steve madden

What To Wear In Late Summer

What To Wear In Late Summer

What To Wear In Late Summer

As much as I’ll “never let go” of summer, late summer is kinda nice.  The transitioning weather allows for a refresh on the looks.  Can work in new fall trends, colors and staples, all while still embracing the last bits of summer.

What I'm wearing for late summer.

What I’m wearing for late summer.

Fall Trend:  Bell Sleeves.  Late Summer Wear Now: Cropped Sleeve in Light Flowy Fabric.

Bell Sleeves For Wear Now Wear Later

Bell Sleeves For Wear Now Wear Later

Statement sleeves are not only a hot summer trend but a cool fall one as well.  So what’s better than a blouse that works for both!?  This Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse from Avon has a cropped sleeve making it perfect for transitioning weather and looks.  Choosing a fall trend in a lightweight fabric flowy fabric allows you more wear year round out of it.  Plus, the peep of lace at the top lightens it up too.

Avon Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse

Avon Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse

Fall Trend:  Out Of The Ordinary Baubles.  Late Summer Wear Now:  Gold Chain Details.

Avon Pink Hope Ribbon Power Necklace

Avon Pink Hope Ribbon Power Necklace and mark. Gleam With Pride Ring

A big trend in fall jewelry is out of the ordinary necklaces.  Your standard run of the mill statement necklace is not going to cut it, you need something legit.  “How ’bout some gold bracelets” or gold necklace if you will… thick gold chains and a unique pendant drop allow this necklace to stand out from the crowd.  Additionally, the bright gold is a perfect late summer metal, but this would look equally as chic worn with a simple black turtleneck or your favorite plaid top come fall.  The Avon Pink Hope Ribbon Power Necklace is part of the Breast Cancer Shop For The Greater Goods Shop at my eBoutique.  What makes it even more unique than it’s look, is that 20% of the proceeds go to support the Breast Cancer Crusade, which is in style year round!

Embrace Big Gold Chains

Embrace Big Gold Chains

Fall Color:  Jewel Tones.  Late Summer Wear Now:  Amethyst Blouse.

Avon Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse

Avon Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse

By wearing brighter jewel tone now, like amethyst, vs a deep tone, like plum, allows you to keep your look more late summer.  I love this Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse from Avon for the perfect wear now jewel toned shade.

Jewel Tones Now and Later

Jewel Tones Now and Later

Fall Staple:  Jeans.  Late Summer Wear Now:  White Jeans.

White Deconstructed Jeans for Late Summer

White Deconstructed Jeans for Late Summer

It was a brisk mid 80’s so I was able to wear pants… like the first time since May.  These destructed white jeans from mark. are finally seeing some wear!  White jeans are the perfect way to create a late summer look, they brighten up those fall trends and colors.  Come later in the season, pair this exact look with your dark denim and boots for a true fall look.

mark. Nature Of The Bleach Jeans

mark. Nature Of The Bleach Jeans

Fall Staple:  Suede.  Late Summer Wear Now:  Pops Of Suede.

Avon Leather and Suede Whipstitch Tote

Avon Leather and Suede Whipstitch Tote

Pop in some suede during late summer.  I’m wearing a suede fringed sandal from Steve Madden, and switched to my fall bag, a leather tote with suede pieced in.  The sandals are from last year but the tote is the new Avon Leather and Suede Whipstitch Tote.

Pops Of Suede For Late Summer

Pops Of Suede For Late Summer

This is just one of those easy outfits for a lot of different occasions.  You can tweak it depending on what you got going on and as that true fall weather creeps in, but overall the perfect take on late summer.  You can shop my entire look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  Be sure to take advantage of the newest A Box for only $10 with a $40 purchase!  And yes, I probably should of ironed my shirt instead of just pulling it out of my suitcase after a week.  Life, man, life.

Power Of Pink Just In Time for October

Power Of Pink Just In Time for October

 

Week O’Nautical – Red White and Blue Fall Edition

Week O'Nautical - Red White and Blue Fall Edition

Week O’Nautical – Red White and Blue Fall Edition

I always have a bit of summertime sadness come Labor Day knowing my long hot summer days are coming to a close.  Best way to beat the blues is to embrace fall!  It’s still super hot here pretty much through October so I may not be wearing jeans, boots and sweaters but I can embrace fall colors, fabrics and trends.  Which is exactly what I did for today’s Week O’Nautical red white and blue look with fall versions of our patriotic colors.

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Embracing fall’s deep burgundy and thick crochet lace in this skirt from Express.  Pair it with a white tank (Express) and fall-tastic chambray and I have a red, white and blue look perfect for Labor Day and beyond.  The mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress was my summer staple for a lightweight layer worn open as a duster, which I can see getting good use this fall too!  See my summer looks with this guy here and here.

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

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Burgundy Lace Skirt and Suede Sandals

Burgundy Lace Skirt and Suede Sandals

Another fall favorite is suede!  Since it’s too hot to wear a suede boot I might as well wear some suede sandals.  You might remember these suede fringe sandals being all the rage in the spring, well they work even better in the fall.  I got these Steve Madden versions on mega deal at T.J. Max by the way!

mark. Neutral Territory Bag now only $24.99

mark. Neutral Territory Bag now only $24.99

Finally, finishing things off with the mark. Neutral Territory Bag (now on clearance for only $24.99!), Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry.

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

You can shop my dress (worn as a duster), bag, jewelry and lipstick at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger be sure to use promo code ISLAND for a free triple wick candle with your $40 order!  BONUS there’s also a FLASH SALE going on!  Awesome mark. fashion in this one including these guys all for an additional 30% off!!!

Trending Tuesday – #laceupshoes

If the world of alicia was the internet #laceupshoes would totally be trending.  This trend has been here for a minute and is basically the updated version of gladiators.  Now that we’re slowly exiting boot season I’m totally obsessing over a good pair of lace up pumps, specifically the mark. Lace Odyssey heels.  (however before these launched I just ordered a similar style so do I really need two?  But they’re so stunning with the gold accents and high back… do I return the first pair… ugh)  While I obsess and debate with my inner monologue on shoe shopping, here are a few styles I’m swooning over:

mark. lace odyssey heels

mark. lace odyssey heels

Avon Lace It Up Fashion Sandal

Avon Lace It Up Fashion Sandal

Steve Madden Eleanorr

Steve Madden Eleanorr

Styled:

In the mark. Lace Odyssey Heels

In Love In the mark. Lace Odyssey Heels

Causal and cool in lace up flats

Causal and cool in lace up flats

Upcoming Avon Cover Look Featuring the Lace Up Sandals

Upcoming Avon Cover Look Featuring the Lace Up Sandals

Lace up trend doesn’t stop at just shoes!  It’s all over fashion too!  Thinking it’s time to lace things up!  Follow me on pinterest for more inspo!

Lace Up Top and Maxi

Lace Up Top and Maxi

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