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Modern Southern Belle: Linda

Meet Modern Southern Belle Linda!  Linda, a fellow Avon representative, is optimistic, fun and effervescent.  If you’ve caught any of her videos (live on FB or on her YouTube channel) you’ll easily agree.   Which is why she’s no stranger to Word of Alicia to dose in some fun.  (see here!)  She’s a true Southern Belle from Virginia, so her modern take is kinda straight from the horse’s mouth.


Guest Post:  Linda Montavon

Hello Spring

Avon Modern Southern Belle

Avon Modern Southern Belle

With the Avon Southern Belle collection there are so many options to mix and match!  Pair the Blue Strip Michelle Boatneck Top with the Cobalt Annabelle Cardigan and you have comfort, style and modern southern belle charm. The 100% cotton boatneck top has a flattering cut and is definitely on trend with stripes. The fine-knit, long-sleeve sweater with pearl-like button closure feels so soft and is this season’s must have layering piece. Both the striped top and cardigan are wardrobe essentials.

Happy In Spring Shades

Happy In Spring Shades

Maybe it is the beautiful, vibrant shades of blue, not sure, but wearing this outfit just makes me feel happy and wanting to smile. Hello spring. I’m ready for you!

Avon Michelle Boatneck Top and Annabelle Cardigan

Avon Michelle Boatneck Top and Annabelle Cardigan

Note that some of the sizes in these are selling out quick, but don’t fear!  The Michelle boatneck top is sticking around, launching in more colors!  Every 4 campaigns Avon fashion will be releasing capsule collections like this one, with updates seasonal faves, trendy limited edition pieces and beautiful must-haves!  Shop now before its gone forever and get FREE shipping today with promo code TGIF.


Linda has a bigger look at the Avon Southern Belle collection on her YouTube channel (watch here).  Be sure to follow her and to learn more from Linda check out her book A View From The Top Vol 3.  I’ve already introduced you to Sealaura and will continue to introduce you to more Modern Southern Belles here on the blog, but be sure to show us your take on it.  Use hashtag #wordofalicia for your chance to win a little treat from the Savana Blooms collection!

Share your Modern Southern Belle take with hashtag #wordofalicia for a chance to win!

Share your Modern Southern Belle take with hashtag #wordofalicia for a chance to win!

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What To Wear: Fall Dresses

What To Wear:  Fall Dresses

What To Wear: Fall Dresses

Fall is officially here weather I like it or not, or weather the weather suggests it or not.  One thing is for sure, its time for fall dresses!  If its still hot, or gets warm in the afternoons, a fall dress is the perfect solution.  Linda and I have 2 fall dress options we’re loving for fall…

Alicia’s Fall Dress:  Avon Zip-Back Double Layer Dress $29.99

Avon Zip-Back Double Layer Dress

Avon Zip-Back Double Layer Dress – and Lexi pondering…

An easy fitting navy dress is never a bad idea.  This Avon Zip-Back Double Layer Dress is one of those throw and go options.  The keyhole neckline means you don’t need a necklace and the exposed zipper and split back add just enough style to stand out.  I like this dress for fall because it’s navy, which is a great transition shade, and it’s super easy to wear, and will go with warm weather sandals, to booties, to cold weather boots!

Also Wearing:  Earrnings, Bracelet:  Avon Lavena Collections; Shoes:  Shoedazzle, Bag:  Brooks Brothers (but for a similar look try the Avon Saffiano Leather Dome Bag)

Linda’s Fall Dress:  Avon Open Shoulder Mock-Neck Dress $29.99

Open-Shoulder Mock-Neck Dress

Open-Shoulder Mock-Neck Dress

The silhouette on this Avon Open Shoulder Mock Neck dress is super on trend, add in an unique print in harvest colors and you’ve got yourself a fine fall dress!  Linda, loves this dress for fall because, “this dress is super comfy, fully lined and transitions perfectly for autumn days. Expect complements when you wear it!” – Linda Montavon, View From The Top Co-Author.

Linda is Also Wearing:  Avon Stainless Steel Timeless Collection Drop Earrings, and Long Necklace and the Stainless Steel Eternal Collection Linked Bracelet along with the  Avon Cushion Walk Lace-Up Gigi Flat.

Pups love fall dresses!

Pups love fall dresses!

Both dresses are a really easy decision for fall.  Just throw on and go!  For cooler temps add a denim jacket or your favorite blazer for a more work friendly option.   Shop all you need for Autumn with the fall fashion selection here!  At such great prices pick up a piece or two and then add on your A Box for some fall beauty perfectly curated for the season and for only $10 with your $40 purchase!

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Fresh and Clean A Box ONLY $10 with a $40 order from any category at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger