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Clearance Finds: Summer Outfit On A Discount!

My Under $20 Clearance Finds!

My Under $20 Clearance Finds!

There’s nothing I like more than a good bargain!  My mom always said I had champaign taste on a beer budget, so to satisfy my thirst I need a good clearance sale!  Now that summer is almost here its time to refresh the wardrobe.  Pull out those summer items packed away, get rid of the too worn, and add in some new items that work with what you already have.

Black Maxi For Summer

Black Maxi For Summer

I’ve been wanting just a solid black maxi in a more casual material that I can dress up or down.  On a random trip to target I found this one on clearance for user $20.  I didn’t necessarily want a high low hem (I really wanted a slit) but the price was right!  It also fit well, the top was cut how I wanted, and the material was good.  Cha-ching!  Deal done!

mark. Stand Back Heels NOW ONLY $16.99!

mark. Stand Back Heels NOW ONLY $16.99!

As I’ve brought out all my summer items from winter storage I remembered these blue snakeskin espadrille heels, and how comfy they are!  For a decent sized heel I can walk ALL DAY, yes ALL DAY in these.  Plus they’re just the right pop of color for my black maxi summer look.  Even better, they’re on clearance for ONLY $16.99!  Seriously, $17 for some comfy and cute sandals… deal!  You can the get these mark. Stand Back Heels at my eBoutique now through May 29th.  (last seen here! with the mark. shift and swing dress also currently on clearance at by eBoutique)

Making A Maxi Work with Turquoise and Blue Accents

Making A Maxi Work with Turquoise and Blue Accents

In addition to the mark. Stand Back Heels I also brought back my favorite summer jewelry from mark. last year and and mixed and matched it with my favorite mark. jewelry from this year for a fresh new summer arm party.  I’m wearing the mark. Glimmer and Gleam bracelet set, mark. Sparkle In A Snap Bracelet and Nail This Look Ring Set with the shade Seafoam on my nails.  All available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

New Summer Arm Party Mix -- and mark. Lip Butter In Bare All on my Lips!

New Summer Arm Party Mix — and mark. Lip Butter In Bare All on my Lips!

Summer Beauty with mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty Pallet

Summer Beauty with mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty Pallet

I absolutely love a simple black dress accessorized in shades of blue and turquoise for summer.  It feels chic without trying too hard.  I also love me a good clearance find, its like I won a prize and that prize is a killer summer outfit!

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Easy Summer Outfit at A Easy Price with mark. and Target

Easy Summer Outfit at An Easy Price with mark. and Target

 

Just as a heads up, here are a few of my favorites that are currently on clearance that you could work into your summer wardrobe!  Snatch them up while you can!

mark. Shift and Swing Dress was $36 NOW $24.99 and Stand Back Heels was $38 NOW $17.99, see how I wore it here:  https://wordofalicia.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/wear-and-share-wed-mark-shift-and-swing-dress/

mark. Exotic Edge Dress was $32 NOW $22.99, and Statuesque Style Heels was $40 NOW $17.99 see how I wore it here:  https://wordofalicia.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/what-to-wear-to-thanksgiving-a-lbd-a-little-more-glam/

mark. Oh Couture Handbag was $38 NOW $29.99, Go For Baroque Necklace was $45 NOW $19.99, So Pumped Heels was $60 NOW $34.99, see I wore them here:  https://wordofalicia.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/wear-and-share-wednesday-mark-by-avon-oh-couture-handbag/

and another way I wore it:  https://wordofalicia.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/wear-and-share-wednesday-mark-by-avon-go-for-baroque-necklace/

Zoey-bomb!  But my eye makeup looks good!

Zoey-bomb! But you can see my mark. Island Eyes Pallet on!

Instant Vacation Saint Barts — Ocean Hues

Wearing Ocean Hues on a Sunny Day

Wearing Ocean Hues on a Sunny Day

The ultimate vacation for me involves sun, sand and ocean!  Since I’m not on a vacation I’ll just have to take what I can get with enjoying sunny spring days and sand and ocean hues in my outfits.  The mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts capsule collection has just the right pieces to make vacation worthy outfit for my real life days in these ocean hues.  Enter in the perfect vacation piece, the mark. Change Your Ways Dress ($36).

mark. Change Your Ways Dress

mark. Change Your Ways Dress

On a vacation I could pack this one dress and get 3 different looks.  The Change Your Ways Dress is a convertible dress with a cotton tube top and a satin printed bottom which you can wear the tube at full length for a midi dress, fold it in half for a mini dress or wear as a skirt.  The gorgeous swirl and abstract palm leaf pattern instantly calls thoughts of shimmering waters of Saint Barts.

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mark. Change Your Ways Dress

mark. Change Your Ways Dress

Because I am not next to the shimmering waters of Saint Barts but spending most my day in my grey and blue cubicle I need to make this perfect beach vacation dress work friendly.  Easy!  Add a white blazer, heels. a classic handbag and some luxe jewelry.  I’m wearing the mark. White On Blazer (in and out of clearance at my eBoutique), mark. Stand Back Heels (in and out of clearance at my eBoutique), mark. Classic Hit Handbag (last seen here), mark. Major Mix necklace (last seen here), the mark. Wow Factor Earrings (last seen here) and mark. Glimmer and Gleam bracelet set (last seen here) paired with the mark. All In Good Time Watch (last seen here).  Get them all at my eBoutique!

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Add A White Blazer like the mark. White On Blazer

Add A White Blazer like the mark. White On Blazer

To finish the look I used my new favorite go-to beauty items the mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty Pallets.  (I reviewed them here!).  The more subdued sunwashed shades of the mark. Island Eyes allowed me to create a blue eye look that wasn’t too bold for day.  Pair it with my favorite pink lipstick, Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Pink Renewal ($9 last seen here) I had a pretty look that instantly put me in a vacation mood!

Beauty in Ocean Hues Too with Island Eyes and Island Beauty Pallets

Beauty in Ocean Hues Too with Island Eyes and Island Beauty Pallets

mark. Classic Hits Handbag and Glimmer and Gleam Bracelet Set

mark. Classic Hits Handbag and Glimmer and Gleam Bracelet Set

mark. All In Good Time Watch and Glimmer and Gleam Bracelet Set

mark. All In Good Time Watch and Glimmer and Gleam Bracelet Set

Jacket off, off duty ready!

Jacket off, off duty ready!

What’s your ideal vacation?  Are you ready to incorporate some ocean hues into your wardrobe and take and instant vacation?  You can shop my full look at my eBoutique here.

Instant Vacation Saint Barts Moment

Instant Vacation Moment

 

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. Island Elegance Maxi Dress

mark. Island Elegance Maxi for Wear and Share Wed

mark. Island Elegance Maxi for Wear and Share Wed

Bon Voyage!  Jackie from Living After Midnite and I are taking an instant vacation to Saint Barts for wear and share Wednesday!  It may be just a normal Wednesday and we might just be doing our normal Wednesday activities but when you slip into this hi-low dress from the mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts capsule collection you’re instantly transported to vaca mode on the French island!  We both took the mark. Island Elegance Maxi Dress ($44) and styled it two ways!

mark. Island Elegance Maxi Dress

mark. Island Elegance Maxi Dress

The mark. Island Elegance Maxi dress has plenty of interest with its chain detail neckline and beachy pattern in swirls of ocean blues, greens and sandy golds.  So it really comes down to how you accessorize it.  I wore this look on Easter so I wanted to dress it up pretty and lady like and fit for spring.  (yes, yes I know, I was supposed to wear the Royal Pretty Dress but this came the Friday before and I just HAD TO!)

Arm Party with mark. Glimmer and Gleam Bracelets and Avon Signature Watch

Arm Party with mark. Glimmer and Gleam Bracelets and Avon Signature Watch

Like I said the pattern on this dress is pretty much all you need but I created an arm party that pulled in the those same blues and sandy golds with the mark. Glimmer and Gleam Bracelet Set ($26) also from the Saint Barts capsule collection and Avon Signature Watch ($69.99).  I loved how this dress just flows and blows in the breeze and with my bangle jangle I definitely felt pretty and lady like.

mark. Hang With Me Earrings Under my Brooks Brothers Hat

mark. Hang With Me Earrings Under my Brooks Brothers Hat

What’s an Easter look without a hat!?!  My Brooks Brothers hat in royal blue was the perfect match to this dress.  I love how Jackie and I both accented in dazzling blue (the color of spring as shown here here and here!)  With a big hat like this one, usually your earrings get lost, but not these extra large gold hoops with chain detail in the mark. Hang With Me Earrings ($20).  They were the perfect pair to complete the look.  I finished off my look with white lace pumps from Shoedazzle (old) and a beauty look created with the Island Eyes Shadow Pallet ($16) and Island Beauty Face Compact ($16) — which I reviewed in my last post!

mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts Full Look

mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts Full Look

What I love about this dress is it is perfectly appropriate for somewhere like church on Easter, to brunching with the girls, to a summer night out to a beach cover up or summer vacation and as well as time spent in Saint Barts!  Its one of those wear anywhere dresses that will get you nothing but compliments!  You can shop the entire mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts Capsule Collection at my eBoutique.  Top pick is definitely this dress especially at $44!  Be sure to check Jackie’s full look over at Living After Midnite

the not ready for a picture, pic!  Def ready for a vacation!

The ready for a vacation Alicia!

Do you follow me on instagram?  If so then you would of seen this dress early with my fellow Easter Sunday go-ers in our coordinating dresses!

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

 

BONUS!  Just in time for mother’s day get a FREE Avon Signature Marilyn Tote with a $60 purchase (so now you have one more reason to get this dress!) at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger