Category Archives: Feel Sexy

Lingerie dreams: the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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My mom and I have a tradition, a wonderful tradition, of watching the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show together. This year was gorgeous, of course. So many fresh faces and all of my favorites walking the runway in lingerie I wish they sold in stores.

The gold wings at the beginning were breathtaking. My favorite were Karlie Kloss’s because they were closed, as if she were about to take flight. A metaphor perhaps? I wasn’t a huge fan of the Exotic Traveler portion of the show, but the stage was amazing. By far, the 2014 Fashion Show has had the best set. I was beginning to become slightly disappointed after the Pink walk, but when everyone came out in black, lace, ultra-sexy outfits, it made up for it all. Lily Aldridge’s black feathered wings! Amazing.

Oh, my favorite part had to be watching Alessandra Ambrosio and Adriana Lima walk in the $2 million bras almost caused a tear to fall. They’ve been modeling together since they were 15! And now they’re walking together as two of the most influential Victoria Secret models ever.

I’ve never been a fan of Taylor Swift, but thanks to VS, she may have gained another fan.

To more lingerie inspired nights. xx

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For Love and Lemons

I first came across the amazing, unique brand For Love and Lemons when I was casually browsing through Instagram and saw an image of their lingerie. It was unlike anything I have ever seen and I it didn’t take much for me to become an admirer of For Love and Lemons. I remember reading about the history of the company and it was about two best friends who joined together to create this amazing retail store. I was inspired and even more intrigued with this authentic brand.

I’m a big believer that pajamas shouldn’t be composed of oversized branded t-shirts and printed, cotton pants, or printed, cotton shorts for that matter. Sometimes comfortable pajamas happen, after long days when you’re just too tired to give your night attire a second thought, but I view sleeping time as just another chance to dress it up. Make it fancy. Make yourself feel sexy. For Love and Lemons, I feel you on this!

If you’ve never seen any of For Love and Lemon’s pieces, get ready for your mind to be transported to another fashion dimension where lace, chicness and romanticism all come in one, sometimes tiny, package.

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Next, a clothing post perhaps? xx

Temporary tattoos are the new black

Remember when temporary tattoos were only available in vending machines at your local grocery store? Back when temp tats were only attainable if you had a couple of quarters and you only had a few options, all of which were very obviously fake when you transferred it onto your skin. My favorites used to be the tattoos that said “Angel” and “Princess”. Well, along with my taste in words, the temporary tattoo world has drastically changed.

Temporary tattoos are mystical, beautiful and unbelievably versatile. I believe temporary tattoos are the new black, or at least the newest fashion accessory. Below are some of my favorite temps, which I will be purchasing shortly.
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LoveisEnoughTemporaryTattoo
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Purchasing “we’re all mad here” right after I post this. Can’t wait. xx

*All images have links attached.

Lingerie- part III

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In the final installment of my lingerie series, I wanted to chat about the importance of having a quality bra that fits correctly. Finding the perfect bra can easily compare to finding the perfect mate: you feel uplifted, complete and sexy.

There are a few simple ways to tell if your bra does not fit correctly.
1. You find yourself slipping out of your bra multiple times a day.
2. There’s a gap at the center of your bra, where the two cups connect.
3. The straps are constantly falling down, or the straps leave red marks.
4. The back of the bra rides up.

Now, how do you find a bra that fits you correctly? One way is to get a fit at- you guessed it- Nordstrom. I know I’ve been on a Nordstrom, lingerie runabout, but only because all I learned about lingerie, I learned at Nordstrom. You can try Victoria Secret, but from my experience, and from many of the ladies who I helped during my time at Nordstrom, Victoria Secret does not do a good job at fitting.

If you’d like to figure out your bra size¬†without the assistance of other humans, here are a few tips.
1. Measure right under your breasts and add two to the number. This is your band size. If you measure 34 around, then your bra size is going to be 36__.
2. Time to choose some bras. You know your band size, now all that’s left is the cup size. Start off with the cup size you’re currently wearing and then get a cup size smaller and a cup size larger. (i.e. you’ve been wearing a C cup, so grab a 36C, 36B and 36D.)
3. Once you’ve grabbed some choices, it’s time to try ’em all on!

When you’re in the dressing room:
1. Hook all the bras on the first hook. As you wear a bra, it begins to loosen up, and when this happens, you begin using the middle hook and so on. You don’t want to purchase a bra that only fits when you have it on the last hook.
2. The middle of the bra, where the two cups connect, should be sitting directly on your skin. This is called tacking. Tacking is wonderful. If it’s slightly raised, then you need a bigger size.
3. Check the straps. You want to be able to comfortably fit two fingers between your body and the bra strap. If you can fit your whole hand, then tighten the straps. This is vital for having the perfect lift.

Whew, lots of text. For another, more visually appealing tutorial, view the video below.

Time to go¬†out and find your perfect bra size! It’s worth it. xx

Lingerie- part II

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On Thursday, as I promised myself, I went to the anniversary sale at Nordstrom! Every department had gorgeous curtains falling from the ceiling, designating the area where the sale items resided. I had never been to an anniversary sale before, and it was quite exciting. When I arrived at the lingerie department I went straight to my favorite bra that I had dreamt about every night when I worked there, and even after I had left. It was the Chantelle “Merci” bra, pictured above. Ahhh, it’s so gorgeous and fits you perfectly. Perhaps in your closet you may have some bras that you feel are a great fit, but this bra, this bra just holds you in all the right places, and, it’s lace all over. It’s a cut and sewn bra, and it has three sections in the cup that give you a lift, without the assistance of padding. I urge you to buy a bra that has no soft cup at all! It’s a new definition of sexy.

How much was it? Well, it wasn’t on sale for anniversary, but I bought it anyway because clearly, it made an impression on me. For $78, I hang the “Merci” up it it’s own section in my closet.

As well as the gorgeous lace piece above, I purchased the Natori “Feather” and the Chantelle “C Paris” bra.

To beautiful undergarments! May they bring you the confidence to feel sexy even when you’re dressed in a sweater. xx

Lingerie- part I

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the anniversary sale at Nordstrom. My previous post showed my wish list, shoes and bags, but this post will divulge my wish/need list. When I worked in the lingerie department, I only purchased one bra, which I adore, because I was saving money. I told myself when the sale came, I would purchase all the bras I could ever want. Here are my top picks:

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Oh the Feather bra by Natori, one of my absolute favorite bras. Feathers is a soft cup bra, with no padding and a very low cut. You could wear it everyday. It’s unbelievably comfortable and sexier than the average t-shirt bra.

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This photo does not give the bra justice because it’s in basic nude, but the Chantelle “C Chic Sexy” Push Up bra comes in a gorgeous sapphire color as well. The push up isn’t too ridiculous and could easily be worn day or night. I love the intricate design, from the trim to the straps.

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The Natori “Hidden Glamour” bra was never one of my favorites, but I cannot deny that it’s a fabulous day bra. You can wear it with pretty much anything. Not much of a lift, but a gorgeous lace outline.

More lingerie to come. xx

Flashtat obsession


photo 1flashtatiiI’m one to rarely purchase items online, but when I came across Flashtat’s instagram, I instantly fell in lust with their gorgeous and unique temporary tattoos. I purchased the Lena collection, and apply at least two different designs whenever I’m going out into the wilderness, or just laying by the pool. The image below is what I received in the mail. The combination of tattoos are endless– let your creativity flow. Next on my list is their Wild Child collection.

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