No Pants Weekend

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Hey look! It's me in underwear. Honestly, I have a lot of feelings about everything going on here. So I hope you don't mind while I unpack them. If you're just here for the short version- this bralette and brief set is from Richer Poorer. I would live in them every day if I could. They're good. If you want more, read on dear friend.

First things first- Richer Poorer sent me these to review. When I first received the email asking if I’d like to review them- I thought it was a marketing email gone wrong. It was addressed to me but didn’t have any photos- clearly someone forgot to finish editing the template on MailChimp before hitting send. It never occurred to me that it was an email sent personally to me… until I actually read it carefully. That definitely says something… so glad I figured out what was going on because, as stated above, I’m in L.

Next lets dig into my “instagram vs reality” of me wearing this set.

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Instagram: Saturday morning with no kiddos at home. At least one cup of coffee deep. Hair and makeup done. My sweet fiancé making me laugh and trying to balance above me on the bed without face planting. Oh, and some magical morning light.

Reality: My kids caught a stomach bug the day after these were delivered. Fast forward to me being in a towel and half way through blow drying my hair when I get a call from the school… I threw on a set under some sweats and ran out the door. Next kiddo got the bug within a few hours and honest to god I did not take them off most for more then a day. It was comfortable, cute, easy to move in, and very appropriate under my sweats for a school run to pick up. homework. The bralette and shorts were my happy place in a very unhappy place.

Lastly, my feelings on being a mom and being sexy.

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Truth time: I am scared af to post these pictures for multiple reasons.

One- because I feel like, as a mother, I shouldn’t be sexy. WHAT THE EFF IS THAT ABOUT. I don’t know how or where that garbage notion got drilled into my brain but it did and my brain fights me hard when I’m feeling sexy and am enjoying it.

Two- because as a woman, I’ve been sold the lie that me "feeling myself” is conceited and bad. AGAIN WHAT THE FUH. If I see you looking all cute and acknowledge that- its good. But if I do it for myself- bad. Why is my brain like this? Can we all just agree that we should be treating ourself at least as well as we would treat our friends, daughters, strangers on the street. It is ok to feel beautiful. It is ok to feel sexy. It is ok to like feeling that way. Let’s all say it together.

I’m feeling myself in these new unders. And that’s ok.

Undercut FAQ

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If I could go back to 16 year old me and give her once piece of advice it would be this- shave your head, girl- well at least part of it. Okay... maybe I'd have more sage advice to give but I'm serious when I say an undercut changed my hair life. 

I have had exceptionally thick hair all of my life. When I was a kid I often sported a triangular 'do because it was before the days of hair straighteners and anti-humidity spray. Then I had really short hair for a while because I couldn't take the upkeep. Not to mention it was heavy af and hot. Sometime in my late 20s I took the plunge on a tiny little undercut and both the undercut and my obsession have continued to grow.

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Fast forward to today and the buzz now goes from ear to ear and I can't image life without it Now- onto the good stuff. I get all kinds of questions about my undercut so I wanted to answer them from my perspective.  So if you're wondering "What in the world is she thinking with that haircut?!" or "Do I need an undercut"

- Hot & Heavy: An undercut will immediately do two things- it will lighten your hair load and it will chill you out. If you suffer from ponytail headaches this maybe for you.
- But, why?: I got an undercut because of the above reasons. I also think they look cool. 
- DIY BUZZ: I've cut my own but I prefer to go to the salon. My local spot charges me for a bang trim and it's usually around $5. Whether at home or the salon I cut it as short as possible because I want to have as much time a possible between cuts. 
- Spotlight: "Do people notice it?" To be honest, not usually. I can wear a pony tail, braids, whatever and people usually don't even see it's there until I point it out. 
- Grown: "What happens when you want to grow it out?" Good questions. It's been about 3 years since the initial buzz and I have no plans to go back. But I'll let you know if and when the time comes. 

The moral of the story is that I'm way into it and I'm convinced that anyone/everyone with thick hair should get on this bandwagon. Have any other questions? Drop them in the comments!