what to wear to thanksgiving

What To Wear: Fall Jewels

What To Wear:  Fall Jewels

What To Wear: Fall Jewels

With Thanksgiving next week there’s still some fall occasions left leaving you with the what to wear question. Jewel tones are not only of the season but also festive.  A few key pieces are all you need to really make an impact with a fall jewel tone look.

Navy and Emerald

Navy and Emerald

I paired a simple navy sweater dress (Express) with emerald accessories starting with this great wrap belt from White House Black Market (on sale!).  Comfort and cozy in the sweater dress and makes for a great canvas for statement accessories.  Emerald as an accent is really versatile, as it goes with my navy here but would also look stunning with rich purples or with your ruby reds for holiday.

Fantastic Fall Jewel Tones

Fantastic Fall Jewel Tones

Emerald Accents:  Belt, Bag, Pumps

Emerald Accents: Belt, Bag, Pumps

I might feel a little 80’s but these mark. Emerald Princess Pumps pair perfectly and have a modern take with the high back to them.  The finish is almost like that you’d see on a car.  They’re so unique but classic at the same time.

mark. Emerald Princess Pumps

mark. Emerald Princess Pumps

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Jewel Tones For Fall

Jewel Tones For Fall

I like a simple sweater dresses in the fall and you can so easily glam these up for day or night.  Easily could throw on a camel/tan leather (or faux leather) for going out the night before Thanksgiving.  A small bag like this with a strap makes for hands free mingling and killer pumps for the party factor.

mark. Baroque The Mold Earrings and Ring

mark. Baroque The Mold Earrings and Ring

However, the major impact to this whole looks are the actual fall jewels, as in the jewelry!  These mark. Baroque the Mold Earrings and Ring in rich jewel tones and opulent stones and styling are the perfect statement pieces for the right finishing touch.  Seriously all you need to do is add these bad boys on to any look and you’re instantly glam!

mark. Baroque The Mold Earrings and Ring

mark. Baroque The Mold Earrings and Ring

Finally what would a fall jewel tone look be without a fall lipstick!  Go for a jewel tone like the Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Radiant Raisin.  Pair it with an equally opulent eye using the mark. Dream Sequins Shimmering Eye Pallet.

Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Radiant Raisin

Avon Ultra Color Absolute Lipstick in Radiant Raisin

As you prepare for last bit of fall before the big holiday kick try incorporating some fall jewels into your look!  You can shop the products used and featured at my eBoutique http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  and get FREE shipping on a $20 order today using promo code FREESHIP20 or save your order for next week!  20% off and FREE gifts starting Thursday!

PS:  Afternoon sun in Nor Cal can be intense, which is why my pictures are slightly inconsistent and over exposed.  But don’t be fooled these colors look STUNNING in person!

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What To Wear: Thanksgiving Day

What To Wear:  Thanksgiving Day

What To Wear: Thanksgiving Day

Turkey for me.  Turkey for you.  I like to eat my turkey in a big brown shoe… or a chic Thanksgiving Day look.  We all know I’m a sucker for a holiday and a good holiday movie.  Did you notice in the movies, how everyone is always so sharply chic when they show up for family holiday dinners!?  And I always love their looks, so here’s my take on a chic Thanksgiving Day look, that’s still comfortable and fall friendly!

Chic Black and Fall Accessories

Chic Black and Fall Accessories

When in doubt, wear black.  Black always looks classy and chic.  Start with a basic fine gauge crew neck black sweater (Express).  I paired mine with a comfortable pencil skirt (Express), trick is to find one that’s not too tight or too high waisted.  I like pencil skirts because they’re slimming and you don’t have to fight with the hemline while sitting.  HOWEVER you could achieve the same look with black pants, skinnies, jeans or leggings.  The key is in the fall accessories.

Basic Fall Must Have:  Plaid Blanket Scarf

Basic Fall Must Have: Plaid Blanket Scarf

Adding this plaid blanket scarf (Target) over my all black look bumps up the fall factor.  Plus it’s extremely practical to ward of the cold and snuggle up.  I just draped mine over my shoulders for a chic shawl look and to showcase this stunning mark. Second Nature Necklace.  Every holiday look needs some major statement sparkle.  The branch like detail on this statement necklace is perfect for the fall holiday but will look just as stunning over my holiday red come christmas.  If you get one sparkle piece this holiday season for yourself let it be this one!

Fall Accessories To Up The Game

Fall Accessories To Up The Game

Rounding out the accessories are a skinny metallic belt, a really strong black pump (coming soon to my eBoutique taking pre-orders) and a lady like faux croc bag in fall friendly green. (mark. contact if interested).

mark. Totally Strapped Heels

mark. Totally Strapped Heels

Fall Accessory Game Strong

Fall Accessory Game Strong

mark. Good Things Mini Bag

mark. Good Things Mini Bag

Fall Friendly For Thanksgiving

Fall Friendly For Thanksgiving

I tend to lean a little more “dinner party” for Thanksgiving but if yours is more casual just switch out the skirt for some more casual bottoms.  A black pump looks good casual or dressed up and fall accessories up the game.  A little chic goes a long way!

Chic Look For Thanksgiving

Chic Look For Thanksgiving

Traveling this holiday season?  Then shop my eBoutique today or tomorrow (11/17 & 18) and get a FREE travel bag bundle in this fun abstract Mickey Mouse print. Do a little holiday shopping now and get the free gift!  Maybe pick up the mark. necklace I’m wearing here to add some sparkle to your Thanksgiving Day look!

What To Wear To Thanksgiving: mark. Chic It Out Pants

What To Wear To Thanksgiving:  mark. Chic It Out Pants

What To Wear To Thanksgiving: mark. Chic It Out Pants

I’m sure you’re already planned your Friendsgiving, decided on your makeup look, making your grocery list to make some artichoke dip and homemade cranberry sauce, now what to wear!?! A day who’s sole purpose is to eat (with thanks of course!), there needs to be some functionality to your outfit for expanding tummies and lounging!  The formula of chic leggings + flowing top sounds about right for a Thanksgiving Day look.

mark. Chic It Out Pants ($34)

mark. Chic It Out Pants ($34)

The mark. Chic It Out Pants ($34) are the stretchy pants of choice for the day!  They are thick enough that you don’t feel weird wearing them as pants.  The waist band is a little wider so it doesn’t dig into you but stretches nicely for expanding tummies.  And they are chic!  They have a killer tone on tone snakeskin design that give them just a little bit of interest!  So you look like you’ve stepped up your game from those cheap $5 leggings.

mark. Chic It Out Pants 2 Ways

mark. Chic It Out Pants 2 Ways

Now that we’ve determined your chic easy bottoms go with a nice comfortable loose fitting top!  I’ve got 2 ways to wear it:  dress it up with a chic blouse or keep it casual in a comfy sweatshirt.  If you’re thanksgiving is more of a dinner party type of event go with a blouse, if it’s casual at home go with the sweatshirt!

Express Portofino Blouse

Express Portofino Blouse

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Dress Up Chic Leggings With A Blouse

Dress Up Chic Leggings With A Blouse

This black and white portofino blouse from Express is my favorite!  The style is simple and chic and would be appropriate for pretty much any occasion.

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

mark. All Around Style Scarf

mark. All Around Style Scarf

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To go casual go with the mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt ($28, last seen here) pair it with an infinity scarf in a fall print like the mark. All Around Style Scarf ($18) for some extra cozy.  The Effortless Edge Sweatshirt has a more styled cut and detail with the side zipper so again you’re stepping up your game from that college sweatshirt.  Currently the beige is limited in sizes but just for the holidays it’s now available in BLACK!  Even better in my opinion!  You can shop the mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Snakeskin Detail and Booties!

Snakeskin Detail and Booties!

Finish off the looks with layered long necklaces, the mark. Circle Around Necklace ($16) and Cube Effect Necklace ($18), a boyfriend watch (Avon) and some stud earrings (mark.).  Pair it with some black booties like the mark. Multi-Mixed Media Booties ($65) and you’ve got yourself an outfit perfect for a thankful day full of feasting!

BONUS:  TODAY ONLY!  With a $50 order get the Avon Signature Sabrina bag FOR FREE filled with samples and goodies!  So shop the mark. Chic It Out Pants, Effortless Edge Sweatshirt, All Around Style Scarf, Circle Around Necklace, Cube Effect Necklace and/or Multi-Mixed Media Booties and get this goodie bag FOR FREE!  Sounds like the perfect idea to me!  Use promo code SABRINAFS at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Get The Sabrina Bag for FREE at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Get The Sabrina Bag for FREE at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

 

Trending Tuesday: #Friendsgiving

Trending Tuesday: #Friendsgiving

Trending Tuesday: #Friendsgiving

If the world of Alicia was the internet #friendsgiving would totally be trending.  Now that we’re officially in November and my wedding and Halloween are over, it’s time to start getting excited for Thanksgiving!  Because we still battle with which family we spend Thanksgiving with, hosting is completely out of the question.  So instead, let’s host Friendsgiving aka Thanksgiving with friends!

 

Trending Tuesday:  Friendsgiving

Trending Tuesday: Friendsgiving

You can do it the weekend before or after.  Have everyone bring a dish and get to enjoy a something outside your norm!  Or host the whole shebang and just have your friends come and enjoy!  Either way get planning now.  Send out invites via online or word of mouth.  I’m guessing since these are your friends you see and talk to them decently often.  Plan a menu, plan an environment and make it happen.  Here are some pinspiration for you Friendsgiving (or your regular Thanksgiving, whatever floats your gravy boat!)

Friendsgiving Meal Inspo

Friendsgiving Meal Inspo

This week I’ll be posting some ideas for Friendsgiving from what to make (apps and fresh cranberry sauce) to what to wear (makeup, plaid and more)!  Until then enjoy my pinterest board!  http://www.pinterest.com/ach167/friendsgiving/

Friendsgiving Look Inspo

Friendsgiving Look Inspo

What To Wear To Thanksgiving - A Casual and Comfy LBD

What To Wear To Thanksgiving – A Casual and Comfy LBD

Friendsgiving Decor Inspo

Friendsgiving Decor Inspo

Friendsgiving Decor Inspo

Friendsgiving Decor Inspo

Wear And Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Oh Couture Handbag

Wear And Share mark. Oh Couture Handbag

Wear And Share mark. Oh Couture Handbag

I’ve been seeing the quilted leather trend everywhere this fall from Express to Nordstroms to H&M and definitely from mark. in the mark. Oh Couture Bag ($38)!  With such an on trend item we had to choose it for our Wear and Share Wednesday!  And it shouldn’t be that much of a surprise, you’ve already seen it on myself (here) and on Jackie from Living After Midnight (here) in previous posts, but this week we decided to let it take the feature and plan a whole outfit around it.  Don’t you love Jackie pairing it with plaid, looks so equestrian and classic!

Wear and Share Wednesday Look featuring the mark. Oh Couture Handbag

Wear and Share Wednesday Look featuring the mark. Oh Couture Handbag

A Quilted Leather Look featuring mark.

A Quilted Leather Look featuring mark.

What goes better with a quilted leather handbag than a quilted leather skirt!?!  This mini skirt from Express couldn’t be more perfect, complete with its gold zipper details.  To make the skirt a little more day appropriate I paired it with a sheer blouse, the mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse, tights with some fun detailing with the mark. A Bit Lacey Tights, and tons of black and gold accents with my jewelry and heels!  Obviously, my black and gold obsession isn’t dying out.

What To Wear To Thanksgiving

What To Wear To Thanksgiving

So where would you wear an outfit like this?  How about to Thanksgiving!  I like the fun and edge the leather provides (or in my case the faux leather) then add some conservative with lady like details and design.  It can meet the parents, impress people you haven’t seen in a long time, and go out on the town on a cold November night for the Thanksgiving Eve!  For my “What To Wear To Thanksgiving” look #4 I’m loving this black and gold look!  Check out look #1, look #2 and look #3.

mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse ($28 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse ($28 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Check out the details on this mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse ($28 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  At first I wasn’t sure I was going to like the throwback style but once I saw how they updated it with a modern faux leather cutout collar, gold buttons and lace down the front I was in love.  Plus the fit is flattering and modern so the retro styling just works.  This is one of those must-haves you should have in your wardrobe especially for the holiday season!  You’ll just throw it on add some bling and be DONE!

Opulent Arm Party With A Gold and Black Mani To Match

Opulent Arm Party With A Gold and Black Mani To Match

With all the detailing on this look I didn’t really need much BUT I did,  its black and white simplistic base really allowed the accessories to pop!  I just kept it all in the same family, shimming gold!  I stacked my arm party with bangles including the new mark. Antiqued Chic Bracelet and topped it off with my mani with the mark. Nailed It Duo in Tuxedo and Gleam Scene ($7 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  I’m so in love with our last wear and share item, the mark. Go Baroque Necklace ($45 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) that I wore it once again.  I mean its the ULTIMATE holiday necklace.

mark. A Bit Lacy Tights ($22 set of 2)

mark. A Bit Lacy Tights ($22 set of 2)

Tights are my best friend this time of year.  They keep me warm on cold November nights and allow wearing a mini skirt to be more functional.  I have quite a collection but none impress me more than the mark. tights over the years.  The quality is TOP KNOTCH and so is the style.  Just check out these mark.  A Bit Lacy Tights ($22 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)!  Most the leg is opaque with a slight pinstripe (as seen in the detailed pic above) but it has this bit of lace cutout trailing down the back of the leg to make them a stunner!

Make An Entrance With mark.

Make An Entrance With mark.

With these mark. A Bit Lacy Tights you’ll be making an entrance from the front and the back!  And let’s talk those heels!  Can you get a better holiday pump than the mark. SoPumped Heels ($60 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahesinger) ?  Real suede, platform, gold rivet detailing, cutouts and a mega gold heel!

mark. Oh Couture Handbag and mark. So Pumped Heels

mark. Oh Couture Handbag and mark. So Pumped Heels

Since I got this mark. Oh Couture Handbag I’ve been using it non-stop as my everyday bag.  It holds a lot without being a huge bulky bag.  It goes with everything from work to play and looks really more luxe than the $38 price tag would suggest.  This has to be one of my favorite handbags ever, like in my life ever.  It’s that good, making it easy to plan a whole outfit around it.  You can shop my look including the mark. Oh Couture Handbag, mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse, mark. Go Baroque Necklace, mark. Antique Chic Bracelet, mark. A Bit Lacy Tights and the mark. So Pumped Heels at my eBoutique (http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

A Total Look Based Around The mark. Oh Couture Handbag

A Total Look Based Around The mark. Oh Couture Handbag

PS.  A little Thanksgiving note of thanks to all the beauty out there.  While I was taking these pics these guys were just chilling enjoying the fall day.  It made me happy for all the beautiful fall foliage and the everyday beauty we see.  I’m also thankful for my sister who let me use her beautiful landscape as a backdrop!  She does more for me than I ever seem thankful for but I’m grateful!

Deer In The Fall Foliage

Deer In The Fall Foliage

What To Wear To Thanksgiving – Tux Inspired Pants

Wear Tux Inspired Pants To Thanksgiving

Wear Tux Inspired Pants To Thanksgiving

This time of year we reflect on what we are thankful for and one thing I’m certainly thankful for is my pup Zoey!  I can’t imagine my life without and her cuddly sweetness.  Totally not related to my what to wear to Thanksgiving series but she totally forced herself into these pictures, and I’m totally ok with that!  So as we figure out what we’re going to wear for Thanksgiving this tux inspired pants look is Zoey tested Zoey approved.

mark. Fit Right In Skinny Pants

mark. Fit Right In Skinny Pants

A tuxedo may be a bit too much for your family Thanksgiving dinner but a tux inspired look isn’t!  This look is based off the mark. Fit Right In Skinny pants ($34 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  These twill pants are a straight slim cut in burgundy with a black tuxedo stripe down the side, perfect for our favorite fall holiday in our favorite fall color!  These aren’t what I’d consider skinny pants, more of an ankle or cigarette pant, you might remember them from this post.

Tuxedo Stripes With Blousey Stripes

Tuxedo Stripes With Blousey Stripes

To compliment the black tuxedo stripe I went with my favorite black and white stripped blouse, the Portofino blouse from Express.  A soft blouse in a flowy cut like this is perfect for lounging around on Thanksgiving to keep you comfy.

A flowy fit for lounging and playing with the pups!

A flowy fit for lounging and playing with the pups!

To accessorize the look I added two simple long gold necklaces, the m.powerement Power Of Change necklaces from mark. ($28 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  Sparkly button earrings in shades of burgundy in the mark. Mosaic Details Earrings (20$ for a set of 2) to match my sparkly feather bracelet, mark. Antiqued  Chic Bracelet ($28) and a cluster of stackable jeweled tone rings.

mark. Antiqued Chic Bracelet, Stackable Rings and mark. Step Right Up Shoe Clips on the Straight Up Sassy Heels

mark. Antiqued Chic Bracelet, Stackable Rings and mark. Step Right Up Shoe Clips on the Straight Up Sassy Heels

Like I said before, the holidays are a reason to sparkle, even if its just a little bit.  A fun way to do that is with the mark. Step Right Up Shoe Clips (14$ set of 2 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  I love these black and clear crystal clips added on to my favorite basic black pump, the mark. Straight Up Sassy Heels (in and out of clearance at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  These not only my pick for holiday gift giving but they’ll be awesome for the holiday season and beyond!

Love me some Zoey and this look for Thanksgiving!

Love me some Zoey and this look for Thanksgiving!

Disregard Zoey’s bad red eye, but this look is definitely one of my favorites!  I love the fitted pants in burgundy paired with a stripy soft blouse and sparkly accessories from mark with some killer heels that really elongate the look.  This look would be great for also hitting up your neighborhood bar to meet up with friends.  It’s classy but yet comfortable and features my favorite fall color of burgundy!  Shop the mark. Fit Right In Skinny Pants, all my jewelry and heels at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

What To Wear To Thanksgiving:  Shop it http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

What To Wear To Thanksgiving: Shop it http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

PS.  Sorry for the crappy pics, this day light savings time really messed up my outfit picture taking schedule haha!  Be sure to check back for more what to wear to Thanksgiving ideas and order soon at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger to get here in time for Thanksgiving!

What To Wear To Thanksgiving – LBD Casually and Comfy

What To Wear To Thanksgiving - A Casual and Comfy LBD

What To Wear To Thanksgiving – A Casual and Comfy LBD

Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorite holidays.  Not only does it start things off for the holiday season but it’s also the epitome of fall, everything warm and cozy.  Warm and cozy weather, warm and cozy feelings, warm and cozy family get togethers and warm and cozy food!  Lot’s of food!  Cooking all day, eating all day with the family lounging around with some good football on the tv.  A day so perfect just makes you want to put on a perfect outfit!  So I’ll be introducing some ideas over the next two weeks for what you can wear to Thanksgiving!  Starting with casually and comfy LBD look.

Take the mark. Exotic Edge Dress Casually

Take the mark. Exotic Edge Dress Casually

Never underestimate the power of a LBD.  If your Thanksgiving is more causal with family then take the mark. Exotic Edge Dress ($32 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) and make it casual.  I love the mark. Exotic Edge dress because it has a nice flattering cut to it, fun detailing around the neck and a super comfy knit material. So you can lounge in this dress all day long and stay comfortable.  Plus its friendly to an expanding stomach!

Make It Casual With a Boyfriend Sweater

Make It Casual With a Boyfriend Sweater

To take the mark. Exotic Edge dress ($32 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) warm and cozy belt a long boyfriend sweater over it.  I had a black one in my closet from Express a few years ago so I just added the rosegold belt from the mark. Sleek And Chic Belt Trio (set of 3 for $24 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  If you’re on your feet in the kitchen you’re going to need a cute and comfy flat to finish off the look.  Enter in mark. Glam and Go Flat ($50 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)!  The ultimate holiday shoe!

mark. Glam and Go Flat ($50 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

mark. Glam and Go Flat ($50 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Let me just comment on how expertly designed these shoes are with the comfort padded insoles!  Since they’re big on me I added in some heel grips.  These pewter colored flats are made holiday-tastic with the all over crystal embellishments.  The mark. Glam and Go flat really are just what you need to finish off a casual yet comfy LBD look for Thanksgiving.  Not much is needed in the jewelry department.  I’m just wearing the mark.  Glimmer Of Hoops Earrings ($34 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) and a watch (Burberry, old).  With the detailing on the mark. Exotic Edge Dress you don’t need a necklace! Easy outfit for sure!

Detailing on the mark. Exotic Edge Dress

Detailing on the mark. Exotic Edge Dress

A Casual And Comfy LBD Total Look

A Casual And Comfy LBD Total Look

So the word of Alicia for a casually comfy Thanksgiving look 1 = LBD + boyfriend cardi + belt + glam flats!  Shop it at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  BONUS!  Now through Nov 13th get 10% off a $40 order OR 20% off a $50 order with promo code SAVENOV so get this Thanksgiving look for LESS!

Check back for my next post featuring this same dress only stepped up a notch for a dressier outfit!