3.16.2015

Stripes with a Slit

Blouse: Forever 21, Skirt: Thrifted, Flats: Target
 I used to have this black maxi skirt that every time I wore it, Chris would kind of laugh at it in the kindest way. I think that maxi skirts remind him of an old fashioned lady and he just doesn't really get it. guys. Anyways, this past weekend I wore this striped maxi for the first time and Chris came into the room and saw me from behind. He said something along the lines of "oh you have one of those skirts again" My response was, "yeah, I just bought it" and in my head I was thinking "just wait till you see the front". Sure enough he was in the truck first waiting on me to come out of the house. I payed special attention to his face when I walked out because I wanted to see his reaction and he had a surprised look. When I got into the truck he was like, "whoa, that's not at all like your black skirt...i like it". lol so lesson here ladies, if your guy doesn't get the whole maxi skirt thing, buy one with a slit and change his perspective.
xoxo erica

3.12.2015

Watercolor Nail Tutorial

 As you may know, I've been playing around with watercolor lately practicing painting and lettering. I usually wake up pretty early on the weekends and that's how I like to spend my mornings while Chris is still sound asleep. This past weekend the idea of using watercolor on my nails just popped into my head and so I gave it a try. I was really excited to see that it worked. I've been wearing this on my nails for the past two days and have been loving it! Whenever I'm at work it just reminds me of the creative artsy side of me and that makes me happy. 
 1. Start off by painting your nails with a white polish.
2. Dip a paint brush in some water and then squeeze out the excess water. You only want the brush to be slightly wet.
3. Dip brush into watercolor. Since the brush is just wet enough to pick up some color, I found that it helped to push the brush down with my finger to press it down into the paint to pick up the pigment.
4. Brush strokes onto your nail. It should only take about 30 seconds to a minute for the watercolor to dry. If the brush is too wet, you will see that the watercolor goes onto the nail as beads of water. If that happens, just pinch out the excess water from the brush, dip back into paint, and apply to nail.
5. Let the paint dry and then add on more layers of color to your preference.
6. Once the watercolor is completely dry, top with a clear coat.
All done!!!!
If you try this let me know. Tag your pics on instagram with #sobdlife
xoxo erica

3.10.2015

A Sweet Idea // Chocolate Dipped Potato Chips

 Not too long ago, someone mentioned chocolate dipped potato chips and I haven't been able to get them out of my head. I kept telling Chris that I really wanted to try making them and finally got around to doing it this weekend. Mmm..mmm.mmm....they were soooooo good. I'm usually all about sweets but something about this salty sweet combination had me at hello. Chris didn't try them but more for me! I guess the thought of potato chips and chocolate doesn't sound like the best combination to some people...those crazies j/k lol To be honest, it actually tastes like a chocolate dipped pretzel...yum! 
 1. Melt milk chocolate chips in the microwave for a minute. 30 seconds through take out and stir with a spoon, then place back in for the remaining 30 seconds, then stir again.
2. Once the chocolate is melted, dip potato chips into the melted chocolate and place on a tray with parchment paper.
3. Add sprinkles!!!
4. Place in the freezer for about 3 minutes or just long enough to harden the chocolate.
Enjoy!!!!
 xoxo erica

3.09.2015

A Little Bit of Glam

 Dress worn as top: Marshalls, Skirt: Forever 21, Shoes: NastyGal, Necklace: Poshmark Find
This is my everyday kind of look...you can usually find me in some sort of skirt and heels. I'm always looking for something to dress up my go to look and I recently found this necklace. It's the absolute best statement necklace I own. I mean how does it get better than glitzy lips? I wore this out to a movie date with Chris and a little bit of shopping. I'm heading to Austin in about two weeks and I think I've finally got my wardrobe for that weekend all picked out. I can't wait to share those outfits with you, I've got some good stuff planned.
xoxo erica

3.05.2015

Gimmie What I Want // March Wish List




A cold front just hit tonight and I seriously can't wait for spring to be here.  All this cold weather has me craving spring colors and floral prints. I haven't done a wish list and awhile and I'm pretty excited! I usually end up buying at least one item from my wish lists...I'm betting that it will be the bag. I fall hard for fringe. What's on your wish list for spring?

xoxo erica
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