I kind of owe Clinton Kelly my life, or at least my confidence.
Seriously. As a girl who started ‘developing’ in the third grade, with a mother who didn’t know anything about getting a good bra… I had huge confidence issues just because of my chest. All through elementary school, I prayed they would stop growing.
Well, God laughed, because he gave me quite a bit of volume.
Even in college, I struggled with badly fitting bras and continued to try to hide my chest as much as possible. Then one day, on an episode of What Not to Wear, Clinton and Stacy were watching the hidden camera footage of a woman before they ambushed her… and they kept remarking about how a lot of the woman’s problems would be solved with a professional bra fitting.
(Note: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post about Macy’s. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.)
Well, that was a bombshell for me… I could identify A LOT with what that woman was trying to cope with.
So I hit the department stores, got fitted, and replaced my bras with the RIGHT bra! It was a HUGE boost of confidence, I no longer felt the urge to hide my (then skinny) body anymore.
So of course I jumped on the chance to see Clinton host a fashion show at Macy’s and answer questions when he was in Fresno on Saturday! I was so excited… that I kind of texted Erin of Nerdy for Nails at 5:30am on a Saturday asked her to be my date!
Then I realized, this is Clinton Kelly. Giving a fashion show. I can’t go in my typical clothes.
Cue more boob problems, I needed something to wear… and I felt like everything I already owned was out of date or not nice enough.
Friday, my mother in law and I set off to find a cute blouse or dress for me to wear to the event. We stopped in Target first, because well… Holly buried my favorite Burt’s Bees lip shimmer somewhere in the garden, along with my Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream. Yeah, that dog.
We made a detour for the Women’s section… just to glance at what was there before we hit a department store… but fell in love with this dress. And two others, whoops! Never, ever, ever have I been able to dress shop so easily — thanks to my chest volume. I’m still slightly in shock at how easy that shopping trip was, and cheap too!
The zipper on the back of my new black dress? Totally matches Essie’s Tart Deco, which was waiting at home in my polishes-to-wear-soon box. I ended up grabbing Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm in Hibiscus instead of replacing my apricot lip shimmer, I’m always afraid of getting the shimmer on my teeth at the wrong moment! Plus, I only wear tinted BB cream and some light eye liner… any more make-up and I look like a clown.
To top everything off, my favorite earrings at the moment:
They’re from The Hosford Housewife on Etsy!
Now that I had my outfit, I had a minor freak out about the state of my eyebrows. I knew Clinton wasn’t going to ambush anyone, but I still knew how picky he was about maintaining your eyebrows. I just couldn’t risk leaving them as they were… it’s been a bit busy around here lately, and my ancestors aren’t exactly known for having naturally tame eyebrows. Once my Scottish eyebrows were tamed back beyond Hadrian’s Wall, I was good to go!
Date, check. Dress, check. Nails, check. Lips, check. Eyebrows, check.
Now all we need is Clinton.
I’ll be back tomorrow with my post about the show, but if you can’t wait until then — check out my Instagram feed and Twitter feed, I covered the event in real-time! Be sure to check out Erin’s blog too, she already has her posts up!
(Note: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post about Macy’s. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. I have also included a few Amazon affiliate links to help cover the costs of this blog, and all those dresses I bought!)