When I got the choice to test one of the pretties by Aikyou I didn't have to think twice: This German brand quickly got one of my favourites regarding clean designs in the last few months. plus, Fair Trade Cotton, produced in Germany and Croatia - yay! I wear bralets and wirefree bras a lot but somehow I never got to try them on! So I was psyched to try the new "Stella" Bralet.
Stella is available in black, sizes XS, S, M and L for 69,90€ at the Aikyou Online Shop.
love the look of clean tops that don't give away their whole charme on the first glance but save some of their design for a closer look. I have to disagree with the snippet in one thing though: Although Aikyou call it a bra, I'd rather call it a bralet or top. It doesn't sport a back clasp or adjustable straps but is worn like a crop top you just slip on - A wonderfully pretty top.
So, you all remember the ultra awesome kickstarter for the wonderful Pixel Panties I already wrote about on here, right? Well, they officially launched a while ago and the designers were kind enough to send me a pair of their knickers. thank you again!
as soon as I opened the envelope I screamed because OMG awesome. That's when I thought I could do another unboxing vid because a) the packaging is amazing and b) I got a new phone with better quality and c) maybe this makes the whole blogging thing a bit easier for me again.
So, for my first impressions and excited stumbling look at this vid: Isn't the packaging amazing?
Most of you regular readers might have noticed that I'm not blogging a lot lately. This has two reasons and I want to share them with you.
Number One: New Job!
The obvious first reason is a pretty happy one: I started working my dream job in October!
This means I'm super stoked that I get to go to work every day, spend it with nice people and doing something I love PLUS get paid for that. I am very lucky to be able to do that!
It also means that I travel a lot since I have a 2hr commute to work. Yes. 2hrs every way. I can do a lot on the train, but since I don't own a tiny portable netbook - I can't blog or write on the way.
Number Two: Boobs can be stupid.
A while ago I stumbled apon Bluestockings Boutique (@BluestockingsBo) on twitter and was beyond delighted: This is a queer lingerie boutique, with the motto "underthings for everyone". Can it be real? Am I dreaming?
This is how Jeanna Kadlec, the founder of Bluestockings Boutique, describes her vision:
I founded Bluestockings Boutique to empower people who have been marginalized by the mainstream lingerie industry and to offer them an experience that reflects their bodies, their identities, and their values. The store’s motto is “underthings for everyone,” because I believe that everyone deserves a safe, affirming experience.
That does sound amazing. A bit more research showed that Bluestockings Boutique is just not there yet - but will be, and that very soon. An online boutique will be opening its doors in spring 2015!
Jeanna Kadlec, the founder, was kind enough to answer a lot of my nosy questions - I wanted to know so much about the behind the scenes stuff!
Mostly the word lingerie is associated with "sexy" underwear, and the definition of "sexy" when it comes to lingerie is, when taking a closer look, a pretty narrow one.
Sexy lingerie is mostly defined as the kind of lingerie that men (TM) would like to see on a woman*.
In einem der letzten Beiträge habe ich mich ja schon als Fan von langärmligen kuscheligen Pyjamas geoutet. Ich mag es so richtig warm und kuschelig, vor allem im Winter. Idealerweise wenn mir ganz kalt ist noch Flauschesocken dazu und meine Nacht ist gerettet!
Gerne trage ich da die Pyjamas von Intimissimi, wobei die da sie sehr dick sind eher für den Winter geeignet sind. Aber für die Übergangszeit? Oder unter der dicken Decke? Da bin ich doch sehr oft dann schweißgebadet morgens aufgewacht.
Als die Firma Rösch Tester für ihre neue SchlafmodenSerie "gesund schlafen" gesucht hat, wo verschiedene Stoffkombinationen für verschiedene Schlaf- und Schwitzverhalten empfohlen werden, habe ich mich also gerne bereit erklärt, einen der Pyjamas zu testen.
Back when I was wearing 30D or 30DD Cleo by Panache was my favourite brand for everyday bras. I loved the wide wires and some of their styles were a perfect fit for me and some of them were the first bras I ever wore that really fit! So, me and Cleo, bffs.
At one time I owned three different Cleo Georges (green, turquoise, buttermilk)! I loved the Juna, the Lucy, the Marcie is my favourite ever which I'm still wearing in 30D although it's a bit too big but I just can't stop wearing it. And I tried on more or less every Cleo bra I got my hands on.
With polish company Samanta recently opening up an online shop in English (yay!) I thought it was time to show my two favourite styles for small busts, the padded deep Plunge A335 with insertable push up pads and the lightly padded Halfcup A345.
You can also buy Samanta at Dessous Avenue in Vienna.
Since I own these bras for quite a while I won't be able to give valid measurements, since they are already worn and a bit stretched out. Both are size 65D, but the Rew is already worn and got bigger all over in the last year.
My measurements when I took these pictures are:
Well, it's not autumn unless I am sick for at least one week and contemplating never moving out of bed. again. ever.
Which also explains my absence of all things social media and blog. But, one thing that really stood out to me during my self pity and wallowing in bed: Dress for the occasion is also a good strategy of self care when being sick.
So, today, I do a little different entry here, which is my top items to make myself feel better when I'm sick.