What I Wore

What I Wore is a now-defunct series that I used to do on the blog where I shared what I was wearing. I did this for 2 reasons: #1) because I work from home and sometimes need a little extra motivation to get out of PJs, and #2) clothes as an expression of self became interesting to me, and I used this series to document my evolving style and what I liked.

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.

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:




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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What I Wore: White Pants Copycat

That’s me being a copycat on the left, and my inspiration on the left (original pin here). As part of my second Pinterest Challenge, I picked two outfits that I wanted to try my hand at recreating, and this is the first one I’ve tackled. I had pretty much the exact pieces needed for this recreation: olive v-neck, white skinnies (though mine are cords), and brown boots. There’s even a rare appearance of my hair down and not in an updo of some sort! I know. I’m just going crazy over here. I will say, I think it was a […]

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What I Wore: Cozy Neutrals

I don’t know if it’s all the planning for the all-neutral master bedroom that I’m doing right now, but I have been loving (and apparently living) the neutrals lately. As evidenced by this outfit. And you get indoor photos because it was not even 30 degrees when I took these yesterday and I don’t have that much dedication to style posts. 😉 This Aztec sweater has been my jam this winter. It is the coziest thing, perfect for curling up in. And the cream & black color scheme goes with pretty much everything. This look has been one of my […]

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What I Wore: Black Floral Skirt

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably heard me gush about my recent sewing classes at StitchLab (if you are in Austin, check them out). And with good reason, because through them I now know how to make a skirt. In fact, I made the skirt in this outfit post!! Lace trim and all, completely done by me. I am PUMPED about this new skill. I’ve already made another skirt (at home – unsupervised!) and have fabric to make a few more. It’s going to be a skirt craze over here for awhile. 😀 Luckily the weather has warmed […]

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What I Wore: Warms with White

I know I just said last week that I was thinking about not doing these anymore. But then it warmed up outside and was sunny, and I had an outfit I liked the colors of and wanted to capture. So here you have it. Not quite done with the style posts just yet. 🙂 These are not the first white pants I’ve owned (ok, they’re the second) but they’re the first ones I’ve actually felt comfortable wearing. The material is sturdy corduroy, so there’s no see-thru factor in the hindquarters region, which you know is sometimes a problem with light-colored […]

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What I Wore: Neutral Play

This is what I wore most of yesterday. I liked the play of different textures and neutral tones, and I like how these pictures turned out. I do not like the fact that about 3 hours after I took these, I was being plagued by a sort throat, increasingly stuffy head, and all the signs of impending sickdom. The lace shirt and sash and necklace got traded out for an old comfy sweatshirt. Much tea and Airborne were drunk. To no avail. Today I am in the full grip of the first cold of the winter, and I’m not liking […]

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What I Wore: Olive & Stripes

What? A new actual outfit post?! Try not to be too shocked, even though I haven’t done one of these in a few weeks. I just wasn’t feeling it for awhile, but now I’m back! So, down to business. I have been on a serious olive kick lately (the color, not the food – though I do like eating olives, too). And it’s mostly because of these pants. Guys, I am in love with these pants. And they’re corduroy. I used to hate corduroy when I was younger (just ask my mom). But they fit great, are warm and comfy, […]

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