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Dress: Zara (so bummed I can’t find it online for you guys but bought it in stores recently – they are also have a huge sale right now)

Shoes: Miu Miu (linked the gold ones – most comfy shoes ever!)

Bag: Chloe (in cement pink, here in black)

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It’s no secret that I’m into graphic tees but I particularly love the message on this one.  I think society kind of makes being a mom ‘uncool’ sometimes, but I’ve learned that you don’t have to subject yourself to those stereotypes.  Even though those first few months after becoming a mother, I did feel pretty gross at times (since finding time to shower was a luxury in those few months, seriously) – I got some great advice from another mother when I was going through my slump.  She told me to always put on at least one item of makeup when I woke up in the morning – whether it be lipstick, eyeliner, etc.  There were definitely some days that I didn’t even feel like getting out of bed let alone do my makeup, but I REALLY made an effort to follow her advice.  After a few weeks, to my surprise, I really started to feel better about myself.  Slowly but surely, I started to wear makeup everyday again and felt so refreshed when I did.  I realized that I could be a mom AND get dolled up which made me feel instantly better and somewhat back to my old self.  If that meant having to wake up 5 minutes earlier, it was worth it.  I’m not expert on motherhood, but I want to encourage new mothers out there to follow my friend’s advice as well :)  You can definitely be a tres cool mama and own it. :)

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Top: Oh Baby Chic (c/o)

Bottom: Frame denim

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Bag: Chloe (in black here)