My favorite thing about blogs is that they are such an easy way to share (unbiased, hopefully) information. A few blogs back, I posted about the new Spanx catalog. Yesterday, I received a comment from Karen at Waisting Time, a cool blog on food and nutrition, saying that the woman who started Spanx sells a cheaper Spanx-like line at Target. Thank you Karen!
It's called Assets. I have not tried it, but I will for two reasons: 1) It looks just the same as Spanx but for much less $$ and 2) A portion of the proceeds benefits the Sara Blakely Foundation, which supports women's initiatives around the globe. There's a cute little story at the site that talks about how Sara Blakely invented Spanx, then felt she needed to bring them to more people through Target, then something about a hot air balloon and Richard Branson, and that's when I decided to just paste the link above. I have a short attention span on any day, but even shorter on the 4th of July.
This is what I'm going to buy off of amazon, ASSETS® by Sara Blakely® Womens Fantastic Firmers Camisole - Black L. (I'm all set up there and it's the same price as Target.com). It's $20 and looks like it would work under so many different types of tops.
If anyone has any Assets, can you offer up an opinion? Is the quality much different than Spanx? I will report back once I receive my cami and try it out.
Now get off your computers and head outside to enjoy the day!!!