Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

Wear and Share Wednesday with mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

Wear and Share Wednesday with mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

Hello Autumn Equinox!  If today’s Wear and Share Wednesday doesn’t make you a little glad it’s officially fall, then I don’t know what will!  Jackie from Living After Midnite and I are taking one perfect-for-fall piece, the mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt ($28) and styling it two ways!

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

In no way shape or form am I a casual person.  Sweatshirts for me are for lounging at home (aka not in public) and for Penn State games (because its freakin cold in PA).  However, leave it to mark. to make one that’s cut like a cute top with an interesting detail, an asymmetrical zipper!

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Effortless Edge Sweatshirt Details

Effortless Edge Sweatshirt Details

Inspired by all those cool girls on Pinterest, I thought a casual glam way to wear this mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt ($28) was to pair it with a sequin mini skirt!  I love creamy neutrals together so this Sequined High Waist Skirt from Express that my mom got me for my birthday was the perfect fit!  Unzipping the zipper on the sweatshirt opens it up just enough to let the sequin skirt shine though.

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Pairing a sweatshirt with a sequin skirt for a casual glam look!

Pairing a sweatshirt with a sequin skirt for a casual glam look!

To accessorize a casual glam look you don’t need much.  A nice boyfriend watch is really all you need, like this Avon Signature Boyfriend watch.  I, of course, took it further with a leopard bangle (Express, old) and the mark. Show Id Bracelet ($24).  Finished off with the mark. Ring For More Stackable Rings ($20) and a neutral clutch from Express (old).

Arm party with Avon, mark. and Express

Arm party with Avon, mark. and Express

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Dressing Up A Sweatshirt for Fall

Dressing Up A Sweatshirt for Fall

This look would look equally chic with a cool pair of booties, but I opted to dress it up with a metallic heel.  These upcoming heels from mark. are a sneak peek into the pre-holiday releases… and let’s just say its going to be a good holiday season!

mark. Pumped With Vogue Heels

mark. Pumped With Vogue Heels

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How To Wear Sequins For Daytime

How To Wear Sequins For Daytime

The mark. Effortless Edge sweatshirt is a perfect pick to update your fall wardrobe.  What I love most about it is I finally found a way to wear sequins for daytime.  It’s the perfect mix of relaxed casual with everyday chic.  I didn’t feel overdressed for daytime and I was super comfortable in this outfit.  I think I might of found a new closet go-to!

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Effortless Outfit For Fall

Effortless Outfit For Fall

You probably didn’t need all of these pictures to get the idea, but the first day of fall just created some pretty pictures and I just couldn’t settle on a few, so here’s many!  But you can really see how “effortless” this mark. Effortless Sweatshirt really is.  It’s got style and comfort and if you can find a way to make a sequin skirt daytime appropriate you just have to share it!  This effortless outfit is just what your closet needs!  I mean, look how effortlessly chic Jackie looks over at Living After Midnite!  If that look doesn’t make you ready for some fall traveling I don’t know what does!  You can shop the mark. Effortless Edge sweatshirt at my eBoutique:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

BONUS!!!  Shop the look and get up to 25% off your order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

5 Ways To Wear An Infinity Scarf from Day To Night

1 Infinity Scarf Worn 5 Ways

1 Infinity Scarf Worn 5 Ways

Happy first day of fall!  Even though I’m forever a summer child, I’m officially now ok with busting out a scarf (over a tank), lighting a pumpkin candle (like the current favorite Pumpkin Pecan Waffles from B&BW) and stepping into some booties (preferably peep-toed).  Fall adds a layer of cozy to your life as the days get shorter and cooler.  The best way to combat that is with a scarf.  I’m currently LOVING the mark. All Around Style Scarf ($18 on sale for only $10 with a qualifying purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  It’s the perfect balance of fun and fall, and super versatile for changing weather and functions.  Here are 5 different ways to style your infinity scarf using the mark. All Around Style Scarf.

1.  SHRUG

Infinity Scarf As A Shrug

Infinity Scarf As A Shrug

As you start your day it can be pretty chilly in the mornings so start it off by wearing your infinity scarf as a shrug.  Just open it up so its the full circle the slip it around your shoulders.  Done.

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Wear your scarf as a shrug

Wear your scarf as a shrug

2.  One Shoulder

Infinity Scarf Over One Shoulder

Infinity Scarf Over One Shoulder

As the morning starts to warm up switch it from a shrug to a one shoulder cover up.  Wrap it around your neck twice then pull to one side, fluff and tuck as need be.

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The One Shoulder Look

The One Shoulder Look

3.  The OG

Infinity Scarf The OG Way

Infinity Scarf The OG Way

The OG way (original gangsta for the urban impaired) is my favorite way.  Simple, to the point, keeps the chill off and shows off the full pattern of the scarf.  It’s perfect for the mid day.

Classic Infinity Scarf

Classic Infinity Scarf

4.  Halter Top

Infinity Scarf As A Halter

Infinity Scarf As A Halter

The day has warmed up and its time to head out to happy hour which means time to step up the outfit!  Take the scarf fully open and let it hang from your neck.  Next twist it once so they sides cross over each other.  Take the open loop and flip it around your head and shoulders and put your arms through the loops created.  Adjust it to your liking.  I personally opened it up more around the chest and tucked the “straps” to keep them slim.

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Wear your scarf as a top for happy hour!

Wear your scarf as a top for happy hour!

5.  Kimono-Like

Infinity Scarf As a Kimono-like Look

Infinity Scarf As a Kimono-like Look

As the night cool creeps in and you start to get a little chilly transition your infinity scarf to almost a reverse shrug for a kimono-like look.  All you do is open it to its full size wide in one giant loop and wrap around your shoulders.  It’s like wrapping yourself in your own scarf blanket!

From The Back

From The Back

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5 Looks from 1 Infinity Scarf

5 Looks from 1 Infinity Scarf

Now that it’s officially fall it’s time to bust your  your scarfs and twist them into something new!  The mark. All Around Style Scarf is my pick for fall.  You can get it now for only $10 with a $30 purchase of any other mark. fall arrivals at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  In these looks I’m also wearing:

Tank Dress – Express (0ld) / mark. Nail This Look Nail Lacquer and Bracelet Ring Set ($28, last seen here) / mark. Color Swing Mix It Up Eye Compact ($20, last seen here) / Avon Ultra Color Bold Lipstick in High-Def Plum ($8 on sale for $5.99) / mark. Go Royal Bag ($65, last seen here) / mark. Cube Effect Necklace ($16) / Wedges – Target (old)

BONUS!!!  Shop the look and get up to 25% off your order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

DIY Bridal Survival Kit with thesalonoutlet.com

If rain on your wedding day is lucky, what is arson forest fire smoke?  I’m just under 2 weeks from my big day which is seeming to be ruined by the King fire since its barely contained and still spreading.  There is no way you can plan to avoid something like this but I can plan for the other small “fires” that are bound to happen on my wedding day with a DIY Bridal Survival Kit.

 

DIY Bridal Survival Kit

DIY Bridal Survival Kit

 

thesalonoutlet.com generously provided a product of my choice for review, with my upcoming wedding I knew I wanted a “train case” for all my beauty and survival needs.  I selected the black soft makeup train case with shoulder strap ($39.99).  It’s the perfect size with tons of compartments to keep me organized and hold everything I need.  As I’ve been getting closer I’ve been adding bits and pieces here and there to build the kit.

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thesalonoutlet.com Black Soft Train Case with strap

thesalonoutlet.com Black Soft Train Case with strap

 

DIY Bridal Survival Contents:

  • Advil (or pain reliever of choice)
  • Tums
  • Band-Aids
  • Shoe Inserts (heel grips and sole)
  • Blister Stick
  • Chalk (to cover up any last minute smudges or smears on your wedding dress)
  • Clear nail polish (for runs or nails)
  • Nail File
  • Corsage pins
  • Dental floss/toothpicks
  • Eye drops/contact solution
  • Eye makeup remover (for smudges)
  • Primer (mark. Primed for Perfection) and Powder (mark. PowderBuff)
  • Extra earring backs
  • Hair pins/ponytail holder
  • Hairspray
  • Tail Comb
  • Shine Serum (for fly aways)
  • Perfume (Avon Femme)
  • Hand towelettes
  • Hem tape
  • Matches
  • Mini sewing kit
  • Safety pins
  • Scotch tape
  • Small folding scissors
  • Spot remover (aka shout to go wipes)
  • Static-cling spray
  • Straws (to protect the lipstick)
  • Tissues
  • Tweezers
  • Lotion
  • Travel size shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and toothpaste (since mine is an out of town/across the country for some wedding and who knows who forgot what)
  • Razor
  • Q-tips
  • Breath mints/gum
  • Extra phone charger
  • Lady Stuff
  • Cash
  • Nuts and granola bars (hangry is not a fun wedding day feeling)
Avon Anew Vital Day and Night Cream

Avon Anew Vital Day and Night Cream

Avon’s new Anew Vitale line is the perfect duo to pack.  It helps stressed and sleep deprived skin look awake and refreshed.  Def a must have for the weekend.  I’ve also been saving these firming eye gels for a day-of beauty treat!  Other face must haves are gentle cleanser from Liz Earle, mark. Powderbuff, mark. Primed for Perfection, mark. Mist Opportunity all to create the perfect pallet!

Avon Femme For My Signature Scent

Avon Femme For My Signature Scent

At my friend Mary’s wedding I noticed how all night long she smelled AMAZING!  I want to copy her with a nice clean scent, so far Avon Femme is the leading candidate, perfect for a wedding!

Start of the DIY Bridal Survival Kit

Start of the DIY Bridal Survival Kit

I still need to finish packing this little survival kit along with a million other things on the to do list before October 4th, but at least my train case from thesalonoutlet.com is the perfect fit for it!  Fingers crossed this King Fire gets under control and clears out so I can survive my wedding weekend!

Nailed It: mark. Nail This Look Nail Lacquer and Bracelet-Ring Set

mark. Nail This Look Nail Lacquer and Bracelet-Ring Set $28

mark. Nail This Look Nail Lacquer and Bracelet-Ring Set $28

First official mani Monday of September!  Typically this early in September I’m still wearing my summer brights but this year I’m embracing the fall trends early with deep smokey purples from the mark. Nails This Look Set ($28).  Even better pairing these on trend fall colors with a coordinating ring-to-wrist bracelet!  My go-to for a wanderlust August is continuing through September!

Plums and Purples for September from mark. and Avon

Plums and Purples for September from mark. and Avon

Shady Lady with an accent nail in Plumsation

Shady Lady with an accent nail in Plumsation

For my nail look I wore the more smokey grey plume shade (Shady Lady) with an accent nail in the deep purple (Plumsation) on my ring.  These shades are more matte so I left them sans topcoat.

Shady Lady and an accent nail in Plumsation

Shady Lady and an accent nail in Plumsation

These shades are totally up my ally.  I loved them so much I’ve worn them twice already!  Which is kind of a big deal since it’s still summer and super hot here causing me to typically be wearing my summer brights through October.  Plus they wear really well.

I’m a HUGE fan of the mark. Nail This Look Set’s (see here and here).  mark. coordinates the perfect little companion to your mani.  For under $30 you get TWO perfectly on trend shades and an accessory that will take you through the season.  Plus they’re just the right amount to use this season and be done and ready for the next by next season.  I think its just the perfect little pairing and a great way to spend a little on a big trend that you’ll love!  You can shop the mark. Nail This Look Set ($28) at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger (along with this scarf only $10!  and these earrings and this necklace and this lip color!)

Coordinating bracelet-ring for a fresh fall look!

Coordinating bracelet-ring for a fresh fall look!

BONUS!  GET 20% OFF A $50 ORDER!  Now through September 21st with promo code TRIPLEPLAY2 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Prom Code TRILPLEPLAY2 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Prom Code TRILPLEPLAY2 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

#tbt – Week O’Nautical Labor Day Weekend Look

Week O'Nautical Labor Day Look

Week O’Nautical Labor Day Look

So sometimes life just gets in the way…   Like when you have full intentions on sharing your Week O’Nautical Labor Day edition looks but then don’t end up being on your computer at all and just enjoying the extra long weekend.  So here’s my favorite look and my favorite weekend moments!

Red White and Blue

Red White and Blue

The dress is a Target find that I thought was absolutely perfect for the summer holidays!  (you might remember it here).  It’s not the absolutely most flattering for my shape but I like it so much I’ll make it work… like by putting a cami (Tilly’s) underneath and tying on a gold belt (mark.).

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Labor Day Look

Labor Day Look

Finish off the look with some summertime golden details!  Gold wedges (Nine West), gold bracelet ring (mark.), gold watch (avon).

Golden Details

Golden Details

I enjoyed my makeup look from the 4th of July so much I just re-created it!  (see here)  How perfect were my Avon Scarlet Chandelier Earrings!?

Red White and Blue Makeup Look

Red White and Blue Makeup Look

#tbt to the long weekends best moments! Check out my instagram to see what moments made the feed!

 

Long Weekends Are Made Of This

Long Weekends Are Made Of This

Wanderlust August: Nevada Beach South Lake Tahoe

Nevada Beach South Lake Tahoe

Nevada Beach South Lake Tahoe

August is by far my favorite month of the year… it might be because I celebrate my birthday all month long!  A good friend starts the month off for her birthday and I continue it on until mine at the end of August.  This year we took a birthday day trip to Nevada Beach in South Lake Tahoe.

Parasailer in the distance

Parasailer in the distance

Plenty of room to throw the pigskin

Plenty of room to throw the pigskin

We originally planned to hit up Zephyr Cove however a very large wedding going on made that nearly impossible.  So went two beaches up to Nevada Beach, which was the best idea!  It’s large enough to handle a full crowd but not be on top of each other and it has a pavilion for use and access to kayak and paddle board rentals.  One thing to note it is not dog friendly.

Great Mountain View On The Horizon

Great Mountain View On The Horizon

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Nevada Beach South Lake Tahoe

Nevada Beach South Lake Tahoe

If you’re looking for a little less action than Zephyr Cove then go immediately to Nevada Beach!  It was a great way to spend the day celebrating with friends and lucky for us to watch a really cool storm roll in!  There’s also a campground with the beach for extended beach day options!

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The storm rolling in…

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Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Dark Blooms Dress

Wear and Share Wednesday:  mark. Dark Blooms Dress

Wear and Share Wednesday: mark. Dark Blooms Dress

It’s Wear and Share Wednesday!  Which means Jacki from Living After Midnite and I take the same item and style it 2 ways!  With the mark. Dark Blooms Dress ($42) you really don’t need to do much with it’s bold and big floral print, but we found a way to make it our own.  I mean really Jackie, all she needs is the dress and that Chanel purse!

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Lace Blazer Over Poppy Prints

Lace Blazer Over Poppy Prints

As a working girl I immediately style most my outfits work friendly!  Playing up the lace details I layered a lace blazer from Bebe over the dress.  I cinched the waist with a wide black belt (mark.) a few accessories and some lace pumps rounded out the look.  The shift dress is very 60’s but this mark. Dark Blooms dress is a modern take… so I styled mine with some 60’s influence from my clutch to my hair!

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Lacey Details on the mark. Dark Blooms Dress

Lacey Details on the mark. Dark Blooms Dress

The lace detailing around the neckline really makes this dress.  Its so pretty and delicate I don’t even need a necklace!  A statement earring in scarlet red is all that’s needed!  The Avon Scarlet Chandelier Earrings (coming soon to http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) were the perfect red accent to the red poppies on the dress.  Stealing a little style from Lucy Hale at the Teen Choice Awards (our mark. brand ambassador) I stacked and styled the mark. Ring For More Stackable Rings.

mark. Ring For More Stackable Rings

mark. Ring For More Stackable Rings

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Lacey Accents and Avon Scarlet Chandelier Earrings

Lacey Accents and Avon Scarlet Chandelier Earrings

My go to lace pumps (Shoedazzle) pair well with my lace cuff (gifted) all against my black satin clutch.  A little something about this clutch… it’s my mom’s from the 60’s.  As a kid I always loved it, played with it, stared at it, held it.  Then as I got older and realized it just always sat in her closet so I snatched it up.  Mom’s always had good taste!  Plus I like having the mom memento!

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Dark Florals For Fall

Dark Florals For Fall

Florals are big for fall, especially dark florals.  The black background of this dress keeps it on trend while the big red poppies make it stand out.  For only $42 this dress is a must-have for your transitioning wardrobe.  It keeps you trendy and you can wear it now and wear it later with a blazer (like my black lace one!) and tights and boots!

mark. Dark Blooms Dress Works It

mark. Dark Blooms Dress Works It

I just felt pretty all day in this dress.  If a dress makes you feel good you know it’s well worth it!  Shop the mark. Dark Blooms Dress at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  (get 20% off a $50 order with promo code AVONDREAMS).  See more details on how Jackie styled this dress over at Living After Midnite.

mark. Dark Blooms Dress Total Look

mark. Dark Blooms Dress Total Look

 

Wanderlust August – Denio’s Farmer Market Roseville, CA

Once August hits I always feel like I haven’t done anything all summer and I need to fit it all in within the next few weeks!  Which means I’m all over the place during August, hence Wanderlust August!

Local Fresh Fruits and Veggies

Local Fresh Fruits and Veggies

First feature for the month is Denio’s Farmer Market in Roseville, CA.  A favorite for a Sunday activity!  We might always get confused on how to get there but once there we spend the day wandering around the booths.

Denio's Market

Denio’s Market

Our plan of action is start from the back and work your way to the front.  In the back is where all the “garage sale/flea market” booths are at.  In the middle are your more legit stands that carry the same things, like 2/$10 sunglasses or the booth with every possible carabiner/gadget/tool you could think of.   Then at the front is my favorite, the fresh farmers market with local farmers.  Concession stands are littered throughout for your energizing corn dog stop.

Gizmos and Gadgets Galore

Gizmos and Gadgets Galore

Searching For A Come Up (like Ben's hat!)

Searching For A Come Up (like Ben’s hat!)

Besides walking out with bags full of fruit and veggies at the best prices in town we also ALWAYS get flavored pistachios and dried mangos with chili powder.  Not a bad way to spend a Sunday!

Wandering Around Denio's

Wandering Around Denio’s

Denio’s Market

1551 Vineyard Rd, Roseville, CA 95678
(916) 782-2704

Mani Monday – Bridal Shower Nails with Essie Love Every Minute and She Said Yes

Every year Essie does a wedding collection, and since I am getting married in October I figured this was my year to to pick up that collection.  This last weekend involved back to back bridal showers on Saturday and Sunday so the perfect opportunity to finally bust out my Essie Wedding Collection shades Love Every Minute and She Said Yes.

Essie Love Every Minute

Essie Love Every Minute

For my engagement party I used Love Every Minute on my toes, but after it was on I decided it was a much better shade for the fingers!  It was perfect for this lovely August afternoon tea party!

Bridal Shower Mani

Bridal Shower Mani

I used She Said Yes as the perfect bridal white for my pedi!  The gals at Nail Plazzo did a great job on mom and I’s pedi setting the stage for the most lovely weekend for my bridal showers.

Pedi in She Said Yes on me and Coca Cola Red by OPI on mom!

Pedi in She Said Yes on me and Coca Cola Red by OPI on mom!

Thanks again to everyone who came and extra special shout outs to those who threw it for me.  Of course more pictures and posts to come!

 

 

 

Wear Now Wear Later – mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress

mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress

mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress

The problem with fall new arrivals is it’s still summer!  Lucky for me the new fall arrivals from mark. have quite a few items you can wear now and later!  I’ve already highlighted how to update your beauty (see here) but as far as fashion my top pick is this mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress ($40).  It’s the perfect wear now, wear later item!

Easy dressing with a shirtdress

Easy dressing with a shirtdress

 

First, let me just tell you, as a working girl how important having a shirtdress in your wardrobe is.  Not only does it work for pretty much any occasion or situation but its SUPER easy to pull off.  Just slip it on and instantly be put together.  The versatility doesn’t stop there, you can pretty much wear it with any shoe from sandals to flats to pumps to boots!  (there’s where that wear now wear later comes in).  For transitional pieces jewel tones are a perfect pick like the emerald green in this mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress.

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Wear Now with the mark. Glitzed Out Pump (NOW ONLY $34.99)

Wear Now with the mark. Glitzed Out Pump (NOW ONLY $34.99)

Wear it now with nude pumps like the mark. Glitzed Out Pump (orig $64 NOW $34.99) and leopard accents (Express) and with a bright jewel tone bag like the mark. Go Royal Bag ($65).  Wear it later layered with a blazer or sweater and tights and boots!  (check the mark. Go For A Ride Boots at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

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Roll Tab Covertable Sleeves

Roll Tab Convertible Sleeves

The soft shirt material and roll tab convertible sleeves also make it perfect for transitioning between seasons, as it cools down just unroll your sleeves!  For only $40 you can have a go-to dress for now through next spring.  I can definitely see myself dressing this dress up for the holidays with a good red lip!  You can shop the mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress ($40), Go Royal Bag ($65), Glitzed Out Pump (orig $65 NOW $34.99) and Marquis De Style Earrings ($20) and all the other new fall arrivals at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress blowing in the summer breeze!

mark. Everything Goes Shirtdress blowing in the summer breeze!