We are not only super excited that Erika from Fashion Chalet is participating in Closets & Cocktails, but I am now feeling totally bonded with her: my first ever pair of designer jeans were 7 for All Mankind too!!! I also got them at a sample sale, but I paid about 25$ than she did... Sadly, we don't have a photo of her in her closet with her bevie of choice, but we have three great personal style shots. I love her brilliant bright pops of color and, how awesome is her sweater in the middle photo below? So, without further adieu, a few insights into Erika's fashion philosophies and closet confessions...
The very stylish Erika from Fashion Chalet
What is your style motto? Wear what fits, label and size don't matter as much as the correct fit.
If you could change one thing about your closet, what would it be? More space. I also want to make an organized shelf and some mood boards.
Who's style, past or present, do you most admire? Past: Audrey Hepburn. Present: Ashley Olsen and Olivia Palermo.
What is your most treasured possession in your closet? My shoes. They each tell a distinctive story. When I got them, where I wore them for the first time, and who I met while wearing them.
What is your greatest shopping regret? Passing up a pair of platform Pradas in my size while working at Barney's. Whenever I see them I get sad all over again.
What do you consider your greatest score? My first pair of designer jeans were 7 for All Mankind (I'm talking a couple of years ago) I scored in my size at Nordstrom for $9.99 (maybe the ticket was a mistake?), I was on such a high for the rest of that day!
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? "Like" and "I love that".
What is your greatest extravagance? Traveling. I have to have the window seat on the plane and the highest floor in the hotel. I love to travel and the "getting there" portion as much as the time I spend once I arrive.
BONUS QUESTION: What is your favorite cocktail? I like a good virgin pina colada. I actually don't drink (or like) alcohol. Give me a coffee any day, any time! ;)