Showing posts with label gift ideas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gift ideas. Show all posts

Monday, December 10, 2012

An Aerie Holiday, Part II: Festive Bras & Undies

I've been so excited to share these photos with you all! As soon as I saw all the sets that Aerie's social team sent me, I knew that I had to do something special with them. When this idea hit me, I was just  brimming with holiday spirit and just too excited to shoot. 

So last Saturday, I gathered my stash of lights, stopped by Maison Kayser for pain au chocolate and financiers, and walked the 20-some blocks to my friends' apartment to use them for their beautiful exposed brick walls. My friend Tracey and I spent about 45 minutes wandering around the Upper East Side looking for clothespins (sample conversation in a bodega: "Do you have clothespins?" "Clothespins? What are clothespins?"), and found success at a hardware store disguised as a mini-Bed Bath & Beyond.

And so, behold my holiday spirit in lingerie form. This was such a fun project for me, since usually my visual angle involves more Photoshopping than photo-shooting, but I can't wait for more original shoots like this one. Slowly but surely, my dears.

Maddie Pushup Bra, $44.95 // Aerie Dot Mesh Thong, $12.50 or 6 for $26.50

Maddie & Dot Mesh Thong detail

Scarlet Pushup Bra, $44.95 // Aerie Mesh Peek-a-boo Undie, $12.50 or 5 for $26.50

Scarlet Adjustable Cleavage Pushup Bra, $44.95 // Sequined Thong, $12.50 or 5 for $26.50

Juliet Balconette Bra, $44.95 // Sequined Thong, $12.50 or 5 for $26.50

Juliet Balconette Bra detail

And of course, I tried on all the bras after I photographed them. They all fit true to size, except the Scarlet pushup bra. That one was a little big, and the fuller cups didn't do anything for me. The Juliet balconette bra was also a little bit big for me, and I think the balconette style is a little tricky for A cups in general. It's more successful when the cups are a bit smaller, like Mimi Holliday does it. 

But, my favorites were the Maddie pushup bra and the Scarlet Adjustable Cleavage Pushup Bra (the one with the black sequins). The Maddie was totes a wardrobe savor when I tried on my new Chanel dress and discovered that the chest area was a teensy bit big, but all I really needed was a nice padded pushup bra to fill it out. The Scarlet with the sequins was the perfect (subtle) sparkle piece to wear under a semi-sheer tank top to a holiday party I went to this weekend with my fellow lingerie lover Allison Beale.

The prices for these special edition bras are a little pricey, but for a good pushup bra I think it's reasonable. The undies and thongs are definitely the best deal, at 5 for $26.50 for the fancy lil holiday ones, and 7 for $26.50 for the simple lace ones I posted last week.

Okay, that's it! Stay tuned for the final Aerie post later this week. xx

Special thanks to Rachel Bellando, Katherine Bellando & Tracey Rodriguez for allowing me to set up shop in their beautiful new apartment and use them for their exposed brick.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

An Aerie Holiday, Part I: Lace to Make Your Heart Race

I love it when a brand can change my mind. I'll admit (and I'm pretty sure that other people would say the same thing) that when I think of Aerie, the first thing that comes to mind are comfy cotton basics. But I guess their social team was intent on changing my mind, especially when right before I left for Thanksgiving, a giant box stuffed with their limited-edition holiday collection arrived at my apartment! Trust me when I say that these pieces were too pretty to not post.

Take the array of lacy undies below for example. These super-colorful thongs, tangas and briefs just look like your standard lace undies, but really, they're probably some of the most comfortable lace underwear I've ever worn, even rivaling a certain other brand known for their lace underwear... The difference here is that Aerie sizes their undies, instead of "one size fits all, oh and here's a petites size if you're a 0-4", and the lace has a really nice stretch and you're not at-risk for muffin top. They come in SO many gorgeous colors, and they're amazingly priced! So if you need a stocking stuffer idea, here you go. You're welcome.

I'll be sharing a series of a few different posts dedicated to these pretty little underthings over the next couple of weeks. Hope you enjoy them as much as much as I loved shooting (and wearing) them!

Aerie vintage lace thong, $12.50 or 7 for $26.50(!!!)
Aerie vintage lace tanga, $12.50 or 7 for $26.50(!!!)
Aerie vintage lace bikini, $12.50 or 7 for $26.50(!!!)