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Birthday Pants, Let’s Make It A Thing

Birthday Pants, Let's Make It A Thing

Birthday Pants, Let’s Make It A Thing

When your birthday falls on a Thursday that means you celebrate all weekend long. Which also means Monday following birthday weekend is rough. For a non-milestone birthday, with last minute plans and most my family not in town it actually turned out to be quite a fun weekend. It all started with fun birthday pants! mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants to be exact.

mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants

mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants

Wearing: mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants, Tie Waist Bodice Top (WHBM), Modern Metals Statement Cuff bracelet (Avon), Ultra Glam Statement Earrings (Avon), Sunglasses (Ralph Lauren) and mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat (Pop Tart)

Statement Earrings and Bright Pink Lips

Statement Earrings and Bright Pink Lips

I opted for the gold pants for birthday OOTD because they would work for desk through dinner.  Instead of wearing the typical party dress, why not wear some party pants!?  I see these being equally as chic come holiday season and for when you want to be comfortable but fancy.  They made quite a statement without being too over the top.  I can’t tell you how many compliments I received!  Plus, I’ve seen this metallic fabric all over the place this fall as a huge trend.

Birthday OOTD

Birthday OOTD

You can shop the mark. Gilded Glamour Wide Leg Pants at my eBoutique!  And remember anyone who orders now through Sept 3rd gets a FREE birthday gift from me!  Let’s Celebrate!!!

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Copy Cat Look: Meghan Markle

Copy Cat Look:  Meghan Markle

Copy Cat Look: Meghan Markle

The Royal Wedding is coming up next weekend, and regardless if you’re a royal watcher or not, can’t argue that Meghan has style. Because I’ll take any reason to theme out my life, I decided this week I’ll pour my best cup of Earl Grey and channel my best London Looks. Meghan’s Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting look had me. I had to copy this look to the best of my ability with what I had in my closet.

Meghan Markle's Look (pinterest)

Meghan Markle’s Look (pinterest)

Word on Meghan’s Look:  Keys to this look are the pinstripe trench dress, black blazer over the shoulders, black strappy pumps, striped cross body bag and delicate jewelry.

My best recreation

My best recreation

What I had in my closet:  Mad Men for Banana Republic black and white striped dress, not quite a trench dress but same overall look with a cream base, black stripes and a longer length.  I love her blazer with the nautical gold buttons, but I only have 1 black blazer these days, a WHBM blazer with micro dots, still works.  For heels I have these old mark. ones with some strappy details and worked in some dainty jewelry pieces from Avon.  I think its super cute how she has the black and white striped cross body worn a little higher up, the best I could re-create this is with the mark. Summer Crush Crossbody, which gives it a little more California feel for my everyday.

WHBM Blazer over the shoulders

WHBM Blazer over the shoulders

mark. Summer Crush Crossbody

mark. Summer Crush Crossbody

Immittion is the greatest form of flattery right?  Either way, good style isn’t hard, you just have to copy cat it.  Find what you like in a picture, on tv, from my blog maybe and just re-create with what you have.  Maybe you’ll have to pick up an item or two, but that way you’re building a wardrobe with what you love, which is always ongoing.  I’ll be sipping some afternoon tea this week as we get closer to getting some eye candy from the Royal Wedding.  Can’t wait to see her dress!

 

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.

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

Nailed It: Jamberry Night Sky

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Mani Monday and I finally feel human again. I had bare nails for weeks, so finally getting a pedi and busting out a Jamberry wrap on the mani, all is right in the world once again!

I felt like doing nail wraps and these Night Sky wraps were calling my name! Sparkly mixed mani in cool icy tones, sign me up!

We have been having a cold spell in Nor Cal so these icy tones are oh so needed. And so is this scarf that’s my back drop. Its actually the signature print from the mark. Rebel Ice collection. Fun fact: If you bought the bath and body line its the print on the packaging!

I also just got these sterling silver rings in from Avon, and thought the complimented the wraps so well! Yes, Avon does have a line of fine jewelry, yes these rings are new and available, yes they include genuine stones, and yes you need them! The fine jewelry also starts at a size 5! I am wearing the Classic Peak Band (sale price $16.99) stacked with the Blue Topaz with Cluster Halo ring (sale price $34.99).

You can shop my rings and check out Avon’s fine jewelry new arrivals at my eBoutique. Message me if your interested in Jamberry nail wraps! I’m always looking for someone to go halfsies 😉

Some Excellent Sale Goodies!

While building my fantasy cart over at my eBoutique I noticed there are a lot of excellent clearance items going on right now… a few to take notice of:

Mod Pop Eyeshadow Pallet NOW $14.99! SEE POST

mark. Mod Pop Swatches

mark. Mod Pop Swatches

MOD Fragrance and Lotion NOW $14.99 AND $4.99!   SEE POST

mark. Mod Eau De Parfume

mark. Mod Eau De Parfume

mark. By Avon Rush of Plush Booties NOW $44.99  SEE POST

mark. Rush of Plush Boots

mark. Rush of Plush Boots

mark. By Avon Split Personality Blouse NOW $19.99 SEE POST

mark. Split Personality Blouse

mark. Split Personality Blouse

mark. By Avon Any Which Way Skirt NOW $29.99  SEE POST

The Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

The Ultimate Holiday Party Skirt

All now available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger along with a ton of other mega awesome deals!

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

Modern Southern Belle: Sealaura

Meet Modern Southern Belle Sealaura!  Sealaura, aka Laura, is a coastal lifestyle blogger with a mission to remain authentic.  She shows you a real life take on life on the west coast with her scientist husband and their pups Newman and León.  She is also no stranger to Word Of Alicia, with her latest, showing us her take on wearing a sequin skirt (see here).  Lucky for us we have a guest post today from her, a west coast take on the Modern Southern Belle with her pick from the Avon Savana Blooms collection (available now at http://ww.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)


Guest Post:  Sealura

SAVANNAH BLOOMS IN LA…

I never met a stripe I did not like so when I saw the Megan Tunic from Avon’s Spring Line I had to have it. When it comes to adding new pieces to my wardrobe I stick to what works for my lifestyle and shape. Tunics are essential for beach life especially in sunny blue stripes.

The slit sleeves makes this piece different for Spring 2018. I know I will appreciate the extra breeze come summer and the ruffle cuff is also a nice detail. Can you believe this tunic is only $29.99? That’s what I really love about AVON fashion, it does not break the bank. Adding one new piece can add a little pep to your Spring wardrobe and I believe this top is it for me.

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Avon ‘s Southern Belle collection consists of a lot of fun pieces that mix and match. This is my favorite piece because it will be great for travel and for beachy adventures. I am definitely taking this to Hawaii when I see B in February and during Spring Break.

This past weekend I was able to spend some time with León. He is currently living with my sister in Vegas because I am traveling a lot and am also finalizing the Hawaii travel for him and Newman. The boys will be taking a red eye in March and then B will pick them up at the airport and we will be done with this saga!! Moving pets to Hawaii is NOT easy!
Anyway, I miss those guys! But I was grateful to spend the weekend with him and have some snuggles before he headed back to Sin City.

In 20 days I will be in Hawaii to visit B. I can not wait. It will be a whirlwind weekend but we have set these little markers to make the time we are a part go by faster.

Do you have any weekend getaways planned?


Be sure to follow Sealaura over on her blog, on IG, Twitter and on Facebook for some more coastal influence in your life!  I will continue to introduce you to more Modern Southern Belles here on the blog, but be sure to show us your take on it.  Use hashtag #wordofalicia for your chance to win a little treat from the Savana Blooms collection!

Share your Modern Southern Belle take with hashtag #wordofalicia for a chance to win!

Share your Modern Southern Belle take with hashtag #wordofalicia for a chance to win!

 

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