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!!!

Trending Tuesday – Bag Charms

If the world of alicia was the internet, #bagcharms would totally be trending.  Like with a lot of trends when they first hit the scene I couldn’t tell if I liked it or hated it.  Now as the trend has become more popular, so are the options, giving you more things to LOVE and of I’m all about it.  Here are my favorites for a little charming additions to your bag!

mark. Bad Hair Day Bag Charm

mark. Bad Hair Day Bag Charm

Rebecca Minkoff Tassel Charm

Rebecca Minkoff Tassel Charm

 

Charming Charlie Initial Pom Charm

Charming Charlie Initial Pom Charm

 

Kate Spade Reversible Black/White Swan Charm

Kate Spade Reversible Black/White Swan Charm

 

Michael Kors Aviator Puff Charm

Michael Kors Aviator Puff Charm

 

Coach Fawn Charm

Coach Fawn Charm

I love how you can do something big bright and fun like a pom pom ball or something whimsical like the swan and fawn charms or even something simple like a tassel!  There really is no reason for your bag not to have a killer accessory too!  Plus, a bag charm is really affordable way to update for fall and embrace a new trend!

Mani Monday: Jamberry Razzle Dazzle

Mani Monday:  Jamberry Razzle Dazzle

Mani Monday: Jamberry Razzle Dazzle

Today is the last day to get in on my Jamberry party so I thought I’d share my jamicure for mani Monday all inspired off a single Jamberry sample of Razzle Dazzle!  As hostess I got a little extra samples of the new fall wraps but Razzle Dazzle seemed to razzle and dazzle me!

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Featuring Jamberry Wraps Razzle Dazzle and Shake Your Tail Feather

Featuring Jamberry Wraps Razzle Dazzle and Shake Your Tail Feather

On my pointer I used the Jamberry Razzle Dazzle wrap.  After cutting it to fit I had some leftover scraps that I then cut in a diagonal shape for an accent nail on my ring over some white polish.  For my middle I used Jamberry Shake Your Tail Feather that is a retired wrap I snagged up!  To finish off the look I used mark. Nailed It Duo in Green Thumb and Steel Magnolias (last seen here) and currently on clearance for only $2.99!!!

mark. Good Luck Ring Set Matches Perfectly!

mark. Good Luck Ring Set Matches Perfectly!

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I really like how this one turned out all inspired from one single sample.  Would you like a Jamberry sample?  Comment below, send a direct message, or comment in my Birthday Jamberry Facebook Party here.  Also note today is the LAST DAY to shop my party!  Remember all the new fall wraps just launched (see here) and you can get buy 3 wraps get 1 free here!

Mani Monday With mark. and Jamberry!

Mani Monday With mark. and Jamberry!

Perfect Fall Travel Outfit – mark. Sweat Equity Dress

Fall Travel Outfit - mark. Sweat Equity Dress

Fall Travel Outfit – mark. Sweat Equity Dress

Fall is kind of a perfect time to travel.  You can get better rates since it’s the off season with school back in session and you still have excellent weather.  Even if it’s just a weekend getaway, you know, for like your upcoming anniversary or something ;)… or even a day trip!  Regardless, I have the perfect outfit for sitting comfortably while traveling and looking chic while out and about with the mark. Sweat Equity Dress.

mark. Sweat Equity Dress

mark. Sweat Equity Dress

The mark. Sweat Equity Dress is a sweatshirt dress in a deep navy with houndstooth embossed pattern.  What I absolutely adore about this dress is it’s comfortable, so soft and easy to wear.  It’s basically my current favorite fall item!

Pure Comfort For Traveling

Pure Comfort For Traveling

I paired the mark. Sweat Equity dress with the mark. Buckled In Tote.  This bag is your perfect travel companion.  It’s not too big to be a normal purse but big enough to tote all those extras you bring traveling, like your aviators…

Take Me Traveling With The mark. Buckled In Tote

Take Me Traveling With The mark. Buckled In Tote

mark. Buckled In Tote

mark. Buckled In Tote

Plum Lips with Avon Power Plum

Plum Lips with Avon Power Plum and Michael Kors Houndstooth Watch

I already shared how $100 can update your September (see here) but this is how that $100 actually looks on!  A look that doesn’t break the bank and you can actually afford to do a little fall traveling.  You can shop the mark. Sweat Equity dress and mark. Buckled In Tote at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Perfect Fall Must Haves For $100!

Perfect Fall Must Haves For $100!

DON’T FORGET!  It’s customer appreciation week at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and today is our FLASH SALE for an ADDITIONAL 40% OFF select items!  (usually it’s only 30%!!)  In addition you can combine it with a promo code like BUNDE and with your $45 order get a FREE mark. All Bundled Up set (see more here).

Mid Month Makeover – $100 To Update Your September

“Do you remember the 21st night of September?  Love was changing the minds of pretenders.  While chasing the clouds away”… who doesn’t sing a little Earth Wind and Fire come September?  September is kinda like a re-fresh with everything back to school and fall-tastic, so here’s my picks on what to refresh your September with and only spending $100 because let’s face it all these fun fall activities add up!

Mid Month Makeover - $100 To Update Your September

Mid Month Makeover – $100 To Update Your September

mark. Sweat Equity Dress $40 – So this is a deep dark navy sweatshirt dress with a textured houndstooth pattern… why is it my top pick?  Not just because it’s houndstooth but it’s a super versatile item for September.  Wear it as a dress as the weather still a little warm with a suede sandal, a flat or a pair of chucks for weekend.  Then as it cools down switch to a bootie or boot and as it gets even colder layer it with leggings or tights or even a collard shirt for a tailored look.  All while being extremely soft and comfy in a sweatshirt dress!  Navy is a little more chic and unexpected from your normal black, but because it’s so dark it will look really nice paired against black.

mark. sweat equity dress

mark. sweat equity dress

mark. Buckled In Tote $44 – Everyone needs a good fall bag and basic black is always a good decision.  I like this one because it’s big enough to fit everything you need to go from work to weeked and can even double as a travel bag while still not being TOO big.  It rests easy on the shoulder, has a crucial functional zip pocket on the outside  and fun details with the buckles.  Plus the material is really easy to clean.

mark. buckled in tote

mark. buckled in tote

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars $16 – Just like switching up your wardrobe you need to switch up your makeup for the fall too.  You’re coming off of your summer glow so the warm bronzes, golds and peaches in this set are prefect.  Plus it’s a multitasker, one product for eyes, bronzer and highlighter and will pair perfectly with a fall lip no matter if you go berry, vampy or nude.  See how to use this product to strobe here and a golden look here.

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars

mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars

mark. All Bundled Up FREE with a $45 purchase (a $30 value) – Now through Sept. 17th you can bet a mark. All Bundled Up Set FREE with your purchase so if you buy the items above you’ll get this, which is the perfect fall switch up for your scent.  Check my review here.

mark. all bundled up

mark. all bundled up

So we have the mark. Sweat Equity dress at $40, the Buckled In Tote for $44 and the Touch and Glow Shimmer Bars at $16, hitting $100 on the dot with a FREE gift of the All Bundled Up!  However, if you have some extra wiggle room my next pick is some fall booties!  I really like the matching bootie to the Buckled In Tote the mark. Right In Step Booties, you’ll see this shape on everyone this fall!  You can shop all the items at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger as well as all the new fall arrivals to update your September!

mark. right instep ankle boot

mark. right instep ankle boot

Word on mark. All Bundled Up Bath and Body Collection – And Get It For FREE!

Word On mark. Bundled Up Bath and Body Collection

Word On mark. Bundled Up Bath and Body Collection

Word On mark. All Bundled Up Bath and Body Collection:  Keep it cozy with this blend of crisp, sparkling pear, warm vanilla bean and rich golden amber.

mark. All Bundled Up Bath and Body Collection

mark. All Bundled Up Bath and Body Collection

BODY WASH — This gentle formula moisturizes as it cleanses, leaving skin feeling soft, smooth and refreshed. 8 fl. oz.  Price: $10.00
BODY MIST — This mist not only adds a hint of scent to the skin, it also leaves it refreshed and hydrated. 6.7 fl. oz.  Price: $14.00
HAND CREAM — This extra-rich formula with vitamins A and E has a creamy texture that locks in moisture and leaves skin feeling soft and silky. 3.4 fl. oz.  Price: $6.00
BODY BUTTER — With aloe, shea and cocoa butters plus coconut oil, this ultra-rich formula melts right into the skin and keeps it feeling moisturized all day. 6.75 fl. oz.  Price: $12.00

All Bundled Up Fall Exclusive

All Bundled Up Fall Exclusive

Word Of Alicia:  Usually anything with musk or amber I tend to shy away from but this one is different.  It isn’t too overpowering just adds a nice warmth.  The crisp pear keeps it fresh.  It’s really the perfect bath and body scent for this time of year, like the crisp fall air with a little warmth of sweater weather.  I really like how it’s light enough to layer perfume over too.  I’ve been wearing the new So Very Sophia from Avon paired with it and it’s just the perfect base.  Top pick by far is and will always be the Whipped Up Body Butter.  This is my favorite formula from a moisturizer from any brand.  It’s super rich and luxurious and really moisturizes.  It’s like a little spa treatment with every swipe.  I would definitely recommend this limited edition collection as a must have for fall.  Even better, you can get it for FREE!

How To Get It For FREE!!!  THAT’S RIGHT, FREE!  Now through the 17th you can get a FREE All Bundled Up bundle with a $45 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger that’s a $30 value and you get free shipping so really this is the best part of customer appreciation week I think!  I say shop some new arrivals, the big fall makeup sale and add the Whipped Up Body Butter too and you’ll get this bundle.  It’s worth it even if you just save it and gift it come Christmas, for a free gift it’s one of the better ones!

In addition if you want to get this bundle and also get the new upcoming Avon Anew Ultimate Supreme Creme before it’s launch you can use promo code TAKE20 and get the cream for a special intro price of $28 and the bundle will be added too with your $45 order.  If you want a luxe creme like that you’d find from Chanel for a minimal fraction of the cost then try this Ultimate Supreme Advanced Performance Creme!  Shop now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Customer Appreciation Week – Exclusive Steals and Deals

Customer Appreciation Week at http://www.youravon.com/aliicahessinger

Customer Appreciation Week at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

It’s customer appreciation week over at the eBoutique which means some pretty good savings! Each day features a new deal/promo code in addition to some pretty killer fall steals!

Day One – Monday

September 12 15% off any $50+ order Use code: DAY1

15% off with promo code DAY1

15% off with promo code DAY1

 

 

Day Two – Tuesday

September 13 FREE Customer Faves Bundle with any $60+ order Use code: DAY2.  The bundle includes:

Avon Kisses Beauty Bag with So Very Sofía sample vial
Anew Ultimate Refresh trial size
Anew Power Serum premium trial size
Moisture Effective Eye Makeup Remover Lotion
Glimmerstick Eye Liner
Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing & Repair Hand Cream
Skin So Soft Original Shower

To hit your $60 order shop the Big Fall Makeup Sale!  Your favorites for the season are on sale, stock up and save! Plus our newest mascara, Avon Wide Awake Mascara is now at intro price of $5.99!

Fall Makeup Sale Going On Now!

All Week – Fall Makeup Sale Going On Now!

Avon Wide Awake Mascara -- Intro Special!

All Week – Avon Wide Awake Mascara — Intro Special!

 

 

Day Three – Wednesday

September 14 FREE shipping with any $25+ order Use code: DAY3

Can't Miss Offers Going On Now!

Can’t Miss Offers Going On Now!

Free Gift With So Very Sophia Perfume Purchase!

All Week – Free Gift With So Very Sophia Perfume Purchase!

Select Fragrances at Killer Prices!

All Week – Select Fragrances at Killer Prices!

 

 

Day Four – Thursday

September 15 FREE Newspaper Tote with Avon Senses Comforting Fig 4-piece set with any $45+ order Use code: DAY4

Fall Scents Now On Sale

All Week – Fall Scents Now On Sale

 

Day Five – Friday

Flash Sale –  40% off select products Use code: No code needed Usually flash sales are only 30% off select items so this 40% is a big unexpected bonus! In addition to all our other steals and deals this may be your best day to shop, since there is no promo code needed with the deal, use one of the two below and get the bundle gift with your order!

Free Cleanser With Select Anew Products!

Free Cleanser With Select Anew Products!

 

Now Through Saturday:

Use Promo Code BUNDLE

Use Promo Code BUNDLE

September 10-17 FREE mark. All Bundled Up 3-piece bath and body set with any $45+ order
Use code: BUNDLE

 

Use Promo Code TAKE20

Use Promo Code TAKE20

OR Just for You Anew Ultimate Supreme Advanced Performance Creme $28 ($50 value) with code TAKE20  In addition, FREE 3-Piece All Bundled Up Set ($30 value) with your order of $45 or more – Use Code TAKE20  Expires at midnight 9/17/16

Man these are good deals happening at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  With all the new fall arrivals there’s a lot to choose from and a lot of even better savings.  Be sure to follow my Facebook page or group for the update on the free gift bundles, some more savings and a look at the new arrivals!

Week O’Nautical – Red White and Blue Fall Edition

Week O'Nautical - Red White and Blue Fall Edition

Week O’Nautical – Red White and Blue Fall Edition

I always have a bit of summertime sadness come Labor Day knowing my long hot summer days are coming to a close.  Best way to beat the blues is to embrace fall!  It’s still super hot here pretty much through October so I may not be wearing jeans, boots and sweaters but I can embrace fall colors, fabrics and trends.  Which is exactly what I did for today’s Week O’Nautical red white and blue look with fall versions of our patriotic colors.

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Embracing fall’s deep burgundy and thick crochet lace in this skirt from Express.  Pair it with a white tank (Express) and fall-tastic chambray and I have a red, white and blue look perfect for Labor Day and beyond.  The mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress was my summer staple for a lightweight layer worn open as a duster, which I can see getting good use this fall too!  See my summer looks with this guy here and here.

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

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Burgundy Lace Skirt and Suede Sandals

Burgundy Lace Skirt and Suede Sandals

Another fall favorite is suede!  Since it’s too hot to wear a suede boot I might as well wear some suede sandals.  You might remember these suede fringe sandals being all the rage in the spring, well they work even better in the fall.  I got these Steve Madden versions on mega deal at T.J. Max by the way!

mark. Neutral Territory Bag now only $24.99

mark. Neutral Territory Bag now only $24.99

Finally, finishing things off with the mark. Neutral Territory Bag (now on clearance for only $24.99!), Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry.

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

Avon Bravo Jewelry Collection and Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry

You can shop my dress (worn as a duster), bag, jewelry and lipstick at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger be sure to use promo code ISLAND for a free triple wick candle with your $40 order!  BONUS there’s also a FLASH SALE going on!  Awesome mark. fashion in this one including these guys all for an additional 30% off!!!

Week O’Nautical: Black and Blue

Week O'Nautical - Black and Blue

Week O’Nautical – Black and Blue

Ok so this may not be my most nautical look for Week O’Nautical but it does involve some #nauticalblues!  As we creep closer to the long weekend my wear to work outfit this week took my basic blacks a little more patriotic with cobalt blue.

 

Black and Blue Wear To Work Outfit

Black and Blue Wear To Work Outfit

This has been the summer of skirts for me.  I’ve seemed to gravitate to skirts with sleeveless tops and tanks all season long.  Today, I paired my black pencil skirt with a ladder back tank (both Express, old) with some cobalt pumps (Guess) and a classic black bag (Avon Signature).

Tank and Pencil Skirt Combo

Tank and Pencil Skirt Combo

Ladder Back Details

Ladder Back Details

The ladder back adds some unexpected fun to a work look.  Granted, I do work in a laid back office environment but I understand this wouldn’t work for all offices.  But you know what does work, fun red white and silver Kate Spade dupe earrings and a fun on trend choker (both Charming Charlie).

Red Lips mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Fired Up

Red Lips mark. All Butter Lip Treat in Fired Up

I think I’ll be themeing out those nautical blues this Labor Day Week O’Nautical.  Long weekend here we come!  (even though I’m sad birthday month is coming to an end)  You can checkout my past Week O’Nautical looks here.

Week O'Nautical Work Wear Look!

Week O’Nautical Work Wear Look!

Trending Tuesday: #nauticalblues

If the world of alicia was the internet, #nauticalblues would totally be trending.  Official countdown to the long weekend is on!  As we appreciate all our labors it also means summer is coming to an end, sad face.  However, this time when the days are still warm and sunny, but just a little bit shorter, and the nights are cooler, is actually pretty legit too.  Plus, we can get excited about all the fun new fall stuff coming out!  I’m def not ready to ditch summer but I am ready for some new inspo, and I’ve been obsessing over all things in #nauticalblues hues!  Something about navy, aquamarine, teal and deep blues have me obsessing lately.  These shades you can mix into your summer wear and also wear through the fall.  Here’s my what’s been inspiring me:

The Limited Navy Leather Jacket

The Limited Navy Leather Jacket

Coach Outlet's Must Have Hue

Coach Outlet’s Must Have Hue

mark. What A Placket Henley

mark. What A Placket Henley

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Teals and Deep Blues

Teals and Deep Blues

Denim Blues with mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

Denim Blues with mark. Make Way For Chambray Dress

So get your s’mores ready for this long summer weekend, and pair your nautical blues with some red and white for Week O’Nautical Labor Day Edition is here!

Toasting some s'mores in my nautical blues!

Toasting some s’mores in my nautical blues!