2020

Week O’Nautical: Ocean Blue Mani

Week O'Nautical:  Ocean Blue Mani

Week O’Nautical: Ocean Blue Mani

Week O’Nautical is ‘licia language for my way to countdown to patriotic holidays with all things red, white and blue with a nautical take.  Why nautical?  Because its beachy and long summer weekends should be as beachy as possible.  Usually its a way to get through the work week when really you’re already checked out for the long weekend.  However, 2020 threw us for a loop and instead of my wear to work posts its all about the home life this year.  What hasn’t changed… manis!  This May I’ve been really into blues.  

Oceanic Hues from Essie

Oceanic Hues from Essie

Inspired by this Blue Ombre ring from Avon in oceanic blues I couldn’t decided on which blues to do.  I ended up going with Essie Lapis of Luxury with an accent nail in Borrowed & Blue.  These shades are few of my oldies but goodies! 

Avon Blue Ombre Ring

Avon Blue Ombre Ring

I really love blue mani’s for spring and summer, plus they go really well with patriotic ootd’s.  I know I’ll be doing another one by the time actual MDW roles around but I can gurantee it will probably be a shade of blue.  

Essie Lapis of Luxury and Borrowed & Blue

Essie Lapis of Luxury and Borrowed & Blue

What mani is on your hand this week!?

WoN Kickoff with a WFH OOTD - Joggers and Beach Sweaters!

WoN Kickoff with a WFH OOTD – Joggers and Beach Sweaters!

 

Apres Ski January

Apres Ski January

Apres Ski January

Can you believe its the end of January already!  1 full month down of 2020 and that’s crazy!  Winter sometimes drags on but so far that hasn’t been the case.  Even though I haven’t hit the winter Tahoe slopes this January, I certainly dressed like it.  Apres Ski was my vibe; cozy, cute and functional.

Cozy Sweaters + Leggings + Boots = Winter Wardrobe

Cozy Sweaters + Leggings + Boots = Winter Wardrobe

I loved that cozy oversized sweaters are in this season, becasue on cold winter days that’s kinda all I want to wear.  I picked this iced blue one up on clearance from Express along with these Chanel inspired boots!  I’m obsessed.  I don’t really do casual very well so having some on trend casual pieces makes it way easier for that weekend wear.

Casual Winter Wear

Casual Winter Wear

To elevate the casual, oversized sweater I paired them with my faux leather leggings from Peach.  That is the definition of Apre Ski in my book!  Plus some faux pearl hoops from Avon help too 🙂

Pearly details for a winter sunset

Pearly details for a winter sunset

New Year New Bag

New Year New Bag

New year means a new bag!  I switched out of my holiday plaid bag I was using in Dec for this black quilted tote.  It kinda has the feel of a down coat so perfect for Apres Ski January.  New year also means new mani!  After months of gel polish I had it removed for some serious nail health repair and a regular polish gray mani.

New Year New Mani

New Year New Mani

As January comes to a close what were you loving all January long?  Whats in your sights for the rest of 2020!?

 

From the Desk of Alicia: The 2020 Experience

From The Desk of Alicia

From The Desk of Alicia

Open up your Spotify/Amazon music and stream that JT album becasue 2020 is here and I’m here for it! Plus starting your year with a little Justin Timberlake sounds like a pretty good idea to me.  Been a minute over here at the blog, but hopefully you’ve been with me over on IG/Facebook.

JT Concert 2019

JT Concert 2019

2020 Vision:  I’m not one really into new years resolutions but I do like a fresh start and we all know I love themeing out anything so new year same me.  So for this year my theme is better connections, even if its 1 sided.  Wear more perfume in 2020.  I was gifted a new scent this Christmas and just made me realize how that is something I always forget, so I want to use this fragrance collection of mine.  Today I’m wearing Live Out Loud, which every time I wear it, I get complimented.  It has to be one my favorite new beauty products of 2019 for 2020.

Wear more fragrance in 2020

Wear more fragrance in 2020

2020 is taking me traveling.  I am excited beyond belief, that with the help of some of you, I was able to earn the free trip to Jamaica through Avon.  A new place that my husband and I can explore, that without Avon could not of done.  Additionally, we have a Cabo trip planned for our friends wedding 😉  I’m also planning to add some more traveling for 2020, explore more of this state of California, a convention in Texas, and work to see some of my favorite people… better connections in 2020.

Made it!

Made it!

2020 Refresh:  I’m just excited to start fresh.  Bye Felicia!  (and by Felicia I mean 2019)  I’m ready to hit refresh on my closet, on my organization, on being timely, on my life.  I’m ready for some fresh trends, activities, home decor, etc…  I’ll also be refreshing my Facebook.  If you are in my group or follow my page you’ll notice the title is “mark. and Avon by Alicia” or mark. by Alicia in 2020 that’s changing to Word of Alicia.

Refresh Rate

Word Yo!

2020 20:  Top 20 lists are just kind of a given in 2020.  Word of Alicia will be no different!  I’ll be doing lots of my top 20s, starting with 20 Lip of The Day’s as we countdown to Valentine’s Day.  And my top 20 for winter, centered around what I’m loving right now…  like everything gray!  Found some great gray jeans for $11 (hello after Christmas sales!), doing a gray mani, and currently on the hunt for a grey beret!

Being a List Maker

Being a List Maker

Cheers to 2020 and all it may bring!  Lets make it not suck 😉  Thanks for all the support in 2019 too.