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What To Wear: Pineapples

What To Wear: Pineapples

What To Wear: Pineapples

Summer trends are the most fun.  They’re usually bright, functionable and bold.  For whimisical trends the pineapple is back this summer in everything from home goods to wearables.  A pineapple became a symbol of status and wealth during Colonial times for its scarcity, so no surprise we’re loving it lately.  Today, Erica from Erica’s Fashion and Beauty and I are showing you two ways to wear the trend.

How Alicia’s Wearing Pineapples:

How To Wear Pineapple Prints

How To Wear Pineapple Prints

Weekend Vibes with mark.

Pineapple Trends With mark.

I always seem to wear more prints in the summer, especially tropical prints!  I like to feel like I’m on vacation even if I’m just living my everday life.  A pineapple print is the perfect mix of fun and whimsical for summer.  I love it on a trendy blouse like the mark. Pretty as a Pineapple Top.  An off the shoulder, statement sleeves top in a cute pineapple print goes perfect with jeans and flip flops for a weekend vibe. Off the shoulder can be tricky esp if you struggle with strapless bra’s like me.  I paired a high neck wired bralette underneath for a more functional wear.  Pair it with the mark. Fruit for All Earrings and your trendy summer fun level just hit scorching!

mark. Pretty As A Pineapple Top

mark. Pretty As A Pineapple Top

Palm Print Dooney compliments Pineappe Print mark.

Palm Print Dooney compliments Pineappe Print mark.

mark. Fruit For All Earrings

mark. Fruit For All Earrings

Pretty as a Pineapple

Pretty as a Pineapple

 

What Alicia is wearing:  mark. by Avon Pretty as a Pineapple Top, mark. by Avon Fruit for All Earrings, Old Navy Distressed Jeans, Dooney & Bourke Montego Nylon Kendra Satchel Handbag, Coach Abbigail Star Flip Flops (Marshalls), Michael Kors Hvar Aviator Sunglasses.

Casual with Jeans and Flip Flops

Casual with Jeans and Flip Flops

How Erica’s Wearing Pineapples: 

Erica's Pretty Pineapple Look

Erica’s Pretty Pineapple Look

“Summer is here and pineapples are seriously everywhere! I am totally on-board with this fun trend, btw. For this look I was inspired by the model in the Avon brochure. Pairing these printed shorts with a chambray button down is not something I would have immediately thought of plus statement earrings are a little out-of-the-box for me. I added a some crazy bright pink makeup and ta-da – Summer fun outfit!!!” Erica’s Beauty and Fashion

mark. Pretty As A Pineapple Short

mark. Pretty As A Pineapple Short

What Erica is wearing: mark. By Avon Pretty As A Pineapple Shorts, Avon Pineapple Pouch, Avon A Box Exclusive: Palm Leaf Dangling Earrings, top from my closet, and denim bow slides from Walmart.

Avon Pineapple Pouch

Avon Pineapple Pouch

See Erica’s full blog post to see more on her summer look including her makeup and earrings which are A Box exclusives!

Weekend Vibes

Weekend Vibes

Another way you could wear my top and Erica’s shorts is together as matching separates, which is also very on trend.  mark. released some really fun pieces in this Aloha Summer colleciton, including a pineapple embroidered chambray (last seen here), a sequined pineapple tank (see more here), even a fun pineapple embelished slides!  Check out the entire collection at my eBoutique and be sure to add that exclusive A Box to your order!

Campaign 12 Palm Chic A Box

Campaign 12 Palm Chic A Box

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California Cool

California Cool

California Cool

This Labor Day I’ll be celebrating 13 years as an Californian! I definitley have embraced the laid back sunny lifestyle, which is perfect because, I love the heat and the sun! As much as I loved my upbringing, I’m not headed back to PA except for a visit. As a transplant, it does give a different perspective, especially style wise. It allows me to bring in some east coast style to mix with that California cool which actually works well in NorCal. I still will always be a little more dressed up then most around me, and I don’t find flip flops as a dress shoe, but I do support white, brights and an easy take on the everyday. Recently mark. released a little Cali Vibes fashion capsule collection and this California girl definitely embraced it, but so did a lot of my friends! The pieces are easy to wear, which totally represents those Cali vibes. Let’s take a look how we’re all wearing and sharing them all over the U.S.!

Erica Gerlemann

Erica G., Missouri

 

Stephanie Cudney, New Jersey

Stephanie C., New Jersey

 

Grace Cosenza- Epstein, New York

Grace C- E., New York

 

Elizabeth K., Florida

Elizabeth K., Florida

 

Cheryl A., Southern California

Cheryl A., Southern California

 

Rebecca L., Arizonia

Rebecca L., Arizonia

 

Ann F., Pennsylvania

Ann F., Pennsylvania

 

Sam R., Nor Cal

Sam R., Nor Cal

The Beach Bound tank is a popular favorite, just an easy tank to wear.  I personally love the Hot As Summer Dress, its a really nice knit, almost a terry cotton.  But this whole collection is fun and perfect for summer, and extremely versatile!  Just look at everyone with different styles and looks all wearing each peice flaslessly!  What piece are you liking best!?

mark. Hot As Summer Dress

mark. Hot As Summer Dress

mark. High Tide Bodysuit

mark. High Tide Bodysuit

mark. High Waister Pant

mark. High Waister Pant

mark. Summer Crush Crossbody

mark. Summer Crush Crossbody

mark. OnThe Boardwalk Platforms

mark. OnThe Boardwalk Platforms

mark. Cool as a Cluster and Beach Babe Earrings

mark. Cool as a Cluster and Beach Babe Earrings

I really see this entire collection being my wardrobe for Memorial Day!  Shop my favories and view the entire Cali Vibes line at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger and if you’re adding an Eye Lift Pro get to it to ship for FREE with promo code EYELIFT (see previous post for more details)

Modern Southern Belle: Fashion Erica

Meet Modern Southern Belle Erica, from Erica’s Fashion and Beauty.  Erica is a fellow Avon Independent Sales Representative who loves fashion, beauty, movies, TV, dogs & reading!  You’ve seen Erica on Word of Alicia plenty of times, like at our pajama party!  Erica as a keen eye for lady like fashion with a modern, fun vibe which she’s sharing with us today with her take on a Modern Southern Belle with her pick from the Avon Savana Blooms collection.  (now available at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)


Guest Post:  Fashion Erica

My Style: Modern Southern Belle Edition

One of my favorite spring trends is gingham print. It definitely says “spring is here”! If you’re afraid you’re going to look like a walking tablecloth, never fear Avon has done beautiful things with gingham this season!!! The Savannah Blooms collection offers several pieces in gingham including sneakers, tops, and capri pants! One thing I like about gingham is that it is really casual. My OOTD is perfect for the weekend or a fun day off. Pick up a gingham piece from Avon’s Savannah Blooms collection and you’ll be feeling like a modern southern belle in no time!

What I’m wearing:
Vanessa Tunic


You can see more from Erica over at her blog!  Be sure to follow her on the FB, IG, Twitter and more importantly Pinterest!  She has a killer Pinterest account filled with pinnable inspo!

Be sure to check back for more Modern Southern Belles here on the blog, and 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!

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. by Avon Pretty Strappy Demi Wedges

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. by Avon Pretty Strappy Demi Wedges

It’s officially sandal season!  Nothing like slipping on a nice pair of strappy sandals to instantly make it feel like its time for summer and maybe a pedi!  Which is why for Wear and Share Wednesday, Jackie from Living After Midnite and I picked the neutral, shimmering, mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges ($42) to base two different outfits around.

Wearing the mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges

Wearing the mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges

The mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedge are a neutral, shimmering, champaign sandal with gold accents with a zip back closure.  The demi heel makes them a little more chic than your typical flat gladiator style.  These are definitely one pair of sandals you could dress up or down and wear all season long.  If your packing for a trip, these are the only ones you’ll need for your shorts to your dresses!  They inspired me to do a super easy, casual outfit with a bit of pretty!

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White Shorts, Tank, Kimono and Wedges

White Shorts, Tank, Kimono and Wedges

To go casual and pretty I started with my white basics, white denim shorts (Forever 21) and a white bra cami (Express).  To bring in the pretty I drapped on my mint chiffon kimono from H&M (a summer steal at only $14.95).  I love how this simple easy outfit is as versatile as the mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges.  An outfit that would be perfect for running errands or lounging poolside on your summer vacation!

mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges and Get Packing Tote

mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges and Get Packing Tote

I definitely would count this outfit as a summer vacation must-have!  Especially paired with the mark. Get Packing Tote ($40).  Easy and neutral, but pretty with its pop of neon pink trimming.  The tote would be perfect as your carry on bag that you then could use as your shopper during your trip.

Easy Spring and Summer Outfit

Easy Spring and Summer Outfit

Even when you’re not on vacation this outfit is perfect for the weekend.  Weekender tote, with comfortable walking shoes, with an easy Spring/Summer outfit is definitely weekend attire!  I accessorized this look with a little bit of a boho vibe, with the easy weekend in mind.  I stacked the mark. Glimmer and Gleam Bracelet Set ($26) with mark. Mighty Pretty m.powerment bracelet ($25) for a boho arm party with my mint rubber watch and an aqua vintage mark. ring.

Boho Arm Party and Beach Waves

Boho Arm Party and Beach Waves

Continuing with the boho weekender vibe I went with beach waves in my hair! On damp hair I sprayed mark. That’s Beachy Texturizing Surf Spray ($14) all over then scrunched and let air dry.  Weekend hair couldn’t get any easier!

Easy Breezy Look with mark.

Easy Breezy Look with mark.

To finish off any vacation look you need a pair of sunglasses!  I’m wearing the Get In The Shade Sunglasses (last seen here).  Which, until May 15th you can get for ONLY $5 with any $20 purchase from the mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts capsule collection at my eBoutiqe.  Let’s admit it, vacations and weekends are prime events for losing sunglasses, that’s when a pair like this is perfect!  For $5 you can’t not get them!  They’re cute, trendy with the slight cat eye shape and tropical floral print and affordable!

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A Comfy Demi Wedge Heel Demands A Comfy Easy Outfit

A Comfy Demi Wedge Heel Demands A Comfy Easy Outfit

The mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges are the perfect must-have summer sandal.  They go with pretty much everything and will take you pretty much anywhere.  Pick them up and pack them for your next summer vacation.  Until then, wear them with your favorite spring outfits (like a kimono!)  Be sure to check out more on how Jackie at Living After Midnite styled her outfit around these killer sandals.  You can shop them at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

 

mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedge and Get Packing Tote

mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedge and Get Packing Tote

Get pedi ready in your mark. Strappy Pretty Demi Wedges!  I’m wearing the shade Raspberry from the mark. Nail This Look Set which you might remember from our past Wear and Share Wednesday post!  I love the deep but bright shade especially next to the mark. Get Packing Tote!  Shop it:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

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Vacation Outfit, or Take An Instant Vacation While Doing Your Day to Day

Vacation Outfit, or Take An Instant Vacation While Doing Your Day to Day

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

And we’re back in the game!  (said like Joseph Gordon-Levitt in 10 Things I Hate About You).  After an extended holiday break, Jackie from Living After Midnight and I are back with the first Wear and Share Wednesday of 2014!  There’s not a better way to start it off than with our take on a classic, the satchel!  We took the mark. Classic Hit Handbag and styled it 2 ways.

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

When styling around the mark. Classic Hit Handbag I went with a classic outfit.  Start with a classic shape like a shirtdress then take it modern like with the black and white stripes.  A classic shirtdress is one of those go to items that works for desk to dinner and you can dress it up or down.  I love this one from Express, the portofino dress which comes in a variety of colors and patterns.  Mom did good on gifting me this dress for my last birthday!

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

Black and white is always a classic which is why I love it so much for this time of year. Since its still winter but here we’re having a drought and beautiful 70 degree weather I definitely have spring fever, so sticking with classic colors solves the dilemma of the fighting seasons.

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

Continuing with the classics are my swiss dot tights and pumps only a bit more modern.  The tights are the second set from the mark. A Bit Lacy Tights (wore the other set here) which are now on clearance at my eBoutique!  mark. has the best tights they are really great quality and so comfy, they don’t dig into my waist like most do.  With my winter white legs a tight like these really help but aren’t too warm!

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

Even though the shape are classic and the colors are classic the patterns are modern and bold, which means I don’t need much in the form of accessories.  This classic chain link watch, mark. All In Good Time Watch (an MK dupe) is also a new arrival from mark. (launching Friday January 24th $40 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)  I just added my favorite Kate Spade Idiom Bangle and with the mark. Classic Hit Handbag that’s all the accessorizing I needed!

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

What’s In My Bag?  The mark. Classic Hit Handbag is definitely a new go to.  It’s fresh for my spring fever but its winter white color works for the season now.  Plus it holds everything I need in its structured shape!  So what do I fill this classic satchel with?  mark. must-haves!  For my face (which you can’t see since my Burberry shades hide it) I used the mark. Got The Goods foundation, mark. Light Show (shown below) as my bronzer and mark. just blushing in dollhouse on my cheeks.  On my eyes I used the new On The Dot Smokey (shown below), mark. Get In Line Liquid Liner in Painted Black (shown below) and mark. Lash Act Mascara in Blackest Black (shown below) and on my lips I used the new On The Dot Lip pallet (shown below).  All these I stuffed chicly into the mark. Flora Fab Makeup Case a new must-have and a new favorite!  The chevron pattern had me at hello and the double zippered compartments keep me organized.  Perfect to throw in your bag and go!  You can get all these items at the eBoutique!

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

Wear and Share Wednesday mark. Avon Classic Hit Handbag

If you caught my last post, Word Of Alicia on American Hustle, then you know that I had no idea how influenced I was 70’s fashion and here’s and example of it!  This look, though classic, is definitely a modern take on a retro look, and its definitely me!  To see more details on Jackie’s take on a look based off the mark. Classic Hit Handbag, head over to Living After Midnight for her black and navy winter look.  Her NY winter is much more sever than my CA one.

Wear And Share Wednesday – mark. by Avon Oh Couture Handbag

Wear And Share mark. Oh Couture Handbag

Wear And Share mark. Oh Couture Handbag

I’ve been seeing the quilted leather trend everywhere this fall from Express to Nordstroms to H&M and definitely from mark. in the mark. Oh Couture Bag ($38)!  With such an on trend item we had to choose it for our Wear and Share Wednesday!  And it shouldn’t be that much of a surprise, you’ve already seen it on myself (here) and on Jackie from Living After Midnight (here) in previous posts, but this week we decided to let it take the feature and plan a whole outfit around it.  Don’t you love Jackie pairing it with plaid, looks so equestrian and classic!

Wear and Share Wednesday Look featuring the mark. Oh Couture Handbag

Wear and Share Wednesday Look featuring the mark. Oh Couture Handbag

A Quilted Leather Look featuring mark.

A Quilted Leather Look featuring mark.

What goes better with a quilted leather handbag than a quilted leather skirt!?!  This mini skirt from Express couldn’t be more perfect, complete with its gold zipper details.  To make the skirt a little more day appropriate I paired it with a sheer blouse, the mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse, tights with some fun detailing with the mark. A Bit Lacey Tights, and tons of black and gold accents with my jewelry and heels!  Obviously, my black and gold obsession isn’t dying out.

What To Wear To Thanksgiving

What To Wear To Thanksgiving

So where would you wear an outfit like this?  How about to Thanksgiving!  I like the fun and edge the leather provides (or in my case the faux leather) then add some conservative with lady like details and design.  It can meet the parents, impress people you haven’t seen in a long time, and go out on the town on a cold November night for the Thanksgiving Eve!  For my “What To Wear To Thanksgiving” look #4 I’m loving this black and gold look!  Check out look #1, look #2 and look #3.

mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse ($28 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse ($28 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

Check out the details on this mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse ($28 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  At first I wasn’t sure I was going to like the throwback style but once I saw how they updated it with a modern faux leather cutout collar, gold buttons and lace down the front I was in love.  Plus the fit is flattering and modern so the retro styling just works.  This is one of those must-haves you should have in your wardrobe especially for the holiday season!  You’ll just throw it on add some bling and be DONE!

Opulent Arm Party With A Gold and Black Mani To Match

Opulent Arm Party With A Gold and Black Mani To Match

With all the detailing on this look I didn’t really need much BUT I did,  its black and white simplistic base really allowed the accessories to pop!  I just kept it all in the same family, shimming gold!  I stacked my arm party with bangles including the new mark. Antiqued Chic Bracelet and topped it off with my mani with the mark. Nailed It Duo in Tuxedo and Gleam Scene ($7 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger).  I’m so in love with our last wear and share item, the mark. Go Baroque Necklace ($45 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger) that I wore it once again.  I mean its the ULTIMATE holiday necklace.

mark. A Bit Lacy Tights ($22 set of 2)

mark. A Bit Lacy Tights ($22 set of 2)

Tights are my best friend this time of year.  They keep me warm on cold November nights and allow wearing a mini skirt to be more functional.  I have quite a collection but none impress me more than the mark. tights over the years.  The quality is TOP KNOTCH and so is the style.  Just check out these mark.  A Bit Lacy Tights ($22 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)!  Most the leg is opaque with a slight pinstripe (as seen in the detailed pic above) but it has this bit of lace cutout trailing down the back of the leg to make them a stunner!

Make An Entrance With mark.

Make An Entrance With mark.

With these mark. A Bit Lacy Tights you’ll be making an entrance from the front and the back!  And let’s talk those heels!  Can you get a better holiday pump than the mark. SoPumped Heels ($60 at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahesinger) ?  Real suede, platform, gold rivet detailing, cutouts and a mega gold heel!

mark. Oh Couture Handbag and mark. So Pumped Heels

mark. Oh Couture Handbag and mark. So Pumped Heels

Since I got this mark. Oh Couture Handbag I’ve been using it non-stop as my everyday bag.  It holds a lot without being a huge bulky bag.  It goes with everything from work to play and looks really more luxe than the $38 price tag would suggest.  This has to be one of my favorite handbags ever, like in my life ever.  It’s that good, making it easy to plan a whole outfit around it.  You can shop my look including the mark. Oh Couture Handbag, mark. Sheer Me Out Blouse, mark. Go Baroque Necklace, mark. Antique Chic Bracelet, mark. A Bit Lacy Tights and the mark. So Pumped Heels at my eBoutique (http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger)

A Total Look Based Around The mark. Oh Couture Handbag

A Total Look Based Around The mark. Oh Couture Handbag

PS.  A little Thanksgiving note of thanks to all the beauty out there.  While I was taking these pics these guys were just chilling enjoying the fall day.  It made me happy for all the beautiful fall foliage and the everyday beauty we see.  I’m also thankful for my sister who let me use her beautiful landscape as a backdrop!  She does more for me than I ever seem thankful for but I’m grateful!

Deer In The Fall Foliage

Deer In The Fall Foliage