2020

What’s Brewing This Halloween!?

Happy Halloween!
Everyone’s plans and situations for the holiday may vary, but one thing is for sure, you can definitely add a little Halloween fun and theme out your life!

I found the most adorable and comfy! bat print sweatshirt at Target. I’ve basically lived in it for the past month. Its lightweight, has slits on the side and oh so soft. I paired it over a black and white striped summer dress for an easy day look, its still 90 degrees here folks! However, I’ve worn it more just lounging around, making spirits spooky!

You know when you go to Target you never leave with just one thing… Also picked up this fun sign for the holiday decor! Hashtag Target run!

I hope this weekend you at least carve a Jack O Lantern… and maybe watch Hocus Pocus ūüėČ Have a spoooooky Halloween!

Iconic Avon

One thing about being around for 134 years… you become iconic.¬† There is always something nostalgic and vintage with Avon.¬† Heather from Hopelessly Heather and I love a good classic vintage look so with the Iconic Avon collection we were inspired.

On Heather:   Iconic Mini Lip Color (wearing the mauve shade in the pink tube)

Iconic Avon Statement Necklace, Iconic Avon Pearly Locket, Iconic Avon Stud Earrings, Iconic Avon Pearly Ribbon Brooch. 

“I always look forward Avon‚Äôs Iconic offerings‚ÄĒtheir vintage vibe is totally my jam!¬† This time around, they released a few items that make a big splash!¬†¬†

I used the Pearly Ribbon Brooch to help create a “soft” waistline on my dress by gathering some of the excess material to nip in one side.¬† Brooches are the quintessential retro accessory, but they are also the most flexible‚ÄĒyou can wear them on hats, lapels, scarves, handbags, in your hair…the sky is the limit!¬† They always add a touch of elegance.

The Iconic Mini Lip Color trio tube designs are so stinkin‚Äô cute, and you can easily pop all three in your handbag to reapply throughout the day to create different looks.¬† The lipstick itself is creamy, goes on smoothly, and strong color.¬† My fave easily the mauve hue in the pink tube‚ÄĒit‚Äôs‚Ķmauve-lous.¬† ::ba dum tiss::

I opted to loop the super long chain of the Pearly Locket around my neck an extra time so it would hang at a more traditional level, which always gives the added bonus of creating a choker layer, which I‚Äôm all about.¬† The locket is fairly large and heavy with a magnetic closure‚ÄĒit would easily hold a small photo or lock of hair, and there‚Äôs no fear they‚Äôd get lost by a locket malfunction‚Ķthose magnets are strong.

The Statement Necklace and Stud Earrings scream royalty.¬† The necklace is very upper-class, and hangs at the collar level.¬† It‚Äôs a substantial piece, but not overwhelming.¬† The opulent pink cat‚Äôs eye glass stones break up the goldtone scroll leaf design of the chain.¬† The earrings are a little simpler, but they are perfectly paired with the necklace.¬† Together, they command respect and attention.¬† The only thing missing from this collection is a crown!”

On Alicia: Iconic Avon lip, Studio 1886 Soft Knit Dress, Iconic Eye Collection, Iconic Elastine Perfumed Hair Serum – Amethyst, Iconic Veilment Perdumed Body Gel – Sunset Bloom.

There’s just something extra beautiful about vintage, just a little more glam. Right now, I’ll take anything that’s makes me feel a little extra glam. Like, perfumed hair serum, that looks just as stunning sitting on your vanity.

An iconic cat eye winged liner is my everyday go to. The Iconic Eye collection gives me the must haves to achieve it everytime… smooth and tightened lids, lots of lashes and the perfect liquid liner. I have raved over this liner before but it really is that perfect. The felt tip isn’t too stiff or too soft and its smooth black black formula lasts all day. Plus! the value on this set for $35 is outstanding!

The Studio 1886 Soft Knit Dress was giving me those vintage vibes that meshed perfectly with this collection. I may not be as chic as my vintage inspo from grandma-in-law Mary, but I try ūüėČ

These Iconic Avon pieces are limited edition and only on the eBoutique a few more days! But don’t fret as more Iconic Avon is launching just in time for holiday!

Fresh Fall Switch

Fresh Fall Switch

Fresh Fall Switch

It’s Wear and Share Wednesday! I switched to my fall bag so why not share it! This bag was actually a birthday treat to myself. I got the black version back in the spring and it was the PERFECT work bag. ¬†The size was perfectly large enough to hold what I need, it had enough pockets to keep me organized, nylon to keep it light and durable with leather details to step it up a knotch. ¬†It also came with a cosmetic bag and a key chain, so win win! ¬†I then became obsessed with the persimmon shade. ¬†I thought it would be perfect for fall, especially in Nor Cal where its hot through November. ¬†

Fall Bag

Fall Bag

LBJ = Little Black Jumpsuit

LBJ = Little Black Jumpsuit

For a fresh fall switch I took this black jumpsuit from the spring and glammed it up with gold.  Gold TB Millers and wearing this same chuncky gold chain set from Avon, the Studio 1886 Chunckly Link Necklace, Bracelet and Twisted Hoop Earrings.

Early Fall Look

Early Fall Look

Lip of the Day:  Avon Birthday Balm in Birthday Post

Lip of the Day: Avon Birthday Balm in Birthday Post

Persimmon

Persimmon

Fall Bag:  Dooney & Bourke Wayfarer Nylon Tote with Accessories  Did you know QVC is my shopping secret.  Easy Pay my friends, easy pay.  

Gold Accents

Gold Accents

Studio 1886 Chuncky Gold Jewelry

Studio 1886 Chuncky Gold Jewelry

Wear and Share Wednesday

Wear and Share Wednesday

 

Week O’Nautical – LDW 2020

Week O'Nautical - LDW 2020

Week O’Nautical – LDW 2020

Happy Labor Day!! Labor Day Weekend is always a bit bittersweet for a lot of reasons. It is the end, but also the begining. The end of summer, the unofficial begining of fall. It’s also the anniversary of moving to California, so end of PA begining of CA. 2020 is no exception, a bit bittersweet with a new begining for me and new opportunities. What’s better for a celebration of new beginings than day sequins!

Day Sequins

Day Sequins

Wearing:  Sequin Striped Tee and Navy Button Front Flares, Express.  Gold chain jewelry, Avon Studio 1886 Chunky Link Collection, Coral Mules, Shoedazzle.  

Nice and Nautical

Nice and Nautical

Avon Studio 1886 Chunky Chain Jewelry

Avon Studio 1886 Chunky Chain Jewelry

Week O’Nautical will always be constant even if its only one post and some IG stories haha! Let’s enjoy the long weekend and welcome in fall with all its fresh newness… and savor a little bit of summer with some sun and s’mores. ¬†

Week O'Nautical 2020

Week O’Nautical 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 ūüôā

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 ūüėČ ¬†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 ūüėČ ¬†Thanks for all the support in 2019 too.