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Melissa Diep is a fashion blogger and professional photographer living in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband Michael (The Giant), and their three boys, Roman, Rhys, and Cole – or Little G, Lil Wee Gee, and LG3, respectively. Melissa’s view from 5’0” is in slight contrast to that of her Giant, who towers at 6’5”. Though he somehow talked her into making the flight from city to ‘burb, she will always consider Chicago to be home. Melissa began her professional career as a wedding, family and lifestyle photographer nearly eight years ago, having since established herself as one of Chicago’s most sought after wedding photographers and was featured multiple times on Style Me Pretty.

While she mourns the loss of her former city life, she loves being a mommy to three boys. Melissa started this blog as an outlet to document her personal style on a daily basis. She passionately believes there is no such thing as “mom jeans” or any reason why a mom cannot still get dolled up – in fact you will often hear Melissa say that taking the time to do hair and makeup in the morning, every morning, helps to set a positive tone for her day.

Melissa is addicted to Chicago, lives for good food, has wanderlust in her heart, laughs at herself, and believes a dress a day is the best accessory. Follow along here as Melissa takes fashion + mommyhood!

Get to Know Melissa

Favorite thing in my house: My kitchen farmhouse table and white modern chairs. It’s always a conversation piece when guests visit.

Pet peeves: People wearing shoes inside our house! It’s the Asian in me.

My guilty pleasure: Watching the Kardashians and the Bachelor/Bachelorette.

Craziest thing I’ve ever done: Jumping off a perfectly stable plane. Twice!!

The number of dresses I tell The Giant that I own: We don’t talk about the numbers.

The actual number of dresses I own: Over 200.

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