Monthly Archives: December 2011
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Have a very safe and happy new year!
Off celebrating, we will close a little early tonight at 5:00 and will be closed on New Year’s Day.
See you next year!!
We all know New Year’s Eve is another one of those holidays where looking fabulous is on almost everyone’s agenda. We also know that those sequin party dresses, sparkle tanks and glitter mini skirts sometimes need some extra attention when perfecting the outfit just right.
Enter in the solution necessities to live by..
Matchsticks, $10; Low Beams, $10
Commando will make all of your wardrobe worries go away! These little babies will let you tape, stick, place, and push up until your celebration is mishap free!
The Nubra makes the strapless, backless, one sleeve, no sleeve impossibilities all possible.
Commando Fabulous Fish Net Tights, $34
Jazz up your gams with some fun tights! We love the leopard print sheers, or the classic fishnets in nude or black, they are just enough to make the midnight madness even more fun!
But if you’re like me, and nothing sounds better than staying in, ordering Chinese, and watching the ball drop on your own couch, then the Mary Green Silk PJ set is perfect for you!
Glamorous enough to ring in the New Year, but still comfy enough to do it at home!
So if you were counting, you would have noticed that I only posted 11 posts on what to buy for your various friends and loved ones.
This is because I got ahead of myself and ran out of time. No excuses.
But because I like to make good on my word, I’m posting the 12th post now….better late than never right?
And you’re going to like this post…because it’s all about YOU.
We’re suggesting our favorites in hopes that you’ll love them as much as we do…
Why I love this bra…
It’s straight up fun to wear.
The strappy detailing peeks out over my shirts and ALWAYS ensures compliments. Plus it’s comfy and supportive in addition to being a fashion statement.
Truly the best of both worlds.
Why Meredith loves this bra…
It was made for her bod.
The lace overlay holds the cup close to body to prevent gapping, but its cups are set slightly wider apart making it perfect for wider set breasts.
Why we BOTH love this bra…
It fits both of us perfectly.
Despite our different sizes and body types, Meredith and I (along with ALL of our employees) wear this bra with complete and total success.
So come treat yourself and give our favorite bras a try. There’s a high probability that you’ll be hooked on at least one of them!
Whether you’re buying it for them to wear for you or for you to wear for them, the following pieces will definitely be well received.
Lingerie is so reciprocal.
Call them what you will, we’re obsessed with any and all variations on the one-piece lingerie look.
Perfect for BFFs, sisters, sisters-in-law, and pretty much everyone else on your list, one-piece sleepwear will not disappoint.
There’s just something so simple, so effortless, so FUN about wearing these lovelies.
We promise, yours will be their most favorite gift of all.
Other one-piece favorites at Forty Winks….
I’ve got friends who audibly GASP over colors.
(you know who you are)
When they see a lovely little something in a gorgeous color, they pretty much lose their minds.
Bras can bring this sentiment out in friends too.
Take for instance the following…
And don’t all of us deserve to gasp over our presents?
Gifts for your best friend can be tricky.
They need to be perfect. They need to be intimate. And they can’t be the same thing that you bought her last year.
Enter the following bras.
At an excellent price point, these little lovelies are everyday wearable and all totally original gifts for your best girl.
With its wide size range (30 bands and large cups!) Claudette’s Dessous is perfect for all shapes and sizes.
Plus the see-through black mesh is pretty hot.
Demi cups give a subtle lift without a lot of padding.
A happy medium!
A bestseller here at Forty Winks, the OG Bump it Up is the perfect t-shirt bra.
You can twist the center for more or less cleavage too!
For those friends and loved ones that love, love, love their fashion, please take note of the long line bra craze.
Why a craze you ask?
Because you can wear these lovelies under your sheer shirts of course!
They’ll love you forever for solving all their “what do I wear under this” problems.
In honor of my sister who just delivered my first nephew (Charley!!!!) I’m posting items that will make the new mommas in your life feel comfy and cozy.
If there were ever a pair of underwear that could be described as cozy, Fleur’t's Lulu Boypant would be it. With just the right amount of coverage and enough lace to make anyone feel pretty, the Lulu will take Momma through those 3am feedings with style and comfort.
Pjs for the Momma that runs hot, Eberjey’s Gisele sleepshirt offers a cooler option to regular pajamas while still being perfect for snuggling with baby.
And for the Momma that runs colder, Eberjey’s full on Pj set from their Gisele collection is pure lounging delight. The mostly model fabrication will feel oh so soft on baby’s skin too.
Soak lingerie wash for Momma AND Baby. A delicate detergent that’s easy as pie to use and gentle enough for baby clothes as well as Mom’s stuff.
14oz. ($16)-4 oz. ($10)
Congrats to all the new moms out there!
(And to my sister Laura, I couldn’t be prouder of you and baby Charley. You’ve made us all very happy.)
Speaking from personal experience, once you and your sisters reach a certain age, it’s suddenly okay to give them sexy gifts.
Less size dependent than straight up lingerie and wayyyy more fun than the usual scarf/mitten set, these sweetly sexy accessories WILL make them smile.
So after you’re done opening gifts with your family (don’t want to shock your Mum) take them aside and shower them with sexy little ditties from Maison Close.
They’ll thank you later.
Up the ante with Gerbe Stockings
Best underwear to wear with these?
Lace lovers look here
Minimalists look here
Maison Close Noeud Papillon-Silk Bow Tie ($30)
Recently a lovely lady from France popped in for some silk pieces and while she was checking out she spotted the above bow tie…
“Is that a Papillon”? she gasped delightedly.
When we confirmed, she bought three.
Perhaps for her sisters?