Word Of Alicia

Week O’Nautical: Vineyard Vines for Target

Week O'Nautical: Vineyard Vines for Target

Week O’Nautical: Vineyard Vines for Target

Nautical Details

Nautical Details

Things I love:  Week O’Nautical and Target collaborations!  So!  We’re kicking off WON 2019 with my Vineyard Vines for Target haul!  Half the fun of these collaborations is stalking your favorites pieces and hunting them down.  I was somehow able to hit up my local store on the day of the release to go stalk.  I ended up coming home with 2 dresses and a blanket.  All 3 pieces are super nautical, very preppy and obviously my 3 top picks from the collection.

Vineyard Vines for Target Haul

Vineyard Vines for Target Haul

I knew the fashion would be the first to blow out of stock so I zoned in on those first.  The white dress is a seersucker-like fabric with an adorable navy and white ribbon belt… which you know I’ll be re-using ;).  The navy and white striped pullover shift dress is so versatile, and I was really impressed with the quality.  It’s more of a material like you’d find on a golf shirt, and it has pockets!  It’s just a super easy piece for the summer.  I can wear to work, the golf course, the pool, the lake, you name it!

Wearing casually as a summer dress

Wearing casually as a summer dress

Wearing with a visit from Mom

Wearing with a visit from Mom

Wearing poolside over a swimsuit

Wearing poolside over a swimsuit

These Target collabs always do a good job on the home pieces, and if I had more budget, I would of come home with way more of it.  A red, white and blue blanket has been something I wanted to drape over my papasan chair to dress it up with some summer holiday decor.  I also really loved the wood trays and the whale hooks.  The tumblers are also a great little item if you just wanted something cute and practical.

Red White and Blue Throw Blanket

Red White and Blue Throw Blanket

I want to go back for the cute pet bandanas (which you’ll see all over IG if you search the hashtag #vineyardvinesfortarget).  I also really like that beach chair, and I’ve been wanting one for lake days.  It would also pair really well with that whale shaped pool float, which I also need a new one of.  So if I need these items anyways, why not get some exclusively cute ones from Target which are priced pretty darn well.

Vineyard Vines for Target

Vineyard Vines for Target

You can view the entire release on Target’s website and shop what’s still available.  If there’s something you have your eye on and is in my local store, hit me up, I’ll go get it for you 🙂  And just to refresh, Week O’Nautical is how I count down to our patriotic holidays, by wearing red white and blue all week in a nautical fashion… see previous posts and how loosely I follow this theme haha.

Pups like being nautical too!

Pups like being nautical too!

 

Level Up Monday Mornings

Level Up Monday Mornings

Level Up Monday Mornings

Monday mornings are the worst.  It’s no secret I’m always late, always.  9/10 its because I don’t know what I want to wear and Monday’s seem to be the toughest.  Mondays are also setting the pace for the week, and seem to always include a meeting or two or three… so I need to dress for success!

Outfit Ambition With A Blouse and Ankle Pants

Outfit Ambition With A Blouse and Ankle Pants

My go-to items for when I need to look legit are Express blouses paired with some ankle pants.  It always looks polished and professional while still being on trend and fun.  When I can’t figure out what I want to wear and, as always, running late, this dynamic duo is what I always reach for as my work OOTD.  No matter what the activity is that day, or what spring weather throws at me, this duo is functional!

Express Blouse and Ankle Pants

Express Blouse and Ankle Pants

Stripes work as a neutral for me, I tend to pair them with my basics to my colors.  I love this Express Striped Strappy Cross Front Large Button-Cuff Blouse.  I also have an Express Portofino Shirt in this same pattern, as well as an off-the shoulder version.  I can not “express” how much they level up my Monday morning’s get ready sesh.

Avon Sparkling Statement Hoops And A Fun Clear Bag!

Avon Sparkling Statement Hoops And A Fun Clear Bag!

For spring I LOVE pairing my ankle pants with pumps!  I’m wearing the Columnist ankle pants, which are the best fit for me, and mark pumps (old), but I’m loving these Elastic Cross Strap Snakeskin Print Heels!  Finished off with a statement hoop earring (Avon) and a clear bag for a fun desk to dinner look (mark., old – try the Express Yellow Trim Event Bag for the same look.)

Stripes are totally a neutral!

Stripes are totally a neutral!

Express has always been my go-to for work wear, they outfit ambition.  Level up your Monday mornings with an Express blouse, I promise you, it will be a go-to!  You can use my ring code 8482 to get 15% off your order at Express.com (exclusions apply)

From Desk To Dinner

From Desk To Dinner – and everything in-between!

Style Secret:  I wear an Express Bra Cami under everything… all day every day.

#Expresslife

#Expresslife

Iconic 1967

Iconic Hessingers

Iconic Hessingers

1967 – an Iconic year!  If you didn’t know, the 60’s are kinda my spirit animal.  I love the fashion, the looks, the music, the spirit, just dig it all.  Maybe it has a little to do with my parents who were newlyweds and new parents at the age of 20.  I just loved looking at those vintage family pictures, spurred my infatuation.  When Avon showcased their Iconic Avon collection for Mother’s Day featuring inspiration from vintage Avon from 1967, I already knew I would be smitten!  Let’s take a look at that Iconic 1967 in some snapshots of the year, vintage Avon ads and to help feel the spirit of the 60’s I recreated a few of these Iconic 1967 looks!

Avon Iconic Jewelry Collection

Avon Iconic Jewelry Collection

Recreating With The Avon Pearly Earrings - comes in clip-on too!

Recreating With The Avon Pearly Earrings – comes in clip-on too!

1967 History Snapshot:  A little history, in 1967 we had the world’s first heart transplant and the first ATM!  The music scene was strong with Monterey International Pop Music Festival.  Times were shaken with strikes by US teaching staff throughout country for pay increases and with the Six Day War and Arab Forces attack Israel beginning the Yom Kippur War.   And have to note the first Super Bowl was played between Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs!

Limited Edition Avon Iconic Collection Beauty

Limited Edition Avon Iconic Collection Beauty

Recreating with Avon Iconic Lipstick in Natural Shimmer

Recreating with Avon Iconic Lipstick in Natural Shimmer

1967 Cost Snapshot:  
Average Cost of new house $14,250.00
Average Income per year $7,300.00
Average Monthly Rent $125.00
Gas per Gallon 33 cents
Average Cost of a new car $2,750.00
Movie Ticket $1.25
Polaroid Camera History$50.00
Parker Pen Set $11.95
The Federal Minimum Wage is increased to $1.40 an hour

Avon Iconic Collection just in time for Mother's Day!

Avon Iconic Collection just in time for Mother’s Day!

Recreating with my best Blue Steel look ;)

Recreating with my best Blue Steel look 😉

Top 100 Songs in 1967:  Need a playlist for your Mother’s Day brunch, done!  Follow my playlist on Spotify and sing along because these songs are iconic.  1967 Spoitify Playlist.



 

Mom's The Balm Flavor Savor Lip Balm

Mom’s The Balm Flavor Savor Lip Balm

Iconic Avon Bubble Bath and Pear Magnolia

Iconic Avon Bubble Bath and Pear Magnolia

Shop Iconic 1967:  You can shop the Iconic Collection on my eBoutique here.  These would make gifts for mom’s!  Or to #treatyoself because its such a darling classic collection.  If you would like me to create an Iconic 1967 gift bundle basket for any of your Mother’s Day gifting, or spring gifts, reach out because I have some ready to ship and/or give!

Word on Avon Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow

Word On Avon Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow

Word On Avon Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow

Word On Glimmershadows: Glimmer out loud with stay-all-day, high-impact sparkle eyeshadows. Brilliantly long-wearing shades combine the perfect mix of pearl and glitter for the look of incredibly lustrous eyes. No-smudge, no-crease shimmer glides on effortlessly and dries down smoothly for a sheer to dramatic gaze. Choose Glitter for a high-sparkle finish or Shimmer for a high-sheen finish. 0.7 fl. oz.

BENEFITS
• Buildable coverage can be layered for intense impact or blended out for a delicate effect
• Water resistant
• No crease
• No smudge
• No transfer
• Stay-all-day wear
• Minimal fallout
• Paraben-, Sulfate-, Phthalate-free

TO USE
Apply directly on clean skin and blend with applicator or fingertips. Allow to dry.
1. For subtle shimmer, dot eyeshadow along the eyelid and pat gently to blend.
2. For more impact, dab on additional layers.

Available in 8 shades!

Available in 8 shades!

Word of Alicia:  If you loved the mark. liquid shadows of yesteryear (mark. all time eye, see here) then you’ll love these!  Like me, I loved those mark ones especially in the summer for an eye that’s not overdone.  The formula is better, no creasing and stays all day, double the size and they’re glittery!  These aren’t quite on the same level as the Stila ones but those are $22 a pop and these are $5.99, so you do the math.  I picked up 4 shades, Rose Gold, Fool’s Gold, Jade and Peach Sapphire, all 4 I’m loving.  So much that I ordered two more shades!

Avon Glimmershadow in Rosegold Swatch

Avon Glimmershadow in Rosegold Swatch

Check Out That Shimmer and Glitter in Rose Gold

Check Out That Shimmer and Glitter in Rose Gold

How I’m Wearing the Glimmershadows:  After playing around with these new releases, I found my favorite way to apply them.  Because these are such a strong formula, I don’t need an eye primer, I start with using the doe foot applicator straight on the lid, all over, staying below the crease and running under my lower lash line as well.  I let those set, and curl my lashes with an eyelash curler.  Then, using a fluffy eyeshadow brush, I run a taupe shade in my crease and outer v (as you would a transition shade).  I then use a white eyeshadow on my inner corner and brow bone to brighten the eye.  Finish it of with my go-to cat eye liner, and a coat of black mascara.  I’ve literally done this with each of the 4 shades and it slay’s all day!  They look put together, and make my eyes pop!

How I'm Wearing The Glimmershadows

How I’m Wearing The Glimmershadows

I’m wearing the Rose Gold shade in this post and the Peach Sapphire shade in this post.  You can shop the Avon Glimmershadow Liquid Eyeshadow for $5.99 online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

Your Spring Essential A Box

Your Spring Essentials A Box

Your Spring Essentials A Box

Welcome Spring! Usher in the new season with the Your Spring Essentials A Box in Campaign 8 featuring some of our favorites: Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick, Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner, Anew Power Serum, and Avon Flourish Honey Blossom fragrance.

Glimmer Up For Spring for Only $10!

Glimmer Up For Spring for Only $10!

Welcome Spring with a new A Box!

Welcome Spring with a new A Box!

Love Your Spring Essentials A Box includes two full-size makeup essentials, a try-it-size serum, and a travel spray ($36 value)!

$36 Value - 2 Full Size 2 Travel Size

$36 Value – 2 Full Size 2 Travel Size

Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Brown Sugar: .106 oz.
Avon True Color Glimmersticks Diamonds Eye Liner in Sugar Plum: .01 oz.
Anew Power Serum: .24 oz.
A Box Exclusive! Avon Flourish Honey Blossom Eau de Parfum Travel Spray: .3 oz.

LOVING this A Box for Spring!

LOVING this A Box for Spring!

Word on the Spring Essentials A Box:  Neutrals are a huge trend in beauty for spring so a neutral lip, and a fun eyeliner over a neutral eye shade are just the wear-everyday-essentials you need to spring into the new season.  I was expecting a dark brown lip color but Brown Sugar is really wearable.  The hit of this A Box is the travel size perfume, its the PERFECT size to take along in your bag and for travel and updating to a spring scent is just what the dr ordered!  It instantly transports me to a spring frame of mind and I just love the brightness to the scent.

Neutrals Trend for Spring Makeup

Neutrals Trend for Spring Makeup

Wearing Avon Glimmer Shadow in Peach Sapphire and Avon True Color Glimmersticks in Sugar Plum

Wearing Avon Glimmer Shadow in Peach Sapphire and Avon True Color Glimmersticks in Sugar Plum

Lip Of The Day:  Avon True color Nourishing in Brown Sugar

Lip Of The Day: Avon True color Nourishing in Brown Sugar

I’m wearing the eyeliner and lipstick from this box along with the newly launched cream Avon Glimmer Shadow in Peach Sapphire.  These are so easy to use and nice and neutral with a touch of glimmer.  PLUS they LAST ALL DAY!  I am shocked how well these stay put and look flawless hours later.

Get the look for $10 with a $40 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Get the look for $10 with a $40 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

A Boxes are $10 with a $40 purchase so I highly suggest picking up a few of these new Avon Glimmer Shadows then add maybe some new spring fashion or the Avon Anew Dual Elixir serum and pair it with one of our new sheet masks for a refresh to your skin!  You can shop the A Box and new campaign 8 arrivals at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Lip Of The Week: Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Roasted Chestnut

Lip of The Week:  Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Roasted Chestnut

Lip of The Week: Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Roasted Chestnut

Hello March! Hello daylight, florals, warming temps and fresh spring air! Its like a switch went off and I have all the spring feels come March 1st. I busted out all my florals, even if I am wearing them with boots and tights. Either way, today’s lip of the week is a pretty neutral that looks great with all the florals, Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Toasted Chestnut.

Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Roasted Chestnut

Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Roasted Chestnut

Word On Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick Line:  New Shades Available!  Give your lips some TLC with high-impact color, moisturizing texture and a creamy feel. .106 oz. net wt.

BENEFITS
• 100% improvement in lip health and dryness in just 2 weeks!
• Infused with marine collagen and jojoba oil to nourish, plump and soften lips and fine lines
• Keeps lips feeling nourished and conditioned even after you take it off
• Full, even and lasting coverage
• Satin finish

AVON TRUE COLOR means the color you buy is the color you apply. Now all your favorite lipsticks, glosses, eye shadows and nail enamel have Avon’s acclaimed TRUE COLOR technology, designed to give you the natural flawless look you want… nothing less. Rich pigments are blended into our high-quality formulas for guaranteed color that stays true all day.  FUSS-FREE, FAIL-FREE MAKEUP THAT LOOKS AND PERFORMS THE WAY YOU EXPECT IT TO. THAT’S THE AVON TRUE COLOR PROMISE.

Roasted Chestnut Swatch

Roasted Chestnut Swatch

Word on Roasted Chestnut:  This is one of the newly released shades in the line that I picked up during the sale last campaign.  I was expecting this to be a darker brown shade but its actually a very wearable deeper nude.  It’s more flattering than a “foundation” nude color and goes with pretty much any color you’re wearing and will work year round.  Works especially well with spring florals.  😉

Wearing florals and a neutral lip!

Wearing florals and a neutral lip!

Shop Online: http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

PS:  Can you tell its a Monday 😉

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day Lovelies!  It’s always a little tough when it falls on a weekday but I still take any reason to theme out my day. We’re just going to a good steak dinner after work so I need a desk to dinner date night look.

Valentine's Day Desk to Dinner Look

Valentine’s Day Desk to Dinner Look

Wearing:  Black Beaded Blouse, WHBM; Black Jeans, Old Navy; Red Booties, Marc Fisher.

Valentine's Day Look

Valentine’s Day Look

I went with a pretty blouse, black jeans and a pop of red this year.  It was functional for all I had to get done today but also translates well to date night.  Added on my Avon Heart Hoop Earrings and Heart Ring along with my red booties and its a lovely V-Day look.

Berry Lips and Beaded Blouse

Berry Lips and Beaded Blouse

Lip Of The Day:  I’m wearing a matte berry lip from the Avon Valentine’s Day Limited Edition Collection (see here) but its extremely similar to Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Wild Cherry.  These matte lipsticks last and last.  I put it on at like 11am and it lasted to post V-Day dinner!  The 5 for $20 Lipmania ends Monday at http:www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

What To Wear: Flirting With Spring

What To Wear: Flirting With Spring

What To Wear: Flirting With Spring

It’s still winter. It still feels like winter. It still looks like winter. I’m over winter, and ready to flirt with spring. Which means I need wear-now styles with wear-later trends. Luckily I recruited Linda to help us flirt with spring with some appropriate long sleeved spring dress styles!

Alicia’s Look:

Lemony Fresh in the Avon Jenny Dress

Lemony Fresh in the Avon Jenny Dress

I’m flirting with fresh spring colors and cutouts.  I’m a lover of all things lemon so I knew I needed this lemon dress with split sleeves and keyhole detail, the Avon Jenny Dress.  It’s so bright and cheery even on a gray and dreary day.  I belted the dress and bloused it over the belt to give it a better shape for my body.  Of course I had to add the Avon Sunny Days Strap Watch for that extra punch.  My earrings are also lemons but from last year, but you can get the similar look with these!  Because it is still winter, I needed to layer this dress with tights and boots, but not your typical black, but with navy!  What I also love about these tights are how comfortable they are, these Avon 2 pack Opaque Tights come 1 navy 1 black.  Perfect!

Navy Winter Accessories

Navy Winter Accessories

Running away from Winter like....

Running away from Winter like….

Linda’s Look:

Avon Betty Dress

Avon Betty Dress

Linda’s flirting with spring prints and details.  Linda took advantage of those sunny days and went with bare legs and pumps.  Nothing flirts with spring more than a fresh dress and bare legs.  The fun black and white print on this Avon Betty Dress works in every season.  The sleeve detail of piping and cutouts gives it a little extra flirty peek while still being easy to wear.  Plus, an easy to wear dress that’s a 1 and done kind of style is what we all need.  Pop on your favorite spring lip color and DONE!

Feeling spring with sunny days and bare legs!

Feeling spring with sunny days and bare legs!

Lip of The Day:  On Alicia Avon Glimmersticks Liner in Au Natural with Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Peony Blue and on Lina Avon True Color Lip Glow Lip Gloss in Grandeur.  All lip products are still on sale during the Lipmania event, 5 for $20!  (see more here) Get ready to flirt with spring by switching up to a spring lip color.

Lip Of The Day: Avon Glimmersticks Liner in Au Natural with Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Peony Blush

Lip Of The Day: Avon Glimmersticks Liner in Au Natural with Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Peony Blush

You can shop both Linda’s and I’s look and our lip colors at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

 

Year of the Pig

Year of the Pig

Year of the Pig

Happy Lunar New Year!  I’m kinda missing the parade that used to pass by my College Ave appt in State College on this festive day.  So I guess I’ll celebrate with an Asian influenced OOTD.

Asymmetrical Details

Asymmetrical Details

Kimono Like Sleeves

Kimono Like Sleeves

Wearing:  mark. Zen Garden Top, Avon Avery Pant, Target CooCoon Cardigan, Target Boots (old), Avon, mark. Botanical Garden Earrings

mark. by Avon Asian Inspired

mark. by Avon Asian Inspired

Layered for Winter Wear

Layered for Winter Wear

Tie Waist Details

Tie Waist Details

Loving the fun style and details

Loving the fun style and details

It is still winter so I layered up this asymmetrical blouse with a open front cardigan (last seen here along with my bag!), some black booties and ponte pants!

Pop of orange-y pink lip to match the orange pop in the top

Pop of orange-y pink lip to match the orange pop in the top

Lip of the Day:  Avon True Color Nourishing in Persimmon Pink

Persimmon Pink Swatch

Persimmon Pink Swatch

Persimmon Pink On

Persimmon Pink On

15 New Shades including this pretty one!

15 New Shades including this pretty one!

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll see I’m doing my Lip of the Day to feature some of my favorite lippies during the 5 for $20 deal going on over at my eBoutique.  All 130+ lip shades are included in this deal in all types and finishes!  Be sure to check it out at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Rain Rain Go Away…

Rain Rain Go Away

Rain Rain Go Away

Its been a rainy January, which we need here in NorCal. Doesn’t change the fact that rainy days need an extra boost! Like a holographic a rain anorak, a bright cobalt blue sweater and some hunters!

Wearing:  mark. New Millennium Anorak, mark. Laced Up Sweater, Avon Ponte Knit Pants, Hunter Rain Boots.

Anoraks are a great staple for your jacket wardrobe.  They’re light and packable and extremely functional.  I’m really loving this holographic one from mark. with convertible sleeves but there are a ton of different options.  I also am really loving this cute gingham one!  If it is still too cold to wear a light layer then pair an anorak up with your warmest fleece or sweater, or over something like a fleece North Face Jacket.

You can shop my look over at the eBoutique.  Also going on over there a free sample of our unreleased but majorly hyped Honey Blossom perfume with any fragrance purchase.  Basically, you can try it before anyone can even order it!

Word Yo!

Word Yo!