Black Lace

Happy Thursday!  How is it almost February?!  Time is FLYING this new year!  We spent this past NYE in Lake Tahoe where it was snowing and freezing.  I typically wear a dress for New Years but knew that was out of the question in the snow.  I stopped by a few shops in downtown Reno (on our way up to Lake Tahoe) and found this little lace top from Bebe that I had to have.  It was perfect for a wintery night out and I felt covered enough, yet still sexy.  Since then, I’ve been able to style it with a few different bottoms so it’s gotten some use (yay!) which typically never happens with NYE outfits. read more

Open Shoulder Sweater

I did a major closet clean-out over the holidays and it really got me focused on stocking up on basics and more versatile pieces.  Classic items, like neutral sweaters or transitional jeans build up a useful closet and I’m trying to focus more on those versus constantly buying statement pieces- which is a serious habit of mine!  Investing in better quality pieces that will last over time is always a good idea. read more

Rainy Day in West Portal

We spent a rainy Saturday this weekend checking out the city’s West Portal neighborhood.  It’s a low-key neighborhood with blocks and blocks of adorable shops and restaurants.  West Portal Avenue, where we spent most of our time, has a small town vibe which is so refreshing in a city that’s always hustling and bustling.  It’s filled with trendy shops, like Lemonade (if you’re into coconut, the coconut lime lemonade is a must), and lots of old timey theaters and bookstores.  We had so much fun walking around and checking everything out- be sure to scroll down and check out some of our top picks if you pay a visit! read more

Think Pink

Merry Christmas Eve!  With all of the holiday events and checklists this week I am excited for some downtime with our families this weekend.  I can’t believe how fast this year has flown by- seriously.  I could have sworn it was just yesterday that I was still in bridal mode planning away!  I will say, it’s such a nice feeling to be past the planning mode and focusing on new and exciting things (like Chic Happens).  I have been having so much fun getting back into this site and I have so appreciated all of the notes, e-mails, and calls of encouragement.  It really does mean so much! read more

Sweater Dress Season

Happy Sunday!  I went to visit a friend this afternoon and snapped a few photos along the way.  The neighborhood was one I had never been to in San Francisco called Mount Davidson Manor- and let me tell you, it is such a cute neighborhood.  Mount Davidson Manor is beautiful and colorful and SO San Francisco. It’s filled with a mix of architectural styles including a few “East Coast Style” homes.   Growing up on the East Coast it was fun to see some of these style homes here in San Francisco! read more