How to Stay Comfortable (and Sexy) Working From Home
We’re gonna get a little personal here because, well, I’m a person. And while I am a designer and a blogger, I am first an entrepreneur, and before any of that, I am a mom and a wife. Because my home life and work life both intersect — I work from home — I am always looking for ways to improve my quality of life.
Last year I did a whole series on my YouTube channel sharing some of my productivity hacks & habits, from an A to Z of my go to resources to staying physically & mentally productive as a work from home mom.
I’ve said it before but working from home requires a different level of discipline than working outside of the home — and not just because I’m my own boss or I have a family I’m juggling as well, but because with being home there’s a certain level of comfort than can easily morph into complacency and plain ol’ laziness.
One of my simple yet super effective “hacks” has always been to get dressed — I learned the hard way that while it sounds nice to say you’re working from home in your pajamas, it doesn’t make for a very productive day.
But here’s the dilemma I started to find myself dealing with — while I had plenty of “house clothes” to wear that were comfortable but still good enough to go outside if need be, I didn’t have house undergarments. Not because they didn’t exist, but because I’ve always been top heavy, fluctuating in cup size from D to F, I’ve always struggled to find bras comfortable enough to be in all day. My very first job — like as a grown up — was working retail for Victoria’s Secret, and even way back then, I’d struggled with fits — few styles were available in my size and the ones that were in my size only came in very VERY basic colors.
After having my daughter, I decided I deserved better, and now working at home full time, I made a commitment to myself to not just find bras that fit or “good” bras, but bras that I could look good and feel good in all day at home and outside.
I heard about ThirdLove through one of my favorite podcasts, and knowing the female host’s body type, I was like, “ok this is worth investigating” and I am so glad I did!
I’ve always said that no two breasts are the same and ThirdLove is one of the first companies i’ve seen to really respect that.
When you enter the site, you’re immediately offered help to ensure you have the proper size. Yes please! Then, to take it a step further, each bra lists which of the 10 breasts types it works bests with — Asymmetric, Athletic, Bell Shaped, East West, Relaxed, Round, Side Set, Slender, Teardrop, and Round.
Browsing the assortment I appreciate a few things:
Being able to see almost every single color of the different styles on models of all colors, shapes, and sizes
Having as many as 10 different colors for bras — even larger sizes — including a variety of nudes
My only regret was that I didn’t know about ThirdLove sooner since *surprise surprise* they carry nursing bras too!
Being instantly hooked, I started to narrow down the styles that I’d want to try — p.s. they offer a 60 day fit guarantee! — and with each style I dove into the reviews. One of the first bras I looked at had 31,000 reviews! Like what?!
Here are the bras that I fell in love with and can’t wait to try based on the cut, style, and color assortment, guaranteeing that I could feel super sexy under my house clothes without compromising my comfort.
Working on a computer all day from home is already taxing on my body — which is why I strive to find simple yet effective ways to treat my body better. I have had my fair share of back problems from struggling to find a bra that was supportive enough to reign in my chest, but even the ones that would come close to giving me the support I need would leave me feeling less than sexy and/or after a few hours, I’d be ready to rip them off.
I have to also note that while I don’t wear strapless bras at home, when traveling for work, I find myself not packing a lot of outfits because they require a more discreet bra. You can’t even imagine my glee when I saw that their strapless bras went as high as 36E.
And it doesn’t stop there — as I said I have “house clothes” that I like to be super comfortable, yet presentable in so I can feel like I have my life together. I was pleasantly surprised to see that ThirdLove even carried an assortment of lounge wear and even robes! If you’ve ever watched any of my Instagram stories, you’ll know I am almost never without my robe, no matter what I’m wearing!