maxi With Flats and Gold Accents

Summer Orange Maxi With Flats and Gold Accents

Have you been bing watching Orange Is The New Black?  The second season was released just in time for summer vacation bing watching… can you say staycation!?  I may not be wearing an orange jumpsuit but this orange maxi is the next best thing!  Orange is having a major moment in the world of Alicia (as seen here).  I’ve replaced my go-to black pieces with this bright cheery color.  Its the perfect bright summer color that looks great on almost anyone and look really good with a tan and gold accents!  Instead of a standard black maxi go with an orange maxi!  I picked up this dress for $5… yes $5! at H&M.  It was a little shapeless but I knew it would be perfect for accessorizing.  It also is short enough to wear with flats!  When you’re only 5′ that’s a big deal because sometimes a maxi and flats is just a functional, must-have type of outfit.

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Brooks Brothers Orange and Linen Flats

Brooks Brothers Orange and Linen Flats

I had these linen and orange leather trimmed flats from Brooks Brothers that really added a little luxe to an otherwise thrifty maxi.  To also luxe up the look shiny gold sunglasses, jewelry and belt!  The gilded accents really play off the warm coloring of orange and make this look chic for summer.

Coach Sunglasses With Gold Stems

Coach Sunglasses With Gold Stems

The straight lines of this dress really does not help a curvy figure.  One of the biggest appeals of maxi dresses are their lengthening and slimming effect.  A straight cut like this one on a curvy figure does the opposite by tenting out and making me appear bigger than I am.  That’s when a belt becomes your best friend!  Just adding a slim metallic wrap belt like this mark. Cross Over Belt completely transforms the look and makes it way more flattering.  Tie it all together with a gold cuff from Buckle and my Avon Signature Watch and I’ve got a easy summer look thats both functional and flattering.

Orange and Gold for Summer

Orange and Gold for Summer

An easy summer outfit needs easy summer makeup.   Let the freckles shine through by only adding a touch of concealer, bronzer on cheeks (mark. Island Beauty Pallet, reviewed here.) and a swipe of metallic blue liquid liner (mark. On The Edge Eyeliner in Blue Chrome) with a killer voluminous mascara (Avon Aero Volume Mascara).  A little mark. All Butter Now Lip Butter on my lips and I’m good to go!  You can get the look at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. On The Edge Liner in Blue Chrome

mark. On The Edge Liner in Blue Chrome

Make orange your new black this summer!  It looks especially oh so summery with gold accents, metallic blue liner and freckles.  What orange pieces are you looking to add or already love?

Tuesday Shoesday – Top Picks Of Fall Shoe Releases From mark. by Avon

mark. fall shoes galore!

mark. fall shoes galore!  Source

Last week’s Wear and Share Wednesday highlighted the Tough Luxe Booties from mark. but that was only the tip of the ice berg!  For fall mark. really stepped up their game in the shoe department!  They released (and more still to come!) some really killer shoe options that your fall wardrobe NEEDS!  Here are my top picks and what to wear them with!

1.  High Praise Heels ($60)

mark. High Praise Heels ($60)

mark. High Praise Heels ($60)

What To Wear Them With:  Silver and grey!  I loved how they styled these in the magalog with grey jeans, a simple white tee or tank, the mark. High Ranking Style Jacket (I wore it here!) and layering 2 mark. Dropping By Necklaces.  (I wore it here!).  The perfect casual fall outfit in a crisp and cool color pallet.  BONUS!  Pair it with a fun blue smokey eye by using the mark. On The Dot Eye Pallet in Smokey ($16)

Fall Fashion Report - Blue + Silver

Fall Fashion Report – Blue + Silver

2.  Glam and Go Flat ($50)

mark. Glam and Go Flats ($50)

mark. Glam and Go Flats ($50)

Why not wear an all over blingy shoe!?!  Life’s too short not too!  By wearing them in a flat you can make all over bling way more wearable.  I’d pair them with my favorite PSU shirt and jeans for a cute college game day look!  It’s a way to dress up the ultimate casual outfit!  BONUS:  Paint your nails PSU friendly in a deep sapphire with lit from within metallic shimmer with the new mark. Nailed It Trend Lacquers in Blue Bella (I wore it here!)

PSU look with the mark. Glam and Go flats

PSU look with the mark. Glam and Go flats

3.  Statuesque Style Heels ($40)

Statuesque Style Heels ($40)

Statuesque Style Heels ($40)

I’ve already declared my love for these guys here, but these are your perfect desk to dinner shoes!  The hematite color make them perfect for fall.  I love them with a LBD and silver and hematite accessories.  Even better, a LBD that already has silver detailing like in the Exotic Edge Dress ($32).  Pair them with the Case Of The Glam Clutch (I wore it here!) and the Glimmer of Hoop Earrings ($34).

mark. Exotic Edge Dress, Glimmer Of Hoop Earrings and Statuesque Style Heels

mark. Exotic Edge Dress, Glimmer Of Hoop Earrings and Statuesque Style Heels

4.  Studly Style Bootie ($70)

mark. Studly Style Bootie ($70)

mark. Studly Style Bootie ($70)

What’s fall without some killer boots!  This fall it’s all about the booties!  You’re going to see them everywhere and you’re also going to see a lot burgundy so why not put those two trends together all in a style that’s totally wearable and more importantly walkable!  You can easily wear these with everything from a flirty dress to your favorite jeans!  My fantasy outfit for these would be perfect for something like Thanksgiving, where you need to be comfy, cute and little sparkle.  That fantasy outfit would be these booties, leggings or pointe pants (something stretchy for large amounts of lounging and eating), the mark. Style Faux Sure Sweater Vest ($45), mark. Style Goddess Necklace ($50), mark. Style Goddess Bracelet ($28), mark. Mosaic Detail Earrings ($20) and finished off with Taupe The Line Bag ($75) and neutral face with the mark. Save The Day Eye Pallet and mark. Wonder Glow Blush and Glow (see them here!)  Here’s a similar look from the mark. magalog with Elle Varner!  BONUS!  Pair them with a wine lip!  All our lip products in the wine friendly hue are now 50% off for a limited time at my eBoutique!

mark. Studly Style Bootie Look

mark. Studly Style Bootie Look

5.  Tough Luxe Bootie ($50)

mark. Tough Luxe Booties

mark. Tough Luxe Booties

If you didn’t catch it, check my Wear and Share Wednesday Post on these Tough Luxe Booties!  The fall friendly brown shade with a tough of gold is PERFECT for your fall shoe wardrobe.  See how I wore for transitioning weather into fall!

Those are my top 5 Tuesday Shoesday picks but in the next couple weeks there will be even more shoe love so be prepared!  You can shop these shoe picks and suggestions to go with them at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger PLUS there’s FREE SHIPPING now through Sept 20th with a $10 purchase using promo code SAVE4FALL Shoes are the easiest way to update your wardrobe for fall and mark. made it easy for you with all the killer shoe releases for fall!