How Can I Be A Cute Pinterest Person? I Just Want a Braid...

I don't know about you, but I have to admit that I'm AWFUL at doing something cute and creative with my hair. I am at the point of cruel acceptance that it's either going up in a standard pony/bun (real lazy), or it's going to have to be a full on shower with a blow out, and some sort of heating appliance like a curler or straightener (ready for prom).  

All I want is something in between, ya know? Just a simple cute little braid to add some flavor and to mix it up!  Why can't I just wake up, shake my hair, and look talk show ready?  Everyone else seems to be able to do it so easily. Is hair styling 101 a core class in elementary school these days? Is this what girls do in their free period at school? I mean, Beyonce said she woke up like that.  Unless I sleep next to a hairdresser , it's just not going to happen for me.

My dream: Just look how adorable I would be!


I CAN'T DO THIS! Now matter how long I sit in front of the mirror, glued to my tutorial video like an obsessed tween with a twitter account.

After many many many attempts, this is my sad reality:

First, I've taken so long that my hair grew. Second, I'm not even from the same century! Seriously this is what happens - it doesn't look anything like my dream picture and I may as well be a different person! I come out of the bathroom, show off my third grade skills to whomever is around, still not ready to go seize the day, and I'm told to just put it up in a bun!


But seriously, how are you so good at braiding? In my free periods I would decorate some pretty awesome notes! Yes, notes to friends, that actually existed not that long ago. I could perhaps offer you my marker crazed skill for your totally awesome braiding skills. Let me know if you're interested, we could make the note all vintage and what not, it would be really cute, your friends will love it. I prom prom. 

What I do know is that I won't quit at this. I will walk around with a cute Pinterest braid one day, no matter how long it takes (typically in 5-7 easy steps, right?). 


How to determine bra sizes

Proven fact: bra sizes are one of the world’s greatest mysteries. How does such an everyday phenomenon manage to constantly elude us? Most women have probably heard that they’re not wearing the right bra size, but very few people want to actually go into a store and get their boobs measured by a “specialist.” Sports bra sizes are more forgiving, but they can still be pretty tricky – there isn’t even a universally agreed upon method of measurement. This is the expert-approved method we follow here at Swinn.

1. Measure right beneath your boobs, around your rib cage. The tape measure should be snug but not too tight. Round this number (in inches) to the nearest whole number. This is your rib cage measurement (RCM).

2. If RCM is even, add 4. If RCM is odd, add 5. This is your band size. And if I've learned one thing, band size is everything.

Expert note: A size 34 A and and size 34 C both wear a small in Swinn. It's all about how "round" you are and not how busty you are. The bustier you are, the more compressed you want your sports bra to fit, am I right? If the size C scales up in size, she is going to lose the compression and that's what sports bras are all about.

Band size, which also applies to standard bras, is how we determine your bra size for Swinn sports bras. Take a look at our sizing guide below.


Our moisture-wicking, compression fit material is stretchy enough to accommodate a range of cup sizes. Keep in mind that these are suitable for athletic use, so if you’re getting a Swinn bra as a crop top, (and don't mind a looser fit) you would probably be okay sizing up. You know your body best, so ultimately the bra size you choose is up to you. The important thing is to love your boobs and let Swinn love your boobs too. For regular, or traditional bra sizing, it's important to know how to measure your cup size. We found some great info from Women's Health Magazine. (Gotta give credit where it's due). Cup size
Measure loosely around the biggest part of your chest, keeping the measuring tape level with the ground. 

Got that number? Now subtract your band measurement from your cup measurement. Each inch represents a cup size. For example, if your band measurement is 34 inches and your cup measurement is 35 inches, the difference is one inch, and your cup size is A. If your band measurement is 34 inches and your bust measurement is 37 inches, the difference is three inches, and your cup size is C.

Difference (band minus cup measurement) / Cup size
Less than 1” / AA
1” / A
2” / B    
3” / C
4” / D
5” / DD Now that you know your real bra size, shimmy over and shop some Swinn bras today! Shimmy Dance in bra GIF

Back to School Inspiration w/ Pinterest & Swinn



Umm…hi. Hello. How are ya? How are things? Did Larry ever get that tooth taken care of? Yes, you’re right, I’m sorry, that is none of my business. I guess I’ll just get right to it. So, this is the voice of Swinn, and I will be your connection to the inside scoop. Scoop of what you ask? Well, to tell you the truth,I really have no idea. Maybe it’s not a scoop. Maybe it’s more of a spoonful. Or how about dollop, as in dollop of Daisy? Yes, that’s much more appealing. It’s official. I’ll be your connection to the inside dollop. I guess I’ll start out by elaborating on who we are. Swinn Exhibit is our full name, and we are a very small company made up of photographers, musicians, songwriters, designers,and athletes based out of Austin, Texas. But more than anything, (as I grab you by the sides of your face and look intently into your eyes), WE ARE CREATORS!. Our name is Swinn Exhibit because to us, each item that is in our store is an original, important, and magical creation that is only a small sliver of one large, never-ending Art Exhibition. As students of Fine Art, creators of fine art, lovers of commercial art, and participants in the contemporary world, we find inspiration in common sources like music, film, Nutella (it’s the original hazelnut spread, people!) and television. But just like Pop Artists such as Claes Oldenberg, Andy Warhol, and Jeff Koons, it is mainly our observation of the evolving American culture that invokes the most inspiration. It is our mission to take our personal concept of fine art and apply it to every aspect of our collection of apparel and accessories. Basically our approach is to take our love of fine art and commercial art, and marry the two. (As soon as it becomes legal). As for now the loins of our imagination will be exclusively displayed on the world wide web for you to view from the comfort of your own home. However, this ain’t no disco or flea market, kids. So, just like any other reputable establishment, there are some rules. Number one- we kindly ask that you wear a blazer while browsing our website. (We do realize the level of difficulty involved when wearing a Snuggie, but there are no exceptions to this rule). Oh, and no talking. And umm, no food or beverages or crossing your arms or popping your neck. Also- ONLY PURE BRED animals are allowed in the vicinity when Iloveswinn.com is actively running. It’s a respect thing. Ask Aretha. Perhaps we are weirdos, but for our entire lives we have cherished certain random items for their uniqueness and just for the initial impression that it made on us. And we want to make those types of items ourselves. I mean, haven’t you ever had a cray cray level of affection or adoration of a certain belonging? Whether it was a pair of sunglasses, a hat, a poster, or a pair of shoes, every time your pupils landed on it, your feet automatically started moon-walking and suddenly you were surrounded by a choir of children singing that Dirty Dancing song about having the time of your life? And then they lifted you up, spun you around, tossed you up in the air, and you landed in the arms of the cast of Full House? And Becky had just made a batch of cookies? And it’s the high school years and D.J. is lookin’ kinda hot? You mean that’s never happened to you?? Well, that’s about to change. Because Swinn Exhibit is dedicated to creating items that are special. That’s all we want to do. We just want to create interesting art that is special and tickles you in places that you like to be tickled. (We mainly mean your heart, but to each his own).