The Red Little Dress I Can’t Stop Wearing

Who doesn’t love a red title dress?? This floral piece has been coming with me on weekend trips, on date nights and even to a fun event and never disappoints.  It’s a dress that I know I will keep weating for years! The retro style in the sleeves is super fun, the low-cut collar detail adds a flirty side to it but still classy but what truly sold it for me was the deep red color with minimal floral print because is perfect for this Spring!

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“The red little dress I can’t stop wearing”


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Of course I can’t live without a great pair of sunnies! You might have seen me wear these lately, I’m obsessed and I linked them below. To top it off I added this perfect red lip color from It Cosmetics in Wine Berry Flush to make the look pop <3 I’ve been loving this brand lately! From my liquid and powder makeup with sunscreen, to eyeshadows and lip color, It Cosmetics has been a favourite of mine.

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Also I’m all for affordable pieces that look luxe and these white mules do just that.They are from the Who What Wear Collection for Target Style and I cannot stop wearing them!! They are so fun to style and most of all I’ve been very impressed with the beautiful pieces they keep adding to the collection. If you guys haven’t check it out, YOU SHOULD! Trust me on this one…

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Photography by: Thomas Freeman 

What I wore:  (Unfortunately some of these pieces are sold out but I found very similar looks from the same brand)

(The long sleeve version) Collins Dress from Reformation | Retro Cat Eye Sunglasses from Urban Outfitters | (Similar) Who What Wear White Mules for Target Style | Full makeup from It Cosmetics 

As always thanks for stopping by!

xo Erika

Coachella Inspired Look 2018

Like I was saying in my last post, Spring is just around the corner and with it comes Coachella!! That means enjoying the desert, listening to the best music and of course wearing fun outfits so I figured it was time to start posting my Inspo Looks for festival season. Here we go…

My first Coachella inspired look of the year is with Amuse Society. One of my favorite brands because of their bohemian & free spirit style. And that’s exactly the vibes I got from this two piece I wore on this post.

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I PUT TOGETHER THIS LOOK FOR ALL MY FESTIVAL LOVERS AT HEART!!


I think the high waisted pants that tie-up in the front, combined with the off shoulder crop top make a great choice for Coachella. Why?? Because it’s perfectly comfy to be wearing ALL day long, the fabric is extremely light so it won’t betray you under the desert heat and the striped print add just the right amount of edge to the overall look. Simple as that!

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That said, no look is complete without accessories. You have to make it our own right?? Starting with a hat to be protected from the sun and because let’s face it, it makes the outfit look more interesting <3 Mine is from Hat Attack , they have a beautiful collection but this one I really love!!

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Next I styled with my latest loves… my new sunnies from EyeBuy Direct . I love the silver color of the lenses and the metal frame is beautiful and goes perfect with any look. I also layered 3 necklaces and my stacked up on my favorite earrings to finish the look.

 

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Last but not least a crossbody is always my go to for these type of events, I chose a camel tone in suede fabric, super light bag so I barely feel the weight. But most important of all wear comfortable shoes!!! NO MATTER WHAT you will be sorry if you don’t so trust me on this one. I chose my laced-up, low wedge sandals which are just about the comfiest shoe aside from a sneaker.

And that completes the first COACHELLA Inspo Look! I will be posting a variety of Festival Ready Outfits in the next coming weeks, so follow along my Insta-Stories to keep up with the latest. Thanks for stopping by…

xo Erika

Pre-Spring Look!

Who else is excited for Spring?? I am so ready to put away my winter stuff that I decided to do a Pre-Spring post. For this look I shot with a new friend photographer, her name is Jessica Vidana. We connected though Social Media (I love how that is so normal and easy to do these days) and I just loved her work! We ended up getting together in person and I’m so glad we did because besides being very talented, she’s also really sweet and easy to shoot with! So it turned out to be a very fun afternoon trying not to laugh long enough to take the photos, running away from scary pigeons at the pier and just creating beautiful content together.

And that’s the thing with blogging, I always end up connecting with other creatives out there, getting inspired by one another and it’s amazing seeing each other grow. This is one of the main reasons why I love doing what I do! Without Wander With Love I wouldn’t get the opportunity to meet all these amazing people around me, so I am always happy to share talented creatives I meet along the way in the hopes that you will be inspired too.

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Now I know Spring isn’t here yet but I’m anxiously waiting for it! So on the rare days when we get warmer weather, I bring out my light dresses and enjoy my pre-Spring outfits. Plus it puts me in the mood to get inspired for the festival season! I feel like it’s just around the corner and there is so much to plan. Every year on the month of April there are so many exciting blogging events, parties, music to be enjoyed and fun road trips that I seriously cannot wait!!

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But we’re still one month away so at least for now I can enjoy my little glimpses of Spring with dresses like this one. Reformation just knows how to cut a nice dress, they always work with the perfect fabrics and have them in the liveliest colors. I am forever obsessed with them them!

I also love that the cat eye sunglasses came back. I never really let this trend go but now I feel like I can wear them all the time, plus these are so affordable!! A must have for sure.

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And off course my favorite accessories. If you know me, you know I love wearing dainty gold jewellery ALWAYS and FOREVER! Whether it’s a nice timeless piece of jewellery or a trendy affordable piece, I go with gold 100% of the time. I wear these with everything! I’ve linked them below…

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Photography by: Jess Vidana

What I wore:

Audrey Dress from REFORMATION | Slim Retro Cat Eye Sunglasses from URBAN OUTFITTERS | Linear Stone Bracelet Turquoise from Monica Vinader | Power Gemstone Garnet Bracelets from Gorjana | Elaina Rose Gold Bracelet in Ivory Pearl from Kendra Scott 

For all of you creatives: Always feel free to connect with one another! You never know where it might take you or what you might learn. I’m always looking to discover new and talented people out there, so if you feel I should check out a specific account, brand or content creator then please comment below. I’d love to check them out!

Thank you for reading,

xo Erika

Short & Wavy

This post will be short & sweet!

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Whenever I don’t have time to do my hair, I rely on this little guy to make it beautiful and wavy. For my hair length I spray about 4-5 times of OUAI product, then use my hands to style it and voilà! I get a fresher and more fun look. It’s specially convenient when I don’t have much time to get ready or when I need to retouch my hair mid-afternoon. You all know the struggle…

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Plus I love that it leaves my hair soft and smells so nice! <3

I’ve been truly enjoying OUAI Spray that’s why I thought I would share. I plan on doing a post dedicated to the hair products I use and how I style it, but for now this is a sneak peak of one of my faves on the moment.

I’m sending lots of love!!

xo Erika

City Views + New Year Goals

The New Year always brings some sort of Zen into our lives or at least every year it does to mine. I feel a sense of peace, love all around and excitement for the new adventures ahead! I have many plans for this year and even thought there are limitations I am still dealing with, I won’t let it hold me back.

Last year was a tough one for me, I constantly felt frustrated with the things I can’t control, but I know all good things take time and God has His own plan, so I will focus on the good, have faith and keep my head up <3

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I also want to get back to what originally interested me in blogging and get in touch with my creative side! When I first stared I wanted to inspire others to explore the beautiful places around them and to express their style regardless of the opinions of others. To meet other creative people and celebrate their work and to stay close to what I really love, fashion. So there are many things I will be adding to this blog and in many ways get back to it’s roots! I am very excited to make some fun changes around here.

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So stick around and enjoy the journey with me. I look forward to what this year will bring and I want to share every piece of it with you. I am also planing some trips thought the year so to all my international people, I might even ask for your recommendations!!

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For now here are some details on the outfit I wore. I love the contrast of both red and black together and with the holiday seasons I couldn’t help myself! I truly enjoyed wearing this one and there are some new posts coming up so keep an eye out.

*UPDATE: Also I hadn’t realized, but many of my posts were “hidden” under the Admin Only view option (facepalm reaction). I clearly need some tech help over here but I am slowly working on getting them back to view.

What I wore:

Captain’s Cap from Wyeth | Red Velvet Jacket from Boohoo |

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Until next time,

xo Erika

Healthy Eating! The CRATEFUL Experience

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If you follow my Instagram Stories you probably watched my daily updates on the Crateful meals a little while back. If you didn’t keep reading! You see, healthy eating is always one of my top priorities and specially with the new year so when the opportunity came to try a food delivery service, I jumped at it! I had read good reviews about Crateful before and I’ve never tried this type of meal service so I thought it would be interesting to see for myself. You can find more about them here.

In full disclosure I did not pay for this service, I was offered to try it for free but everything I share in this blog is ALWAYS MY REAL OPINION. I kept a daily journal for the duration of the trial which was from Monday to Friday, so I will share with you exactly what I thought about the experience.

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Day No. 1:

I had just gotten back from a weekend getaway and it was so incredibly nice to come home to a cooler full of meals for the day! Actually, any day of the week it would be a nice treat but whenever I travel I don’t really follow my normal diet. I’m all about French fries and burgers by the pool and maybe a cocktail or too (it’s vacay mode right?) so to have all these delicious and healthy meals ready to eat was a real pleasure! Okay, let’s talk about the menus:

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Thoughts: First impression on portions is that they were very good. Breakfast and Lunch were plenty to make me feel full. And as far as taste I have zero complains, it was really delicious! I was expecting very tiny portions but they were generous so I was gladly mistaken. And as for dinner, it was a slightly smaller portion but I did have dessert with it, so I get its and again I was satisfied. Every single meal was great!

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THOUGHTS: Breakfast this time was smaller, I felt like it needed to be a little bigger to keep me full. The flavor was not what I know to be ACAI, it tasted more like cool oats which hey I love, it’s just wasn’t the taste I was expecting. I did however enjoy it very much! The lunch and dinner were just as mouthwatering as they looked. These portions were very generous so I has happy and the dessert… well let’s just say I didn’t even consider sharing a bite, I loved it.

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THOUGHTS: This and the first day were my favorite meals without a doubt! I can honestly say that portions on everything was perfect. Flavor left nothing to be desired and after 3 days of coming home to ready to eat meals, I was in food heaven! I seriously started feeling that I could get used to this.

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THOUGHTS: Breakfast this day was very good in flavour but I did feel like it would have been nice to have a little something else with the meal, maybe a side of potatoes to keep me fuller. It wasn’t a big deal, I had a piece of toast with it and was fine. As far as lunch, I’m still craving that risotto with beef because it was delicious. About dinner, the Veal loin roulade was okay, not bad and not great. I was indifferent to the taste, the portion was satisfying but it just wasn’t what the other meals had been. I thought the meat was kind of hard, maybe it was the way I heated it, but also the flavor was a bit off. The dessert was just as good as everyday!

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THOUGHTS:  I’ve been enjoying the fact that Crateful includes fruit in my breakfast, it makes me feel like I am getting a healthy meal every time, which was one of the biggest selling points for me when I decided to try Crateful. Moving on to lunch, I completely forgot to mention on the Restrictions section that I don’t eat pork. I mean I’ll have bacon every now and then, but in any other form I never eat it because I don’t like the taste. So with lunch being green pork chili, I wasn’t able to taste it. And I was so bummed because it looked amazing! That green sauce was calling my name but I just don’t eat pork and that was my fault so I had someone else eat it. I can however talk about dinner and that I did enjoy! The whole week I felt like I was eating pretty healthy without sacrificing flavor and this last day was no different.

Final Thoughts: 

I fully enjoyed this food service. The meals were promptly delivered every single day to my door and the food was properly packed with more than enough ice packs preserving everything for up to 24hrs in the ice cooler, so I never worried there. And I have to say it was truly great to have 3 daily meals (plus dessert) delivered to my door that where healthy and overall satisfying. I truly enjoyed this food delivery service!

Going into this I was also trying to focus beyond the convenience of it. I mean of course that part is a big selling point but I also wanted to see for myself if I could truly enjoy the meals everyday and feel like I was eating healthy. And the truth is I did! I mean I didn’t love 100% of the meals, I know the Thursday meals weren’t my favorite but whatever I found missing I am sure I could better customise on the following order. Honestly there were far more good things throughout this experience than bad. If anything, cost would be something I would focus on more to make sure it would be worth it for my needs. As well as working with my difficult schedule.

Now on this last point I did have an issue because my schedule changes every single week. Whether I have photoshoots, blogger brunches, meetings or events to attend, I am constantly driving far to get to them. No week is the same for me, there are weeks where I drive to LA every single day, there are others where I only drive 2-3 times a week and some where I handle everything from OC. With a schedule that is always changing like mine, I realized I could not commit to a meal plan delivery service and I feel like I would end up spending more money in the end because of it. So even though I really liked their services I guess it wouldn’t work for me right now. I always encourage my readers to try things for themselves so if you do, I would love to hear your experience!

 

I hope you found this helpful!

And as always thank you for reading,

xo Erika

 

Update: My Skin Care Routine!

I have shared some of my favorite skin care products before, but since then I have found other ones that work great for me so I thought it was time for an update! I have combination skin and depending on the seasons I sometimes get really tiny bumps on my the sides of my face. I usually let it run its course, until now! And you will never guess where I found this miracle worker…

But first, this isn’t a sponsored post. Not to say that if it was, this wouldn’t be my real opinion. I am just excited I found products that actually work for me, so keep reading if you want to find out why <3

  • First a couple of products that I rely on every week. I don’t use these daily but definitely game changers on my skin care routine:

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1. Skin Authority Acne & Oil Control. This is the first product I try from them. It helps with acne cause bacteria and minimize oil. I get some acne around my cheeks, not crazy bad but I decided to try it! After 3 months of using it, I am convinced this is what helped my skin look much healthier. I don’t use it daily, I started with 3-4 times a week at first and now only once a week and that has been enough. My face has really cleared up and I am now much happier! I wouldn’t be writing about it if I wasn’t <3  I would encourage you to look into this brand, talking to one of their representatives like I did and find out about your specific needs.

2. SK-II Facial Treatment Essence.  I first tried SK-II after receiving it in one of my goodie bags at a blogger event. I was very curious to see for myself and I am so glad I did! My skin looks more radiant, I can see the tone is more even and even a bit more firm. I honestly had my doubts about it but now it’s part of my routine. The only thing I don’t like is that it costs more than I care to spend on a beauty product but to me it does work so I will continue to use it. wander with love

MY DAILY ROUTINE:

1. First Aid Face Cleanser w/ Antioxidant Booster. This product is very very gentle on my skin but it gets rid of all the dirt and any makeup residue left from my makeup remover. I have been using it for over a year now and it’s still my No.1 cleanser.

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2. Plantioxidants Power Seed Menagerie Oil. I use this product daily and have been using it for 4 months now. I am beyond in love with it!! Like I said I have combiantion skin so I was scared of trying any oil but ever since I started using it my skin went from dull to radiant, fresh and hydrated. TRULY ONE OF MY FAVORITES!!

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 3. First Aid Eye Duty Triple Remedy AM Gel Cream. I know I mentioned this brand above but again this isn’t a sponsored post, just products that I’ve been loving so I wanted to share. Anyways, this eye cream has made the skin around my eyes look much more illuminated and hydrated so I use it every day. Also it’s light weight so it doesn’t mess up my makeup afterward. I have been using this product for almost a year now and I am very happy with it! 

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4. Eucerin Baby ECZEMA RELIEF Body Creme. I use it for my Face, neck and chest area. Okay I realize I don’t have ECZEMA and that it’s a baby product BUT somehow this cream helped me get rid of the tiny little bumps I was talking about earlier. I don’t think it’s acne but it shows up from time to time depending on the seasons (very annoying). My mom has actually used this brand for years and I’ve had a good experience with their other products in the past, so I decided to try it.

I have been using it daily and I swear after day 1 results were immediately there. I couldn’t believe it! I don’t know how but this product gave my face a smoother look and feel and it’s crazy to think I found it at my local supermarket. After spending so much money on products that never worked, I finally got rid of this problem so I had to tell you guys!! Plus even though this product is rich, it does not feel pasty or oily. My skin feels moisturized and so healthy! It’s now a favorite in my drawer. 

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5. As far as Sunscreen depending on the sun exposure I will be under that day, I still use my Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face & Body Stick SPF 70 (which I posted about before) and I have recently been using the IT Cosmetics CC Cream SPF50 plus the powder for touch ups from IT Cosmetics as well, in shade Medium Tan. IN LOVE WITH THESE 3!!

MY NIGHT CARE ROUTINE:

I use the same face cleanser I mentioned above and then…

1. 100% Pure Multi-Vitamin + Antioxidants Potent PM Serum. I cannot say enough good things about this brand! I love it all! From their makeup products like their lipsticks (MY CURRENT FAVORITES) to their skin care products, I am obsessed. They are commited to creating the purest products and the results have been clear to me! Truly one of the best brands I discovered this year. 

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2. ESTÉE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair Eye Synchronized Complex II. On the contrary from my day eye cream, I love how rich this product is! When it comes to night time creams I feel like heavier ones are better for my skin. And I love the results I get from this one. It’s on the more expensive side for such a small container, but I personally feel like it’s been worth it. That said, I always encourage you to try for yourself! Maybe ask for a sample and see if this is right for you.

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3. For moisturizer I have recently been using Eucerin Baby ECZEMA Relief Body Creme mentioned above since its been working so well on my skin, but for the past 7 months I had been using Perricone MD H2 Elemental Energy Hydrating Cloud Cream. It’s been so amazing on my skin that I still carry it everywhere I go. I will continue to use it and begin going back and forth between both.

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These are all products that I have come to love. I believe in every one of them and I hope they help others too.

As always thank you for stopping by!

xo Erika

Old School For Fall

I’ve been feeling the red sunnies lately and these particular ones are my favorites! They’re from a brand I just discovered called Perverse, they have the cutest eyewear. Sunnies are always a great statement piece and when I got this polka dot dress on my birthday, I knew both would go great together. I just had so much fun wearing this look!

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The fabric is on the heavier side which I love because it has a nice effect when I walk or turn. But I felt like it had a dressier look than I wanted, so I paired it with my favorite white shoes to keep things casual and wore it down the street to meet my girls for the day! Grabbed some coffee, we went shopping and had a fun time together. Sometimes a nice belted long dress is all a girl needs <3

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What I wore:

Red Sunglasses from PerversePolka Dot Shirt Dress from Uterqüe |

Medium Vara Shoulder Bag from Salvatore Ferragamo

As always thanks for reading,

xo Erika

Blush + Leather

Okay so here it is! Many of you were asking me where to find this bodysuit I posted on my Instagram a few days ago, I tagged the brand but I know it sold out on their website so I decided to link where to find it on this post. I’ve always got your back!

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It’s the bodysuit of my dreams! I wish I had it in every single color and fabric (not even kidding). I specially love the leather on the straps, it’s such a beautiful detail… 

It’s a look that works for me when I’m out all day but can throw on a jacket around sunset for the cooler LA breeze we get and head out to my next event or even cocktail hour!

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And of course you know me, 99% of the time I wear gold jewelry so I accessorized with my favorite pieces and with the black ankle boots and jacket it makes a nice contrast…

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Slowly we are starting to layer up over here in SoCal and I’m stating to have fun with it!

What I wore:

Lula Velvet Bodysuit by For Love Of Lemons |Wrap Star Tie Front Short by Planet Blue

Flat Ankle Boots With Studs by ZARA

xo Erika

Fall Transition + Blog Updates!!

This time of year is always a little tricky because Summer is over but Fall weather hasn’t really hit yet so one day you might wake up to a 90º heat wave and the next it cools down out of nowhere, only to bring your shorts back out for the weekend! Am I right my SoCal people?? Well the best way to transition on a budget is adding ankle boots to your Summer dresses and styling them with my fave trend of the year…

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Caps and Berets! This year they have been on trend non stop, so why not? They are so cute to wear, you can find them everywhere and easily starting at $20 like my Urban Outfitters one so it’s an easy trend to follow! I have linked my favorite ones below so keep scrolling.

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I specially love dresses like this one with it’s open shoulder-long sleeve detail because you can turn them from day to night in a heart beat and apparently from Summer to Fall just as easily! So don’t be so ready to toss pieces like this one out of your closet just yet, there’s always a way to turn things around.

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There’s also an update I wanted to share with you guys! This Summer I received my verification from Fohr Card, this measures my follower quality and let’s the industry know I have an authentic audience. This means a lot to me! I have grown my following organically and I’m not alone, so like many other bloggers I appreciate the effort of companies like this one who are trying to keep the industry an honest one (clapping in excitement!!).

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With all of Instagram’s changes this past year I was beginning to think “where’s the loyalty?” and if I’m being honest I’ve had a rough few months trying to adjust but talking to many of my blogger friends I realised that I’m not alone on this. I mean it’s hard to see so much of your effort slowly go down the drain when companies change the rules on such a dramatic scale BUT I still believe in supporting one another! And if you’re transparent with your work and keep hustling then growth will keep making it’s way to you. And of course, with positive changes like this verification I got my spirits back up!! So let’s keep creating quality content. And if you ever felt the same please don’t get discouraged, on my part I am always open to show support for another hard working creative <3

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My Favorite hats this Fall Season:

Black Caleb Engineer Hat   | Army Green Jada Boater Hat | White Ashland Cap   | Green Beret

 

Sending you all my best! Until next time loves…

xo Erikafohrcard-wander-with-love-