Seeing Stars

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Tank, Vest: Target

Jeans: Found at a Small Boutique in Santa Barbara (old)

Necklace: Forever 21

Sandals: Tory Burch (similar here)

Cuff: House of Harlow

Sunglasses: Celine

Lips: MAC ‘Russian Red’

“Hey, what’s up, hello” Chic Readers!

Sharing a fun outfit that I styled and kind of dig. It’s not super feminine like most of the things that I wear (aka dresses) but sometimes I like pairing a piece that’s a little bit masculine with other feminine pieces.

For example, I actually found this cool gray tank with stars and stripes in the men’s section at Target (click the link above that says ‘Target’ to see it modeled on a guy with nice arms!).

I think buying clothing from the men’s department would deter a lot of women but it has never phased me! If I see something I really like and it fits then I’ll get it, regardless if it’s from the men’s department or women’s department. I find a majority of my clothing, like 99.9%, from the women’s sections of stores/female stores but it’s good to mix it up a little ;).

The men’s tank paired with this long flowy floral vest which I’m totally loving right now, fitted white jeans, fun statement jewelry, nude sandals and a pretty bold lip color balance the masculine to feminine pieces ratio just right for me :)!

xoxo “Doesn’t matter who it’s being target-ed at buy what you like!” Sera

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Patara Love

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Hello Chic Readers! On this wonderful ‘Inspired Wednesday’ I’m so insanely excited to be sharing lots of lovely photos with you from our magical day at Patara Elephant Farm!!

Patara is a MUST if you visit Thailand & love animals. All caps & italicized is not aggressive at all in that previous sentence because this place is the BEST!!!!! Literally it is worth planning a trip to Chiang Mai just to visit for one day even if you don’t have several days to spare in the city itself.

I’m a huge animal lover and elephant lover so I did a ton of research about elephant sanctuaries that we could possibly visit while in Thailand for our honeymoon. Be forewarned there are bad places that use elephants only for profit but there are also several great places that really do love and care for their elephants wonderfully.

My research definitely paid off because I found Patara. After reading a billion reviews on various travel sites we decided that Patara was the elephant sanctuary for us! Their philosophies about caring for elephants is the only type of place that I want to support.

They rescue elephants, rehabilitate them into the wild if they can, treat them so well and genuinely love every single elephant that is there. These elephants are so happy and healthy and thus you can interact with these majestic animals in a nice and natural environment.

We were “Elephant Owners For A Day” & it was a fantastic, once in a lifetime, extremely unique and special day!!! I highly recommend doing this!!

We got assigned our elephants for the day and I had the pleasure of cleaning, feeding and bonding with not one but two elephants! A mama elephant named Minoo and her baby Tara (phonetically Taraa)!

One of our new friends Emma, who was in our small and intimate group of only 4 including the two of us, that we met at Patara said that she heard that they try to assign you an elephant that’s similar to you. I really believe it after our experience because my mama elephant Minoo was sassy and did her own thing most of the time but also listened to some of the rules. She was truly my spirit animal ;)!! I love her and Tara so much and always will. Also, Tara rhymes with Sera :)! Coincidence? I think not ;)!

Our day was jam packed and the time goes by so quickly it’s crazy. We learned about elephants, what Patara believes in, gathered food for our elephants, fed them, were taught how to tell if an elephant is healthy and happy, how to tell if they’re sick and unhappy/mad, smelled some dung (interesting fact: it doesn’t smell bad!), cleaned them on land, cleaned them in water, rode them bare-back (the most humane way to ride an elephant) through the jungle, bathed with them and gave them delicious fruit treats :)!

I can’t even express just how amazing it is to bond with such a smart and loving animal for a day. Truly priceless. At one point I looked at Kevin and said, “Babe. Marrying you was the best thing I’ve ever done and the second best thing I’ve done is come to Patara!” I mean I was kind of joking…but not really. It’s a magical, spiritual, emotional, physically tiring day in the most beautiful way possible :).

And the babies?! The babies are literally to die for cute and so playful…they love to headbutt you and are so strong even though they seem small when compared to the full grown elephants!

So what are you waiting for? Book those trip to Thailand and if you’re already going email Patara ASAP! You want to email them in advance because they do book up.

xoxo “Take me back to Patara ASAP” Sera :)

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Pretty Pretty Print Print

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Dress: Target

Cardigan: J.Crew

Necklaces: Tiffany & Co, Cocktail Bling

Bag: Chanel

Sandals: Sam Edelman

Sunglasses: Celine

Lips: MAC ‘Girl About Town’

Happy Monday party people! Recently Target has been killing the dress game. Maybe their designers have changed? Or their buyers? Who knows maybe both have! Whatever it is keep it up Target!

I love the vivid colors of this cute little printed dress. The blue, purple and pinks jewel tone colors work so well together and the print is just pretty. Plus it’s a great price, so lightweight and really really comfortable. A great dress for summer!

xoxo “My money at Target has shifted from beauty products/home decor to dresses!” Sera

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Artistic Print

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Dress: Nordstrom (on sale now!)

Necklaces: House of Harlow, Cocktail Bling

Bag: YSL

Sandals: Tory Burch

Sunglasses: Celine

Lips: Chanel 

It’s no surprise that I’ve been living in maxi dresses this summer. To work, for parties, at home…you get it :). They’re just the most comfortable (especially when it’s warm out) and you can accessorize them so easily with a cute kimono and/or layers of necklaces and/or fun sandals that peek out!

I found this pretty abstract artistic print maxi at Nordstrom and just love it!

Very boho-chic, so comfy and pretty, what’s not to love? It also comes in various other prints/colors as seen here, here and here all of which are currently on sale! Woohoo for sales ;)!

xoxo “This is the summer of the maxi dress” Sera

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4th of July! 

                 IMG_9988IMG_9973IMG_0032IMG_9995IMG_0019IMG_9984IMG_9981IMG_0035IMG_9997IMG_0028 Dress, Vest: Target

Bag: Chanel

Necklace: J.Crew

Sunglasses: Celine

Sandals: Tory Burch (similar here)

Lips: YSL

Happy 4th of July Chic Readers!!!! The 4th is one of my fave holidays because the weather is always nice, there’s good food & drinks, fun times spent with family and friends, fireworks and we get to celebrate our country’s Independence Day!

We’re going to be bbq-ing and relaxing all day which I’m into :). This is my patriotic and boho-chic outfit that I’m celebrating in today!

Wishing you all a wonderful 4th and rest of this long weekend!!

xoxo “I looovveee this holidayyyy!” Sera :)

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98 Degrees & Rising

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Kimono, Skirt (Worn as a Dress): Target

Bag, Sunglasses: Forever 21 (similar here and here)

Necklace: J.Crew

Sneakers: Nike

If you can name what album title I’m referencing in the name of this post then you must have been born in the 80’s/90’s or just love you some 98 Degrees! Oh Nick Lachey you were so dreamy when I was a teen ;)!

Tonight I’m sharing my comfy outfit for the 2nd day of our honeymoon in Cambodia! If you’ve been following Dress Chic For Me then you know it was 100+ degrees with about 90% humidity while we were in Cambodia…yikes! Literally the hottest, grossest, stickiest, climate I’ve experienced to date! You take that cake Cambodia weather.

Trying to stay cool in South East Asia in April (the hottest month of the whole year) was a legit challenge fashion-wise that I gladly accepted. Well, I actually didn’t really have a choice so I made it work haha!

I opted to wear a colorful and bold print maxi dress with a loose pretty floral kimono (pattern mixing/play), one of my fave statement necklaces (that a woman at the top of one of the temples asked if it was real gold…if it was I definitely would not be wearing it while traveling abroad!) and the most comfy kicks that happen to be very fashionable (thanks Nike!). Then I pulled my hair back into a pony, kept my eyes safe from the blazing sun with cute sunnies and packed my crossbody bag with sunscreen and water!

Normally I wouldn’t wear sneaks with a maxi dress but I knew that we would be doing a ton of walking, climbing temples and exploring so wearing comfy sneakers was truly the smartest and hands down is the best thing to wear on your feet if you do travel to Cambodia and are going to be active seeing all that this beautiful country has to offer!

xoxo “This Cali heat has nothing on Cambodia” Sera :)

p.s. if you have ever have the chance to meditate at an ancient temple, even if just for a few moments, I highly recommend it ;)!

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Accessories of The Week

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Necklaces: J.Crew (similar here), Bauble Bar

Ring: Tom Tom

Sunglasses: Celine (similar here)

Hat: Forever 21

Bangles: J.Crew

Sharing some of the accessories I’ve been wearing and loving this week! Slightly obsessed with these linked gold bangles from J.Crew which are currently on sale!

Also, how amazing does Penny look in my fedora?! She was not a fan of wearing it and although it only stayed on her head for a few short seconds it was ridiculously cute!!! #doggymodel

xoxo Sera

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