August 18, 2013

Two Exciting Announcements: Boobs…and Bradamant!

Ok, Mamas.  First things first.  Wanna see my new boobs?

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Their perkiness is beyond my wildest dreams.  I may never need a bra again!  I mean YES – the shirt is strategically covering a whole mess of bandages and scars and my one remaining nipple is sorta facing the wrong direction….but all of that is fixable in time.  Pretty cleavage for the win!

And after this awful, horrible month…I really needed a win.   

Now – onto the next announcement!

I am honored to introduce Bradamant, a new line of bodyshirts.

 

Me in my bodyshirt, Pax in his body-as-shirt

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If you recall, I had hinted that my dear friend Tamar (of TMRDNL which I loved) was working on a new venture…and Bradamant is the result.  When Tamar first mentioned this line of bodyshirts, I was confused.  Images of skintight spandex sprang to mind.  Gah!

I should've known better.  

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(wearing: bodyshirt c/o Bradamant….similar shorts….shoes c/o Tieks)

Bradamant bodyshirts are shockingly gorgeous, insanely well-made, and comfortable.   The cotton ones are machine washable (I'd probably wash the silk ones too, but that might just be me).

I've been surprised by how much I love wearing the bodyshirts.  No matter how many times I bend over to help the kiddos or zoom cars along the floor….they always look perfect.  Perfect!!  I can't tell you how many times I've artfully arranged a half-tucked t-shirt in the mirror….only to realize a few hours later that I've been walking around Philly with my tee untucked and flapping.  Bradamant to the rescue.  I can't even begin to imagine how helpful these pieces would be to a working mom.  They can do some serious double-duty.  (And are affordable – prices range from $58 – $128.)

I'm wearing my current fav – the Pioneer.  I love that it hides a pooch, allows easy nursing access via a zipper…and the lingerie-style back is surprisingly sexy:

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Because the shoulders are so gorgeously cut-out, you'll want to stick with either a racerback or strapless bra.  

NOTE:  Strapless bras not your thing?  Check out the Ingenue.  It's a different shape, yet made of the same chambray (with a black back).

Why am I harping on the chambray?  I mean YES – the silks are fabulous, too.  But this chambray – THIS CHAMBRAY – they really nailed it.  It's the perfect mix of dark blue and gray and looks fabulous with all denim.  

DSC_9787(wearing: bodyshirt c/o Bradamant….similar jeans….similar shoes….similar bag…bracelet c/o LOFT)

Bradamant's chambray pieces make the double-denim look a total no-brainer.  (And of course they look fab with all sorts of colorful crazy pants.)  The overall minimalist vibe of the entire line is spot-on for Fall.

I am a huge fan.  HUGE.  Bodyshirts….who knew?  

It was such a love-fest between ANMJ and Bradamant in fact, that we collaborated on a Bradamant bodyshirt style guide.  (Easily the most glamorous moment of my life!)  

And because Tamar rocks, Bradamant is offering a 20% off VIP discount to ANMJ readers with the code GiveATuck.

Cause I totally give a tuck.  Don't you?

 

Yup.  Jus me bein' all glamorous again.

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Don't worry Mamas.  I won't let this "fame" go to my head.  There's too much uh, real life happening around here for that.  

xoxo,

S

44 Comments
  • Jennifer
    August 18, 2013

    <3 This is awesome! Congrats on the boobs! Wish you got them under happier circumstances.

  • Shana
    August 18, 2013

    OMG ME TOO.  But in all honesty….it NEVER would've happened.  Both of the surgeries seriously sucked.  Totally NOT worth it.  :)

  • Andrea
    August 18, 2013

    Bravo, Shana! You look great and are an inspiration! I look forward to a looong future of following your fantastic posts!

  • Laura R
    August 18, 2013

    I can understand why some people want breast reductions, but ‘enhancement surgery’ sounds like an oxymoron!
    They look bloody marvellous….love that shot at the top….and you look fabulous too! Like you’ve been vacationing instead of going through all that! (What is your secret?!)

  • Sara
    August 18, 2013

    Glad to hear you survived this week! The new boobs are fab! We are all rooting for you, mama!

  • Shana
    August 18, 2013

    Laura, two words:  SOFT LIGHTING :)
    Sent from my iPhone

  • kim
    August 18, 2013

    Yay boobs! Looking fabulous – so happy you’re doing/feeling better :)

  • Whitney
    August 18, 2013

    So glad to see a slice of victory here. You rock!

  • Jen
    August 18, 2013

    Awesome! So glad to see you looking so fab and pulled together!

  • Angela
    August 18, 2013

    Your boobs look great, as does your positive attitude shining through. Style guide was fabulous!

  • Erica
    August 18, 2013

    You’re killing me (in a good way)! Who else would be so willing to show us her new bosom right after going through hell and back? Love it. You look absolutely fantastic. Not that looks are really what matter most to you right now, I’m sure, but I feel I need to tell you anyway! You go, momma. You inspire us all.

  • Lisa
    August 18, 2013

    Congrats on the boobs Shana! You look healthy and lively. I know the road isn’t over but you are an inspiration and we are all thinking of you!

  • Tina
    August 18, 2013

    So excited for you! You look amazingly gorgeous, not just because of the new “girls,” but because of your joie de vivre!
    You’ve taken an incredibly scary and negative scenario and Chuck Norris round-house kicked it in the face!

  • Erica
    August 19, 2013

    Style guide was excellent. My favorite isn’t on the website, though. (Black long-sleeved with the tan heart pattern). :( New boobs are awesome! The first shot made me laugh out loud at work.

  • Shana
    August 19, 2013

    I know!! My fav too.  Should be available for pre-order soon….
    Sent from my iPhone

  • Shana
    August 19, 2013

    I like that image Tina!  Lol 
    Sent from my iPhone

  • Jessica
    August 19, 2013

    Everything everyone else said (in short: you rock!) but uhhh… How do you pee when you’re wearing those adorable bodyshirts?

  • Belinda
    August 19, 2013

    Shana! I’m so glad to hear your voice!? (sort of). You look amazing! Going to check out those body suits..kind of brings back bad childhood memories of wedgies. I cannot find a comfortable racerback either:(

  • Shana
    August 19, 2013

    They come with little snaps, uh, underneath everything and are shockingly soft and comfortable.  :)
    Sent from my iPhone

  • Ginny
    August 19, 2013

    You look amazing!

  • Rebecca
    August 19, 2013

    Yay! You look so beautiful.

  • Angelique
    August 19, 2013

    I am also a bc survivor. Had expanders for two years due to complications. Learned a lot about draping fabric due to the expanders failing now and then. Just read your post on chemo. Did 6 plus 18 herceptin. Kids were 11 and 7.you will need help with the kids….you will feel crappy but only for about three days a session. I made breakfast lunch and dinner every day but napped a lot from the day after chemo for about three then started feeling better. So if you can have a friend to drive your kids where they need to go …or a babysitter to hang around those few days it will help. Mine were both playing soccer so there was a lot of running around. You can do it and if you look at my blog you will see just recently I wrote a post about going bald and the upsides of it. That was for a friend who is currently undergoing treatment. I like the analogy of climbing the hill. Mine was going through a tunnel. Nothing to the left or right just moving forward.
    Good luck

  • liz
    August 19, 2013

    nice rack! I’m glad things are looking brighter. The bodysuits are much better than those terrible once we all wore in the late 80s/early 90s!

  • Bethany
    August 19, 2013

    Congratulations on the new girls (daaaaang!), the modeling, and giving a tuck! You are rocking this season of your life in MAJOR style and grace. You’re the biggest inspiration evaaar. It’s more than soft lighting giving you this amazing glow! Plus, this line you’re featuring is ah-may-ZING. Love it and you! You are a rock star!

  • Madeleine Hill
    August 19, 2013

    You look fantastic. XOXOXO.
    - Mad

  • Amanda
    August 19, 2013

    Shana, you blow my mind. THANK YOU for sharing the happy boobie news (and pics!!!) with us. You look GORGEOUS. The style guide – OMG. You always look amazing but this was a new level of amazingness. Congrats on a beautiful collaboration! I am headed over to a friend’s house today to help out around the house – she still has her spacers in, awaiting reconstruction, has a positive lymph node, researching outcomes for radiation. Very different situation, but the timing has made me feel very connected to you. xo

  • chez
    August 19, 2013

    Looking good! Your humor, realness, and persistence are inspirational. Thank you for continuing to share with us. We are with you.

  • Meera
    August 19, 2013

    You look great! Glad to see you happy.

  • Jenny
    August 19, 2013

    Look at you, sexy mama. What an inspiration. After everything, still smiling and looking fabulous :) Glad something fun came out of all the awfulness.

  • Erin P
    August 19, 2013

    Awesome Boobs! :0)

  • stephanie m.
    August 19, 2013

    I love you, S! Your passion for life and style is simply contagious! And your boobs…niiiice. Oh, and that little style-book you did for Bradamant is too cool for words. LOVE!

  • Leslie
    August 19, 2013

    You are so gorgeous!!! All that you have been through makes every beautiful angle of your body even more precious. We are 100% behind you here in little Port Orchard Love love love! Leslie Finn and Annie smooch smooch smooch Thank you

  • Kris
    August 19, 2013

    Can you help with sizing? What size are you wearing?

  • Shana
    August 20, 2013

    You bet – I'm wearing a small….
    Sent from my iPhone

  • Carrie Pearce
    August 20, 2013

    Looking great!! Love the top too!

  • LB
    August 20, 2013

    S,
    First, I am so glad you are happy with your surgery! Secondly, I love the idea of a bodyshirt…could you tell me how the hips fit? Meaning if you are pear shaped, would the bottom give to accommodate a wider seat than bust? Any one piece dressing could be difficult for ladies who are bottom or top “heavy,” but this one looks like it might work for most if not all body types….thoughts???

  • Shana
    August 20, 2013

    LB – I asked Tamar this question directly. Here’s what she said:
    I am pear shaped. these are great for me. They are a stretchy and supportive fit to accommodate different bottom sizes, and sit snuggly on the hips. they also give the illusion of slimmer hips because they eliminate the added bulk and bulges of a tucked in shirt. Pear shaped people have been very happy with the way these sit on them.
    I can attest to the stretchiness of the bottom – it’s pretty comfortable. Hope this helps!

  • Amber
    August 20, 2013

    Beautiful inside and out <3 Sending you lots of love.

  • merciblahblah
    August 20, 2013

    I was going to tell you nice rack, but I see someone above beat me to it, dammit. Well, I just say awesome bewbies instead.

  • LB
    August 20, 2013

    Oh, that’s great news! I am excited to order one… Thanks!

  • Lindsey
    August 21, 2013

    Shana,
    You look amazing! So good to hear your voice!

  • cams
    August 21, 2013

    Boooooobies.
    Yes! hahaha.
    Love it. Cool shirt too!

  • RL
    August 23, 2013

    Can you please let me know what style is the one you are wearing in the last photo of the guide (under the sweater)- I was wondering if it is the actual piece or it you “doctored” it somehow to show the twist. I never considered a bodysuit before, but I am definitely tempted – I just hope they come out with more long-sleeved versions soon!

  • tamar
    August 24, 2013

    Hi RL, that piece is called the Scribe and its coming in November. If you sign up for bradamant emails on the website, you’ll be notified whenever we get new styles in. Shana didnt doctor it, that’s what it looks like.

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