Leather & Lace Skirt

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Photos by Christina Emilie

Leather & Lace Skirt // Warehouse Print Shirt (Similar) // Boohoo Heels
Ted Baker Bag (Similar) // New Look Sunglasses // Daniel Wellington Watch

Yesterday’s look in the sauna that is NYC. Wow, it is hot! Hence why I quickly shot these photos in a very shaded corner. Since I found this leather & lace skirt a few weeks ago, I literally have not stopped wearing it. Such a great piece to have in your wardrobe and amazing that it’s under $30/25euro. It’s tricky choosing work outfits here in the Summer because although it’s a million degrees outside, my office is usually quite chilly due to the air-conditioners (which I’m not complaining about). So I like to wear longer sleeves most of the time. It’s always good to have a print shirt on hand.

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“Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction.
Break the habit. Talk about your joys.”
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I found the above quote during a recent Pinterest browse and it really struck a chord. All week, I’ve been complaining to myself about this NYC heat, how tired I am, how much work I have to do…the list goes on & on. Not once have I stopped to sit down & have a think about all the good things in my life. I think I sometimes forget just how lucky I am to be here in New York and instead allow all the tiny daily-stresses (& my constant need for more) to take over. So as I write this post, I’m making a promise to myself and to you guys to focus on all those little joys instead. A smile from that cute guy on the train, the fact that I can walk to Central Park from my apartment, all the amazing friends I have here in NYC and most importantly, the fact that I’m healthy enough to simply get out of bed every morning & start a brand new day. Life is what you make it.

Hope your Wednesday is going good!

Stylishly Yours,

Erika x


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  1. Jessi Malay

    29 July

    Love this look and that bag is gorgeous! Very chic.

    XO, Jessi
    mywhiteT.com

  2. Shauna Moran

    19 August

    Do you really buy off Choies? Do you find it’s good? I’ve heard a lot of bad reviews especially shipping to Ireland? Would love to hear your thoughts!

    • Retro Flame

      19 August

      Hi Shauna, I get my items shipped to the US and have never had a problem. But it may be different to Ireland? Maybe you could send them a quick email to confirm. Sorry I can’t be more of a help xx

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