Mrs. Emily Fashion Advocate

What I'm Up To Today

What I'm Up To Today

Life is play, and I want to dress for the occasion. . One of my favorite parts of being a mama is that I have a reason to play. My husband, daughter and I are always singing and dancing and using 2nd grade bathroom humor because it’s SO FUN. . I was playful before my daughter arrived, it’s just that having her around encourages playfulness at all times in all circumstances, rather than just when I’m feeling like it. Or maybe it’s that she makes me feel more like it. 🤔 . Encouraging play is a huge inspiration for me as a designer. It’s why I always tend towards t-shirt’s - because they’re washable and even disposable if fun is had and mess is made ☝🏻 . As for my skirts - color and print lifts the spirit, while the function of elastic waist and hidden shorts mean any fun activity is a go! . Today I’m not wearing @mrsemily gear, but COLOR has been helping keep my spirits up these last few weeks of subarctic temps here in the Midwest. . . #MrsEmilyFashionAdvocate #DebunkingTheFashionMyth

What I'm Up To Today

What I'm Up To Today

I finally got a good shot of my Amy Skort in black snakeskin. I’ve been wearing her a lot this winter. . In October, I figured out the light in my living room is awesome. I bought this giant plant specifically for photos in here. Now I’m able to capture what I make better than I’ve been able to before! . I spent yesterday refreshing the website with some of the pictures I’ve taken recently. Go check out the new digs! 👉🏻 MrsEmily.com . . #MrsEmilyFashionAdvocate #DebunkingTheFashionMyth #theAMYskort

What I'm Up To Today

What I'm Up To Today

📢 THIS JUST IN: LOCAL GIRL’S DREAMS COME TRUE 📢 . Hi, I'm Emily. I've been chasing my fashion dreams since high school, all the way to NYC and back home to Illinois. I became a mother along the way, which taught me that life is play and I want to dress for the occasion. I make washable, functional, playful skirts and tees to go along with. . As important as the fashion is to me, it's sharing my journey and connecting with YOU that makes my heart sing. So thanks for being my friend. . . #MrsEmilyFashionAdvocate #DebunkingTheFashionMyth #theAMYskort

What I'm Up To Today

What I'm Up To Today

My husband and I were talking on the couch last night and I was fretting over this and that related to my newest venture: opening a retail space inside @rfhomeco . And he said to me: “I think the problem is, you’re finished.” . I was making up work for myself, adding a little more here and a little more there. Because busy is good and more is more, right? . I’ve had a feeling a couple of times over the past two weeks. The feeling one gets when they’ve been non-stop at work for a long time. . Last January I set to work on adding skirts to my shop. And in April I began selling them, fitting clients cross-country and locally. Spring came and then summer and I stretched to fit roles of both stay-at-home-mom and designer. When temps cooled, my daughter went back to school, and I kept going. . A couple of weeks of burnout around September, and then I was up and running again. Fall and the holiday season was crazy and wonderful. . Since January, I’ve been working all my hours on my new store, barely time to look up. Except to groan a little thinking of going around the cycle one more time. . So it is with great joy and also a bit of apprehension that I’m coming to this clearing. I’m done? I haven’t been ‘done’ in a year. . Of course the over-achiever in me cries MOOOOOORE MORE MORE! And the self-doubter has me rethinking the simplicity of 1 skirt (in a million fabric options) and the tees to go with it. . But the mama inside me knows it’s time for the pendulum to swing back towards center, for me to start resting more often and better, for my schedule to allow me to notice and enjoy as Spring rolls around this year - I totally missed it last year. . Keep me accountable to stopping. Don’t let me keep running a race that is finished, will you? . . #MrsEmilyFashionAdvocate #DebunkingTheFashionMyth #theKATYskirt #SaveAHairwashWearACap

This Just In: Local Girl's Dreams Come True

This Just In: Local Girl's Dreams Come True

Hi, I'm Emily. I've been chasing my fashion dreams since high school, all the way to NYC and back home to Illinois. I became a mother along the way, which taught me that life is play and I want to dress for the occasion. I make washable, functional, playful skirts and tees to go along with. You can find me in stores at RF Home Co in St. Louis, MO.

As important as the fashion is to me, it's sharing my journey and connecting with YOU that makes my heart sing. So join in...