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Q & A with Meg Shackleton Founder of Margaret Elizabeth


Posted: May 27 2015


So hard to choose just one thing! Tate is such a little snuggle bunny
and I couldn’t love his little kisses and hugs any more if I tried. 


I love that I’m experiencing a totally new type of love and relationship. Everyone told me that I’d be forever changed by the love I’d have for my baby- and I thought it was kind of cliché and trite- but it really couldn’t have been more true! I feel so lucky to have the bond that I do with my little guy.

For the last 6 months I’ve been pumping at work, so it’s made the tops I choose really tricky. I find that button downs are by far the easiest and good nursing bras are a must. I also love button front men’s style PJ’s because it makes nursing in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning so easy. I think these make a great shower gift for new moms because it’s not something you think about when planning for the bebe!

It’s definitely changed! I find myself gravitating towards more easy-to-care-for fabrics
and tops that I can wear at the park but also dress up for meetings.

Shop Meg's Complete Tastemaker Picks HERE

I started Margaret Elizabeth while I was a student at Boston College and hosted my first trunk show in my dorm room. I ended up taking a job at Google after graduation and continued to work on Margaret Elizabeth on the side. One day I got a call from a large retailer who expressed interest in the line and I realized that I was far more passionate about Margaret Elizabeth- so I took the leap and pursued it full time. That was 4
years ago. We’re now carried in over 150 stores worldwide and have a flagship store in San Francisco! It’s been so much fun!
We’re up around 6:30, have breakfast, and then play. Sometimes we’ll walk around the corner so that I can grab a coffee and then we go to the park for an early morning swing adventure. I head to the studio 3 days a week and Tate hangs out with our amazing nanny the other
two days. We settle back to the house around 5:30 and have dinner, bath time, story time, and then bedtime- it’s a process! A glass of
wine typically makes its way into that lineup.

It’s hard! Without question, this is the toughest part of motherhood for me. My husband and I have a date night once a week and I cherish that time together. It’s so nice to get out of the house, even if we’re just grabbing tacos down the street, & we both look forward to it all week. I also could not be more thankful for my girlfriends who are mamas, too. The community we share is so special & I am so thankful that we have a ‘we’re all in this together’ mindset.


mother: obsessed ;)
designer: inspired
wife: partner
business owner: goal setter
friend: loyal


Bedtime Story: Jamberry by Bruce Degan
Lullaby: Twinkle Twinkle
Vacation Spot: Punta Mita, Mexico
Restaurant: SPQR
Children’s Brand: Rikshaw Design


I don’t think I fully comprehended how much life changes. I wouldn’t trade being a mom for anything in the world- but until the day comes that that beautiful little baby is in your arms, I think it’s impossible to understand how different your life will be.


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