It seems the holidays will be different this year.
I grew up with big holiday parties in Colombia. Gifts at midnight on Christmas Eve. Loud music, a minimum of 30 people cramped in whatever home it was hosted that year, and dancing till 3, 4, 5 am. When I moved here, it was a shock.
Holidays are SO different here. The quietness, the cold, different food and traditions, and having fewer people to celebrate with. For a while, it didn’t feel like the holidays when we couldn’t travel, though we always managed to celebrate with our Latino friends. Then, three years ago, when I was pregnant with my youngest, the Zika virus was spreading in the Americas, and my doctor advised me not to travel. That year, Christmas was only with my in-laws, and New Year, just the three of us. I put on a beautiful maxi dress, we cooked something special, put our then three-year old down for the night, and toasted to the New Year before falling asleep on the sofa.
It was different, but beautiful and something I’d want to do again. If you’re feeling sad about canceled plans and unusual celebrations, please know your feelings are valid, but also know there’s beauty in it.
Tie-Dye Shirt Dress Over Jeans: A Holiday Outfit For 2020
Now this is an outfit I plan to wear for the different holidays this year…
Do you remember the “What We Are Wearing For Thanksgiving” Sunday newsletter a couple of weeks ago? Which by the way, if you’re not subscribed yet, please do! Every week we share something special.
This dress was my pick.
You probably also saw it in my recent post with three gorgeous dresses to feel like an at-home goddess. It’s one of those simple pieces with a unique element, in this case, that stunning tye-dye that I can see myself wearing year-round. But the first thing I thought when I saw it was, “this is a great piece to wear for these casual holidays we will have this year.”
If you’ve followed me on IG (@julietatorresd) for a while, you may have seen this styling over and over. Dress over jeans — a tried and true combo I love. I’m a jeans girl, which means I’m all in whenever I can incorporate them in my outfits.
Now the questions is, boots or slippers?
I’ll do both. Promise to get a pedicure, though.
This year, aside from the craziness of 2020, has been the hardest year of my life, but I’m thankful for it. It’s always the storms that make us stronger, as long as we know we don’t have to do it alone. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Only strength. I’ll celebrate these holidays with a thankful and hopeful heart even if I wish things were different.
Wear whatever makes your heart happy, stay safe and receive a big abrazo de oso (bear hug) from us.
PS. For more holiday outfit inspo, run (don’t walk, sellout risk is real) to our holiday style page.
For more dresses over jeans, you can find me on IG (@julietatorresd). I’m slowly returning from a 4-month break to take care of my mental health, and it would be an honor to see you there.
Photography by my talented sister @gisetorresd
This one’s for the pinners!