Fashion Faux Ta-Ta’s

We’ve all had those days that no matter what we do we just aren’t looking our best, even us fashionistas. It’s one thing when you just have a bad case of the blahs, but a whole other when you have a complete faux pas.

I debated telling my story as I kick off my business. I would prefer the world see me as professional, and stylish, and who is top of my game in this business. On the other hand I want to be honest, and I want you to know me. We will make a better team to dress you and figure out your style if you understand who I am. I am most definitely human. So here is my humanity at it’s best in terms of fashion.

So what did I do? Did I wear jeans to formal ball- nah nothing quite like that. Did I have my bra break on me in the middle of a public place? Yes, in high school, safety pin to the rescue, and no I miraculously was not embarrassed. (This is not me in the pic)

How to fixed a snapped strap on your bra

How to fixed a snapped strap on your bra

Did I bend down and split my pants in half? Done that too-twice, but once again covered easily and quickly and no one was the wiser. Ok two people were the wiser when I did it the second time. And for the record this was when I started wearing clothes that fit me and recognized the importance of it. (If you need help in this arena- call me please. I’m here to help!)

What was I not able to recover from recently? Pumping! I am very pro breastfeeding for myself. (To each mom her own. I do a combo of breastfeeding and formula feeding). When breastfeed in public at times I attempt to use the cover. I don’t have a lot of luck with the cover though. Although I’m not terribly shy, I also feel like I have to do this with the right company for my daughter and I to be fully relaxed.

Breastmilk is the new duct tape


So here’s the set up. Daughter in daycare. Professional office that I am familiar with. My over-exhausted wardrobe choice of the day. Every morning I wake up and think what can I easily breastfeed in or easily pump in depending on the day. I have yet to miss. In the spirit of the Fourth of July I got really excited when I saw my blue and white striped dress that I haven’t worn in a while (paired with a red necklace of course). I even thought to myself why haven’t I broken that out recently. I love it.

My blue and white striped dress from Target

My blue and white striped dress from Target

10:30 rolls around and it’s time to pump. I get everything together, and then I look down. Two boobs stuck in my dress. There is no way to get to them without hiking my dress up. It’s like they are looking back at me laughing, knowing that something funny is about to happen. That’s why I haven’t broken out that dress. There is no way to pump. There is no private room to pump in either. (Yes, legally a workplace has to provide the space, but I am not the employee of this space. And I’m not pumping in the bathroom. Just gross- the baby food/bathroom thing-germy to me) This has never been a problem as I always use my cover to pump when I’m there and just slide my dress/blouse over slightly. I couldn’t not pump, my ta-tas would be like the night’s fireworks. Shooting loud and proud and all over! I couldn’t go home. I had to sit there and pump with my dress hiked up to my waist. The rest of the way I managed to hold the pump parts in place so I wasn’t totally naked. To make this complete fashion faux ta-tas surpass the split pants, the CEO’s wife walked in.

So my point in telling this story…

  1. There are fun ways to dress festive for the holidays, and not look cheesy. Furthermore us curvy ladies can, do and should wear stripes.
  2. I would love to hear your stories. We all have them. Let’s share. Let’s laugh. Let’s be human. And then let’s get stylish!
  3. It’s important know your wardrobe. How it makes you feel, why love wearing something, and how to wear it. It’s also important to think about your day before you put it on.
  4. If you struggle with number 3, or even have stories similar to mine and need a hand- reach out and hire me. I’m here to help. I’ve been there and I understand.

About stellalucille

Growing up, I did not like to shop-in fact, it almost always ended in tears. As a teenager I was busy baking, swimming, and hanging out with my boyfriend, not reading Seventeen or Elle for fashion advise. There was no indication I’d find my calling in fashion. But that all changed when I went to Los Angeles for collage and wanted to look the part. At first I loved to shop, but I easily gained the freshman 15, then more. Shopping became more difficult, but I stilled wanted to dress well. I fell in love with finding fashion forward clothing for the curvy woman and from there I had a plus size clothing. I’ve been all sizes- from straight sizes to junior plus, plus, maternity plus and back again. I love fashion and believe everyone needs to dress in his or her own style, while meshing that with what is fashion forward, fits, and works within your budget. Even though I’m the woman that wanted to wear jeans to my own wedding, I’ve always been the person that friends and family turn to for fashion advise, developing style, creating a shopping plan, educating them on fit, and helping them see beyond their own body perceptions. Put it this way I didn’t wear jeans to my wedding but when I found that elusive, perfect dress the first thing I said was it “feels” like I’m in my jeans. Finding the right fit is not always easy. Finding the right clothes is not always easy, and finding the right style is not always easy. But I can help you with all of that. Whatever shape or size, gender, lifestyle or budget there are great, fashionable, clothes for you. Feeling good in what you wear can make you feel great in who you are.

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