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Week O’Nautical Special Edition: Seaside Gardens

It may only be March but I’m already thinking about Memorial Day and my “Week O’Nautical!” Partially because I want warm summer days, but also because of the new capsule release from Avon titled “Seaside Gardens.” Seaside Gardens is a fashion and home release influenced by all things nautical, which means this calls for a Week O’Nautical Special Edition!

Introducing Seaside Gardens Capsule Collection

The Seaside Gardens capsule collection is a limited release for spring.  This means all the items are meant to mix and match with each other (and well with what you have).  It also means that once the stock is gone, its gone.  Judging how the last capsule collection went (Savana Blooms/Modern Southern Belle) popular items will sell out.  I usually don’t like just sharing up the stock photographs but I wanted to share this entire fashion collection.

There are a lot of items I’m just loving!  My top picks include this Veronica Tote Bag and the adorable Ivy Jumpsuit.  There are so many jewelry options that will work from now through Labor Day, especially my pick, the Seaside Stripes Statement Necklace.  And can we take a moment to admire all the shoes… allllll of them!  I literally could work every single item into my wardrobe but my budget doesn’t agree.

In addition to the fashion there is a entire Avon Living line to match! (home goods)  I will be sharing here on Word of Alicia more from the Avon Living line, a Week O’Nautical outfit,  how to update your wardrobe without breaking your budget and how to take the nautical theme to your beauty routine.

Seaside Garden’s launches Wednesday March 14th and will be available through camping 11 (about 6 weeks) at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  If you would like to know how to gain early access to these types of collections and score them at 40% off leave a comment saying you want the word!

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That November New New

Wake up, wake up, wake up it’s the 1st of tha month…To get up, get up, get up so cash your checks and get up…  Hello November!  We are officially in the downhill of 2016 and the uphill of all things holiday!  Which means that new new!  November is the best time of all those new arrivals that tickle your fancy and your 1st of the month treat yo’self money!  Let’s check out those new arrivals from mark. for November!

mark. Must Have Looks for the holiday season:

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mark. New Beauty and Baubles: 

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Avon Living:  Avon also reassessed a NEW NEW Avon Living Catalog with all these great home items for holiday for decorating or gifting.

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I can’t even tell you how excited I am with these NEW NEW arrivals for November!  This month I’ll be showing you some in real life looks and reviews with these in addition to a few friends of mine who are doing the same so you can see the versatility on other people besides just me!  I also picked up a few Avon Living items so a little home review might be in order!

This Week's Promo Codes at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

This Week’s Promo Codes at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

You can check out all the new arrivals now at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger be sure to follow me on FB here and/or here for more images and reviews.  Also on Instagram here and twitter here.   In addition, do a little follow back love/comment love for a chance to win a bundle of some of these new new (arrivals) from me!  Every comment on the blog/FB/IG/Twitter will earn you an entry!  (which also means if you see no one has commented you have a pretty good chance of winning)

Week O’Nautical Trending Tuesday: Nautical Accents

 

If the world of alicia was the internet #nauticalaccents would totally be trending. Count it down! The unofficial start of summer, Memorial Weekend, is this weekend. I count it down with Week O’Nautical, where red, white and blue and nautical accents rule my life. This year its all about the nautical accents. Here’s what has me at attention!

Nautical Accents from Avon Living

Nautical Accents from Avon Living

 

Nautical Jewelry:

Avon Nautical Rope Bracelet and Earring Set

Avon Nautical Rope Bracelet and Earring Set

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Kiel James Patrick For Brooks Brothers

Kiel James Patrick For Brooks Brothers

 

Nautical Home Accessories:

Avon Living Rope Weight

Avon Living Rope Weight

Avon Living Nautical Outdoor Pillow Covers Set

Avon Living Nautical Outdoor Pillow Covers Set

Avon Living Nautical Hook Set

Avon Living Nautical Hook Set

Nautical Shoes:

Avon Gold Boat Shoes

Avon Gold Boat Shoes

Just Fab Terra Nautical Heel

Just Fab Terra Nautical Heel

Nautical Lace Up Espadrille

Nautical Lace Up Espadrille

 

Nautical Nails:

Nautical Nail Art

Nautical Nail Art

Nautical Nail Art

Nautical Nail Art

Avon NEW Gel Finish in Nautical Shades

Avon NEW Gel Finish in Nautical Shades

This week I’ll be highlighting my nautical accents as I count down to the long weekend… and after this past week I could use it!  You can shop Avon Living on my eBoutique!

Holiday Hostess: Movie Night With Guest Host Erica

Hi this is Erica from Erica’s Fashion & Beauty! Let’s plan a Holiday movie night! I LOVE movies and this is the perfect time of the year to dig out your fave Holiday movies! My friends and I used to have movie nights all the time when we were teens and it’s still something we like to do now as adults. Instead of watching in someone’s parent’s living room we take it up a notch or two with a little planning. I have 4 tips for making your Holiday movie night spectacular! My party theme revolves around the 3 C’s: comfy, casual, and cozy!

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Tip 1: Setting the scene. Help guests feel comfortable and relaxed by putting out a bunch of pillows and blankets for them to use. If you have a fireplace, start a fire or string up a few twinkle lights to add a little soft lighting to the room. You’ll want to turn off the bright lights to watch the movie but you don’t want the room to be so dark that your friends stumble around looking for the bathroom or snack table.

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Try these items to set the scene​: 50 Clear Mini Christmas Lights, Avon Heritage Plaid Throw, Avon Cozy Cable-Knit Throw, & Avon Vintage-Inspired Pillow Cover

Tip 2: A snack table is a must! What goes better with a movie than popcorn? Fill your table with easy to eat finger foods or appetizers, nothing too messy. Get paper plates and napkins and create a little buffet of treats. Cover your table with a festive, throwaway tablecloth or even gift wrap. Provide a balance of sweet and savory snacks, maybe some homemade goodies, hot cocoa, sodas, etc. You could ask guests to bring snacks to share.

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​Find these snack table items here: Avon Poinsettia Floral Nesting Bowl Set, Avon Living 3 Serving Bowls And Stand, Square Happy Holidays Dessert Plates, & Inspirational Mug Gift Set

Tip 3: Sticking with the 3 C’s, dress the part! Encourage guests to dress comfortably. Loungewear, PJs, sweatpants, leggings, and slippers are all perfect for this party!

What To Wear

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Try these comfy outfit ideas: Lace-Detail Drape Neck PJ Set, Juicy Couture Leopard Velour Track Suit Outfit, Fair Isle-Print Memory Foam Slipper Bootie, No Boundaries Juniors Fleeceback Hacci Leggings​

 

Tip 4: Since it’s the Holiday season, make a little gift bag for your friends to take home. You could include a copy of the Holiday movie you are watching, candy, bag of popcorn, Holiday socks (my obsession), winter lip balm or hand cream, whatever you want. Since I am an Avon Rep., I would include a few beauty samples in my swag baggies. 😉

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Try these items for your gift bags: Movie Theater Butter Popcorn, Plastic Reindeer Holiday Favor Bags, Avon Mini Holiday Lip Balms & Hand Creams, & Luxury Divas Christmas 6 Pack Of Assorted Ladies Socks

 

More ideas:

-Have guests vote for the Holiday movie they want to watch or ask them to bring their favorite.

-Set the theme to go with the movie you are watching. For example if you are watching White Christmas have guests wear white, string up paper snowflakes, and serve white or snow themed snacks.

-Before the movie, play a Holiday movie trivia game. Just Google “Christmas movie trivia games”.

-Do the opposite of the 3 C’s theme and go for an elegant red carpet movie night. Have guests dress their best and serve wine and hor d’oeuvres. You could even put out a red carpet!

 

Have fun and enjoy the party!

Trending Tuesday: November Inspiration

November Inspo

November Inspo

Hello November, welcome back! Just coming off a great October so it’s only right I give thanks for being here to welcome in a new November. I’m excited to prep for the holiday’s, host a get together or two, sparkle things up with decorations for the home and self and do my absolute favorite, holiday shopping! Here’s what’s inspiring me this month!

Give Thanks

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Thanksgiving has always been a favorite holiday, football food family and friends!  This month I’m inspired by Thanksgiving decor, an outfit for the day and all things hostess!

Ultimate Hostess Flats

Ultimate Hostess Flats

 

Glam Fall Decor

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Glam Fall Inspo

Gold Dipped

Gold Dipped

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I’m excited to be a bit of a homebody as the cooler rainy weather sinks in and decorate for the holidays! I can transition some of my halloween white pumpkins to a more glam look this fall.  I wish I was more shabby chic because those decorations are super cheap to diy, but glam… no so much.  I’ve always like the luxe touch so looking to work in some of these glam decor at the baller on a budget price!

Glam From Avon Living

Glam From Avon Living

White, Light, Cream and Clean

Cream and Clean

Cream and Clean

This month for my color pallet I’m feeling whites, lights, creams and clean lines.  Obiv I’m feeling this from what to wear to my festive glam decoration pins!  White House Black Market hit this one on the head.

Cream and Cranberry

Cream and Cranberry

Sparkle

mark. Sparkle Collection

mark. Sparkle Collection

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I will always find a way to make November and December a little more sparkly!  Super sparkly statement necklaces, shimmering makeup and day sequins are just appropriate this time of year!  Not to mention mark. released a Sparkle beauty collection I’m swooning over!

Sparkly Statement Necklace

Sparkly Statement Necklace

If you follow me on pinterest you probably already noticed what’s been inspiring me.  Obiviously by this post some heavy emphasis on gold… Silver and Gold, Silver and Gold… (ooh can’t wait for Rudolph on TV!)  Now it’s time to put this inspo into action!  What is inspiring you this month?