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Week O’Nautical: Nautical Gingham

Week O’Nautical: Nautical Gingham

Week O’Nautical Special Edition sails on with a look from the Avon Seaside Gardens collection (see here).  I just LOVED the cover look on the Avon brochure, so when deciding on what items to purchase I knew I was going to get that pencil skirt.  I opted to go with it in the gingham print, which is a huge trend this year (see it last here!).  Because I loved that cover look so much I decided to reacreate it my way.

My take on the Avon Cover Look

In my last post I said all you need is 4 items to update your spring with a nautical take, well I’m wearing all 4 of my items at once to recreate that cover look!

Melanie Pencil Skirt in Gingham

I already had a chambray button up so I didn’t need the ruffled Mia Shirt, but its certainly cute and pairs perfectly with the Melanie Pencil Skirt.  This skirt is forgiving!  It has stretch to it, hits at a flattering length, and is a nice thick material but not lined so perfect for spring/summer.

Chambray and Gingham

A pencil skirt and button up is an easy recipie to recreate, but its the accessories that make it fun!  These ankle wrap block heel sandals are super on trend, but the embelished detials and fun print make them mega unique and only $39.99!  The Cushion Walk Sandal with Embelishements come in 3 colors, including gingham so if you want just a pop of gingham this spring, the sandal is an EXCELLENT way to do it.

Gingham for Spring

From my last post you know I got this Veronica tote and Bag Charm Scarf and you can see why.  Its the perfect nautical bag to go with gingham!  Its the perfect spring bag, both functional and killer spring style.  Finishes off the look along with my mark. Beach Babe earrings and Avon Modern Elegance Pearl bangle set.

Veronica Tote and Scarf Bag Charm

Nautical accessories from Avon

mark. Beach Babe Earrings

This look definitley gives off that charming coastal town look, but also a cute spring wear to work outfit.  This gingham skirt would look just as cute with a white T-shirt and leather thongs come summer.  I think this Week O’Nautical special edition is an excellent idea with all these Seaside Gardens items 😉  Are you loving the gingham print this spring?

Seaside Gardens Look

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How To Wear A Spring Blouse For Work and Weekend

As spring approaches I’m ready to lighten up. Lighten up in fabrics, prints and in bulk. That’s why I’m all about versatile pieces like this mark. Floral Fantasy Tunic for both work and weekend! Let’s see it two ways this Wear and Share Wednesday!

For Work

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This blouse dresses up nicely!  For work I paired it with a navy trouser (White House Black Market), a structured tote (Kate Spade), nude pumps (Nine West) and a white druzy necklace (Avon Druzy Pendant).  Tucking the tunic in gives it a little more professional look, plus the neckline isn’t too low.  Pairing it with navy instead of my usual winter black changes things up just enough to feel spring worthy!

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For Weekend

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A spring tunic is the perfect dress down piece!  You look put together, of the season and comfortable.  I styled mine casually with a pair of lilac cords (Loft Outlet), taupe booties (mark. A Cut Above Booties) and turquoise jewelry (mark. Oh So Boho ring set and earrings).  This look is still weather appropriate for spring but with color, fresh fabrics and turquoise treats.

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Easily style this tunic two ways, and more!  I see this being just as cute with white denim jeans or your favorite pair of denim shorts or dressed up with a great pair of camel slacks or a pretty pencil skirt and under a classic navy blazer and dark denim!  Spring versatility at its finest!  You can shop my tunic, jewelry and booties at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and don’t for get to add the A Box only $10 with a $40 purchase!

The Best Of Beauty A Box

The Best Of Beauty A Box

Valentine’s Outfit Idea That’s Not A Dress

Valentine's Outfit That's Not A Dress

Valentine’s Outfit That’s Not A Dress

This year Valentine’s Day falls on a Wednesday.  So if you have plans on the actual day, then most likely you’ll be going to work first, so a date night dress probably isn’t the best option on a cold February day.  For a Valentine’s Day outfit that’s not a dress, try a pair of statement pants!  I’m personally loving the Avon Ashley Wide Leg Pant.

Ashley Wide Leg Pants

Ashley Wide Leg Pants

These wide leg pinstripe pants are kinda perfect for a date night.  They’re a little take notice, flatter the figure and a lot of comfortable.  You can easily style them for work with a simple white turtleneck (Avon Sloan Turtleneck in White).  If you wanted something a little more for date night try a black lace blouse or put a corset over your turtleneck which is really trendy right now.  Even pairing a slinky cami with a cardigan would be great for a day to night look.

Statement Wide Leg

Statement Wide Leg

Date Night Pants

Date Night Pants

Dress up your look for Valentine’s Day with some date night jewelry!  This ravishing red collection from Avon looks way more spendy than it is!  I like how classy it looks but yet sparkly and fun for a date.  I’m wearing the drop earrings, necklace, tennis bracelet also layered with this super cute XOXO pave bracelet.  I just LOVE the jewelry offerings this year from Avon.  They did the cutest pieces that add just the right amount of fun.

Avon Ravishing Red Collection

Avon Ravishing Red Collection

I love a good work tote and this reversible one from Coach fits my work needs perfectly.  I also like it for a Valentine’s Day work look because its my 3rd wedding anniversary present, the year of leather.

Pinstripes, Arm Party and a killer Tote

Pinstripes, Arm Party and a killer Tote

Ravishing Red Drop Earrings Really Stand Out!

Ravishing Red Drop Earrings Really Stand Out!

You can shop the entire Valentine’s Day collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  For my pants and turtleneck you’ll have to backorder.  To do that, at the top right click “Product #”, scroll to the bottom of the page and where it has the search option type in “ashley wide leg pant” or “sloan turtleneck” and select campaign 3.  Your available size options should pop up.  Select the one you want then add to cart.  If you have any trouble please reach out to me and I can assist.

Valentine's Day Look

Valentine’s Day Look

Luxe Fall: Black and Camel

Luxe Fall:  Black and Camel

Luxe Fall: Black and Camel

A color combination that always looks luxe is black and camel. A classic combination that works year round, but looks extra appropriate for fall. This fall I found the perfect luxe fall look with black and camel with the mark. Drape Expectations Dress.

mark. Drape Expectations Dress.

mark. Drape Expectations Dress.

My go-to dress this fall has been this mark. Drape Expectations Dress.  It’s super easy to wear, especially for work, one and done!  This dress features a camel sheath dress with a black overlay to create a color block effect.  It’s in a crepe like fabric making the classic color combo even more luxe.  The color blocking/cut in effect also gives the illusion of a slimmer you, and that’s never a bad thing!

Luxe Dress For Fall

Luxe Dress For Fall

Black Overlay for a Unique Detail

Black Overlay for a Unique Detail

To luxe up the look even more I’m wearing the mark. Tough It Out Necklace, Mixed and Matched Bracelet and a genuine leather tote, the Avon Whipstitch Leather and Suede tote.  (all available here)

mark. Tough It Out Necklace and Mixed and Matched Bracelet

mark. Tough It Out Necklace and Mixed and Matched Bracelet

Luxe It Out

Luxe It Out

Avon Whipstitch Leather and Suede Tote

Avon Whipstitch Leather and Suede Tote

Luxe in camel and black

Luxe in camel and black

For the warm fall we’ve been having, this dress has seen a lot of wear just by itself.  Now that its officially November, this dress can easily transition with a cardi or blazer, some tights and boots.  I have this great camel and blacked striped long open cardigan I love wearing with it! It would also look really cute with a black turtleneck underneath, as it has that faux jumper look to it.  A classic dress like this is never a bad idea to add to your closet!

You can shop my entire look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and because this dress is $42 you already qualify for the A Box for only $10!  Get red-y by adding this on and you’ll have a head to toe look perfect for you luxe fall!  (see more about the A-box here)

The A Box: Joy Of Red

The A Box: Joy Of Red

Week O’Nautical: Working Girl

 

Week O'Nautical: Working Girl

Week O’Nautical: Working Girl

Can you believe it’s the last week of June already!? I felt like I was just doing my Week O’Nautical posts for Memorial Day… because I was.  Word of Alicia has been a little light in the month of June because I’ve been living that summer life with my summer vaca to the Bahamas, baseball games, Father’s Day, swimming, lake days, etc., but really it’s that work life that takes up most of my time.  Work clothes in the summer can sometime be difficult and tedious when you’re battling the heat and professionalism.  That doesn’t stop me from sporting my red white and blue in a nautical fashion as we count down to our most patriotic holiday and get a little extra time off from that 9-5.

Avon Ponte Peekaboo Lace Dress

Avon Ponte Peekaboo Lace Dress

You’ve already seen this Avon Ponte Peekaboo Lace-Hem dress here, but it’s the perfect work dress.  A stretchy knit so you don’t have to iron it, lightweight so good for summer heat, a longer hemline and a full shoulder for conservative offices, and it’s navy!  Perfect for a little summer nautical looks at work.  Unfortunately it is sold out in misses sizes, only women’s available currently, however it does come in black and white as well and if I were to pick a backup you know black and white would be it!

Week O'Nautical Wear To Work Outfit

Week O’Nautical Wear To Work Outfit

Most of us wear and re-wear the same thing to work.  Even though I’ve worn this dress a bunch of times I wear it with different accessories.  This time I’m able to give it a more nautical look with my accessories.  I pulled out this Avon Ms. Patriotic necklace set and nautical rope bracelet, but this time I added my new(er) Avon Pretty Chic Bracelet Watch and the lucite heel sandals I’ve been loving, mark. So Clear To Me Sandals.  For the finishing touch, wearing the new mark. Vinyl Lip Paint in Glamour.

Nautical Accessories

Nautical Accessories

As any working girl knows a key part to the work wardrobe is the work bag, so I could not of been more excited when I found this Michael Kors bag on clearance for $59 at T.J. Maxx!  A good work bag needs to be big and roomy for all the crap you have to shove in it, but it also has to be sturdy to hold that weight and chic to go with your polished work wear.  This red bag is perfect for the upcoming holiday and Week O’Nautical and for such a great price!  I love the thrill of the hunt and the score!

Maxxinista with this MK find!

Maxxinista with this MK find!

You can shop my look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to check your local T.J. Maxx for some good finds.  If you hit up the one in Fair Oaks, CA they had a couple of these red bags 🙂  As we approach the the long weekend be sure to add in some red white and blue to your looks this week!

Throw and Go Must Have – mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Throw and Go Must Have: mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Throw and Go Must Have: mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

If you haven’t figured it out by now the mark. Make Way For Chambray dress is currently my favorite must have! It’s versatility is endless (see here and here) but so is its simplicity.  Sometimes you just need a go-to item you can just throw on and go!

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Avon Summer Quench Watch

Avon Summer Quench Watch

The mark. Make Way For Chambray dress is, well a chambray collared shirt dress, featuring snaps that run top to bottom, roll sleeves and removable sash tie belt all in a lightweight material perfect for summer.  I absolutely adore this dress worn so many ways, but just straight up as a shirt dress, it’s perfect.

Throw On and Go Outfit

Throw On and Go Outfit

Super easy for a summer outfit!  I paired this dress with super simple stacked bracelet set, the mark. Right On Set Bracelet Set and a pair of big beaded earrings (mark. old).  I added a statement making green bag (Just Fab) and my go to on trend for summer sandal/bootie, the mark. Wrap Around Back heels.

mark. Right On Stack Bracelet Set

mark. Right On Stack Bracelet Set

Just Fab Bag and mark. Heels

Just Fab Bag and mark. Heels

mark. Wrap Around Back Heels

mark. Wrap Around Back Heels

Super Simple Summer Outfit

Super Simple Summer Outfit

There’s not much you have to say about this outfit.  Easy pieces you can just throw on and go make the best summer outfits!  These pieces you can mix and match into what you already have too making them excellent summer finds.  You can shop my dress, heels and bracelets at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Lexi Loves Throw and Go Summer Outfits Too!

Lexi Loves Throw and Go Summer Outfits Too!

Why Not Rock A Blazer – mark. Tipping The Scales Jacket

Rocking Blazer - mark. Tipping The Scales Jacket

Rocking Blazer – mark. Tipping The Scales Jacket

Rock a blazer?  Why not!  This time of year, pre-spring if you will, is the perfect time to rock a blazer!  It’s still chilly so a jacket you can wear like a top is the best way to stay chic and warm.  You can rock a blazer with your work wear or your going out clothes which is why the investment is well worth it.  I’m currently rocking the mark. Tipping The Scales Jacket.  It isn’t like anything I already own with it’s take on a tux jacket made more casual with snakeskin print in a more casual material.

Rocking The mark. Tipping The Scales Blazer

Rocking The mark. Tipping The Scales Blazer

I rocked my mark. Tipping Scales Blazer with a black tee and blush columnist pants from Express.  There’s these slight pinky undertones to the grays in the blazer so my blush pants looked killer with it for a wear to work outfit.

Snakeskin and Blush

Snakeskin and Blush

For my accessories I went with the Feathered Friend Necklace and Grows On You Bracelet from mark.  These accessories have been in heavy rotation lately!

mark. Feathered Friend Necklace and Grows On You Bracelet

mark. Feathered Friend Necklace and Grows On You Bracelet

Are you ready to rock a blazer!?  I’m also loving this paired with a white tee and black jeans for some weekend wear!  As you can see in the pic below, definitely a look that rocks!  (ps those pants, shoes and bag are all available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) You can shop the mark. Tipping The Scales Jacket, Feathered Friend Necklace and Grows On You Bracelet at my eBoutique!

Rock It For Weekend Wear

Rock It For Weekend Wear

BONUS FREE GIFT TODAY TOO!

Trending Tuesday #marble with mark. Soft T Dress

#marble trend with mark. Soft T Dress

#marble trend with mark. Soft T Dress

Last week’s Trending Tuesday was all my #marble inspo, today it’s how I applied it in my life with the mark. Soft T Dress!  Middle of summer means it’s hot and all the new fashion is coming out for pre-fall.  Which means you need something that can beat the heat and look on trend as we transition  in a few months.  A t-shirt dress is that item!  Put a marble print on it and you got something unique and on trend.

mark. Soft T Dress For Summer Look

mark. Soft T Dress For Summer Look

mark. Soft T Dress For Summer

mark. Soft T Dress For Summer

For summer wear I like this look pretty minimal, which makes it work appropriate.  I like it all kept in a monochromatic color scheme, black white and bit of metallic.  All I added was a metallic skinny belt for some shape (too bad I didn’t have one in black, white or silver!  Adding that to the wish list…)

Metallic Belt, Silver Watch, Pink Lip

Metallic Belt, Silver Watch, Pink Lip

Minimal Accessories Needed

Minimal Accessories Needed

Anchored in black, a structured bag and cap toe pumps also make this dress work appropriate for a summer day.  However, you could easily make it weekend ready with black sandals and lighter bag!

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Wear Now, Wear Later: Printed T-Shirt Dress

Wear Now, Wear Later: Printed T-Shirt Dress

This is your no-fuss, hassle free, easy summer wear piece! I love how versatile it is and I can’t wait to wear it in the fall (stay tuned for a fall friendly take on this dress).  For now I’ll just wear with some sharp silver jewelry, clean white mani and a petal pink lip with Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lipstick in Petal Pink.

Wearing Avon Ultra Color Indulgence in Petal Pink

Wearing Avon Ultra Color Indulgence in Petal Pink

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Bag – mark. — Pumps – Shoedazzle

mark. Soft T Dress

mark. Soft T Dress

Word Of Alicia Review of the mark. Soft T Dress: I’m totally digging the print, obviously!  But what’s also great about this dress is it’s a relaxed fit and a little longer in length so more versatile for more occasions. Originally I was disappointed this wasn’t a cotton t-shirt dress, it’s polyester so it will retain it’s shape as you wear it and therefore a little thicker so no show through, which I like.   I also dig the pattern all the way around the dress. The marble print is really what makes this dress unique!

Marble Print All The Way Around

Marble Print All The Way Around

You can shop my look at my eboutique and take 25% off an order of $75 with promo code JULY25  Be sure to shop the summer sale for your summer favorites at discounted prices!  I’m loving all things with a marble print! Did you download the marble tech background yet?  Check out last weeks post for the deets!  You bet my laptop and and phone got the marble detail!

#marble is totally trending!

#marble is totally trending!

Bon Fat Tuesday! Mardi Gras Inspo On A Regular Tuesday

Fat Tuesday has always held a special place in my heart, from French class, to nights out, to beads, to crepes or jambalaya I’ve always celebrated this sinful holiday!  Here’s a little inspiration for the day

Word On What To Wear:  Purple, yellow and green!  The Mardi Gras official colors!  Since I’m working like the rest of us on a typical Tuesday I’ll be pairing my green Express Portofino blouse with some black pants and fun accessories, like my satin printed Nolita pumps (Prabal Gurng for Target, last seen here), yellow skinny belt (Express, old) and of course some purple beads with matching ring and bracelet (mark.)!  Finishing it off with a purple and gold makeup look and my headband fit for Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras Inspired Work Look

Mardi Gras Inspired Work Look

Got Beads!?

Got Beads!?  Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Power Plum

Green, Gold and Purple for Fat Tuesday

Green, Gold and Purple for Fat Tuesday

Gold and Purple Makeup with mark. On The Dot Bold Eye Color Pallet

Gold and Purple Makeup with mark. On The Dot Bold Eye Color Pallet

Yellow Belt adds the right Mardi Gras Touch

Yellow Belt adds the right Mardi Gras Touch

Mardi Gras Perfect Headband With Loose Curls

Mardi Gras Perfect Headband With Loose Curls

Fat Tuesday's Look

Fat Tuesday’s Look

 

Word On What To Do:  Make a New Orleans themed meal fit for a king!  May be a little hard to get down to Bourbon Street, but might as well eat like I’m there!  On the menu:  Jambalaya, Corn Bread, Green Salad and King Cake.  And maybe start the night with a hurricane?

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For a good Jambalaya recipe I like this one, but it’s one of those dishes you can work with what you have!  Chicken and sausage, shrimp and sausage, pork and sausage, whatever you like!  Because this is “going up, on a Tuesday” go with a simple salad with dark greens for a bit more of southern taste and as for the king cake, pick this one up at a bakery/grocery store for a Tuesday night treat!

 

Bon Fat Tuesday!

Desk to Dinner Dress – mark. by Avon Wild For The Night Dress

Desk To Dinner:  mark. Wild For The Night Dress

Desk To Dinner: mark. Wild For The Night Dress

Ugh!  What am I going to wear!  The daily question I ask every day.  Especially on busy days where I have to leave work directly to meet up socially it’s even harder.  Work appropriate is sometimes not exactly what you want to be out and about in socially.  Problem solved:  mark. Wild For The Night Dress ($34).

mark. Wild For The Night Dress ($34)

mark. Wild For The Night Dress ($34)

It’s no secret the power of a LBD.  mark. just released their newest holiday collection including this little black dress, the Wild For The Night dress and it does not disappoint on it’s LBD power.  It’s a tailored cut so it’s going to give you hourglass curves, but it’s thick knit fabric keeps it comfy and not restricting. The edgy stud details give it a built in sweetheart shape that will also flatter with the illusion it creates.

Fit to perfection mark. Wild For The Night Dress

Fit to perfection mark. Wild For The Night Dress

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The bronze stud design details are flat so they won’t get caught on anything and create a killer look.  It’s like a built in statement necklace so really all you have to do is throw this dress on and go!

Bronze Stud Detailing

Bronze Stud Detailing

If you loved the mark. Exotic Edge Dress from last year (like I did as seen here and here) then you’re going to love this new Wild For The Night dress.  The dress by itself is perfect, I can’t express how perfect this cut and material are, just take my word.  (word of alicia, get it, get it!?!) But also, it is even more perfect because of it”s versatility.  Not only will it be perfect for pretty much any occasion you have now through January but it’s the perfect desk to dinner dress.

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mark. Wild For The Night Dress

mark. Wild For The Night Dress

For the desk:  Wear this dress easily with a cardigan.  I went for a longer length open cardi in tan and black from Loft to bring out the bronze coloring in the studs.  Pair it with the Avon The Carlen Bag ($24.99) for a fun and functional work friendly look.

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Wear To Work Outfit with mark. Wild For The Night Dress

Wear To Work Outfit with mark. Wild For The Night Dress

For dinner:  Loose the cardi, and maybe add a leather jacket.  You could keep the tote because the fun metallic gold works both ways!  Plus a metallic bag with metallic heels like the mark. Pumped With Vogue heels ($40) make it even better!

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The Perfect LBD For Night

The Perfect LBD For Night

For accessories:  With this dress you can easily just throw it on and go, but I like me some accessories.  Wearing a black and gold leopard belt and black and gold stretch bracelets from Express (old) with my mark. Show ID Bracelet ($24) and mark. Ring Me Up stackable rings with my mark. Pumped With Vogue Heels ($40).

Black and Gold Accessories

Black and Gold Accessories

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Avon The Carlen Bag

The Carlen Bag by Avon

As the holiday season approaches you’re going to need a go-to dress that you can move and feel comfortable in and will still make you look incredible.  This mark. Wild For The Night dress is it AND it’s only $34!  You can shop the dress, tote and accessories at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code BOUTIQUE14 for free shipping on a $20 order and a free gift for a $50 order now through 11/7/14!