Fashion and Beauty

Investment Piece of the Month

May 16, 2014

This week was a very momentous one, my friends. Wilson and I washed our cars (they were in dire straights), we finished our wedding thank you notes (finally, we are SO RUDE) and, most importantly, I bought the best-fitting bra of my life.

We are all adults here, we can discuss this.

I won’t expand too much about my actual bra fitting as my father is an avid reader of SST and I’m sure he doesn’t want to hear about this — HEY DAD! — but suffice it to say it was life-changing, and in an awesome way, which is why the SST Investment Piece of the Month for May is a great-fitting bra.

As bras are very pricey, especially nice ones, they most certainly classify as an investment for your closet, and a decision that should not be entered into lightly. Every woman needs and deserves a nice bra. You wear it every day of your life — besides my free spirit readers, totally down with no bras too — and therefore the bra needs to fit you correctly, look nice and enhance your shape.

Enter bra and life changer: Mary, my new BFF, at NordstromHer business card says “Certified Fitter” — not joking. 

Buying new bras has been on my list of things to do for at least a year now — poor Wilson — but I have avoided this purchase like the plague because of its large cost. I happened to be at Nordstrom purchasing something for a friend’s upcoming lingerie shower and couldn’t help but succumb to the beckoning of all the fashionable bras around me.

Anna, stop being a cheap ass,” they said. “We will make you go from sad to glad,” they promised. 

Mary, my new BFF, introduced herself and certifiably fitted me for a bra — I wonder how you get certified for that, probably something my male readers would be interested in — and pronounced that not only was I wearing the wrong size, but that I should definitely throw all of the ones I owned away. I agreed and obliged.

Here are some of the ones that Mary recommended for the bra-neophytes such as myself:

SST Investment Piece of the Month -- Bras

 Calvin Klein Black Bra / Natori White Bra / Calvin Klein Gray Bra / Natori Nude Bra


Mary schooled informed me that every woman should have at least TWO (and really it should be four, but you have to start somewhere) bras that fit your shape and size. She also told me all sorts of odds and ends about under-wire, straps, etc., that I will spare you but if you don’t know certain details about these things you should go IMMEDIATELY to Nordstrom and asked to be sized and try on some brassieres. You will not regret it.

I was so pleased with my new bras I wore one of them home. The thought of putting on the old one was like having to put on dirty socks. And as the bras promised, I went from sad to glad indeed. No doctor-assisted lifts necessary.


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  • Reply Krystle May 16, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Thanks for this post!!!! I was just telling a friend how I can never find a bra with a perfect fit 🙂 oh the life of a female haha.

    • Reply Anna May 16, 2014 at 7:43 am

      I KNOW! You must go to Nordstrom and ask for Mary — she is so helpful and explains everything and it wasn’t a long, drawn-out process. She had me in and out of there with two new bras in 20 minutes, if that! You deserve some new bras my dear… Thank you for reading as always.

  • Reply Beth May 16, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    I have blissfully pointed three friends to a Nordstom “fitter” after my experience which I can describe as no less then miraculous. I still follow the rules I was so gracefully given by Janice with no judging about a then 39 year old who was still buying bras at Target. NOTHING is better a than a bar that fits so well it creates cleveage….not a “secret.”

    • Reply Anna May 18, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      Haha I’m so glad you’ve had the miracle of Nordstrom bra buying too! It truly was life-changing… Thank you for reading 🙂

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