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What To Wear To Thanksgiving – Tux Inspired Pants

Wear Tux Inspired Pants To Thanksgiving

Wear Tux Inspired Pants To Thanksgiving

This time of year we reflect on what we are thankful for and one thing I’m certainly thankful for is my pup Zoey!  I can’t imagine my life without and her cuddly sweetness.  Totally not related to my what to wear to Thanksgiving series but she totally forced herself into these pictures, and I’m totally ok with that!  So as we figure out what we’re going to wear for Thanksgiving this tux inspired pants look is Zoey tested Zoey approved.

mark. Fit Right In Skinny Pants

mark. Fit Right In Skinny Pants

A tuxedo may be a bit too much for your family Thanksgiving dinner but a tux inspired look isn’t!  This look is based off the mark. Fit Right In Skinny pants ($34 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  These twill pants are a straight slim cut in burgundy with a black tuxedo stripe down the side, perfect for our favorite fall holiday in our favorite fall color!  These aren’t what I’d consider skinny pants, more of an ankle or cigarette pant, you might remember them from this post.

Tuxedo Stripes With Blousey Stripes

Tuxedo Stripes With Blousey Stripes

To compliment the black tuxedo stripe I went with my favorite black and white stripped blouse, the Portofino blouse from Express.  A soft blouse in a flowy cut like this is perfect for lounging around on Thanksgiving to keep you comfy.

A flowy fit for lounging and playing with the pups!

A flowy fit for lounging and playing with the pups!

To accessorize the look I added two simple long gold necklaces, the m.powerement Power Of Change necklaces from mark. ($28 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  Sparkly button earrings in shades of burgundy in the mark. Mosaic Details Earrings (20$ for a set of 2) to match my sparkly feather bracelet, mark. Antiqued  Chic Bracelet ($28) and a cluster of stackable jeweled tone rings.

mark. Antiqued Chic Bracelet, Stackable Rings and mark. Step Right Up Shoe Clips on the Straight Up Sassy Heels

mark. Antiqued Chic Bracelet, Stackable Rings and mark. Step Right Up Shoe Clips on the Straight Up Sassy Heels

Like I said before, the holidays are a reason to sparkle, even if its just a little bit.  A fun way to do that is with the mark. Step Right Up Shoe Clips (14$ set of 2 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  I love these black and clear crystal clips added on to my favorite basic black pump, the mark. Straight Up Sassy Heels (in and out of clearance at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  These not only my pick for holiday gift giving but they’ll be awesome for the holiday season and beyond!

Love me some Zoey and this look for Thanksgiving!

Love me some Zoey and this look for Thanksgiving!

Disregard Zoey’s bad red eye, but this look is definitely one of my favorites!  I love the fitted pants in burgundy paired with a stripy soft blouse and sparkly accessories from mark with some killer heels that really elongate the look.  This look would be great for also hitting up your neighborhood bar to meet up with friends.  It’s classy but yet comfortable and features my favorite fall color of burgundy!  Shop the mark. Fit Right In Skinny Pants, all my jewelry and heels at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

What To Wear To Thanksgiving:  Shop it http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

What To Wear To Thanksgiving: Shop it http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

PS.  Sorry for the crappy pics, this day light savings time really messed up my outfit picture taking schedule haha!  Be sure to check back for more what to wear to Thanksgiving ideas and order soon at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger to get here in time for Thanksgiving!

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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!

Week O’ Nautical Day 4, Nautical Parisian Stripes

What’s black and white and “red” all over?  A newspaper…. and my outfit hahaha.  You know you chuckled… and also thought a zebra with a sunburn.

Week O' Nautical Day 4 Look

Week O’ Nautical Day 4 Look

Even though it’s getting a little too warm for pants I wanted to wear my red Columnist pants from Express with my black and white tank also from Express.  The Columnist fit of their pants is my favorite!  When they released the red suit last fall I was all over it, except I never got the jacket and didn’t get these pants until like Feb when they went on super clearance and I’m so glad I did.  When in doubt, wear red!  If you’re going for a colorful pant in your wardrobe I would suggest red.  It works year round, looks good on pretty much everyone and will get you noticed in a good way.  Plus it will match so much you already have and works for all your holiday dressing.  Except for St. Patrick’s day.  I don’t recommend wearing it with your green, since everyone will think you’re Christmas-ing it up.  I digress… back to my outfit…  the red pants also kinda look a little Parisian with the black and white striped top which is never a bad thing!

I coordinated my stripped top with my stripped shoes.  Now these shoes are from the Nine West outlet years and years ago and really have seen better days.  I’ve tried to doctor them but if I let you look closely you could see where the dog has got them, the white stripes that don’t necessarily look so white anymore, the mole skin I’ve wrapped them in around the toe to cover the wear and cracking, etc… However they match PERFECTLY and are still some of my favorites.  They were my go to shoe for standing on my feet all day at Brooks Brothers to trade shows to going out comfy heel… these are 24hr shoes!  (I will explain my shoe classification by hrs at a later date).  If these shoes could tell a story they represent a good portion of my life, so I will continue to wear them and maybe take them to the cobbler and see what he can do.

As for the rest of me, those shades are Marc Jacobs and POLARIZED!  I have bad eyes so polarized lenses are a MUST HAVE, actually they are for anyone, skip those $5 shades at the market and get yourself some protective shades.  Then there’s my statement necklace!    I think it looks kind of nautical with all the twisted chains and mixed metals and beads, like a twisted anchor chain with bling.  It’s of course, from mark. they do GREAT statement necklaces.  This one is called the Scene Stealer necklace and has been in and out of sale.  The earrings are the Fireball earrings that match the necklace PERFECTLY.   They will be in next month’s sale at my eBoutique so get them at the KILLER sale price.  I’ve worn mine with everything, they give just that small amount of needed sparkle especially when you’ve got a lot going on elsewhere.  And super light you won’t even notice you  have them on!  I wish you could see my makeup better but lots of sun and a point and shoot camera doesn’t always allow for that.  However, what goes perfectly with all these nautical outfits is the mark. On The Dot Pallet in Neutral.  It has 9 shades you can create a million different looks with and are the most flattering neutral shades I’ve ever come across.  If you get one mark. item in your life it should be this pallet, and it’s only $16!  Take that Naked Pallet!

Statement Accessory:  Scene Stealer Necklace

Statement Accessory: Scene Stealer Necklace

On The Dot Neutral and Fireball Earrings

On The Dot Neutral and Fireball Earrings

Cocktail Rings and Watch

Cocktail Rings and Watch

Since I was wearing such a statement making necklace I kept it simple with my favorite silver watch from Burberry and doubled up on the cocktail rings!  The mixed metals and “stones” went well with the mixing going on in my necklace.  The red ring was gifted to me by the FAB miss nicole and I love it!  The 2 balls are also from mark. from last holiday season.  I like how my jewelry all plays together so nicely today, sometimes it just works.

How does day 4’s look hold up?  Too Parisian to be nautical?  Do you have a pair of beater shoes that keep on kicking and you’d like to have brand new once again?

Essie Color Coordination with Spring Pastels

Every once and a while I get it together and match.  Usually when I’m painting my nails I pick my mani look completely separate of my pedi look, but this week I was inspired by a spring color pallet for perfectly coordinating pastels!  I’ve been TOTALLY digging pastels this spring ESPECIALLY mint green!!!  (I’m dying for some mint pants and/or jean shorts).  I’ve been eyeing all the beautiful color pallets other ladies have been putting together, especially on Pinterest.  So when deciding on my mani/pedi colors I decided to go with a beautiful spring pastel pallet coordinating my fingers and toes and I liked it!

Spring Pastel Pallet all by Essie

Spring Pastel Pallet all by Essie

I decided to go with a mint green and a lilac accented with flakie.  For the mint green I choose Essie’s Absolutely Shore from the summer 2011 Brazilliant collection and my ultimate favorite pastel purple, Essie’s Nice is Nice from their spring 2011 French Affair collection.

Pastel Pallet Mani and Cross Your Fingers Ring

Pastel Pallet Mani and Cross Your Fingers Ring

For my mani I used the Absolutely Shore with an accent nail in the Nice is Nice with the flakie gradient in Essie’s Luxeffects in Shine Of The Times.  The ring is a new mark. release dropping 5/18 at my eBoutique.  I really liked the weathered gold and aztec appeal with my spring mani, extremely on trend 🙂

As a true accent nail was created for, the accent nail color is what I put on my toes!  Perfectly coordinated!  Then I topped it off with a single topcoat of the flakie Shine of the Times.  It was one pretty pallet perfectly coordinating on my digits!  It was really hard to show how killer the flakie looked over the pastel shade so here’s a bunch of more pics!

Close up of the accent nail and flakie gradient

Close up of the accent nail and flakie gradient

In the shade, see how it glimmers!?!

In the shade, see how it glimmers!?!

My perfectly coordinating Essie Nice is Nice pedi

My perfectly coordinating Essie Nice is Nice pedi

pedi sparkles too!
pedi sparkles too!

mark. Tall Order Sandals highlight a pedi

mark. Tall Order Sandals highlight a pedi

Ok my feet look weird and I felt weird taking pics of my feet but I have to share how much I LOVE this combination!  I look down and it just makes me happy and sunny with such a fun spring pallet!

And how much do you love those sandals!  They’re SO comfortable and go with everything.  The sturdy heel makes them so easy to walk in and wear all day.  I’m typically a 5 and these are a 6 and they are huge even with inserts, but that’s the problem I’m used to.  These sandals are only available in full sizes and run a little big so I say half sizes order down.  You can snag yourself a pair of the Tall Order Sandals for $38 at my eBoutique or through me (aliciah.mentorassistant at gmail dot com).  One of my FAVORITE mark. products fo sho!

So  how do you like the look?  Do your mani’s and pedi’s usually match?  Or ever do an accent nail that matches with your pedi (like its supposed to haha)?