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Two things you will never, ever find in my closet

I am going through my closet, fluffing out things and organizing, and I realized that in my wardrobe you will NEVER, EVER find these two items:

  1. Shorts
  2. Sneakers

I have yoga pants (for home or yoga), and even zip up track jackets, but absolutely NO shorts or sneakers.

I used to have one pair of these Converse sneakers but they have long since been donated, barely used or worn. I am just not a ‘sneaker’ girl. I doubt I will ever get onto that French trend of Bensimon sneakers either.

I wonder what traumatized me at a young age to avoid buying these items.

I can’t stop smelling my wrist

I am sold on buying a bottle of Replica’s Fireplace for winter once I get a job, and Replica’s Beachwalk for summer. I can’t stop sniffing my wrist. I have worn the sample scent constantly and am loving the smell of sweet warm smoky vanilla marshmallows roasting on an open crackling wood fire.

We always want what we don’t have

I was sitting around shooting the breeze with friends the other day and they either pretty much said they would love to have breasts smaller than what they have or larger. It seems like no one loves what they have and it makes me quite sad.

The other day I also went shopping for new bras (mine are starting to curl at the edges and are no longer seamless), and I’ve no idea why we even call bras “bras” any more. They’re so padded they should be called colourful, adorned pillows.

My goodness with what’s on the shelves, you could not have hit puberty and you would look like you have a full rack with these contraptions strapped to your chest. All of the mainstream lingerie stores are full of terribly constructed, itchy, garish things meant for one night and that’s it.

Or maybe, sadly enough, that is the whole point… Ugh.


It is incredibly hard these days to find a real bra that is supportive (without underwire, I hate the feeling), and not padded AF. The only brand thus far I have tried that does this is Cosabella and they even come in plus-sized versions. I am waiting for their items to go on sale. I am also told they (surprisingly) support women of larger cup sizes up to a C, and are SUPER COMFORTABLE which I can attest to. The fabric and lace is not at all itchy, scratchy.. I can’t even tell I am wearing a bra. I am going to buy this brand from now on.

Men, if you want to buy lingerie for your beloved, spend the money on Cosabella and you will get a lot more lovin’ (she’ll wear it more often anyway!) than with that nasty cheap crap that looks good for one wear only (what a waste of money).

Anyway.

The grass is always greener on the other side so let’s put it out there. It is never perfect and this is what I hear….

Large breasts eventually sag and stretch, may not look as great in a bra as they do outside of one, they get in the way and jiggle painfully when you run if you can even find a bra strong enough to support them. The great thing about them is they’re fantastic!

Small breasts don’t fill out well in tops or other items as they should, they’re not culturally loved or appreciated as much as big ones (if media and Kate Upton’s meteoric rise popularity is anything to go by), they get flattened in exercise bras which can make you look even flatter, and is used as an insult. The great thing about them is they’re actually amazing!

At the end of the day, love what you’ve got. They’re the ones you have, and nature is never wrong in giving you what you need for your body and want.

I say this because it is all true.

Many women who have gone through breast cancer wish they had their own breasts back and while they can change them as a result after a gruelling loss of femininity post-mastectomy, it is nice but it still isn’t what they have had their whole lives.

Be thankful for what you have.


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Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

I got out of $60,000 of debt in 18 months using TheBudgetingTool.com. Since then, I have worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K (savings rate = 85%). I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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6 Comments

  1. Cassie

    You’re welcome Sherry 🙂 I didn’t get to it on the weekend, but I did manage to read most of it yesterday. It was the blogging resource I knew I needed, but didn’t know where to find. That book is worth every penny. I have a bunch of work to do on my blog this weekend 😉

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    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      Oh thank you so much 🙂 I’m glad to hear that.

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  2. K
    Kathy

    I’d just like to be symmetrical, now matter what size breasts I have.. I was born asymmetrical with one side concave and the other normal. Years later, I had breast cancer and wouldn’t you know it, the cancer was in the smaller breast. I am so blessed to be cancer free for 16 years now but the surgery and radiation further shrunk the smaller side and even after reduction and a fitting with an equalizer bra insert, I don’t feel natural and while I doubt most people even pay attention, I feel like everyone sees my lopsidedness. And buying bras…..awful. There is no way I can get a proper fit and while some years ago I found a style that worked pretty well, of course they stopped producing them. Thankfully I bought a couple of extra, but soon they will wear out and then the search is back on. Sorry to unload my troubles. But basically my response to your post, Sherry, is AMEN.

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    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      You’re welcome. I have a few breast cancer survivors in my family and what they have taught me about how to be happy with what you have, is what I have taken away as being heartfelt.

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    raluca

    Amen on the bras! I have big breasts and I hate padding and undewire with the power of a thousand suns.

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    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      Have you tried Cosabella? I hear good things about them, they’re all surprised at how well they work.

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