The Bare Necessities

If I’ve had the privilege of dressing you, then you know I can be somewhat obsessive about having a well fitting bra. I’ve tightened many bra straps, I’ve had clients go upside down to ensure the breasts are in the right position, and I’ve headed straight to the bra department in the middle of an appointment to get new bras. I can just hear my clients eyes roll as they read this -ha! It may have to do with my own personal history (here), but to me, if your boobs are not supported, the entire outfit can look sloppy. I’m not saying this to be mean, it’s just what I’ve observed. For that reason, if I could start all my appointments in the bra department, I would -ha!  BUT that might be kinda weird… Anyways, you get my point- supportive bras are important. 
Wacoal Embrace Bra, Natori T-shirt BraNatori Bra// Wacoal Bra

I’ve had many requests to share my favorite bras (specifically for large chested women like myself). These are the two bras that have made the cut as of late. I prefer simple bras that I can wear with any type of top (t-shirt, silk, tight tank…etc).  The top one is by Natori, and the bottom one is by Wacoal.

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This is my favorite strapless bra by DKNY. I have clients that don’t mind wearing a strapless bra, but I very much dislike it. However, this strapless bra has made it much easier for me. It’s supportive but not uncomfortable, and it has these comfortable sticky strips in the back that help it stay up.

Gap Body ThongsUnderwear

While we’re on the subject, I had a friend ask me the other day what kind of thongs I wear. Well, I owe all the credit to my sister (@tellittoyourneighbor). I swear, she finds the best panties. She introduced me to these no frill thongs from Gap Body years ago, and I’ve been wearing them ever since. They are basic, breathable cotton, and they hold up very well wash after wash.

 

Grey Days

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To be honest, it seems trivial to post about clothes right now. We have experienced really crazy weather in Texas recently. I have many friends whose homes were flooded, and a particular tragedy in Wimberley struck close to home and was personal to me. All of it has hit so many of us so hard, both emotionally and physically. I found myself overcome with sadness for so many, so yesterday, I tried very hard to focus on what was good. I hugged my boys, I went on a bike ride, I played basketball, I did yoga, I watched the food network (there is something comforting about the food network), I went to Target (a happy place), and then I made breakfast for dinner. It didn’t take away the sadness, but it helped me move through it. There is something about moving (myself and the world moving) that is comforting, and this post is yet another way to help move through the sadness. You see, creating an outfit, or a post and focusing on the positive is what moves me forward, and that’s why I’m posting. I’m thinking and praying for all my friends who have been affected by this weather. Thanks for letting me share.

Urban Outfitters Moon & Sky Drapey Dip-Dye Tee Urban Outfitters Moon & Sky Drapey Dip-Dye TeeOutfit Links:

Shirt- Urban Outfitters, Jeans- Hudson Jeans and FRAME for similar, Boots- Roma Boots, Umbrella- Target and I also bought it in red, Watch- Kate Spade, Bag- J.Crew, Earrings- Argento Vivo, Bracelet- Miansai

Photos by Erica Smith (Tell it to Your Neighbor)

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