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What To Wear To Thanksgiving: mark. Chic It Out Pants

What To Wear To Thanksgiving:  mark. Chic It Out Pants

What To Wear To Thanksgiving: mark. Chic It Out Pants

I’m sure you’re already planned your Friendsgiving, decided on your makeup look, making your grocery list to make some artichoke dip and homemade cranberry sauce, now what to wear!?! A day who’s sole purpose is to eat (with thanks of course!), there needs to be some functionality to your outfit for expanding tummies and lounging!  The formula of chic leggings + flowing top sounds about right for a Thanksgiving Day look.

mark. Chic It Out Pants ($34)

mark. Chic It Out Pants ($34)

The mark. Chic It Out Pants ($34) are the stretchy pants of choice for the day!  They are thick enough that you don’t feel weird wearing them as pants.  The waist band is a little wider so it doesn’t dig into you but stretches nicely for expanding tummies.  And they are chic!  They have a killer tone on tone snakeskin design that give them just a little bit of interest!  So you look like you’ve stepped up your game from those cheap $5 leggings.

mark. Chic It Out Pants 2 Ways

mark. Chic It Out Pants 2 Ways

Now that we’ve determined your chic easy bottoms go with a nice comfortable loose fitting top!  I’ve got 2 ways to wear it:  dress it up with a chic blouse or keep it casual in a comfy sweatshirt.  If you’re thanksgiving is more of a dinner party type of event go with a blouse, if it’s casual at home go with the sweatshirt!

Express Portofino Blouse

Express Portofino Blouse

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Dress Up Chic Leggings With A Blouse

Dress Up Chic Leggings With A Blouse

This black and white portofino blouse from Express is my favorite!  The style is simple and chic and would be appropriate for pretty much any occasion.

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

mark. All Around Style Scarf

mark. All Around Style Scarf

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To go casual go with the mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt ($28, last seen here) pair it with an infinity scarf in a fall print like the mark. All Around Style Scarf ($18) for some extra cozy.  The Effortless Edge Sweatshirt has a more styled cut and detail with the side zipper so again you’re stepping up your game from that college sweatshirt.  Currently the beige is limited in sizes but just for the holidays it’s now available in BLACK!  Even better in my opinion!  You can shop the mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Snakeskin Detail and Booties!

Snakeskin Detail and Booties!

Finish off the looks with layered long necklaces, the mark. Circle Around Necklace ($16) and Cube Effect Necklace ($18), a boyfriend watch (Avon) and some stud earrings (mark.).  Pair it with some black booties like the mark. Multi-Mixed Media Booties ($65) and you’ve got yourself an outfit perfect for a thankful day full of feasting!

BONUS:  TODAY ONLY!  With a $50 order get the Avon Signature Sabrina bag FOR FREE filled with samples and goodies!  So shop the mark. Chic It Out Pants, Effortless Edge Sweatshirt, All Around Style Scarf, Circle Around Necklace, Cube Effect Necklace and/or Multi-Mixed Media Booties and get this goodie bag FOR FREE!  Sounds like the perfect idea to me!  Use promo code SABRINAFS at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Get The Sabrina Bag for FREE at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Get The Sabrina Bag for FREE at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

 

Holiday Styling Tips: Plaid

Holiday Styling Tips:  Plaid

Holiday Styling Tips: Plaid

The holiday season is here!  To go along with all those festive outings coming up you’ll need a festive look!  Which is why Jill from My Sweet Obsessions and I have a few tips to make your holiday styling a little easier.  First on the list, plaid!  Plaid is a easy fall print that transitions really well for holiday.  It can be casual or dressy so super fitting for your holiday events.  And yes holiday events include Thanksgiving!  Plaid is a perfect fall pattern for your Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving looks!

Alicia’s Tips For Styling Plaid:

1.  Go with a bold plaid

Go Bold This Holiday With Plaid Pants

Go Bold This Holiday With Plaid Pants

I like red of course, it’s the most festive, but you can pick any color.  The key is to go with an all over print like in pants, or a jacket!  These ankle columnists in red plaid from Express (old) are a pretty bold way to wear plaid.

Red Plaid Pants For Holiday

Red Plaid Pants For Holiday

 

2.  Anchor it with a neutral

When going bold anchor it with a neutral, like black, to keep it wearable.  The solid black blazer over a graphic tee helps keep my bold plaid pants wearable.

A Black Blazer Keeps Plaid Pants Wearable

A Black Blazer Keeps Plaid Pants Wearable

3.  Dress up casual plaid with dressy fabrics.

Satin Blazer Dresses Up Plaid Pants And A Graphic Tee

Satin Blazer Dresses Up Plaid Pants And A Graphic Tee

Adding a satin blazer instantly dresses up the look.  The mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer ($60) is the perfect piece to dress up plaid, with it’s nice quality and poppy print lining it’s a wardrobe must have.  It’s fitted, so not only is it slimming, but it also is a dressier silhouette.  (I even paired this blazer over my wedding dress for the after parties!)

Satin Blazer:  mark. Blaze The Way Blazer

Satin Blazer: mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer

 

4.  Complete with a little sparkle

A Little Sparkle with mark. Cube Effect Necklace and Twice As Nice Necklace

A Little Sparkle with mark. Cube Effect Necklace and Twice As Nice Necklace

Metallics and sparkle make anything a little more holiday-tastic!  I finished off my look with the mark. Pumped With Vogue Heels ($40), mark. Twice As Nice Necklace and mark. Cube Effect Necklace ($18).

Sparkly Necklaces, Shimmery Satin and Metallic Accents!

Sparkly Necklaces, Shimmery Satin and Metallic Accents!

Metallic Heels:  mark. Pumped With Vogue Heels

Metallic Heels: mark. Pumped With Vogue Heels

 

Jill’s Styling Tips: Subtly add plaid by layering 

My Sweet Obsessions:  Holiday Plaid

My Sweet Obsessions: Holiday Plaid

“Go subtle with the plaid by layering a plaid button up under a sweatshirt like the Effortless Edge Sweatshirt by mark. Expose the plaid cuff and collar and unzip the side zipper for just a hint of plaid. To keep the plaid the main focus of your look, keep your accessories simple. Then, stay casual by finishing off with a pair of medium wash distressed denim jeans and brown riding boots.” – Jill from My Sweet Obsessions

Jill Layers Plaid with mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

Jill Layers Plaid with mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

See Jill’s full look and more on her tips for layering plaid at My Sweet Obsessions.