Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Battle of Replacing Underwear

Real talk guys - Periods ruin underwear.

The always funny Sarah Anderson.

I've been lucky and have managed to hold on to a few good pair of undies for years (in retrospect. Ew.). You know the ones. They cover and stretch and make you feel secure without feeling ugly. For me the magic underwear have always been the Cotton Hipster Pantie from Lane Bryant.

Lane Bryant has been my undergarment savior for YEARS. As in, since 2007. I've never wavered. I buy a handful of the Cotton Hipsters every year and swap out my battle worn panties that just can't make it any further. It's a tradition, and this year was no exception.

So, imagine my surprise when I order five new pairs and THEY DON'T FIT. It's not that I needed to go up or down a size. It's that the cotton doesn't stretch like it should and the elastic band stitching is so tight that I loose circulation in my legs. I took an identical pair of hipsters from last years purchase and compared them side-by-side with the newbies. Upon close inspection I concluded that the fabric of my new legendary hipsters has been changed.

Enter Stage Right: Devastation.

My assumption is that Lane Bryant probably made a business decision somewhere down the line to change their pantie manufacturer. I don't hold that against them. But that means I have old period underwear I have to replace, and no Cotton Hipsters to replace them. I have to find a new brand, and I'm terrified.

So far I've tried Torrid, but their hipsters don't give me enough bootie coverage. MyUndies are super soft, but don't come up high enough in the front (I have a small roll I like to cover). Lovesick is mostly lace and the lace also doesn't stretch up high enough in the front.

Next stop: Aerie by American Eagle Outfitters.

I took to the Internet for suggestions, and I was surprised at how many people suggested the Aerie brand. At a size 20 I'm at the top of their sizing chart, but I decided there's no harm in trying and ordered 10 pair. You heard that right. They offer 10 pairs of under-rooes for $35. If these work out, that means I can get double the undies for the same price as Lane Bryant.

Fingers crossed.

What are you go-to undies? Leave me suggestions in the comments!

<3 Lindsay

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Have you read this article yet?

It's by a weight loss coach by the name of Iris Higgins who decided to write an open letter on to all of the past clients that she felt she wronged when she worked for a popular weight loss clinic. This article stirred up feeling all the way during reading, but left me with a sense of hope and pride.

I think anyone who has ever tried to loose weight, anyone who has felt defeated and cheated during the journey, needs to read this to hear some of the reality.

"An Open Apology to All of My Weight Loss Clients"

Remember, you're all beautiful!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Chin Up!

We've all had days where we just don't feel good enough. Keep this little comic on hand to remind yourself that you're AMAZING!

Pst! Check out Sarahseeanderson on Tumblr for more funny stuff!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Swim Suits and Tan Lines

The most dreaded part of summer for most women is annual swim suit review. Does last years still fit? Is it still in style? Am I still comfortable in it? Do I even want to swim this year?

Fear not! There are plenty of cute and comfortable swim suits for every body type and budget.

Have you tried out Forever 21 yet? They have amazing fashionable clothing for an incredibly fair price. And they even have a complete Plus Size line! Try this one:

Or this:

There are many things to look for in a swim suit. Depending on your comfort level you can go with one of the newly popular dress swim suits. They are a cute throw back in fashion while offering full coverage. If you go the traditional route of a one piece, stick to one with ruching over the stomach, but be sure it has a supportive layer under neither. And don't go too big! An overly large suit can look frumpy.

Though these are the very basics my hope is that they'll give you a good basis to find your own amazing summer suit! Add your tips, tricks and favorite swim suit in the comments!