From The Archive: 2012

A year of fewer questionable outfit choices, I finally found my blogging groove in 2012, and here you can find some favourite pieces, band interviews as they first appeared and a lot of hats too...


Just you stood there only in your underwear


(Undies: Rosie for Autograph C/O Marks and Spencer))

I guess you could say underwear is a little taboo on some blogs- but hey, we all wear it right, and if it’s not in outfit post form (bit cheeky for here) then surely there’s no real problem? Just an extra pretty dignity-preserving layer- especially when it’s designed by a certain Huntington-Whitely.

So, when I was recently contacted by my favourite Marks and Sparks (not just tasty shortbread y’all) asking if I fancied reviewing some of their lingerie and putting together some festive undie shopping tips, of course- I obliged and opted for this super gorgeous set from the Rosie for Autograph collection; something I’d been lusting after for far too long. After taking the set for a spin, I can happily confirm, like all of Marks’s underwear it lives up to their incredibly high standard, fits comfortably and makes me feel a little like RHW (okay, not really- but it’s very pretty).

Now, when it comes to underwear shopping, especially during the festive season- it’s pretty important to get it right- no pressure folks. Ladies are difficult species to buy for, so if you’re branching in to underwear territory here are my three top tips (if you’re still struggling- just ask the lovely shop assistants, they don’t bite)…

SIZING- Whether you’re asking her pals, mother or having a rummage in her drawers- get the sizing right. If you really can’t get it, and know her clothes size then just treat her to some festive, cosy or even slightly slinky pjs- the next best thing.
BE SUBTLE- If you’re opening in front to the family, or aren’t certain for her taste, go subtle. Demure underwear is some of the nicest- so avoid lots of strappiness, sauciness and lack-of-material-ness.
SOMETHING DIFFERENT- Although underwear is a necessity and is the basis of a feel good outfit- it’s not something we often treat ourselves too- so go for something they wouldn’t normally indulge in. The Rosie for Autograph collection is a good example of this- it’s a successful collaboration, luxurious, tasteful and darn beautiful- you can’t go wrong!

So happy shopping and have a very Merry Christmas!


P.S Thanks for the lyrics, Jarvis.

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