New Video: Casual Outfit Ideas

Never thought I would be saying this, but over the years I’ve learned to love dressing comfortable and now I hardly ever go back. So I put together a few easy outfits to get you inspired…

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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

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

Fitness & Health this Summer!

Summer is finally here!! I just celebrated Summer Solstice with an amazing group of women + RedBull this week where we took a Terrarium class, a Social Media workshop and even an Affirmation workshop. It was so much fun!! You can see more details HERE. But it got me thinking of how I am actually getting ready for the new season and panic hit me! Summer is already here and I don’t feel ready, typical right?? I even made a deal with my best friend so that we would meet our health and fitness goals by the month of May and guess what? He did amazing! He lost all the weight he wanted, but more than that he completely changed his diet, looks so fit (PROUD OF HIM!) and I… well let’s just say I fell behind haha. But I’m sure I’m not the only one, so I’m here to tell you it’s Not Too Late!! That’s why I want to share what I’ve been up to this month to keep up, some little tips here and there and hopefully motivate you to get started!

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FITNESS

For this time of year I love working out outside! I find that it motivates me more than being indoors so I’ll  go hiking, running at the beach, take a yoga class in the park, even going kayaking with my bestie, anything that keeps me under the sun and I always see better results! There’s something about being surrounded by nature that gives me that extra energy I need. Now, I still take a booty barre class and lift weights at the gym once or twice a week to keep my routine fresh, but for me it’s the outdoor workouts that keep me going.  And now that it’s Summer I intend to make the most of it! But I always make sure I apply sunscreen before leaving the house and bring a hat with me to stay safe. I did a post a while back on my favorites, you can take a look HERE.

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EATING HABITS 

Since I was very young I was taught that the way we eat matters. It’s not just which foods go better together, but things like taking your time when having a meal, the correct portions for you, to think about how many times you chew your food before you swallow, all these things matter. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I kept count every single time! But the point was to be conscious of the food I was eating so that I would recognise when my body was full instead of stopping only after I began feeling sick. This way I learned to eat 5 times a day, which led me to drink more water throughout the day and in general it helped with my metabolism! This also means I get hungry every few hours, but I always make sure to keep healthy snacks around me and I do keep them EVERYWHERE! In my purses, in my car and I even bring snacks to my boyfriend’s house if I know I’ll be spending the day there. I bring things like almonds, walnuts, mandarins, apples or my favorite is getting a green juice! It makes me feel good knowing that I’m eating all those healthy greens.

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TRY SOMETHING NEW

It’s good to have a routine and sticking to it, but every now and then it’s good to mix it up! And one way of keeping yourself motivated is by getting out of your comfort zone and trying that one class you were always curious about. There’s Aerial Yoga for example, this was one I honestly didn’t think I would like and I was surprised at how much fun I had and not to mention what a great workout it is, specially for your core.  Or maybe you can try Pilates this Summer or go Paddle Boarding. Or try something your friends are doing, mine take a Boxing class and say it’s the best workout they’ve ever tried! I however bruise with the slightest touch to my skin so I know that one isn’t for me, but I can’t stop hearing how amazing it is! The point is to challenge yourself to do something different and let me tell you the thrill I get from trying something new, combined with the feeling of accomplishment and strength I get after my workout is beyond anything I’ve ever felt before! It makes me push harder over longer periods of time.

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What I wore:

Armour Mid-Crossback Top, Color Blocked Ankle Leggings,

White Lifestyle Armour Shoes

Whatever you Health and Fitness goals are this Summer, I hope this inspires you to stay healthy and strong. Like I said, it’s never too late to start! *** You can head over to my FITNESS board on PINTEREST for visual inspo!

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Thank you for reading,

xo Erika

 

New Look for Summer!

There’s something about Summer that makes us all want a bit of change. Sometimes the goal is a more fit body, others is to adopt a new hobby under the sun and sometimes we just want a little makeover! You see I’ve worn my hair long for almost 10 years and I thought it was about time to try something new. So last week I decided to cut half of it off and I am loving it! I feel more light and fresh, it takes me literally half the time to get ready (which I’m sure my boyfriend appreciates) and I feel like a brand new Me!

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If you follow me on Instagram you might have also seen I got eyelash extensions.  They are so long and full and most importantly so convenient! Most days I just get up, put on moisturizer/sunblock and I’m ready to go!

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If any of you are looking for a new look, I would recommend taking it easy. For example, my hairstylist first cut half way to where I wanted and when we knew I would feel okay with the length, we kept cutting off more. She worked her way up slowly until we got right below the shoulders, which is the length I wanted and was so happy with it! Also I brought a ton of pictures of styles that I liked and went to someone I knew I could trust. It’s a big change for anyone but so worth the try!

Here’s what I wore:

Lemon Print Cami Dress by Forever21  | Nash Embossed Clutch by Hammit | MAU Australia Sandals 

What about you guys? Does anyone have any plans, goals or wishes for Summer that you are working on? I’d love to know!

As always thank you for reading,

xo Erika

 

Polka Dots For Summer

I am so happy I can wear dresses everyday again! Specially midi style, they are so fun to wear! And Target has been coming up with new and exciting collaborations with some of my favorite brands. Like this dress I’m wearing, it’s from the Who What Wear collection that was launched for Target Style. A couple of weeks ago I got invited to preview the new line and I fell in love with every piece! It’s beautiful, affordable and perfect for Summer!

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I know I don’t wear polka dots that often, but I just loved this design! The off the shoulder detail and midi length caught my eye right away, so I’ve been practically living in this dress ever since. And I can’t wait to show you all the pretty pieces I got!

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What I wore:

Bardot Mini Dress from Who What Wear | The Spencer Boater Hat from Lack Of Color

Thanks for reading,

xo Erika

Pink Suede For Valentines

Minimal style for Valentines! This holiday is just around the corner, so I put together a simple and chic look to wear for this cute occasion <3 Whether you spend it with your friends, family or your significant other this is the perfect look for it. It’s comfy to wear but a statement piece at the same time, so what’s not to love?

Now, if there is anything you need to know about me is that I ALWAYS love to dress up for specific occasions. Christmas, New Years, First day of Spring, 4th of July, Halloween… you name it! So of course, Valentines is no different. To me it’s the perfect excuse to have fun with your outfit so here it is…

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The jacket is from Make Me Chic . This website has very affordable and cute clothes, so it’s perfect for shopping the latest trends without spending a ton of money. They have this jacket for $33.90 so it’s a great deal and I can see myself wearing it a lot. The trick to wearing pieces like these is to style them with basic items! That way it doesn’t look overdone or messy and let’s face it will be less of a headache when you’re trying to get ready in the morning. Simple is always best.

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Shop this look:

Asymmetrical Moto Jacket from Make Me Chic | Black High Waisted Jeggings from Zara

I added a cute necklace, my favorite ankle boots and my look is ready! Let me know your thoughts below and I hope you are all having a great week.

Thank you for reading,

xo Erika

 

 

Pastels + Stripes

Hello February! Finally one of my favourite months of the year is here. I am a very traditional girl when it comes to cutesy-romantic things so of course this month is much awaited!! It’s just a beautiful time to celebrate friendship and love, to be kind to people and let’s not forget always a great excuse for flowers and wine, am I right?? My girls know!

Anyways with the love theme happening this month, I was inspired by blue and pink pastel colors, so of course I incorporated it into my outfit! I am wearing brands I have never tried before and I love them both!! Let me tell you about them..

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First is this Light Blue Suede Coat from Stylewe. A cool new (to me) online retail store that has the most amazing clothes! I swear I’m obsessed with everything they have and specially when it comes to layering. They have such interesting variety of prints, fabrics and colors! I’m just in love with their website. It seems to me like every amazing piece of clothing you drool over on Pinterest you can find here! I am not kidding you but if you don’t believe take a look yourself, I left links below so keep scrolling.

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And second is this Marine Tee from Amour Vert . They are a high quality clothing brand that focuses on delivering style that goes hand in hand with sustainability, which I love!! It’s always such a joy to find brands that care about their social responsibilities, who want to help the cause instead of adding to the problem, it’s refreshing! And the fact that Amour Vert manages to do all of this and still deliver such a beautifully curated collection is truly inspiring to me! Can’t get enough of this brand and their ultra soft clothing, guys this is a must try. *I was not paid to promote these brands, it’s my honest opinion.

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And of course, you can never go wrong with classics… My favorite Daniel Wellington Black Watch and my Over The Knee Jeffrey Campbell Boots. They are my best buds and I take them everywhere!

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Shop my look here:

Paris Light Blue Coat from Stylewe | Marine Stripe High Low Tee from Amour Vert |

Classic Sheffield in Silver from Daniel Wellington  |

Cienega OTK Boots from Jeffrey Campbell

I hope you liked today’s look and my little introduction to these new brands! Stay tuned for my special Valentine’s Day post!!

Thanks for reading,

xo Erika

My Faves For Casual Moods

It’s been a hectic couple of weeks! I feel like January just flew by me so fast that I barely got time to adjust to the new year. So with a busy agenda comes the need for dressing comfortably in a chic way! So I put together a look that comes in handy for times like these. The outfit comes from classic and beautiful brands, some new, some local and some too fun not to mention!

My vest comes from Haute Shop Co a very cute and affordable online shop that I recently found! And their style is very versatile which I love. You can find anything from your much needed basic tees, the perfect date dress, to your edgy- fun jacket for a girls night out! They have it all and to my experience their delivery was quick and easy and the fit is true to size. I got a few things from them, so I will post other items soon but for now let me tell you this vest is beyond comfortable, I pretty much take it everywhere I go <3

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For accessories I wore my all time favorite Rayban sunnies (I wear them to much, I know but I can’t get enough). And my current favourite… my Timex watch, it goes with everything! And it’s perfect for the cute-casual look I was going for. (Details to shop below..)

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When it comes to comfort and style my go to lately has been Thursday Boots. They are a high quality boot brand that stole my attention back when they were only making them for men, seriously, I kept waiting for them to launch their women’s collection and they finally did so I jumped at the opportunity to try them myself! I was not disappointed <3

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What I wore:

Herringbone Vest by Haute Shop Co | Black Denim Skirt by American Apparel  |

Downtown Midnight Suede Boots by Thursday Boots | The Fairfield Watch by Timex 

I love, love, love finding out new brands to shop and these are some of my absolute favourites!! I hope you guys like them too and if you try them please leave me your thoughts below. As always thank you for stoping by!

xo Erika

Hidden Gems

I first created Wander With Love with the idea of introducing people to new discoveries. Anywhere from places to eat, favorite shops, what to see/do and of course include my personal style! I just get so excited about things like these that I wanted a place where I could share my little hidden gems with everyone else. Well, recently I found a new cute place to shop so I’m here to tell you all about it!

Primp Boutique is one of my new faves <3 Their style is modern chic, everything is under $100 and everything so far has been true to size (very very important to me when I shop online). I got a couple of things from their site and I will be posting in the next few days but I’m starting with this beautiful silver suede vest! I am obsessed with vests lately, they are the perfect add on that turns a basic outfit into a more fun and stylish one. I styled it with my favorite ankle boots and hat and I’m ready to go grab coffee with my girlfriends! Let me know what you think…

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I went to Carrera Cafe on Melrose. It’s quickly becoming one of my favorite places to hangout after shooting all day. The coffee is great, the people there are always so nice and the beautiful art work inspires my day, so what’s not to love!

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What I wore:

Matador Hat from Free People | Silver Suede Long Vest from Primp Boutique  | Necklace from Madewell 

I hope you are all having a great start to your week!

As always thank you for reading.

xo Erika