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I have the weirdest taste in celebrity crushes, but maaaaan Richard Engel talking foreign policy really does it for me.

Q: Should I post to [insanejournal.com profile] treatyoselves to get help deciding what to keep from my Boden order, or just once I decide what part of the haul will be staying with me? Happy news: The size 8 beautiful emerald green boucle skirt was markedly too large! My ass is now a size 6! Victory is mine! Sad news: Boden doesn't have this color in size 6 anymore, so my options are to keep this one and tailor it, get a 6 in boring black or navy to see if it fits, or bid it farewell.

I have a lot of invol feels right now, but whenever I try to put them down on metaphorical internet paper I wind up typing a big paragraph and then going "No, that's not right," and deleting it.

Date: 2012-10-24 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] immlass.insanejournal.com
I am glad someone else has the Boden love. Sad that you can't get the skirt you want in your color though.

Date: 2012-10-25 03:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] igpayatinlay.insanejournal.com
I started off just putting things in my cart because I was like "Yes, I would like to try that on and possibly own it!" - - the total was something like $6044, and I thinned it down to $1993 and I think I'll keep maaaaybe $500. >.>

Date: 2012-10-25 04:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] immlass.insanejournal.com
Yeah, I just dropped about $200 on sale there myself. (That's this month.)

Also that's a nice skirt.

Date: 2012-10-25 04:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] igpayatinlay.insanejournal.com
I like it, I think I'm going to keep it and have it tailored! And a dress that was on clearance and a couple lighter weight sweater tops.

Date: 2012-10-25 04:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] immlass.insanejournal.com
I got the kimono sweater top. I love their wrap tops; they flatter busty gals.

Date: 2012-10-25 05:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] igpayatinlay.insanejournal.com
Whenever I wear wrap or deep v-style tops it's usually like WHOAHTITS so I usually stick to sweaters or lighter knitwear that can stretch a bit and cover things up without getting inappropriate?

Date: 2012-10-25 10:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] immlass.insanejournal.com
Yeah, I have to wear a tank or a cami underneath to avoid cleavage central but I'm in the cup range where I'm extremely boobalicious no matter what I do. The vertical lines in the wrap lengthen my torso a lot, which helps with my short waist.

I always get a lot of compliments when I wear wrap tops, and not from guys, either.

Date: 2012-10-25 10:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] igpayatinlay.insanejournal.com
34DD here, but I usually manage to pass it off as like, a full C or a light D. I've got an extremely long torso all around so a lot of the times the intended empire waist of wrap tops actually goes a couple inches higher up, fitting just close to the apex of my breasts, and that makes it look like they're too big to fit in the shirt?

Date: 2012-10-25 11:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] immlass.insanejournal.com
I'm currently wearing 36DD and I suspect I should be a 34 band and a larger cup (the center of my bra doesn't always rest against my chest properly). I have a very short waist and I'm slung way low in the chest department and was even before gravity set in. I have to be careful with empire tops proper because of where the under-bust line falls, which as you say isn't always under the bust, but wrap (really faux wrap) tops serve me well.

This is a top that looks fantastic on me but again, cami/tank required for decency.

Date: 2012-10-25 11:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] igpayatinlay.insanejournal.com
Yeah mine are perky enough that I wouldn't need a bra for support unless I planned on jogging, but it would garner a lot of side-eye looks, I imagine. Different tops for different bodies. :D Also, if you're anywhere near a Nordstrom, that's where I go for bra fittings and swear by them and send other people there. They have 'fit bras' that you try on and they adjust to determine your size; so it's not like awkward measuring tape fondling or flashing them the girls. And you can say like, "here's the problem I have now with my current bra," and they'll say "Oh okay!" and bring you back half a dozen options that likely solve the problem.

Date: 2012-10-25 11:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] immlass.insanejournal.com
Oops let me turn back into me before I comment!

My last fitting was at Macy's, but you've just sold me on Nordstrom.

And OMG I can't remember when I didn't last need a bra for daily wear. Generally an underwire bra. The girls weren't that perky when I was in college.

Date: 2012-10-25 11:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] igpayatinlay.insanejournal.com
LOL, I didn't always wear a bra when I started college and then by the end I needed to. I was a B at the beginning, when I left I was a D. My freshman 15 was basically split between bosom and thighs.

Date: 2012-10-25 06:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] immlass.insanejournal.com
Actually now that you say that I remember getting a lecture from my mother on a rare occasion when I went out without one (when I was living at home after my dad died) because mine was in the wash. "You're not going out like that, are you?"

I gain the same way but more on my butt.

Date: 2012-10-24 08:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] borntorun.insanejournal.com

Date: 2012-10-25 03:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] igpayatinlay.insanejournal.com
skirt on Boden's website, skirt on me, holding handfuls of material behind my back to try to show what it would be like tailored.

Date: 2012-10-25 04:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] igpayatinlay.insanejournal.com
Well that didn't work. That's on me.

Date: 2012-10-24 09:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flyspeck.insanejournal.com
yo, richard engel is the shit

Date: 2012-10-25 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] igpayatinlay.insanejournal.com
He is clever and articulate and kind of a dreamboat. You may not share that last point of enthusiasm, but yeeeeep.


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