Aurelia Ugarte lives in Jacksonville, Alabama, the place she co-owns the restaurant Heirloom Taco. “My mother and father have a meals truck in Austin, so the meals trade is one thing I grew up round and I’ve at all times had a ardour for,” she says. Aurelia began the restaurant along with her husband (and high-school sweetheart), Shane, and his mother and father. “I at all times inform individuals we’re the real-life Bob’s Burgers — besides we make tacos,” she explains. “We’ve obtained the three children and all the things.” Right here, Aurelia shares 5 go-to seems…
Gown: Past 9. Footwear: thrifted. Earrings: Madewell.
“I by no means obtained to experiment with style as a child. We have been a lower-income household, so my choices felt restricted. I used to be additionally afraid to face out. At the same time as an grownup, it took time. I obtained pregnant with our first little one after I was 20. I used to be going to highschool full-time and dealing full-time. Then we welcomed our second daughter proper earlier than I graduated from school. I bear in mind submitting a last from the hospital after giving beginning. Shortly afterward, I obtained postpartum despair. For help, I joined a Fb mother group, and I ended up discovering the neighborhood that introduced me out of my shell. My pals Noelle and Caroline inspired me to seek out my type. I lastly really feel like I’m capable of experiment with garments the best way I at all times needed to.”
Jumpsuit: Past 9. T-shirt: thrifted. Earrings: Madewell. Sun shades: Unhappy Eyewear. Fanny pack: Baggu. Sandals: Dr. Martens.
“My first tattoo was of a strawberry plant and basil plant, in honor of my daughters. My older daughter has a strawberry birthmark, and my youthful daughter’s title is Basil. I obtained my arm tattoo as a result of the picture jogged my memory of outdated portraits of Mexican ladies. I used to be born in Mexico, and I needed to proudly show that heritage.”
“My fanny pack is my second pores and skin. It’s so comfy that I can put on all of it day whereas maintaining with the youngsters. I used to overpack my luggage however realized there are only some issues I actually need. Now I’ve at all times obtained diapers, wipes, snacks, my pockets, Chapstick and lotion.”
Jumpsuit: Noble, related. Bag: Parker Clay, related. Earrings: Madewell. Footwear: Both/Or, related.
“I really like a jumpsuit, particularly this one. Whenever you personal a restaurant, you by no means know whenever you’re going to be known as in, and that is such a simple outfit for that transition. On busy days, I can simply throw up my hair, placed on sneakers, and bounce in.”
Chambray shirt: Thrifted, related. Tank: Goal. Shorts: Girlfriend Collective. Earrings: Madewell. Septum piercing: Etsy. Socks: Goal. Sandals: Dr. Martens.
“Shane and I met in tenth grade math and moved to Jacksonville collectively to attend school. He left faculty after a couple of semesters to coach as a chef, whereas I completed my hospitality and culinary diploma. We each labored in eating places throughout these years, in each single place (dishwasher, server, host, caterer, supervisor — you title it), and realized we needed to try this for the remainder of our lives. We obtained married a month after discovering out I used to be anticipating Mila, in a yard ceremony with our closest pals and carne asada. We have been terrified, but it surely additionally felt proper for us to start out our family and restaurant.”
T-shirt: Madewell. Overalls: Levi’s. Bag: Baggu. Earrings: Johnny & Jude. Sun shades: Akila Eyewear. Footwear: Stegmann.
“That is my ‘Park Mother’ outfit. I put on these overalls 3 times per week; I even wore them after I was pregnant by unbuttoning the aspect buttons. I by no means used to placed on earrings, however someday I spotted they immediately make me really feel pulled collectively. Now, I put on them each single day. I even hold a pair within the automotive, simply in case!”
“I’ve had plenty of anxiousness because the Supreme Courtroom overturned Roe v. Wade. In Alabama, abortions are actually banned. It’s actually onerous realizing that if we stay right here, and nothing is finished, my daughters received’t have the proper to decide on. The factor that provides me hope is seeing so many individuals rallying collectively and keen to assist one another.
Many individuals, for instance, are donating to organizations like Yellowhammer Fund, which helps reproductive rights and ships free emergency contraceptives to individuals who want them.”
Thanks a lot, Aurelia!
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