Erin M Bassett lives to make life fun. Through her business The Windy City Blogger Collective, blog Color Me Styled and various speaking engagements she strives to inspire women of all ages to follow their hearts with calm, confidence and clarity. She is married to her college sweetheart, Dan and they’re happily settled in Chicago. She’s always thinking about her next adventure and she’s deathly allergic to pistachios. Erin is fueled by flexitarian home-cooked meals, espresso and Arrested Development marathons. She feels more feminine in pants.


the bullet points:
she’s a business owner • a blogger • and designer • an ever devoted wife • a dog person • and a coffee drinker • she’s a Wisconsin native • former California dweller • and West Loop devotee • Roscoe Village newbie • she’s learning French • she loves to cook • she’s great at starting things • including fires (ask her about Cordillera) • fall is her favorite season • for the sweaters • leggings • and soups • she accidentally earned a philosophy minor • she’s inspired by fashion • art • and graphic design • her favorite musical artists are Paul Simon • Jack Johnson • and Andrew McMahon • she’s hates doing the dishes • and taking out the trash • she loves paper • of all kinds • she skis • golfs • and plays kickball • she sometimes runs mid-distance races • her favorite color rotates • as does her favorite food • she’d be bffs with kate middleton • rachel bilson • and lauren conrad • if given the chance • her uniform is jeans • tee • sweater or blazer • and flats • she’s allergic to pistachios • she admires the art of photography • and adores instagram • she suffers from wanderlust • and careerlust • she’s an aquarius • she loves straight lines • she doesn’t always know her right from left • but she has an excellent sense of direction • she’s an easy laugh

Erin M Bassett, Windy City Blogger Collective, Windy City Bloggers, Chicago Blogger Network


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If you’re looking for a place on the internet where you can slow down and think creatively for a few minutes a week, visit Color Me Styled on Tuesdays.

If you’re looking for more personal photos and notes of our day-to-day life, visit Verse and Vignette.
[launching April 1, 2016]


images via designlovefest & Emily Charron