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Disclosure: This blog post contains affiliate links. Some of the products shown below were received as review samples. All opinions are my own. Growing up plus size, I was in need of a bra long before any of my friends even saw a single hair on their legs. I looked for supportive bras but nothing too sexy. It was also a difficult balance of finding comfort without looking frumpy. As I […]

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Syncope. That’s the official term for feeling breathless or lightheaded or like one is about to faint, and I also believe it’s the perfect word to describe I felt when I first saw Karolina Laskowska’s ‘Celestial Bodies’ collection. I sometimes worry I’m overly effusive on TLA. The internet favors cynicism, a frosty veneer of unimpressedness that takes great pains to never get too excited. When I say a collection makes […]

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I’m often envious of ‘cool girl’ style. That ability to just put together an outfit, to look effortlessly chic with a recognizable personal style is a skill I’ve not quite mastered. Oh, I definitely have a lingerie style, more or less, (lots of black, if you want to call it a style), but my outerwear is super heavy on the jeans and t-shirts end of things. I keep telling myself […]

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One of the things I love most about running TLA is discovering new brands. There’s just something viscerally thrilling – electric almost – about finding a label with that unquantifiable “it-factor.” Even if it’s their very first collection, even if they’re still working through their exact vision, you can just tell who’s on the way to something unique and interesting. I love that moment. I live for that moment. And […]

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A super-quick Lingerie of the Week this week as I’m currently stuck in small business purgatory handling a variety of distinctly unglamorous tasks that have very little to do with lingerie. The good news is all that is soon coming to an end. The even better news is TLA has some new writers debuting in the next week or so I think you’ll love. While I’m wrapping up all this […]

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[Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links.] Thanks to airline credit cards, the flexible schedule of a freelancer, and generous friends with couches, I’m able to travel pretty frequently, but packing is always a struggle. Who knows what could happen on holiday! What if it’s too cold for my sandals? Or I’m invited to a secret ball? Or my flight is rerouted abroad and I find true love and get married in […]

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As my thoughts drift to the first summer spent in my new home, I can’t but feel excited at the thought of updating my predominately gray and black wardrobe with brighter, more climate-appropriate pieces. After years of carrying a black hoodie “just in case” and avoiding silk lest it be marred by rain showers, I am luxuriating in the thought of a dresser full of camisoles, slip dresses, and other […]

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The Las Vegas International Lingerie Show is a bit of an odd beast. Despite the word “international” in the name, it’s primarily a tradeshow for all the inexpensive, sexy brands based out of Southern California, names like Leg Avenue, Seven ’til Midnight, iCollection and Coquette. For years now, ILS has been trying to brand itself as an alternative to Curve, the boutique-oriented, luxury lingerie tradeshow I attend in New York […]

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Panache Lingerie Body positivity is all the rage in the lingerie industry right now, but, unfortunately, many ‘bodyposi’ initiatives fall a bit flat when you take a closer look. While it’s certainly impossible for any one brand to do everything, brands that are taking great strides to diversify what we see in the lingerie world should be applauded, and Panache is exactly one such […]

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Disclosure: This article is sponsored by Eucalan Lingerie wash is the sort of product most people don’t understand the point of. “What’s wrong with regular laundry detergent?” is a typical question. “Why is lingerie wash so expensive?” is often next. But lingerie is unique in the world of fashion, and in the same way a leather handbag or a pair of pearl earrings would require special treatment, so too does […]

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