Palm Trees


In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer. – Albert Camus

Juicy Couture Palm Tree Shorts and Top

1. Juicy Couture Palm Trees Top via Kohl's (Similar Here) | 2. Juicy Couture Palm Trees Shorts via Kohl's (Also check out other palm tree shorts below)| 3. Deb Shops Strappy Sandals (Similar Here) | 4. Deb Shops Leather Backpack (Similar Here) | 5. Lauren Conrad Sunglasses via Kohl's | 6.  Saressa Designs Druzy Earrings | 6. Saressa Designs Druzy Necklace | 8. Saressa Designs Druzy Bracelets | In addition: Dynamic Asia Fedora (All c/o)

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Some of you might have seen it in the news but over the weekend, Houston has experienced a crazy storm that caused the city to be flooded and 2 lives taken. I've been in Houston for the past 8 years now and I've never seen a weather like it in Spring. My friends and I happened to be at the Houston Rockets vs The Golden State Warriors game last sunday night when the storm occured. Needless to say, we got stranded and didn't get to go home till around noon yesterday. I've never been stranded in my life so you can imagine how stuck I felt. But thankfully, I was with friends and we were all safe.

I said all of that to say, I do feel it is refreshing to see a comfortable summer outfit here on my blog. I love this matching Juicy Couture palm tree set from Kohl's. Unfortunately, they are not available online. However, I do suggest checking out your local Kohl's to see if they might have it in stuck. I also provided some options below so be sure to check it.

It's picnic and BBQ season and if you're looking for a cute outfit idea without being overdressed, you might want to consider this set. Hopefully, it's available at your local Kohl's. If not, they do have a lot of cute junior and ladies' items that are great for a day look.












Druzy Bracelet


Deb Shops Sandals

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Close Your Eyes


The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.. – Audrey Hepburn

Maggy London Dress

1. Maggy London Dress  (Also check out other Maggy London Dresses below)| 2. Kate Spade Tote Bag (Not available online but love this, this, and this) | 3. Deb Shops Heels | 4. Cate and Chloe Earrings | 5. Cate and Chloe Necklace | 6. Margaret Elizabeth Moon Bangle, Chloe and Isabel Bangle, Margaret Elizabeth Bangle via Rocksbox (Use LYNNEBFF for discount when signing-up) (All c/o)

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Have you all heard of contemporary designer Maggy London? She's a new favorite of mine and her collection is available at stores like Nordstrom's and Lord and Taylor. Her brand is comparable to another favorite of mine, Eliza J. Dresses.

But ahhhhh, Maggy London has such cute Spring collection and I really do want all of them to be in my closet. This A-line pleated floral dress is just one of my favorite. It's so feminine and so playful. It's both great for an everyday look or special occasion look such as an outdoor spring or summer wedding. What I love about it is that is is pretty modest. For those of you who love modest style, this dress is for you!

I really suggest checking out her collection. I also provided some options below for you.

Also, normally, I would have statement jewelries with this dress. However, since the prints are pretty bold, I decided to go with dainty jewelries. I just got a new pair of teardrop earrings and necklace from Cate and Chloe and thought they're the perfect match for this dress. I know that there are so many jewelry companies out there but Cate and Chloe seems to especialize in dainty pieces. So if you love simple and elegant pieces, you might want to check them out.

What do you think of this outfit? *Smile*












Kate Spade Tote Bag


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Q&A with Christian McCulloch, Dolce&Gabbana National Makeup Artist



Dolce&Gabbana Summer Shine Collection

I'm so excited that Dolce&Gabbana National Makeup Artist, Christian McCulloch, and this team of top make-up artists, will be at the Saks Fifth Avenue, Galleria this coming Saturday, May 30th from 11 AM – 7 PM to introduce the Dolce Matte Lipstick Collection and Dolce&Gabbana Summer Shine Collection and will be creating custom makeup applications inspired by Spring beauty trends. 

Christian is known for his keen eye in designing chic and sophisticated beauty looks for top celebrities and major publications.  He has recently worked with: Kate Hudson, Camila Alves, Scarlett Johansson, Kate Bosworth, Emma Stone, Michelle Williams, Katie Holmes, Christina Hendricks, Olivia Wilde and major publications such as: Vogue, Vanity Fair, and Marie Claire. 

I will be there Saturday to have a private consultation with him and if you're local in Houston, I'd also like to invite you to do the same! For appointments please call: (713) 627 – 0500 EXT. 5102.

I had the opportunity to do a brief Q&A with him about the Summer Shine Collection and the Matte Lipstick Collection. Check it out below!

What’s your favorite thing about the Summer Shine Collection?

I love this collection! I can use every single product and shade to create many looks! This collection lends to a glowing summer beauty look with a pop of unexpected color, a little funky yet still chic. I love to see girls rocking this look.  I love the apricot blush and illuminator especially because it gives skin that skin that warm, golden glow.  

What are your suggested products from both Summer Shine Collection and Matte Lipstick collection that are great for daily look?

The Smooth Eye Color Quad in Brown Blush is perfection for a daily look, day or night. I use that one constantly because the shades are very flattering along with the Luminous Cheek Color in Apricot.  I love to finish off with the Dolce&Gabbana Shaping Eyebrow Pencil to frame the eyes.

 Also, the cool berry matte reds in the Dolce Matte Lipstick Collection are my picks for daily wear!

Which products would you recommend for an evening look?

Night generally translates to a little more makeup and a little more drama and intensity.  On both the lips and eyes you can create a more dramatic look with the amped-up deeper shades, like the pink and blue in Smooth Eye Color Due in Summer Hue. The other eye shadow in the collection, Smooth Eye Color in Brown Blush is gorgeous for smoky eyes.  For the lips, try the Dolce&Gabbana Shine Lipstick in Light Blue for fun!

Dolce Matte Lipstick Collection, I could look at it all day.  It's the perfect cherry crimson. But they are all gorgeous! Inferno is a very deep and fabulous nighttime color, which is very beautiful on darker complexions.  Fire, as the name suggests, is a super fresh orange-based red. Dolce Matte Lipstick in Lover is probably the brightest shade – a real bold raspberry, quite fruity – delicious for those who love color.

When doing a make-up for someone, how do you determine which products to use – say for example from the Summer Shine Collection? Are you usually inspired by anything in particular or do you normally base it on their personality or shape of face, etc?

It is definitely key to interpret someone’s personality and personal style when designing makeup for them. It's that sweet spot between taking them a touch out of their comfort zone, perhaps into something new, but still making them feel like themselves – just cooler and/or sexier.

I usually start with one focal point, the brightest or boldest element of the look, and work around that. Certain things will always be flattering on everyone like good brows, gorgeous healthy cheeks and mesmerizing eyes.  Light blue eye shadow is gorgeous on a surprising number of people and I'm always trying to bring it back! 

What are your tips in using the Summer Shine Collection?

Use the whole set! It's all useable and gorgeous. Start with the skin and eyes and build up from there.

What are your tips in using The Matte Lipstick Collection?

As Tom Pecheux has said, with the Dolce Matte Lipsticks it's about selecting your shade by a process of elimination and stick to the ones you gravitate most toward. The best one for you will stand out!

Application wise, I tend to always apply the color to the bottom lip first. That's easiest and the fullest area so you get an immediate sense of the color. Then I lightly rub the lips together to transfer the color straight up to the top lip, giving the lips a natural shape. Then I use a brush to finesse the edges, making the outside line more precise. For extra long wear or a super precise shape, I'll use the Dolce&Gabbana Precision Lipliner in the corresponding shade. You can always blot the lips with a tissue and reapply to make sure it's not going anywhere! 



Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Dolce&Gabbana. The opinions expressed herein are mine and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Dolce&Gabbana. Thank you for supporting sponsors. They make my blog possible.

Sweet in Pink + Canon Rebel Kit & Kate Spade Giveaway


Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be. – Abraham Lincoln

Flower Crochet Dress

1. Chicwish Flower Crochet Dress | 2. AMI Clubwear Clutch (Check Out Other Options Below) | 3. Boohoo Heeled Sandals | 4. Amelia Rose Earrings | 5. Benevolent Jewels Necklace | 6. Romwe Daisy Bracelet (All c/o)

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It's wedding season and oh how I wish I have a wedding to attend to this year. Unfortunately, so far none…none of my friends are getting married yet. Hopefully, that will change in a few months and someone will get married from amongst us next year. *Wink*

This floral crochet dress from Chicwish is dainty. It would have been a great dress to wear to attend a wedding or any day occasion this Spring. However, I have a huge issue about it – the lining is very short. You have to wear some kind of slip underneath – which I did not. I know that there are pieces you can buy now as some sort of "extenders", some are lace, some just plain material. Those will probably work with this dress. I just wished that they had a more appropriate length to begin with. If you have a bigger bottom, it will be shorter for you in the back. The dress is also available in white or ivory I believe.

By the way, before you leave this page, don't forget to check out the giveaway below for a Canon Rebel Kit that includes the camera, 2 lenses, camera bag and other accessories. In addition to that, the winner will also receive a Kate Spade handbag as well as a Kate Spade necklace. The good news is that it's open to international contestants! But the international winner will be responsible for her own shipping and custom fees. Check it out! I wouldn't want you to miss it! The more bloggers you follow, the more chances to win you will have!












White Stilettos

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Unique Retro Vibe at The Lone Star Court


The Lonestar Court

A couple of weeks ago, some friends and I had a little road trip to Austin, Texas – the state's capital and the nation's Live Music city! It's a very much needed short getaway and I was thrilled that my friends came with me.

We were invited to stay at the Lone Star Court, which is a boutique hotel that has a vintage vibe to it coupled with a campground courtyard setting outside, surrounded by the hotel rooms. It's located within the city's newest residential and commercial area – the Domain. It's literally a few steps from an upscale mall.

There's a lot of unique things about this property. First of all, from the outside, it looks kinda like a huge modern barn house. As soon as you step inside the reception and lobby area, the combination of rustic and traditional interior design will no doubt give you that Texas feel to it. The staff that took care of us were friendly.  Not only that, we also encountered southern hospitality from some guests of the hotel who kindly offered to help us bring some of our luggages in our room since my friends and I packed like we're moving to Austin.




So when you step outside, you will see a campground setting surrounded by rustic-looking hotel rooms with wood facade. There were a couple of fire pits in the courtyard, a meeting hall, and corridors are accented with orange rocking chairs. The property makes you feel like you're away from the city when in actuality, you're not. If you like a "camp" or a "homey" setting, I think you will really enjoy this place. There are only 123 rooms so the areas don't really get packed. There's plenty of areas to hang and just chill – during the day or at night.


The pool area is located in front of the Water Trough which is the breakfast area in the morning and turns into a bar with live music on some nights.



The pool area at night.


The meeting hall.


Some fire areas lit up at night.


And here's the room. It's not fancy by any means but it's retro-inspired. So fun and playful! Absolutely loved the color combinations used. Being the creative person that I am (and y'all know how I love colors!), I always notice these things. I believe that the beds were customized for this particular hotel. We had the double/double room since there's three of us. It's a pretty good size for 3 people. There are little accents here and there that are vintage-inspired as well such as the lamp and the radio that's sitting in between the beds. Wish I had taken a close-up photo of it because it is pretty fascinating. You will also notice the big sliding door to the bathroom.



One of the vintage-inspired things inside the room that really amused me was the mint-colored refrigerator! I wish I could take home one of those.


The refrigerator was full of beverages available for your consumption for a fee. Here's a sample of what you will find inside.


The bathroom is a little far from being vintage-inspired. But who really cares anyways? Ha! For as long as it's nice, clean, and functional, it's all good! It's a little more modern than the rest of the room.



And…here's the most tempting part of the room! The Mini Bar. I have sweet tooth problems and I love chips and salsa so I tried too hard not to give-in. Yes, I was successful! I pretended it's not there. But I love how they set this up. They make it so inviting and un-intimidating. You know how other hotels have them set-up so nicely you wouldn't want to touch it? I love how this was organized but it's still not so organized that you'd feel hesitant to even move it.


This is the Water Trough – the hotel's on-site restaurant and bar. It's the breakfast area in the morning and turns into a bar at night. The hotel offers a delicious complimentary continental breakfast which includes eggs, bacons, different kind of breads, cereal, fruits and drinks.



On the night that we checked-in, we got to the hotel pretty late. We were tired and hungry but didn't want to go out anymore so we tried the Water Trough. There happened to be a live music that night and the guy who performed was really good. The food at the Water Trough was really good too. Although we had a little problem in getting our food quick and right, they rectified it by offering the drinks my friends ordered as complimentary.





In addition to the Water Trough, there are a couple of food trucks outside the property. One was  Cupcaking Desire which was obviously cupcakes and all that, while the other was called Feed Store. Unfortunately, we never got a chance to try them both. It seems that 3 days aren't really enough when you're traveling and wanting to explore a lot of things. I will definitely make it a point to try them next time I visit though.



The Lone Star Court vintage car!


Overall, in my opinion, the Lone Star Court provides a unique accommodation for those that want something different than the usual hotel setting. If you love camp setting, you will enjoy this place. Although the accommodation isn't necessarily in tents and what not, the combination of fire pits, rustic ambiance, and retro interior offers such a fun and playful place to stay at. In addition to the fun fire pits, live music, and food trucks, they also have free bike rentals in the property.  For more information or to book your accommodation, you can visit


Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary stay at the Lonestar Court to facilitate this experience write-up. The opinions expressed herein are mine and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Lonestar Court.

It’s All About Lulu’s


When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you. – Shannon L. Alder

Off-the-Shoulder Dress

1. Lulu's Off-Shoulder Dress | 2. Lulu's Quilted Handbag | 3. Lulu's Fringe Sandals | 4. Urban Gem Stud Earrings via Rocksbox (Use LYNNEBFF code to receive discount when you sign-up) | 5. Slate Necklace via Rocksbox (Use LYNNEBFF code to receive discount when you sign-up) | 6. Margaret Elizabeth Druzy Bangle via Rocksbox (Use LYNNEBFF code to receive discount when you sign-up) (All c/o)

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Off-shoulder dresses are by no-doubt one of the flirtiest style of dresses out there. What I love about it though is it it's not the sensual flirty style but it's fun and playful – just like this one from Lulu's. It's got a ruffled hem and it's sort of high-low but not so much. The bell sleeves give you just the right amount of boho/retro vibe. You will love this dress because it's really so adorable in person!

My Rocksbox for this month contained some dainty pieces and thought it'd be nice to accessorize my outfit with these minimal pieces so that they don't take away from the dress itself. By the way, if you haven't tried Rocksbox, I really suggest doing so. For only $19, you get designer jewelry pieces according to your style! You can use my code LYNNEBFF to get a discount when you sign-up.

Another favorite part in this outfit? The rocking cool fringe sandals! Also available at Lulu's. They are actually running out of sizes so hopefully you will still find it in your size.

Hope you like today's outfit!













Fringe Sandals

White Hot

For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it. – Ivan Pannin


1. The Kala Collection Bandage Dress (Also check out other options below) | 2. Forever Young Studded Pumps (Original Valentino Rockstud | BCBGeneration Darron Pumps) | 3. Mint and Lolly Earrings | 4. Mint and Lolly Necklace | 5. Mint and Lolly Cuff | 6. Gigi New York Python Overall Clutch  (All c/o)

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This week has been crazy busy week for me. Even though I originally planned on more outfits and posts this week, my schedule only allowed for me to post 2 outfits. But thank you for still sticking around.

How do you feel about bandage dresses? I may or may have already asked it before. I personally don't normally wear them a lot because I don't feel confident enough that I can pull it off but I do like to wear it every now and then. I like this particular one from The Kala Collection – it is an online store however they are based here in Houston. They do specialize in bandage dresses.

The "Klarissa" bandage is what they call it feels lighter than other bandage dresses. It's got sheer top portion and I love the crescent accent. It's also something that you can dress up or down. In this case (you all know me), I dressed it up. But if I were to dress it down, I would wear it with perhaps a pair of Jack Rogers or any thong sandals for that matter. This is a pretty good dress too for attending a wedding – especially if it's an outdoor wedding!

So what do you think of this outfit?










Gigi New York Clutch

Valentino-Inspired Heels

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Spring Blossoms


Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come. – Robert H. Schuller

Floral Romper

1. Cheeky Peach Floral Romper | 2. Kate Spade Tote Bag (Not available online but love this scallop one) | 3. Madeline Espadrille Wedges | 4. George, Gina & Lucy Floral Sunnies (Sold out) | 5. Gemelli Earrings | 6. Gemelli Necklace | 7. JORD Wood Watch (All c/o)

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YAY for Monday! I know most people go "yay-ing" (I made up that word!) on weekends but I guess I'm one of the few that actually celebrate Monday.  I don't know but I feel that Monday is the start of a productive week.

So to start off this week's outfit posts, thought it'd be fun to wear a romper. Yes, it's actually a romper that looks like  a doll dress. I was a little skeptical when I haven't tried it on yet because it just had a weird form but as soon as I wore it, I fell in love with it. I love rompers and I love doll dresses so this is like two in one. Unfortunately, this has sold out from Cheeky Vintage. I did provide a link to some more of their rompers though so I hope that you'd find something that you like.

And how about these espadrille wedges from Madeline Shoes? It's been awhile since I've had espadrilles. How do you like them? They are also available in navy and white stripe. The height is perfect so it's vey comfortable for me. If you're in the market for some espadrilles, check out these wedges!

Did you notice my new wood watch from JORD? I own a wood watch from another brand and love it but the JORD watch is pretty surprising. I was surprised of its size – it's more like a boyfriend watch. If you are thinking of collecting some eco-friendly fashion items, you might want to consider JORD's wood watches. You will get hooked. I picked one with the old-rose face but they do have plenty of designs as well. I think you will like it. They have designs that are available for both men and women.

So, what do you think of today's outfit? :)












JORD Wood Watch

Kate Spade Tote Bag

Madeline Espadrille Shoes

Rose Garden

That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful. – Rumi

Embroidered Midi Skirt

1. AMI Clubwear Top (Sold out) | 2. Chicwish Embroidered Skirt (Similar Here) | 3. Greg Michael's Shoulder Bag | 4. ShoeDazzle  Stripe Pumps | 5. Kiss Pat Earrings (Sold out) | 6. Kiss Pat Necklace (Sold out) | 7. Bangles by Vie (All c/o)

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I'm seriously lovin' pink and white more and more this season. I liked pink before but not as much as I like it now. I think it will be more obvious, if it's not yet, in the next few weeks as I continue to feature more pink and white outfits.

Being modest these days is still fashionable. I think there's still a great amount of women population who love dressing modestly and I think this is where midi skirts really play a big role! They're modest, classy, playful but can be flirty too sometimes. Chicwish carries a lot of adorable midi skirts so I suggest checking them out if you haven't yet. They have some that comes in lace, embroidered (like the one I'm wearing), and fun prints. Unfortunately, this particular one is sold out but I provided something similar on the Outfit Recap.

This outfit would be my Sunday Best. Do you have a Sunday Best style to go to church? Although I don't really get to wear these colors at church because of our choir dress code, but it's something I'd wear to church if I'm ever not singing in the choir.

By the way, have you noticed my fuschia and white stripe pumps? It's one of the releases from this month's ShoeDazzle collection. Are any of you a member of ShoeDazzle? How many of their shoes do you own so far? I'm slowly building my collection. Ha! For $39.95/month, you can get a new pair! Not all of their shoes are comfy but this particular one has a nice, comfortable height and it's soft so it's fairly easy to walk with.

What do you think of this outfit?














Nautical Outfit at Work


Dress for success. Image is very important. People judge you by the way you look on the outside – Brian Tracy

Work-Friendly Outfit

1. Red Blazer (You might like this, this, this, and this)  | 2. CAbi Perfect T-Dress | 3. Sole Society Satchel | 4. ShoeDazzle Pumps  | 5. Wantable Earrings | 6. Wantable Necklace, Arm Candy Fashion Necklace | 7. Oh So Fancy Bracelet, Alex & Ani Bangle (All c/o)

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How you doin' folks? It's rare these days that I am able to post 2 consecutive days, after being sick for a while. Not to mention that it's been raining a lot in Houston too and the days that aren't raining, I'm not able to shoot. But such is life. We constantly have to make adjustments.

Anyway today's look is definitely work-friendly. Although I don't believe CAbi's Perfect T-Dress is meant for work but more for play. Yet that's the great thing about it. It's something that you can both use for work and the beach or casual brunch with your girlfriends or errands day with your beau. For this post though, I decided to go for a work-friendly look since I don't always get to do that. I think wearing something for work – other than black and grey, is a great idea for as long as your workplace is open to such. I know of a friend who works for a huge international company – she told me how limited the colors and prints they can wear in their office, otherwise, co-workers will make fun and/or they will be called out.

To dress this down, I could see myself wearing a pair of white Keds maybe, a backpack, and a jean jacket for a cute casual look. What do you think? Since the dress has shirt material, it's very comfortable. However, my only concern is that the sheer part at the front makes me look pregnant sometimes. Haha! But it's still cute!














Sole Society Satchel

ShoeDazzle Red High Heels