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Calivino Wine Pub

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Last week, I had the opportunity to do a food and wine tasting at the new Calivino Wine Pub located in Anaheim. My blogger friends Amanda from Feast.Fashion.Faves and Kimberly from According to Kimberly joined me for the inaugural Tuesday Trivia Night at Calivino too.

We were immediately met by founder Daniel Bradley at our corner booth and were presented food and wine menus. We learned that the popular savory bites are the Bacon Dates and Brussels Sprouts and popular Between the Bread items are Lamb Burger and Caprese.

We decided on the Cheese Platter, Bacon Dates, and Brussels Sprouts to go with our wine. My friends and I decided on Riesling from Germany, Clayhouse Adobe Red Blend, and Clayhouse Adobe White Blend.

The savory bites made by Chef Patrick Dale were so mouthwatering and went perfectly well with our wine during our night of catching up and girl talk. I really loved the goat cheese and honey complimenting the Bacon Dates and hint of honey and pork belly on the Brussels Sp…

OOTD - Coral crush with Ohsocaliclothing

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Happy Black Friday! Hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving yesterday filled with food, family and laughter!

My California inspired boutique, ShopSereneSky.com, is having a Black Friday promotion. Free gift with purchase today and save 25% off sitewide on jewelry, clothing and accessories.

Two weeks ago, I wore this outfit to model our OhsoCaliClothing top from my boutique. I love that this coral color instantly completes your outfit.

Outfit:
Top: Coral Long Sleeve Top by OhsoCaliClothing from ShopSereneSky.com
Jeans: Madewell
Boots: Isabel Marant x H&M
Necklace: If Not For You by Gena Myint from ShopSereneSky.com

Happy Thankgiving !!

Today will be about cooking, baking, hanging with family, TV marathons, playing Trivia Pursuit, and browsing online. I compiled my favorite Orange County bloggers here so you can get fashion inspiration after getting turkey-wasted.
A photo posted by According to Kimberly (@kimberly_luu) on Nov 11, 2014 at 10:27am PST Sunny N Blue - this is my fashion and lifestyle blog I started in 2007 as a creative outlet to write content I like. It started off with more food reviews and now contains outfit of the days, fashion and beauty coverage, my favorite beauty products, and lifestyle topics like travel and dessert spots.

According To Kimberly - if you follow our instagram, you'll see she is blogger and designer Kimberly Luu. She has great style and always sports our Serene Sky pieces especially the Fashion with a Cause bracelet she designed for breast cancer awareness.

Feast.Fashion.Faves - I met Amanda of Feast.Fashion.Faves at OC Fashion Week last year and we've become fast friends. She…

OOTD - look alive

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Happy Thanksgiving Eve!

I love sleeping in and working at home in my pj's. I decided to finally get ready and wore this Fall outfit last week.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I wanted to say thank you so much for the messages, texts, emails, and hugs my family has received after my grandma's recent passing. My grandma was a strong woman and I only hope to be like her and raise my gals to be as strong as her. We are so appreciative for the thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.



Outfit:
Sweater: Love on a Hanger via Nordstroms Rack
Necklace: La Cle de Cie by Gena Myint from ShopSereneSky.com
Jeans: Flying Monkey via Elison Road
Sneakers: Kenneth Cole via TJ Maxx
Sunglasses: Aviator sunglasses c/o SEE Eyewear



Feast.Fashion.Faves x Great Over Good Blogger Brunch

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Last month, I was invited to Feast.Fashion.Faves x Great Over Good Blogger Brunch in Santa Ana. My friend Amanda from Feast.Fashion.Faves co-hosted a fun brunch that included mingling with other bloggers and an educational talk from other bloggers like Alyssa from Living In Style OC and Deni from Khollage. Fun pop up shops from Alixandra Collections and The Oxford Trunk were also set up for guests to browse and shop from.

I loved the black and white color scheme and fall flowers and pine cones as party decor. My shop, ShopSereneSky.com, also donated to the raffle and swag bags. We donated our Industrial Deco necklace from Silk Purse, Sow's Ear.

Overall, it was a fun fall morning and I loved spending it with new and old blogger friends!

Outfit:
Tee: Target
Skirt: via Luna B Boutique
Booties: Vince Camuto
Necklace: CraftedByTalia Mia from ShopSereneSky.com








OOTD - Denim & boots

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I'm all for fall weather! I do love my endless summer but any opportunity to rock boots is okay with me.

I was in Newport Beach the other week and went to the library, Bristol Farms and Sprinkles ice cream. 
Outfit: Sunglasses: c/o Sunglass Warehouse Blouse: Pleione via Nordstroms Rack Leggings: Nordstrom  Boots: Forever 21 Bag: Pelcor



OOTD - all grey

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I have been seeing Starbucks red cups on Instagram and was happy to get my first one during the holiday season the other weekend. We had a little bookstore date after a lazy afternoon and dinner. 
I got a chai tea latte and read In Style magazine . I love that Taylor Swift is on the cover. 
Outfit:  Shirt: Gap Jeans: Forever 21 Boots: White Mountain Handbag: Pelcor

PS.
Hope to see you at OC Beauty Inspo today! My business Serene Sky teamed up with SleekHair to create an awesome fashion beauty event 1pm to 4pm. 14251 Chambers Road in Tustin





Shop and Get Pretty at Serene Sky Boutique x Sleek Hair Event

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(Editor's Note: I wanted to share a press release from my fashion boutique. Hope you can make it tomorrow!)

(Newport Beach, California, November 7, 2014) OC online fashion boutique, Serene Sky, has partnered with Tustin based retailer, Sleek Hair, to create a unique event titled Beauty Inspo - OC Fashion & Beauty Mixer on November 22 1pm to 4pm.

The one day event located at SleekHair (14251 Chambers Road in Tustin) will be more than just shopping, but include makeup artists providing consultations, vendor giveaways, swagbags, and chances to meet boutique owners, bloggers and fellow fashionistas. Confirmed to attend will be Serene Sky Boutique, Pekok Within mobile boutique, Manna Kadar Cosmetics, Salt International Shoes, Be Blown Away and many more local beauty and fashion brands. DJ Sandok will also be spinning tunes while customers get sweets from Sweet Kacys. Our exclusive food truck for the event is Sexy Burger Truck.

There is no admission for the one day sho…

OOTD - Tropical

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The fickle fall weather in Orange County can go from endless summer to cool fall weather.

It's good I haven't packed my summer clothing away. My favorite dress is this Lush tropical dress from my favorite Huntington Beach boutique.
(Let's hope that the cool fall weather sticks around awhile.)

Outfit: Dress: Lush via No Rest for Bridget Sandals: Sam & Libby for Target Sunglasses: c/o Sunglass warehouse  Bravelet: Gena Myint Brazillian Espresso via Shopserenesky.com


OOTD - Pasadena tourist

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I love clearing my schedule and having a true day off. My Colorado friends were in town recently so I met up with them in Pasadena. We decided on Noodle World for lunch and shopped in Old Town Pasadena. It was such a fun afternoon.

It made me realize -- great friendships are the ones you can just pick up where you left off.

Outfit: Crop top: Topshop  Skirt: via Shop Luna B Sandals: Sam & Libby for Target Bag: Pelcor Sunglasses: c/o Sunglass Warehouse


Dots Cupcakes

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Earlier this month, I headed to Pasadena to visit friends visiting from Colorado. I was heading to their hotel and spotted Dots Cupcakes so had to stop by to get a treat for my friends. This cupcake place was so adorable and colorful. The cozy bakery offered lots of different flavors like carrot, mayer lemon, pumpkin, raspberry lemon, strawberry shortcake, duce de leche, chocobutter, chocolate mint, macon, chocolate coconut, fleur de sel, cookies and creme, red velvet, chocolate vanilla, chocolate lovers, vanilla .

I decided on pumpkin, dulce de leche, vanilla chocolate, lemon meyer, and fleur de sel. The lemon meyer's cupcake was moist and frosting wasn't too overwhelming.

More info:
Dots cupcakes

Bacchus Wine Bar & Bistro

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Earlier this month, my husband and I  had the pleasure of doing a wine and food tasting at Bacchus Bar & Bistro located in Quail Hill in Irvine.

I had been to Bacchus years ago with friends back when it was known as Bacchus Secret Cellar. Bacchus was quietly renovated and relaunched as Bacchus Bar & Bistro earlier this year.

Upon entering Bacchus Bar & Bistro, I immediately loved the cozy feeling of wine displayed everywhere and lights strung above. On the weeknight that we were there, the restaurant was buzzing with guests. The friendly manager Deb met us at our table and gave us some time to check out the menu.










We started off with some wine and a cheeseboard.  I decided on the Euro Whites: Deusa Nai Albarino, Spain , Nikolahof Gruner, Austria, and Vie Vite Rose, France. Hubby started with Round Pond "Kith & Kin", Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. For our cheeseboard, we chose the Chevre' with Rose Preserves, Corazon de Rondo Manchego, and Collier Res…