Lovely Ladylike Lush Lusty Lingerie

Hi dolls! I hope everyone had a great and amazing holiday! My surgery went well, my surgeon found a rare tear of a ligament that makes up the capsule of your shoulder called a HAGL tear (Orthopaedics and medicine is another passion of mine too šŸ™‚ )

Over the past few weeks, I have gotten extremely interested in retro and pinup lingerie. I have found a few great sites that offer amazing and beautiful lingerie, that I have personally bought from and found to be amazing.

Secrets in Lace Retro Lingerie – I recently bought a beautiful bullet bra and bullet bra pads, which they amazingly had in my size (36 DD – I figured I would size up with the pads). I tried it on (difficult to do with recent shoulder surgery and being majorly restricted in movement!), and it fit beautifully. It looked amazing on, and you can also take the bullet bra pads out for more of a softer “bullet” look. They also exclusively have the Bettie Page and Dita Von Teese lingerie lines, and might I say, I was DROOLING. I can’t wait to buy more!

Dollhouse Bettie – I recently bought a beautiful ’40s looking garter belt and backseam thigh high stockings to go with it. The prices are great, and everything is amazing looking. I can’t stop perusing! They also have authentic vintage lingerie from the ’30s through the ’60s, which are absolutely stunning. A must see!

Lingerie can make a huge difference in your look, especially for going for a vintage look. Bullet bras are definitely a very retro thing, as well as waist cinchers (Rago is particularly known to be the best for these – Secrets in Lace has quite a selection!). You would always see the Hollywood starlets with particularly small waists, and this was how they achieved this look. It’s great to also smooth out any belly pooches or little love handles you may have and form you into such a gorgeous vixen that men will be turning to stare!

Garter belts and thigh high stocking are also a necessity for the authentic retro look. Dollhouse Bettie had a ton of beautiful vintage belts, as did Secrets in Lace. Retro garter belts sat higher on the waist than the ones available now that are more modern, which sit more on the hips. There is no way to feel sexier than a garter belt and thigh high stockings with a back seam. I absolutely love the look and intend to wear it frequently šŸ™‚

Pegnoirs and chemises are a great way to add some vintage sexy to your look. Have your hair curled like Rita Hayworth, wear some cute heels, and my goodness, you will be irresistible! I intend to buy a set soon, but as I have limited funds right now, it will have to wait for sometime in the future.

Vintage lingerie can really make a huge difference in your look, although you may not think it at first. But when you trry it, you will see! It really is the royal way to add that extra oomph to your retro/vintage look, and really makes you feel like you are living in the decade you were truly meant to live in!

Vintage Boudoir Addition

Hi dolls! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, and had many a food coma and/or baby šŸ™‚

I am here over at my Mom’s house for the holiday, and I saw this lovely piece in my Grandmother’s old room that I instantly remembered and automatically knew I wanted: her vintage vanity plate/display. I don’t know what ot call it really, but it goes really great with the whole look I am trying to achieve. I know it has got to be from the 1940s, at the very most the early 1950s. I already have my Grandmother’s old jewelry box from the 1940s which I adore, and I just felt that this would be the most awesome addition to my whole theme.

I mean, honestly, how could I not have it? It is beautiful, and I always remember my Grandmother putting all of her perfumes and such on it while it was on her vanity. Just the memories alone are worth it, plus the vintage factour just ups it all. I immediately ran out of myĀ Grandmother’s old room and asked my Mom if she wanted it, and if not, if I could have it. She shook her head yes, and I immediately ran in to get it. I cleaned the mirror on the bottom, and I think I will leave the gold scalloping for the most part, as it adds to the authenticĀ vintge look I want. I have a few great vintage finds thanks to my Grandma, likeĀ her diamond wedding band with her and my Grandpa’s initials engraved in it with their wedding date of 11/30/1941. I have it on a necklace (since it is entirely too small for my hugenormous fingers), and I absolutely refuse to take it off, even if I have a neckalce IĀ think would work better with an outfit I am wearing. I am supposed to have shoulder surgery on 16 December, and even then, I will haveĀ a very hard time taking it off my neck. I could never leave it with the hospital staff; I would either have to leave it home or have someone I trust hold it for me.

All in all, some great stuff courtesy of my Grandma, although I would rather have her here yet, still telling me the stories of her life when she was growing up and her family while playing the three dice game she taught me from her mother :-/