Jan 23, 2015

#AskErika Career advice?

It has been requested on more than one occasion that I provide life or career or relationship advice! I couldn't think of a better way to get started than to have all of you submit your questions so that we can start a series on my blog called #AskErika! 

I ask that you put any questions that you may have on any of those three topics in the comments section of this blog post and once I have enough questions...I will write an #AskErika blog post on the particular topics! 

Deal? Deal!

I have had my share of experiences in these 28 years of life...from career mistakes, to relationship (including friendship mistakes) to life mistakes! None of us are perfect. But, in order to enjoy life, you have to take the good with the bad. You have to use your mistakes as stepping stones to get to where you want to be. And as much as I find it surprising sometimes that I am not a surgeon in New York City...everything happens for a reason! In future blog posts, I can even explain the back story regarding how I switched from the Doctor path to the Finance path! 

Anyways, please don't hesitate to leave specific questions below! My hope may be to eventually turn this into a video series...just to give you an idea of where I am going with it! 

Jan 22, 2015

Stella & Dot Spring 2015 Samples - Part I

Hey there beautiful girls! My first run at the Stella & Dot Spring 2015 collection has arrived! I placed my first Spring 2015 sample order prior to attending the Stella & Dot event last Saturday. I am still waiting for a few other items to arrive but I had to share photos of the samples that have arrived thus far! You will definitely be seeing these items more as I style them because trust me...these pictures don't do these items justice.

The Birdie necklace is a versatile piece that can be worn three ways! Well, actually four ways if you count wearing the leather and chiffon petals as a hair accessory! You can wear the entire necklace if you are more into statement pieces. Or you can detach the leather and chiffon petals and have a simple yet classic vintage gold necklace that can be worn on either side (stones facing outward or inward). This is the first item from the Spring 2015 collection that caught my eye...for obvious reasons! Its stunning! 

The Grace cuff is such a beautiful piece of jewelry! I love how elegant it looks both on and off! You can wear this cuff to work, for a casual weekend or even with your after 5 attire! A must have in your jewelry collection if you are into wearing cuffs. 

The subtle presentation of the pastel colors in the Trellis necklace is what caught my attention! While this necklace is also a statement necklace, the color selection of the pastel stones makes it look perfect when worn with solid colored blouses, sweaters and/or dresses! 

Although I am not a huge fan of wearing rings since getting married because my wedding set (engagement ring + wedding band) gets all the love...as it should...I just had to own the Zinnia split ring! Its such a beautiful cocktail ring and the sea foam stones pair perfectly with the glass sparkle! Keep in mind that the Zinnia Split Ring and the Grace cuff are adjustable! So no need to fret if these two items don't fit perfectly right out of the box!