delicate duty

we often forget to be delicate with our delicates. we wear them everyday, tear them off as soon as we get home and put them through the regular cycle with the rest of the wash. but why are we so cruel to the one item of clothing that truly matters so much?

my nana always said splurging on a good bra is the best spent money. a good bra can entirely alter the way your outfit looks and it undoubtedly makes you feel fabulous. isn’t that all the more reason to take care of these precious commodities?

my bras come from a fantastic store called “intimacy.” check it out online…it’s one of oprah’s favorites too! at intimacy you can get an up-close-and-personal bra fitting to find out your true size (spoiler: victoria’s real secret is that the bras aren’t sized right).

at intimacy, you will walk into a fitting room, be told to take-off your shirt and lean over…while the bra specialist is in the room with you. i first experienced this at the age of 14 and it was nothing less than traumatic. BUT i survived (clearly) and i promise the surely-to-make-you-blush fitting is well worth the incredible bras you’re bound to find!

once you’ve found your perfect fit, you have to be sure to pick up the delicates wash to treat your new purchase as it deserves to be treated.

once upon a time, i washed my bras with the rest of my intimates in the regular wash…that was until i discovered the “delicate fabric wash” at intimacy. one 8oz bottle can last for what seems a lifetime as you only need 1tbsp to create a sudsy soak in your sink. let your lady contraptions soak for 5 minutes, rinse and then air dry. the scent is a heavenly clean laundry fragrance and its special formula to extend the life of your lingerie will certainly make your wallet feel heavenly too.

be good to those who are good to you…especially your bras!

xo, b

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Quaker Oats, Not Always Just for Eating

Remember all those little tricks your mom tried to make you feel better when you had the Chicken Pox? Well, I do! And it might be tmi, but I loved those oatmeal baths way back when. Of course I hated eating oatmeal, but I sure did love soaking in it.

For those of you who are a little behind on the times, oatmeal baths soothe dry, itchy skin. And let’s be honest, they just feel great in general.

I know most of you don’t have time to soak in steaming hot, oatmeal baths everyday (how nice does that sound right now, though?), so I present you with Trader Jacques Oatmeal Exfoliant.

You will probably better recognize Trader Jacques if I tell you it is actually Trader Joes…cute-little-fancy-French name, right?

The Oatmeal Exfoliant bar can be found at your local Trader Joes for only $2.99. I use this bar in the shower instead of body wash and get the soothing properties of oatmeal and an exfoliant all-in-one!

P.S. — The exfoliant in this bar is actually flakes of oatmeal!

If you can’t enjoy the real deal, try the next best thing!