Reader Style: Erika’s Everyday, Pooch-Hiding, White Summer Dress




Gang, I was delighted to get the following note from Erika:

Hi Shana,
First off, I wanted to say that I’ve been a long time reader, and I love your new site!  You’ve been the inspiration of many purchases over the last few years.  I’ve loved your open honest writing style, and all the outfit inspiration.  Especially for pooch hiding and nursing. 
I live in  Portland, OR, and am a mom of four amazing kids ages 10 to 2 years old, so you can imagine the many years of nursing and the necessity of hiding the pooch!  [Hats off to you, Erika!]
Your recent post about white dresses came at just the right time.  I had been wanting to get a summery white dress, and loved all your dress ideas.  I thought I’d share a couple pics my son took of me in the one I found.
Thanks for all the positive encouragement and inspiration.  What you do matters!
Erika, thank you SO much for your sweet note.  And Chick?  You look fantastic.  I love the drop-waist on the dress. So perfect for those, uh, poochier days. #everydayispoochday
And nice work finding comfy sandals that make you so tall.  I love what you’ve got goin’ on here with the white dress….and I think they’d also be cute with short denim cut-offs and a plaid button-down half-tucked.  Oh!  Or under flares in the fall with a lightweight sweater!  Yes!  See?  Now you’ve got me dreaming about Big Girl Shoes.
Erika is wearing:
dress:  C&C California Cotton Voile Dress, $45  (currently 50% off at 6pm)
shoes: Born Emmy Sandal, $103 (on sale at Zappos)
Jewelry:  Noonday collection (a company dedicated to providing economic opportunity to the vulnerable – thanks for this, Erika!)
Enjoy!  And Erika, thanks again for the white dress inspiration!!
ps.  It’s the last week of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  A bunch of my fav pieces have sold out, so I updated The Mom Edit’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shop to only show items that are (as of now) available.  (I got sick of clicking on something only to find it had sold out.)  I also went through the remaining sale inventory and found a few more pieces that I had missed in the earlier fray.  And don’t worry – if you haven’t had a chance to shop the sale, there’s plenty of great stuff left.  You can see my remaining picks here.


  1. Erika, you look amazing in this dress! I totally need another pooch-hider dress, I’ve been wearing the same one over and over for weeks now.

    Can’t wait to check out the jewelry site!

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