The incessant ramblings of a twenty something year old

Month: March 2014

Busy, busy

Busy, busy

I have been working in my new job for two months now and I still haven’t gotten used to the routine of it all. The getting up early and everything is no problem it’s just the evenings. I am not using them the way I […]

Next of Kin | Raglans | Heroes in Hiding

Next of Kin | Raglans | Heroes in Hiding

Hey Guys!I will admit I have been super crappy at posting and keeping up with all my projects lately. I’ve been so ill and when I overcome one thing another two things pop up. For example as soon as I started getting over my chest […]

The Importance of a Good Bra

The Importance of a Good Bra

Hey guys! 
Recently I really learned the value of getting measured for a new bra and wearing the right size bra.
I haven’t gotten measured for a bra in at least 2 years, if not more! I wanted to get measured when I was in London last year but when it came down to it I just wasn’t bothered with how busy all the shops were. I did go into La Senza with the aim of getting measured and stocking up on bras (I’ve been lost now they have pulled out of Ireland) but my friend worked there so naturally I ended up just talking to her for ages and sure then it was too late and I had to head to my concert.
Anyway, a few weeks ago I bit the bullet and went to be measured. I had spent too long struggling with bad fits, constantly falling out of my bra, pulling up straps, and wearing crop tops under see through tops to protect my modesty when something inevitably did pop out. Janet Jackson’s bra mare had nothing on me.  I really wanted to be able to go to work and be comfortable and not have to constantly fix my straps and worry about spilling out of my bra and my much loved low cut tops. I wanted to be able to wear low cut tops confidently. I think I have a pretty nice chest, so why not show that off.

When I got measured last in Ann Summers they said I was a 32DD. That was two years ago. More recently I went to Chance to get measured and they openly told me they measure different to most other labels. It was then I chose to get measured in Marks and Spencer and get a more general fitting and stock up on day to day bras rather than the fancier stuff.  In M&S I measured in at 36D.

Now I thought this was a huge jump, even though two years had passed. I had put on loads of weight as those who read my blog will know, but I had also lost quite a lot of weight. In seems to me though that as I lose the weight my boobs just are not getting smaller at all, they are HUGE in comparison to me. But I am a curvy lady so maybe it is to be expected.

One thing I will say is I was chuffed to get sorted and I feel so much more comfortable and confident. 

I really do want to commend the staff from the Marks and Spencer store in Jervis Shopping Centre for their amazing fitting service. There was a girl behind me about to get measured for the first time and bless her heart, she looked petrified. I wouldn’t blame her for it though. I remember before I got fitted for the first time I was freaking out. I would have done anything to have gotten out of it. I think my main problem, however, was that I didn’t realise I would get to keep my shirt on.  
Whilst I was getting fitted I could hear the sales lady helping the girl and she was so nice and patient and chatty with her and took the time to explain everything. I saw the girl afterwards and she just seemed so happy and relaxed, and maybe even a little bit more grown up.

If you have little sisters, cousins, kids, or are even going to get measured for the first time yourself. I would definitely check them out. You will be going back again and again. They are also my go to place for nipple covers and support undies. They definitely know what they are doing in that store when it comes to ladies delicates.

80-85% of women wear the wrong bra size and if anyone is evidence of that I am. When the lady measured me and asked what size I was wearing she was shocked by how far off I was. Most places these days do free bra fittings with no obligation to buy and it only takes a few minutes. It’s worth taking time from your day and once it’s done it’s done for the next while.
Enjoy the rest of your week guys! 
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The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

Those of you who follow my blog and twitter should be aware now that I am taking part in #TheBloggersSnailMail and I have been paired with the lovely Hannah from HannahBubble. Hannah nominated me for a Liebster Award and I am thrilled to accept it. The Liebster […]

Spring has Sprung

Spring has Sprung

Photo Source Hey guys.First and foremost I want to apologize for being a bit shitty when it came to posting over the past (almost) month. My new job has taken a lot of getting used to and I have been quite tired. But look it’s […]