Thanks to ThirdLove for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
(Jen enter from stage left. Reader enter from stage right.)
Jen: Oh hey! Good morning. Glad to see you again.
Reader: Hey. Good to see you too. What’s going on?
Jen: Well, I have a question for you. I know I always talk about style around here and spend a lot of time focusing on the outside. But don’t you think what’s on the inside matters just as much, or maybe more?
Reader: For sure! What’s on the inside totally matters! That’s way more important. Nice, she asked an easy question. I wasn’t sure what to expect.
Jen: Alright, that’s what I thought. So let’s talk about bras.
Reader: …Bras? That’s totally NOT what I was thinking…. That kind of inside? …Oh no, I hope she doesn’t say panties. I hate that word. I really hate that word. Please don’t say panties. Please don’t say panties…
Jen: No worries, we’re not gonna talk about panties.
Reader: Ugh, she said it.
Jen: I totally hate that word.
Reader: Then why did she say it?!
Jen: I do, however, want to share with you about this cool new company I found. I kind of have a crush on start-ups and love finding new ones. I actually want to work for one, but I check just about every “Careers” section on each of their sites every time I find a new company that looks interesting. They seem to only hire IT engineers that live in San Fran. That makes me unqualified on two accounts. If you hear of anything though, let me know. Moving on…
Reader: So you want to talk about bras?
Jen: Yep! Just before Black Friday, I heard about this new company called ThirdLove. Basically, they ask you to take a couple selfies of your boobs and, along with your credit card number, send it into cyber space. In return, they’ll send you perfectly fitting bras.
Reader: Umm.. that sounds like something a politician gets in trouble for. Only they don’t usually ask for money. Well, at least the money request doesn’t accompany the selfie photo request. Why would I do that?
Jen: Just kidding. ThirdLove reassured me that my pictures, in which I wore a fitted tank top, were totally secure and wouldn’t be floating around any politicians text messaging or Instagram or Snapchat accounts ever.ever.ever.In all seriousness, I wanted to buy some new bras. After having two babies and only having purchased nursing bras in the three years during that time, let’s be honest, certain things changed. Being pregnant and nursing two babies isn’t like playing a round of golf where, when you make a divet, you replace the grass with the intent of leaving the area just as it was before you did your damage. Yep, not so much. The grass where you made that divet never looks the same again unless you re-sod the whole darn area.
Needless-to-say, the time arrived to invest in some new undergarments. As much as it’s important to feel good about the clothes we’re wearing on the outside, loving ALL the clothes we’re wearing makes this whole style and life thing even better.
Reader: Ok, ok. I get the whole “divet” analogy. TMI. But why are you sending photos of your boobs (or your dressed chest, I suppose) into cyber space?
Jen: That’s the cool part! Instead of trying to find a time to sneak to the store alone to get fitted (because dragging my boys would be weird), the fitting process takes about ten minutes from the comfort of your bedroom. I downloaded the app, figured out how to use it, took my photos and received my size in under ten minutes while T and J played hockey with M in our living.
Reader: Your boys and your husband play hockey in the living room?
Jen: Yeah. We rent an apartment. The boys have essentially turned it into a gym. Our management company will have to paint the walls anyway when we move out, so what’s the fuss over a few scratches and scuffs. That’s beside the point though. I finished the fitting so fast (and didn’t have to worry about some stranger giving me a loose hug in a fitting room while she wrapped a measuring tape around me) that my boys didn’t even knock to ask what I was doing.
Reader: Alright, that seems cool. What’d ya get?
Jen: So in just a few seconds, the app told me my size. They have half sizes (pretty sweet, right?) though I fit right into a standard size. I scrolled through the bra options on my phone and completed the entire process without even opening my computer. It’s SUPER easy to use.
Reader: Half-sizes? That’s a thing?
Tweet this: Half-size cups are “a thing” at @thirdlove ~ $20 off your first purchase of luxury lingerie!
Jen: It is now! You can thank ThirdLove for that!
Reader: She really seems to like this place. I wonder what the catch is.
Jen: I know what you’re thinking, and there’s no catch. I bought two bras, the mesh plunge and the 24/7 t-shirt bra, and wear both all the time (honestly). I like the mesh plunge shape a lot. The 24/7 t-shirt bra, however, is awesome and probably my favorite! I wear it a ton, it fits perfectly, and I absolutely love the pleated straps. Even M says it’s really nice and super soft. Both are fantastic, but if I have to play favorites, the 24/7 t-shirt bra edges out with the victory.
Reader: While we were talking, I downloaded the app, and they seem a bit pricey.
Tweet this: It’s a “get what you pay for” kind of world, and this is no different.
Jen: First of all, thanks for being so engaged in our conversation that you were on your phone. (Just kidding.) They aren’t the cheapest bras on the market, but we live in a “get what you pay for” world. So you’ll get the better quality for paying a few extra dollars.
Remember when I wrote about Investing with Intention? I think it makes sense to spend a little bit more on a nice bra not only for the extra comfort and quality but also because it lasts longer and probably saves you money in the long run. But that’s just me up on my soap box…