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Trending Tuesday – #springcolors

If the world of alicia was the internet #springcolors would totally be trending. I’m so ready to embrace color! I’ve been sporting a lot of soft shades (as seen here) but things are warming up and so should my tones! Maybe it has to do with the fact that all my spring and summer items are still in the attic so I’m working with what I have in my year round closet… but it’s time to bust out the color. Here are some trendy colors for this spring!

1. Citron

Citron for Spring

Citron for Spring

Anything from cheery lemon yellow to neon lime is in the citron category.  Which means your options are good!  This color is super easy to wear because all you need is a pop!  Or go mega watt like may favorite look from last summer (see here).  I love it paired with light grey and white but it looks good with everything from bright blue to navy to tan to black to even pink!  On my wish list, this mark. Bright Inside Tote with it’s citron lining!

Citron Trend featured in the new arrivals from mark.

Citron Trend featured in the new arrivals from mark.

mark. Bright Inside Tote

mark. Bright Inside Tote

 

2.  Pastels

Pastel Blue for Spring

Pastel Blue for Spring

What spring doesn’t include pastels?  This year the water colored pastels seem to be more trending so your aquamarines, periwinkle, robin egg blue, seawater green, etc.  These pair really well with tans and beige’s, which a toasted almond kind of shade seems to be THE neutral color hot for spring.

mark. Spring Fling Eyeshadow Pallet

mark. Spring Fling Eyeshadow Pallet

Pastels and Toasted Almond

Pastels and Toasted Almond

3.  Tangerine

Tangerine Lips with mark. All Butter Now in Coraltini

Tangerine Lips with mark. All Butter Now in Coraltini

I think this ties right in with the citron trends, a bright citrus orange with red undertones makes Tangerine a must.  It looks great on pretty much every skin tone and brings out your just developing tan.  Try it anchored with black for a punch of color.  It’s also great in a lip shade.  I’ve been sporting mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Coraltini.  It’s definitely a super wearable tangerine lip that for only $11 you can wear the trend at a super low investment.

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mark. In The Swim Of Things and Taking Sides Skirt for the Tangerine Trend

mark. In The Swim Of Things and Taking Sides Skirt for the Tangerine Trend

 

4. Marsala 

Pantone Color for Spring 2015 Marsala

Pantone Color for Spring 2015 Marsala

Marsala was the Pantone color for spring 2015.  I’m not huge on this shade but pair it with these other hot trending shades and it’s a great pallet!  With the 90’s resurgence we can see why this mauve shade is super popular.

Wear the trend with Avon and mark. Beauty

Wear the trend with Avon and mark. Beauty

 

5.  Pineapples 

Pineapple Prints for Spring

Pineapple Prints for Spring

Ok, ok, so pineapples aren’t a color but this graphic print is so hot right now (said like Zoolander).  You’ll see this print pop up on everything to tanks to bags to dresses to flip flops!  My favorite right now are these LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s flip flops in a cute pineapple print but they’re not on the website yet, I’ve only seen them in store.  Ultimately I want those freaking Lilly Pulitzer for Target ones but I doubt I’ll find them returned in my size, or online for a reasonable resell price.  Oh well…

Lilly For Target Pineapple Sandals

Lilly For Target Pineapple Sandals

What spring colors have you been sporting lately?  Be sure to check back tomorrow for Jill from my Sweet Obsession and I’s tips on styling spring colors!

Wear and Share Wed – mark. Shift and Swing Dress

Jackie from Living After Midnight & I are teaming up for a new series on our blogs called Wear It Wednesday!!! Every other Wednesday we’ll be styling the same mark. item with our own spin of course!!! We’re kicking off the series with mark.’s Shift & Swing Dress!! 

Wear and Share Wednesday

Wear and Share Wednesday

What I love most about mark. is it’s versatility, Jackie and I are different shapes with different styles and this dress is killer for both of us!  Check out Living After Midnight to see how Jackie styled her Swift and Swing Dress!  This dress WILL look good on everyone!  Plus the fun asymmetrical hem is super flattering!  This dress will turn heads.

Wearing and Sharing the mark. Shift and Swing Dress

Wearing and Sharing the mark. Shift and Swing Dress

I styled mine with, well, more mark.!  I just loved how the magalog paired this dress so I just copied it!  Wearing the Chase The Blues Necklace ($24), Blue Me In Earrings ($18), Big Mix Up Bracelets (blue strand $20), Shell Bracelet (Cookie Lee), High Style Convertible Bag ($40) and Stand Back Heels ($38).  Shop all these at my eBoutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

Shift and Swing details

Shift and Swing details

The trim on this dress has a bit of an aztec feel, perfect for summer!  The bright tangerine, purple and turquoise will give you so many options for styling this dress yourself!  I wanted to bring out the turquoise a bit more with the mark. Pretty Stellar Ring (in and out of sale at my eBoutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com) and with Essie’s In The Cabana from the 2013 resort collection.

Stand Back Heels and High Style Convertible Bag

Stand Back Heels and High Style Convertible Bag

How would you style this dress?  I’m thinking the next time I wear this I’m going to pair it with simple gold heels and dainty gold jewelry!  Be sure to check out Living After Midnight and comment who’s looks is more your taste!  Join us every other Wednesday for 1 mark. item styled 2 ways!  Get your own Shift and Swing Dress $36 at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

PLUS just for today, an added bonus at the eBoutique!

Oh So Right… Retro Right

Fall looks are officially in full force!  A big trend this season is bold prints which mark. did oh so right on the Retro Right Dress ($34).  Black and tan with pops of this year’s hottest shade, tangerine, make it extremely wearable!

mark. Retro Right Dress with mark. accessories

mark. Retro Right Dress with mark. accessories

This look has a retro 70’s feel but definitely with modern lines.  I accessorized it with the mark. Head First Hat, Chain Glam Necklace, In the Mix Stretch Bracelets and Ring Me Up Stretch Ring.  All available now at my eboutique: http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger To keep the retro vibe going I finished off the look with black and cork wedges from Target.

What I love about this outfit is how flattering it is, and on every body type!  The material is a slinky fabric so it just skims and feels great on but with the strategic draping and faux wrap tie (which is adjustable) it hides all the problem areas in addition to the print.

Since it’s still in the high 90’s I can wear it this dress now without sweating or feeling like I’m in too heavy of fabric but still getting a fall friendly look.  As the weather cools down mark. has the answer for transitioning this outfit… with the mark. Do The Tights Thing ($18) and Gimmie The Boots ($50), also available now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Do The Tight Thing Set of 2 tights in purple and black

Do The Tight Thing Set of 2 tights in purple and black

Gimmie The Boot

Gimmie The Boot

Full Look For Fall

Full Look For Fall

mark. really hit the mark (pun intended) on its fall fashion releases!  I’m really loving this look esp with the tights and boots!  All these new arrivals are now available at my eBoutique at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  I’ll be highlighting more of the fall fashion new arrivals so stay tuned and to get the look shop and shop all the new arrivals checkout my eBoutique!