Life’s too short for bad bras. Amen.

This might be too much information for my male readers. Oh well. I continue.

In the last two years, my body has changed A LOT. I went from being pregnant to nursing for 15 months to getting pregnant again to having a miscarriage to now… my body has changed including my boobs. There I said boob on my blog. Yes, I have gone through a number of bras. My mom even bought me nursing bras for my birthday last year. Hey, I was pumped.

Over the weekend, I was in this mood to finally go through my dresser drawer and organize my bras, sports bras, socks and undies. What a job. The majority of stuff in these drawers either (1.) doesn’t fit or (2.) is so old. I am talking like 10 years old. Yeah some things are that old. I have been dreading this job for months. Why? I think it has to do with body image issues. Sure, part of me wishes I could still wear some of the things I wore in college. I think it also has to do with money. Sure, I hate to get rid of it because there is a lot of money in those drawers. Have you seen how much bras cost these days? Yikes. My male readers, you have no idea what us women go through.

Plus, I have been running a lot these days. Wearing an uncomfortable sports bra while running 4 miles is so not cool.

I finally got the courage to purge. While Madilyn napped, I went through it all. I threw so much stuff out.

I also got the courage to go out and buy new. I let go of the money guilt. As a stay at home mama, it has been hard for me to spend money on myself. I would rather put the money into our house or my growing business or save for Madilyn’s college (which is estimated to cost $500,000 in 18 years – YIKES!). It is a struggle for me to drop $50 on a new bra. It never really seemed to be a priority to me. I have realized, though, that I deserve it. This mama needs a bra that she loves. I deserve it. For goodness sakes, I wear one every damn day. I deserve to wear one that fits. So, I bought 4.

Do you have a hard time letting go of things? Do you struggle spending money on yourself? I would love to hear your story.

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  1. Bets,
    The next time that you’re in NYC, you should go to Town Shoppe. It’s the most amazing bra store, and the fitters are excellent. I went before and after my reduction surgery, and both times were great. And now, I just learned that my everyday bra is discontinued so I feel like another trip to the city must occur!

  2. I just saw the link to this post and re read it…. I think I tol dyou but I finally went to Nordstrom and sepnt an awful lot of money on new bras and it was one of the best decisions of my life. They actually fit!!!
    It did take some courage to have a helper in the dressing room as I was trying all of them on but she was pretty awesome and helpful and my boobs are way better off now!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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