Two Exciting Announcements: Boobs…and Bradamant!


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



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



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.  


(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:



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.


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.  




  1. 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?!)

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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:(

  8. 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 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

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. 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

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

  13. 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

  14. 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???

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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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