If there is one thing that is worth investing in, it's lingerie. Making sure you are giving those lovely breasts of yours the love and care they deserve is important. We all know we should be spending more on good quality underwear - especially bras, and making sure they are fitting us properly. Saying that I think we are all guilty of sometimes thinking more about the bank balance over taking care of our bodies. I'm sure we've all been there, you buy cheap bras thinking you will be saving a few pounds, but most of the time that £6 bra ends up falling apart, or ends up giving you back and neck ache. I truly believe investing in good quality underwear and lingerie is money well spent. Your boobs and bum will thank you for it!
As a lady with fairly large breasts, I often find shopping for bras on the high street stressful. With limited styles in larger sizes and quite often nothing in my size at all I find shopping online is so much easier and there is a lot more choice. I love House Of Fraser for lingerie, and with having so many brands available such as Ann Summers, Calvin Klein and Heidi Klume Intimates to name just a few, there's always something available in the style and size you want. Whether you are buying for everyday wear, for a special occasion or even for a special someone, HOF is the best place to shop for stocking up your knicker drawer.
With happy bodies in mind, I have picked out my favourite pieces from House Of Fraser's lingerie department.
Sexy and sassy
The fun part about lingerie shopping definitely comes from this category! Feeling sexy and dressing up is all part of the fun and is normally a warmly welcomed treat from all parties.
Top row: Pink bra, Pink thong | Red bra, Red suspender belt, Red Briefs | Black basque | Bralet, Black thong
I absolutely love shopping online. Browsing from the comfort of your own sofa with a cup of tea in hand is much more appealing to me than going out and trudging around multiple shops, standing in queues and getting hot and sweaty. That being said, shopping online comes with an element of risk. Not being able to physically try things on on to see how they fit your figure can sometimes leave you debating whether or not to click add to basket or to woman up and brave the stores and hit the changing rooms. But that's just effort, right?
Shopping online is meant to make our lives more convenient. Often online shops have thousands upon thousands of stock for us to browse through, which is great and it means we are bound to find something we love eventually but it can make finding exactly what you are looking for time consuming. With this is mind, George have recently come up with a feature called the 'dress selector' tool. It aims to help you find the dresses that are perfect for you for the occasion you want and with your body type, body likes and dislikes, and your style preferences all taken into consideration. It recommends dresses to you based on your selections, and only shows dresses that are suitable for what you are looking for. Handy right? It's kind of like having a personal shopper all of your own, and that's the kind of thing dreams are made of. The tool then leads you to a customised shopping page where everything should be of interest and tailored to your specific requirements and style and I found masses of dresses that were complimentary to my figure with no stomach baring dresses in sight! (Phew, it's been a long summer of eating too much cake)
When trying the dress selector tool out for myself, I was asked to tick the boxes most relevant to me from the following options:
- Body type (Average)
- Your closest body shape (Hourglass)
- The occasion you are shopping for (Graduation)
- Favourite part of your body (Chest)
- The part of your body you do not want to draw attention to (Stomach)
- The trend that inspires you (Bohemian)
Go ahead and try the dress selector tool out for yourself! I picked out the following dresses using the tool.
Being a blogger means I spend a lot of my time on my laptop and phone. Not having a lovely white Macbook which are oh so pretty with that lit up apple logo, and instead having a less pretty black laptop left me feeling like my lovely little lappy was always going to be a gloomy looking thing. That was before I dressed my tech with a laptop skin and phone case from Caseapp.co.uk.* Caseapp have a range of cases for laptops and phones, in so many different colours and patterns, as well as the option to design your very own custom case, just to be extra fancy! The laptop skin is a sticky sheet so it is super easy to apply and if you get bored or want a new design, it simply peels back off.
As my laptop tends to follow me around most of of the time joining me in my office and bedroom, I decided to get a pre-designed skin which would colour coordinate with the interior decor in my home so she will look right at home on my desk with her lovely new look. I love the marble effect and just to be all matchy matchy I also gave my phone a little makeover with the white and gold marble phone case. I've gone marble mad.
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