I’m a Size WHAT?

Over the past year and a half, I’ve gone through a significant bra size change that would’ve rocked 13-year-old me’s world.

Personally, this dilemma started for me when I was a 32C. My bras started getting very tight and my immediate thought was, “Oh it must be because I’m gaining weight. Maybe I’m just a 34 sized band.” So I went to a 34C. For a while that was okay, but once again, they got too tight.

It didn’t even cross my mind at first that I was a D. In my head, D cups were the baseline of huge, pornstar boobs. I had it in my head what I thought D-cups were supposed to look like and decided that there’s no way that could be me. I thought, “I’ve always had small boobs, everyone has told me that, so how the hell could be a D?”

Finally, I broke down after I got tired of red marks and repositioning my bra 50 times a day and went to Victoria’s Secret. (Not an ad.) I tried on a 32D “just to see” and I was shocked when it fit me like a glove.

That was great for a while, but I’m older now and it’s changed again. Recently, my bras started to hurt whenever I would wear them. I’m lucky I’m in college because I can get away with not wearing a bra (#FreeTheNipple), but sadly, sometimes I must wear one. For example at advisor meetings, professor meetings, presentations, a nice dinner, etc. I feel more comfortable wearing a bra than not.

Today I went to go get sized because I couldn’t tell what was wrong. I tried a 34C; way too tight. My 32D’s were way too tight. Walking in the store, I assumed my band size was just wrong, but I’m really glad I got sized because now I really understand what goes into a perfect fit.

Turns out I’m a 32DD. I would never have thought the day would come. And I thought D’s were pornstar boobs. I still don’t have what I picture as DDs, which I guess have to be FFF’s in real life, but I’m so much more comfortable now. And now I don’t have to go meet with my professors in a baggy t-shirt with no bra on.

Most women are wearing the wrong bra size. Do a quick search if you don’t believe me. Also, you’re supposed to get a new bra after ~6 months because of the wear and stretching.

Take-Home Message

The best, most summarizing piece of advice I have is to forget all of your preconceived notions about bra sizes. What you think a “D” is might be an “E”. What you think a “36” is might be a “32”. If you’re trying to find the perfect size for you, you need to let go of what you think you need to be. 

Photo by fsHH

How to Keep Your Shoes Looking Fresh and Clean Forever! 

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  1. Buy leather balsam because it is an absolute God send! My Sperry’s look brand new because of this. Just rub it on scuffs, dirt, water stains, etc and they come right off! I got mine for $8 at Journey’s, and I was skeptical and probably wouldn’t have bought it if I didn’t have a gift card, but I am so glad I bought it! It’s worth the investment and will save you money in the long run. 1_306793_ZM
  2. Keep the cardboard that maintains their shape in the box and put them in your shoes when you are not using them. This helps my Sperry’s keep shape. (Photo is not mine)img_7368
  3. Use soap, water, and a cloth for the rubber on Converse. All you have to do to clean the rubber on Converse is scrub it with soapy water. If that doesn’t work, you can you the leather balsam mentioned above. (Photo is not mine) 4ed751024d34f6736f86567bb2ae77a9
  4. Do not wear your good shoes out in the rain. This is obvious, but some people still do it. Have designated rain shoes or rain boots. I wear my most beat up pair of boots in the rain because I don’t care if they get ruined! (Photo is not mine) UGG2
  5. Keep them smelling good by putting tea bags, half a bar of soap, or a sneaker ball in them when they are not in use. (Photo is not mine) gallery_nrm_1425414532-teabags

10 Valentine’s Day Outfits! 

 
Love is in the air and for those who want to make it a fashion statement, these outfit ideas are for you! 

  1. Lipstick print sweater and matching pink kitten heels  (kissmedarling) 
  2.  A flirty pink dress with white heels  (Be Modish) 
  3.  A shirt with hearts on it  (rstyle.me)
  4. A “be mine” sweater and heart shaped purse   (no source was given/Pinterest) 
  5. Simply a red shirt and white shorts   (Latest Fashion Trends) 
  6. A preppy-style heart sweater, white collared shirt, and necklace   (Her Campus) 
  7. Pink blouse and flats with jeans and a white blazer   (Defrumpme) 
  8. A simple red dress   (Lulu’s) 
  9. A love-themed graphic tee   (kissmedarling) 
  10. A red romper  (andeelayne) 

Love ya, Valentine! 

~ Jaedyn 

    10 Ways to Style White Converse

    This is the first post in my new 10 Ways to Style Series! The series consists of posts featuring an item and ten ways to wear it.

    Without further-ado:

      

    1. As part of an all white outfit
    2. As a part of a half-white half-black outfit
    3. Match your shoes to your handbag and your scarf
    4. Wear a flannel buttoned all the way up, rolled skinny jeans, and your white converse
    5. High-waisted pants and a white tank top
    6. Wear all black accept your accessories
    7. A chunky white sweater and light-wash jeans
    8. With a skater skirt
    9. Denim shorts and a graphic tee
    10. A white tee-shirt and light-wash ripped jeans

    Have fun and leave comments!