Tis the Season


It has finally arrived…Christmas Eve is here!

I attended a holiday soiree last night and to whip me into the holiday spirit, I decided to wear something quite festive.

This green tweed bolero with black bejeweled studs trimming the jacket from Forever 21 went perfectly with my black sheer top!

Can’t leave the house without an earring, so you can imagine my excitement when I rumaged through my jewelry box and found these red and diamond vintage’esque earrings!

Little touches of red and green are perfectly OK for the holiday season. Just don’t wear your red skinny jeans and a green turtle neck together for your holiday parties…because I mean…that’s ugly.

Chanel sent this magical green tweed jacket down the runway for their Fall 2011 collection! It’s everywhere!!

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Chanel Gem: ~$2500

Green Tweed Hidden Gem: $39.99

What did you wear for your holiday parties? What are you wearing tonight for Christmas Eve dinner? Tell us in the comments!

Happy Holidays!

xoxo Carolyn

Sheer Madness


Fashion Week gives us the opportunity to try new styles and step out of the box! Traditionally, I would not be drawn to this chiffon romper, but when I saw it, I knew that it would be an edgy element that would be perfect for any Fashion Week event. I wore it to the Hamptons Magazine Party for Alec Baldwin in the Meatpacking District, more fondly known to Carolyn and I as the Wacky Meat Packy!

Sheer is another huge trend for the fall! I am obsessed with this romper! It is a classic romper but with a twist… a chiffon overlay! It also included a woven and chain link belt. I added a braided head dress that I made myself, along with my favorite strappy TJ’s wedges. For jewels, I incorporated leather and gold bracelets with an oversized Michael Kors gold watch.

This years top designers included sheer pieces into there design. I love Gucci’s sheer pants with their jewel toned tops and jackets! Super Sheer Chic!

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Gucci Sheer Gem: $7,500.00

Hidden Gem: $29.80

And the best part of the gem… it’s still available in stores! Forever 21!

Thats right… Hidden Gems is expanding to not only include our favorite TJX gems, but all of our most fabulous finds!

Please be sure to share all of your GEMS with us!

xoxo Lina

Baby You’re a Firework!


The Fourth of July! The official start of summer! This weekend is filled with hamburgers, the beach, and of course FIREWORKS! Finding the perfect outfit to impress Uncle Sam should be an effortless task. Just think, if you combine any of the American flag colors together and throw on some cute accessories, people will think you had your outfit planned for weeks! I put together three different outfits for three different scenarios that typically occur on this festive weekend!

BBQ WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY: White t-shirt, printed shorts, boat shoes (SPERRY of course!), and some starfish or seashell studs!

DAY AT THE BEACH: Royal blue bikini or red one piece, printed jersey cover-up, metallic flip flops, and aviators.

PAINTING THE TOWN RED, WHITE, AND BLUE: Navy and white off the shoulder shirt, white skinny jeans, and wedges.

Take a look at my USA inspired outfit for this year’s Fourth of July! I picked up this red, white, and blue romper at Forever 21 just a few days ago!

The nautical trend is always in style! Marc Jacobs did this nautical campaign for Spring 2011!

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And Tommy Hilfiger loves red, white, blue so much that he decided to make these stylish heels!

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If you’re going to a family/new boyfriend’s BBQ, I may steer clear of these USA looks…

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Tommy Hilfiger Nautical Gems: $1000+

Hidden Gem: $11.50…WHAT A DEAL!

Have anything fun planned for the holiday weekend? What patriotic items with you be wearing? Let us know in the comments!

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!!

xoxo Carolyn