7/20/14

Getting Intimate with ThirdLove


ThirdLove Review


ThirdLove Lace Lingerie

Lace Balconet and Bikini

This post was sponsored by ThirdLove. All opinions expressed are my own.

When I blog about clothes, I focus on what is on the outside. I don’t talk about underwear; much less share it on my blog. This post is going to be slightly revealing (ha!), but I do own a lot of underwear and find it to be as addicting as shopping for clothes. This is not at all surprising since the first part of getting ready in the morning for me is selecting my underwear and I am probably not alone in believing it sets the foundation for the rest one’s outfit.  

I will admit that most, if not all, of my panties are from Victoria’s Secret. I grew up buying from American Eagle, Target and at one point from Macy’s, but I developed my mom’s custom of shopping at Victoria’s Secret for bras and panties, especially during their Semi-Annual Sale. So of course, when I discovered ThirdLove a couple of weeks ago, I was a little skeptical from buying underwear there at first. My introduction to them was at a party hosted by LE TOTE and one of ThirdLove’s Reps showed me how to make a rose with one of their panties. I downloaded the app, and began browsing their items and I was blown away with how cute their items were!

It had been awhile since I had a fitting, so before I started throwing things into my cart, I decided to use the app to help me measure myself. I wore a non-padded bra and a camisole over it before I proceeded to take some photos to help me measure my bust. My apartment does not have great mirrors, so I had Armando move our $5 target mirror to the kitchen since that is where we have the best light, and had him hold the mirror while I took my photos. (I initially tried having him take my photos, but I found this to be extremely challenging - for once I had to take my own photos!) It was very comical at first listening to the instructions, but I was really surprised at the end with how accurate the measuring feature of the app was! The site offers 1/2 cup sizes, which was another reason I wanted to measure myself in case I fell into one of those.

Once I confirmed my size, I proceeded to shop through the app. It was a struggle picking out one bra since you could customize the color of the trim of most of their styles, but I stuck to my choice of this ivory lace balconet bra and matching lace bikini. Both pieces are unlike anything I currently owned, and I liked how dainty they looked. I always pick black, so I was a little daring going with the ivory set.The description on the app also sold me convincing me every woman needs to own french-style lace bra and although I liked the ivory lace with the black trim, I couldn't resist the all ivory lace.  

The items arrived in a white box,  individually wrapped in plastic bags, and with blue tissue paper and a dust bag. I would prefer each item not being wrapped in plastic from a sustainable point of view. I tried on the set and loved how soft the material felt. I felt the bra could also do its job of providing support despite looking delicate. I definitely was impressed with the quality. Their price point is pretty comparable to department stores with the balconet bra running at $64 and these panties being $25. Other bras from ThirdLove start at $45 while panties start at $10. Signing up for email updates also provides discount codes good for a weekend on a certain collection.  Overall, my experience shopping on the app was great and I am looking into trying out on of their t-shirt bras for everyday use.

You can shop ThirdLove lingerie through their website or by downloading the app. Signing up gives you $10 for your first purchase, but you can get $20 on your first bra purchase if you use my referral link here.

Thanks for checking out my review and until next time,

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This post was sponsored by ThirdLove. All opinions expressed are my own.

7/17/14

Pajama Dress

Nanette Lepore Dress

Samantha Wills Rocksbox Earring

Silk Dress and Trench Coat

Grey Belt

Neutrals and Purple Dress

Nude Steve Madden Heels

Bay Area Style Blogger
Trench Coat Banana Republic Factory Store, Purple Dress Nanette Lepore, Beige Satchel JustFAB!, Alabama Skies Grand Earrings Samantha Wills Rented via Rocksbox (Sign up here),  Grey Belt unknown (For sale here), Nude Pumps Steve Madden
Sometimes I've had dreams where I would go to school in my pajamas, and would wake up flushed and pray that nightmare never became a reality. Then I found this Nanette Lepore dress during one of my shopping trips at Crossroads Trading Co., and  it has changed my mind about wearing pajamas in public. The dress is light and silky, which reminds of a nightgown, but the cut and shape of the dress makes if perfect for work. This look almost reminds me of Jennifer Garner's character in 13 Going on 30 when she goes to work for her fashion magazine in just a cute slip and her trench coat. That outfit was so memorable because it was something she ran out of the house in, and it was still chic.

Aside from being pretty excited about the pajama style dress, I am also in love with these Samantha Wills earrings that came in my first Rocksbox set a few months ago. They are slightly heavy, but also very ornate. I loved the colors of the stones and thought they complimented the simple style of the dress. I didn't end up keeping them, but I am kind of kicking myself for not doing so. I've loved the service and being able to try different pieces of jewelry. Right now Rocksbox is letting me give away a free month so you can try it out too! Sign up with my referral link here and please share what you get in your box with me via Twitter or Instagram!

Until next time,

7/14/14

Red Night Blossom

Red Print Silk Dress

Forever 21 Bangles

Rocksbox Ring

Marc Jacobs Dress and Bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs Natasha Bag

Sam Edelman Beatrix Flats

Style Blogger
Navy Cardigan Banana Republic, Red Night Blossom Print Dress Marc Jacobs (Pink version here), Gold Bracelets Forever 21, Gold Beatrix Flats Sam Edelman, Bing Bang Double Trident Gold Ring Rented via Rocksbox (Sign up here), Black Petal to the Metal Natasha Cross Body Marc by Marc Jacobs 
Happy Monday!

It's been more than a week since my last post, and in some ways I am glad for the brief break. On the other hand, I can't believe I went that long without writing something. I was busy reviewing a resume of a friend of mine after work, which was in itself a struggle since work was really kicking my butt last week. I really did miss writing, but I at least wrote a guest post for another blog, and will share the link once it is up. My week was also busy towards the end last week since I hosted a Posh Party on Thursday (Fun and Fearless) and spent quite a bit of time going through all the comments and looking for Host Pick's. I co-hosted this time with Jessica Flores, blogger at Domesticated Me. (You can shop both of our picks from the party along with those of the fabulous ladies from +Poshmark here.)

For today's outfit, I decided to share a fun print Marc Jacobs dress. This is another one of my lucky finds from Crossroads Trading Co. I wore this outfit sometime last month and remember I had Thai food for lunch in Downtown Berkeley with a co-worker (the things I remember about my outfits...). I love the print and was inspired to wear it with the gold ring rented from +Rocksbox.Out of all the subscription services I've tried, this one has been my favorite so far. I rarely think of jewelry as something I need, so I have not kept my pieces up-to-date, but Rocksbox makes it easy to change up a look with a few simple pieces. I've also enjoyed trying things out that I normally wouldn't buy for myself. 

Hope you enjoyed today's look, and until next time,