BIG day at the Wacoal Outlet Sale!!!

If you  are in the tri-state area in the next few days,  you might want to make a check out the bonanza of a sale at the Wacoal Factory in Lyndhurst, NJ.   It was my first time at their biannual sale and it did not disappoint. I purchased 5 bras and some panties for a total of $127 verses the full retail of $318. Not too shabby!

http://www.wacoal-america.com/

The sale, which was only advertised in local NJ newspapers, consisted of  not-so-large room, maybe ’20 x ’26 feet, was chock full of bras, panties, lingerie. Apparently they are second quality, however, I only found one bra with a flaw of 2 hook & eye closures when there should have been 3. The wait for the 2 dressing rooms was disappointing long. But it was worth the wait, since the purchases are non returnable. It was also kind of fun bonding with a very diverse group of New Jersey beautiful women.  Nothing like an awesome sale & the buying such personal items to bring out the humor!

The word on the dressing room line was that the December sale in 2011 had bigger savings at 75% off and several deeply discounted bins versus today’s sale was 65% off retail. Let it be known that Wacoal does not go on sale in your favorite department store. However, once in a while you  might find a rare few at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Daffy’s, or Century 21. They will be odd sizes for sure, but be sure to look!

The sale runs from Saturday, July 21 through Friday, July 27th from 10 AM to 5 PM and is closed on Sunday.  The factory’s address is 50 Polito Ave., Lyndhurst, NJ 07071 and is directly across from Medieval Times. While you are in the discount shopping mode, nearby is Harmon Cove Outlets, where my favorite stop is Gucci. But shopper beware, this is not your typical outlet shopping, each store or factory is a car ride to the next one. Be sure to google Harmon Cove Outlets, Secaucus to check out the store listings and addresses. http://www.harmomeadow.com

The building has a giant, retro WACOAL neon sign  on its rooftop, however, there are no big signs directing you into the parking lot for the factory sale. As a matter of fact, the door into the sale was locked when I tried to go in and had to wait for someone to leave for it to open and only then did I realize I was in the right place.

I truly love a sale….  and BTW no sales tax on clothing in New Jersey!

 

 

 

 

Spin class workout clothes?

It was not a pretty sight. A small room with 24 stationary bikes jammed close together and lots of people peddling to nowhere, at a furious pace. However, the music was good with flashbacks to the 1980s and a little Katy Perry sprinkled in. Music that you could sing along to or go down some Memory Lane (metophorically of course).

Not quite the Spin Class I attended….

  • Heartrate up?  check
  • Waterbottle? check
  • Feet spinning?  yup

Okay, so not too much else to but check out the other women in class. What are they wearing? Those in great shape, they had lots of high tech, tank style sports tops.  Not really my style….

Looking for inspiration- not happening. There were a lot of tee shirts with NYU, Penn State, LBI  etc.. Many are  oversized and made of 100% cotton. Thirty minutes into class they are soaked in sweat, sticky & totally mis- shapened. These women use their big tee shirts to towel off too.  Like the guys at football practice. Kind of Yuck.

Where is the happy place? How you look pulled together but not like a “Gym Darla”?

C9 by Champion® Womens Short-Sleeve Power Workout Tee at Target!  About $10

  • Sizing and Fit: a Loose Fit X-Small to XX-Large
  • Protective Features:Duo Dry®, Moisture Wicking Jersey
  • Material: 60 % Cotton, 40 % Polyester
  • Fabric Weight:Lightweight Fabric Construction
  • V- Neckline Style & Cap Short Sleeve, Falls just Below the Waist
  • Care and Cleaning: Machine Wash Cold, Tumble Dry Low

These shirts are awesome! They can be bought online or in the store. When you find the size & color you like buy a few! I have 2 whites, 2 blacks & 1 heather grey. No excuses not to go to the gym or play some tennis!

Thankfully, this fitness fashion is now extinct…. someone please tell Gym Darla 🙂

Thanks Ann Taylor! Cleavage contained…

Great tee shirts  to be found at Ann Taylor Factory  that  works for the babes with big busts! The Modest Girls are not into showing off the cleavage– it is more about containing it. so when we find tops that are comfortable, stylish and non cleavage showing we share!

With sales happening for the  4th of July holiday I made a quick dash to the not-so-far-away outlets to check out what they had . While I only I bought one  shirt I wore it last night & wish I purchased a few more! They  are fashionable and super lightweight with a nice selection of colors:  mushroom, navy, red, white to name a few  and easy on the wallet at $29.99 with 50% off = $15!

Ann Taylor Factory Tee $15!

I had hope to find the listing for this shirt for the Ann Taylor Factory store online Unfortunately the Factory store  is not accessible online, you have to go in person…. too bad!  The full price, retail store Ann Taylor is  your internet choice so I did a little hunting around there to see if we could find a few tops that would work for the big breasts.

Indeed there are & on sale too!  So MGs, we have beautiful choices out there…

Ann Taylor Woven Drape Front Sleeveless $29

Ann T’s Cowl Neck Cap Sleeve top $49.99

My! What Big Eyelashes You Have!

Distraction, diversion, trickery — are all pretty solid techniques to get people to notice something other than the big girls. So in the words of every teacher, “I want all eyes up here” and  “Look me in the eye(s)…” verses some guy rudely staring at the ta-tahs!

Okay, so in reality, you  are not going to tell John Q. Public “to look me in the eyes” nor will you say, “please stop staring at my chest”. Although John Q.P. maybe bad-mannered, it’s a tough road to try to correct  boorishness behavior.  It’s just not what we do.  However,  with a little visual diversion, it may happen anyway. Go ahead and highlight those big, beautiful eyes and you will sparkle!

Modest Girls has found the solution to what may be the absolute best mascara product available, Trish McEvoy’s  Lash Curling Jet Black Mascara.  This is no ordinary mascara, first the price is a whopping big $30 but it is worth it.

According to the Trish McEvoy website “This revolutionary tubular curling mascara forms water-resistant tubes 360° around lashes, dries instantly and cannot smudge or smear. Better than waterproof, the 24-hour formula stays just-applied looking yet slides off with only warm water without leaving a trace….”

The results are closest in the appearance to that of wearing fake eyelashes. The lashes are fatten and extended and it never smudges nor gives you raccoon eyes. It’s truly remarkable. Put on a little of your favorite eyeliner and viola!

You look smashing!

Target these Cool Tops

Some mornings you just need to throw on a top & run to the store, walk the dog, or bake some cookies. You are not looking to dress up but you don’t really want to look like a disaster. Your favorite tee-shirt is in the wash, what do you grab next?

Babes with Big Busts– you grab one of these! You think Nordstrom?, Bloomingdale’s?, Neiman (way too main stream for NM)… No No No!!! They are all from Tarjaeee, I mean Target…

This Merona gathered at the neck, comes in several colors & for basic totally not boring. Cute cap sleeves, nice fabric stretch, slightly fitted, scoop neck that is not too low nor too high. $10 buck-a-roos

Mossimos Knit to Woven Boxy Top, $18,  comes in 3 colors. This is a pretty cool top because the front is a silky polyester, which is a great, yet simple, dressed up look, while the backing is a soft cotton blend for stretch. Casual Chic!

Gilligan & O’Malley Fluid Knit Sleep Top $13. Yes it’s sleep wear & I bought two! One in charcoal and one in black. Great for running errands or watching tv. Whatever!
Kudos to Target for giving Modest Girls something to brag about!

Death by Swimsuit

Seriously, shopping for a bathing suit when you have big boobs — it could kill you.

  • You could die of embarrassment. Hidden dressing room security people are aghast by your enormous breasts, or
  • You want to “throw in the towel”, the frustration of finding nothing fits makes you want to “call it quits”, or
  • You have a heart attack when a not-so-dorky swimsuit fits & holds the bosoms!

There is no such thing as a bathing suit that supports big boobs & looks good. It’s a pipe dream.

I have bought many swimsuits over years and still keep going back to one aka “Trusty”. It is a one-piece,  black, Cole of California,  a high neckline, key hole back support,  no underwire, quality fabric which keeps the breast up and a slimming lower body.

God bless this swimsuit, but man, I am sick of it.

Cole of California, aka “Trusty”

This spring, I started the swimsuit shopping early due to April vacation plans. I promised myself, money was no object. If it worked, buy it no regrets. It is time to bury “Trusty”.

After a scouring  many  stores & hours of searching on the internet, I nearly gave up.  However,  I was pleasantly surprised to stumble across a pretty, navy blue suit by Jones New York. Of course, since I really wasn’t looking that day but the shape was so similar TrustyBonus!  The neckline had some funky  beads on it so everyone would clearly recognize that I wasn’t wearing  crusty Trusty. At $110, I wasn’t happy about the price, but if it work & it could be the next Trusty.

Once on vacation, at a truly stunning Las Vegas resort, I was pretty psyched to be poolside, sipping tropical drinks and wearing my new suit & glamorous cover up. The  90 degree temperature  beckoned for a swim. Unfortunately, while strutting  to the pool, I notice a breeze whispering through the crotch area of the suit, the bottom was too loose…and once it got wet, it stretched larger. 😦  Although there was a quick fix by sewing a few pinches of fabric together around the leg opening – the suit disappoints.

Jones New York new navy Swimsuit

Not wanting to let the Swimsuit Doldrums get this DDD down, I have since checked out Lord & Taylor, which showcases  approximately 300 different swim suits.  I pulled a potential 5 that might hold the girls in & up without too much cleavage.

Definitely, not too promising, I will let the Modest Girl Community decide…

  • The trio of suits, by Miraclesuit, are approximately $150 ea. Underwire support but no cup size;  cup size Miracle suits can be found online.
  • The 2 swimsuits, by Longtitude, are about $80 ea.The high neckline is good for cleavage coverage but no support to speak of otherwise… The color is a bit wild for the big girls too! 

Rejoice! Tommy Hilfiger saves the day…

Tommy Hilfiger’s Stylin’ Tops for Big Ta-tas

This past Saturday, while wandering the mall for inspiration, graduation parties were on the mind. We racked up a total of 8 invitations… People were celebrating! And the parties have been fun; poolside, restaurants, theme drinks, fountains, pulled pork, kabobs… Like a busy wedding season, you want to look stylish & dress to have fun without breaking the bank.

Back to shopping… I stumbled across the Tommy Hilfiger area at Macy’s & these two fun blouses nearly jumped off the rack & into my hands! A quick trip to the dressing room sealed the deal. Both were $69 with 25% off + a $10 off coupon bringing each to $36. This MG’s DDDs were happy. And yes, they are machine washable… 🙂

We love the sleeveless ruched gathered top with a little braiding at the scoop neckline.  The bold vibrant green, blue, gold & a splash of red print reminds us of Hermes or Chanel but at a fraction of the price. As the sun goes down, throw on a great sweater or a wrap for a little cover.

The navy blue, loose fitting  boat neck top will be perfectly cool in the office this summer, and no tucking in! This top swings… Wear with your favorite cream or khaki slacks & probably some pearls- it’s a sophisticated & simple “go to” outfit.