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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.

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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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Fans Think This Photo Of Barbie Is Proof She’s An Out And Proud Lesbian

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Fans Think This Photo Of Barbie Is Proof She’s An Out And Proud Lesbian

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The fact that the early days of Barbie were not quite so inclusive to all of us comes as no surprise. The blonde, impossibly figured doll with a penchant for similar-looking friends is a far cry away from the Barbie of today who has friends of all shapes, races, sizes, sexual identities, and abilities. Even better, today’s Barbie crew includes dolls who give queer children a broader playgound for their imagination.

Recently, Barbie has added a new addition to her friend group whose bringing more power to her LGTBQ fans.

Social media has dubbed the LGBTQ positive Aimee Song doll Barbie‘s girlfriend.

Twitter’s latest excitement is about a theory that Barbie and Aimee Song are dating. Photos of Mattel’s doll Aimee Song doll show her wearing a “Love Wins” T-shirt that supports LGBTQ+ rights. The Mattel doll was inspired by fashion blogger Aimee Song and recently caught renewed attention in a viral post shared to Twitter.

The “Love Wins” photos are only now going viral but were actually released in November 2017.

The photos of Barbie and the Aimee doll were shared to Twitter last Monday by user @kissevermore and now has Twitter debating whether the two are dating.

The pictures of Barbie and Aimee show the two dolls eating avocado toast. petting a dog, and smiling at each other. The images have fans questioning when Barbie came out and how she managed to nail a hot girlfriend before they did.

Even REAL Aimee Song weighed in on the images to confirm the relationship.

“I am the girlfriend,” she tweeted with a photo of herself and the Aimee Song doll. 

While Mattel has yet to officially identify Barbie as a lesbian, the original Instagram posts related to the Love Wins Barbies are proof that she is at least an ally.

Confirmed or not, true or not, one of the best parts of Barbie is that she is meant to be whoever her fans want her to be.

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Christina Haswood Wore Traditional Navajo Clothing Made By Her Bisabuela To Her Swearing-In Ceremony And It Was The Most Powerful Look Of 2021 So Far

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Christina Haswood Wore Traditional Navajo Clothing Made By Her Bisabuela To Her Swearing-In Ceremony And It Was The Most Powerful Look Of 2021 So Far

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Newly elected member of the Kansas House of Representatives, Christina Haswood, paid tribute to her heritage on the day of her swearing-in ceremony with the ultimate power look. Dressed in traditional Navajo attire, the 26-year-old made history on Monday when she became the  youngest member of the Kansas legislature, and only its second Native American member. 

Haswood took her oath of office wearing traditional Diné regalia which she made with the help of her mother, and partner.

Wearing moccasins, a velveteen skirt, and a red blouse embellished with silver string made a point to highlight her heritage and identity. Speaking to Vogue in an interview about her clothing, Haswood explained that she “wanted to honor my ancestors and all their sacrifices for me to be here and in this job. I wanted to honor my family, who has taught me how to be a strong, young, Diné woman while growing up in Lawrence, Kansas.” 

In addition to her dress, Haswood wore heirlooms given to her by family members which included a squash blossom necklace, a belt given to her by her uncle, and an additional belt given to her by her shimá sání (grandmother). Her great grandmother also gave her the earrings she wore. In addition, she wore a tsiiyéé (a Navajo-style hair tie) that she made with her shimá sání.

“The significance of these pieces are priceless,” Haswood explained to Vogue. “Many of the pieces I wore that day only come out on special occasions, because of how old they are. I don’t have the funds to be a collector, so many of my pieces have been passed down to my mother, who lets me borrow them.”

Haswood gave a behind-the-scenes look of her swearing-in attire on a TikTok video that has gone viral with more than 500,000 views.

In the video, Haswood readies her hair and does her makeup before eventually getting help from her mother and grandmother to get dressed.

Haswood won the Democratic primary after running unopposed for a seat in the Kansas state legislature that represents District 10.

With degrees in public health from Haskell Indian Nations University and Arizona State University, Haswood also received a master’s degree in public health management from the Kansas University Medical Center.

At the moment, she also serves as a research assistant with the National Council of Urban Indian Health and the Center for American Indian Community Health. There she studies nicotine addiction in tribal youth and researches the impact of COVID-19 on indigenous groups.

“Just two years ago I was in graduate school, and my greatest worries were about getting a job and student loans,” Haswood said in an interview with the Daily Kansan. “Today, the world has changed.”

According to Esquire, four Native candidates ran for office in Kansas. This week, each of them won their primary elections.

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