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

Velvet Top

Happy Thursday!  I have been dying to incorporate velvet into an outfit as it’s been such a trend this holiday season.  I love the look of a monochromatic outfit since it has the ability to be easily dressed up or down.  As soon as I found this top I could already envision it at a holiday party or a night out for dinner or drinks.  Velvet is so comfortable and I love that you can mix and match it in a variety of ways.  I opted for black jeans and heels but I could easily see this being paired with a dark skirt or with jeans and a leather jacket. read more