Fashion Friday: Trending Now- The Striped Turtleneck

The fitted striped turtleneck always kinda made me think of grade school. Folded over at the neck and layered under your best Oshkosh B’gosh overalls, it was a staple of many of our childhood wardrobes (there are so many pictures of my husband wearing a favorite red and white one as a little guy!) But now it’s all over the place– on adults! From tissue weight tees to cashmere sweater styles- the striped turtleneck tee is BACK in big way. Just take a peek at Pinterest and you’ll see it on lots of street style fashion folks. I’m popping a couple in my cart right now!

via Viva Luxury

Speaking Event Next Week!


Hey guys!  Wanted to let you know about an event I’m doing next week during Boston Design Market with one of my favorite people, Stacy Kunstel, who is the homes editor at New England Home magazine, regional editor for Meredith Corporation and founder of Dunes & Duchess (oh, and a great stylist who helped me with my book!)  It’s on Thursday October 7th at 11:45 at the new 7 Tide Showroom near the Boston Design Center.  We’ll be talking about “doing it all”– both of us wear many hats and have found a modicum of work/life balance and we hope to share our stories and tips with you.  Bring your questions!

You can RSVP here for this free event and luncheon.  Hope to see some of you there!


Wine Pairings for Real Parents.

It’s been a crazy couple weeks (I feel like I say that a lot)- two entrepreneurs at super busy times in their career plus a baby is a tad nuts at times. At the end of the day sometimes we are just spent and can’t deal with making dinner.  The other night I was finishing up feeding Henry while sipping on some wine and snacking on his teething puffs because I was too lazy to get up and get my own snack and thought “hey, these pair pretty well together” which was sad/funny and so I thought I’d pair wines with all sorts of harried parent snacks.  Hey if you can’t laugh about the insanity….

So the fruity teething puffs mostly ended up on the floor and in the high chair? Doesn’t matter- it’s way easier to just eat them than sweep them up. While you are acting like a human Dyson, sip a little Hogwash rose to really make that enticing blend of purple potatoes and  blueberries sing in your mouth.  Then go flip through a Garnet Hill catalog, fold down seven pages and wonder what the f*%# happened to you.
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SNEAK PEEK! My Home Accessory Collection Coming Oct. 5th!

I could not be more excited to FINALLY share this sneak peek into my new home accessories collection, ELEMENTS by Erin Gates,  that has been in the works for about a year now! I am so, so honored to work with a brilliant, thoughtful licensing company that not only really cares about the quality of whats going out into the market with my name on it but also gave me a ton of creative control which isn’t always the case when it comes to licensing.  It was super important to me that everything be affordable but still of good quality (for example- the pillows have down inserts and intricate details like trim and embroidery and are still $48-$68!)  I felt like a lot of affordable home decor is super trendy- for example, I could not find greek key bordered solid velvet pillows for under $100 to save my life- and so I wanted to create a line that had that classic, timeless style but with a modern edge.  In other words, things that will LAST. The pillows, poufs, candles, baskets and throws will be for sale October 5th on Wayfair and AllModern! The lighting will be released closer to the beginning of December. Of course,  I will keep you updated here with any and all new releases.  Here is just some of the collection (there are some more things I’ll show on the release date!)

Below is a great navy grouping- the lamp, baskets, pillows, throw and pouf (which is big and firm enough to actually sit on or use as an ottoman) are all from the collection!