Showing posts from September, 2013

Philip Lim for Target purchase

On September 14, I joined the Philiplimfortarget twitter party scouting for direct links to buy stuff before it went live. It was such a fun atmosphere. Unfortunately the items on my wishlist weren't some of the items online before launch day. Hubby and I  ended up staying up until 130am to get the Philip Lim stuff we wanted.

Here's some items I got. I really wanted the mustard yellow animal skirt, boom sweatshirt that Jessica Alba wore, and mini satchel in gold.
What  goodies did you get? 

OOTD - Stripes day

Happy Sunday funday! I attended the first night of Style Week OC at Irvine Spectrum last night. Nick Verreos did a great job hosting. Stay tuned for outfit and event posts this week. 
Shirt: Splendid / Skirt: from No Rest for Bridget / shoes: Mia Helaine / jewelry : serene sky boutique / Purse: Mango 

OOTD - White out

Happy Saturday! Any fun plans for the weekend? I'll be checking out a fashion show for the first night of Style Week OC tonight and attending a neighbor's traditional naming ceremony on Sunday. Fun! 
Dress: James Perse / Shoes: Mia Helaine / Necklaces and bracelets: Serene Sk

Shoe crush

I saw this beautiful Alejandro Ingelmo Mariposa pump on The Zoe Report recently. This pump has to be my latest shoe crush. Look at the detailing and delicate laced up heel this is. I can imagine wearing this with a ladylike A line skirt or coated jeans.

What do you think? Anyone want to get a size 6 for me at Shopbop?

*(Image source: Shopbop)

No Rest for Bridget: new skirt

My Colorado friends were in town last weekend for the wedding and stayed at a house in Newport Beach. They told me that there's a boutique nearby that I should check out. Lo and behold it was a No Rest for Bridget. I always go to the one in Bella Terra in Huntington Beach so it was a happy surprise to find out there's one in Newport Beach. We had fun shopping and catching up.

I ended up getting this awesome asymmetrical skirt made from a sweatshirt material. I can't wait to wear it! I am thinking either with my James Perse tank or Levi's denim shirt. What do you think?

What's in my bag

What's in my bag, you ask? I got the new Philip Lim for Target bag and love it. Here's a peek of what's inside:
Dior wallet- a birthday gift from hubby. I was sad when I almost lost it this summer. 
Pens- you can never have enough pens. 
Rosebud salve - one of my favorite lip balms and natural enough to use on the gals.
Keys - I love how big the keys are so I won't lose it. 
Arm candy - I have a mix of Serene sky, SPARKL, and gifted bracelets here in case I feel like swapping bracelets out. 
YSL lip stain - this is my favorite thing in the whole world. I would be sad if they discontinued this. 
Business cards - as a new boutique owner, I never leave home without cards. You never know when the next collaboration or customer opp will be! (My mom made the cool case.)

OOTD - Fall reflection

Happy Tuesday! Can you believe it's the end of September already? What are you liking about fall? For me, it's the pumpkin dessert, having family around during the holidays, wearing boots and leggings, and of course all the yummy food during the holidays.
Shirt: Love on a hanger / Shorts: Jack by BB Dakota / Shoes: Mia Helaine

OOTD - Wedding guest dresses

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend. We sure did. It was so fun hanging with our friends and family at the wedding and post celebrations. I got the idea of wearing two dresses after talking to my Colorado girlfriend. I wore this pink number with cool tulle skirt for the ceremony. I thought I would match my baby wearing a pink ombre dress. For night, I thought I would switch it up by wearing a gold dress (so appropriate since the Emmys was last night too). It was a good thing I had brown and gold strappy heels since it went well with my dress.

Have a great week everyone! Don't forget to check out our online fashion boutique and get 15% off with promo code LAUNCH15.

Dress: Pearl by Georgina Chapman / Heels: Nine West / Purse: Philip Lim by Target / Bracelets: Madewell & Serene Sky

Dress: no name / Heels: Guess / Bracelets: Madewell & Serene Sky

OOTD - Sunday brunch

Happy Sunday funday! It's Sunday brunch and football at our place with our Colorado friends and family after a fun wedding celebration yesterday. I thought I'd wear a comfy dress for today. Stay tuned for my wedding outfits tomorrow!

Dress: Mona B / Heels: Guess / Bracelets: c/o from a friend and Showroom NYC

OOTD - Grey florals

Happy Saturday! I've been a busy bee lately. Family and friends from Colorado are in town for a big wedding today. It's been fun hanging out and catching up with them in between doing work.

Sweater: H&M / Dress: Audrey / Shoes: Sam & Libby for Target / bracelets : Madewell & Serene Sky

OOTD - Ruffles

After all the hard work at launch, I thought I would treat the gals to playtime at the park. Hubby took some outfit pics for me too. How do you like my new ombré hair? Thought I'd celebrate launch with a new do plus prepare for the upcoming wedding.

Dress: no name / Shoes: Sam & Libby for Target / Bracelets: Serene Sky & Madewell  

OOTD - Launch day

Happy Wednesday! It's launch day for Serene Sky Boutique. Please check us out at Expect to see handpicked jewelry from me and my best friend, sourced from Scotland to Los Angeles. I'm so excited we were featured in Orange Coast magazine yesterday.

I''m wearing an Alternative Apparel dress and Old Navy tank. Shoes are from Sam & Libby for Target. Bracelets are from Serene Sky and Madewell. 

OOTD - Tropical

It will be dress week on the blog. Here's another Lush favorite in my closet. 
I'm wearing a Lush dress from No Rest for No Rest for Bridget, Old Navy tank and Sam & Libby for Target sandals.  Bracelets are from Madewell and Serene Sky. 

Save the date! Serene Sky Boutique is launching 09/18/13

Hooray! Mark your calendars, people! This Wednesday (September 18, 2013), Serene Sky Boutique will be launching at Expect to find hand picked jewelry pieces from me and my best friend. We sourced great pieces from Scotland to Los Angeles!

We are also in the midst of planning our celebration and trunk sale. If you know of any businesses in Orange County or Long Beach who would like to do a collaboration and lend their space, please leave a comment or tweet @shopserenesky.

Hope everyone is excited for our launch! We are!

OOTD - Tiger dress

Happy Monday! I felt like wearing this dress that reminds me of a tiger since I felt victorious after getting everything on my Philip Lim for Target list. Hooray. Were you on Twitter Saturday night? It was a party atmosphere from people talking about their favorites to sharing test links before the launch.

I'm wearing a Lush dress and Urban Outfitters d'orsay flats. Bracelets are from Madewell and Serene Sky.

OOTD - Blue is for bride

Yesterday, I thought I would wear blue for a surprise bridal brunch for my new sister in law. My hubby's bro has the sweetest fiancé and I'm excited she's joining the family.

I'm wearing a Naked zebra dress from Elison Rd (also wore for LA Fashion Council), Guess heels, and H&M clutch. Bracelets are Madewell & Serene Sky.

Blue dress inspiration

My niece told me she's looking for a blue dress  for the wedding, so I emailed her a couple of options. Asos and Nordstroms had some great options, from skater, chiffon, wrap and lace dresses. I think these would be perfect picks for a 20 something old gal. What do you think?

The Asos skater dress is classic yet is unique with the sweetheart lace design. I'm obsessed with asymetrical hems so was totally drawn to this Asos lace dress. The Asos chiffon dress is a perfect wedding pick because the fabric is so light and flowy when you move.

This Nordstrom wrap dress is so classic and can be worn with accessories to dress it up or down. It would be a staple in anyone's closet for years. When I saw this Nordstrom lace dress (photo above), I immediately thought of Wendy from Wendy's Notebook. I could imagine her wearing this and my niece pulling off this girly and classic look. The drop waist and lace combo is perfection.

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Pink ombré dress

We will be going to my brother in law's wedding next Saturday and I plan on having the baby wear this cute pink ombré dress from baby Gap. So cute, huh? Don't you wish baby clothes came in adult sizes?
Stay tuned for my blue dress post tomorrow!  Lots of wedding guest dress inspiration coming your way...

OOTD outtakes

There have been times this month where I have been so busy to take an outfit picture or I only capture a part of the outfit, so I often skip a blog post. Here are some outfit of the day outtakes taken in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach recently. Outfit details are below.

Hope you are having a great week! 

Top: Banana Republic / Skirt: H&M / Shoes: Sam & Libby for Target / Bracelets: Madewell & Serene Sky / Clutch: Call It Spring

Top: Banana Republic / Jeans: H&M / Shoes: Urban Outfitters/ Bracelets: Madewell & Serene Sky

OOTD - Prim & proper

This dress feels so prim and proper like you could go to the office, fancy lunch or a meeting. Instead, I wore this to go to Sprinkles, library and hair salon. Ha!

I'm wearing an Old Navy dress and Sam Edelman Trina sandals. Bracelets are from Serene Sky and Madewell. 

DSW shoe finds

I was in Orange last week and spied a DSW store and had to go in. If not only to beat the heat but to look at lovely shoes.

I saw a lot of beauties that I liked from bootss, sneakers, flats, to oxfords. What do you think of these finds?

(If only hubby would let me get all of these shoes, I would be a happy girl!)

Impo Ochoa Bootie - $49.95

Sakroots sneaker - $39.95

Splendid flat = $49.95

Tahari Valerie in nude! - $69.95 (If you follow my blog, you know how much I love my black Tahari Valerie flat!)

Report - $44.95


The other weekend, I was in the South Bay for my friend's baby shower and my hubby spied a cupcake shop called Babycakes as we were driving. I told him fondly, "Remember when I used to drive out of my way for cupcakes?" He said, "Yeah, that was annoying." Oh, silly hubby!

Luckily, we dropped by after the shower. It was a cute small bakery. I loved their unique offerings like apple pie a la mode and cherry cheesecake. I wasn't very adventurous with my purchase though and got vanilla and lemon. Those are my go-to flavors. I really liked it. The cake was moist and frosting wasn't too sweet.

Definitely check out Babycakes in Torrance if you are ever in the South Bay!

OOTD - Green

It's Monday! Are you enjoying all the NYFW shows? I wish I could be there, but livestream is the best. I have watched the BCBG and DKNY shows and loved them! Which designers are your favorite?

I'm wearing a Love Audrey dress and Nine West heels. Bracelets are from Serene Sky and Madewell. 

OOTD - Rabbit photobomb

Happy Sunday funday! My day yesterday was filled with work, lunch with family, Sprinkles, and family dinner.

I'm wearing a Love on a Hanger tshirt, Topshop Love pencil skirt, Mango purse, and Sam & Libby for Target sandals. Bracelets are from Paris and a friend.