Little Little Italy



At first, when I visited Little Italy, I didn’t get to spend much time and experience this place to the fullest. And so I’m happy to be back and, this time, bring my little one with me. Little Italy is a chic and scenic neighborhood located in downtown San Diego.

I started out my Saturday by having a cup of coffee at a cute little coffee shop called Parakeet Cafe! Although it is little, Little Italy has so many neat places to offer, such as shops, restaurants and art galleries. I strolled down this warm and lovely afternoon trying to find a place with a great pizza. After all, what kind of trip would it be if I couldn’t eat pizza in a place famous for pizza! I stumbled across Napizza, a restaurant with a great patio and view. Their pizza was so delicious that even my little one was trying to take a bite from it.

After lunch, I was in the mood for some gelato. Not far from the pizzeria, I saw a huge line outside of an ice cream shop called Salt & Straw. With this much traffic, I knew that I had to give it a try.

One of the things that my little one gets amused by is a fountain. When he was a little baby, the sound of a fountain used to calm him down and put him to sleep, but now he likes to look at it and play with the water. I decided to relax and enjoy the sunset by the famous Piazza Basilone, before heading out to the gallery exhibition at the Meyer Fine Art.

San Diego’s Little Italy is home to numerous events, festivals as well as their own famous farmers market. Speaking of farmers markets, I was thrilled to discover one last weekend, located a short walking distance from where I live. I left with a full stomach and a couple of things for the home, which I will share with all of you in one of my upcoming posts.

Oh, and every time I hear Little Italy it reminds me of an episode from a comedy show called Jon Benjamin Has a Van. The premise of the sketch was centered around a place called Little Little Italy. The episode is not related to Little Italy of San Diego in any way, but that’s what I recall each time I hear Little Italy.





Santa Monica, CA

Santa Monica was the first place I visited since moving to California. The city is among the top recommended places to see in the Golden State and it also happens to be on my bucket list. People from around the world are eager to see the much Instagrammable Route 66 sign and the iconic Pacific Park Ferris Wheel.



Now that I am a mother, I’m always on the hunt for baby-friendly places we can go to. Thank God there are so many great kid-friendly spots that this state has to offer. I am thrilled to be able to share these scenes with you on my blog.

One of my missions for 2019 is to begin posting more content about motherhood experience as well as all baby related matter.



I feel lucky and grateful that I had my little one here with me and I couldn’t have asked for a better shooting partner.


Winter themed mason jar




  • Mason jar
  • Epsom salt
  • Hot glue
  • Jute rope
  • Pine cone candle
  • Pine branch with berries
  • Artificial snow spray


  • Add one cup of epsom salt and place the candle in the jar


  • Apply a layer of glue around the jar. Then, wrap the jute around the mouth of the jar a few times and tie off with a bow


  •  Cut a piece you like from the branch and use a dot of hot glue to adhere to the top of the jar


  • Spray the artificial snow to the bottom half of the jar 


  • Light up the candle and enjoy!


Lookvine Interview

Happy to be featured on their latest post, thanks for the shout out LookVine!

What is One fashion rule you never break?
I don’t wear dark chunky heels with light summer dresses.


How would you describe a perfect Fashion look and is there a person who is an inspiration to you for this?
Coat sliding is definitely a perfect, signature look. In my case, it is more of a blazer sliding. Draping a classic cut blazer over my shoulder would be the fashion look that completes my entire outfit. My mother is my greatest source of inspiration for style. Most of the vintage clothing I wear to this day, including blazers, has been handed down to me by my mom.


What interests you in Fashion?
Every time I go into my closet to pick out an outfit, I view the process of creating style as a form of art. As if body is a canvas, whatever you put on that day allows you to create a certain image and express yourself in engaging and impactful ways. I approach fashion as an extension of unique identity and an instrument capable of making you feel confident and empowered. This thought translates into my blog’s slogan “You Are What You Chic.”


What styling advice would you give to your younger self?
Quality over quantity! That is the best advice I could give to my younger self. I now believe that it is more beneficial to keep the quality clothes and get rid of the excess. Having lots of different clothes certainly did not make me happy or help establish my personal style. Instead of spending time and money filling up my closet with disposable items, I choose to focus on few well-made, timeless pieces. A more mindful approach has helped me build my wardrobe and understand what works well for my body type. It gives me balance and freedom to concentrate on the items that can be mixed to create a versatile look.


One tip you would like to give to our readers?
Mix and match modern stylish clothing with vintage pieces. By adding a vintage touch to an outfit, you can include an interesting and unusual twist to your look. Take the time to check out vintage stores. You will be surprised by what you can find at fraction of the cost. Plus, you are helping with recycling by not contributing to a wasteful fast fashion movement.



Like mother, like daughter

Exactly a year from today, on this very special occasion of my beloved mother’s birthday, I posted side by side photos of us wearing the same dress. I seized the opportunity and continued the tradition this year with one more treasured addition to my closet. It is the classic LBD but with a little twist, one of my absolute favorite patterns – polka dots! The dress is classic, you can see how it can be worn with a nice pair of high heels, just as my mother wore it. A pair of cute flats can be another complement, making the dress an absolute statement while bringing it to the center of attention and ascending this look into the spotlight.






A very special gift: L’Amy America



I would like to start by thanking L’Amyamerica for their generous gift. Since I collect sunglasses, it is one of the main accessories I use to complete an outfit and emphasize a certain look. Although a pair of shades serves as a fashion statement, the more important functions are to minimize sun exposure, protect your eyes from damaging rays and guard you from premature wrinkles. I like to wear sunglasses even on cloudy days since harmful UV rays exist despite the hazy sky. I usually keep one pair in the car and another one in my purse so I can be covered at all times. Besides, you can totally get away with those no makeup days if you have a good pair of dark shades on your side.
Because I am a fan of L’Amyamerica sunglasses, I was super excited when they got a hold of me. Receiving all these beautiful sunnies they sent, made my day!
I love all the styles I picked and I highly recommend them if you are in search for a trendy yet chic pair of sunnies.
Lastly, I would like to point out that this is not a paid advertisement, it is my opinion only.

Roosevelt by Nicole Miller






Marblehead by Sperry




Bluff Point by Sperry


Marblehead by Sperry




Spencer by Nicole Miller




Spencer by Nicole Miller

New year new wardrobe

I have been decluttering my closet since the beginning of 2018, trying to achieve the minimalist lifestyle. Not just my closet but also everything in my home, I’m trying to be more frugal and less wasteful.
I have been collecting so much for the last few years that I’m at a point where the phrase “closet full of clothes- nothing to wear” is the best description of my everyday experience.
I have noticed, that despite having a big variety of clothing, I always choose classic and timeless pieces over and over. No matter what, I keep coming back to the few key items, which I will present in detail in a separate post. A list of my essential items includes a classic trench coat, a pair of leopard print heels, black skinny pants and an oversized white shirt.

Wardrobe essential – An Everyday bag



There are three reasons as to why I mostly shop at thrift stores. To save money, to avoid the in-store, right of the rack look and because I can discover some rare and vintage items that I cannot find anywhere else. However, I like to splurge and reward myself once in a while. I justify doing so, by giving myself the ultimate “I never bought anything for myself with my first salary” excuse.
One of the biggest purchases I made last year was this swagger bag from Coach. An essential piece missing from my wardrobe was an everyday bag that is not too big, yet can hold all the necessary items. My friend, who knows my style very well, got me a matching wallet a couple of years ago. This generous move led me on a search for a purse that would go well with the wallet.
With the beginning of 2018, I started a project to build a minimalistic wardrobe, the details of which I will share with you guys on my next post. Quality over quantity, is my motto nowadays and therefore the key pieces in my wardrobe must be few, high quality and long lasting. As a result of my new year’s resolution, this bag made its way to my wardrobe must-have and an everyday essential.



I want to shine a light on a style expression that has no borders and I hope it makes your day brighter.

Bohemian Chic


I’ve always struggled with establishing one style that fits my life. There are so many different fashion styles, therefore it is hard to choose and commit to just one. My preference and choice of clothing has evolved so much over the years due to my environment, age, mood and interests.
I used to love wearing all black rocker outfits when I was in high school but with age, I gravitated to a more polished and sophisticated appearance. Every now and then, I get lazy and just throw on a pair of leggings along with an oversized shirt or sweater, something easygoing.
However, the one fashion style I have always admired and kept in my closet is a classic and chic design, which is why I named my blog CmeChic.
I do own vintage clothing, handed down to me from my grandmother and mother, that I just adore and cherish as my treasure.
One of my favorite styles to wear in the summer is bohemian. Boho pieces are timeless and there are many creative ways to wear them. Inspired from gypsy and hippie looks, a boho style looks good on just about everyone. It is that carefree spirit and look that I love. The key is to mix and match wild patterns and exotic textures. The messier – the better!
In the end, I realized that you don’t have to stick to one style and just wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and gives you confidence.



S/S 2017 Dresses

In one of my posts, back in August, I promised to do a summer dress collection. I was finally able to find time and get right to it.
Summers in Dallas are long. Especially this year, it seems as if summer is endless. It is already November, yet the temperature is still in the high 80’s accompanied by few days of 90’s. I’m excited about breezy days and cool nights, but I’m also thrilled to wear my favorite summer dresses once more before I have to put them away.
The dresses below are my most worn  for summer of 2017. Hope you enjoy it and get new ideas and inspiration from the way I combined both colors and accessories with each look.