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

SPRING READY Closet Refresh

It could be the time change — or the fact that we had 80F weather here this weekend — but my brain has suddenly bloomed into spring mode. Here are some of the pieces I’ve got my eye on that will certainly give my closet a much-needed refresh for the season…


This weekend I picked up Elizabeth & James’ first scent (LOVE!) and it got me thinking: I rotate between only a few signature scents. Depending on the time of year I may throw in a seasonal scent, but really, I have my go-to ol’ reliables that work it for me, day or night…

SPRING TREND TO TRY The White Shirtdress

Despite the current “cool down” here in So Cal, I’m already looking ahead to Spring essentials. And what better item for the crisp Spring air than a crisp white shirtdress? Dress it up with a blazer, or down with chunky sandals — any way you play it, it’s shaping up to be a must-have for

THE E LIST Pre-Spring Edition

I know it’s only January, but I’ve got spring on the mind. My palette is feeling a little 70′s Parisian, with black and blush, lace and leather, Diptyque, Guerlain, florals, fur and feminine touches…

GET MY LOOK Raw & Refined

I’m thrilled to announce I’m on Style Me Pretty in a two-part feature discussing biz/life bits  and giving a tour of my home! A few months ago, photographer Bryce Covey came by to shoot my house, and it was so fun to see how another photographer would capture new details. The above shot is one

PACKING LIST Art Basel Miami

I’m soooo excited…checking off another bucket list item to close out 2013 with my first trip to Art Basel Miami! I do admit, however, when I first decided to go, I had NO IDEA it was such a scene to be seen. Cue me last week scrambling to figure out what fabulous attire I could bring

PACKING LIST Thanksgiving in Napa

Off to Napa tomorrow for the Thanksgiving holiday, and I could not be more excited to relax, drink good wine, eat the best food in the world (yep, I said it), and take in the spectacular scenery. My musts (and I really am packing these items or similar!)…

WINTER STAPLES Get the Look: Casual Cool

I’ve been working on building up my winter wardrobe, tweeting and instagramming a few pieces along the way. So I thought I’d post a few of my “basics” to build upon, paying particular attention to details: snaps, zippers, snakeskin, tough + delicate touches that turn these staples into standouts…

GIVEAWAY! Bunny Williams Garbo Mirror

Happy Friday! I’m so excited to have this opportunity to give away an absolutely amazing item! 219 has generously offered up a Bunny Williams Garbo mirror (a $885 value!) for one lucky reader! Personally, shopping 219 gets me in some serious trouble because it is only filled with the most crush-worthy items around: brass, crystals,

PAPER GOODNESS Kelly Wearstler Stationery

OMG OMG OMG…I’ve died and gone to paper heaven. I can already tell I won’t be able to control myself because Kelly Wearstler’s new collection for Paperless Post is everything I could have wanted and more. Ever since I closed my little stationery company, I have been looking/waiting/longing for contemporary, edgy, artsy stationery, and thankfully,

RUNWAY TO REALWAY Dark Denim & Black Printed Skinnies

Not gonna lie, my jaw dropped (and is still) when first I laid eyes upon this backstage snapshot from the Versace Spring 2014 show. But since Versace is a tad out of my price range, I’m going to find any way possible to copy the catwalk with more affordable options…

ORGANIC GLAM Nate Berkus. Target. Domino.

Have you heard that Domino magazine is baaack?! I haven’t had a chance to pick up a hard copy just yet, but I have had the opportunity to browse the new dominomag.com…verdict = awesome! I especially heart this Manhattan apartment done up by Nate Berkus and fiancé Jeremiah Brent.  Black, white, brass, 1970′s details, fur and


Hope you all had a great weekend! Even though I spent Saturday at the beach, I am definitely starting to get into Fall wardrobe mode. I absolutely adore this comfie chic little number, and can already think up so many ways to style it up for day or night, casual or dressy, boho chic or

BLOGGER LOVES Erika’s Picks for Adore Home!

I’m soooo excited today because later this afternoon the California edition of Adore Home will go live! Not only is my home featured (18 pages – eek!) but I also got to pick some of my fave products right now. You’ll have to wait and shop the issue, but until then, here’s a sneak peek

FALL SHOE Ankle-Strap Pointy Toe Pumps

I admit I am just now starting to shop for Fall. But the temps here are still beach-worthy, so I’m taking my time. One piece on my radar is the ankle-strap pointy toe pump that seems to come in every covetable combination possible, from ombre python, to black snakeskin, to half & half, to metallic…how

BACK TO BOOTIES Take a Summer Dress into Fall

Here in Southern California, we always get an “Indian Summer” in September/October, where warm days extend into autumn. During this time, I like to take my summer pieces and transition them with Fall essentials like an all-time fave of mine, the ankle bootie. Lucky for me, shopping resource site Rank & Style contacted me about

THE E LIST "The New 30" Birthday Edition

I survived my big birthday weekend…in fact, it was fabulous! Now it’s time to do a little shopping for myself to bring in the fall season. Try as I might, after all this time I still can’t seem to shake it: black & white is here to stay…

PUNK & PRETTY iPhone Cases

With the change of season comes a new excuse to switch up our most beloved accessory we can’t live without…our partners-in-crime, a.k.a. our phones. I can’t seem to get enough of all the tough chic options out there with a dose of ‘tude to punk up any outfit, especially that hot black & white trend

GET THE LOOK Beach Chic (with Six Basics)

  Just can’t help myself: saw this pic of Kate Moss vacationing off Ibiza, and being that I’m still in full summer mode (especially of the Mediterranean variety), it’s inevitable that I’d want to emulate. While we can’t all afford Goyard and Cartier, we can certainly put together a few basics to achieve the same

SUMMER-TO-FALL PICKS 20% off, 2 days only

Being a summer lover, I’m not quite ready for the pre-fall fashion that’s out. But that’s not to say I won’t take advantage of all the sales going on right now to think ahead to my fall wardrobe. Here are a few “wear it now and later” basics with a stylish twist that are all 20%

I’M AN EVERYGIRL! The Summer Sandal, Day/Night

Today I’m absolutely beyond thrilled to share with you a feature I’m in on The Everygirl! Co-founders and fellow graphic designers Danielle and Alaina asked me to participate in their Fashion Essentials series, styling up a summer sandal for a day look and a night look. I decided to pair this standout piece with a

THE E LIST The Final Photo Shoot

I’ve been prepping for a photo shoot for a magazine spread in a few weeks (eek!), but it’s somewhat bittersweet as it will be the last shoot in this house. We’ve been here for 6-1/2 years, and it’s time for a change (more space and closer to our friends/lives). As it’s the third shoot here, I’m