shit i bought and liked no. 26: is it kosher to write about your boobs on the internet?

Shitters! I am back in your inboxes in record time because guess what? Deadlines are a thing when you work with A BRAND! Yes that was an extremely non subtle flex, but I started this newsletter as an unhappy writer who couldn’t really remember what my own voice sounded like, and now there are humans AND brands who read this and Do Not Hate It, so I feel like a momentary flex is allowed!  

Anyways, we’re kicking this one off with a QUESTION for the community: Is it kosher to write about your boobs in a newsletterthat goes to your parents, half your office, and a bunch of strangers on the internet? Not really sure, but hey, as they say, these are UNPRECEDENTED times. 

I, like I assume at least some of the people reading this right now, have boobs, and these past two five months (some evidence of when I started drafting this) of never-leave-your-house life have really changed the game for them. At first, in a great way. Sweet freedom! But then idk… I found myself on a lot of Zooms with my coworkers, wanting to feel work appropriate in clothes that weren’t oversized tarps, but with zero desire to ever go back to underwire. 

Enter the bralette. Nothing new to most, especially the og readership of my ~content~ (congratulations to Free People on the killing you made off of us on these circa 2014), but it was HIIIIIIGH TIME for an upgrade. Since we were (and still are!) stuck at home, I really had nothing better to do than to order a few different brands/styles (for research purposes!), try them all on, and return the ones that were not up to par. This is why a) you can trust my recommendations and b) I will never have an accurate view of my personal finances—so much of my money is tied up in online shopping returns at any given nonpandemic time that it is honestly hard to gauge. If anyone has a workaround for this, I’M ALL EARS.

But back to the search. It came to an end quite quickly because pretty early into the process, a package from Kit Undergarments arrived (the result of a descent down a very fruitful Instagram blackhole) and I became a convert on the spot. 

Kit was founded by two LA-based ~celebrity stylists~ which means two things: 1) the fit is impeccable, and 2) the IG rabbit hole leads to a lot of very famous people in their very chic underwear. Did Jessica Alba convince me I needed a Cinnamon colored bodysuit? Idk she might’ve, she looks good!!! 

Anyways, before this gets away from me, let me intro the reason we are gathered here today—the Triangle Pullover Bra ($48, 2 for $85). They have a few different options in this department, but this one was my favorite. It’s a pullover, convertible bralette that feels like nothing, but is still supportive? Insert a joke about the ideal fwb situation here, haha! It’s super soft, double layer fabric (no padding, but you’re still covered up), with no clasp at the back, a comfy elastic band, and the colors are so pretttttttttttty I love them all (the green opal is new and now I think I may need a third). 

There are a lot of comfy bralettes out there, but most of them are… how does one phrase this exactly? Heinous…? Idk, there’s stuff you wear and don’t part with bc even though it’s not cute, it’s comfortable, and that outweighs the noncute factor in your brain. But in this case, there’s stuff that’s just as comfy that’s actually nice to look at—what are we waiting for, people?

While we’re here, let me just reiterate—these women are stylists. Please take them up on their high waisted underwear. I swear these are 850000x more flattering than the Spanx version (SPEAKING FROM EXPERIENCE) and are worlds more comfortable too. Pro-tip on both recs—the size chart is your friend and they have great info on the fit in the product descriptions, so read them! ALSO, if you’re into sets, save a few $ with their “kits”—I bought the “Nicole” and loooove. 

That is all for today. What a treat for me to be back in your inboxes so soon! It’s almost like… I should write more often??? If my boob-less, non-sleep short wearing readers are feeling a bit neglected by the latest string of recs (hi, I see you, I swear!!!), just know that I have something for all of you, and I promise you’re gonna love it, it’s just out of stock right now! I can’t help that my picks are popular! 

Before you go, I need some input. I realize this probably seems like I’m soliciting feedback about this newsletter which… sure, if you have thoughts, send them my way! Would love to know what you think (unless you hate it, in which case I would absolutely not!!!!). But also, if you have thoughts on blow dryers with brush attachments (like so, and so part deux), I’d love to know what you think about those too. Do they work? Do you like? Will they fry my hair? My hair is the longest (and healthiest?!!) it has been since I was literally 11 and I do not want to fuck that up, but I’m pretty sure my sister took my blowdryer with her to college and I will never be seeing it again. Help a girl out!!! 

xo,

Priyanka

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One thought on “shit i bought and liked no. 26: is it kosher to write about your boobs on the internet?

  1. Dyson supersonic hair dryer / air wrap is an absolute game changer and must be purchased. undeniably worth the price

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