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MOM CHIC: EMILY JACKSON

February 6, 2013

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I love a mom with great style.  I’m also one for functionality.  And confidence.  All of those good things.  And few people exude more of those qualities than Emily Jackson.  On the outside, Emily is obviously stunning (hello legs!) but I can tell you from years of knowing this lovely lady, she is just as beautiful on the inside.  I was able to get some insight into how this mother of sweet 18-month-old Capri so that we all may benefit from her seemingly effortless style.

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1.  You have such a beautiful family and always seem to look so put together.  Let’s just dive into it– how do you manage to look amazing with a busy, messy, squirmy toddler running around?

Thank you! I think sometimes moms are so busy taking care of their families that they forget to take of themselves. Many days you will find me in my work out clothes with my hair in a messy pony.  I do ,however, try to find time for myself when I can. I think it makes me a better mom and wife.

2.  You’re an avid runner and make working out part of your daily routine.  How do you go from gym to grocery store to glam with minimal time?

I am definitely not glam at the grocery store! I do spend many days in my work out clothes from morning to night. But Tay and I try to make it a priority to have date nights and get dressed up!

3.  What are your go-to wardrobe staples?

I have always liked functional, classic, and simple pieces that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. For me right now I am loving skinny jeans, a chunky sweater and flats. In the evening if I’m going out I’ll throw on some heels and a cute jacket. I also think it’s a great idea to invest in a fun bag. It can add that extra something to any outfit.

4.  As moms, sometimes we tend to skip the me time.  How do you save your sanity?

For me saving my sanity is hitting my favorite gym class ot running outside. Even when I am extremely busy I take time to workout because it helps give me the energy I need to chase around a very busy 18-month-old.

5.  What is your best advice for the mom who thinks their best beauty days are behind them?

As women we need to take care of ourselves. Women are beautiful at every age. Embrace the age you are and put your best self forward.

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Emily’s outfit: top, pants, necklace, bracelet, watch; Capri’s outfit: top, sweater, pants

You can read more from Emily on her fashion and lifestyle blog, Ivory Lane.  And watch for more MOM CHIC profiles here on withHEART!

P.S. I am LOVING the love stories coming in!  Keep ’em coming!  Deadline is Friday.

Photos by Veronica Reeve

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  1. carli says:

    Love this interview with Emily! She is one of my absolute favourite bloggers! Thanks for sharing and for featuring a little insight into her lovely life 🙂

  2. Tanya says:

    Who takes these lovely pictures???

  3. Amy Twitty says:

    What an adorable little girl and beautiful mom. It’s true and a good reminder that we need to make a little time for ourselves as moms. (I need to work on that). Great blog.

  4. Chelsea says:

    I simply adore Emily and her effortlessly chic style! I’m happy to have found your site through her!

    Chelsea
    Haute Child in the City

  5. Emily says:

    Thanks for the feature Jen!! And thank you everybody for your sweet comments!

  6. Chelsea says:

    Great feature! Emily & Capri are gorgeous and these pictures are phenomenal.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

  7. Kelly says:

    What a sweet story! I came to know Emily from her sister Rachel’s blog. They seem like a truly wonderful family, well-versed in fashion, feminity and family. These photos are fabulous and really capture the love and happiness expressed in your writing. Thanks for sharing!

    XO,
    Kelly from chic Saturday

  8. Lulu says:

    I love hearing about other mom’s fashion style. It’s so important to not forget yourself when you have the kiddos. Feeling good, helps you feel good about others – and keeps you sane! Love the snaps 🙂

    xo Lulu
    simplylulustyle.com

  9. Jessica says:

    I too found Emily (and Jen) through Rachel and I love all three, and of course Miss Capri! I’m so obsessed with all of these women’s looks and style. Now if I can find someone as talented as Veronica locally to take my pics for my soon to come blog! Love this interview and you Jen!

  10. Becky says:

    This is two years late, but thank you for this Q&A with Emily! My daughter just turned 5 months yesterday. Great reminder to take care of myself to help be a better wife and mommy!

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