Power Panties

Last week I “had” to make a Target run for a few things before my trip to NYC which is really code for “yes I am addicted.”

I found myself eyeballing bras that were on sale and before I knew it I was drawn to a c-section veteran’s flat belly mecca, otherwise known as Target’s version of Spanx called Assets.

I decided to splurge on a pair of $14 black Assets panties because all the cocktail dresses I’d packed were black.

Normally I am very no-frills with my underwear purchases. Seriously, ya’ll I buy cotton practical undies at Costco. So this was a splurge.

I didn’t try them on, because, unlike swimwear there was no hygiene crotch sticker thingy so I just assumed that for $14 these panties would turn me into Heidi Klum overnight, never mind that I am barely 5 ft. 2 inches tall and the only Project Runway I’ve worked on is in our den with the girls modeling dress up clothes while Hannah Montana blares.

I’m not sure I got $14 worth of anything out of my fancy black underwear but just knowing I had them on made me feel good while I pretended to be Miss Fancy Britches (literally) for the weekend.

Or at least that’s what I’m telling myself, as buyer’s remorse sets in.

Fourteen dollar underwear?


The things we do in the name of fashion and beauty.

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  1. Mippy says:

    Oh myyyy!
    That made me lol. I can see me doing the same thing…lol
    Hopefully you’ll find another shindig to use those Assets. 🙂

    Have a wonderful day 🙂

    ~Mippy 😀

  2. Mari says:

    Oh, my belly has been doing all sorts of things that warrant $14 panties. There are some things I refuse to spend big money on…designer jeans, handbags, and sunglasses. When it comes to bras, however, I happily trot my jiggly belly over to Nordstrom and shell out money for a bra that fits smoothly under a t-shirt AND packs a nuclear-powered lift. In fact, I think I pay just as much for my bra as I do my jeans. But a good bra can make you look as if you’ve lost ten pounds…I’m not sure the Assets can make that claim.
    .-= Mari´s last blog ..My Best Friends Brain =-.

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