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

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

WORKOUT PLAYLIST October 2014

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

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,

ERIKA’S STUDIO Vamp/Revamp

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

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

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

LUXE LIFE in 10

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

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

FITNESS FAVES Top-Rated Picks

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

FIRST OF FALL Sparkle, Lace, Denim & Booties

I suppose it’s Fall now, but here in So Cal the temps are in the high 80′s and it definitely still feels like summer. During this transition period, I seem to always bring the boho back with a few fall pieces mixed with summer staples. And having just acquired this lace tunic from my birthday

WOMAN WEAR For Love & Lemons x Free People

“I’m very happy about being a grown woman. I think there’s a lot of sexuality, and glamour, and allure, and mystery to being a woman that you just don’t have when you’re young.” ~ Sharon Stone I love being a woman, and I love being a woman in my 40′s. What better way to celebrate

WISH LIST for the Rocker Boho Birthday Girl

Not that I needed an excuse to make a wish list, but I’ve got a birthday to celebrate on Sunday!  This year I’ve got some big items on it….well ok some of these items are on the list for LIFE I’m afraid (anything ‘Rockstud’ and the so-close-but-still-so-far Alexander Wang Rocco duffel!). But for now, they are

MASCULINE NEUTRAL Living Room

I’ve been helping a friend with the remodel of his home, which is as rewarding for me as it is just plain fun. We ended up pairing light gray wood floors with his existing espresso kitchen cabinetry and white moldings, inserting new furniture pieces into the palette that are distinctive yet practical (…yes, a football

SUMMER LOVES Want/Need

A few must-haves for me this summer, including this crazy beautiful beach towel/wrap from Australia, and a kimono robe that can double as a cover-up. Who’s ready for sunny beach days and long summer nights? (Me me me) Samudra ‘Molokai Palm’ pouch / Free People ‘Losin It’ romper / Lauren Moshi ‘Taylor Lipstick Lip’ canvas

WORK & PLAY The Summer Romper

This season, I’m all about the romper and the jumpsuit, especially those that can do double-duty for work and play. So what could be more perfect than this black and white version by Bec & Bridge?  And don’t get me started on my latest obsesh,“flash tattoos” — metallic stick-on foil tattoos to add a little

#katemossxtopshop + Alexander Wang

I was so excited to get to bust out my Kate Moss for Topshop jumpsuit at the Gray Malin bash, but failed to get any photos of it! Thankfully event photographer Paige Jones snapped this pic of me and one of my besties in front of the step-and-repeat (fun!). I actually don’t wear a lot of

THE ART OF THE THANK YOU Editor’s Picks

There’s such value in the often forgotten handwritten thank you note. Taking five minutes out of your day to send off a quick one not only brightens the day of the recipient, but also allows you to step back and think beyond your immediate bubble. Reflecting on who has made an impact in your life

SULTRY SUMMER DRESSING with 3 Pieces

Happy Friday! The trio of the clutch, the dress and the sandal is a no-fail summer formula that I will be implementing as much as possible this season. I especially love integrating a graphic pop or tropical punch of color into it. Mix it with black for an instant night look. THE CLUTCH Alexander Wang

TREND TWIST Black Jumpsuit for Day

No surprise that I’m all about the black jumpsuit trend. But I recently bought the Kate Moss for Topshop black jumpsuit (as seen on Ms. Moss on this month’s Harper’s Bazaar cover) and was thinking I might try to style it for a daytime event, for a twist. To do so, I need some fab

SUMMER BEAUTY 7 Essentials

Happy Monday! Although last week was rather hot here in So Cal, the weekend felt so much like a cool summer breeze that it got me inspired for a little pre-season beauty prep. In addition to drinking a lot of water, I also know the importance of sun-protection and ultra-hydration, from my skin to my

SPRING OUTFIT Florals & Fringe

Last weekend I had the enormous honor of being invited to attend the 2nd annual RewardStyle Conference in Dallas…but talk about wardrobe pressure! When you’re hobnobbing with icons like Aimee Song and Sincerely Jules, you kinda have to BRING IT. Thankfully I had tastemakers Gaby and Gabrielle as my partners-in-crime for the weekend, and we had

5 SPRING PICKS 25% off

  Rebuild your spring wardrobe with these five basics, 25% off sitewide on Shopbop, today only with code INTHEFAMLY14! Sundry ‘Destinations’ tee / BB Dakota ‘Margo’ jacket / McQ by Alexander McQueen pocket case / Siwy ‘Hannah’ distressed jeans / Schutz ‘Eirininn’ cutout sandals Have fun shopping!

SPRING TREND TO TRY The Graphic Print Dress

I’ve got a photo shoot next week at a “very L.A.” hotel, and have been looking for a graphic print dress to complete the look. Enter Clover Canyon‘s Spring 2014 collection. Inspired by the architecture and landscape of Southern California, the pieces celebrate mid-century modernists like Lautner and Eames, as well as contemporists like Frank