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Nine Style Secrets Stacey Bendet Learned From Her Mom

Stacey and her mom

A love of fashion is definitely something that runs in Stacey Bendet's family. While most were teaching their kids times tables and ABC's, the Alice + Olivia designer's mom was doling out solid style advice that still stands today. (Well, mostly—see number eight. We agree with you Stacey!) Click through the slideshow below to learn the nine best tips her mother, Olivia*, ever gave her.

*Yes, she is the "Olivia" in Alice + Olivia. And Alice was Stacey's goldfish.

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"Splurge on your bags and shoes."


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"Olivia says a lady should always have pretty fingers AND TOES!"

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"Go gold with a tan. But, since I am never tan, she says silver is ok."
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"If it’s on sale, you get to buy two!"
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"If you play tennis every day you keep those extra pounds away! Well I do yoga, but I think the point is that exercise is key to looking fab."


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"Olivia had my shoes custom dyed purple at age four. You’re never too young to wear special shoes."

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"Bell bottoms under your wedding dress? CHECK!"
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"No, you CANNOT wear white after Labor Day. I don't always listen, but I always remember this!"
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