Closet Envy: Ericka Dotson

Closet Envy: Ericka Dotson
ESSENCE.COM Mar, 02, 2011

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“I would wear this to work or even for a summer event because this dress is so comfortable! I bought it from INA, a thrift store in New York City. I love thrift and consignment stores!”

MISSONI V-Neck Sleeveless Knit Dress
L.A.M.B. Woven Knot Snake Nude Sandal
LARUCCI Thin Tube Gold point earring

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“When it comes to jewelry I like statement pieces that are unique.”

LARUCCI Bangles

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“I have a lot of pieces like this. I do feel like hair is my accent piece, so when I do wear jewelry I don’t like to overdo it.”

LARUCCI Thin Tube Gold point earring

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“I love L.A.M.B shoes! Period! They are really comfortable – at least the ones I’ve purchased. And comfort is key! This is the perfect you can rock with a lot of looks during the summer.”

L.A.M.B. Woven Knot Snake Nude Sandal

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“This is a Halston dress, a classic brand which just came back out. All of the new Halston is amazing. If I could have a closet full of these pieces, I would be set. I even have vintage Halston from the Seventies. Something about the clean look and flowey shape makes it comfortable. You can’t really go wrong.”

HALSTON Grey Silk Butterfly Sleeve Mini Dress
RACHEL ROY Nude Patent Pump
CIRCA SIXTY THREE Watermark Swirl Resin Bangles (3)
LARUCCI Multi Tube silver earrings

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“Normally when I wear rings, I usually wear one statement ring. I don’t like to pile it up. I just don’t.”

LARUCCI Ring

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“I love these distinct bangles. This is exactly what I mean when I say statement.”

CIRCA SIXTY THREE Watermark Swirl Resin Bangles

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“I love Rachel Roy’s shoes. They are triple padded – so you can honestly wear her shoes all day. Her shoes are definitely for the city girl for sure.”

RACHEL ROY Nude Patent Pump

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“This is really supposed to be a dress. But it wasn’t working so I rock it with leggings and I love it because it’s flowey and has drama with the overlong fringes.”

PHILLIP LIM Buttercream Shingle Silk Woven Top
WOLFORD Opaque black tights
L.A.M.B. Black Peep Toe recessed platform pump
LARUCCI ring
LARUCCI 3-Strand bronze and smoke crystal necklace

LARUCCI Thin Tube Gold point earring

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“I love a mix of fine and costume jewelry. I don’t go out and buy fine jewelry for myself – but I love costume jewelry and I have tons of it, like this cluster ring.”

LARUCCI ring

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“I discovered L.A.M.B brand about a year ago. They caught my eye at Century 21 and fell in love. And the price points – about $300 – is pretty decent.”

L.A.M.B. Black Peep Toe Platform Pump

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“I feel like goddess when I wear this dress. I love the bold, colorful patterns! It manages to be sexy without being skin tight.”

CUSTO BARCELONA Multi mix print Silk Dress with Gunmetal Chain Detail
L.A.M.B. Black Peep Toe Platform Pump
LARUCCI Multi Tube silver earrings

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“The color attracted me to this. You can do so much with it, but I love wearing it loose. These are pieces that never go out of style. They never look dated or anything.”

ISSEY MIYAKE: PLEATS PLEASE V-neck Sleeveless Purple Pleated Dress
L.A.M.B. Woven Knot Snake Nude Sandal
CIRCA SIXTY THREE Resin Bubble Lucite Bracelet
ERICKA DOTSON Peacock Feather Earring

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“My daughter and I make these. When I have hair shows, my models wear these because they look really vibrant against the hair. It takes less than fifteen minutes to create.”

ERICKA DOTSON Peacock Feather Earring

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“I love this bracelet! There’s a necklace that goes with it. But wearing them both together is definite overkill. I’m from the south, so I run from that. Less is more is so key to me.”

CIRCA SIXTY THREE Resin Bubble Lucite Bracelet

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“I’ve always had curves so I’m one of those people who is a little modest. I don’t like to attract too much so for the evening, I will do something tight only once in a while.”

CUSTO BARCELONA Black Boatneck Digital Print Dress
L.A.M.B. Black Peep Toe recessed platform pump
CIRCA SIXTY THREE Multi Barrel Black and Green Earring

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“I prefer a big curly hair, and sometimes when you have all that hair – it overpowers everything, so you really don’t need much at all so far as accessories.”

CIRCA SIXTY THREE Multi Barrel Black and Green Earring

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The hair is a collection we haven’t released. It’s in the red family and part of our Hysteria hair collection. It’s one of my favorite colors.

LARUCCI ring

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“I prefer to be comfortable during the day, so I generally only wear heels during important meetings. But if it’s just staff, you won’t find me walking in pumps.”

L.A.M.B. Black Peep Toe Platform Pump

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“As I mentioned before, I love big curly hair, so with this color and the texture – my hair becomes my accessory. Some women may not look at it that way, but it really is. It really completes your look and with amazing hair, you can be so understated.”

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“This hair is a collection we haven’t released yet. It’s in the red family and part of our ‘Hysteria Hair Collection.’ It’s one of my favorite colors!”

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