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May 2010

I’ve been in my new apartment a little more than two weeks now, but while packing up to move back in April, I realized that a lot of my knickers broke the rules I said about lingerie.  So as not to be a hypocrite, I tossed a lot of my underwear out, but now I’m in desperate need of new panties.   Below I’ve made a list of some of my […]

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So one of the things I like most about writing this blog (aside from connecting with other lovers of lingerie, of course!) is discovering new and interesting designers.  I look at a lot of lingerie now, and while I love it all (or most of it anyway), not much makes my breath quicken and my heart race anymore.  But these tights do. Gal Stern is an Israeli designer who specializes […]

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So I was in a bookstore with The Boyfriend over the weekend and ran across the British GQ’s May issue featuring a photospread of Rosie Huntington-Whitely taken by Ellen von Unwerth.  And, my goodness, is it delicious!  I’ve featured only a few of the shots here; visit GQ-UK’s website for more. P.S. Scroll to the end of the article to find out where you can buy the pieces Ms. Rosie […]

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Today’s review is a bit of a departure from the norm for me.  While I do wear and love shapewear, I’m not usually a fan of the modern stuff.  It just seems kind of boring compared to vintage-inspired girdles, cinchers, and merrywidows. That’s why I wasn’t sure what to expect when I received the Yummie Tummie Lace Teddie. Composed of a nylon/polyester/spandex blend, the Yummie Tummie teddie bills itself as […]

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Between the costs of moving and the costs of living, I’m on a bit of a lingerie diet.  No new skivvies for the next month or two…though I do anticipate lifting the ban in time for a birthday splurge!  Anyhow, while visiting Sweet Cherry Vintage (one of the many amazing blogs on my blogroll), I ran across this article on Playboy Lingerie. The good folks at Playboy have just released […]

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Today’s “Ask the Addict” feature comes courtesy of Evija, who frequently graces the blog with her insightful and savvy comments.  Evija had several questions for me, and I tried to answer them as best I could.  As always, if you have something to add, please don’t hesitate to do so in the comments.  I love hearing what you all have to say! Q: Hey Treacle! I’ve noticed you’ve recently answered […]

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Wheeee!  It’s time for another Review Wednesday.  Today, I’m talking about the Sock Theory Oversized Boucle Legwarmers.  I got these back in February (a.k.a. the dead of winter), and they were absolute lifesavers.  I’d never worn legwarmers before in my life, but I found myself putting on the Sock Theory ones as often as possible, especially as rainboot liners.  The boucle makes them very warm and soft, and when worn […]

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I first learned about artist Caitlin Shearer through the very, very lovely blog A Red Lipstick [Editor’s Note: As of January 2015, this site appears defunct], and I had to share her gorgeous drawings with you here.  I think the first sketch is my favorite; there’s something so familiar about the ritual of finishing your makeup in front of the mirror with naught else on but your undies.What do you […]

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Note: This article is about how to buy lingerie for your mother.  If you’re looking for tips on how to buy lingerie for your romantic partner (who also happens to be a mom), check out this post I wrote for Fashion Network Seattle titled  “The Quick and Easy Guide to Buying Her Lingerie .” Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 8th.  With less than a week left to shop, you […]

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Yesterday, The Boyfriend and I went out on a “real” date and attended the 8th annual Seattle Erotic Arts Festival, held in the Seattle Center.  Events like SEAF are not only a great place to see and be seen, they’re also an excellent excuse for dressing up. I had the chance to pull out my custom Totally Waisted corset (which I haven’t worn since September–last seen in my Dragon*Con post […]

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