Hey! I'm Erin - a working mother, wife and smart-ass.

Top Knots & Sweatpants is about my journey as a mother and wife, how I balance these roles with working full time, and still trying to find time for my own interests. I started this blog in 2016 after the birth of my first son, Cooper. It is my outlet to share my passion for writing, style, home decor, parenting war stories and anything that just makes you feel good. 

My goal has been and always will be to stay true to myself and be as real as I can with my readers. I don't want to portray a picture of my life that is inaccurate, so here you will not find the glossy and carefully curated photos of most fashion bloggers on the web. We are a messy, unorganized and unconventional family. Most days I forget to brush my hair. And that is the type of thing I want to share with you. I want my readers and fellow mommas to know it's totally normal to sometimes feel like you just can't get it together.

Here I hope you will find some laughs, some honest product reviews, and some moments where you just say to yourself, "YES! I totally get that."


I originally went to school for Fashion Merchandising, graduated with a Communications degree and ended up working in Human Resources. Proof you don't know what the hell you want to do with your life when you're 18 years old.

I am obsessed with any salted caramel/dark chocolate combo.

A few years ago I began trying out different planner systems, and it's completely helped coral my life.

I hate avocados (Blasphemy, I know!)

I firmly believe that any awkward situation can be made better if you have a glass of wine.