Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Two words I hate......

Shopping.  Bra.
 
Or worse
 
Bra Shopping.
 
Firstly, I hate shopping.  Shopping in any kind.  I don't grocery shop.  I have a husband that does...he also cooks too but that is because I am rubbish at cooking and would live off toast or baked potato in the microwave, proper 'cooking' to me would be preparing a salad.  The closest I get to cooking is cleaning the oven and I have blown a few up just by cleaning them!
 
Then there is clothes shopping....  I would rather clean toilets.  I am a scruff by nature, the whole idea of getting dressed up for me is a clean pair of jeans and a top that has minimal dog hair on it with a pair of shoes I reserve for 'best'...the current pair now standing at almost 10 yrs old and in need of being replaced, but there is a few miles left in them yet.
 
Then....there is the whole matter of bra sizing.  Am I really the only woman in the world that just can't do this?  I tend to ask my husband to measure me, then you get the whole hand weighing business where he says 'about that much' although these days he tends to say 'about that much...and a bit'  and he has big hands!  It doesn't help when he is doing this comedy act around his middle, the idea being that age has had an impact on gravity.  Eventually he gets bored of this, and a few stern and filthy looks from me does help, and he gets out the tape measure and we go through the whole rigmarole of measuring finding a chart on the internet that I agree with and then me denying that I am that size and he has measured wrong.  After looking through the internet at the size I have now been measured and ungraciously agreed I 'might' be that size  - and it has to be said after disagreeing with him I made an appointment with the very nice staff at Marks and Spencers to be 'professionally measured' and she came to the same size and you can't shout and argue with a professional bra sizing lady!
 
So that brings me to looking at the various styles suitable for a lady of middle years who has had children so therefore, the elasticity in ones breasts it is safe to say has been better.  Something that is comfortable and yet pretty, sexy but not falling out of....

 
Who remembers the cross your heart bras?

Not exactly what I had in mind!  But it seems the norm for us older ladies with droopy boobs!

Still, thankfully I am not bra shopping...hooray.  So why the need to blog about bras you ask?

Because there is something more frightening to me than bra shopping for myself and that is my daughter (18) asking me to collect her from college at 1.30 this afternoon and go bra shopping with her...........gulp......

After flicking through Google, as you do I, came across a collection of fabulous bras...


Brilliant ...lunch in a bra!
http://www.teen.com/2012/07/09/quizzes-personality-trivia-teen-girls/fashion-beauty-style-personality-trivia-quizzes/katy-perry-3d-movie-style-personality-match-type-quiz/


 Ha! take your pets for a walk! web link
 
and who remembers the pointy bra from Madonna back in the 80's?  Well she got the idea from somewhere....
 
 
 
So, today I will be shopping with my daughter, like a fish out of water I will be out of my depths in a fashion shop in my scruffy clothes and shoes that need replacing but are still comfortable, but before that I am donning those wellies and jeans with mud and paw prints on them and heading off to the river!
 
Laney x


16 comments:

jinxxxygirl said...

You are too funny Laney! Bra shopping with my daughter........ i can just imagine the horror. :)
Hugs! deb

Izzybeads by Laney said...

Hi jinxxxygirl I am still dreading it and now in the countdown....60mins until collection of said daughter.....:P

Patrica said...

Thank goodness I don't have a daughter to drag me through this particular hell! I did go jock strap shopping with one of my sons once tho, oh my!

Izzybeads by Laney said...

LOL Patrica! I survived...just! I stood in the corner with the shopping basket and received sympathy looks from the staff whilst my daughter perused the rails and tried on a panda onesie! that's shopping for me done for at least another couple of months :)

BlueBoxStudio said...

Well, depending if you qualify as a curvaceous lady, I'll take you with me next time I go to Bravissimo in Cardiff - not a man with a tape measure in sight. Just ladies who get it right first time :) I hate clothes shopping too - but at least I only have to do it for OH.

Izzybeads by Laney said...

Definitely curvaceous :) x

awrylemming said...

Good grief - I have this to come! What a horrible thought, but at least I don't have to do it for myself anymore, mwahahaha:)

Victoria Tierney said...

Laney I'm with you I hate bra shopping for me and my girlie both of us usually end up in tears of frustration. Me being umm a bit larger there is nothing but boring beige and for a tiny teen girlie nothing at all.

Izzybeads by Laney said...

Hehehheeheheh you just wait Sue! x

Izzybeads by Laney said...

Being a larger...ahem...lady is really hard work why don't 'they' think that bigger busts need pretty bras? Lx

Nancy said...

Bahahahahahahahahahaha!!! Thanks for a good belly laugh this morning!! You crack me up!! Shopping is indeed terrifying for some of us. I say throw your head back, keep your eyes wide open, walk right into that store with your daughter, and GO FOR IT. You'll both walk out with something new and a few great stories that should last for years! Nancy, Feeling Your Pain But Still Laughing My Head Off =)

Izzybeads by Laney said...

LOL Nancy it was a giggle the shop staff just felt so sorry for me I was stood in the corner with the men :P

Wendy said...

for years I struggled with bra sizing. Then I went to Bravissimo. They don't measure you like they do everywhere else, adn if you think about it, the "traditional" way of measuring doesn't make sense - measure under your boobs and add 4" and that's your bra size - erm, no it's not, it's my bra size + 4"!
if you have a bravissimo, I'd definitely consider going, or they do mail order and tell you how to size yourself.

Tisha Dolton said...

I dislike bra shopping to. I have found one bra I like & I keep buying them.

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Elaine Thornton said...

Ah ha!! Found it!! :-)

Now then, been there done that!! Hated it! Don't want to repeat it but I know I will have to at some point in the future with B. As for myself I have the most awkward size you can possibly be for a lady of my size, you know what I mean Laney!! I am rather small in that department compared to my body size, so its not easy getting my bra size in pretty pretty - non X your heart style bras at my age!! Its the bane of any woman's life and it drives me bonkers!!!!! X-(

Izzybeads by Laney said...

Snigger Elaine...snigger.