Monday, August 18, 2014

Postcards from Montauk

Lucky me got to spend a beautiful weekend in Montauk with some of my girlfriends this past weekend. I preshopped the Journelle swim sale at their Atelier after work last week, so I got to take my new Marysia scallop bikini for a spin on the beach too, complete with my summertime fun Illesteva Leonard sunglasses.

Guys, life is good.




Sunglasses: Illesteva / Bikini: Marysia Swim (top and bottoms) / Rings: (left and right) Catbird NYC, (center) Ariel Gordon Jewelry

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I've Got The Blues

Blue seems to be the color of Spring/Summer 2014. I think 75% of the lingerie I've been ogling for warm weather this year was blue or some shade of blue. The remaining 25% being black or blush, of course.

But I've really got the blues, as in the feelings. You see, I attempted to order this La Perla Noche de Viento bra from the Journelle sale this weekend—along with another blue La Perla Studio bralette—and yours truly was denied. I guess we all got a little too grabby over this incredible bra that was priced as an incredible steal, and someone else won the fight.  

Like, I was even willing to purchase it without the matching bottoms. That's how bad I wanted it. Sobs. It's okay. But I hope it went to a good home.

Okay, now time to move on. If you're willing to pay full price, Net-a-Porter has a few sizes left, so scoot over there and treat yoself. 


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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

So Very Pinteresting...

GUYS. We finally got on Pinterest.

I know, I know, I should've done this a long time ago, but better late than never, right? Come pin with us at www.pinterest.com/PLUblog (PrettyLittleUnderthings was too long, sad face).


See you on the pin-side!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Perfect Swimwear Fitting

One day last month, I spent my lunch hour at a swimwear fit event at Intimacy Bra Fit Stylists on Madison Avenue. They showed off their newly renovated boutique, new swimwear arrivals, and their expert fit stylists.

Seriously, I don't think I've ever had a fitting this great. My stylist, Miguelina, let me start with the styles I liked, then helped me narrow down my choices based on how the cuts looked on my body shape, how the colour looked against my skin tone, and how the top accentuated my (small) bust. And she made sure to warm up her hands before she adjusted anything for me.

We eventually landed on this bright red Andres Sarda set with tiny black polka dots. The bra-like top has an accent chain and the side-tie bottoms have a just-bare-enough narrow cut to bring enough sexy to an otherwise lady-like bikini. I learned a few new things too, like exactly where an underwire should fall for my bust, and how to tell if the cup really is too big or not (bend forward and see if you fill out the cup!).

I have to admit that I sort of loathed bra fitting until I met Miguelina. I'm more of a figure-it-out-yourself kind of gal, especially since I always felt like the people who did fit me weren't really doing it right. But now I've found my go-to expert — do yourself a favor and make an appointment to see her.
Andres Sarda 'Gilia' bikini with CHANEL UV Essential and SUPER 'Gals' sunglasses.



Thursday, June 12, 2014

Breezy Whites for Summer Weekends

I'm sartorially torn these days. Part of me yearns to fill my closet with tailored, sharp basics to elevate my office style a bit more, yet another part of me just wants to run around the city looking hippie-chic all day. Considering I spend five out of seven days in a corporate office, I know which way I need to lean, but I can channel my inner bohemian (wait, what?) on the weekends.

Let's be serious for a minute though, my inner bohemian these days goes as far as wearing a jersey maxidress from J.Crew (in black, no less) with an oversized open-knit cardigan from Anthropologie, just to give you some context. But I did have a part-time sales stint at Free People during college, so I'm pretty sure I could score at least an A- in Boho Dress 101. It also probably explains why I'm so drawn to this dress so much as well.


This dress is a summer style triple threat: it's flowy & breezy, white, and layerable into fall (and again into summer). In the summer, all I want to wear are breezy, flowy things (mainly to avoid sweating through my clothes in stifling city heat. Sexy, yea?), and let's ignore the fact that you'd probably need to wear another slip dress under this slip dress to wear this innerwear as outerwear. And I want everything to be white—I get a nice bronze which looks nice with white clothing, or so I've been told. The layerability is a total plus; throw on some leggings, boots and a sweater and you're good to go. 

But if you don't mind, let me just have two more blissful, bare-legged months.


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