Monthly Archives: February 2016

Packing Solutions for Large Boobs

I hit the road this month for meetings, and to attend SheEO’s Purple Carpet event celebrating the final five funded ventures.

Work travel with an event thrown in is a challenge for any woman. When you’re a #fullbust IMG_1403#womeninbiz it can be harrowing. What happens if you lose your luggage (because of course you pack your PERFECT BRA!!) or spill something? Its not like we can just hit the mall and replace it!

Here’s a photo of me in the best (of the worst) white blouse from 15+ tried on the mall. I would feel very self-conscious wearing this to meetings! (& can someone please explain WTF those pockets are for??)

Here’s what I packed to make sure I’m covered for this trip:PackingPicFramed
1. Packable Puffer
2. Black Peplum Top – comfy as a sweatshirt with way more polish.
3. White Silk Utility Shirt – dress it up or down
4. Patterned Sheath Dress – zip up & go!
5. Dark Denim
6. Dark Trousers
7. Pencil Skirt
+ 3 pairs of great shoes
= at least 7 different outfits for casual, corporate and cocktails in a carry-on. Accessories give even more looks.
I wore my long coat on the plane to reduce bulk & keep warm on the usually freezing plane.

I use these awesome GoToob refillable bottles for my liquids. They’re silicone, come in different sizes, are TSA-approved and have never leaked.

What do you pack? Share your work travel essentials with us on Facebook or Twitter.

PS The patterned sheath dress is still on sale but only til Feb 29th. Get yours here!

To your success,
Melanie & Front Room HQ

Spread the Love

Hello gorgeous,
Did you know the founder of Front Room is Melanie LOVE?  That’s me.

After spelling out my maiden name (van den Berge) thousands of times and having to argue that van den are NOT middle names to board an plane or find my confirmed hotel reservation… it was a pretty easy choice.

Besides, awesome last name!  Even gun-toting NYC airport security guards give me a cheesy grin, hubba-hubba eyebrow-raise and say Melanie Loooove. Nobody says Love.  They say Loooove.

The last name Love comes with a decision about this time of year.  Despite being married on February 14th (true story), neither me or the Mister are pro V-day.  It is simply February the 14th in our house.

Far from being romantic Grinches, we feel that the appreciation and effort should happen year-round.   That the best romances are often ones where partners exist back to back looking out into the world; where each partner has a solid group of outside interests and friends, who also deserve our effort and appreciation.

When we were kids, we gave feel-good Valentines to all of our friends, our teacher, our family and to our special sweetie. We can get behind that!  Go old-school, spread the love. Celebrate Gal-entines, Pal-entines, and every other Valentine in your world!