Boulder Holders

My blog was hacked this weekend and everything was deleted, so bear with me as I try to fix everything. In the meantime, see below for a chance to win some money!

As with most humans with boobs, I have spent much of my time since middle school (let’s be honest – high school…) trying to find bras that don’t make me miserable. For a long time I bought cheap bras, but they quickly fell apart or looked horrible and the wasted money made me angry. With the huge popularity of PINK during my later college years, I shifted to Victoria’s Secret, but they also didn’t last too long (considering the price). They too became misshapen or tried to murder me with a quick shank from some underwire escaping into a lung. Eventually, I gave up and looked elsewhere for a solution. I eventually stumbled upon Vanity Fair® bras at Macy’s and I have been a satisfied customer ever since. The point where the underwire meets in the middle does not press against my sternum in a way that makes me want to rip it off and shred it in a manic rage. I mostly forget to lay them out after washing (because I can’t have nice things) and end up drying them, yet they have retained their shape and color perfectly. I like that they don’t do that awful thing when the top edge of the cup starts to curve outward and in all of the years I have worn them, I have never had an underwire break through the fabric and stab me. I stay safe and the ladies stay up where they should be.

The reason I overshare this personal information is because Vanity Fair® has recently launched a new campaign called “For Women Who Do” and I elected to participate. The “Women Who Do” initiative is a powerfully uplifting campaign dedicated to praising and celebrating everyday triumphs of women everywhere while highlighting the brand’s long-standing commitment to producing quality, luxurious lingerie at an affordable price-point. Ultimately, Vanity Fair hopes to spark a movement that inspires women to support each other and live their lives according to what makes them happy.

It wasn’t until I went to Macy’s that I was even properly fitted for a bra. I thought I was a 36B, but it turns out that I was a 34C. It made a significant difference in the comfort level with my bra and how I looked in clothes. You can get fitted (or re-fitted) with the Vanity Fair® LiftTour which started on July 17, 2014. Vanity Fair® and Dress for Success kicked off the national LiftTOUR – a nationwide bus tour with a focus on fit and philanthropy. The LiftTOUR will travel across the country conducting bra fittings at major retail locations, and for every woman fit, Vanity Fair® will donate a brand-new bra to the local Dress for Success Affiliate. Between July and the end of October, the LiftTOUR will plan to stop at 70 different locations in 12 major U.S. markets.

So you get a free fitting a woman in need gets a nice and new bra through the Dress for Success program. Dress for Success® – an organization dedicated to promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, career development tools and a network of support– noticed a need for more intimate apparel to provide its clients. Vanity Fair® saw a welcome opportunity to lend its expertise, resources and extensive product offering to help replenish the lingerie of the non-profit organization. Through this partnership, Vanity Fair® hopes to provide women with the support they need to be successful.

Yes. I cannot imagine how difficult it would be secure a decent job without some professional attire. As part of the campaign, Vanity Fair® sent me one of their bras from their new line in a lovely shade called “steele violet” (purplish gray, I will love you forever). I will spare you the photo of me in it, but this is the one I have and I adore it already: Capture

The new line comes in a variety of shades including new colors for the fall. I don’t have anyone to show my bra to (except for Bardot of course), but I appreciate the pretty colors. Or, maybe one day I will just channel Regina George and show the world:

I have a new bra and I want you to know it!

For 100 years, Vanity Fair® lingerie has been the brand that women look to for undeniable support, lift and a little bit of luxury. Making style and comfort effortless for every woman, Vanity Fair offers feminine and beautiful lingerie available in styles that are trend-right and feature sleek fabrics with clean lines for a smooth look under clothes. With sophisticated color palettes and minimalistic prints, Vanity Fair® bras and panties are great for everyday wear.

Your can find out more about Vanity Fair® on their websiteInstagramFacebookTwitterPinterest, and YouTube account.

 

And, because I know you bitches love money, there’s a chance to win $100 from Vanity Fair® by answering the following question: What do you support? Tell me in the comments for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.

Good luck and be kind to your ladies!

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200 thoughts on “Boulder Holders

  1. I kept checking back on your website praying that you didn’t decide to delete it without saying goodbye like a *ahem* certain other blogger. Glad you’re back, but it sucks to get hacked.

    I support you! I also support my husband in his crazy at home business. I support myself by being brave enough to quit my job and go back to school to change careers.

    • Monday morning was even more traumatic than usual when I couldn’t find your blog! For both of our sakes, I hope you never get hacked again!

      • I know! HOW did we get through Monday without a sexy mansicle to drool over?! Tough times. I too was concerned Cely, glad it wasn’t on purpose!!!!

  2. Very sorry your blog was hacked! I love this campaign and now will have to go check out the vanity fair bras! As to the sweepstakes entry:

    I support kindness. My favorite quote hanging in my desk at school is “If you work hard and are kind, amazing things can happen.” I believe this with every ounce of my person. Being kind takes so little effort, but can make such a difference in someone’s life. Be kind to yourself, be kind to others, and encourage kindness in those who look up to you. Once you make a small mental shift just to be more kind each day, your whole world outlook will change.

  3. ahhh, such a bummer about your blog being hacked. glad to hear about this initiative, though, and i support individuality. i believe we all genuinely have our own organic gifts and unique “best versions of ourselves” to bring to the world, and the best we can do every day is live purposefully from who we believe we were created to be. i love to learn people’s stories and champion those who are taking the world by storm from the very essence of their beings.

  4. Sorry to hear about your blog-hacking adventures. For the love of Pete, why can’t people just be nice? Anyway, I support any bra that is actually supportive! I’ll be the first to say that being well-endowed isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Well, maybe it’s great for the guys, but for me? Not so much. I need to keep the girls reigned in and a good bra fitting should really be on my to-do list. I’m sure I’ll do it right after I lose these dreaded 10 pounds…

  5. Man Cely, that is a huge bummer about your blog. I hope it all works out and you are able to get everything back! I support that happening.

    I also support finding a bra big enough to contain my nungas. It really, really sucks trying to find a bra that does this…without spending over $150. I find when lingerie stores attempt to make bras for ladies who are large and in charge in the chest department they don’t know what they’re doing and the engineering is all wrong. A cups and D cups do not need to be exactly the same, we have different needs!

    It looks like Vanity Fair is sold at Sears in Canada so I will definitely check them out…but I see they only have up to DD cup size so I don’t have high hopes (please don’t confuse that statement with a humblebrag, if I could chop the girls off and spread the love around I would).

  6. I support good health for everyone! Even I though I work with patients who are coming in because they are sick, I try to educate them on everything they can do to be the healthiest person possible….glad your blog is back!

  7. I thought something was up! I had a mini heart attack last night when your blog wasn’t loading. Thankfully my palpitations dissipated when dinner was served. But still, how horrible for it to be hacked. I hope you get everything back! I support tolerance, in every aspect. Too many people are irked by what others do in their lives when it is of no concern to anyone but them. Live and let live, y’all. I also support your blog, of course. 😉

  8. I support kicking whoever hacked your blog’s a**!! But in all seriousness, glad that you’re back up and running (…off the Reese’s…god I’m cheesy). Great initiative on Vanity Fair’s part, LOVE that steely purple color, and cool you’re helping promote this. 🙂

  9. I support running, eating reeses, and buying powerball and mega million tickets on a weekly basis in the hopes that one day the winning ticket will be mine

  10. I support myself and all the ladies getting out there and working hard in the offices of the world like me. And I support any local craft beer business. yum.

  11. I support under wire not stabbing me any day and all women need good bras! I’m going to check these people out thanks to you… maybe this will be my new favorite.

  12. I am so glad you are back! Your blog is a little slice of comedy humor on days when I need it most. Plus I love Reese’s in all forms and stinky dogs with smushed faces!

    I support my husband as he is making the transition to becoming semi-self employed entering the world of consulting.

  13. I was REALLY concerned about you when the blog didn’t load yesterday. So glad you’re back!

    I support the food insecure in my community by volunteering at least once a month at my church’s food pantry, and by donating money and time to the Food Bank of Alaska. Being hungry sucks, way more than a miserably-fitting bra (of which I’ve had many).

  14. I support people with disabilities! I work in special education, and I am passionate about serving this population and helping them achieve their goals. They often want what everyone else wants in life…to be happy, treated fairly, and respected!

  15. Oh man. I’m with everyone else. I was definitely having a moment that yes, you had deleted your blog without telling anyone. I was getting ready to get the big guns out and shoot you an email. LOL Cause that would have fixed it.

    Glad you’re back. Sorry you were hacked.

  16. There Amy goes bloggin’ ’bout her boibs again. Seriously though, sorry everything got jacked.

    I support maps because, and a quote, “I personally believe that U.S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some people out there in our nation don’t have maps, and, uh, I believe that our education like such as in South Africa and, uh, the Iraq everywhere like, such as, and I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., er, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future for our children.”

  17. I support this blog and women getting it done! Also- I really want to read that book that you said you tore through sometime last week, but can’t remember the name…help a sister out!

  18. I am so relieved that your blog is back!

    I support my hubs who has just transitioned from being an employee to owning his own business. I am just at a loss though of finding a good bra. Why is it so hard? Ive been on the VS bandwagon for the last year but am getting sick of constantly having to buy new bras… they are great for a few months then totally lose support.

  19. I support an A cup…

    Seriously, I support Karma and kindness. I think if people do more random acts of kindness the world would be a better place!

    Sorry to hear your blog was hacked but happy to know you didn’t delete it! I don’t comment much but I love your blog to pieces!

  20. I support all animal that are taken advantage of, whether it be elderly dogs who are dumped bc the owners don’t want to pay vet bills, or blue whales, whose habitat is threatened by humans and our impact on the Earth.

    I’m sorry to hear your blogged was hacked though!! How lame!

  21. Do you have your blog posts backed up somewhere or are they gone forever?

    your “Shanked” story has entertained me on more than one occasion and I’m sad it’s going to be gone.

    Also your tribute to your beautiful friend, Caroline.

    So wrong. Mean people suck.

  22. I support my hubby going back to school to finish the credits he needs to apply for veterinary school!

    I’m glad to see your blog back!

  23. I’m so happy you didn’t disappear! I love your blog and was sad that I couldn’t get my morning laughs. I hope you know what a difference you make. Anyways I support my middle school students who will need this type of ‘support’ very soon. Adolescence is brutal, let alone finding the right bra size.

  24. That sucks that the blogged was hacked but so happy that you are back to blogging and hope you were able to save some of the blog. I was like other people in having a mini heart attack on Monday when I didn’t see a post of magnificent men 🙂

    I support a lot of causes and issues but most of all I support everyone being themselves!

  25. I support Shakespeare at Winedale.

    Also, glad you’re back…I had a small panic attack when there was no magnificent men of monday post!!

  26. I have been sooooo bored the past ZILLION days that I couldn’t read your blog. I thought it was me. Sorry about your blog getting hacked!

    I support my husband and the high school students I teach!

  27. I was panicking when your blog wasn’t there. I was hoping you hadn’t left without letting us know.

    I support cancer research.

  28. I missed you Cely! I support myself as I work hard and put myself through school, and I support my special needs student at the school where I work.

  29. I support the men and women who selflessly defend our freedom!

    Side note: Sorry you got hacked!! Monday wasn’t the same without a little meat candy! xoxo

  30. And of course, they don’t make them in my size. I support lingerie designers who realize that some women have bigger breasts than “normal” and that not all of those people are grandmas (or women with magic boobs that don’t require bras). I support being able to go to any store you want (I’m looking at you, Target) and buy a sexy lace bra in a 34 DDD. I support women’s bodies in all shapes and sizes.

    • Bless you ladies with the large racks. I cannot even imagine what a pain in the ass it is finding non-grandma bras. We should start a company just to solve that problem.

      • Can we? Sports bras, too. You should see the thing I have to wear. It’s like a hot pink kevlar vest. We either need to start a company that makes bras in all sizes, or start a “Lindsay’s Breast Reduction Fund.” I would be open to either.

  31. Hackers suck. I hope you’re able to salvage some of your content.

    I’ll be checking out Vanity Fair for sure. I’ve been on a post-Victoria’s-Secret mission to find bras I don’t hate. I find myself in sports bras 85% of the time, but wrestling into a sports bra when you’re still slightly damp from the shower (or, you know, already sweating again the second you step out of the shower because it’s summer and RAGE) – I’m surprised I haven’t dislocated a shoulder yet.

    I support…well, myself, because I’m selfish. I also support my husband, my cats and dogs…and on a larger scale, I support equal rights for humans, regardless of gender, pronoun preference or sexual orientation.

    (Also, not to be THAT person, but you’ve got a typo in your header. “No one.” My OCD wouldn’t let me let it go.) *ducks*

    • That’s horrifying. Thank you so much for telling me! I greatly appreciate when someone takes the time to notify me of an error so I can get it fixed!

  32. oh LORD
    whats with people who do this nonsense?! what was the pt of deleting yer blog?!?! oh no, too much frenchie cuteness! must delete!…?!
    mebbe they are part of some radical anti animated gif movement!
    GASP!

    glad yer back.. how many reeses did you eat while fretting over the hack?? 😀

  33. I support pediatric cancer research and programs that aim to improve the quality of life for pediatric cancer patients, especially Children’s Oncology Services, Inc!

  34. I support your website … and eating Reese’s. Oh, and people being smarter, nicer and generally better able to communicate even though we’re all different (since we can’t all be right, sadly, but we all have to live together)!

  35. I support domestic violence victims. It’s a cause that I’m really passionate about. It’s especially pertinent in light of all this Ray Rice BS

  36. I am so glad your blog is back! I even checked GOMI to see if they had the dirt on why it wasn’t up. I support my friends and family. As far as causes go, I support cancer research. I give money to St. Jude’s every year, the pictures and stories just break my heart.

    • Haha, one of my first thoughts was “Wow, someone really wants me to get off their internets.” Also, I LOVE St. Jude’s. They get most of my charitable donations. Sick kids is the most bullshitty of the bullshit things.

  37. I work for a nonprofit that advocates for abused children, so I support kids’ rights to safe, supportive home environments. Great campaign!

  38. I support any and all of my friends by being there with an open heart and open ears. And sometimes, ok, a lot of the time, an opener along with a bottle of wine.

  39. So sorry to hear about your blog hacking incident. It really is like public diary entries that you can reflect upon later on and it has to be difficult to lose those written memories and pictures you’ve documented over the years. I hope you have things saved in an alternative location so all isn’t lost forever!

    I support my family and friends, and my two adorable pups too! I also love Vanity Fair, they were my first teenage bra experience. I had no idea what to purchase when my mom took me to Macy’s many years ago, so I went with the brand she had – Vanity Fair!

  40. Sorry about your blog. I don’t know why people enjoy just messing up other people’s online lives. Doesn’t make sense.
    I support Girls on the Run as its a great program to empower girls! (and helps motivate me to keep running too!)

  41. Hacked?! Losers. I hope they die.
    Anyway, I support literacy though a wonderful local tutoring program. We’re about to gear up for the Fall again and I’m excited to be paired with a little reader. Kids are so cute when you only have to spend an hour and a half with them once a week.

  42. I support strong women, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, education, and anyone that rescues a dog! I also LOOOVE vanity fair bras… they’re all I buy!

  43. I support kids with special needs! I am a Special Education teacher and am working hard to advocate for my kids’ academic, functional, social, and emotional needs.

  44. My phone fell into a sewer drain Monday morning and I lost all of my pictures, texts, etc. I feel your pain! And I now support backing up to the cloud regularly. :/

    • Oh God, I feel so badly for you. I would be hysterical. I’m so sorry 🙁 Lessons learned the hard way this week.

  45. i support dunkin donuts because my husband goes there EVERY DAMN morning for coffee (that ish adds up!!) and we go on the weekends for coffee and breakfast (sometimes lunch, or “brunch” without the booze). what can i say we’re lazy.

  46. This post came at the perfect time, because right now I am being slowly murdered by a rogue underwire.

    I support at-risk youth! I work for a company that runs alternative schools & provides school-based mental health services. Our country would truly be different if each student got the support & education they need during their school years.

  47. So glad to see your blog is back! For some reason it took a few days to get back on my feed, but I’m not complaining!

    I support getting healthy… and pizza… and Reese’s cups… and wine. All the wine. But healthy! Finding a balance between gym and health but also things I love to put in my mouth 🙂

  48. So sorry about your website and the memories that are gone. 🙁

    I support kindness to each other, finding a cure for cancer, and healthy living. I do not support hackers.

  49. Big Brothers/Big Sisters is a great mentoring organization that I’m a part of! It’s so fun to have a “little sister” and to think up fun, creative activities for us to do together!

  50. I support all acts of kindness. It could be moral support for family, friends or strangers. It could be random to the person behind you in line. It could be to yourself, and not being so harsh for not getting in that last 30 minutes of exercise (so not me!) Regardless, kindness is never wasted.

    By the way Cely, I am sorry to hear your blog was hacked and that you may have lost some precious pics of great times. I know this may sound cliche but, no one can ever ‘hack’ at the memories in your heart and mind. Keep on blogging, you are talented and funny.

  51. I support equal pay for women in the workplace. Somehow, after all these years, it’s still not really a reality and it makes me sad and upset. I just found out that I make about 40% less than my male counterpart, so I’m making my case to management to rectify the situation.

  52. I support friendship and…support. I support support. I’ve recently learned how to support of friends is crucial and how we cannot pull through some things alone.

  53. I support evolution. I’m not talking Darwin and monkeys and natural selection. I’m talking the evolution of relationships, careers and personal growth. The ability we each have to change our minds and change our lives. Here’s to forever evolving and never being stagnant in life.

  54. Glad you’re back!

    I support any cause that stands up for those who can’t stand up for themselves, particularly animals. We adopted our dog from an organization that rescues “death row” animals from Animal Control to give them a second chance. Our dog was used as dog fighting bait, and was emaciated and terrified when he was rescued. If not for this organization getting him off death row, he wouldn’t have had the opportunity to become the healthy, happy mush he is today.

    • Aww, that makes me so happy. Bardot was a rescue too and I never hesitate to remind her that I saved her so she better be nice.

  55. I support cheap red wine being available at all local grocery stores because if I have to shop for stupid vegetables, then I better be able to shop for my favorite liquids, too! (I live in Pennsylvania, where it is rare to find wine for sale at grocery stores, because Quakers.)

  56. I support equality for all. No one should be denied any rights, opportunities or privileges based on the color of their skin, their religion (or lack thereof), their gender/sex, a disability, their sexual orientation, their beliefs or any other unique quality they possess. It sounds like such a simple proposition but somehow in 2014 it is still not a reality!

  57. I support people loving themselves for who they are and what they look like and being confident in whoever that is.

  58. I support breast cancer awareness. My mother is alive and well now due to early detection. She was diagnosed over 10 years ago. I am so happy she found the cancer early and was able to beat it.

  59. I support the demise of the uni-boob with properly fitting bras! [I also support other, deeper causes too but this was the first thing that came to mind in my free association. Phrase: Properly fitting bras Response: No Uniboob!]

  60. I support my local food bank, the MS Society and my kids in following their dreams.
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

  61. I support my sister with her son so you can work 2 hours away from home to raise her son. I support ME and my ability to get up and run and be active everyday!! I support you and your blog. So don’t leave us. haha

  62. I support my son’s school. We have a lot of families in need. My husband and I do whatever we can to enrich the kids’ school days. An education is the best chance these kids have to escape poverty.

  63. A blog hacking sounds like a nightmare. Sorry that happened to you.

    In positive news, who doesn’t love a fun, new bra! And a better bra size – I heard once a staggering majority of women wear the wrong bra size. I’m probably included in that percentage. You just inspired me to go get fitted, thanks 🙂 This was a fun read.

  64. Sure I support my loving family and friends, but I also support oreos, I’m sure they wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for me…

  65. I support our local no kill animal shelter and any kind of food pantry or program for hungry children.

  66. I support all things animal rights. I am a vegetarian for purely ethical reasons and only buy vegetarian/vegan household cleaners and bath/body stuffs. I also avoid buying things made of fur/skin/feather. 😀

  67. I support The American Heart Association, since both my parents passed away due to heart issues.

  68. I support Breast Cancer Awareness as I lost my grandmother to breast cancer and I am a four year survivor of breast cancer.

  69. This is the first blog post that I haven’t read…so I’m blaming the blog hack for somehow messing with my email delivery. Get ready for ALL THE COMMENTS. xo

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