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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)

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Hello! Okay guys, I’m so sorry for being MIA again but sometimes life happens and things get a little crazy up in here!  With wedding events, Everly’s first birthday party next weekend, catching colds to family emergencies – things have NOT been calm to say the least.  I really wanted to do a post on this dress sooner because I’ve been DYING to wear it but with everything going on, I had to delay it a few weeks.  Of course, when I wanted to wear it, the weather got all gross, and I was kinda freezing my butt off but anyways, here we are.

I am sooooo in love with this dress!! It just screams summer and that makes me so happy!!  How crazy is it that the year is almost half over?  I’ve been kind of an emotional wreck thinking about the fact that my baby is turning 1 in less than two weeks.  Is it normal for me to feel this way, lol?  I just can’t believe my first year of motherhood has gone by sooooo quickly.  I have to say it hasn’t been easy this last year but watching the little munchkin grow has just been amazing.  I can’t wait to partake in all the summer activities with her – picnics, pool time, park time, shopping outdoors (in this dress!).  This dress has officially re-ignited my love for peek-a-boo shoulder styles and flowy dresses.  :)

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and thank you again SOOO much for stopping by!

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Dress: Sheinside (c/o)

Shoes: Zara (similar here, here and here)

Bag: Patricia Chang

Accessories: Target sunnies, Madewell necklace