wear and share wednesday

Fresh Fall Switch

Fresh Fall Switch

Fresh Fall Switch

It’s Wear and Share Wednesday! I switched to my fall bag so why not share it! This bag was actually a birthday treat to myself. I got the black version back in the spring and it was the PERFECT work bag.  The size was perfectly large enough to hold what I need, it had enough pockets to keep me organized, nylon to keep it light and durable with leather details to step it up a knotch.  It also came with a cosmetic bag and a key chain, so win win!  I then became obsessed with the persimmon shade.  I thought it would be perfect for fall, especially in Nor Cal where its hot through November.  

Fall Bag

Fall Bag

LBJ = Little Black Jumpsuit

LBJ = Little Black Jumpsuit

For a fresh fall switch I took this black jumpsuit from the spring and glammed it up with gold.  Gold TB Millers and wearing this same chuncky gold chain set from Avon, the Studio 1886 Chunckly Link Necklace, Bracelet and Twisted Hoop Earrings.

Early Fall Look

Early Fall Look

Lip of the Day:  Avon Birthday Balm in Birthday Post

Lip of the Day: Avon Birthday Balm in Birthday Post

Persimmon

Persimmon

Fall Bag:  Dooney & Bourke Wayfarer Nylon Tote with Accessories  Did you know QVC is my shopping secret.  Easy Pay my friends, easy pay.  

Gold Accents

Gold Accents

Studio 1886 Chuncky Gold Jewelry

Studio 1886 Chuncky Gold Jewelry

Wear and Share Wednesday

Wear and Share Wednesday

 

Wear and Share Wednesday: Avon Striped Tie-Front Top

Wear and Share Wednesday - Avon Striped Tie-Front Top

Wear and Share Wednesday – Avon Striped Tie-Front Top

What’s black and white and red all over? A Zebra with a sunburn! Or a newspaper… however you want to end that joke. Either way a black and white striped shirt is today’s wear and share Wednesday piece!

Dress up a tee with a skort, pumps and pearls!

Dress up a tee with a skort, pumps and pearls!

The Avon striped Tie-Front Top is really a causal t-shirt like top with different directional stripes (which is totally on trend!)  This top is chic and classic just worn with shorts or jeans but I wanted to dress it up a little with a black skort, pumps and pearls!

NEW Cushion Makeup - FMG Love Cushion Bronzer, Blush and Highlight

NEW Cushion Makeup – FMG Love Cushion Bronzer, Blush and Highlight

All you need with a black and white outfit is a simple bold lip and a great bronzed makeup look.  I’m wearing the new FMG Cushion bronzer, blush and hightlight!  I even used the bronzer as my transition shade and the highlighter all over my lid.  Super simple and glowy makeup for summer.  On my lips is the Avon Mattitude Liquid Lipstick in Driven.

I’m not the only one loving this top!  Check out the different ways Sealaura wore this same top! You can wear and share this top yourself by shopping it at the eBoutique!

Sealaura Loves

Sealaura Loves

Return To Work Wear

Return To Work Wear

Return To Work Wear

Anyone else gone back to work after working from home for months? Its a transition right!?  I could not figure out what to wear, nothing looked good on me or fit quite right (quarantine 15 is real folks)! As much as I love my structured work wear pieces I haven’t been in that mindset for months.  Then I realized why don’t I just dress up my comfy casual pieces for my RTW wear!

Styling Tee Shirts for Work

Styling Tee Shirts for Work

All my spring purchases were casual pieces, like this Avon Multi Stripe Tee Pack – 4 easy to wear pocket t-shirts for $34.99.  These are my favorite tee shirts!  I get them every season they release them.  They’re also easily dressed up for work!  I’ve worn them here on the blog MANY of times… like here.  For today’s look I’m wearing the tan tee from the Multi Stripe Tee Pack.

Black and Tan

Black and Tan

Black and Tan is more than an Yeuling beer… its a great color pairing!  I paired my tan tee with a black knit skirt (also no stranger to the blog see here).  Both are more casual pieces but the color pairing is a little more sophisticated for work.

Dressing up a tee with Chandelier Earrings and Beaded Bracelets

Dressing up a tee with Chandelier Earrings and Beaded Bracelets

Remixing my Rafia Jewelry

Remixing my Rafia Jewelry

Since I’ve been LIVING in my raffia jewelry from Avon, I thought I’d play it up a little differently with these chandelier earrings and beaded bracelets that have similar tones as raffia necklace and bracelet.  The combination was perfect!  Neutral and relaxed but a little glam and dressy to finish out my look.  (Earrings and bracelets launch June 23rd at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Neutral and Relaxed

Neutral and Relaxed

It’s also in the 90’s today so having something comfortable and breathable to wear to work is a must.  I definitely will wear this look again, and again, and again!  You know what else I’m loving, the new Senses line from Avon.  The bath and body line got a major glow up with new and improved formulas, packaging, and scents!  This Cozy Vanilla & Coconut scent not only matches my outfit but is scrumptious!  I need a good lotion especially this time of year and these guys did not dissapoint.

Avon Senses in Cozy Vanilla & Coconut

Avon Senses in Cozy Vanilla & Coconut

You can shop my tee, jewelry, and senses lotion at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Raffia

Raffia for Spring

Raffia for Spring

Late spring always has me loving the safari chic vibes… think neutrals, linen, earthy prints, textures and fabrics.  Which is why I picked up a few raffia pieces to mix in to my current wardrobe for some safari chic vibes.

Palm Chic for WFH

Palm Chic for WFH

Tank – Express, Palm print pants – Avon (old), Everyday Coverup Sweater – Avon, Raffia collection earrings/bracelet/long necklace – Avon.

Layers for Late Spring

Layers for Late Spring

The Raffia collection also includes a really cute statement necklace I didn’t get but I can see being perfect with a white tee and jeans, or to dress up a summer dress for an occassion. You can shop the entire collection at my eBoutique here: https://www.avon.com/search/raffia?rep=aliciahessinger

Statement Raffia Pieces from Avon

Statement Raffia Pieces from Avon

What trends do you love for the late spring?  What are you loving as we’re more home these days?  This Everyday Cover Up Sweater has been my FAVORITE thing as of late.  I throw this on in the morning while things are still chilly, or while I’m lounging on the couch in the evening.  Its SO SOFT and just easy to wear — I already said all of this in my last post, oops.  Its that good!

Everyday Cover Up My Essential Piece with Raffia Accessories!

Everyday Cover Up My Essential Piece with Raffia Accessories!

Easter Dress During This Mess

Easter Dress During This Mess

Easter Dress During This Mess

Normally every year I get myself a new spring dress for Easter. Something springy that refreshes the wardrobe and can be used for all those spring occassions like showers, events, etc… Since this in an un-normal Easter/spring/forever I won’t be going to Easter service but I still got the dress!  Retail therapy right!?

Avon Metalic Lace Shift Dress

Avon Metalic Lace Shift Dress

I had this picked out way before we went into a state of shelter in place, so I figured I’d share anyways, beacuse we will emerge eventually. Wear and Share Wednesday is what I would of wore to a normal Easter service followed by brunch.  Wearing the Metalic Lace Shift Dress and Statement Stones Jewelry Collection all from Avon.  

Avon Statement Stones Jewelry Collection

Avon Statement Stones Jewelry Collection

Maybe its because I’ve beeing binging season 3 of The Crown but the gray lace dress and statement jewels kinda had me feeling like high tea.  I really like how this dress is a little longer so it will work year round becuase who knows when I’ll actually be able to wear a dress again and feel appropriatenly dressed.  A gray lace dress accented with pastels works well for the spring but I can see it looking just as chic with white pumps and bag come summer.  For fall I’d pair it with navy and burgundy and a red blazer for the winter holiday season!  

This Avon dress launches April 14 but the jewelry is available now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  For this un-normal Easter I’ll probably just wear a white sweater and lavender cords for a more casual Easter OOTD.  I WILL however, be still coloring eggs, making Easter basekts for my family and husband and making a delicious meal served on my hardly used fine china.  

On Wednesday’s We Wear and Share

On Wednesday's We Wear and Share

On Wednesday’s We Wear and Share

On Wednesday’s we wear pink… or blush and burgundy because I’m not a huge fan of pink.  Please don’t revoke my girl card, haha.  I mean I like pink nail polish, pink lips, pink eye makeup but in fashion, decor or anything else, not my jam.  However I can get behind blush and burgundy, a more sophisticated take on pink.  With Valentine’s Day coming up I’ve been theme’ing out my life, making the winter more loveable.

Blush + Burgundy

Blush + Burgundy

Let’s be real, it’s still winter and it’s still cold, so romantic dresses might seem like a good idea but they’re not practical.  A blush sweater and ponte pants (WHBM) are extremely practical and absolutely work toward the Valentine’s Day theme.  This blush sweater has an adorable bow back which I didn’t capture but take my word for it, the added details are romantic.  This sweater is old but you can find a cozy blush sweater with romantic details to recreate the look.

Valentine's Day Inspired OOTD

Valentine’s Day Inspired OOTD

V-Day Themeing out my everthiiiiiing

V-Day Themeing out my everthiiiiiing

Burgundy Pumps Add The Extra Punch

Burgundy Pumps Add The Extra Punch

Pairing burgundy with blush is a little unexpected but totally a winter winner pairing.  Just a pop of a burgundy suede pump and matte burgundy lip really pulls this look together.  #lipoftheday is the Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry.  This matte lipstick is one of my favorites because its not drying!  I can’t have anything drying in these dry cold winter months, so if I want a matte lip this is the way I go.

#lipoftheday Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

#lipoftheday Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

Like I said I’ve been Valentine’s Day-ing my life which included pulling out jewelry peices that I think fit in, like my rose gold options.  I picked up some new Valentine’s Day jewelry, had some adorable old pieces (like these heart hoops) and some other pieces that really just fit well in the theme.  To get some good use out of them, I put them out on a display jewelry stand so I can grab and go when getting ready in the mornings.  This rose gold set from 2019 holiday at Avon has been in heavy rotation.  As an alternative check out these rose gold and jet black options!

Rose Gold Baubles

Rose Gold Baubles

Wearing pink makeup has always been a favorite.  Maybe its the pink undertones in my skin but pinks are always flatteirng on me.  The Avon Send Roses Eye Palette really is my everything these days.  I did a monochromatic pink eye look and used the deep purple shade as my eyeliner.  I’m horrible at capturing the details but IRL it’s super pretty and dramatic but wearable!

Avon Send Roses Eye Palette

Avon Send Roses Eye Palette

Monochromatic Pink Eye and a Burgundy Lip!

Monochromatic Pink Eye and a Burgundy Lip!

No full look is finaly with out the finishing touches of fragrance.  For February this is my duo, Rose body cream from Bath and Body works with Avon Velvet.  I like having the travel size to throw in my bag and apply later if I’m running late or forget to put on perfume.  I mean there’s a reason why I made that New Year’s smell good resolution (see what I mean here).  Velvet is a fragrance that grew on me, now its one of my favorites and COMPLETELY out of my normal fragrance picks.  It also is the most long lasting scent I have, and even more so when I pair it with the dry oil right out of the shower.

Roses and Velvet

Roses and Velvet

I hope you’re feeling the love this February!  Try themeing out your days with all things romantic, roses, blush and burgundy!

Happy February!

Happy February!

Week O’Nautical – Amazon Green

Week O'Nautical - Amazon Green

Week O’Nautical – Amazon Green

The disadvantage of having your birthday in late August is you kinda get in that birthday mode and kinda forget what’s actually going on.  Like the long Labor Day weekend is days away and I have a TON to get done before break.  The advantage of having your birthday in late August is you get a ton of new goodies, birthday coupons to use with Labor Day Sales and some extra summer glow to get you through.  With that said, don’t hate on me because this look is barely nautical, and barely fits the red white and blue theme I try to stick to.  The feature here is this Amazon Green dress which is an unexpected color that looks GREAT with your red white and blues for your nautical looks.  (and its a new dress, so deal)

Green dress from Amazon

Green dress from Amazon

Not only is my dress Amazon Green its also from AMAZON!  Let me you tell you something, I’ve been on the Amazon fashion train before those influencers were on the train.  I’ve been buying key pieces for years.  They really are my secret for swimsuits!  Usually you can get some pretty good prices so order a couple different sizes in all the styles you like, try them on at home, and send back what doesn’t work.  I do have to say though ever since Amazon Fashion became its own Instagram account and building influencers it really has become endless with options.  The biggest trick to shopping Amazon Fashion, reviews are where its at.

Avon Sacred Coin Necklace

Avon Sacred Coin Necklace

I’m wearing the Longwu Women’s Elegant Short Sleeve Wear to Work Casual Pencil Dress with Belt in a 4/6 in the shade malachite green.  The real deal on this is that its a t-shirt like material with lots of stretch and more on the teal/amazon green coloring.  It’s a little tight on my problem areas but pretty much everything is, but its still really flattering and fits true to size.  The style features a boat neck and pockets!  I’m a fan.

Pop of color to mix in with your classic nautical prints

Pop of color to mix in with your classic nautical prints

For late summer styling I paired it with white flat slides from Shoedazzle, my new favorite necklace, the Avon Sacred Coin Adjustable Necklace in Moon and a favorite bangle set from last summer.  As I said this color goes great with your nautical prints, like in my navy and cream striped bag.  This is easily transitioned into fall with some booties and a denim jacket or a navy blazer to dress it up.

White slides, a wardrobe must have!

White slides, a wardrobe must have!

Transitional dress for Week O'Nautical

Transitional dress for Week O’Nautical

Week O’Nautical is here to give summer the send off it deserves so check back for more nautical inspired looks incorporating red white and blue as we count down to the long Labor Day Weekend!

Week O'Nautical sails on!

Week O’Nautical sails on!

Wear and Share Wednesday: Mother’s Day

Wear and Share Wednesday:  Mother's Day

Wear and Share Wednesday: Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is May 12th incase you were wondering. If you still need some ideas Wear and Share Wednesday has got you! Heather from Hopelessy Heather is back and ready to share with you a look at the Limted Edition Iconic Avon Collection.  I let you in on the 1967 inspiration on this Limited Collection but there’s more to the Mother’s Day Shop.

Alicia’s Picks:

Word Yo!

Word Yo!

Mother’s Day is all about appreciating the beauty in MOM.  (and I’m going to use all caps there because my Mom always writes it out that way, as that’s now she was taught — I think during her shorthand days — google shorthand if you don’t know that that is).  I always like beauty gifts for these kind of gift giving opportunities.  They are personal, as you’re picking out something you think she would like, flatter her.  They’re extremely useable and something Mom doesn’t really treat herself to all the time.

Limited Edition Beauty for Mother's Day

Limited Edition Beauty for Mother’s Day

The Mother’s Day beauty selections are really wearable, practical and pretty.  The packaging is extremely giftable, you could just tie them up in a bow and give!  The actual item’s design are really pretty too, and they all mix and match to create a perfect little bundle/gift set.

Wearing The Iconic Avon Blooming Blush Palette

Wearing The Iconic Avon Blooming Blush Palette

Iconic Avon Blush Palette

Iconic Avon Blooming Blush Palette

I selected my top picks here and look how pretty they all are bundled together.  The Iconic Avon Blooming Blush Palette is the star of the show.  Substantial in size, weight, and product amount is worth far more then the $9.99 its going for.  The formula is spot on as well.  VERY wearable shades and who doesn’t want a healthy flush!?  Here I’m wearing the pink shade and you can see how healthy it looks! (also wearing the peachy/coral shade in this post)

4 Beautiful Shades for $9.99

4 Beautiful Shades for $9.99

Bundled along side are a few lip products, the Iconic Avon Lipstick in Natural Shimmer, the Mom’s The Balm Lip Balm in Melon and the Iconic Avon Blooms & Kisses Lip Gloss.  These three all stand on their own or paired together.  The Iconic Avon Lipsticks are in those classic metal lipstick tubes that are so fancy and feel so luxe.  In these pics I’m wearing the Blooms & Kisses Gloss in Lively Violet and let me tell you how pigmented and long lasting this little guy is… and at $4.99!  Also shown, the Iconic Avon Pearly Earrings (see Heather’s picks below for more details!)

Pretty Little Lippies

Pretty Little Lippies

Iconic Avon Lipstick in Natural Shimmer Swatch

Iconic Avon Lipstick in Natural Shimmer Swatch

Finally, fragrance!  Not only did Avon launch a pretty new spring scent, Flourish Honey Blossom, we also have some gift sets released for Mother’s Day.  I JUST LOVE the gingham design, marrying perfectly with the other beauty products.  Giftsets available in Velvet (shown here) and Haiku including a full size fragrance, body lotion and travel size mist.

Velvet Gift Set - $30

Velvet Gift Set – $30

 

Heather’s Picks:

Heather from Hoplessly Heather

Heather from Hoplessly Heather

“On Mother’s Day we show the mother figures in our lives how much we love and appreciate them – and Avon has released the perfect vintage inspired jewelry line that includes a heart brooch, pearly earrings, a dangling charms bracelet, a pearly ring and a pendant watch necklace.  All the above are absolutely stunning in traditional gold settings and would make killer gifts for your wife, mom, grandma, sister, aunt or other mom you want to celebrate. Make it twice as nice by getting your favorite ladies matching pieces and present them at the same time.  

Iconic Avon Pearly Earrings and Broach

Iconic Avon Pearly Earrings and Broach

Iconic Avon for Mother's Day

Iconic Avon for Mother’s Day

I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the brooch, earrings and watch necklace.  The brooch is hefty and features gorgeous scroll work with some sparkly bits sprinkled on top.  Brooches make great additions to hats, coats, scarves, tops and even as hair decorations.  The earrings show off two beautiful pearls in a leafy bed of gold that simply delights.  The watch necklace features an incredibly long chain and a sturdy watch pendant – the chain could be wound around a wrist instead of worn around a neck or the pendant could be removed from the chain altogether to attach a clip assembly and tack it to a handbag, keychain or tons of other places!” – Heather

Iconic Avon Pendant Watch Necklace

Iconic Avon Pendant Watch Necklace

Heather styled these vintage inspired pieces perfectly with her vintage inspired look.  Excuse me while I go grab a scarf to look as adorable as she does in her neck scarf.  Classic pieces make excellent giftables… even as a gift for yourself!

Heather Looking Classically Iconic

Heather Looking Classically Iconic

You can shop Heather’s and I’s gift picks and the full Mother’s Day collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Be sure to use promo code HOORAY for FREE SHIPPING on an order $25+ or if your order is over $40 you’ll get automatic free shipping so use promo code GLIMMER for a FREE set of Glimmersticks! — HOORAY is valid for April 24th only and GLIMMER through April 30th.

You can follow Heather over at Hopelessly Heather

A Spring Dress That’s Actually Functional For Spring

A Spring Dress That's Actually Functional For Spring

A Spring Dress That’s Actually Functional For Spring

Wear and Share Wednesday is all about the spring dresses! With Easter this Sunday, and numerous Spring events, I always find myself needing a new spring dress. The thing with Spring is it can still be pretty chilly, especially in the morning, you know, like when Easter service is and brunch! So not only do we need a new spring dress, we need a functional way to wear it.

Layering A Pretty Spring Dress

Layering A Pretty Spring Dress

This is why I love a long sleeve dress!  It gives you JUST enough to keep you warm in that spring breeze.  Layer it with a longer spring jacket like a trench and you can combat those overcast days.

mark. Floral Femme Printed Dress

mark. Floral Femme Printed Dress

mark. Floral Femme Printed Dress

mark. Floral Femme Printed Dress

I’m loving this long sleeve dress from mark., the Floral Femme Printed Dress.  Its a lightweight almost gauzy material so as the sun does warm up the afternoon you can push up the banded sleeves and bask in the warmth. Flowing, free-spirited and feminine, it’s the perfect peasant for springtime.  Plus the pretty pastel mint base with a print in living coral, navy and white make this an excellent on trend design.

Mixing Prints

Mixing Prints

For spring events layer this dress with a navy and white trench, (Expresss; old).  We are pulling that navy out of the print on the dress and pattern mixing with the nautical stripes.  Work your topper to match your dress for an even more polished look especially for things like Easter, baby showers, wedding showers, etc.  To keep the chill off even more I wore closed toe mules in white, (Express; old) and a spring scarf (Avon; old).

Pretty Prints and Pretty Baubles

Pretty Prints and Pretty Baubles

I styled this dress with a mint statement necklace and pearly accented bangles (Avon; old).  This allows me to dress up a boho dress for my Spring events.  Shimmery peach makeup finishes off the look in an appropriate, but also fun, way.

Fully Functional Look For Spring

Fully Functional Look For Spring

You can shop my dress, and my peach makeup look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  Be sure to add on the A Box for $10 with a $40 order and use promo code GLIMMER for a FREE set of Glimmersticks eye liners in black, majestic plum and starry night!

Easy Street

Easy Street

Easy Street

Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is behind us, January is set to easy mode. Time to reload and refresh. The new year brings its own set of challenges but getting ready doesn’t have to be one of them. Especially during these back to work weeks post holidays… ugh. As we get back to the grind I needed to make things easy.

Easy January Outfit

Easy January Outfit

I picked up a few easy, go with everything pieces from the new Avon Go Easy Capsule collection, including this 4 pack Tee Shirt set, go with everything lucite earrings and a winter soft colored handbag to switch out of my holiday bag.  All these items are go-with-everything kind of pieces that make getting ready super easy.

Avon Modern Zen T Shirt

Avon Modern Zen T Shirt

Currently Crushing on Shades of Purple

Currently Crushing on Shades of Purple

For my easy back to work look I paired the cream tee with some pinstripe pull on pants (Express) and a lilac cardigan (Target and on Clearance).  Super comfortable and casual but still put together, easy for transitioning back to work.  To make things even easier I wore my flat riding boots (DSW but these ones from the collection are getting FAB reviews).

Riding Boots For Easy Footwear

Riding Boots For Easy Footwear

Switched to my January bag, the Avon Hobo Bonded Leather Bag

Switched to my January bag, the Avon Hobo Bonded Leather Bag

For jewelry lately I’ve been reaching for super simple go with everything easy pieces.  These Avon Modern Shapes Earrings are still interesting but so easy to wear, and look great paired with my go-to Cosmic Constellation Necklace (in Leo) and friendship bracelet (in and out of the eBoutique).

Easy Go With Everything Jewelry from Avon

Easy Go With Everything Jewelry from Avon

Pretty Lucite Earrings from Avon

Pretty Lucite Earrings from Avon

Word of Alicia:  I’m kinda over the moon about these Avon Modern Zen tee’s.  They come in 4 must have shades, cream, black, navy and slate purple which are super cool and on trend.  Excellent layering pieces with a longer line so you can wear them a lot of ways.  They can be dressed up or down or even for the gym.  Just something WELL worth your money.  I’m also over the moon about the Cosmic Constellation Necklace, it seriously is my everyday and just SO PRETTY.  Can layer it with other necklaces or wear a lone, can be casual, business, fun, you name it.  Definitely easy pieces and work with my look and will work with so many looks, so good they needed and extra call out.

Walking on Easy Street With an Easy OOTD

Walking on Easy Street With an Easy OOTD

Shop the Go Easy collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger