Engagement Photos


Dresses: For Love & Lemons (White Lace), Lulu’s (Black Maxi)/ Shoes: Valentino (Rockstuds), Aldo (Wedges)/ Jeans, Bracelet: J.Crew/ Necklace: House of Harlow/ Hair: Drybar/ Makeup: MAC

Photos by Brittany Bowen

Location: Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco CA

On this beautiful “Inspired Wednesday” I’m finally sharing our Engagement Photos!!!!!! I’m so excited to share them with all of my Chic Readers and hope you like them as much as I love them!! I’m kind of obsessed to be quite honest!

My post from Monday, “Gone With The Wind” featured me in one of my engagement shoot dresses (the black maxi) however, I think my fiancé makes for the best accessory ;) and makes any photo 100 times better just by being in it!

We had the best time at our Engagement Shoot with the incredible Brittany Bowen!!! Seriously we had a ball! It was so much fun from start to finish and there was tons of laughing and love throughout the entire shoot! Brittany has a great eye and is very talented, as you can see from our session!

Afterwards I told Kevin that I wanted to take “Engagement Photos” aka professional photos at least once a year to which he just laughed! If it was up to me I would take them even more than just once a year ;)!

xoxo Sera

Mon Cheri


Sweatshirt: J.Crew/ Skirt: Nordstrom/ Bag: YSL/ Necklaces: J.Crew, Haute Bride (diamond)/ Ring: Forever 21/ Sandals: Tory Burch/ Sunglasses: Chanel/ Lips: MAC

Mondays were made for chic sweatshirts, gold details, top knots & cat-eye sunglasses!

Gone With The Wind


 Dress: Lulu’s/ Necklace: House of Harlow/ Bracelet: J.Crew/ Shoes: Aldo/ Makeup: MAC/ Hair: Dry Bar/ Photographer: Brittany Bowen

In the land of portrait photography, windy days can be a hassle or can lead to some pretty awesome photos! When we shot our engagement photos it started to get very blustery at the end of the shoot and thus my hair (and dress) were going crazy. My hair was everywhere but I laughed and went with the flow as Brittany, our amazing photographer, snapped some shots. Somehow I loved every single picture she took!

I love how the natural movement of a long dress blowing in the wind can be captured via camera and how windswept hair sometimes looks even better than a perfectly styled hairdo!

Cheers to finding perfection in imperfection!

xoxo Sera :)

Blue & Bleu


Dress: Forever 21/ Necklace: Lulu Frost for J.Crew/ Shoes: Tory Burch/ Bag: Chanel/ Sunglasses: Celine/ Lips: MAC

There’s no reason to be blue (or bleu as the French say) because it’s Friday ;)! Happy almost weekend Chic Readers! Today there’s so much blue happening in this outfit but I love it because of all the different shades.

From light blue to powder blue to navy to sapphire almost every major shade of blue is covered here! Combined with muted gold details from my bag and necklace, plus a pair of neutral sandals, what’s quite lovely is that all of the pieces hold their own yet are very cohesive with one another when styled together.

Fashion Friday win!

xoxo Sera :)

Favorite Cards





 Mr. & Mr. Groom Bow Ties






Made by Melisa of www.sparkleinyourstep.com

Hello Chic Readers! Today I’m sharing my favorite cards of the moment with you on this “Inspired Wednesday!”  Can you see a trend?

They’re basically all associated with love and/or weddings! My new favorite place for beautiful quality, chic cards is called Sugar Paper based out of Los Angeles. Check out their site here  and be prepared to want to order just about every card.

When I’m on their site I find myself thinking “Well I know someone who will get married/get engaged/have a baby/have a birthday/have an anniversary” all completely likely scenarios (right?!) to justify ordering some of these pretty cards. Plus, let’s be real it never hurts to have some nice birthday cards on hand because you almost always need one of those (or so I keep telling myself!).

Sugar Paper also sent me a sweet handwritten note with my cards which was amazing! It read “Hi Sera, Thank you so much for your order! By the looks of your card choices a  congratulations is in order :)” It was such a kind and simple gesture but it kind of blew me away that they took even 20 seconds to hand write a sweet message like that. To me that’s going above and beyond and made me fall in love with them even more!

So for Kevin’s and my 3 year anniversary I ordered the “You’re My Lobster” card because we say that to each other (a Friend’s reference for those of you who don’t know) so it was perfect :)! I also ordered cards that say “Will you be my Bridesmaid pretty please?” to ask my bridesmaids! They also have one that has “Maid of Honor” in place of “Bridesmaid” on the same card so I got that one for my Maid of Honor, my sister Melisa!

Speaking of her, she is super talented and crafty and makes beautiful cards, magnets, collages…you name it she has probably made it before! Her handmade card of my to be new last name is so beautiful and chic…it’s my most favorite of the bunch :)!

And the “Mr. & Mr.” from Papyrus with the little bow ties may just be the cutest wedding card I’ve ever seen & given to our friends who recently got hitched!

xoxo Sera

Modern Bells


Top, Jeans: Forever 21 (old)/ Necklaces: Haute Bride (Diamond), J.Crew/ Bracelets: House of Harlow, J.Crew (Peacocks)/ Bag: Cynthia Rowley/ Sunglasses: Celine/ Wedgess: Aldo/ Lips: MAC

Awesome jeans that are super comfortable, inexpensive and fit great = best thing ever!!! These modern bell bottoms are more tapered in the leg with a slight flare and are my dream boho 70’s throwback kind of denim with a hint of  modern style!

xoxo Sera

Scoop Back


Dress: ANGL (I like this one too)/ Necklaces: Blackmail Boutique, J.Crew (Tassels)/ Ring: Henri Bendel/ Sunglasses: Celine/ Wedges: Aldo (old)/ Lips: MAC

Hi Chic Readers! Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend so far :)! I don’t know about where you are but where I live it currently feels like summer in the daytime even though it’s “Fall”! It’s hot, hot hot! So I’m taking full advantage of wearing my maxi dresses before the cold weather actually comes and I can’t really wear them anymore.

I love this asymmetrical black and white striped low scoop back maxi dress that I found at ANGL a few years ago! Sometimes you can get lucky and find a great maxi dress, or two, at their stores.

To switch up my jewelry routine I turned the necklaces I was wearing backwards for a fun new look which showcases the back of this dress. From the front it looks like I’m wearing a gold choker but from the back both necklaces hang at different lengths, for a layered look, and are basically accessories for my back. Something different, fun & creative I think ;).

xoxo Sera