This week was a little different. I went to the mall with my daughter, and this time, I came home with two shopping bags. Yes, me, yes, two bags! A number of years ago, my son gave me a gift card from Victoria’s Secret as a Christmas gift, and I put it away in a safe place (because that’s what you do with gift cards). Even though I understand that it’s to a woman’s benefit to have her bra size checked every few years, I haven’t had mine checked since I first started wearing bras – more years ago than I want to remember. I buy my bras from Walmart, and even though I’ve breast-fed two babies, gained more weight than I want to even think about, and have been feeling (seeing) the effects of gravity, I’ve still been simply guessing at bra size, throwing my shirt on, and trying to forget about it. If you can’t see it, it’s not there, right?
So, I screwed my courage to the wall, took a deep breath, and got sized. You know what? The woman who helped me was so nice, caring and understanding that I almost cried. Yep, having someone else take care of me does that to me. Thanks to my son’s gift card I’m now the proud owner of two bras that make me look pretty good – gravity be damned! But, for those of you out there who love to get freebies, I also got a pretty beach cover-up and a beach tote for FREE! So, after years of hemming and hawing, I just so happened to pick a freebie day! Wow!
My second bag was for a ten-dollar black sleeveless duster, much like one the wonderful, worldly wise Miss Fisher would wear. I’ve been looking for one of these for quite some time, and found it in a store that sells everything for the princely sum of $10.00. So, it was bargains all around. What a great shopping experience!
For someone who absolutely hates shopping, this was one day for the record books. Best of all, I now know my bra size and what a well-made bra looks like, so I can purchase some better bras now. And, I get to swan around (somewhat) like the fantastic Miss Fisher! What a great day!