My Favorite Gadgets for the Home

Susie Homemaker I am not (it may be pretty, but not always tidy), but there are some little gadgets we have at home that really are amazing at making life easier and that I see as really valuable investments in our hectic, busy lives.  I thought I’d share them here in case perhaps you needed recommendations or have your own life-saving device to enlighten us all about!

I hesitated to buy for a long time and tried cheaper versions that sucked (or actually, didn’t suck!) This thing is AMAZING. It acts as a dust-buster and powerful vacuum all in one- amazing for easy cleanups or a quick clean before company comes. INCREDIBLE if you have kids and dogs. I have clients who keep one on every floor of their house. For my smaller house, one is fine. :)

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Fashion Friday: The Top I Am OBSESSED With!

Last fall and winter I wore this TO DEATH. I have navy and olive versions and anytime it was freezing or I just wanted to feel comfy but cute I wore one. With jeans. With leggings. Everything!  So I was so thrilled when they re-issued them this fall! I already bought black and grey and am thinking about the pink and brown too! I know, it seems crazy but they are 40% off right now and I really love them that much. I was stopped by a woman this week who HAD to know where I got the one I was wearing.

Did I mention they have pockets???  And the perfect tall turtleneck to hide in?

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Trends I’m Over (and What’s Replaced Them).

When you notice that every catalog and magazine and every other Pinterest pin has a specific trend shown over and over it’s probably time that trend rode off into the sunset.   Here are some of the looks I think need to be retired, and what you may try replacing them with.

OVER IT: BANANA/ PALM PRINTS

Done SOOOOO much and often badly, it’s time to find a new organic, botanical print to work with.

ALL ABOUT IT: VINTAGE FLORALS

Vintage inspired florals are BACK. Try mixing them with modern accents and graphic patterns for an “of the moment” look.

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The High Point Launch of Erin Gates by Momeni!

This weekend I went down to the famous High Point Market to officially launch .  My staff and I have been working hard remotely to get the showroom ready, and the team on the ground from Momeni really stepped up to make it a great experience I felt great about.   It was super surreal to have my own showroom (and billboard…) and show off this grouping of rugs I’m really proud of. These will all be in various retails stores and available on line (vendor TBD) in March!

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Fashion Friday: Favorite Fall Outfits for All Occasions

For todays post I partnered again with , my favorite place for one-stop-shopping, to bring you some fun fall outfits that are sure to inspire you for just about any occasion this season.

Perfect for a football game (watching, attending) or really anything casual. Nothing beats the security of a giant scarf and the comfort of pretty suede loafers.

Leather pants you will wear ALL. THE. TIME. (trust) and a comfy but sexy off the shoulder sweater make for the perfect date night/ night out with the girls outfit.  Ain’t nobody got time to be freezing their buns off in halter tops during the colder months!  Also, I’ve been trying to justify these heels for months- they look insane with denim AND fancier outfits…. help.

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