Fashion Friday: The Dress You Guys Asked About

I’m home sick today, but did not want to leave y’all hanging on a Friday! Last week I had the honor of being one of this year’s recipients of New England Home Magazine’s 5 Under 40 Awards for Interior Design.  I shared some pics on Instagram, and lots of you asked about my outfit.  I chose this grey dress by Badgley Mischka that felt elegant but not TOO formal.  I also loved the high neckline and the fact that it had sleeves (not a big fan of my arms). It’s a great silhouette, and I got lots of compliments.

(with the winning bidder on my rug design)

(with fellow winners Nina Farmer, Maggie Mink, Ellisha Alexina and Kristina Crestin)

Here’s a roundup of what I wore (yup, including a Spanx bodysuit!)

dress // shoes // earrings (I wore some old ones, but these were another option) // Spanx

This dress comes in black, blue and white and is perfect for anything from a cocktail party to a work event to a wedding.  And speaking of weddings, it also comes in a long option that I think would be an amazing casual wedding dress!

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Emmy Red Carpet Recap

Sorry this is so late- I had quite a busy morning.
I did not watch the Emmy’s but of course devoured all the fashion this morning.  I have to say there was not a dress in the bunch that really made me sit up and go “OMG”, which is always a bummer.  There were some pretty dresses, and some major missteps too, though.

We are about to finish The Sinner (which is creepy and super dark but good) and I am impressed with Biel’s acting chops.  I thought she looked really pretty last night.  Not my fave dress of all time, but she wears it well.

Thandie Newton was also in the same blush tones and looked radiant. Love the simplicity.

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Fashion Friday: Three Perfect, Layered Looks for Any Fall Occassion

Once again I’ve partnered with my amazing sponsor Halsbrook to put together some gorgeous outfits (appropriate for a wide age range) in preparation for any type of fall activity from running errands to an evening fundraiser for your kids school. Every time I do this with them I think “this is my favorite one yet”. Including this time! And right now (ending tomorrow) Halsbrook is running a special promotion where customers earn a gift card for their next purchase when they purchase full-price items and enter the code LOVEFALL at checkout.

  • Spend $250 – Get $25
  • Spend $500 – Get $75
  • Spend $750 – Get $115
  • Spend $1,000 – Get $200
  • Spend $2,000 – Get $400

I really love this look- the classic neutrals offset with pops of orange and burnt umber are understated and classic but say “I have my shiz together, people”.

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Big Announcement! Erin Gates for Momeni Coming This Fall!

I’m SO excited to finally be able to announce this amazing new collaboration I’ve been working on for the better part of a year– my own rug collection with the fabulous Momeni rugs!!! I was so excited when they approached me to work on this collection because other than home accessories, rugs was one of the next category of items I wanted to design (fabric and wallpaper being the last piece of the trifecta).  We worked hard to create beautiful, high quality rugs at an accessible price point.  Not “cheap”, but the best quality for the money, which is important when you want your home to be durable but not break the bank!  A variety of styles can be found from colorful wool flatweaves to classic jutes perfect for layering, to amazing faux hides (affordable AND nicer to animals!)

I’ll be launching the whole collection at High Point in October in my very own showroom (IHFC G-382) and we’ll be having an event on October 14th at 1 p.m., which will be a Q&A between myself and Amy Panos, the Homes editor for Better Homes & Gardens.  We’ll be discussing how to create a beautiful, but also livable home for families followed by  a cocktail reception in the showroom. If you are going to High Point please stop by and say hello and join us for this event!

Here’s a sneak peek of a couple of the styles we’ve developed ( I think we have close to 40 different styles!)  Included is an amazing kids capsule collection in there that I am BANANAS about. :)

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