I’ve had the pleasure of gaining my experience across a variety of well-known retailers which
allowed me to put my hands on every item of my dreams. With clothing at my fingertips along
with amazing discounts, I was able to curate the wardrobe I had always longed for.
After graduating from Eastern Michigan University, I started work in the school system,
frequently receiving compliments on my wardrobe. Not only was I was able to look nice, I was
getting the most out of my wardrobe – POW!
I’d often receive nudges to start a blog so in 2010 Love of Style by Erika was created.
As my blog grew friends began looking to me for fashion advice and styling for special
occasions. I then decided to begin my personal styling journey working on an array of
projects including Sweet Tooth Magazine.
My blog opened the door to many amazing opportunities. I met a number of influential
women, appeared on Fox 2 Detroit’s Style File three times, and landed a few radio
appearances. In 2014, I made the choice to move on from my blog as I entered a marketing
role. During this time, I continued to style my friends, family, and peers. You know what they
say, if you're called to be something, God will lead you to it. And as much as I was trying to
get away from the fashion industry, I was continuously pulled into it.
I decided to start an online boutique – Love of Style Co. in 2017 and kicked networking into
high gear. In 2018, networking led me to meet an amazing woman at an event who became
a client then ultimately being named Ms. United States 2018 Alyssa DelTorre. Following my
time as Ms. DelTorre’s stylist, I continued to consult many clients who competed in pageants.
Through Love of Style Co., I was able to find unique and gorgeous items for women who
needed looks curated for pageants, birthday parties, and speaking engagements. I found
myself in the realm of personal styling all over again.
So in 2019 Erika Plackowski, the brand, was born. My goal is to teach brides and pageant
queens how to step up their style for their big day. Together, Love of Style Co. and Erika
Plackowski, will allow me to provide my clients with looks that not only provide comfort, but
undeniable confidence. It will be a marriage of their style vision and my expertise to achieve
their signature look on their special day.