Friday, January 23, 2009

Gorgeous Wedding Dresses to Make You Cry

Have you ever seen so many beautiful styles and clothes in one store that you just wanted to cry because you A) Don't have enough money to buy everything, and B) You can't pick?

Check out Coast. To Die For Clothing! Here are my picks... just goregous dresses, tops, pants and shoes. Wish I could show everything : ) (Left is the Birdson Dress in Lt Pink.) This is so perfect for a wedding, spring tea, prom or even bridesmaid dress.
I admit I went a little crazy on the white dresses, but I couldn't help it! They have other colors too; and shoes; and jewelry; and pretty much anything you want.
Above: Christabel Duchess Satin Dress; Exquisite Duchess Satin Dress with beautiful bow detail on the waist, and a pencil shape skirt with full skirt overlay detail to give a full silhouette. Fully lined and boned.

Mancini Tulle Dress: A romantic style all in layers of ivory tulle, this dress features a flattering bodice with a straight neckline and gathered tulle, with a very full skirt to knee length with many layers of dreamy net. The dress has a corsage of ivory blooms and ribbons in sage, ivory and lemon tied at the waist.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Seeing Red in the Bedroom ... Valentine's Day Lingerie

Valentine's Day Wedding. Or perhaps you just like red. Your bridal lingerie does not have to be white. You can choose special bridal lingerie for your wedding night and honeymoon in other colors as well. How about something in blue, black or racey red. It all boils down to one thing... buy something that you feel comfortable and sexy in because it is you that will make the lingerie beautiful. Myself, red is perfect for the 14th of February. It reflects the heart, the season and love. Here are a few nice and classy pieces that we like.

Charmeuse and Lace Long Gown Bridal Lingerie

This silky charmeuse fabric drapes in a flattering,flowing style. The slim shoulder straps tie into a criss-cross pattern on the lower back so you get alittle lift in the bodice and a sexy, peek-a-book look from the back. The gown is trimmed with sheerlace and is available in red or blue.

Two-Tone Lace Bridal Lingerie Bustier Set

Two-Tone Lace Bridal Lingerie Bustier Set

Form-fitting bustier is accented with a bit of stretch lace peeking out from the bust and at the hips for a flattering, hourglass fit. The slightly paddedunderwire bra with adjustable straps and a hook and eye back closure lifts and supports. We include a matching thong panty, removable garters and matching one-size-fits all stockings for a complete set of bridal lingerie. In your choice of mauve or black.

Charmeuse and Lace Baby Doll Bridal Lingerie

Charmeuse and Lace Baby Doll Bridal Lingerie

Plenty of lace and a cut-away skirt gives thisbaby doll an extra dose of sexy style in dazzling red or blue charmeuse. A side-tie thong pantycompletes the look. The shoulder straps are adjustable so you get an attractive fit.

Want to wear white but also reflect the Valentine's Day "Red". Simply add a red garter. Then, the new hubby can hang it on his rear view mirror. One can never have too many garters.

Beautiful and Bold Garter

This eye-catching single garter features bold claret matte satin finished with a lush 1" ivory ribbon bow featuring a sparkling rhinestone crystal adornment on gold plate. Measures 1 7/8" wide and will comfortablystretch to fit a 19 1/2" leg.

Last but not least, add a little romance to the room. This works on other days as well : ) It's a simple romantic gesture that you can create very inexpensively.

Bed of Roses Set

Let him follow the trail of romanticrose petals to the candlelit room of your choice. You can also use them to line a sensuous gift basket or decorate an intimate table setting. Set includes 6 cups of scented silk rose petals, 4 tea light candles and an invitation card.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Cherry Bloom Lauhala Favor Boxes

A DIY Project. A unique favor box especially for spring during Cherry Blossom time, is the Cherry Blossom Lauhala Favor Boxes made from Palm leaves. Small Square Palm Leaf Boxes are unique, handwoven favor boxes! Here they look beautiful all wrapped up in satin ribbon topped off with dainty faux cherry blossoms. Click here for directions!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Gingerbread Yoga Cookies

Gingerbread Yoga Cookies

When I saw these I literally cracked up. How ingenious. Yoga Gingerbread men! If your significant other is a fitness or yoga buff, these are the prefect gift for any day!

Here are Baked Ideas gingerbread yoga cookies, currently featured in the November issue of "O" Magazine.

At once modern and old-fashioned, they make perfect birthday, holiday or anytime gifts for discerning cookie lovers.

These charming handmade cookies are both adorable and delicious.
They are made with high-quality, natural ingredients and are baked fresh daily. (via Baked Ideas)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Red Heart. Red Vest.

You've got a big date on Valentine's Day and this is just what the doctor of love ordered. Set some hearts pumping with the subtle red tone-on-tone heart pattern on your vest and your bow tie. Each 6 button vest with patterned front, solid black back, and hidden adjustable belt includes matching patterned bow tie. Available in a large selection of sizes including big and tall. Pair it with a white, black or even silver tux and your groom will stand out beautifully!

Red Heart Vest and Bow Tie Set

Red Heart Vest and Bow Tie Set

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

What's Under the Dress is as Important as The Dress

Looking for a great read that's interesting; entertaining, informative and hysterical at times? You will love: A Slip Of A Girl: A Lingerie Blog. It had me mesermerized for hours as I clicked on all the links. It's a great historical blog that brings you up to the present which will leave you scratching your head at the torture that we women went through in the old days, to the frilly sexy fun things that we wear and covet. Their blog highlights retro and vintage lingerie while it explores the romance of lingerie fashion and shopping for it. It encompasses sex, culture, erotica and fun. It's more than satin and lace and even cotton : )

If you are looking for something special you will find postings on indie designers, well known companies and links/places to find a great sale. Heck, they even offer coupons and codes to get discounts. This wonderful blog also has their own online store at Amazon.

Topics in the sidebar include: Lingerie in Movies, Corsets, Show & Tell and for men here is even a "Gift Giving Advice" post. Check out some of the old retro photos of Sophia Loren and Briditte Bardot.

A wonderful spot on the internet if you have a little time to enjoy your femininity and celebrate it. It will make you smile.