Secrets of Stylish Moms: Emily

Hi guys! I’m starting a fun new series I’m excited about called Secrets of Stylish Moms. You know,  you see a mom at the park rocking a military jacket with a messy top knot, suede booties and perfectly ripped jeans- all while fully enjoying a game of hide and go seek with her 4  yr old with a sandy string cheese in one hand and an infant on the opposite hip.  You want to pull her aside and ask her a million questions about how she does it. Well we’re doing that here! I’m hunting down some of my favorite stylish moms and finding out their secrets.


First up! I think we can all agree the Small Fry gals all have impeccable style and taste. Today we’re finding out all about how Emily of Small Fry (whose worked on a bunch of my fashion shoot posts as a stylist) pulls it all together with two toddlers in tow….


The look:


Tell us about this super cool outfit and those crush-worthy effortless waves!
I live for a good dress any time of year. As long as they have a good stretch (like this dress) or a flowing unrestricted fit, I think they’re just as versatile as a t-shirt and jeans when you’re wrangling kids. I also almost always go for a bootie over a flat or a sneaker. It’s polished but still comfortable. I’m most drawn to that undone rocker vibe and find myself looking for it in even the most basic pieces. A black body con with two giant eagles, a canvas coat with fur and leather, and booties with cut-outs and buckles and I’m feeling most like myself. All of these pieces can be worn in the colder months or as it warms up and I put a lot of value in that.
For my beauty routine, I usually air-dry my hair, it’s found some nice wave since having kids (it used to be stick straight. Pregnancy, you weird.) Then if I have the time I’ll add a few loose waves around my face with a tapered curling wand. Then especially during Springtime, I love a coral-colored lip balm like Baby Lips Coral Crush. I love a coral lip on pretty much any color of skin and hair and it’s a nice unexpected punch of color for little effort.


What is one favorite piece in your wardrobe that is both practical for a mother and stylish?
I think shoes are the best investment for a wardrobe. Having classic tops and pants that carry through multiple seasons and then buying shoes that are on-trend, fresh and exciting, add new life to what you already have in your closet. So, I tend to spend much of my wardrobe budget on shoes. As a mom, I find myself drawn to a good bootie. If it has interesting cut-outs, buckles or a cool animal print pattern, even better. It’s comfortable, I can chase my wild boys, but I still feel like my outfit is saying something.


What would you consider your go-to ‘momiform’ to be?
I love a good boyfriend fit tee with a slim pair of ankle skimmer jeans, maybe with a few holes for some edge and an interesting pair of shoes. Be it a bright sneaker, an edgy pair of boots, or some embellished sandals, that seems to be my go-to.


Thanks so much Emily for jump starting our Secrets of Stylish Moms series! Find Emily at Small Fry, a kids lifestyle blog.
Graphics by Ashley Aikele


I’m super excited about this new series (and Emily is the perfect one to kick it off!). Can’t wait to see who else you feature.

yay! i love it went mom’s dish their style how-to. i’m with emily all the way a great comfortable shoe, jeans and a tee, you can’t go wrong. these days i’m finding myself in either a leather, denim or camo jacket – tried and true!

So cute! I love when people care to show their style. It doesn’t really take any more time, just care. I LOVE the dress, and feel the same about dresses, especially anytime except freezing winter. I am sad it is out of stock. I would have ordered right now.

Absolutely love this idea! Thanks for sharing and starting with such a great first mom!

This is such a great new series you are doing! I love getting to peek into other mom’s lives and see how they incorporate fashion into their lifetsyle! I look forward to reading the next post in this series!


I love this series! I’m also loving Emily’s momiform. I feel like I find myself in a target v-neck tee, skinnies with rips and booties about every day lately. So easy! Can’t wait to read about more momiforms 🙂

Such a great new series, love it and I have to agree on the booties. the best!

Love this new segment idea. I’m so on board that moms can still look stylish (moms, we all deserve 5 minutes to care about how we look!). And I’m excited to check out their blog too.

Totally! Mom guilt is a real thing. I have to remind myself that if I look my best, I feel my best which translates into a happier mom for my kids:)

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