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You may have noticed that posting has been a little less…robust than usual here lately on The Lingerie Addict. While I love writing the kinds of articles you’ve come to expect from TLA, the honest truth I’ve been having more and more trouble coping with the Seattle weather lately.
February is the time of year when my Seasonal Affective Disorder reaches its peak (or its valley, depending on your perspective). And when getting out of bed and staying out bed all day become major accomplishments, it’s time for me to get a little more serious about my self-care…something I’ve never been too good at, even during the best of times.
I’ll be taking a few days off here and there until the days get longer again, and I’m feeling more like myself. So there may be times when you visit the blog and it’s unexpectedly quiet…the same for my Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other social media accounts.
It’s always hard to reveal something like this because it’s so much more personal than usual, but I didn’t want you all to think I was resting on my laurels. So please, if I’m a little slow responding to e-mails or replying to comments or getting blog posts up, just understand there’s something else going on right now. I can’t wait to be back at 100% again.
When I first started blogging, I often posted photos of “lust objects,” lingerie I thought was beautiful but couldn’t afford. I haven’t done it in awhile, but this week I saw so many beautiful pieces I just had to share a few of them with you here. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
Prefer video instead? Check out our video on The Lingerie Addict YouTube Channel – “How to Buy a Garter Belt.”
Where can I buy a good garter belt?
That’s a great question, especially since garter belts are not only in fashion again but surprisingly hard to find in the average lingerie boutique (or department store, for that matter). If you’re new to the world of garter belts, take look at this article – How to Buy a Garter Belt.
The cliff notes version is that a good garter belt has at least six garter straps, metal adjusters and metal garter clips, and several rows of hook-and-eye closures at the back (much like a bra). A good quality quarter belt is also fairly wide (about the width of your hand at it’s fullest point) and made of reasonably durable materials like satin, powernet, or even cotton.
The vast majority of the garter belts I own and wear come from two brands: What Katie Did and Kiss Me Deadly. If you’re new to the world of garter belts (I remember when I was shopping for my first one…it can be a little intimidating!), I highly recommend What Katie Did’s Maitresse (black) or Harlow (peach) Garter Belt or Kiss Me Deadly’s basic 6 Strap Van Doren Suspender Belt. And if you’re searching for stockings, StockingsHQ has one of the best selections online and impeccable customer service. Hope this helps!
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