Eucalan Winners

Congratulations Di and Karen! I’ll send you an email to arrange delivery. For those of you who didn’t win, stay tuned for another opportunity very soon (I hope)!

Big Bust Laundry Love with Eucalan

Two months have flown by since Leah announced her engagement. This is the weekend of their civil ceremony,  so I’m sure you understand why there’s no Off the Rack today! Instead, how about a quick review of Eucalan’s new scent, Wrapture?

big bust laundry love eucalan wrapture
Most of us need help staying on top of hand laundering our bras, so I had no problems saying yes to Eucalan’s offer of a review sample of their newest delicate wash. And even though my own experiment showed me that a special lingerie cleanser isn’t absolutely necessary, I really love special detergents for my underthings because they rinse more easily and they smell so pretty. [Read more…]

Taking Time for Self Care & Pretty Things: A Lesson from Lingerie

You’ve probably noticed a few blank days on this blog recently. That’s because I’ve been giving myself permission to focus on different priorities each day. Often that means a post for this blog, but some days it doesn’t. My sister (who has been following Hourglassy almost since it began) also noticed the blank days, and she didn’t like them. She suggested I post something each day, even if it’s just a photo or a quote, so that you don’t think I’ve dropped off the face of the earth. I like her idea. That way when you see little filler posts, you’ll know I’m still around–I’m just thinking about something else, including longer posts on subjects I’ve been wanting to cover in more depth.

Photo from www.namelymarly.com

Today is a little bit of a filler, but not because I’ve been pondering a super serious topic. It’s because I spent the morning (last week’s jury case settled!) matching socks and reorganizing each of my drawers because I’m tired of not knowing what my clothing options are each morning.

The only bust-related connection I can think of is that this arose from attending Curve last week, and all women with full busts wear bras, and bras are lingerie, and lingerie is a reminder that little things matter: simple acts of self care keep us sane.

The rows of gorgeous tights at Curve made me want to maintain an orderly collection of my own tights that I can draw from with ease–no more forgotten wads at the bottom of a drawer. After this morning, I’m closer to that goal.

Emilio Cavallini

The Soak booth made me want to keep up with my handwashing. There’s something so feminine about handwashing our lingerie and hanging it to dry, and the Soak packaging and scents play right along with that.  (Be sure to enter Holly’s competition to win a gift set of their beautiful new Yuzu scent.)

I finally met Jacqueline, the founder of Soak!

Finally, these beautiful high-waisted panties made me reevaluate my own underwear drawer, which has been in danger of being overrun by purely functional undies. Curve reminded me that we can have function and beauty together.

Parfait Charlotte

Empreinte Rose (these high-waisted panties retail for $185)

Are You a Fairy Bra Mother?

So far three readers have sent me letters to their imaginary D+ goddaughters, and they’re so good that I’d be happy to end the contest right now, but I’m keeping to my word and giving you until midnight PST on December 16 to send yours in.  Need an incentive?  Every entrant will receive a little something from Soak and have the chance to try Bring It Up breast lifts–the only wardrobe helper that I know of that is specifically sized for D cups and higher.  I’ll keep you posted on the prizes for the top 3 letters soon.

Meanwhile, here are some of my favorite excerpts from the current top 3 letters:

1.

Think about the other big chested women you’ve seen: from porn stars, to librarians hiding underneath thick sweaters, to Marilyn Monroe, or perhaps an older woman who hasn’t heard that a good bra can bring her boobs from her stomach to above her waist. Go ahead, laugh. You know it’s true.

The only difference between those women (besides age, race, childhoods etc. but you get the picture) is how they approach their breasts.

2.

And what do you know, that 34 D she thought she was turned into a 30 E with plenty of perfectly fitting bras to chose from. Suddenly this mildly depressed teenager who had virtually no self esteem and hated her body and never considered herself attractive was confident, cheerful and obviously proud of her stunning body. She will happily wear bikinis and v-necked tops; she’s even stopped complaining about her ass which hasn’t altered at all.

3.

That being said, loving the body you have is part of the confidence that will allow you to do and be whoever you want to be, and that will always include wearing the right size bra. The numbers and letters don’t really matter – the important part is that a poorly fitting one will not help you stand tall and say “this is me, and I love every bit of myself”.