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Trending Tuesday: #wrapdress

Trending Tuesday:  #wrapdress

Trending Tuesday: #wrapdress

If the world of alicia was the internet #wrapdress would totally be trending.  I’m slightly obsessing over wrap dresses and finding a few to add to my arsenal after picking up this navy one at Ross (also currently obsessing over, such great dress finds lately!).  This past wrap dress look is one of my all time favorite outfits (and posts!).  A wrap dress can be SUPER flattering on all body shapes, that’s why they’re so popular and Diane von Furstenberg is a freakin legend.  Here are the wrap dresses I’m currently obsessing over:

Avon Bordeaux Knit Dress – and paired with that adorable faux fur stole, I think this has to be my Thanksgiving day look!  (s-3x $24.99)

Avon Bordeaux Knit Dress

Avon Bordeaux Knit Dress

Avon Faux-Fur Fashion Stole

Avon Faux-Fur Fashion Stole

Avon Little Red Dress – this has been on my wishlist since like last December!  How perfect for the holidays!?  I really like that its a little longer in the back for some extra drama.  NEED.  (s-xl $24.99 1x-3x $29.99)

Avon Little Red Dress

Avon Little Red Dress

Diane von Furstenberg Long Sleeve Floor Length Wrap Dress – Another reason I need the Avon version is because I don’t have $548 to splurge on a DVF.  LOVE this full length red with the cute neck scarf and booties… swoon!

DVF Long Sleeve Floor Length Wrap Dress

DVF Long Sleeve Floor Length Wrap Dress

What wrap dresses are you loving?  I need more to obsess over!  In the mean time I’ll stalk these ones at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

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Word On Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen

Word On Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen

Word On Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen

Makeup Monday is all about my #1 makeup item, eyeliner!  I’ve always worn eyeliner, its my dessert island product (along with concealer).  Avon recently released 4 new shades of this True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen, so lets review and swatch the shades I own, black, hunter green and sapphire blue.

Felt Tips in Black, Blue and Green

Felt Tips in Black, Blue and Green

Word On Avon True Color Super Extend Precise Liquid Pen:

Finest liquid pen, Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Pen…A liquid liner pen for mess-free coverage. Provide a precise and easy application and wears for 12 hours.  AVON TRUE COLOR means the color you buy is the color you apply. Now all your favorite lipsticks, glosses, eyeshadows and nail enamel have Avon’s acclaimed TRUE COLOR technology, designed to give you the natural flawless look you want… nothing less. Rich pigments are blended into our high-quality formulas for guaranteed color that stays true all day.  FUSS-FREE, FAIL-FREE MAKEUP THAT LOOKS AND PERFORMS THE WAY YOU EXPECT IT TO. THAT’S THE AVON TRUE COLOR PROMISE.

Now Available in 5 Shades!

Now Available in 5 Shades!

BENEFITS
• Available in black, brown suede, hunter green, sapphire blue and dark charcoal
• Effortless control
• No pulling or tugging
• .4mm tip for an ultra-fine, sleek line
• Glides on smoothly, close to the lash line
• Provides full color in one stroke
• Wears for 12 hours
• Ophthalmologist and allergy tested
• Thin felt tip 
To Use:  Press the ultra-thin tip lightly for precise lining and defining. Do not apply directly on the inner rim of lash line

Swatches in Shade

Swatches in Shade

Swatches in Full Sun

Swatches in Full Sun

Word Of Alicia:  

This Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Liner in black has been my #1 favorite liquid liner since they discontinued my long time mark. favorite.  What I like about this formula is its nice and opaque, goes on really smooth and lasts all day.  I can get expert precision with the shape and has a great grip.  More importantly, I can get that wing every time… and if its not awesome I can dab the felt tip to fill in, or thicker.  This applies to all 3 shades.

New Shades Like Hunter Green

New Shades Like Hunter Green!

My review on the colors themselves, black is an obvious win.  Sapphire Blue is really great not too dark not to bright, super wearable for day or night and still gives that definition you want from an eyeliner look.  Hunter Green isn’t as vibrant as I was hoping for.  It still looks good on, but I go into knowing its more of a softer look.  I also love that they put the color on the ends so you can easily determine which pen is what color!

Colored Ends For Easy Indexing

Colored Ends For Easy Indexing

Most excellent eyeliner but most horrible cap design.  What I don’t like about these eyeliners are how easy it is for the caps to come off.  I can’t tell you how many times in my makeup bag the cap comes off and it gets all over my hand when I reach in, plus when I loose the cap it dries out quicker.  That is why I keep these in a cup with my brushes to avoid cap loss.  My only other complaint is the amount of product.  Maybe its because I wear this everyday but I go through these so quick.  I usually buy two at a time because I know I’ll use one up before I order again.  Which isn’t to big of a deal because they are usually on sale for $4.99 or buy one get one deal, and even with the original price of $8 it is still a great price for a great product.  Overall, even with the poor cap design, these are still my favorite eyeliners.  Black on heavy repeat and now sapphire blue as well, hunter green as a random choice when I want something different.

Favorite Liquid Eyeliners

Favorite Liquid Eyeliners

You can shop these Avon True Color SuperExtend Precise Liquid Liner at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger they are currently buy one get one 50% off.  Make sure to take advantage of the current Power of Pink A-Box (only 2 days left to get it!) Only $10 with a $40 purchase!

Gotta Try Products For ONLY $10

Gotta Try Products For ONLY $10:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Our Summer Crushes

Summer Crushes

Our Summer Crushes

I have a crush and I’m not the only one!  A few friends and I are crushing on our summer staples, products that keep you at your best all summer and beyond.  Here’s what we’re crushing on and why:

Lisa Monoson ~ Avon Skin So Soft Triple Phase Oil $20

Lisa Monoson's Summer Staple: SSS Triple Phase Oil

Lisa Monoson’s Summer Staple: SSS Triple Phase Oil

“My pick would be the triple phase oil, I love it for my entire body after a shower but especially for the legs makes them so pretty after shaving, nice glow. Great for those summer dresses.”  – Lisa M.  Lisa has that summer glow in her summer dress, the mark. Crochet All Day Maxi ($46).  The Skin So Soft Triple Phase Oil is currently buy one get one for .99 cents with all the current Skin So Soft products.

Erica Gerlemann ~ Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel $10

Erica Gerelmann's Summer Staple: Avon Gel Finish Nail Enamel in Clover

Erica Gerelmann’s Summer Staple: Avon Gel Finish Nail Enamel in Clover

“For me a pretty pedi is a must-have for #sandalweather! Avon’s Gel Finish nail polishes come in pretty summer shades like Clover (and my other faves Mint To Be and Rain Washed) and last a good 5-7 days before I need a redo.” – Erica G.  The Avon Gel Finish 7-in-1 Nail Enamel  are currently on sale for $6.99.

Sheray Oliver ~ Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration Collection $24

Sheray Oliver's Summer Staple: Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration

Sheray Oliver’s Summer Staple: Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration

“Sometimes a Woman needs time to unwind, de-stress, relax, meditate… I love the New Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration Collection made with Mediterranean Olive Oil. The scrub leaves my dry, summer skin feeling soft and moisturized. It’s the perfect gift for the Super Women in your lives….including the She-ro inside of YOU. #spa #giftsforher #avon #superwoman #wonderwoman #shero” – Sheray O.  The Planet Spa Heavenly Hydration is currently on promotion for all 3, lotion, shower gel and dry oil for $24 PLUS get a FREE cosmetic bag.

Linda Montavon ~ Avon True Color Makeup Setting Spray $13.

Linda Montavon's Summer Staple:  Avon Makeup Setting Spray

Linda Montavon’s Summer Staple: Avon Makeup Setting Spray

The Avon True Color Makeup Setting Spray is my favorite for setting makeup instantly for all-day wear. It’s easy to keep your beautiful going with this beauty must have. Bonus on a hot day it is the perfect refreshing,rejuvenating pick me up! I love it! – Linda M.  Linda’s looking refreshed as her summer makeup stays all day.  The Avon Makeup Setting Spray is currently on sale for $9.99

Jill Anderson ~ Skin So Soft Satin Glow Body Gel Moisturizer $10 and mark. Walking Tour Sandals $36.

Jill Anderson's Summer Staple: mark. Walking Tour Sandal

Jill Anderson’s Summer Staple: mark. Walking Tour Sandal

“My summer essentials are the Skin So Soft Satin Glow Body Gel Moisturizer paired with a super cute pair of neutral sandals like the mark By Avon Walking Tour Sandals. My legs tend to take longer to tan than everything else so I love to use the Skin So Soft Satin Glow Body Gel Moisturizer to help even out the color. I love that it’s non-streaking and provides a natural color with a pretty scent. That’s a hard combination to find at such a great price. With a great tan, you’ll of course need a great neutral sandal to help keep your feet cool and show off the pretty pedicure. The mark By Avon Walking Tour Sandal is just perfect for this! It’s neutral color means it goes with anything and since it’s a flat, it’s super comfortable! Besides that, who could resist those awesome tassels and wrap laces?! They’re so on trend and so adorable!!!’ – Jill A.  Skin So Soft Satin Glow Body Gel Moisturizer is currently on sale for $5.99.   The mark. Walking Sandals are part of the mark. Instant Vacation Havana Capsule Collection (see more here).

Rebecca Luedemann ~ mark. Touch and Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes $18

Rebecca Luedemann's Summer Staple:  mark. Touch and Glow

Rebecca Luedemann’s Summer Staple: mark. Touch and Glow

“With my schedule I am all about products that can multitask. My summer makeup bag staple is the mark. Touch & Glow Shimmer Cream Cubes. These all over face palettes pack a serious punch when it comes to creating a beautiful summer glow. Swipe your blush brush over the whole palette to get just the right color for cheeks, choose an individual shade to use as a highlighter or combine several shades to create the perfect eye look. In a pinch I have even applied a shade to my lips over lip balm to give myself a color touch-up. I have both the Pearly Glow and Coral Glow palettes and I love them both equally!” – Rebecca L.  Touch and Glow Shimmer Cubes are a cult favorite among makeup artists, beauty editors and regular gals like us!

Alicia Hessinger ~ mark. by Avon Isle Style Bag $42

mark. Isle Style Bag - My Summer Go-To

mark. Isle Style Bag – My Summer Go-To

“I was pleasantly surprised by how much I loved this bag when I got it, and have used it all summer.  The style is unique and a really good quality.  It holds a ton, so great for summer travel, and has a polished but easy look, which you want in a summer bag.  Plus, it goes from work to weekend.”  You can see how much I love this bag here, here, here and here.

You can’t argue with true life testimonials.  Sometimes you just need to hear it from the horse’s mouth.  To get these summer staples shop online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  Some are limited edition so be sure to grab them up before they go away, and take advantage of the $10 deal before it ends on August 1st!

Let's Makeup Beauty Bundle $10 with a $40 order

Let’s Makeup Beauty Bundle $10 with a $40 order

Word On mark. Pout Lip Paint

Word On mark. Lip Paint

Word On mark. Lip Paint

It’s National Lipstick Day on JULY 29th! So let’s celebrate with some new lippies!  Newest to the collection are the new mark. Lip Paints, a liquid lipstick in both matte and glossy or vinyl finish.

 

Word On mark. Lip Paint Vinyl:

mark. Vinyl Lip Paint

mark. Vinyl Lip Paint

It’s the best of both worlds.  Glide on the luscious lip paint that combines color and a built-in primer. More intense than lipstick, more saturated than gloss. 0.237 fl. oz.

BENEFITS

• High-shine finish
• Pure pigments
• Built-in primer guarantees a smooth, even application and keeps color on lockdown
• Unique cushioned, tapered tip applicator allows you to paint on color in one swipe and expertly line lips
• Provides full coverage
• Does not feather or bleed
• Color lasts for hours

Lip Paint Vinyl In Glamour

Lip Paint Vinyl In Glamour

Lip Paint Vinyl In Glamour Full Sun

Lip Paint Vinyl In Glamour Full Sun

Lip Paint Vinyl In Glamour Shade

Lip Paint Vinyl In Glamour Shade

Word On mark. Lip Paint Matte:

mark. Lip Paint Matte

mark. Lip Paint Matte

It’s the best of both worlds.  Glide on the luscious lip paint that combines color and a built-in primer. More intense than lipstick, more saturated than gloss. 0.237 fl. oz.

BENEFITS
• Matte finish
• Pure pigments
• Built-in primer guarantees a smooth, even application and keeps color on lockdown
• Unique cushioned, tapered tip applicator allows you to paint on color in one swipe and expertly line lips
• Provides full coverage
• Does not feather or bleed
• Color lasts for hours

Lip Paint Matte In Fancy

Lip Paint Matte In Fancy

Lip Paint Matte In Fancy Full Sun

Lip Paint Matte In Fancy Full Sun

Lip Paint Matte In Fancy Shade

Lip Paint Matte In Fancy Shade

 

Word Of Alicia:

 

Wearing Lip Paint i Fancy

Wearing Lip Paint i Fancy

These liquid lipsticks are awesome!  The formula is so saturated so you’ll get lipstick like color with the ease of a liquid.  I really like how the matte formula doesn’t look drying like most of the other brands I’ve tried.  These have a doe foot applicator which applies it really well and even.  I really was impressed with the applicator.  For summer I’m definitely loving the vinyl because it’s more summery with the finish and the color I picked, but both are excellent!  Next on my list is Cozy.

Anyone who places and order today through the 29th gets a FREE lipstick from ME! Order direct (call/test/email/dm) or online at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

PLUS free shipping on $25 AND get this Let’s Makeup Beauty Set for $10 with a $40 order… and a free lipstick, sounds like a good time to place an order!

*if you order online I will email you to confirm your free lipstick

Let's Makeup Beauty Bundle $10 with a $40 order

Let’s Makeup Beauty Bundle $10 with a $40 order

Our latest beauty set in Campaign 17 (C19 TS)! The Let’s Makeup Beauty Set (product 086-485) includes two top eye products, plus a bright jelly beauty bag that will stylishly hold all your makeup must-haves. These hot items are just $10 ($33 value!) with any $40 brochure purchase. You’ll be sure to love this new eye-catching offer!

Beauty Set Includes:
• Avon True Color SuperExtend Lengthening Mascara
• Mega Effects Liquid Eye Liner (black)
• Let’s Makeup Beauty Bag (8″ L x 6″ H)

Week O’Nautical – Nautical Knots

Week O'Nautical - Nautical Knots

Week O’Nautical – Nautical Knots

Let’s tie some nautical knots during Week O’Nautical!  Nothing is more nautical than a good blue and white striped top, but also super common.  Why “knot” step it up a notch with an off the shoulder version that knots on the side!?

Avon Striped Off The Shoulder Top

Avon Striped Off The Shoulder Top

The Avon Striped Off The Shoulder Top is the perfect must have piece for Week O’Nautical.  I’ve been needing a basic top like this for some time so when this Avon one came out I took a chance and it paid off!  It’s super soft, the neckline can be worn regular or off the shoulder and you can untie the knot if you wanted to tuck it in, etc.

Nautical Striped Look

Nautical Striped Look

I paired it with a guard orange mini you might recognize from a previous Week O’Nautical look, but I’ve also worn this with jeans, white jeans like the mark. Nature Of The Bleach Jeans and shorts, so super versatile for your summer wardrobe.

Nautical Knots

Nautical Knots

Keeping it knotty I added this long knotted necklace (Loft), tie up wedge sandals, (mark. Wedge Issue Sandals) and my current favorite bag (mark. Isle Style Bag).

Nautical Knots

Nautical Knots

mark. Wedge Issue Sandals

mark. Wedge Issue Sandals

You can shop my look at my eBoutique, the Avon Striped Off The Shoulder Top comes in misses and plus and is only $19.99!  ($24.99 for plus).  This is by far one of the best Avon fashion finds especially for Week O’Nautical!  Be sure to hit that $40 order and get the amazing eye deal for only $10!

Week O'Nautical Easy Summer Top

Week O’Nautical Easy Summer Top, Bag and Wedges!

The Eye Opening Essentials Set (product # 721-200)

The Eye Opening Essentials Set (product # 721-200) $10 with a $40 purchase at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Quick! Exclusive Word Of Alicia Expiring Offer – 20% off Avon/mark.!

Avon Spring Offer!

Avon Spring Offer!

Quick, quick, quick!  If you’ve been wanting to order Avon/mark. lately do it now!  Direct orders through me get 20% tonight only!  Comment or email me at aliciahess1 @ gmail.com with what you want to order and I will invoice you!  Must receive by midnight PST April 13th!

See What’s New:  http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

The Ultimate Spring Date Outfit

The Ultimate Spring Date Outfit

The Ultimate Spring Date Outfit

As soon as that spring weather hits everyone is itching to get out and do something, wether it is meeting up for a brunch date, happy hour date, a romantic date and everything in between, I have the PERFECT outfit!

Outfit for all your spring dates!

Outfit for all your spring dates!

mark. Garden Design Dress

mark. Garden Design Dress

This mark. Garden Design Dress is the ultimate spring date outfit.  Not only does it feature one of the hottest trends for spring, the statement sleeve, it also has at the most perfectly fun, slightly romantic and certainly adorable cut to it.  Fitted in the bodice with a little flair out for the skirt, this dress will not only impress it will also work with pretty much any function you can think of.

Spring Trends With Bonobos

Spring Trends With Avon and Bonobos

This dress is versatile enough it will compliment even your dates!  Here are 4 spring trend looks for guys from Bonobos, that if you put this dress next to, it compliments each and every one.  Just another reason this guy is the perfect spring date outfit!  See more here!

Over The Knee Boots, Tote and Floral details!

Over The Knee Boots, Tote and Floral details!

I paired my mark. Garden Design Dress with grey over the knee boots (Shoedazzle) and my favorite goes-everywhere, goes-with-everything tote, the mark. Dragon Around Tote (last seen here and here).    To add a little springy touch this white and gold floral design necklace from Kate Spade was the perfect finishing touch!

mark. Dragon Around Tote

mark. Dragon Around Tote

Spring Details

Spring Details

If you’re looking for the perfect spring date look with all the right trends this mark. Garden Design Dress is it.  Note that the fabric has no stretch so if you are in-between sizes might want to consider going up.  You know what else is great about this dress, the sleeves are just the right length the they don’t get in the way while doing things like washing your hands!

Bell Sleeve Trend on the mark. Garden Design Dress

Bell Sleeve Trend on the mark. Garden Design Dress

You can get the mark. line from Avon at my eBoutique.  For men’s spring apparel trends check out Bonobos here.  If you love this date look and would like to get it for 40% take advantage of the Avon Opportunity here and get 40% off your first order!

Mani Monday: Seabreeze

Mani Monday:  Seabreeze

Mani Monday: Seabreeze

I may have not posted since my last Mani Monday but c’est la vie! Spring is here and so are my spring nail colors! I felt like something more fresh so a pretty sea turquoise and a silver halo accent it is!

Turquoise Nails and Silver Halo Accent

Turquoise Nails and Silver Halo Accent

I used Avon Nailwear Pro in Seabreeze with Zoya Alicia as my accent nail. Seabreeze may no longer be available but you can get the exact same color with Avon Speed Dry in Turquoise Pop! (on sale for $4.99)

Recreate with Avon and Zoya!

Recreate with Avon and Zoya!

What spring mani shades are you loving?

Top Deals From The mark. and Avon Semi Annual Sale

The Semi Annual Sale is now going on at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger! While it may not be as big as last year’s, it’s mark. selection is WAY better and some really awesome Avon Living items as well. Here are my top picks and what’s on my wish list!

mark. Dragon Around Tote NOW $21.99!

mark. Dragon Around Tote was $38 NOW $21.99!  (see the post here) – This is my absolute top pick from the Semi-Annual Sale!

mark. Perfect Harmony Necklace NOW $14.99

mark. Perfect Harmony Necklace was $36  NOW $14.99 (see full post here)

mark. Buckled In Tote was $44 NOW $27.99

mark. Buckled In Tote was $44 NOW $27.99 (see full post here)

mark. Don't Let Go Satchel was $50 NOW $29.99!

mark. Don’t Let Go Satchel was $50 NOW $29.99! (see full post)

mark. Blanket Check Scarf was $26 NOW $15.99!

mark. Blanket Check Scarf was $26 NOW $15.99! (see full post here and a better look here!)

mark. Glam All Around Stole was $26 NOW $14.99!

mark. Glam All Around Stole was $26 NOW $14.99! (see full post here)

mark. Gleam Come True Bracelet NOW 12.99!

mark. Gleam Come True Bracelet NOW 12.99! (see full post here)

mark. Windswept NOW $2.99-$5.99!

mark. Windswept NOW $2.99-$5.99! (see full post here)

mark. mPowerment Mighty Pretty Bracelet NOW $10!

mark. mPowerment Mighty Pretty Bracelet NOW $10! (see full post here!)

Avon multi-way printed sarong NOW $9.99!

Avon multi-way printed sarong NOW $9.99! (see full post here!)

Pineapple Tote and Pineapple Watch EACH NOW ONLY $8.99

Pineapple Tote and Pineapple Watch EACH NOW ONLY $8.99 (see full post here and more here) – Since the mark. Dragon Around Tote is my top pick this Avon Pineapple Tote and Watch are my 2nd place tie!  I wore these non stop last year and were absolutely perfect and even better at this price point!

I Am Fabulous Bracelet NOW $4.99

I Am Fabulous Bracelet NOW $4.99

mark. Bring Up The Rear Backpack was $40 NOW $22.99!

mark. Bring Up The Rear Backpack was $40 NOW $22.99!

mark. Ball Of Fun Earrings NOW $11.99

mark. Ball Of Fun Earrings NOW $11.99

15502894_10112368749104534_1269183818_oAvon Glitter Watch NOW $9.99 choice of 4 colors!

Avon Glitter Watch NOW $9.99 choice of 4 colors!

Something about a real life picture that really shows the details!  I was really pleased with each of these above items so my word on these is awesome!  You will not be disappointed.  What’s on my wish list?  Since I already have the above items, here’s what I have my eye on…

mark. Twice The Fun Jumpsuit NOW $27.99!

mark. Twice The Fun Jumpsuit NOW $27.99!

mark. hair raising clutch NOW $24.99!

mark. hair raising clutch NOW $24.99!

mark. just your luxe collar NOW  $27.99

mark. just your luxe collar NOW $27.99

Pillow Set NOW $14.99!

Pillow Set NOW $14.99!

You can shop the mark. and Avon Semi Annual Sale at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger or directly through me!  Remember it’s your last chance to get 20% off of $50 with promo code THANKYOU20 too so use that for even more savings before it expires!!!

From The Desk Of Alicia – Happy 5 YR Anniversary to Word Of Alicia

From The Desk of Alicia

From The Desk of Alicia

5 years ago on this day in 2012 I started this little spot on the internet! There may be more pictures but the game is the same.  In it’s honor I’m picking a few favorite posts from each year to look back on, which will be REALLY REALLY difficult, but here’ we go!

2012 – the beginning: 

  1.  2012 was the year I got in the mixed mani game… and here’s my post to prove it:  Nail Trend:  Mixed Media Nails

    Mixed Media Nails... Coral, Graphite Glitter and Houndstooth

    Mixed Media Nails… Coral, Graphite Glitter and Houndstooth

  2. 2012 also had some killer capsule collections from mark. like the  Night Iris collection with a Rebecca Minkoff colab and the Hamptons Instant Vacation were 2 of my all time ever favorites

    mark. Cool It Dress NOW $21.99

    mark. Cool It Dress

  3. Week O’Nautical also got it’s blog birth in 2012 with this all white look, White As A Sail, being one of my all time favorites (sidenote 2012 was also my best looking year in my opinion, who says turning 30 was a bad thing!?!)

    Taking a LWD Nautical

    Taking a LWD Nautical

2013:

  1.  I really stepped up my picture taking game in 2013, mastering that self timer and getting a DSLR.  I’ve always loved this What To Wear… With All look, especially with the sun beaming in against this ivy background which I used a lot here on WOA.  Want to know a secret, it’s a dumpster by my old office in a parking lot.  That’s right, I use a dumpster as my background, WORD YO!

    Wear With All Dress

    Wear With All Dress

  2. 2013 was my first blog collab with Jackie from Living After Midnight!  Wear and Share Wed had some great looks but this Wear and Share Wed:  Go For Baroque was a favorite not only of my look but also of Jackie’s!

    Wear and Share Wednesday around the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace

    Wear and Share Wednesday around the mark. Go For Baroque Necklace

  3. My all time most viewed post comes from 2013 5 Must Haves For A Hawaiian Vacation!
  4. I had to add an extra fav from 2013 including two of my all time favorite looks, How I Wore It:  Skinny Pants and Copy Cat – Express Peplum Look
    How I Wore mark. Blues Cruise Pants

    How I Wore mark. Blues Cruise Pants

    Copy Cat Express Peplum Look

    Copy Cat Express Peplum Look

2014:  

  1.  The biggest event in 2014 definitely was my wedding even though I didn’t blog about it much, but I did share my wedding nails and bridal shower nails!  Maybe someday I’ll get around to getting those wedding details blogged.  I also had some really good mani posts with Pumpkin Spiced Mani and Wear And Share Wed with a Valentine’s Day Mani

    Bridal Shower Mani

    Bridal Shower Mani

  2. Week O’Nautical is definitely my favorite series and in 2014 I had 2 favorites, Guard Orange because the pictures turned out great and Warm Cabana Striped Nights which is not only an outfit I love to repeat, but also a WOA fan favorite.
    Nautical Guard Orange

    Nautical Guard Orange

    Cabana Stripes

    Cabana Stripes

  3. Sequins hit WOA good real nice in 2014 with Wear and Share Wednesday Effortless Edge Sweatshirt and some 4th Of July Stars and Sparkles.
    mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

    mark. Effortless Edge Sweatshirt

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2015:

  1.  I feel this little blog of mine brought my love for Target designer collars to a new level.  Not only does the thrill of the hunt get me excited but so does also sharing my finds on here because let’s be honest you know my husband and most my friends could care less!  Lilly for Target from 2015 has to have been one of my all time fav Target collabs and a few posts to prove it; Fishes on Fishes  First Timer, a bag feature here, and Essie for Lilly For Target.
    Fishes on Fishes - Upstream Print Pouch and Jumpsuit!

    Fishes on Fishes – Upstream Print Pouch and Jumpsuit!

    Lilly For Target Beauty

    Lilly For Target Beauty

  2. Beauty posts were upped in 2015.  I’m a HUGE beauty fan but I don’t photograph it well on my face, which is why I usually stick to product shots, which is my favorite thing to take pictures of!  Favs:  My Spring Fling With mark., Summer Makeup mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Color Collection, Nailed It:  Julep Smitten Kitten Box
    My Spring Fling With mark.

    My Spring Fling With mark.

    mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Beauty Collection

    mark. Instant Vacation Buenos Aires Vibe Beauty Collection

    Julep Smitten Kitten Box

    Julep Smitten Kitten Box

  3. Looking back at my posts I totally remember how happy certain times made me with a peek at the outfit and this one was one of them!  Plus I really liked my hair in this Week O’Nautical Beach Sweater post.

    Lexi Kisses

    Lexi Kisses

2016:

  1.  2016 was definitely the year of Jamberry.  I signed up to be a hobbiest rep (you can too and get 30% off every order – contact me!).  These little nail decals definitely gave me a new gig for Mani Mondays… fav post has to be this Icy Mani one, the pics turned out great, application was smooth and a pretty mani to boot!

    Icy Mixed Mani With Jamberry and mark.

    Icy Mixed Mani With Jamberry and mark.

  2. The mark. Instant Vacation capsule collections have been a big hit every year but in 2016 they went to Maui and it resulted in vacation memories, tropical post pics from my sister’s house and some new favorite tropical pieces!

    mark. Maui Bliss Instant Vacation Capsule Collection

    mark. Maui Bliss Instant Vacation Capsule Collection

  3. One of my favorite posts from 2016 was this April Showers one, taken completely on my phone while my husband was fishing and I was killing time.  I just loved the umbrella pics and since it rarely rains in CA I loved capturing it on a rainy day!

    Rainy Day Favorites

    Rainy Day Favorites

  4. 2016 BONUS favorite was my Redbook feature for being an Avon Rep and my Word Of Alicia blog!  I’m truly honored and humbled that anyone spends their precious time to look at my ramblings on the world wide web regarding my outfits, nails, current inspiration, etc…  Thank you for reading and here’s to more misspellings, bad grammar and crappy pictures that I still feel the need to share on Word of Alicia in 2017!

    Word Of Alicia on Redbook!

    Word Of Alicia on Redbook!

 

Cheers to 5 years!  Word Yo!