Chinatown Fun!

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Dress: AnthropologieΒ 

Sunglasses: Maris DeHart

Lips: MAC ‘Russian Red’Β 

Bag: Chanel

Sandals: NordstromΒ 

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 πŸ™‚

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Flutter-Sleeves & New Anthro Finds

Dress: AnthropologieΒ 

Hanger: Etsy

“Look What You Made Me Do” Anthropologie!! Some inspo via T.Swift’s new song and video (I’m so into it!).Β 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!Β 

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 πŸ™‚ 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 happenedΒ (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: IbissΒ 

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!Β 

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 braletteΒ 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 πŸ™‚

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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 saleΒ & 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 πŸ™‚

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Pineapple Print + Gingham

Dress: J.Crew

Sunglasses: Maris DeHart

Sandals: Target

My sister and brother-in-law visited us this weekend and it was so much fun! She’s pregnant (obvs) and is literally the prettiest, most beautiful, pregnant person I’ve ever seen. She looks great and is truly glowing right now :)! We cannot wait to meet the little one so soon!!! I get to be an Auntie once more, which is the absolute best! #auntielife

Wanted to share this colorful pineapple print dress, with pockets (!), from J.Crew which is currently 25% off. It’s so fun for summer, I LOVE the print a lot…like when I spotted it in the store I knew I wanted to wear it right away :).

Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far! Sending you lots of positive vibes and love!

xo “Be a Pineapple: Stand Tall, Wear A Crown and Be Sweet On The Inside” Sera πŸ˜‰

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Chania Chill

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Dress: Anthropologie (On SALE, such a good price currently!)

Earrings: Stella & Dot

Sunglasses: QuayΒ 

Sandals: Tory Burch (similar here)

I had to write this post ASAP once I saw that this dress is on sale now! Like, really really on SALE. It was originally $138 and now it’s $39.95!!! I got it for almost double that (still on sale but not as good as now!) and don’t even mind as it’s super cute and fun for Spring & Summer. I love the one-shoulder strap detail…I think it makes the dress! The chest/bust area is super flattering, gives you some nice cleavage AND support…two very important things ;).

K says this looks #countrychic or #farmgirlchic which makes me laugh, but I am so into it! I brought it on our trip to Greece and wore it on a sunny, warm day while we were in Chania, Crete. Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands and Chania is the second largest city of Crete.

Chania is a charming very walkable Venetian harbor city with lots of scenic spots, good shopping and history. We spent two days in this very nice and relaxing city and it was the perfect amount of time. Also, the fact that we traveled there in mid-April was perfect as we avoided the crazy tourist season that happens from ~May-August in Chania and Greece in general. I highly recommend visiting Greece anywhere from mid-to-late April to early-to-mid May.Β 

xoxo “Chania is such a Charming, Chill and Cute City” All the ‘C’s” Sera πŸ™‚

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