The day is here, time to cruise baby! I'm up at 5:30am so I can go over my pack job, make sure I have the essentials. Of course I'm totally PMSing this week - sore boobs, bloated, can't sleep....all the good stuff. Yesterday to prepare I had to go find a strapless bra....let me share.
There are three things that I really dislike shopping for: Jeans, Swimsuits and Bras. Jeans - only because I have tree trunk thighs (yes, I know that those thighs power me along on bike rides, swims and runs...) and a shapely Mexican booty. It's hard to find something that fits, and I have to try on pair after pair. Swimsuits - well, I really don't know anyone who enjoys trying on swim suits?? Especially if you go to the store to do it, the fluorescent lights just accentuate any flaw that you might have and if the lights miss it the wiggity wacked mirrors will do the rest. And then there is bra shopping.
Okay, so years ago I was properly fitted for a bra (which I think EVERY mother should do for her daughter when she starts really needing a bra) and found out that I was wearing the wrong size...by a long shot. I was a 34DDD and wearing a 36D. Now, since then I've had a breast reduction and now I am a 34DD. (I'm sure you thinking WHAT, why'd you have the surgery. But, that is another story for another blog. We'll just say that between them growing back and a egotistical Dr who made me "proportional" (see Mexican booty above) that's where I ended up.) I have my favorite brand of bra, Wacoal. You put one on and you FEEL the difference....anyway, back to bra shopping. I went into Macy's to find a Wacoal strapless bra that I had seen on the web, with a notation that it was in stores. They had two in stock and none were my size. So the lady tried to find me something...
She tells me that if I go up in band size that it should fit the cup. DON'T believe this people. It's not true. Yes, it will technically stay on, however it will be ill fitting and you'll be uncomfortable. Think about it, extra inches around the band doesn't mean that your boobs are going to be less full?? Anyway, my size is not "normal" so we went from brand to brand. I finally settle on this Fiona bra, in the incorrect size. The bra can stand up on it's own and has padding....what.the.eff??? Padding in a D - DD bra? No joke. Just to give you a little lift. Yeah, nice. Just think though, if I fall off the boat I'll have my own personal flotation device! But seriously, there is nothing like trying on a bra when your pms-ing: Sore boobs? Check! Bloated? Check! Boobs larger than normal? Check, Check!
Back to the fun though, cruise time! Cruise time! I've over packed. It looks like I'm leaving for two weeks but seriously I didn't know what to bring and I fear I'm still missing stuff. I figure I can buy it, albeit overprice, on the boat.
So farewell for the weekend Peeps. I will be giving you a full report when I get back. Stay cool on Rock On!