Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Outfit: February 10th – Friday and the Weekend (and a Rant About Sports Bras)



No time for proper pictures Friday morning – I had to get into work early as I had an eye exam in the morning that I would need to take time out for. My eyes are apparently very healthy but I do need some new glasses so I took ages picking a pair out (when you can’t see your whole face clearly in the mirror because you’re so short sighted you have to take photos of each pair of frames you try on, put your own glasses back on, review the pictures: it’s all very time consuming!) (and I know I started the day with my contact lenses in, but that was because I also had a contact lens check booked, but then had to take my lenses out for my actual sight test). By the time this post goes live I might already have received my new glasses, so stay tuned!

Friday evening I headed into the city to look for a new sports bra. I hadn’t worn my sports bras for a long time (no need when you don’t go to the gym!) so having been for a couple of runs in the past two weeks I was remind how uncomfortable the ones I had were. They do their job of holding everything down shall we say(!) but when you’re tall the straps tend to dig into your shoulders as they’re not long enough for a person who has more length between the chest band and shoulders. I also find that the straps drag my shoulders down making them ache. Clearly adjustable straps are the way forward but have you ever tried to find a sports bra with adjustable straps? They’re few and far between my friends!

I started with TK Maxx (purely because there’s one near work that I can walk to on a dinnertime) and found several there, and for a really good price. I purchased a couple of two packs, because at £9.99 you can’t go wrong can you? Erm, yes, yes you can go wrong when the bras offer no support whatsoever! Back they went and my Friday evening jaunt into town came about. Marks and Spencer came good (as I knew they would) with four styles available. I tried them all on and this was the one I purchased. And, surprisingly, Primark also delivered. I purchased one there too, because it was only £7. But really, why is it so hard to find a sports bra with adjustable straps that actually does its job? And why don’t the specialist tall retailers make sports bras with slightly longer than average straps?

The weekend was wet and cold (we were promised snow but all that materialised was a really wet sleet) but by Sunday evening it had dried up so I was able to get out for a short run (all my runs are short right now, I working on building them up…). The rest of the time was spent inside by the fire chilling out, which doesn’t happen very often on a weekend so it was kind of nice for a change.

Sweater – Bench (eBay)
Jeans – Long Tall Sally (eBay)
Scarf – H&M
Boots – Steve Madden (c/o Sarenza)

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