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. …

Potrero Hill

A friend told me about their favorite brunch spot in Potrero Hill called Plow.  As a San Francisco brunch connoisseur, self appointed of course, I had to try it out!  Living on the other side of the city I don’t find myself in Potrero Hill as often as I would like and was up for something new (plus I heard the lemon ricotta pancakes at Plow …

Favorite Fall Boots

Happy Friday!  I am loving the California fall we are having this year.  Chilly, crisp, and loads of beautiful sun!  I am lucky to be able to wear outfits like this into the season and still feel comfortable. If there’s one thing I couldn’t live without this fall (besides my husband- STILL getting used to saying that!) it would be these OTK (over-the-knee) suede boots …

Jumping Into Fall

After a brief sabbatical from Chic Happens due to full on bridal brain, I am more than excited to jump back into things!  I will be posting about our wedding and honeymoon soon but want to just jump into what I have been up to most recently.  Over the past few weeks I have been collaborating with a local San Francisco landscape photographer who has …

Olive

Before Kevin and I started dating I lived in a tiny little apartment in San Francisco’s Marina disctrict, which happened to be situated right next to an Urban Outfitters.  It was dangerous as I had to walk past their windowfront every day to get to my doorstep.  What I loved about Urban Outfitters is that I was always able to find a piece for every …

CH Wedding: 5 Steps to Prep for Your Engagement Shoot

You have an engagement shoot booked and you’re feeling ahead of the game, but what next?  As Kevin and I were gleefully preparing for our engagement shoot we realized we started having more questions than answers.  Where do we shoot?  How many locations should we shoot at?  Should we attempt an outfit change?  Where will we change?  OMG will people see us?   The last …

CH Wedding: Bridal Party Boxes

Being asked to be a bridesmaid in the past has always been such an honor, but as we all know, depending on your role being a bridesmaid comes with responsibilities and often a pretty hefty price tag.  With that being said, I knew when I asked my girls to be a part of our wedding I wanted to go the extra mile so they knew from …

La Dolce Vita: Positano Beach Day

I have been meaning to post the last leg of our Italy trip for some time and with how busy life has been lately, I have really been missing la dolce vita (the good life)!  After almost 15 days in Italy, ending our trip sunbathing on the Amalfi Coast was a brilliant idea and I applaud Kevin and I for planning it so. With all of …

Black leather jacket

My favorite thing about Sunday night is getting to regroup and relax from the weekend and mentally prep for Monday.  This was one of those weekends where we had friends visit both Saturday AND Sunday so I was looking forward to unwinding from hostess mode. One of my fondest memories from this weekend was going downtown with friends for dinner at Salt House (so good if …

Color me Orange

Hi friends!  After a month of rain, we have been totally blessed with a HOT streak in the city.  I’m all over any chance to wear shorts since it’s a pretty rare occasion here in San Francisco.  It’s been such a busy time of year with work and wedding planning and have found myself indoors behind a computer more than usual.  I was so excited to …