Walk the walk

               Oversized knits and high heels are my go to this week. With this crazy weather getting windy then hot then windy again.. I find myself embracing the change and just going with it. In fashion its important to adapt to whatever is going on around you and learn to work with what you have so this week Im experimenting with texture and flowy silhouettes. Thats how I landed on this caribbean teal sweater but I wanted to bring out the tone even more so I knew a dark tone was the way to go. You should never be afraid to pair a bold color with black, I mean sure, you can go safe mixing it with nude but if you dare to have fun with it you’ll see how pairing it with a bright color makes it pop that much more. Its simple yet fun and no accessories needed other than my sunnies, Im ready to go;)

Knits

Spring Day Look

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Spring colors

Oversized Knit

What I wore:

Oversized Teal Sweater by H&M | Leggins by Zara | Pumps by Marciano 

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Love, Erika

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White canvas in the city

                  This weekend was like a clean & fresh start. With the last few weeks of Spring many changes are coming and Im excited for whats next. Right now Im counting the weeks until I get to travel back home and see my family and friends. Mexico is a beautiful place and I cant wait to go relax in paradise. But for now, I have the city as my white canvas to enjoy and explore. Im referring to the art installation on Sunset Boulevard of course. As many of you might have heard, Bates Motel is currently washed out in from floor to ceiling, to the palm trees surrounding the area and it is absolutely stunning. Artist Vincent Lamouroux covered every inch of the abandoned building in a ecological lime wash paint and it has been the dominating source of inspiration for the citizens of LA, myself included;) And after a day of running around the city with my friend Karen from Little Black Shell we decided it was time to pay the visit!

I constantly get style inspiration from what’s surrounding me, I love to wander through the city and apply that inspiration to my everyday lifestyle, this shoot was influenced by this temporary form of art and its gorgeous location.

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White canvas on sunset

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Project LA

White Out

White Installation

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White canvas in the city

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Love, Erika

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Last Days of Spring

Hi there, happy Thursday!

         I am very excited because I just realized that exactly one month from today Summer officially starts! My favorite time of year is just around the corner and I’ll be living in my favorite swimsuits and bright beach coverups all Summer long. But until that day comes Im still loving a light color palette for Spring. For this look I chose a cream button down shirt with front pockets, gold & pink necklace, lace shorts with scalloped edges and my gold Zara slippers I love so much. Perfect look for a lovely afternoon in Orange County. I know I haven’t posted in a while but I’ve been busy planning for these next few months, there will be lots of travel, different collaborations and exciting new events to come. For now Im enjoying the last days of Spring and keep the good vibes coming!

light colors for spring

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What I wore:

Button Down Shirt by H&M |  Gold Layered Necklace by No Rest for Bridget | Lace Shorts by Sfera | Gold Slippers by Zara

Hope you enjoy the rest of your week, thanks so much for reading!

Love, Erika

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Winter in California

        Life in Southern California is like having a clean start every day. I have lived here for two years now and I am yet to feel tired and bored of this place (as it usually happens by now). With its sunny days, golden beaches and good vibes, SoCal is easy to love. Even during winter this place is just as sunny and beautiful as ever and right now I could not imagine living anywhere else. I have met wonderful people, have a lovely home, an amazing boyfriend that makes my days so much brighter and full of laughter and to top it off I have found true passion in my chosen career. Life is good. Sure everything has its ups and downs but its having the right attitude when you get out of bed that truly matters.

I believe that life should be enjoyed to the fullest each and everyday, that in our busy live’s we still take a moment to enjoy that first cup of coffee, greeting people on your way to work, to see the good side of a bad situation, I believe in taking a deep breath after a long day and dedicating a few minutes to yourself to enjoy a good book or treating yourself to a nice bath. All these things matter because they make life colorful and memorable and rather than wondering at the end of the week where your days went, you would reminisce on all the little things that made it bright. Reflecting over it this morning I was inspired by all the greens I could see through my balcony and it made me smile because only in California would you have a view that belongs more to summer than winter. So while going through my wardrobe I had a distinct desire for a fresh but confident style that would get me through my busy Monday, with that in mind I went for an olive green crop top, my favorite black jeans, cutout black sandals, a gold braided necklace, my Olivia & Joy handbag and a white scarf for those unexpected Santa Ana winds. A few minutes later I had the look I needed, I grabbed my sunnies and headed out the door to begin my day. Here are some photos from today…

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Even though the start of the week is universally dreaded, I believe that the right style can give you the attitude you need to take on whatever challenge may cross your path. And it may sound silly to some but its the little things that encourage you through out the day, so find yours, whatever gives you that extra push and got do it regardless of what other may think;) I hope you enjoy the rest of your week and that you find some inspiration along the way. Feel free to comment below!

Newport Beach California

Thank you for reading,

Love, Erika

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