It hasn’t really been a whirlwind week here, but it feels like it. Maybe it’s just the seasonal transition. All the horses got their spring shots, the snow from last weekend finally melted, I put my first plants in pots, and am finally getting around to digging up the runners from my maple tree. That last one required quite a bit of effort, and unleashing more than a little of my crazy side. Let’s just say that if Leo ever needs it again, I’m pretty good with an ax.
To continue my A+ adulting, I plotted the destruction of the off-center bushes in the front of my house, as well as the overwhelming mint plant population. That little project would have to wait until after a long-awaited run to Target. I mean, they had bras 20% off last week, and it had recently come to my attention that my selection of the everyday staple was … paltry. Plus, let’s be real here, one doesn’t really need an excuse to spend an hour at Target.
I walked into the store last Friday thinking, “How hard can it possibly be to find a couple bras at Target?”
I tried on literally every single variety that was in my size. I tried on things not in my size. Nothing fit. Nothing was comfortable. Ok, these stupid sports bra-esque were fine, but not what I really wanted.
As I’ve gotten older, being comfortable has become more and more important. I’m not really interested anymore in suffering for beauty (ok, to the extent that a barn rat like me ever accepted “suffering”). However, my time as a Nordstrom sales girl taught me that the right underpinnings make clothes look better. As much as I love bras like the above, they don’t really work for all occasions. So seriously, how hard can it be to find something that works on both a functional and comfortable level?
I watched Gossip Girl religiously, and was always so jealous of Blair and Serena’s clothes in general, but also the fact that these high school characters had better, prettier lingerie than I did. Theirs also laid so perfectly under their clothes, too.
So the search continues. Alas, I probably won’t be able to find comfort, support, and style in the $12 Target variety this time, so I’m open to the more expensive varieties now. If you have suggestions, please help me.
Until then, sports bras it is!