Review (and Giveaway!): Harlow & Fox Serena Rose

[Harlow & Fox generously provided the Serena Rose samples for review and loaned the Serena Ivory robe for these photos. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] Today’s is a long post BUT IT’S A GOOD ONE, so be sure to read to the end! Not only am I reviewing a beautiful brand-new collection from Harlow & Fox, not only did I get to borrow the froofiest of froofy robes and twirl around in it, but also one of you will get…

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Review: Nessa Klara Bra and Brief

[Zathiya generously provided this set for review. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] After almost five years of wearing, researching, and writing about full-bust brands, I’m always surprised and pleased when a full-bust brand pops up that I’ve never heard of before! Aisha Leh, the owner of Texas full-bust online boutique Zathiya, contacted me earlier this year and suggested I try Nessa, after I found such success with the BM shape by Ewa Michalak (reviews here, here, and here). Like Ewa Michalak,…

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A New Look for Avocado:Review of Beautiful Lingerie from Poland

[This post is sponsored by Avocado Lingerie.] Valentina As I’ve mentioned a few times previously, now that I’m in my 30s I’ve noticed a definite shift in my lingerie preferences and buying habits. While I’ll always enjoy bold colors, trend-driven details like leatherette finish, longline bands, or strapping, and the occasional whimsical print, I find that I’m increasingly drawn to lingerie that feels elegant and timeless. Chamade I feel less pressured than I used to to try every bra under the sun. Now that I know what shapes and sizes…

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Review of Ewa Michalak Tajemniczy Ogród Bra and Brief

[Disclosure: Ewa Michalak generously provided this set for review. I received the Karolina kimono as a gift from The Giving Bride. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] This shape is non-padded (yay!), with narrow underwires and a very projected shape that accommodates full breasts. It’s basically a perfect match for my body– I put it on in the morning and almost never have to adjust it throughout the day (as I have to do with bras that have a wider, shallower shape).…

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Review of Ewa Michalak Tajemniczy Ogród Bra and Brief

[Disclosure: Ewa Michalak generously provided this set for review. I received the Karolina kimono as a gift from The Giving Bride. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] This shape is non-padded (yay!), with narrow underwires and a very projected shape that accommodates full breasts. It’s basically a perfect match for my body– I put it on in the morning and almost never have to adjust it throughout the day (as I have to do with bras that have a wider, shallower shape).Since…

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Sweet Nothing Du Jour 7/13/16: New Sizes and New Styles

My new job continues to take up more time than I anticipated, and then this month I was lucky enough to go on a vacation that I’ve been budgeting for and planning for over a year! I spent the last week in France and England visiting friends with my sister (and, okay, lingerie shopping), and I just had the most wonderful time and wish I’d been able to stay longer, not the least because if I’d stayed longer I might actually have been able to attend the lingerie trade shows that happened…

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Sweet Nothing Du Jour New Sizes and New Styles from Playful Promises

Anyhoodle, I do have some lovely reviews in the queue from new and old brands alike, but lest this blog devolve into me staring at my own face for post after post, let’s ease back into this thing and talk about one of the hottest indie releases of the season: new DD-G styles and a brand-new Curve collection with brand-new sizes from Playful Promises!Hey gang, first of all, a quick note to say I know it’s been quiet round these parts. My new job continues to take up more time than…

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Scantilly by Curvy Kate Is Coming

I attended the seasonal Curve trade show in New York in August, and while I will get to a round-up of some of the trends headed our way for Spring/Summer 2016 (I promise!), it’s taking me a long time to put the post together. Some of that is because work has kept me very busy (which is a good thing), plus this whole training-for-a-half-marathon thing is super duper time-consuming, and some of that is because, while I thought it was a much stronger show than the weirdly homogenous Fall/Winter 2015…

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Review of Samanta Hypnose Bra and Short

[Disclosure: Samanta generously provided this set for review. I was not compensated for this post, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.] At February’s Curve trade show I was therefore pleased to learn that Samanta had partnered with Milltex, a distributor who also works with brands like Charnos and Lepel/Audelle. I’ve written about Samanta, the family-owned Polish lingerie company producing a huge collection of colorful, elegant lingerie in a wide range of sizes, previously on the blog, but unfortunately at the time it was really hard for American consumers to…

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The Fancy Lingerie Inspired by Swan Lake

Also I made this joke on Instagram yesterday but frankly it’s so stellar that once isn’t enough: here’s some lingerie for when you feel like SWANning around. Thank you! I’ll show myself out. While I only styled Odile, the Black Swan, for yesterday’s editorial, I thought it would be fun to find pieces to suit your mood when you’re feeling like Odette, the White Swan, as well. This list is pretty much an I’ll-take-one-of-everything-thanks kind of list for me personally– what do you think? Iced Ivory Peignoir by Flora Nikrooz (S, M,…

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