Welcome to This Week in GOOP, where an Apple a day would make Gwyneth Paltrow very sore.
First up, Gwynnie talks to Dr. Oscar Serrallach, a family doctor in rural Australia (even the doctors in GOOP are farm-fresh), about what he calls Postnatal Depletion, which occurs just after childbirth when a woman's body is still recovering from all the work it did to grow and expel a tiny human. I know I make fun of Gwynnie's “experts" a lot, but I think this piece does a good job of addressing the emotional and physical state experienced by many moms, new and otherwise. Boiled down, the (actually really sound) advice here is “take care of yourself or you're no good to anyone, especially your kids."
And what's a great way to take care of yourself? New shoes, of course, so let's peep GOOP's Best of Spring Shoes collection.
It starts with some Smoking Slipper Platforms ($75), which, upon further inspection, are just espadrilles who've maybe been to boarding school and come home with an attitude and some bad habits. We also have the infamous Stella McCartney space sneakers ($650), but if you want to really take it up a notch, you'll need the Hugh Sneakers.