The TueDo List: Get Sized, Buy Some Bras, Feel Your Boobs & More

What’s better than doing some bra shopping, especially when there’s a sale? (Photo courtesy

We were all about boobs this week, so why not carry that into the weekend?

Get Fit

(Photo courtesy True & Co.)

A recent Women’s Wear Daily survey showed that 64 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size. I believe that I am guilty, in spite of years of gentle reminders from a fashion blogger friend to figure it out already. If you need some help with the measuring tape, there are plenty of places to go. In the NYC metro area, Brooklyn’s Iris Lingerie is an excellent place to get fit, as is the Upper West Side’s famous Town Shop, which has been sizing up women for more than 100 years (seriously). In the D.C area, I’ve heard nothing but good things about Coup de Foudre Lingerie. They even offer a free 30-minute bra makeover, so there is really no reason to procrastinate.

If you’d like to start out online before you work with someone in person, Victoria’s Secret has a “Find Your Perfect Fit” quiz, and the ladies at True & Co. have created a two-minute fit quiz that will help you select bras from their online store. They’ll then send you five to try on, and you pay only for what you want to keep.

Shop for the “Girls”

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Once you’re properly sized, it’s time to splurge on some summer lingerie. And speaking of Victoria’s Secret, their semi-annual sale is happening now, with bras at $15 and up. If you’re feeling super sexy (and why shouldn’t you?) Agent Provocateur’s semi-annual sale is on too, and since their pieces are pricey in general, this is the perfect chance to treat yourself without breaking the bank.

My personal pick for this week is the Gap Body sale, with bras at 40 percent off. This is one of the most comfortable lines I’ve ever tried — and the sale includes pajamas and underwear too — so it’s definitely worth your while.

Check Out a Bodice-Ripper

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Even if you’ve never read a romance novel, Diana Gabaldon’s Written in My Own Heart’s Blood (, $20) may be worth an exception. The reviews are excellent for what Amazon is calling the best novel in this genre so far in 2014. Here’s a synopsis: “At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie’s wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces.”

I don’t see how that could end well, but I’m pretty sure the reading will.

Check Yourself

(Image courtesy of The National Breast Cancer Foundation)

I admit it: I have never had a mammogram. Have you? I also haven’t done a self-examination in quite some time, as important as I know it is to do so. The National Breast Cancer Foundation provides plenty of great tips for at-home breast exams, as well as a helpful video explaining the different procedures and what you may need. Their online resources also include a planning tool for early detection, which can increase breast cancer survival rate to 98 percent.

I had a physical this week, and a mammogram is on my list of assignments from my doctor. I promise I’ll call on Monday. Join me?

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One Response

  1. Cassie Hargett

    Well, summer has already passed but I’m gonna share what I experienced. Me and my family/relatives were supposed to go adventuring (go to beaches and stuff) this summer and I really thought that my beach wear was still okay. We were on the road that time and I decided to change in to them as we were approaching the closest beach, then I realized, as I tied the knot of my bikini that I’m experiencing the “double boob”. Apparently, my breast got larger by the year… The result, no beach action for me. When you plan to go on adventures like I did and will wear things that you only wear often be sure to check them first, or better buy new ones and get fitted at the same time.


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