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Afternoon Tea: Earl Grey

Afternoon Tea is a ritual introduced in Britain in the early 1800’s where in no time all of fashionable society was sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon.  These days Afternoon Tea is usually only an occasional luxury for the British; a birthday treat in a country house hotel, or a welcome break from a hectic days shopping ‘in town’.  In the world of Alicia afternoon tea is a moment to have a little snack, zen out and recharge before finishing the days work.  I’m very much a tea person and would love if you’d join me for some afternoon tea!

I’m trying to make Afternoon Tea a daily ritual in my day to day.  In addition to my zen moment, it will also be my social moment, because after all, it is a social engagement.  Be sure to follow Word Of Alicia on Instagram where I’ll be sharing my Afternoon Tea!  Let’s launch this here on the blog first!

Earl Grey in my cup and burning bright!

In My Teacup:  Twinings Earl Grey in a Lenox Park City mug

What’s The Word:  Avon Earl Grey Triple Wick Candle ($11.99).  This doesn’t quite smell like a strong Earl Grey tea but more like the soft bergamot, rose and cedar.  It’s the perfect all day comfort candle.  I ordered a ton of these triple wick candles from Avon and this Earl Grey one I was most excited for, because I love Early Grey tea!  Burns well and the label peels right off if you wanted a sleek look.  (nails featured in my last post, see here!)

Avon Earl Grey Triple Wick Candle

You can shop all the triple wick candles Avon has to offer at my eBoutique but I highly recommend this Earl Grey one!   Let’s be classy, social and high societal and join me for Afternoon Tea over on instagram, and maybe a few here on the blog too.

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How To Wear A Spring Blouse For Work and Weekend

As spring approaches I’m ready to lighten up. Lighten up in fabrics, prints and in bulk. That’s why I’m all about versatile pieces like this mark. Floral Fantasy Tunic for both work and weekend! Let’s see it two ways this Wear and Share Wednesday!

For Work

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This blouse dresses up nicely!  For work I paired it with a navy trouser (White House Black Market), a structured tote (Kate Spade), nude pumps (Nine West) and a white druzy necklace (Avon Druzy Pendant).  Tucking the tunic in gives it a little more professional look, plus the neckline isn’t too low.  Pairing it with navy instead of my usual winter black changes things up just enough to feel spring worthy!

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For Weekend

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A spring tunic is the perfect dress down piece!  You look put together, of the season and comfortable.  I styled mine casually with a pair of lilac cords (Loft Outlet), taupe booties (mark. A Cut Above Booties) and turquoise jewelry (mark. Oh So Boho ring set and earrings).  This look is still weather appropriate for spring but with color, fresh fabrics and turquoise treats.

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Easily style this tunic two ways, and more!  I see this being just as cute with white denim jeans or your favorite pair of denim shorts or dressed up with a great pair of camel slacks or a pretty pencil skirt and under a classic navy blazer and dark denim!  Spring versatility at its finest!  You can shop my tunic, jewelry and booties at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and don’t for get to add the A Box only $10 with a $40 purchase!

The Best Of Beauty A Box

The Best Of Beauty A Box

A Loooooooong Jacket… on sale!

A Loooooong Jacket... on sale!

A Loooooong Jacket… on sale!

mark. Stay On Top Trench originally $75 now $49.99

mark. Stay On Top Trench

mark. Stay On Top Trench

So I did a post about all the things I never got around to sharing in 2017 (see here) and it included this jacket. Well, the mark. Stay On Top Trench is now on clearance for $49.99 so I figured let’s highlight it. This microsuede jacket is a lightweight jacket that easily can be worn across the seasons.  I can’t tell you how many compliments I get on this guy!  And its seen some good use this fall/winter!  It is well worth the $49.99!

For an easy look I’m wearing mine with destructed denim (Old Navy), a black turtleneck (Guess), some grey booties (mark. Well Heeled Booties also on clearance for $29.99 at my eBoutique) and a statement necklace (mark. Tough It Out Necklace, last seen here).

Wrap Tie Belt

Wrap Tie Belt

Classic Trench Style

Classic Trench Style

mark. Jewelry

mark. Jewelry

mark. Well Heeled Booties

mark. Well Heeled Booties

Micro Suede Jacket for Under $50!  A must-have!

Micro Suede Jacket for Under $50! A must-have!

You can shop the mark. Stay on Top trench at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger.  If you are shopping for it after January 31st then you’ll have to backorder it by selecting “Product #” from the top navigation.  It will take you to an area where you can select a campaign and enter in the product number.  Select campaign 4 and enter the proper corresponding product number, then select add to order.  If you have any questions or concerns please hit me up!

mark. Stay On Top Trench

mark. Stay On Top Trench

mark. Stay On Top Trench Product Numbers

Extra Small:  830911;  Small:  830926;  Medium:  830930;  Large:  831937;  Extra Large:  831937;

mark. Well Heeled Bootie Product Numbers

Size 7: 719721;  Size 8:  197620;  Size 9:  197908;  Size 10:  197912

Get it before its gone at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Get it before its gone at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Apres Ski: Ski Prints

Apres Ski:  Ski Prints

Apres Ski: Ski Prints

Winter has me currently crushing on all things apres ski (as seen here). With my upcoming winter weekend trip I’m planning and pinning so many ski prints. Ski prints range from fair isle to plaid and everything in-between. Basically, all you winter favorites fit for a chalet!

Avon Zoey Knit Vest

Avon Zoey Knit Vest

I picked up this Avon Zoey Knit Vest from the Southwest Capsule Collection.  It technically is an Aztec print, but by pairing it with winter pieces it reads ski print.  It all comes from native prints which are all very similar.

Wrap Belt Tied In The Back!

Wrap Belt Tied In The Back!

For winter wear, I layered the Avon Zoey Knit Vest and tied the wrap belt in the back so it give is a little different shape.  Layering over a black turtleneck, Avon Sloan Turtleneck in black, lets the vest be the statement piece.

Layer A Knit Vest For Winter Wear

Layer A Knit Vest For Winter Wear

It wouldn’t be winter wear without some boots!  These glossy black Hunter boots are staples for me in the winter.  I find them be so comfortable and they work better than any boot to keep out the wet, plus they are fashion friendly!

Winter Staple:  Hunter Boots

Winter Staple: Hunter Boots

Even though I am in mild weathered California, I still find a need for warm winter pieces.  Especially for weekend trips to snowy Tahoe!  Which is why I’m super excited of my pearl embellished knit hat find from Charming Charlie!  Perfect winter piece to go with a casual winter look.

Peal Hats and Statement Earrings

Peal Hats and Statement Earrings

Apres Ski is by definition the party after skiing, so what makes this look more apres ski than a sparkly statement earring!? This Avon Looped Linear Earrings glams up an otherwise super causal and functional outfit.

Layer on the ski prints!

Layer on the ski prints!

I think I definitely found a good look to pack for my Tahoe weekend, along with wearing it all winter long!  You can get my vest, turtleneck and earrings at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger which would also qualify you for the newest A Box!  (see more here).

ONLY $10 with a $40 Purchase

ONLY $10 with a $40 Purchase

Hello January!

Hello January!

Hello January!

Why, hello there 2018! Guess who left a lot of unpublished posts in 2017. This gal! A little resolution for word of alicia is to publish in a more timely manner. Since there’s no time like the present here are a lot of looks I never got around to sharing in 2017… like this amazing mark. microsuede jacket!

Jacket Weather:

mark. Stay On Top Trench

mark. Stay On Top Trench

Wearing A Looooong Jacket Look:  mark. Stay On Top Trench, mark. Touch It Out Necklace, mark. Well Heeled Booties, Guess Turtleneck, Old Navy Jeans.

Jacket Weather

Jacket Weather

Merry and Bright!

mark. Split Personality Blouse

mark. Split Personality Blouse

Wearing a Colorful Look:  mark. Split Personality Blouse, Avon Multi-Color Statement Necklace, mark. Lip Paint Vinyl in Cozy, White House Black Market Navy Pants, Express Glitter Clutch, mark. Ring.

Merry and Bright Look

Merry and Bright Look

Bright Colors for Winter

Bright Colors for Winter

Linda’s Beautiful Party Look:

Avon Velvet Fit and Flare Dress

Avon Velvet Fit and Flare Dress

Linda Wearing Her Velvet Look:  Avon Velvet Fit and Flare Dress, Avon Multicolor Statement Necklace, Avon Sasha Velveteen Pump.

Party Perfect Look

Party Perfect Look

Perfect From The Front and BACK!

Perfect From The Front and BACK!

Wintersoft:

Avon Winter Soft Blue Sparkle Necklace

Avon Winter Soft Blue Sparkle Necklace

Wearing Soft Shades Look:  Avon Winter Soft Blue Sparkle Necklace, Forever 21 Dress.

First Day Of Winter

First Day Of Winter

Matching The Winter Sky

Matching The Winter Sky

 

My favorite blouse of 2017:

mark. About Lace Cami Blouse

mark. About Lace Cami Blouse

Wearing That Lovely Lace:  mark. About Lace Cami Blouse, mark. Clutch, White House Black Market Ankle Pants, Tahari Mules.

Wear To Work

Wear To Work

mark. About Lace Cami Blouse

mark. About Lace Cami Blouse

Winter Weather:

Black and White Winter Look

Black and White Winter Look

Wearing Winter Weather Look:  White House Black Market Sweater (last seen here), White House Black Market Flare Pants, Express Houndstooth Jacket, mark. High On Glitter Platform Heels, Avon Tassel Earrings.

Winter Weather With WHBM

Winter Weather With WHBM

Well there it is, pretty much what I looked like the last 2 months of 2017 haha.  Some of this is still available, some of it will pop up in clearance, some of it is old and just for some outfit inspo haha.  You can shop mark. and Avon at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

The Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt – mark. Any Which Way Sequin Skirt

The Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

The Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

Tis’ the season for all things sparkle, glitter, glisten and sequins!  A few friends and I are in full holiday spirit showing you the ULTIMATE holiday party skirt, mark. Any Which Way Sequin Skirt!  This sequin skirt is like multiple skirts in one!  It features brush sequins, so depending which way you swipe the sequin the skirt wears gold or teal… swipe down for gold, up for teal, or create any sort of pattern you want.

mark. Any Which Way Sequin Skirt

mark. Any Which Way Sequin Skirt

Dipped In Gold:

Alicia's Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

Alicia’s Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

I’m wearing my skirt as if its dipped in gold!  First push all the sequins up so it’s teal, then brush down the bottom in an uneven pattern for a dipped in gold look.  Perfect for NYE or a holiday party!  I paired mine with a simple tank, white fur stole, (mark. Chill Factor Stole), glittery gold heels, and some shimmering jewelry!

mark. Any Which Way Skirt Goes Glam

mark. Any Which Way Skirt Goes Glam

 

Back in Black:

Laura's Ultimate Holiday Skirt

Laura’s Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

Our friend over at Sealaura is wearing hers in an uneven pattern to really showcase the uniqueness of this skirt.  She paired hers with a basic black turtleneck which would work perfectly if you’re wearing it to an office party.  Sophisticated and still fun!  Check out her full blog post for a really good look at those sequins!

Brush Sequins For The Season

Brush Sequins For The Season

 

I Love Gooold:

Natasha's Ultimate Holiday Skirt

Natasha’s Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

Fellow rep and fashion fan, Natasha is going for the gold by wearing the skirt all swiped down for that full on gold look.  She paired hers with a basic black turtleneck, a black and gold arm party (mark. Grow Your Stack Bracelet Set), and tall black boots (Avon Cushion Walk Kiki Stretch Fashion Boot).  A winter friendly way to wear the skirt, and perfect for a Christmas house party!

mark. Any Which Way Skirt Hitting The Party Circuit

mark. Any Which Way Skirt Hitting The Party Circuit

 

Day Sequins:

Bronwyn's Ultimate Holiday Skirt

Bronwyn’s Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

Beauty Boss and fellow rep Bronwyn styled hers my favorite way, for day!  Also keeping her skirt all gold, she dressed it down with a cute graphic tee and a faux leather jacket.  This makes it extremely wearable for anyone and everyone.  Add a little glam with the Avon Stylish Sparkle Multicolor necklace and you have yourself some day sparkle!

There’s still time to get this skirt for Christmas, and definitely for New Years!  TODAY ONLY at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger you can get 2 day deliver for half the cost with a $50 order.  The mark. Any Which Way Skirt is $44 so add on the Party Ready A Box for $10 (see more) and have yourself everything you need for the ultimate party look and get the speedy shipping discount!

Party Ready A Box Only $10 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Party Ready A Box Only $10 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Last Day To Get Cyber Monday Deals At Avon/mark.

Last Day For Cyber Monday Deals

Last Day For Cyber Monday Deals

Today is the last day of the Cyber Monday deal at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  You have until midnight to take advantage of these extra savings!

Shop amazing offers online — use offer code CYBERMON!

  • Free shipping on orders of $20 or more
  • Free shipping and 20% discount on orders of $45 or more
  • And spend $65 or more get 25% discount, free shipping, and a FREE A BOX!
    • Choose from the following A Boxes:
    • C18 Divine Wine Collection (offer code: DIVINE)
    • C19 Pro Picks Collection (offer code: PRO)
    • C20: The Best of Beauty Collection (offer code: BEST)

A few things I loving to gift or get:

Mod Makeup: mark. Mod Pop Eyeshadow Pallet

Mod Makeup: mark Mod Pop Eyeshadow Pallet

Mod Makeup: mark Mod Pop Eyeshadow Pallet

I’m in a mod mood if you couldn’t tell (see here!) After all the inspiration of all things mod, I couldn’t help but create a mod makeup look!

Modern Take On Mod with mark. Mod Pop Pallet

Modern Take On Mod with mark. Mod Pop Pallet

On Face:  Avon MagiFX Face Primer, mark. Get Even All-Day Moisture Liquid Foundation, mark. Get A Grip Eye Primer, mark. Glow Together Hook Up Bronzing Powder in Low Tide, mark. Cheek Magnet Hook Up Powder Blush in Rose Without Saying

Blue Eyes, Pink Cheeks and Pale Lips

Blue Eyes, Pink Cheeks and Pale Lips

On Eyes:  mark. Mod Pop Eyeshadow Pallet (light blue shade all over lid applied wet, dark grey-purple shade worn in the cut crease applied with a thin brush for a more dramatic line) blended slightly with a transition shade (medium brown) from the mark. Eye Contact Hook Up Eyeshadow in Skinny Dip.  Avon SuperExtend Liquid Liner in black, Avon Big and Daring Mascara in blackest black.

Mod Eye Look

Mod Eye Look

Another view of the eye look

Another view of the eye look to see the crease colors

On Lips:  mark. Pout Lip Paint Vinyl in Cozy (last seen here)

mark. Lip Paint in Cozy On Lips

mark. Lip Paint in Cozy On Lips

When you think mod I’m sure Twiggy comes to mind, but there’s more than spiked lashes!  mark. nailed the mod theme with the colors in this eye pallet.  The mix of matte and shimmer, with buildable formulas perfectly capsulated the movement of the 60’s.

Channeling The 60's for my Mod Makeup

Channeling The 60’s for my Mod Makeup

The mark. Mod Holiday Collection Now Available

The mark. Mod Holiday Collection Now Available

To see the full mark. Mod Pop Eyeshadow Pallet, complete with swatches, full sun and shade IRL views check out my last post on the full mark. Mod Limited Edition Collection.

Make Your Mod mark.

Make Your Mod mark.

Also wearing mark. About Lace Cami Blouse, mark. Fancy That Statement Earrings and Avon Gel Finish Nail Polish in Inked Up.  You can shop all the products used and what I’m wearing at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to add the A-Box to your order for ONLY $10… for $49 worth of product!

Beauty of Gold A Box (product #758-980) ONLY $10 with a $40 order

Beauty of Gold A Box (product #758-980) ONLY $10 with a $40 order

Lip Of The Week: mark. Pout Vinyl Lip Paint in Cozy

Lip Of The Week:  mark. Pout Vinyl Lip Paint in Cozy

Lip Of The Week: mark. Pout Vinyl Lip Paint in Cozy

If November was a lip shade name, Cozy would be it!  (Or Thankful)  But Cozy is my lip of the week, so cozy it is!  These liquid lipsticks from mark. are a fabulous formula (see review here) so I decided to pick up another shade, Cozy.  This light pink shade is a really easy neutral shade.  I see this looking killer with a warm smokey eye for Thanksgiving!

Wearing mark. Lip Paint in Cozy

Wearing mark. Lip Paint in Cozy

I’ve been wearing this mark. Pout Vinyl Lip Paint in Cozy all week… minus Halloween where my lip of the day was Vamp for obvious reasons.  I really enjoy these vinyl shades, I love how saturated they are.  Extremely long wearing and comfortable.  Cozy, the light pink shade, is no exception.

Swatch in Shade

Swatch in Shade

Swatch in Full Sun

Swatch in Full Sun

You can shop these mark. Lip Paints in all 8 shades at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and be sure to take advantage of the A Box only $10 with a $40 purchase!

The A Box: Joy Of Red

The A Box: Joy Of Red

Is Blue Eyeliner Tacky!?

Is Blue Eyeliner Tacky!?

Is Blue Eyeliner Tacky!?

Blue eyeliner gets a bad wrap. I guarantee you, you can wear blue eyeliner and not look tacky.  It all comes down to how you’re wearing it.  The simplest and easiest way to wear blue eyeliner is with a simple and clean eye look, and pick a blue that’s deep enough that it still defines your eyes.  That’s what an eyeliner in general is supposed to do, a blue can not only define but really pop on any color of eye/skintone.  I found the perfect blue eyeliner in the Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen in Sapphire Blue.  It defines and pops and wears beautifully.  I can get a precise line, wing it out if I want to and now get a great deep blue color.  You can read my full review here.

Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen in Sapphire Blue

Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen in Sapphire Blue

On Eyes:  Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen in Sapphire Blue ($5.99), mark. Eye Contact Hookup Eyeshadow in Skinny Dip (top middle and top right shades, $18), Avon Big and Daring Volume Mascara in black ($6.99).

On Face:  Avon True Color Ideal Nude Cream Concealer Corrector in Medium ($6.99), mark. Get Even All Day Moisture Liquid Foundation in Light Medium 7 ($20), mark. Glow Together Hookup Bronzer in Sunset ($18), mark. Cheek Magnet Hookup Blush in Rose Without Saying ($18).

On Lips:  Avon Beyond Color Lipstick in Uptown Pink ($5.99) – see full review here

Pair blue eyeliner with a clean eye and rosy pinks

Pair blue eyeliner with a clean eye and rosy pinks

Pairing blues with pinks are complimentary so try a nice pink flush on the cheeks and a full pink lip to compliment your blue eyeliner.  Can you tell me that this makeup look is tacky?  I think not.  You can put this best face forward as well.  All products used are available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger plus you can add the Fresh and Clean A Box on to your order for only $10.  So you can get clean, radiant skin, and a fresh blue eyeliner makeup look perfect for fall and beyond… definitely not tacky.

Fresh and Clean A Box ONLY $10 with a $40 order from any category at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Fresh and Clean A Box ONLY $10 with a $40 order from any category at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger