Oh So Orange


The weather outside has been wild! One day it’s 45 degrees and the next it’s 82! Mother Nature is one silly chick. 

I’ve been resurrecting last years spring items and when I took out this magical, neon orange, sheer dress from H&M, my excitement for the warmer months was in full effect!

I have literally worn this dress to as many events, dinners, etc. as I possibly could and I plan on wearing it the same amount, if not more this year. It’s a summer staple!

Here I’m wearing it to the Camp Rock premiere in NYC. The Jonas Brothers thought I was quite a catch. And how Disney’ish do I look!?

These next two have me wearing my orange dream in Puerto Rico. The dress looks so Caribbean chic with a gold, petal necklace, a green, agate cuff, and gold sandals. 

Tangerine and neon oranges splashed the runway way for this spring!!


Check out this similar dress from Urban Outfitters!

Urban Outfitters Gem: $69 (comes in variety of colors)

H&M Hidden Gem: $35

Do you have a colorful dress ready for the warm weather? Tell us in the comments!

xoxo Carolyn

A Birthday Miracle!


As you all know Tuesday was my 22nd birthday! It was a fabulous day! What I want to share with you, however, is my amazing outfit I wore for my 21st birthday. I turned 21 on the 21st….which means, it was my GOLDEN BIRTHDAY! I threw an extravagant party, but the morning of my birthday I still had no outfit ideas. Can you believe it! I obviously jet-setted to a recently opened TJ Maxx in Newton and began to scour the racks of dresses.

I was so overwhelmed, having little time to find a memorable dress when I was about to call it a day and whip something up from my own closet, when I saw a little piece of turquoise, metallic fabric peaking out through the sea of winter colored dresses. It was a wild dress! Just my style! A one shoulder, metallic turquoise and green dress with a huge bow on the shoulder, made by Phoebe Couture (a designer I had never heard of). It didn’t have a price tag, but I tried it on anyway and it was a tiiiiny bit too tight. I looked to see if their were any more, but there weren’t. This was an original! So obviously I had to have it. When I brought it up to the register, I had no idea a birthday miracle was about to take place!

My tailor, being the sweetest gem, was able to adjust my dress comfortably and had it ready in time for the big party.

Here am I modeling my party dress with my lovely friend Lindsay.

I paired my dress with gold, sparkly earnings, courtesy of nana, and these gold gems from Marshalls. Keep checking back for later posts, to find out who makes these unbelievable heels.

Taylor Swift wore this metallic blue and gold, Rebecca Taylor party dress to be interviewed on The View!

Photo Credit

Now for the birthday miracle!

Original Phoebe Couture Gem: $300!!!!!

Hidden Gem: $30!!!

The best birthday surprise ever!!!

What did you wear on your Golden Birthday? Any metallic party dresses? What do you think of my Phoebe Couture dress? Tell us in the comments! And thank you for all the birthday wishes!

Note: For more Phoebe Couture styles go to: www.phoebecouture.com

xoxo Carolyn

Cute as a Button!


Alice + Olivia, aka designer Stacey Bendet, makes some of the cutest dresses I have ever seen!

So you can imagine my excitement when I saw this dress hanging on the clearance, runway rack at TJ Maxx! I am absolutely obsessed with long sleeve, micro-mini dresses! I just love seeing my favorite designer pieces waiting for me at my favorite stomping grounds. Alice + Olivia dresses are perfect for numerous occasions. Stacey Bendet makes the ultimate party dresses for fashion’s elite! Now people like you and I can enjoy looking like a fashionista on a maxxinista’s budget :)

The button, jewel, and sequin details are exquisite! They trim the collar and sleeves of the dress and give an ordinary brown dress an exciting twist. This sleek “chocolate” brown dress has an empire waist, which can be flattering to many shapes and sizes. The color is rich and can act as a neutral without being a typical boring black.

Alice + Olivia Gem: $440.00

Hidden Gem: $89.00

Not bad for a jeweled masterpiece!

It’s that 70′s look about it that I can’t get enough of!

Do you have an embellished mini dress? How about a vinty-piece from mom’s closet. Tell us about it! Comment below!

xoxo Lina

*Hair and make-up styled by Salon Sei Bella*

*Photography by Clement Hsu*