Who is crazy for fall but still living in summer temperatures? One of the things I find a challenge, but also love about visiting Colombia, is that I have to get creative with what I bring. A lot of what I bring needs to work for both warm and cold weather because we go from Bogota (cold) to other parts of the country that are warm. While I did choose specific things to wear in Cartagena because it was like a honeymoon for us, there were other things that I brought for double duty.
Enter this jersey wrap jumpsuit. I decided to upgrade my favorite inexpensive ASOS standard to this one that has more coverage and can work easily for colder weather. Bonus points — it’s nursing-friendly and you all know I’m still nursing my toddler. The fabric is so soft and it’s sooo comfortable. I kept telling my sister that it was like wearing pj’s but not looking like it.
Important for mamas with soft lower bellies like me: I wear these lightweight shorts under. They are high rise and smooth the belly out. Why shorts? I don’t like the panty lines I get with briefs. I also don’t like to wear thongs with loose soft pants. So I usually wear these shorts under jumpsuits, loose pants and dresses.
Wear Right Now…
I love black, but lately I’ve been walking away from wearing just black. So I’ve been adding some color to my outfits through scarves, earrings, and sometimes shoes. My color of choice lately is yellow-gold. I believe a little bit of color adds a nice touch and allows someone’s personality to shine through an outfit.
While I wore this in very vacation mode, now that I’m back in NY I would switch the Rattan bag for a leather-tan crossbody like this one and these leopard loafers flats — if the weather is not crazy hot.
I styled it for Bogota’s 60-something degrees with a denim jacket, the same belt and block-heeled ankle boots. The hem cuffs make it easy to wear ankle boots with a high-shaft. I honestly think it has way more styling options for cold weather than for warmer weather. I can imagine it with a leather jacket, even a trench coat. How about a thin turtleneck under it?
Jumpsuit – Loveappella Short Sleeve Wrap Jumpsuit – My favorite thing about it is that it comes in regular and petite sizes. I am wearing XS petite. Comes in navy too!
Jacket – Rumors Free People Denim Jacket – My favorite denim jacket. It’s lightweight and soft. Comes in two more washes.
Belt – Madewell Leather Crisscross Skinny Belt – Belt for waist and hips. Love it and want it in black now!
Sunglasses – Tory Burch – On sale! I’m bad with sunglasses and usually tend to leave them or drop them and notice a month later, but I love these, and they are the only ones I’ve been wearing the past two months!
Hoping for cooler temperatures soon! Not too cool though! How about you?
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