Products made in India, sport my new "Fashion Tiger" label and those made in Illinois, my traditional "Mrs. Emily" label. 

How to buy denim:

Fall is coming which means that you’re probably thinking about denim! Here are my tips!

1. Invest in quality not quantity. I bought my last denim 2 years ago this month. I spent a lot of time trying on to find 3 good pairs.

2. Get them tailored! This is sooooo key. Get to know your local tailor. It’ll take a few tries to get the fit right, so maybe start with an old pair or one from goodwill. In the process, you will get to know your body type which will inform future purchases and up your confidence level! PLUS, just imagine having jeans that stay where you put them and don’t need constant tugging.

3. Try a higher rise. I prefer a full 11”, which is pretty much armpit level. Lower rises cause muffin top!

4. Don’t buy them too small. Ok, 2 years ago I was buying denim 2 sizes smaller than this pair. After working with my tailor and checking size charts, I bit the bullet and started buying them to fit my hips and having them taken in at my waist. Best. Decision. Ever. Now, I have jeans that fit ME. I never feel like I’m squishing into someone else’s pants. What a confidence booster! And it’s healthy to face the size chart head on and not let fear of your actual size control your purchases!

These bells are Free People and my tee is in the shop. This next season is going to be a good one, but you have to prepare for it by investing in the correct clothing for your jobs! Wear meaningful clothing (the tee) and well-fitting clothing (the bells).

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