maxi dress

Palm Chic: A Maxi Dress for Shorties

Palm Chic: Maxi Dress for Shorties

Palm Chic: Maxi Dress for Shorties

Shorty swing my way, sure look good to me…  I have no qualms being a 5 foot nothing gal, but it does have its shortcomings.  (see what I did there!?)  One of those, is maxi dresses… they are always SO LONG even with your tallest wedges.  Relaxed summer days you want a maxi that you can pop on your favorite flip flops and just chill and look legit.  The search for a shorty friendly maxi is over with the Avon Angelica Dress.

Avon Angelica Dress

Avon Angelica Dress

The Avon Angelica dress is a one shoulder wonder in a black and white palm print (totally my jam!) with ruffle details.  Because of the ruffled bottom if you are a normal height the little bit of ankle showing actually works so don’t fear if you’re not a shortie.

Being Palm Chic

Being Palm Chic

This dress is part of the Palm Chic capsule collection from Avon, which all of the items are just perfect for summer and this is no exception.  It’s easy, breezy and not too heavy of a fabric but still thick enough to not be see through or show lumps and bumps.  Which is hard to find in a $39.99 dress.

Maxi and Summer Sandal Shooties

Maxi and Summer Sandal Shooties

I paired mine with some summer sandal shooties but I’ve also worn it heavily with these flat orange sandals also from the Palm Chic collection.  Finish it off with some summer jewelry and we’re good to go!

Palm Chic Jewelry

Palm Chic Jewelry

You can shop the entire Palm Chic collection here.  I’m totally digging this collection.  It’s everythign you want in your summer wear!  It also includes jewelry, beauty and home items.  Be sure to follow all my social and here for more IRL’s of the Palm Chic collection only available for a limited time!

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What To Wear In Maui: The Tropical Print Maxi

What To Wear In Maui - The Tropical Print Maxi

What To Wear In Maui – The Tropical Print Maxi

The number one thing you should pack on a trip to the Hawaiian Islands is a tropical print maxi dress.  Not only does it easily pack into a suitcase but you can wear it day, night, out, lounging, casual, dressed up and even as a swim cover up!  The one I’m loving this season is the mark. All Is Palm Maxi!  Not only does it have the perfect tropical palm print, it has an easy to wear shape and straps you can wear 5 ways (or more if you’re creative!)

mark. All Is Palm Maxi Dress

mark. All Is Palm Maxi Dress

So you’re not going to Hawaii… but this still might be the perfect dress.  Might as well take an instant vacation by just wearing this dress this summer.  IT. IS. SO. COMFORTABLE.  That’s really all the reason you need, cute and comfy.  Weather you’re in humid Hawaii or hot California (or anywhere else) this dress works.  I also added a lace bralette underneath to make it even more wearable!

mark. All Is Palm Maxi - Your Summer Cute and Comfy Maxi

mark. All Is Palm Maxi – Your Summer Cute and Comfy Maxi

I decided to pair my mark. All Is Palm maxi with my other must-have, a sun hat!  How cute is this mark. Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat with it’s sparkles, wide round brim in earthy brown.  Perfect for Maui or a Monday.

A little Island Style

A little Island Style

For a little more island style stack up some fun bracelets like the mark. grows on you bracelet and Avon Stretch Bracelet set (coming soon).  I added my wood palm leaf earrings I got in Maui at Martin and McArthur because they were absolutely perfect, but you could wear the wood motif jewelry from mark. with the wood works earrings, bracelet and necklace.  Finish it off with a walkable heel with the mark. around back heels.

Stacked Bracelets from mark. and Avon

Stacked Bracelets from mark. and Avon

mark. Around Back Heels and Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat

mark. Around Back Heels and Ray Of Sunshine Beach Hat

You can shop all the items at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger for your instant vacation Maui look!  Regardless if you have a trip planned or not you’ll feel like you’re on a tropical vacation!  PLUS take advantage of these offers starting tomorrow!

  • 5/21-5/23:  Gear Up for Memorial Day. Get ready for fun in the sun with up to 50% off sunny weather must haves!
  • 5/24 – 5/26: Get a Boho Princess Necklace and Earring Giftset Free ($24.99 value) with your $50+ order! (Use Code:  BOHO)
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Taking An Instant Vacation to Maui with mark.

Taking An Instant Vacation to Maui with mark.

Clearance Finds: Summer Outfit On A Discount!

My Under $20 Clearance Finds!

My Under $20 Clearance Finds!

There’s nothing I like more than a good bargain!  My mom always said I had champaign taste on a beer budget, so to satisfy my thirst I need a good clearance sale!  Now that summer is almost here its time to refresh the wardrobe.  Pull out those summer items packed away, get rid of the too worn, and add in some new items that work with what you already have.

Black Maxi For Summer

Black Maxi For Summer

I’ve been wanting just a solid black maxi in a more casual material that I can dress up or down.  On a random trip to target I found this one on clearance for user $20.  I didn’t necessarily want a high low hem (I really wanted a slit) but the price was right!  It also fit well, the top was cut how I wanted, and the material was good.  Cha-ching!  Deal done!

mark. Stand Back Heels NOW ONLY $16.99!

mark. Stand Back Heels NOW ONLY $16.99!

As I’ve brought out all my summer items from winter storage I remembered these blue snakeskin espadrille heels, and how comfy they are!  For a decent sized heel I can walk ALL DAY, yes ALL DAY in these.  Plus they’re just the right pop of color for my black maxi summer look.  Even better, they’re on clearance for ONLY $16.99!  Seriously, $17 for some comfy and cute sandals… deal!  You can the get these mark. Stand Back Heels at my eBoutique now through May 29th.  (last seen here! with the mark. shift and swing dress also currently on clearance at by eBoutique)

Making A Maxi Work with Turquoise and Blue Accents

Making A Maxi Work with Turquoise and Blue Accents

In addition to the mark. Stand Back Heels I also brought back my favorite summer jewelry from mark. last year and and mixed and matched it with my favorite mark. jewelry from this year for a fresh new summer arm party.  I’m wearing the mark. Glimmer and Gleam bracelet set, mark. Sparkle In A Snap Bracelet and Nail This Look Ring Set with the shade Seafoam on my nails.  All available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

New Summer Arm Party Mix -- and mark. Lip Butter In Bare All on my Lips!

New Summer Arm Party Mix — and mark. Lip Butter In Bare All on my Lips!

Summer Beauty with mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty Pallet

Summer Beauty with mark. Island Eyes and Island Beauty Pallet

I absolutely love a simple black dress accessorized in shades of blue and turquoise for summer.  It feels chic without trying too hard.  I also love me a good clearance find, its like I won a prize and that prize is a killer summer outfit!

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Easy Summer Outfit at A Easy Price with mark. and Target

Easy Summer Outfit at An Easy Price with mark. and Target

 

Just as a heads up, here are a few of my favorites that are currently on clearance that you could work into your summer wardrobe!  Snatch them up while you can!

mark. Shift and Swing Dress was $36 NOW $24.99 and Stand Back Heels was $38 NOW $17.99, see how I wore it here:  https://wordofalicia.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/wear-and-share-wed-mark-shift-and-swing-dress/

mark. Exotic Edge Dress was $32 NOW $22.99, and Statuesque Style Heels was $40 NOW $17.99 see how I wore it here:  https://wordofalicia.wordpress.com/2013/11/14/what-to-wear-to-thanksgiving-a-lbd-a-little-more-glam/

mark. Oh Couture Handbag was $38 NOW $29.99, Go For Baroque Necklace was $45 NOW $19.99, So Pumped Heels was $60 NOW $34.99, see I wore them here:  https://wordofalicia.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/wear-and-share-wednesday-mark-by-avon-oh-couture-handbag/

and another way I wore it:  https://wordofalicia.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/wear-and-share-wednesday-mark-by-avon-go-for-baroque-necklace/

Zoey-bomb!  But my eye makeup looks good!

Zoey-bomb! But you can see my mark. Island Eyes Pallet on!