I got so many comments/compliments on my outfit – mostly it was the tigers – yesterday I had to post. So, two days in a row, yay!! (you may have seen it on Instagram too if you follow me there). The jeans are a little tight under my belly now, so this may be it for them, although I keep saying that and keep wearing them LOL. Anyway, I only have a few more weeks, so I can get away with just wearing my Storq leggings or skirt if I need to wear separates (which I always do for doctor appointments).
I did order a nursing/maternity bra from Shopbop (with credits) that will arrive today, but otherwise, I’m trying not to wear a bra as much as possible. If I can just wear a tank (I love this Storq one – I have three) with a jacket or tee over, I’m good without a bra, but I do want to wear loose tees/dresses sometimes that really do need a bra, so I decided to try the organic cotton bra by Hanky Panky. I ordered a size up from my normal HP size and I’m hopeful that it will work. I have a few lace bras by HP that I’ve had for many years that are still holding up quite nicely, so I feel good about the investment. Anyway, I really prefer mostly cotton when I can find it.
That said though, I did LOVE the True & Co bra I bought from Slowre when it came through on consignment a year or so ago. They are NOT mostly cotton, but so comfortable and seamless. I think I had an XS and wore it early in my pregnancy but lost it somehow on our Santa Fe trip. So, when I saw them on sale during the Nordstrom anniversary sale, I ordered three in smalls and mediums that I thought I’d be able to wear now and later comfortably. WRONG. I’d have to wear the large to be comfortable, but even so, the longer length of the bra is uncomfortable with my belly so big and up close to my boobs that I’m just giving up on those for now. Anyway, after trying them on, they don’t seem as great for breastfeeding as I thought.
So my Nordstrom anniversary sale order was a bust. As usual. I have never really ordered much during this sale as I find the pieces lower quality sometimes (Eileen Fisher, ahem) and I’m not great at purchasing out of season. And I HATE ALL THE HYPE and buildup around this sale. Sure, if you need Hanky Panky thongs (I’m still wearing the retro thong), it might be a good time to stock up on them on sale, but I don’t need to buy them every year – I find that they last many many years and hardly ever need replacing. I do always look, because you know, FOMO, but I’ve hardly ever had a successful anniversary sale order.
What about you? Did you shop the Anniversary sale? What do you usually purchase during the sale, if anything? Or do you always sit it out?