This One’s For The Chicks

I apologize in advance to my male readers.  If you read this today, I'm sure it will bore you to tears.  I've got some girly things on my mind.  I'm not very girly, so I need to get the girliness out of my system while it's there.

I went shopping yesterday.  

[Pausing while my male readers make a quick exit.]

While I was laid up, I had become bored and ordered a couple things online from Nordstrom.  I ordered some Haviana flip flops for $12 and I ordered a couple new bras to try with my now smaller boobs.  Well, of course, nothing fit when it arrived.  I knew that might happen which is why I ordered from Nordstrom.  They will take anything back, no questions asked, and there's a store fairly close to Money Town.

TR and I agreed to run down to the mall "just to return" what I had purchased.

Well … yeah, that was the plan.

And I did return all the items in question.

While I was returning my $12 flip flops and reminding myself I should have just stuck with my favorite Rainbows instead, I fell in love with these:

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This is not the greatest photo because the straps look reddish, and they are actually the same color as the rest of the shoe.  Steve Madden makes these and the color is Pewter (kind of a coppery silverish in this case).  I love them.  Did you hear me?  I said love, love, love them.

I might have a bit of a shoe fetish.

Oh, and if you give me a foot massage?  I will do anything for you in return.  Anything!  

Just kidding. 

*Ahem*

I bought the beautiful pewter pumps.  How could I not?  My excuse for buying them is my upcoming trip to Chicago.  I can wear them with jeans at home, and I can wear them with the dresses I will need to be wearing in Chicago.  Mind you, I haven't bought any dresses yet.  I hate dresses.  However, when I buy the dresses I hate, I will be sure to buy ones that I can wear with those shoes.

Yes, I know I live in flip flops, but look how pretty they are!

TR was looking for some black pumps.  She ended up with these:

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Again, this photo doesn't really do them justice.  These were the cutest black pumps ON that I've ever seen.  They are also made by Steve Madden.  The rounded toe looks adorable on her.

Isn't it fortunate TR and I wear the same size shoe?  It was great when she lived here year round, but now she only comes home for a few weeks at a time.  We can share shoes once in awhile but not nearly as often as we used to.

TR picked up a few other things but the only other things I bought were two bras.  I still have to wear a sports bra for three more weeks per doctor's orders.  I've bought a zillion cheap ones at this point and I don't like any of them.  

My boobs hurt.

You're shocked I said that, aren't you?

No.  I can't shock you anymore, can I?

I know I just had major boob surgery three weeks ago, but the cheap sports bras were rubbing my overly sensitive nipples and my boobs have been hurting more than they should, and, and, and!

The sales lady at Nordstrom was awesome.  She has a friend who had a reduction last year and she understood exactly what I needed.  She brought me a Donna Karan sports bra to try on.  Ladies?  Without question, it is the most comfortable sports bra I have ever worn.  It actually provides a lot of support and some shaping.  It's so much more comfortable than having your boobs smashed flatter than pancakes.  If you ever wear sports bras, I highly recommend it.

[No, nobody's sponsoring this post.] 

In addition, I bought one bra to wear once I'm done with the 24/7 sports bra restriction.  I can't wear any bras with wire in them for six months.  It's very, very hard to find bras with a C cup that don't have wire.  I bought one and it's okay and it shapes my breasts nicely, but I can't say it's a bra I'll love for life.  

I still have a lot of swelling around my rib cage so I imagine my size will be changing over the course of the next couple months anyway.  I should be shrinking at least one size around my rib cage as the swelling gradually decreases.  At some point down the road, I'll be able to buy sexy, lacy bras.  

Victoria Secret – I'll be visiting soon.  I can't wait!

© Twenty Four At Heart

66 Responses to “This One’s For The Chicks”

  1. Kathy

    oooooooooooh you’ll get to wear PRETTY bras that match your panties. So jealous. I’ve been debating a reduction for a long time and have been reading your updates with much interest! Thanks for being so honest about everything!

  2. Kathy

    oooooooooooh you’ll get to wear PRETTY bras that match your panties. So jealous. I’ve been debating a reduction for a long time and have been reading your updates with much interest! Thanks for being so honest about everything!

  3. Kathy

    oooooooooooh you’ll get to wear PRETTY bras that match your panties. So jealous. I’ve been debating a reduction for a long time and have been reading your updates with much interest! Thanks for being so honest about everything!

  4. stoneskin

    Well I was very tempted to leave when prompted, but I did enjoy the pictures of heels as I scrolled down, so it was worth it!

  5. stoneskin

    Well I was very tempted to leave when prompted, but I did enjoy the pictures of heels as I scrolled down, so it was worth it!

  6. stoneskin

    Well I was very tempted to leave when prompted, but I did enjoy the pictures of heels as I scrolled down, so it was worth it!

  7. di

    Cute shoes but man do they make my feet hurt just looking at them.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  8. di

    Cute shoes but man do they make my feet hurt just looking at them.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  9. di

    Cute shoes but man do they make my feet hurt just looking at them.
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  10. Linda

    LOVE the shoes! But I’m not very girlie. I haven’t worn anyting with a heel in years. I live in my Bass leather slip-ons for work and I’m pretty much barefoot the rest of the time.

  11. Linda

    LOVE the shoes! But I’m not very girlie. I haven’t worn anyting with a heel in years. I live in my Bass leather slip-ons for work and I’m pretty much barefoot the rest of the time.

  12. Linda

    LOVE the shoes! But I’m not very girlie. I haven’t worn anyting with a heel in years. I live in my Bass leather slip-ons for work and I’m pretty much barefoot the rest of the time.

  13. Kelly

    Those shoes are HOT. Will you wear them or just stay in your flip flops and LOOK at them? : )

  14. Kelly

    Those shoes are HOT. Will you wear them or just stay in your flip flops and LOOK at them? : )

  15. Kelly

    Those shoes are HOT. Will you wear them or just stay in your flip flops and LOOK at them? : )

  16. Cristie

    I have been reading your blog for a while, but I always feel silly commenting. But with Boob reductions and now shoes, I can not stay silent anymore! You are my hero.:) I also mostly wear flip flops, but when I get serious I do love my heels. http://www.thetravelingcircus.com/2009/03/red-is-color-of-love.html
    Also, no matter the size-stick with Nordstrom for bras. They’ll find you pretty, pretties and they’ll take good care of you in the process. (No I don’t work there. I’ve just been lifted and tucked there a number of times.;)

  17. Cristie

    I have been reading your blog for a while, but I always feel silly commenting. But with Boob reductions and now shoes, I can not stay silent anymore! You are my hero.:) I also mostly wear flip flops, but when I get serious I do love my heels. http://www.thetravelingcircus.com/2009/03/red-is-color-of-love.html
    Also, no matter the size-stick with Nordstrom for bras. They’ll find you pretty, pretties and they’ll take good care of you in the process. (No I don’t work there. I’ve just been lifted and tucked there a number of times.;)

  18. Cristie

    I have been reading your blog for a while, but I always feel silly commenting. But with Boob reductions and now shoes, I can not stay silent anymore! You are my hero.:) I also mostly wear flip flops, but when I get serious I do love my heels. http://www.thetravelingcircus.com/2009/03/red-is-color-of-love.html
    Also, no matter the size-stick with Nordstrom for bras. They’ll find you pretty, pretties and they’ll take good care of you in the process. (No I don’t work there. I’ve just been lifted and tucked there a number of times.;)

  19. L

    Just a thought for when you graduate from the sports bra….these two are my favorites. They are a little boring but both are wireless and may help with sensitivity. The second even has a touch of sexy lace. Good Luck!
    http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/onlineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=productDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.jsp&event=display&prnbr=CU-220136&page=1&cgname=OSBRPNOWZZZ
    http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/onlineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=productDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.jsp&event=display&prnbr=CU-238502&page=1&cgname=OSBRPNOWZZZ

  20. L

    Just a thought for when you graduate from the sports bra….these two are my favorites. They are a little boring but both are wireless and may help with sensitivity. The second even has a touch of sexy lace. Good Luck!
    http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/onlineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=productDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.jsp&event=display&prnbr=CU-220136&page=1&cgname=OSBRPNOWZZZ
    http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/onlineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=productDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.jsp&event=display&prnbr=CU-238502&page=1&cgname=OSBRPNOWZZZ

  21. L

    Just a thought for when you graduate from the sports bra….these two are my favorites. They are a little boring but both are wireless and may help with sensitivity. The second even has a touch of sexy lace. Good Luck!
    http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/onlineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=productDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.jsp&event=display&prnbr=CU-220136&page=1&cgname=OSBRPNOWZZZ
    http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/onlineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=productDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.jsp&event=display&prnbr=CU-238502&page=1&cgname=OSBRPNOWZZZ

  22. Laura

    found you at privilege…congrats on smaller boobs. I am hoping to remove my breasts from my lap one day, and put them back up where they belong.
    and the shoes are great.

  23. Laura

    found you at privilege…congrats on smaller boobs. I am hoping to remove my breasts from my lap one day, and put them back up where they belong.
    and the shoes are great.

  24. Laura

    found you at privilege…congrats on smaller boobs. I am hoping to remove my breasts from my lap one day, and put them back up where they belong.
    and the shoes are great.

  25. Christy

    The shoes are gorgeous, but OMG–HOW do you walk in them? You are a better woman than me…but I do covet the sexy shoe. 🙂

  26. Christy

    The shoes are gorgeous, but OMG–HOW do you walk in them? You are a better woman than me…but I do covet the sexy shoe. 🙂

  27. Christy

    The shoes are gorgeous, but OMG–HOW do you walk in them? You are a better woman than me…but I do covet the sexy shoe. 🙂

  28. Dana Austin

    Can you post a link to the DK sports bra? In dire need of one for the gym and just wondered what model you bought.
    Thanks!
    Dana

  29. Dana Austin

    Can you post a link to the DK sports bra? In dire need of one for the gym and just wondered what model you bought.
    Thanks!
    Dana

  30. Dana Austin

    Can you post a link to the DK sports bra? In dire need of one for the gym and just wondered what model you bought.
    Thanks!
    Dana

  31. Danielle

    I was going to suggest the Ipex wireless bra as well. I have one, and I am pushing out of my D cups, and it is soo comfy, so I’m sure it will do great with C cups.
    Love the SM shoes! I just went shoe shopping on Piperlime the other night (had a gift card-since CHRISTMAS), and it was impossible to pick just 2 pairs. But I did it.
    The DK sports bra? I sooo have to check it out! I’m so sick of my boobs feeling like pancakes when I’m working out.
    One last suggestion: for your sensitive, sore nipples-have you tried the cream/ointment that women use when they breastfeed? That might give you some relief.

  32. Danielle

    I was going to suggest the Ipex wireless bra as well. I have one, and I am pushing out of my D cups, and it is soo comfy, so I’m sure it will do great with C cups.
    Love the SM shoes! I just went shoe shopping on Piperlime the other night (had a gift card-since CHRISTMAS), and it was impossible to pick just 2 pairs. But I did it.
    The DK sports bra? I sooo have to check it out! I’m so sick of my boobs feeling like pancakes when I’m working out.
    One last suggestion: for your sensitive, sore nipples-have you tried the cream/ointment that women use when they breastfeed? That might give you some relief.

  33. Danielle

    I was going to suggest the Ipex wireless bra as well. I have one, and I am pushing out of my D cups, and it is soo comfy, so I’m sure it will do great with C cups.
    Love the SM shoes! I just went shoe shopping on Piperlime the other night (had a gift card-since CHRISTMAS), and it was impossible to pick just 2 pairs. But I did it.
    The DK sports bra? I sooo have to check it out! I’m so sick of my boobs feeling like pancakes when I’m working out.
    One last suggestion: for your sensitive, sore nipples-have you tried the cream/ointment that women use when they breastfeed? That might give you some relief.

  34. LPC

    Popping back over from my blog to tell you we agree that your line, “50 is the new dead” should be patented. Or at least Twittered. I’m still laughing.

  35. LPC

    Popping back over from my blog to tell you we agree that your line, “50 is the new dead” should be patented. Or at least Twittered. I’m still laughing.

  36. LPC

    Popping back over from my blog to tell you we agree that your line, “50 is the new dead” should be patented. Or at least Twittered. I’m still laughing.

  37. Suzy Voices

    WHYYYYYYYYY did you have to go and put up a picture of those gorgeous shoes???? Now I’m googling the pewter ones and trying to get myself not to buy them! Damn you, TwentyFour. 😉

  38. Suzy Voices

    WHYYYYYYYYY did you have to go and put up a picture of those gorgeous shoes???? Now I’m googling the pewter ones and trying to get myself not to buy them! Damn you, TwentyFour. 😉

  39. Suzy Voices

    WHYYYYYYYYY did you have to go and put up a picture of those gorgeous shoes???? Now I’m googling the pewter ones and trying to get myself not to buy them! Damn you, TwentyFour. 😉

  40. Jen

    I would recommend Moving Comfort, their bras I have are great!!

  41. Jen

    I would recommend Moving Comfort, their bras I have are great!!

  42. Jen

    I would recommend Moving Comfort, their bras I have are great!!

  43. Beautiful Wreck

    The Steve Madden shoes are awesome! I love them and I am a barefoot kind of girl and dont really like shoes.
    And the bra, I followed the link you gave me on twitter and saved it. I may be ordering one because I need a good bra for when I exercise and it looks like what I have been looking for.

  44. Beautiful Wreck

    The Steve Madden shoes are awesome! I love them and I am a barefoot kind of girl and dont really like shoes.
    And the bra, I followed the link you gave me on twitter and saved it. I may be ordering one because I need a good bra for when I exercise and it looks like what I have been looking for.

  45. Beautiful Wreck

    The Steve Madden shoes are awesome! I love them and I am a barefoot kind of girl and dont really like shoes.
    And the bra, I followed the link you gave me on twitter and saved it. I may be ordering one because I need a good bra for when I exercise and it looks like what I have been looking for.

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