TPB (the perfect bra)

I briefly touched on the bra issue in a previous post, Op Shop Days, but here is more.

I am a “big busted” girl, always have been since my late teens, and the search for a bra that fits, looks good and feels great has been a bit of a trial for me (and many others as well, I am sure).

Not for me those pretty, lacy, scanty, single-hook-and-eye, thin strappy pieces of fluff, oh no!

No, I get to wear those awful, huge, plain, re-inforced, 4 hook, inch-wide strap things that strive to uphold all of my womanliness against the force of gravity.  Sadly, gravity ALWAYS wins.

So, in a strike against boring, I was happy to buy this “soft” bra – JUST BECAUSE OF THE COLOUR! (it’s red not pink)  Ok, maybe not just because of the colour as I already have it in beige, but also because of the comfort factor.

Red Bra

I am still on the lookout for TPB, one that looks pretty, has straps that don’t slide off my shoulders (would love one in a racer back style, but sadly not in my size) and yes, I have tried the silicone pads under the straps – ended up with huge blisters from the pressure, and one where the underwires don’t jab into your armpits.  Is that too much to ask?  It appears it is.

The search continues .

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Op Shops Day

Today, D1, D2 and I got dressed up, had a mini photo session, jumped in the car and drove an hour to town and went Op Shopping.


Had a great day, took some silly photos, got a few goodies each, here’s a pic of our haul.


The teapots are for Polymer Clay enhancement, the box is for foil-work, the glassware is for D1 who has a candle-making venture in mind, and the clothing is split between us all.  Sadly the shoes don’t fit that well once I got them home (shops seem to have in-built delusional emanations).  Am thinking of starting a little ebay shop to re-sell the things I buy that don’t fit once I get home!

The search for the elusive TPB continues, but I did manage to grab a lovely soft, wire-free, red “home” bra from Target.  I do love these so much (I have another 2 in “boring beige”), when I get home I can change into them and feel comfortable, as opposed to cut in two.  Having a big bust is not a joy when it comes to containing said big bust, but these bras make it bearable when I am home.  I’m not going to post a photo, as, quite frankly, I don’t think there is enough screen space for it.  {laughing}

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