Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Balances & Paradoxes

Let's go light this Wednesday. Mostly since it's the middle of a crawling week, and I think we could all use a little pick-me-up, right?

Case in point: Agent Provocateur's Yoshie set. The floral embroidery on this sheer set could make it super-feminine, but brushes of black balance out the blush, and there's a hint of badass-ery (I'm sure someone on my team will be so disappointed in me for using that word) from the black criss-cross in front and back. This, my friends, is thoughtful, functional and balanced design. I'm not one for too many frills, but that small element of the black X is what drew me to this one.

Happy Hump Day xx

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

[Sponsored] The New Basics, True Originals

Maybe I'm just feeling spoiled by the four-day work week I had last week, but it's only Wednesday and I'm already thinking of how I can make my weekend revolve around cozy, comfy loungewear instead of dressing up to go out. Maybe it's because the weather has finally taken a turn for true fall. Lucky for me, the fab team at True&Co. let me choose a bunch of things from their own True Originals collections to try out for myself. 

Y'all know I love a good bralette and I've been gravitating towards softcup/underwire bras lately, so obviously those were going to be a few of my choices. But of course, my love for softcup bras doesn't exactly mix with my love for white t-shirts, so I picked out a padded contour bra, and the coup de grace: JERSEY LOUNGE PANTS. WITH POCKETS. YESSSSSS. From their two True Originals  lines, the majority of the products I chose were from Uniform by True&Co., and I picked one pretty black bra (of course in black, but with the prettiest cutout details that keeps it from being just another black bra) from their more romantic collection, She Walks in Beauty (+Light).

I love the soft grey and pink shades — they're just feminine enough without teetering over into prissy. I've always liked the idea of grey lingerie. Not heather grey, but like a soft elephant grey with warm tints. This bralette and softcup underwire get just there. 

And the grey jersey pants: they're purrrfect, buttery-soft jersey. I don't think I'll be able to get away wearing them to work, but worn with an oversized sweater (make sure to cover your bum) and some sick combat-like boots, I think it could work for a Saturday brunch. Maybe that's what I'll try this weekend. 

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Que5tionnaire, N°1

Current Mood: Restless, eager for the seasons to officially change to autumn.
Fashion Wishlist: Leather leggings, chunky/oversized sweaters, ankle boots.
Playlist: Ugly by 2NE1, Dreamers by Scavenger Hunt (Dan Dan Noodle Remix), Timebomb by Tove Lo (thanks Frankie!)
Lipstick Loves: CHANEL Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Coromandel
Weekend Lingerie: Little black lacy bras like these.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

PFW: Bras Are The New Tops

I came back from Paris late last Thursday night, and I still don't think I'm back on NYC time yet. But regardless of how I feel now, I must share my favorite looks from Paris Fashion Week. The common theme amongst them: bras as tops. Also some camisole-esque dresses and more sheer things. And nipples.

I have to start with Chanel because you know I'm a hardcore devotée, but also this post has so many pictures I need to make sure you'll look at the most important, which is Chanel. Anyway, loved the easy-breezy-ness of the looks, including the hair and makeup. Every model had her own thang happening, and all the looks were so different. I was totally digging how dressed up some of the looks were, while others were beach-ready.

I'll be honest, I probably wouldn't have looked at Sonia Rykiel but I had to look since this was Julie de Libran's first collection. And wow. So youthful, easy, and ranged from pretty to edgy. Loved all the criss-cross bra tops under the boxy jackets, and how versatile the tops went with different bottoms. Key here: leather. Also, the sheer dress as seen on Kendall Jenner.

For the gal who wants to look sexy and tell Instagram to go eff-off. Nipples abounded, which were the perfect complement to an über-dramatic cat-eye. The sheer black stockings were totally necessary to reign in the looks from "street walker" to "street style". Like seriously though, no one can do platform sandals, stockings, and a leather bustier in one outfit like the Saint Laurent girl.

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Monday, September 22, 2014

MFW: Shades of Sheer

If we judge from the collections shown during Milan Fashion Week, it seems like it's a continuing affirmation of the NY collections that designers want women in sheer everything next spring/summer. And the concept is exciting—the thought of reprieve from humid NYC temps, plus it gives lingerie bloggers like me so much material to work with (no pun intended). The creative-appreciator/blogger side of me is jumping for joy, but the practical side has me shaking my head. Has corporate life changed me that much? But honestly, how can I run around NYC (or Paris) showing off my undies for the sake of the seasons' trends?

Milan collections seemed to go from sheer to sheerer. Below, select looks from a few designers to give you some ideas of what you may see next spring. Some are instagram-friendly, but most aren't—until IG drops their nipple ban, that is.

FENDI: Sheer skirts and slashed tops. Bandeau bras & crop tops to show off that midriff you'll be working on all winter. Also, super pretty floaty organza dresses that have nothing to do with this theme but Binx Walton looked so pretty in it that I had to post.

BLUMARINE: More sheer skirts and pretty embroidery & appliqué details.

MSGM: More sheer skirts and funky embroidery details.

PORTS 1961: Sheer skirts again—and sheer cropped pants(!), longline bra tops under sheer tops.

NO. 21: Sheer overlay on shorts (curveball), but still sheer skirts (of courses), and nip-slippable crop tops.

ALBERTA FERRETTI: Sheer skirts and dresses with pretty embroidery details. And harnesses!

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