I was really really good this week upon our return from the gluttonous three days in Paris. My only regret on the trip was that I never treated myself to chocolat chaud—and it was because I actually forgot to stop and have a cup. I was too enamored with the café crèmes!
How could I have possibly FORGOTTEN about chocolate chaud. Last year’s visit to Paris had me drinking multiples! I really have changed my eating and drinking habits!
I’m happy that I dropped another pound. Not necessarily because of the numbers, but because I’ve managed to stick to something. Will power and determination are still my motivation.
I made a promise to my feet that next weekend I will give them a proper pedicure! Almost 20 pounds lost without deprivation!
And during this Holiday Season, I shall not deprive myself but I will make small changes. One of the changes is that for the first time in many years, I will break tradition and not serve the beloved Martha Stewart Eggnog. Between the whipped cream, the heavy cream, the sugar, the eggs and the booze, it’s just too heavy.
Instead, we will have cocktail hour—or rather cocktail hours. I will be reading through my “Schiller’s Liquor Bar” series of cocktail recipes and keep everyone’s spirits bright. Yeah—empty calories will still be consumed but won’t be laden with fat!
My volume of cocktails that I will be studying. Schillers Liquor Bar series is quite the treasure chest of spirits! Notice how protective Bonaparte is of the Creme de Cassis!
I’m also cutting down on the amount of baking. But that’s another post.
With this weight loss of almost 20 pounds over the course of almost four months, it is a great feeling to be able to fit into clothing that I haven’t been able to wear in a long time. It’s fun to fit my calves into a pair of boots that I broke trying to pull the zipper up.
Three months ago, I broke the zipper pull on these overpriced Tory Burch boots. The reason being was the I could not zipper my calves into them. I cannot believe that I have a bit of room between boots and jeans now. I stopped hating these boots!
But—the article of clothing that I’ve failed to pay attention to is pretty underwear! Yeah. Sexy underwear. Feminine underwear. Pretty, lacy bras that push you up and almost defy gravity.
And the panties. Yes. The panties! Truth be told. And you know I’m going to be completely honest with you as I have no boundaries. Some of my panties have got to be, like—ten years old! I swear, I’m not kidding! They are models that I don’t even think are made anymore. Somewhere in between granny pants, high-waisted and high-cut thigh bathing suit bottoms that were popular back in the 1980’s—that’s what I have. They suck the tummy in, but they also give intense panty line. And why do I even walk around with panties that have exhibit such severe panty line that it looks like I have a four-cheeked ass!
See what I mean? Look how ill-fitting and disgusting these old, year-of-the-flood panties make my ass look. I’m a four-cheeked wonder….
And now–with the magic of the ONE pair of those panties that don’t give panty line, and a pose that would make Kim Kardashian jealous, I have a normal derriere! I give photo credit to Bonaparte-even if he tried to talk me out of taking these pics!
Why do we stop paying attention to what we are wearing under our clothing when we get older? Look—I have some nice matching sets, but they are relegated to airline flights. I figured if I wear a nice matching set and something happens to the plane and my body is sliced in two, the rescue workers can put me back together by matching my bra with my panties. Can we talk about this?
I wish I could talk to a therapist about why we stop wearing pretty underwear when we reach a certain age? Why?
I had heard many times and had read that French and other European women are really into their pretty underwear. I had proof of that last week as I decided to treat myself by purchasing a couple of bras from Princesse tam tam at Galeries Lafayette.
Buying French bras was actually quite a lovely experience..
Yes. This IS the best bra I’ve ever worn in my life. Comfortable. Great fit and just enough lift. And the color is awesome! I think I could wear this as a bathing suit top!
Still, the sales girl was perplexed when I told her I didn’t want the matching panties. I just wanted the bras. I figured I could just make do with the old and raggy panties I have at home.
And when I arrived home I spotted a pop up for the site Adore Me and went in. It was from “Adore Me’. Have you ever seen this site? It’s a site for lingerie, swimwear, active wear—and most of all, pretty, lacy, feminine, girly and womanly underwear. And the prices are very purse-friendly! At $24.95 with free shipping on the first “set”, I’m intrigued.
I’ve perused this site for over an hour last night looking at the many sets and realized that I need to treat myself more often to decent undergarments. I felt like such a voyeur—looking at young women in their underwear! Shame on me! The site wasn’t enough—I ended up following Adore me on Instagram! But the sets are so beautiful.
I felt like a voyeur–just looking at all the pretty underwear that I didn’t have made me feel so shameful. I need to do something about this right now! I need to get me more pretty underwear!
I even made a wish list—of which I will be shoving in Bonaparte’s face as a reminder of what Santa needs to bring me!
Readers. Meet Noreh. Isn’t she adorable? Oh..and the sets have exotic names too!
This is Evetta–and resembles more of what I’m used to–in a bra! I do love this set because the bra is a perfect one to wear under a t-shirt!
Elexis –I think I will make you mine because of my love for the color red! I could have used these panties before I reached the age of menopause because they would remain stain free if you know what I mean!
Surprise!! This is Paris! Can you believe it? Actually the bra looks a lot like one of the bras I purchased from Princesse tam.tam. I LOVE this set.
And completely out-of-the box for me is this corset. I would actually wear this corset as a top with skinny jeans and a black blazer. I love this. Meet Bernice–the name may not sexy but the look sure is!
And this pajama set is right up my alley. Plaid shorts.
I do have to give some major kudos to the Adore Me for including women of all sizes. It’s about time that curvy and voluptuous women get the the same beautiful undergarments and lingerie that their leaner counterparts have always had access to! It is a pleasure to see inclusion rather than exclusion….but…..
..The one thing that is lacking is photos of older women on the site. Women of all sizes and ages wear bras. And panties. And swimwear. So please don’t dismiss us. We’ve come a long way—curvy women used to be ignored and now they are celebrated. Let’s come into the home stretch by celebrating women over 50 plus! Lots of older women have bangin’ bodies! Hey—give me another ten pounds and I would pose in the sets. My only demand would be a bit of airbrushing, a stellar bikini wax, spray tan and a good makeup artist! I can supply my own wardrobe of hair!
That’s right. 60 is the new 20! And SOME of us don’t have fillers or botox (yet)…
Seriously. Older women—unite! Get the girls into some sexy underwear. And be sexy for yourself! You don’t have to impress anyone anymore! Do it for you! And while I decide which sets will make my short list, I just may treat myself to the cute 5-pair for twenty dollars panties! My derriere could use some lovin’ in the form of no panty lines!
Am I right?
Back to normal and work and here’s a sampling of what I wore this week!
Monday’s look was my favorite! Mostly because I had clean hair and only needed a smaller topper! But I’m loving these plaid skimmer pants that I ordered from J. Crew Factory. I wore them with shoes from Nine West that have been in my closet, unworn, for years. And the sweater is an old Tippi sweater from J. Crew. I love these pants–and they are lined too!
Tuesday’s look was one that I thought was fun. J. Crew Factory had a huge 40% sale and so I ordered this cute tweed skirt. I love it and it is adorable for Holiday Season. I wore a buffalo plaid shirt under another old Tippi sweater. Black and white and read. The combo is great.
Lately, I’m into pointy-toed heels with ankle pants and jeans. I wish I knew the “name” of these pants that I got years ago from J. Crew because now that they fit, I love them! A striped sweater keeps me warm in the office. My red Longchamp bag is getting lots of love from me this week!
I over slept today and threw on old J. Crew pixie pants, a plaid shirt from J. Crew Factory (BTW, I wore the unlined lace bra from Princess tam.tam today–it was perfect under this shirt because the buttons stayed put around the bust line!) A cardigan and the boots that didn’t fit for years!!! I wore my fake hair back today for a casual look–but mostly because I didn’t have time to fool around with it!
And that was my week in clothing! If you notice, I wear a lot of old clothes. I think if you stick to simple cuts and clothing that isn’t trendy, you can get many years of use from them!
Well, whadaya think? Are you in with me to start wearing more womanly underwear? I think I’ll go clean out my underwear drawer now and get rid of the really raggy stuff!!
Since I’m on a girly roll this week, how could I not play this song by Jane Birkin “Apocolypstick”? What a title! What a singer! What a girly!!