Glam Pumpkins

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Pumpkins: Safeway/ Craft Supplies: Michael’s

Today’s ‘Inspired Wednesday’ post is so fun! I’m a big Halloween fan and love to decorate for the season! I bought one of these pumpkins from Safeway in the beginning of October and its been sitting by our fireplace ever since.

Carving pumpkins is super fun but also a lot of work. We carved big pumpkins about 2 years ago and spent all night cleaning, outlining and carving some large and in charge pumpkins. Last year we were moving so I didn’t really get to do any Halloween decor. So I’ve been extra excited this year!

Pumpkins are not just great for Halloween but totally represent Fall in general. I intend to keep these cute smaller pumpkins as long as I can (until Thanksgiving hopefully)!

I wanted to have festive pumpkins sans carving so I decided to give them a makeover and make them glam pumpkins! Best idea ever!!

Actually the best part is that it’s super easy to do and only takes about 15 minutes!

I don’t always craft but when I do there is usually glitter and rhinestones involved ;)!

Here’s how to step up your pumpkin game…

What you’ll need: 

2 Pumpkins

Regular Elmer’s Glue

Gold Glitter

Adhesive Trim (with rhinestones)

How to: 

Glitter Pumpkin

Step 1: Put glue all over the top of your pumpkin. I wanted my glitter to be a little bit asymmetrical and not perfectly halved so I took a sponge brush and spread the glue down the sides of the pumpkin at various levels. It definitely doesn’t have to be precise…unless that’s the look you want then go for it!

Step 2: Pour glitter on your pumpkin!!! This is the fun part! I started from the top and then added some more gold glitter to the sides that needed some glitter love.

Rhinestone Pumpkin

Step 1: Take your trim with rhinestones and cut into pieces that fit your pumpkin vertically from the stem to the bottom. Cut about 6 pieces all the same length (depending on your artistic vision you can space them out more or less totally up to you). I followed the natural lines that cascade down the pumpkin as a reference for the line of the trim.

Step 2: Put a dab of glue close to the stem and hold for 20-30 seconds until it sticks without moving around. Do the same for the bottom part of the trim so it’s not flopping around.

And voilà easiest pumpkins you’ll ever decorate (I guarantee it!)!!! 

xoxo Sera :)

Camo Colors

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Sweater: Vince/ Skirt: Bailey 44/ Necklaces, Shoes: J.Crew/ Bag: Badgley Mischka (also love this one)/ Ring: TomTom/ Sunglasses: Chanel/ Lips: MAC ‘Rebel

These neutrals all combined are totally camo colors!! But this outfit is the complete opposite of blending in for hunting. Instead it’s a glam Fall color combination ensemble!

It definitely puts me in the mood for real Fall weather, which is finally happening over here in Cali (woooo)!

A berry deep magenta lip paired with dark mossy green makes for an amazing contrast totally appropriate for the season!! Try it for yourself and be the judge ;)

xoxo Sera :)

Shrug It Off

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Dress: Anthropologie (old)/ Shrug: Calvin Klein/ Necklace: J.Crew/ Sunglasses: Prada/ Shoes: Biondini/ Lips: MAC ‘Girl About Town’

No not “Shake It Off” like the ever catchy T.Swift song that I’m currently loving (and have been loving for the past few months!). “Shrug It Off” because a) I love puns and b) it was pretty warm the day I wore this outfit ;).

A shrug is a great way to cover your shoulders if you’re wearing a dress and it starts to get chilly but you don’t want to wear a full on jacket/coat/cardigan. It’s also the perfect clothing item to bring with you to an event like a wedding, formal party, benefit etc.

They also can be used in everyday life as well as shown above! I wanted to transition this strapless vibrant maxi into Fall so I threw on my classic little black Calvin Klein knit shrug.

Another benefit of a shrug is that it doesn’t take up a lot of space and thus can be folded and put in your purse/bag!

xoxo Sera :)

Engagement Photos

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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

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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

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 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

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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 :)