Shiny New Things

Happy New Year! New year, new beginnings. :) I’m hoping to have more regular content soon. One of my unofficial resolutions is to post at least once a week come, but it’s honestly super hard with life.

Sample day for me: get up at 7, get ready for work and be there by 8, get off at 6, hop on over to the gym, workout, shower, head back home, and usually, it’s about 9-10pm. On non-gym days, I grocery shop, cook, and/or run errands, and 2x a month, I spend my weekends with the little girl I mentor. With the spare time I have, I’m either sewing or working on my house/in my yard. Busy busy!

I always do appreciate everyone who takes the time to read my irregular blog posts, and I apologize in advance for not responding sooner to comments, but thank you so much for leaving them!

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My sweet lady Charging Sky, who can be found on Instagram or writing for the Lingeristas, and I made a pact to limit and curtail our lingerie spending. (Dundundunnnnnnnn.) Speaking for myself, I -ahem- went out of control 3rd & 4th quarter last year since I had stopped buying lingerie the year before. It also didn’t help that Victoria’s Secret was releasing lingerie that I actually liked, and when you can try before you buy, it can be a dangerous, slippery slope. Also, let’s not get started with eBay either. ;)

January sales are in full-force, so if you’re looking to stretch your budget, now is the time to buy!

I was poking around Journelle’s website and saw that they are running an additional 20% off their sale section with the code: PLUSTWENTY (case sensitive). Since I’m pretty anal about owning the matching bra and knicker even though I mix and match like nobody’s business, I’m safe! What I like most about sales is being able to try out new brands at a lower price point; however, most sales, especially sale on sale, have a final sale policy, so please proceed with caution.

After dealing with a slew of international returns and two that have gotten LOST, I’m over figuring out sizing on my own dime. Nowadays, when I’m trying out new brands, I find myself leaning towards loungewear, which thankfully offers some forgiveness with fit.

I snagged myself the gorgeous Annabelle Zinke chemise with rose gold lace. They have it available in S and L, so if you want to be twins or a triplet, get on it!

Photograph copyright Journelle.com.

Photograph copyright Journelle.com.

I’m super excited and can’t wait to receive this since it’s so pretty, and I don’t own anything like it! I’ve always been really big on slips and chemises since I actually wear them underneath my dresses for work.

What new lingerie finds have you purchased? I LOVE seeing and hearing what others have purchased: high street, designer, basics, impractical – love it all! If you want to share, tell me, so I can vicariously live through you (and I promise to not take forever to respond)! After all, I can’t buy everything. ;)

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5 comments
  1. Estelle said:

    Cute babydoll, I’d like to try Zinke at some point this year. I’ve bought a ton of stuff lately and am trying not to buy more (poor bank balance!) but the Pretty Wild Lingerie sale is so tempting me. I bought a Kriss Soonik bra set in the current Coco de Mer sale that is soooo lovely (a soft, ribbed jersey bra that’s actually really supportive? Wouldn’t have thought it was possible). Looking forward to your posts this year :)

    • Miss Mew said:

      Hi, Esty! I’m like the worst commenter, but I read your blog religiously! I’m so envious of that Lascivious set that you got, but I’m glad you were able to snag it. :D Coco de Mer has some pretty amazing deals, and I’ve found myself trying to avoid any/all sales before falling deep into a black hole. The pics you posted of the Kriss Soonik set is amazing! I actually bought an older Kriss Soonik set on eBay (and had a debacle with allegedly unworn underwear – HA) that I looooove! I can’t wait to see what wonderful new things you have to post this year. xx

  2. I just love that chemise! I had been admiring it on Journelle for awhile. Such a pretty blush pink, too. I bet it will look fab.

    I also desperately need to limit my lingerie spending. I work in accounting and have always been pragmatic about purchases. However, I made it to 30 only owning one, poorly-fitting bra(I guess I thought my body didn’t deserve anything better), and after all that time I guess a screw came loose.

    I’ve recently purchased a Playful Promises set and the black turtleneck top from Kriss Soonik. I’ll also be purchasing some pieces from Fortnight’s ss15 collection through Derriere de Soie, because they have been kind enough to help me get some things in my size. I can’t say enough nice things about that boutique.

    • Miss Mew said:

      You’ve done a great job! I’m glad you’re finding so many *good* options for small busts because I can only imagine what it’s like having that one poorly fitting bra. I should be better in my spending just because I want to have more liquid cash on hand (and I’m afraid to say that I feel like I own so much already…).

      I can’t wait to see your new items and read your reviews! I wish I had Fortnight near me so I can try things on. After last year with all these (expensive) international returns, I’m just exhausted of playing the size game. I really love how Fortnight looks on you!

      • Thank you for your kindness and encouragement! It has been exciting to have my top drawer(and self esteem) transform almost overnight, but I have honestly found just as many bad options as good ones. I really need to exercise more caution on sample sale sites, for example. >_<

        I can't help but encourage you to try Fortnight out because my experience with them has been so positive(soft, pretty and practical!). Journelle might be a good place to try them at minimum risk because of their free shipping & returns. Derriere de Soie has a larger size range & free shipping, but not free returns. I just used Undiegamer's reviews as a guide and hoped for the best, and that worked out pretty well.

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