— Dara Michelle – Style, Elegance, Fashion, Passion

It’s All About Family

I must confess that although I was always a lover of fashion and my earliest childhood memories all include playing dress-up or have some fashion component to them when I became a mother myself for the first time, I gave up fashion for motherhood basically wearing pajamas for the first three months of my daughter’s life and maybe shaving my legs once.  As I got out behind the haze of bottles, diapers, and sleepless nights I started to feel like myself again and it all began with a purchase of a new dress and some Jimmy Choos for our first official date night (baby not included).  From that moment I was back!!!  After, I would take an extra 15 minutes for myself each day, accessorizing, applying lip-gloss and shaving!!!  With my new and fashionable lease on life I actually noticed that I was a better wife, more engaged with my little girl, and overall happier!!!  I thought being a good mother meant you no longer could take time for yourself when in fact, quite the contrary.  Happy mommy, happy family became my new mantra!!!  This photo shoot with the amazing and über talented photographer Courtney Ortiz celebrates motherhood, wifeyhood, and fashion and how you can be amazing at all (and do it in stilettos)!!! Hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we have!!!

xoxo Dara Michelle

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