Laying the foundation

ladies, lets talk about starting with a foundation for your outfit.  BRAS…..  If your like me bra shopping is the one form of shopping I’d avoid at all costs.  But its a fundamental foundation for wearing clothes, the right bra will make you look perky and 10 lbs slimmer.  Trust me, I’ve seen it on myself. So recently I realized that I needed some new bras, the ones I have about a year old and really non-supportive.  So I went to barenecessities.com and took a look see, then I though, when was the last time I got a fitting?  Longer than I will admit here, so after yelp’ing I came across intimacy NYC and was like well lets give it a whirl.

I went to the location on Third Ave and met with Eloisa, who promptly assessed my needs and proceeded to find stlyes that were cute and supportive.  Now if you know this, good for if not here is a lesson,  a good bra will life your breasts up, support them lovingly and make you look 10  lbs lighter.  Eloisa pointed  out that I was wearing the wrong size, I was closer to a 40F.  Instead of measuring me she took a look and knew exactly the style and sizes I needed.  Eloisa says that the motto at Intimacy is to fit your body, so that means understanding different bras fit differently. After trying on about 5 styles it was time to narrow them down, but not to worry she made me a wish list.  So when I go back they can pull up the styles that I like and make my life easier.

While the store doesn’t look like there is much, they do have drawers of bras.  Not to mention swimwear, which if you are larger than a C you know its challenging to find one that has support.  So ladies take a moment go get fitted and see the difference in how you stand and even how your clothes drape.  I for one will definitely be back to shop. 

check them out here http://myintimacy.com/

Laying the foundation

ladies, lets talk about starting with a foundation for your outfit. BRAS….. If your like me bra shopping is the one form of shopping I’d avoid at all costs. But its a fundamental foundation for wearing clothes, the right bra will make you look perky and 10 lbs slimmer. Trust me, I’ve seen it on myself. So recently I realized that I needed some new bras, the ones I have about a year old and really non-supportive. So I went to barenecessities.com and took a look see, then I though, when was the last time I got a fitting? Longer than I will admit here, so after yelp’ing I came across intimacy NYC and was like well lets give it a whirl.

I went to the location on Third Ave and met with Eloisa, who promptly assessed my needs and proceeded to find stlyes that were cute and supportive. Now if you know this, good for if not here is a lesson, a good bra will life your breasts up, support them lovingly and make you look 10 lbs lighter. Eloisa pointed out that I was wearing the wrong size, I was closer to a 40F. Instead of measuring me she took a look and knew exactly the style and sizes I needed. Eloisa says that the motto at Intimacy is to fit your body, so that means understanding different bras fit differently. After trying on about 5 styles it was time to narrow them down, but not to worry she made me a wish list. So when I go back they can pull up the styles that I like and make my life easier.

While the store doesn’t look like there is much, they do have drawers of bras. Not to mention swimwear, which if you are larger than a C you know its challenging to find one that has support. So ladies take a moment go get fitted and see the difference in how you stand and even how your clothes drape. I for one will definitely be back to shop.

check them out here http://myintimacy.com/

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In the Buff

Let me ask, have you heard of Buffalo Exchange? If not then as NY’ers you are in for a treat. Growing up in AZ i fondly remember the trips my mom and I would make to Buff Exchange, where we could sell gently worn clothing and get credit or cash for our items. i loved scouring the racks looking for that one item that I was like I NEEED to have. Well it appears that it has made its way north.

So if you are muchlike me and find yourself rotating clothes and no where to go with the unwanted items. Why not take them to Buff and get some dinero? Plus what ever you don’t sell they take and give to the convent house. So if you dont want to be bothered with curating a closet of items and sharing (a la poshmark), go to Buff and just sell them off. Also the do tokens for bags,so opt not to take a bag and you get a token to use towards a local charity.

So check them out and let me know what you think.

http://www.buffaloexchange.com/

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Plated part duex

Ok, so awhile back I wrote about a service called Plated. its where you can order meals and have them delivered. I ordered the fish tacos and the skirt steak. Mind you its $15 a plate (thank you promo code for free plates!) but you get everything you need, minus the cooking utensils. All the ingredients came pre-measuered and ready to go, and in an insulated bag. Also included in the recipe that walks you through the process in about 6 steps. The fish tacos took about 40 minutes to prep and make, the steak was about the same.

The fish was good, although I would have preferred a bit more seasoning. The salsa and topping were great but a bit heavy on the cilantro and red vinegar. The downfall….the corn tortillas. Dry as the desert. I would make this myself but modify it a bit.

The steak was tasty and the papas bravas phenomenal! Although the cooking time left my meat rare (I’m a medium well kinda gal) so i had to leave it on a bit longer. The fingerling potatoes were simply done, and the dandelions greens gave a good bite to the meal. Another I would do, but make some minor modifications. I found the greens too bitter for my palette, and the steak needed to be cooked a bit longer.

Overall, if your in an area that they deliver to, its worth a try. I didnt have to think about all the items I would need or buy so much that it went to waste. I loved that it came to my job and ready to. The steak kept for an additional day in the fridge until I was ready to cook it. I would recommend this if you dont like thinking about menus or its just you and your tired of take out.

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Giveaway Time!

Hey blogosphere! I just wanted to let you know about a little giveaway that I am doing with a fellow posher Jessica Flores. Maybe you know her a bit better as domesticated me, a latina domestic pin up goddess. Jessica created DomesticatedMe, a lifestyle website for the domestic diva in all of us. Her site covers everything from being a new mom, to just eating right. After the last little posh meetup in NYC I reached out to her about featuring some of the C+I gems (and she was open to the idea) and so now she is doing a giveaway just in time for Mothers Day. So head on over to any of her sites and enter to win.
So check her out and enter (repeatedly if necessary) and if you want to see more of the chloe+isabel jewelry check it out here. And ummmm a heads up…..there is a new collection launching tonight at 10 PM.
Check out her blog here! http://www.domesticatedme.com/