Monday, March 04, 2013
So, today, I got paid. Last week, my boss told me I ought to buy some new work clothes so I can begin to meet people and possibly start making money (I'm a part time assistant for her) selling my art. Since my sole source of income right now is a small, monthly settlement I inherited from my father, I went to Salvation Army.
The store here is not well organized, but has good stuff if only you can find it. So I hunted every single aisle for nice button up men's shirts, a tie, and a pair of slacks. It took over an hour, but I did find something extra.
Lately, I've been going to Lane Bryant when they have a sale to buy bras, and I end up paying about $30 a piece for the closest size to my actual measurements, especially if they have a style that isn't too granny-ish. I hate full coverage bras, I like the kind that plunge--You know, so I can wear necklines below my freakin' collarbone.
Today, in Salvation Army, I stumbled across a plunging bra, with padded cups and ORIGINAL tags from Frederick's of Hollywood. I checked the size. It wasn't my usual 38DDD or 40F. Nope. Clear as day, it was marked, 36F!!! I got it home, and it fits!!! Y'all, I haven't owned a properly fitting bra in almost 4 years! Mostly because it's SO hard to find a nice one with a "normal" sized band and a plus-size cup. Tell ya what, I don't look nearly as fat, and my back feels a lot better after just a few hours of wearing it. I might only need half my muscle & pain meds tonight! Oh, and it only cost $2.99.
Might have to check back for more from time to time.
Ladies, remember to get measured time to time as your weight and/or body composition changes. Lane Bryant, JC Penney's, and Victoria's Secret do it free, I think. Especially if you're at or over a C-cup (which I've been since 5th grade, ugh), the wrong bra is going to cause you tons of spinal agony, and hurt your posture.