Manicure Monday: Blushing

Victoria's Secret's "Backstage"

Victoria’s Secret’s “Backstage”

Sarah here! For today’s manicure monday post I wanted something soft and romantic. This color, Backstage, is from Victoria’s Secret. Unfortunately, they no longer carry their line of nail polish. It’s sad because they had some really great colors! I’m seriously loving this one right now!

Lovely Lingerie: Victoria’s Secret Simply Sexy

It’s Emily here! today I’m going to be reviewing my recent favorite bras & panties from Victoria’s Secret from their relatively new “Simply Sexy” Collection. These bras are perfect even for those who are a little bustier like me. Us ladies are constantly told that we need to be wearing bras with more support and wires and padding but these bras are sexy, unlined, and still supportive and comfortable!

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Limited Edition mesh paneled triangle bra & thong

This was the first set I got. It’s not the most supportive but it’s so comfy! I love the mesh and cutout details and the material is super soft and silky. The back also has cutouts in the back. It also came in a light pink color with black mesh. The panty fits perfectly and extremely comfortable for someone who usually wears undies with a little more coverage.

This bra is super supportive without any wires! It’s basically two bras in one. The inside layer has a halter strap instead of traditional straps. The gold fixtures are such a pretty and delicate detail. The halter adds an edgy detail when it peaks through a slouchy shirt. I love this dusty-rose color. The panties are great and the strappy cutout is awesome.

The unlined demi has the most support because of the underwire and the double layers. It has the same details that I love about the other bras like the gold and the cutouts but I also love the contrast between the white and black mesh layers of the bra.

All in all I think these sets are really great. I am anxiously awaiting to see if they will come out with anything similar for the spring/summer!

Emily

Wearing Black in Winter

I started noticing a trend in my buying habits when I used to work at a store where the only clothes you could wear from other stores had to be black. I was on a tight budget so I didn’t like buying clothes that I couldn’t wear to work. Since then, I’ve worked at 2 stores where your clothes have to be all black. My wardrobe now consists of mainly blacks, grays, and other neutrals. I love to wear color, but black always looks good no matter how dressy or casual you make it. I wear black all year round. Today, I put together a couple of outfits to showcase some of the best black pieces in my wardrobe!

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Urban Outfitters Romper, Xhilaration Sparkle Moon & Star Tights, Victoria’s Secret Simply Victoria Strappy Bra, Vince Camuto Boots, Forever 21 Necklace

I bought this romper from Urban Outfitters without even realizing that it was a romper. I was in a hurry and they had 50% off sale and I didn’t feel like trying anything on that day. When I tried it on at home I was very confused by the leg holes until I realized that I just bought the most comfortable item of clothing that I will ever own. I love how the low back can show off your favorite strappy bra. The material is so soft and comfy, but looks great when going out! I have been loving paring it with my sparkly tights and favorite boots!

PINK Cage Pushup Bralette, Old Navy T-Shirt, Nordstrom Leggings, Vince Camuto Boots

I have had this t-shirt for a few years and I knew I had to buy it the moment I saw it. When I got it, I bought it 2 sizes too big so that I could wear it as more of an off the shoulder t-shirt like I’m doing here. It shows off my cage bralette and goes great with jeans or leggings when I’m going to class. It has developed some small holes on the front so I have been tying it in a knot or wearing it tucked into some high waisted jeans. These leggings were a gift; I feel like I wear them every other day. The fit is amazing and they’re thick so they feel like actual pants. They have cool details like seams going down the back and at the knees, as well as elastic panels on the hips.

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TJ Maxx Pom-Pom Top, Xhilaration Skater Skirt, Urban Outfitters Cut-Out Wedges

This is an outfit I wear to work sometimes minus the heels. I found this crop top at TJ Maxx for only $7 and it has adorable tiny pom-poms around the neckline, sleeves, and hem. I will buy almost anything if it has pom-poms on it. A black skater skirt is an essential basic. It’s flirty, but not too sexy for work when I wear it with tights. I can pair this black skirt with almost any other top or sweater in my wardrobe and it goes with everything!

Styling an all black wardrobe is something you can do year-round. I like throwing in pops of color with my lipstick, shoes, jewelry, or a fun cardigan or blazer. How do you rock an all black outfit?? The Babes want to know!

Valentine’s Day Lingerie Roundup

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and The Babes can’t wait to buy some sexy lingerie! Most designers and brands come out with special collections for the holiday and The Babes rounded up some of their favorites to share with you! These irresistible options are available across three different price points.

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ASOS

Emily’s Pick

ASOS Lace Scuba Body $37.90

ASOS is a great place to find affordable lingerie. My favorite part is the fact that they carry a lot of larger sizes too. I love this body suit! The lace is so pretty and I love how there is a bra so it adds extra support and coverage when wearing it under your clothes.

Forever 21

Sarah’s Pick

Forever 21 Floral Mesh Balconette Bra & Lace-Trimmed Floral Boyshorts $13.80

Forever 21 has really improved their intimates range over the past year or so. This little mesh bra and panty set is super feminine and cute and a total steal at just $14 for the set!

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Topshop Satin and Lace Bralette and High Waisted Knickers $62

Emily’s Pick

Topshop Satin and Lace Bralette and High Waisted Knickers $62

I’ve never personally bought anything from Topshop, but after browsing their website there are definitely some things I have my eyes on now. I’m a huge fan of bralettes and unlined bras. I wear them more than any other kind of bra. I love the mix of satin and lace in this strappy bra and high-waisted panty set.

Sarah's Pick

Sarah’s Pick

Victoria’s Secret Chantilly Lace Merrywidow $88

Victoria’s Secret always has a wide selection of V-Day options, but this piece caught my eye this time around. The merrywidow is a flattering silhouette on most body types and I love the bold red color of this one. The sexy lace neckline is killer! This set isn’t for the faint of heart!

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L'Agent by Agent Provocateur  Vanessa Non Pad Demi Bra, Suspender, and Mini Brief

Emily’s Pick

L’Agent by Agent Provocateur Vanessa Non Pad Demi Bra, Suspender, & Mini Brief $208

I love the idea of doing purple for Valentine’s Day! It is something that isn’t done often, but it’s such a  fun color that translates really well for V-Day! The lace in this set is to die for! I love how romantic the scalloped edges and bows are.

Sarah's Pick

Sarah’s Pick

Only Hearts Golden Key Set $132

I’m obsessed with this V-Day set from Only Hearts! This bralette is so romantic and the tassels are so playful. I have a weakness for tassels. I also love the contrast of the black lace and the nude mesh. This set is too precious to pass up!