Don’t Cheat Your Tata’s

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Some things you have to learn the hard way. Most girls don’t get a true lesson in bra shopping. When you were around twelve, your mom may have taken you to JC Penny’s to pick up a training bra. Maybe she even picked one up for you, brought it home and that was that. From there you kinda guess…or at least I did. I was always within the range I should be, but I struggled with finding the right bra. I don’t know about you, but an annoying ill-fitting bra is probably in my top 5 of pet peeves!
Whether it’s too padded, under padded, underwire stabbing you or (what makes my blood boil most) your bra just kinda sits on you but is not flush with your skin, so when you move it moves, constantly scrubbing the bottom middle of your cleavage. Ugh! One day I decided I had had enough of buying cheap bras and decided to make an investment in my tata’s (and in my sanity), cuz that scrubbing was about to drive me up a wall.
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So I went to a well known retailer and the Angels weren’t able to help me. No one really had helpful tips, nor did they officially measured me, not to mention their bras weren’t as sturdy as I would have wanted. I ended up at Macy’s, and though they and other retailers like Nordstrom don’t really advertise their lingerie department, I surprisingly gained knowledge of my size, what to look for and what to avoid. I spent more than I normally would have, but the joy of a proper fitting bra was well worth it. Screen Shot 2016-03-10 at 6.34.34 AM

Some of the brands I fell in love with are Wacoal, Chantelle and Felina. You can easily spend $50-$90 for a good bra on average. However, if you can swing it, it’s a good investment. Just treat yourself to one and I promise you’ll be hooked! Cover your basics first with a classic black and/or nude.
Don’t cheat your boobies by going the cheap route. Now don’t get me wrong; when I say cheap, I don’t mean price. I mean quality. In writing this post, I wanted to go a step further and research other tips that will help you on your quest. I discovered a site called www.herroom.com and there is a plethora of knowledge there that can specifically help you on your personal search to a good bra. I had no clue that there were classifications for the way your breasts sit that can affect the way your bra fits. Do your breasts touch making natural cleavage? Are they separated or splayed? Are they a combination of wide set and splayed? You’re probably thinking “what is she talking about?” – look here www.herroom.com and the light bulb will come on! I’d love to hear what you come up with! Happy “over the shoulder boulder holder” shopping!

I’M BACK!

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This is my new look and new perspective. I took a year off. At first it was because life got real. I started styling again, juggling motherhood and then I thought that this would be a great opportunity to really think about what I wanted to offer on my blog. While I am a style blogger, my true passion stems from my wardrobe/styling background. I had to think deep and determine what would I do even if I didn’t get paid for it? I’d have to say it would be fashion advice. It’s something I’m just good at, not tooting a full song on my own horn but it’s something I feel inside like an instinct. My friends call me to pick my brain. I get random texts asking for my opinion, and somehow I end up chatting with strangers in dressing rooms, so that’s what I want to do; show my readers how to use their instincts when dressing themselves and know that whatever body type you are, you can look and feel your best. With that being said, who’s ready to go on this style journey with me? I will continue with my “ask Alela Sirah” posts where you can ask me about any fashion conundrums you may have. We’ll touch on trends and how to make them work for you, as well as what should and shouldn’t be in your closet. Get some expert advice from guest make up artists, designers and even a therapist! This should be fun!

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