Tuesday, January 31, 2017

CLASSIC BLACK







 Happy last day of January!

When I was a young, twenty-something mom, I still remember a conversation of women saying, "I can't wear that anymore. I'm too old!" I think they were talking about a pair of jeans, but either way it made an impression on me that I would always stay true to myself by wearing what I liked!

Skirt: similar here and here | Bag: Dasein

I love this black, lace skirt I got at a boutique last year. It's kind of classic and, like some things, I don't see giving it to goodwill in the next few years. Writing this blog, I had to think back when I got this coat! Wow, it was 8 years ago at Kohl's, but I love it just as much now as when I bought it! If I'm buying something I know I won't wear a ton, is seasonal, or is on the pricier side, black is a good, safe color to stick with! I go through my closet and give stuff away 2-3 times a year, but the items that keep sticking around are the black ones! So when in doubt, buy black!

What are your thoughts on staying true to your style? I'd love to hear from you!

XOXO,

Thursday, January 26, 2017

THIS IS MY HAPPY PLACE



I'm one of those people who is a little too content being home! I work from home, so there are so many days when I don't even leave the house! I guess if you count that I workout and am home before the sun is up, then I do breathe fresh air, but let's just say hibernating comes naturally! 

Today is one of those days where I can easily find my happy place at home, hanging out by my fireplace in my joggers & a cozy sweater, and am ready to battle my love-hate relationship with my laptop! Of all the pillows that I just released in my Spring catalog, this pillow says exactly how I feel about my home and today! 

Happy Thursday and thanks for stopping by!

XO,

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

LOVE THESE RAIN BOOTS!










Sweater: Forever21 | Jeans: Nordstrom | Hat: Aeropostale | Boots: Sam Edelman

Happy Tuesday! It's been snowing here nonstop, but it makes everything so beautiful! These rainboots are some of my favorites! I looked at a lot of different brands before buying them. There were a whole bunch to choose from on Zappos, ranging from $55-$150. But I ended up finding mine for $32 on Amazon! They come in khaki green, black, navy, burgundy, light gray, with a couple colors in patent! I wear a 7.5 and got the 8. They are perfect for snowy days and I totally love them!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll enter my giveaway on Instagram, if you haven't already! It ends tomorrow!

Have a great day!

Monday, January 23, 2017

BLUSH & BLACK





Sweater: Nordstrom (sold out, similar here) | Skirt: Forever21 (old, similar here) | Bag: Dasein | Sunglasses: H&M

Happy Monday, everyone!! During the cold months, I love wearing shades of pink! I purchased this sweater a couple of weeks ago and paired it with this faux leather skirt. The textures were so yummy together! I've owned this skirt for a couple of years, but every time I wear it with something new, it feels brand new too! I love having staple items like this in my closet, because they match just about everything and make my options for new outfits seem endless! What's one of your go-to items in your closet?

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll enter my giveaway on Instagram, if you haven't already!
Have a great day!




Sunday, January 22, 2017

PILLOW TALK GIVEAWAY!


I'm super excited to do my first giveaway on Instagram! If you read my first post, you saw I've been a graphic designer for years. I love quotes! Always have. Always will. So designing these expression pillows to go in living spaces was fun! I just released them last week, so they're fresh on the market!:)

To enter the contest is super simple:

1. FOLLOW me on Instagram (@inger.erickson)
2. LIKE one of the giveaway posts
3. COMMENT below with the name of the pillow you want!
4. TAG 2 friends who would love to win a pillow too!

What other quotes would you love to have on a pillow? Let me know!
Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO!


c/o Uppercase Living


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Giveaway Rules: Your Instagram profile should be public in order to win. The giveaway will run until 1/25/17 at 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be announced on 1/26/17 by 11am MST.  This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

Friday, January 20, 2017

HEY, THERE!


Thanks for checking out my blog! I'm stepping way out of my comfort zone by doing this, but as I look at the fashion blogging world it seems to need more women my age who are sharing their style and all life has to offer! I've wanted to do something like this for years, so I'm just going to go for it! :)

I've been happily married to an awesome guy for over 23 years and he is my rock. We've been blessed with two beautiful kids: an 18 year old son who is serving an LDS mission in Melbourne, Australia for two years, and a 13 year old daughter who is embracing junior high and, I'm being told, is looking more and more like her mama! She wants to do a fashion blog as well, so we'll see. :)


I'm a creative soul and have been a graphic designer for 20 years. It's common for me to get pretty passionate about my ideas! One of them resulted in starting a successful direct sales company in 2007 with my husband called Uppercase Living. In 2009, I was a nominee for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. 

I love traveling with my family, staying active, practicing calligraphy, and am a classically trained pianist. I live and breathe inspiring quotes and my favorite is:




Make sure to checkout my Instagram and feel free to comment on any post and let me know what you like, think, or what I can do better! Thanks for supporting me and for visiting! :)

XOXO,