13 Apr

Oh My Blog!
Tickle Me Turquoise

BRAND: Seven ‘til Midnight
ITEM: STM-10529 Lace & Mesh Bustier (Packaged)
SIZE AVAILABILITY: S, M, L, XL
SIZE PURCHASED: M

Hello, beautiful babes! Welcome back to another one of my “Oh My Blog” lingerie segments in which I rant, rave, and sometimes ridicule different lingerie pieces from The Lion’s Den!

There’s just something about the way a piece of lingerie can make you feel - how much it can boost your confidence or tear it asunder in a flame of uncomfortable straps or body and fabric bunching in unflattering areas. I make it a point to find the sexiest, most affordable and comfortable lingerie at Lion’s Den that’s sure to make you feel like a 10 through the whole day…and even into the night.

As a tall woman with a shallow cup size, one of my most difficult-to-find lingerie sets is anything that covers the torso and has bra cups! It will fit in one spot perfectly and look like I am swimming in fabric or squeezing into a sausage tube in another area. So, during my avid search for a bustier with garter straps, I came across a gorgeous turquoise set from the company Seven ‘Til Midnight.

I’m a sucker for gemstone and pastel colors, so this turquoise set had me under its spell immediately. The mesh and lace areas flow perfectly on the garment and are well patterned to also flow with the body. The back of the bustier has delicate straps that are primarily for esthetics and they serve their purpose well. The keyhole front is probably one of my favorite aspects - especially with the lace trim going around the outside, rather than just an unfinished edge. One of the great things about this bustier is that it comes with a MATCHING G-string!!! Ladies, there is nothing better than when your undergarments match; you could rule the world with that kind of outfit coordination.

Time to give it my SCRAP rating and really get into the details of this gorgeous piece:

S – Sexuality Overall, I’d give this piece a B+ for its sexuality.
Whereas this is quite the seductive bustier, the use of mesh, I feel, is overdone. More lace could have been used on the sides and even carried up in another triangle pattern that would continue to flatter the body. The strappy cage details are so popular right now and with good reason: these details on the bustier are insta-sexy!
Did I feel sexy? Sort of. That answer mostly has to do with how the bustier fit and its level of comfort.  


C - Comfort This piece was a B- in my book. It didn’t exactly fit in all the areas. One of the biggest problems shallow-chested ladies face: The cups were a bit too large unless I added cutlets. But even then, the shoulder straps remained loose despite the fact that they were shortened all the way.
If I had gone for a size small, it would have been too tight in my breasts but since I went with a medium, the torso fabric bunched (primarily around the keyhole). The fabric is soft and delicate and the g-string was not overly obnoxious like some can be (it’s pretty much just butt floss, but this was tolerable butt floss).


R - Reliability I’m going to have to rate this a C+ for the bustier’s reliability. The biggest faux pas has to be the garter straps. Whereas I absolutely love the option to have them or not, the fact that they are removable has caused some reliability mistrust. Unlike other removable garter straps I have, these ones would pop off at random movements. Not so great when you’re on a date and your stocking is falling down and one of your garter straps is hanging off of it…not classy ladies.
Other areas of the bustier were well made and I can’t see it coming apart in the wash if the garment is washed carefully in a delicate’s bag and lain flat to dry.


A - Affordability A resounding A+ !!! It’s amazing what you can find at the Lion’s Den on their clearance racks, and this gem was on it! I ended up only paying $17.50 and the fact that this came with a matching g-string was an instant bargain. 


P – Practicality A- for practicality. Where I’m not going to need a bustier for every outfit, this is still practical and functional for when I do. I even imagine myself wearing it this summer with some cut-off high rise shorts and a sheer duster!

 

I am satisfied overall with this bustier set and look forward to wearing it even more! See you cuties next time!

Written by: Lyn-Eliz Bergs
Photos by: Modern Muse Photography

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15 Mar

"Shoot to Street" - Mapalé Sheer Black Mesh Teddy with Roses

Details

  • Brand: Mapalé
  • Color: Black
  • Size: Small
  • Style: Teddy


Amanda Faye's Review

Wear this for your partner or throw on some jeans for an evening look; this onesie is versatile and flirty! Lingerie can sometimes be the hardest thing to purchase, with so many different options! The great thing about simple pieces, like this one, is it gives you more than just a lingerie piece. Personally, I love pairing this piece with high-waisted skinny jeans and a slim-fit leather trim blazer. The leather ties in the trim on the neckline and the high-waisted jeans gives a nice cut waist (and minimizes the skin), for a KILLER date night outfit! The neckline does sit a little low, but with a little fashion tape it stays in place and pasties if you need some extra coverage! If pasties aren’t your style you could try covering the nipple with the black trim, but I have B cups, so it may fit different for everyone.

One of my favorite features is the clasp…

 IT’S A BRA CLASP!

You may be laughing at my giddy behavior but have you tried clasping snaps on other onesies?! It’s quite hard to bend over and snap the little buttons, but just like your bra, with this onesie you can clasp it without looking! Truly, this onesie is a great addition to any closet, or bedroom!

 

Rating 10/10

Suggested Items to Pair

  • Fashion Tape/Double Sided Tape
  • Nude Pasties
  • Stockings
  • Thigh High Boots
  • Leather Collar

Written by: Amanda Faye

Photos by: Back Bay Photography

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01 Mar

What’s the most important thing to you when buying a bra and underwear? Do you go for the most expensive name brand or do you just want something that will do the job and hold the girls in place and keep you from going commando another day? 

I know I am a little bit picky when it comes to wearing a bra and underwear because - I’ll be honest: I hate wearing them most of the time! Scientists are proving more and more that underwire and push-up bras are unsafe and can lead to misshapen breasts, muscle deterioration, and poor posture. And below? Panties; well…your downstairs needs to breathe – any OBGYN will tell you it’s best when there’s lots of airflow down under. But let’s also be real: it just isn’t practical in our everyday lives to live like the Amazonian women Diana would want us to be. But we also aren’t made of the glistening gold coins Victoria thinks we are either – and that’s no secret. 

So exactly how do I function in a world where I have so many choices of bras and panties but so many needs from such intimate items? Well my wallet primarily dictates that - but I also use my feminine wits: 

It's called the SCRAP rating. It's how I rate all my lingerie. And how I’ll be rating them in my blogs here! 

S - Sexuality C - Comfort R - Reliability A - Affordability P – Practicality All my lingerie (from this blog) is from Lion’s Den. They have a variety of styles, brands, and prices. And they’re definitely an alternative to high end lingerie boutiques. 

So now that you know how things get strapped in, let’s really get under the seams 

BRAND: Fantasy Lingerie LINE: Premiere Hanging Collection ITEM: Nicole Teddy with Garters & Sabrina Tulle Maxi Skirt 

Fantasy Lingerie’s motto reads: “Sexy is for every body.” With their lingerie designs, they hope to continue to inspire women to embrace their sensual side; something they’ve been doing now for 32 years! And I’ve got to admit, their lingerie is absolutely gorgeous! And in sizes for all body types! Usually 

I find that if a company caters to plus size, I can’t find anything. But I was in luck; I found a stunning teddy and skirt that matched! 

I am a huge sucker for matching lingerie; especially f it’s something I can wear around the house and feel like Marilyn Monroe in – this did it! 

Sexuality A+ 

This made me feel Hella gorgeous! And even framed my tattoo nicely! I can’t say it made my breasts look perky or larger (since this is simply an underwire) so it was a natural breast shape – though definitely sexy for a vintage look!!! 

Comfort B 

It fit me like a glove – something that a tall 5’7” girl has issues with. The lace wasn’t itchy. But BOI!!! That crotch snap! I don’t recommend wearing this all day. This is definitely sexy-time lingerie or something you’d only wear with a dress - not sitting for hours in! I remember why crotch snaps went out of style… The straps on this could be tightened in the front which made adjustments easy and they were thicker straps so less digging into my shoulders – always a plus! 

Reliability A 

Made out of mesh and lace (with materials nylon and spandex), this gorgeous teddy must be hand washed in cold and laid out to dry. The stitching is solid so it should last a good while if it’s taken care of properly. The thicker straps also seem to be a great idea for longevity and reliability. The garment isn’t flimsy and really does hold those (detachable) garters up firmly. 

Affordability B- 

The Teddy was $32.99 – the matching maxi of $22.99 sent me over what I’d normally like to pay for a matching set. But this is a Teddy! Something that’s really hard to come by that is not made for my grandmother’s taste. I was happy to splurge a bit, but would have liked to see a lower price point since, of course, I am getting that matching maxi skirt so I feel like a duchess while I drink my mimosas! 

Practicality D+

Not a daily wear garment! Heck, It’d probably get annoying going pee the third time I had to unsnap the thing! I’d say perfect for a sexy date evening that’s labeled as dinner and sex only so you’re only wearing the teddy for 5 hours tops. Or it’s practical for a fancy dinner party that doesn’t have a lot of sitting (on account of those pesky crotch snaps). But I’d definitely not recommend your taking Fido on a walk through the park or running all your grocery shopping in it. 

I am glad I own this piece. It does make me feel very sexy and I am sure I will find a place to utilize it outside of photo shoots. Worst case scenario: if I don’t go to any fancy dinner parties or get my dinner and boom-boom – I’ll always have my Sunday morning mimosa outfit where I can feel super sexy all morning before realizing Monday is less than a day away. 

Written by: Lyn-Eliz Bergs

Photos by: Modern Muse Photography 

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