Laguna Sunset

Dress: Anthropologie (from earlier this year, love this one too!)

Necklaces: Nadri and Thirty One Bits (I want this one now!)

Sunglasses: Quay

Bag: YSL

Sandals: Steve Madden

Hihihi! Happy December! Can you believe it’s almost time for the Holidays?! They’re quickly approaching and I’m so excited!!!

One of the most beautiful beaches in the world is Laguna Beach (IMO) and fortunately it’s super close to my parent’s house/where I grew up.

If you’re not from Orange County, you probably know about Laguna Beach/have seen it on TV via the reality show “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County” that Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari were on back in the day (insert crying laughing emoji here). It was ridiculous but kind of fun to watch while we were young and it put Laguna on the map for many.

Anyways when K and I were in Southern California for Thanksgiving we went to Laguna Beach for lunch, to walk around and watch the sun set and it did not disappoint! All of these photos (above) are not edited. #nofilter at all! So gorgeous right?!

It was a 75 degree day outside so I was able to wear this fun sparkly dress and one of my favorite pairs of sandals ever…in late November…oh how I love Southern California in Fall/Winter!

I got several compliments just walking around in this dress so apparently it’s a people pleaser ;). I got it from Anthro a few months ago, but unfortunately doesn’t look like it’s available anymore, or not online at least. What I love about it the most is that it’s quite versatile and can be dressed up or dressed “down” a bit…I mean it’s still a sparkly dress which makes it look inherently a bit more dressy. It’s one of my favorite dresses to date!

As for my sunnies I’m digging these Quay sunnies. They’re so cool! I just love the ombre detail and how oversized they are. They also come in Mint!

xoxo “Shiny, Shimmery and Bright times ahead!” Sera 🙂

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Pumpkin Patch Velvet Kimono

Dress: Nordstrom (currently on sale!)

Kimono: Forever 21 (lots of cute ones, I want this one too!)

Necklaces: J.Crew

Sunglasses: Maris DeHart

Hat, Bag: Target

Lips: Stila Liquid Lipstick 

Hi all! Happy almost Halloween!!! Can’t believe this is my first Fall post, but definitely not the last ;)!

I LOVE Halloween. Always have, always will. It’s just fun and there are so many tasty & cute treats/drinks to make/eat/drink and the decorations are awesome. I got really into decorating the inside of house this year and don’t want to take our Halloween decorations down, even after Tuesday. Plus, pumpkins and costumes…need I say more?! 

Since we’ve had our house we’ve hosted a Halloween party for our friends which is so fun! We just had our 2nd annual Halloween party this past weekend and it was a success (woot!)!!

This year I dressed up as Cruella De Vil and K went as my Henchman…I loved being a ‘villain’ this year! I’ll be sharing some pics soon here. In the meantime if you’re interested in seeing a sneak peek, take a look at my Instagram :).

We also did our annual Campbell family pumpkin patch outing which is one of my favorite fall traditions! Spent lots of time w/the fam, took a few pics (above!), found some cool pumpkins to take home which are now sitting on our porch and my twin nieces got to go on their first pony/horse rides (needless to say they were fans as they’re super into horses currently)!

I wore this super cute, on-trend, velvet kimono paired over my go-to black maxi dress. Added 2 gold J.Crew necklaces, a cute bag and hat from Target and a beautiful pop of color via my Stila liquid lipstick. I felt very Fall festive!

This look is appropriate for October in California as we get some super hot days. This day at the pumpkin patch turned out to be a scorcher...I started sweating in my velvet kimono an hour into our outing as it was 90+ degrees!

Wishing you a fa-boo-lous and spooky fun Halloween!!! Be back on here soon!

xoxo “Happy Halloween Eve everyone!” 🙂

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Chinatown Fun!

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Dress: Anthropologie 

Sunglasses: Maris DeHart

Lips: MAC ‘Russian Red’ 

Bag: Chanel

Sandals: Nordstrom 

Hiiii! Happy Friday Eve :). Wanted to share this pretty dress by Yumi Kim that I got recently at Anthropologie. I’m loving all the dark florals that are always in style, but specifically very trendy/in style this Fall.

I wore it out and about to my first ‘Red Egg & Ginger Party’…go ahead and Google it, or click that link! I had never heard of it before getting invited to this one, but I love the idea and we had a great time celebrating baby Emilia with our friends! I planned to wear this dress as it has red flowers and also accessorized with my burgundy Chanel bag, as red signifies good luck in the Chinese culture.

One of my besties and I randomly came upon this cute staircase in Chinatown, San Francisco, so of course we had to take a few pics ;).

Matcha is one of my favorite things (Matcha iced latte’s anyone?) so it was very appropriate that we stood on that stair.

xoxo “Feminine and Chic dresses are my fave!” Sera 🙂

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Flutter-Sleeves & New Anthro Finds

Dress: Anthropologie 

Hanger: Etsy

“Look What You Made Me Do” Anthropologie!! Some inspo via T.Swift’s new song and video (I’m so into it!). Got some cute items when I went to one of the largest Anthropologie stores, in America, in Palo Alto last week. If you haven’t been yet and you live in the Bay Area or find yourself in Northern California then it’s a must…trust me you won’t regret going! 

Also, tried their cafe, Terrain, for the first time and it was delish!

First item that I’ve already worn, this super cute flutter-sleeve shirt dress which is super comfy and “farm girl” chic & cute according to K, to which I responded, “More like I should be in the lavender fields of Provence twirling and picking flowers!”…but that’s still in France so guess my husband knows some things about my style/fashion ;). I got a size S.

I also picked up this beautiful chenille cardigan in “nude” and I know it’s a piece I’ll be wearing a ton this Fall/Winter. The color is more of a dusty rose than “nude” in person. It also comes in navy and a brown-y-green “moss” color. I got an XS and usually wear a S/M on top so definitely size down at least 1 size if not 2.

My 3rd find was this pretty tray for our entryway console table which we’re using to store our keys.

And my last purchase, which I’m so excited about but I haven’t tried on in my correct size is this amazing tie-back dress. It’s a great black dress, really comfortable and has the cutest, and kind of sexy, back! It’s getting shipped to me right now. As long as it fits I feel like I will be living in it as it’s right up my alley.

Do you ever put something on and know immediately that you love it and will get so much use out of it?! I felt like that for all of the above items which always makes for a productive/fun/the best shopping day :)!

xoxo “Got to stay away from Anthro for a while now…probs not, let’s be real” Sera 🙂 haha

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Ruffle Cami

Top, Skirt: J.Crew

Necklaces: Cocktail Bling, Turkey

Sweater: Express

Sandals: Steve Madden (also come in black!)

Hi all! Happy Thursday, woot woot it’s almost Friday/the weekend :)! I just got this cute ruffle cami from J.Crew over the weekend and wore it today for the 1st time. I LOVE it! It’s super comfy, chic and comes in a variety of colors (black, white, olive and a neutral-y blue).

I went with the “smoky” coral and got a size 6. It’s great to tuck into skirts (a la my outfit today as seen above) or wear loose over with denim/pants.

Also, one of my dear friends (my “little” from Chi O sorority days!) got engaged last weekend and we were invited to celebrate with the newly engaged couple in a surprise celebration at Half Moon Bay, complete with bubbly and delicious treats post-proposal! So happy for you both Kathleen and Elton!!!! Let the wedding planning begin ;)!

Random photo included in this post and blurb here is that I ate a delicious chocolate tart today at work with edible gold foil!! Isn’t it so pretty?! That’s how you know something is very trendy and potentially here to stay for a while (?)…we’ll see but hooray for gold/gold foil everything!

Ok in non-fashion and non-happy news here are some real thoughts I’m currently having:

My heart is heavy for my country and the world. America will always be my country, but there is no room for hate nor racism here. PERIOD. DONE. I cannot believe that this happened (these white supremacists in this video are filled with so much hate, I will never understand this) and still is happening in the USA. It’s literally INSANE. It makes me sick to my stomach. An American woman was MURDERED by an American man and our President said nothing to condemn Nazis, NAZIS. Let that sink in, if it hasn’t already…

In these dark times we must speak up and take peaceful action. We need love and unity, not hate and violence. BUT, we also cannot let this hatred and violence seem or become “normal” and we definitely cannot go backwards in history. If you are not speaking up or taking action, please do so in some sort of capacity. This affects all of us, so even if you’re white and think “this isn’t actually affecting me” please think again, as it definitely does.

I know that a majority of people/humans are good and I believe that evil will not prevail. I hope and pray for a peaceful world & country and for senseless violence to stop. This quote by Nelson Mandela, tweeted by Barack Obama, after this past weekend’s events gives me hope:

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion … People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love … For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

xoxo “LOVE is the answer. There is no place for hate, racism & senseless violence in the World” Sera

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Light Blue with a Twist

Dress: Ibiss 

Bralette, Sandals, Hat (similar here): Target

Helllllloooo friends! Happy Wednesday :). We finally went to the Gilroy Garlic Festival last weekend and it was so fun! I’ve been wanting to go for the past 3 years since we’ve lived in Northern California but we just haven’t made it there until this year, yay finally!

^^^^This was my outfit for the food festival as it was a hot day, so obviously no pants! I also wanted to protect my face from the sun (always necessary) so I wore this cute black and white striped sun hat with this light blue floral dress. Isn’t this dress perfect for summer? The small opening in the front + little twist by the chest is such a cute/flirty detail. I found it at a local boutique and it was $55 (fashion score!).

Ok so the Gilroy Garlic Festival is definitely a must if you live in the Bay Area and like or love garlic…well, really just food in general. There is SO much food, it’s crazy! Everything we ate was delicious: from garlic butter shrimp scampi to garlic crab fries to garlic mushrooms to funnel cake (no garlic there just deliciousness!) and even garlic ice cream!!! I actually really liked the garlic ice cream, but am a huge garlic lover myself :). Luckily we had a group of 5 of us so we shared a lot of the food, to maximize trying more items ;).

We got to see Giada de Laurentiis in person as she was the MC for a garlic cook-off (obvs). She is tiny in person, super petite, and was rocking a t-shirt dress (blue & white striped, casual but cute) and shoulder length kind of messy wavy hair. She looked good! 

On another note, Target, per usual, is killing it with on-trend and super cute items. I found these pearl slides for $25. They also come in tan which I didn’t even see in person :(. I LOVE the black ones though and have been wearing them non-stop. Pearl details are so in right now, especially on shoes…I’m loving it. Currently obsessed with this pink/blush pair that I got recently from Nordstrom by Steve Madden as well.

Wait the black target sandals I have are EXACTLY like these Steve Madden ones which are $70 (!). Which one came first?! Probably the Steve’s, but hey that’s what happens when you’re a good designer…Target does it for less $$$! OR did Target have them first? We’ll never know ;).

Another Target steal is this front scalloped lace bralette which has the best crossed detail back for $13. It also comes in aqua. It’s super comfy and fashionable to wear under tops and dresses or alone while at home lounging ;).

Wishing you all a wonderful rest of the week!

“Give me ALL the summer dresses and pearl sandals!” Sera 🙂

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Stars & Stripes via Kimono

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Top: Nordstrom (love this one too!)

Kimono, Jeans: Target (similar here)

Bag: Chanel (check out this beauty!)

Lips: MAC ‘Russian Red’

Sunglasses: Maris DeHart

Sandals: Tory Burch (these are on sale & similar to my very favorite pair of Tory sandals)

Hi hi hi! A happy belated 4th of July to all my American readers/friends/peeps! We had such a lovely long weekend…we got 2 days off of work which was very nice. Our days were filled with lots of family, fun times and food!

Obviously we bbq-ed, because America :), but we also went to a soccer game at Stanford between the LA Galaxy & the San Jose Earthquakes and went White Water River Rafting on the American River which was awesome!!! See the middle pic of me cliff jumping in the middle of our rafting trip ;)! If you like outdoor activities and aren’t scared of water I definitely recommend trying it out. We went through ARTA and did Level 3 (out of 5). We had a really nice, albeit hot day on the water but it worked out well as the water was frigid!! It’s melted snow, so we knew it was going to be super cold but I literally screamed when I willingly jumped in for a dip ~30 minutes into our rafting trip, ha!

The good news is that nobody in our raft fell out! As long as you pay attention and are in good physical shape a Level 3 rafting excursion is quite easy. I want to do a Level 4 next! Level 5 might be a bit too crazy for me but we’ll see in the future :).

Now for my outfit. This was what I wore on the 4th of July. This cute-y kimono is from Target and I LOVE it! I’ve always been drawn to stars and stripes (separately and together) in fashion. I wanted to be comfortable as I knew I would be running around with my twin nieces all day, so I chose jeans and a cute white top from Nordstrom (which I also have in black!). I finished the look off with a red lip and my navy Chanel boy bag…quite festive ;).

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July!!!

xo “Give me all the cute star and stripe things!” Sera 🙂

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