AM: Tell us a little bit about yourself and your typical day?
EC: I am a mid-west girl who has called the South, specifically Charlotte, NC, home for the past 12 years. I spent almost a decade in the banking industry and left to focus on our growing family and to explore my passion for creative expression, something that has always been a big part of who I am having studied fine art in college. I wanted to share my love for food, interiors, authentic style, and experiences with others in hopes of inspiring every day life. Last fall I launched Noteworthy, an online lifestyle magazine, or a platform to share some of life’s notable details.
As a mother of two young boys and a new business entrepreneur, I am always “on”. Our typical day starts at 7am and depending on the day of the week we are either in get ready for school/work mode (with our oldest being in pre-school) or on our off day (We love Thursdays!) where we are enjoying a slow morning at home making waffles and hanging in our PJs. Coffee with my homemade almond milk is my morning must have. Three mornings a week I focus on interviews and shoots for the magazine. My kid-free time is limited so I have had to make sacrifices in terms of being able to fit in the group workout classes I used to enjoy, but I find other ways to stay active and get out for a long walk or an occasional Hilliard Studio Method class. Chasing after two boys is a workout in its own right!
I do my best to be intentional about my time, my role as a mother is one I truly cherish so I don’t mind having to work during naptime or sometimes things just have to wait. I love to cook and am trying to get better about eating at home more, especially during the week. My mom and I are always talking food and thinking about new recipes to share with the Noteworthy readers. The boys typically eat what we eat which makes cooking dinner easier. Some nights the reality of our busy day wins and we will pick up a pizza, sushi or burgers (in that order of preference). I look forward to date nights with my husband and girls nights to hit a favorite spot or try a new place in town. The boys are in bed by 7:30pm so evenings are quiet and I use the time to get organized and recharge. It’s amazing to me as a mother, even after the hardest of days, how I can’t wait to hear those little feet running around again the next morning.
AM: Tell us about this outfit! Which pieces did you pair your AM gear with, and why?
EC: I styled the abstract tank for a sporty look, pairing with my favorite black Lululemon leggings and Nike running shoes. The bold abstract really stands out against a classic, solid pant and neutral shoe. On my days off or during the weekend I find if I throw on an outfit like this to start the day I am more likely to do something active, workout or take the boys outside to play.
AM: What are 3 places you’d wear this outfit?
EC: I would wear this outfit to take the boys to the park, on a walk or a trip to the gym, and to meet a friend for coffee. The fit of the tank makes it versatile and comfortable to wear both working out and around town.
AM: What do you love most about your new AM piece?
EC: I love the statement the abstract print makes and the casual fit. It feels fresh and youthful. As a mother, I love that I can wear it while hanging out with the boys and also that it is stylish enough to throw on with a pair of skinny jeans and a wedge sandal to meet a friend for dinner.
AM: How would you describe your style in two words?
EC: Casual chic
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