How I Slowly Stopped Wearing Bras

This journey has been a long one, but it needs to be documented. Being a working woman in the world of professionals, not wearing a bra is a pretty bold move and I always thought the braless life was not a viable option for me. I often found myself wondering if I could get away with wearing certain clothes, if people would notice or if I would be uncomfortable. I've worked in a lot of different departments with a lot of different dress codes. In fact, it has taken me three years to get to the point; I am now.



Ultimately, bras suck. I could go on forever about why bras are the most annoying and troublesome piece of clothing on the female body. They’re straining, never fit right, the tag is always irritable, and they’re A LOT of maintenance. I think every girl can agree that taking your bra off at the end of the day is the most liberating feeling a woman could ever have. Guys, this is like the equivalent of taking your tie off, but your tie doesn’t have a wire going around your neck. I’m not here to complain though; I’m here to explain why I have fallen off the bra wearing spectrum. 



My braless lifestyle all started with my retail job. I was told to wear athletic wear. Yoga pants, tank tops, sports bras and a jacket here and there. I think it is fair for me to say the sports bras are what got me to this point. Bras with no underlining in them are a polyester blessing. This was the beginning of my underwire opt out. Going to work and being told my uniform was to wear a sports bra was so liberating. Like yes, I'd love to be lazy and not wear my $65 bombshell bra from Victoria's Secret that squeezes the life out of my back and soul. After that, I realized how comfortable I was, and from that point on I effortlessly talked myself into why I shouldn't be wearing bras on a daily basis. 

Bras are expensive. Paying anywhere from $20-$75 for a bra is just outrageous to someone who was working a part time job, and going to school. I started buying bralettes which are like $12 as opposed to underwire money suckers. I bought two, and it spiraled from there. 

I felt uncomfortable because society made me feel uncomfortable. There was always the fear of the nipple.  always thought I would be exposing myself if I wore anything less than an underwired t-shirt bra being raised around bra wearing woman. I realized I only had those fears because society planted them into my head. We over over sexualize molecular aspects, such as nipples, causing women to have to wear contraptions that are foamy, wired and uncomfortable. Once I got past the idea that someone might disapprove of my thinly lined brassiere, not wearing a bra got a WHOLE lot easier. I didn't go out bare boobs running in the street, but I made my way into the bandeau world that would make your mother ask "What is that supposed to cover?" #SorryMom 


After I had realized I stopped wearing all my bras entirely and focused solely on bralettes I invested in one of those sticky bras. Yeah, the bra you saw on Instagram for a HOT minute. Bought one, tried it, loved it, took it off, and my skin was red for a week. It looked like I had broken out in a rash. It didn't hurt, but my boobs had blotches of Satan all over them. As if I wasn't ALREADY tapping out of the bra life, that sealed the deal. 

In general, I stopped wearing a bra because of thats what I wanted to do. It’s not harming anyone in the process, and I am still respectful of the situation. I am not ANTI-bra, but I am when-the-situation-calls-for-it bra. I am, overall, more comfortable and confident not wearing a bra. I wouldn’t wear one around my friends or my family, my clothing options opened up so much, and I realized how little people cared. Most don’t even notice, and it’s a fun little secret I can keep to myself. Of course, no one is laughing but me, as per usual. Now I’m living a braless, carefree, laughing-at-myself life and I couldn’t feel more unhooked from societal expectations.



20 Ways To Show You’re A Packer Fan Without Going To A Game

Green Bay fans are the most dedicated devotees when it comes to their team. The start of football season is like Christmas to them. Green Bay blood is passed down through generations. Once a Packer fan, always a Packer fan, even without ever attending a game. Green Bay fans do not need to be sitting front row of the playoffs to demonstrate their dedication. They do so in various other ways.


1. You yell at the TV as if the players can hear you 


because that is what you would be doing if you were at the game anyways


2. You might not be able to go to a game, but you have taken the Lambeau tour on multiple occasions


Yelling Go Pack, Go in an empty stadium is a moving moment.


3. Color coordinating your outfit to match your Green Bay accessories


Your fall colors are gold and green

4. Your unborn first born is already on the list for season tickets


It a good thing they can will those down.



5. You have thought about or actually was married at Lambeau Field.


Love at first down

6. You own a hat made of foam cheese


You also proudly daunt it at any Packer bar in your city



7. You probably bought someone else a hat made of foam cheese



8. You took a picture in those hats and had no problem blasting them all over the internet



9. Your den or garage is decked out in Packer memorabilia

A lot of it was passed down. Pack blood is thicker than water.


10. Along with your kitchenware


11.  Even your toast is a fan


Eat, Sleep and Breathe Green Bay Packers.

12. Your Christmas photo includes your favorite players


13. You know where all the Packer bars are in your town


14. You follow all your favorite players on social media




15. It will be a bye week, and you will still wear your Green Bay jersey



16. Along with your leggings



17. You have a love-hate-love relationship with Brett Farve


We all go off the deep end but eventually find our way back.

18.  Only Packers are allowed to leap


Don't even try to put LeRoy's leap to shame.


19. You've worn your jersey to church


Your pastor probably did too

20. You can be a part time owner


AND NEVER EVEN ATTEND A GAME



9 Summer Date Ideas In Las Vegas




We are all familiar with the fact it is hotter than hell this summer in the Las Vegas Valley. Seeing 117 on my temperature snapchat filter does not exactly excite me about going out.  The temperatures are warmer and the days longer so fill your time up with fun activities and some summer lovin'!





51s Baseball Game

Nothing says summer like a cold beer and some cracker jacks. The 51s play multiple games a week and offer various promotions for spectators to enjoy. Enjoy $1 food night, swag giveaways, and sometimes the unexpected firework show. Tickets start at $12 and go up from there.





Super Summer Theater


Get away from the city and settle down in the mountains for a play. This summer the shows are "In The Heights," "Man of La Mancha," and "Young Frankenstein." Pack a cooler, a blanket (maybe two because believe it or not, it gets pretty chilly up there), and some chairs for the ultimate night time picnic. Reserve your seat early as dates do tend to sell out. Tickets are usually $15, and it is all general seating.





Axe Monkeys


Work hard play hard. Axe Monkeys is the spot to show off your target skills. You can learn to throw from the axe trainers, practice and have fun! Plus, aren't you just the tiniest bit curious about how it feels to throw a sharp object full force at the wall haha. $25 an hour and sometimes reservations are required.





Brunch 


Who says dates have to be when the sun goes down? Some of my favorite brunch places include Los Cucos because of their amazing Mexican breakfast buffet, Grand Lux Cafe for their top of the line bellinis and mimosas, and Dirty Fork which is a new upcoming spot on the southwest side. 





Glass Blowing Viewing


If you think it's hot outside, take a step inside this studio, and you will almost feel flames on you. Domsky Glass has an open house the first Thursday, Friday, and Saturday of each month. They have specialists come in and design glass pieces right before your eyes. You can glance around the studio and see all of the different pieces the artists have been working on too. These events are typically FREE.





Paddle Boarding 


Lake Las Vegas is a small oasis about 40 minutes off the strip. With boats, restaurants, and live music it can be a cute get away. They offer a ton of water activities, but paddle boarding is the most relaxing in my opinion. Trust me, the pedal boats look fun but don't let the yellow exterior fool you. Usually $20 for a loose hour or so.  





Dive in Movies


The M, TopGolf, The Cosmopolitan, and various other places all offer movies and a dip. Sit along the edge or if you're extra (like me) bring an inflatable and float through a movie. There's usually food and drinks to snack on as well. You can look up the movie schedule to see what movie is playing when! Admission is about $5-7.





Flowrider


No, not the R&B singer rappin' about boots & fur, I mean a REAL indoor wave machine. Get on that pro surfer level and try out the Flowrider. This intense box of waves is great for curing those beach vibes for novices and pros alike. $25 for a half hour session. Hang-loose. 





The Auto Collection


Located on the 5th floor of The Linq you will have the opportunity to see some pretty rad looking cars. Go through the decades and over 300 different types of classic automobiles. This exhibit is constantly changing so even if you have been before, go again. Admission is $13.

For more of my Las Vegas favorites, you can look at my Guide to Las Vegas.