I’ve often wondered about underwear and its wearers. I was always more dumpy disaster than fabulous feline when it came to lingerie. I see glamourous women, 5 foot 10 with their designer everything and I wonder, do you look just as good under your clothes as you do right now? I bet they do. It wasn’t until I left university and became a career woman when I had the money to explore lingerie outside of the plain-old-Jane shops on the High Street. In my 20s, I discovered Victoria’s Secret whilst living in Manhattan, and from then my love of lingerie grew. I’m not all things prim and proper under my clothes, far from it – and I do believe that having great lingerie gives you a certain swagger, a sexy confidence that no one can take away.
So I’ve decided to bear all – not literally my dear reader – but to mention my unmentionables, and say – its ok to be down and dumpy sometimes, as long as you take the time to be a fabulous feline on occasion. With that in mind, here is my diary of a lingerie lover – I hope you enjoy…
Urgh, another week’s beginning. The alarm goes off – and by that I mean my kids are bickering and my husband has sprung into the shower before I have time to call dibs on that inner sanctum called the ensuite. I sort out school prep and set the kids up with a game they can both play to allow myself time to get ready. By then, the hubby is out of the shower - it’s me time.
Washed and ready to rock. I open my lingerie drawer to see what I fancy. Monday is a busy day for me but I always think it is good to start the week as you mean to go on. My drawer is semi-tidy – I’m still clinging on to the de-cluttered look of a woman who can organise her life. I pull out a bra, garterbelt and panty set; black of course. If you could imagine an empowering lingerie set that sings “organised business woman”, this would be it. (Ok, I might leave the garterbelt and opt for tights if I’m short of time – it’s the thought that counts!) I pop it on, dress and quickly head downstairs to let the day begin. What is it about crisp, clean (and matching) lingerie that gives you that air of confidence – I like it. Let the week commence…
Today is one of my sports days, it’s an early call with my personal trainer so no time to get changed after kids drop off and the gym. This can only mean one thing – active wear! I tuck myself into a front fastening sports bra. Hot pink and black lycra with white a handy pocket for my key. It’s one of my favourites. Easy to put on, holds everything where it should when I’m working out and is oh-so-comfortable.
I swear, if I wasn’t such a lingerie hoarder, I would be in this so much more than the odd gym session! Post gym – I don’t have time for much before getting on with my work. It’s a quick shower and grab day for me… anything goes.
There are few things in my week that I keep religiously – and my date night with my girlfriends is one of them. Of course, I don’t wear lingerie to show off when I’m out with the girls, I’m happily married and that kind of thing just isn’t my cup of tea. But I do like to feel fabulous when I’m out and about. I’ve chosen my outfit, skinny jeans, open back sheer t-shirt and some cute flats.
I choose a black satin and mesh bra set to complete the outfit. It’s sassy and stylish, it makes me feel sexy. I may be married, but I’m still a gal on the town and it’s nice to feel - nice!
I wake up with a slight fogginess that can only be explained by one too many G&Ts. Thursday is a crazy day, but I do it every time! I jump out of bed - that little bit too late - and drag myself through the morning rituals. Kids, Me, Breakfast, School, Work…
As for lingerie, I have no idea what I have on - I think it's blue. Forget matching, maybe it did, comfort is key for me today. There’s always one day you put comfort first, right? Well today is that kinda day…
"I don't care if Monday's blue
Tuesday's grey and Wednesday too
Thursday I don't care about you
It's Friday I'm in love"
- The Cure 1992
If there is ever a day to enjoy yourself its Friday. The start to the weekend, the one night when you can let your hair (or lingerie) down and have a bit of fun. The week has been crazy, let the weekend commence – and with it, a bottle of wine to share with the hubby, a film and…
I change into a little number for the bedroom. It’s a lace and sheer polka dot mesh babydoll set with soft cups and bow accent. It’s a beautiful magenta colour, and oh so fabulously feminine. It seems to have the desired effect.
Casual by day, fanciful by night. The one thing about lingerie is that you can have as much, or as little as you want. You can be serious and business like, sporty or sassy – the sky really is the limit, you can let your imaginations run wild.
I spend my week being all mumsy or work focused – why can’t I have a little fun with the hubby after hours on a weekend? On the menu tonight – a black strappy teddy garter bodystocking - well he deserves to be teased and bodystockings are his favourite! There really is so much to choose from if you want a bit of fruity fun - kinky lingerie, naughty nurse or daring devil role play outfits, options are limitless!
Ahh Sunday, the one day to relax and unwind. It’s either because it’s been a heavy week, or that my hubby is feeling rather happy for some reason (wink wink), but he gives me a lie in. I take my time getting showered and dressed before going downstairs to enjoy a family day. It’s a casual day, so time for some comfy casual underwear too.
My undergarment of choice – well it has to be my comfortable white sheer and floral lace lingerie set. Everything in its place. Back to family life...
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