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22 May 2014

Confession: My Thighs Touch

True Life: While I may not be an extremely large person, I am a person who carries a bit too much weight on their skeleton (some doctors would even say obese but I disagree). Weight is such a weird thing, because in reality I wear tops that are size S/M and typically pants in size 6/8. Which is by no means a big size.

When I graduated from college I was on the verge of buying size 14 pants. (this is one of the major disadvantages of being short, gaining 5 pounds= chaos.) Senior year I had surgery on my foot over Christmas break and between not being able to walk, partying up my last semester and eating whatever I wanted I gained a lot of weight.
Graduation May 2009

After moving to NYC a lot of this weight fell off but I still hold some and let's be honest- my thighs touch. If yours don't I applaud you because as much as I love dresses and skirts, they are not that comfortable when your thighs touch. Your legs chafe and become uncomfortable. It may sound gross, but it's legit. And it's not just us ladies with a little more to love- this happens to runners, pregnant woman. There are not many options out there, and the ones that are around only last for a few hours or it's adding another layer of clothes on a hot day. No thank you.

Let me introduce: Bandelettes 

These absolutely amazing things are seriously changing the way I dress, making me more comfortable and finally giving me the ability to wear dresses and skirts all year long.

I love dresses but wearing them in the summer was never really an option because I used to have to wear bike shorts or spandex underneath them. Or only wear the dress for a limited amount of time. At some point this gets super hot, uncomfortable and not realistic in 90 degree weather.

Now you may be asking, what are bandelettes? Bandelettes are bands of lace and silicon that are worn around the thigh (they also make a solid version for runners and athletes). Think bike shorts without waist and butt coverings. Think panty hose or high thigh tights without the leg and crotch.  They stay up with two rows of silicon and you don't even realize you are wearing them. The best part- they retail on their own for $14.99!
The bands are lightweight, breezy and solve every problem I had with wearing dresses. If someone does see them, it's a hint of sexy lace. You can even wear them under shorts...

You buy them according to your own size- by measuring your thigh, where you will wear them. This is different for everyone- you may also like it a bit tighter or looser so measure accordingly.

AND Bandelettes is oh so nicely giving away two pairs for my readers! I know all of you may not have a need for this, but if you have someone in your life that might, please make sure to enter them in the giveaway or pass this post along!

* Bandelettes did not ask me to write this post, I purchased these on my own and am oh so in love I needed to pass the word onto others- they are very very generously sponsoring this giveaway though, so join on in!!*

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  1. Our plan is to travel to Dubronik this summer! Can't wait.

  2. What a good idea! My plans for the summer are hopefully to get rid of this pasty skin and get some pigment back

  3. Our plans this summer are to visit Seattle and Yellowstone National Park (:

  4. Beach! These would be amazing!

  5. I plan on getting out and enjoying the sunshine! We are headed to Mexico next week for Memorial Day, then down to Florida for July 4th and out to Wisconsin for Labor Day! Can't wait to try out the bandelettes!

  6. This is wonderful! I was just blogging about how I could start a forrest fire with my thighs lately. :) HA! Pretty cool!

  7. I had never heard of anything like this before but think it is great! What a great giveaway, thanks. And for this summer I don't have any extravagant plans other than to just enjoy the time I get to spend with my kiddos while they are out of school.

  8. I hear you on this! I hate wearing shorts because one leg (the right) is always riding up!

    1. p.s. I plan on enjoying a relaxing vacation to Jamaica this summer. :)

  9. Going to the beach! thanks for the giveaway!

  10. My thighs touch too!, cries!!! Lol thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Going to the beach at some point - thanks for the giveaway!

  12. I start my nursing job in June! We're celebrating birthdays. And I'm hoping and praying to run away to the Caribbean ! I'm desperate for a relaxing beach getaway!

  13. those sound amazing! yesterday i announced a linkup on my blog called "you are beautiful" it is a linkup to spread and life self esteem and to create an uplifting atmosphere for those who are struggling with anything. whether that is depression or weight loss or just a hard time, everyone is free to linkup. i hope you will join in!