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*

An Oscar Worthy Scarf


I absolutely love a silk scarf! Not only can you wear it around your neck but it can also be used as a belt or headscarf! This silk paisley print has an gorgeous print that I am obsessed with! The colors are soooo rich and perfect for the fall months! Deep purples, golds and blues…

oh MY!

But this isn’t your average silk scarf. Can you say Oscar de la Renta? Yes that’s right! This amazing designer has been called the first American couturier. That means he makes custom pieces for clients. Sure I know that Oscar probably did not have me exactly in mind when designing this scarf, but hey a girl can dream! Plus I think Oscar would just love the way I styled his scarf!

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I’m not the only gossip girl to love the headscarf.

Check out my girls Serena and Blair sporting the look season after season!

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Lucky for me I found this couture piece at my local TJ’s!

Gem: $45.00

Hidden Gem: $14.99

xoxo Lina