One Year of Le Tote Looks [Giveaway!]


First things first, don’t forget to vote for your favorite outfit of September! 

Just over one year ago I got my first Le Tote shipment and fell in love with the concept. So much so that I’m now an ambassador!


This is just a sample. You can see all my Le Tote looks here

When I hosted my first Le Tote party in August I got to do some fun giveaways and guess what! In celebration of my one year Le Tote anniversary, I’m passing them on to you!

Three of you have a chance to win a pair of earrings AND a card worth 50% off your first TWO months of a Le Tote subscription. Normally you only get 50% off one month using code ERIN25 so this is even better.


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And, as my friend Emily would say, Le Tote is amazing! She’s a recent convert and she told me on a run this weekend that Le Tote is helping curb her shopping habit AND helped her find the perfect dress to wear to an upcoming wedding. So, if you’ve ever been curious you should definitely enter this giveaway! I’ll be picking a winner one week from today.

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Favorite Outfit of September

Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall

Um, can someone please tell me where the summer went? Why did I spend the weekend at the dog park dressed in jeans, boots, a long sleeved shirt, a jean jacket, scarf AND puffy vest? Why?? I mean, seriously, my favorite outfit of September involved sandals!


Considering I basically wore this outfit two days in a row I figured I should pick it as my favorite for the month. Although I also really liked the leopard skirt and white tee outfit, too.

Which were your favorites from the past month? And is anyone else wondering how fall got her so quickly?



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The Hunt For Brown October

Casual Friday · Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall

For at least a year I’ve seen women wearing brown flats. They’re all pretty similar and pretty basic. But, look, a casual brown flat is something I don’t have and something I find myself wishing I could reach for all the time.

For example, I saw this outfit on Pinterest and knew I had all the pieces to recreate it…except for brown shoes. So, instead, leopard to the rescue!


Vest – Old Navy swapped from Jen (similar) | Top – Old Navy (similar) | Jeans – American Eagle Outfitters (same) | Shoes – Steven c/o Shopbop (similar)

Still, I’m on the lookout for brown flats. I ordered these from Zappos but when they arrived I noticed several things:

  1. They came up MUCH higher on my foot at the toes than I like. The vamp, I believe it’s called, covered up my tattoo and just looked really dowdy. However, if you don’t like “toe cleavage” then you might like the rise.
  2. The color wasn’t uniform. It was mottled and lighter in spots and darker in others.
  3. The heel still slipped even though it fit fine in the width at the toe.

So, back they went! I’ve now got these on order. My red MIA flats have lasted me for over 10 years at this point so I think if these fit they should last me awhile. If they don’t work, though, I think my next try will be these. Although, I have a Zappos gift card so I’d prefer to order from there. Suggestions are welcome!


P.S. These are probably the last photos on my rooftop for awhile. Apparently they are closing it to repair our building’s roof. Sad face for me but I suppose a happy face for the people who are tired of leaks.


Layered Surprise

Casual Friday

In case you missed the Internet on Monday, there was a crazy moon thing on Sunday. A lunar eclipse/bloodmoon to be exact. Jason and I went out to Chicago’s Adler planetarium and he rented a fancy lens to take photos of the moon over the lake.

And there were clouds. And we almost went home. But then the layers of clouds passed and we were treated to a perfect view.


When you’re going to be out near the lake in Chicago, even in the summer, it makes sense to also dress in layers. You just never know when a cool breeze is going to blow in.


But, when you take off the layers you want something of interest to stick around.

Which is where my brand new necklace comes into the equation!


Cardigan – Old Navy (similar) | Tee – Target (similar) | Scarf – DSW (similar) | Jeans – American Eagle Outfitters (same) | Shoes – Express (similar) | Necklace – Guapa | Watch c/o JORD (same)


I was at the Randolph Street Market on Friday evening and Saturday morning as part of the Editors and Designers Choice for Charity and I saw this awesome booth that was displaying all her jewelry and scarfs on white t-shirts. I thought it was such a great idea that I gave her my award for Best Booth. And then bought this necklace because I couldn’t stop thinking about it!

I promptly wore the necklace two days in a row. Yes, it’s a little Mr. T but, you know, I don’t really care. It makes for a great layered surprise.