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Luck O’ The Irish To Ya!

Luck O' The Irish To Ya!

Luck O’ The Irish To Ya!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you’re wearing your green so you don’t get pinched! I’m celebrating in shades of spring greens and with sweet treats!

Spring Greens for St. Patrick's Day!

Spring Greens for St. Patrick’s Day!

Spring Green Jewelry (mark.)

Spring Green Jewelry (mark.)

Mint Jeans and Peplum Blouse

Mint Jeans and Peplum Blouse

Sweet Treats:  If you’re in the greater Sacramento area and need of sweet treats for your next special occasion you definitely have to check out Baking With Tea in El Dorado Hills.  A home grown baker with all natural organic ingredients who bakes with tea!  Her treats are so delicious and unique!  I used her for my bridal shower (tea party!), work functions and more!  Be sure to like her page/instagram because her pictures and personality are as sweet as her desserts!

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Baking With Tea Cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day Treats!

Baking With Tea Cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day Treats!

 

Nailed It: mark. Precious Petals Nailed It Mini Nail Lacquers

mark. Precious Petals Nailed It Mini Nail Lacquers

mark. Precious Petals Nailed It Mini Nail Lacquers

Mani Monday going up on a Tuesday… I don’t think that phrase will ever get old to me… mainly because I’m always doing today what I needed to do yesterday… but anyways, it’s spring mani mode up in here!  Luckily I got this mark. Nailed It Precious Petals Nailed It Mini Nail Lacquers to freshen up my mani options with a fresh mint and steely grey!

Spring Mani with mark. and Henri Bendel Bracelets

Spring Mani with mark. and Henri Bendel Bracelets

mark. released it’s newest Nailed It Duo set that I absolutely adore for spring!  The two shades Green Thumb and Steel Magnolia are totally unique and perfect for transitioning into spring and beyond.  They are shimmers with a metallic matte finish, which you could easily top with a topcoat for that shimmer to really show through.  I personally really loved the matte finish, it just felt really different than anything I’ve worn lately.

Green Thumb and Steel Magnolia

Green Thumb and Steel Magnolia

Green thumb is so pretty to me.  It’s more of a sea foam, a little retro a little modern.  I just love it!  Plus I love wearing this color in March as we lead up to St. Patrick’s day with all things in shades of green.  Steel Magnolia is a really good metallic too!  I will wear these both by themselves and together for a lot of different looks.  It’s one of those pairings really worth having in your stash.

Accent Nail:  Jamberry Silver Chevron

Accent Nail: Jamberry Silver Chevron

Since I’ve been loving mixed mani’s lately I used another Jamberry wrap as my accent nail, this time in silver chevron.  It has a clear base so you can put it over a colored polish for a really fun look.  I really like it over Green Thumb, it really ties the look together!

Mixed Mani with mark. Nailed It Precious Petals and Jamberry Silver Chevron

Mixed Mani with mark. Nailed It Precious Petals and Jamberry Silver Chevron

I’m really obsessing over these shades, probably one of my more favorite Nailed It Duo‘s from mark.!  And they’re only $7 for the pair!  You can shop the mark. Nailed It Duo’s at by eBoutique.  If you’re interested in Jamberry you can get this wrap here.  In addition as today is International Women’s Day a special FREE GIFT with any $45 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger I would love this little number to stash in my purse, I love the double zippered pouches!

mark. Nailed It Duo in Precious Petals

mark. Nailed It Duo in Precious Petals

Fall Styling Tips – Back To School

Fall Styling Tips:  Back To School

Fall Styling Tips: Back To School

Regardless if you’re heading back as a student, a parent of a student or as a student of life it’s back to school time!  Each fall the new school year brings about a refresh.  As a student it’s always a clean slate to start with new trends, friends and self.  As a parent of a student it’s a new start on organization, time schedules and socials.  As a student of life, just like the air getting a little crisper it’s a time to crisp up your fashion, organization and functionality!  That’s why Jill from My Sweet Obsessions and I have teamed up once again to bring you a fresh fall styling tips for a going back to school look.

1. Take On A Trend

Taking On The 90's Trend

Taking On The 90’s Trend

The new school year is the best time to try out something trendy because you know after the fist month you’re going to fall back into what’s quick and easy so try the trend now.  90’s is having a major moment but you don’t have to 15 to be trendy.  For my look I kept it age appropriate by sticking to a black and white pallet.  I tied my 90’s plaid shirt (Target) around my marble print t-shirt dress (mark. Soft T Dress, last seen here).  Because nothing about me is grunge in the slightest bit so my look is more Clueless than 90’s grunge.  (you know you’re thinking of that gym scene).

Fall Is The Perfect Time To Be A Little Trendy

Fall Is The Perfect Time To Be A Little Trendy 

2.  Keep It Functional 

mark. Soft T Dress and Draw To A Close Bag

mark. Soft T Dress and Draw To A Close Bag

Comfort and functionality are back to school must-haves… and a good back pack!  A t-shirt dress is the perfect solution, comfortable, cute and functional.  mark. Soft T Dress is the perfect easy to wear addition for your back to school shopping.  And what’s back to school without a good backpack!?  This mark. Draw To A Close bag is both functional and sleek so it works from high school to work and everywhere in between.  The detachable straps allow you to wear it as a back pack, cross body or over the shoulder so you can maximize your functionality all fall.

mark. Draw To A Close Bag - Worn Crossbody

mark. Draw To A Close Bag – Worn Crossbody

mark. Draw To A Close Bag - Worn As A Back Pack

mark. Draw To A Close Bag – Worn As A Back Pack

mark. Draw To A Close Bag - Worn Over The Shoulder

mark. Draw To A Close Bag – Worn Over The Shoulder

3.  Wear Walkable Footwear

Mint Converse Were Made For Walking

Mint Converse Were Made For Walking

Walking to and from school, class, picking up the kids, taking them to practice or just normal life requires a more functional shoe sometimes.  Co-eds sport chucks like it’s no body’s business and they do so for a reason.  Functional, cute and goes with a-plenty.  I personally elected to go with a more fun color like my mint converse which add just the right pop against my black and white.  And doesn’t hurt they match my Tiffany & Co sunglasses!

Chucks On The B-Ball Court

Chucks On The B-Ball Court

 

4.  Layer It Up

Layer Up With A Plaid Shirt Over Your T-Shirt Dress

Layer Up With A Plaid Shirt Over Your T-Shirt Dress

Here’s what I hated.  I would sweat like a mo fo walking to class in the hot indian summer days then freeze inside the class room.  Layers solve this problem. I can easily un-tie the plaid shirt and put it on to battle too much AC and chilly mornings/evenings.  Layers are a fall must-have… going back to that functionality thing.

Back To School Look With A T-Shirt Dress, Plaid Shirt Layered, and a Functional Back Pack

Back To School Look With A T-Shirt Dress, Plaid Shirt Layered, and a Functional Back Pack

 

5.  Accessorize Lightly

mark. Neck To Neck Chocker Set

mark. Neck To Neck Chocker Set

With all the moving and shaking back to school brings lightweight jewelry just works.  Daintier pieces are not only on trend this season but work with whatever you’re wearing and don’t get in the way.  I’ve been wearing these mark. All Four It bracelet set pretty much on the daily and you can see why.  Easy and goes with everything.  With the crew neck style of this dress try wearing a choker style necklace for an updated version of the 90’s classic.  These mark. Neck and Neck Choker Set are the perfect unique addition to my back to school shopping!

mark. All Four It Bracelet Set

mark. All Four It Bracelet Set

Back To School Ready!

Back To School Ready!

Even if you’re not going back to school be back to school ready with these styling tips for a fresh new look functional for whatever you got going on this fall.  Jill’s look is just as functional for fall with her cool neutral look, check out her styling tips for another back to school look!

Jill's full look featuring mark. Stroke of Luxe Sweatshirt

Jill’s full look featuring mark. Stroke of Luxe Sweatshirt

Jill’s Styling Tips:
Start your look with a casual cool top like the mark. Stroke of Luxe Sweatshirt. Casual because it’s a sweatshirt, cool because of the added embellishments. The top is the perfect throw on and go because the embellishments mean no additional accessories needed. Keep your look on trend with a pair of army green skinny pants. Then finish off your look with just a touch of print in a pair of leopard sneakers.   See more of Jill’s look over on her blog…
Jills Casual Cool Details On The Stroke of Luxe Sweatshirt

Jills Casual Cool Details On The Stroke of Luxe Sweatshirt

 

 

 

Citron for Spring and Summer – mark. Bright Spots Dress

The Pups and I are digging citron for Spring!

The Pups and I are digging citron for Spring!

You know what color I see being huge for summer, citron!  (as I stated in my previous post!) It’s already all over everywhere this spring but it will continue on through summer and even work into fall and winter.  It’s one of those colors that just pops and looks good on everyone.  Which means even in the smallest doses you can wear the trend!  One of my favorite outfits/looks from last year is my citron dress (as seen here) which I’m super excited to bust out again!  Now that I already have a full on full citron dress and some accessories with the color, this year I wanted another piece that’s a little more versatile.  When I saw the mark. Bright Spots Dress I was like, yep!  This is it!   A fun print anchored in neutrals with a pop of citron!

mark. Bright Spots Dress

mark. Bright Spots Dress

How I’m Wearing Citron For Spring:  

Wearing Citron Trend For Spring and Summer

Wearing Citron Trend For Spring and Summer

The mark. Bright Spots Dress is a long sleeved t-shirt dress in a super lightweight and extremely comfortable burnout fabric.  Which makes it the perfect kind of dress for spring!  You have the coverage in the sleeves but the lightweight fabric works for warm days.  It’s such an easy dress to wear, and the print is pretty much the focal point so you don’t need to do much to make this look good.

Try Pairing Mint with Citron for Spring

Try Pairing Mint with Citron for Spring

For spring I wanted to pull out the mint tones by pairing this dress with a mint belt (H&M) and tote bag (Avon).  My favorite mark. pumps from last year with a pop of citron worked perfectly to dress up the dress a little, but you easily could wear this with a flat sandal for a more casual look.

mark. Color Pop Cuff

mark. Color Pop Cuff

This statement cuff, mark. Color Pop Cuff was the perfect piece to pair with my citron stud earrings.  I was dressing the dress up a little for work so a matching hematite statement necklace in a crystal floral design (mark.) worked perfectly for spring.  Florals, no matter what kind, ALWAYS work for spring.

With the Lexi

With the Lexi

How I’ll Wear Citron For Summer:  This dress will transition into summer nicely especially with it’s lightweight fabric, perfect in the AC.  I’ll pair this dress with some white sandals or wedges and push up those rushed sleeves!  This mark. So White Now Necklace will be a great pairing with the look for summer.  I’ll also be wearing the mark. Color Pop Cuff with some white denim shorts and a light grey tee or tank, and with pretty much all my summer neutrals where I need a pop of citron!

With The Zoey, and Lexi TOTALLY wants me to do a "what's in my bag" post!

With The Zoey, and Lexi TOTALLY wants me to do a “what’s in my bag” post!

What citron pieces are you looking to sport this spring and summer?  You can shop the citron trend at my eBoutique!  Check out some more detailed pics of the fabric and dress over on my Facebook page here!

 

Trending Tuesday: Soft Shades

If the world of alicia was the internet #softshades would be trending!  I’m completely, utterly, most definitely obsessing over all things neutral and soft.  And I don’t think I’m the only one because they are ALL OVER the place!  I think, in this weird, not-quite-spring but not-quite-winter season (except back East muhahaha) we’ll lean toward a fresh clean pallet but still need to be a bit layered and bundled.  This is where soft shades of whites, grays, blues, blushes, etc stand out as go-to’s for late February in a monochromatic fashion.

soft shades

soft shades for Scandal (The Limited)

I could get lost in Pinterest with all the soft shade pinspiration but a few standouts have made the board. Check out my soft shades board here for more inspiration.  Here’s what’s been inspiring me lately:

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soft shades pinspiration

soft shades pinspiration

 

Soft shades were also HUGE at the Oscar’s!  My favorites were Zoe, Lupita, Reese, with my top dress of the night going to Jennifer Aniston!

"the Rachael"

“the Rachael”

Oscar Dresses in Soft Shades

Oscar Dresses in Soft Shades

Oscar Dresses in Soft Shades

Oscar Dresses in Soft Shades

What I love about these tones are that they pair perfectly with your basics like black, navy and gray.  All you need are a few items to mix in with what you already have.  I picked up this peach/blush Tuck Stitch Cover Up from Express and it’s been in heavy rotation with everything from my mint jeans to my black dress pants!  My other must-have pick is the mark. Sheer Brilliance Sweatshirt (see here as my pick for February).  The addition of these two tops in soft shades opened up my wardrobe for a pinterest worthy soft shade love fest!  Here’s a peek how #softshades have been trending in my world.

Anchored with black

Anchored with black

Blush

Blush

Peach + Mint

Peach + Mint

Soft Blouse in Soft Shades

Soft Blouse in Soft Shades

All week I’ll be highlighting my soft shades (including the ones mentioned above), so be sure to check out my upcoming posts!  Have you been sporting soft shades this month?  What pins have been inspiring you?

Summer Summer Summer Pedi Time

Hot days, warm nights, short shorts and flip flops… summer is here!  As I get my summer glow on I need to start at the base, with a summer pedicure!  Cute summer sandals demand cute summer toes so here’s my top summer pedi shades for summer!

Summer 2014 Pedi Polish Trends

Summer 2014 Pedi Polish Trends

1.  Seafoam Mint – mark. Seafoam (from Nail This Look polish and ring set, last seen here), Essie Turquoise and Caicos (last seen here) or Avon Sea Breeze.  Instead of going with a pale mint go with one that leans more towards turquoise, aka seafoam.  For summer this really pairs well with silver, yellows and whites.

 2.  Summer Beige – Avon Barefoot Beige, Zoya Cho (last seen here) or Essie Cocktails and Coconuts.  Beige is a little darker than nude and will work better with your summer tan.  A beige on your toes is super work appropriate and really clean looking.  Pair it with white, navy and reds for your summer holidays!

 3.  Neon Pink – mark. Pink Spark (from the Nail This Look Color and Bracelet Set $28), China Glaze Shocking Pink or Avon Mega Watt in Pop.  Neons are a huge trend this season!  Replace your standard summer go to, coral, with a neon pink.  Your hot summer nights will thank you!  Pairs perfectly with blacks, whites and nudes!

 4.  Neon Orange – mark. Orange Blast (from the Nail This Look Color and Bracelet Set $28) or Essie Serial Shopper, Julep Natasha (last seen here).  Again with the neon trend but going with a super bright orange will definitely up your summer game.  Pairs well with golds, browns, greens and navy.

 5.  Bright and Happy Blue – Julep Monaco (last seen here) or mark. Azure (from the Nail This Look Color and Flip Flop Set $28).  Blues are a dime a dozen now and every collection for spring/summer seemed to include a bright and happy version of blue.  So I picked the two that are standing out the most to me, Julep Monaco is the perfect cobalt and mark. Azure is the perfect mid range blue which makes it more wearable.  Pairs well with silver, browns and pinks/corals.

mark. Nail This Look Sets for Summer

mark. Nail This Look Sets for Summer

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mark. Nail This Look Sets for Summer

mark. Nail This Look Sets for Summer

Pedicures from the local nail joints are luxuries to me.  I go for my birthday and maybe a random special occasion here and there.  I just can’t seem to justify the $30-40 on a one time outing when I can achieve the same results, if not better, myself!  Just apply that $ you would spend on a trip to the nail salon and get the proper supplies and get many, many pedicures out of that same investment!  Here are my top must-have pedi products for at home pedicures… or just to maintain your summer feetsies!

1.  Cuticle RemoverAvon Nail Experts Instant Gel Cuticle Remover

2.  Foot Scrub – Avon Foot Works Beautiful Ginger and White Tea Smoothing Scrub

3.  Foot Brush – Avon Double Sided Foot Brush (coming soon)

4.  Foot Cream – Avon Foot Works Beautiful Ginger and White Tea Nourishing Cream

5.  Foot Soak – Avon Foot Works Restorative Milky Foot Soak

I was gifted the Avon Foot Works line many Christmas’ ago by my now Sister-In-Law and I haven’t found better foot care products since.  The prices are amazing and the formulas are just that amazing.  I’m currently loving the Beautiful Ginger and White Tea line because it smells so spa worthy.  If I were to add a #6 to this list I’d add the Avon Foot Works Beautiful Ginger and White Tea Clay Mask.  I put this on, let it dry then rinse off in the shower in the mornings.  It really helps my feet with the summer abuse I put them through and only takes like 2 minutes.

Foot Works Beautiful Ginger & White Tea 3-Piece Spa Treats Collection $7.99

Foot Works Beautiful Ginger & White Tea 3-Piece Spa Treats Collection $7.99

You can currently get the Foot Works Beautiful Ginger and White Tea 3-Piece Spa Treats Collection for $7.99… yes all 3 for $7.99!  Or for $9.99 get the Avon Foot Works Beautiful and Healthy 4-piece Fabulous Foot Collection which includes the foot soak mentioned above, the dual action pedi-peel, the overnight renewing foot cream and the bonus sized maximum strength cracked heel cream.  I mean for under $10 you can have what you need to do an at home pedi, then add a bottle of polish, a foot brush/pumice and cuticle cream and for the same price you’d spend one one trip to the salon you can do it on your own MANY times over.  Think of all the money you’re going to save that can go toward that summer vacation… or more nail polish!  Because let’s face it, I’m addicted.

 

Avon Foot Works Beautiful & Healthy 4-Piece Fabulous Foot Collection for $9.99

Avon Foot Works Beautiful & Healthy 4-Piece Fabulous Foot Collection for $9.99

Shop my summer pedi polish picks for summer 2014 and at home must have pedi products at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Stay tuned for my next post a how to on actually giving yourself that at home diy pedicure using the products mentioned!

What To Wear: Easter

One of my fondest memories is Mom taking us to get Easter outfits, which for me usually meant a new dress, purse and hat!  Even as a wee child I loved big Easter hats!  I may not get to spend the holiday with my Mom this year but I still uphold her tradition of wearing a special outfit for Easter.  And dying eggs… and eating Easter ham… and EASTER CANDY!  I have a few good options to wear this year, and I need your help deciding!  Comment on which look you think I should wear…

Option 1:  Black, White and Bold All Over!

Wearing mark. High Contrast Skirt, mark. Classic Hit Handbag, mark. Jewelry and Express Tee

Wearing mark. High Contrast Skirt, mark. Classic Hit Handbag, mark. Jewelry and Express Tee

See more on this look!

 

Option 2:  Royally Pretty

Wearing mark. Royal Pretty Dress, Major Mix Necklace, Wow Factor Earrings, Properly Chic Satchel and Borrowed From The Boys Blazer

Wearing mark. Royal Pretty Dress, Major Mix Necklace, Wow Factor Earrings, Properly Chic Satchel and Borrowed From The Boys Blazer

See more on this look!

 

Option 3:  Minty Fresh

Wearing mark. Major Hit Dress, Wave Me On Bracelet, Bold Move Bootie and Avon Classic Carry All Tote

Wearing mark. Major Hit Dress, Wave Me On Bracelet, Bold Move Bootie and Avon Classic Carry All Tote

See more on this look!

 

Option 4:  Blush and Butterflies

Wearing mark. Butterfly Bliss Tank, Get In The Swing Skirt, Bold Move Booties and Might Pretty Bracelet

Wearing mark. Butterfly Bliss Tank, Get In The Swing Skirt, Bold Move Booties and Might Pretty Bracelet

See more on this look!

 

Which outfit would you like to see restyled for Ester Sunday?  Each have a different spring trend perfect for the ultimate spring holiday!  In the spirit of Easter I’d soften up the looks and do a fresh makeup look and mani to match!  Comment below  and shop all 4 of these looks at my boutique!

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Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Major Hit Dress

Wear and Share Wednesday with mark. Major Hit Dress

Wear and Share Wednesday with mark. Major Hit Dress

From spring flowers to the start of baseball season,  spring is in full swing!  Baseball spring openers aren’t the only major hits around town… the mark. Major Hit Dress ($48) is too!  This dress, since its debut with featured cover star Skylar Diggins has been making a major splash, and it was a big hit with Jackie from Living After Midnight and I too!  So for this week’s wear and share we choose to style the mark. Major Hit Dress two ways!  Jackie took it glam and I took it sporty!

mark. Major Hit Dress and Bold Move Booties

mark. Major Hit Dress and Bold Move Booties

With a dress like this, you don’t really need much!  I loved the sporty look to it so I played it up with some booties and a more casual tote.  The mark. Bold Move Booties ($50) were just the right pair with their perforated detailing and peep toe styling.  I mean really, a peep toe booties is the greatest functional spring shoe.  They’re easy to walk in and go with everything from jeans to dresses.  The have the functionality of boots during those chilly April rains but breath as the day heats up during the afternoon hours.  If you get one spring shoe I say the most functional is a pair of peep toe booties.

Avon Classic Carry All Totebag

Avon Classic Carry All Totebag

The Avon Classic Carry All Totebag ($24) in mint is the perfect sporty chic bag for my sporty chic look.  Its functional and perfectly coordinating.  After seeing this tote in Jackie’s Go To Outfit for March I KNEW I needed one for myself!  And at that great price there’s no reason not to, plus it comes in coral too!

Minty Details From mark. and Avon

Minty Details From mark. and Avon

As far as baubles go I focused on the mark. Wave Me On Bracelet ($26) and paired a dainty mint necklace (last seen here), mark. Glimmer Of Hoop earrings (NOW 19.99 orig $34) and a sporty rubber watch in mint (try the Avon Unlike The Rest Watch $19.99)!

Its All In The Details!

Its All In The Details!

Since the rest of my pictures are a little over exposed, here’s a real look at the detailing of the mark. Classic Hit Dress and the true color.  I love the cut outs at the top!  The reason why this dress is such a “major hit” is really in the detailing.  They got the color blocking in just the right spots to shape your figure and make you look amazing!  The texture over the white portion makes it easier to wear regarding show through.  The cut and shape really allow you to feel shapely and slimmed.  Check out the back, still just as flattering!

Back Of mark. Major Hit Dress

Back Of mark. Major Hit Dress

Just when I think mark. couldn’t get any better after the a slew of spring releases I’ve just gone gaga over (here, here, here and here), they release these minty perfections!  This is probably one of my favorite dresses in the closet and will get a TON of wear this spring and summer.  You can get the Major Hit Dress, Bold Move Booties, Wave Me On Bracelet, Glimmer Of Hoop Earrings, Avon Unlike The Rest Watch and Avon Classic Carry All Totebag all at my eBoutique!  Be sure to check out Jackie’s full look with the mark. Major Hit dress over at Living After Midnight to compare how the two of us took one dress and styled it 2 ways!

Full Look with mark. Major Hit Dress

Full Look with mark. Major Hit Dress

BONUS!!!  TODAY ONLY (4/9) get the mark. Bath and Body Trio FOR FREE with a $50 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger (just add your scent selection to your cart it auto updates to FREE) –PLUS YOU CAN COUPLE IT WITH 20% OFF (use promo code THANKYOU20)  — EVEN MORE — GET A FREE PURSE SPRAY (with a $35 purchase just add your scent selection and it auto updates in the cart to FREE).  So let’s review… you can order the dress ($42), bracelet ($26)  and tote ($24) and get the mark. Bath and Body Trio, a purse spray, both of your scent choosing, FOR FREE AND take 20% off with promo code THANKYOU20 allowing you to recreate today’s look for ONLY $73.60!!!!

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Yours FREE with a $50 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Yours FREE with a $50 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Sporty Chic with Skylar Diggins

Sklyar Diggs wearing the mark. Major Hit Dress

Sklyar Diggs wearing the mark. Major Hit Dress

With the 10 year anniversary of mark., they celebrated with introducing us to the “10 to watch” list featuring 10 up and comers to grace the cover of the magalogs!  They’ve all been super stunning, but a few of my favorite looks came from the last few magalogs featuring Rosci Diaz, Jamie Chung (see how to recreate her look here) and now Skylar Diggins.  Sklyar, a pro basketball player has pretty much embodied the sporty chic look.

Sporty Chic with mark.

Sporty Chic with mark.

You can recreate her sporty chic cover look with the mark. Major Hit Dress ($48), Bold Move Booties ($50) and Wave Me On bracelet ($26).  (Also featured in the picture above is the Glam Pack Backback – $38).  SNEAK PEEK ALERT — be sure to check back on Wed for Wear and Share Wednesday featuring this Major Hit Dress!

Skylar Diggins for mark.

Skylar Diggins for mark.

Not only am I loving her cover look with my new favorite dress, the mark. Major Hit Dress ($48) but I’m loving her smokey eye makeup and creamy lip look!  mark. redesigned and updated the cult favorite eyeliner No Place To Run ($10), which was used to create this look along with the newest lip product, the All Butter Now Lip Treat ($11).

Get The Look:  Skylar Diggins

Get The Look: Skylar Diggins

To Get Skylar’s Look:

Eyes:  On The Dot Smokey (shade 9), No Place To Run Eyeliner in Foxy Brown and Solar Power and Scanda-lash in Blackest Black.

Cheeks:  Glowdacious in shaded Amped Up.

Lips:  All Butter Now in Shade Bare All.

Finish off with the mark. Slide Show Necklace ($28)

All Butter Now Swatch In Bare All

All Butter Now Swatch In Bare All

No Place To Run Swatch in Navy Seal and Grassroots

No Place To Run Swatch in Navy Seal and Grassroots

BONUS!!!  With the redesign of the No Place To Run Eyeliners, try two shades and get a FREE SCANDA-LASH MASCARA!  You’re going to need mascara and a good pencil eyeliner… let’s be honest… so just get it when there’s a killer promo like this one at my eBoutique.  All you do is add the two No Place To Run shades into your cart and the mascara will automatically add.  (EXTRA BONUS:  Spend $50 and use promo code THANKYOU20 and get 20% off too!!!!)

A little review:  I had these swatches on my hand until the next day when I was forced to buff them off.  They help up through multiple hand washings all day long!  The color pay off is great and they sharpen WAY BETTER than the old version.  The All Butter Now Lip Butters honestly do wear like a balm but with the color payoff of a lipstick!  I love the feel of them… and the smell too!  Bare All matches my natural lip color perfectly!

 

Totally "Digging" Skylar Diggins Looks!

Totally “Digging” Skylar Diggins Looks!

If you’re totally “digging” Skylar Diggins sporty chic looks this month shop the products used and get her outfit and accessories at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  A little eyeliner, some sleek jewelry and a great body con dress with expert details are all you need to nail the look!

 

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