Thursday, December 27, 2007

It's All In The Details - Lingerie Accessories & Styling

Have you thought about accessorizing your lingerie? Sexy shoes, sexy jewelry, gloves, stockings — all can add to the effect of your outfit. Take a look at these examples and see what you think.

It's All In The Details - Lingerie Accessories & Styling

It's All In The Details - Lingerie Accessories & Styling

It's All In The Details - Lingerie Accessories & Styling

It's All In The Details - Lingerie Accessories & Styling

Thursday, December 13, 2007

How To Add Romance Without Adding Expense

They say the best things in life are free, and love and romance are two prime examples. Yes, it is possible to add some extra spark to your love life without spending extra money! Here are some more romantic ideas to go along with last week’s post:

Acts of service
– get him or her that cup of coffee, glass of wine, soda, etc. without being asked
– surprise your love by doing a task they normally do
– give him a foot or back rub (use a light touch and sensual massage oils to set the tone)

Quality time
– spend time cheerfully doing something that your spouse enjoys doing
– plan time to do something that you both enjoy and focus on each other

Words of encouragement
– compliments – “wow, you sure look nice”
– verbal appreciation – “you make me feel loved, when you . . .”
– basic encouragement – “that was a good decision you made”

Here’s a review of the book that gave me the three categories above: The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Gary Chapman. To find out what the other two love languages are, read the book. It’s a good one! And it will help you find the best way to make your honey feel loved.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

How To Bring Back The Romance In Your Relationship

Have you noticed that the romance level in your relationship isn't quite what it used to be? Are you searching for ways to bring back the spark?  Well, today’s post has several suggestions to help liven things up. Blog - couple kissing

This site has 40 ways to bring the romance back, including going away together, cooking your favorite meals and paying each other compliments.

This post by Susan Breslow Sardone has seven romantic tips, most of which involve spending money, like buying lingerie! (We know this great site...)

However, in “Romance at Home” by Michael and Barbara Jonas, you’ll find suggestions that can heat up your sex life with no expenditures. One suggestion is to leave your love romantic notes. Slip them into his briefcase or her purse. Leave them on the driver’s seat of their car, or on their desk, inside a shirt or coat pocket, on the bathroom mirror. Blog - love letter

Write compliments. Or say “I love you because . . .” If you don’t know what to say, or want inspiration, look at romantic quotes. We have some of the best romantic quotes in English and in Spanish on our site. Below are a couple samples:

"My love for you is a journey; Starting at forever, And ending at never." - anonymous

"You're nothing short of my everything." - Ralph Block

And look at this excerpt from a letter by John Keats:
"I cannot exist without you. I am forgetful of everything but seeing you again. My life seems to stop there, I see no further. You have absorb'd me. I have a sensation at the present moment as though I were dissolving. I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion... I have shudder'd at it... I shudder no more. I could be martyr'd for my religion: Love is my religion. I could die for that. I could die for you. My creed is love, and you are its only tenet. You have ravish'd me away by a power I cannot resist."
By using just a few of this ideas, you'll easily up the romance factor in your relationship in no time!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

New Items At

We keep adding new products on our website. Our newest vendors are Coquette, and we’ve also recently added shoes and boots to the site. And don't forget to visit our new vinyl section.

Of course, we have Christmas lingerie, too. Though beware where you put those sexy holiday outfits. Check out this “Mama’s Santa” video to see why.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Why Wear Lingerie?

Watch this video for “women versus men on lingerie”

However, many women find nothing wrong with letting their guy know that they are “interested.”

Check out these articles:
“Why Wear Lingerie? Use Lingerie to Spice Up Your Relationship”

Ooh-la-la! Why Every Woman Needs Sexy Lingerie

And another viewpoint from another blog: Lingerie – why women wear it?

Back to the video, about the guy’s comment about men not being sexy. Women just view mens' sexiness differently. If anyone, men or women, need a reason to wear lingerie, check out this list of 5 reasons to wear lingerie that we came up with!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Hosiery Appreciation

I’ve been working on some new articles for our Lingerie Resources page. One recent one was on the History of Hosiery. With my new-found knowledge, last week I discovered an error in a historical novel set in 1937. The author said the aunt was wearing thick “white nylons.” Sorry, no. Inaccurate. Not in production yet. Rayon stockings were, but this lady would have mostly likely been wearing cotton stockings if they were heavy and white. Especially since she was a tough farm gal and wasn’t setting off for some special event, but rather in the house ready to do chores.

Nylon stockings were made to replace the sheer silk stockings, yes, making this luxury appearance more affordable to the masses. But they weren’t available until 1940. Plus it was later in the century that we started abbreviating “nylon stockings” to “nylons.”

In my article I posted a section from the 1957 movie "Silk Stockings." Look at the cotton stockings that actress Cyd Charisse discards for silk. Makes one appreciate what we wear now!

Of course, these days we have ads for hosiery that are more risque than what was shown in that movie. Here's a fun one.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

How To Say "Lingerie" In Other Languages

I recently came across this list of translations for lingerie and found it fun to speculate on the literal meaning. Of course, I’m not using a language dictionary—more fun to just use my smattering of language knowledge.

Some, of course, are pretty obviously the same word—guess we all got it from the same place—thank you, France.

Dansk (Danish) n. - lingeri

Français (French) n. - lingerie

Nederlands (Dutch) lingerie, damesonder-/ nachtgoed

Though the secondary options on the latter look like “ladies’ under” and “night go” to me.

Deutsch (German) n. – Damenunterwäsche

Svenska (Swedish) n. – damunderkläder

Practical German translates directly to my mind as “ladies’ underwear” and the Swedish “ladies’ underclothes.”

Português (Portuguese) n. - lingerie (f), roupas (f pl) íntimas de mulher

No guesses on the 2nd definition for Portuguese, but the 3rd one looks like “intimates of the Mrs.”

Italiano (Italian) biancheria

My Italian knowledge is even more limited, but the word makes me think of “love or sweetheart.”

Español (Spanish) n. - lencería

Okay, I can’t think of anything witty or interesting for the Spanish. Nor for the next set, but they are impressive looking, don’t you think? However, if you have more language knowledge than I do and would care to comment on the literal meanings of any of these words, feel free!

Русский (Russian) дамское белье

Ελληνική (Greek) n. - (ενδυμ.) γυναικεία εσώρουχα και νυχτικά

中文(简体) (Chinese (Simplified)) 女用贴身内衣裤, 女睡衣
中文(繁體) (Chinese (Traditional)) n. - 女用貼身內衣褲, 女睡衣

한국어 (Korean) n. - 란제리(여성용 속옷의 총칭)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Best Lingerie Under $25

Getting some sexy lingerie or sexy clothes doesn't have to break the bank. We've selected some of our favorite items under $25. | Best Lingerie Under $25

Charmeuse Babydoll Sleepwear and Robe – available in black, pink, purple, red or white - $23.99 | Best Lingerie Under $25
Flirty Baby Doll & Matching G-String – available in pink, red or white – $18.59 | Best Lingerie Under $25 | Best Lingerie Under $25
Lace Halter Mini Dress - available in white or black - $10.45 | Best Lingerie Under $25