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What To Wear For Easter

What To Wear For Easter

What To Wear For Easter

Easter will be here in under 2 weeks and if you haven’t found your Easter dress yet Linda and I have a few ideas we’re sharing with you today!

Alicia’s Look:

Avon Romantic Floral Dress For Easter

Avon Romantic Floral Dress For Easter

Easter always meant a new dress, new shoes, new purse and a new hat!  As I grew older it turned into just a new dress, but now I’m back to the full sha-bang because well #fashion!  New dress; the Avon Romantic Floral Dress.  New purse; mark. Say Cheese Camera bag.  Because I thought these blue pumps (Guess, old) and yellow cardi (Express, old) were the perfect addition I added new jewelry instead from mark. (last seen here).

mark. Say Cheese Camera Bag and new mark. Jewelry!

mark. Say Cheese Camera Bag and new mark. Jewelry!

Dress has POCKETS!

Dress has POCKETS!

I absolutely adore this dress as an Easter dress because it has a fun spring print and a lady like cut that works for Easter Sunday or wear to work.  Usually I lean toward Easter pastels, but this primary number works just as well.  And the dress has pockets… POCKETS!  Any dress with pockets is an automatic winner!

Hello Spring!

Hello Spring!

Linda’s Look(s):

 

Linda's Look In The Avon Soft Flutter Sleeved Dress

Linda’s Look In The Avon Soft Flutter Sleeved Dress

Linda is wearing the Avon Soft Flutter Sleeved Dress for her Easter look.  It’s feminine sleeves with a flattering silhouette in a spring worthy print, this flutter-sleeve dress is all you need.  Paired with the Avon Embossed Chunky Heel Sandal, Linda’s Easter look is easy to wear and seasonly on trend!

Pretty Spring Prints for Easter

Pretty Spring Prints for Easter

The Soft Flutter Sleeve dress is only $24.99 and the Embossed Chunky Heels are only $29.99 so for under $60 you have your Easter look DONE!

Linda Pretty In Polka Dots

Linda Pretty In Polka Dots

As a BONUS check out Linda’s other idea for a great Easter outfit all for under $40!  For a little Italian flair try the Avon Pretty In Polka Dot Dress paired with the Avon Spring Flowers Collection Necklace (coming soon!)  It’s super feminine and fun!  Polka dots always work and her red lip seals the deal.

You can shop both our looks at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to order ASAP so it is here in time for Easter!  (or use shop runner for free 2-day shipping!)  If you were interested in becoming an Avon rep like Linda and myself, check it out here.

 

 

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Citron for Spring and Summer – mark. Bright Spots Dress

The Pups and I are digging citron for Spring!

The Pups and I are digging citron for Spring!

You know what color I see being huge for summer, citron!  (as I stated in my previous post!) It’s already all over everywhere this spring but it will continue on through summer and even work into fall and winter.  It’s one of those colors that just pops and looks good on everyone.  Which means even in the smallest doses you can wear the trend!  One of my favorite outfits/looks from last year is my citron dress (as seen here) which I’m super excited to bust out again!  Now that I already have a full on full citron dress and some accessories with the color, this year I wanted another piece that’s a little more versatile.  When I saw the mark. Bright Spots Dress I was like, yep!  This is it!   A fun print anchored in neutrals with a pop of citron!

mark. Bright Spots Dress

mark. Bright Spots Dress

How I’m Wearing Citron For Spring:  

Wearing Citron Trend For Spring and Summer

Wearing Citron Trend For Spring and Summer

The mark. Bright Spots Dress is a long sleeved t-shirt dress in a super lightweight and extremely comfortable burnout fabric.  Which makes it the perfect kind of dress for spring!  You have the coverage in the sleeves but the lightweight fabric works for warm days.  It’s such an easy dress to wear, and the print is pretty much the focal point so you don’t need to do much to make this look good.

Try Pairing Mint with Citron for Spring

Try Pairing Mint with Citron for Spring

For spring I wanted to pull out the mint tones by pairing this dress with a mint belt (H&M) and tote bag (Avon).  My favorite mark. pumps from last year with a pop of citron worked perfectly to dress up the dress a little, but you easily could wear this with a flat sandal for a more casual look.

mark. Color Pop Cuff

mark. Color Pop Cuff

This statement cuff, mark. Color Pop Cuff was the perfect piece to pair with my citron stud earrings.  I was dressing the dress up a little for work so a matching hematite statement necklace in a crystal floral design (mark.) worked perfectly for spring.  Florals, no matter what kind, ALWAYS work for spring.

With the Lexi

With the Lexi

How I’ll Wear Citron For Summer:  This dress will transition into summer nicely especially with it’s lightweight fabric, perfect in the AC.  I’ll pair this dress with some white sandals or wedges and push up those rushed sleeves!  This mark. So White Now Necklace will be a great pairing with the look for summer.  I’ll also be wearing the mark. Color Pop Cuff with some white denim shorts and a light grey tee or tank, and with pretty much all my summer neutrals where I need a pop of citron!

With The Zoey, and Lexi TOTALLY wants me to do a "what's in my bag" post!

With The Zoey, and Lexi TOTALLY wants me to do a “what’s in my bag” post!

What citron pieces are you looking to sport this spring and summer?  You can shop the citron trend at my eBoutique!  Check out some more detailed pics of the fabric and dress over on my Facebook page here!

 

Spring Styling Tips: Easter

Styling Tips For Easter

Spring Styling Tips For Easter

Spring has sprung!  Regardless if the weather is here or not it’s time to lighten and brighten things up for spring, which is why Jill from My Sweet Obsessions and I have teamed up again to bring you some styling tips for the new season.  First up, dressing for Easter!  I always feel this is the kick off point for spring looks.

Alicia’s Tips for Dressing for Easter:

What To Wear For Easter

What To Wear For Easter

1.  Add in a new dress to the wardrobe.

mark. About Lace Dress

mark. About Lace Dress

Growing up, Easter always meant a new dress, hat and purse, which always made a little girl happy!  As a grown up, I still do the same thing, add in a new spring dress to the wardrobe this time of year.  Here’s my tip, pick a dress that’s something you can use for all those upcoming spring and summer occasions like baby and bridal showers, weddings, brunches, etc…  This way you’ll maximize your wardrobe and be making a smart purchase.  I went with the mark. About Lace Dress.  It has a flirty cut but yet conservative for things like church on Easter.

mark. About Lace Dress for Easter

mark. About Lace Dress for Easter

Styling Tip:  Add a new spring dress to the wardrobe that you can get good use out of all season long!

Styling Tip: Add a new spring dress to the wardrobe that you can get good use out of it all season long!

 

2.  Brighten things up.

Try Jewel Tones For Easter

Try Jewel Tones For Easter

Come spring we want to lighten and brighten things up.  We’re so over the dark and gloomy outfits (even if the weather still is).  Easter dresses are the perfect piece to embrace spring colors and/or prints, but that doesn’t necessarily mean your spring pastels.  Try a jewel tone, it’s still a bold color but sometimes helps against that winter complexion (cough, cough, my white legs, cough cough), and it will look just as good come summer.

Jewel Tones and bright lip with Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Matte Fuchsia

Jewel Tones and bright lip with Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Matte Fuchsia

mark. All Seasons Scarf

mark. All Seasons Scarf

 

3. Add a unique spring accessory.

Brooks Brothers hat and mark. All Seasons Scarf

Brooks Brothers hat and mark. All Seasons Scarf

There is never a more appropriate time to wear a fun hat then on Easter.  I prefer a wider brimmed hat for this occasion, it’s a little more dressy, and I’m definitely not opposed to details like flowers, ribbons, etc. but this solid blue Panama hat from Brooks Brothers has been my Easter go-to for years (as seen last year).  Invest in one hat that you can use for years to come since it’s not an every day thing.  If hat’s aren’t your thing try a spring scarf.  This mark. All Season’s scarf is the perfect mix of a fun spring print, lightweight material, and oversized shape.  This makes it perfect to wear wrapped as a scarf or open as a shawl for chilly spring breezes.  Or if you’re like me wear both!  Then add some oversized pearls for a modern yet girly finishing touch.

Oversized Pearls (bebe), Might Pretty Bracelet (mark.), Tool Around Ring Set (mark.)

Oversized Pearls (bebe), Might Pretty Bracelet (mark.), Tool Around Ring Set (mark.)

Easter Accessories

Easter Accessories

 

4.  Keep it appropriate.

Lace Back Detailing on mark. About Lace Dress

Lace Back Detailing on mark. About Lace Dress

I love the flirty lace back detailing of this dress, but a sheer back isn’t necessarily appropriate for church.  I added a white cami underneath to still show the detailing but keep it appropriate.  Now if you were going to a brunch with your friends, totally rock the sheer back!  This is why this mark. About Lace Dress is the perfect addition to your spring wardrobe, it has that playful side you can maximize for your other occasions.

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How to wear a lace back dress to church

How to wear a lace back dress to church

 

5.  Put some spring in your step.

mark. Sassy Stepper Pumps

mark. Sassy Stepper Pumps

One of the biggest pet-peeves, and I see it every Easter, are girls in their pretty Easter dresses with rubber flip flops.  Maybe it’s my East coast classic coming out when I live in a West coast world, but when dressing up rubber flip flops are a no no.  Easter is a dressier Sunday regardless of what you’re doing so step up your shoe game.  It doesn’t have to be heels, but it does have to be a little nicer of a shoe (ex: see Jill’s chic flats in her look) .  There are so many good sandals, flats and heels out there that this should be an issue.  I love the mark. Sassy Stepper Pumps because they are SO COMFORTABLE and a shoe that adds miles to your shoe wardrobe.  They can be worn with jeans to work wear to dresses and beyond.  You can see my love for them here, here, here and here, told you I loved them.

Getting Comfy in the mark. Sassy Stepper Pumps

Getting Comfy in the mark. Sassy Stepper Pumps

 

Jill’s Styling Tip:  Be ready for Easter church and your Easter picnic by casually styling pretty spring colors. 

My Sweet Obsessions Full Easter Look

My Sweet Obsessions Full Easter Look

Create your casual Easter look by pairing a pencil skirt in spring colors with a casual neutral top like the Sheer Brilliance Sweatshirt by mark. The straight line of the pencil skirt and chiffon layer on the sweatshirt will dress up your look for church. Add a pair of flat sandals to show off your pretty spring pedicure and make it easy to run in the grass to hide those Easter Eggs at the picnic. Finish off your look by adding colorful spring jewelry pieces that go with your skirt like the Three Of A Kind Bracelet Set by mark. This look will easily take you from Easter church to your Easter picnic after church.
See Jill’s full look here.
Jill in the mark. Sheer Brilliance Sweatshirt

Jill in the mark. Sheer Brilliance Sweatshirt

 

What To Wear: Easter

One of my fondest memories is Mom taking us to get Easter outfits, which for me usually meant a new dress, purse and hat!  Even as a wee child I loved big Easter hats!  I may not get to spend the holiday with my Mom this year but I still uphold her tradition of wearing a special outfit for Easter.  And dying eggs… and eating Easter ham… and EASTER CANDY!  I have a few good options to wear this year, and I need your help deciding!  Comment on which look you think I should wear…

Option 1:  Black, White and Bold All Over!

Wearing mark. High Contrast Skirt, mark. Classic Hit Handbag, mark. Jewelry and Express Tee

Wearing mark. High Contrast Skirt, mark. Classic Hit Handbag, mark. Jewelry and Express Tee

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Option 2:  Royally Pretty

Wearing mark. Royal Pretty Dress, Major Mix Necklace, Wow Factor Earrings, Properly Chic Satchel and Borrowed From The Boys Blazer

Wearing mark. Royal Pretty Dress, Major Mix Necklace, Wow Factor Earrings, Properly Chic Satchel and Borrowed From The Boys Blazer

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Option 3:  Minty Fresh

Wearing mark. Major Hit Dress, Wave Me On Bracelet, Bold Move Bootie and Avon Classic Carry All Tote

Wearing mark. Major Hit Dress, Wave Me On Bracelet, Bold Move Bootie and Avon Classic Carry All Tote

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Option 4:  Blush and Butterflies

Wearing mark. Butterfly Bliss Tank, Get In The Swing Skirt, Bold Move Booties and Might Pretty Bracelet

Wearing mark. Butterfly Bliss Tank, Get In The Swing Skirt, Bold Move Booties and Might Pretty Bracelet

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Which outfit would you like to see restyled for Ester Sunday?  Each have a different spring trend perfect for the ultimate spring holiday!  In the spirit of Easter I’d soften up the looks and do a fresh makeup look and mani to match!  Comment below  and shop all 4 of these looks at my boutique!

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