The Friday Shop

The Friday Shop by Wardrobe Oxygen
banana republic true hues review 1

I love how Banana Republic has just continued to extend their True Hues collection. Now available in 11 shades (and with a quiz to help you find the right one for you) up to XXL, these are essentials that you want in a nude-to-you color. From camisoles to face masks, washable silk slips to no-show socks, I'm also pleased to see how the pieces receive great reviews for fit and quality!

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Sale Alert

levis sale promo code
A few looks from Levi's that caught my eye:
plus size trucker jacket | plus size shaping bootcut jeans | cuff-tie denim jacket | cropped 501 jeans
plus size skinny jeans | belted boiler suit | high-waist shorts | denim button-front dress
tie-waist denim dress | trucker jacket | apron | Western shirt (plus-sized option)

Levi's has 30% off orders $100+ and no code is needed. This sale is through 4/19. After so many years of so much novelty denim, it's nice that classic styles and classic brands like Levi's are back in style.

Levi's modeling of their clothes, IMO, kinda sucks. I think it's a bit too GenZ/old school hipster but if you can look past the awkward posing and weird shoe choice, the jeans are pretty great and they have plus sizes.

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Levi's also has a whole Secondhand department online where you can get beautifully broken-in denim pieces for less than new, while also keeping items out of landfills and reducing water usage to craft new jeans.

I've also found far better size range and prices at Levi's direct instead of other stores. I've also returned to Levi's and had no issue (60-day window, $7.50 prepaid return label or return free in-store). Levi's is $7.95 flat rate for shipping, though if you join their Red Tab Program (free) you get free shipping on every order.

ELOQUII sale
My picks from the sale: tie-waist dress (two colors) | denim shorts | floral “nap” style dress | blazer (three colors) | perfect Zoom blouse (six colors) | denim dress | printed jumpsuit | linen sundress | printed wide-leg pants

ELOQUII has 40-60% off dresses and tops with promo code LOVEIT. I know it seems like ELOQUII always has a sale, but they also have some fantastic things for spring and summer. And it's worth it to shop early as items sell out fast.

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soma sale
sandwashed tank dress with pockets (three colors) | nonstop crop leggings (three colors) | weekend shorts (four colors) | Sunday wide-leg pant (four colors) | cropped Sunday pant (three colors) | tee | wrap jacket (four colors)| Sunday pant (four colors) | my favorite joggers (four colors)

Soma had a sale when I published this in the morning, and by time it was shared with all of you, the sale seems to have ended. I am sorry and leaving this update and the details but cannot guarantee any price. Soma is another one that always seems to have a sale but when I popped in to see what was new, a LOT was new and part of this sale AND a lot of my beloved favorites!

I am not going to delve into the sleepwear part of this sale, but it's worth checking out as there is a lot of Cool Nights which is a must as the temperatures rise for spring and summer. I don't know what magic is in the Cool Nights fabric, but it feels great against the skin, washes well, and keeps me cooler than linen, bamboo, or cotton.

There are also several bras and undies part of the sale, and that is a personal preference (though personally, I love these undies which are 6/$39).

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The biggest deal IMO is the apparel. Soma has fantastic loungewear that can be worn out of the home. The color palette is pretty basic (white, gray, black, navy, olive green, cream, the occasional pop of color) but the fabrics are amazing, the quality stellar, and I find the fit fantastic.

What I Bought and What I Thought

I reviewed Glamorise bras before and found them well made and really supportive yet comfortable for a large bust. Glamorise recently reached out and offered to send me a few styles to try out.

I asked for the bras in size 38DD (I normally wear a 36 F/G) because before when I did a sports bras for large bust review that included Glamorise, I found the cups had extra fabric and the band was snug.

These are the two that really stood out from the bras Glamorise sent my way:

glamorise bra review
My boobs aren't normally this pointy. That being said, this is a great bra.

This is the MagicLift Original Support Bra from Glamorise; it is a wireless bra that prides itself on great shape and great comfort. It comes in eight colors, band sizes 36-56, cups B-J. Again, I am wearing a 38DD.

This bra is hella comfortable and dang, I have NEVER put on a wireless bra that offers such lift and separation! There is this little shelf of sorts at the bottom of each cup that helps lift the bra without you feeling it there, or without it affecting the shape or look of the bra. That plus all the other construction details makes this a genius supportive wireless bra.

That being said, this bra is for a different shape breast than what I have. I was going to share a graphic of the different breast shapes, but most I find problematic (most have a “perfect” shape which makes absolutely no sense, use negative terms, compare breasts to fruit, etc.).

I remember growing up, going to the intimates department of Hecht's with my mom, and seeing a graphic of how different brands fit differently. How some people have high volume breasts, some have a teardrop shape, some are more round, etc.

Anyway, this is a bra for breasts with lower volume than I have, more like a teardrop shape. If that is you, this is a badass wireless bra that you can wear with confidence even to the office and formal situations.

glamorise front hook bra
A much better bra for my shape!

This is the Front-Close T-Back WonderWire Bra from Glamorise, also in size 38DD. It comes in five colors, band sizes 34-48 and cup sizes B-H. I chose this one because as someone with large busts, I rarely can find a front-close or t-back/racerback bra that offers good support.

I love this bra. I haven't had a front-close bra since pre-kid, and it's so easy (especially at the end of the day after doing a tough arm/chest workout). The T-back is great; it really does hide under racerback styles.

While this bra is underwire, it's more comfortable than many of my other underwire bras. Glamorise has a patented WonderWire® design that puts an extra layer of cushion between you and the wire and I can tell by how I can wear this bra all day, even after a year of hardly wearing a bra, and no discomfort.

That being said, Glamorise makes functional, hardworking bras, but they are not terribly modern looking. To be honest, I don't care. After this past year, I want bras that are comfortable, but still make my bust look the way I want it to look.

I've been searching and haven't found that; my intimates drawer is half home/super casual bras (like this wireless that continues to be my fave but I won't wear out of the house with a thin or fitted top), or wear out in the world bras which are fine for a couple of hours, but I have no desire to have to wear them all day again. I know I am not alone in this feeling.

Anyway, I think these bras from Glamorise are great “return into the world” bras. Have you tried Glamorise? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

19 Comments

  1. Cecelia
    April 18, 2021 / 9:14 am

    I have a few of Glamorize sports bras, and I love the shape. They are not cute at all (it, you can’t wear them as a shirts replacement) but they look good under full coverage shirts. My biggest complaint is the back strap is VERY itchy. I have to put Body Glide on my back to be able to tolerate wearing this brand!

    • April 20, 2021 / 9:07 am

      Oh yuck! They did send me two sports bras and they’re supportive but not quite thr right size. I haven’t had the itching yet but I have had a bra like this and I had to tuck my shirt in between it and my back to get through a workout!

  2. Chloe
    April 17, 2021 / 3:00 pm

    I own the Glamorise front-close bra. I like the fit, but the clasp constantly twists and ends up digging into me. Anyone else have this issue? I contacted Glamorise, but they just virtually shrugged. I have shoulder problems, so I’m always on the lookout for a front-close bra that will fit a 36F.

    • April 20, 2021 / 9:06 am

      Oh that’s not cool! I haven’t had that happen yet.

  3. Lissa
    April 16, 2021 / 6:17 pm

    I love love love the Glamorise sports bras, although I do think they also run a little big. I have a 32G (my normal size) but could have taken a 32F I think.

    • April 20, 2021 / 9:06 am

      Thank you for sharing your experience, glad to know it’s not only me that finds they run big.

  4. michele
    April 16, 2021 / 3:19 pm

    i am not seeing the sale prices you show in the carousel for the joggers and crops on Soma’s site. am i doing something wrong? is there a code i need?

    • April 16, 2021 / 3:22 pm

      Argh, the sale was there at 6am when I published but not there now. I will update.

      • michele
        April 16, 2021 / 3:24 pm

        maybe they put it up too soon and it was their mistake! 🙂 no worries

  5. Michele
    April 16, 2021 / 10:53 am

    I’ve been meaning to try Glamorise bras, so thanks for this! Also, I don’t see the Soma sale you’re referencing?

    • April 16, 2021 / 3:23 pm

      I am sorry for the confusion, the sale was there at 6am when I published and must have changed after?

  6. Cheri
    April 16, 2021 / 10:47 am

    Ah when I was 10 (early bloomer) my mother took me to Clover (a local department store) and had me try on my first training bras OVER MY SHIRT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STORE. and it’s been a struggle ever since 🙂 Thanks for the recommendations!

    • April 16, 2021 / 3:23 pm

      Oh gosh how traumatizing! I am so sorry!

    • ErinG
      April 16, 2021 / 5:16 pm

      I started reading this and was like- OMG- this exact thing happened to my friend Cheri!!!

      • Cheri
        April 16, 2021 / 7:56 pm

        Haha! I’m pretty sure my Fran was the only mom to do this lol

  7. Krista
    April 16, 2021 / 8:56 am

    I have a couple of Glamorise Bras. The snap in front style similar to the one you feature. They’re my “plunge” bras. Perfect for wearing with dresses that are low cut and sleeveless. I find them comfortable and well fitting. My biggest complaint is that the seams and lacy fabrics can show under certain things. I’d wear them more if they were smooth/seamless. I’m a 36G.

    • April 16, 2021 / 3:23 pm

      Agree, they aren’t smooth, they are more “traditional” and I can’t wear with everything.

  8. Giuditta Reppi
    April 16, 2021 / 8:45 am

    I have been searching for a denim shirt dress for years, and just bought the Eloqui dress pictured. You always have the best advice!

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