It's pretty safe to say that I'm pro lingerie lifestyle. I would even take that a step further and call myself a spirited lingerie enthusiast. With that being said, I was thrilled when Impish Lee * was kind enough to let me play on their website and add a few custom pieces to my existing collection. On their site you get the chance to design your own intimate and lounge apparel, from bras and underwear to slips, robes and more. The online experience is so fun and I love that their range caters to sizes 0-24 with bra sizes 28A-40J. Not to mention the customize the lining to match your skin tone – which I thought was such a really cute touch! Impish Lee's combinations are endless, but of course I went with an all black number (because I am me, duh! lol) and in the spirit of VDay (Hmmm, but not really, more in the spirit of feeling badass, whenever you feel like it...) here are some major keys to rocking your lingerie look.
Wear what makes you feel good. I said good, not sexy. If you want to feel sexy, by all means please do that, but wear what makes you feel GOOD. The whole point of this is to have a good time! Make sure you are both comfortable and confident because those are the major keys to this whole experience – If you feel supremely confident already, you probably don’t even need the rest of these tips! – but for some, having ideas, tips, tricks and instructions, helps cultivate lingerie courage.
Be true to your style. Lingerie is as much a reflection of you as your personal style is. I seem to gravitate towards black, red and lace for, obvious reasons lol. You have to love it just as much as any other item of clothing. Oh and, If open crotch bodysuits, neon g-strings or leather pasties aren't your thing, no one is forcing you to wear them! Opt out of that thong and grab a pair of boy shorts for fuller coverage. Try a longer teddy over a two piece set if you're not ready to be fully exposed. There are a ton of options and alternative that aren't super raunchy or risque, stay true to you and your comfort level!
Prepare beforehand. Lingerie can be a complicated affair. Theres nothing worse then putting your nails through your stockings because you were in a rush to do your hair. Prep, exfoliate, moisturize, and lay out what I'll be wearing ahead of time. Take that extra time before makes for a hassle free dressing experience... Or a stressed out partner waiting in the next room. Either way, enjoy the ritual!
It's about you. It's about feeling good. It's about discovering your sexy. It's about having fun. It's not suppose to be stressful. It's not for others to comment or voice their opinions on. As the young prophet DJ Khaled would say "They don't WANT you to feel good about your body." So, don't focus on the imperfection because that's not what it's about. It's about you, looking and feeling, truly amazing. And if anyone makes you feel like you’re doing something wrong because you're "to _______ to wear lingerie" just remember, the loudest people are usually wrong, so tell them to kiss your ass right below the black lace and be on your way.
Longline Bra & Cheeky Panty Set Impish Lee * Garter & Stockings Stag Shop * — Photos by Nick Spector *
If you'd like to add some custom Impish Lee apparel to your collection, use the coupon code Franceta10 during checkout to receive 10% off your purchase. With every order also comes a chance to win a $500 gift certificate, drawn once every 3 months so there's always a chance to win! So hop on to their site – I guarantee you'll adore the experience and the gorgeous apparel! Happy post valentines day shopping! xo