icy shades

Holiday Hangover

Holiday Hangover

Holiday Hangover

I’m a keep my holiday going till after the New Years kind of person so now that I’m on Christmas vacation I’m kinda in a holiday hangover. Don’t really know what day it is, what I have done, what I need to do before year end, but I do know there are a lot of blog posts I never got around to in Dec. so here’s a little re-cap of the things I meant to post…

 

PJ Party for 2

Tammy and I in our Avon PJs

Tammy and I in our Avon PJs

Christmas Eve is spent at my sister’s.  We go to Christmas Eve service then head over for her formal dinner which usually always includes lots of pictures, fun and cheesecake.  This year Avon had some really fun and festive holiday jammies so we got in the spirit early.

Holiday Plaid is my jam!

Holiday Plaid is my jam!

Pink and flamingos are Tammy's jam!

Pink and flamingos are Tammy’s jam!

PJ Party for 2!

PJ Party for 2!

 

Perfect Red Dress

Little Red Dress

Little Red Dress

This perfect red dress is what I wore for Christmas Eve.  Since it is now winter changed it up and paired it with tights and some lace up patent leather pumps (mark., old) and a pretty rhinestone bow belt (WHBM).  I felt very Mrs. Clause in it which was very appropriate.  I meant to have it hemmed, but never got around to it.  Maybe for Valentine’s day make it more fun and flirty.

Satin Bow Sleeve Detail

Satin Bow Sleeve Detail

When in doubt, wear red.

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

 

First Day Of Winter

Icy Hues on Winter Solstice

Icy Hues on Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice had me feeling the icy vibes with silver gray and light blues.  This fun sequin reindeer sweater (Avon) was a simpler way to be festive.  I really liked it paired with my boot skirt (WHBM) and OTK mushroom gray boots (Shoedazzle).

Avon Sequin Reindeer Sweater

Avon Sequin Reindeer Sweater

First Day of Winter

First Day of Winter

Festive green baubles for the win

Festive green baubles for the win

I may not of got around to doing full posts on these but they did hit the IG stories so if you aren’t already then follow me over at www.instagram.com/wordofalicia PLUS I am doing a little giveaway so even more reason!  Some of these items are still available but there’s a bunch of new arrivals over at the eBoutique, http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Giveaways on IG, SCORE!

Giveaways on IG, SCORE!

Mani Monday: Icy Mani

Mani Monday:  Icy

Mani Monday: Icy

It’s just another mani Monday. I wish it were Sunday, because that’s my funday… so far this mani is the only thing good about this January Monday.  Today my January nails are still wintery but lighten up a bit with icy shades.

Icy Mixed Mani With Jamberry and mark.

Icy Mixed Mani With Jamberry and mark.

For this week’s mani I used 2 Jamberry wraps, Iced (the mint and silver) and my December hostess exclusive wrap (grey floral) with an accent nail in mark. Nailed It Duo in Eggnog.

Jamberry Nail Wrap in Iced #icedjn

Jamberry Nail Wrap in Iced #icedjn

I could not be more please with the application of these Jamberry wraps.  I used the baggie method but I really think even without it they still would of went on flawless.  The new gel finish to the mark. Nailed It‘s are in that same flawless boat (last seen here and here).  Which made my Sunday a super funday doing this mani while watching NFL playoffs and UFC fights!

Jamberry December Hostess Exclusive Wrap #decemberhejn

Jamberry December Hostess Exclusive Wrap #decemberhejn

January always has that icy feel regardless if it’s icy weather or not so I felt an icy mani is just the right fit for week 3 of 52 awesome weeks of mani’s in 2016!  See my first 2 here and here!  What are your nails wearing in January?

Nailed It with mark. Nailed It Duo in Eggnog and Jamberry

Nailed It with mark. Nailed It Duo in Eggnog and Jamberry

 

 

 

Trending Tuesday: January

January Trends

January Trends

The decorations are down, the weather is still frightful and there are no more holiday parties to prepare for, hello January.  The good thing about January is it’s a fresh start.  Time to introduce some new trends, freshen up your look and make smart purchases.  I already shared my top picks for January here now lets style them with the top trends for January.

Colors:  Icy Shades 

Icy Shades

Icy Shades

Think shades of white, robin’s egg blue, mint, cobalt, greys, blush, blues, etc…  These colors are still very wintery and will still mix in with your black and brown basics.

Icy Nails

Icy Nails

Pattern:  Polka Dots

Polka Dots For January

Ann Taylor Polka Dots For January

Graphic yet whimsical, polka dots are a perfect print for January.  You can wear them to the office or out to brunch or even in your decor.  Stick to small dots for more conservative environments larger dots for fun.

Kate Spade Polka Dot Planner

Kate Spade Polka Dot Planner

 

Materials:  Leather and Thick Knits

Leather and Knit

Leather and Knit

Thick chunky knits are always a must for warmth in January but layer them with the unexpected like leather or even with some polka dots!  Not really into leather pants, try a legging alternative like the mark Chic It Out pant (last seen here and now on clearance).  Also stick to leather (or faux leather) bag and boots, they will give a layer of depth and dependability!

mark. cuff chic booties

mark. cuff chic booties

Accessory:  A Good Mug

My New Mug For The New Year

My New Mug For The New Year

Nothing warms you up better than a hot drink be it tea, coffee, hot chocolate or even some soup!  A pretty mug helps brighten your day and makes each sip a little more fun.

Inspiration:

Sealaura's Icy Mani

Sealaura’s Icy Mani

 

A Good Mug

A Good Mug

Leather and Knits

Leather and Knits

Leopard Flats and Polka Dots

Leopard Flats and Polka Dots

Avon Gel Finish in Iceberg White, Alaska and Inked Up (L to R)

Avon Gel Finish in Iceberg White, Alaska and Inked Up (L to R)

This month I’ll be styling these trends and using my must haves for January to do it!  I guess saying hello to January isn’t so bad.  What trends are you loving for January?