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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?

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Style Goddess Necklace

1 mark. Style Goddess Necklace Styled 2 Ways

1 mark. Style Goddess Necklace Styled 2 Ways

If there were a goddess of fall, this necklace would be her style!  Since I don’t know of one, we’ll just have to do our best and channel our inner fall goddess and plan 2 outfits around this stellar necklace!  Jackie from Living After Midnight and I had no problem with the challenge!

mark. Style Goddess Necklace

mark. Style Goddess Necklace

I SO called this one, shades of burgundy, wine, oxblood, etc, being the IT color for fall.  I was claiming it all last year, which means by the time it hit production it is all over everywhere this year!  What’s awesome about these shades are they look good on everyone, reminiscent of fall and a way to wear a bold color without being, well, too bold!

It's All In The Details

It’s All In The Details

I worked the IT color into my outfit in 3 ways:

1.  A punch of color with a statement piece in the mark. Style Goddess Necklace

mark. Style Goddess Necklace

mark. Style Goddess Necklace

2.  All over color with the mark. Fit Right In Skinny Pants

mark. Fit Right In Skinny Pants

mark. Fit Right In Skinny Pants

3.  Just a touch with the mark. Mosaic Detail Earrings (wearing the burgundy ones from the set of 2), and with my lip color in mark. Make It Rich Lip Pencil in Royal

mark. Mosaic Details Earrings (with vintage mark. bracelet)

mark. Mosaic Details Earrings (with vintage mark. bracelet)

A Wine Influenced Total Look

A Wine Influenced Total Look

Total look:  mark. Fit Right In Skinny Pants ($34), Express cutout mock neck top (old), mark. Style Goddess Necklace ($50), mark. Stellar Style Bracelet, mark. Mosaic Detail Earrings ($20 set of 2), mark. Straight Up Sassy Heels (in and out of clearance, contact for more details), mark. Super Flash Cosmetic Bag ($12), mark. Make It Rich Lip Crayon in Royal ($11 — for my full makeup look check back for my next post!), Essie Cashmere Bathrobe (on nails).  Available at my eBoutique.

Details For Fall

Details For Fall

Just pick one of the 3 ways to work some wine friendly hues into your fall looks… or do what I did and wear all 3 ways!  Be sure to check out Jackie at Living After Midnight‘s full post to see how she weaved the IT color into her fall look.  You can shop my look at my eBoutique and be sure to check back for my next post on how to get my “wine with everything” makeup look.

Rich and Luxe mark. Accessories For Fall

Rich and Luxe mark. Accessories For Fall

BONUS:  Want the mark. Super Flash Cosmetic Bag FOR FREE!?!?!  From October 4th through October 31st you can get the mark. Super Flash Cosmetic Bag FREE with any $20 fragrance purchase (select fragrances) at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger This mark. Super Flash Cosmetic Bag pulls double duty as a clutch!  Perfect to add a little midas touch to your fall outfits, and getting it for FREE, doesn’t get much better than that!

The mark. Style Goddess Necklace definitely put me in a fall mindset.