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Green and Gold for St. Patrick’s Day

Luck O’ the Irish to ya this St. Patrick’s Day!  Since St. Patrick’s Day is going up on a Tuesday it’s much more low key, but that doesn’t mean any less themed out!  Wear your green so you don’t get pinched, eat some Irish food and/or hit up a pub!

Word on what to wear:  Green.  Obviously green.  But there are so many chic options now more than the cheesy St. Patrick’s day t-shirt. With the great spring weather we’re having I wanted to wear a bright fresh green color and play up on the fun of the day with window pain ankle pants with glimmering gold accessories.  Express is my favorite for never boring but still legit work clothes hence the Express Portofino shirt (last seen here) with Express Columnist ankle pants (now available in white with black stripes, I think I need those too!).  Topped off with gold pumps (mark.) gold jewelry (mark.), a green and gold mani (Julep) and gold eye with green eyeliner (mark.).

St. Patrick's Day Look

St. Patrick’s Day Look

Express Portofino and  Columnist Ankle Pants

Express Portofino and Columnist Ankle Pants

mark. In Black and White Tote

mark. In Black and White Tote

mark. Pumps and Bag

mark. Pumps and Bag

Lucky Green For St. Patrick's Day

Lucky Green For St. Patrick’s Day

Julep Valerie with Shamrock Decal

Julep Valerie with Shamrock Decal

Word on what to do:  Hit up your local pub for happy hour!  Green beer, Irish car bombs, whiskey shots… oooor maybe just some green tea or Irish Breakfasts tea for me.  If you’d rather celebrate at home then make yourself some corned beef and cabbage!  Roast the brisket for about 2 hrs with the last hour throwing in your cabbage, carrots and potatoes.  Easy, filling and festive!

 

At the pub for St. Patrick's Day

At the pub for St. Patrick’s Day

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Trending Tuesday #halloweenmanis

If the world of alicia was the internet #halloweenmanis would be trending!  With Halloween coming up next week there’s at least one thing we can do to be festive, put a costume on your nails!  I’m a sucker for theme-ing out anything and that includes my mani’s!  Check out last year’s versions here  This year however I’ve been festive for the last week or so which means #halloweenmanis all week!
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Something super simple for October is black.  Basic black actually is pretty chic so sporting it before Halloween is definitely a way to be festive but yet not over the top.  Something new to try this year is Black Vinyl by Julep.  It has a different finish than your normal polish giving it the edge in the black nail polish department.  And if you’re not a black nail polish wearer – now’s your chance!  It’s Halloween anything goes!
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It’s a rubbery, matte finish… basically like vinyl for your nails, hence the name black vinyl!  I received mine as part of my bombshell box for the month of October paired with a shimmery deep green, Valerie.  These two are the perfect pairings for a chic #halloweenmani and/or #halloweenmanipedi pairing!  I wore the green shade in this Wear and Share Wednesday post if you look hard enough 🙂
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Let me just say that Julep is been on point lately!  A little insight into Julep, every month the release a collection with a pairing suited for 5 different style types.  The pairing is your maven monthly box and my type is Bombshell which like I said has been spot. on.!!!  To get your own maven box sign up here (you can get it for only a penny!  use code PENNY).  Believe me you won’t be disappointed plus becoming a maven gets you additional discount, exclusives, promotions and free products!

I’ll be highlighting my #halloweenmanis all week so check back for more nail costumes!!!