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 20, 2007

Lingerie Buying Guide For Men

Guys, buying lingerie for your honey when you’re not sure of her size can be a real problem. If it’s too big, she may feel insulted. If it’s too small, she may just be disappointed. Even if she takes it well, it can delay the pleasure of a gift when you have to exchange it. (Many lingerie stores have detailed return policies— ours, too —so make sure you know what they are when buying.)

Lingerie Diva Blog | Lingerie Buying Guide For Men

The best way to be sure of the size of a lingerie top is to use a tape measure around the body at the biggest part of the bust. But obviously, if you’re trying to surprise someone that is out. An alternative option is to look at her bra size.* They’ll be in measurements like 34B, 38C, 40B. The number is a calculation based on the measurement around the chest right below the breast. The letter is the cup size, usually A, B, C, D. Take the number and add an inch per cup size to get the bust measurement. See the examples on our sizing page - and for more detailed click on the "Finding The Right Bra Size" article.

Despite all this, lingerie still MAY not fit if it is close fitting—there are variations in design, manufacturer, and body shape. But you’ll sure have a better chance than purely guessing.

For more hints on how to buy lingerie for your girl, check out this video:

How To Buy Lingerie For Your Girlfriend
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*Check the newest bras in her drawer. The dang things are so expensive that sometimes we have old ones we don’t want to give up and they really aren’t the best fitting. Plus the labels on older ones are often unreadable due to frequent washings.

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!