Now that Christmas has come and gone, and I have cured my New Year’s Eve hangover, it’s time for me to discuss the next holiday in my life. It comes but once a year, and it is easily my favorite one of them all: my birthday!
That’s right, readers. On January 18th, I’ll be turning 23! I don’t know where the time went–it seems like just yesterday that I was celebrating my 18th birthday, and the beginning of my venture into “adulthood”. I wouldn’t change a thing about my upbringing as it has made me into the woman that I am today, but I can definitely appreciate that for-the-better changes that I’ve made (both in regards to lingerie, and otherwise!). And because I think everyone’s allowed a little dreaming on their birthdays, I’ve compiled this special Birthday Edition of the Lingerie Lust List. Enjoy!
1. “Falling In Love” by Fraulein Annie
It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Fraulein Annie’s designs. Once upon a time I owned their Falling In Love bra/brief in my proper size (four cup sizes ago), and I’ve featured their “Bye Bye Mein Herr” set on a previous Lust List. There’s something about the luxury elements, quality fabrics and vintage-inspired designs that makes my heart flutter just a tiny bit faster. (Pretty lingerie does that to me the way that a pretty woman might. Tomato, tomato.)
Originally, I’d had my heart set on the Falling In Love in Pearl/Grey. The realization that that particular color combo would most likely disappear against my fair skin left me searching for another alternative, and in that search I discovered the cinnamon/almond colorway. While it is available in a bra, fuller-bust bra, thong, short, shaping short, panty-girdle, and shaping suspender belt (options!!!), it was the panty-girdle/full-bust bra combo that really does it for me. Cinnamon colored satin with cream-colored lace details? As far as I’m concerned, that’s the perfect combination of sweet and sexy, with the high-waistedness of the bottoms adding that bit of vintage charm that I love. The “Falling In Love”set has ticked all of the necessary boxes, and has definitely earned it’s place in the number one spot on my Birthday Wishlist. (My girlfriend isn’t a fan of this one, however I sweetly suggested that she schedule an eye exam.) Crazy over this one? Need to have it? Grab your own from Large Cup Lingerie or Hepburn&Leigh!
2. “Carmen” by Curvy Kate
Alright, alright, alright. So I’m cheating a bit. Some of you may recognize this little number from a Lingerie Lust List of long ago. And you’d be right, but you have to hear me out!
Way back when, all I knew about this gorgeous little number is that it was pink, and I wanted it. A Spring/Summer 2014 offering, the only information that I had about the Carmen set was a photogrph. No name, no pricing, no nothing. Now, with Spring/Summer 2014 releases impending, I started to get a lot more excited. Just about three days ago, Curvy Kate announced Carmen’s debut on Figleaves.com! As of right now, the longline, thong and suspender are available for sale! In the future, the Carmen set will be available in a Longline and Balcony bra, as well as a short, thong, and deep suspender belt. It will be available in sizes 28-38 D-J, with the bottoms available in sizes UK8-20. So, if Curvy Kate would shut up and take my [birthday] money, I would greatly appreciate it.
3. Pearl by Tutti Rouge
Tutti Rouge is one of those brands that ticks a lot of my boxes. (Gorgeously girly designs, quality materials, affordability, and an extensive size range, to name a few.) I own the Betty set from bygone weeks, and it’s an absolutely stunning part of a fantastic debut collection from the brand. With all that in mind, it’s easy to understand why one of Tutti’s offerings has weaseled it’s way onto my Birthday Lust List. Meet Pearl:
If I’m being completely honest with you folks, it was those French Knickers that sold me right from the get-go. I imagine floating (yes, “floating”. “Walking” is not nearly graceful enough.) around my apartment, sipping tea from an antique cup and saucer, and crooning along to “La Vie En Rose” in my sultriest of voices. Overactive imagination or not, those are some seriously sassy undercrackers, and there’s a clear spot in my lingerie dresser (Yes, dresser. Not just drawer.) with their name on it! As I’m clearly lingerie-obsessed, the added bonus of a matching bra is almost too tantalizing to resist. I’m waiting for my birthday money to snag mine, but if you’ve got some extra pennies in your piggybank, you can grab your own Pearl set over on Tutti Rouge’s Webstore!.
4. Garden Party Girdle Skirt by Dottie’s Delights
Alright readers, confession time. I talk a big game here at Warning:Curves Ahead. I fully believe in good lingerie and I’m not afraid to pay the price for quality materials and superior fit. That being said…I’m also a full-time Nanny, not the CEO of a Fortune500 company, or a television superstar. While I try my hardest, I can’t always shell out a lot of money for a piece of lingerie that I adore.
However, exceptions are made. I don’t always need toothpaste the way that I need, oh, say…this Garden Party Girdle Skirt from Dottie’s Delights:
My name is Jessica and I’m addicted to vintage-inspired lingerie.
Can you blame me? Seriously. Look at it. Pink, Sage green, Chantilly lace, deadstock vintage fabric. Keep whispering those sweet, sweet words to me Dottie, because I am so buying what you’re selling right now! The Garden Party Girdle Skirt features six vintage garter-clips to hold up your stockings, and strong power-mesh to hold in your tummy and smooth out your bumps-and-lumps. (Oh, come on. Everyone has them!) Dottie’s goodies are made-to-order in sizes XS-XL, and 1X. Each piece takes 2-6 weeks for delivery, while rush orders are accommodated as much as possible. If your fingers are itching for this piece of vintage-inspired heaven, pick up your own from Dottie’s Delights!
And there it is, folks! Four lovelies that have clawed their way to the top of my Lingerie Lust List. Just four, because any more and I’d be a greedy gal! I’m stashing away my Birthday cash with this list in mind, and come February there will be a few new additions to my ever-growing collection of underthings! Anyone else with a birthday coming up? Share your lust-list in the comments! 🙂