mark. bar none necklace

Going Graphic: mark. Change Your Stripes Dress

Going Graphic: mark. Change Your Stripes Dress

Going Graphic: mark. Change Your Stripes Dress

Yesterday’s black and white obsession is real yo.  Wear and share Wednesday goes graphic today with the mark. Change Your Stripes dress.  With a simple printed dress you really don’t need much to make a statement.  Easy to wear, easy to see why this is my go to look this month:

mark. Change Your Stripes Dress

mark. Change Your Stripes Dress

The mark. Change Your Stripes dress is a statement piece all on it’s own with its alternate stripes in different thickness, graphic hemline and easy to wear midi length and sleeveless styling.  For a spring dress, it is a really, really light jersey material which means, it works well layered with a jacket or sweater or on it’s own come summer.  We lucked out with some warm temps this spring so I’ve been able to wear it as is.

Asymmetrical Midi Dress For Spring

Asymmetrical Midi Dress For Spring

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What I love about stripes is how much you’re able to treat them like a neutral.  I easily was able to pair this dress with a pair of statement heels and a statement bag.  The mark. By Any Stretch Pumps have to be my absolute purchase by far in the last year or so.  They’re so comfortable and just look at them, they’re gorgeous!

mark. By Any Stretch Pump

mark. By Any Stretch Pump

I’ve also been having a major blue moment.  Besides being one of the colors of the year, blue is my favorite color so this pale blue bag from Christian Siriano for Payless was a good choice for me.  Plus, it pairs perfectly with black and white!

Kicking Up My Heels For Blue Accessories

Kicking Up My Heels For Blue Accessories

I’m also loving this look paired with a mauve purple lip with the mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Mauvelous.  A little unexpected for a spring color but works really well and the formula is so hydrating. Paired it with a graphic winged eye for a makeup look to match my graphic outfit!

mark. All Butter Now In Mauvelous

mark. All Butter Now In Mauvelous

mark. Bar None Necklace

mark. Bar None Necklace

To finish off the accessories, there’s nothing more perfect than this howlite necklace from mark, the Bar None Necklace.  Graphic in shape but small in size to add the perfect punch paired with a hematite bracelet and my black and white houndstooh Michael Kors watch that I’m obsessed with!

Obsessories.

Obsessories.

Graphic In Black and White and Blue

Graphic In Black and White and Blue

For spring I’m super glad I added this dress into my wardrobe.  It’s super comfortable, flattering and easy to wear.  Stripes are a pattern you can wear like a neutral and look great with this statement heel I can’t get enough of.  You can shop the look at my eboutique and be sure to use promo code 2in1 for a FREE convertible tote that would pair PERFECTLY with this look.  Sidenote:  you can always see the latest discounts and promos for http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger under the SHOP tab here on word of alicia.

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Trending Tuesday: #blackandwhite

If the world of alicia was the internet then #blackandwhite would totally be trending. I’m currently crushing on all things black and white. Black and white were my wedding colors, what my nephew thought was my “uniform”, and the easiest color scheme to incorporate into your life. As much as it is a classic it is totally trendy this spring too!  Here’s what I’m loving:

Merimekko For Target:

marimekko for target finds

marimekko for target finds

The latest designer collaboration, Merimekko for Target just launched last week and I’m smitten over the black and white patterns this collab included.  If I had an unlimited budget all those outdoor patio pieces (umbrella, rug, hammock, pouf, etc) would be mine!  Because I don’t, I only ended up getting the placemats and a scarf in the black and white (and a cover up not in black and white).  I love these collaborations because it gives an affordable way to own a little Merimekko.  My local stores still have a ton so it’s not too late to shop it (unlike past collabs, Lilly I’m talking to you) and the bathing suits are really really cute too!

B&W from Marimekko For Target

B&W from Marimekko For Target

Paprika Print Scarf and Avon Lipstick in Chocolate Rose

Paprika Print Scarf and Avon Lipstick in Chocolate Rose

Howlite:

mark. Bar None Necklace

mark. Bar None Necklace

Howlite is a gemstone that’s white with black/grey veins through it and right now its the IT stone in jewelry.  I love that it resembles marble and goes with everything.  I picked up the mark. Bar None Necklace  and have been wearing it non-stop.  It’s such a unique shape and design that actually goes with just about everything I put on.  The matching earrings are on my wish list as are these pieces from White House Black Market .

bar none earrings

bar none earrings

Going Graphic:

Flatlay: New Arrivals From mark.

Flatlay: New Arrivals From mark.

I think what sparked up my B&W obsession again is the newest mark. magalog.  The new arrivals are basically all mix and match b&w with graphic elements.  I love the graphic hemlines and black and white stripes on the mark. Change Your Stripes dress and the stark contrast the mark. White About Now Waistcoat achieves over black with its statement making proportions.  I love the whole eye candy these new arrivals achieve in the graphic photo shoot.  Definitely enough inspiration to last the season.

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mark. Mag 5 - a Graphic Novel

mark. Mag 5 – a Graphic Novel

For more black and white inspiration check out my B&W pinterest board!  What black and white pieces do you gravitate to?  Did you hunt down your favorite pieces from this Marimekko for Target collab!?  You can shop the mark. new arrivals at my eboutique and right now get this day to night convertible bag FREE with a $60 order.  BONUS it goes PERECT with this black and white trend!