I was in Nordstrom last weekend and I swear I wasn't shopping for me, and I swear I wasn't shopping for a bra. But. When you're my size, bra-wise (32A), there are usually approximately three bras in any given department store that might actually fit you. (I cannot express how much I envy all you 34Cs -- when I swan through the lingerie depart it seems that all I see are 34Cs, a veritable lacy, elasticized forest of them.) So when you find one, especially if it's cute, you try it on. And if it fits, you buy it. Right now. You smack your cash on the barrelhead and say, "Wrap it up!" You don't wait for it to go on sale, you don't figure you'll go home & check to see if you find it online for less, you just buy it. Because like I said, there are six of them available in the entire country, so you'd better nab this one the moment you get your sweaty mitts on it.
Bras are the one thing I buy full price. I do not bargain-shop for bras. Clothes, shoes, handbags, jewelry, even panties -- all of those things I will watch & wait for a sale. But bras I just buy. Am I a little resentful about that? Well, yeah, but I had to get over it. The 34Cs of the world can wait until the sale to buy their bras -- there are squillions of 'em and they're always going to be able to find one. Me? I gotta snap 'em up.
At any rate, as I was tooling through Nordstrom, I saw this little Wacoal number hanging there and I nearly swooned.
And it was even better, because it was red!!
Click on this photo to buy this in black or cream at BareNecessities.com. Sadly, I cannot seem to find the red one anywhere online, even on the Wacoal website. But the black & cream are both great. Those ribbon details? Tiny satin gingham ribbon. So cute! And even better -- it's convertible! It can be strapless or a halter as well as a regular bra. LOVE!
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You can get it from FigLeaves.com for $29.40, which is very on sale. However, there are very limited sizes available.
Speaking of Fig Leaves, they're actually having a big ol' sale, so go check it out. They have great stuff, like this wonderful all-purpose bra from Wacoal.
(No, I don't get a kickback from Wacoal. I'm just a huge fan of their bras. They're brilliant for us petites.)
So, go! Shop!!