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Wear The Wide Leg Trend: mark. Navy Gazing Pants

 

Wear The Wide Leg Trend: mark. Navy Gazing Pants

Wear The Wide Leg Trend: mark. Navy Gazing Pants

A big trend this year is a swing back to wide legs and flare leg pants. I have to say I’m totally in support of this. Flare legs work better with my curvy shape so selfishly I like this. Wide legs are WAY more comfortable than peeling off those skinny pants that leave indentations on you, but they can be tricky to wear. Here are a few tips on wearing the wide leg trend.

Wide Leg Pants For Spring

Wide Leg Pants For Spring

The biggest thing to think of is proportion.  Wide legged pants can look good with a loose flowy top or a slim fitted one the point is to get the right proportion for you.  Because I am short and curvy a slim top fits best.  If you are more on the athletic build then a loose flowy top like the mark. light and layered top works well.  If you are pear shaped a cropped top loose or fitted would flatter.  Either of these styles can be worked on any body type the items just need to be proportioned to you.  In this look I went with a light spring sweater in a metallic grey from Express.  I tucked it in to keep it slim.

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Lightweight Sweater Keeps It Looking Slim

Lightweight Sweater Keeps It Looking Slim

I really like these mark. Navy Gazing Pants not only for the comfortable, lightweight material but also the deep navy shade and pockets!  These ones are the perfect pants for spring.  Functionally and fashion wise.  The have a side zip and a banded waist band.  The lightweight material is like a gauze making them really functional as the weather warms up.

mark. Carry All Handbag

mark. Carry All Handbag

Spring Details

Spring Details

Going back to proportions, the silhouette of wide leg pants really can carry bigger accessories, like a large cuff bracelet, statement necklace and oversized bag. These are all “larger” pieces but all worn together they work.  I’m wearing my spring fav the mark. Grows On You Bracelet with and old mark. necklace but you can get the same look with the mark. Free and Clear necklace.  My bag is the mark. Carry All Handbag (last seen here and here).

mark. Grows On You Bracelet

mark. Grows On You Bracelet

mark. Carry All Handbag

mark. Carry All Handbag

Wearing wide legs is not as intimidating as you might think if you get the proportions right.  I think they’re a must have to add this spring.  Plus they’re really really REALLY comfy.   Spring can be chilly so a pair of pants in an updated silhouette makes sense.  As the weather warms up I’ll ditch the spring sweater and leopard flats for an open lace top and sandals.  In addition to my spring outfit here get the deets on my spring makeup here in this post!

Spring Makeup With Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Coral Fever (see here)

Spring Makeup With Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Coral Fever (see here)

You can shop the mark. Navy Gazing Pants, Grows On You Bracelet, Carry All Handbag, Free and Clear necklace and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Coral Fever at my eBoutique.  Today’s the last day to get 10% off your order with promo code NOFOOLING

mark. Navy Gauzing Pants

mark. Navy Gazing Pants

 

 

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Holiday Styling Tips: Sparkle

Holiday Styling Tips:  Sparkle

Holiday Styling Tips: Sparkle

Twinkling lights, shiny packages, glowing fires and glimmering ornaments, this time of year does nothing but sparkle!  So let’s match the season and sparkle a little more, and I’ll take any reason to sparkle a little bit more!  Jill from My Sweet Obsessions and I have a few tips on how to add some sparkle to your holiday looks.

1.  Pick A Statement Sparkle Piece.

Holiday Sparkle with mark.

Holiday Sparkle with mark.

This is the time of year where you can get away with going mega on the sparkle so why not go big or go home!   Bust out a sequin dress, sequin leggings or pick a statement sparkle piece like the mark. Chain Reaction Necklace ($50) which is nothing but major! (said like RZ).  With four rows of rhinestones outlined in a gunmetal chain in a deep Y design, this necklace has that IT factor.

mark. Chain Reaction Necklace

mark. Chain Reaction Necklace

 

2.  Showcase your sparkle piece with your outfit.

Showcase with the right neckline

Showcase with the right neckline

You’ll want to showcase that sparkle so pick an outfit that highlights.  With my sparkle piece, the mark. Chain Reaction Necklace, a wrap style LBD showcases the necklace.  With the Y shape a deep V or a wrap neckline is best.  Keeping my outfit simple in all black the major focus is on the necklace.  My dress is an old closet favorite but match it with the mark. Cross My Mind Dress ($42) for a similar effect.

Showcase Your Sparkle

Showcase Your Sparkle

 

3.  Choose some compatible sparkle.

mark. Opulent Charm Heels

mark. Opulent Charm Heels

Don’t stop at just the mark. Chain Reaction Necklace (even though by itself it would be killer!).  Pick a compatible piece like a sparkly cocktail ring and/or bracelet.  Try the mark. Dark Edge Ring ($20).  Don’t let your sparkle be top heavy, spread the love from the bottom to the top!  Add some sparkly shoes like these embellished pumps from mark., the Opulent Charm Heels ($65).  They’re the perfect holiday party shoe that will go with pretty much everything you put on this holiday season.  The black velvet and classic pump shape will make them go-to’s for holiday season’s to come.

mark. Attention To Detail Tights and Opulent Charm Heels

mark. Attention To Detail Tights and Opulent Charm Heels

 

4.  Balance it out with an all-over solid color

LBD and Black Tights for a Black Base

LBD and Black Tights for a Black Base

Will all the sparkle going on you’ll want to keep a solid base going.  I’m obviously a fan of black for the obvious reasons, but you could do the same with pretty much any solid color like with a winter white or a festive red.  I kept the look sleek with adding some black tights to my black dress.  Since it’s all about the sparkle lets go with the an opaque tight with a little sparkle graphic print down the leg for a little more holiday sparkle.  The mark. Attention To Detail Tights ($22) is a two pack including the one’s shown.  (a perfect stocking stuffer btw!)

Sparkle Detail Along The Tights

Sparkle Detail Along The Tights

 

5.  Add more sparkle.

mark. Sparkles On Top Headband

mark. Sparkles On Top Headband

Just when you think you’ve got your look ready, add more sparkle!  This is the time of year not to shy away.  This is really the season where wearing a sparkle headband, with the a majorly sparkly statement necklace, with a blinged out cocktail ring, with a subtle shimmery tight and embellished pumps is perfectly acceptable.  This mark. Sparkles On Top Headband is the perfect balance for any extra sparkle.

Shimmery Beauty Look For A Sparkling Look

Shimmery Beauty Look For A Sparkling Look

 

Jill’s Styling Tip:  Create Holiday Sparkle with an Icy Holiday look

 

Jill's Holiday Sparkle Tips

Jill’s Holiday Sparkle Tips

“Start with the sparkle by pairing a light wash chambray button up with silver-tone jewelry pieces that have clear and sapphire colored stones. The Ice Cold Collar Necklace and Icy Gaze Bracelet by mark are perfect for this! Then continue with the icy feel by adding a pair of white denim jeans. Add a pair of brown riding boots to protect the white denim from the slushy, snowy ground.”  Jill from My Sweet Obsessions

Holiday Style Sparkle Holiday Sparkle

Even with a casual day you can still sparkle.  Jill has mastered the casual sparkle with her icy look.  Head over to My Sweet Obsessions for more tips from Jill and more looks at her outfit!  You can shop both our sparkle at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  And just in time to get 20% off your order and have it in time for the holidays!

 

eBoutique Winter Sale – Alicia’s Top Picks

January, blah… weather sucks, no more holiday magic, nothing to look forward too… except after holiday sales!  January has some of the best sales trying to make room for all the new fresh spring arrivals!  My eBoutique included!  Some of my favorite items are now at KILLER prices over at the eBoutique, perfect time to pick up a statement necklace or two 🙂  Here are my top picks all available now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Rocking Pastels Necklace was $40 NOW $17.99!!

This is my top pick because its like getting something new for spring but not at new spring arrival price.  Plus its so fun goes and goes with so much.  Try it with white for a fresh look or with your spring pastels or even with black now!

mark. Rocking Pastels Necklace

mark. Rocking Pastels Necklace

Wear and Share Wednesday - mark. Rocking Pastals Necklace

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. Rocking Pastals Necklace

Rocking Pastels Necklace

Rocking Pastels Necklace

mark. Taupe The Line Bag was $75 NOW $52.99

This real suede bag made its mark on me this fall, but it is also great for this time of year too!  The real suede texture says winter but the neutral taupe color lightens things up and transitions well into spring.

mark. Taupe The Line Bag

mark. Taupe The Line Bag

mark. Taupe The Line Bag

mark. Taupe The Line Bag

mark. Tough Luxe Booties and Taupe In Line Bag

mark. Tough Luxe Booties and Taupe In Line Bag

mark. Case Of The Glam Clutch was $28 NOW $16.99!!!

If you are in need of a go to clutch, this is it!  Fits just enough and with the detachable chain strap its the perfect versatile knuckle clutch.

One Clutch Inspiring 2 Looks

One Clutch Inspiring 2 Looks

mark. Case Of Glam Clutch

mark. Case Of Glam Clutch

All You Need To Glam Up Your LBD - mark. Accessories

All You Need To Glam Up Your LBD – mark. Accessories

Oh and what about that ring?  The Rock The Place Ring is ALSO on clearance for $8.99 originally $20!  It’s one of those I always grab when I need something to glam things up, especially since it seems to go with everything I wear.  Check it out here too:

mark. Case Of Glam Clutch, Hot Mix Blouse and Dropping By Necklace

mark. Rock The Place Ring

Speaking of rings my other favorite from this past year is NOW $8.99 (orig $20), the Get To The Point Ring!  It’s so sparkly and fun!

Wearing and Sharing mark. Get To The Point Ring

Wearing and Sharing mark. Get To The Point Ring

Essie The Lace Is On with mark. Get To The Point Ring

Essie The Lace Is On with mark. Get To The Point Ring

mark. All The Angles Earrings originally $20 NOW $8.99!!!

The perfect companion to the Get To The Point Ring above are these earrings!  The set includes 2 pairs, the blingy pyramid studs and the pyramid stud textured hoops.  Both of which I wear ALL THE TIME (wearing the studs as I type this).  The studs are so eye catching every time I wear them I get a comment, including with my Christmas Eve outfit 🙂

Windblown

Wearing the Hoops from the set

mark. The Day Eye Pallet and mark. Wonder Glow Mosaic Powder For A Shimmery Neutral Look

the studs from the set

wearing the pyramid studs

wearing the pyramid studs

With such good deals you could pick up a couple pieces or if the budget only allows one lucky for you there’s a FREE SHIP promo on a $10 order with promo code SNOWY at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Happy shopping and be sure to let me know what killer January deals you scored!

Wear And Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Go For Baroque Necklace

Wear and Share Wednesday around the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace

Wear and Share Wednesday around the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace

You might of already got a sneak peek at this look on the mark. girl official facebook page and pinterest (or my own facebook page and pinterest) but when asked to wear mark. our way, we said, EASY!  Jackie from Living After Midnight and I have been doing it from the start and bringing it your way with our Wear And Share Wednesday posts!  So this week we planned both our outfits around the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace ($45 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  Stunning statement necklace in black and gold (which we know I’m LOVING) with details that’s out of this world and perfect for fall and holiday!

Wear It My Way - Go For Baroque Necklace

Wear It My Way – Go For Baroque Necklace

We already know that in the world of alicia #blackandgold is trending hardcore so when planning an outfit around this necklace you know I went full on black and gold!  I started with the mark. Gilded Glam Pant ($32 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  These are basically a super comfy black leggings with a gorgeous gold sheen.  Seriously, these are going to be your go to for the holiday season, comfy warm and still know how to party!  (and they’re substantial in fabric so you can wear them as real pants) You can dress them up or down… like here I elected to make my outfit more casual with an off the shoulder tee with gold button detailing from The Limited.  A big shout out to the bff Nicki who gifted me this perfect wardrobe staple for my birthday!  She knows what’s up!

mark. Gilded Glam Pant ($32)

mark. Gilded Glam Pant ($32 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Because I was going with a more easy look and really wanted to feature this mark. Go For Baroque Necklace I didn’t need much else in the accessories department.  I’m wearing my peeptoe booties from Steve Madden (old, but try the Modern Peep Toe Bootie from Avon) and the mark. Oh Couture Handbag ($38 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) and simple green and gold studs from the mark. Hoops and Studs Earrings Set (set of 3 $22 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  Also wearing the mark. Perfect Timing Watch that’s coming to clearance soon!  (taking pre-orders on the sale price so hit me up)

mark. Go For Baroque Necklace

mark. Go For Baroque Necklace ($45 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Eyes in the mark. Fab 5 Eye Pallet

Eyes in the mark. Fab 5 Eye Pallet ($10 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

What I’m really loving about the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace is its amazing detailing.  This guy is really all you need for your holiday looks.  Pair it with a tee like I did or your favorite sweater or blouse, it really goes with everything!  Like how Jackie paired with a colorful printed dress which is totally opposite of my white tee.  I really like this look for Thanksgiving, it’s casually luxe!  I think I’ll repeat this for my night out before Thanksgiving…. turkey eve!  The biggest night of the year to go out 🙂  Only I for sure will need a jacket, maybe the mark. All Good Points Jacket (last seen here!) or even a cute leather (or faux leather) jacket.

Casual Luxe Look with mark. Go For Baroque Necklace, Gilded Glam Pants and Oh Couture Handbag

Casual Luxe Look with mark. Go For Baroque Necklace, Gilded Glam Pants and Oh Couture Handbag

So this is how I wear the newest offerings from mark. for fall and holiday, check out Jackie’s full post on how she wears it over at Living After Midnight.  If you pick one piece to glam up your holiday I highly recommend it being the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace ($45 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahesinger).  I’ve really worn it non stop, and it’s that amazing that it’s all you really need!

How I Wear It - mark. Fall and Holiday Must Haves

How I Wear It – mark. Fall and Holiday Must Haves

PS:  Totally rocking my mark. Nailed It Duo in Tuxedo and Gleam Scene (last seen here) to complete the total look, can’t really tell but it’s there, I promise!  Totally worth the $7 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

What To Wear… With All!

Everyone needs one of those dresses that’s just easy to wear.  Something you easily wash, wear and enjoy!

Wear With All Dress

Wear With All Dress

mark.’s Wear With All Dress ($36) is just that.  It has an easy cut shape, fitted up top, banded waist and loose skirt… with pockets!  I mean any dress with pockets automatically makes it a winner!  It’s really just one of those dresses that’s a perfect canvas, that you can, well, wear with everything!  You can dress it up or down with your accessories.  I personally love it with a statement necklace, a few bracelets, patterned tights and pumps!

Wear With All Dress

Accessorized with the Over Ice Necklace and Sparks Fly Bracelets

The berry color is not only on trend, but flatters all skintones.  The Over Ice necklace ($30) from mark. takes things up a notch and the Sparks Fly bracelets ($20) bring in some more jewel tones.  Graphic Details Tights ($14) keep things grounded with the black but keep things interesting with the pattern.

Straight Up Sassy Heels

Straight Up Sassy Heels

An outfit isn’t complete without the perfect pair of shoes!  The Straight Up Sassy Heels ($40) also from mark. finish this look off.  The faux snakeskin heel gives just a little interest to the classic black platform pump.  mark. got these ones right, the platform is the perfect height to keep them super comfy!

Full look from mark.

Full look from mark.

You can shop the full look from mark. at my eboutique at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com  Get this complete full look for $140 with the Wear With All Dress ($36), Over Ice Necklace ($30), Sparks Fly Bracelets ($20), Graphic Details Tights ($14) and Straight Up Sassy Heels ($40).  The best thing is you can wear this dress a million different ways… try it with metallic flats and dainty necklace for brunch or with tall boots and a cropped leather jacket for a night out or keep the black pumps and add a black blazer to take it to the office… the possibilities are endless!

Dressing Like A First Lady With The Right Accessories

In the wake of the election there’s no denying there’s always been a slight fascination with the presidential first family especially the First Ladies for us ladies.  Let’s be real though, Michelle’s arms don’t help our economy, Hillary’s hair does not dictate our foreign policy and Jackie O’s sunglasses don’t shield us from war however I have no problem obsessing over it all and they will always be a bit of a fashion icon.  So in honor of their chic lady like style here’s my red white and blue election day look.

First Lady Like Look

First Lady Like Look

The key is in the accessories!  A skater dress lays out the perfect canvas.  I personally find this navy jersey dress from Loft outlet to be perfect.  By itself this dress is not nearly as exciting or flattering but add a wide belt from White House Black Market and you have a fit and flare style highlighting all the right places.  Pile on the right accessories and you’ve bumped the dress from common to presidential!  That and maybe my Jackie O influenced Marc Jacobs sunglasses…

Lady Like Accessories highlighting the Over Ice Necklace

Lady Like Accessories highlighting the Over Ice Necklace

The spotlight of this look is the Over Ice necklace ($30) from mark.  It has that 60’s appeal but made modern.  The chunky hematite chain makes this necklace wearable with a casual sweater or your best LBD.  Also from mark are the Star Studded Earrings ($14) and the Glove Story Gloves ($24).  Gloves are having a major moment right now worn with everything from your parka to your chic office wear and these red genuine leather version are the perfect price, quality and style!  They kinda hide my watch and navy and rhinestone bracelet but I love it when they peek out!  Last but not least… the red lips!  I also lined my eyes in blue and used white eyeshadow but you can’t see… anything to theme out the day I tell ya!

To get the look shop the Over Ice Necklace, Star Studded Earrings, Glove Story Gloves and Lipclick in ChaCha here:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

The 3 accessories you need

The 3 accessories you need

These 3 accessories are all you need to take you now through new years!  They instantly transform any outfit making it instantly chic and festive!  Remove the guess work and apply these 3!  Stay tuned for more looks with these power 3 accessories!