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Birthday Pants, Let’s Make It A Thing

Birthday Pants, Let's Make It A Thing

Birthday Pants, Let’s Make It A Thing

When your birthday falls on a Thursday that means you celebrate all weekend long. Which also means Monday following birthday weekend is rough. For a non-milestone birthday, with last minute plans and most my family not in town it actually turned out to be quite a fun weekend. It all started with fun birthday pants! mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants to be exact.

mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants

mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants

Wearing: mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants, Tie Waist Bodice Top (WHBM), Modern Metals Statement Cuff bracelet (Avon), Ultra Glam Statement Earrings (Avon), Sunglasses (Ralph Lauren) and mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat (Pop Tart)

Statement Earrings and Bright Pink Lips

Statement Earrings and Bright Pink Lips

I opted for the gold pants for birthday OOTD because they would work for desk through dinner.  Instead of wearing the typical party dress, why not wear some party pants!?  I see these being equally as chic come holiday season and for when you want to be comfortable but fancy.  They made quite a statement without being too over the top.  I can’t tell you how many compliments I received!  Plus, I’ve seen this metallic fabric all over the place this fall as a huge trend.

Birthday OOTD

Birthday OOTD

You can shop the mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants at my eBoutique!  And remember anyone who orders now through Sept 3rd gets a FREE birthday gift from me!  Let’s Celebrate!!!

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Summer Time Blues: X’s and Oh’s

Summer Time Blues: X's and Oh's

Summer Time Blues: X’s and Oh’s

Need a cure for the summer time blues? How about my go-to dress all spring is now on clearance for only $29.99 the mark. X’s and Oh’s dress.  I wore this dress non-stop all spring, so much its surprising I never got around to featuring it here on the blog before now!

mark. X's and Oh's Dress now $29.99

mark. X’s and Oh’s Dress now $29.99

It’s so super easy and comfortable to wear.  The printed shift style looks great worn casually or dressed up.  I will warn you it has no stretch in it, but it still fits and wears really well.  It may be just another printed dress, but the lace up neckline and cuffed sleeves add some trendy detailing that make this dress better than your average.

mark. X's and Oh's Dress

mark. X’s and Oh’s Dress

Lace Up Neckline Details

Lace Up Neckline Details

Features Button Cuffed Sleeves

Features Button Cuffed Sleeves

I’m wearing mine with mark. Isle Style Hat and the Isle Style Bag from the mark. Instant Vacation Havana line.  For more summer time blues, I love how the cream and blue detailing look against the pattern.  My pink lip is the mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Pop Tart.

Avon Seaside Starfish Necklace and Isle Style Hat

Avon Seaside Starfish Necklace and Isle Style Hat

mark. Isle Style Bag

mark. Isle Style Bag

I’m also digging my new nautical accents with the Avon Seaside Starfish 3 piece set, including a necklace, bracelet and earrings all for only $9.99!  A cute little set perfect for summer.  This is the kind of set you just leave on during all your vacation days, surf through sun through sand!  Plus it looks really cute with my new favorite navy watch, the Avon Seaside Watch, only $14.99!

Avon Seaside Watch and Seaside Starfish 3 Piece Set

Avon Seaside Watch and Seaside Starfish 3 Piece Set

Current Favorites for Spring and Summer

Current Favorites for Spring and Summer

Beat the summer time blues with some great clearance prices and shop my look at my entire look at my eboutique!  To order this dress online you’ll have to order from a previous campaign.  To do that go to http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger > Shop Now > Product # (found in the top right navigation) > on the drop down select 14 (for campaign 14) and enter the corresponding product number for your size > Add To Bag

Product Numbers:

Medium:  040435

Large:  041154

XL:  043396

XXL:  141554

 

 

 

 

Get The Hookup: Lucy Hale’s Cover Look

Get The Look:  Lucy Hale's Mag 5 Cover Look!

Get The Hookup: Lucy Hale’s Mag 5 Cover Look!

I have the hookup on Lucy Hale’s beauty brave cover look! Lucy, mark.’s brand ambassador, is looking stunning on the current mag cover, launching the new color collection revamp from mark. (see my review here)  So stunning I needed to recreate and share the details!

Lucy is not only excited to show us the new color collection from mark., but you can get a good look at her cover look.  Her look flips the script on a smoky eye with dramatic sweeps of wine shadow and a lavender highlight on the brow bones.  Use a mix of liners and finish with a nude lip!

Get The Look: Lucy Hale's Cover Look

Get The Look: Lucy Hale’s Cover Look

I personally love this look!  Cheeks are sculpted, eyes are dramatic and lips are easy.  For Lucy’s look they used mark. Eye Contact Hookup Eyeshadow in Smoke and Mirrors, Cheek Magnet Hook Up Powder Blue in in Mauve Forward, Dusk Till Dawn Waterproof Eyeliner in Black and Daybreak and All Butter Now Lip Treat in Bare All.  (shop them all here)

See How To Get The Look:

Recreating the look with sweeps of wine and lavender

Recreating the look with sweeps of wine and lavender

Using only a few products that easily fit in your makeup bag, you can get this dramatic makeup look.  Be beauty brave and re-create this look and make it your own.  I went lighter on the eye for a little less smoky look.  Lucy and I have totally different coloring but it works both ways!

On Eyes:  mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Smoke and Mirrors

On Eyes: mark. Eye Contact Hookup in Smoke and Mirrors

On Lips:  mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat

On Lips: mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat

Be beauty brave and try something new, be it a smokey eye or a new nude lip shade!  You can shop the new mark. color collection here!

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

Menswear Inspired LBD – mark. Day After Day Dress

mark. Day After Day Dress

mark. Day After Day Dress

Let’s talk fall in Northern California during a drought… there isn’t one.  Not only has it been hot it’s been dry.  This doesn’t work for fall fashion when all I want to wear are my heavy tweed pants.  However there are some great transitional pieces that are not only super versatile but follow the menswear trend for this season!  (see yesterday’s trending tuesday:  #menswear post).  Let’s take this look I’m smitten with and make it Nor Cal appropriate shall we?

mark. Day After Day Dress

mark. Day After Day Dress

Ok there’s no way I’m wearing a long sleeve shirt in 90 degree weather.  But what if I just pair a black cami under it.  DONE!  Booties… I do love those menswear inspired booties but hot and I don’t have them… pumps it is!  Add on my menswear styled satchel in the mark. Neutral Territory Bag and some gilded treasures with the mark. All Four It Bracelet set and I just made this menswear trend my own.

LBD For A Hot CA Fall

LBD For A Hot CA Fall

Wearing mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Mauvellous

Wearing mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Mauvellous

Sheer Panels And A Deep V

Sheer Panels And A Deep V

Sheer Panels And A Deep V

Sheer Panels And A Deep V

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Menswear Inspired LBD For Fall

Menswear Inspired LBD For Fall

A LBD with a twist like this one really is versatile.  Fall and winter will come and I won’t be so hot that I need bare arms and legs.  This dress easily can transition with, as shown above, a white button down underneath, or a classic cardigan or blazer for work.  It’s a great holiday party dress with a strappy back bra and some tights.  I think my next rendering on this dress will be with a long duster and some booties!  How would you wear this dress?

You can shop the mark. Day After Day dress, my bag and jewelry at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Day After Day Dress

mark. Day After Day Dress

Monthly Edit – What To Buy In February

If you’re anything like me you constantly feel like you want to just go out and buy a whole new wardrobe, but don’t have the budget, or honestly, the closet space to do so.  But I do love new things and being strategic and smart on my purchases, so instead of going all out each season add few key items each month that expand on what you have and keep you trendy and feeling good!  I’ve already shared my must-haves for January, here’s my word on February picks!

 

A new pink lip color and multi-tasking shimmer pallet:

mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Baby Me

mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Baby Me

Nothing is better than adding a little glow to pale winter skin.  Go with soft shades of pink and shimmer to perk up winter complexions.  mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Baby Me ($11) is an easy investment plus it wears like a balm so you prevent chapped lips while getting the perfect light pink shade!  Pair it with the mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes ($16) for a super easy look with a super versatile pallet.  Check out my look with it here.

mark. Touch and Glow

mark. Touch and Glow

 

A sparkly statement necklace:

Chambray and mark. Clear Choice Necklace

Chambray and mark. Clear Choice Necklace

Sick of wearing scarfs yet?  Try switching out a scarf with a sparkly necklace on those days when you’re not freezing!  Pair it with a chambray shirt for major impact that’s on trend and perfect for achieving the no- quite-spring-yet-look (as in with your leggings and boots).  mark. Clear Choice Necklace ($38) is the clear choice for this (see what I did there) and will work with your winter looks straight through to your summer looks!  {pic cred:  sealaura}

 

A spring scarf:

mark. Four Seasons Scarf

mark. Four Seasons Scarf (and wearing Baby Me on lips)

Not sick of wearing scarfs, then grab a new spring scarf in a lighter weight fabric and fun spring print.  I like the mark. Four Seasons Scarf ($18) because it’s super oversized!  I can wrap up in this baby and stay perfectly warm while wearing a print that just makes me spring-happy.  Plus this guy can transition into spring and summer not only as a scarf but also as a coverup for shoulder baring dresses (maybe during wedding season!?) or even at the beach!  Now that $18 seems even more appealing!

See how long this guy is!

See how long this guy is!

 

A new luxurious bath line:

mark. Naked Love

LOVE mark. Naked Love

Time to save winter skin and smell fresh for spring!  I can’t get over my excitement for the mark. Naked Love bath and body line.  This is probably my top pick (and favorite body line) in a long time.  Every time I lather up in the shower I’m immediately a little happier AND that gorgeous packaging makes me even more happy!  We’re over those deep scents from winter, but the notes of apricot nectar, white peaches, velvet freesia and skin musk are perfect for this time of year and beyond.  Whipped Up Body Butter is also super nourishing for winter skin.  It preps us for the upcoming skin-baring season.  This way, when those first few warm days hit we’ll be ready.

 

A chiffon layered top:

mark. Sheer Brilliance Sweatshirt

mark. Sheer Brilliance Sweatshirt

It’s hard to shop for clothes in February because we’re SO over buying those dark bulky winter items but it’s not quite warm enough for all those new spring arrivals.  So stick with buying tops that can work with many types of bottoms and in soft shades that work for winter and spring.  I’m loving the mark. Sheer Brilliance Sweatshirt ($28) for these exact reasons.  I can pair this with jeans for a casual look, or dress it up with a skirt or slim fitting dress pants.  The chiffon layer really let’s you dress it up, plus it takes away some of the bulk but still gives you that layered look!  I’m also looking forward to wearing this guy with shorts on those warmer days… like a cute pair of white denim shorts would look amazing with this!

BONUS:  An on-clearance favorite!

February is the best time to shop winter clearance finds!  Some of my favorites from fall and holiday releases are now marked down super low!  Like this top, necklace, clutch, polish set and MORE!  (all on clearance at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

 

Final Word of Alicia:

None of these items will break the bank (like under $150 for all of them, ALL of them!) and are new and now for February and beyond.  I also love how I can pair them with my January top picks and breath some 2015 life into my 2014 (and older, yikes!) wardrobe.  It’s like a breath of fresh air!   If you can only budget 1 thing this month my pick is the mark. Naked Love bath and body set ($34.99 for 6 pieces).  You can shop the items here and get 20% off with promo code AVONFB20