Introducing: Amber L Snow Lingerie

August 1st, 2015 @ Amber

Mermaid lingerie, anyone? Check out this awesome new handmade brand I recently found on Etsy. Each piece is handmade, and the designer Amber L Snow (Have to say, I like her name! ;)) creates each piece to order. Her designs include lots of gorgeous pastel colors and pretty hand beaded designs, in an array of under the sea inspired styles! Check out her collection below.

Happy Birthday Harry Potter! HP Inspired Lingerie and Accessories

July 31st, 2015 @ Amber

Happy Birthday, Harry Potter! So, I’m a bit obsessed with all things Harry Potter, which you’ve probably noticed if you read my blog. July 31st is Harry’s birthday, his 35th birthday to be specific (Yes, he’s a character, but it’s real for us) and to celebrate, I’m showcasing a collection of all things Harry, Hogwarts, and the Wizarding World! Check out the lingerie and other geeky HP goodies below.

Hogwarts Express Chocolate Bar (great for keeping on hand in case of Dementor attacks)

Hogwarts School Trunk (perfect for lingerie storage!)

 See you at Platform 9 3/4!

Wacoal Lingerie Review

July 30th, 2015 @ Amber

I’m a huge fan of the Eveden brands, but had never tried Wacoal, though it had been on my brand list to try for awhile now. I recently saw their super cute vintage inspired Retro Chic Bra and Panty and I was smitten, especially in the gorgeous aqua color, pictured above. Wacoal sent me the Retro Chic to review, along with another surprise set called In Bloom. They sent me the Retro Chic in the peach color, which is totally cute, though I still really want the gorgeous aqua shade, as I feel it really does give this shape a style a true retro flair. The set is adorable. It comes with matching panty or high waist panty, and I got the high waist panty to complete the retro vibe. The In Bloom set, is adorable too, in a sweet bright coral color with a floral embroidery design on the tops of the cups.

I’m really liking the quality of Wacoal, which is no surprise, because the Eveden family of lines is a favorite of mine, great construction, nice fit, cute styles. Wacoal isn’t a full bust brand, but a few of their designs are available in full bust sizing, including these two styles, which are super cute and fun for Summer. Retro Chic is ideal for lovers of all things retro and pin-up and In Bloom is a really pretty modern floral design.

Super cute, right? Love those floral bottoms for the In Bloom set! Embroidery on my butt? Yes please! I usually wear an XS or S panty, but was sent Mediums, so they’re big on me, but I would say they are stretchy and would fit true to size on a Medium. They’re soft and offer a comfortable waistband. I think in a XS or S these would have been a great fit. The bras, are both unlined, no padding, and feature a firm band that offers some stretch and feels a little firmer in the band than Freya. It seems as though Freya and the rest of the Eveden brand have changed the US sizing, I used to be a 34F in both UK and US within their brands, the tag always said the same 34F UK/34F US, but I was surprised to see that now the US sizing goes DD, DDD, G, etc. With a 34F UK being equal to a 34G US, so the bras were a bit big for me. I think in the future, I’ll end up going for a US 34DDD in the brand. I did some research and it looks like a lot of UK brands have this sizing too, so I’m wondering if this is a new brand change, or an actual change within US sizing/US lingerie market. These definitely feel larger than my other 34F UK bras. I’m really liking Wacoal, and hope to try more from the brand in maybe a cup size smaller for better fit and a smaller panty.

You can find these sets at the Wacoal website, or Herroom.

Scantilly AW15/SS16 Collections

July 22nd, 2015 @ Amber

Scantilly Peek a Boo in black

One of the brands I’ve been looking forward to so much is Scantilly, sister brand to full bust powerhouse Curvy Kate. I’m a huge fan of CK’s style and fit for full busts, so when they announced a new sister brand which would be at a slightly higher price point and feature more sexy designs I was thrilled. The brand debuts this fall, and I can’t wait! The designs look awesome, and I want nearly every style. Give me all the lingerie! Check out the designs that are coming out in October for AW15, and the SS16 styles which will debut as soon as November. I have my eye on the Peek a Boo in red for SS16 and the Surrender basque from the same season. Check out some of the photos of the upcoming release below!

Scantilly Pounce

Scantilly All Wrapped Up

Scantilly Peek a Boo in red

Scantilly Invitation

Scantilly Surrender

 

FRKS New Lingerie and Swimwear Collection

July 22nd, 2015 @ Amber

One of my favorite handmade brands, FRKS, has just released their new lingerie collection as well as a matching swimwear collection. Made of pretty blues and embroidered floral designs, this collection is so pretty and fresh for Summer! Check out the entire collection at FRKS. If you see a design featured that isn’t in the FRKS shop yet, ask Zsofi the designer of FRKS and she can accommodate.

 

 

 

Sacha Kimmes New Adama and Chelsea Collections

July 22nd, 2015 @ Amber

Have you seen Sacha Kimmes newest collections, the pretty black mesh Adama, and the soft blue and black Chelsea? I’m loving these designs, that are totally Sacha’s style and are full of gorgeous bralettes, open back knickers and more. Check out the pieces below and check out the collection at Sacha Kimmes.

 

Accio Lingerie! My Current Wishlist for July 2015

July 22nd, 2015 @ Amber

Maraki Simpatico Suspender Belt

So many gorgeous new lingerie addictions available this summer, so right now my wishlist is loaded with luscious new designs, and I want them allllll.

Dollhouse Bettie Parisienne Stripe Teddy

MyRetroCloset Peggy Bedjacket

Maraki Reticulate Bra

Maraki Reticulate High Rise Knickers

Agent Provocateur Selena set

Sugar Lace Dainty Dreamer set

Sacha Kimmes Chelsea Ouvert Panties

Coco’s Retro Closet Flower Fairy Girdle

Ohhh Lulu Fleur Romper

Playful Promises Christina Longline Bra and Harness Brief

Cleo by Panache Breeze Longline Bra

Dollhouse Bettie Clara Teddy

Curvy Kate Cheri Cherry set

FRKS Joelle Silk Bodysuit

Amoralle Lace Paneling Bodysuit

Kiss Me Quick Fifi Faux Leather Bodysuit

Alexandrea Anissa Crimson Mesh Babydoll

Kiss Me Deadly Star Ruffle Bodysuit

Shokushu Latex Cage Panties

Hadley Smythe Swimwear and Bodywear

July 3rd, 2015 @ Amber

I’ve been following the totally glamorous and retro inspired Instagram of Hadley Smythe, designer of her own UK based swimwear, bodywear, and lingerie brand. I’m totally obsessed with her designs. They’re so cute, vintage inspired, and are unique to any other vintage designs I’ve seen on the market. I want everything. Check out her collection below!

The Lingerie Addict Inspired Lingerie

July 1st, 2015 @ Amber

Happy Birthday, Cora!

My friend Cora of The Lingerie Addict is celebrating a birthday today, so this lingerie storyboard is for her and is inspired by her style and amazing taste in lingerie. Interested in the pieces shown above? Check out the details below!

Lucy B Tigress Caged Panty / Hanky Panky Vintage Rose Boyshort / LOU Folie Douce Bustier Bra

Dottie’s Delights Peepshow High Waist Panty / Dita Von Teese Madame X Bikini / Natori Feathers Bra

Nubian Skin Short / Toru and Naoko Cora Panty / Claudette Dessous Sucre Bra

Kiss Me Deadly Cupless Vargas Dress / Cervin Tentation FF Stockings / L’Agent Saskii Mini Brief

*Photo of Cora by Lydia Hudgens Photography

Plus-Sized Swimwear for Summer 2015

June 29th, 2015 @ Amber

GabiFresh Kiwi Wrap Bikini from SwimsuitsforAll

Now that Summer if officially here, hopefully you’ll be enjoying some sunshine and frolicking on the water. Time to go swimsuit shopping! Whether you’re looking for a bikini, tankini, or one piece, this post will share some of my top picks for pretty plus-sized swimwear options for the season.

ASOS Curve Mix and Match 50’s Halter Bikini

Pinup Couture Marilyn Swimsuit in Leopard Print

Robyn Lawley Sky High Underwire One Piece

Swim Sexy Aztec One Piece from SwimsuitsforAll

Gianni Mercedes Mermaid Island Bikini

Elomi Night Fever Bikini

LILYSH Design Plus-Sized Bandage Swimsuit

Robyn Lawley Palm D’Or Criss Cross Bikini

Gabi Fresh Iridescence High Waist Bikini from SwimsuitsforAll

Lane Bryant Strappy Wireless Bikini

Cactus Fringe Bikini from Addition Elle

Vintage Suits by Mary Red Swoon One Piece

Nichole Alana Pink Pirate Bikini

Ancy Shop Neon Bandeau Bikini

Peace of Paradise Kohala One Piece

Nakimuli Mudcloth Convertible Swimsuit

PettiBear Black Floral High Waisted Bikini

Jessica Simpson Passion Flounce One Piece

Anne Cole Mini Stripe Colorblock One Piece

La Blanca Lagoon Sweetheart Tankini from SwimsuitsforAll

Laura Wells Coral Reef Halter Bikini from SwimsuitsforAll

Hips and Curves Kelly Swimsuit

Swim Sexy Pearl Island Halter Bikini from SwimsuitsforAll

Swim Sexy Spring Fling High Waisted Bikini from SwimsuitsforAll