transition into fall

Alicia’s Favorites ON CLEARANCE!

It’s birthday week!  That means I treat myself to birthday treats ALL WEEK LONG!  To kick things off I’m treating you with my favorites that are NOW ON CLEARANCE at my eBoutique!  You can shop these all here:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Let’s just start with this blog’s cover photo… YOU KNOW this is an absolute favorite if I’m picking these items as my cover pic!

Style and Stones Bracelet NOW $8.99, Great Timing Watch NOW $22.99 and In A Flash Ring NOW $6.99!!!

Style and Stones Bracelet NOW $8.99, Great Timing Watch NOW $22.99 and In A Flash Ring NOW $6.99!!!

Little Bit Of An Edge Jacket NOW 45.99 and Great Shapes Necklace NOW $14.99

Little Bit Of An Edge Jacket NOW 45.99 and Great Shapes Necklace NOW $14.99

Not only is a faux leather jacket perfect for transitioning into fall so is a great floppy hat in a neutral color!  Wear now as a beach hat later with your fall essentials.

mark. Head First Hat NOW $15.99

mark. Head First Hat NOW $15.99

Every girl needs a pair of patent black pumps in their wardrobe, and these ones are killer!  Especially with the snakeskin heel, snakeskin is SUPER on trend for fall this year.  You’ll wear these with everything, I promise!

Straight Up Sassy Heels NOW 26.99

Straight Up Sassy Heels NOW 26.99

Emerald is the color of the year so why not accent with it!  I seriously have worn these two to death!

mark. Sparks Fly Bracelets NOW $9.99 and Serious Rock Ring NOW $8.99

mark. Sparks Fly Bracelets NOW $9.99 and Serious Rock Ring NOW $8.99

Another great transition piece are tan sandals that will go with your summer lights as well as your earthy fall shades.  The stacked heel is super easy to walk in and I just love these heels with a black outfit and matching tan belt!

mark. Tall Order Sandals NOW $19.99

mark. Tall Order Sandals NOW $19.99

I know with back to school on the brain and all the new fall arrivals we forget we still have some great summer weather ahead of us!  That’s why I love a LWD, a carry-everything-and-then-some tote, colorful jewelry and a fresh white bag for finishing out summer!

mark. Cool It Dress NOW $21.99

mark. Cool It Dress NOW $21.99

mark. Fit To Print Reversible Tote NOW $12.99

mark. Fit To Print Reversible Tote NOW $12.99

mark. For Shore Bag NOW $21.99

mark. For Shore Bag NOW $21.99

Great Shapes Bracelet NOW $8.99

Great Shapes Bracelet NOW $8.99

If you like what you see and want to give me a birthday present shop my eBoutique for these great deals, even more great deals and even better new arrivals!  Yay birthday week!

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Transition into Fall With Jewel tones – Amethyst

Why hello official first day of fall!  Though you wouldn’t really guess it since its still hot like a mo fo out… which I’m not complaining about AT ALL!  But that does make transitioning into fall a little difficult since it is still so warm out.  Easiest way to do that is with jewel tones!  They flatter just about everyone and easily mesh with your basics.  So let’s do a little series on transitioning into fall with jewel tones.  First up, Amethyst!

am·e·thyst  (m-thst)

n.

1. A purple or violet form of transparent quartz used as a gemstone.
2. A purple variety of corundum used as a gemstone.
3. A moderate purple to grayish reddish purple.

(source)

I’ve always been a fan of the amethyst gemstone and not just because its my mom’s and bestie’s birthstone but just because its naturally super pretty.  Purple is also a color of royalty so who doesn’t want to be a little more royal!?!

Full On Amethyst

Full On Amethyst

My favorite way to incorporate amethyst… full on!  Go with a solid dress in amethyst.  I personally like this jersey dress from mark. because its light enough for summer heat but the color is so rich!  Its shape is super flattering and makes a great canvas for accessories.  I paired it with fall friendly belts, a statement ring and gold jewelry.  Its great for late summer as well because the all over color still puts your mind in fun summer mode.

Dress:  Very Vintage dress (mark – in and out of sale, contact for more details).  Belts:  In A Cinch Belts ($18 mark. – set of 3 in black snakeskin and orange)  Ring:  Vintage Violet Stretch Ring ($18 mark.)  Necklace:  Power Of Change Necklace ($28 mark. – set of 2)  Nailpolish:  Essie Superbossnova ($8 essie.com)  All these mark. items can be found at my eboutique:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

If you’re not the full on amethyst type of gal than go for pops of amethyst.  For some fall flavor pair your amethyst with your grey or navy!  Such as an amethyst top with your grey slacks or a navy pencil skirt.  Or if you’re more daring it looks exceptional with yellow or teal, and even more daring put it with pink!  If you just want a pop of amethyst then I highly recommend the Vintage Violet Stretch ring mentioned above with your favorite purple shade of nail polish!  Plus vintage design will go beautifully with the art deco trend you’ll be seeing all fall and winter!

Vintage Violet Stretch Ring $18

Vintage Violet Stretch Ring $18

Ps.  don’t mind my keys in my hand or the hot coral pink nail polish!

Are you going to try to incorporate some amethyst into your wardrobe?  If so link it up in the comments below!