June 18, 2011

Breakup

Dear Lane Bryant, Torrid, et al. -

This has been a long time coming.


Little by little, I've been growing distant. I'm sure you've noticed, though the sales announcements have still been coming. I held on to them just in case, but actual use became far less frequent.


You've been pretty much all I've known for over half my life. The separation hasn't been easy. Goodness knows, I don't do well with change. But I've had to adapt, to grow as I've shrank.


I was just waiting on one last tie to sever. The bras. And now ... it's official.


Don't need you anymore. For anything. We're done - for good.

I'm sorry - it's not you, it's me.

20 comments:

Marla said...

I would like to say I'm sorry about your breakup, but I'm not. In fact I'm cheering for you.

Rachel said...

Congratulations that’s awesome. I can't wait to break up with those stores also :)

SheZug said...

awesome!!

Spoonful of Me said...

Great post. I can't wait til I can say break up with Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, Avenue and Torrid. I still have a ways to go. I am lucky enough to be able to get my bras from Victoria's Secret.

Happy Shopping!!!!

Ann said...

Love!!!!!

timothy said...

congrats on the breakup! now you can try out all the
"skinny bitch" stores! WOOT!

Pretty Pauline said...

That is HUGE! GO GIRL! Almost motivates me even...

Hyla said...

HAHAHA that's awesome!

Have you checked out The Great Clothing Exchange site yet?

Jules said...

NICE post!

Denise said...

Very cool post! Congrats!

SarahfromScratch said...

I *love* this. What a dreamy way to let go and celebrate your journey. Love you so much!!

Princess Dieter said...

OMG, this is where I'm getting to. I pretty much only get underwear at Avenue and LB. But they don't carry 38DDD or DDDD...so it's nearly bye-bye now. I may make one more nostalgic trip.

It's both exhilirating AND stressful. I always had a place to get stuff. Now, I have a wider choice of places. Still, 38DDDD is not the easiest to find....

I don't know if I want to support VS, as they don't support the big gals. That made me pissed at them...I need to see if I can forgive them. :)

Happy shopping!

Shannon said...

Awesome post!!!:) Have a great weekend, Mary!

Anonymous said...

Mary, I am SO happy for you right now. You have accomplished something I only dream about. Enjoy all the stores that you can now shop at. Your hard work has earned you the opportunity to walk away from the plus size shops and never look back. Good for you Mary, good for you!

Prof. D said...

Congratulations. Some breakups are for the best. You will be stronger for it :).

Amy said...

This post made me smile ... and jealous the closest VS to me is 5 hours away... I'm impatiently waiting for it to come to Ottawa.

Andrea Ward said...

Congrats!! I'm so happy for you! One day I will be breaking up as well. Oh Glorious Day!!

Anonymous said...

My GOSH I got a big smile on my face as I scrolled down and saw that Victoria's Secret bag!

I am sure they will miss you, but wish you well. They have outgrown you anyway.

ChiChi said...

This was a really cute post! Some breakups for the best! Enjoy your new bras!

Ellie said...

CONGRATS! I remember my break-up with Torrid and Lane Bryant. It was my favorite day ever - oh to feel normal again!