Let’s talk about Plaid, Checks and Gingham Patterns…

I have always loved a fun pattern on my outfits and lately it seems like I can’t stop wearing clothing that has either Plaid, Gingham or Checks in their pattern. They might look very similar so it’s easy to confuse but it’s all in the direction of the stripes and the symmetry that set them apart.

Plaid is the mix of vertical and horizontal lines that are crisscrossed in varying widths which creates a grid. If you need another visual think: Burberry , they have made the look so iconic that I don’t think we’ll be forgetting about this trend any time soon. You usually see it in 3 color ways, but of course there’s infinite color combinations out there which makes it a really fun pattern to wear and adds a bit of a twist to this classic pattern.

Gingham gets its name from the weaving process. The overlapping stripes create a different level of transparency to the color tones and it usually comes with white thread lines that create it’s characteristic look.  It might come in a smaller scale or big, depending on how bold you would like to go. I am always going back and forth between them so don’t ask me to choose!

Checks typically comes in two color ways that creates the illusion of a checkerboard, so this pattern consists basically of squares. I have seen it’s comeback in the last year mostly and I love it!! I used to think out of all 3 it was the most boring one but when you find pieces that have bold colors it doesn’t seem so dull anymore!

Whichever one you prefer, I think it’s a great Trend to add this Fall season! Check your closets and bring back to forgotten items and incorporate them into new re-styled looks!

 

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-

 

Fall Must Have

Anyone else obsessed with the sleeveless long coats? They are the perfect Fall item. So far in LA it’s not cold enough for a full coat, but I’ve definitely needed an extra layer so this style solves the problem. And its more interesting than just wearing a plain light sweater right? I have one in white, cream, grey and this black one but if you happen to see one in soft pink let me know! <3

I styled mine with a shoulder striped crop top, my suede high-waisted skirt and favorite black ankle boots. They are all affordable items from Zara, Bishop & Young and H&M, I’ve linked the looks below..

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Get the look:

Sleeveless Coat by Zara | Suede Skirt by Bishop + Young | Ankle Boots by H&M 

Thank you so much for reading,

xo Erika

The Silk Dress

You have probably seen the silk dress in every street style photo this season. It is the most comfortable and easy way to look chic! Never thought I would be saying that, literally. Because lets face it, usually looking chic involves a lot of work but with this slip on all problems are solved. You throw it on, add accessories and maybe layer with a jacket and you’re good to go! I paired mine with a cream blazer, my Gorjana jewellery and my favorite and most comfortable ankle booties <3 But you can wear it any way you like.. 90’s mood with a plain tee underneath, with a chunky  knit sweater to add more texture or on its own if Fall weather hasn’t come to your city yet. But the important thing is to try it! You will love it and want one in every color…

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What I wore:

Silk Dress by H&M | Cayne Crescent Pendant by Gorjana and layered is the Laguna Adjustable Necklace also by Gorjana | Leather Ankle Booties by Michael Kors | Golden Mini Clutch by YSL

Hope you guys liked this look! Thanks for reading,

xo Erika

Fall Transition No. 1

As you can see Im still obsessing over Blush tones, so this time I wanted to pair it with a Black & White look. Its a simple but clean look that works for day or night! The jacket and flats are from Zara and the dress is from a company called SheIn that I found through Instagram. I like it because every time I go on their website they always have a million different looks to chose from, sort of like Forever 21 where you feel like there’s 100 new styles everyday but SheIn is even cheaper! Its fast fashion done right. I’ve been loving it so I thought I would share it with you guys.

Back to the outfit though.. It all started a few weeks ago when I found these intricate blush flats, they are not exactly my type (problem) but I thought they were so cute! You see, when I go shopping, I usually like doing it “by looks” that is I make sure that everything Im buying goes well together, I buy “outfits” not just 1 item at a time or randoms. Of course when I get home I will mix and match with my closet a hundred different ways, BUT on those days when I don’t have time to put a look together or I simply don’t feel inspired, I already have full looks that I can just throw on really quick and just go. Its a little trick that has saved me hours and hours of frustration from not knowing what to wear. And I will specially do this when I see a piece of clothing or accessory I wouldn’t normally wear but still want, why? Because by pairing it with something right then and there, I avoid having an item in my closet that I will never dare to wear. Which is what happened with these shoes! I broke my own rule and bought them on their own, so of course since its not quite my style, when I got home I didn’t like them with anything, so frustrating. I was considering returning them when my SheIn dress arrived a couple of days after, I got so happy! Does anyone else get as excited as I do for clothes arriving in the mail?? My obsession with fashion can be easily mocked, I know! But Im used to it 🙂 Anyways, I had been looking for the perfect transition dress for Fall and when I saw the stripes on this one I had to have it! Its the perfect fit-fabric and I love how the details begin from the waist down because it makes it look like a two piece, which I always love! In the end, my impulsive shoe buy worked out perfect <3 but next time you go shopping try doing it by outfits, you will see what I mean and shopping will never be the same!

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What I wore:

Black & White Striped A Line Dress by SheIn | Nude Pink Double Crepe Blazer by Zara | D’Orsay Shoes by Zara

I think this dress is sold out but I’ve linked more striped dresses below and they are all under $25.00 <3  Click on the image to be directed:

striped-deep-plunge-neck-open-back-split-dress  blue-belted-striped-pockets-a-line-dress    blue-striped-sleeveless-criss-cross-back-dress

 black-white-mixed-stripe-pleated-dress  red-striped-print-cap-sleeve-a-line-dress  contrast-vertical-striped-self-tie-shirt-dress

Does anyone else have shopping rituals they abide by? I would love to hear other people’s tricks to smart shopping! If you do please let me know on the comments below:)
As always thank you for reading!

xo Erika

Black on Black

Hi guys,

        So this week got a lot busier than I expected and all the rush has me on a black mood style. There’s just something about black that makes me feel more productive and whiling to get stuff done;) Plus it converts easily for night plans, so what’s not to love right? I also got inspired by this gorgeous new bag from Nadia Gabriella. This brand is a women’s accessories line that specializes in acrylic design and I just fell in love with it! Everything from them is so beautiful and unique! Plus, the edgy and clean cut design of this bag goes perfect with my new trench coat (my latest obsession btw) so I had to go for it. After that all I needed were my fav black ripped jeans and ankle boots, and my outfit is complete.

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What Im wearing:

Trench Coat & Ripped Jeans from Zara | Lucy/Jade Satchel from Nadia Gabriella | Ankle boots from H&M

Hope you’re having a great week!

Thanks for reading,

Love, Erika