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Week O’Nautical – Buttoned Up

Week O'Nautical - Buttoned Up

Week O’Nautical – Buttoned Up

What’s red and white and blue all over?  A patriotic Red White and Blue Week O’Nautical OOTD!  That kinda works right!?  Either way Week O’Nautical is sailing through this short work week as the long holiday weekend is so close I can taste it!

A Little Inspo from Emily Gemma

A Little Inspo from Emily Gemma

If you follow Emily Gemma of the Sweetest Thing Blog then you know she loves a good hat, ESPECIALLY a good Fiddler Baker Boy cap!  It was her post (see here) that had me smitten with this red and white striped hat last year.  I should of copy cat-ted her look there when Memorial Week O’Nautical was cold and rainy, but of course I thought about that after the fact.  So I decided in my head I’ll recreate this look for the 4th but now the summer heat is here and there’s no way I’m wearing jeans, but a denim button front dress I can do!  So I took her flow with the white tee and jeans and put my word on it with this Express Button Front Denim Mini Dress (now marked down to clearance!)

Little White Dress - With Pockets!

Little White Dress – With Pockets!

Hat – Brixton |  Heels, Jewelry – Avon |  Dress – Express |  Red Lip – Avon Lip Glow in Spark

Button Front Trend

Button Front Trend

Avon Lip Glow in Spark

Avon Lip Glow in Spark

This lip on repeat all week long!

This lip on repeat all week long!

I love a little white dress (as seen here, here and here) and this one was a welcome addition to the LWD family.  The square neck and button front details are super on trend.  The denim material is a little easier to wear too not getting as dirty as quickly.  And white always feel perfect for summer and for Week O’Nautical.

Express Button Front Mini Dress

Express Button Front Mini Dress

We’ll be heading out to watch some fireworks tonight so I’ll easily switch into some slides and be good to go for a festive casual night out!  Do you have any early 4th festivities this year?  Or you saving it all for the long weekend!?

Bandit LOVES Week O'Nautical

Bandit LOVES Week O’Nautical

Just as a little PSA there’s a TON of promo’s going on right now over at the eBoutique!  Free Shipping at $25 ends today but always free shipping on $40 🙂

Dressing Up A T-Shirt Dress

Dressing Up A T-Shirt Dress

Dressing Up A T-Shirt Dress

One of my favorite styles in life is a T-Shirt Dress. I like the grab and go ease of one that works for pretty much any occasion, especially in Nor Cal.  Which is apparent in all these previous posts I’ve done wearing a t-shirt dress.  When I ordered the Avon Ella Dress I, at the time, had plans of wearing it for Easter, but when it arrived I realized it was a t-shirt dress!  I wanted something a little more formal but in the process I realized you can dress up t-shirt dress for church, work, baby showers, wedding showers, spring flings… you name it spring event… All while being comfy in a loose t-shirt!

Step 1:  Shoes!

Step 1: Shoes!

Dressing up a t-shirt dress comes down to three things for me, shoes, accessories and a shaping layer.  Let’s start with the shoes... because let’s always start with the shoes!  In this case a classic nude patent pump from Nine West took my outfit more polished.  You could swap in your favorite classic flats with this one if you’re not a pump gal, or a clean nude heeled sandal for hotter weather.

Step 2:  Accessories

Step 2: Accessories

Next up, accessories!  A t-shirt dress is the perfect canvas for all your fun accessories, in this case we want to dress it up so what better than pearls and rhinestones!?  My pearly set is from Avon (which sold out but is coming back in stock this summer!)  A bit on the statement side this pearly necklace really just stands out and turns my OOTD very pretty.

Step 3:  Shaping Layer

Step 3: Shaping Layer

Lastly, a shaping layer.  What does that even mean?  It means that usually a t-shirt dress can be kinda shapeless, so, add in something that gives it some structure!  A jacket, a blazer, a cardigan or even a belt or scarf.  We’re looking to dress up a t-shirt dress so some structure does that.  The Avon Ella Dress has these fun ruffled sleeve details so I pulled out this long jacket/blazer with similar ruffled sleeve details in a perfect-for-spring blush color from Calvin Klein.  The pastel colors compliment while the jacket gives it that a polished finish.  Plus I like how the blush tone from the jacket pulls out the blush tone in the necklace.

An outfit ready for any Spring event!

An outfit ready for any Spring event!

Fun Ruffle Sleeves On The Avon Ella Dress

Fun Ruffle Sleeves On The Avon Ella Dress

Perfectly Pearly

Perfectly Pearly

How perfect is this look for any spring event!?  Even though I didn’t wear it for Easter I’ve been able too dress up this Ella dress or wear it casually.  This is the last campaign the Avon Ella Dress will be available so take advantage of such a versatile piece!  You can shop the Avon Ella Dress and pearly jewelry at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

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!

A Spring Dress That’s Actually Functional For Spring

A Spring Dress That's Actually Functional For Spring

A Spring Dress That’s Actually Functional For Spring

Wear and Share Wednesday is all about the spring dresses! With Easter this Sunday, and numerous Spring events, I always find myself needing a new spring dress. The thing with Spring is it can still be pretty chilly, especially in the morning, you know, like when Easter service is and brunch! So not only do we need a new spring dress, we need a functional way to wear it.

Layering A Pretty Spring Dress

Layering A Pretty Spring Dress

This is why I love a long sleeve dress!  It gives you JUST enough to keep you warm in that spring breeze.  Layer it with a longer spring jacket like a trench and you can combat those overcast days.

mark. Floral Femme Printed Dress

mark. Floral Femme Printed Dress

mark. Floral Femme Printed Dress

mark. Floral Femme Printed Dress

I’m loving this long sleeve dress from mark., the Floral Femme Printed Dress.  Its a lightweight almost gauzy material so as the sun does warm up the afternoon you can push up the banded sleeves and bask in the warmth. Flowing, free-spirited and feminine, it’s the perfect peasant for springtime.  Plus the pretty pastel mint base with a print in living coral, navy and white make this an excellent on trend design.

Mixing Prints

Mixing Prints

For spring events layer this dress with a navy and white trench, (Expresss; old).  We are pulling that navy out of the print on the dress and pattern mixing with the nautical stripes.  Work your topper to match your dress for an even more polished look especially for things like Easter, baby showers, wedding showers, etc.  To keep the chill off even more I wore closed toe mules in white, (Express; old) and a spring scarf (Avon; old).

Pretty Prints and Pretty Baubles

Pretty Prints and Pretty Baubles

I styled this dress with a mint statement necklace and pearly accented bangles (Avon; old).  This allows me to dress up a boho dress for my Spring events.  Shimmery peach makeup finishes off the look in an appropriate, but also fun, way.

Fully Functional Look For Spring

Fully Functional Look For Spring

You can shop my dress, and my peach makeup look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  Be sure to add on the A Box for $10 with a $40 order and use promo code GLIMMER for a FREE set of Glimmersticks eye liners in black, majestic plum and starry night!

Moves Like Jagger

Moves Like Jagger

Moves Like Jagger

Wear and Share Wednesday has moves like Jagger… or at least that’s how I feel, a little like Mick Jagger in this OOTD.

Bell Sleeves and Striped Pants

Bell Sleeves and Striped Pants

My Mick Jagger Vibe really comes from these Hudson striped skinny jeans being paired with a very boho blouse from mark.  The mark. Tassel Without Hassle Tunic is described as “Unleash your desert spirit and let it roam for miles with flowy fits and boho-inspired silhouettes. Break free with the totally-airy tunic that takes you away on a spontaneous adventure.”  If that doesn’t embody the spirit of the 60’s… and 60’s Mick Jagger… than I don’t know what does.

mark. by Avon Tassel Without Hassle Tunic

mark. by Avon Tassel Without Hassle Tunic

My vibe isn’t so much boho or free spirit but I appreciate it so I took it in my own direction with pairing it with striped pants and silver and turquoise jewelry.  The mark. Third Layer’s A Charm Necklace is a real show stopper, take my word for it, but it also has that layered jewelry look all in one piece.  Mick Jagger vibes all in one necklace.

mark. by Avon Third Layers A Charm Necklace

mark. by Avon Third Layers A Charm Necklace

I just feel I could hop on a tour bus and do a summer tour in this outfit!  It was mega comfortable, and shout out to Liselda who’s Secret Santa Marshall’s Gift Card got me these Hudsons 😉

Spring OOTD

Spring OOTD

You can shop my top, watch and necklace at the eBoutique at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

Holiday Hangover

Holiday Hangover

Holiday Hangover

I’m a keep my holiday going till after the New Years kind of person so now that I’m on Christmas vacation I’m kinda in a holiday hangover. Don’t really know what day it is, what I have done, what I need to do before year end, but I do know there are a lot of blog posts I never got around to in Dec. so here’s a little re-cap of the things I meant to post…

 

PJ Party for 2

Tammy and I in our Avon PJs

Tammy and I in our Avon PJs

Christmas Eve is spent at my sister’s.  We go to Christmas Eve service then head over for her formal dinner which usually always includes lots of pictures, fun and cheesecake.  This year Avon had some really fun and festive holiday jammies so we got in the spirit early.

Holiday Plaid is my jam!

Holiday Plaid is my jam!

Pink and flamingos are Tammy's jam!

Pink and flamingos are Tammy’s jam!

PJ Party for 2!

PJ Party for 2!

 

Perfect Red Dress

Little Red Dress

Little Red Dress

This perfect red dress is what I wore for Christmas Eve.  Since it is now winter changed it up and paired it with tights and some lace up patent leather pumps (mark., old) and a pretty rhinestone bow belt (WHBM).  I felt very Mrs. Clause in it which was very appropriate.  I meant to have it hemmed, but never got around to it.  Maybe for Valentine’s day make it more fun and flirty.

Satin Bow Sleeve Detail

Satin Bow Sleeve Detail

When in doubt, wear red.

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

 

First Day Of Winter

Icy Hues on Winter Solstice

Icy Hues on Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice had me feeling the icy vibes with silver gray and light blues.  This fun sequin reindeer sweater (Avon) was a simpler way to be festive.  I really liked it paired with my boot skirt (WHBM) and OTK mushroom gray boots (Shoedazzle).

Avon Sequin Reindeer Sweater

Avon Sequin Reindeer Sweater

First Day of Winter

First Day of Winter

Festive green baubles for the win

Festive green baubles for the win

I may not of got around to doing full posts on these but they did hit the IG stories so if you aren’t already then follow me over at www.instagram.com/wordofalicia PLUS I am doing a little giveaway so even more reason!  Some of these items are still available but there’s a bunch of new arrivals over at the eBoutique, http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Giveaways on IG, SCORE!

Giveaways on IG, SCORE!

Birthday Pants, Let’s Make It A Thing

Birthday Pants, Let's Make It A Thing

Birthday Pants, Let’s Make It A Thing

When your birthday falls on a Thursday that means you celebrate all weekend long. Which also means Monday following birthday weekend is rough. For a non-milestone birthday, with last minute plans and most my family not in town it actually turned out to be quite a fun weekend. It all started with fun birthday pants! mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants to be exact.

mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants

mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants

Wearing: mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants, Tie Waist Bodice Top (WHBM), Modern Metals Statement Cuff bracelet (Avon), Ultra Glam Statement Earrings (Avon), Sunglasses (Ralph Lauren) and mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat (Pop Tart)

Statement Earrings and Bright Pink Lips

Statement Earrings and Bright Pink Lips

I opted for the gold pants for birthday OOTD because they would work for desk through dinner.  Instead of wearing the typical party dress, why not wear some party pants!?  I see these being equally as chic come holiday season and for when you want to be comfortable but fancy.  They made quite a statement without being too over the top.  I can’t tell you how many compliments I received!  Plus, I’ve seen this metallic fabric all over the place this fall as a huge trend.

Birthday OOTD

Birthday OOTD

You can shop the mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants at my eBoutique!  And remember anyone who orders now through Sept 3rd gets a FREE birthday gift from me!  Let’s Celebrate!!!

Get Ready With Us For Spring! Makeup Tutorial and Spring Trends!

GET READY WITH US FOR SPRING! MAKEUP TUTORIAL AND SPRING TRENDS!

GET READY WITH US FOR SPRING! MAKEUP TUTORIAL AND SPRING TRENDS!

Spring is full swing!  With  all your spring functions it’s time to update your look!  Fellow Avon Rep Lisa Monoson and I have just what you need to update; from a fresh new makeup look, to  spring fashion trends!  Come get ready with us!

Spring Outfit Refresh with Alicia:

Alicia's Spring Look!

Alicia’s Spring Look!

Every spring I like to refresh my wardrobe with a few key pieces that you can mix into what you already have to breath some fresh spring air into your look.  These pieces include a pair of sandals, a new spring nail shade, a spring worthy top, a lighter handbag and lastly a new spring dress or 2!  This season it is the Avon Pontee Peakaboo Lace Hem Dress.

Avon Ponte Lace Peekaboo Dress

Avon Ponte Peekaboo Lace Hem Dress

Peek At The Lace Detailing

Peek At The Lace Detailing

To get this dress ready for spring I added the mark. Whimsical Ways Necklace and Earrings along with the Avon Pretty Chic Bracelet Watch and the mark. Say Cheese Camera Bag (last seen here and here!).  I personally like to pair a dress this length with a good heel to elongate.

Fresh spring dress to go with a fresh spring face!

Fresh spring dress to go with a fresh spring face!

A fresh new spring look isn’t complete without all the finishing touches, like a fresh spring makeup look!  I re-created Lisa’s spring makeup tutorial for a complete look.  Here’s how to get the look…

Spring Makeup Tutorial with Lisa:  

Get This Easy Spring Makeup Look!

Get This Easy Spring Makeup Look!

Products used:  Anew Reversalist Day Cream, Avon Magix Face Perfector, Avon Glimmerstick Brow Pencil, mark. Please Hold Eye Primer, Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Romantic Mauves, Avon Glimmerstick in Emerald, Avon Nourishing Mascara in Black, Avon True Color Flawless Foundation in Shell and Cream Beige, mark. Glowdacious, Avon CC Cream, Avon Smooth Minerals Be Blushed, Avon Extra Lasting Concealer in Light, Becca Illuminating Skin Perfector Avon Extra Lasting LipStain

 

How perfect is Lisa’s makeup look for spring!?  It just brightens up her whole look and will match perfectly with all the spring fashion trends, if my recreation was any sort of testament of how great it looks.  You can even get her hair tutorial to update your locks for spring too!  Be sure to follow Lisa’s YouTube channel for all her videos and inspiration!

Recreated Lisa's Spring Makeup Look!

Recreated Lisa’s Spring Makeup Look!

You can shop these spring fashion trends and the products used at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  Want to get it all for 40%!?!  Sign up for the Avon Opportunity and get 40% off your first order!

How To Wear A Sequin Dress Casually

How To Wear A Sequined Dress Casually

How To Wear A Sequined Dress Casually

TGIF!  We made it through the week, and that is something to be celebratory for.  If you’re headed out this weekend to be celebratory why not wear the most celebratory kind of dress, a sequined one!  It’s not New Years, I can’t wear sequin… wrong!  Dress it down, wear it casually and feel like a million bucks because thats what wearing sequins does.

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress Over Sequins Of Events Dress

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress Over Sequins Of Events Dress

Layering the mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress over the mark. Sequins of Events dress creates a casual take on sequins.  The casual piece, the chambray dress, automatically tones down the sequins from party to pretty.  You could even button up the dress instead of wearing it open like I did for just a pop of sequins for an even more casual take.

mark. Sequins Of Events Dress

mark. Sequins Of Events Dress

Some key elements keep this a causal look.  First is the all black sequins, the power of a little black sequined dress!  Secondly is the fit, it isn’t a super tight party dress, it’s a more forgiving loose fit with a higher neckline.  This mark. Sequins Of Events dress is part of our summer sale going on now so you can pick this up for ONLY $24.99!  That’s a pretty good deal on a sequined dress.

Blue Suede Shoes - mark. By Any Stretch Pump

Blue Suede Shoes – mark. By Any Stretch Pump

Summer suede is not only a huge trend this year but it also adds a low key vibe, even on these statement shoes!  Suede shoes will soften the look, you could wear an open toe bootie or wedge or even a flat sandal.   I love a good statement shoe and these mark. By Any Stretch Pump have been in heavy rotation.  Plus, I just love the blue black combo paired with the blue of the chambray and black dress!

A Casual Sequined Dress Look!

A Casual Sequined Dress Look!

Finally a few simple accessories finish off the look, some rose gold hoops (Charming Charlie), a single rose gold and crystal bracelet (Henri Bendel) and a gold clutch (mark. makeup bag pulling double duty as a clutch!).  With this easy summer makeup look we’ve got a full casual look perfect for hot summer nights!

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

This mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress has been my best summer investment!  Not only is it cute by itself it is so versatile worn open like a duster.  I’ve layered it over so many things and its only been a few weeks!  Plus its the perfect light weight for summer but can easily translate into fall!  You can shop this dress, the sequined dress, my pumps and makeup look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  BONUS!  Not only is the summer sale going on right now, but you can also take advantage of these offers!  Personal pick is the FREE pineapple tote and Pineapple Chill Footworks Set (see review here) with a $75 order (starts tomorrow)!  Pick up the mark. Sequins Of Events dress on summer sale, the new Make Way For Chambray Dress and either my lip or eye shade and you’ll get the set for free!  

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Mani Monday: Pink Pop Heart

Pink Pop Heart Nails for Mani Monday

Pink Pop Heart Nails for Mani Monday

I probably should of done this look last week but stress and time got the better of me and I had really bad nails for a few weeks now. But this weekend I finally was able to do my nails and that little simple act makes me feel worlds better! It’s almost like a zen moment for me. Looking down at my happy nails makes me smile when the stress of life doesn’t want to smile.

Avon Pro Wear Nail Enamel in Viva Pink

Avon Pro Wear Nail Enamel in Viva Pink

For Valentine’s Day I wore this bright pink with white and black heart accents! I used Avon Pro Wear Nail Enamel in Viva Pink which is currently only $3.49 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  It’s the perfect barbie pink, deep enough to not be a neon but bright enough to not be dull.  I personally love a good pink nail.

Jamberry Pop Heart  #popheartjn

Jamberry Pop Heart #popheartjn

The color alone is great but for Valentine’s Day I needed to step it up with hearts!  These are Jamberry Pop Heart wraps, a clear base with alternating black and white hearts.  I think they add the perfect pop!  You can shop Jamberry here.

Date Night Outfit

Date Night Outfit

I paired these nails with a love graphic tee, burgundy columnist pants and my mark. tipping the scales blazer for a perfect Valentine’s date look!  I hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day an even better President’s Day and find your zen moment!