Fall Style Options for Warm Climates

Fall Style Options for Warm Climates

Thanks to JORD Wood Watches for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Fall is definitely my favorite time of year. The leaves changing, cooler temperatures, and of course the fashion! Wait, I must be referring to another place and time because here in South Florida all of the above are non-existent. It’s hurricane season during the fall here in Boca Raton, so the only leaves changing are the dead ones on trees that have fallen down during hurricane Irma.

Temps are well in the eighties and nineties making fall staples like boots, jackets, and hats off-limits. Unless sweat is the new black..

Fall Style Options

While all of this fun fashion is off-limits in a warm climate, there are ways that you can express your love for fall. Aside from the obvious pumpkin indulgence every now and again.

  1. Warm Tones – There is plenty that can be conveyed by changing your color palette. Gone are the bright blues, white, and hot pink (hey, whatever floats your summer boat). As soon as September 1st hits I change my polish to the darker jeweled tones of the fall. Muted amber tones usher in a whole new feeling and can help you to fake the funk in a tropical climate. Fall Style Options
  2. Texture is Everything – While it isn’t a good idea to embrace wool or velvet, there are other ways you can invite texture into your wardrobe. Accessories are a great way to invite texture. Wooden watches are all the rage right now and make for the perfect fall accessory. JORD Wood Watches have a variety of watches with tons of great color combinations. Pairing a wooden watch with your lightweight wardrobe provides the balance you seek when showing off your inner pumpkin spice. Fall Style Options
  3. Layers – Long sleeves and jackets are a no/no in September in South Florida, so I usually opt for a short sleeve or tank top with a pair of jeans or shorts. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t add some pops of fall color in layers. These light-weight scarves are just the ticket to feeling like you’ve truly entered into Autumn. Fall Style Options

It may not give you that Autumn in Central Park vibe, but it’s enough to get you started. Relax Floridians, you may get a breeze in December.

Fret not my friends, JORD Wood Watches is giving away a $100 and a $25 coupon code to my lucky readers. All you have to do is enter the giveaway here. 

The giveaway will close 10/22/2017 at 11:59pm. Both the $100 and the $25 codes will expire on 11/30/2017.

Good luck!

Essentially yours,

Erika


Luxury Wooden Watch

Fashion with a Purpose | Prana Activewear

Fashion with a Purpose | Prana Activewear

 

Thanks to prAna Clothing for sponsoring this post. As always all opinions and obsession with sustainable wear are 100% my own. Use coupon code MS15EV for 15% off your order online!

There are few things I love more than a good deal. Pair that good deal with incredible comfort, classic style, and sustainable material that doesn’t leave a huge footprint on the earth and I’m pretty much in heaven (thanks to prAna Activewear).

Prana Activewear

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I recently had a discussion with some friends about the definition of feeling sexy. These days comfort is sexy to me. As I’ve grown more comfortable in my skin I realize that nothing feels better than feeling like myself. I like the skin I’m in, and it doesn’t mean I need to show it every chance I get. A classic laid-back style is more my vibe. You add some comfort and we’ve got ourselves a night out on the town.

With the kids in school longer hours these days I no longer roam Boca Raton in what I once dubbed “homeless chic.” With the quality clothing from prAna clothing I’ve come to enjoy piecing together a modern activewear ensemble that can take me from morning until dinner time. That’s a big deal for this mom of two boys.

Prana Activewear

prAna’s mission is to give people the option of reaching into their closet and dressing in items that reflect who they are. The versatile but classy clothing design makes for outfits that can be worn to work or on an adventure. Whether you’re running errands, picking up the kids from school, or meeting friends for coffee, prAna clothing is tested for comfort in any situation (especially outdoors). These Charcoal Jogger Pants are the perfect pant this fall in our warm climate. The light material kept me cool while getting me through the day. I loved pairing it with the Daria Sweater Hoodie (also fairly lightweight). The “bat-wing” style is modern and comfortable. I pretty much live in my sneakers these days, but this could easily pair well with a cute casual pair of booties.

Prana Activewear

 

prAna is offering my readers a 15% off coupon when you order online using the code: MS15EV! Now you too can start your activewear collection to carry you through till winter! Every purchase you make and every gift you give has a positive impact on our planet. prAna offers organic, hemp, sustainable, and fair trade items so that you can feel great about the things you wear and the gifts you give. It’s clothing with a conscious.

Essentially yours,

Erika

prAna items worn in this post:

Charcoal Jogger Pants

Daria Sweater Hoodie

Use code MS15EV for 15% off your next order!

 


Prana Activewear

Prana Activewear

Prana Activewear

2017 Back To School Top Picks

2017 Back To School Top Picks

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received compensation for providing my honest review of products. As always all opinions expressed here are 100% my own. There are affiliate links within this post that will support essentiallyerika.com.

The boys are growing by the day and the time has come when they are really expressing their own personal style. Shopping for Back To School this year has been a great preview of how their styles and preferences differ. One thing that has remained the same is our goal while shopping for Back To School and for anything really. It’s important to us to be conscious buyers, to give back when / where we can, and to always encourage the boys to express their individual sense of style.

Skechers

Skechers

So I’m sharing this year’s top picks for Back To School shopping!

Tried and True

We will officially have two kids in school this year. As a stay at home mom all these years, it’s quite literally the end of an era. We had such a great experience with my eldest sons PlanetBox lunchbox I knew just where to go when it was time for the little guy to step up his lunch game. Packing lunch for two with very separate palette’s can be a bit tricky. But with PlanetBox’s compartmentalized stainless steel Rover Box and it’s cold/hot accessory containers, creating a fun “invitation to eat” is a snap! I love what the company stands for and the quality stainless steel will last them until high school! Every lunch is fun in a PlanetBox lunchbox with its customizable magnets and carrying case. While E settled on rocket ships, my little guy is obsessed with robots.

Kids Lunch Box Ideas

Oh Em – Emoji’s

Skechers

With the release of the new Emoji Movie, it seems Emoji’s are all the rage. My boys don’t even have to have a cell phone to know that. Skechers has a new line of high-top Emoji sneakers that help each kid express their own personal style. My little guy is a pizza lover (he’d give those ninja turtles a run for their money), so it was a no-brainer that he would gravitate towards the fun high-tops in red with the food emoji’s everywhere. My oldest is currently in what I call the “poop stage.” He’s been toilet trained for quite some years, but in true male fashion he is obsessed with all things poop-related. I read somewhere that is some sort of milestone where boys are quite literally just understanding the body’s intended functions. Every conversation eventually winds up in the toilet (pun intended). So I knew he would just die for the poop emoji sneakers that only a true poop lover could appreciate (mom cringe). I’m certain it will be the topic of conversation, and at least we can lean on the fact that the sneakers brought it up, right???

Skechers

While some schools offer the option to donate towards class supplies instead of purchasing them, there are still quite a few items on the school list that needs to be provided when kids start school. Here is a list of a few items that were on our list, and where you can find them.

A/V headphones

Nap Mat

Backpack

Here’s to a great school year!

Essentially yours,

Erika

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