Meet Ellen! Ellen has been a long-time customer of Jamie Kay and recently collaborated with us on creating some campaign imagery with her two beautiful little girls. For our first blog entry, we thought Ellen was perfect to feature.
Get to know Ellen and her Girls Maddy & Abby, and discover her favorite Jamie Kay playdate dresses.
Introduce yourself; what is your name, and where are you from?
Hey there friends, I’m Ellen! I live in Alabama (southeast United States) with my husband Matt and two sweet little girls, Abby (five) and Maddy (three). I work as a pharmacist and photographer. I share my motherhood journey on @ellen_wags.
What is your favorite thing about being a mother?
It is such an honor to be my girls’ mama. I love that no matter how my day is going, the moment those tiny hands grab mine, or those sweet little voices tell me about the exciting bits of their day, everything feels right in our world.
What is your favorite Jamie Kay piece this season & why?
This is a hard one! I’ll have to go with the Frankie Organic Cotton Dress in Hanah Floral. I first found Jamie Kay clothes back in mid-2018 when Maddy was a tiny baby. One of the first things I ordered was the beautiful Jamie Kay Posy Floral Dress. The soft colors and dainty floral in the Hana Floral remind me of one of my first favorite Jamie Kay pieces!
Where is your favorite place to wear Jamie Kay?
Honestly, the girls wear Jamie Kay almost everywhere! But I love dressing the girls in Jamie Kay when we head out to play dates — we always get compliments on their adorable outfits, especially when I dress them in beautiful playdate dresses.
What’s a tip that you want to share with other mothers everywhere?
Being a mom is…a lot. It is overwhelming, incredibly rewarding, and everything in between. I try really hard to not sweat the small things and enjoy the immense happiness my girls bring to my life. The time that we have with our children when they are small, in the big picture of life, is quite little. Try to enjoy them just as they are at each stage of life, not wishing for the past or thinking about the future.
What was one thing that no one told you about being a new mother?
No one told me how fast life goes by when you have kids. It truly feels like I *just* became a mom of two, but in reality, that was three and a half years ago. Enjoy the little moments. And take photos every day because one day you will look at your child in disbelief at how this little person has changed in such a short time.
What are your mom style tips for looking adorable alongside your little one in Jamie Kay?
It is a lot harder for me to shop for myself than for the girls! I have a “go-to” look — an oversized, neutral-colored top and jeans, paired with casual sneakers or slides if I’m feeling a bit dressier. I choose to invest in high-quality clothing pieces that are versatile and have a timeless style element, so I can wear them season after season without feeling like I constantly have to update my wardrobe. Make a mental note about what your signature style and colors are, so when you’re shopping you can do a bit of a mental check to think about if this item fills a hole in your wardrobe or compliments your style.
And last but not least, a couple of questions for Maddy & Abby…
What is your favorite color and what is your favorite animal, and why?
Maddy: Purple too! No, I like pink!
Abby: A unicorn because they have rainbow hair and a rainbow tail.
Maddy: Zebra! Because they’re pretty and stripey.
We hope you enjoyed getting to know Ellen and her two gorgeous girls. Look out for more Featured Mom posts on the Jamie Kay site. And while you’re here, why not take a look around and find your next favorite Jamie Kay piece. Our collections include beautifully made clothes for boys and girls, from newborns to eight-year-olds. Shop organic cotton dresses for kids, knitwear, cotton essentials, tops, footwear, and a whole lot more.
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