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Trending Tuesday: Urban Safari

If the world of alicia was the internet #urbansafari would totally be trending.  Mix a little safari, with a little bit modern, a touch of tropical, and a tinge of uptown and you get yourself some #urbansafari.  Here’s what’s been inspiring me for the urban safari trend.

Follow me on pinterest to see what else has me inspired!  You can shop the urban safari trend here!

Trending Tuesday: Tropical

If the world of alicia was the internet #tropical would totally be trending.  Do you notice a theme here… #pineapple, #maui, #tropical… I definitely like to take it tropical in the summer and this year there’s been a ton of awesome products to inspire.  Here’s what’s in inspiring me this Tuesday:

Lucy Hale In the mark. All Is Palm Maxi

Lucy Hale In the mark. All Is Palm Maxi

Caftans and Pineapples

Caftans, Arm Parties and Pineapples

Avon Tropical Shirt Dress Worn Open Like A Duster

Avon Tropical Shirt Dress Worn Open Like A Duster

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Tropical Mani's

Tropical Mani’s

mark. Wood Works Jewelry Collection

mark. Wood Works Jewelry Collection

Little White Dress, Turquoise Jewelry and Palm Leaves (items coming soon!)

Little White Dress, Turquoise Jewelry and Palm Leaves (items coming soon!)

Tropical Scents (Avon's Tripple Wick in Tropical Sunshine)

Tropical Scents (Avon’s Tripple Wick in Tropical Sunshine)

Tropical Casual

Tropical Casual

Avon Heavenly Hibiscus Lightweight Pant

Avon Heavenly Hibiscus Lightweight Pant

Lauren's Tropical Haul

Lauren’s Tropical Haul

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Black And White Tropical Prints

Black And White Tropical Prints

Tropical Greens (Avon Ruched Crochet Dress and Tropical Tote)

Tropical Greens (Avon Ruched Crochet Dress and Tropical Tote)

Avon Senses Starfruit and Coconut

Avon Senses Starfruit and Coconut

If that’s not enough inspo for your Tuesday you can check out my pinterest board for more!  Some of the items are available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to take advantage of the Avon Multi-Way Sarong offer with promo code MULTI.  (see IRL pics here).  Maybe it’s because I don’t get too many tropical vacations, but adding a few tropical items, scents and accessories definitely makes the summer a bit better.  What tropical items do you add into your life or do you just take a tropical vaca?   What are your favorite tropical locations to visit or dream about!?  I might need to plan a vacation!

 

Trending Tuesday: #LBD

Trending Tuesday:  #lbd

Trending Tuesday: #lbd

If The world of alicia was the internet then #lbd would be trending!  The power of a Little Black Dress comes from it’s versatile sophistication.  Avon recently modernized and re-released one of it’s most popular fragrances, Little Black Dress.  Inspired but the iconic fashion piece, the fragrance inspired me.  For the next two weeks I’ll be featuring all things LBD.  To get us started here’s what’s inspiring me:

Avon Little Black Dress Fragrance Collection

Avon Little Black Dress Fragrance Collection

Avon Little Black Dress Fragrance:  I’m not only loving the eye candy that is the campaign for this, but I’m also loving the scent itself.  It’s a little sophisticated and versatile for day or night just like a LBD is.  Avon Little Black Dress fragrance is also on promo right now for it’s introduction.  Get the perfume, lotion and shower gel all for $25!
“Our muse for this fragrance was the iconic Little Black Dress, a universal symbol of sophistication that never goes out of style, reflecting the beautiful silhouette of a woman… her neckline, waistline, and hemline.”
— Rodrigo Flores-Roux, Master Perfumer and Little Black Dress Co-Creator

Avon Signature

Avon Signature

Avon Signature Collection:  Along with the fragrance Avon introduced its Signature collection to go with it.  The pops of lemon bring out such a spring feeling.  I’m inspired to pair yellows with my LBD for a fresh chic take on a LBD.  And you can get this Avon Signature dress with the cutouts on my eboutique right now, it’s adorable!

Inspo On IG:  @Avonpr

Inspo On IG: @Avonpr

LBD’s Of The Past:  If you look at my closet 60% of it is easily black, and I’m not mad at it.  I have some great LBD’s in there that are just perfect for spring.  I tend to wear them more in the fall but I think I need to pull these puppies out and accessorize for spring!

LBD For A Hot CA Fall

LBD For A Hot CA Fall

LBD and Black Tights for a Black Base

LBD and Black Tights for a Black Base

The Perfect LBD For Night

The Perfect LBD For Night

Killer LBD Alert - mark. Ace In The Hole Dress

Killer LBD Alert – mark. Ace In The Hole Dress

Wear A LBD For Thanksgiving

Wear A LBD For Thanksgiving

Some fall colors instantly make a LBD fall friendly

Some fall colors instantly make a LBD fall friendly

The boho accessories with a LBD

The boho accessories with a LBD

A Casual And Comfy LBD Total Look

A Casual And Comfy LBD Total Look

 

Pinspiration:  I’ve pinned a lot more of my pinspiration over on my little black dress board.  (Go check it out here).  I’m excited to share some great LBD looks from some friends this week on the blog that I KNOW will end up on the board as well!

ach167 on Pinterest

ach167 on Pinterest

 

What inspires you with the thoughts of a little black dress?

Trending Tuesday: December Inspo

 

Trending Tuesday:  December Inspo

Trending Tuesday: December Inspo

Hello December! You’re the last so you have to be the best!  December I feel is the quickest month with the countdown to Christmas and all you have to get done, but before it’s here and gone here’s what’s inspiring me to make the most of the month:

1. Holiday Plaid

Cozy Plaid

Cozy Plaid

With each new month I usually have a new color scheme I’m obsessed with… this December it’s holiday plaid.  Red, black, green, white in a tartan is noting but pure holiday.  This year I’m wearing it, decorating with it and theming out my December in it!

Plaid Holiday Decor

Plaid Holiday Decor

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Plaid Scarfs On Point

Plaid Scarfs On Point

2.  The Nutcracker

Nutcracker Inspo

Nutcracker Inspo

Since I moved to California attending the Nutcracker has been a holiday tradition and it’s the one thing I know with out fail I get to dress up for.  So bring on the sequins, shimmer and glam!

Nutcracker Inspo

Nutcracker Inspo

3.  Sparkle

mark. Sequin Of Events Dress Your Holiday Go To

mark. Sequin Of Events Dress Your Holiday Go To

If there was ever a time to sparkle it’s December!  I know sparkle was a November inspo but it shimmies it’s way into December even more.

mark. Sparkle Collection

mark. Sparkle Collection

4.  Wear to Work Holiday Wear

Little White Dress with Holiday Red For Work

Little White Dress with Holiday Red For Work

From here on out I pretty much try to wear holiday wear to work until we leave for break.  For me this means a combinations of reds, greens, whites, golds and blues for festive holiday looks at work!

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Red And Black For Festive Work Wear

Red And Black For Festive Work Wear

For more holiday inspiration check out my pinterest board Home For The Holidays!  What is inspiring you this december?  Also today is the LAST DAY to take advantage of the Avon and mark. Cyber Monday deal… get 20% off with a $40 order and get a FREE TOTE filled with goodies with a $65 order!  Shop now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

Shop http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code CYBER2015

Shop http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code CYBER2015

 

Oktoberfest Party Ideas

I get it, I probably shouldn’t post this the last days of October but this year we hosted our annual take on an Oktoberfest. Here’s a bit of inspiration for next year… or have one in November, that’s not out of the question either! Cheers!!!

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Fall Friendly Oktoberfest Cenerpieces

Fall Friendly Oktoberfest Cenerpieces

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The Set Up

The Set Up

 

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Cornhole Tournament

Cornhole Tournament

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Raffles and Prizes

Raffles and Prizes

Beer Garden Tent

Beer Garden Tent

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Beers and Brauts

Beers and Brauts

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Apple Treats

Apple Treats

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A Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch

A Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patch

Trending Tuesday – Fall IT Color #camel

If the world of alicia was the internet then #camel would totally be trending.  This fall I’ve had a color crush on camel.  I’m not much of a brown person but camel is like it’s creamy cousin that looks excellent against that end of summer tan and your classic blacks and blues.  That’s why camel is totally trending in my world… if you couldn’t tell by my #1 camel pick, my camel colored bag that I’m OBSESSED with… and a few other camel inspirations…

A camel bag – My must have as of latemark. Neutral Territory Bag.  Big and structured so super effective!

mark. Neutral Territory Bag

mark. Neutral Territory Bag

 

mark. Neutral Territory Bag

mark. Neutral Territory Bag

A Camel Coat – A perfect camel topper for chilly days and classic like no other!

White House Black Market Topper

White House Black Market Topper — and the shoes!  love the shoes!

Trench, Dress, Boots...

Trench, Dress, Boots…

mark. On Top Of Things Jacket

mark. On Top Of Things Jacket

A camel hat – I’ve found my camel floppy hat to be a fall staple!

Camel hat and a camel pup!

Camel hat and a camel pup!

A camel sweater – as sweater weather creeps in, there’s just something a bit regal about a camel sweater, it can be trendy or classic.  I was super inspired by Kelly Ripa today on Kelly and Michael in her thin gauge camel sweater and leather skirt!

Michael Kors Inspired

Michael Kors Inspired

Camel Sweater and Black Pencil Skirt

Camel Sweater and Black Pencil Skirt

Kelly & Michael Inspo (with a mega glam Cindy!)

Kelly & Michael Inspo (with a mega glam Cindy!)

A comforting camel – Fall is the start of all things cozy.  In the fall I always restock my triple wick candles and upgrade to fall scents in my bath and body and hand soaps.  I love a scent with a comforting caramel undertone.  Not quite a camel color but more a fall inspiration for my camel crush!

Avon Home Fragrance Candles

Avon Home Fragrance Candles

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Avon Naturals (Buy One Get One .99)

Avon Naturals (Buy One Get One .99)

BONUS!  Today only (and how fitting!) at my eBoutique with a $50 purchase get a FREE Triple Wick Autumn candle and with a $75 order ALSO get a Whipped Pumpkin, so 2 FREE triple wick candles.  Just in time help get you inspired to trend some camel for the fall season!  AND check back all week at my eBoutique for a unique bonus offer!  However this FREE candle deal is the cats meow!

FREE candle at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code FALLSCENT

FREE candle at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code FALLSCENT

The Must-Have Spring (and beyond) Jacket – mark. Luck Of The Drawstring Anorak

Your Must-Have Jacket For Spring

Your Must-Have Jacket For Spring

Everyone and their mother has a list of must-haves, wardrobe staples, etc, etc… but there are actually are a few things that pop up on all those lists every time for a reason!  One of those is an anorak jacket.  Not only is it functional, but it’s also super on trend and also a classic.  (is that an oxymoron?)  I own safari type jackets that are similar but not a true anorak.  Then mark. came out with this Luck Of The Drawstring Anorak and I was smitten.  But do I really need another jacket?  I really don’t like army green, is this really a must-have?  Well, after seeing a billion awesome looks on pinterest and reading a million different must-haves, wardrobe staples, etc, etc lists I decided yes I need another jacket!  So glad I did because even if it’s not my ideal color this is my ideal jacket!  Honestly, you never really have buyers remorse on a jacket, it will last you years and you can wear it every day if you really want to.

mark. Luck Of The Drawstring Anorak

mark. Luck Of The Drawstring Anorak

The mark. Luck Of The Drawstring Anorak is a true anorak style.  It has a longer length, multiple pockets and a hood.  What sets this one apart is it’s ruching details on the sleeves and the ability to cinch it at the waist.  The material is a nice weight, canvas like cotton so not only will it look chic on but it will withstand the elements.

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Wearing mark. Luck Of The Drawstring Anorak With A Lace Pencil Skirt

Wearing mark. Luck Of The Drawstring Anorak With A Lace Pencil Skirt

Let’s call it like it is, this really isn’t an Alicia jacket.  I’m not really casual and as stated I’m not a huge fan of army green.  But you know what is very Alicia?  Pairing it with a lace pencil skirt!  Pairing 2 very different styles pays off, because how cute are these 2 together?!  The mix of casual and dressy achieves a very wearable and approachable look.  You could also recreate this look with some white crochet shorts for summer of even lace/crochet pants that are trendy right now.  This just shows the versatility out of such a classic jacket.

Style Payoff With mark. Luck Of The Drawstring Anorak

Style Payoff With mark. Luck Of The Drawstring Anorak

Pairing Casual With Dressy For A Very Alicia Look

Pairing Casual With Dressy For A Very Alicia Look

 

Cinched Waist and Ruched Sleeves For A More Tailored Look

Cinched Waist and Ruched Sleeves For A More Tailored Look

It’s really worth it to break out of your comfort zone and try a style that you typically wouldn’t buy.  Especially when it’s a style that’s a classic must-have for a reason!  That’s why I really like trend brands like mark., you can try the style at an affordable price (especially when there’s a coupon! like AVONFB20 for 20% off at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).

Try This Anorak With Lace or Crochet For Spring

Try This Anorak With Lace or Crochet For Spring

Alicia Frolics In The "Woods" In Her New FAV Jacket

Alicia Frolics In The “Woods” In Her New FAV Jacket

I’m not going to lie, a little bit of what sold me on it is all the cool girls have one.  You might recognize it from Jill in our last Spring Style Tips post on spring layers, but she also paired it with jeans and navy and white striped shirt for the perfect casual outfit, see more here.  I was not only inspired by cool girl Jill’s cute styling of this jacket but also all those cool girls on pinterest.  Here’s a few reasons why this jacket pops up on every must-have list:

Over Gingham and Pearls

Over Gingham and Pearls

Recreate with mark. Luck Of The Drawstring Anorak and A Cut Above Mini Bag

Recreate with mark. Luck Of The Drawstring Anorak and A Cut Above Mini Bag

12 more ways to recreate!

12 more ways to recreate!

The style options are endless, just check out pinterest to verify!  I guess that’s why this jacket is on all those lists, it’s really a must-have for Spring (and summer, and fall, and winter).  You can shop the mark. Luck Of The Drawstring at my eBoutique and use promo code AVONFB20 for 20% off.  That makes the jacket ONLY $48 for a really nice quality spring jacket.  You won’t be sorry, believe me!

mark. Luck Of The Drawstring Anorak

mark. Luck Of The Drawstring Anorak

PS:  Want the deets on my look minus the jacket?  Check back next week for the next installment of Spring Style Tips:  Spring Colors!

 

 

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.

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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?

Mani Monday – Easter Nails

Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail!  Hippity hoppity, hippity hoppity Easter’s on its way!  Time to prepare your Sunday best in the ultimate of all things spring for your Easter outfit!  Regardless if your day involves a visit from the Easter Bunny, Easter service, Easter brunch or an Easter ham theres a spring look for you.  Let’s start small… with an Easter mani!  As I think about what I’m going to do here’s a few past mani’s for this Monday that would be perfect!

Mint and yellow color blocked nails with a silver stripe!  See the details here!

Colorblocked with mark. Nail This Look Set and All In Good Time Watch

Colorblocked with mark. Nail This Look Set and All In Good Time Watch

Yellow nails from the mark. Nail This Look Kit (Sunsation).  See details here!

Pop Of Yellow

Pop Of Yellow

Pantone’s color for spring, dazzling blue!  See the details here!

Dazzling Blue with Julep Monaco

Dazzling Blue with Julep Monaco

Spring floral design with the mark. Nail This Look Polish and Bracelet Set.  See the details here!

Abstract Floral Mani

Abstract Floral Mani

Peach with angled mint tips!  See the details here!

Spring Break Mani

Spring Break Mani

Sorbet nails!  See the details here!

mark. Nailed It in Cupcake and Creamsicle

mark. Nailed It in Cupcake and Creamsicle

Seawater shades with glittering Luxe Effect topcoat!  See details here!

Sea Water Nails

Sea Water Nails

Easter pastels!  Mint with a lilac accent nail!  See the details here!  Or Pastel pink with a grey accent nail!  See the details here!

Pastel Pallet Mani and Cross Your Fingers Ring

Pastel Pallet Mani and Cross Your Fingers Ring

Pink and Grey mani!

Pink and Grey mani!

Inspiration from a fellow nail enthusiast, Zooey Daschanel!  Nude (or in my case, peach) with pastel green tips!   See the details here!

Zooey Daschanel Copy Cat nails with Essie

Zooey Daschanel Copy Cat nails with Essie

Finally, a crackle polish over a pastel, which reminds me cracking egg shells!  See the details here!

Favorite Easter Mani Nail

Favorite Easter Mani Nail

I’ve definitely done quite a few looks suitable for the Easter holiday.  I love pastels in the spring, kind of surprised how little I’ve featured them.  Hopefully these got you inspired to create your perfect Easter mani.  If you need even more inspiration check out my Nailed It board on Pinterest!  Any thoughts on what I should do this Easter!?!  A lot depends on which Easter Dress I pick!  Be sure to check back for my next post on Easter dresses!

Trending Tuesdays #blackandgold

In the world of Alicia you know what’s trending… Black and Gold!  I’ve been seeing it everywhere from fashion to home decor to party planning and I’m digging it all!  Here is some eye candy in #blackandgold and be sure to follow my pinterest board for more black and gold inspiration!

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mark. looks

My Kate Spade Idiom Bangle

My Kate Spade Idiom Bangle

mark. mani and ring

mark. mani and ring

Follow my Black and Gold Pinterest board for more trending #blackandgold :  http://www.pinterest.com/ach167/black-gold/ and check out the new arrivals that just launched at my eBoutique so many #blackandgold offerings from mark. and avon like the ring and nail polish above!