I promise I haven’t forgotten that I haven’t told you my big news. It is killing me that I can’t tell you about it until all the kinks have been worked out. I’m waiting on the edge of my seat to get the green light! I’ve already constructed the email and it’s just waiting in my word docs to be sent out, like a sad puppy waiting to be adopted. So I pinky promise, when I hear the word “GO” I will be on it sending out the announcement I’ve been so excited to share! And if you still are not on my email list, SIGN UP NOW!!!! (Hint: if you sign up today you might just get a little sneak peek into my surprise;) ) Here’s the linky loo to make it easy: http://bit.ly/CourtneysEmailList
Can we talk about the bralette? Is that how it’s even spelled? I was at a concert last weekend and every girl between the ages of 16-22 had one on. If you aren’t familiar with this article of clothing, let me break it down for you. It’s like a very lacy bra with a halter lace strap and it has lace that comes down around the torso. Basically lingerie. Except that instead of covering it up, they are showcasing it. Perhaps I don’t understand this because I can’t imagine wanting to draw attention to my back gills. Perhaps.
Is this the new socially acceptable way to show your bra without being trampy? I don’t get it. Is it supposed to be like a camisole? Is it just a bra? Is it so girls don’t feel as skanky wearing a backless shirt? I just, sigh. I guess I’m getting too old to understand fashion. From tall, athletic socks with Sperrys for boys to high-waisted short shorts for girls, I feel very out of the loop. Rather, I’m not out of the loop as in I don’t know about these fashion trends, I just don’t understand them. Probably like my parents didn’t understand why I wanted to tight roll my jeans. Although I KNEW pleated acid wash jeans would look amazing with a tight roll at the bottom with my brown moccasins, my mom I’m sure just…sighed. So that’s where I’m at with the bralettes.
To me, they look skanky when you can see them in a backless shirt. There I said it. You may disagree and that’s fine. To me, it looks like one more way girls are sexualizing themselves for boys. Teenage boys do not need more help thinking about sex. From what I understand, it’s pretty much at the forefront of their brains at all times. So I know some girls are clueless and just think, “I would look so cute in that lacy bra/shirt, I might as well get a backless shirt to show it off.” Bless. It’s sweet that their innocence is still intact. A lesson to you young ladies: Don’t give away all your goodies for free. Wanna know what people do with free stuff? They play with it for a little while then throw it in the trash. Let’s be better than that, ladies. Be more than eye candy. Know your worth. Value the body God gave you.