little black dress

How To Wear A Sequin Dress Casually

How To Wear A Sequined Dress Casually

How To Wear A Sequined Dress Casually

TGIF!  We made it through the week, and that is something to be celebratory for.  If you’re headed out this weekend to be celebratory why not wear the most celebratory kind of dress, a sequined one!  It’s not New Years, I can’t wear sequin… wrong!  Dress it down, wear it casually and feel like a million bucks because thats what wearing sequins does.

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress Over Sequins Of Events Dress

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress Over Sequins Of Events Dress

Layering the mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress over the mark. Sequins of Events dress creates a casual take on sequins.  The casual piece, the chambray dress, automatically tones down the sequins from party to pretty.  You could even button up the dress instead of wearing it open like I did for just a pop of sequins for an even more casual take.

mark. Sequins Of Events Dress

mark. Sequins Of Events Dress

Some key elements keep this a causal look.  First is the all black sequins, the power of a little black sequined dress!  Secondly is the fit, it isn’t a super tight party dress, it’s a more forgiving loose fit with a higher neckline.  This mark. Sequins Of Events dress is part of our summer sale going on now so you can pick this up for ONLY $24.99!  That’s a pretty good deal on a sequined dress.

Blue Suede Shoes - mark. By Any Stretch Pump

Blue Suede Shoes – mark. By Any Stretch Pump

Summer suede is not only a huge trend this year but it also adds a low key vibe, even on these statement shoes!  Suede shoes will soften the look, you could wear an open toe bootie or wedge or even a flat sandal.   I love a good statement shoe and these mark. By Any Stretch Pump have been in heavy rotation.  Plus, I just love the blue black combo paired with the blue of the chambray and black dress!

A Casual Sequined Dress Look!

A Casual Sequined Dress Look!

Finally a few simple accessories finish off the look, some rose gold hoops (Charming Charlie), a single rose gold and crystal bracelet (Henri Bendel) and a gold clutch (mark. makeup bag pulling double duty as a clutch!).  With this easy summer makeup look we’ve got a full casual look perfect for hot summer nights!

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

This mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress has been my best summer investment!  Not only is it cute by itself it is so versatile worn open like a duster.  I’ve layered it over so many things and its only been a few weeks!  Plus its the perfect light weight for summer but can easily translate into fall!  You can shop this dress, the sequined dress, my pumps and makeup look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  BONUS!  Not only is the summer sale going on right now, but you can also take advantage of these offers!  Personal pick is the FREE pineapple tote and Pineapple Chill Footworks Set (see review here) with a $75 order (starts tomorrow)!  Pick up the mark. Sequins Of Events dress on summer sale, the new Make Way For Chambray Dress and either my lip or eye shade and you’ll get the set for free!  

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3 Ways To Wear Your LBD!

3 Ways To Wear A LBD

3 Ways To Wear A LBD

I’ve been featuring all things LBD inspired by the newest fragrance from Avon.  For my last installment, today, I’m bringing you 3 ways to wear your little black dress!  You know, just in case you needed more proof why a little black dress is super versatile.  Here are 3 different looks all with a LBD as the base from Jackie, Jill and myself!

Jackie:

Jackie's Way on a LBD

Jackie’s Way

Black as a neutral is just about as groundbreaking as florals for spring, but it doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve to be talked about! I am a New Yorker and I love my all black outfits as much as the next girl, but adding bold elements to a simple black base is way more fun. When you start with a plain black chiffon dress as the base of your outfit the options are pretty much endless. A fringe bag, bold printed scarf and snake skin accessories may not seem like the greatest combination, but somehow look completely cohesive (and still cool & casual) when you see it together!

Jackie from Living After Midnite 

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Jackie's LBD from Living After Midnite

Jackie’s LBD from Living After Midnite

Jill:  

Jill's Way

Jill’s Way

For me, the key to styling a Little Black Dress, is to keep it simple. Black dresses remind me of Audrey Hepburn and her elegant yet simple style. To keep things Audrey style, let the dress be the statement. Keep your jewelry simple with just one statement piece such as a gold and rhinestone bracelet. Also keeping things Audrey style, go with a pretty flat. For a fun twist, try a flat with a pop of color such as cobalt blue.  

— Jill from My Sweet Obsessions

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Jill's Classic LBD

Jill’s Classic LBD

Alicia:

Alicia's Way

Alicia’s Way

Because a little black dress is basic and neutral,  pick one with spunk, like these cutout details!  You might feel it would be too much if this was on a printed dress but on a black dress it’s the perfect statement.  The versatility all comes down to the accessories, and I love accessories, they always fit!  I can get the most out of my statement pieces when wearing a little black dress.   Statement shoes like these aqua cutout and lace up sandals from Avon work with it and don’t compete.  Layer on some fun jewelry from mark. (they always have fun jewelry you want to wear !) and you’ve got a look that’s simple and wearable for any occasion.

Avon Lace Up Sandals

Avon Lace Up Sandals

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Cutout Details and mark. Accessories

Cutout Details and mark. Accessories — and mark. Nailed It polish in Green Thumb

This dress is from the fall but it’s so popular that Avon revamped it for spring.  You can shop the Avon Laser Cut Little Black Dress for ONLY $34.99 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger along with my accessories and shoes.  Now that you have 3 ways to inspire, bust out your LBD and bare those legs this spring!

Little Black Dresses For Spring

Little Black Dresses For Spring

Make An Old LBD New Again

How To Make An Old LBD New Again

How To Make An Old LBD New Again

Erica from Erica’s Fashion and Beauty and I have collaborated to show you two ways to make that old little black dress you have in your closet new again!  We both shopped our closet and took an old piece and made it new for spring.

Erica’s LBD Look:

Erica's Little Black Dress Look

Erica’s Little Black Dress Look

“Sometimes the best shopping can be done in your own closet! It is a fun challenge to give a forgotten clothing item new life by adding trendy accessories or a modern piece. My outdated LBD is a boring one-shoulder dress. It is amazing what a few Avon accessories, fabulous red lips, and a jacket can do for an outfit!”

Spring Details With A Spring Scarf, Jacket and Red Lip!

Spring Details With A Spring Scarf, Jacket and Red Lip!

To see more of Erica’s look and details (including that great Avon scarf!) head over to Erica’s Fashion and Beauty!

 

Alicia’s LBD Look:

Alicia's Little Black Dress Look

Alicia’s Little Black Dress Look

Shopping my closet allowed me to take this old sleeveless mark. dress and make it new again by layering a collared shirt underneath.  Not only did it breath new life into my existing items it also created a wear to work style perfect for spring weather with the convertible sleeves.  Adding on the Avon Style Swap Ocean Ave Necklace gave it a little more sophistication and the mark. clutch and shoes made it fun!  This LBD look will easily be recreated again!

Spring Re-Vamp With A Convertible Sleeve Blouse

Spring Re-Vamp With A Convertible Sleeve Blouse

I’ve seen this trick, layering a blouse under a sleeveless dress, done by all the fashion girls, but I never though I could pull it off.  However, just trying it payed off!  A tip is to wear a cami, like an Express Best Loved Bra Cami, over the blouse to keep it in place and avoid bulk underneath your dress.

Taking On Trendy Details

Taking On Trendy Details

Wearing the Avon Style Swap Ocean Ave Necklace tight around the collar is also a little trendy trick.  On a dress I normally wouldn’t wear a necklace with I added just the pearls of this necklace.  For a little pop I added a bright spring lip with mark. All Butter Now in fired up and these awesome heels coming to my eboutique next week, the mark. By Any Stretch Pumps.

Avon Style Swap Ocean Ave Necklace

Avon Style Swap Ocean Ave Necklace

mark. By Any Stretch Pumps

mark. By Any Stretch Pumps

Making A Summer Dress Spring Worthy

Making A Summer Dress Spring Worthy

Making An Old LBD New Again With Avon

Making An Old LBD New Again With Avon

You can shop the accessories to make your own old LBD new again at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger BONUS there’s a killer flash sale going on today only!  And use promo code AVONFB60 for 20% off a $60 order!  And try the new Avon Little Black Dress Fragrance (see here and here) get the full set for only $25!  Let me know if you want a sample and/or your fav way to wear a LBD!

Inspired By Avon Little Black Dress for LBD week! Shop the new scent and collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Inspired By Avon Little Black Dress for LBD week! Shop the new scent and collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Word Of Alicia Review: Avon Little Black Dress Fragrance Collection

Word Of Alicia:  Avon Little Black Dress Collection

Word Of Alicia: Avon Little Black Dress Collection

Because it’s Little Black Dress week here on the blog, inspired by Avon’s Little Black Dress Fragrance, figured I might as well review the scent that’s inspired the theme!

Avon Little Black Dress Fragrance Collection

Avon Little Black Dress Fragrance Collection

Description:  Our classic Little Black Dress scent has been modernized. It’s now an oriental/floral fragrance that’s versatile and stylish from day to night. A sparkling aroma of Italian lemon oil and elegant jasmine essence embellished with luxurious sandalwood.

The neckline of the Little Black Dress is like the top note of the fragrance; it is the greatest first impression she can make.

The waistline of the fragrance represents glamour, grace and captivating femininity.

The hemline of the fragrance was made to create a self-assured elegance to the wearer and lends a long-lasting impression that she takes with her wherever she goes.

Little Black Dress Eau de Parfum Spray

Little Black Dress Eau de Parfum Spray

Meet The Perfumer:  RODRIGO FLORES-ROUX

Rodrigo has a distinguished career in perfumery spanning over 20 years and several countries, including Mexico, France and the United States. In 2007, he re-joined the house of Givaudan, where he had his initial introduction to perfumery more than 15 years ago.

“Our muse for this fragrance was the iconic Little Black Dress, a universal symbol of sophistication that never goes out of style, reflecting the beautiful silhouette of a woman…her neckline, waistline and hemline.” – Rodrigo Flores-Roux, Master Perfumer and Little Black Dress Co-creator

All 3 for $25

All 3 for $25

Word Of Alicia:  My immediate thoughts were sophistication.  The bottle design alone suggest this.  I’d get it just to sit and look pretty.  To me it is a warm scent, but not old lady.   Like they said, is perfect for any occasion.  This would work for day or night, work or play.  It’s not overwhelming, it has a softness to it that makes it easy to wear.  It’s not like anything I own however it’s suppose to be similar to Victoria’s Secret Heavenly.  I really do feel a little empowered and womanly in it.  The lotion is really good too!  Usually these type of lotions are just ok, but this one is really moisturizing and the scent doesn’t “sting” you when you put it on.  Layered with the shower gel this is a pairing I’d buy again.  Staying power is pretty good too.  Lasts the work day for me.  At $25 for all 3 I’d say it’s a definite!  If you’re unsure comment or dm me I’ll send you a free sample!

Get The Shower Gel, Lotion and Perfume!

Get The Shower Gel, Lotion and Perfume!

LBD Collection:  In addition Avon released a fashion collection to go with the scent.  My top pick from it is the Avon Signature Laser-Cut Little Black Dress.  It’s similar to this mark. one I have so I didn’t get it but if you missed out on that one GET THIS ONE!  I LOVE the dress, the fit and the versatility of it.  Also the Avon Style Swap Ocean Drive Necklace.  You can wear it 3 ways and it’s just that perfect accent for a LBD.

Avon Laser Cut Little Black Dress

Avon Laser Cut Little Black Dress

Avon Style Swap Ocean Avenue Necklace

Avon Style Swap Ocean Drive Necklace

You can shop the dress, necklace and new fragrance at the introductory rate of $25 for all 3 at my eboutique.  Be sure to check out the rest of the collection as well and request a sample if you’re interested!

What Coat To Wear With A LBD

What Coat To Wear With A LBD

What Coat To Wear With A LBD

Punxsutawney Phil promised an early spring so it’s time to lighten things up!  Lighten up your look, lighten up your load with spring cleaning and lighten up your coat!  A spring coat is an absolute must have because even those warmer sunny days still have that spring chill.  A constant problem I find is finding the right spring coat to wear with work wear, dresses and more importantly my LBD.  I found the perfect solution with this mark. Soft Touch Trench Coat.

mark. Soft Touch Trench Coat

mark. Soft Touch Trench Coat

First, a little on the soft trench.  If you’ve noticed pretty much every cool girl on IG, pinterest, bloggers, etc. have a similar trench coat.  What makes it soft is it is not a constructed structured trench coat, it’s a fluid fabric that just flows with it’s loose shape.  If you’re a fan of the Express Portofino shirts think that only thicker.  Seriously, just hop on pinterest, you’ll see all the cool girls in them.  They wear them with jeans and a tee, over shorts, tanks and booties or over a really cute jumpsuit or romper.  I’ve been obsessing over this all white look Khloe Kardashian wore with a soft trench.

mark. Soft Touch Trench

mark. Soft Touch Trench

mark. Soft Touch Trench Collar Detail

mark. Soft Touch Trench Collar Detail

What I love about this mark. Soft Touch Trench is that it’s a classic trench coat color so it will go with everything and still look sophisticated even though it’s a loose shape.  In addition, the sleeves are convertible so that is just PERFECT as a top coat layer.  It looks more like part of your outfit then like you’re wearing a coat.  That why it’s the perfect coat for a little black dress.

Perfect Top Layer For A LBD

Perfect Top Layer For A LBD

Over a little black dress the mark. Soft Touch Trench really is the perfect solution for day or night, work or play, casual or glam.  Just like a little black dress it’s super versatile, functional and sophisticated.  I could not be more pleased that I bit the bullet and got this jacket.  At first the price had me, but then I started looking at other options in soft trenches and realized that for $65 it’s actually a really good price for the quality.  PLUS you can pair it with a 20% off promo (AVONFB60 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) and it makes it so worth it!

Wearing mark. Soft Touch Trench with Avon Lace Up Fashion Sandal

Wearing mark. Soft Touch Trench with Avon Lace Up Fashion Sandal

Be sure to check back next week to see more details on this look for another Style Tip post!  Here’s a peek at my details featuring these Avon Lace Up Fashion Sandal which is my current fav!  They’re super comfortable and were on my lace up trending wish list for a reason!  Plus I’m still loving these perfectly matte lipsticks from Avon!  (see here)  You can shop the mark. Soft Touch Trench, my beauty, accessories and the Little Black Dress collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Avon Lace Up Fashion Sandal, Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick and mark. Rock Formation Bracelet

Avon Lace Up Fashion Sandal, Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick and mark. Rock Formation Bracelet

Inspired By Avon Little Black Dress for LBD week here on the blog!

Inspired By Avon Little Black Dress for LBD week!  Shop the new scent and collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Shop the new scent and collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

Trending Tuesday: #LBD

Trending Tuesday:  #lbd

Trending Tuesday: #lbd

If The world of alicia was the internet then #lbd would be trending!  The power of a Little Black Dress comes from it’s versatile sophistication.  Avon recently modernized and re-released one of it’s most popular fragrances, Little Black Dress.  Inspired but the iconic fashion piece, the fragrance inspired me.  For the next two weeks I’ll be featuring all things LBD.  To get us started here’s what’s inspiring me:

Avon Little Black Dress Fragrance Collection

Avon Little Black Dress Fragrance Collection

Avon Little Black Dress Fragrance:  I’m not only loving the eye candy that is the campaign for this, but I’m also loving the scent itself.  It’s a little sophisticated and versatile for day or night just like a LBD is.  Avon Little Black Dress fragrance is also on promo right now for it’s introduction.  Get the perfume, lotion and shower gel all for $25!
“Our muse for this fragrance was the iconic Little Black Dress, a universal symbol of sophistication that never goes out of style, reflecting the beautiful silhouette of a woman… her neckline, waistline, and hemline.”
— Rodrigo Flores-Roux, Master Perfumer and Little Black Dress Co-Creator

Avon Signature

Avon Signature

Avon Signature Collection:  Along with the fragrance Avon introduced its Signature collection to go with it.  The pops of lemon bring out such a spring feeling.  I’m inspired to pair yellows with my LBD for a fresh chic take on a LBD.  And you can get this Avon Signature dress with the cutouts on my eboutique right now, it’s adorable!

Inspo On IG:  @Avonpr

Inspo On IG: @Avonpr

LBD’s Of The Past:  If you look at my closet 60% of it is easily black, and I’m not mad at it.  I have some great LBD’s in there that are just perfect for spring.  I tend to wear them more in the fall but I think I need to pull these puppies out and accessorize for spring!

LBD For A Hot CA Fall

LBD For A Hot CA Fall

LBD and Black Tights for a Black Base

LBD and Black Tights for a Black Base

The Perfect LBD For Night

The Perfect LBD For Night

Killer LBD Alert - mark. Ace In The Hole Dress

Killer LBD Alert – mark. Ace In The Hole Dress

Wear A LBD For Thanksgiving

Wear A LBD For Thanksgiving

Some fall colors instantly make a LBD fall friendly

Some fall colors instantly make a LBD fall friendly

The boho accessories with a LBD

The boho accessories with a LBD

A Casual And Comfy LBD Total Look

A Casual And Comfy LBD Total Look

 

Pinspiration:  I’ve pinned a lot more of my pinspiration over on my little black dress board.  (Go check it out here).  I’m excited to share some great LBD looks from some friends this week on the blog that I KNOW will end up on the board as well!

ach167 on Pinterest

ach167 on Pinterest

 

What inspires you with the thoughts of a little black dress?