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)
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.
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.
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…
- There are fun ways to dress festive for the holidays, and not look cheesy. Furthermore us curvy ladies can, do and should wear stripes.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
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