7.08.2012

My Summer as a mark Girl: mark Product Review + Outfit of the Day Times Three!

A few weeks ago I let you all in on my obsession with mark beauty and fashion products; and today I am excited to do a review of three gorgeous summer looks from their Hamptons Collection that mark recently sent me, which have become huge staples in my summer wardrobe (and that I absolutely love!). If you follow me on Instagram @cafefashionista you may have seen me post pictures of myself in these outfits over the past few weeks; and now you get the official review!


Look 1: Roll With It Romper - Out of all three looks, this has become my absolute favorite, because not only is it incredibly comfortable, it is also incredibly versatile. I own over twelve rompers, but this has quickly become my favorite due to the fact that it has a dressy vibe to it. The material, while 100% Polyester, has this subtle sheen that makes it appear shimmery in a silk-ish way; and the short sleeves give you a little extra covering that is incredibly sophisticated (and juxtaposes perfectly against the playful keyhole back). I paired mine with a chunky silver forearm cuff, and gold Seychelles heels, and felt that it looked perfect; but you could also pair it with a long necklace (like they did in the mark adverts) to make more of a statement.


Look 2: Cool It Dress - I call this my The Seven Year Itch dress, because the aesthetic (with the cross-front chest) reminds me of the white dress that Marilyn Monroe was wearing when she stood over the subway grating in the film The Seven Year Itch. This is one of the most beautiful dresses I have ever owned. It has a dot-lace overlay, which adds a little extra dimension to the design; and a truly, truly flattering cut as it features an elasticized cinching right below the bustline to create an empire-like waist. I paired it with an oversized gold and white Cocktail Ring, and my gold Seychelles heels, so it looked a bit dressy; but if you pair it with flat sandals, it makes it look a little more casual. The name of this piece (the Cool It Dress), could not be more perfect, as it is really breathable and comfortable, and just perfect for summer and trips to the beach. I’m kind of in love with it!


Look 3: Easy Going Maxi Dress - I mentioned in my previous post that I have never owned a maxi dress before because I’m short (5’1 in flats); so I was really excited when I opened up the mark package and found this dress inside, because it allowed me to try out a maxi dress for once – and I completely adore it. Maxi dresses can be so difficult (especially when you’re not tall), as sometimes they fit too wide, or have a strange print that is unflattering. The Easy Going Maxi Dress didn’t fall into either of these categories. The print is a fun, summery take on zebra, in that the colors, instead of being the normal black and white stripes, are varying shades of blue and white; while the deep-V neckline and elasticized empire waist really tailor the dress to fit you in a truly flattering way. I wore mine to a barbeque on the beach and received more compliments that I can count. The unanimous phrase I heard regarding this dress (on Instagram, Facebook, and in real life) was “Ooh la la.” You’ve got to love a dress that earns reviews like that!

FASHIONISTA VERDICT:
Regardless of where you happen to be wearing these looks, mark’s Hamptons Collection will make you feel as if you’re on a blissful beach vacation every single time you slip on one of these comfortable yet downright chic pieces.
5 / 5 Hearts


Which mark look would you love to wear this summer?


Fashionably yours!


FTC Disclaimer: These products were sent to me for review; however, the opinions expressed therein are entirely my own.
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25 comments

ellie said...

Such adorable pieces! Love the Maxi. I would definitely use the "cool" dress. The romper looks amazing, too.

ivy's closet said...

Awesome wardrobe! I so want that Maxi. Good to know about these items. Great post!

caitlin and megan said...

I adore that second dress so much. Love your pictures! Great items from MARK.

briannelee said...

I love the romper. So cute!

Fashion art and other fancies said...

Ahh, such summery pieces. I adore them all epecially the first;-)

Ewelina said...

great outfits! :)

The Preppy Student said...

I LOVE that white dress!

Couture Carrie said...

You look so gorgeous, darling!
Love that maxi dress!

xoxox,
CC

Daisy Chan Dwars said...

Nice dresses! xo

Georgina said...

Ahh what adorable pieces! You're so TEENY :)

Jessica said...

The white dress is so pretty on you! The fabric is gorgeous and it's ultra flattering.

Ms. Cathy said...

In LOVE with that romper!!!

Cathy Trails

Sherin said...

You definitely need to do more outfit posts: You look so gorgeous.
I love these looks. The white dress looks fantastic.

marina miouprincess said...

you look cute in all of them! like the first one better! xo
www.miouprincesslovespink.blogspot.gr

janettaylor said...

Just cool!

Emikos Werid Unexplained thoughts said...

ah! you look so nice. cute cute

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I love these looks! You look great! I'm 5 ft and am so tempted by that maxi dress :)

Josie said...

Erika, you are so darling! I love, LOVE that little romper -- it looks so comfy!
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Karen said...

I love that romper. So cute!

monica said...

love the romper!

Pratishtha Durga said...

Lovely pieces. My favorite is the dress... very cute...

Oh to Be a Muse said...

It's so awesome that we get three outfits in 1 post! I am adoring that maxi dress on you, and I want one for myself. Being short as well, I totally understand how difficult it is to find the right maxi.

SG Angela said...

all 3 are great on you. I for myself love the romper even though i still don't own one myself.

Gabriela said...

Boy it sure is nice to see you in your blog! You look lovely! great dresses!!

Sharon Kelly said...

The fashions and the bags are the reason I became a Mark. rep. I absolutely love everything I have worn so far!

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