winter outfit

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).

ONLY $10 with a $40 Purchase

ONLY $10 with a $40 Purchase

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APRÈS SKI PART DEUX

With all the winter weather, snow days and cold its time to embrace the cozy.  Cozy with a little luxe, that’s what apres ski is all about.  You might recall my last inspo post from last January (see here) but this time around I’m back with more!  Even if a luxe winter weekend isn’t in your plans you can at least dress like it is!  Here are some things to embrace for that apres ski life:

Fur:

Vests:

Ski Prints:

Cozy Knits:

I have an upcoming weekend getaway to Tahoe at the end of the month so I’ll be planning on how to apply this apres ski inspo to some weekend wear!  See more of my pinsperation at http://www.pinterest.com/ach167/apresski

Wintry Mix

Wintry Mix

Wintry Mix

It’s that time of year when everyone is over winter.  Here in Nor Cal we’ve been hit with heavy rains and grey dark days, which means you have to dress both for function and fashion, enter in mark.’s Wintry Mix cardigan.  Mix cozy with cute and you’ve got yourself an outfit fitting for any wintry mix weather.

mark. Wintry Mix Cardigan

mark. Wintry Mix Cardigan

mark. Wintry Mix Cardigan

mark. Wintry Mix Cardigan details

Wearing mark. Wintry Mix cardigan over the Express cut-out trapeze dress with mark. Close For Comfort Tights under my Hunter Rain Boots.  As always a little shimmer with the mark. Gleam Come True Bracelet (now on sale!)

mark. Wintry Mix Cardigan

mark. Wintry Mix Cardigan

mark. Gleam Come True Bracelet NOW $12.99!!!

mark. Gleam Come True Bracelet NOW $12.99!!!

mark. Close For Comfort Tights with Hunters

mark. Close For Comfort Tights with Hunters

Express Cut Out Trapeze Dress

Express Cut Out Trapeze Dress

Another reason to love this mark. Wintry Mix cardi, it has pockets!  Pockets are always a good idea!  You can shop the mark. Wintry Mix cardigan along with my tights and jewelry at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

A Cardigan With Pockets, WIN!!!

A Cardigan With Pockets, WIN!!!

Stay dry my friends!

 

What To Wear: Black Friday Shopping

 

What To Wear:  Black Friday

What To Wear: Black Friday

We’re almost to my favorite holiday… Black Friday!  (I kid, I kid) but I do love a good shopping day trip especially when there are mega sales and festive holiday spirit galore!  Don’t let the day get cut short by not wearing the right things.  Here are few tips for dressing for Black Friday.

1. Start With The Right Shoes

Wear A Walkable Shoe

Wear A Walkable Shoe

If your feet are miserable you are miserable.  It’s that simple.  So wear something walkable, comfortable and warm.  A good riding boot/flat boot is always a good choice or a bootie with a thick low heel like these burgundy ones from mark.

Hmm what to buy this black Friday!?

Hmm what to buy this black Friday!?

2.  Dress in Layers

Layer Up A Cami, Sweater, Jacket, Scarf

Layer Up A Cami, Sweater, Jacket, Scarf

You’re going to go from cold to warm to hot so dress in layers that you can easily strip off.  I like wearing a open front cardi sweater because for me it’s the perfect not to hot not to cold layer.  AND when you’re shopping especially on a busy day like black friday you’re not going to wait in line for fitting rooms.  This way you can easily take it off and try on tops/sweaters/jackets even if you’re just getting an idea of how something runs as you gift hunt.

Easily Remove Layers To Adjust For Changing Environments

Easily Remove Layers To Adjust For Changing Environments

3.  Bring The Right Jacket

Wearing The mark. Luck Of The Draw Anorak

Wearing The mark. Luck Of The Draw Anorak

Standing out in the lines (if you do such a thing) can get cold or start to rain/snow so a longer jacket with a hood is a good bet.  Double bonus if it has a lot of pockets so you can stash things like change and your phone quickly.

Bring The Right Jacket

Bring The Right Jacket

4.  Go Hands Free

Hands Free With mark. Good Things Mini Bag

Hands Free With mark. Good Things Mini Bag

Wear a cross body bag so you’re not bogged down by a big satchel.  This will help keep you hands free for touching the merchandise and being an efficient shopper!

A Cross Body Bag Keeps Your Hands Free For Shopping

A Cross Body Bag Keeps Your Hands Free For Shopping

5.  Bring a scarf and hair tie.  

Scarf and Ring - mark.

Scarf and Ring – mark.

A scarf will just be that added warmth when you’re outside or when you’re just a bit to hot for your jacket.  I know this seems super random but nothing is worse when you’re hairs all in your face when you’re fighting the shoppers and weather!   These two accessories are your must haves.

mark. Endless Style Scarf

mark. Endless Style Scarf

And there you go!  A little Black Friday outfit inspo!  If you need some Black Friday shopping inspo check out these KILLER deals at my eBoutique through Monday!  20% OFF AND A FREE GIFT!  Be sure to shop http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger for these limited time offers this weekend… lucky for you, you can do this in your pi’s!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

The Big Lebowski Sweater

 

The Big Lebowski (source)

The Big Lebowski (source)

The dude abides.

My Big Lebowski Sweater

My Big Lebowski Sweater

This is what I call my “Big Lebowski Sweater.”  This is how you survive the polar vortex,  in a Big Lebowski Sweater.  I may have spring weather now but this is what I wore all winter long to battle the chill both here in Nor Cal and in Pennsylvania.  What makes a Big Lebowski sweater?  Generous in size, like a coat, thick and patterned!  Everything you need to ward of the cold.

My Big Lebowski Sweater

My Big Lebowski Sweater

Accessorized with Shoedazzle and Brighton

Accessorized with Shoedazzle and Brighton

I picked mine up at a local boutique but there are ton’s of “Big Lebowski” type sweaters on trend this season, and now is a great time to get them at a great price!  Just wear it with slim items underneath like a bra cami from Express and leggings.  Then finish it off with boots (like mine from Shoedazzle) and some silver jewelry, like mine with Aztec flair from Brighton. (and my favorite wrap watch, Time For Style watch from mark.)

A Big Lebowski Type Sweater To Survive Winter

A Big Lebowski Type Sweater To Survive Winter

Perfectly Patterned

Perfectly Patterned

Wear it with boots and leggings!

Wear it with boots and leggings!

Even if you’re stuck at home cuddle up in a “Big Lebowski” sweater with slippers instead of boots, pop some popcorn and rent The Big Lebowski!  The movie is an all time favorite hilarious classic, it can make a February day worth it.  Or you can play the Big Lebowski drinking game, take a drink every time the word “dude” or “man” is said.  That’ll make an interesting night!

Winter must have:  A Big Lebowski Sweater

Winter must have: A Big Lebowski Sweater

The Big Lebowski: Are you employed, sir? 
The Dude: Employed? 
The Big Lebowski: You don’t go out looking for a job dressed like that? On a weekday? 
The Dude: Is this a… what day is this? 
The Big Lebowski: Well, I do work sir, so if you don’t mind… 
The Dude: I do mind, the Dude minds. This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man.

 

The OG Lebowski Sweater

The OG Lebowski Sweater