neutrals

New Neutrals

New Neutrals

New Neutrals

Wear and Share Wednesday goes neutral!  Neturals to me are things that can be mixed, matched and worn in multiple ways for multiple occasions.  The New Neutrals fashion collection from Avon is a limited edition set of items from clothes, to shoes, to accessories and jewelry.  This collection has been a huge hit and with only 2 weeks left of availability (before new fall launches!) nows the time to peek at a few new wardrobe staples.

 

Chambray and Black

Avon Kinsley Chambray Shirt

Avon Kinsley Chambray Shirt

Pairing chambray and black creates a casual vibe for work or weekend.  This look is a little more weekend but you could easily switch the skort for your fav black capris/pants/skirt and tuck in the shirt for a more professional look.  The pairing keeps your pallet sophisticated and laid back.

Easy Wear for Weekend and Beyond

Easy Wear for Weekend and Beyond

Chambray Detail

Chambray Detail

Wearing:  Avon Kinsley Chambray Shirt; skort, Express; necklace, Avon; wedges, DSW; sunglasses, Michael Kors

Polished Pallet with Chambray and Black

Polished Pallet with Chambray and Black

 

Swing Dress

Simple Swing Dress For All Seasons

Simple Swing Dress For All Seasons

Easy breezy, that’s what you want in a summer dress.  This one works well as a great transitional dress as you can wear it now in the heat of summer with some simple wedges and then in the fall with your favorite bootie and leather or jean jacket.  The style is supposed to be loose and swingy but the arms/chest is fitted to keep it wearable.

Relaxed Style

Relaxed Style

Wearing:  Avon Maggie Swing Dress; bracelets; Avon; wedges, DSW; sunglasses, Michael Kors

Avon Maggie Swing Dress

Avon Maggie Swing Dress with pockets!

Neutral Accessories

Neutral Accessories from Avon

Neutral Accessories from Avon

I think the accessories are the best features from this New Neutral Collection!  I picked up some unique pieces that work with A LOT of my current wardrobe.  Top pick, the Avon Cuff Bracelet!  A cuff like this has been on my wish list for years and to find one at such and excellent price with really pretty hammered details, I couldn’t be more pleased!

Neutral Sandal for work or weekend

Neutral Sandal for work or weekend

Soft, braided detail

Soft, braided detail

Shown:  Avon Cushion Walk® Braided Heel Sandal;  Two-Tier Chandelier Earring;  Glam Feather Earrings;  Modern Metals Statement Cuff Bracelet;  Modern Metals Long Necklace

Favorite piece from the collection!

Favorite piece from the collection!

The New Neutral collection is available now through August 21st at my eBoutique.  This is a limited edition collection so if you see something you like get it now!  These looks were only possible with a little help from Sealaura so be sure to pop over there and show her some love on her neutral looks!

 

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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?

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

Wear and Share Wednesday with mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

Wear and Share Wednesday with mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

Hello Autumn Equinox!  If today’s Wear and Share Wednesday doesn’t make you a little glad it’s officially fall, then I don’t know what will!  Jackie from Living After Midnite and I are taking one perfect-for-fall piece, the mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt ($28) and styling it two ways!

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

In no way shape or form am I a casual person.  Sweatshirts for me are for lounging at home (aka not in public) and for Penn State games (because its freakin cold in PA).  However, leave it to mark. to make one that’s cut like a cute top with an interesting detail, an asymmetrical zipper!

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Effortless Edge Sweatshirt Details

Effortless Edge Sweatshirt Details

Inspired by all those cool girls on Pinterest, I thought a casual glam way to wear this mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt ($28) was to pair it with a sequin mini skirt!  I love creamy neutrals together so this Sequined High Waist Skirt from Express that my mom got me for my birthday was the perfect fit!  Unzipping the zipper on the sweatshirt opens it up just enough to let the sequin skirt shine though.

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Pairing a sweatshirt with a sequin skirt for a casual glam look!

Pairing a sweatshirt with a sequin skirt for a casual glam look!

To accessorize a casual glam look you don’t need much.  A nice boyfriend watch is really all you need, like this Avon Signature Boyfriend watch.  I, of course, took it further with a leopard bangle (Express, old) and the mark. Show Id Bracelet ($24).  Finished off with the mark. Ring For More Stackable Rings ($20) and a neutral clutch from Express (old).

Arm party with Avon, mark. and Express

Arm party with Avon, mark. and Express

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Dressing Up A Sweatshirt for Fall

Dressing Up A Sweatshirt for Fall

This look would look equally chic with a cool pair of booties, but I opted to dress it up with a metallic heel.  These upcoming heels from mark. are a sneak peek into the pre-holiday releases… and let’s just say its going to be a good holiday season!

mark. Pumped With Vogue Heels

mark. Pumped With Vogue Heels

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How To Wear Sequins For Daytime

How To Wear Sequins For Daytime

The mark. Effortless Edge sweatshirt is a perfect pick to update your fall wardrobe.  What I love most about it is I finally found a way to wear sequins for daytime.  It’s the perfect mix of relaxed casual with everyday chic.  I didn’t feel overdressed for daytime and I was super comfortable in this outfit.  I think I might of found a new closet go-to!

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Effortless Outfit For Fall

Effortless Outfit For Fall

You probably didn’t need all of these pictures to get the idea, but the first day of fall just created some pretty pictures and I just couldn’t settle on a few, so here’s many!  But you can really see how “effortless” this mark. Effortless Sweatshirt really is.  It’s got style and comfort and if you can find a way to make a sequin skirt daytime appropriate you just have to share it!  This effortless outfit is just what your closet needs!  I mean, look how effortlessly chic Jackie looks over at Living After Midnite!  If that look doesn’t make you ready for some fall traveling I don’t know what does!  You can shop the mark. Effortless Edge sweatshirt at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

BONUS!!!  Shop the look and get up to 25% off your order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

Wear And Share Wednesday - mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

Wear And Share Wednesday – mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

Holiday season is officially in full swing!  From shopping and prepping to get togethers and parting its time to bust out everything sparkly and festive and enjoy the next 4 weeks of the greatest time of the year!!!  Which is why we’ve been saving this ultimate duo for wear and sharing… the mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic bracelet.  Two holiday must-haves styled 2 ways by Jackie from Living After Midnight and myself!

Winter White With The Lady Luxe and Antiqued Chic

Winter White With The Lady Luxe and Antiqued Chic

Putting together a holiday look the formal/party event is easy, party dress, heels, sparkly jewelry, done.  But it’s those in-between events that get us, and honestly, what we really are invited to.  The during work hours office party, the neighborhood get together, the kid’s (or niece/nephew) christmas play, etc… these are the events we get dressed for in reality.  This is when you can step up your accessories and go a little out of the box, like head to toe winter white.  It’s probably not too surprising I love winter white looks (or fall white looks as worn here).  An all white look stands on its own BUT adding some killer accessories ups the ante and takes it into holiday territory.

mark. Lady Luxe Necklace Ups The Ante

mark. Lady Luxe Necklace Ups The Ante

mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

The mark. Lady Luxe Necklace ($50 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) is certainly a statement piece!  Its large and in charge but done right, not obnoxious at all.  I kept the look lady like with the soft and golden tones by stacking an arm party with the mark. Antique Chic Bracelet ($28 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) and the older mark. Style and Stones bracelet.  This picture is the most accurate in color and detail in real life.  Apparently my all white look kinda bugged out the camera haha!

mark. Taupe The Line Bag

mark. Taupe The Line Bag

For a day event grab the mark. Taupe The Line Bag ($75 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)  It’s big enough to hold everything you need going from place to place and the soft neutral taupe tone really works against white.  If its a night event switch to a gold clutch… which you could even have stashed away in here during the day 🙂  Plus it matches my nude suede pointed toe pumps with gold caps!  (Shoedazzle)

Soft and Golden Arm Party With mark.

Soft and Golden Arm Party With mark.

Functional Yet Festive Holiday Look

Functional Yet Festive Holiday Look

This look is functional yet festive plus it will keep you warm in those chilly December temps!  Which, let’s be honest, usually we freeze in a party dress…  After the statement makers in the necklace and bracelet your beauty can be kept simple.  I just did a simple eye in gold with i-mark metallics in Goldilux ($7) swept across the entire lid followed with a cream liner on my top lash line and worked slightly into the crease for a little definition, I used the black shade of mark. Keep It Going Longwear Liner and Shadow ($11) in Entourage and finished with Lash Act in Blackest Black ($12).  For my face I contoured with mark. Light Show Illuminating Powder ($16) using the mark. Angled Kabuki Brush ($12) with mark. Touch and Glow ($16)  used as blush on the apples of my cheeks.  (sidenote:  Light Show is one of my all time favorite mark. beauty products and its slight shimmer gives the perfect glow for the holidays!).  To finish off the entire look and to make it more holiday I ended with a red lip with mark. Lip Click in ChaCha ($11).  You can shop all the beauty items at my eBoutique.

Stay Off My White Pants!

Stay Off My White Pants!

Full Look With mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

Full Look With mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

You know the real caption to that was keep your dirty paws off my white pants!  White pants can be tricky but I find the key is get quality ones like these from White House Black Market.  And bringing along a scarf to sit on in case of not so white pant friendly seating!  However this look is definitely one of my favorites and the look is really MADE with the mark. Lady Luxe necklace and Antiqued Chic Bracelet.  If you haven’t noticed here and here I’ve been wearing this bracelet non stop!  Funny how 2 pieces can take a monochromatic look from cute to being a holiday killer!  Be sure to see the full details of Jackie’s look over at Living After Midnight!

And since I guess its not all about us… these would make excellent gifts either together or separate or even paired with a great winter white fashion item!  Shop the Lady Luxe Necklace, Antique Chic Bracelet and other holiday items to give and get at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger or direct message me to order, mention you saw this post and get $5 off 🙂

Sale Extended- 25% off EvErYtHiNg!

UPDATE!!!  25% OFF EVERYTHING IS BACK!!!  25% OFF EVERYTHING AT http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code AUTUMN25 NOW UNTIL OCT. 23, 2013!!!25% Off Everything With Promo Code FAMILYSALE
25% Off Everything With Promo Code FAMILYSALE

Ev-VERY-thang… yes ev-VERY-thang…  Seriously this promo is too good to NOT take advantage of.  25% off EVERYTHING at my eBoutique with a $40 order with promo code FAMILYSALE at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger for our friends and family event!  I mean you are my friends if you read this so why not!?!  Totally take advantage of some of these awesome fall fashion and pre-holiday pieces!

That means 25% off these looks!!!

mark. All Good Points Jacket Makes A Look With It's Killer Details

mark. All Good Points Jacket and Accessories Make A Look With It’s Killer Details

Wearing the Wine With Everything Look

Wearing the Wine With Everything Look

A Wine Influenced Total Look

A Wine Influenced Total Look With Fit Right In Skinny Pant, Style Goddess Necklace and Super Flash Bag (that you can get for FREE!!!)

mark. Exotic Edge Dress, Glimmer Of Hoop Earrings and Statuesque Style Heels

mark. Exotic Edge Dress, Glimmer Of Hoop Earrings and Statuesque Style Heels

mark. The Day Eye Pallet and mark. Wonder Glow Mosaic Powder For A Shimmery Neutral Look

mark. The Day Eye Pallet and mark. Wonder Glow Mosaic Powder For A Shimmery Neutral Look

mark. Tough Luxe Booties and Taupe In Line Bag

mark. Tough Luxe Booties and Taupe The Line Bag

mark. High Ranking Style Jacket

mark. High Ranking Style Jacket

mark. Case Of Glam Clutch, Hot Mix Blouse and Dropping By Necklace

mark. Case Of Glam Clutch, Hot Mix Blouse and Dropping By Necklace

Just to highlight a few of my favorites!  But seriously this fall and pre-holiday has had some KILLER releases and the fact you can grab them at 25% off is making me so happy and really I just want you to be happy too!  Take advantage of this deal while you can, if you can, because it doesn’t happen too often!  Now, what killer pair of mark. shoes or black and gold trend items do I need to pick up for myself!?!

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Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. Go For The Bold Necklace

mark. Go With The Bold necklace Styled 2 Ways

mark. Go With The Bold necklace Styled 2 Ways

There’s no denying that Jackie from Living After Midnight and I are accessories junkies!  They’re like little treasures, small, shiny and always eye catching!  That’s why this week’s Wear and Share Wednesday’s treasure had to be the mark. Go For The Bold necklace!  This exotic piece really stands on its own which is why Jackie and I both styled an outfit around it.

Working Girl Wardrobe

Working Girl Wardrobe

If you caught my post yesterday I suggested that every working girl wardrobe needs a sleeveless sheer blouse and a pencil skirt.  Here’s another look how that simple combination and some killer jewelry can easily answer the question “what am I going to wear to work today!?!?”  Recreate with an animal print sheer blouse with a solid pencil skirt, I’m wearing the mark. Call It A Tie Blouse with a basic white skirt from Charlotte Russe.  You can look completely put together and fashionable with this formula.  Now just add on the little treasures… like the mark. Go For The Bold necklace ($24)!

Accessory Treasures featuring mark. Go For The Bold Necklace

Accessory Treasures featuring mark. Go For The Bold Necklace

Mixing prints with prints is super on trend but hard for me!  I just feel mismatched, but the combination of animal prints in neutral, similar colors is a subtle way to do it.  The Go For The Bold necklace ($24) really compliments this outfit and the shiny gold allows it to stay summery.  To keep things looking light and appropriate for summer I kept my jewelry in the same color family with the Get To The Point Ring ($18 remember from our last wear and share post!?!), Bohemian Rocks Bracelet ( $24), In The Mix Bracelets (in and out of sale in my eBoutique) and a smokey eye in shades of bronze and brown withe mark. i-marks!  All available at my eBoutique.

Animal Prints and Neutrals for The Working Girl Wardrobe

Animal Prints and Neutrals for The Working Girl Wardrobe

And what’s a working girl without a great work bag!?!  The mark. Tote The Town Bag ($45 at my eBoutique) has been my go to for work.  It’s HUGE so it holds everything and then some, like your notebook, ipad and lunch!  The linen with faux leather trim keeps the look light and fresh but tailored enough for all your work wear.  Complete the look with a pair of pointed toe pumps in a neutral color, bonus points if they have cutouts like these ones!  I recently unloaded my storage unit and came across a bunch of treasures including these pumps I completely forgot I even owned!  Storage wars, Alicia version (as I’m coining it!) unveiled a lot of awesome finds that completely uplifted my wardrobe (and life!)

Neutral Accessories

Neutral Accessories

Update your working girl wardrobe with this fun and exotic piece, The Go For The Bold Necklace ($24 at my eBoutique) and follow the equation sleeveless sheer blouse + pencil skirt = work wear winner!  Check back for ANOTHER success with this formula.  (see it here! )

Tote it all in the Tote The Town Bag

Tote it all in the Tote The Town Bag