So, don’t buy bras without a fitting. DUH.
I knew that. I tell everyone that. And yet, I still thought I could do it on my own. I eyeballed it, measured, ordered a band size down & a cup size down, and was super disappointed when my package arrived. These bras couldn’t have fit worse, and it’s my own fault.
SO, I decided to bite the bullet and brave the crowds at the KOP mall for a much needed fitting at Intimacy. Turns out, my size is just right. No band needs to change - my bras are just..ohh, how do you say? OLD. AS. SHIT. …and needed to be replaced.
Make sense. The last legit bra I bought was…well, a year ago? I’m ashamed. And cheap. Mostly ashamed. REALLY cheap.
I made two waaaaay overdue, absolutely necessary purchases. On the left - the adorable polka dotted Patsy from Freya in a 32F and on the right, the COMFY and incredibly supportive Madison in black by Prima Donna in a 32E.
oh BTW I couldn’t be more thrilled to say GOODBYE FOR GOOD to G cups, and GG cups for that matter. Hard work and eating right pays off! Now, I could have saved myself a few bucks by ordering online, but a fitting was just what I needed. Also, few things feel better than walking out of a store with something that fits you like a glove. The way you sit, stand, walk, present yourself, and even the way your clothes fit all depend on wearing the right bra. I couldn’t be more relieved.
Two new bras should arrive at my doorstep any day now, thanks to sweet cyber Monday deals. Merry Christmas to me! Both are from Panache. Their sports bra is really the best 60 bucks I’ve ever spent, and the time has come for a new one. The other is their Porcelain Plunge, because why not? It’s super cute, and while it had no reviews (I usually live by customer reviews) I decided to go for it. Treat yo’self!
I’m trying out a new size - a 30E thanks to me dropping a handful of pounds and getting in shape. Fingers crossed they fit like a glove.
Finding fancy summer dresses can sometimes be a daunting task, but sugarcube in Old City never lets me down. Weddings certainly do not sneak up on you, but I was silly and put off buying a dress for….months. Then, there I was, a week before my friends’ big day, with nothing to wear. I couldn’t have been happier (and more relieved!) to stumble upon this dress. I shop at sugarcube when I’ve got some extra cash to throw down (they’re a tad pricey) but their clothes and accessories are gorgeous and worth browsing through, even while on a budget, simply for inspiration. I try to treat myself to a purchase there every few months.
I tried on about three dresses total, and this one was easily my favorite. A closer runner up was a one shouldered black & white dress, which my boyfriend LOVED. I can rock a one shouldered dress - I feel my body was made for them. But with all the dancing I knew I’d be doing, I had a feeling I’d run into trouble. I needed to be able to wear both bra straps, not just one, and I knew that in all the photos my bust would be lopsided. Also, it’s a rule that I always get sunburnt in a tank top the day before I wear a one shouldered dress. Also, the pattern was pretty but somewhat washed out against my porcelain hue and the belt loops, made out of flimsy thread, were already falling apart.
My dress of choice for the shindig was The Dresden Dress by Dear Creatures. In person, the color was a darker, more blueish green, and the small fit like a glove with plenty of room for my bust and a lined skirt, with sleeves to boot! The cut wasn’t too low, and I paired it with brown open toe heels to show my seafoam green nail polish and gold jewelry.
We had an awesome time celebrating the marriage of Kate & Deen! I danced the night away with some of my oldest and closest friends and neighbors. A gentleman at the wedding told Scott he looks just like Justin Timberlake. I was flattered WAY more than I should have been - but seriously, how exciting is it for a girl to be dating a JT doppleganger?! (I should note that Scott was looking pretty dapper himself in a sweet J. Crew tweed suit…my man!)
I’ve recently gone gaga for polka dots, and luckily, I can find them printed on everything! PRAISE BE TO H & M!
Last week was uncommonly warm, with temps in the high 80’s, and I didn’t know what to do with myself. I stood before my closet in my underwear and XL Piggly Wiggly shirt, scratching my head. “What does one wear to an office, when it’s hot as balls outside?” They don’t teach you that stuff in school!
Obviously, the best thing to wear is a shirt that breeeeeaathhsss. This top goes with the flow, and lets the breeze come right through to cool you down (ya know, when that sweet spring air blows through my cubicle while I’m making power point presentations). I just wear a solid tank top underneath, tuck it in, and I’m set.
I seem to have bought stock in shirts that borderline make you look pregnant but if you wear them just right look cute and flattering. They’re also good if you’re trying to hide your muffin top or feel like not buttoning your pants. (I, for one, do not condone keeping your pants buttoned while driving. I mean - what’s the point?)
But back to the matter at hand! It ain’t easy when you’ve got a busty bust. Cute warm weather shirts are usually disaster, and somehow manage to make my shoulders broader than they already are. This one saves the day, I feel manages to flatter my stumpy figure. I like that.
Here I am once again looking like a goon before rolling off to work last Tuesday. My friend told me I looked like I was going to party on a yacht - UH YEAH I WISH. I finally let my feet see the light of day instead of my stinky black flats, and it felt marvelous. Cheers to summer!