Drop It Low

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Dress: Forever21 (old)/ Sandals: Tory Burch/ Sunglasses: Celine/ Lips: MAC

Not talking about a rap/pop song about “dropping it low” on the dance floor…I’m talking about clothes (what else is new?!) sillies!

I love a low back design in basically everything & anything, so designers keep dropping those backs low on your creations!

It’s a sexy, feminine & strong look all at once! A triple threat one may say.

A low back doesn’t have to scream sex, instead it can exude sexiness with being pretty and a little sweet (and boho chic in this case) a la this maxi dress I found at Forever21 years ago and am absolutely in love with!

Plus, if you have a nice back might as well show it off ;)

xoxo Sera :)

Nautical Vibes

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Dress, Belt: J.Crew (old)/ Sunglasses: Tory Burch/ Sandals: Sam Edelman

Good morning Chic Readers and a very happy Sunday/weekend to you all :)! Today’s outfit is perfect for “weekend wear”…cute, comfy and casual!

These are the 3 most important C’s of weekend wear in my book and perfect for when you’re running errands, hanging out with friends, brunching, lunching, exploring your city etc. whatever your weekend plans may be (excluding a super fancy party or formal dinner).

To get this look is super easy!

Here’s how:

Step 1. Grab one of your most comfortable and cute dresses and put it on…once you have a dress in your closet in mind actually getting dressed will take you max 10 seconds. If your outfit of choice isn’t a dress, like mine usually is (weather permitting of course!), then opt for your fave pair or jeans and a cute top or t-shirt.

Step 2.  Add pretty accessories that give your aforementioned dress (or jeans & top look) a fashionable boost! You don’t have to go crazy…just 1 or 2 will do the trick and keep it simple and chic. If you love lots of accessories that works too…have a ball!

For my look I added a thin gold studded belt worn high around my waist, a pair of glam sunglasses and gladiator-esque gold metallic sandals. Voila! But there’s really unlimited options to choose from! You can add a statement necklace, multiple rings, a hat, layered necklaces, a bright lip, an eye-catching hairstyle…whatever suits you and your style!

Fashion is meant to be fun. So have fun with it, add your own personal twist and then rock that look!

Now go enjoy the rest of your weekend in your cute weekend wear ;)!

Snapshots

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 Snapshots from all over Turkey!

Heyo Chic Readers! Something new and exciting for you on this “Inspired Wednesday” and it has to do with my recent travels (surprised? well you probably shouldn’t be ;) )!

I would like to preface this by letting you know that I took over 900 photos on my camera just from being in Turkey for 2 weeks!! That’s a ton!!!

So I had the task of narrowing it down to a few of my most favorite scenic photos to share with you on Dress Chic For Me as a sort of photo diary!

It’s just a glimpse of Turkey but I think these photos are pretty fab and showcase everything from ancient Istanbul to modern Istanbul, to the countryside, to the South where the beautiful beaches are and some other fun things in between ( a tiny wild Bengal kitten, a World Heritage Site, a Turkish breakfast spread etc.)!

I hope you enjoy looking and if you love traveling like I do and have never been to Turkey before then it’s a must…put it on your travel “To-Visit” list!

xoxo Sera :)

Navy Boy

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Dress: 3.1 Phillip Lim (old)/ Bag: Chanel/ Wedges: Aldo (old)/ Rings: TomTom, Custom/ Necklace: World Market/ Bracelets: J.Crew/ Sunglasses: Celine/ Lips: MAC

Hello Chic Readers! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!! Today I’m revealing what was in “that bag” & “that box” from yesterday’s post!

Drum roll…it’s a Boy bag :)!!!

I’m obsessed with the navy color and gold hardware combination and knew that my next Chanel would be a Boy however, I don’t love the silver hardware that is on so many of them. I think silver hardware is pretty but I was coveting a Boy with gold hardware yet hadn’t been able to find one that blew me away until…

One random shopping day, when I wasn’t really shopping for anything (sound familiar to anyone? Usually these are the days when I find the best things!), I popped into Chanel in San Fran just to look. I always love to see what’s new, admire all the pretty pieces and get inspired! Then I saw this stunning bag and knew right away that I was in trouble!

And by ‘in trouble’ I actually mean in love! I didn’t buy it right away but knew I had to have it and thus ended up treating myself (as a sort of belated birthday present from me to me)!

So that’s my new Chanel Boy! Thanks for reading and following my fashion diary/blog!

xoxo Sera :)

Something Special

 

 

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Box & Shopping Bag: Chanel :)

Today on Dress Chic For Me I’m showing a couple of photos of something special that’s inside of this Chanel box!! Tomorrow I will reveal just what that item happens to be! Can you guess what’s inside?!

Also, how beautiful and classic is this wrap job with the white ribbon and camellias?! Love! Obviously I’m really excited to show you guys (lots of !’s in this post, haha)!!!

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend and enjoy this beautiful Sunday everyone!

xoxo Sera

Striped Bridal Gown

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 Dress: Hayley Paige

     Bridal Bliss!!! On this fabulous “Inspired Wednesday” I’m showing you gals & guys a wedding dress that I absolutely love! It’s by Hayley Paige and the moment I put it on I thought “Wow this is so different from what I envisioned myself in but it’s so cool and unique!”

It was a serious contender because it’s a show stopper. How many wedding dresses have stripes?! Plus it’s super comfortable, flattering and I adore the layers especially how they cascade so beautifully in the back!

Hayley Paige dresses are amazing!  Romantic, modern and fun in a fresh way! You can check out her Fall 2014 Collection here: http://www.jlmcouture.com/Hayley-Paige/Bridal/Fall/2014/LookBook 

Also, can we talk about how beautiful this boutique is?! Swoon! The pictures don’t even do it justice. It’s called Haute Bride and is located in Los Gatos. I’m obsessed with the decor of the salon and not only do they have wedding dresses and bridal accessories but they also make and sell jewelry for everyday life! Think super cute delicate gold necklaces. I highly recommend any bride-to-be who is looking for a dress to check out this salon! Ok back to my wedding dress experience…

My wedding dress hunt consisted of me trying on about 40 dresses and in the end it came down to this beauty (pictured above) and another stunner…but I knew in my heart that the other gown was my wedding dress almost right when I put it on!

To be honest I liked and/or really liked a majority of the dresses I tried on. There were only a few that right away after putting them on I said no to. On multiple occasions I thought, “This one’s pretty, I could get married in it” but what I wanted to feel was “This is it. I have to get marred in this dress!” I didn’t want to settle and knew my dress was out there so I kept looking.

Amazingly Kevin’s wonderful mom was actually the one who found my gown and suggested that I try it on. Let me tell you, if you’ve never been wedding dress shopping before, wedding dresses on the hangers even in the most beautiful boutiques, shops, designer salons don’t really have that much hanger appeal. Most wedding dresses look 100 times better once on a body than on a hanger. When in doubt, try it out/on!

I will let you in on a little secret though which is that I did get “that  feeling”, some say a bridal feeling, from what turned out to be my wedding dress. I had a moment!!! I had never experienced that kind of a feeling/moment with any other of the other dresses (all 39 that is) that I tried on.

When I put my dress on for the 2nd time to verify it was “The One” I cried. It’s the only dress that has ever made me cry in my whole life!  Actually once in the 4th grade I was ironing my favorite pink dress that had short sleeves and a cute white daisy applique in the middle (it had kind of a PG 60’s go go vibe) and I thought everything was dandy but then it turned out I actually had burned a hole in it which made me cry, but because I was sad about ruining my fave dress :(.

My wedding gown is the first dress to make me cry tears of joy!!

I cannot wait to show you my gown…but that’s going to be in May ;) so still a few months away! You’ll just have to hang tight until then!

xoxo Sera

Blue Vibes

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 Dress: Jason Wu for Target/ Belt: J.Crew/ Sunglasses: Tory Burch/ Bag: J.Crew/ Sandals: Rainbows

     Blue vibing today on the blog! I say this because the Mosque in the background is the “Sultan Ahmed Mosque” but is more commonly known as the “Blue Mosque” due to the numerous blue tiles located inside. The outside is beautiful but the inside will blow your mind! The tiles, mosaics, colors, and stained glass are breathtaking and seriously phenomenal! Also, if you love to travel and have never been to Istanbul go! Book your trip. If you love delicious food, very nice people, beautiful monuments, natural wonders, fabulous shopping, amazing architecture and history then Istanbul is just the place for you to visit!

So what I’m wearing. I got this dress when Jason Wu paired up with Target a few years ago and it’s fabulous for traveling because you can fold it up into a tiny ball and it doesn’t wrinkle! A big plus! Also, the fabric is nice and light which was perfect for walking around Istanbul all day in the heat. Now for my shoes…

Whenever I travel anywhere in the summer I bring my trusty Rainbow sandals and wear them basically every day. They are super comfortable and match any outfit. In my ideal travel world I would wear embellished sandals or pretty heels to compliment my outfits, like this one, while visiting and taking photos at landmarks/historic sights. However, in reality I need a shoe that I can be in all day that doesn’t kill my feet, give me blisters and can basically be comfortable to walk in from 8 AM to 8 PM at least! That’s why rainbows are my travel shoe of choice for warm weather vacations :).