Fashion Friday: Stylish Weatherproof Boots (And A Giveaway!)

Our weather has been crazy here lately– snowy one day, rainy the next and then yesterday near 60! As I was running around the city on our shoot, I cursed myself for yet again wearing leather soled shoes on the damp and puddle-filled sidewalks. I didn’t want to wear wellies or winter boots and I still wanted to look nice….so what’s a girl to do?
Well, I found a slew of weatherproof boots that also are totally chic and stylish– some you may even have to look twice at they looks so convincingly NOT like “winter/rain boots”! Click the images for links to these beauties!

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Also, in celebration of my lighting collection release (announced yesterday) I’m giving away a pair of any of the lamps from my collection! All you have to do is help me spread the word– either share my post yesterday (easy share buttons at the bottom) on Facebook or Instagram your favorite pic from the collection and tag me @elementstyle and use the hasgtag #elementsbyeg #eglampgiveaway. Then comment here with which lamp you want! I’ll pick a winner on Monday! Be sure to leave your e-mail in the comments (no one sees it but me!)

Happy Weekend!

Golden Globes 2017 Red Carpet Review

I’ll admit up front that I watched very little of the red carpet as I had Henry to contend with and a terrible cold (and hungover husband from a quick trip to Chicago this weekend to celebrate some friends). So I did not see some of these on camera and may have missed some, but from what I did see and the photos this morning I can say this. NOT IMPRESSED. There wasn’t a single look that had me wowed. No clear winner for best dressed for sure. But some that I did like a lot, and lots that I did not.

Overall, I have to say that Lily Collins looked gorgeous– even though the dress independent of her was not my favorite (too frilly, too much detail), it looked INSANE on her.  The top (front and back) is gorgeous and the unexpected red lip and big bun was working for her.  It was interesting, and I like interesting.
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Henry’s First Birthday!

I decided to take a break from gift guide craziness (it’ll be back on Wednesday- Under $100) to reflect a little on a big event that happened last month as Henry turned ONE on November 13th!  I realized I had not blogged about this huge milestone and wanted to briefly wade into mommyland and talk a little bit about the big guy as he changes from a baby into a little boy. :)

Of course, we celebrated– with a party on his birthday with close friends and family at our house.  While I went overboard with the cake ( an otomi-inspired masterpiece from Oakleaf Cakes that basically was the price of a wedding cake) I kept things pretty low-key otherwise.  Some cute Etsy decorations and adorable party hat, seriously yummy food and drinks, but not all Pinterest-perfect and themed down to every last detail.
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Blerg.

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I spent too much time (impossible) snuggling this crazy boy yesterday and therefore don’t have my sh*t together this morning. I’ve got to run to meeting and my post is not ready to rock, so I’ll be posting tomorrow, Wednesday and Friday this week. Sorry guys! #caseoftheMondays

But the good news is my Greek Key pillows are back in stock!!!!

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Growing Pains

My Dearest Readers-

I wanted to reach out and update you on the launch of my product line, which has been a trying process to say the least.  With growth and expansion of my brand, I have been diligent and thoughtful, but am realizing how much of what happens when taking things to a larger scale is out of my control. Especially on the technology front!

As you may have noticed, some of the pricing on some of the pillows on the Wayfair and AllModern sites has been fluctuating in the last 48 hours.  This is a kink that is being worked out as we speak.  I am upset that this has happened (along with the other issues we’ve had) and want you to know that I take this VERY seriously and appreciate and respect that you would spend your hard earned money on my goods.  So once the price issue has been settled I will let you know how to go about getting a price adjustment if you paid more than what the final price is supposed to be. In the meantime, feel free to e-mail me personally with any questions or concerns. I am listening- erin@eringatesdesign.com.

Thank you for being patient with us while we navigate this crazy path to becoming “a brand”.  While it is incredibly exciting (I totally love this collection and don’t want these technical issues to mask that) it is eye-opening and complicated.  My appreciation for your time and support is endless.

All My best,

Erin