‘Tis the season of obligatory spending & gluttonous indulgences!
Every year the month of December rolls around and throws the masses into a tailspin full of retail mania, holiday stress & an abundance of high-caloric binging. And each year this fateful tradition begins earlier then ever, starting in October with Halloween and taking us through Thanksgiving dinner, onto Hanukkah, Christmas & Kwanza. By the time we ring in the New Year our bellies are over-stuffed & our consciences are wrought with guilt. But rather then declare the usual resolution of a new fitness regime (while relying on our Spanx to get us by in the meantime) why not find an alternative way to control our cravings & keep those extra few pounds at bay?
Today there are many ways in which you do not have to completely give up on the traditional holiday delights & can still enjoy the spirit of the season while maintaining your dress size (and dignity). My personal favorite choice is to indulge in some delectable themed intimate apparel & sleepwear. Because what better place to satisfy your cravings then with lingerie?
Below is a list of my top 8 tasty food-inspired pieces for this holiday.
1) It Takes All Sorts bullet bra & knickers by Frantic About Francis
This retro inspired set by Frantic About Francis is printed with confectionary goodness, guaranteed to make your mouth water. The licorice printed cotton mixed with soft, candy pink mesh & lemon yellow bows add sweet & feminine touches to help any girl feel like a savory 50’s pin up. Available at www.franticaboutfrances.bigcartel.com
2) Drawstring Candy Spill Pajama Pants by Dylan’s Candy Bar
What better to keep cozy this season then in super soft pajama pants? These candy coated drawstring pants by sweet shop favorite Dylan’s Candy Bar are a fun & playful way to satisfy those cravings without straying far from your diet. Available at www.dylanscandybar.com
3) Fast Food crew socks by Socksmith
Visually pig-out this season with the hamburger & fries printed crew socks by Socksmith. These junk food socks will allow you to satisfy your cravings without the artery clogging consequences of today’s fast food. Consider it a healthy alternative to the real thing, sure to keep you satiated & content. Available at www.socksmith.com
4) Sloth Cupcake Bow Burlesque Corset by Madame Dulcibelle
This steel-boned bespoke corset from Madame Dulcibelle is a decadent treat for anyone with a sweet tooth! The Marie Antoinette-inspired cupcake print is accented with satin trim & bow appliques that emphasize a woman’s curves & gives the illusion of a teeny tiny waistline. Available at www.etsy.com/shop/MadameDulcibelle
5) Candyland Tights by Celeste Stein
These saccharine covered, photo printed tights by Celeste Stein are a perfect way to show off your sweet side. The rainbow clusters of candy hearts are a funky way to flaunt your legs this season and will make them look good enough to eat. Available at www.electricalice.bigcartel.com
6) Cupcake Print cropped cami top & short set by Coquette
Show your flirty side with oversized cupcakes & lace trim. This cute little cami set by Coquette is the perfect desert choice after any meal. Give into temptation and savor the whipped icing & rainbow sprinkles without any fear of regret. Available at www.pinupdoll.com
7) Gummy Bears knee socks by Sock It To Me
Next time the munchies strike try satisfying them with these treats for your feet. These nostalgic knee-highs by Sock It To Me feature adorable, dancing gummy bears in an array of flavors just begging to be eaten. Completely sugar-free, calorie-free, and guilt-free! Available at www.sockittome.com
8) Cupcake Parade flannel pajama set by P.J. Salvage
Avoid tipping the scale in these tasty cupcake pajamas by P.J. Salvage. These boyfriend-style pj’s feature mouth-watering gourmet cupcakes in an array of flavors & designs. And the cozy fabric will leave you snug as a bug with sweet dreams all night long. Available at www.pjsalvage-shop.com
What other lingerie items are you craving this season? How do you make it through the holiday season each year?