Mural Matching

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Dress, Sandals: Target (I like this dress too!)

Hat, Bag: Forever 21

Sunglasses: Celine

Hello friends! It has been a while, work/life has been crazy busy for me…but what’s new :)? How are you lovely people doing?! Hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far!

We went to San Francisco a few weeks ago for a good friend’s birthday lunch and as we were walking to the restaurant I noticed this cool mural that just so happened to match my outfit perfectly…not planned at all!

I don’t think I could have planned it any better even if I had known. Currently loving these gladiator lace-up sandals that are a steal from Target (I also bought them in orange)!

xoxo “Unintentionally matching your surroundings is pretty satisfying” Sera:)

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The Sweetest Thing

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Dress: Target

Necklace: Nadri

Sunglasses: Celine (similar here)

Sandals: Tory Burch

Happy Friday Chic Readers!!! Woot woot! Hope you all have some fun plans and will be able to relax a bit!

Picked up this sweet looking dress from Target two weeks ago but I can’t find it online…it is recent though.

I’m a sucker for stripes and the lace detail on top is so pretty and feminine. Also, the neckline is great because it dips a bit but can still be appropriate for work. So a work and play dress #outfitdoubletasking😉

Currently loving this necklace by Nadri (it also comes in silver, super pretty as well) which can be found at Nordy’s. One of my best friends got it for me for my birthday and I’m obsessed with it!!! I wear it almost every day as it’s delicate, chic and goes with everything.

Have a wonderful weekend lovies!

xoxo “Summer is for dresses and pretty necklaces!” Sera:)

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Oscar de la Renta

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Gowns, gowns, gowns!!! Can you tell I’m super excited about what I’m sharing with you tonight?!

Two weekends ago I was lucky enough to see the “Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective” exhibit at the de Young Museum in San Francisco. If you’re in the Bay Area and enjoy fashion GO! It’ll be there until May 30th, 2016 and has been very popular so get your tickets now…you won’t regret it ;)!

Oscar de la Renta was truly a class act. I believe that showed through his designs and the clothes he made. The craftsmanship and attention to detail in his garments are impeccable.

I’m a huge fan of his gowns as they’re very classic, ultra feminine, chic, glamorous and all around stunning! From gilded feathers, to bejeweled bodices, cotton candy tulle and embroidered embellishments his clothes are all encompassing of glam. He was a savvy business man, seemed intelligent and kind. “Be the designer of your own destiny…” was a quote of his. He was extremely talented and understood women which made him uber successful.

When I worked in couture sales our Oscar de la Renta trunk show days were like Christmas as I would get to try on several exclusive and insanely pretty gowns. Each and every single dress, and especially the gowns, that he made are amazing…legitimately so beautiful!!!

The exhibit showcases outfits and gowns that have been worn by: Rihanna, Hilary Clinton, Diana Vreeland, Penelope Cruz, Barbara Bush, Karlie Kloss, Jessica Chastain, Nicki Minaj, Amy Adams and a slew of socialites and royalty. My favorite part of this exhibit was seeing all the iconic gowns from last year’s Met Gala (aka Ball) that Oscar designed.

In 2015 at the Met Ball Sarah Jessica Parker wore the amazing black and white window-pane gown complete with Oscar’s signature in red on the bottom…so swoon worthy no?! Also, the pale pink satin gown designed to perfection with a huge bow under the low dipping back that Taylor Swift was so lucky to wear is phenomenal and made her look like a modern day Marilyn Monroe. Can I have that dress?! Scratch that I don’t even need to own it, I just want to try it on and take a few photos in it😉.

His pieces are elegant and timeless and to make me like him even more I learned that he opened up an orphanage in his home country, the Dominican Republic, adopted a son from that same orphanage and seemed to be someone that most people who knew him really respected and loved, which isn’t always the case in the fashion world.

I’ll finish up this essay post with one of the best fashion quotes around was said by Mr. de la Renta: “I am not interested in shock tactics. I just want to make beautiful clothes.”

That you did Oscar, that you did.

xoxo “Cheers to you Oscar, one of the best designers in the history of fashion” Sera:)

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Spring Spring

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Top: Forever 21

Necklace, Cardigan: J.Crew (similar here)

Pants: Santa Barbara boutique

Sandals: Tory Burch (love these!)

I finally got to bust out my white pants yesterday as temperatures hit 90 degrees!! It was warm and legitimately felt like summer here. I found these white denim pants at a small boutique in downtown Santa Barbara years ago with my best friends while on a girls trip during our college days. They are stretchy and oh so comfy!

White is great in the summer to deflect the sun and keep you cool. Plus, it just looks fresh and clean…probably why so many people favor it in the warmer weather months. I couldn’t resist pairing these white skinnies with a pretty pink and blue floral top and nude sandals. Totally had a spring in my step! Aha get it?!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far :)!

xoxo “White Pants = Warm Weather” Sera

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Soaring Over Napa

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Sunglasses: Celine (need these!)

Hot Air Balloon Company: Napa Valley Aloft 

A chronological order in photo form of what my Friday morning looked like last week! It started with getting up at 5 am, confirming that we would be able to fly out for our hot air balloon ride (hallelujah!), organizing a group of 90+ people, grabbing a hot tea and mini pastries, getting into a van which drove us to our launch location and then, then the magic happened!

I should mention that the moon was still out when we arrived at the site of the launch location and daylight was barely breaking…

After being briefed on what would occur while in the balloon, primarily during take off, we loaded up into our basket which fit 12 people and took off. I didn’t expect our ride to be so peaceful, calming and relaxing…seriously it was so zen! Honestly I probably could have meditated up there but didn’t because then I would have missed a few beautiful views and I couldn’t risk that!

The only time I felt like “this is kind of crazy/scary” is when I looked right over the basket when we were probably a few hundred feet high. Once you get super high it’s not really scary…the world around you almost seems fake! It’s weird but awesome at the same time and again really calming.

We cruised up to a casual height of 2,200 feet and soared over the lush green hills of Napa which was legitimately breathtaking. We saw many estates from above (was totally picking out my Napa dream home) complete with their own private vineyards and wine caves (!). I mean I feel like any legit estate needs one of those😉.

The vantage point was unreal and the sun kept rising steadily as we cruised. I relaxed while soaking it all in and not trying to take a million photos. Obviously I took a lot of pics on my phone, but then I made a conscious effort to put it away in order to really enjoy the ride and take it all in sans technology:).

We ended our trip by landing in a dreamy green field, literally just how you would picture it from films/TV shows/books etc. The weather was perfect and it was such a lovely morning and experience.

If you have any desire to take a hot air balloon ride I could not recommend it more! I loved my experience and although it was my first time I doubt it will be my last. I inquired with our pilot where his favorite location to ‘balloon’ is and he told me, “A place where you can fly over ancient ruins like in Turkey, Mexico or Egypt.”

Totally sold! Next time I’m in Cappadocia you know what I’ll be doing…no seriously.

Have you ever gone on a Hot Air Balloon ride?! If so did you like it??? Thoughts?

xoxo “Hooked on hot air ballooning now” Sera😉

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Sunday Sayings

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Sunday sayings just felt like an appropriate post title since I’m sharing some fun ones with you tonight!

They’re all good but “Sun’s Out, Buns Out” is probably my fave ;)! Spotted at Sugarfina this weekend.

Also, this last one is hilarious, but I really love the smaller font phrase underneath, “Life’s too short to wear boring clothes.” That one is legit! #mylifemotto

Which saying is your favorite???

xoxo “Sunday Fundays are the best!” Sera:)

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So Stripe-y

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Dress: Target (similar here)

Necklace: Bauble Bar (love this one too)

Leggings: Zella 

Boots: Cole Haan

Sunglasses: Celine

Easy to throw on, super comfy to wear and oh so soft! That’s exactly what this cute little striped dress number from Target is.

I’m going to be belting it, to give it more shape, and wearing it sans leggings and boots and with wedges and a sun hat instead, once the weather is warmer!

xoxo “Stripes are classic always.” Sera:)

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