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:
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!
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:
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.
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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!
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