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Bon Voyage – How to Pack Your Lingerie

20 Apr Plus Size Lingerie, How to Pack

You work hard, and it’s time for a little treat. A romantic getaway with your sweetie or a solo trip is the perfect way to recharge your batteries. Packing, at least for women, can be an arduous task. How much do you pack? Have you brought too many pants and not enough shirts? Should you bring your tennis shoes? How many fancy dinner dresses are too many?

While those questions may never be answered, one thing you can be sure of is how to safely pack your plus size lingerie so you can maintain your sexy on the go!

1) Plan your outfits first. Lingerie isn’t just for the bedroom. It also has a functional use. And depending on your outfit, you may need to adjust your lingerie. Does a certain dress or pair of pants require a certain pair of underwear to look its best? Does a fitted white t-shirt look amazing with the hint of a lacy white bra underneath? Plan accordingly.

2) Maintain the natural shape of your brassiere by twisting at its middle and stacking the cups on top of each other. For a corset, lay it flat and stuff the cups with socks or underwear to maintain their shape.

3) Double duty. Some of your lingerie can do double duty as outerwear. A great little babydoll in a non-shear fabric can double as a top with skinny jeans and heels. A corset can peek out of a blazer for a sexy, edgy look. A robe or chemise can work as a cover up at the pool. The possibilities are endless, so get creative with your wardrobe.

4) A lingerie bag and travel size of detergent
Packing a lingerie bag is a great way to protect the fabric of your lingerie – especially if the fabric is delicate. A travel size gentle detergent is also a good idea to bring along. In case that special piece of lingerie gets a wine stain, you can wash it out immediately rather than waiting till you get home.

Remember, the perfect plus size lingerie is a great addition to any vacation. With the right undergarments, you’re sure to feel sexy, glamorous, and put together on your out of town adventure!

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Isn’t it Romantic?

18 Feb Romance

With the success and controversy surrounding pop culture hits like Fifty Shades of Gray – I once heard someone say that if Christian Gray lived in a trailer and worked at McDonalds, it wouldn’t be a romance novel but an episode of Dateline – one has to ask, is romance dead? Or better yet, is it still important?

How do you keep romance alive and well in your relationship? Here’s some advice from the experts (and happily it doesn’t involve a sexual contract or pain, unless of course that’s your thing!)

1) Date night – As simple as it sounds, making alone time for each other at least once a week is a great way to reconnect and remember what you love about your significant other. Sure, you always read this little gem of advice in online articles and magazines, but do you do it?

Between kids, work demands, and keeping a household running this is surprisingly hard to accomplish!

Start small – aim for a date night out of the house once a month and schedule other stay-at-home “date nights” once a week, like watching a movie together or sharing a late-night dessert.

2) Evaluate your appearance – Yes, your partner loves you just the way you are, but if you want to up the romance factor then pretend you’re still in the dating stage again and dress accordingly.
 
Style your hair in a new way or an old favorite. Freshen your makeup before you see each other at the end of the day. Cook dinner in your sexy plus size lingerie instead of your standby yoga pants. Buy new underwear.

Seriously.  A little glimpse of something new, sexy and exotic showcasing your curvy assets before the work day begins will make him ready to come home, and you’ll feel like a whole new woman, too.

3) Communication is key – You can’t expect each other to be mind readers. Communicate what you want from your significant other and ask him to do the same.

I have a friend who owns mostly ‘ladylike’ lingerie, and one day her husband asked her to purchase a corset and garter belt because he had a fantasy of her in something more risqué.

So, don’t be afraid to break out of your comfort zone or ask him to! It’s a risk worth taking!