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When you follow accounts that uplift you,
social media does not feel as bad. 

For a very long time I found myself constantly taking breaks from social media (IG mainly) because I started to feel burnt out after every session of endless scrolling. I realized recently that it was not the app itself that was making me feel that way, but the accounts I was following. I started unfollowing accounts that didn't provide me with useful information, or spark joy (yes, I'm borrowing from Marie Kondo). I also started following accounts that provide uplifting messages and resonate with me as a new mom. Logging into IG and scrolling is not as daunting anymore. 

It's really easy to fall into the trap of feeling that you are not good enough on social media. I'll admit that I was feeling a bit discouraged seeing so many new moms "bouncing back" to their pre-pregnancy body a few weeks after having their babies. However, I feel that the opposite can also be true as long as you remember that social media is not a representation of real life and you follow accounts that do spark joy. Real-life is already hard enough, so it's worth unfollowing those accounts that do not uplift you. Have you done any social media spring cleaning?

Speaking of spring cleaning, I enjoy cleaning out my closet and donating items that I do now wear. This type of dress will stay in my closet for a long time because it is so easy to wear. The print is not too bold, it's flowy, flattering and I can easily breastfeed Luna with it! I've worn it multiple times and it's my go-to dress when I don't feel like styling anything else. The best part is I don't really have to iron it! Ironing/steaming clothes are one of the things that do not spark joy in me, so I try my best to avoid it. Haha. 




I hope you are all enjoying Spring so far. We only have one month left before the official start of summer! I appreciate you and thank you for your support!

Much Love,
PerlaGiselle


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  1. I agree.. well said. You look lovely.

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  2. I feel the same about social media recently. I have a hard time keeping up with stories and feeds. Social media is definitely not a real representation - you don't need to share everything and there shouldn't be pressure :). I love your outfit!!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  3. Good for your for making social media work for you! I rarely put my efforts on Instagram. I don't know if that is a good or bad thing haha? I have this mindset on putting my blinders on and following only accounts I care about! btw, your dress is SO CUTE!

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    1. That's really great!! You have to do what works for you. Thank you!

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  4. That’s a great start for ig. You look fabulous beauty.

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  5. This is the perfect summer dress! So chic. I take breaks from IG every weekend and it's always a good thing.

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, it definitely does help :)

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  6. This dress is super cute and you look great in it:) I hate ironing too, so something like this is definitely a win:D
    And yeah...don't want to be judgemental but I just don't get those moms who concentrate on their weight right after having a baby. Like, really?

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    1. Awww thank you so much! Yes, there is so much pressure, but you are right!

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  7. Wearing clothes this spring you look really pretty, Giselle.

    Your social life is sharing dresses for people who need them ... very thumbs up.

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  8. I stepped away from social media because I have had some stressful work related issues to deal with. Blogging always feels less stressful to me. Bloggers always inspire me, whereas social media can be overwhelming at times. Blogging feels more human if you know what I mean.

    This is a lovely styling. Gorgeous dress! I love how you paired it with sandals and a straw bag. You look stunning!!!!

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    1. I know exactly what you mean. It is definitely a different feel when it comes to blogging. Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope things look up for you!

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  9. I try and keep my feed inspirational too, and don't follow accounts for the sake of "following back". I just follow the accounts that I really enjoy.

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    1. That's great to hear! We need more people like you! lol

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  10. Maybe ich should do that, too. I sometimes am afraid, that my instagram will load new posts, before I can make it out of the app again. It puts a lot of pressure on us women, to see others doing so much better than us, eventhough many posts dont show the reality.

    I liked reading your blog post, I followed you on GFC ♥

    Best, Gilda
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    1. Yes! I hate that Insta is all over the place. It's too much sometimes! I totally get it!

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  11. This outfit looks amazing!
    Love it :)


    Love,

    Angela
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  12. Hey there, pretty little thing! And totally agree- unfollowing accounts that don't make you feel good or aren't sparking that joy is REALLY important. I did the same and it's pretty liberating! :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  13. "It's really easy to fall into the trap of feeling that you are not good enough on social media... Real-life is already hard enough, so it's worth unfollowing those accounts that do not uplift you."
    I totally agree with you!
    And know that you are an incredible mother and this outfit is very beautiful! <3

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  14. I did the social media cull a while back and honestly I don't spend much time on there because it's better to live life than look at it on a screen. This dress looks fabulous on you and the classic silhouette and fun print will definitely not be going out of style anytime soon.

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    1. That's great to hear! It makes such a difference. Thank you so much!

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  15. I hear you about social media and in particular IG. Though I do think it is the app itself too. I did something similar and try to keep my following very curated. But still I am pretty sick of IG and only do it b/c I have a blog. It all looks the same to me now. I prefer blogs and YT...longer form content and more engagement as opposed to endless scrolling and liking...like, like, like, ugh. And if I see more more female in a sped up trying on an outfit I am gonna barf!

    This dress is so cute. I love the aesthetic and so glad it is trending!

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    1. Yeah, you are right. It seems like everyone is doing the same thing and I can see why YT and blogs are preferred over IG. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  16. i love the photos you used in this post! and omg I follow anything and everything travel hahaaha!!

    Jadieegosh   Instagram GIVEAWAY

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    1. Thank you so much! There are so many great travel accounts out there!

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  17. Beautiful outfit Perla. You look so summer ready... I love it!

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  18. Spring cleaning is my thing too, and yes, it's the best time to get rid of clothes you seldom use. Anyway, this dress looks adorable on you dear! Love the bag too, so perfect for the season!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  19. You dress is super cute, I think you should follow people who make you feel inspired or make you feel happy.

    xoxo
    Lovely
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    1. Thank you so much! By the way, I don't think your website link works :(

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  20. We gotta do what speaks positively to our souls and I'm glad you found a way for IG to work for you. You've bounced back beautifully. This dress is everything. Summer perfection right here. Airy and free! :-)

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  21. Well said Perla! You look gorgeous!

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  22. Your dress is so pretty and you have the cutest shoes

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  23. I really love the message here, and I love to see you looking so happy! This dress is everything!

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  24. You make a very good point about only following accounts that uplift and boost you - totally agree! This is a beautiful dress on you by the way; you're warm-weather-ready for sure! :)

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  25. There are so many inspiring IG accounts out there babe I follow those who are my very loyal followers and I have a wonderful community of amazing people who think alike and who truly support me and my work Love your outfit and I hate ironing too Talking about other moms that bounce quickly back from pregnancy we are all different and we should listen to our bodies and ourselves Focus on you and your baby and family Be happy and enjoy Glad you are back on social media and you found amazing accounts to follow Have a lovely weekend xoxo Cris
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    1. Yes! I love everything that you said. Thank you so much for your lovely words!

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  26. I agree with what you say dear. Some times social media can be so helpful. You are looking so great. Kisses!

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  27. Such a cute dress, you look beautiful hun!!
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  28. Todo es precioso! Muchas gracias por la visita! Feliz domingo! 🌵🌵🌵

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  29. You look absolutley fantastic in your dress first of all.
    Yes social media can be toxic, but I found an account who exposes all the photoshop that models and celebrities do, it is insane they sometimes look like different people in real life. So I learned that also they are not perfect and everyone has their own flaws and it is less draining now to watch for me.
    Best greetings xoxo Eva
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    1. Yes! This so true! It's really easy to compare ourselves to people who aren't even perfect in real life. Thank you for stopping by!

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  30. I have a bag just like that one! I love it so much, it's super cute!

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  31. First off, I love your outfit! Second, I feel the same about social media. I honestly keep up with people I want to keep up with. Others, I tend to put on mute xD

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  32. always love your positivity and warm smile! I need to do a little wardrobe spring clean myself, the things I love are definitely getting lost in a pile xx

    This has given me such great inspo! I love sequins and a t-shirt dress style is what I never knew I needed. So cute xx

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  33. You look so pretty in this, and I love what you say about following accounts that inspire you making you feel better.

    Love the post, and hope you have a great weekend :)
    Amy x Wandering Everywhere

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  34. Your outfit is gorgeous! It looks great on you :)

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  35. You are perfect on social media i swear :) btw you
    look very beautiful!! kisses bonita!!

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  36. You look so stunning in these pictures Hun and I love this outfit! Such a lovely post x

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  37. It's when you're truly good to yourself that you're best to others. Eventually, given the inherent divinity within us, whether we realize it or not, we feel warm inside when we are kind to others.

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  38. Hey Perlita, how you doing?

    Me da gusto ver que estés de vuelta con tu blog, siempre me gusta mucho lo que compartes. And I totally understand that feeling with social media since I always have struggles with time and productivity, especially when it comes to spend too much time in social media.... And that's why I totally get your point, it is so important to fill our time with accounts that inspire us and make us feel a little better and not the opposite, as you mentioned life is already too difficult... so let's start sparkling more joy on social media :)

    También me encanta tu look, creo que ese vestido y el tipo de bolso es perfecto para el verano.

    Espero estés disfrutando de tu baby!

    Gracias por tu comentario en mi último post.... ¿Al final si viste True Cost? Te lo recomiendo mucho ;)

    Pablo
    www.heyfungi.com

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  39. I totally agree with you concerning the social media!!

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  40. Well said dear! sometimes been off social media is just the right thing to do. Great bounch back. Body Goals right there! Kisses

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