We’re revamping our beloved Fashion Blogger Series to bring you more than just fashion.. we’re exploring all aspects of Uptown Park - finds, designs, home decor and more. Introducing Erica Smith of Tell it to Your Neighbor! our first local lifestyle blogger. When Erica comes across fantastic finds she just has to tell her neighbors. We shopped Uptown Park with Erica to bring you everything you could possibly need for your spring fetes. Check it out below!
When Uptown Park asked me to select favorites as part of their Fashion Blogger Series I was thrilled! Shopping is fun for me and selecting the best and sharing it is exactly the purpose of my blog. On Tell it to Your Neighbor! I share about things I feel are worthy of a big shout out. I’m passionate about interior design, art and DIY, travel, new products and also, ideas that make a parent’s life easier. My husband and I have a daughter and son and we love Houston in the spring, it’s so inspiring!
Red Hot: “I’ve always wanted an Audrey Hepburn style dress so when I found this one at Carrie Ann Boutique I was excited. The cut is ultra-feminine and the combination of colors in this dress are fabulous! The lace is red, the slip is coral and, in the sunshine, I could see a purple thread throughout. Adding the artisan gold jewelry from High Gloss enhanced it all. And the nude peep-toe heels from LUCHO Boutique are cute, versatile and they’re comfortable – tell it to your neighbor!
A Classic Look: “My favorite piece was the white peplum top. It is tailored perfectly and so feminine, and the neoprene fabric on the bottom gives it the edge I like. The photo-ready jeans make everything smooth and give a nice boost to the self-esteem. My sister stopped by and added the Tahari blazer and gold safety pin necklace, she knows how take an outfit up several notches!”
Elie Tahair black blazer, $398 at Elizabeth Anthony Esther Wolf | J Brand Indigo jeans, $211 at Elizabeth Anthony Esther Wolf | J Brand white peplum top, $295 at Elizabeth Anthony Esther Wolf | LUCHO Design black pumps, $355 at LUCHO Boutique
Rokka Rokka loopy earrings, $95 at High Gloss | Wouters & Hendrix VML & fresh water pearl necklace, $415 at High Gloss
Beach Bum: “I like this cover-up for 3 reasons. #1 – The coral color boosts my skin tone and it also happens to be a color trend this spring. #2 – The cut, it’s the perfect length and I love the deep v neck. #3 – The hoodie: on the beach or on a boat a hoodie helps keep me warm even if I am in a swimsuit”
Coral tunic, $62 at Caruggi’s | Depetra aquamarine chain earrings, $195 at High Gloss| DePetra aqua layering necklace, $235 at High Gloss | DePetra long tasseled necklace, $345 at High Gloss
“When we added the DePetra jewelry from High Gloss to this outfit I felt like I was ready to board a yacht, gorgeous jewelry! I’m also obsessed with Crave Cupcakes custom printed (fondant) toppers, which were introduced this spring. They’re great for the party enthusiast like myself who has been back and forth to a cake supply store and a bakery for a printed edible image. Just submit a .jpg to Crave Cupcakes and they’ll print the image on fondant toppers! How about a caricature sketch of the birthday boy turning 40?”
Depetra neon wrap bracelet, $275 at High Gloss | Depetra blue eye bracelet, $190 at High Gloss | Depetra (3) beaded bracelets, $60 each at High Gloss | Crave Cupcakes custom print toppers price varies depending on design _________________________________________________________________________
“My neighbor has this ‘Big O Key Ring’, so I’ve seen it in action and I want it for myself. I’d like to run places without carrying a bag for my keys, I’d also like to find my keys easily when I am carrying a bag. Both can be done with this key ring because the circle is 4 inches and can be worn on the arm or found easily in the bag!
The Big O’ Key Ring, $55 at Caruggi’s
“These Darzzi pillows are a find! An easy way to update a bedroom or living room is to change the pillows or add a throw. This line is 100% cotton knit so it can be washed, the colors and patterns are fresh for spring, they’re super soft and the price is fantastic for designer pillows!”
Darzzi pillows, $95 each at Peluche Decor
“My daughter just lost her first tooth and I quickly realized I needed something quiet for the Tooth Fairy transaction. Ha! At 6 years old, if she spotted me, all holidays would be in jeopardy so this pillow is a beautiful solution because it’s quite unlike a paper envelope! The heart shape is sweet and the chenille is so soft, it’s just what we need to celebrate this big milestone”
Chenille tooth fairy pillow, $35 at Mint Baby and Kids
“This Alexandra Von Furstenberg’s leopard print candy bowl is at the top of my wish list! I love the classic leopard print paired with the modern edge of acrylic and I’m drawn to the illusion it creates. It would be beautiful as a finishing touch to an entry table, coffee table or vanity.”
Alexandra Von Furstenberg candy bowl, $485 at Longoria Collection
“I like this necklace because it is awesome and bold. It’s on a long and wide ribbon and can be worn short or long. So I see it dressed up on a simple black dress or dressed casual on a black tee with blue jeans. In this case, the necklace IS the outfit.”
Meche Correa buffalo horn, $240 at High Gloss
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