summer wardrobe

Let’s Take An Instant Vacation to Havana!

Let's Take An Instant Vacation to Havana

Let’s Take An Instant Vacation to Havana

Hola from Havana!  It’s time for our latest instant vacation capsule collection from mark, and we’re taking you to Cuba!  Escape to Havana instantly by way of a limited edition bath and body, beauty and fashion collection and it’s hotter than ever!  Let’s explore Havana instantly with a look at the magalog in part one of the release of our Instant Vacation collection.

mark. Instant Vacation Havana (Magalog 6)

mark. Instant Vacation Havana (Magalog 6)

Celebrate the energy of Havana with a vibrant blend of freshly cut papaya, deep Cuban orchid and warm velvet woods with the limited edition bath and body collection, Havana Sol.  This is the sole of the capsule collection.

Havana Sol Bath and Body Collection

Havana Sol Bath and Body Collection

Right where Old Havana turns into Centro Havana, along the Paseo del Prado, get an instal-worthy shot in a dress that itself blends old (it’s vintage print) and new (cold-shoulder cutouts).

mark. Back In Time Dress

mark. Back In Time Dress

Bienvenido a Cuba!  It’s the dawning of a new day in a place filled with retro charms.  Go for a ride in one of the colorful classic cars driving around.  Take a stroll through the streets to see the magnificent centuries old architecture.  Match the energy of the city with an impromptu mambo, cha-cha or salsa.  As for what you need to pack?  Think easy pieces and keep-cool comfort from covered head to exposed toes.

mark. Walking Tour Sandals

mark. Walking Tour Sandals

mark. Tropical Punch Necklace

mark. Tropical Punch Necklace

mark. Sunrise To Sunset Sandals

mark. Sunrise To Sunset Sandals

mark Show Stopping Earrings

mark Show Stopping Earrings

mark. Isle Style Bag

mark. Isle Style Bag

mark. Havana Moment Rings

mark. Havana Moment Rings

The Plaza Vieja – the site of major festivals, bullfights and other public gatherings dating back as far as 1559! – is the place for watching people and oohing over restored architecture. Simply don a LDD (little denim dress) and call it a (great) day!

mark. Vintage Wash Dress

mark. Vintage Wash Dress

Overlooking Old Havana, you have a bird’s eye view of how colorful life is down below.  Choose an electrifying chartreuse top and you’ll fit right in.

mark. Gaga For Guava Top

mark. Gaga For Guava Top

Get The Look:  The first rule of Havana, the streets are your runways and daylight is your spotlight!  That’s license to be bold with a crimson lip and to define eyes with a strong sweep of aqua shadow as liner.  Get the look with the limited edition Havana Sol color collection including our next generation of hookups in a limited edition eye pallet, bronzer blusher and 2 full color lip clicks!

Get The Look Of Havana

Get The Look Of Havana

Havana Sol Beauty Collection

Havana Sol Beauty Collection

Regardless if you’re actually going to Havana, or just taking an Instant Vacation, this collection is perfect for your summer life.  I personally love ALL. OF. IT. and you’ll love part 2 just as much.  Every year I look forward to these Instant Vacation capsule collections and Havana did not disappoint.  Easy summer pieces with a little hot Havana style, hello summer!  If anything take it as your inspiration for the day and stay tuned for my reviews and looks!  You can shop the mark. Havana Instant Vacation capsule collection here:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Havana Instant Vacation Capsule Collection

Havana Instant Vacation Capsule Collection

Trending Tuesday – #neon

If the world of Alicia was the internet then #neon would be trending!  I’ve always been a fan of neons, like in 3rd grade where my favorite items were my neon green hair bow with my stone washed jeans with neon green stitching and pockets and my biker shorts with the neon green stripe down the side that I paired with layered tanks!  3rd grade was totally awesome!  I don’t have nearly as much neon in my life now as I did in 3rd grade, so I guess I need to step up my neon game!  Like all trends that make a comeback, they come back modernized and more wearable.  Here are my top picks for embracing the neon trend this summer!

1.  Neon on nails!

 

mark. Nail This Look Polish and Bracelet Set ($28)

mark. Nail This Look Polish and Bracelet Set ($28)

My favorite mani/pedi shades in the summer are neons!  (as shown in my must have summer pedi colors post!)  I love the pops of bright on my tips and they work really well with my summer tan.  My summer go to nail shade is China Glaze Shocking Pink, this is the one neon nail shade I do own so I definitely need to add some more to my arsenal!  That’s why this mark. Nail This Look Polish and Bracelet set ($28) would be perfect addition.  All in one set you get 2 neon polishes and 4 bracelets to mix and match.

Nail This Look!  source:  happy sloths

Nail This Look! source: happy sloths

 

2.  Trim it in neon!

 

Trimmed in neon with mark.

Trimmed in neon with mark.

mark. Handle With Flair Handbag

mark. Handle With Flair Handbag

When in small doses, neon can be worn everyday.  Like the neon pink trim on the mark. Get Packing tote ($40), perfect for everyday with the tan base and easy shape.  This is the perfect larger bag for summer in size, shape, and design! I’ve definitely already shown my love for this bag here and here!  I also love the neon blue trim on the black and white pattern on the mark. Handle With Flair Handbag ($36).  Updating my handbag to one with a little neon trim is for sure an easy way to embrace the neon trend. Then there’s my favorite kind of trimmings… jewelry!  I think a killer statement necklace over a white dress, or a neon arm party (like the ones in the “nail this look” kit above) would be the perfect kind of trimmings.

mark. Get Packing Tote

mark. Get Packing Tote

Pinspiration:  Neon Trimmings

Pinspiration: Neon Trimmings

3.  On eyes and lips!

mark. Neon Glaze Eyeshadows and Neon Kisses Lipgloss

mark. Neon Glaze Eyeshadows and Neon Kisses Lipgloss

mark. Neon Glaze Eyeshadows and Neon Kisses Lipgloss

mark. Neon Glaze Eyeshadows and Neon Kisses Lipgloss

Wait, what!?!  Neon eyeshadow and lip gloss?  That’s what I thought too until I started seeing it be worn!  I LOVE the idea of doing a thick winged out line across the top lashes with neon eyeshadows.  Pair it with bronzed cheeks and lipgloss for a super easy summer makeup idea!  Perfect for day or night!   Get the look with mark. Neon Gaze eyeshadow ($10) in violet fever, neon gaze, sun flash or orange sizzle.  I’m personally loving the violet fever (purple) paired with mark. Neon Kisses in shade neon kisses (pink).

Get The Look:  mark. Neon Glaze in Violet Fever and Neon Kisses in Neon Kisses

Get The Look: mark. Neon Glaze in Violet Fever and Neon Kisses in Neon Kisses

4. 5. and beyond… Neon wardrobe wants!

Neon Shorts for Summer

Neon Shorts for Summer

To fully embrace the neon trend I need to add more to the wardrobe.  I added these neon pink lace shorts last year, but now I’d love some neon denim shorts.  I’m also on the hunt for some fun tanks for work and play, neon dresses for hot summer nights and a good pair of neon pumps!

mark. styling trapeze blouse

mark. styling trapeze blouse

mark. love on the lime dress

mark. love on the lime dress

Because my neon wardrobe want list is so long check out my Pinterest board “Neon”  My top two are the mark. Styling Trapeze Blouse and Love On The Lime Dress.  Bold in color and easily wearable anchored with neutrals like black, nude or white.  Plus super versatile to wear for work or play.

Pinspiration:  Neon Shorts

Pinspiration: Neon Shorts

Pinspiration:  Neon Pumps

Pinspiration: Neon Pumps

I hope I’ve inspired a little neon love in you and be sure to check back tomorrow for another installment of Wear and Share Wednesday featuring the mark. Love On The Lime Dress!