Off the Rack is Off Today. How About a Giveaway Instead?

Leah is moving from one borough to another today, so sent positive thoughts her way as she deals with double parked moving vans and every other challenge of a New York City move.

In the meantime, it’s time for me to renew my 2-for-1 InStyle Magazine subscription.  Would you like my extra subscription?  If so, just answer the question below in the comments.  I’ll draw and announce the winner next Thursday evening.

Question:  If cost were no object, what ONE item would you add to your wardrobe this fall? 

You get extra entries for including (a) a link; and (b) the color you’d choose it in.


Sofia Vergara’s New Line

Sofia Vergara’s another body-positive role model that you’ve read about on Hourglassy (here and here).  Am I the only one who didn’t realize that she just launched a clothing line with K-Mart?  I discovered it while shopping there yesterday.

See how this bustier dress fits allegedly 34DD Sofia Vergara in the commercial below:

I wasn’t in the mood to try anything on yesterday, but now that I’ve seen this commercial, I might want to give it a try.  Let me know if you try anything.

Which Underwires Work Best for Airport Security?

Before Monday, I would have said all of them. It’s been ages since the machine has beeped on me.  (It’s been less than ages since I’ve had other issues with security, but that’s another story.)  However, even after removing my belt,  then my earrings, then turning my pockets inside out, the machine kept beeping, which led to the Full Body Pat Down.

“I don’t understand,” I said.  “Everyone wears underwires.”

“Not everyone,” the tiny-chested little Pat Down Lady corrected me.

This was my first time to wear my Wacoal Alluring through airport security.  Could that have made the difference?  If I hadn’t been rushing to catch my flight, I would have loved to have changed bras and gone through again.  Wait! Did I just say I would love to go repeatedly through airport security?  I’m never early to the airport, but for an experiment like this, I just might get there hours ahead of time.

How about you–have you found the  underwires of some bra brands to be more troublesome than others when going through airport security?


Searching for a D+ Dress: Once You Have Found One, Never Let It Go . . . .

I am living with regret, but it isn’t related to my father’s death last Tuesday evening.  Our entire family spent an amazing few days with him before he left us.  I’m still very sad and strangely exhausted all the time, but I was able to tell him everything I wanted to before he breathed his last.  I know that many of us don’t get this opportunity and that I was fortunate.  Thank you for your kind comments, thoughts and prayers for us.  (And by the way, everything good they tell you about hospice is true.)

No, my regret is a very trivial one:  I didn’t buy this Donna Morgan dress that I found for $39.99 at Filene’s Basement on Tuesday, September 13. [Read more…]