Mrs. Emily Fashion Advocate

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...


My New Hangtags

My New Hangtags

There comes a time in a girl’s life; a month after the first little twinkle of an idea; after hours of tinkering with words and logos and fonts and numbers.

There comes a time to press PRINT.

Meet my new hangtags. So incredibly perfect - just like you.

They read:

I like your face 

I hope you like it too

I hope you like your butt

in this cute thing I made you

 

Wear this on good days


Defender Of My Universe

Defender Of My Universe

I’m wearing my mama-tee today.

“Defender of my Universe” I am building and protecting the culture of our home for my daughter.

My therapist described “balance” to me this morning: “It’s holding on to one thing while not letting go of the other”.

I tend to think of balance as a scale, add a little to one side and take a little from the other side, to achieve a perfect, peaceful resting state. But the picture in my mind after chatting with her this morning, is violent. Must. Keep. Holding. On.

My goals with mrsemily.com are business and mom, together. And it...


SHOP DROP: POPCORN SWEATSHIRT

SHOP DROP: POPCORN SWEATSHIRT

I say I have a small collection of clothes, but my closet isn't that small; it's just that I get stuck on a few pieces and rewear them because I like them so much.
Mrs. Emily Popcorn Sweatshirt
I think that's how a lot of us wear our clothes. We find one thing that works, and wear it allll the time. If we pay attention to what we're wearing a lot, we can better plan what to buy so that we're spending wisely on purchases that have big impact....