what to wear for christmas

A Merry and Bright A Box

A Merry and Bright A Box

A Merry and Bright A Box

Your days will be full of festive cheer if you snatch up the C24 A Box Merry and Bright (product # 920051). It will get you holiday ready in a flash with three bold, fun makeup selections and charming earrings to cap off an outfit. The makeup picks are full-size options that will make your holidays shine. At only $10 with any $40 purchase, this is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit.

Get Holiday RED-y!

Wearing the A Box Exclusives!

Four Bright and Fun Picks:  Three full-size makeup essentials and A-Box exclusive earrings—a $32 value!

Avon True Color Be Blushed Cheek Color in Blushing Nude: .14 oz.

A Neutral Cream Blush

A Neutral Cream Blush

Avon True Color Pro+ Nail Enamel in Royal Read: .4 oz.

Your Go-To Red Nail

Your Go-To Red Nail

Avon True Color Eyeshadow Duo in Healthy Glow: .07 oz.

Everyday Day Eye Duo PERFECT with a Red Lip

Everyday Day Eye Duo PERFECT with a Red Lip

A-Box Exclusive Holiday Earring Glamour Stud Duo: Hematite color, pack of 2

2 Pairs of Go With Anything Earrings

2 Pairs of Go With Anything Earrings

This A Box is one that’s well worth it!  If you get it for yourself you’ll have everything you need, a neutral makeup option that will match perfectly with a red lip!  A go-to red polish for the holiday season.  Lastly the perfect pair of earrings for all those blingy statement necklaces or for a simple pairing with your cozy winter looks.  The A Box is $10 with a $40 purchase so pick up a holiday outfit and add this on and you’re all set!

Be Merry Be Bright!

Be Merry Be Bright!

NOW this would also make a GREAT gift option!  Basic must-have shades that any girl can appreciate, and 2 pairs of earrings that are cute enough for basically everyone.  PLUS you can wrap an A Box like a Christmas Tree so mega cute idea especially for a white elephant, girlfriend gift or hostess gift.  The A Box is $10 with a $40 purchase so pick up your stocking stuffers, or a cute holiday item and add this on and you’ll have a great start on your holiday shopping.

Be Holiday RED-y!

Be Holiday RED-y!

You can get the Merry and Bright A Box at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

A Box $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

A Box $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

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The Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt – mark. Any Which Way Sequin Skirt

The Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

The Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

Tis’ the season for all things sparkle, glitter, glisten and sequins!  A few friends and I are in full holiday spirit showing you the ULTIMATE holiday party skirt, mark. Any Which Way Sequin Skirt!  This sequin skirt is like multiple skirts in one!  It features brush sequins, so depending which way you swipe the sequin the skirt wears gold or teal… swipe down for gold, up for teal, or create any sort of pattern you want.

mark. Any Which Way Sequin Skirt

mark. Any Which Way Sequin Skirt

Dipped In Gold:

Alicia's Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

Alicia’s Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

I’m wearing my skirt as if its dipped in gold!  First push all the sequins up so it’s teal, then brush down the bottom in an uneven pattern for a dipped in gold look.  Perfect for NYE or a holiday party!  I paired mine with a simple tank, white fur stole, (mark. Chill Factor Stole), glittery gold heels, and some shimmering jewelry!

mark. Any Which Way Skirt Goes Glam

mark. Any Which Way Skirt Goes Glam

 

Back in Black:

Laura's Ultimate Holiday Skirt

Laura’s Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

Our friend over at Sealaura is wearing hers in an uneven pattern to really showcase the uniqueness of this skirt.  She paired hers with a basic black turtleneck which would work perfectly if you’re wearing it to an office party.  Sophisticated and still fun!  Check out her full blog post for a really good look at those sequins!

Brush Sequins For The Season

Brush Sequins For The Season

 

I Love Gooold:

Natasha's Ultimate Holiday Skirt

Natasha’s Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

Fellow rep and fashion fan, Natasha is going for the gold by wearing the skirt all swiped down for that full on gold look.  She paired hers with a basic black turtleneck, a black and gold arm party (mark. Grow Your Stack Bracelet Set), and tall black boots (Avon Cushion Walk Kiki Stretch Fashion Boot).  A winter friendly way to wear the skirt, and perfect for a Christmas house party!

mark. Any Which Way Skirt Hitting The Party Circuit

mark. Any Which Way Skirt Hitting The Party Circuit

 

Day Sequins:

Bronwyn's Ultimate Holiday Skirt

Bronwyn’s Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

Beauty Boss and fellow rep Bronwyn styled hers my favorite way, for day!  Also keeping her skirt all gold, she dressed it down with a cute graphic tee and a faux leather jacket.  This makes it extremely wearable for anyone and everyone.  Add a little glam with the Avon Stylish Sparkle Multicolor necklace and you have yourself some day sparkle!

There’s still time to get this skirt for Christmas, and definitely for New Years!  TODAY ONLY at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger you can get 2 day deliver for half the cost with a $50 order.  The mark. Any Which Way Skirt is $44 so add on the Party Ready A Box for $10 (see more) and have yourself everything you need for the ultimate party look and get the speedy shipping discount!

Party Ready A Box Only $10 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Party Ready A Box Only $10 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Trending Tuesday: Holiday Sparkle

If the world of alicia was the internet, #sparkle would totally be trending!  I just can’t get enough glimmer and glam this time of year.  All I want to do is wear sequins and glitter and stare at sparkling Christmas lights!  Here’s what’s sparkly and has my attention!

mark. Sparkle:

mark. Sparkle Collection

mark. Sparkle Collection

The mark. Sparkle collection has to be one of my all time favorite beauty collections from mark.!  The scent is a perfect winter fragrance a little bit cozy and a little bit party.  I really like the bottle too.  The fragrance is sold out online but order direct through me if interested.  The shimmer body lotion and soap however are available and great on their own!  Perfect stocking stuffers too!

mark. Sparkle Shimmer Soap

mark. Sparkle Shimmer Soap

 

Eye Sparkle

Luxe Gold & Black Eye Look

Luxe Gold & Black Eye Look

LustreLux makeup is on point here!  What a great holiday look.  I’m obsessed with a sparkly eye as of late.  I’ll be using my mark. Dream Sequins Eye Pallet and mark. On The Edge Liquid Liner in Gilt Trip (gold) to create some fun looks like the inspo above and below!

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Gilded Liner

Gilded Liner

 

Sparkling Holiday Green:

mark. Emerald Princess Pumps

mark. Emerald Princess Pumps

Usually I’m hands down a red person come Christmas but this year sparkly emerald has me obsessing! Until I find the perfect sparkling green piece to wear I’ll have to settle for my shimmering green pumps (mark. Emerald Princess Pumps) and a sparkly eye look.

Sparkly Green for Holiday

Sparkly Green for Holiday

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Sequined Sparkle

mark. Clutch Situation

mark. Clutch Situation

I just want to wear sequins.  All day every day.  Can’t I wear a sequined party dress to work?

Sequin Romper

Sequin Romper

 

Christmas Lights Sparkle:

Jamberry Tannenbaum

Jamberry Tannenbaum

The sparkle from Christmas lights are one of those things I wish I could bottle and sell.  Until then I’ll just have to apply it in unique ways like these Tannenbaum nail wraps from Jamberry!  (ps last few days of my Jamberry party going on if anyone is interested shop here!)

twinkle

twinkle

What has you obsessing as of late?

Dark Blooms for Decmber

mark. Dark Blooms Dress Dressed Up For Holiday

mark. Dark Blooms Dress Dressed Up For Holiday

“And so, I’m offering this simple phrase. To kids from one to ninety-two.  Although it’s been said many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!”  Counting down the days by wearing red and/or green dressed up perfectly for the holidays!  If you remember in fall how we said to get this mark. Dark Blooms dress, well it get’s dressed up for the holidays really well!

Dress it up with a satin blazer, mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer

Dress it up with a satin blazer, mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer

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This mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer has been my holiday go to!  It’s dressy, comfortable, flattering and keeps you warm!  And it’s now on sale for only $32.99!  Pick this one up!  (Shop now:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Reverse Print

Reverse Print

 

Dark Blooms for December

Dark Blooms for December

Pop With Holiday Red

Pop With Holiday Red

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Booties and A Red Bag

Booties and A Red Bag

I’m all about the booties this year!  Love a good bootie with a dress!  Dressing for December requires pieces that have that little bit more warmth which is why tights, booties and a jacket are necessary!  (booties – Target, belt – The Limited, bag – mark., bracelets – Kate Spade and Express, earrings -mark.)

Dressing for December

Dressing for December

Shop the mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer now AND get FREE 2-day shipping with promo code 2DAYSHIP now extend through the 23rd!

Holiday Styling Tips: Sparkle

Holiday Styling Tips:  Sparkle

Holiday Styling Tips: Sparkle

Twinkling lights, shiny packages, glowing fires and glimmering ornaments, this time of year does nothing but sparkle!  So let’s match the season and sparkle a little more, and I’ll take any reason to sparkle a little bit more!  Jill from My Sweet Obsessions and I have a few tips on how to add some sparkle to your holiday looks.

1.  Pick A Statement Sparkle Piece.

Holiday Sparkle with mark.

Holiday Sparkle with mark.

This is the time of year where you can get away with going mega on the sparkle so why not go big or go home!   Bust out a sequin dress, sequin leggings or pick a statement sparkle piece like the mark. Chain Reaction Necklace ($50) which is nothing but major! (said like RZ).  With four rows of rhinestones outlined in a gunmetal chain in a deep Y design, this necklace has that IT factor.

mark. Chain Reaction Necklace

mark. Chain Reaction Necklace

 

2.  Showcase your sparkle piece with your outfit.

Showcase with the right neckline

Showcase with the right neckline

You’ll want to showcase that sparkle so pick an outfit that highlights.  With my sparkle piece, the mark. Chain Reaction Necklace, a wrap style LBD showcases the necklace.  With the Y shape a deep V or a wrap neckline is best.  Keeping my outfit simple in all black the major focus is on the necklace.  My dress is an old closet favorite but match it with the mark. Cross My Mind Dress ($42) for a similar effect.

Showcase Your Sparkle

Showcase Your Sparkle

 

3.  Choose some compatible sparkle.

mark. Opulent Charm Heels

mark. Opulent Charm Heels

Don’t stop at just the mark. Chain Reaction Necklace (even though by itself it would be killer!).  Pick a compatible piece like a sparkly cocktail ring and/or bracelet.  Try the mark. Dark Edge Ring ($20).  Don’t let your sparkle be top heavy, spread the love from the bottom to the top!  Add some sparkly shoes like these embellished pumps from mark., the Opulent Charm Heels ($65).  They’re the perfect holiday party shoe that will go with pretty much everything you put on this holiday season.  The black velvet and classic pump shape will make them go-to’s for holiday season’s to come.

mark. Attention To Detail Tights and Opulent Charm Heels

mark. Attention To Detail Tights and Opulent Charm Heels

 

4.  Balance it out with an all-over solid color

LBD and Black Tights for a Black Base

LBD and Black Tights for a Black Base

Will all the sparkle going on you’ll want to keep a solid base going.  I’m obviously a fan of black for the obvious reasons, but you could do the same with pretty much any solid color like with a winter white or a festive red.  I kept the look sleek with adding some black tights to my black dress.  Since it’s all about the sparkle lets go with the an opaque tight with a little sparkle graphic print down the leg for a little more holiday sparkle.  The mark. Attention To Detail Tights ($22) is a two pack including the one’s shown.  (a perfect stocking stuffer btw!)

Sparkle Detail Along The Tights

Sparkle Detail Along The Tights

 

5.  Add more sparkle.

mark. Sparkles On Top Headband

mark. Sparkles On Top Headband

Just when you think you’ve got your look ready, add more sparkle!  This is the time of year not to shy away.  This is really the season where wearing a sparkle headband, with the a majorly sparkly statement necklace, with a blinged out cocktail ring, with a subtle shimmery tight and embellished pumps is perfectly acceptable.  This mark. Sparkles On Top Headband is the perfect balance for any extra sparkle.

Shimmery Beauty Look For A Sparkling Look

Shimmery Beauty Look For A Sparkling Look

 

Jill’s Styling Tip:  Create Holiday Sparkle with an Icy Holiday look

 

Jill's Holiday Sparkle Tips

Jill’s Holiday Sparkle Tips

“Start with the sparkle by pairing a light wash chambray button up with silver-tone jewelry pieces that have clear and sapphire colored stones. The Ice Cold Collar Necklace and Icy Gaze Bracelet by mark are perfect for this! Then continue with the icy feel by adding a pair of white denim jeans. Add a pair of brown riding boots to protect the white denim from the slushy, snowy ground.”  Jill from My Sweet Obsessions

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Even with a casual day you can still sparkle.  Jill has mastered the casual sparkle with her icy look.  Head over to My Sweet Obsessions for more tips from Jill and more looks at her outfit!  You can shop both our sparkle at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  And just in time to get 20% off your order and have it in time for the holidays!

 

Holiday Styling Tips: Traditional Holiday Colors, Red and Green

Holiday Styling Tip:  Traditional Holiday Colors

Holiday Styling Tip: Traditional Holiday Colors

The holiday season is officially upon us!  Which basically means from now util New Years I’m themeing out my days with a little holiday cheer, mainly by wearing holiday colors!  Nothing signals the holidays more than traditional red and green.  Jill from My Sweet Obsessions and I have a few tips on how to wear the traditional red and green this holiday without looking like that crazy lady!

1.  Go one color all over!

mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress

mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress

Pick one color, red or green, and go bold!  Wear the all over shade as your base.  Even though typically this time of year I’m usually in red, but a dark green shirtdress is just as festive.  The mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress ($40) is the perfect pick!

Going For All Over Green!

Going For All Over Green!

 

2.  Stick to a classic shape.

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Green Shirtdress For Holiday Outifts

Green Shirtdress For Holiday Outfits

When going all over in one color sticking to classic shapes keeps the look chic.  This also makes it more appropriate for daytime wear.  The shirtdress styling in the mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress is a cut that’s not only flattering on any shape, it’s also fitting for every occasion.  You might remember it as my pick for a transitional fall, you can see just how versatile this dress is!  Just unroll the tab sleeves and you have a winter look!  You could also add some tights and boots for colder weather too.

 

3.  Accent in red (or green). 

Red Accents With Avon Scarlet Collectible Pin and Scarlet Chandelier Earrings

Red Accents With Avon Scarlet Collectible Pin and Scarlet Chandelier Earrings

Because I’m going all-over green I’m accenting in red.  The small pops of red tie in the traditional red and green colors without going overboard.  Jewelry and shoes are the easiest and most logical but also think about places like your belt!  A red belt would of been awesome for my look, but I don’t have one. 😦  Next best thing, add a broach to the green belt that came with the dress!  The Avon 2014 Scarlet Collection Pin ($14.99) is the perfect little blingy broach for the task… and you might remember it from its staring role I’m my wedding!  I brought in our last styling tip with a little red plaid in my Shoedazzle pumps!

Red Accents Against All Over Green

Red Accents Against All Over Green

 

4.  Accent in red and green with your beauty look too!

Red Lips and Green Eyeliner for Holiday

Red Lips and Green Eyeliner for Holiday

Beauty is often forgotten as a part of your total look.  Try a green eyeliner like mark. No Place To Run in Grassroots ($9).  Pair it with a shimmery gold shadow from the Eye Dream Of Glam Eye Pallet ($40 last seen here and here) and a red matte lip, Avon Ultra Color Lipstick in Matte Ruby ($5.99).  Don’t forget your nails!  Add red or green to your tips like mark. Nailed It Duo in Firestarter and Hot Coal ($9).

 

5.  Go For Gold.

Sequin Gold Clutch and Red Plaid Pumps!

Sequin Gold Clutch and Red Plaid Pumps!

Gold accents against red and green look a little more glam than silver.  The warm tones compliment and step up your holiday look.  From my gold sequin clutch to the gold studs on my red plaid pumps, to the gold base in my jewelry, a little gold goes a long way!

Go For Gold!

Go For Gold!

 

Jill’s Styling Tip:  Think outside the box with nontraditional shades of the traditional holiday colors of green and red

Jill's Holiday Traditional Colors Look

Jill’s Holiday Traditional Colors Look

“Think of nontraditional shades of the traditional holiday colors in lime green and bright red. Balance out the bright colored top and scarf with a neutral black bottom. Add additional visual interest by wearing a black pant like the Night Gaze Jacquard Pant by mark in damask, jacquard fabric. These pants are perfect for the Holiday Season and beyond!” Jill from My Sweet Obsessions

mark. Night Gaze Jacquard Pants

mark. Night Gaze Jacquard Pants

What red and green pieces do you like to wear during the holiday season?  Be sure to head over to My Sweet Obsession’s to see Jill’s full look and more styling tips!

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Holiday Styling Tips: Plaid

Holiday Styling Tips:  Plaid

Holiday Styling Tips: Plaid

The holiday season is here!  To go along with all those festive outings coming up you’ll need a festive look!  Which is why Jill from My Sweet Obsessions and I have a few tips to make your holiday styling a little easier.  First on the list, plaid!  Plaid is a easy fall print that transitions really well for holiday.  It can be casual or dressy so super fitting for your holiday events.  And yes holiday events include Thanksgiving!  Plaid is a perfect fall pattern for your Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving looks!

Alicia’s Tips For Styling Plaid:

1.  Go with a bold plaid

Go Bold This Holiday With Plaid Pants

Go Bold This Holiday With Plaid Pants

I like red of course, it’s the most festive, but you can pick any color.  The key is to go with an all over print like in pants, or a jacket!  These ankle columnists in red plaid from Express (old) are a pretty bold way to wear plaid.

Red Plaid Pants For Holiday

Red Plaid Pants For Holiday

 

2.  Anchor it with a neutral

When going bold anchor it with a neutral, like black, to keep it wearable.  The solid black blazer over a graphic tee helps keep my bold plaid pants wearable.

A Black Blazer Keeps Plaid Pants Wearable

A Black Blazer Keeps Plaid Pants Wearable

3.  Dress up casual plaid with dressy fabrics.

Satin Blazer Dresses Up Plaid Pants And A Graphic Tee

Satin Blazer Dresses Up Plaid Pants And A Graphic Tee

Adding a satin blazer instantly dresses up the look.  The mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer ($60) is the perfect piece to dress up plaid, with it’s nice quality and poppy print lining it’s a wardrobe must have.  It’s fitted, so not only is it slimming, but it also is a dressier silhouette.  (I even paired this blazer over my wedding dress for the after parties!)

Satin Blazer:  mark. Blaze The Way Blazer

Satin Blazer: mark. Blaze A New Trail Blazer

 

4.  Complete with a little sparkle

A Little Sparkle with mark. Cube Effect Necklace and Twice As Nice Necklace

A Little Sparkle with mark. Cube Effect Necklace and Twice As Nice Necklace

Metallics and sparkle make anything a little more holiday-tastic!  I finished off my look with the mark. Pumped With Vogue Heels ($40), mark. Twice As Nice Necklace and mark. Cube Effect Necklace ($18).

Sparkly Necklaces, Shimmery Satin and Metallic Accents!

Sparkly Necklaces, Shimmery Satin and Metallic Accents!

Metallic Heels:  mark. Pumped With Vogue Heels

Metallic Heels: mark. Pumped With Vogue Heels

 

Jill’s Styling Tips: Subtly add plaid by layering 

My Sweet Obsessions:  Holiday Plaid

My Sweet Obsessions: Holiday Plaid

“Go subtle with the plaid by layering a plaid button up under a sweatshirt like the Effortless Edge Sweatshirt by mark. Expose the plaid cuff and collar and unzip the side zipper for just a hint of plaid. To keep the plaid the main focus of your look, keep your accessories simple. Then, stay casual by finishing off with a pair of medium wash distressed denim jeans and brown riding boots.” – Jill from My Sweet Obsessions

Jill Layers Plaid with mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

Jill Layers Plaid with mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

See Jill’s full look and more on her tips for layering plaid at My Sweet Obsessions.

Trimming The Tree and Christmas Plaid

mark. High Ranking Style Jacket over Brooks Brothers Plaid

mark. High Ranking Style Jacket over Brooks Brothers Plaid

mark. Glimmer Of Hoop Earrings

mark. Glimmer Of Hoop Earrings

Trimming the tree is one of my all time favorite parts of the Christmas season!  This year I put up 3 trees so far between home and the office and looking for an excuse to do more!  Black Friday has become a tradition to skip the shopping and go up to McGee’s Tree Farm and pick out a Christmas tree to chop down and bring back down the hill.  This year we might of had to chop like 2 feet off our guy to fit it but its all part of the experience!  Followed up with Thanksgiving left overs, Christmas decorating and some hot apple cider mulling away!

Christmas Plaid with mark. Hight Ranking Style Jacket

Christmas Plaid with mark. High Ranking Style Jacket

With such festive activities you need a festive look!  Remember this mark. High Ranking Style Jacket ($48 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) that I wore for Week O’Nautical here?  Well it returns making a plaid tuxedo shirt from Brooks Brothers look extremely casually festive!  I paired it with some jeans tucked into my Shoedazzle boots and finished with the mark. Glimmer of Shine Hoop Earrings ($34 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Trimming The Tree With Zoey

Trimming The Tree With Zoey

Zoey Attack!

Zoey Attack!

Zoey is becoming a regular here, crashing my pictures, or Zoey-bombing as I like to call it.  Really she just gets so excited that I’m excited and Zoey-bombs!

Christmas Plaid Look

Christmas Plaid Look

I definitely untucked this shirt seconds after taking these.  Much better.  But you’ll have to just pretend I didn’t think it was a good idea to tuck my shirt in.  You can shop the mark. High Ranking Style Jacket and Glimmer of Hoop Earrings at my eBoutique at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with PLENTY of time for you to get in time for the holidays and for a little tree trimming yourself.  PLUS FREE SHIPPING TODAY ONLY with promo code FSGREEN I love this look for all those casual activities you’ll be doing this holiday season!

Black Friday Christmas Tree Shopping

Black Friday Christmas Tree Shopping

O'Christmas Tree O'Chrismas Tree

O’Christmas Tree O’Chrismas Tree

Nothing Beats Those Twinkling Lights

Nothing Beats Those Twinkling Lights

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!