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OOTD - Play

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Happy Monday! Last Friday, we spent the night at my sister in law's house after thanksgiving. We decided to take the family to the local park. I love going to the park because it reminds me to slow down and play. The crisp fall air is so refreshing too. Takeaway: don't forget to play outside!  Outfit: H&M faux fur coat & dress  No name leggings  C/o SEE eyewear aviators  Isabel marant x H&M boots

Black Friday Sales

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Black Friday Sales What’s a better way to recover from Thanksgiving overeating than Black Friday shopping? I wanted to share some cool brands that are having promotions.  Linden is an eco brand made in Los Angeles. They are giving away a free trip tank with any purchase over $75.  Arrici is offering their entire Fall Collection at 40% off with code BlackFriYAY15 and all sale will be marked down to 75%. FYI, Arricci is the lace up flats that are trending by all the blogger babes and magazines.  UNIQLO will have everything under $50 (except select outerwear) . I love their jeans there! Shopserenesky.com has select items marked up to 40% off and 35% off entire store with code BLACKFRI. Sale ends Cyber Monday EOD with free US shipping always.  (Editor’s note: Many thanks to Stylesmith team for sharing information on top three brands.)

Happy Thankgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone! My parents' have this sign hanging up in their garden and whenever I see it, it reminds me that there is indeed something to thankful for. In the midst of Paris attacks, Turkey shooting down Russia's jet, and the Syrian refugee crisis, the world can be a scary place. I try to think about the world on a personal level. I am grateful for a roof over my head, food on the table, loving family, and wonderful friends. I try to cherish the little things and be the best person I can be.  Even though the world can feel like it is in turmoil, it is up to us to celebrate life and  spread kindness. I wish you and your family a happy Thanksgiving week. Let us all spread positivity and understanding in this world. (Image via happydiwali2015greetings.com)

OOTD - Black & Blue

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With it being Thanksgiving week, I thought I would take this moment to have us pray for world peace. It's been over a week since the Paris tragedy happened and I hope we can one day have peace and understanding. #PrayForParis #PrayForTheWorld Outfit: c/o Zero UV sunglasses Old Navy top Madewell corduroys Matisse sandals Shopserenesky.com Labor of Love bracelets

OOTD - Boots

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Happy Monday! It's officially Thanksgiving week. Who's counting down to Turkey day? I always love Thanksgiving because I get two meals - one with my family and with my in laws. Yay! Outfit: Pleione clothing denim shirt via Nordstrom Rack Nordstrom leggings Forever 21 boots c/o SEE Eyewear sunglasses Shopserenesky.com Labor of Love bracelets

OOTD - Sweater weather

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Happy Friday! You gotta love sweater weather. I am loving the chilly weather. It's perfect for wearing boots, sweaters, and scarfs. PS. I have a couple blogger events coming up. Stay tuned to my instagram to see where I'll be. Outfit: H&M sweater Uniqlo tank Lucky Brand jeans Coconut boots c/o SEE Eyewear aviators Shopserenesky.com Labor of Love bracelets

OOTD - Black and white

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What do you wear to a dinner at Fig & Olive? Something black and white of course. I love black and white and find it's a timeless color combo.  Outfit:  BB Dakota blazer Old Navy top H&M jeans Muse Boutique flats Shopserenesky.com Labor of Love bracelet

OOTD - Fall Vest

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Happy Wednesday! I finally got to wear this Fall Vest I got and love how tall it makes me look. I can't wait to restyle it with a dress or slacks. Have you gotten any vests for fall? Outfit: c/o SEE Eyewear aviators Madewell tee Levi's jeans Shopserenesky.com Labor of Love bracelet Forever 21 vest & ankle boots

OOTD - Scarf Weather

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So long to the October heat wave and hello to the chilly Fall weather. I love wearing scarves in the Fall and Winter months. It's a cute way to look stylish and stay warm. I am digging this light scarf I was gifted from the Outlets of Orange blogger series. It's so chic and can be styled so many ways. Outfit: Ella Moss top c/o Tommy Hilfiger scarf c/o ZeroUV sunglasses Target jeans and shoes Zara handbag Shopserenesky.com Labor of Love bracelet

OOTD - Brown

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Happy Monday! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! I am digging the chilly Fall weather especially wearing boots again. What do you like about Fall?  Outfit:  Lush blazer Paige jeans Zara handbag Aldo boots Shopserenesky.com Labor of Love bracelets

OOTD - Fall

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Fall is in the air! Happy Friday! I wore this outfit before an evening of trick or treating in Old Town Orange while I was at the Orange Library. I love the texture and color of the shirt. It just screams fall. Outfit: c/o Zero UV sunglasses Forever 21 top Forever 21 shorts Shopserensky.com bracelet Zara handbag Target shoes

LA: Louis Vuitton #LVSeries2

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It's Throwback Thursday so why not post about the Louis Vuitton LVSeries 2 I saw in Hollywood last winter with my sister Hanh and blogger babe Amanda. We attended on the last day of the exhibit so experienced a long  line and rainfall while waiting to enter the pop up museum. Through different rooms created, guests were able to view influences and inspirations for the Louis Vuitton line - specifically the Spring 2015 Women's Ready To Wear Collection. Through 3D art and video demos, guests can explore the creative process behind the collection. In an all white room, previews of the actual Louis Vuitton products were on display for guests to take photos of. The ending room showcased the fashion show experience from the high paced behind the scenes set where models are getting hair and make up and finalizing looks to the models walking on the actual runway. It was definitely a once in a lifetime experience. We walked away with unique Louis Vuitton stickers and posters highlig

Anepalco's Cafe

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I love brunch , as you can tell from my blog and Instagram. My girlfriends and I like to meet up for brunch when we can. We decided to try a spot in Orange called Anepalco's Cafe. It's such a cute mom & pop place with limited parking. Since there were four of us, we decided to order family style. From top to bottom in the first photo:  Anepalco's Chilaquiles - tortilla chips, omelette style eggs, red sauce, cotija, sour cream avocado mousse, pico de gallo Green Chilaquiles - tortilla chips, omelette style eggs, tomatillo sauce, green sauce, cotija, sour cream, avocado mousse, pico de gallo, pepitas Huevos Divorciados - green & red sauce, corn tortillas, ham, bacon, eggs, red onion, avocado, cotija, sour cream, cilantro Guava French Toast - sadly they don't serve it anymore but they have a new Horchata French Toast now. Ooh la la! My favorite was the Green Chilaquiles and Guava French Toast. I'm a sucker for green sauce from my visit from New Mexico.

Madewell South Coast Plaza event hosted by Living In Style OC

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Two weeks ago, Alyssa from Living In Style OC invited me to the Fall event at Madewell South Coast Plaza. It was a fun night with fellow Orange County bloggers. We sipped on sparkling water and nipped on light bites as we browsed and shopped  Madewell's newest fall collection. I had to wear their Fedora all night and linked my favorites below. My Madewell favorites: Madewell & Biltmore Straight Brim Fedora Draped Popover Shirt Tie Waist Cadet Blazer The Billie Boot in Suede The Leather Fringe Pouch Clutch in Vintage Canvas With Erika, Vincent and Alyssa With Alyssa of Living in Style OC Outfit: Madewell Fedora H&M windowpane top Uniqlo jeans Muse Boutique Laguna Beach flats Shopserenesky.com Labor of Love bracelet

Shopserenesky.com Thankful Lookbook

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Can you believe it's November? Thanksgiving is only 3 weeks away. We decided to name our lookbook "Thankful" to commemorate the season. My boutique, Shopserenesky.com, features two cozy looks perfect for the holidays - a mini striped tunic and salt & pepper poncho from Oh!SoCaliClothing. We styled it with dainty jewelry from designers DKPI, Labor of Love, and Gena Myint too. Enjoy my favorites below and shop the lookbook here !   Model: Yhana Burbel/ Styling & Beauty Touch ups: Donna D. of Serene Sky Boutique / Photography: Annalisa Stalcup of Serene Sky Boutique / Jewelry: Serene Sky Boutique / Tops: Serene Sky Boutique  

OOTD - Wedding weekend

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Hooray for the weekend! Two weeks ago, we celebrated our good friends Ray & Jenn getting married. It was such a wonderful wedding and celebration with my hubby being best man and our Colorado friends flying in for the happy occasion. I wanted to share some outfits I wore for the wedding weekend, from a  maxi dress for the ceremony, lace dress for the reception, and romper for brunch. Some helpful tips when you're a wedding guest: Don't break in shoes when going to a wedding.  Always have comfortable shoes for dancing. If spending the night at a hotel, be sure to pack flats after wearing heels all night.  Outfit 1 - Wedding ceremony : Shopserenesky.com Sun Burst necklace by Gena Myint Heavenly Couture maxi dress Zara heels c/o Sunglass Warehouse sunglasses Outfit 2 - wedding reception : Shopserenesky.com I Wanna Dance With You necklace by Gena Myint H&M blush lace dress Forever 21 nude heels Outfit 3 - Brunch with the newlyweds Shopserenes