Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Lovely Lingerie

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Good morning, sweets! Hope you're having a lovely start this morning.

Wanna know one place that makes me happier than pretty much anything? Can you guess what it is from the photos above? Well yes, you're right, I'm talking about a lovely little lingerie boutique. The smaller and more boudoir in styling the better. Talk about making a girl swoon!

Now don't get me wrong. Victoria's Secret is great and all and I buy quite a bit of my underthings there but I just love the ooh la la likes of Journelle, La Petite Coquette, Kiki de Montparnasse & Laina Jane here in NYC. I swear I'm like a kid in a candy store whenever I visit. I can spend hours upon hours entranced by all of the prettiness. The colors, the textures, ribbons, lace, bows, corsets. I'll take them all!

It's been quite some time since I've been to one. Between all of the holiday shopping and the new year, lighter me {ie - try to acquire less "stuff"} mantra, I've hardly stepped foot in a store in a month. But I feel the urge and I think I'm going to have to give in and indulge. Goes along with the romantic mood I've been in for a while now. And for some reason I always like to buy lingerie this time of year. Maybe because I'm over buying winter clothes and not quite ready to purchase spring. And a little somethin' somethin' can satisfy this girl's shopping urges quite nicely. Time to get my shop on!

Enjoy the day, loves!

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3 All images edited by The Alternative Wife

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52 comments:

Plami said...

ahhhh such a beautiful post my dear! I love beautiful lingerie <3

XoXo
Plami

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Ann On and On... said...

It's a luxury just for you and maybe someone special.

Adele said...

That's so funny you posted this today Dawn...I treated myself yesterday to a new lingerie set (not to be shown on the blog!!!!). Luxe lingerie makes you feel so good!
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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Yes, we are the same!! I adore nothing more than going into a small, vintage like shop full of glorious lingerie!! Makes me happy :))) I'd work in one really!! Such beauticul pictures..exactly what I like mine to look like :)) I have been stuck in maternity/nursing stuff for ages now, but come May, I will be back in my normal attire and I shall treat myself to some new things, this gives me great ideas :)) I'm like more excited about that, than getting to wear all my regular clothes again, haha!! Have a great day sweety!! xox

O said...

Go for it, it looks very welcoming! Wish we had a boutique here in Amsterdam xoxo

Roselie said...

I love buying lingerie too!You should give in and buy some it's appropriate for this time of year!

Collette Osuna said...

I agree!!! It's a little bit of luxury that we all as woman should be awarded, hehehe..and there is always brunch afterwards!

Have a great day!

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Chelsea said...

Oh, I went to a "real" lingerie store a couple of weeks ago to get a garment to go under my wedding dress. I splurged on a couple of other pretties as well. The best part was the fit and how it changed my whole shape. xo

Mrs. Pancakes said...

There is something special about visiting a lingerie boutique....I'm not a big fan of VS...a little overrated:-)

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Gorgeousness and your right everything for a girl to swoon over! Pretty, lacy, little, things... who doesn't love it! :) Hope your week is off to a great start, love! xo

Cara said...

So pretty!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

the small boutiques are ALWAYS better then any big name store - LOVE what you picked out ...

hope in high heels said...

And the best part? The other half always feels like it's more a present for them... perfect!

rolala said...

So pretty and swoonworthy! You should totally indulge!

Karen said...

Such pretty things!
~Karen
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Dancing Branflake said...

I love lingerie! Oh, that's something that's hard about this shopping freeze- no new lingerie. I agree- there's a certain ambiance to a lingerie boutique that nothing else can compare to.

Sandy a la Mode said...

i am honestly soo boring w/ my lingerie! and even more so post partum! you have inspired me to step it up! ;)

sugarhoneybaby said...

I'm still in girly-sweet phase:)

Elle Sees said...

I want some lingerie! I don't own any, sadly.

WOLF359 said...

I love this post! I'm a true lingerie addict, so this is just perfect!

B. in the Know said...

I love wearing pretty undergarments, though I rarely go get cute stuff because I don't have anyone to enjoy them. Though, they make me feel pretty so that is a good enough reason - and it is so fun to go to the little boutiques. You just feel pretty when you know you have beautiful lingerie on!
Much love,
B

Alexa said...

I agree completely. There is something so quaint and "French" about those shops!

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

this all sounds good to me, go shopping and live a little ;-)

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I used to live near the Petite Coquette and spent many a pretty penny there! I really need to step up my lingerie wardrobe, back in the day I even worked at high end lingerie stores in grad school when I lived in NYC because I loved it so much!! These are such beautiful photos Dawn!

xo Mary Jo

Kendras said...

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Nice collection of Brief..The first brief of the collection is the best.Specially the mixing of the color in the Step is gives the hot look.I love to see this article good blog i want to invest my all time at your blog thanks for sharing
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Hannah said...

I love pretty lingerie! I will definitely live vicariously through your shopping :). xo

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Lonely Wife Project said...

There's nothing in the world like pretty delicates!

Svetlana said...

Beautiful bra!!! I like it!!

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Etrapar said...

lingerie, oh silk please :) kisses&take.care

Taj Acosta said...

Pretty! I have two full drawers full so I completely understand! xx

Glam Fashionista said...

Lingerie are as important as clothing, they make us feel good. I love the one you have here.

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Oh I so agree with, boudoir inspired boutiques are more attractive and glam! I adore lingerie, and after seeing these pics I have so big desire to renew my collection!:)
kisses

Jelena
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LenoreNeverM♡re said...

Just lovely ~ultra feminine, Dawn!
xo*

Polyvorina said...

I'm totally guilty of buying and owning tons of lingerie and NEVER wearing it. This post inspired me though - fitting with Valentine's Day being next month and all. ;)

Overlooking Mississippi said...

The first bow bra is so sweet!

Samantha Elisabeth said...

I love lingerie, though I don't own a single item! I say go out an buy some! The shops you mentioned sound gorgeous, and you know they always give tips about wearing pretty underwear makes you feel a little better, even in the simplest of outfits.

Ali Rodriguez said...

Sounds like fun! Wish we had more specialty stores like that, I could see myself going crazy in one too!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Enjoy the touch of lace and lovely underthings darling! NYC was freezing! Hopefully we can catch up another time!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Tamra {ever swoon} said...

I live right by journelle and its so hard not to pop in and just by something! But it is almost valentines day, so I agree time to shop!!

lorenabr said...

Lovely :) my fav lingerie brand is I.D.Sarrieri.

Chloe said...

No better feeling then adding a beautiful piece of lingerie to your garment draw. These colours and textures are so romantic and beautiful.

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Lauren said...

BHLDN.com always has beautiful pieces as well. There's something about beautiful lingerie that makes you feel so pretty, even if no one else sees it.

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I go through phases when it comes to lingerie. There are months that I can't leave home without something pretty underneath and times I wear my granny panties. haha

Style, She Wrote said...

Great lingerie picks! Another fave of mine is La Perla. xo style, she wrote

kate funk said...

I love your blog, just came across it, great post!
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honey my heart said...

ooo this lingerie is just so beautiful!! i need to invest in pieces like those.

Bad Joan said...

that bra is stunning!

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M.E said...

I like to indulge in Agent Provocateur shopping once in a while and when I'm in the states I can't help but go to Victoria's Secret :)


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Debby said...

This is the prettiest post ever! Funny how fancy lingerie can make a woman feel beautiful, (even if we are the only one who knows we are wearing it)! xo

DeniseAngela said...

I'm late to the party but this post is just gorgeous.....I love finding new boutiques to haunt!

Fashion Tales.... said...

Love a vintage lingerie shop. Lingerie just makes a girl smile! This looks so gorgeous.

Anya said...

i'm new to this blog and i love it so much! Your taste is so femeinine and pretty!

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