the dress up files

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I like gifts.

I especially like gifts that keep on giving.

And the internet is one of them.

Today, I’m especially thankful for the worldwide web, for without which I would have never stumbled upon one of my new favorite online destinations.

Jiye “Gia” Lee, mother, wife and style connoisseur is the curator of dress up files, a potpourri  of all things fashion, fun and of course mommy.

Not familiar with the blog? Shame on you ;)

Do read on.

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Name: Jiye “Gia” Lee

Location: Chicago

Occupation: Stay at home mom and Fashion Blogger

Mother of : 2 girls, A & D (4 years and 18 months)

MNH- How would you describe your personal style? 

J- Mixing and matching…be it luxury items with budget pieces, new trends with vintage finds, or feminine dresses with a boyfriend cardigan.  But all the while, keeping it classy and put together.

MNH- Has your personal style changed since having your daughters? 

J-I am all about dressing appropriately for the occasion. You will never find me teetering in my 5 inch stilettos when I’m taking my kids to the playground (and yes, I have seen other moms do this!)  So, I now have 3 categories my wardrobe falls into.

1. Mom Mode: Very comfy, casual clothes for when I’m running around with the kids (jeggings, toms, etc)

2. Chic Mom Mode: Cuter, dressier clothes for when I’m going to Church or to meet friends with the kids (low chunky heels, blousy tops, etc)

3. Fashion Blogger Mode: Without kids and dressed up for date nights or girls night outs (sky high stillettos, micro minis, etc)

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MNH- What are some of your favorite places to shop for your little ones.

J– Zara, PRSPR, Gap Kids, Target

MNH- What is (in your opinion) the most rewarding part of being a mother?

J- The ability to bring them joy, comfort them, make them feel loved and secure and knowing that all of that, will affect how they turn out as adults.  A huge responsibility but an incredible blessing at the same time.

MNH- What is the greatest advice your mother has given you when it comes to style/beauty?

J– To always be dressed appropriately.  My mother was and still is very chic and on trend but always age appropriate.  Also, to spend extra money and care on protecting your skin.

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MNH- Now that you are a mother, what piece of advice will you pass on to your girls?

J– Style wise: I would say to have fun with it and take risks but again, always be appropriate.

MNH- How do you plan on celebrating mother’s day?

J– We’ll have church in the morning and then, we’ll spend time as a family.  It doesn’t really matter what we do, as long as we are doing it together.  There will probably be something good to eat (preferably deep-fried) somewhere in the mix! ;)

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I hope you now understand why I enjoy Jiye’s blog ;)

Make sure to show her  some love and visit her side of the web :)

Until next time!

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