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What To Wear To Work: St. Patrick’s Day

Work Friendly St. Patrick's Day Look

Work Friendly St. Patrick’s Day Look

With St. Patrick’s day falling on a Monday it might not be a huge year for green beer and pub crawling.  That doesn’t mean you still can’t theme out the day!  My obsession with mint from last year is still going strong so why not break the standard kelly-green-on-St.-Patrick’s day rules and wear mint!

Mint Jeans are Minty Fresh!

Mint Jeans are Minty Fresh!

Take a pair of mint jeans and make them minty fresh (and work friendly!) with a blazer!  The mark. Instant Edge Blazer is the PERFECT pairing.  Since its a fun day go with a fun blazer like this boucle one with leather paneling!  A classic is given instant edge with the leather features making it perfect for work.  Plus, its lined so it will keep the spring chill away.

mark. Instant Edge Blazer

mark. Instant Edge Blazer

I accessorized it with my favorite Madden Girl booties, the mark. Fire Me Up Necklace (old), mark. All In Good Time Watch, mark. Nail This Look Set (enamel bracelet), mark. Classic Hit Handbag with mark. Fawn Over Flora Scarf tied on.  You can get all these and the mark. Instant Edge Blazer at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Instant Edge Blaze with MINT for St. Patrick's Day!

mark. Instant Edge Blaze with MINT for St. Patrick’s Day!

If mint jeans aren’t work friendly for your office try this same look with mint dress pants/skirt or just add a mint cami/tank under the blazer.  I work in an anything goes office so they definitely work for me!  Tie a spring scarf on your bag and you are polished and festive ready for the Luck O’ the Irish!

mark. Fawn Over Flora Scarf Tied on the mark. Classic Hit Handbag

mark. Fawn Over Flora Scarf Tied on the mark. Classic Hit Handbag

BONUS:  Not that you can really tell but I recreated this eye look with mark. i-marks in Ice Age and Chenille ($7 each) and for the mint under eye line you can use Avon Glow 2-In-1 Eye Pencil in Beach Beauty ($8).  For my liner I use mark. Get In Line in Painted Black and mark. Lash Act in Blackest Black for mascara.  It’s the perfect touch of mint green look for day time.  Shop it:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Recreate This Look With mark. For St. Patty's

Recreate This Look With mark. For St. Patty’s

Pops Of Spring

A POP of Color For Spring

A POP of Color For Spring

Hello sunshine.  Hello warmer temps.  Hello springtime!  Spring is springing up all over the joint, including on me!

Pop Of Spring Outfit

Pop Of Spring Outfit

Chambray Top – Loft Outlet.  Skirt – H&M.  Pumps – Brooks Brothers.  Necklace, Bracelets, Ring and Nail Polish – mark.

Pop Of Spring Blooms

Pop Of Spring Blooms

Pop Of m.Powerment

Pop Of m.Powerment

Pop Of Yellow

Pop Of Yellow

Pop of m.Powerment!  The “Mighty Pretty” enamel bangle I’m wearing is not only the perfect pop of spring color to my look but it also stands for something!

m.powerment by mark.* is our philanthropic initiative dedicated to breaking the cycle of dating abuse and partner violence. So far, more than $1 million has been raised to benefi t education and prevention programs in communities across the country. 100% of the net proceeds from sales of the mighty pretty m.powerment bracelet ($20.92) is donated directly to this initiative.

Get yours at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Pop Of Spring Outfit

Pop Of Spring Outfit

Pop of Buds, Blooms and Leaves

Pop of Sunshine through Buds, Blooms and Leaves

 

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Major Mix Necklace

Wear and Share Wednesday with the mark. Major Mix Necklace

Wear and Share Wednesday with the mark. Major Mix Necklace

In like a lion out like a lamb, hello March!  It may officially still be winter but we’re embracing the spring trends, like the pantone color for spring, dazzling blue, for Wear and Share Wednesday!  Jackie from Living After Midnight and I are taking the mark. Major Mix Necklace and styling it two ways!

mark. Major Mix Necklace and Sparkle In A Snap Bracelet

mark. Major Mix Necklace, Sparkle In A Snap Bracelet, Get This Look Ring and Wow Factor Earrings

Even though we still have 2 weeks before Spring officially arrives we can definitely welcome it early with a little color into our lives.  A statement necklace like the mark. Major Mix Necklace is the best way to do that!  It will go with your winter wear now, since sweaters and boots still may be necessary (like Jackie’s look) but it will also transition with your spring and summer outfits.  Investing into something like a statement necklace, you’ll get more wear out of it and its the perfect low cost way to update you wardrobe for spring!  (check out my last post)

Total Look around the mark. Major Mix Necklace

Total Look around the mark. Major Mix Necklace

Outfit Styled Around The mark. Major Mix Necklace

Outfit Styled Around The mark. Major Mix Necklace

Let’s digress… you all know I’m a sucker for Target collaborations and the Peter Pilotto for Target did not disappoint!  I picked up this skirt because I love pencil skirts and the crisp blue graphic print was right up my ally!  So I had 2 new items added to the wardrobe, this skirt and the mark. Major Mix necklace… which just happened to look AMAZING together!  From there all I had to do was add this crew neck sweater from Express, my favorite Madden Girl peeptoe booties and the other perfectly matching mark. accessories and the perfect spring outfit was created!

mark. Major Mix Necklace and its partners in crime!

mark. Major Mix Necklace and its partners in crime!

The perfectly matching, perfectly spring, perfectly STUNNING mark. accessories!  I have to say this may be my favorite bundle of goodies to date!  Expertly coordinated with the mark. Major Mix Necklace ($38) is the Sparkle In A Snap Bracelet ($28) the Wow Factor Earrings (set of 2, 1 shown, $22) and the Nail This Look Set ($28 ring shown).  All these stunners being displayed on the mark. Properly Chic Satchel ($50), the perfect-for-spring-neutral-with-a-pop-of aqua-lady-like bag!  Just look how pretty it is… sooooo pretty!!!  All available at the eBoutique.

Loving The mark. Properly Chic Satchel

Loving The mark. Properly Chic Satchel

Loving The mark. Properly Chic Satchel

Loving The mark. Properly Chic Satchel

Embrace some dazzling blue this spring and you’ll be perfectly on trend!  The Peter Pilotto for target may be sold out (or if your lucky you can score some on clearance) but the mark. accessories are new arrivals at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger AND grab them for 20% off with promo code THANKYOU20.  I’m sure you have a black sweater and black booties in your closet already you can recreate the look with!

Embrace Some Dazzling Blue This Spring

Embrace Some Dazzling Blue This Spring

Don't walk away from these stunners!

Don’t walk away from these stunners!

5 Must Haves To Update Your Wardrobe For Spring

As much as we want to go out and just buy all the new fashion for spring and have a whole new closet, that dream is not even close to reality.  However, with just a few pieces, you can breath new life into a tired closet stuck in the winter doldrums.

Must Have #1:  Chevron Skirt

mark. High Contrast Skirt

mark. High Contrast Skirt

I touched on a this in my last Wear and Share Wednesday post (see here).  Chevron is having  moment right and now and it can go with a boatload of things you already have in your closet.  Wear it casually with a t-shirt and a leather jacket or dress it up with a blouse and blazer.  Or take it super chic like Jackie did and wear a black sweater and long coat for an instantly classic look.  As the weather heats up this skirt will look equally chic with a tank and sandals.  Wear it now with a touch of neon to freshen up your look.

mark. High Contrast Skirt ($36 at my eBoutique)

Must Have #2:  Spring Scarf

Avon Playful Patterned Scarf

Avon Playful Patterned Scarf

Old man winter doesn’t want to go away quite yet so we have to silence him with still wearing a scarf.  Instead of wearing your chunky one you’ve been wearing all winter switch it out with one in a lighter fabric and design.  As the days get a little nicer you can wear just a scarf and loose the coat to ward of chilly mornings and nights.  Wear a spring scarf now with a sold top, t-shirt/sweater/blouse to instantly add some spring chic into your wardrobe.  If it gets too warm for it during the day tie it on to your bag and still show your spring style.

mark. Fawn Over Flora Scarf

mark. Fawn Over Flora Scarf

Avon Playful Pattern Scarf (9.99) and mark. Fawn Over Flora Scarf ($18) both available at the eBoutique.

Must Have #3 A Spring Handbag

mark. Classic Hit Handbag and Fawn Over Flora Scarf

mark. Classic Hit Handbag and Fawn Over Flora Scarf

Lighten up your purse!  A bag in a classic shape but in a spring color will transition with your winter items into spring.  Updating your most impactful and daily accessory is the easiest way to breath new life into your wardrobe.  I’ve already sung my praises on switching to a white handbag here and here with the mark. Classic Hit Handbag.  Another great option isn the mark. Properly Chic Satchel, with its color blocking and lady like shape you’ll instantly be on trend for spring.

mark. Properly Chic Satchel (with some dazzlers!)

mark. Properly Chic Satchel (with some dazzlers!)

mark. Classi Hit Handbag ($60) and Properly Chic Satchel ($50) both available at the eBoutique.

Must Have #4 Pantone Color Of Spring:  Dazzling Blue

mark. Royal Pretty Dress and Major Mix Necklace

mark. Royal Pretty Dress and Major Mix Necklace

For spring Pantone release its color of the season, Dazzling Blue.  Get a statement piece in this color to work it into your spring wardrobe like the mark. Major Mix Necklace and/or Royal Pretty Dress.  Blend in springs brilliant shades of blue, yellow and glistening stones in a statement necklace that you can add to your existing outfits to make a bit more springy.  Still wearing your boots and sweaters?  Just add this statement necklace and your instantly on trend for spring.  Too cold to wear a spring dress?  Pair it with a black blazer and black tights.  (and the white handbag above, Classic Hit Handbag).  Dazzling Blue pairs perfectly with black white and a pop of yellow (like in the Major Mix Necklace).

mark. Major Mix Necklace

mark. Major Mix Necklace

mark. Major Mix Necklace ($38) and Royal Pretty Dress ($42) both available at the eBoutique

Must Have #5 The Cool Girl “IT” Nail Color

mark. Nail This Look Set

mark. Nail This Look Set

A big real life trend is turquoise nails.  Lately its been all over celebs, like on Lucy Hale on set of Pretty Little Liars (check it here) and Beth Behrs on set of Kelly and Michael (check it here).  It looks really chic when wearing black and navy as well as looking really fresh against white and pastels.  A stand out color will add that extra punch needed to your tips and put you in a the perfect spring mindset.  Get the color in the mark. Nail This Look It Kit along with a punchy yellow and a Michael-Kors-esq enamel ring all in one set!

mark. Nail This Look ($28 at the eBoutique)

Word of Alicia:  With 5 (or so) items you can completely update your look for spring.  Mix and match with what you already have to breath new life into your look.  Total investment $162-184!  Shop it here!

PS:  Coming up in the next week I’ll be showing each of these must haves pulled together in a whole total look, how you can wear the trends to update your look for spring!