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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Leg Slit + Peplum

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Top: Anthropologie (old, look at how cute this one is!)

Skirt: Nordstrom

Bag: YSL

Sunglasses: Prada

Wedges: Aldo (other pretty options here and here)

Jewelry: Tiffany & Co.

Lips: MAC ‘Russian Red’

Hi everyone and happy Monday! Although you will most likely find me in a dress most days during summer I do like to mix it up every once in a while and wear actual bottoms sometimes. Key word *sometimes.* Pants and skirts are a great change of pace every once in a while ;)!

A maxi skirt is so easy and breezy for summer time! You can mix and match various tops in your closet to give a skirt like this a completely different look depending on what you wear on top.

Pair with a cute t-shirt or tank top and sandals for a casual vibe or go with a more tailored top like this white little peplum and wedges for a more polished look.

Either way a maxi skirt is so comfy and versatile for the warmest months of the year which are quickly approaching!

xoxo “Feeling glam in my maxi skirt with slits” Sera :)

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Honeycomb

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Dress: Ted Baker (on sale now!)

Necklace: Cocktail Bling

Bag, Sunglasses: Chanel

Sandals: Tory Burch (similar here)

Lips: MAC ‘Candy Yum-Yum’ 

Hiii Chic Readers! What’s better than a bright pop of color in a comfortable, chic, textured, fun knit A-Line dress?! Almost nothing…jk a lot of things, but when it comes to dresses other than my fave maxi dresses this takes the cake for me!

I love the honeycomb-esque geometric textured top paired with the subtle horizontal lines on the bottom. Plus this color is everything!!! It’s seriously so pretty in person! Pair with an equally bold and bright lip color for pure fun, as shown above, or go with a nude/light pink or coral lip for a more relaxed look.

This little number is such a fab dress for summer events (bridal showers, brunch, baby showers, work, dinners, weddings…the list could go on and on!).

And the movement! I could twirl in this dress all day everyday, but then would be pretty dizzy afterwards ;).

It also comes in a pretty mint color and is currently on sale! Ted Baker always gets it right when it comes to A-line dresses…always!

xoxo “Can I have every Ted Baker dress pretty please?!” Sera :)

 

 

 

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Neck Crystals 

IMG_9471IMG_9470IMG_9469 Dress: Target

Necklace: J.Crew

Bag: Forever 21

Sunglasses: Celine (similar here)

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Like A Quilt

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Dress: Nordstrom (similar and on sale here!)

Cardigan: Express

Boots: Sam Edelman

Necklaces: Forever 21, Cocktail Bling

Sunglasses: Celine (similar here)

Lips: MAC ‘Milan Mode’

Hi hi hi! I haven’t done an outfit post in a while so here’s a new one for you :)! I literally love, and live in, these Lush knit maxi dresses from Nordstrom especially during the spring & summer! They are sooo comfy and perfect for the gorgeous mild to warm weather we’re so lucky to have in California almost year round. They come in solid colors as well as really fun and cute prints. Very boho chic ;).

This print in particular caught my eye because of the various colors and patterns all over which remind me of a quilt blanket in the best way possible (nothing against quilts!). When I’m out shopping and see this dress style in a new print or color I really like I know I’ll be leaving Nordy’s with it!

xoxo “Currently living in maxi dresses all day everyday” Sera :)

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Holiday In Cambodia

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Happy Inspired Wednesday Chic Readers! Hope you’re all having a fabulous week so far :)!

Once we decided on going to Cambodia for a part of our honeymoon Kevin asked me if I had ever heard the song “Holiday in Cambodia” by the Dead Kennedy’s to which I responded “No.” He played it for me and now anytime I think or say “Holiday in Cambodia” the chorus to the song is all I hear! Does that ever happen to you when you think of a phrase/sentence and realize it’s a lyric to a song you know? And then the song pops into your head. It happens to me a lot!

Ok now to the good part of this post!

Here are some travel tips and some of my favorite moments (part 1) from our honeymoon in Cambodia:

1) Getting blessed by a holy woman and a female nun in two different temples! It was very cool and spiritual. I was into it (duhh)! Both women who blessed us were so sweet and kind. They both thought we looked extremely young to be married ;) haha.

They blessed us and our marriage which I thought was so lovely. I’m currently still rocking my colorful string bracelets that they tied on my wrist :).

2) Hiring Chet as our private tour guide for two days. Literally hire him if you’re planning a trip to Siem Reap…you will be so extremely happy that you did!

That is all you need to know. Seriously he’s wonderful! He tells you everything from facts to stories and more about all of the sights and temples you see. You can ask him as many questions as you’d like and he knows all of the other tour guides and most people around the places we visited. When I asked him if he was married he said, “No money, no honey!” He’s funny, kind, intelligent, passionate about his country, speaks very good English and knows all the best spots to take your picture (that pic of us holding the “gem” light was all him!). His ratings of “Excellent” on Trip Advisor are completely legit and well deserved. He is an awesome tour guide!!!

3) Seeing a million insanely gorgeous wats! Or, as we say in English, temples. We honestly saw like 20+ but they were all so different, intriguing and delightful!

4) Smiling Buddhas!!! I love that some of the temples had smiling Buddhas. It’s refreshing to see that even in a temple/place of worship Buddhists displayed one of their philosophies of loving kindness so appropriately.

5) Our wonderful hotel! We stayed at the Golden Temple Residence which is a boutique hotel and I highly recommend it if you decide to visit Cambodia! The staff was so friendly and cheerful. They knew we were there to celebrate our honeymoon and went above and beyond for our room with a bottle of wine, a fruit basket, roses on the bed and the most elaborate towel display of love swans I’ve ever seen! Their pretty pool with a swim up bar under waterfalls is pretty great as well. And a huge plus is that you can walk to the night market in like 2 minutes!

Ok Part 2 will be coming soon so get ready for some more insights :)!

xoxo “It’s a Holiday in Cambodia, It’s tough, kid, but it’s life” *see the song is still in my head* Sera :)

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Siem Reap Outfit Day 1


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Top, Pants: Target

Kimono, Bag: Forever 21 (similar here)

Sunglasses: Nordstrom (similar here)

Necklace: J.Crew

Shoes: Nike

Happy Memorial Day! In the USA we are so fortunate to live in a country where we are truly free. It’s something that many people don’t really think about and quite often probably take for granted yet your freedom should never be taken for granted.

Thank you to all the courageous service women and men who have fought, and continue to fight, for our great country and our freedom. 

Ok this outfit summarized is prints on prints with lots of blue hues combined with a pop of tangerine and the most comfy kicks…completely necessary while traveling!

Basically I’m kicking off a series about our amazing honeymoon which I’m so excited to share with you all!!! Because it was so awesome! Get ready!

We started our honeymoon in Siem Reap, Cambodia! Cambodia is an intriguing country with tons of gorgeous ancient temples, an extremely sad history and resilient people. The people are truly so nice and wonderful! We loved our time in Cambodia and if you’re an adventurous individual who loves to travel then I highly recommend a visit. 

A tip though…do not go in April!! It’s literally the hottest time of the year in Cambodia and Thailand (and South East Asia in general). We knew this going into our trip because I had of course researched a ton but we got married in April and wanted to go on a honeymoon right after getting married.

We thought it would be alright…

Now I’ve been to extremely hot places around the world and in the US so I thought that I had experienced heat + humidity but Cambodia’s climate of crazy insane heat + ridiculous humidity is on another level. We’re talking about 100+ degrees and 80% + humidity. Literally you walk outside and start sweating immediately. You basically would be soaked after staying outside for half an hour or so. Romantic right? :)

Luckily I packed accordingly and brought lightweight breathable clothes that made it slightly (?) manageable. I’m pretty covered up because to visit certain temples your arms and most of your legs must be covered. They’re holy places so you need to be respectful. Also, the sun was brutal so these loose insanely comfortable printed sporty pants were my jam. Even if I could have been in a bikini and sandals and/or in a pool all day it still would have been pretty bad. No joke.

One word fashion tip if you’re traveling to Cambodia/Thailand/SE Asia, and actually anywhere tropical in general, kimonos.

I love kimonos so much and brought a few with me which were lifesavers because they’re so sheer and lightweight so they cover your arms (and make you temple/holy place appropriate) but aren’t heavy and hot.

So the only downside to our trip literally was the weather which does play a big part while traveling. We survived though and I still wouldn’t have changed our honeymoon locations for the world :).

xoxo “So happy to be back in my gorgeous Cali climate” Sera :)

p.s. these pics were snapped at one of my favorite temples because the views from above were crazy beautiful, which was used as a burial ground for the King’s family members…if you’re wondering what specific temple this was!

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