It was 2007, my first time in NY. I looked with disbelief at how you could go out in pajamas to run errands and nobody would bat an eye. The Colombian in me thought it was so weird because women here are always looking their best. They can be wearing leggings but you’ll see them with makeup, nails and hair done.
I mean, my mom does her hair and makeup to go to the gym. Which is why it’s not a surprise that I every once in a while go to Trader Joe’s with baby in tow looking like . If you follow me on IG (@julietatorresd) you know it. That’s Colombian heritage! Also, my mom whispering in my ear “primero muerta que sencilla” — First dead than plain!
As you may or may not know, I’m currently in Colombia recovering from a tummy tuck. Look out for a ‘what to wear after a tummy tuck’ post soon. The thing is I haven’t been feeling like myself during this whole recovery. I don’t like how my clothes look on me. I’m tired of the compression garment, so I’ve been pretty much covering myself with a coat, a LEOPARD coat in fact.
I feel stylish and a little like me. I go out feeling more confident even if I’m wearing sweatpants under, or like I did here, jeans and a tee. A leopard coat is a life saver and confidence-boosting piece. Add a soft and beautiful scarf like this one and jeans and a tee to make it fun.
I know some of you are experiencing colder temperatures, so no worries! I found ALL the leopard coats for ALL the weather. Go to the end of the post to see them all, and wear one over anything and everything! Today I was wearing it with leggings, a sweater and shearling hiking boots. And on Christmas Eve with a velvet bodysuit, wide-leg jeans and metallic boots.
Coat – On sale! It’s not good for extreme cold, but great for those with mild winters or perfect for the upcoming spring. Bogota, Colombia’s weather is like spring/fall.
Jeans – New favorite high-rise skinny jeans under $70. Super stretchy and amazing on a mommy tummy. More washes available.
Scarf – Softest, warmest, prettiest scarf. Only $45. My color is gone but available in three gorgeous colors.
Tee – Did you catch the “100% human” little graphic on my tee? It’s on waitlist right now for February 2nd and they go really fast. I’ve been wanting to get another one and always miss it. So if you want it get on that waitlist. Here with graphic in pink.
Bag – Borrowed it from my mom. I love wearing very casual outfits with a more put together bag. Makes the whole difference.
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My favorites — and also at amazing prices from non-conventional places like Zulily or Goodnight Macaroon. And 3 from Boden that I’m obsessed with. Take a look!
Did you find one you love?
Chao, chao. Julieta
Find more semi-put together mom outfits on my Instagram (@julietatorresd) also all my tummy tuck journey, and a raw and vulnerable take on motherhood. I believe social media shouldn’t be for the good things only. See you there!