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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

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Hello January!

Hello January!

Hello January!

Why, hello there 2018! Guess who left a lot of unpublished posts in 2017. This gal! A little resolution for word of alicia is to publish in a more timely manner. Since there’s no time like the present here are a lot of looks I never got around to sharing in 2017… like this amazing mark. microsuede jacket!

Jacket Weather:

mark. Stay On Top Trench

mark. Stay On Top Trench

Wearing A Looooong Jacket Look:  mark. Stay On Top Trench, mark. Touch It Out Necklace, mark. Well Heeled Booties, Guess Turtleneck, Old Navy Jeans.

Jacket Weather

Jacket Weather

Merry and Bright!

mark. Split Personality Blouse

mark. Split Personality Blouse

Wearing a Colorful Look:  mark. Split Personality Blouse, Avon Multi-Color Statement Necklace, mark. Lip Paint Vinyl in Cozy, White House Black Market Navy Pants, Express Glitter Clutch, mark. Ring.

Merry and Bright Look

Merry and Bright Look

Bright Colors for Winter

Bright Colors for Winter

Linda’s Beautiful Party Look:

Avon Velvet Fit and Flare Dress

Avon Velvet Fit and Flare Dress

Linda Wearing Her Velvet Look:  Avon Velvet Fit and Flare Dress, Avon Multicolor Statement Necklace, Avon Sasha Velveteen Pump.

Party Perfect Look

Party Perfect Look

Perfect From The Front and BACK!

Perfect From The Front and BACK!

Wintersoft:

Avon Winter Soft Blue Sparkle Necklace

Avon Winter Soft Blue Sparkle Necklace

Wearing Soft Shades Look:  Avon Winter Soft Blue Sparkle Necklace, Forever 21 Dress.

First Day Of Winter

First Day Of Winter

Matching The Winter Sky

Matching The Winter Sky

 

My favorite blouse of 2017:

mark. About Lace Cami Blouse

mark. About Lace Cami Blouse

Wearing That Lovely Lace:  mark. About Lace Cami Blouse, mark. Clutch, White House Black Market Ankle Pants, Tahari Mules.

Wear To Work

Wear To Work

mark. About Lace Cami Blouse

mark. About Lace Cami Blouse

Winter Weather:

Black and White Winter Look

Black and White Winter Look

Wearing Winter Weather Look:  White House Black Market Sweater (last seen here), White House Black Market Flare Pants, Express Houndstooth Jacket, mark. High On Glitter Platform Heels, Avon Tassel Earrings.

Winter Weather With WHBM

Winter Weather With WHBM

Well there it is, pretty much what I looked like the last 2 months of 2017 haha.  Some of this is still available, some of it will pop up in clearance, some of it is old and just for some outfit inspo haha.  You can shop mark. and Avon at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

What Is a Boot Skirt and Why You Need One

What is a boot skirt and why do you need one?

What is a boot skirt and why do you need one?

What is a boot skirt?  Basically a skirt you wear with boots, if that wasn’t obvious.  But let me tell you why you need one.  They typically are more A-line so that means more flattering.  They usually are of a thicker material like wool blends, stiff cotton, etc, which means perfect for the fall and winter.  You usually have two options, shorter and midi.  Both are cut at a length that shows off the boots but also works with proportions.  A shorter skirt will be cut a few inches above the knee but not a mini, and is the most versatile with what boots work with it.  I found the perfect boot skirt with the mark. Peek of Pleats Skirt.

mark. Peek of Pleats Skirt

mark. Peek of Pleats Skirt

mark. Peek of Pleats Skirt

mark. Peek of Pleats Skirt

Perfect Boot Skirt For Fall

Perfect Boot Skirt For Fall

The mark. Peek of Pleats skirt is the perfect shorter version.  It has that flattering a-line shape in a nice wool blend.  What makes this one stand out is its peek of chiffon pleats and wrap detailing.  Pleats are a huge trend for fall and the wrap draws the eye in making it even more flattering.

Peak of chiffon

Peak of chiffon

Flattering A Line Cut

Flattering A Line Cut

You can wear a boot skirt with everything from blouses to sweaters.  I paired this black mark. Peek of Pleats skirt with a striped ruffle sleeve sweater from White House Black Market.  I tucked it in but you could easily wear it untucked as well.

Pair it with a ruffle sleeve sweater!

Pair it with a ruffle sleeve sweater!

What’s a boot skirt with out a killer pair of boots!  This season mod, white and ankle cut boots are huge trends which I accomplished with this pair from Shoedazzle.  However boot skirts are also designed to wear with tall boots, so bust out your favorite pair to wear with this skirt.

These boots were made for boot skirts!

These boots were made for boot skirts!

Completely my look I’m wearing the mark. Tough It Out necklace, a doctor’s bag from Brooks Brothers and a bright plum lip with Avon True Color Bold Lipstick in Power Plum.

mark. Tough It Out Necklace

mark. Tough It Out Necklace

Sweater and Skirt Full Look For Fall

Sweater and Skirt Full Look For Fall

You can shop my look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger along with all the new fall arrivals.  The skirt alone would qualify you for the current A Box!  $10 for all the fall/winter moisture you need!  (see more here)

Shop This Boot Skirt Look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Shop This Boot Skirt Look at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Spring Forward With Florals

Spring Forward With Florals

Spring Forward With Florals

Daylight Savings Time was this Sunday so why not spring forward with some florals! I’ve been obsessing over florals lately, from fresh cut ones gracing my vases to dark floral prints on my blouses!

Floral Cut-Out Blouse For Spring

Floral Cut-Out Blouse For Spring

Perfect Length For Leggings

Perfect Length For Leggings

On those cooler spring days you still need to dress for the weather but so over bulky dark sweaters this kind of outfit really works.  I’m loving this floral cut-out blouse from White House Black Market.  Besides drooling over it for weeks, it is on trend and spring friendly enough to lighten up my look!  I paired it with black leggings and burgundy boots from Shoedazzle.  My mint Kate Spades makes it even more spring forward!

Spring Arm Party:  mark. Stacked In Your Favor Bracelet Set

Spring Arm Party: mark. Stacked In Your Favor Bracelet Set

I’ve been just loving anything floral this year, and I’m not alone.  It’s a been a huge trend this spring with a unique take, like having the actual floral print be larger and against a dark background.  It also works great layered under a light jacket!  Why not spring forward and ditch those dark heavy winter layers while still being seasonally appropriate!

Light Layer With A White Spring Jacket from WHBM

Light Layer With A White Spring Jacket from WHBM

Hello Spring!

The Work To Weekend Must Have Bag – mark. Dragon Around Tote

Happy First Day Of Fall!

Happy First Day Of Fall!

Happy first day of fall!  Which it is unusually cold today with only a high of 75!!!  #californiaproblems   However, for me, that means I can wear pants, ankle pants, but still pants.  So today I have for you a little pants outfit with the perfect fall tote, well really the any time of year tote!  The mark. Dragon Around Tote is the must have work to weekend bag!

The Work To Weekend Must Have Bag - mark. Dragon Around Tote

The Work To Weekend Must Have Bag – mark. Dragon Around Tote

Fall outfit with mark. Dragon Around Tote

Fall outfit with mark. Dragon Around Tote

The mark. Dragon Around Tote is a camel, large tote bag with two slip pockets and a zippered pocket.  It’s your standard tote but with a classic luxe look.  Really could be mistaken for a much higher end version but at an affordable price.  I’ve been wanting a really good one from a major lux brand but after getting this mark. one I feel much better that I didn’t spend way beyond my means.

mark. Dragon Around Tote

mark. Dragon Around Tote

Work to weekend, this bag has you covered.  It’s so simple it will go with everything and large enough to hold everything. I use it to tote all my crap; files, lunch, change of shoes, things I need to mail, snacks, Harry Potter, a sweatshirt, more snacks, magazines for lunch time reading, stuff from work I’ve been meaning to bring home, stuff from home I’ve been meaning to bring to work… you get the idea.  Pretty much your life needs a bag like this.

Hello Fall!

Hello Fall!

Work Outfit with Express and White House Black Market

Work Outfit with Express and White House Black Market

For my work outfit I paired a pair of sailor blue ankle pants from White House Black Market with an off the shoulder top from Express.  The blue and white pairing works exceptionally well with the camel tote bag.  I wore blue and white jewelry from Avon and grey heels from Shoedazzle.  For added details I could NOT resist this adorable bag charm (see my bag charm post here).  It’s just perfect for fall and winter and adds a smile to my face every time I glance at it.

Coach Bag Charm

Coach Bag Charm

A little wear to work look.

A little wear to work look.

You can shop this must have bag at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger your life will thank me later.  Think of all the activities you can do with a functional bag like this!!!

Week O’Nautical: Ms. Patriotic

Week O'Nautical - Ms. Patriotic

Week O’Nautical – Ms. Patriotic

Just call me Ms. Patriotic.  I don’t know when my obsession with all things Americana happened but now I’m kinda known for it.  Week O’Nautical sails on with another patriotic look featuring the Avon Ms. Patriotic set and nautical stripes.

Avon Ms. Patriotic Necklace and Earring Set

Avon Ms. Patriotic Necklace and Earring Set

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Not only do I wear my red white and blue for my patriotic holidays but I also wear it year round.   Key is to finding pieces that work with anything, for multiple occasions like a sparkly red white and blue statement necklace, and/or a versatile bustier top.  Avon usually comes out with a patriotic themed jewelry item, this year they stepped it up with the Ms. Patriotic necklace and earring gift set.  Not only does it work well for the 4th it really stands on its own for any time of the year.  Plus it goes perfectly with my bustier top from White House Black Market that I picked up at their semi-annual sale going on now.

Wearing The Avon Ms. Patriotic Set and mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Fired Up

Wearing The Avon Ms. Patriotic Set and mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Fired Up

Red White and Blue Stripes For The Holiday

Red White and Blue Stripes For The Holiday

The embellished striped bustier top is one of those items that looks good with a pencil skirt for work or denim shorts for weekend or I just LOVED it paired with the matching skirt, that gives you a dress look with separates (which you can mix and match with other things for more versatility).  For my look I just paired it with a navy pencil skirt and my go-to heels and current fav red earrings and a stars printed bandana on my blue bag (last seen here)

Wear To Work Week O'Nautical

Wear To Work Week O’Nautical

As I sail through the work week to our patriotic weekend this Week O’Nautical look really sparks me into the 4th of July mood.  Tonight I’ll switch to some denim shorts and wedges for a little pre-4th fireworks and hanging out.

Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes

You can shop the Ms. Patriotic set at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to take advantage of our weekend deals!

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Just Call Me Ms. Patriotic

Just Call Me Ms. Patriotic

 

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!

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

Wear And Share Wednesday - mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

Wear And Share Wednesday – mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

Holiday season is officially in full swing!  From shopping and prepping to get togethers and parting its time to bust out everything sparkly and festive and enjoy the next 4 weeks of the greatest time of the year!!!  Which is why we’ve been saving this ultimate duo for wear and sharing… the mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic bracelet.  Two holiday must-haves styled 2 ways by Jackie from Living After Midnight and myself!

Winter White With The Lady Luxe and Antiqued Chic

Winter White With The Lady Luxe and Antiqued Chic

Putting together a holiday look the formal/party event is easy, party dress, heels, sparkly jewelry, done.  But it’s those in-between events that get us, and honestly, what we really are invited to.  The during work hours office party, the neighborhood get together, the kid’s (or niece/nephew) christmas play, etc… these are the events we get dressed for in reality.  This is when you can step up your accessories and go a little out of the box, like head to toe winter white.  It’s probably not too surprising I love winter white looks (or fall white looks as worn here).  An all white look stands on its own BUT adding some killer accessories ups the ante and takes it into holiday territory.

mark. Lady Luxe Necklace Ups The Ante

mark. Lady Luxe Necklace Ups The Ante

mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

The mark. Lady Luxe Necklace ($50 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) is certainly a statement piece!  Its large and in charge but done right, not obnoxious at all.  I kept the look lady like with the soft and golden tones by stacking an arm party with the mark. Antique Chic Bracelet ($28 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) and the older mark. Style and Stones bracelet.  This picture is the most accurate in color and detail in real life.  Apparently my all white look kinda bugged out the camera haha!

mark. Taupe The Line Bag

mark. Taupe The Line Bag

For a day event grab the mark. Taupe The Line Bag ($75 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)  It’s big enough to hold everything you need going from place to place and the soft neutral taupe tone really works against white.  If its a night event switch to a gold clutch… which you could even have stashed away in here during the day 🙂  Plus it matches my nude suede pointed toe pumps with gold caps!  (Shoedazzle)

Soft and Golden Arm Party With mark.

Soft and Golden Arm Party With mark.

Functional Yet Festive Holiday Look

Functional Yet Festive Holiday Look

This look is functional yet festive plus it will keep you warm in those chilly December temps!  Which, let’s be honest, usually we freeze in a party dress…  After the statement makers in the necklace and bracelet your beauty can be kept simple.  I just did a simple eye in gold with i-mark metallics in Goldilux ($7) swept across the entire lid followed with a cream liner on my top lash line and worked slightly into the crease for a little definition, I used the black shade of mark. Keep It Going Longwear Liner and Shadow ($11) in Entourage and finished with Lash Act in Blackest Black ($12).  For my face I contoured with mark. Light Show Illuminating Powder ($16) using the mark. Angled Kabuki Brush ($12) with mark. Touch and Glow ($16)  used as blush on the apples of my cheeks.  (sidenote:  Light Show is one of my all time favorite mark. beauty products and its slight shimmer gives the perfect glow for the holidays!).  To finish off the entire look and to make it more holiday I ended with a red lip with mark. Lip Click in ChaCha ($11).  You can shop all the beauty items at my eBoutique.

Stay Off My White Pants!

Stay Off My White Pants!

Full Look With mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

Full Look With mark. Lady Luxe Necklace and Antique Chic Bracelet

You know the real caption to that was keep your dirty paws off my white pants!  White pants can be tricky but I find the key is get quality ones like these from White House Black Market.  And bringing along a scarf to sit on in case of not so white pant friendly seating!  However this look is definitely one of my favorites and the look is really MADE with the mark. Lady Luxe necklace and Antiqued Chic Bracelet.  If you haven’t noticed here and here I’ve been wearing this bracelet non stop!  Funny how 2 pieces can take a monochromatic look from cute to being a holiday killer!  Be sure to see the full details of Jackie’s look over at Living After Midnight!

And since I guess its not all about us… these would make excellent gifts either together or separate or even paired with a great winter white fashion item!  Shop the Lady Luxe Necklace, Antique Chic Bracelet and other holiday items to give and get at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger or direct message me to order, mention you saw this post and get $5 off 🙂

How I Wore It – Shift Dress

Shifting seasons is easy with the right pieces.  Yesterday I showed you my inspiration for 3 constant trends, the shift dress, the skinny pant and safari chic, today its how I’m wearing it.

How I Wore It: Shift Dress

How I Wore It: Shift Dress

The shift dress for me means clean lines, and what’s cleaner than a an all white one from White House Black Market.  When tasked with making the trend my own I immediately go for my favorite color scheme… black and white!  Nothing is more chic, always on trend and always classy.  For my accessories I’m wearing all mark. starting with the White Now Necklace ($22) Studs and Style Stretch Belt ($16) Perfect Timing Watch, Star Studded Earrings, Black Facet Ring and Straight Up Sassy Heels all in and out of the sale section at my eBoutique.

Staying Classy with the Class Act Bag

Staying Classy with the Class Act Bag

The finishing touch to my take on the shift dress is my handbag, the Class Act Bag ($45).  Very classic in shape and structure but super chic and functional.  The zippered pockets allow for organization but still give you the room of the full size of the bag and the front pocket is perfect for keys phone and quick grabs.  This is one of those classic bags that should def be in you wardrobe.  Especially if you want to stay classy San Diego.  You can get the Class Act Bag at http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

How would you wear a shift dress?

Dressing Like A First Lady With The Right Accessories

In the wake of the election there’s no denying there’s always been a slight fascination with the presidential first family especially the First Ladies for us ladies.  Let’s be real though, Michelle’s arms don’t help our economy, Hillary’s hair does not dictate our foreign policy and Jackie O’s sunglasses don’t shield us from war however I have no problem obsessing over it all and they will always be a bit of a fashion icon.  So in honor of their chic lady like style here’s my red white and blue election day look.

First Lady Like Look

First Lady Like Look

The key is in the accessories!  A skater dress lays out the perfect canvas.  I personally find this navy jersey dress from Loft outlet to be perfect.  By itself this dress is not nearly as exciting or flattering but add a wide belt from White House Black Market and you have a fit and flare style highlighting all the right places.  Pile on the right accessories and you’ve bumped the dress from common to presidential!  That and maybe my Jackie O influenced Marc Jacobs sunglasses…

Lady Like Accessories highlighting the Over Ice Necklace

Lady Like Accessories highlighting the Over Ice Necklace

The spotlight of this look is the Over Ice necklace ($30) from mark.  It has that 60’s appeal but made modern.  The chunky hematite chain makes this necklace wearable with a casual sweater or your best LBD.  Also from mark are the Star Studded Earrings ($14) and the Glove Story Gloves ($24).  Gloves are having a major moment right now worn with everything from your parka to your chic office wear and these red genuine leather version are the perfect price, quality and style!  They kinda hide my watch and navy and rhinestone bracelet but I love it when they peek out!  Last but not least… the red lips!  I also lined my eyes in blue and used white eyeshadow but you can’t see… anything to theme out the day I tell ya!

To get the look shop the Over Ice Necklace, Star Studded Earrings, Glove Story Gloves and Lipclick in ChaCha here:  http://ahessinger.mymarkstore.com

The 3 accessories you need

The 3 accessories you need

These 3 accessories are all you need to take you now through new years!  They instantly transform any outfit making it instantly chic and festive!  Remove the guess work and apply these 3!  Stay tuned for more looks with these power 3 accessories!