Emerald City


The moment I saw Blair’s coat on a recent episode of Gossip Girl, I was hooked! As my trusty fellow gem Carolyn knows, once we have something in mind, there is no stopping us. Obviously, I needed this for my trip to the big city. Lucky for me, just as we were counting down the days to Fashion Week, we spotted this precious, emerald, Kenneth Cole gem at Marshalls!

My Kenneth Cole creation fit the bill to a tee. It had a similar color and belted bliss! I paired mine with a similar paisley scarf and chain link bag, just like Blair! The coat also features a unique neckline that can be buttoned to create a ruffled front.

Gossip Girl Glam!

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I also accessorized my new favorite coat with a mongolian lamb scarf and black muff. This worked perfectly to stay warm on a cold night in the city!

So I know you are all wondering what is going to be a red hot trend during next fall and winters cold months… JEWEL TONES! That’s right, RUBY, SAPPHIRE and of course…EMERALD!

How Regal!

Blair’s Philosophy di Alberta Ferrett Gem: $1,595

Kenneth Cole Hidden Gem: $90

Do you have any jewel toned gems? We want to hear from you!

xoxo Lina



We had a wonderful time at fashion week! All of the looks for Fall 2011 were breathtaking and the designers we saw and met were very nice and inspiring. While we are sad to leave the fashion-filled big apple, we are so happy that we got to hit a couple of TJ Maxx’s and Marshalls while we were in the city. And now we are just as excited to share our finds and our fashion week looks with you!!

It was pretty chilly during our stay in NYC, but everyday the sun was shining. I love sunglasses almost as much as Anna Wintour loves hers and packing an everyday pair of suns was necessary for shopping around the city. I decided to bring a pair of Rock & Republic “Infamous in Tortoise” sunglasses that I stumbled upon when browsing the TJ Maxx eye wear selection. These sunglasses are so unique and fun, I knew they would accompany my wild fashion week outfits quite well!!

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Wore these gems with some toasty earmuffs, an army green coat with matching gloves, a champagne pashmina, some khaki pants, and combat boots!

Audrina Patridge seems to be in love with my tortoise beauties as well!

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Original Gem: $220

Hidden Gem: $49.99

Best part about this purchase, other than the price? They were bought on my birthday! Another successful birthday find at TJ Maxx!

Do you have a favorite pair of sunglasses? Find any great deals on sunglasses at TJX stores? Do you like Rock & Republic’s style? Tell us in the comments!

Have you been following fashion week? Tweet or Facebook us your favorite runway looks!!

xoxo Carolyn

Guess What Time It Is!?

F/W 2011

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It’s our favorite holiday! New York Fashion Week begins today and we are so excited to be jet setting to NYC tomorrow morning for a fashion filled weekend! We will be frequently updating our Facebook and Twitter with new trends, spotted celebs, and of course NYC Hidden Gems! Make sure to check it out!

We will be attending some Fall/Winter fashion shows and our clothing choices will obviously consist of our fabulous TJ Maxx and Marshalls purchases!! When we return, our outfits will be posted on here so you can feel as though you are a part fashion week too!


xoxo CL