Posh Peasant


Finally some warm weather! Time to change over your closets fashionistas! Carolyn and I did last week and we are excited to reveal our gems from our spring and summer photo shoot.

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First up,  a white and blue peasant top from Nanette Lepore. It is lightweight and perfect for the summer months! Now the price of this top may seem a little steep if you are on a budget, but it has so many possibilities! It is a bit oversized so it hits to the mid thigh and has a waistband that can be tied as loosely or as fitted as you want! I paired the blouse with a pair of skinny jeans and wedges from TJ Maxx. It would also look amazing as a coverup to a royal blue bathing suit! Perfection!

If you are looking for something that has a more reasonable price tag , check out my wedges. At $15 dollars the price is unbeatable. I love these caged wedges. It has many straps that have a sultry appeal.

Check out some our favorite celebs wearing some peasant tops!

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Nicole Richie’s Tocca Gem: $150.00

Hidden Gem: $79.99

xoxo Lina

Special Thank You to…

Make Up and Hair: Sara Nims at Salon Sei Bella

Photography: Alexandra Laskey

Editing: Mike Yorke (www.mikeyorke.com)

Creative Director: Giuliana Pagliuca

Embrace the Lace


Lace has been popping up everywhere; from mini dresses at the 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards to gowns at the Met Gala…lace is a summer must-have! Lace can sometimes make me a bit nervous because when paired incorrectly, it can look like a doily you got off your grandmother’s coffee table! However, I was at TJ’s and saw a fabulous lace…purse! Can you believe it! Lace on a purse? How unique! It was a perfect piece to add to my summer wardrobe.

This gem is white leather adorned with lace and gold accents.

I sported this in the Hidden Gems S/S photo shoot and I must say, it looks fabulous paired with my vintage yellow and white romper, a chunky pearl and gold statement necklace, and some metallic wedges!

Look at these “Miss Sicily” handbags Dolce and Gabbana sent down their S/S 2011 runway! Looks just like mine!

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Dolce and Gabbana Gem: $2,045

Hidden Gem: $29.99

How do you feel about lace? Classic or outdated? Do you have any lace pieces in your summer wardrobe? Have you ever seen lace on a purse before?! Tell us in the comments!

xoxo Carolyn

Make Up and Hair: Sara Nims at Salon Sei Bella

Photography: Alexandra Laskey

Editing: Mike Yorke (www.mikeyorke.com)

Trendy Traveler


With all this rainy weather, it is almost impossible not to daydream about a vacation! Whether you are heading to Europe, a tropical island or sunny California, there is one thing that you can not travel without… a passport wallet. With strict travel rules in place, it is important to be organized. You do not want to fumbling through your purse looking for your passport, license, boarding pass and credit cards. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have all these things in one place!

This Sicura Passport Wallet can do all this and more! I love the metallic design and embossed message on the front. It has a precious crown and a direct request “UPGRADE ME.” You know the old saying, ask and you shall receive!

Wouldn’t that be the royal treatment!

The inside boasts many compartments! It is great because there is a place for everything that you need! Another great feature is the zipper closure for extra security. It is just perfect! I cant wait to plan a trip so that I can use it!

It also comes in gold, pink and blue metallic!

Compare this to Elaine Turner’s passport holder.

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Elaine Turner’s Passport Gem: $125.00

Hidden Gem: $6.99

Taking a trip soon? Do you have a travel gem that you love? We would love to hear from you! Please share your gems!

xoxo Lina