Cheers to you on My Birthday!

by | Dec 28, 2018 | About Me, Style | 12 comments

Alicia Wood, Dallas Lifestyle Expert, Dallas Fashion Blogger, What to Wear New Year's Eve, Veronica Beard Robin Dress, Juliska Champagne Flutes

Veronica Beard Robin Dress(on sale!) / Stuart Weitzman Sandals / Juliska Carine Champagne Bucket / Juliska Carine Toasting Flutes (Look first seen here)

My birthday is Sunday and I wanted to take a minute to thank you for the gift you give me each day.  Being able to create something and have it appreciated by someone else is truly a gift.  It is always fun to have the opportunity to meet you (in Florence, Italy!) and receive your Instagram messages and emails.  I have the sweetest readers!

Having the gift of more time to spend with family and friends makes each birthday a big one.  Thank you for being part of the things I am most thankful for: My wonderful, supportive husband; my three strong, creative and beautiful girls; my precious parents and their Godly example; my friends who walk with me daily and make appearances here; The Lush List as a business; and, you, my sweet readers.

As a thank you I’m giving away another Juliska Carine Champagne Toasting!  All you have to do is make sure you are subscribed to my newsletter and refer a friend to the blog by leaving their email or emails here.  Please comment below that you have participated.  I might even have a few other surprises to giveaway as well!

I’ll be back after the New Year with more content and inspiration.

Happy New Year!



And because we love a good sale, a few to take note of this weekend:

Talbots //  Extra 40% off markdowns for up to 70% off.  The gorgeous Steel Blue Anorak from this post is almost 50% off!

Colleen Rothschild // 20% off Sitewide!  You can see more of my favorites here, here and here.

Rebecca Taylor // 30% off Sale with Code: WINTERWELCOME

Veronica Beard // Up to 50% off Sale items including this red silk dress that is now 1/2 off that you’ve seen here and here, the beautiful velvet skirt from this post, and this perfect dress for NYE.

Shopbop // Up to 75% off Sale.  This is the perfect sale to pick up a new dress or festive top for New Year’s Eve!  If you’ve been eyeing anything designer, now is the time as so much of this never gets marked down!

Banana Republic // 40% Full Priced Items with NO EXCLUSIONS and Extra 60% off

Neiman Marcus // Get Up to $100 off $400 with DECSAVE: Spend $200, Get $50 off, Spend $400+, Get $100 off your purchase.  Also check out the new Sale additions with up to 55% off (Up to 70% off before Noon today!)

Last Call // Extra 60% to 90% off Everything!

Tuckernuck // 20% off sale.  No Code needed.

Mark and Graham // End of the year sale with up to 75% off!

Sail to Sable // 40% Sale with code HAPPYSHOPPING

Nordstrom // Half Yearly Sale with Up to 50% off Women’s ClothingShoes and HandbagsMen’sTrendsKids and Home.

Bloomingdale’s // Up to 75% off Women’s, Handbags, Accessories and JewelryShoes for the whole family, Men’s, and Kids

Michael Kors // 70% off Sale and new items added!

J.Crew // Extra 50% off Sale with code BIGGERSALE

Draper James // 40% off Sale plus Free Shipping

GiGi New York // 50% during their Holiday Closet Sale

Tory Burch // Additional 30% off Sale with Code: EXTRA

Williams-Sonoma // Up to 75% of Winter Clearance and Free Fast Shipping

Pottery Barn //  Up to 70% off during Winter Warehouse Sale

AG Jeans // 40% off Semi Annual Sale

Serena and Lily // 30%-70% off Winter Tent Sale

Kendra Scott // Up to 50% off Select Styles

Meet Alicia is a lifestyle destination for everyday living written by Alicia Wood. Alicia's goal is create a timeless, fresh way to approach fashion, entertaining, beauty, design and travel.

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  1. Angelica Dimeo

    I sent a referral
    and I am subscribed to your blog.

  2. Maria Fewin

    I hope you are feeling better, Alicia! I wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday! I hope it’s the best one ever!!

    I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in 2019!

    Happy New Year!


    • Alicia

      Thank you, Maria! I can’t wait for 2019! Happy New Year!

  3. Jennifer Crecelius

    I am subscribed!

  4. Rachel Mertz

    Happy birthday Alicia! Thanks for putting together such an amazing giveaway! Wishing you a joyous new year!

  5. Rebecca Saunders

    I have subscribed and sent referral


    I sent a referral and already am subscribed.

  7. Kelly Kimmell

    Happy Birthday & Happy New Year! I am subscribed to your emails.

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    email subscriber
    blog referral – done

    Happy Birthday!

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  11. Jessica Abby

    Done and done! Thank you for the chance! xoxox

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