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Hi friends! We all know the struggle of handbag shopping! It’s definitely a challenge to find that perfect designer bag without paying full price or locate a bag that is no longer available and be assured the bag is authentic. The quality and authenticity of an investment like a luxury handbag is important because the real thing should be a piece you keep forever. Thankfully, eBay has found a great solution when buying these much sought-after designer handbags…authenticated luxury handbags.

I have had my eye on this Dior bag for quite some time now, but was waiting because it’s definitely an investment, lol! But at less than half the retail price, I could not pass it up once I saw it on eBay. They have an amazing selection of authenticated luxury handbags. Industry experts verify the authenticity of the bag so that you don’t have to give it a second thought. Being able to see the little seal of authenticity really gave me peace of mind while I was shopping. The process for searching for these verified handbags is super simple:

  • Search for the type, brand, color, etc. of bag that you are looking for.
  • Scroll down through the filter options on the left side of the page.
  • Under the ‘Show Only’ menu, select “Authenticity Verified”.
  • Browse the results with total confidence.

It really couldn’t be easier. Totally worth it to have that peace of mind that comes with knowing you have a real, beautiful new accessory.

eBay continues to surprise and impress – their shopping experience is really user-friendly and there’s a great chance you might find some unique pieces that are hard to find elsewhere. I love this authenticity feature and that the sellers of used items usually describe in detail the condition and quality of the product they’re selling. Sooo helpful! If you’re looking for pieces to invest in for the long haul, I definitely recommend checking them out before you buy full-price or brand new.


Special thanks to eBay for partnering on this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Thanks for visiting! xx Erica

Some of my current faves…

Dior Metallic Micro Bag
Chloe Nile Crossbody Bag
Chloe Brown Leather Bag
Chanel Medium Boy Bag
Gucci Black Marmot Shoulder Bag
Prada Cahier Crossbody Bag

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Hi, friends! I am back from all the travel madness and spring is in full swing at home in San Diego – things are finally warming up which is suuuch a relief! I’m so excited to share my favorites from the always amazing Marissa Webb’s spring 2019 line. I am loving the entire collection – seriously, each piece is so effortlessly structured and insanely wearable. Like I’ve always said, no one does cool-girl-tomboy-chic better, lol! I always reach for a MW piece when I want to feel put together but achieve that slightly tousled look that’s so on trend right now. I instantly feel more like myself when I put on one of her pieces…you ladies know what I mean!

This sweater dress is seriously the perfect transition piece – and what’s better than a one-and-done look?! I wanted to get a little dressier, so I grabbed my favorite slouchy leather boots and a tied leather belt. I added my latest go-to statement earrings and…done! Ready to walk out the door. Simple sandals and earrings would dress things down a bit if you’re going for a daytime look.

Okay…seriously, how amazing are these jeans?! MW sets the standard high for denim, lol! I often struggle to find a medium wash that I really love, but the wash on this pair is soooo good. Flattering in all the right places! The double button detailing instantly makes any top chicer. I love pairing these with a slightly feminine cami and a structured jacket (also MW, obviously!) for an easy mild-weather look.

Feeling all the 70’s vibes in these incredible flare jeans! I am really loving how the exposed fly and the corset detailing at the waist give this pair of retro denim a modern, structured feel. The ultra-high waist paired with the flared silhouette creates that legs-for-days look that we all love. So chic with a higher cropped top and heeled sandals. Giving me all the summer style feels!

I didn’t think MW’s iconic green pants could get any better…and then she made shorts. Obsessing over this summer update! These are so flattering, super comfy, and perfect paired with a simple plungy tee and a feminine bralette. Throw a leather jacket on and you’re good to go! For a dressier look, I grabbed this super cool exaggerated-shirttail top (love this one too!) and some sock booties. I love that these shorts are perfect for a daily casual look but can instantly be dressed up.

Matte sequins and leopard print on a cami – the perfect combination I never knew I needed, ha. This is such a good top…love that the sequins are hand-beaded. MW is all about quality, that’s for sure! I am really feeling the matte sequins paired with a slouchy pair of boyfriend jeans for a daytime look. To transition to happy hour/date night, a satin jacket and a leather skirt edge things up just enough.

I had so much fun styling these pieces…there’s no limit to how to style these pieces. To celebrate such an amazing collection, I’m so jazzed to offer you guys a 25% off discount with code: ERICASSPRINGSELECTS. Happy shopping!

Thanks for visiting! xx Erica

Look #1 (Sweater Dress):
Dress: Marissa Webb
Boots: Tamara Mellon (Better for Budget)
Belt: Lafayette 148 (Better for Budget)
Bag: M2Malletier
Earrings: ARME DE L’AMOUR

Look #2 (Double Button Jeans):
Top: Victoria’s Secret (old) (Similar)
Jacket: Marissa Webb
Jeans: Marissa Webb
Bag: Prada
Sunglasses: Quay
Necklace: Parpala

Look #3 (Flare Jeans): 
Top: Storets
Jeans: Marissa Webb
Shoes: Gucci (old) – also love These & These!
Bag: Gucci
Choker: Alexis Bittar
Necklaces: Kendra Scott
Bracelets: Kendra Scott
Earrings: John Hardy
Sunglasses: Quay

Look #4 (Green Shorts):
Tee: Marissa Webb
Bralette: Hanky Panky
Jacket: LAMARQUE
Shorts: Marissa Webb 
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Bag: Prada
Necklaces: Parpala, Parpala
Initial Necklace: Custom by Parpala
Earrings: Parpala

Look #5 (Dressier Green Shorts):
Top: DKNY (old) – also love This & This!
Shorts: Marissa Webb
Shoes: Tony Bianco
Bag: Chloè (Similar, Similar)
Necklaces:Parpala, Parpala
Initial Necklace: Custom by Parpala

Look #6 (Leopard Sequin Cami):
Top: Marissa Webb
Jeans: FRAME – also love These & These!
Shoes: Tony Bianco
Bag: GG Maull
Necklaces: Parpala, Parpala
Sunglasses: Quay

Look #7 (Dressier Cami):
Top: Marissa Webb
Blazer: Lewit (Similar)
Skirt: BB Dakota (Similar)
Bag: Saint Laurent
Necklaces: Ellie Vail, Ellie Vail
Ring: Erin Fader

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Hey, everyone! I try to be as holistically-minded as I can when it comes to my health and taking care of myself. This absolutely includes how I take care of my hair! I have to admit that I put my hair through a lot, lol. I get it colored regularly and style it (blow dry, flat iron, and then curl it) almost every day. It’s exposed to a lot of heat and damaging elements! I try to use the best products to keep it as protected and healthy as possible, but sometimes it definitely needs a little extra lovin’.

Pantene has been working hard for almost 80 years to ensure that women everywhere can achieve a sense of empowerment that comes with having healthy, beautiful hair – not just hair that looks the part but hair that is truly nourished inside and out. They know what they’re doing! Their vision is to help women experience the amazing feeling of a great hair day even when life (and with it, lots of styling) tries to get in the way. I have been really impressed with their newest product and I’m excited to share it with you – I hope you feel inspired to prioritize your personal hair care and beauty routine.

Pantene has seriously created a miracle product in their new Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots that is currently the #1 selling new treatment item in the haircare category. The ingredients, imported from Brazil, are ideal for those times in between salon visits when your hair is dry and damaged but you’re not quite ready for a cut. You can use it up to once per week in place of your normal conditioner which is amazing! It definitely deep conditions but it rinses out quickly so there’s no need to worry about build up or having your hair weighed down by a heavy product. These shots are literally formulated to prevent overdosing. They come in one-use little tubes and are packed full of Pro-Vitamin B5, strengthening lipids that absorb directly into the hair, and natural glycerin to help give hair a boost of flexibility and resilience to help combat damage and stress.

I noticed a huuuge difference after using the shot just one time! If you’re like me, your hair gets dry and brittle after a couple of months of styling it daily. This stuff had me feeling like I just left the salon after an hour-long deep conditioning treatment! It is no joke. I wanted to share how easy it is to use the Intense Rescue Shots:

  1. Make sure you are thoughtful about selecting a shampoo that’s right for your hair type! (I used Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo to combat my frizz.)  
  2. Use the Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots once per week in place of your normal conditioner.
  3. In the shower after shampooing, apply the Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots so that it fully saturates your hair from root to tip. Consider focusing on especially damaged areas!
  4. Don’t hold back! Use all the product in the tube; it is designed for single-use!
  5. Leave the product in your hair for 30 seconds to allow all the nutrients to soak in.
  6. Rinse the product for 30 seconds – but don’t over-rinse! 

It is seriously that simple. I am loving the results I’m seeing – bouncier, healthier, shinier hair that is more resilient so that I can continue to live life fully without compromising the health of my hair. The Pantene Pro-V Intense Rescue Shots are available now at Target!

Special thanks to Pantene for partnering on this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Thanks for visiting! xx Erica

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Hey, friends! We all have certain people on our holiday shopping lists who deserve something special and personal. I love the idea of giving a fragrance as a gift because it becomes a part of that person’s daily attire and will last through the seasons. I’m excited to be partnering with Sephora, because we all know and love them for their incredible selection of cosmetics, but they are also the ultimate retail destination for holiday fragrance purchases. They have an unreal selection. Perfect for those hard to shop for people on your list!

It’s easy to think of fragrances and automatically think high price points. But the best thing about Sephora is they have a wide selection of different sizes of fragrances! The perfect gift for a girlfriend doesn’t have to break the bank. They have all sorts of rollerballs and travel sizes for under $30! Or, if you want to splurge, they have gift sets of just about every fragrance you can think of. If having trouble deciding on a fragrance for yourself or a friend, try taking this super easy, 5-step quiz to find the one that fits you or anyone on your list perfectly. So convenient for those of us who are indecisive, lol.

My current and longstanding favorite is Yves Saint Laurent’s Black Opium Eau de Toilette. It has gorgeous notes of Blackcurrant Accord, Floral Accord, and Coffee Accord. It’s feminine but subtle; I get compliments on it all the time! I feel like it’s totally wearable as a daytime fragrance as well, which is rare. I’m all about the versatility and I’ve never gotten tired of this scent. Sooo good. It also comes in a rollerball version and an eau de parfum as well.

I wasn’t finished with holiday shopping until I went to Sephora…trust me on this one. They are the best of the best retailers when it comes to beauty and that includes fragrances.


Special thanks to Sephora for partnering on this post!  Street Style Images by Grant Friedman

Eau de Toilette: Black Opium – Yves Saint Laurent
Rollerball: Black Opium – Yves Saint Laurent

Thanks for visiting! xx Erica

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FASHIONED|CHIC by Fashionedchic - 6M ago

Hi friends! I love the holiday season (despite the madness, lol) because travel slows down a bit. I can be such a homebody when the travel bug hasn’t bit in awhile but I take full advantage of the times I do get to head to a party or an event or even just out for drinks and dinner. Getting dressed up is still so fun to me, especially when I have something I’m excited to wear. San Diego gets pretty festive around the holidays despite the lack of winter weather, so there’s plenty to get out and do.

I have been loving all the pieces I’ve found from Reiss, but their partywear is seriously next level. They have so many gorgeous silhouettes that are reminiscent of classic couture and are surprisingly versatile. Rich tones, velvet, and suede are everywhere this winter and Reiss really hit the mark with those. I love how each piece is uniquely wearable and could be worn to occasions with varying dress codes without being flashy or overdone.

I may live on the west coast but I love getting dressed up with a little bit of New York style and spending an evening sipping a martini and eating amazing food. Gaslamp Quarter downtown is one of my favorite areas because there are sooo many incredible restaurants and bars. We never run out of options! The atmosphere is energized yet relaxed and perfect for date nights. I have found that I can get dressed up to go out in Gaslamp and not feel too overdressed. Plus, during the holidays there are tons of twinkle lights and festive decorations that make it so fun.

I am absolutely loving this gorgeous dress. It is so flattering and the gathered long sleeves with the snake burnout print give it that perfect edgy-feminine vibe that I love so much. The silhouette is easy and classic and transitions super well from day to night. I threw on a belt (similar with fun snake texture here) to add definition and dimension to the waistline and edge things up a little bit. I felt instantly put together with this look – simple yet elevated. The pattern of the dress really sets it apart from the crowd.

I love a good over-the-knee boot (these are almost identical)! You just can’t go wrong with a suede pair; they go with so much. They are perfect if it’s a little chillier outside and you still want a heel but want your toes to be warm, lol. I thought the height of the boots paired really well with the length of the dress. I grabbed an edgy leather jacket (similar here) to have an extra layer and I think it completes the look perfectly! There’s no such thing as too much snake print so I grabbed this super fun crossbody (this one’s really similar) and felt ready to go for a night on the town enjoying good food and great company.


Special thanks to Reiss for partnering on this post.

Dress: Renata Snake Pattern Burnout in Khaki
Belt: Billy in Black
Bag: Conway Snake in Green
Boots: Margi in Black
Jacket: Tay in Black

Thanks for visiting! xx Erica

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