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We All Know These ’90s Baby Fashion Choices Our Mamis Made Before We Could Say No

With every decade comes different cool fashion trends, but for ’90s babies it wasn’t all that great. To our moms, we looked super cute and preciosas, but honestly… what were they thinking?!

Here’s what we had to put up with…

1. Earrings that were half our weight in gold.

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CREDIT: JESSICA GARCIA

Whether it was at the swap meet, Claire’s, or abuelita doing it at home with a needle and ice, piercing our ears was mom’s priority when we were babies.

2. Gold bracelets with your name engraved.

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CREDIT: JESSICA GARCIA, KELSEY GENTIL

In case you separated from your parents?

3. Your jewelry set wasn’t complete until you added a religious gold necklace with a pendant.

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CREDIT: STEPHANIE GENTIL, JESSICA GARCIA

You were basically all blinged out by the time of your bautizo. #2CHAINZ

4. But mom also did the most with our clothes, like these socks with decorative ruffles.

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CREDIT: JESSICA GARCIA

Your mom seriously refused to buy you regular socks. In her view, if they didn’t have the ruffles, they weren’t cute.

5. Dresses that were nearly impossible to waddle.

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CREDIT: JESSICA GARCIA, ANDREA LICEA

Because you needed something else to weigh down when you’re barely learning how to walk. They were basically training you for your quinceañera.

6. You also needed huge, puffy sleeves to balance out the rest of your dress.

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CREDIT: JESSICA GARCIA, ILIANA PEREZ

No puff=no swag.

7. When mom wanted to dress us down, knitted everything was her go-to. From head to toe.

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CREDIT: STEPHANIE OSUNA

From socks to dresses, pants and hats, 90 percent of your baby outfits were hand-knitted.

8. She almost always capped off your look with huge hats.

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CREDIT: JESSICA GARCIA, JASMINE PEREZ

Apparently the bigger the hat, the more chula you looked… Or maybe she was just trying to hide your pelos parados.

9. Or with laced headbands and huge flowers.

headband-collage
CREDIT: JESSICA GARCIA, ILIANA PEREZ, JASMINE PEREZ

Accessories are always a cute addition, but these headbands were just extraaaa.

 BONUS: And once mom dolled you up, she made sure you took a picture with a holy, religious backdrop.

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CREDIT: JESSICA GARCIA

Because you can’t let a good outfit go to waste.


READ: Why Most Latina Moms Won’t Let Their Daughters Leave The Hospital Without Earrings

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Nordstrom Has A New ‘Inclusive Beauty’ Category To Highlight Black-Owned Beauty Brands And It’s Where The Money Is At

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Nordstrom Has A New ‘Inclusive Beauty’ Category To Highlight Black-Owned Beauty Brands And It’s Where The Money Is At

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If you’re looking to be more intentional about where you spend your cash, Nordstrom has just made your efforts to support Black-owned businesses easier.

The department store recently launched a new Inclusive Beauty online shopping category to highlight Black businesses. In a post to the site’s Inclusive Beauty landing page, Nordstrom encouraged users to “Check out these need-to-know Black-founded beauty brands that we’re proud to have in the Nordstrom family.” The new category includes beloved lines like  Brioge, Epara and Beauty Bakerie!

Even better, the Inclusive Beauty section features a wide range of makeup shades to suit all complexions as well as hair products like silk pillowcases, and hairpieces.

Check out some of the featured Black-owned Beauty brands below!

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Briogeo Repair Rituals Hair Care Set

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Baby Tress 3-in-1 Edge Styler™ Tool Blush

Baby Tress

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Epara Hydrating Mist

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Beauty Bakerie Black Blending Egg Makeup Sponge Set

Beauty Bakerie

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Mantl Face + Scalp Invisible Daily SPF 30 Broad Spectrum

Mantil

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AOC’s Fans Took Part In An Amazing Meme Campaign To Celebrate Her Bday And It Will Humble You

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AOC’s Fans Took Part In An Amazing Meme Campaign To Celebrate Her Bday And It Will Humble You

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Talk about a take back.

Yesterday, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrated her 31st birthday, and to pay tribute to her, some of her biggest fans used the congresswoman’s signature looks and iconic words. The result was a mass of Tik Tok and Twitter makeup tutorials set to a mashup of Kendrick Lamar’s 2017 track “Humble.” AOC’s recent spack down of Representative Ted Yoho, who allegedly called the congresswoman a “crazy,” “disgusting” “f*cking b*tch” also made an appearance.

In an ode to AOC’s iconic takedown of Representative Ted Yoho this past July, users donned amazing lip colors and AOC’s finest words.

The AOC Birthday celebration meme saw users do their makeup and style their hair while mouthing a speech AOC gave this past July. Some of the videos featured facts about AOC and her accomplishments in office.

“I am here because I have to show my parents that I am their daughter and that they did not raise me to accept abuse from men,” the user’s mouth while the audio clip of AOC plays.

Olympic medalist Laurie Hernandez even took part in the trend.

Earlier this summer, Rep. AOC admonished Rep. Ted Yoho on the House floor after he called her a “f*cking b*tch.”

According to reports, the confrontation occurred when the two members of Congress were passing each other on the steps of the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Yoho allegedly confronted AOC and accused her of being “disgusting.” This occurred after she made comments that New York’s spike in crime had been caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Rep. AOC rebuked Yoho for his lack of apology at the time on the house floor soon after.

“It is cultural. It is a culture of lack of impunity, of accepting violence and violent language against women, an entire structure of power that supports that,” AOC said before adding “Mr. Yoho mentioned that he has a wife and two daughters – I am two years younger than Mr. Yoho’s youngest daughter. I am someone’s daughter, too. My father, thankfully, is not alive to see how Mr. Yoho treated his daughter. My mother got to see Mr. Yoho’s disrespect.”

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