One of our favorite blogs has a new face and a new name! We are super excited to be partnering with Emily Jackson, the ever-stylish blogger behind Ivory Lane (formerly The Jacksons blog) to bring Emily’s timeless style to Loop du Loop and help celebrate her re-launch.
We caught up with Emily — who is sweet as can be! — to talk about how she makes it all look so effortless when she has an 18-month-old running around, where she gets her inspiration, and her style advice for moms. Emily also rounded up her absolute go-to pieces in her closet for us, creating adorable looks around them!
What inspired the change of your blog's name?
Emily Jackson: Originally I started blogging as a way to connect with family and friends. As my blog has grown in popularity and following, I want to expand its focus to cover more topics. I love including my family, style, beauty and the occasional recipe. I decided after much thought that I wanted to change my blog name to a destination or a place that I wanted to visit everyday. That's where my new blog name "Ivory Lane" comes in.
What is the significance of 'Ivory Lane'?
Ivory is my daughter, Capri's, middle name, and it's also my husband, Taylor's, middle name. Lane takes on significance because growing up, I lived on a street name that included the word "lane." I want my blog to be a destination, a place that you want to come and check out everyday. I want it to feel, warm, welcoming, and hopefully offer a little inspiration.
Do you have a style mantra, and if so, what is it?
I recall from a past interview (I can't remember with whom) the advice to "BE YOU." I have always remembered that and I try to live by it.
How has being a mom changed your style?
My style really hasn’t changed since I had my baby. I have always liked functional, classic, and simple pieces that can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
What's your favorite go-to pair of jeans?
J Brand stretch denim skinny jeans. They have a lot of stretch and are perfect for chasing around a very busy 18-month-old!
What people, places, or things inspire your style?
I love to look at other blogs for fashion inspiration, such as Atlantic Pacific, Wendy's Lookbook, and of course, Pink Peonies.
Where are your favorite places to score great pieces?
It's no secret that I absolutely LOVE J.Crew and Tory Burch. Some other favorites are Zara, Nordstrom, and Kate Spade.
Is there one celebrity mom whom you think has great taste?
There are actually two. Miranda Kerr and Giuliana Rancic.
What advice would you give to moms who want to infuse more style into their daily lives?
Moms should treat themselves right. A lot of times we put ourselves last after kids, husbands, and work. I really believe that as mothers we need to give ourselves a little bit of "me time." It will make us better parents, spouses, and people. As far as style goes, get some comfy jeans, and an oversized sweater with some fab flats. Add some diamond stud earrings and you are good to go with an effortlessly chic look.
Now take a look at Emily's must-have pieces — you'll want one of each for yourself!