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