Secondhand Sunday

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I've decided to make Sundays my Secondhand day. I'm basically too lazy to think of anything new to say so I thought I would re-post a "vintage" entry.

If you aren't in the mood for repeats, please feel free to change the channel.


Original post date: May 14, 2009

Over the years, women's workplace attire has gone from the suit, blouse and scarf ensemble to "business casual". There are a lot of interpretations for business casual from the trouser and cotton shirt combo to the skirt and sweater set. A jacket is no longer de riguer and it's even acceptable to bare your legs under a skirt. We've come a long way, baby.

Personally, I'm kind of old school. I feel more confident wearing a suit and pantyhose with a tailored bag that pulls the whole look together. I dress to flatter my figure but I keep in mind that anything too provocative sends the wrong message and can be inadvertently distracting in a business setting. There's a time and a place for sexy.

I also understand the importance of proper undergarments. A slip so that your skirt doesn't ride up. Panties that don't leave lines along the top of your butt. And a bra that won't reveal to people the temperature in the room. C'mon, you know what I'm talking about.

There's nothing more annoying to me than a woman with her nips showing in a business setting. Ladies, have you ever heard of a padded bra? Lightly padded? No? Well then how about modesty pasties?

And when I say pasties, I don't mean these:

Or these:

Or these delicious pasties:

I just mean these:

A discreet little daisy to cover up any distracting nippage and ensure that people take you seriously. You're not on the sleeve of the My Sharona 45 record, for goodness sake! Do you remember the controversy this picture caused in 1979? I'm sure Sharona was in many young boys wet dreams that year.

So, lesson for the day.

Nips showing through your silk sweater in a meeting - Bad.

Discreet daisy pasties - Good.


  1. Nips should never be shown in public! No self respecting woman should want the attention it brings, come on girls cover up the nips! We have weather reports to let us know the temperature we don't need your boobs telling us!

  2. As some female friends of mine from the National Pastie Association would say, "You can have my pasties when you pry them from my cold hard..." Never mind.

  3. Hey Chrissy! Pasties? Going on - ok, no problem. Coming off - um, ouch? Good luck with that. I must confess to some frustration this morning when all the pictures were showing as broken (gawd bless my ISP). Now, no problem, and thank you! But damn you for making me feel all Christmassy. Indigo

  4. Nana nana na na na na na na myyy pasties.

    Okay, that was pretty lame. But so were the 80's. I can say that. I was like so totally a girl of the 80's. Like for sure!

  5. @Brndoutw8ress,
    Amen, Sista!

    Don't leave home without 'em.

    You're welcome. I admit, I did change it to a Christmas pic to get us all in the spirit. And P.S., they don't hurt coming off. They're not attached with Super Glue or anything. :-)

    I never hear this on the radio..

    Did you count all those na na na's? LOL


  6. I completely agree! Such a timely post with the weather getting colder and all.

    Of course now I too am in the Christmas spirit. Santa & his helpers never look that good in these parts!

  7. I wear a uniform at work so there's little threat of being provocative. Except to people who are into that sort of thing. I'd have to be an Austin Powers fembot to poke through.

  8. What about guys? Should we make the guys wear 'em too? I mean, their nipples get hard in the cold too, right?

    They make bras that specifically say they've got "discreet panels" built right in! And I think that's long as you can take 'em out at the end of the day, if you want to.


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