spring look

Wear and Share Wednesday – mark. Island Elegance Maxi Dress

mark. Island Elegance Maxi for Wear and Share Wed

mark. Island Elegance Maxi for Wear and Share Wed

Bon Voyage!  Jackie from Living After Midnite and I are taking an instant vacation to Saint Barts for wear and share Wednesday!  It may be just a normal Wednesday and we might just be doing our normal Wednesday activities but when you slip into this hi-low dress from the mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts capsule collection you’re instantly transported to vaca mode on the French island!  We both took the mark. Island Elegance Maxi Dress ($44) and styled it two ways!

mark. Island Elegance Maxi Dress

mark. Island Elegance Maxi Dress

The mark. Island Elegance Maxi dress has plenty of interest with its chain detail neckline and beachy pattern in swirls of ocean blues, greens and sandy golds.  So it really comes down to how you accessorize it.  I wore this look on Easter so I wanted to dress it up pretty and lady like and fit for spring.  (yes, yes I know, I was supposed to wear the Royal Pretty Dress but this came the Friday before and I just HAD TO!)

Arm Party with mark. Glimmer and Gleam Bracelets and Avon Signature Watch

Arm Party with mark. Glimmer and Gleam Bracelets and Avon Signature Watch

Like I said the pattern on this dress is pretty much all you need but I created an arm party that pulled in the those same blues and sandy golds with the mark. Glimmer and Gleam Bracelet Set ($26) also from the Saint Barts capsule collection and Avon Signature Watch ($69.99).  I loved how this dress just flows and blows in the breeze and with my bangle jangle I definitely felt pretty and lady like.

mark. Hang With Me Earrings Under my Brooks Brothers Hat

mark. Hang With Me Earrings Under my Brooks Brothers Hat

What’s an Easter look without a hat!?!  My Brooks Brothers hat in royal blue was the perfect match to this dress.  I love how Jackie and I both accented in dazzling blue (the color of spring as shown here here and here!)  With a big hat like this one, usually your earrings get lost, but not these extra large gold hoops with chain detail in the mark. Hang With Me Earrings ($20).  They were the perfect pair to complete the look.  I finished off my look with white lace pumps from Shoedazzle (old) and a beauty look created with the Island Eyes Shadow Pallet ($16) and Island Beauty Face Compact ($16) — which I reviewed in my last post!

mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts Full Look

mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts Full Look

What I love about this dress is it is perfectly appropriate for somewhere like church on Easter, to brunching with the girls, to a summer night out to a beach cover up or summer vacation and as well as time spent in Saint Barts!  Its one of those wear anywhere dresses that will get you nothing but compliments!  You can shop the entire mark. Instant Vacation Saint Barts Capsule Collection at my eBoutique.  Top pick is definitely this dress especially at $44!  Be sure to check Jackie’s full look over at Living After Midnite

the not ready for a picture, pic!  Def ready for a vacation!

The ready for a vacation Alicia!

Do you follow me on instagram?  If so then you would of seen this dress early with my fellow Easter Sunday go-ers in our coordinating dresses!

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

 

BONUS!  Just in time for mother’s day get a FREE Avon Signature Marilyn Tote with a $60 purchase (so now you have one more reason to get this dress!) at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Get The Look: Jamie Chung’s Cover Look

Jamie Chung On The mark. Magalog Cover

Jamie Chung On The mark. Magalog Cover

Jamie Chung is the latest to join mark.’s 10 to watch, celebrating 10 years in the business by highlighting 10 key ladies in hollywood, music, sports and more!  And how cute does she look on the cover in the new spring arrivals!?!  So cute we needed to recreate it!

Recreated The Jamie Chung Cover Look With mark. New Arrivals

Recreated The Jamie Chung Cover Look With mark. New Arrivals

Jamie’s look consists of the mark. Royal Pretty Dress ($42 — and yes it has pockets!), Major Mix Necklace ($38) and a fresh spring face by makeup artist Jamie Greenberg using the new mark. beauty products (see tutorial below).  I also added the coordinating pieces from the spring new arrivals with the mark. Sparkle In A Snap Bracelet ($28) and Wow Factor Earrings Set ($22 for set of 2).

mark. Wow Factor Earrings, Major Mix Necklace and Sparkle In A Snap Bracelet

mark. Wow Factor Earrings, Major Mix Necklace and Sparkle In A Snap Bracelet

mark. Royal Pretty Dress

mark. Royal Pretty Dress

We already know I’m seriously crushing on this dazzling blue color this season (seen here here and here) so the mark. Royal Pretty Dress ($42) is a definite must have addition to the spring wardrobe.  Plus the yellow trim, fit and flare style and pockets make it not only on trend but functional!  Add on the mark. Properly Chic Satchel ($50) and you’ve got yourself one killer spring look!

Spring Look With New mark. Arrivals

Spring Look With New mark. Arrivals

To make it a little more functional I added a black blazer (also from mark. from a many seasons ago).  It helps anchor the look and keeps the spring chill off me.

Jamie Chung's Cover Look... with a black blazer added!

Jamie Chung’s Cover Look… with a black blazer added!

Jamie Chung’s cover look is definitely a flattering one for a ton of different sizes and shapes.  The dazzling blue shade looks great on all skin tones and the fit and flare shape flatters any body shape.  I’m loving this look for spring, totally going to be my Easter outfit.   Plus the look will transition into summer nicely, bonus!

Feeling Royally Pretty In This mark. Spring Look

Feeling Royally Pretty In This mark. Spring Look

Don’t forget the fresh face!  You can recreate the beauty look Jamie Greenberg created for the cover featuring mark. Color Swing Eye Pallet ($20) and Blooming Pretty Highlighting Face Powder ($16).  She demonstrated it step by step with her tutorial on her youtube channel (follow it!!! if you don’t already)

It’s easier and actually more flattering and wearable than you think!  Don’t let blue eye shadow scare you, give it a try!

Recreated Jamie Chung's Makeup Look

Recreated Jamie Chung’s Makeup Look

If you weren’t already a megafan of Jamie Chung, you better be now with her cute cover look.  Plus she has a killer lifestyle and beauty blog with an even more killer title:  www.whatthechung.com Check it!  This look is super easy to recreate and for $100 you can get it too and totally be set for spring!  Start with the Royal Pretty Dress, Major Mix Neclace and mark. Color Swing Eye Pallet totaling $100 even at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  BONUS GET 10% OFF with promo code PLL10

Essie Color Coordination with Spring Pastels

Every once and a while I get it together and match.  Usually when I’m painting my nails I pick my mani look completely separate of my pedi look, but this week I was inspired by a spring color pallet for perfectly coordinating pastels!  I’ve been TOTALLY digging pastels this spring ESPECIALLY mint green!!!  (I’m dying for some mint pants and/or jean shorts).  I’ve been eyeing all the beautiful color pallets other ladies have been putting together, especially on Pinterest.  So when deciding on my mani/pedi colors I decided to go with a beautiful spring pastel pallet coordinating my fingers and toes and I liked it!

Spring Pastel Pallet all by Essie

Spring Pastel Pallet all by Essie

I decided to go with a mint green and a lilac accented with flakie.  For the mint green I choose Essie’s Absolutely Shore from the summer 2011 Brazilliant collection and my ultimate favorite pastel purple, Essie’s Nice is Nice from their spring 2011 French Affair collection.

Pastel Pallet Mani and Cross Your Fingers Ring

Pastel Pallet Mani and Cross Your Fingers Ring

For my mani I used the Absolutely Shore with an accent nail in the Nice is Nice with the flakie gradient in Essie’s Luxeffects in Shine Of The Times.  The ring is a new mark. release dropping 5/18 at my eBoutique.  I really liked the weathered gold and aztec appeal with my spring mani, extremely on trend 🙂

As a true accent nail was created for, the accent nail color is what I put on my toes!  Perfectly coordinated!  Then I topped it off with a single topcoat of the flakie Shine of the Times.  It was one pretty pallet perfectly coordinating on my digits!  It was really hard to show how killer the flakie looked over the pastel shade so here’s a bunch of more pics!

Close up of the accent nail and flakie gradient

Close up of the accent nail and flakie gradient

In the shade, see how it glimmers!?!

In the shade, see how it glimmers!?!

My perfectly coordinating Essie Nice is Nice pedi

My perfectly coordinating Essie Nice is Nice pedi

pedi sparkles too!
pedi sparkles too!

mark. Tall Order Sandals highlight a pedi

mark. Tall Order Sandals highlight a pedi

Ok my feet look weird and I felt weird taking pics of my feet but I have to share how much I LOVE this combination!  I look down and it just makes me happy and sunny with such a fun spring pallet!

And how much do you love those sandals!  They’re SO comfortable and go with everything.  The sturdy heel makes them so easy to walk in and wear all day.  I’m typically a 5 and these are a 6 and they are huge even with inserts, but that’s the problem I’m used to.  These sandals are only available in full sizes and run a little big so I say half sizes order down.  You can snag yourself a pair of the Tall Order Sandals for $38 at my eBoutique or through me (aliciah.mentorassistant at gmail dot com).  One of my FAVORITE mark. products fo sho!

So  how do you like the look?  Do your mani’s and pedi’s usually match?  Or ever do an accent nail that matches with your pedi (like its supposed to haha)?