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Luxury Lingerie Pieces

Summer is almost here, and that is all I can think about, as far as fashion is concerned. I am loving the new designs in store, and looking forward to grabbing a few new pieces this season.

I love lingerie shopping. I don’t go lingerie shopping everyday, so when I do go, I like to go for luxurious quality pieces. I recently came across some luxury womens lingerie on the David Nieper website, and I have been busy filling up my shopping cart! For those who do not know about this amazing brand, David Nieper is a womenswears store with a reputation for designing and making collections of the utmost softness, femininity and luxury.

Here are some of the lingerie pieces that are currently on my style radar –

 

Superso Smooth Bra by Mey

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This stunning guipure lace-trimmed T-shirt bra looks so good. It is made in gorgeously light fabric which gently moulds to the shape of your breasts. I like bras that look like this. This would be a great addition to my bra collection.

 

Panty Girdle by Miss Mary of SwedenWhite Girdle Picture

A girdle is a must-have lingerie for almost every mother out there. And this white cotton piece ticks all the right boxes, with the integral control and firm support to flatten at the front, lift and shape. This would be so handy in my wardrobe!

 

Soft Camisole

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I find camisoles so handy. I wear a lot of see through blouses, so camisoles are a necessity in my wardrobe. I could also wear one without a blouse, which makes them a great multi-tasking piece to have in the wardrobe this summer. This soft camisole is a fab choice!

 

Soft Stretch Lace Brief by Sans Complexe 

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I love this pink and pretty brief with deep stretch lace panels. I love the finishing with the fixed lace-up ribbon details at the sides. I would love a few of these. I think it looks so luxurious.

 

What do you think of these pieces? Do you enjoy shopping for lingerie?

Do sound off in the comments section. Thanks for stopping by.

 

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Sensible Shopping Tips

I like shopping. I enjoy the process of finding something new. I am not an impulse buyer. I go for only things I really need, and all my purchases are always planned and budgeted in advance. Gone are the days of just splurging like there is no tomorrow. I guess is all part of adulting right?

 

 

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I like to shop smartly, so I always go by these sensible shopping tips so I don’t waste my time or money.

 

Check the washing instructions

I always check the label for the washing instructions before buying. I tend to avoid dry clean garments because they are too expensive to maintain, except I really LIKE the piece.

 

No retail therapy

I don’t shop when I don’t feel good. Shopping when I am down is the fastest way to empty the bank account. I rather have a spa day, watch a movie, read a book or speak with family/friends, than shop.

 

Think about it

I think long and hard before I part with my cash. I work too hard to just throw money around so no impulse buying here. Before I buy a new item, I make sure I need it, I make sure it blends in with my existing wardrobe, I make sure I can afford it, and I make sure it suits me.

 

Shop around for bargains

I always aim to shop the sales, I don’t like buy anything full price. So if it is not urgently needed, I wait until it is on sale, then buy it then. Or I go to a designer outlet, where most items are usually discounted. There are a couple of designer outlets in the UK, so have a look around online, and find your nearest designer outlet.

 

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Keep your receipts and leave the tags on

Now this is a very important tip. I have had to keep items I didn’t like because I was too quick to rip the tags off or misplaced my receipts. For example, I have a pyjamas thing going on, I like to have a couple of new pyjamas every year, and I got a few from a local store some weeks ago. I got them in my regular size so I didn’t think the fit would be wrong but it was. This particular pyjamas had a different fit, and it was a little too big, but I ripped the tag off before I noticed, so I had to keep it.

The moral of the story is to check it fits and you are very happy before you rip the tags or lose the receipts.

 

Do you have any sensible shopping tips to share?

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Shop Vintage

Shopping vintage is now in vogue. I know many people who shop vintage on a monthly basis in search for the next investment piece/accessory.

 

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If you like to shop vintage, you may find these tips useful –

 

Take your time

Take your time when you go shopping for vintage items. You have to be patient and happy to go through the many rails instead of the next treasure. It is unlikely you would be able to return a vintage item, so take your time, try it on and make sure you are very happy with the item(s).

 

Go for investment pieces

Go for investment pieces if you can afford to. They stand the test of time, and do not lose their value over the years. I would only shop vintage investment pieces. I don’t see the point in shopping vintage for anything less, except it is a gem.

 

Go for classics

Go for classic vintage pieces in classic shapes and colours. This way you can get the maximum wear out of the pieces from year to year.

 

Get the time right

Timing is everything when it comes to many things, and vintage shopping is no exception. The best time to shop vintage is after Christmas and New Year celebrations; and at the end of every season. Getting the time right means you would grab the best vintage items before anyone.

 

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Go for the highest quality

When it comes to vintage, the highest quality is the best to buy. Take a good look at every item before you buy, and aim to go for the highest quality items. Natural fabrics are the best. They hang better, last longer and look great.

 

Understand vintage language

Understanding the vintage language is very important especially when shopping vintage online. For example “mint condition” means the item is as good as new, while “good condition” means the item is wearable but with flaws. Understanding the vintage lingo would help you get the right picture of the state of the item.

 

Be careful online

I love shopping online but I am always careful when buying anything that is not from a regular high street or designer brand. I am usually more careful shopping the less popular/independent/marketplace sellers online. So I won’t advise anyone to shop vintage online. I think vintage is best bought in the flesh.

 

What are your thoughts on vintage shopping? Do you have any tips to share?