Meet Erika Marie, also known as VivaciousCohen around the Fashion Spot forums. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Erika now resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she works full time as a freelance writer and fashion blogger. Check out more of her unique personal style – and spot a penchant for black, white and pops of red – on her style blog, Fashion Chalet.
How would you describe your personal style? Casual, classic and sometimes a bit bohemian. Always feminine though.
Whose style are you most inspired by? Olivia Palermo is my icon. She always looks impeccably dressed and pulled together. Classic and chic! Miranda Kerr is always spot-on with her looks as well. Comfortable, cool and trendsetting all at once.
What’s the one item you can’t live without? Over-the-knee boots are great for fall. I love summer dresses in the spring. And my Balenciaga bag is a daily must have.
What’s your best purchase ever? My shoe collection is my most prized possession. From Zara to Balenciaga, I love them all!
Where are your favorite places to shop? Online: Shopbop, Net-a-Porter, vintage boutiques, H&M, Zara, Forever 21, Amazon.