Here it is…my story about Big Boobs in the City. If you recall, I attended the Forever Fierce Meet Up at Chico’s in New York City back in October and I met some amazing women at this event. One of the women who attended the event was Sandra Smith, the owner of Boostwr, a new line of loungewear for young girls and women who are full chested with small frames. When she described her product to the group, I was so excited because this is something I have been searching for…cute and comfortable loungewear that supports my breasts without the restrictions of a bra. I am that woman who removes my bra as soon as the day comes to an end. But then I cannot stand the swivel and swingability of my freed breasts either…it’s not the most attractive sight! Nor is it very comfortable.
So when Sandra asked me if I would be interested in modeling her loungewear for her new ad campaign, I was totally on board! Her mission to support women who need support is completely in line with what I represent as a midlife fashion blogger. Today, I am just going to share the story of my weekend in New York City. Once I receive some of the professional photos, I am going to post more about Sandra’s amazing product. In the meantime, you can read all about Boostwr on their website, Facebook page, and Instagram.
*This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are completely my own.
Sandra arranged for photographers and a location in New York City for Sunday, December 10, and I recruited Jane, my best friend of 29 years, to be an additional model for the shoot. All we had to do was get ourselves into the city. With a 9:00 a.m. shoot time, we decided it would be best to spend Saturday night in NYC. Jane’s husband redeemed all of his Marriott points and reserved a room for us at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Chelsea. (Thank you, Jake!) Twenty-nine years of friendship and this was to be our very first girls’ weekend away together! I had planned on driving to Pennsylvania to pick up Jane on Saturday morning and then head into the city from there. I was hoping to make it to the Birabiro Trunk Show in Harlem on Saturday, but the weather had other plans for me.
You see, my husband had left for Fort Polk, Louisiana, early Wednesday morning but was due to return home late Friday night and I was planning on getting on the road very early Saturday morning. We got hit with some serious lake effect snow Thursday night and Friday morning. School was canceled on Friday and with parts of Atlanta getting over 8 inches of snow as well, my husband found himself staring at a list of canceled flights. The earliest he would be able to arrive home would be Sunday. That was not going to work for child care purposes! So we called my mother-in-law with an urgent request of keeping the children over the weekend. She willingly obliged (Thank you, Gramma!), but this added some serious travel time into my plans.
All of these flight cancelations were brought to my attention too late in the day on Friday for me to begin traveling then, so Saturday morning I found myself packing up two kids and myself and hitting the highway en route to Pennsylvania. We were on the road by 8:00 a.m. and after 4 1/2 hours of driving, we arrived at the first stop, Gramma’s house. After a quick unloading of kids and their gear and filling up my gas tank, I was back on the road for another hour’s drive to get Jane. We packed up her things and headed for the bus station. We finally arrived at our hotel around 8:00 p.m. and settled in.
By this point, we were starving, so we ventured out for some Thai food at Spice Chelsea Corner. I had the Pad Thai and Jane had the Massaman Curry. It was quite delicious and very reasonably priced for New York City fare. The Thai iced tea was fabulous as well.
When we finished dinner, we were craving some sweet New York desserts and headed for the Milk Bar in Chelsea which was about a half of a block from the restaurant. Oh sweet goodness, there was so much to choose from! We settled on some cookies, a 3 pack of birthday cake truffles, and 2 slices of crack pie.
Seriously, if you have not had crack pie, add it to your bucket list. It is the most amazing pastry I have ever consumed and may very well be better than sex. Just keeping it real with that analogy. (If I can talk about boobs in this post, I may as well throw in a sex reference, too.)
We headed back to the hotel with our desserts in tow, climbed into the king sized bed with our laptops, and engaged in lots of girl talk and baked heaven consumption until the wee hours of the night. My 6:30 a.m. alarm came quick and I was hurting in the morning. But we got up and put ourselves together and headed off to Sandra’s designated location for the photo shoot…her brother’s apartment overlooking Central Park. Check out this view from the living room…
We headed straight to make up and began the photo shoot promptly thereafter. Here are some fun photos that I managed to get with my iPhone. Stay tuned for the professional ones and more details about Boostwr in an upcoming post.
Some time between waking up in the morning and completing the photo shoot, I managed to contract a nasty case of pink eye! I don’t know how, why, or where it came from. But by the time we arrived back at Jane’s late Sunday night, I was a hot mess of red, goopy eye which fortunately has already resolved itself with the $16 bottle of eyedrops purchased at Port Authority and warm compresses throughout the night.
Monday morning, I was back on the road before 8:00 a.m. with an hour’s drive to my mother-in-law’s to get my kids and head back to upstate New York. But first, I set off Jane’s house alarm trying to sneak out without waking her or her children. Supreme fail on my part! (Sorry, Jane!)
I didn’t realize how tired I was until I started driving. So frequent stops were necessary along the way to keep myself alert. What should have taken 4 1/2 hours from Gramma’s to home took 6 1/2 hours instead. But we made it safely. Tired and grumpy with itchy eyes, but safe and sound.
So if you are still reading my very long story about big boobs in the city, thank you for sticking with me! If you have big boobs that need extra support in supremely comfortable loungewear, head over to Boostwr. And if you are looking for a lesson in this chronicle, here it is: When the universe starts pelting you with snowballs, just play along and have a good laugh! A good time, or at the very least, a good story, is guaranteed in the end. Also, never underestimate the power of catchy blog post title.
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Tiina of Elegance Revisited shared her post I’m Prepared… talking about the difficulties in dressing during the fickle winter months. I can relate completely! We haven’t even reached the Winter Solstice yet and I’m completely done with this season. But Tiina does look fabulous in her very stylish and weather appropriate outfit!
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