Hello World! We are Amy and Jen, the brains behind The Barely B’s, thank you so much for being here and reading our FIRST POST!!!!! Soooo Exciting! This project has been in the works for MONTHS and we were definitely surprised at the amount of work that goes into creating and executing a blog. In this first post, we would like to tell you a little how this blog came to be and why we believe The Barely B’s will be a go-to place for women to find fashion and lifestyle inspiration. Our motto is “FEEL FABULOUS!”
WHY THE BARELY B’S??
What’s up with the blog name “The Barely B’s”? One of the things we have in common is our bra size :). Throughout our friendship, we have shared tips with each other to help enhance our not so well endowed chests. Whether it’s a specific bra, a flattering swimsuit, inserts (or what we fondly refer to as “chicken cutlets”), or a type of top; we share our finds with each other. There are definitely styles and cuts of tops that are better for smaller chested women. However, when we turned to the internet for answers about “best swimsuits for small boobs” or “best tops for small chests”, there was not a lot of information. As we brainstormed ideas for our blog, we realized we could share our expert advice with other women who are “barely B’s”.
Throughout our fashion posts, you will find “Barely B Fashion Tips”. Maybe we will recommend a certain bra to go with a top or perhaps we will point out why a certain piece of clothing works well for small boobs. Now, if you are reading this and thinking, “Well I’m a Double D so why would I follow the Barely B’s?”, not to worry, we will have many fashion finds for you too! There are many pieces of clothing that work for women of all shapes and sizes. We will be sure to share not only the clothing that works for us but also clothing that doesn’t. There will be a well rounded (no pun intended!) selection of fashion for women of all shapes and sizes, but our niche is to make fashion work for small boobs. Online shopping is a great time saver, but it is challenging to know the true fit, quality, and even color of what you are buying. The Barely B’s will provide honest assessments of clothing pieces, as well as many outfit ideas! We love to be smart shoppers.
LET’S DO THIS!
Well… here we are with a registered LLC, website, and social media accounts! When we decided to start the blog, we had no idea how hard it would be. You just need to open your insta account, take a few pics, and have 10,000 followers by the end of the week, right?! Boy were we wrong. Six months later, we are finally going live and so far have about 35 followers…and yes that includes us, our husbands, and our children. lol.
This journey has already taught us a few things…. #1- To get a few good pictures you need to take a few hundred. #2 Everything web related takes time to learn and our “ Let’s just do it ourselves, we can figure it out” attitude has had us pulling our hair out at times. It’s safe to say that we have watched about 20 webinars and pinned at least 100 blogs on how to start a fashion blog to our “Barely B’s” Pinterest folder. When we say “hey Siri” she replies “What now?”. Lol.
On the flipside of all our trials and tribulations, the more important thing we have learned is we are a great team and this is truly a passion for us! With hard work (and good lighting), we are determined to deliver quality content that is truly useful to our followers! You can expect features on Work Wear, Date Night Style, Saturday Sports Style, Teen Style, and much more! As we discover good finds in our everyday life, we will be sure to share them with all of you. This means in addition to fashion, maybe we will share a great new recipe, new makeup items, or a fun family outing. Our hope is that we will be friends and our readers will find a collaborative, positive, and fun environment at The Barely B’s. This space is a work in progress, we are learning as we go, but we are excited to share this journey with you! We hope you enjoy our style, pictures, tips, design ideas and more!