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My Favorite Fall Outfit

My Favorite Fall Outfit

My Favorite Fall Outfit

Hello November! Halloween is always the switch here in Nor Cal. It’s now for sure fall. Seriously last week I was so hot I still had to pull my sleeveless tops out again. However, it did lead me to my favorite fall outfit. This combo from Banana Republic Factory:  Sweater dress + Felt Hat + Ruana + Mules

Banana Republic Factory Ribbed Midi Sweater Dress

Banana Republic Factory Ribbed Midi Sweater Dress

This ribbed sleeveless midi dress is so easy to wear for fall.  It’s comfortable, flattering, the perfect weight and extremely versatile.  A few fall accessories and I have my perfect fall look.  I liked it so much that I got it in both black and tan!  Both are the perfect fall colors.  *sidenote I’m linking the petite but I’m wearing a regular.

Black and Tan For Fall

Black and Tan For Fall

Fall Jewelry from Avon

Fall Jewelry from Avon

Pop of Plaid with a reversible poncho from BR Factory

Pop of Plaid with a reversible poncho from BR Factory

What makes this look so fall friendly are the accessories.  The hat is from Amazon, which for the price, an excellent find and its adjustable to fit multiple head sizes.  The ruana, or poncho as they call it, is from Banana Republic Factory too.  It is the perfect combination of fall neutrals in a plaid which reverses to my favorite print, black and white houndstooth.  It’s also so soft and cozy so as weather transitions, or for cooler mornings, or cooler offices, this guy was my GO-TO in Sept and Oct.  I liked it so much I might of got a few for gifts. Actually, this ruana and felt hat combo would make and excellent pairing for a Christmas gift.  Especially for someone you really don’t know their size in clothes but you still want to get them something fashionable.

Dynamic duo for fall - and a great gift idea!

Dynamic duo for fall – and a great gift idea!

Also wearing my favorite nude mules, Calvin Klein, my go-to fall camel tote from Michael Kors (found at TJ Maxxx),fall jewelry from Avon and my fall favorite lip, Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Delicate Date.

Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Delicate Date

Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Delicate Date

Lip of The Day - errr season - Delicate Date

Lip of The Day – errr season – Delicate Date

This has been my favorite fall outfit, not only this black version but also in the tan.  I wear the same accessories and just reverse the ruana for a completely new look!  You could definitely warm this up for cooler temps with a denim jacket, cozy cardigan sweater, or even a turtleneck underneath the dress.  The ruana/poncho is really warm too so if you belted it and treated it more like a cardigan sweater you’d be plenty warm.  Also, instead of mules switch into your favorite tall boots and done!  I’ll be wearing this all fall and winter I’m sure.

All The Fall Feels

All The Fall Feels

What To Wear – Sweater Coats

It’s officially time to accept it, it’s fall.  The days are short and the breeze is chilly.  Nothing solidifies this more than leaving the work day at 5pm and having to turn on the headlights to drive home.  The storms blowing in do bring one thing… make it sweaters, scarfs and boots weather!  Something about being cozy that makes me happy.

Sweater coats are the best for staying cozy.  You can wear them like a jacket or wear them like a sweater!  I’m digging the Alpine Style Sweater ($44) from mark. for this season.  The advantage of sweater coats is you can wear them pretty much over anything… shorts, jeans, leggings, skirts, dresses or in my case a t-shirt dress!

Alpine Style Sweater

Alpine Style Sweater

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to make a sweater coat look chic and cozy.  1.  Scarf – Nice Accent Scarf from mark. ($16)  2.  Belts – It’s A Cinch belt trio from mark. ($18)  3.  Boots – Ellie from Shoedazzle. ($39.95) Stack 3 skinny belts for a twist on the wide belt look.  These combinations of colors make for one fall-tastic take on the sweater coat.

Staying Cozy With mark.

Staying Cozy With mark.

It’s all in the details.  The alpine print in black brown and white make this sweater extremely versatile.  I love how it pairs with my cognac boots and metallic scarf.  I think this will make a perfect sweater for winter excursions to Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Mountains for that ski lodge look.  I’m already planning on wearing it for thanksgiving weekend with some leggings so I can eat  and lounge like a mofo and still be festive, chic and comfy!

Adding Glitz With The Fired Up Bracelet

Adding Glitz With The Fired Up Bracelet

No outfit is complete without some glitz!  Another new arrival from mark. is this Fired Up Bracelet ($24) that adds just enough sparkle but still casual with its amber, smokey grey and clear multifaceted beads.  I’ve been wearing this bracelet non stop because its just that pretty!  (and matches everything!)

So to answer that question we dread every morning, what should I wear?  The answer is the Alpine Style Sweater with a scarf and some boots!  Shop the Alpine Style Sweater, Nice Accent Scarf, It’s A Cinch Belts and Fired Up Bracelet at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  You can shop my boots here: http://www.shoedazzle.com/invite/13vwrv69ld  since Ellie is almost sold out get the Gimme The Boot ($50) from mark. also available at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

One Sweeeeet Deal – Sweet Stud Set for FREE!

So I’ve been obsessing over these for the last month and been wearing them NON STOP!  This super adorable stud set is so luxe and goes with everything, believe me, a jewelry box must-have!  Best thing about them… they’re FREE with a $60 purchase now through Monday at my eBoutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com  Just shop, hit the $60 and they’re automatically added to your cart!

 

Sweet Stud Set

Sweet Stud Set

 

Everyone can wear a chic pair of studs, let a lone 3… and for FREE!  Just in time to shop all the KILLER new arrivals at my eBoutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com  This pre-fall collection is one of my all time favorite releases for sure, full of mixed metal goodness and lots of awesome new beauty!

Sweet Studs Set and Great Ring Tones Set

Sweet Studs Set and Great Ring Tones Set

I’m loving these sweet studs with this uber sweet ring set!  The mixed delicate metals are just the added touch you need for all your lady like trends. the Great Ring Tones Set is now available at my eBoutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com for $16.  And that awesome background they’re on… that’s the Nice Accent Scarf $16, the softest, chicest metallic scarf I’ve ever seen.  I love that its light weight enough for now and will translate well into the colder seasons.  I’ve even worn it as a head scarf/headband and a belt!  I’m really loving all these new arrivals and I’m sure you will too, I don’t know how you can not!

Check out all the new arrivals and take advantage of this SWEET deal going on now through Monday at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com