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The Mature Pepa™ Phase: Dressing For 33


The Mature Pepa™ Phase: Dressing For 33

Shopping Spree at BebeI’ve entered a brand new phase in my life that I like to call The Mature Pepa™ Phase. My pepa™ has become wiser as has my beating, resilient heart. And my rickety knees no se quedan atras. To some, this transition can be a negative experience. Though maturing is usually equated with wisdom, no one likes to envision themselves as a vieja with long whiskers, deep wrinkles, and a hunch back.  But alas, here I am, less than 2 weeks shy of 33 and planning accordingly.

Turning the big 33 has lead me to set goals as I did on April Fools Day. It is also pushing me to be more womanly as I am much more aware of how I present myself and who I am. I want to carry myself with the sophistication and grace that I lacked when I was in my early 20’s.

To do that I need a makeover.

First, I sifted through my closet, tossing articles of clothing that no longer fit my shape or my age group.  I didn’t need the one-shoulder half-shirt or those white booty shorts. If the item made me look like a hoochified video girl, it was discarded. I even let go of my skinny dress which I held onto  “just in case” I lost a few pounds.

Lets face it, the LB’s will only pile onto my Dominican ass and thighs after age 33.

Once I finished cleaning out my closet, I tossed everything in a plastic bag and shipped it off to Goodwill. Next, I was off to Union Square, where I hit Bebe and veered away from the tight minis and tummy-revealing dresses. Instead, I pulled this beautiful long, black dress from it’s hanger. It accentuates every curve without exposing my ass cheeks or giving me a case of The Camel Toe.  I plan to wear it on my first day of work at my new and improved job as a fabulous entertainment host.

Bebe Ribbed Polo Dress - $89.00

Soon after, I found this sexy little butterscotch dress that can be worn for work and after work. All I need is a pair of nude pumps, a red hand bag and red lipstick, and I am ready to paint the town….well…RED!

Bebe for 90210: Sweeping Seam Knit Dress

That’s all that I purchased from Bebe. It is a great start to reinvent myself at 33.  Clothes make the girl and I want my new threads to scream, “I am a confident, successful, and sophisticated WOMAN!”  Because that’s what The Mature Pepa™ Phase is all about.

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Sujeiry is a natural storyteller, dynamic radio show host and the proud CEO of She's been at this digital media and content creation game for 15 plus years and pours her heart and soul onto - the only site for Latinas on all things love. After realizing there was a void in the love/relationship Latina media market, she took matters into her own hands and became the go-to sex and relationship expert on Latinx platforms. The former sex and relationship expert on works diligently and passionately to encourage women of color to be their authentic selves as they navigate all things love.


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