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Pop Of Color

Pop of Color

Pop of Color

I am a HUGE fan of black and white. I’m a bigger fan of adding a pop of color to black and white.  Easiest way to do this?  JEWELRY!  It’s affordable, fun, versatile and can instantly change a whole look.

Avon Luxe Look of Turquoise Necklace, Earrings and Ring

Avon Luxe Look of Turquoise Necklace, Earrings and Ring

Jewelry really is the easiest way to add a pop of color.  Now that we are getting into the warmer months I gravitate toward turquoise.  This Avon Luxe Look of Turquoise Necklace, Earrings and Ring are the perfect set to add a pop of color to my black and white.

Avon Alana Printed Dress - Palm Chic Collection

Avon Alana Printed Dress – Palm Chic Collection

This easy to wear black and white dress is part of the upcoming Avon Palm Chic fashion capsule colleciton launching next week.  The Alana Printed Dress is one of those go-to simple summer pieces you need to add a pop of color to for versatility.

Pop of Color with Turquoise

Pop of Color with Turquoise

Easy To Wear

Easy To Wear

I have to say these Luxe Look of Turquoise are one of those pieces that looks SO much better in real life.  It is one of the newest options from Avon in a line of colorful jewelry that are just enough to update your look and add a pop of color.  Additionally, they are on sale at buy 2 get 1 50% off, so you can get a little set like this for less.  You can shop the new jewelry pieces at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to take advantage of the sale, it’s rare!

Luxe Look of Turquoise

Luxe Look of Turquoise

Luxe Look of Turquoise Detailed View

Luxe Look of Turquoise Detailed View

It’s also versatile!  I wore this set a whole different way by wrapping it around twice.  I was able to spice up my neutrals just with a pretty turquoise jewelry set.

Versatility with your jewelry!

Versatility with your jewelry!

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Obsessories: mark. Continental Shift

Obsession + Accessories = Obsessories!

Obsessories:  mark. Continental Shift

Obsessories: mark. Continental Shift

My current obsessories are these new pieces from mark.’s continental shift collection for fall, where East meets West for some serious obsession worthy style.  Besides these jewelry items there’s also a killer obi belt, a classic camel tote and a fun bag charm, but it’s these statement pieces that has me swooning.

mark. Golden Dynasty Earrings ($22)

mark. Golden Dynasty Earrings

mark. Golden Dynasty Earrings

Golden Dynasty earrings during the golden hour!  I just LOVE these earrings, granted they are big but look stunning on, go with everything and really fun in design.  Currently I love these right now with my hair up in a messy pony and my easy summer pieces, but as a fall item they’re just as stunning as we transition!

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Mix in with the other obsessors or wear alone!

Mix in with the other obsessors or wear alone!

 

mark. Good Luck Ring Set ($22)

mark. Good Luck Ring Set

mark. Good Luck Ring Set

I’ve been loving big statement rings just by themselves to steal the show.  With this duo you can wear them together or separate, either way they make an impact.  The jewels swing green or more blue depending on the light.

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Together or separate they really stand out!

Together or separate they really stand out!

 

mark. Perfect Harmony Necklace ($36)

mark. Perfect Harmony Necklace

mark. Perfect Harmony Necklace

The tassel necklace trend gets some far east glam with jade stones and bright gold.  I just love this unusual take on a tassel and it’s layered detail.  It’s really easy to wear, give you statement necklace look without being too chunky.

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Jade details

Jade details

What are your current obsessories!?  You can shop these obsession worthy items at my eStore and be sure to use a current promo to get a free gift or discount.  (see them all here).

Word On A Fall Jewelry Refresh

Word On A Fall Jewelry Refresh

Word On A Fall Jewelry Refresh

What’s the one thing that always fits, you could wear everyday if you wanted to and fits in your budget? Jewelry! Additionally, you can change your entire look with one piece, try a new trend and/or add a pop of color all with jewelry. With Avon’s big fall jewelry update just launching at my eBoutique here’s my word on the top picks to refresh for fall!

Number 1 Pick:  Avon Layers Of Fun Statement Necklace

Layers Of Fun Statement Necklace

Layers Of Fun Statement Necklace

The Avon Layers Of Fun Statement Necklace ($24.99) is a multi strand black and gold statement necklace, that’s really lightweight and easy to wear.  It’s basic colors allow it to be worn with a lot of different outfits the the shiny gold and layers let it stand out and really make a look.  You can wear it with a lot of different necklines an because it’s so lightweight you can wear it all day!  Personally it is very Alicia as well so that’s also why it’s my #1 pick!

Detailed View

Detailed View

Pick #2:  Avon Glitzy Hoop Earrings in Rosegold

Glitzy Hoop Earrings in Rosegold

Glitzy Hoop Earrings in Rosegold

You need those everyday hoops with a little something, these Avon Glitzy Hoop Earrings are it.  They come in gold, silver and rose gold.  My pick is the rose gold because it will still match with your gold items but it’s the on-trend metal of the moment.  Plus those rhinestones play so nicely with the warm tones for fall and at only $7.99 win win!

Pick #3:  Avon Fall Into Color Chandelier Earrings

Fall Into Color Chandelier Earrings

Fall Into Color Chandelier Earrings

Cascading multi-faceted stones from a lotus like design are nothing short of statement making with the Avon Fall Into Color Chandelier Earrings.  I love a statement earring especially when you’re wearing a pattern or something with an ornate detail/neckline (like all those strappy tanks and lace up tee’s that are in).  These ones are super lightweight for a statement earring so they’re actually wearable for longer than an hr, and they come in amethyst, aqua or topaz and an intro price of $5.99 you could get all 3 colors!

Pick #4:  Avon Secret Escape Necklace

Avon Secret Escape Necklace

Avon Secret Escape Necklace

A Calypso-Inspired necklace may not be a top pick for fall but what I love about this Avon Secret Escape Necklace ($19.99)is its amber toned jewels agains the turquoise will really play well with fall colors, making it an ultimate wear now wear later piece.  Pair with your summer whites and lights now and with your camel and denim later.  It’s a little 2005 in design but maybe that’s why I like it, since I’m a lady in my 30’s now…

Detail View

Detail View

Either way, adding in some new jewelry is kinda perfect for your fall wardrobe refresh.  With back to school shopping we always focus on the basics like jeans, shoes/boots, sweaters/blouses and/or maybe a new coat, but we forget the details like jewelry.  You can check out all the new fall jewelry items in the latest brochure from Avon and you might just see yours truly!  If you would like a brochure comment and I’ll send one your way!  Or you can view it all online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

What's Your Why!?

What’s Your Why!?

 

BONUS:  

More Bang For Your Buck – Avon Style Swap Collection

Mom always said I have champaign taste on a beer budget.  Which is definitely the reality… or until I hit the lotto.  So until then I have to find the best way to get the most bang out of my buck.  Enter in Avon Style Swap Jewelry Collection!  Each piece is designed to be worn multiple ways so you can get more bang for the buck!  Purchase one necklace and get 3 essentially, what a great idea!  And they look good too!

Avon Style Swap Midnight Ink Necklace

 

Avon Style Swap Midnight Ink Necklace

Avon Style Swap Midnight Ink Necklace

Avon Style Swap Midnight Ink Necklace is my favorite from the collection.  I’m a sucker for anything blue and then add sparkly!  I love the longer length on this one and with the multi-tones you can wear it with so much!  This entire collection you can wear each piece 3 ways, so wear each on their own or together for a layered look.

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Avon Style Swap Luminous Pearlesque Necklace Set

Avon Style Swap Luminous Pearlesque Necklace Set

Avon Style Swap Luminous Pearlesque Necklace Set

The Avon Style Swap Luminous Pearlesque Necklace Set is way more fun than your standard pearl necklace look.  It has stunning rhinestone details that set it apart!  I think this one is such a staple to have!

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Avon Style Swap Green Scene Necklace Set

Avon Style Swap Green Scene Necklace Set

Avon Style Swap Green Scene Necklace Set

Avon Style Swap Green Scene Necklace Set is my pick for fall and holiday!  I love the deep green toned faceted stones against the gold base.  I think this will look so great against a red sweater for holiday or even just against a neutral like black, white or navy!  And what’s perfect about this is come holiday season you can wear it the different ways for all your different parties!  That’s 1 piece you invest in to get multiple party looks with!

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Avon Style Swap Linear Metals Interchangeable Necklace Set

 

Avon Style Swap Linear Metals Interchangeable Necklace Set

Avon Style Swap Linear Metals Interchangeable Necklace Set

The Avon Style Swap Linear Metals Interchangeable Necklace Set is the one I don’t own but is equally chic!  It’s mixed metal look is super versatile and delicate details make it super on trend!

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What a smart concept.  One necklace you can wear a multitude of ways.  Such a smart idea for us ballers on a budget!  Keep and eye out for more from the collection this holiday but until then you can shop these at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and BONUS it’s customer appreciation week so there’s a new special each day so check back all week!  Today enjoy a killer $10 and under sale to boost your order to get that free shipping at $40 since these necklaces run about $29.99!  DOUBLE BONUS anyone who orders online or direct through me this week get’s a BONUS customer appreciation gift!  Win win!

 

 

Your Summer Vacation Must-Haves

I absolutely LOVE that summer is JUST around the corner.  Which also means its time to start planning your summer vacation!  If you’ve been following my posts for the last 2 weeks you’ll notice I’ve been highlighting pieces from the mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts collection (last seen here), so let’s pretend I’m planning a real vacation to Saint Barts.  There are a few must haves from the collection that are needed for any summer travel regardless of the destination.  Here are my top 3 must haves for your summer vacation:

1.  mark. Glam and Roll Jewelry Case ($24).

mark. Glam and Roll Jewelry Case ($24)

mark. Glam and Roll Jewelry Case ($24)

If you’re anything like me when packing its about fitting as much as possible and bringing as many multitasking items as possible.  The mark. Glam and Roll Jewelry Case solves both those issues.  Pack all your jewelry in its 3 zippered pockets, 1 slip pocket and along the necklace/earring bar, then roll it up!  The compacted case fits nicely in your bag and keeps you organized.  MULTITASKER:  The jewelry roll can then double up as a clutch once you get to your destination!

2.  mark. Get Packing Tote

mark. Get Packing Tote ($40)

mark. Get Packing Tote ($40)

The mark. Get Packing Tote is just what you need for your carry on bag or overnight bag.  Its roomy so you can pack a lot, and I mean a lot!, but it has sturdy and comfortable straps for lugging it around.  But on top of all that its a really good looking bag!  The neutral camel faux leather is really nice in quality and the pops of pink neon around the trim, studs and tie details give it a luxe look so you can also look like a chic jet-setter!  MULTITASKER:  Use this bag as your beach bag, shopper tote and/or just as your purse when you get to your destination.

3.  mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty Pallets ($16 each)

Beautiful sunwashed eye shades and bronzy goodness!

mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty Pallets ($16)

Who wants to haul a bunch of makeup when traveling?  That’s when a good pallet is really important, one that will give you a ton of looks from one case!  I’ve already reviewed and sung my praises on the mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty pallets here, but on a trip these are really all you would need to bring, plus the slim design makes them really travel friendly!  MULTITASKER:  The mark. Island Beauty Face Pallet is a bronzer, blush and highlight all in one!  The mark. Island Eyes pallet contains the perfect shades to go neutral and beachy or bold and smokey!

BONUS MUST HAVE!  Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard

Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard

Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard (pic cred’s to Erica Gerlemann!)

I know I said my top 3, but I had to add on the Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Line!  A lot of vacation destinations are going to have bugs and pests you don’t want biting you.  The Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Line is EXTREMELY effective at keeping them at bay, plus its deet free!  No matter your formula preference there’s an option for you, lotion, spray or towelette.  MULTITASKER:  Get your other vacation must have, SUNSCREEN in your Bug Guard formula!  The Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Line also has options with SPF30, which is just a life must have, really!  DOUBLE BONUS:  Now through memorial day the Skin So Soft Bug Guard is all on special pricing in our Memorial Day Shop (shop it here!) and with a $40 order get a FREE travel size Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Picaridin Spray.  Plus shop the Memorial Day Shop for other must-haves to ready you for the weekend!

Let's Get Packing For St. Barts!

Let’s Get Packing For St. Barts!

Now let’s get planning for your summer vacation!  Possibly with the long Memorial Weekend?  Let’s kick off summer with a vacation weekend with these vacation must-haves!  What destinations are on your bucket list for summer travel?

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. Go For The Bold Necklace

mark. Go With The Bold necklace Styled 2 Ways

mark. Go With The Bold necklace Styled 2 Ways

There’s no denying that Jackie from Living After Midnight and I are accessories junkies!  They’re like little treasures, small, shiny and always eye catching!  That’s why this week’s Wear and Share Wednesday’s treasure had to be the mark. Go For The Bold necklace!  This exotic piece really stands on its own which is why Jackie and I both styled an outfit around it.

Working Girl Wardrobe

Working Girl Wardrobe

If you caught my post yesterday I suggested that every working girl wardrobe needs a sleeveless sheer blouse and a pencil skirt.  Here’s another look how that simple combination and some killer jewelry can easily answer the question “what am I going to wear to work today!?!?”  Recreate with an animal print sheer blouse with a solid pencil skirt, I’m wearing the mark. Call It A Tie Blouse with a basic white skirt from Charlotte Russe.  You can look completely put together and fashionable with this formula.  Now just add on the little treasures… like the mark. Go For The Bold necklace ($24)!

Accessory Treasures featuring mark. Go For The Bold Necklace

Accessory Treasures featuring mark. Go For The Bold Necklace

Mixing prints with prints is super on trend but hard for me!  I just feel mismatched, but the combination of animal prints in neutral, similar colors is a subtle way to do it.  The Go For The Bold necklace ($24) really compliments this outfit and the shiny gold allows it to stay summery.  To keep things looking light and appropriate for summer I kept my jewelry in the same color family with the Get To The Point Ring ($18 remember from our last wear and share post!?!), Bohemian Rocks Bracelet ( $24), In The Mix Bracelets (in and out of sale in my eBoutique) and a smokey eye in shades of bronze and brown withe mark. i-marks!  All available at my eBoutique.

Animal Prints and Neutrals for The Working Girl Wardrobe

Animal Prints and Neutrals for The Working Girl Wardrobe

And what’s a working girl without a great work bag!?!  The mark. Tote The Town Bag ($45 at my eBoutique) has been my go to for work.  It’s HUGE so it holds everything and then some, like your notebook, ipad and lunch!  The linen with faux leather trim keeps the look light and fresh but tailored enough for all your work wear.  Complete the look with a pair of pointed toe pumps in a neutral color, bonus points if they have cutouts like these ones!  I recently unloaded my storage unit and came across a bunch of treasures including these pumps I completely forgot I even owned!  Storage wars, Alicia version (as I’m coining it!) unveiled a lot of awesome finds that completely uplifted my wardrobe (and life!)

Neutral Accessories

Neutral Accessories

Update your working girl wardrobe with this fun and exotic piece, The Go For The Bold Necklace ($24 at my eBoutique) and follow the equation sleeveless sheer blouse + pencil skirt = work wear winner!  Check back for ANOTHER success with this formula.  (see it here! )

Tote it all in the Tote The Town Bag

Tote it all in the Tote The Town Bag

2 Looks $10.99 Can Get You Plus A FREE mark. Ring!

Today’s the last day of the mark. Fierce Fashion Sale and let me tell you the pieces are well worth their killer sale prices!  Seriously, for under $30 bucks I got a dress, a necklace, 3 pairs of earrings and a bracelet, tell me where else you can score that!  And we’re not talking f21 here, this stuff is gorge!  Including the limited edition pieces Meredith Kahn created for mark. AMAZING!

From the Fierce Fashion Sale I picked up the Noir Star dress for $10.99 and I’m LOVING its versatility.  Can be made professional for work or fun for night.  The material is silky and slinky and from the moment I put it on I just felt pretty in it.

FOR NIGHT:

Noir Star Dress For Play

Noir Star Dress For Play

The dress has a bit of an Old Hollywood appeal to it.  It’s a loose fitting draping dress.  To play up on this I added the mark. hair pin from last holiday season worn as a broach right where the drapes meet.  You could recreate this with any sparkly pin or clip.  Black faceted bracelet and dangly earrings were my pic from the Fierce Fashion Sale.  It kept the look modern but still old hollywood.  I would ideally do some retro curls with this look too!

FOR WORK:

Noir Star Dress Goes Professional

Noir Star Dress Goes Professional

To make it day appropriate I belted the dress to make it look more like a blouse and top with a black patent belt.  I wore the Meredith Kahn accessories, the Enamored Bracelet ($3.99) and the matching Tower Earrings ($2.99).  I also moved that hairpin from my dress to my messy bun to keep with the style.  Some nude pumps and I was set!

BANGING BAUBLES:

Fierce Fashion Sale Jewelry

Fierce Fashion Sale Jewelry

Oh and that FAB bag I’m holding… that goes SO perfectly and looks so chic both day and night… that’s the Michelle Vale for mark. Convertible Bag $58.  The similar Michelle Vale bags can be found in stores for $895 so her winning design for mark. at $58 is a fierce fashion find all in itself!  I love the neutral color of this bag, it creates such a nice pallet from your summer neons to your winter whites!  The ruffle design adds interest to such a neutral bag and the best part… CONVERTIBLE STRAPS AND HARDWARE!!!!  Yep, you can wear this as a clutch, shoulder, long strap or cross body and change out the hardware to match your outfit!  You know there’s been so many times where you’re wearing all silver and your bag’s gold hardware is bothering you because you want it all to match!

Michelle Vale Bag Worn As Shoulder Bag

Michelle Vale Bag Worn As Shoulder Bag

Michelle Vale Bag Worn With Long Strap

Michelle Vale Bag Worn With Long Strap

Purchase the Michelle Vale Convertible Bag for $58 at my eBoutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com or message me to order.  Only HOURS left on the Fierce Fashion Sale so pick up what you can before it’s gone at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

PLUS AS AN EXTRA BONUS get my favorite mark. ring of all time, The Pretty Stellar Ring, for FREE with a $60 purchase!  Ring will be automatically added with a qualifying order at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com or message me for details or to order!

Get the Pretty Stellar Ring for FREE

Get the Pretty Stellar Ring for FREE