How I look in the mirror
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I think #2 looks pretty good tbh
BOUX AVENUE BRIGHTON REVIEW
Today I went to the brand new Boux Avenue store in Brighton that opened today. It was pretty packed and for a good reason.
There’s balconettes, full cups, plunges, multiways half cups, bandeaus, but also clothing, pjs, things like babydolls, and accessories.
There were shallow friendly bras (eg. The royal blue “Tori Lace” one) and also projected-friendly bras (a pink and black “Chloe Contrast” plunge). I’m probably slightly shallow, full on top/even with immediate projection at the bottom, average wideness, and my boobs are very tall. I found the Tori too shallow, the “Chloe” plunge too projected, howeverthe Chantal gave a good “cakes on a plate” cleavage, the Tamara just held them nicely, and the Cheska was just a brilliant fit and gave a slightly pointly shape without being too projected for me.
The quality is very good, the bras look amazing and seem quite firm and sturdy
30 A B C D DD E F FF G
32 A B C D DD E F FF G
34 A B C D DD E F FF G
36 A B C D DD E F FF G
38 B C D DD E F FF G
40 C D DD E F FF G
So basically they do the middle market ( the average woman in the UK is a size 16), for those approx size UK 10 - 20 with very small to a few sizes larger than average boobs.
So if you’re petite, very slim or very curvy this may not be the shop for you. Also if you’ve got considerably big boobs, this won’t be the shop for you. For you I would recommend Made In Preston, Edwards & Millers, Ewa Michalak, Comexim, Freya, Panache or Elomi.
In an ideal world they would do 22-56AA-O or something with all custom sizes to order, but to beat all their competitors, they would need to do 24 bands and up, and from AA-M, which would be optimal not only for teens and pre teens, but also those who have had implants or have had mastectomies.
With a 36-37” bust and a ribcage that ranges from 27-30”, I was hoping their 30s ran tight as I vary from 28FF to 30F. Most of the time I wear size 12 tops and size 14-16 jeans.
Their 30Fs that run tight generally feel like what a 29F-FF would so I was pretty pleased. Some lady near me was asking her friend if they do 30F and I was like “yeah! They do!” I also heard a fitter telling someone to try 30F. ABTF did a survey and apparently when fitted properly, 30F is the most common size, so naturally, the longline I wanted in 30F had sold out by 2pm on the opening day. Sadly a few 30Fs I tried on were so loose in the band that I could fit my fist underneath, so I REALLY hope that they expand, like Bravissimo and Debenhams did, by making 28 bands.
The shop looked great, very neat, with enough space and with a nice atmosphere. Underneath the bras hung up they had several drawers with extra sizes in, labelled like “30&32” “34&36” in cup order. It feels a bit like La Senza used to, but it’s more luxurious.
THE FITTING ROOMS
The fitting rooms are each labelled with a fabric ie “taffeta” or “silk” and there’s 3 levels of lighting and a buzzer to call for an assistant.
The staff were all very welcoming and didn’t give smirks when I asked for 30Fs and actually had heard of that size and knew about sister sizes aka 30F holds as much breast tissue as 32E but with a shorter band. I called a lady called Martha into my changing room as I had tried on the longline in 30E but was getting quadboob. She asked how the band was, I showed her that it was comfy yet snug and she agreed that it was fine and that the cups were definitely too small. She then went to look for a 30F, but as I’d mentioned, that size in that style had already sold out. As I’m already pretty knowledgeable about good and bad bra fit signs, I didn’t need much fitting help from Martha, but from what I could tell, she was pleasant and helpful and knew her stuff. I told the lady at the till how helpful she was.
Overall I’m very pleased about my experience. I would definitely recommend it. 9/10. It would get 10/10 if it had a bigger size range.
DSC_0273 by Omadsa on Flickr.
things you can do in the uk at 16 years of age
- get married (with parental permission)
- start a family
- join the army where they use guns and bombs and shit
- move out
things you can’t do in the uk at 16 years of age
are you serious
I am 23 and got asked for ID to buy fabric scissors recently.
Yesterday an old lady tried to donate a used sex toy to the charity shop I volunteer at…
Surround by IvanAndreevich
Royal Mail is trolling me.
On Saturday I get an email from them saying they’re delivering my parcel. I wait all day and no delivery. I call on Tuesday and am told the van is out and will deliver on that same day. Again, I wait and no delivery. On Wednesday, 5 mins after I leave the house to volunteer a minutes walk away, I get an email saying they tried to deliver but couldn’t.
I picked it up today and this is what they thought my name was.
Points for anyone who can guess what my surname actually is.
Pip by Wordup
everyone laughs at the number 69 but i wonder how many of you have actually tried it
Not sure what the average age is on this site but my house number is 69 and I definitely enjoy it
My first full day has gone okay. I’m tracking to make sure I get enough protein. It’s been a year since I went vegan but I haven’t checked so far. Looks like I’m doing okay. I don’t care that I’ve eaten carbs instead of fat, as I need the energy.
Winter is Coming by ErikShoemaker
Decided to have a go with “myfitnesspal” this afternoon. Although I had veggie burgers and salad in wraps this morning and peanut butter, I’ve managed to almost put my totals at the same level as the goals.
Fuck yeah 17% protein. That’s just eating vegan food. Who is going to be like “but a vegan diet doesn’t have enough protein, you’ll be ill”
The secret, and this is THE laziest secret… I learned how to drink Spirulina powder in water… I simply hold my nose. Spirulina powder is around 57-67% protein and I can drink a tablespoon in water of it in less than 10 minutes.
ADVANCE by Draken413o
I did this little guy today!