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Week O’Nautical: Seersucker

Week O'Nautical - Seersucker

Week O’Nautical – Seersucker

This is a late post because long weekends tend to be for RR and not blog posts.  And then short work weeks tend to be for catching up not blog posts.  Either way, Labor Day marks my California-versary so I feel I need to mention it each year!  I feel this outfit kinda represents a lot about it.

Brooks Brothers Seersucker Skirt

Brooks Brothers Seersucker Skirt

My seersucker skirt is from Brooks Brothers that I bought while I was moonlighting there.  It’s extremely east coast, classic and preppy, which represents that part of me.  I got it on mega deal because I worked at the Brooks Brothers Outlet and this was a retail piece, so that represents the champaign taste on a beer budget part of me.  Which is why I was moonlighting to begin with, fresh out of college and moved across the country, I needed more $$. Lucky for me a lot of opportunity came from that Brooks Brothers gig, including my now husband.  The skirt was too big for me when I bought it and at the time too long, I always planned to have it hemmed.  Flash forward to now when I’ve gained some weight and learned that I actually like these longer pencil skirts on me, that too represents how I’ve grown here in CA.

East Coat meets West Coast

East Coat meets West Coast

Wearing it today on LDW feels a little full circle.  I paired it with another clearance find from Express, this one shoulder eyelet top.  CA style is much more relaxed so I can wear something that bares my shoulder to work and a Brooks Brothers skirt.  So this top represents my CA side.  I also went back to my favorite ivy covered dumpster at my old office building to take these pictures which absolutely was a huge part of my CA life.

Beautiful Ivy Dumpster Backdrop

Beautiful Ivy Dumpster Backdrop

Additionally I’m wearing a few of my favorite Avon accessories, my ring, scarf, earring and fav red lipid Coral Fever (see here), which all represent another big part of my CA life and all the opportunities it brought.  Like not having to work retail hours but having a 2nd job for that champaign taste!

Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Coral Fever

Avon Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Coral Fever

I may not be where I thought I’d be when I first moved here, but its been a ride for sure… and we’ll see where I go from here!

Where are we headed!?

Where are we headed!?

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Week O’Nautical: Lemons

Week O'Nautical: Lemons

Week O’Nautical: Lemons

Guess what today is, National Lemon Day! And it’s Week O’Nautical…. guess that means a lemony fresh take on a nautical OOTD! I’m a huge fan of lemons, not just as food, garnish, flavor, etc but also in design and aesthetic. So today is totally a me day haha!

Currently crushing on all things yellow!

Currently crushing on all things yellow!

I’ve been obsessed with yellow lately and I don’t see that going away come fall. For late summer it’s a great color, and this linen yellow dress from Target has been a go to.  I love the fit and the ruffle sleeves are mega fun and unexpected.  I’ve worn this dress accessorized so many ways, with black accents, with colorful accents, with gold accents, and now with lemon and nautical accents!

Lemon Necklace, kinda perfect!

Lemon Necklace, kinda perfect!

Lemon Earrings, kinda perfect too!

Lemon Earrings, kinda perfect too!

For National Lemon Day I added this lemon necklace and lemon earrings from Avon, which could not be more perfect.  To take it a little nautical I added those navy and white striped mules also from Avon (last seen here) and a navy tote (Coach) with nautical print scarf (Avon) tied to it.  Bracelets and Red Supreme lips also from Avon, watch Movado (a new birthday prezzy!)

Nautical Accents

Nautical Accents

I also wore my lemon and basil Avon Senses bath and body collection today which is an ALL TIME FAV!  And its all marked down to clearance so swoop it here:  https://www.avon.com/search/lemon?rep=aliciahessinger

Mellow Yellow Nautical

Mellow Yellow Nautical

Week O'Nautical Lemon Look

Week O’Nautical Lemon Look – Happy National Lemons Day!

Only a few more days until that long Labor Day Weekend!  You can make it!

Birthday Pants, Let’s Make It A Thing

Birthday Pants, Let's Make It A Thing

Birthday Pants, Let’s Make It A Thing

When your birthday falls on a Thursday that means you celebrate all weekend long. Which also means Monday following birthday weekend is rough. For a non-milestone birthday, with last minute plans and most my family not in town it actually turned out to be quite a fun weekend. It all started with fun birthday pants! mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants to be exact.

mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants

mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants

Wearing: mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants, Tie Waist Bodice Top (WHBM), Modern Metals Statement Cuff bracelet (Avon), Ultra Glam Statement Earrings (Avon), Sunglasses (Ralph Lauren) and mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat (Pop Tart)

Statement Earrings and Bright Pink Lips

Statement Earrings and Bright Pink Lips

I opted for the gold pants for birthday OOTD because they would work for desk through dinner.  Instead of wearing the typical party dress, why not wear some party pants!?  I see these being equally as chic come holiday season and for when you want to be comfortable but fancy.  They made quite a statement without being too over the top.  I can’t tell you how many compliments I received!  Plus, I’ve seen this metallic fabric all over the place this fall as a huge trend.

Birthday OOTD

Birthday OOTD

You can shop the mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants at my eBoutique!  And remember anyone who orders now through Sept 3rd gets a FREE birthday gift from me!  Let’s Celebrate!!!

Pink Friday

TGIF!  Who else is ready for the weekend!?  But before we get there, lets do a little shopping!  Today is Victoria Secret’s Pink Friday, a day of deals.

Pink Friday

Pink Friday

Pink Friday Deals:  Cotton leggings, bras and tee’s are all $25.  They also have 7 for $25 panties.  If you are a member of Pink Nation (the VS PINK app) you get a Pink Nation Crew sweatshirt for $25.  On top of all that with a $75 order get a free duffle bag and water bottle.  Boost your order to $150 and add on a free sherpa blanket.

Promo Codes:  Pink Nation Crew, CREW25; Free duffle and water bottle, PINKFRIYAY ; Free duffle, water bottle and blanket, PINKTRIO; Free ship on $50, SHIP50

FREE Stuff!

FREE Stuff!

Collegiate Gear:  My biggest excitement is that most of the collegiate gear is also on sale for $25 including the leggings!  Being a Penn State fan on the west coast means I need more hot weather gear during football season, so I picked up the t shirt dress, the cut out neck tank and the leggings.  It IS birthday month….

Pink PSU Perfect V-Neck Pocket Tee and mark. Denim Shorts

Pink PSU Perfect V-Neck Pocket Tee and mark. Denim Shorts

Word of Alicia:  You can shop this online or instore but it does usually sell out of popular colors/sizes.  I like to take this time to freshen up my lounge gear.  No need to look like a bum even when you’re bumming around the house.  Plus if you need to run out and get a redbox you’re totally ok doing so in some fresh gear.  But honestly its the collegiate gear deals that is the biggest selling point to this post.  Happy Fri-YAY!

WE ARE!

Week O’Nautical: Stars and Stripes

Week O'Nautical:  Stars and Stripes

Week O’Nautical: Stars and Stripes

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July… on a Wednesday… For the lucky ones off today, yay! For the unlucky ones working today, boo! But even for a Wednesday I had a festive BBQ, fireworks, and wore my stars and stripes!

Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes

For my 4th fit I updated my ‘merica shorts with this year’s version from Target.  Have to have stripes with those stars, so add in this one shoulder bodysuit from mark.

4th Fit

4th Fit

'Merica look from mark. and Target

‘Merica look from mark. and Target

Nautical accessories for some more red white and blue!  Watch (last seen here), bracelet (last seen here) and sailboat sprint scarf (last seen here) all from Avon.

Nautical Accessories

Nautical Accessories

Patriotic Pattern Mixing

Patriotic Pattern Mixing

My navy and white striped Kate Spade hobo was a comeup my mom found at an auction!  It’s absolutely perfect for this week, good job mom!

Nautical Accessories with Kate Spade and Avon

Nautical Accessories with Kate Spade and Avon

I hope you make it through this post 4th Thursday with a little extra holiday spirit!

Have a great 4th of July holiday week!

Have a great 4th of July holiday week!

 

Palm Chic: The Jumpsuit That Looks Good On Everyone

The Jumpsuit That Looks Good On Everyone

The Jumpsuit That Looks Good On Everyone

Jumpsuits are super chic but also super hard to wear. The porportions are never seem quite right.  That doesn’t stop me from buying them and trying them.  Luckily I recently found the perfect summer jumpsuit that basically looks good on everyone, the Avon Heather Jumpsuit.

Ruffle Sleeve Detail

Ruffle Sleeve Detail

Avon Palm Chic Heather Jumpsuit

Avon Palm Chic Heather Jumpsuit

Tropical Prints and Orangle Jellies

Tropical Prints and Orangle Jellies

Word on The Palm Chic Collection: Ready for vacay? With bright pieces that pop and bolder-than-ever prints, this collection is meant for having fun in the sun. So whether you’re jet setting to somewhere tropical or staying local, you’ll be spending your summer days in classically cool fashion.  Just look at my fellow representatives all sporting this fun look!

Fellow Reps All Looking Palm Chic in the Heather Jumpsuit

Fellow Reps All Looking Palm Chic in the Heather Jumpsuit

Word on the Heather Jumpusit:  Jump into the tropical pattern and make a splash this season, $39.99.

FEATURES
• Knit
• V-neck style
• Ruffle cap sleeve details
• Elastic waistband with self-tie
• Side pockets
• Keyhole button closure
• Inseam length: 25” on all sizes

MATERIALS
• Polyester
• Spandex

CARE
Machine wash and dry.

Heather Jumpsuit with a Sugar Fix by Bauble Bar Necklace and Dooney and Bourke Bag

Heather Jumpsuit with a Sugar Fix by Bauble Bar Necklace and Dooney and Bourke Bag

You can shop the Heather Jumpsuit and the entire Palm Chic collection at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahesinger.  Shop now because this limited edition collection will be gone before you know it!  This is the last campaign the Palm Chic collection will be in the brochure and sizes and availability are limited too.  While you’re at it, add on this cute and functional bundle, 3 travel size (aka TSA approved) bug guards and a mega cute palm tote that would work right in to this Palm Chic collection!

A Palm Chic Summer

A Palm Chic Summer

Copy Cat Look: Meghan Markle

Copy Cat Look:  Meghan Markle

Copy Cat Look: Meghan Markle

The Royal Wedding is coming up next weekend, and regardless if you’re a royal watcher or not, can’t argue that Meghan has style. Because I’ll take any reason to theme out my life, I decided this week I’ll pour my best cup of Earl Grey and channel my best London Looks. Meghan’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting look had me. I had to copy this look to the best of my ability with what I had in my closet.

Meghan Markle's Look (pinterest)

Meghan Markle’s Look (pinterest)

Word on Meghan’s Look:  Keys to this look are the pinstripe trench dress, black blazer over the shoulders, black strappy pumps, striped cross body bag and delicate jewelry.

My best recreation

My best recreation

What I had in my closet:  Mad Men for Banana Republic black and white striped dress, not quite a trench dress but same overall look with a cream base, black stripes and a longer length.  I love her blazer with the nautical gold buttons, but I only have 1 black blazer these days, a WHBM blazer with micro dots, still works.  For heels I have these old mark. ones with some strappy details and worked in some dainty jewelry pieces from Avon.  I think its super cute how she has the black and white striped cross body worn a little higher up, the best I could re-create this is with the mark. Summer Crush Crossbody, which gives it a little more California feel for my everyday.

WHBM Blazer over the shoulders

WHBM Blazer over the shoulders

mark. Summer Crush Crossbody

mark. Summer Crush Crossbody

Immittion is the greatest form of flattery right?  Either way, good style isn’t hard, you just have to copy cat it.  Find what you like in a picture, on tv, from my blog maybe and just re-create with what you have.  Maybe you’ll have to pick up an item or two, but that way you’re building a wardrobe with what you love, which is always ongoing.  I’ll be sipping some afternoon tea this week as we get closer to getting some eye candy from the Royal Wedding.  Can’t wait to see her dress!

 

California Cool

California Cool

California Cool

This Labor Day I’ll be celebrating 13 years as an Californian! I definitley have embraced the laid back sunny lifestyle, which is perfect because, I love the heat and the sun! As much as I loved my upbringing, I’m not headed back to PA except for a visit. As a transplant, it does give a different perspective, especially style wise. It allows me to bring in some east coast style to mix with that California cool which actually works well in NorCal. I still will always be a little more dressed up then most around me, and I don’t find flip flops as a dress shoe, but I do support white, brights and an easy take on the everyday. Recently mark. released a little Cali Vibes fashion capsule collection and this California girl definitely embraced it, but so did a lot of my friends! The pieces are easy to wear, which totally represents those Cali vibes. Let’s take a look how we’re all wearing and sharing them all over the U.S.!

Erica Gerlemann

Erica G., Missouri

 

Stephanie Cudney, New Jersey

Stephanie C., New Jersey

 

Grace Cosenza- Epstein, New York

Grace C- E., New York

 

Elizabeth K., Florida

Elizabeth K., Florida

 

Cheryl A., Southern California

Cheryl A., Southern California

 

Rebecca L., Arizonia

Rebecca L., Arizonia

 

Ann F., Pennsylvania

Ann F., Pennsylvania

 

Sam R., Nor Cal

Sam R., Nor Cal

The Beach Bound tank is a popular favorite, just an easy tank to wear.  I personally love the Hot As Summer Dress, its a really nice knit, almost a terry cotton.  But this whole collection is fun and perfect for summer, and extremely versatile!  Just look at everyone with different styles and looks all wearing each peice flaslessly!  What piece are you liking best!?

mark. Hot As Summer Dress

mark. Hot As Summer Dress

mark. High Tide Bodysuit

mark. High Tide Bodysuit

mark. High Waister Pant

mark. High Waister Pant

mark. Summer Crush Crossbody

mark. Summer Crush Crossbody

mark. OnThe Boardwalk Platforms

mark. OnThe Boardwalk Platforms

mark. Cool as a Cluster and Beach Babe Earrings

mark. Cool as a Cluster and Beach Babe Earrings

I really see this entire collection being my wardrobe for Memorial Day!  Shop my favories and view the entire Cali Vibes line at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and if you’re adding an Eye Lift Pro get to it to ship for FREE with promo code EYELIFT (see previous post for more details)

Word On The Incredible Eye Event

Today is taking a page from Skincare Sunday because we’re all about the eyes with our incredible eye event going on now!  Best way to get flawless makeup is with a good skincare routine.  Took a little informal poll on the facebook and majority of my peeps prefer eyes over lips, so if you’re not using an eyecream then you’re already a step behind.  No matter your age, skin type, or tone an eye cream is necessary to battle those nights without enough sleep, environmental elements and aging.  Right now during the Incredile Eye Event going on at my eBoutique all eye creams are $14.99!  Which is an excellent price for a really good eye cream, you’re not going to find that price at the department store, and these work just as well or better than those same creams.

Anew Clinical Eye Lift Pro

Anew Clinical Eye Lift Pro

Biggest conversation is the Avon Anew Clinical Eye Lift Pro eye cream is $14.99.  This guy features two products in one, a gel for the upper eye lid to lift and a cream for the under eye and crows feet to moisturize.  This cream is the best selling eye cream, and getting it at $14.99 is almost unheard of.

Duo Eye System: Gel and Cream

Duo Eye System: Gel and Cream

Another thing to note about this eye cream is it works for any age and skin type.  It doesn’t have a fragrance and works with sensitive eyes, or allergy eyes.  And it works.  That’s the biggest thing, right!?! So if you’re just dabbling in the world of skincare or have been in it for ages this is the one to get at the eye event price!

Packaging shows which goes where

Packaging shows which goes where

Not only is this eye cream a best seller, its also is in multiple publications (like my bible, Allure) and blogger reviews.  Word of Alicia is, its pretty legit.  I’ve been using it during alergy season and its made all the difference.  Its actually something I rebuy.  I have a bunch of samples of this cream I’m mailing out so anyone interested leave a comment and I’ll reach out to you to get you one.

Only $14.99 for this Award Winning Product!

Only $14.99 for this Award Winning Product!

Just incase you already have a favorite eye cream they’re all on sale.  I’ve also used the Avon Anew Reversalist Eye Cream and I absolutely love the Anew Clinical Dark Circle Treatment, which I will be picking up a new one at this sale price.   Even better is you can get FREE SHIPPING on any size order if you include this Anew Clinical Eye Lift Pro in your order and use promo code EYELIFT  Even if you only purchse the 1 eye cream at $14.99 you’ll still get it shipped for free.  If there’s ever a time to try it, now is it!

You can shop the entire Incredible Eye Event at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

All Eye Products On Sale at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

All Eye Products On Sale at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

Afternoon Tea: Earl Grey

Afternoon Tea is a ritual introduced in Britain in the early 1800’s where in no time all of fashionable society was sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon.  These days Afternoon Tea is usually only an occasional luxury for the British; a birthday treat in a country house hotel, or a welcome break from a hectic days shopping ‘in town’.  In the world of Alicia afternoon tea is a moment to have a little snack, zen out and recharge before finishing the days work.  I’m very much a tea person and would love if you’d join me for some afternoon tea!

I’m trying to make Afternoon Tea a daily ritual in my day to day.  In addition to my zen moment, it will also be my social moment, because after all, it is a social engagement.  Be sure to follow Word Of Alicia on Instagram where I’ll be sharing my Afternoon Tea!  Let’s launch this here on the blog first!

Earl Grey in my cup and burning bright!

In My Teacup:  Twinings Earl Grey in a Lenox Park City mug

What’s The Word:  Avon Earl Grey Triple Wick Candle ($11.99).  This doesn’t quite smell like a strong Earl Grey tea but more like the soft bergamot, rose and cedar.  It’s the perfect all day comfort candle.  I ordered a ton of these triple wick candles from Avon and this Earl Grey one I was most excited for, because I love Early Grey tea!  Burns well and the label peels right off if you wanted a sleek look.  (nails featured in my last post, see here!)

Avon Earl Grey Triple Wick Candle

You can shop all the triple wick candles Avon has to offer at my eBoutique but I highly recommend this Earl Grey one!   Let’s be classy, social and high societal and join me for Afternoon Tea over on instagram, and maybe a few here on the blog too.