Showing posts with label reviews. Show all posts
Showing posts with label reviews. Show all posts

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, December 23, 2010

Say Hi to Thursday: BTS Lingerie Well Played Cardigan & Lounge Pants

Say Hi to Thursday, a special day of the week when there's only one more work day before a glorious weekend awaits. Pretty Little Underthings will showcase a weekend-perfect piece we'd love to wear.

Well Played Cardigan and Lounge Pants by Between The Sheets Lingerie
I got the most delightful surprise in the mail last week: Layla L'obatti of Between The Sheets Lingerie sent me an amazing gift, a cardigan and lounge pants from her Well Played collection, as well as a Come Out and Play camisole (not pictured). 

Since it's made of a 88% modal & 12% lycra blend, it keeps a really nice shape. It basically molds to your body and doesn't stretch out more than that. No elastic at the waistband, just a nice little grosgrain ribbon tie, which means no muffin top (yay!). The cardigan is so comfortable and so versatile—I wore it to run errands this weekend, as well as to yoga class, and I could wear this over sleeveless dresses to work.

I don't know how she read my mind—with the temperature dropping below the 30's lately, my apartment has been FREEZING. The thought of wearing my Hanes sweatpants that I've had since college (shameless confession) was just so depressing, but then this little set came my way and saved me!

Ladies, you all need this set. If anything, at least the cardigan—it'll become a staple for your weekend wardrobe. I'll be wearing this all weekend for sure.