An Amazing Night in Houston!

We had so much fun last night at Tootsies in Houston (holy amazing store, by the way!) Way more people turned out than I had expected, some even driving from three hours away!  And as with all my stops, the ladies rocked the leopard OUT in honor of the book. :)

Dress: Shopbop // Shoes: Valentino // Necklace: Chloe & Isabel // Clutch: Clare Vivier


This white dress is so cool (there is a long gold zipper running down the back of the dress I didn’t get a pic of).   To wear it in the white (also in blue) you need to have a full nude slip as it’s not lined. I wore this one from Spanx and it worked out great- and we even went out for Indian food afterwards and I managed not to spill on myself, which is a feat.


I have to say a big thank you to Andrew for taking time off to come with me on this adventure. I never would have made it through this without him (I tend me be a difficult neurotic traveler… I know- shocking).   It’s also been so fun to have all my readers meet him- he’s been working the waiting lines with his southern charm and extraordinary friendliness like a champ.  Glad to have people see why I adore him so much.

OK, here we go- last stop on this leg- SAN FRANCISCO!!! Tonight from 6-7 at Pottery Barn on Chestnut Street (with a wine tasting!)

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  1. You look beautiful! The dress fits like a glove and your blowout gives you a totally different look (great) . All the time you took pre trip to get your outfits together really paid off! All of your looks have been beautiful and look effortless

  2. You look absolutely STUNNING in that outfit, Erin. I’m so happy for you – these accomplishments are such that people rarely attain in a lifetime, let alone in her thirties! I cannot wait to pick up a copy of your book and read it cover to cover. Best of luck in SF though, I know you won’t need it :)

  3. so glad you finally wore the white dress!!! that pick of you and andrew gates is so gorg. we miss you – enjoy SF!

  4. So thrilled for you Erin!!! Please do another signing in Boston….so sad I missed it. LOVE the book…honestly, it is so well done and BEAUTIFUL…..kind of like you….(sorry…couldn’t resist)

    1. There is another one in Boston!
      October 30th, 2014
      BOSTON @ Hudson
      6:00 PM- 8:00 PM
      You do have to RSVP, if you click the “The Book” tab it has a link to do so.

  5. Seriously, you are turning it OUT! I don’t know how you continue to look so freakin’ AMAZING at every single stop. Just reading about your tour exhausts me, haha.

    You guys are the cutest, most gorgeous couple ever!

  6. Perfection. The white dress is perfect on you especially with your dark hair! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! And you are just glowing! Glad to see you so happy!

  7. Yay San Francisco! I love that you are sharing your tour, so wonderful! My daughter, Lunden, lives in the city, she is coming tonight!! I wish I could be there also, I am so excited she is going….and to finally read your book! Have fun tonight:)

  8. So glad I got to meet you and Andrew last night! You were both were so genuine and fun (and gorgeous!), proving even more why I love this blog and check it first every morning! Hope you have a great rest of your tour :)

  9. I got my copy finally last night when I arrived home from work and spent the rest of the evening enjoying reading it. I LOVED Andrew’s introduction – so sweet. You can tell the book is a collaboration of love for the two of you. Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing you both at the signing at Hudson back here in Boston.

  10. You are a Rock Star – you have groupies with style – you are living your dream. How fun watching all of this evolve. Love The Book. Thank you Erin and Andrew.

  11. You are rockin that white dress!!! I have the same one but in red for this years holiday parties. Can’t wait to wear it! Congrats on your great book tour!!!

  12. So thrilled for you. You look beautiful (seriously, how many women can pull THAT dress off?!) and how wonderful to have such a supportive husband – you can actually see how proud he is of you!). Just received your book which is fab, naturally. Cheers to you and your great success!

  13. I love that second picture of you and Andrew. Your head thrown back slightly makes you look lovely, and you are such a beautiful couple!

  14. Hi Erin! I live in Houston, but couldn’t make the book signing unfortunately. I heard it was great. My boss, Roz, was there and interviewed you and said she absolutely LOVED chatting with you. Can’t wait to get my hands on the book! Congratulations! Enjoy the rest of the book tour. xo, Julie

  15. Erin! You’re going to be here when the Giants might clinch for the World Series! Prepare for a party atmosphere!!

  16. You look incredible in that white dress, looks like it was custom fit just for you. Loved your book, read the whole thing the second I received it. Was sad the Boston opening sold out so quickly would have loved to meet you and get it signed. Love your design style and the fact that you are so down to earth, you leap off the pages like a deer friend. Just started reading blogs about a year ago and yours is my favorite. You have a nice variety of topics that you cover. Wish your new master suite could have been done in time for the book, love it so much. It absolutely kills me, perfection.

  17. Your outfit choices have been fabulous! This is my favorite. The dress looks like it was made for you! Congrats! Enjoy the rest of your adventure!

  18. Hi! This is my first time leaving a comment, but I just wanted to say that I always look forward to your new posts and I love your style (even if I don’t have the money or the occasion to ever wear such nice stuff, I can dream!). It’s so great that you are providing links to all the clothes you’ve worn at your signings–I love seeing recommended clothes in action! Congratulations on what looks like a fabulous book!

  19. I am so looking forward to the book signing this evening. I thought it was 6-8?? I’m planning on driving up but might get there closer to 7…please say you’ll still be there!! Almost finished reading the book and it is awesome!

  20. Looks like a ton of fun. Sorry I missed you in Dallas. I have been at Global Women’s Forum in Deauville France, and missed the date. I tried NY and hoped for Chicago, and gave up and ordered the book on amazon prime last night. I cannot wait until I get back to the states, and can sit down and read it. With soccer games and football, figured I would never get to wisteria for a signed copy this weekend. Have a great trip to SF. You deserve the whole exciting whirlwind. So great to see another women pursuing her dream and rockin it out!


  21. UGH! So sad to miss you tonight!!! I have been a LONGTIME reader, and huge fan of yours. Devastated to miss this for work! :-( The book is absolutely amazing – my fiance even noticed the striped spine on the coffee table, which says A LOT.

    Congrats on the book, and hope the SF ladies show you and Andrew a good time!

    (also, that white dress was basically made for you. amazing!!)

  22. I love the book and I have loved all of the outfit posts! You look amazing…would love for you to come to Charlotte, NC!

  23. I really enjoyed meeting you and your husband at the event. You looked gorgeous in your dress with your fabulous blowout. Thank you for taking the time to chat.

  24. Va va va voom!!!! You look amazing in that dress! I have really enjoyed seeing what you wear to each event and I am so thrilled for you and all your success! Be present and take it all in!

  25. So very happy for you, Erin! Adore you and your blog (my favorite). Will be purchasing your book today and can’t wait to read! Wishing you all good things!

  26. Well….that photo of the two of you TOPS IT ALL….WOW!!! You’al are giving Brad and Angie a “run for their money!” franki

  27. Dear Erin,
    I’ve been a longtime follower and have never been compelled to write before. I feel I’ve watched you grow through your challenges and successes. Now, I just can’t contain my enthusiasm! I’m thrilled for you. Your recent remodel and now your book! I wish you much continued bliss and success.

    ps – you look pretty darn fabulous, too!

  28. That dress is killer. I just ordered it in red and blue. (Though I think it will make me regret eating an entire pan of pumpkin bread pudding this week.) You look lovely!

  29. I have been reading for years and occasionally comment but it’s so fun to see how accomplished your career has become. This white outfit is fabulous and it’s fun seeing all the readers show up and show out in leopard :-)

  30. Love seeing the pics of Houston! Sorry we missed you while you were in town! Books arrived and really love taking time to enjoy EOS with a cup of coffee! So proud of your very successful tour! Enjoy your much needed break!

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