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It’s Red Cup Day

It's Red Cup Day

It’s Red Cup Day

Nothing solidifies the start of the holiday season like a Starbucks Red Cup! I most certainly got my Peppermint Hot Chocolate so I could get the free re-useable cup. Hashtag basic and I’m totes ok with it!

A Red Cup Accessory

A Red Cup Accessory

Wearing: Black Watch Plaid Flannel Shirt, Old Navy; Black Wrap Knit Skirt, mark. by Avon (old); Houndstooth Watch, Michael Kors (old); Gold Bracelet and Earrings – part of this 3 piece set, Avon; Statement Necklace, Avon; Black Pumps, Calvin Klein via Nordstroms Rack (old).

OOTD

OOTD

It may be too hot for flannel and a hot chocolate but I’m really good at pretending.  Also It’s Nov 7th it really should be cool enough for a flannel shirt.  I mean really Nor Cal, get it together.  Regardless I wanted those holiday vibes and I’m kinda obsessing over black watch plaid and this statement necklace so the two of them together is kinda obsession overload.

Avon Iconic Color Pop Statement Necklace

Avon Iconic Color Pop Statement Necklace

Mood.

Mood.

Hello November!

Hello November!  I’m ready for ya!

Week O’Nautical – LDW

Week O'Nautical - LDW

Week O’Nautical – LDW

Happy Labor Day! I hope you are spending today with a little sun and a little R&R. Labor Day marks my California-aniversary & Dorado-versary so it always has a little special place in my heart. East Coast meets West Coast which is usually my style… a little this and a little of that.  Like this outfit a little dressy a little casual. I had this on with heels earlier for casual Friday and switched to flip flops for GNI.  [ Tee – Avon; Skort – Express; Sunglasses/Jewelry – Avon; Flip Flops – Kate Spade; Lip – Avon Mattitude in Devoted]

Beach Sweaters for a Beach Trip

Beach Sweaters for a Beach Trip

This LDW I was able to fit a lot in, we had the return of our girls craft night that’s been on summer break.  I caught the Penn State home opener shutout against Idaho, and ran into some old friends.  Picked out Halloween costumes and did some shopping for the house!  Took a day trip to Bodega Bay to put our toes in the ocean along the California coast. And today our plan is to hit some golf balls, meet the in-laws for sushi and shop online 😉

Nautical Picks on Sale at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Nautical Picks on Sale at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

To take advantage of those LDW sales here’s what I have in my fantasy cart.  I’m also looking for some distracted girl friend jeans, the ones I liked from AE are all sold out so looking for a backup.  For my fall bag I want a camel tote bag but still on the search for that.  What do you have your eye on for fall?  Any good deals for LDW you found?

Old Navy Deals - Cute wear now wear later dresses and a Chai Tee!

Old Navy Deals – Cute wear now wear later dresses and a Chai Tee!

 

Peach Caftan via sealauraxpeach

Peach Caftan via sealauraxpeach

Week O’Nautical – Happy Memorial Day

Week O'Nautical - Happy Memorial Day

Week O’Nautical – Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day!  I hope you’ve had a great long weekend and are enjoying this Monday with a little R&R!  It’s been more of a low key weekend for me but I did get in some bbq, shopping, snacks and sun for the few minutes it was out.

Lexi Loves Nautical Stripes

Lexi Loves Nautical Stripes

Basic Jeans and Blouse Outfit

Basic Jeans and Blouse Outfit

Taking OOTD Nautical

Taking OOTD Nautical

Wearing:  Navy Peasant Blouse (mark. by Avon), jeans (Old Navy), Sandals and Jewelry (Avon), Aviators (Michael Kors).

Slipping into the long weekend like...

Slipping into the long weekend like…

The power of accessories are strong with this one.  This is a rather boring outfit but with the right accessories I was able to make it feel fun and elevated.  A fun statement neckalce really dresses up such basic jeans outfit.  The sandals in a red and blue stripe are a really fun way to make it more nautical.  I picked these up on clearance after stalking them all last year.  And just to note there’s a big summer clearance coming to my Avon store in about a month!

Elevating the basic jeans outfit!

Elevating the basic jeans outfit!

More Nautical Stripes = More Fun

More Nautical Stripes = More Fun

More Accessories = More Fun!

More Accessories = More Fun!

More Days Off = More Fun!

More Days Off = More Fun!

Enjoy your Memorial Day and here’s to all our service men and women!

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day Lovelies!  It’s always a little tough when it falls on a weekday but I still take any reason to theme out my day. We’re just going to a good steak dinner after work so I need a desk to dinner date night look.

Valentine's Day Desk to Dinner Look

Valentine’s Day Desk to Dinner Look

Wearing:  Black Beaded Blouse, WHBM; Black Jeans, Old Navy; Red Booties, Marc Fisher.

Valentine's Day Look

Valentine’s Day Look

I went with a pretty blouse, black jeans and a pop of red this year.  It was functional for all I had to get done today but also translates well to date night.  Added on my Avon Heart Hoop Earrings and Heart Ring along with my red booties and its a lovely V-Day look.

Berry Lips and Beaded Blouse

Berry Lips and Beaded Blouse

Lip Of The Day:  I’m wearing a matte berry lip from the Avon Valentine’s Day Limited Edition Collection (see here) but its extremely similar to Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry.  These matte lipsticks last and last.  I put it on at like 11am and it lasted to post V-Day dinner!  The 5 for $20 Lipmania ends Monday at http:www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

What To Wear: Pineapples

What To Wear: Pineapples

What To Wear: Pineapples

Summer trends are the most fun.  They’re usually bright, functionable and bold.  For whimisical trends the pineapple is back this summer in everything from home goods to wearables.  A pineapple became a symbol of status and wealth during Colonial times for its scarcity, so no surprise we’re loving it lately.  Today, Erica from Erica’s Fashion and Beauty and I are showing you two ways to wear the trend.

How Alicia’s Wearing Pineapples:

How To Wear Pineapple Prints

How To Wear Pineapple Prints

Weekend Vibes with mark.

Pineapple Trends With mark.

I always seem to wear more prints in the summer, especially tropical prints!  I like to feel like I’m on vacation even if I’m just living my everday life.  A pineapple print is the perfect mix of fun and whimsical for summer.  I love it on a trendy blouse like the mark. Pretty as a Pineapple Top.  An off the shoulder, statement sleeves top in a cute pineapple print goes perfect with jeans and flip flops for a weekend vibe. Off the shoulder can be tricky esp if you struggle with strapless bra’s like me.  I paired a high neck wired bralette underneath for a more functional wear.  Pair it with the mark. Fruit for All Earrings and your trendy summer fun level just hit scorching!

mark. Pretty As A Pineapple Top

mark. Pretty As A Pineapple Top

Palm Print Dooney compliments Pineappe Print mark.

Palm Print Dooney compliments Pineappe Print mark.

mark. Fruit For All Earrings

mark. Fruit For All Earrings

Pretty as a Pineapple

Pretty as a Pineapple

 

What Alicia is wearing:  mark. by Avon Pretty as a Pineapple Top, mark. by Avon Fruit for All Earrings, Old Navy Distressed Jeans, Dooney & Bourke Montego Nylon Kendra Satchel Handbag, Coach Abbigail Star Flip Flops (Marshalls), Michael Kors Hvar Aviator Sunglasses.

Casual with Jeans and Flip Flops

Casual with Jeans and Flip Flops

How Erica’s Wearing Pineapples: 

Erica's Pretty Pineapple Look

Erica’s Pretty Pineapple Look

“Summer is here and pineapples are seriously everywhere! I am totally on-board with this fun trend, btw. For this look I was inspired by the model in the Avon brochure. Pairing these printed shorts with a chambray button down is not something I would have immediately thought of plus statement earrings are a little out-of-the-box for me. I added a some crazy bright pink makeup and ta-da – Summer fun outfit!!!” Erica’s Beauty and Fashion

mark. Pretty As A Pineapple Short

mark. Pretty As A Pineapple Short

What Erica is wearing: mark. By Avon Pretty As A Pineapple Shorts, Avon Pineapple Pouch, Avon A Box Exclusive: Palm Leaf Dangling Earrings, top from my closet, and denim bow slides from Walmart.

Avon Pineapple Pouch

Avon Pineapple Pouch

See Erica’s full blog post to see more on her summer look including her makeup and earrings which are A Box exclusives!

Weekend Vibes

Weekend Vibes

Another way you could wear my top and Erica’s shorts is together as matching separates, which is also very on trend.  mark. released some really fun pieces in this Aloha Summer colleciton, including a pineapple embroidered chambray (last seen here), a sequined pineapple tank (see more here), even a fun pineapple embelished slides!  Check out the entire collection at my eBoutique and be sure to add that exclusive A Box to your order!

Campaign 12 Palm Chic A Box

Campaign 12 Palm Chic A Box

Modern Southern Belle: Word Of Alicia

Modern Southern Belle: Word of Alicia

Modern Southern Belle: Word of Alicia

Pour yourself a cup of sweet tea, because I’m about to share with you how to be a modern Southern Bell…. from Nor Cal.  Being a Modern Southern Belle means you take the idea of a Southern Belle and make it your own.  For me, the Southern Belle elements I want to take and apply to my own life/look are classic beauty, bright colors and lady like designs.  I think I hit all of those in this Avon Shelley Cutaway Blouse from the Avon Savana Blooms collection.  This is my pick from the collection and how I’m making it modern.

Modern Southern Belle

Modern Southern Belle

My own modern take on a Southern Belle is pairing a beautiful colorful floral blouse with a pair of dark green ankle pants and lace up pumps!  For me wear to work dress pant is still lady like in styling but grounds the bold florals.  The deep green color and ankle cut styling makes it modern.  (pants, Old Navy; pumps, Nine West Outlet).  The lace up details and suede finish on my pumps take an otherwise classic pump to the next level.

Avon Shelley Cutaway Blouse

Avon Shelley Cutaway Blouse

Modern Elegance Bypass Ring and Gel Finish Polish in Clover

Modern Elegance Bypass Ring and Gel Finish Polish in Clover

Ruffles, cut-out shoulder and slight bell sleeve

Ruffles, cut-out shoulder and slight bell sleeve

Modern Details, Classic Style

Modern Details, Classic Style

Its all about that blouse, that blouse. Avon Shelley Cutaway Blouse from the Avon Savana Blooms collection is the star of the show, and its only $29.99!  This pretty blouse is such a spring staple, one with fun details and bright pattern is a great addition.  I can wear this to work, dressed down for weekend, pretty much for any occasion.  If you have a cooler weather Easter, this would be a great outfit for that.  And the details make it unlike anything else in my closet.

Spring Looks With Savana Blooms

Spring Looks With Savana Blooms

Have you meet all the Southern Belles!?  Laura, Linda, Erica and myself all had different picks from the collection but all can mix and match for an update to our spring wardrobe.  What pieces are your favorite, how are you a modern Southern Belle?  Use hashtag #wordofalicia for your chance to win a little treat from the Savana Blooms collection!  Shop this limited edition quick as the pieces are selling out fast at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Share your Modern Southern Belle take with hashtag #wordofalicia for a chance to win!

Share your Modern Southern Belle take with hashtag #wordofalicia for a chance to win!

A Loooooooong Jacket… on sale!

A Loooooong Jacket... on sale!

A Loooooong Jacket… on sale!

mark. Stay On Top Trench originally $75 now $49.99

mark. Stay On Top Trench

mark. Stay On Top Trench

So I did a post about all the things I never got around to sharing in 2017 (see here) and it included this jacket. Well, the mark. Stay On Top Trench is now on clearance for $49.99 so I figured let’s highlight it. This microsuede jacket is a lightweight jacket that easily can be worn across the seasons.  I can’t tell you how many compliments I get on this guy!  And its seen some good use this fall/winter!  It is well worth the $49.99!

For an easy look I’m wearing mine with destructed denim (Old Navy), a black turtleneck (Guess), some grey booties (mark. Well Heeled Booties also on clearance for $29.99 at my eBoutique) and a statement necklace (mark. Tough It Out Necklace, last seen here).

Wrap Tie Belt

Wrap Tie Belt

Classic Trench Style

Classic Trench Style

mark. Jewelry

mark. Jewelry

mark. Well Heeled Booties

mark. Well Heeled Booties

Micro Suede Jacket for Under $50!  A must-have!

Micro Suede Jacket for Under $50! A must-have!

You can shop the mark. Stay on Top trench at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  If you are shopping for it after January 31st then you’ll have to backorder it by selecting “Product #” from the top navigation.  It will take you to an area where you can select a campaign and enter in the product number.  Select campaign 4 and enter the proper corresponding product number, then select add to order.  If you have any questions or concerns please hit me up!

mark. Stay On Top Trench

mark. Stay On Top Trench

mark. Stay On Top Trench Product Numbers

Extra Small:  830911;  Small:  830926;  Medium:  830930;  Large:  831937;  Extra Large:  831937;

mark. Well Heeled Bootie Product Numbers

Size 7: 719721;  Size 8:  197620;  Size 9:  197908;  Size 10:  197912

Get it before its gone at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Get it before its gone at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Week O’Nautical – Nautical Travel Outfit

Week O'Nautical - Nautical Travel Outfit

Week O’Nautical – Nautical Travel Outfit

Week O’Nautical launched with such a bang it had to anchor for a few days.  So let’s sail on with a little post-Memorial Day Week O’Nautical with the perfect travel outfit for any long weekend travel plans!  A lot of the times your travel day still counts as a day, so you need to look cute and functional.  That’s where the mark. Crop It Like It’s Hot jumpsuit comes in.

mark. by Avon Crop It Like It's Hot Jumpsuit

mark. by Avon Crop It Like It’s Hot Jumpsuit

Full Nautical Travel Look

Full Nautical Travel Look

A jumpsuit/romper may not be the best idea for “pit stops” but usually you keep those to a minimum anyways when trying to get somewhere.  This mark. Crop It Like It’s Hot jumpsuit (last seen here) is perfectly packable and travel-able.    Jumpsuit and rompers are great because it’s 1 and done, and when precious suitcase space is involved, that becomes important!

Nautical Cardi - A Travel Must Have

Nautical Cardi – A Travel Must Have

Take it nautical, and a little more functional, by adding a long white and navy striped cardigan that you can take on and off depending on the chill factor.  A lightweight sweater like this one from Old Navy is a MUST for traveling.  When traveling I like easy to wear jewelry like a watch, Avon Pretty Chic Bracelet Watch and some statement earrings, mark Show Stopping Earrings.

Travel Ready In mark. Crop It Like It's Hot Jumpsuit

Travel Ready In mark. Crop It Like It’s Hot Jumpsuit

Last time I wore this jumpsuit I wore it with a good heel height but that’s not functional esp when running through an airport, so flats it is.  If I HAVE to wear flats why not some fun silver sneakers!?!  These are an old mark. item but I do have 1 pair of 6’s in my overstock if anyone wants them.

mark. By Avon Isle Style Bag

mark. By Avon Isle Style Bag

Travel Bag Packed - mark. Isle Style Bag

Travel Bag Packed – mark. Isle Style Bag

A travel outfit is not complete without a good carry-on bag.  This mark. Isle Style Bag is your perfect travel companion.  It fits a lot and screams vacation as it is part of the mark. Instant Vacation Havana Sol line (see more).  It also has a detachable long strap and the handles fit over the shoulder so when you need to use your hands you can.

Bring On The Summer Vaca's!!!

Bring On The Summer Travel!!!

2017 is definitely a high travel year which makes me super excited!  Now that I have the right travel pieces I’m even more excited, especially since they’re a little nautical 🙂 You can shop my look at my eboutique and be sure to hit that $40 and get the $10 eye bundle, that’s a GREAT deal for the #1 eye product from Avon 😉

Always take the scenic route...

Always take the scenic route…

The Eye Opening Essentials Set (product # 721-200)

The Eye Opening Essentials Set (product # 721-200) $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Week O’Nautical – Beach Sweater

 

Week O'Nautical - Beach Sweater

Week O’Nautical – Beach Sweater

 

I  gave in to my Week O’Nautical Wish List… hello new nautical shorts.  You know what goes great with nautical shorts during Week O’Nautical?… beach sweaters!  Memorial Day can be cool and cloudy or warm and sunny which is why pairing a beach sweater with a pair of shorts is an effective way to dress for the long weekend.

Nautical Shorts, A Beach Sweater & Coral

Nautical Shorts, A Beach Sweater & Coral

Beach sweaters are lightweight, usually with some sort of open weave and perfect for a little warmth but also keeping you a little cool.  Ideal for places like the beach when the cool breeze can hit or when the warm sun can, well, warm.  I’ve had this sweater for a while now from mark. but I just recently learned to love it.  In the spring it pairs perfectly with shorts.

Nautical look with a beach sweater and navy striped shorts.

Nautical look with a beach sweater and navy striped shorts.

These Old Navy shorts couldn’t be a better pairing for my nautical look with my beach sweater.  I’m so glad I got them, they’re unbelievably comfortable and as we know, #1 on my wish list.

Pairs perfectly with nautical shorts and coral ombre clutch.

Pairs perfectly with nautical shorts and coral ombre clutch.

Accents of coral are just the nautical pop of color I needed in my clutch and flat sandals.  Navy and white are so classic and neutral that any of your summer colors go great with them.  This ombre clutch from mark, the mark. Fade To Fab Clutch $30, is going to be in heavy rotation this summer.  It’s so fun and functional!  Slightly oversized, extra pockets and a killer summer hue!  Check the inside:

Inside of the mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

Inside of the mark. Fade To Fab Clutch

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch For A Nautical Accent.

mark. Fade To Fab Clutch For A Nautical Accent.

Details:  Sweater – mark. / Shorts – Old Navy / Clutch – mark. / Sandals – Target / Sunglasses, Watch, Bracelet, Earrings, Necklace – mark. / Bronzer (Caliente Glow) Lip (All Butter Now in Bare All) – mark.

Statement Necklace and Sunnies

Statement Necklace and Sunnies

Because even in a casual outfit I need a little glam, the mark. Clear Choice Necklace adds a nice sparkle.  Paired with an arm party, graphic earrings, some sunnies and my favorite nude lip and bronzed cheek my nautical look is finalized.  I mean what’s the kick-off to summer without some brozner (mark. Caliente Glow) and some sunnies (mark. Throw Some Shade Sunglasses)!?

Nautical Shorts For A Casual Look

Nautical Shorts For A Casual Look

Glam Up A Casual Look With The Perfect Accessories

Glam Up A Casual Look With The Perfect Accessories

Navy Striped Shorts For Summer!

Navy Striped Shorts For Summer!

Summer Go-To Look:  Nautical Shorts and Beach Sweater!

Summer Go-To Look: Nautical Shorts and Beach Sweater!

This look would be perfect for your Memorial Day BBQ!  And practically all summer long.  You bet this look will be in heavy rotation!  You can shop my accessories at my eBoutique.

Do you know what I’m also celebrating this weekend.  The anniversary of my Zoey’s adoption!  She forever changed my life, and I hers… and Lexi’s.  Here’s to the pups!

Happy Adoption Anniversary Zoey!

Happy Adoption Anniversary Zoey!

Lexi Kisses

Lexi Kisses

 

Trending Tuesday – Week O’Nautical #wishlist

If the world of alicia was the internet, Week O’Nautical #wishlist would be trending.  It’s the week before Memorial Day so I celebrate my own Week O’Nautical.  If you’re not familiar with my obsession to theme out my day to day, check out my past Week O’Nautical posts here.  Since last year I haven’t really added any nautical inspired pieces to my wardrobe, sad I know!  So here’s some nautical inspired pieces I’m currently crushing on for my Week O’Nautical #wishlist:

 

1.  Navy and White Nautical Stripped Shorts

Nautical Shorts

Old Navy Printed Chino Pixi Shorts ($24.95)

Nothing is more versatile than a pair of striped chino shorts.  You can dress them up or down for a BBQ to a night out.  I think these are the ultimate on my #wishlist for my Week O’Nautical looks this year and at a great price!

2.  Nautical Portofino

Express Anchor Print Portofino ($44.90)

Express Anchor Print Portofino ($44.90)

My obsession over Express portofino shirts is kinda unhealthy but they’re THE PERFECT SHIRT!  So when I saw they came out with this in red, sleeveless and in an anchor print it immediately made the #wishlist.

3.  Nautical Striped Rope Wedges

Express Espadrille Wedge Sandals

Express Espadrille Wedge Sandals

I realized I’m really lacking a great nautical inspired wedge.  The rope/espadrille detailing on a striped canvas shoe would be perfect!  Too bad these only come in 6 and higher (darn size 5 feet!)

4.  White Statement Necklace

mark. So White Now Necklace

mark. So White Now Necklace ($38)

Here’s that darn white necklace again, it’s popping up on all my wish lists!  Maybe I should just break down and get it haha.  (see here).  This would look great over a navy or red outfit for my Week O’Nautical looks!

5. Navy Blazer

Brooks Brothers Cotton Knit Blazer ($298)

Brooks Brothers Cotton Knit Blazer ($298)

This whole look actually!  I realized my blazer collection is black black and more black.  I kick myself on the daily for never getting a classic Brooks Brothers navy blazer when I moonlighted there (at employee discount!).

All week I’ll be counting down to Memorial Day with my take on red white and blue and nautical influence.  Be sure to check back and see what I can come up with this year!  Until then check out the history of my Week O’Nautical.