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Hi. I'm Sara!

Welcome to Mercer + Green.
I am a born and bred New Yorker, mom of two little girls who loves
all things New York and is passionate about healthy living.

the perfect bra

the perfect bra

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Bras. They are essential, yet usually more irritating than irresistible. As a fairly petite woman with large breasts bra shopping usually isn't fun for me. I have never been able to walk into a lingerie store and find what I want. Either it doesn't come in my size, or has so much frill and push up that my already large breasts seem to be trying to choke me. These days I wear a 32 D and that size actually went up to a 32 DD or E when I was pregnant and nursing. Don't even get me started on the sad state of nursing bras-that's a story for another time! There are just not a ton of sexy, simple, chic options out there.  Enter Negative Underwear a.k.a. my new obsession. Founded by college BFF's Marisa and Lauren this line of chic, simple, sexy and effortless bras and underwear is extremely well edited and expertly crafted. Each gorgeous bra is incredibly comfortable, sexy without being overt, minimal without being boring. As they put:

Less fake - more real.

Less frills - more fit.

Less fabric - more skin.

In a world of pushed up and overdone, we’re intentionally not.

I had the pleasure of visiting the Negative showroom and trying on their bras and I have not looked back since. As soon as I got home I ditched the (sad) contents of my underwear drawer and replaced it entirely with my new Negative goodies. I have worn a Negative bra and thong everyday since! These days I actually look forward to putting on that first layer, and find myself not ripping my bra off as soon as I get home!

The best part about Negative bras? They are so cool looking I don't mind if they peak out from the side of a tank or through the back of an open shirt. No more trying to pretend I am not wearing a bra-who was I kidding!

The first style I fell in love with was the Black Essaouira Demi Bra. Made of a super cool perforated fabric I am happy to let this one show a bit!

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For an easy, everyday, extremely comfortable bra I love their printed fabric Demi Bras. The pattern I am wearing is sold out but the White Boa version is oh so cool! I have been wearing the same lace thongs (you can probably guess the uber-popular brand) for years and was reluctant to switch. Man, am I glad I did. The matching thongs for each of these bras are crazy comfortable and so much sexier than the stretched out, Band Aid colored ones I had been wearing. Plus, there is something so satisfying about a matching set, yes? I also left the showroom with this pretty set, the Mesh Sieve Balconette Bra and Thong. So simple but so so sexy!I loved hanging out with Marisa and Lauren, they are incredibly sweet and clearly so passionate about what they are creating! I am officially a Negative convert and don't think I will ever wear anything else!

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