Photos by Emily Malan

Yumi Coat // Primark Jeans (Similar) // H&M Sweater (Similar) // Boohoo Fedora Hat (Similar) // Primark Sandals (Similar) // Gemporia Ring

“Create a vision that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning.”

Hey everyone, how is your week going? Since I’ve moved to New York, I’m definitely opting towards my more comfortable & ‘practical’ clothes for everyday life here. I never thought I’d see the day!? You literally walk miles & miles each day (the heels are always in my bag) and it’s now getting quite chilly too, so to survive….comfort is key! This outfit is a prime example. This navy coat from Yumi Direct is so so warm and I love that it’s a little oversized. I definitely need to start wearing more navy. I also live in this plain white sweater and just came across a very similar version here which I definitely might invest in too.

As you might know, I started a new job here in New York last week so things have been super busy. The good news is is that I absolutely love it so far and I actually look forward to coming into the office each morning. Of course, Retro Flame is also a big priority for me, so I’ve been working extra hard to keep on top of everything (Thank God for coffee!). It’s definitely a little tricky to balance everything (& also have a life) but I feel that when you’re really passionate about something and have a vision, it makes everything that little bit easier. I’m hoping to keep blogging very regularly and as always, you can keep up to date with everything on my Instagram (@retroflame) and Snapchat (retroflame1). I’m off to a French Connection event tonight with Nessa, so keep an eye out for some snaps.

Hope your week is going well!

Stylishly Yours,

Erika x


  1. Rebecca Jacobs

    6 November

    I love this look! I always love your style but somehow this is one of my favourites!
    I too have a busy 9-5 life and try to squeeze in my blog and everything else via coffee (in large quantities). Your blog is as great as ever & I know your passion will keep it going! But it’s okay to take it easy every now and then xx


  2. Prudence Yeo

    6 November

    Love this casual chic look especially the pop of color from the cute hat! Looks very comfortable too!


  3. Eea

    22 November

    I love this look. The combination of colors everything. Those heels are amazing

    Eea P

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