When I went to NYC it was FREEZING.
Not just like, oh brrr it’s cold, sniff, sniff.
Like: OMG what is going on, my hands are falling off & I may die of hypothermia, beanie hat Emjoi-kinda freezing.
And let’s be real: who wants to get ALL dressed up when it’s THAT cold?
Unfortunately for me, this was my New York situation. I was on the go THE ENTIRE TIME SOOOO this meant dressier, tighter fitting outfits despite the cold weather AND extra, extra NYC calories ( but really, the food in New York is on a whole different level!!! ).
SO this is where Spanx came in.
Thank Goddddd for Spanx. I’ve been wearing them for years but they really, really came in handy in NYC…so I figured: ding, ding!!! Blog post idea!!
NO LIE THOUGH, I’m playing for Team Spanx.
Especially when it’s freezing (!!!) because they give ya an extra layer WITHOUT adding an extra layer, if ya know what I mean? In fact, they very much so take off a layer.
A layer of Katz’ Deli turkey sandwiches/lox & bagels/potato pancakes with apple sauce/sour cream type of layer, if we’re being specific ( I’m always undoubtedly drawn to those damn potato pancakes ).
Anyway these pics were shot before a nighttime meeting— hence the white blouse & pleather skirt & I even ended up unbuttoning the top button to show off a little, sex kitten pop of nude. For the meeting, I actually wore the black underwear with the cami for extra, extra support. Pleather also has a tendency to scrunch up a little, so while it looks great- so important to have a smooth fabric underneath to keep everything from bunching (great trick, ladies!)
When picking out Spanx, you can’t go wrong with the nude cami because 1.) it’s nude ( a total classic- duh ), 2.) you can wear it with practically anything ( any time, any day ), & 3.) every girl should invest in one pair during the holidays ( especially because of the overload of bubbly x finger food x sugar cookies ). Adding the black undies is an added bonus too- don’t even get me started on that insanely powerful microfiber that literally SUCKS you in!
Also, for the record: thank God you can walk everywhere in New York. Because #potatopancakes.
How do you keep it tight during the holidays? Share!!
Pics: Jeff Thibodeau