Thursday, August 21, 2014

Double The Stripes

Wearing vertical and horizontal stripes. Express Striped Shorts and Express Striped Sleeveless Portofino Blouse
Wearing vertical and horizontal stripes. Express Striped Shorts and Express Striped Sleeveless Portofino Blouse
Wearing vertical and horizontal stripes. Express Striped Shorts and Express Striped Sleeveless Portofino Blouse
Wearing vertical and horizontal stripes. Express Striped Shorts and Express Striped Sleeveless Portofino Blouse

| Outfit Details |

Striped Blouse: Express | High Waisted Striped Shorts: Express (sold out) similar here and here | Yellow Pumps: BCBGeneration (sold out) love this pair here, great fall version here | Lucite Clutch: BCBG Maxazria (sold out) similar here and here

I've been on a mix matching kick lately. (Shirt last seen here, shorts here). Partly because summer is almost over and I refuse to buy anything new, but I honestly just love to find new and interesting ways to wear some of my favorite pieces.  I adore these high waisted striped shorts and have worn them countless times on and off the blog. For today, I decided to double up and do a mix of vertical and horizontal stripes. I just love the mixture and how it created such a chic and streamlined look.

What have been some of your go-to pieces this season?

Thanks for visiting!!

xo, Erica

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Asymmetrical


| Outfit Details |

Cream Leather Jacket: Collection B (old) similar here | Asymmetrical Hem Dress: Express | Grey Cut Out Booties: BCBGeneration | Lucite Clutch: BCBG Maxazria (sold out) similar here and here | Ring: Forever21


Last week, I did a mini shopping spree at Express (you can see the rest of my haul here) and while browsing around, I came across this cut in cami dress. I'm not a big fan of skin tight dresses but I decided to take a chance on this one since the material is super soft and has a lined bodice. It definitely makes the dress easier to wear while giving it more stability. I also love its ability to be dressed up or down although, I prefer it's dressed down nature by adding a cream colored leather jacket and matching grey booties. I really like how this outfit came together, while proving to be chic and edgy with a hint of sophistication. 

Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Erica

Monday, August 18, 2014

Cool Nights

Wearing Halogen Leather and Knit mixed media sweatshirt, STS Blue Distressed Jeans, Zara Black Ankle Strap Heels
Wearing Halogen Leather and Knit mixed media sweatshirt, STS Blue Distressed Jeans, Zara Black Ankle Strap Heels
Wearing Halogen Leather and Knit mixed media sweatshirt, STS Blue Distressed Jeans, Zara Black Ankle Strap Heels
Wearing Halogen Leather and Knit mixed media sweatshirt, STS Blue Distressed Jeans, Zara Black Ankle Strap Heels


Leather Front Sweatshirt: Halogen | Distressed Jeans: STS BLUE (old) similar herehere ($$) and here | Pink Studded Clutch: Neiman Marcus (on sale, limited quantities) | Black Ankle Strap Heels: Zara (old) similar here, love these heels for the fall here

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a nice weekend! I spent mine getting my son ready for a trip to Disney World with his Grandmom! Every few years my mom likes to do something extra special with her grandchildren, so this year she decided to take Rowan to Disney all by himself! It'll be his first time away from home and although I know he will have the time of his life, I will miss him so much! Thank goodness for face time because I requested lots of them lol! 

How amazingly chic is this leather and knit sweatshirt by Halogen? It was one of my favorite finds from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I just couldn't wait to wear it. The nights here the past few days have been quite chilly, so this top is perfect for those types of nights. I love it because it has that edgy, yet sophisticated style and can go great with a pair of jeans as well as skirts and dress pants. I also can't say no to leather, especially since this shirt exhibits style and comfort.

As always, thanks for stopping by!

xo, Erica


Friday, August 15, 2014

Getting Fringy With It

Wearing DV by Dolce Vita Fringe Booties, Forever21 Dress
Wearing Target Merona Fringe Purse
Wearing Fringe Necklace, Hudson Leeloo Jeans

| Outfit Details |

Outfit 1: Denim Jacket: Hinge (old) similar here | Striped Floral Dress: Forever21 (also seen here) | Fringe Boots: DV by Dolce Vita (wearing them in a kid's size 4, normally a women's size 7) 

Outfit 2: Peasant Top: Loft (sold out) similar here (on sale) and here | Jeans: Loft (similar, I wear petite) | Fringe Purse: Target (on sale!) 

Outfit 3: Fringe Kimino: Forever21 (sold out) similar here and love this one here | Black Swing Dress: ASOS (on sale, limited sizes) another version here | Red Heels: Steven By Steve Madden (sold out) similar here

Outfit 4: White Tank:  Old Navy (sold out) Check in store (it's a favorite of mine!) similar here | Fringe Necklace: Forever21 (check your local store!) similar here | Black and White Jeans: Hudson, similar here (on sale) | Heels: Zara (old) similar here

Today, I want to share one of the top trends for fall 2014, which actually is a continuation from what we saw this past spring. Yes, I’m talking about fringe! Fringe has made its way back into fashion in a big and exciting way. We have seen fringe over the years make its mark on western wear and casual wear, everything from boots, jackets and purses, but now it is taking on a new life of its own with pieces that truly make it a fashion statement.


There are so many ways to add fringe to your style without overstating it. The trick to fringing is to focus on one piece to keep it simple and classy, and treating it as an accessory to what you are wearing.


For some great examples to incorporate fringe for that effortless and chic statement, head over to see my full post on Remington Ready!


Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend! 

xo, Erica


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

#Fashionbloggerproblems

90's outfit inspired, variety style t-shirt, Loft black skinny jeans, denim jacket tied around the waist
90's outfit inspired, variety style t-shirt, Loft black skinny jeans, denim jacket tied around the waist
90's outfit inspired, variety style t-shirt, Loft black skinny jeans, denim jacket tied around the waist
90's outfit inspired, variety style t-shirt, Loft black skinny jeans, denim jacket tied around the waist

| Outfit Details |

Varsity Style Crop Top: American Eagle (old) similar here | Black Skinny Jeans: Loft | Denim Jacket: Hinge, (old) similar here and here | Black Tote Bag: French Connection | Red Ankle Strap Heels: Steven By Steve Madden (sold out) similar here, great fall option here

So, I intended to get this post out yesterday, but a fluke accident resulted in me losing all but 4 photos on my camera, after my iPhoto failed to open. Long story short, after a freak out session and a trip to the Apple Store that included having to rebuild my entire iPhoto, I was able to salvage a few of my pics for today's post (not my first choices, oh well!) The show must go on, right?! What have been some of your #fashionbloggerproblems?

My style is forever evolving, one day to the next. I can plan an outfit out the night before, wake up and not be feeling it. I dress how I'm feeling for the day, whether is super girly, laid back and relaxed, perhaps a little bold and edgy or like today, a nostalgic 90's Rihanna inspired vibe with a cool denim jacket wrapped around my waist and a crop top. I just love experimenting and keeping my looks fresh and fun. 

I hope everyone's week is going well thus far! 

xo, Erica

Linking up with Because Shanna Said So


Monday, August 11, 2014

Florals, Stripes And Everything Nice

Wearing Express Striped Sleeveless Portofino Shirt, Express Floral Plaid High Waist Full Skirt, Pattern Mixing
Wearing Express Striped Sleeveless Portofino Shirt, Express Floral Plaid High Waist Full Skirt, Pattern Mixing
Wearing Express Striped Sleeveless Portofino Shirt, Express Floral Plaid High Waist Full Skirt, Pattern Mixing
Wearing Express Striped Sleeveless Portofino Shirt, Express Floral Plaid High Waist Full Skirt, Pattern Mixing
Wearing Express Striped Sleeveless Portofino Shirt, Express Floral Plaid High Waist Full Skirt, Pattern Mixing
Wearing Express Striped Sleeveless Portofino Shirt, Express Floral Plaid High Waist Full Skirt, Pattern Mixing

| Outfit Details |

Black and White Striped Blouse: Express | Floral Full Skirt: Express (runs small, I suggest going up once size!) | White Clutch: BCBG Maxazria (sold out) similar box clutch here | Ankle Strap heels: Zara (old) similar here | Ring: Forever21

Florals, stripes and everything nice! When it comes to mixing patterns, I am a huge fan! (If you haven't noticed, herehere and here) I treat stripes like a neutral, therefor I feel they can be paired with anything. It's just a fresh and fashion forward take that can give some great results. With my outfit eye catching as it is (how gorgeous is this skirt? Highly recommend!), it was crucial to keep the rest of my look simple. I kept my accessories to a minimal and choose a plain black ankle strap heel for it's amazing leg lengthening effect and easy appeal. 


I'm so excited to be guest blogging over at Remington Ready today! I'm sharing four different looks all incorporating one major fall trend! Check it out here


I hope everyone had a great weekend!! Thanks for stopping by!

xo, Erica




Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Shades of Blue and Grey

Wearing Forever21 Floaty Striped Floral Dress, BCBGeneration Grey Night Jezebelle Cutout Bootie
Wearing Forever21 Floaty Striped Floral Dress, BCBGeneration Grey Night Jezebelle Cutout Bootie
Wearing Forever21 Floaty Striped Floral Dress, BCBGeneration Grey Night Jezebelle Cutout Bootie
Wearing Forever21 Floaty Striped Floral Dress, BCBGeneration Grey Night Jezebelle Cutout Bootie
Wearing Forever21 Floaty Striped Floral Dress, BCBGeneration Grey Night Jezebelle Cutout Bootie
Wearing Forever21 Floaty Striped Floral Dress, BCBGeneration Grey Night Jezebelle Cutout Bootie

| Outfit Details |

Printed Dress: Forever21 (I went up a size!) | Grey Cutout Bootie: BCBGeneration | Clutch: Loft (old) similar style here 

A few weeks ago, I popped into Forever21 just to browse and stumbled upon this blue and grey patterned dress. It's a great little dress, perfect for summer festivities and can easily transfer into the fall with the pairing of a denim jacket. To accentuate the grey tones though out the dress, I paired my new favorite grey booties from BCBGeneration which are insanely comfortable, given their fairly high heel. I love how these booties gave this dress that casual touch, while a slick pony tail gave my look a dash of minimalism. 

Have a great day, loves!

xo, Erica

Linking up with Because Shanna Said So

 

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