About a month ago, I was at the video shoot for the Silicon Valley Moms Group's new video series A Byte Out of Life, when one of my costars, Sheila, co-founder of Clever Girls Collective, asked me if I would like to be a brand ambassador for Yummie Tummie shapewear at BlogHer'09 in Chicago. I had separately just heard about the Yummie Tummie line from a twin mommy friend of mine has a couple of these magic little items. Um, yes, twins. It is a doozy. Even for those of us, like me, who don't get stretch marks. Yes, I work out and I do weigh the same as I did pre-babies, but the tummy has never been quite the same. I said....SURE!
Coincidentally, that next week I went shopping for a few fun clothing items to wear at BlogHer....and I took my three darling little angels along with me. They were actually VERY good kids and were in great awe of the "mommy store" - Ooh, pretty! Wow! You should get this! You should get that! I went for minimal damage on the pocketbook, which was slightly disappointing to them. But I did let them pick out a couple of things. As you can see...being a mom has left me craving...ahem...coverage in the tummy area. Sometimes I go for awful things, like this ruffle top (dress? For a teenager, perhaps).
Mommy and my three kids in the dressing room, trying on clothes to wear at BlogHer'09
At BlogHer, I did not wear the ruffle top number. No, no. Because I had my Yummie Tummie tank on. Instead, I wore a fitted shirt. Yes, a fitted shirt. And I LOVE the fact that the tank is MEANT to be seen. I am a fan of the layering look anyway, but a layer that actually benefits me? Great. I also really liked how the bust area is separated from the tummie area, so it actually holds EVERYTHING in place. No more annoying jiggle. The tank actually seems to have two layers of shapeness in it. While the top layer might ride up a bit, the inner layer clings to your body, making everything pretty much stay in place. Adjustments ARE necessary from time to time, but overall, I felt everything stay where it needed to and be really comfy and lightweight.
Big Stuff! I was starstruck to take a Yummie Tummie photo with Carson Kressley from Queer Eye from the Straight Guy (loved that show! miss it...even though they did get to be pretty much the same over time), right after he stripped to take off his sweater and put on a RIPT (the guy version of the Yummie Tummie). (Yes, that's my fabulous friend and BlogHer roommate, Carla taking photos in the background.)
Me and Carson Kressley at BlogHer - me in my Yummie Tummie, Carson in his RIPT. Photo credit: Carla Duharte/BabyJIDesign
This first day at BlogHer, I tucked the Yummie Tummie tank into my jeans. The second day, I wore a looser shirt, but tried out the layered on the bottom look. Worked out very well.
Now...I am in Cape Cod, vacationing with my best friend, who just moved to the Cape, and my sister, who lives in St. John's Newfoundland. The Yummie Tummie tank has continued right along with me, when I am not wearing a swimsuit, that is! I am loving these things, even in the hot and humid weather here. Really want to try the shorts, the spagetti strap tank, and maybe something in leopard.
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Full disclosure: #1: I am legal counsel for Clever Girls Collective, the fantastic new social media agency that is representing Yummie Tummie. #2: I received two complimentary Yummie Tummie Boyfriend tanktops as part of being a Yummie Tummie Brand Ambassador.