Tag: pretty

Royce Maternity: Floral ‘Florence’ Nursing Bra

Maternity lingerie can be too beige.  Don’t get me wrong, beige has its place, it’s fantastic when you want a neutral colour that won’t show through your clothes.  But sometimes neutral, basic colours don’t cut it, and maternity underwear can be guilty of being so niche, it appears brands are almost too afraid to make a fashion statement with it.  The way I see it?  I shouldn’t have to change my lingerie personality just because I’m

Parfait Darlene in Serenity ‘Summer Blue’

Lingerie is having a blue moment, and it’s every inch a cheerful affair.  Colour authority, Pantone, has selected a whimsical theme for 2016 naming not one but two colours of the year, with powder blue Serenity (alongside blush Rose Quartz) headlining the most desirable colours. Serenity blue, with its soothing tranquil tones, reminiscent of fresh Spring mornings and sunlit bluebells, has been picked up by trend responsive lingerie brands already.  New season collection, Darlene, by Parfait is introduced in

Gossard Radiance: The VIP Swarovski Range

When was the last time you bought lingerie just because it looked good?  Buying based on looks is something we do all the time – aesthetics is everything – but sometimes the sexiest bra is blown out of the water by something more beautiful, more extravagant.   Most often set aside for a rare special occasion, this type of lingerie is more decadent, and oh, how fantastic it makes you feel! Gossard‘s VIP line is

My Parfait Crush: Raspberry Elena

Window shopping isn’t always a joyful exercise.  Don’t believe it when you’re told it satisfies shopping addictions, it doesn’t, it makes the want worse!   Glimpsing pre-season fashion collections is exactly the same.  The fact you can’t have that gorgeous, covetable lingerie yet makes the crush more intense, and the wait is an endless living nightmare until the day of launch arrives. Last year I opened up a copy of insider mag Lingerie Insight and fell in love with

Review | SS14 Panache Fern

Come February we’re all a bit fed up with the cold and dreary weather.  Thankfully with March sharply ahead, we’ve not long to wait til the world wakes up again at the dawn of Spring.  Budding greenery and delicate flowers paint the scenery with colour – a sight that brightens my mood and gives me fresh hope for life.  Oh how I anticipate that moment!The time has come to shun those Winter darks and introduce

Pretty Vintage Home @ Dotcomgiftshop

Recently I said January is the month for fresh starts and new experiences and so a few weeks ago I placed my first order at vintage inspired Dotcomgiftshop.  I’ve been visiting the site and receiving the emails for quite a long time but I just never got to the point of placing an order.  I think I’m one of those people who are seduced by free delivery and have always been put off by the

SS13 Trends at Next – Feminine Lace

As much as I love to indulge in an oversized snuggly jumper like the next person, something in me can’t wait for the arrival of Spring so I can ditch my heavy Winter wear and dress in something a little prettier.  The Spring Summer trends for 2013 are abundant with feminine key looks and Next are at the forefront with high street versions that flatter the womanly figure, inspired from the SS13 catwalks. One of

Cath Kidston – York Store

I adore Cath Kidston; the pretty florals, country comforts and vintage inspirations.  When I think I have the brand pinned, a new design breathes a new fresh take on the shabby chic, vintage look, proving it’s not about chintz and granny decor. As much as I’ve loved Cath Kidston, I’ve never been into one of the stores.  Buying online and through the catalogues is simple as, but I’ve often wondered the physical experience, seeing the