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Apres Ski: Ski Prints

Apres Ski:  Ski Prints

Apres Ski: Ski Prints

Winter has me currently crushing on all things apres ski (as seen here). With my upcoming winter weekend trip I’m planning and pinning so many ski prints. Ski prints range from fair isle to plaid and everything in-between. Basically, all you winter favorites fit for a chalet!

Avon Zoey Knit Vest

Avon Zoey Knit Vest

I picked up this Avon Zoey Knit Vest from the Southwest Capsule Collection.  It technically is an Aztec print, but by pairing it with winter pieces it reads ski print.  It all comes from native prints which are all very similar.

Wrap Belt Tied In The Back!

Wrap Belt Tied In The Back!

For winter wear, I layered the Avon Zoey Knit Vest and tied the wrap belt in the back so it give is a little different shape.  Layering over a black turtleneck, Avon Sloan Turtleneck in black, lets the vest be the statement piece.

Layer A Knit Vest For Winter Wear

Layer A Knit Vest For Winter Wear

It wouldn’t be winter wear without some boots!  These glossy black Hunter boots are staples for me in the winter.  I find them be so comfortable and they work better than any boot to keep out the wet, plus they are fashion friendly!

Winter Staple:  Hunter Boots

Winter Staple: Hunter Boots

Even though I am in mild weathered California, I still find a need for warm winter pieces.  Especially for weekend trips to snowy Tahoe!  Which is why I’m super excited of my pearl embellished knit hat find from Charming Charlie!  Perfect winter piece to go with a casual winter look.

Peal Hats and Statement Earrings

Peal Hats and Statement Earrings

Apres Ski is by definition the party after skiing, so what makes this look more apres ski than a sparkly statement earring!? This Avon Looped Linear Earrings glams up an otherwise super causal and functional outfit.

Layer on the ski prints!

Layer on the ski prints!

I think I definitely found a good look to pack for my Tahoe weekend, along with wearing it all winter long!  You can get my vest, turtleneck and earrings at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger which would also qualify you for the newest A Box!  (see more here).

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Happy National Cookie Day with Linda and Alicia!

Happy National Cookie Day from Linda and Alicia

Happy National Cookie Day from Linda and Alicia

Today is national cookie day!  That’s a day Linda and I can get behind!  With cookie baking get togethers, cookie exchange parties and just your general holiday meet ups, Linda and I have 2 outfit ideas for you for a cookie exchange!

Alicia’s Look:

Alicia Cookie Exchange Look

Alicia Cookie Exchange Look

In my experience cookie exchanges are usually a casual affair, so it’s a perfect time to wear jeans and a sweater (Old Navy).  To make those casual staples more party perfect apply the right accessories.  The highlight of my outfit is my snowflake choker necklace, rep lips and statement heeled boots.  I’m wearing the Avon Velvet Choker Charm Necklace, mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Fired Up and the mark. Rush of Plush Booties.  The rich textures make these trendy pieces party perfect.  And the boots are so comfortable you can wear them for the whole gig without having to switch shoes!

Snowflake Velvet Choker and Red Lips

Snowflake Velvet Choker and Red Lips

Holiday Heels

Holiday Heels

mark. Rush of Plush Boots

mark. Rush of Plush Boots

Linda’s Look:

Linda's National Cookie Day Look

Linda’s National Cookie Day Look

Cookie exchange parties are a reason to wear something a little fun and what’s more fun then a  reversible genuine suede vest with faux fur!  Linda paired her Avon Faux Fur and Suede Vest with a contrasting white bell sleeve blouse and the mark. Pile on the Compliments Pants.  Not every party shoe has to be a heel, her Avon Cushion Walk Lace-Up Gigi Flats are just as adorable and ready to rock around the Christmas tree.  To finish her look Linda has on the Avon Modern Glamour Collection Hoop Earrings, Jet Pave Stretch Bracelet and mark. Grow Your Stack Bracelet Set.  For her holiday red lip Linda is wearing the mark. Lip Paint in Glamour.

Ready To Rock Around the Christmas Tree

Ready To Rock Around the Christmas Tree

Party Perfect Avon Faux Fur and Suede Vest

Party Perfect Avon Faux Fur and Suede Vest

You can get a little more Linda in A View From The Top Vol 3 (available here)!  And who doesn’t want a little more Linda!?

Baking With Avon

Baking With Avon

Now that you know what to wear, it’s time to make the cookies!  This year Avon Living offers the perfect baking items for the holiday season.  If you are going to a cookie exchange they make a really cute hostess gift, or a festive way to present your creations!  PLUS today only get an additional 20% off at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger as part of our 12 Days of Deals, so shop our looks and gifts and get a discount!

What To Wear In Late Summer

What To Wear In Late Summer

What To Wear In Late Summer

As much as I’ll “never let go” of summer, late summer is kinda nice.  The transitioning weather allows for a refresh on the looks.  Can work in new fall trends, colors and staples, all while still embracing the last bits of summer.

What I'm wearing for late summer.

What I’m wearing for late summer.

Fall Trend:  Bell Sleeves.  Late Summer Wear Now: Cropped Sleeve in Light Flowy Fabric.

Bell Sleeves For Wear Now Wear Later

Bell Sleeves For Wear Now Wear Later

Statement sleeves are not only a hot summer trend but a cool fall one as well.  So what’s better than a blouse that works for both!?  This Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse from Avon has a cropped sleeve making it perfect for transitioning weather and looks.  Choosing a fall trend in a lightweight fabric flowy fabric allows you more wear year round out of it.  Plus, the peep of lace at the top lightens it up too.

Avon Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse

Avon Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse

Fall Trend:  Out Of The Ordinary Baubles.  Late Summer Wear Now:  Gold Chain Details.

Avon Pink Hope Ribbon Power Necklace

Avon Pink Hope Ribbon Power Necklace and mark. Gleam With Pride Ring

A big trend in fall jewelry is out of the ordinary necklaces.  Your standard run of the mill statement necklace is not going to cut it, you need something legit.  “How ’bout some gold bracelets” or gold necklace if you will… thick gold chains and a unique pendant drop allow this necklace to stand out from the crowd.  Additionally, the bright gold is a perfect late summer metal, but this would look equally as chic worn with a simple black turtleneck or your favorite plaid top come fall.  The Avon Pink Hope Ribbon Power Necklace is part of the Breast Cancer Shop For The Greater Goods Shop at my eBoutique.  What makes it even more unique than it’s look, is that 20% of the proceeds go to support the Breast Cancer Crusade, which is in style year round!

Embrace Big Gold Chains

Embrace Big Gold Chains

Fall Color:  Jewel Tones.  Late Summer Wear Now:  Amethyst Blouse.

Avon Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse

Avon Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse

By wearing brighter jewel tone now, like amethyst, vs a deep tone, like plum, allows you to keep your look more late summer.  I love this Lace Trim Bell Sleeve Blouse from Avon for the perfect wear now jewel toned shade.

Jewel Tones Now and Later

Jewel Tones Now and Later

Fall Staple:  Jeans.  Late Summer Wear Now:  White Jeans.

White Deconstructed Jeans for Late Summer

White Deconstructed Jeans for Late Summer

It was a brisk mid 80’s so I was able to wear pants… like the first time since May.  These destructed white jeans from mark. are finally seeing some wear!  White jeans are the perfect way to create a late summer look, they brighten up those fall trends and colors.  Come later in the season, pair this exact look with your dark denim and boots for a true fall look.

mark. Nature Of The Bleach Jeans

mark. Nature Of The Bleach Jeans

Fall Staple:  Suede.  Late Summer Wear Now:  Pops Of Suede.

Avon Leather and Suede Whipstitch Tote

Avon Leather and Suede Whipstitch Tote

Pop in some suede during late summer.  I’m wearing a suede fringed sandal from Steve Madden, and switched to my fall bag, a leather tote with suede pieced in.  The sandals are from last year but the tote is the new Avon Leather and Suede Whipstitch Tote.

Pops Of Suede For Late Summer

Pops Of Suede For Late Summer

This is just one of those easy outfits for a lot of different occasions.  You can tweak it depending on what you got going on and as that true fall weather creeps in, but overall the perfect take on late summer.  You can shop my entire look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  Be sure to take advantage of the newest A Box for only $10 with a $40 purchase!  And yes, I probably should of ironed my shirt instead of just pulling it out of my suitcase after a week.  Life, man, life.

Power Of Pink Just In Time for October

Power Of Pink Just In Time for October

 

The Ultimate Summer Pant: mark. By Avon Call Of The Wild Palazzo Pants

 

The Ultimate Summer Pant: mark. By Avon Call Of The Wild Palazzo Pants

The Ultimate Summer Pant: mark. By Avon Call Of The Wild Palazzo Pants

Summer + Pants DO NOT go together in my book. However, I will make and exception for these mark. By Avon Call Of The Wild Palazzo Pants.  Here is why they are my ultimate summer pant:

mark. Call Of The Wild Plazzo Pant

mark. Call Of The Wild Plazzo Pant

These mark. Call Of The Wild Plazzo Pants are your typical lightweight plazzo pant, but features a statement making slit up the legs.  This slit not only makes them eye catching, but keeps them comfortable to wear in warmer temps.

Statement making slits!

mark. Hot Terrain Heels

mark. Total Perfection Bag

Recall that urban safari inspo?  Well these pants is how I’m wearing the trend.  The paisley design in jewel tones still creates a summer vibe while they’ll be just as fitting come fall.  To keep with the summer vibe, I paired them with an easy black cami,  some fun strappy sandals, the mark. Hot Terrain Heels, and my white-hot bag, the mark. Total Perfection Bag.

Summer Vibes with mark.

Summer Vibes with mark.

For those finishing touches I’m wearing the mark. Show Your Stripes Bracelet and It’s a Jungle Out There Earrings.  They are the perfect August go-to’s with the fun designs that still work with your summer looks and will transition into fall just as easily.  Same with my lip color, the mark. Lip Paint Velvet in Fancy.

mark. Show Your Stripes Bracelet

mark. Show Your Stripes Bracelet

mark. Its A Jungle Out There Earrings

mark. Its A Jungle Out There Earrings

mark. Lip Paint Velvet in Fancy

mark. Lip Paint Velvet in Fancy

If I’m wearing a pant in summer, it has to be one that fits the season and these mark. Call Of The Wild Plazzo Pants do.  mark. typically always has unique designs you won’t quite find elsewhere, while still being on trend.  For a summer look, I’m just loving this!  I also think they would be great for any end of the summer travel plans you may have!

The Ultimate Summer Pant Look for August!

The Ultimate Summer Pant Look for August!

You can shop my look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger Be sure to take advantage of the A-Box, $40 worth of product for only $10!  The A-box colors would look PERFECT with this look especially as you transition into fall.  There are only a few days left to pick up your A-Box so get on it!

Fall Beauty Trend: Divine Wine Collection Item#: 732-309 ONLY $10 WITH ANY $40 BROCHURE PURCHASE $40 value

Fall Beauty Trend: Divine Wine Collection
Item#: 732-309
ONLY $10 WITH ANY
$40 BROCHURE PURCHASE
$40 value

Summer Time Blues: X’s and Oh’s

Summer Time Blues: X's and Oh's

Summer Time Blues: X’s and Oh’s

Need a cure for the summer time blues? How about my go-to dress all spring is now on clearance for only $29.99 the mark. X’s and Oh’s dress.  I wore this dress non-stop all spring, so much its surprising I never got around to featuring it here on the blog before now!

mark. X's and Oh's Dress now $29.99

mark. X’s and Oh’s Dress now $29.99

It’s so super easy and comfortable to wear.  The printed shift style looks great worn casually or dressed up.  I will warn you it has no stretch in it, but it still fits and wears really well.  It may be just another printed dress, but the lace up neckline and cuffed sleeves add some trendy detailing that make this dress better than your average.

mark. X's and Oh's Dress

mark. X’s and Oh’s Dress

Lace Up Neckline Details

Lace Up Neckline Details

Features Button Cuffed Sleeves

Features Button Cuffed Sleeves

I’m wearing mine with mark. Isle Style Hat and the Isle Style Bag from the mark. Instant Vacation Havana line.  For more summer time blues, I love how the cream and blue detailing look against the pattern.  My pink lip is the mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Pop Tart.

Avon Seaside Starfish Necklace and Isle Style Hat

Avon Seaside Starfish Necklace and Isle Style Hat

mark. Isle Style Bag

mark. Isle Style Bag

I’m also digging my new nautical accents with the Avon Seaside Starfish 3 piece set, including a necklace, bracelet and earrings all for only $9.99!  A cute little set perfect for summer.  This is the kind of set you just leave on during all your vacation days, surf through sun through sand!  Plus it looks really cute with my new favorite navy watch, the Avon Seaside Watch, only $14.99!

Avon Seaside Watch and Seaside Starfish 3 Piece Set

Avon Seaside Watch and Seaside Starfish 3 Piece Set

Current Favorites for Spring and Summer

Current Favorites for Spring and Summer

Beat the summer time blues with some great clearance prices and shop my look at my entire look at my eboutique!  To order this dress online you’ll have to order from a previous campaign.  To do that go to http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger > Shop Now > Product # (found in the top right navigation) > on the drop down select 14 (for campaign 14) and enter the corresponding product number for your size > Add To Bag

Product Numbers:

Medium:  040435

Large:  041154

XL:  043396

XXL:  141554

 

 

 

 

What To Wear: Gift Exchange & Gift Giving Idea!

What To Wear To A Gift Exchange

What To Wear To A Gift Exchange

Secret Santa’s, white elephants or just a girlfriend gift exchange are always super fun during the holiday season.  It’s a chance to do something fun, be festive and wear something fun and festive!  Linda and I have 2 ideas for you on what to wear to your gift exchange!

ALICIA’S LOOK:  

Avon Perfectly Polished Lace Dress

Avon Perfectly Polished Lace Dress

You can never go wrong with red during the holidays to immediately look festive.  Avon’s Perfectly Polished Lace Dress is the perfect piece for just that!  The dress is a misses’s cut (vs juniors like mark — mark. med = avon small) so it immediately is more forgiving for Christmas cookies.  It also features a more appropriate short sleeve and moveable/danceable jersey like fabric, and those lace panels are oh so slimming!

Lace paneling for a slimming effect

Lace paneling for a slimming effect

Red Lip and Statement Necklace from mark.!

Red Lip and Statement Necklace from mark.!

I paired this Avon lace dress with a red lip and a statement necklace.  You might remember this mark. necklace being my go-to holiday necklace last year but it works once again!  I love a great statement necklace for a festive look and I’d say 99% of mine are from mark.  My red lip is mark. All Butter Now in Fired Up.

Holiday red for a gift exchange look!

Holiday red for a gift exchange look!

GIFT EXCHANGE GIFT IDEA:  Avon Senses bath and body set in Cranberry and Cinnamon all decked out in a cute basket and today only get it for FREE at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

 

LINDA’S LOOK:

Avon Keyhole Flounce Party Dress

Avon Keyhole Flounce Party Dress

A classic LBD never disappoints and Linda’s look with the Avon Keyhole Flounce Party Dress is perfect for a holiday gift exchange get together.  The cut and fabric makes it extremely comfortable to wear and the longer sleeves make it seasonally appropriate.  It’s always hard to find a killer dress with sleeves, but Avon comes through!  The keyhole detail and flounce fit give this LBD a little festive character for the holidays.

Avon Cushion Walk Clarissa Fashion Pump

Avon Cushion Walk Clarissa Fashion Pump

Linda paired her LBD with a classic pump with a touch of fun gold with the Avon Cushion Walk Clarissa Fashion Pump.  But let’s be real, it’s December and it’s cold so why not add an extra layer like Linda did with the Avon Fancy Fringe Sweater which you could wear either open or closed to show off more of the fringe detailing.

Avon Fancy Fringe Sweater

Avon Fancy Fringe Sweater

GIFT EXCHANGE GIFT IDEA:  An ornament is always a good gift exchange gift, especially when it features an adorable woodland creature and lights up!  Avon Living Woodland Owl Light-Up Ornament ($14.99).

You can shop both our looks at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and thank you to fellow Avon Lady Linda Montavon for creating an adorable look for the holidays that she looks absolutely stunning in!

What To Wear: Potluck

What To Wear: Potluck

What To Wear: Potluck

With the ultimate holiday meal tomorrow, today let’s look at what to wear to a potluck!  I collaborated with Erica Gerelmann on two looks that will work for your next potluck this holiday season.

Alicia’s Look:

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Stress Free Look for a Potluck

Stress Free Look for a Potluck

A potluck is all about being stress free and your looks should be the same.  You want to be comfortable to sit, eat and socialize in but still a little festive because, well, it’s an excuse to be!  Usually I would find any reason to wear red during the holidays but this year I’m all about icy shades of blue, silver and grey!  A stress free sweatshirt dress, statement necklace, statement boots and topped off with a statement lip takes casual potluck to something special while remaining festive and fun!

mark. Sweat Equity Dress

mark. Sweat Equity Dress

mark. Sweat Equity Dress

Wearing:  Sweatshirt Dress, mark. | Clear Choice Necklace, mark. | Don’t Let Go Satchel, mark. | boots, Shoedazzle | Lip, Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Electric Pink | Blanket Check Scarf, mark.

mark. Clear Choice Necklace

mark. Clear Choice Necklace

mark. Blanket Check Scarf

mark. Blanket Check Scarf

Erica’s Look:

Erica's Casual Holiday Potluck Look

Erica’s Casual Holiday Potluck Look

The holidays are here and in my family, we keep things simple and casual. We gather at someone’s house and everyone brings a covered dish for a big potluck dinner.  When deciding what to wear, I leave the dress and shapewear at home and break out a pair of “fat pants” and a roomy shirt. I know I’ll eat too much! This outfit is definitely something I would wear to my family’s holiday party. I wanted to give this look the red and green Christmas feel without being too cheesy and there is no better time to break out the sparkly accessories then at a holiday party!

Red Accents from Avon

Red Accents from Avon

Erica is wearing Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in red supreme, mark. Funnel of Love Sweater, Avon Radiant Beauty Teardrop Necklace and Earring Gift Set, Avon Glitter Sparkle Strap Watch, Avon 2016 Holiday Collectible Pin, and the shoes, headband, and pants are oldies from my closet.

mark. Funnel Of Love Sweater

mark. Funnel Of Love Sweater

See More From Erica here!

You can shop both our looks with key pieces from http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and to make your holiday shopping way easier shop online and take advantage of our Black Friday deals starting on Thursday!  No need to fight the crowd, get 20% off and a free tote bag filled with goodies!  Use promo code CELEBRATE

 

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!

Week O’Nautical – Nautical Navy Pants

Week O'Nautical - Nautical Navy Pants

Week O’Nautical – Nautical Navy Pants

In the Navy you can sail the seven seas!  Or in these nautical navy pants you can embrace Week O’Nautical!  What’s more fitting for Fleet Week than a high waisted wide leg breezy nautical navy pant with the mark. Navy Gazing Pants.  (last seen here)

mark. Navy Gazing Pants

mark. Navy Gazing Pants

This time around for Week O’Nautical I wore them with a  cropped lace top (mark., old), gold flats (mark., old) and some red white and blue jewelry!

Nautical Navy and White

Nautical Navy and White

Avon Anchor Cord Bracelet

Avon Anchor Cord Bracelet

Its all about the nautical accessories this week.  Which is why this Avon Nautical Anchor Cord Bracelet ties this whole look together.  I REALLY wanted to wear my rope necklace that I’ve worn basically every other Week O’Nautical but I couldn’t find it.  So this sparkly red, white and blue number from Charming Charlie’s filled in.

Nautical Details

Nautical Details

Crop Tops and Wide Legs for Week O'Nautical

Crop Tops and Wide Legs for Week O’Nautical

You can shop my pants and bracelet at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to countdown to the long weekend with me during Week O’Nautical!  BONUS:  Free Boho Necklace Set with your order so get your Red White and Blue on for FREE!

Week O'Nautical Marches On!

Week O’Nautical Marches On!

 

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Here’s to the 5th of May!  Today may be the day that the Mexican army overcame the French in an unlikely battle, but it’s also a day to have a mini fiesta to honor it!  Plus, personally, my mom comes into town today, my good friend’s anniversary and Thursday Bites at work, so a day be celebrated!

What To Wear on Cinco De Mayo

What To Wear on Cinco De Mayo

Word On What To Wear:  Be a little festive and represent the Mexcian flag in red white and green anchored with black.  Or go bright and colorful like a fiesta!  I paired a chambray shirt over a white dress (both from Loft) with a bright fun necklace (mark.), red lips (Avon Perfectly Matte in Coral Fever) and some spring boots (Sheodazzle) since its a rainy day here.  Originally I was going to wear this Marimekko For Target dress… but…

Marimekko For Target

Marimekko For Target

Or I think a really on trend off the shoulder top and bold pants would be cute or even a dress, like these from Express.

Express Life

Express Life

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Or how perfect would this LC Lauren Conrad dress be for Cinco!

Women's LC Lauren Conrad Striped Cold-Shoulder Dress

Women’s LC Lauren Conrad Striped Cold-Shoulder Dress

Either way all of these would be cute for the 5th of May or any other day in May 🙂

 

Word On What To Do:  Go grab some tacos and a margarita!  Hit up happy hour at your local Mexican restaurant or make some for dinner tonight.  Street tacos are the absolute easiest and a crowd pleaser.  I guarantee you have at least half the ingredients you need to make taco’s tonight and pick up the rest on your way home.  Here’s a recipe idea if you need one.

Thursday Bites! (snapchat ach167)

Thursday Bites! (snapchat ach167)

Wholy Guacamole!  An additional perk to the day get FREE SHIPPING at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger with promo code CINCO