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Trending Tuesday: Holiday Sparkle

If the world of alicia was the internet, #sparkle would totally be trending!  I just can’t get enough glimmer and glam this time of year.  All I want to do is wear sequins and glitter and stare at sparkling Christmas lights!  Here’s what’s sparkly and has my attention!

mark. Sparkle:

mark. Sparkle Collection

mark. Sparkle Collection

The mark. Sparkle collection has to be one of my all time favorite beauty collections from mark.!  The scent is a perfect winter fragrance a little bit cozy and a little bit party.  I really like the bottle too.  The fragrance is sold out online but order direct through me if interested.  The shimmer body lotion and soap however are available and great on their own!  Perfect stocking stuffers too!

mark. Sparkle Shimmer Soap

mark. Sparkle Shimmer Soap

 

Eye Sparkle

Luxe Gold & Black Eye Look

Luxe Gold & Black Eye Look

LustreLux makeup is on point here!  What a great holiday look.  I’m obsessed with a sparkly eye as of late.  I’ll be using my mark. Dream Sequins Eye Pallet and mark. On The Edge Liquid Liner in Gilt Trip (gold) to create some fun looks like the inspo above and below!

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Gilded Liner

Gilded Liner

 

Sparkling Holiday Green:

mark. Emerald Princess Pumps

mark. Emerald Princess Pumps

Usually I’m hands down a red person come Christmas but this year sparkly emerald has me obsessing! Until I find the perfect sparkling green piece to wear I’ll have to settle for my shimmering green pumps (mark. Emerald Princess Pumps) and a sparkly eye look.

Sparkly Green for Holiday

Sparkly Green for Holiday

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Sequined Sparkle

mark. Clutch Situation

mark. Clutch Situation

I just want to wear sequins.  All day every day.  Can’t I wear a sequined party dress to work?

Sequin Romper

Sequin Romper

 

Christmas Lights Sparkle:

Jamberry Tannenbaum

Jamberry Tannenbaum

The sparkle from Christmas lights are one of those things I wish I could bottle and sell.  Until then I’ll just have to apply it in unique ways like these Tannenbaum nail wraps from Jamberry!  (ps last few days of my Jamberry party going on if anyone is interested shop here!)

twinkle

twinkle

What has you obsessing as of late?

Another #workinggirlwardrobe Look

Last Tuesday I gave you my easy formula for figuring out what to wear to work (check it here).  I then applied that formula for my last Wear and Share Wednesday post (check it here) and now FINALLY here’s another look.

Formula = sheer sleeveless blouse + pencil skirt = #workinggirlwardrobe

#workinggirlwardrobe that shimmers!

#workinggirlwardrobe that shimmers!

Day sequins are never a bad idea!  You just have to know how to wear them, like on this blouse from The Limited (holiday 2012).  The embellishment is anchored in neutral colors; grey and white, simple enough to let those sequin shine!  I paired it with my grey pencil skirt from Express, a blingy hematite cuff bracelet (mark. Cuff Link Bracelet), a white bag with hematite chain detailing (mark. High Style Convertible Bag) and and white nails with Kate from Julep.

mark. Statuesque Style Heels ($40)

mark. Statuesque Style Heels ($40)

My pencil skirt is a fuller cut and hits right under the knee so to make the look work for me I need to make sure I have on the right shoes.  Ones that are open (no ankle straps) and have a decently tall heel are needed to elongate the leg.  These Statuesque Style Heels ($40) are more than ideal with their glam d’Orsay style in a woven metallic fabric.  These are one of those styles that will work year round, match a ton of things in your closet and have just enough detailing to keep them interesting!  You can get them at my eBoutique.

#workinggirlwardrobe formula success!

#workinggirlwardrobe formula success!

I think today’s formula proved successfull:

Sequined Sheer Sleeveless Blouse + Light Grey Pencil Skirt + Metallic d’Orsay Pumps + Hematite Jewelry + White Nails + White Bag = success!

 

 

 

 

 

 

How I Wore It – Safari Chic

How I wore it continues with the last installment… Safari Chic!  You saw how I wore the shift dress and skinny pants so for the last trend I went a little out of the box… and it paid off!

How I Wore It - Safari Chic

How I Wore It – Safari Chic

The first thing I thought of when I heard “safari chic” was an Express ad that had this sequin shift under a military dress belted from a few years back.  I loved the pic so much that I got the full look!  It’s hard to wear sequin during the day, but wearing it this way makes it totally do-able!  And what’s more chic than sequins!?!  And what’s more safari than a pocketed earth toned dress!?!?  Put those 2 together and safari chic!  All that’s left is to accessorize!

Safari Chic Details

Safari Chic Details

I needed a safari arm party to go with my safari look so I used a combination of mark. In The Mix bracelets and mark. Big Mix Up Bracelets.  Of course I pulled out my favorite ring from last fall the Ring Me Up Stretch Ring, and the new favorite Stack and style rings also from mark.  To bring it all together I used the mark. Studs and Style Stretch belt, a wardrobe must have in my opinion.  And what’s a safari trip without some aviators and a faux ostrich bag, The Hot To Handle bag both from mark.  You can shop the accessories at my eboutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

Safari chic reaches from head to toe with the Wedge Right In Wedges, a new arrival from mark.  Seriously these wedges are cute comfy and completely on trend in nude with an almost aztec like detail pattern on the wedge.  I’ve been wearing them non stop and not a single pinch, pain or blister!  Shop them at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

Like I said this look paid off because it was my winning look for mark.’s how you wear it contest!  I have a bunch of safari chic goodies headed my way and I couldn’t be more excited about it.  Check out the other winning looks! (from @markgirl ‘s facebook page)

How We Wore It

How We Wore It