As I've gotten older, I've learned to appreciate a beautiful lingerie set when I see one; bows, lace and all. There is something about wearing "above average" underwear that makes you feel slightly risque throughout the day. I mean, silky intimates vs. the left over underwear you're forced to wear when laundry day is near? I'll take the lace and bows, thanks!

Over the last couple months, I've purchased an unnatural amount of lingerie and thought I would share some of my favourite (and more appropriate) numbers with you, just in time for Valentines day. Now before you get your panties in a bunch, I did buy these items for myself and only for myself. I just so happens that I enjoy wearing lingerie and have made a weekly effort to do so for the last couple years. It makes me feel flirty and uplifted, even on the worst of my days. The little things really do make a difference.

Longline Bra Torrid | Lace Thong La Vie en Rose | Pearls Aldo

All black lingerie is my go-to combination for bras and panties. This bra has to be my all-time favourite. It is single handedly the best bra Torrid has ever sold and I wear it more than I'd like to admit. Pared with a lace bottom and some pearls for a sexier, night time look.

Lace Plunge Bra La Vie en Rose | Lace Bottoms La Senza | Heart Necklace Aldo

Beige lingerie is my second favourite, behind black of course. (I'm boring, I know!) It's feminine without being overly ridiculous, and I love the way it looks on all skin tones... LOVE IT!

Zip Front Tank Dream Diva | Patterned Boy Shorts La Senza | Lipstick Stila's "Fuchsia" | Polish Essie's "Bachelorette Bash"

When I'm feeling a little colourful, I opt for one of these numbers. Not as sexy, a little more sporty, but adorable nonetheless. I often fall in love with printed items but don't always want the matching pieces. I started buying a non-matching, correspond piece in one of the prints colours, always works!

P.s. Stila lip colour... UH-MAZING. That is all.

Strapless Bra Addition Elle | Boy Shorts C/O Hips & Curves | Button Down Old Navy | Thigh High Socks C/O American Apparel

And then there are times that I don't feel like prancing around in lace, and that is when this "boyfriend" look becomes the number 1 choice. There is nothing better than basics that fit perfectly. This casual look is still sexy while being comfortable... Best of both worlds, right?