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Do you shy away from a certain color?  I do.  That color is red.  I don’t know why but since high school, red has been a color I “don’t wear.”  In the past few years, I’ve branched out and worn a red dress to a cocktail party and a black tie event.  Each time, I’ve gotten more compliments than ever before.  Is it because it’s a color I never wear? I don’t think so.

Last week when I posted my Gift Guides, I wore one of those red dresses and again the response was amazing!  Thank you to all of you who sent me emails, commented on Instagram and texted me.  It really made my day!  That photo was even featured on an industry website in a feature about The Lush List…more on that soon!

I’ll be wearing more red in the future.  I think you should have at least one Red Dress, too.  Here’s why:

  • Red is a power color.  It exudes confidence…even when you don’t feel that confident.
  • Red in the right shade for you makes your skin glow.
  • Red is the color of luck in some cultures.
  • Red is romantic.
  • Red is equally appropriate for day or night.
  • Red is classic and never goes out of style.
  • Red is festive, perfect for the holidays and other celebrations.
  • Hope you have a great weekend…a wear a little red!

In light of those 8 reasons, I’ve gathered some gorgeous red dresses for you.




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Photos by Mary Summers-Hafner



My Style

A fresh approach to classic style.

Spring Wardrobe Classics from Nordstrom

Spring Wardrobe Classics from Nordstrom

It looks like next week the rain will finally be gone and we will see glimpses of spring in Dallas! With this hope, I’m excited to share my spring wardrobe favorites with you from Nordstrom.

February Favorites Under $150

February Favorites Under $150

Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you are all getting to celebrate with someone you love. Today’s post is a reader favorite…Favorites Under $150! In this month’s favorites, I’ve included plenty of neutral styles that will help you transition from winter to spring. These are all great for refreshing your wardrobe to get you to spring while keeping you on budget.

Color Crush: Color of the Year – Classic Blue

Color Crush: Color of the Year – Classic Blue

As you can probably tell from my website design to my personal style choices and home decor, blue is one of my very favorite colors! In this edition of Color Crush, I am highlighting the Pantone Color of the Year: Classic Blue.


Discover Alicia’s clean beauty favorites and skin care routines.

Clean Beauty Finds at Nordstrom

Clean Beauty Finds at Nordstrom

If you are looking to make the switch to Clean Beauty, Nordstrom’s Beauty Department is filled with great options to get you on your way to clean and beautiful. Including brands like Chantecaille, Kopari, Tata Harper, Sunday Riley, Mario Badescu, Deborah Lippmann and so much more!

Five Steps for an Anti-Aging Facial at Home

Five Steps for an Anti-Aging Facial at Home

I love my skin after a spa facial and always wish I could re-create it at home. I’ve perfected Five Steps for an Anti-Aging Facial at Home!

Best of 2019: Style, Beauty And Lifestyle

Best of 2019: Style, Beauty And Lifestyle

2019 was quite a year!  It has been so fun to look back at the most popular posts and all that happened on Alicia Wood Lifestyle and in our lives.  Today, I’m sharing the Best Blog Posts of 2019 for Style, Beauty and Lifestyle.  I’ll be sharing Home, Food/Entertaining and Travel next week.

Food & Entertaining

Here you’ll find delicious recipes for just about any occasion. The perfect, most delicious recipe is just minutes away, as well as the essentials for entertaining with style and ease.

Food & Recipes

Family favorites and seasonal menus.


Tips on setting a beautiful table.


Get inspired with entertaining tips.


My Home

Welcome to my home. Enjoy the tour!

Interior Inspiration

All my favorite finds for beautiful, everyday living.


Some of life’s greatest treasures are memories through travel.

Wanderlust Wednesday: What I Wore in Punta Mita

Wanderlust Wednesday: What I Wore in Punta Mita

We had such an amazing time in Punta Mita last week! It was a much needed 5 days of R and R with my sweet hubby!  Today, I’m sharing What I Wore in Punta Mita.

Out of Office: Punta Mita

Out of Office: Punta Mita

Hello, from our happy place, Punta Mita, Mexico!  I wanted to pop in and put up my virtual Out Of Office sign officially.  I meant to do it yesterday but well…beach time with my hubby!