GET THE LOOK The Fedora, Muscle Tee & Graphic Skinny

Just returned from Hawaii where I picked up a few new cute pieces for the season. And even though I had to warm-weather it up to be locale-appropriate, I know I’ll be throwing a jacket or blazer over this muscle tee + graphic skinnies pairing in no time.  Cap it off with a fall-ready topper

BUDGET DECOR 5 Tips for Chic Wallet-Friendly Interiors

Jenny here! (Erika’s assistant.) Although I’ve worked every day since I was 16, at 21 I am still a relative newcomer to the world of “earning power.” Aware of my all-too-green status, I spend with caution and a budget (sort of) in mind. And while saving money would be effortless if there was no such

ISLAND LIFE Stolen Moments

Aloha from Honolulu! We made it safely and had a day and a half of sunshine before the rains picked up from Hurricane Ana. But the islands of Hawai’i lucked out as the system moved south, and so it was business as usual in most areas, if just a bit wet. I was able to

FALL DETOX Optimal Vitality’s Clean Eating Program

This fall I’ve been making a real effort to do some real cleaning in my life. I started with cleaning out my home – I figured if I can live and work off of two suitcases for six weeks in Miami, I can live without most of the “stuff” in my house. Next I hired a

FALL GETAWAY Tropical/Transitional Wear

I’m off to Hawaii tomorrow, taking my little girl to visit my grandfather. But packing for a tropical destination in the fall? Not as easy as you’d think. Your summer wear is worn out, and you hesitate to purchase anything you can’t take into fall…or at least next spring. Here’s my thinking with this particular

GIVEAWAY! Agate Bookends from Brooklyn Thread

How pretty are these blue agate bookends from Brooklyn Thread? And how excited am I that I get to give these beauts away to one of YOU, just because?! It’s easy to enter: Comment below on where you would put these or how you would use them! Extra entries for tweeting the giveaway or pinning

THANK YOU! Celebrating 12 Years of #GIRLBOSS

I can hardly believe it’s been 12 years since I struck out on my own, and what a wonderful journey it has been! I am so fortunate to get to do what I love every day, and to work with (over 100!) clients that I truly admire and want to make happy. And to have gotten


I don’t know about you, but I have to constantly mix up my music mixes to keep them energizing and fresh for my workouts. So I thought I’d share what’s currently on repeat for me this month — some you may have heard before, and hopefully some new-to-you tunes you haven’t. I usually try to

BRAND STYLED Tamra Sanford, Ever Swoon

New column! I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a while! To be able to go back and interview some of my clients after collaborating with them to launch their brand, and introduce/reintroduce them to you makes me absolutely giddy. I love love love hearing how these amazing entrepreneurs are doing now, what

TOUGH FEMME Get the Look

I finally did it. After saving up Christmas gift cards and birthday money, I took the plunge and bought myself an AllSaints leather jacket. It’s soft and yummy, and well, pretty scrumtrulescent. I decided to pair it with a few other fave recent purchases — a Wildfox graphic tee, lightwash jeans, hot silver snakeskin heels,


Dog happens…and you’re forced to rip out and replace flooring. But then you have the perfect excuse to revamp your entire workspace! Enter: carrera porcelain tile, and a refreshed scheme to go with such a fancy floor. Paint: Allen + Roth “City Retreat” / luxe crystal chandelier / neon sign / “Pink Poodle” by Arthur

CHLOÉ SS15 Paris Fashion Week

Gaby Aghion, who founded Chloé in 1952, passed away on Saturday. Clare Waight Keller, Chloé’s current Creative Director, showed a spring ready-to-wear line on Sunday that upheld the label’s reputation as the epitome of French-girl-chic — a little boho, a lot of pretty, some intricate detailing here, crisp tailoring there, but most of all, feminine and effortless. Of course I love

THE TREND Gray Moto Jeans

I’m obsessed. And annoyed, because I’ve been looking everywhere in person for a pair of gray moto jeans! Thankfully there are a TON of online options, from as little as $49+. A fall must-have: no. 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8

HOURGLASS COSMETICS Flagship Store Opening on Abbot Kinney

Just in time for their 10-year anniversary, Hourglass Cosmetics unveiled their very first store in one of LA’s hippest neighborhoods in Venice, CA last week. I was of course so honored to attend the swank soiree and get a sneak peek of the stunning environment they’ve created, open to the public this week. The 1400-square-foot space

FEATURED Domus Nova London

This is so exciting! I just received my very own copy of design magazine Domus Nova with a three-page feature all the way from London! I’m ecstatic to have been interviewed for such a beautiful publication. And honestly, getting contacted for profiles such as this, I have no idea how they hear about lil ol me and

UPDATED CLASSIC Rustic Traditional in Madrid

A beautifully detailed space with a splash of edge is like a dream come true for me — especially if it’s in a cosmopolitan city like Madrid. So it comes as no surprise that the vignette above took my breath away; the rest of the apartment incorporates the same careful blend of sparse and charm.

INTRODUCTION Jenny Rose (My New Assistant!)

I’m so thrilled to introduce to you my incredible new assistant, Jenny Rose! It’s only been two weeks since she’s been on board, and she’s already revolutionized my life, seriously! She keeps me organized with new processes she puts in place, she motivates and invigorates me with new ideas she initiates and develops herself, and

FALL MAKEUP TREND Nude + Rose Gold + Bronze

I’ve been spying some stunning beauty looks in all the September issues, and in particular, these trends: nude lips, bronze cheeks, and just about anything rose gold. I recently decided to try it out for myself. Here’s my palette for fall: EYES Chanel Intense ‘Noir’ eye pencil / YSL ‘L’Afrique’ couture palette / Bobbi Brown

#LFW Matthew Williamson Spring 2015

I certainly can’t keep up with all the beautiful shows during fashion month, but the Matthew Williamson Spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection at London Fashion Week definitely caught my eye. Inspired by David Bailey’s photos of models in the 1970′s, the collection is infused with feminine flowy silhouettes and glamorously bohemian patterns in rich colorways. Some of my


Lately I’ve been feeling like I need to infuse a little more glam into my decor, and these picks do the trick: No. 1 silver croc embossed box / No. 2 skull tray / No. 3 Jonathan Adler malachite glass / No. 4 grey owl pillow / No. 5 Jessica Rowe “Ruby” original watercolor (*also check out her

THE MIX WITH YUKI Butternut Squash Salad with Pancetta, Lentils, Feta & Mint

New column! So excited to reintroduce you to my dear (and gorgeous) friend Yuki Pitkin who will be contributing her amazing recipes here every month! (You may remember her from our Society Social bar cart shoot, our Valentine’s Dinner party and her kitchen remodel!) We had so much fun on Saturday doing a photo shoot, and

Announcing ‘The E List’ Weekly Newsletter!

I’m thrilled to announce that we’re launching the first ‘The E List’ weekly newsletter on Friday! With the help of my amazing new assistant Jenny Rose, we’ll be pulling together the most recent posts and the most popular posts from the archives to style your business, your home, yourself, your life! Sign up here to receive


Last year I decided to finally whip this ol’ mom into shape (read here how I did/do it!).  Through the process I’ve discovered what pieces help me along the way. I can’t workout without these essentials: Yurbuds stay put! Totally worth the $$. Make a few free playlists via Spotify or Soundcloud and try a


No. 1 Throw a cowhide over your headboard for an instant chic update It was a completely unintentional fix — I had originally purchased the cowhide for my office. When it didn’t work as planned, that lightbulb lit up. Now I can’t imagine using it any other way. Voilà! I got a “headboard” for $199!