BRAND HIGHLIGHT | GRAYSON

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Happy Monday Babes!

Your search for the perfect button-up with no gapping is over. The Hero Shirt was engineered for women, by a woman. Audrey McLoghlin, the founder of Grayson saw an opportunity to reinvent this classic wardrobe staple for women and she nailed it. From fit to feel, comfort to quality…it’s everything you are looking for. I have a lot of button-ups in different styles because there are so many ways to wear them and they are timeless. That said, until Grayson I had never owned one as comfortable and lightweight that gives me as much versatility. 

When someone from Grayson emailed me in February and asked if I would like to try a sample shirt, I of course said “yes, please”. I’ve been hooked ever since. What I love even more is that the founder is passionate about building a company by women, for women. She had a decade of experience in luxury shirting, so she knows whats up. 

So lets talk styling this classic wardrobe staple. Are you sassy? Or simple? As a mom, I’m both, but I prefer sassy & bold. 😉 I’ve shown you both a sassy and a simple way to wear the same shirt below. If you follow me on Instagram you know I love these shirts and style them every which way. Sporty, chic, as swim cover-up…tucked in, half tucked, tied, loose over a dress, etc. Make sure you follow me @stylingbyerica and @grayson to keep seeing ways to style the Hero Shirt and to stay in the know about sales and giveaways. On that note, who else besides me loves a discount code?! I mean, hopefully everyone. Well I have a treat for you…Today – August 15th only, use code ERICA25 and receive 25% off all full priced shirts!! Head over to Grayson.com to shop the collection now. You can also shop my looks on the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app {stylingbyerica}. Happy shopping friends!

X,

Erica

SHOP HIGHLIGHT | THE REALREAL

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I don’t know about you, but I have always been in to shopping consignment and consigning. I’m guessing this comes from years of shopping at garage sales and having garage sales with my mom starting at a young age. We always had the best time finding amazing things and its so fun to load up on puzzles and games to enjoy with the family. Did you or do you go to garage sales? One of my favorite finds as a kid was a pair of colorful, striped Girbaud jeans. They were so expensive so to be able to find a pair at a garage sale was gold! The print looked like a pack of fruit stripe gum, they were amazing. Haha! If you don’t know the brand or what fruit stripe gum is you are way younger than me. Anyway, if you love designer clothing, shoes and accessories you can shop sustainibly and find authentic luxury goodies from some great shops/sites.

Today I want to highlight one luxury retail consignment shop in particular, The RealReal. I like to be able to shop by designer, price, category, etc. and I get so excited to click the little heart and save the items I love. This usually creates quite the wishlist, but its a fun way to see your favorites in one spot and prioritize your purchases. My favorite find has been my black and silver, suede studded Alexander Wang sandals. They were exactly as described and it was a great shopping experience. Check out The RealReal now and have fun shopping!

If you love the Alexander Wang style that I always show on Instagram and want something similar, I’ve rounded up my favorite embellished styles below that are available now on TRR! Styles don’t last long so I can’t guarantee availability. New styles are always being added as well, so if you don’t see your size below do a search! See my picks below.

Size 8, Shop HERE or click image below.Size 7.5, Shop HERE or click image below.Size 9, Shop HERE or click image below.

Size 8.5, Shop HERE or click image below.Size 6, Shop HERE or click image below.Size 5, Shop HERE or click image below.Size 6, Shop HERE or click image below.Size 8.5, Shop HERE or click image below. Size 7.5, Shop HERE or click image below.Size 8, Shop HERE or click image below.Size 8.5, Shop HERE or click image below.Size 8, Shop HERE or click image below.

 

 

BRAND HIGHLIGHT | ELISAMAMA

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When I recently discovered ELISAMAMA on Instagram {@elisamamakids} I instantly fell in love with the vibrant colors, prints and styles of their clothing. I wanted to learn more about the brand so I spent some time reading everything on their website. I knew I had to reach out to this shop about collaborating. I sent a message and had a wonderful conversation with Fisayo, the founder of ELISAMAMA. It was an instant connection and I am honored to be highlighting her brand. Not only does ELISAMAMA create beautiful clothing, but there is a social goal and a real purpose behind the brand. I shared their purpose video at the end of this post as I think its so important to hear Fisayo’s voice, see the makers of the clothing, and truly get a sense of their work.

The business funds their social goals. “All our items are handmade in Nigeria and through that, our team members are able to earn consistent income to support themselves and their families.” As a business and knowing this is what funds their goals, ELISAMAMA is committed to offering high value products. “Every ELISAMAMA item is designed with 3 goals in mind: Comfort, Function and Style.” As a mama who put my five year old daughter in one of these dresses, I can say they nailed all three of these goals. I washed it & hung it to dry before she wore it. It washed well and dried with no wrinkles and the fabric remained very soft. Emma ran around the yard, danced and played in triple digits and the dress was comfortable, moved well and it will grow with her since the straps are adjustable {you can tie the bow as loose or as fitted as you like to make the dress fit your child perfectly}. Shop Emma’s dress HERE!

I have always loved buying dresses for Emma since she can wear them for so long. As they start to get smaller/shorter you just add some leggings or biker shorts underneath. Also, I love jumpsuits for myself and my daughter! Combining comfort and style that can be dressed up or down, and made to play in, what’s not to love? Make sure you shop the super cute jumpsuits as well!Yesterday I did a Instagram live Q&A with Fisayo and you can watch the video from my Instagram feed HERE. It was so fun to talk with her “face to face” for the first time! She shared what inspired her to start ELISAMAMA, how she chooses her fabrics, what they are planning to add to the collection, and how they’ve been impacted by COVID-19. The best way you can support the brand and their efforts in Nigeria right now is to spread the word about ELISAMAMA, and shop. We need to get the word out there that this amazing brand exists and as we do that more people will start shopping from them. When this happens it will allow them to continue to provide work and incomes for women and men in Nigeria. Each garment is handmade with love and the clothing truly speaks for itself. Follow @elisamamakids on Instagram and ELSIAMAMA on Facebook.

ELISAMAMA PURPOSE

Head over to ELISAMAMA to shop, read their full story, and meet the makers.

X,

Erica

PUFF SLEEVES

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I don’t know about you, but puff sleeves always put me in a better mood in addition to elevating a look. They are playful but also add a bold touch to a simple outfit. Wear with shorts or jeans, pair with a skirt or trousers for the office, even get sassy by pairing with biker shorts and sneakers on the weekend. No matter what your personal style is, you can incorporate puff sleeves in to your wardrobe and make them your own. 

This top is Prologue from Target like a year ago, and I thrifted these shorts from Goodwill a year ago as well. All of my accessories are from Amazon {per usual these days – such great finds} and I’m wearing my go to mules that I have in two colors, also from Amazon. You can shop my exact accessories and shoes, plus some really cute and similar puff sleeve tops and denim shorts on the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app {super easy to download if you don’t have it already}! I’m @stylingbyerica on the app. Check out all of my LTK posts here

What’s your favorite way to wear puff sleeves?Simply download the app and FOLLOW ME on LIKEtoKNOW.it {@stylingbyerica} to find and shop my looks. You can even screen shot LTK images from my Instagram to instantly shop in the app. 🙂

BLACK OWNED BRANDS ON AMAZON

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Hi Friends!

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen in my stories or feed that I am highlighting black owned businesses/brands and working on more collaborations and partnerships with black owned brands {especially female owned}. This is one way that I can show my support and put action behind my words. I’ve been making purchases from different shops that I follow and sharing in my stories {more to come in my feed} and encouraging followers to try the products as well.

As most of you know, I am an Amazon Influencer. Me and my husband have been shopping on Amazon for years so it made sense. I mainly share fashion and beauty finds on Instagram, but my idea lists on my Amazon Page go far beyond that. I have lists you can shop for Men, Kids, Kitchen, Grocery, Home and more. That said, I am on a mission to find black owned brands that sell their products on Amazon. I’ve already started adding products to my lists {by category} and I will continue to search and add. I have also created a new idea list titled ‘Black Owned Brands’ where I will add one product from each black owned brand I find to make it easy for you to search {in addition to adding them to the specific category lists}. Shop it here.

Below are 20 black owned brands you can shop on Amazon now! 🙂

X,

Erica

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Do you know of any not shown above? Please let me know! You can comment here or email me: Info@StylingByErica.com.

Side note: If you are new to shopping Amazon Fashion…when you see an image on one of my Idea Lists, don’t assume that’s the only style/color/print of the item. When you click on the image there are usually multiple colors/prints/versions of the style that you can shop. 

FLORAL COVER UP

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It’s already full on Summer in Arizona with temps in the triple digits. I’m starting to stock up on swimsuits and cover ups since you can’t have too many living here! That said, I want to keep it budget friendly as well since I like to have options. 🙂 

I love this neutral floral print kimono cover up I found on Amazon Prime for $16.99 and its finally back in stock! I got this suit from Lulu’s last year but its still available and I found a very similar style on Amazon as well. I’ve linked everything I’m wearing at the bottom of this post. 

If you follow me on Instagram you probably saw my post this morning about presets. I used the ‘Fashion Lady’ preset from @nickypresets for these images. You can browse and shop the preset collections HERE and use code ‘erica20’ for 20% off!

I hope everyone is having a great week so far! 

X,

EricaSHOP MY LOOK:

COVER UP

SWIMSUIT {Similar HERE as well}

SUNGLASSES

NECKLACE 

EARRINGS

SHOES

HANDBAG

 

 

DATE NIGHT JEANS

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Hi Friends!

I LOVE bodysuits and you guys have been loving the orange and denim I’ve been showing lately; so I wanted to give you the links for this look here as well since LTK doesn’t link Zara pieces. I want one of every bodysuit from Zara in every color, for real! I’m wearing a medium in both of mine for reference. This style fits larger than the one in my previous post, but they are both stretchy.

I have a hard time with jeans and generally prefer dresses, so when I find a pair I love I wear them on repeat. Josiah also likes me in jeans, so it’s fun to put together date night looks with denim. 🙂 I was sold on the wash of these jeans, then I tried them on and they were so comfortable! Wash + fit/comfort + under $50 price tag = WIN! I think a bodysuit always pairs well with denim and its fuss free since there no tucking, bunching, etc. Make it sexier with a plunging neckline or open back. For date night I always add heels to complete my look, but this look would also be cute with sandals or sneakers. These Old Navy jeans are currently 30% off! They are seriously comfy and have just enough stretch to be bearable during the hot desert months. Outfit links at the bottom of this post!

XO,

EricaSHOP MY LOOK:

BODYSUIT

JEANS 

SHOES

EARRINGS {Old from LFR Designs} Cute styles HERE and HERE

CLUTCH {Old from a consignment shop} Cute styles HERE, HERE and HERE

SEDONA

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Happy Weekend Friends!

Our family took a little day trip to Sedona yesterday and we had the best day! Sedona is absolutely beautiful and the weather was gorgeous. It was pretty windy but felt amazing. There is so much to see and do in Sedona so we barely scratched the surface! If you have never been for sure add it to your list if you are ever in Arizona. 

Since we went with the kids I knew I needed to be comfortable but I really didn’t want to wear athletic wear. A bodysuit is always my first choice since it stays in place and allows me to really move with the kids. These my favorite denim shorts I’ve ever owned and worth every penny! I bought them as a birthday gift for myself three years ago and I’ve worn them on repeat all Summer long since and they are still going strong. True denim will last, but it does give so size down. This style truly looks good on everyone and if you want to invest and have that one pair of shorts you can grab, throw on and feel good in every day these are it. Always wash in cold water and flat or hang dry {I rarely wash mine}. I received lots of messages and comments about these shorts and this look so I’ve linked everything at the bottom of this post. 🙂 

Have you been to Sedona? If so I would love to know what your favorite place or trail there is. We plan on going back often and next time we want to visit different spots. Here are the few spots we went to and highly recommend!

  1. Little Horse Trail {fun for kiking, biking, views}
  2. Grasshopper Point {have $9 cash for parking, wear a swimsuit if you want to go in the water, wear water shoes with grips for walking on the rocks to get to the water}
  3. Oaxaca Restaurant {amazing Mexican food with gorgeous views from the patio}
  4. Chapel of the Holy Cross {beautiful views}

I hope everyone is having a fun and safe holiday weekend!

X,

EricaSHOP MY LOOK:

BODYSUIT – Currently sold out in orange, but available in other colors HERE and HERE – I also have this one in the same orange & love it!

DENIM SHORTS {These are a true denim so they give. Order a size down} Another wash of the same style HERE

SNEAKERS

BELT BAG

SUNGLASSES {My pink color should be back in stock soon}

CHOKER

TAN – GOLDEN STAR BEAUTY TANNING LOTION, FACE TANNING SERUM, TAN EXTENDER DAILY MOISTURIZER

SPORTY FRILLS

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Hi Friends!

I’ve showed this suit a lot on Instagram and that’s because its one I always reach for. I love a suit with detachable straps, especially when it stays up without them {a must for moms}. 😉 Anyone who knows me knows I rarely meet a stripe I don’t like, so combine that with the bit of frills and its the perfect blend of sporty and girly. This suit is always good for days when I don’t feel my best or my wax isn’t perfect. The bit of frill detail adds a little extra coverage. I actually have this suit in the rusty brown as well! It’s $29.99 on Amazon Prime but sizing is very limited right now for all color options. I’m sure they will restock, but you never know so if you’re a medium grab it now! 

You already know I’m obsessed with these sunglasses and all of my Amazon Fashion accessories. I’ve been living in jewelry finds from Amazon! The price is right and I’ve been really happy with the quality. Shop my look at the bottom of this post, including the visor that I’ve been sporting on repeat. Also remember you can always find all of my Amazon favorites for the family {+Follow me} on my personal Amazon page

XO,

EricaSHOP MY LOOK:

SWIMSUIT {I’m wearing a M for reference – it does stretch a bit after water/wear}

SUNGLASSES

HOOP EARRINGS

NECKLACE

SANDALS

VISOR {Currently Sold Out but watch for a restock!} Cute options HERE, HERE and HERE

SELF TANNING LOTION + MITT, SELF TAN FACE SERUM, TAN EXTENDER LOTION {Use code GSBXERICA for 15% off all Golden Star Beauty products!}

 

DATE NIGHT

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Happy Saturday!

I put this look here because this slip dress is my absolute favorite and LIKEtoKNOWit doesn’t let you link ZARA items. I bought this dress a few months ago and I seriously might need to buy a back up. It’s amazing for $40! I wore it last night for date night and I always feel fab in a slip style dress. They are super versatile and can be dressed up or down, plus easy to layer. 

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend!

X,

EricaSHOP MY LOOK:

DRESS {I’m wearing a S for reference}

SUNGLASSES

SILVER CHAIN

ENDLESS CRYSTAL NECKLACE

HOOP EARRINGS

CLUTCH – Zara last year, but fun options HERE, HERE and HERE

SHOES – Found on The Real Real, but similar styles HERE, HERE and HERE {search Poshmark or Ebay for ‘Alexander Wang Embellished Suede Sandals}