Ooo, er, missus!

January 19, 2011 § 1 Comment

Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us and whether you’re single, looking, attached or other it’s good to – dare I say it – get in on the action…

While I’m not in favour of the commercialisation of saints or confessing your love for another only once a year,  I do enjoy being spoiled.  All feminism thrown to the wayside – traditionally men are supposed to spoil while the fairer sex are spoiled.  However, the internet presence in our daily lives encourages the use of methods requiring little, if any, effort come the 14th of February.  Although I’m not much of a traditional romantic, I am still traditional and would prefer not to find a token gesture e-card in my inbox come the big day.  It’s simple, no gimmicks – a home-made card and I’m anyone’s.  Men however don’t want flowers or chocolates and I’m pretty sure only the more sensitive demographic will appreciate a card.  But I think I’ve hit the nail on the head here, and I really had to think hard.  One word.  Lingerie.  I dream of silk, lace, frills and frou frou while most men are bound to choose crotchless over crocheted.  So, why not buy your own lingerie?  This leads to feeling good about yourself and securing numerous favours in the long run.  Eek, I here you scream.

Listen, It’ll be alright on the night.  Gok  rattles on and on about how to look good naked and I think it’s safe to say he’s proven – while annoying the hell out of us – that once you accept and learn to love the skin you’re in, you radiate confidence and poise on the outside.  I have so many beautiful friends who go on and on about minor body issues which in turn interferes with their daily lives and what they will or will not wear.  We all have them; scars, stretchmarks, pimples, puckering – myself included – but I find that focusing on and shouting about these imperfections eats away at you, while not improving them at all!!  Why waste your breath.  You are not your imperfections they are merely part of you.  Perfection is generally the ultimate goal among us gals, and as I write this I’m sure there are many women vigorously spooning Special K into their unsatisfied mouths.  And If you are on a diet, February the 14th is the perfect opportunity to showcase your bod.  A halfway point if you will.  Have I convinced you yet?!

Though impractical and no alternative to the humble seamless t-shirt bra, I love the idea of a 1920’s bullet bra & French knickers combo a la Madonna circa 1980.  If you don’t fancy donning an authentic pair of panties from the likes of the salvation army or your local vintage emporium, What Katie Did has some beautiful replica vintage satin sets.  SockBox is a haven for all things girly from the thigh down but if you are handy with a needle and thread why not add bunches of chiffon roses to existing hold-ups to make them more unique or simply stitch on a bow.  Try dyeing and adding satin roses to the straps of an outdated bra to give it a new lease of life, put on some pearls and you could be Carrie Bradshaw.  Should you wish to be Bradshaw.  Enjoy!

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