holiday looks

That November New New

Wake up, wake up, wake up it’s the 1st of tha month…To get up, get up, get up so cash your checks and get up…  Hello November!  We are officially in the downhill of 2016 and the uphill of all things holiday!  Which means that new new!  November is the best time of all those new arrivals that tickle your fancy and your 1st of the month treat yo’self money!  Let’s check out those new arrivals from mark. for November!

mark. Must Have Looks for the holiday season:

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mark. New Beauty and Baubles: 

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Avon Living:  Avon also reassessed a NEW NEW Avon Living Catalog with all these great home items for holiday for decorating or gifting.

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I can’t even tell you how excited I am with these NEW NEW arrivals for November!  This month I’ll be showing you some in real life looks and reviews with these in addition to a few friends of mine who are doing the same so you can see the versatility on other people besides just me!  I also picked up a few Avon Living items so a little home review might be in order!

This Week's Promo Codes at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

This Week’s Promo Codes at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

You can check out all the new arrivals now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger be sure to follow me on FB here and/or here for more images and reviews.  Also on Instagram here and twitter here.   In addition, do a little follow back love/comment love for a chance to win a bundle of some of these new new (arrivals) from me!  Every comment on the blog/FB/IG/Twitter will earn you an entry!  (which also means if you see no one has commented you have a pretty good chance of winning)

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. Deco Jewelry

Wear and Share mark. Deco Jewelry

Wear and Share mark. Deco Jewelry

We’re a week away from Christmas, yippie!  It’s wear and share Wednesday, yippie!  Jackie from Living After Midnight and I have some killer deco jewelry from mark. by Avon to style two totally different ways, yippie!  My Christmas excitement is hitting its highest point and my outfits from here on out are holiday festive from head to toe, Sunday through Saturday!

Lady Like Look With Deco Jewelry Accents!

Lady Like Look With Deco Jewelry Accents!

mark. Deco Appeal Ring ($18)

mark. Deco Appeal Ring ($18)

mark. Deco Crescent Necklace and the mark. Deco Drop Earrings

mark. Deco Crescent Necklace and the mark. Deco Drop Earrings

mark. Flair For Style Dress

mark. Flair For Style Dress

Put A Bow On It

Put A Bow On It

Make your mark. In Teal

Make your mark. In Teal

Holiday mani in mark. Nailed It Duo

Holiday mani in mark. Nailed It Duo

Get the Deco Jewelry Set for $45 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Get the Deco Jewelry Set for $45 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

 

Wear and Share Wed Total Look

Wear and Share Wed Total Look Shop It At http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

This look is still holiday-tastic but different in the bright teal color.  In Nor Cal its been in the high 60’s so I can go bare legged and jacket less but if your in a cooler climate this would look just as chic with black tights and a cute black jacket!  You can get this total look, dress, heels (now on clearance for 17.99!!!), Deco Jewelry Set (get them all for only $45!) all at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Be sure to check out how Jackie styled the Deco jewelry set over at Living After Midnight!

Wear And Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Oh Couture Handbag

Wear And Share mark. Oh Couture Handbag

Wear And Share mark. Oh Couture Handbag

I’ve been seeing the quilted leather trend everywhere this fall from Express to Nordstroms to H&M and definitely from mark. in the mark. Oh Couture Bag ($38)!  With such an on trend item we had to choose it for our Wear and Share Wednesday!  And it shouldn’t be that much of a surprise, you’ve already seen it on myself (here) and on Jackie from Living After Midnight (here) in previous posts, but this week we decided to let it take the feature and plan a whole outfit around it.  Don’t you love Jackie pairing it with plaid, looks so equestrian and classic!

Wear and Share Wednesday Look featuring the mark. Oh Couture Handbag

Wear and Share Wednesday Look featuring the mark. Oh Couture Handbag

A Quilted Leather Look featuring mark.

A Quilted Leather Look featuring mark.

What goes better with a quilted leather handbag than a quilted leather skirt!?!  This mini skirt from Express couldn’t be more perfect, complete with its gold zipper details.  To make the skirt a little more day appropriate I paired it with a sheer blouse, the mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse, tights with some fun detailing with the mark. A Bit Lacey Tights, and tons of black and gold accents with my jewelry and heels!  Obviously, my black and gold obsession isn’t dying out.

What To Wear To Thanksgiving

What To Wear To Thanksgiving

So where would you wear an outfit like this?  How about to Thanksgiving!  I like the fun and edge the leather provides (or in my case the faux leather) then add some conservative with lady like details and design.  It can meet the parents, impress people you haven’t seen in a long time, and go out on the town on a cold November night for the Thanksgiving Eve!  For my “What To Wear To Thanksgiving” look #4 I’m loving this black and gold look!  Check out look #1, look #2 and look #3.

mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse ($28 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse ($28 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Check out the details on this mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse ($28 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  At first I wasn’t sure I was going to like the throwback style but once I saw how they updated it with a modern faux leather cutout collar, gold buttons and lace down the front I was in love.  Plus the fit is flattering and modern so the retro styling just works.  This is one of those must-haves you should have in your wardrobe especially for the holiday season!  You’ll just throw it on add some bling and be DONE!

Opulent Arm Party With A Gold and Black Mani To Match

Opulent Arm Party With A Gold and Black Mani To Match

With all the detailing on this look I didn’t really need much BUT I did,  its black and white simplistic base really allowed the accessories to pop!  I just kept it all in the same family, shimming gold!  I stacked my arm party with bangles including the new mark. Antiqued Chic Bracelet and topped it off with my mani with the mark. Nailed It Duo in Tuxedo and Gleam Scene ($7 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  I’m so in love with our last wear and share item, the mark. Go Baroque Necklace ($45 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) that I wore it once again.  I mean its the ULTIMATE holiday necklace.

mark. A Bit Lacy Tights ($22 set of 2)

mark. A Bit Lacy Tights ($22 set of 2)

Tights are my best friend this time of year.  They keep me warm on cold November nights and allow wearing a mini skirt to be more functional.  I have quite a collection but none impress me more than the mark. tights over the years.  The quality is TOP KNOTCH and so is the style.  Just check out these mark.  A Bit Lacy Tights ($22 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)!  Most the leg is opaque with a slight pinstripe (as seen in the detailed pic above) but it has this bit of lace cutout trailing down the back of the leg to make them a stunner!

Make An Entrance With mark.

Make An Entrance With mark.

With these mark. A Bit Lacy Tights you’ll be making an entrance from the front and the back!  And let’s talk those heels!  Can you get a better holiday pump than the mark. SoPumped Heels ($60 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahesinger) ?  Real suede, platform, gold rivet detailing, cutouts and a mega gold heel!

mark. Oh Couture Handbag and mark. So Pumped Heels

mark. Oh Couture Handbag and mark. So Pumped Heels

Since I got this mark. Oh Couture Handbag I’ve been using it non-stop as my everyday bag.  It holds a lot without being a huge bulky bag.  It goes with everything from work to play and looks really more luxe than the $38 price tag would suggest.  This has to be one of my favorite handbags ever, like in my life ever.  It’s that good, making it easy to plan a whole outfit around it.  You can shop my look including the mark. Oh Couture Handbag, mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse, mark. Go Baroque Necklace, mark. Antique Chic Bracelet, mark. A Bit Lacy Tights and the mark. So Pumped Heels at my eBoutique (http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

A Total Look Based Around The mark. Oh Couture Handbag

A Total Look Based Around The mark. Oh Couture Handbag

PS.  A little Thanksgiving note of thanks to all the beauty out there.  While I was taking these pics these guys were just chilling enjoying the fall day.  It made me happy for all the beautiful fall foliage and the everyday beauty we see.  I’m also thankful for my sister who let me use her beautiful landscape as a backdrop!  She does more for me than I ever seem thankful for but I’m grateful!

Deer In The Fall Foliage

Deer In The Fall Foliage

What To Wear To Thanksgiving – LBD Casually and Comfy

What To Wear To Thanksgiving - A Casual and Comfy LBD

What To Wear To Thanksgiving – A Casual and Comfy LBD

Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorite holidays.  Not only does it start things off for the holiday season but it’s also the epitome of fall, everything warm and cozy.  Warm and cozy weather, warm and cozy feelings, warm and cozy family get togethers and warm and cozy food!  Lot’s of food!  Cooking all day, eating all day with the family lounging around with some good football on the tv.  A day so perfect just makes you want to put on a perfect outfit!  So I’ll be introducing some ideas over the next two weeks for what you can wear to Thanksgiving!  Starting with casually and comfy LBD look.

Take the mark. Exotic Edge Dress Casually

Take the mark. Exotic Edge Dress Casually

Never underestimate the power of a LBD.  If your Thanksgiving is more causal with family then take the mark. Exotic Edge Dress ($32 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) and make it casual.  I love the mark. Exotic Edge dress because it has a nice flattering cut to it, fun detailing around the neck and a super comfy knit material. So you can lounge in this dress all day long and stay comfortable.  Plus its friendly to an expanding stomach!

Make It Casual With a Boyfriend Sweater

Make It Casual With a Boyfriend Sweater

To take the mark. Exotic Edge dress ($32 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) warm and cozy belt a long boyfriend sweater over it.  I had a black one in my closet from Express a few years ago so I just added the rosegold belt from the mark. Sleek And Chic Belt Trio (set of 3 for $24 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  If you’re on your feet in the kitchen you’re going to need a cute and comfy flat to finish off the look.  Enter in mark. Glam and Go Flat ($50 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)!  The ultimate holiday shoe!

mark. Glam and Go Flat ($50 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

mark. Glam and Go Flat ($50 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Let me just comment on how expertly designed these shoes are with the comfort padded insoles!  Since they’re big on me I added in some heel grips.  These pewter colored flats are made holiday-tastic with the all over crystal embellishments.  The mark. Glam and Go flat really are just what you need to finish off a casual yet comfy LBD look for Thanksgiving.  Not much is needed in the jewelry department.  I’m just wearing the mark.  Glimmer Of Hoops Earrings ($34 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) and a watch (Burberry, old).  With the detailing on the mark. Exotic Edge Dress you don’t need a necklace! Easy outfit for sure!

Detailing on the mark. Exotic Edge Dress

Detailing on the mark. Exotic Edge Dress

A Casual And Comfy LBD Total Look

A Casual And Comfy LBD Total Look

So the word of Alicia for a casually comfy Thanksgiving look 1 = LBD + boyfriend cardi + belt + glam flats!  Shop it at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  BONUS!  Now through Nov 13th get 10% off a $40 order OR 20% off a $50 order with promo code SAVENOV so get this Thanksgiving look for LESS!

Check back for my next post featuring this same dress only stepped up a notch for a dressier outfit!

Wear And Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Go For Baroque Necklace

Wear and Share Wednesday around the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace

Wear and Share Wednesday around the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace

You might of already got a sneak peek at this look on the mark. girl official facebook page and pinterest (or my own facebook page and pinterest) but when asked to wear mark. our way, we said, EASY!  Jackie from Living After Midnight and I have been doing it from the start and bringing it your way with our Wear And Share Wednesday posts!  So this week we planned both our outfits around the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace ($45 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  Stunning statement necklace in black and gold (which we know I’m LOVING) with details that’s out of this world and perfect for fall and holiday!

Wear It My Way - Go For Baroque Necklace

Wear It My Way – Go For Baroque Necklace

We already know that in the world of alicia #blackandgold is trending hardcore so when planning an outfit around this necklace you know I went full on black and gold!  I started with the mark. Gilded Glam Pant ($32 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  These are basically a super comfy black leggings with a gorgeous gold sheen.  Seriously, these are going to be your go to for the holiday season, comfy warm and still know how to party!  (and they’re substantial in fabric so you can wear them as real pants) You can dress them up or down… like here I elected to make my outfit more casual with an off the shoulder tee with gold button detailing from The Limited.  A big shout out to the bff Nicki who gifted me this perfect wardrobe staple for my birthday!  She knows what’s up!

mark. Gilded Glam Pant ($32)

mark. Gilded Glam Pant ($32 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Because I was going with a more easy look and really wanted to feature this mark. Go For Baroque Necklace I didn’t need much else in the accessories department.  I’m wearing my peeptoe booties from Steve Madden (old, but try the Modern Peep Toe Bootie from Avon) and the mark. Oh Couture Handbag ($38 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) and simple green and gold studs from the mark. Hoops and Studs Earrings Set (set of 3 $22 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  Also wearing the mark. Perfect Timing Watch that’s coming to clearance soon!  (taking pre-orders on the sale price so hit me up)

mark. Go For Baroque Necklace

mark. Go For Baroque Necklace ($45 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Eyes in the mark. Fab 5 Eye Pallet

Eyes in the mark. Fab 5 Eye Pallet ($10 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

What I’m really loving about the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace is its amazing detailing.  This guy is really all you need for your holiday looks.  Pair it with a tee like I did or your favorite sweater or blouse, it really goes with everything!  Like how Jackie paired with a colorful printed dress which is totally opposite of my white tee.  I really like this look for Thanksgiving, it’s casually luxe!  I think I’ll repeat this for my night out before Thanksgiving…. turkey eve!  The biggest night of the year to go out 🙂  Only I for sure will need a jacket, maybe the mark. All Good Points Jacket (last seen here!) or even a cute leather (or faux leather) jacket.

Casual Luxe Look with mark. Go For Baroque Necklace, Gilded Glam Pants and Oh Couture Handbag

Casual Luxe Look with mark. Go For Baroque Necklace, Gilded Glam Pants and Oh Couture Handbag

So this is how I wear the newest offerings from mark. for fall and holiday, check out Jackie’s full post on how she wears it over at Living After Midnight.  If you pick one piece to glam up your holiday I highly recommend it being the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace ($45 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahesinger).  I’ve really worn it non stop, and it’s that amazing that it’s all you really need!

How I Wear It - mark. Fall and Holiday Must Haves

How I Wear It – mark. Fall and Holiday Must Haves

PS:  Totally rocking my mark. Nailed It Duo in Tuxedo and Gleam Scene (last seen here) to complete the total look, can’t really tell but it’s there, I promise!  Totally worth the $7 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Sale Extended- 25% off EvErYtHiNg!

UPDATE!!!  25% OFF EVERYTHING IS BACK!!!  25% OFF EVERYTHING AT http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code AUTUMN25 NOW UNTIL OCT. 23, 2013!!!25% Off Everything With Promo Code FAMILYSALE
25% Off Everything With Promo Code FAMILYSALE

Ev-VERY-thang… yes ev-VERY-thang…  Seriously this promo is too good to NOT take advantage of.  25% off EVERYTHING at my eBoutique with a $40 order with promo code FAMILYSALE at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger for our friends and family event!  I mean you are my friends if you read this so why not!?!  Totally take advantage of some of these awesome fall fashion and pre-holiday pieces!

That means 25% off these looks!!!

mark. All Good Points Jacket Makes A Look With It's Killer Details

mark. All Good Points Jacket and Accessories Make A Look With It’s Killer Details

Wearing the Wine With Everything Look

Wearing the Wine With Everything Look

A Wine Influenced Total Look

A Wine Influenced Total Look With Fit Right In Skinny Pant, Style Goddess Necklace and Super Flash Bag (that you can get for FREE!!!)

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

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

mark. The Day Eye Pallet and mark. Wonder Glow Mosaic Powder For A Shimmery Neutral Look

mark. The Day Eye Pallet and mark. Wonder Glow Mosaic Powder For A Shimmery Neutral Look

mark. Tough Luxe Booties and Taupe In Line Bag

mark. Tough Luxe Booties and Taupe The Line Bag

mark. High Ranking Style Jacket

mark. High Ranking Style Jacket

mark. Case Of Glam Clutch, Hot Mix Blouse and Dropping By Necklace

mark. Case Of Glam Clutch, Hot Mix Blouse and Dropping By Necklace

Just to highlight a few of my favorites!  But seriously this fall and pre-holiday has had some KILLER releases and the fact you can grab them at 25% off is making me so happy and really I just want you to be happy too!  Take advantage of this deal while you can, if you can, because it doesn’t happen too often!  Now, what killer pair of mark. shoes or black and gold trend items do I need to pick up for myself!?!

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UPDATE!!!  25% OFF EVERYTHING IS BACK!!!  25% OFF EVERYTHING AT http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code AUTUMN25 NOW THROUGH OCT. 23, 2013!!! 

What To Wear This Holiday Season – Lacy Cropped Top

Now that Thanksgiving is over we are OFFICIALLY in the holiday season!   Which also means the the madness begin!  Baking… shopping… decorating… socializing…

Let’s make it easy by removing that dreadful question, what am I going to wear!?!  Something that can easily be casual or dressed up… wear to work or out at happy hour… to the kid’s holiday show or the big kid’s holiday party!  Problem solved with mark.’s I’m Going Lacy Top ($28).  It’s so versatile it will work with whatever event the holiday’s throw at you!

I'm Going Lacey Top

I’m Going Lacey Top

Let’s be honest, I just don’t have the shape for boxy cut tops, but this one ACTUALLY looks pretty darn good on!  It’s the openwork lace that allows it to lay flat and flatter.  Plus pairing it over all over black and a slim cut counter balances the boxy cut.  This look works casually or dressy!

Accessorize with mark. bling

Accessorize with mark. bling

To also elongate the look I picked a long necklace to the eyes focusing on one slim line rather than the break the cropped top makes.  My bling of choice, the Long And Short Of It Necklace.  One bling is not enough so the Fired Up Bracelet, Show Me Your Luxe Ring and Star Studded Earrings round out my bling.  You can get all 3 of these pieces right now for only $38 with the Luxe Set.  Shop all these pieces at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com  

You can pair any slim black pants you probably already have in your closet with this look.  If you don’t have a pair I recommend mark.’s Great Details pants or hit up Express which is where these are from.  And the shoes… pair fun shoes with this for some extra impact.  Mine are of course from Shoedazzle… shop it here:  http://www.shoedazzle.com/invite/13vwrv69ld

Switch Up The Holiday Face

Switch Up The Holiday Face

Go ahead, envy those Star Studded earrings!  Perfect for all occasions and part of the Luxe Set for $38!  This year switch up your holiday face and go glam with bright pink lips instead of the classic red!  Lipclick Luxe in Pink Icing is the perfect shade and will flatter most skin tones.  Plus the formula is super easy to wear and feels weightless!  Finish out the look with Lightshow Illuminating Face Powder (worn as blush) and Star Status Eye Shadow Pallet in Earth Angel on the eyes with a classic black liquid lined eye in On The Edge Hookup Eyeliner in Cleo and Lash Act Mascara in Blackest Black.  Shop all the products used at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

Want to take the look more holiday-tastic!  Enter in my must-have  power 3 accessories.  (If you recall I introduced you to their power here)

Must-Have Power 3 Accessories

Must-Have Power 3 Accessories

I'm Going Lacy Top with the Power 3 Accessories

I‘m Going Lacy Top with the Power 3 Accessories

Add in the Tech Savy Clutch and you’re so holiday even Santa is jealous!  Those killer Sparks Fly bracelets too!  The I’m Going Lacy top REALLY is just THAT versatile!  Pick up this top at my eBoutique this holiday season and knowing you’ll look good without having to give a thought to what am I going to wear will make your holiday season that much more enjoyable!

AND if that wasn’t enough Cyber Monday FREE GIFT has been extended through today so SHOP NOW at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com spend $40 and enter promo code MKCYBER to get your FREE GIFT valued at $72!  I personally can vouch for all the products in the free set and know you will not be disappointed!

Cyber Tuesday

Cyber Tuesday

4th of July Hangover – Nails and Week O’Nautical Nightcap

I know, its Tuesday… which means anything 4th of July vacation related is nothing more than a memory.  Well, a memory and some awesome pictures!  Since we’re (well I at least) am back to the normal grind I can take the time to reflect on the sparklers that were the 4th on a Wednesday followed by some fun and a trip to the coast.  Since my week O’Nautical kinda got interrupted by life here’s my looks from last week complied together!

4th Of July:

mani and my 'merica's

mani and my ‘merica’s

My Target find  for straight up mega patriotic shorts makes me so happy that all my America holidays will be filled with classic denim cutoff goodness!  So good they even have their own name, my ‘merica’s!  My nails looks like fun fireworks with China Glaze’s Love Marilyn an opaque glitter of red and silver.  Between my sister and I this shade has got some good use last Christmas but it works just as amazing in July!  Too bad this polish chips like a mo fo no matter what I do, so its really only good for one day, if it will even last that long!

And for fun here’s how I nightcapped my week o’nautical:

Fireworks and Friends

Fireworks and Friends

Fireworks with friends with some good ole’ America themed Budweiser tall cans and navy polka dotted corset from Tilly’s with white shorts from Guess and coral Rock Of Ages Necklace ($24)  from mark.

fireworks and 'merica's

fireworks and ‘merica’s

My 4th was kinda nautical since I spent the entire day in the pool finished off with my ‘merica’s and a red tank to set of fireworks and bbq before a night swim to end the night!  As for ending my holiday week we went camping on the coast in Dillon Beach where I tried to be nautical but it was so cold I basically lived in my North Face but at least my toes stayed nautical and festive in Essie’s Too Too Hot, the perfect summer bright red with a coral edge!

sandy pedi in essie too too hot

sandy pedi in essie too too hot

Fireworks in the coastal mist

Fireworks in the coastal mist