Friday Favorites: True & Co

I assume most of my readers are ladies, and as such I’m going to share something with you today that I think we all could use. If you are, oh I don’t know, any kind of normal woman, bra shopping can be a pain in the tush. Particularly figuring out what bra size fits best, and not breaking the bank in the process. Well, there’s a new online service to help with all of that. It’s called True & Co, and it’s specifically for bras. I read about it in this article and decided to try it out. And I have to say it was amazing.

Their motto is “Fit starts with your shape, not your bra size.” First off, before you even get to their product line-up, you take a little quiz. It’s all about how your current bras fit you and any issues you have (straps sliding, gaping in cups, etc.). They’ve compiled a database of all sorts of bra fitting info, and they run your answers through it to pop out the size they think will best fit you. And surprise, it’s often not the size you’ve been wearing. This was the case with me. I’ve never had an official/expert bra fitting, so based on taking my own measurements for those ‘what bra size should you wear’ fit guides, I’d been wearing a 36B. True & Co suggested I try a 36C. OK, I was game to try a new size, but didn’t really want to pay for a bra in an untried size and then have to go through the hassle of returning it and waiting for a refund.

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Options in my new suggested size.

This is where True & Co’s 2nd genius feature comes in. You can add things to your cart like normal and checkout, OR they have a service called Home Try-On. You can pick as many as 5 different bras to try on at home for 5 days, and you only pay for what you keep. No shipping fee, no upfront payments. This is what I opted to do, given that I was switching sizes. I was specifically shopping for a new everyday bra, so I picked a few different basic/nude styles from my personalized suggestions, and requested my home try-on box. It arrived like so:

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And, you guys, True & Co was totally right!! The 36C, while not a huge change from the 36B, fits SO MUCH BETTER. I ended up keeping 3 of the bras – an everyday (far right), a racerback (2nd from right), and the grey push-up(far left) – and sent the rest back in the provided envelope with the provided shipping label. Just an easy drop off at the post office.

The best part? Most of their bras are around $40-$60, which is really reasonable for quality bras. Yes, keeping 3 was a bit of a splurge, but they all fit beautifully. I’ve been wearing my new everyday bra almost every day – it doesn’t dig in or have slippy straps and is not uncomfortable in the least, even after a full day wearing it. Life. Changing.

I will definitely be using this service again, probably not too long from now to get a new black bra in my new size. If you’d like to give this revolutionary bra shopping experience a go, too, you can follow this link for $15 your first order (or off of whatever you keep, if you do the home try-on). For full disclosure, I’ll get $15 off my next order, too. That’s a win-win deal, right? Right.

Now if only they’d create a service like this for jeans. *le sigh*

Do you find bra shopping a pain? Have you ever discovered that you’d been wearing the wrong size bra?

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Color Theory: Orange

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Orange Color Wheel Tier: Secondary. Tonal Value: Warm. Complementary Color: Blue. It’s association with good flavor and aromas is while orange is commonly used as a food coloring agent (think your nacho cheese Doritos). Orange things like tigers and lilies and saffron have given it an association with exotic things. And we’re all familiar with the overwhelmingly orange Halloween decor, and orange construction signs and cones. But this time of year, it’s hard not to appreciate the color, with pumpkin-spice everything, and leaves starting to change color. I’ll be the first to admit that orange is not one of my […]

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September Etsy Round-Up

There’s a lot of heavy stuff going around on the internet today, so I’m purposefully keeping it light and lovely. Here are two collections of beautiful things made by talented, independent artisans, from all around the world. Chocolate & Turquoise Set of coffee sachets hearts Valentines day decor, Valentine gift brown turquoise linen home decor kitchen mint aqua rustic shabby chic boho HandyHappyHearts $9.00 50 Opaque Pale Turquoise 6mm Czech Glass Druks fivesisters $3.25 Brown leather bracelet, handcrafted lampwork glass bead , blue, red, purple, gift HollyMackDesigns $58.00 Urban trendy necklace Super long trendy necklace Boho style stacking necklace DivinaLocura […]

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August Etsy Round-Up

I’m recovering from my whirlwind weekend at the craft show (there will be a recap post probably Wednesday) so today’s an easy ‘look at the pretties!’ post. 🙂 I’ve got two treasuries today. The first is August-themed, using one of August’s birthstones as the inspiration. The second is just green and alive and summery. Enjoy. Sardonyx One of the birthstones for the month of August is sardonyx. Sardonyx bracelet: The Dragon's Eye – sardonyx, red and black bracelet, unisex bracelet, men's jewelry, sardonyx jewelry, dragon jewelry BuniqueBeads $30.00 Pendant. Large (not heavy) Sardonyx Gold plated art freeform designed pendant and […]

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New Prints

Well, I finally got around to photographing all of the new prints I’ve been churning out for the upcoming craft show. And listings have started to go up in the shop. Here’s a peek at a few: More will be coming as I work my way through the photos. I took something around 1100 photos (for over 100 prints total), so it’s a bit of job, to say the least. I’ve got another big batch I want to print, so there will probably be another big photo shoot, though maybe not until after the show. But today I have a […]

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June Etsy Round-Up

The first Etsy collection I have for your this month is one that reminds me of summer. When I think of summer, I think of lemonade, blue skies, grass, and the outdoors, even though I live in the city. So this collection is color-themed on those points, with an urban touch. This second treasury is all about where June got it’s name. The name comes from Juno, queen of the Roman gods (Hera is the Greek version). She was wife to Jupiter, and goddess of marriage. Her symbols include a peacock and a goatskin cloak.   What does June make […]

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