Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Thanks Vicky!

You know the amusement park that you visited when you were a child? And then years later, you go back to that same amusement park and somehow it's not as magical as you remember it was? So you get a little sad and melancholy because it's now dilapidated and run down?

That's the story of my boobs.

My once sporty B cups, after 3 pregnancies and 3 suckling newborns, are looking smooshed, droopy and, well, dilapidated, these days.

I have NEVER owned a good (meaning expensive) bra. I usually purchase them at Marshalls or TJMaxx for the whopping price of $9.99 (because when you're practically an A cup, there's not a whole lotta material to pay for). And they SUCK. The straps fall, the underwire pokes, the bra cups ride up, etc.

So I finally took the plunge (heh). I bought a push-up bra from Victoria's Secret yesterday. My friend recommended their Very Sexy line of bras ("It's like having a boob job without the surgery!" she gushed).

Can you hear the choir of Vicky's Angels singing? (wearing nothing but big feathery wings and undergarments, of course.) Hubby can't. He was stunned at the $42 cost. ("For one bra?!" Followed by the usual eye rolling that he does after I shop.)

But me and my ta-tas? Are now comfortable and PERKY! See?

(At first I was hesitant to post a picture of myself, but I really wanted you all to see how the $42 was soooo worth it.)


Meredith said...

Hey Big Spender! I always buy cheap bras too... maybe one day I'll "take the plunge" too. ;)

We got the Bob video yesterday and I have to report that it has been on repeat since we checked the mailbox. Graham especially likes the weird fireman one. Thanks again!

Girlplustwo said...

now THAT is one hell of a gorgeous woman, ahem, i mean, bra.

Anonymous said...

You mean I could've just spent $42 and avoided the boob job altogether??? Dammit. Oh tatas can get away with the cheap Target bras now ;)

tulipmom said...

Oh thank goodness! Not that your ta-tas aren't networthy (I'm SURE they are :), but for a second there, I expected to scroll down and see a picture of the real thing.

I wish I didn't have to spend the big bucks on the super supportive/minimizer bras. I would love to be able to get them at TJMaxx for 9.99. I don't think I've ever found a good bra for less than $50. It's insane and probably explains why I'm constantly washing out bras since I never have more than a few that fit at any one time.

AFRo said...

Which line was the bra from? I wear the Body by Victoria and LOVE LOVE LOVE them! Mr. AFRo HATES the price and insists I should just go without a bra. Whatever.

I'm limited to 2 or 3 per year... but these suckers last forever.

Amanda said...

A plunging neckline and dinner might go a long way toward overcoming the $42 shock.

Amy said...

Haha! You look great! You should be a model.

All my braz come from Vicki. Awesome!

Greens and Pinks said...

When I find a bra that I love - be it Vickys, or Wacoal or even La Perla - I immediately hit up eBay to see if there's any of the same style for sale. 9 times out of 10 I find a few, new with tags for WAY less. I've had the most success with Vickys - and have saved TONS of $.

Chaotic Joy said...

I have that bra in pink and I love, love, love it. (I cannot believe I am posting this on the internet.) Well I did love it. It's dead now and I can't bring myself to replace it.

But the comparison of your breasts to a dilapidated amusement park at the beginning of this post was hilarious!

Thinking of your dad.

hqm said...

You are very funny!
$22 a boob...not that bad!

Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

I recently splurged on a $50 wacoal bra. Totally worth it. My back didn't bother me, and while I didn't look as HOT as you, it made a BIG difference in my overall appearance.

(And AMEN - I sure miss my pre-baby boobs!).

Janet said...

I went to a good bra shop yesterday to actually get measured because I just haven't been able to figure out my (miniscule) size since I stopped nursing the third baby and the girls deflated. After the nice saleslady spent half an hour bringing me bras and fitting them just right I looked at the price tag on one and it was $132!!!! I told her there was no way I could justify spending that much on one bra. She told me that was sort of the average price in the store.


So then I felt like I had to buy something because she had spent all of this time with me. I told her to bring me the bottom of the barrel bras, which were less than $100 but still too much. The bra I am wearing today, while fantastic, needs to last me ten years.

Anonymous said...

After having my first two kids back to back and nursing, it was a span of almost 2.5 - 3 yrs before I actually saw my 'normal' boobs again. By that time I had forgotten how small they were. And now they weren't just small, they were deflated like those sad little helium baloons left over from your son's b-day party... that just lingers around the house bouncing off the ground until someone takes pity on it and pops it. Yeah those are my boobs. I am now pregnant again, and I gotta say... my boobs are bigger than ever. I dread the day I go back to the bra store with my deflated b-day balloons and try again to look sexy. How do I bring Sexy Back to this?!


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