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What To Wear: Gift Exchange & Gift Giving Idea!

What To Wear To A Gift Exchange

What To Wear To A Gift Exchange

Secret Santa’s, white elephants or just a girlfriend gift exchange are always super fun during the holiday season.  It’s a chance to do something fun, be festive and wear something fun and festive!  Linda and I have 2 ideas for you on what to wear to your gift exchange!

ALICIA’S LOOK:  

Avon Perfectly Polished Lace Dress

Avon Perfectly Polished Lace Dress

You can never go wrong with red during the holidays to immediately look festive.  Avon’s Perfectly Polished Lace Dress is the perfect piece for just that!  The dress is a misses’s cut (vs juniors like mark — mark. med = avon small) so it immediately is more forgiving for Christmas cookies.  It also features a more appropriate short sleeve and moveable/danceable jersey like fabric, and those lace panels are oh so slimming!

Lace paneling for a slimming effect

Lace paneling for a slimming effect

Red Lip and Statement Necklace from mark.!

Red Lip and Statement Necklace from mark.!

I paired this Avon lace dress with a red lip and a statement necklace.  You might remember this mark. necklace being my go-to holiday necklace last year but it works once again!  I love a great statement necklace for a festive look and I’d say 99% of mine are from mark.  My red lip is mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up.

Holiday red for a gift exchange look!

Holiday red for a gift exchange look!

GIFT EXCHANGE GIFT IDEA:  Avon Senses bath and body set in Cranberry and Cinnamon all decked out in a cute basket and today only get it for FREE at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

 

LINDA’S LOOK:

Avon Keyhole Flounce Party Dress

Avon Keyhole Flounce Party Dress

A classic LBD never disappoints and Linda’s look with the Avon Keyhole Flounce Party Dress is perfect for a holiday gift exchange get together.  The cut and fabric makes it extremely comfortable to wear and the longer sleeves make it seasonally appropriate.  It’s always hard to find a killer dress with sleeves, but Avon comes through!  The keyhole detail and flounce fit give this LBD a little festive character for the holidays.

Avon Cushion Walk Clarissa Fashion Pump

Avon Cushion Walk Clarissa Fashion Pump

Linda paired her LBD with a classic pump with a touch of fun gold with the Avon Cushion Walk Clarissa Fashion Pump.  But let’s be real, it’s December and it’s cold so why not add an extra layer like Linda did with the Avon Fancy Fringe Sweater which you could wear either open or closed to show off more of the fringe detailing.

Avon Fancy Fringe Sweater

Avon Fancy Fringe Sweater

GIFT EXCHANGE GIFT IDEA:  An ornament is always a good gift exchange gift, especially when it features an adorable woodland creature and lights up!  Avon Living Woodland Owl Light-Up Ornament ($14.99).

You can shop both our looks at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and thank you to fellow Avon Lady Linda Montavon for creating an adorable look for the holidays that she looks absolutely stunning in!

Holiday Styling Tips: Traditional Holiday Colors, Red and Green

Holiday Styling Tip:  Traditional Holiday Colors

Holiday Styling Tip: Traditional Holiday Colors

The holiday season is officially upon us!  Which basically means from now util New Years I’m themeing out my days with a little holiday cheer, mainly by wearing holiday colors!  Nothing signals the holidays more than traditional red and green.  Jill from My Sweet Obsessions and I have a few tips on how to wear the traditional red and green this holiday without looking like that crazy lady!

1.  Go one color all over!

mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress

mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress

Pick one color, red or green, and go bold!  Wear the all over shade as your base.  Even though typically this time of year I’m usually in red, but a dark green shirtdress is just as festive.  The mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress ($40) is the perfect pick!

Going For All Over Green!

Going For All Over Green!

 

2.  Stick to a classic shape.

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Green Shirtdress For Holiday Outifts

Green Shirtdress For Holiday Outfits

When going all over in one color sticking to classic shapes keeps the look chic.  This also makes it more appropriate for daytime wear.  The shirtdress styling in the mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress is a cut that’s not only flattering on any shape, it’s also fitting for every occasion.  You might remember it as my pick for a transitional fall, you can see just how versatile this dress is!  Just unroll the tab sleeves and you have a winter look!  You could also add some tights and boots for colder weather too.

 

3.  Accent in red (or green). 

Red Accents With Avon Scarlet Collectible Pin and Scarlet Chandelier Earrings

Red Accents With Avon Scarlet Collectible Pin and Scarlet Chandelier Earrings

Because I’m going all-over green I’m accenting in red.  The small pops of red tie in the traditional red and green colors without going overboard.  Jewelry and shoes are the easiest and most logical but also think about places like your belt!  A red belt would of been awesome for my look, but I don’t have one. 😦  Next best thing, add a broach to the green belt that came with the dress!  The Avon 2014 Scarlet Collection Pin ($14.99) is the perfect little blingy broach for the task… and you might remember it from its staring role I’m my wedding!  I brought in our last styling tip with a little red plaid in my Shoedazzle pumps!

Red Accents Against All Over Green

Red Accents Against All Over Green

 

4.  Accent in red and green with your beauty look too!

Red Lips and Green Eyeliner for Holiday

Red Lips and Green Eyeliner for Holiday

Beauty is often forgotten as a part of your total look.  Try a green eyeliner like mark. No Place To Run in Grassroots ($9).  Pair it with a shimmery gold shadow from the Eye Dream Of Glam Eye Pallet ($40 last seen here and here) and a red matte lip, Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Matte Ruby ($5.99).  Don’t forget your nails!  Add red or green to your tips like mark. Nailed It Duo in Firestarter and Hot Coal ($9).

 

5.  Go For Gold.

Sequin Gold Clutch and Red Plaid Pumps!

Sequin Gold Clutch and Red Plaid Pumps!

Gold accents against red and green look a little more glam than silver.  The warm tones compliment and step up your holiday look.  From my gold sequin clutch to the gold studs on my red plaid pumps, to the gold base in my jewelry, a little gold goes a long way!

Go For Gold!

Go For Gold!

 

Jill’s Styling Tip:  Think outside the box with nontraditional shades of the traditional holiday colors of green and red

Jill's Holiday Traditional Colors Look

Jill’s Holiday Traditional Colors Look

“Think of nontraditional shades of the traditional holiday colors in lime green and bright red. Balance out the bright colored top and scarf with a neutral black bottom. Add additional visual interest by wearing a black pant like the Night Gaze Jacquard Pant by mark in damask, jacquard fabric. These pants are perfect for the Holiday Season and beyond!” Jill from My Sweet Obsessions

mark. Night Gaze Jacquard Pants

mark. Night Gaze Jacquard Pants

What red and green pieces do you like to wear during the holiday season?  Be sure to head over to My Sweet Obsession’s to see Jill’s full look and more styling tips!

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