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Luxetips Style! Tips For Buying Your Best Lingerie

Luxetips Style! Tips For Buying Your Best Lingerie

Hello Divas!

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Buying lingerie can be a quick and easy process when you’re just going for the basics. For everyday needs, a lot of women will just settle on something simple, affordable, and comfortable and be done with it. But everyone likes to have a few bedroom outfits and everyday undergarments that go beyond basic to make a sexy statement, and for these bits of lingerie, a little more of a process is required. 

To some extent, all you need to find your very best lingerie sets is due diligence; that is, be patient and thorough and you’ll probably find something you’re very happy with. But if you’ve never thought much about the specific strategies of finding your favorite lingerie, here are a few tips to consider. 

Shop In-Person

These days, there’s always a temptation to do our shopping online. It’s so incredibly easy to do a quick search, pick a size, and click “check out,” especially when we’re able to store our payment and shipping information on our favorite sites! But because there can be so much variation in how different garments fit and feel from different designers and providers, this is ultimately a great way to get lingerie that ends up being just OK. Sure, you can order, try on, send back, and repeat, but isn’t that more hassle than just spending an hour at the mall? Shopping in-person, for lingerie, allows you to try on as many garments as you want looking for that perfect blend of comfort and sexiness that will keep you happy with your purchase.

Don’t Distract With Color

This is a tip mentioned in an article at YourTango.com about how to choose lingerie that men will love. Basically, the idea heeded advice from men, which was that simple, neutral colors are sometimes best, because they can accent your body and show you off without becoming distracting. On the other hand, nude colors can blend in somewhat awkwardly, and brighter shades can be glaring. Now, talking about how to drive men crazy with lingerie can be fun, but really it’s more important to find something youwill be happy wearing—so if you prefer nudes or bright flashy colors, go for it. But if you’re looking for your most flattering lingerie set, keep in mind the basic advice that too much or too little color can be distracting. 

Identify Your Body Type

This probably sounds like pretty basic advice, but really, a lot of women will spend hours looking for the most flattering styles and individual pieces at random, instead of identifying their body types and shopping accordingly. Shopping to fit your body can help you to find a lot more options that will be both comfortable and flattering. AdamEve.com has a very helpful guide for this sort of shopping, not only helping to identify different body types, but also recommending different lingerie for the various types. For example, it’s mentioned that pear shaped women tend to look great in babydolls and chemises, and that an “upside down” pear shape does well with bustiers and camisoles. To be clear, no one is suggesting that your body type should exclusively limit you to a few styles; but going into your shopping with an idea of body type fits can give you a very useful perspective. 

Show Off What You Want

Above all else, this is the most important tip for finding the best lingerie for you: shop for items that will emphasize the parts of your body you want to show off! This is a tip highlighted in an article at SheKnows.com, in which there’s some discussion of shopping for body type, but ultimately an emphasis on comfort and personal security. “Where what you feel good in,” the article recommends succinctly, and we’d second the notion. A great set of lingerie should make you feel sexy and confident, and the best way to do that is often to shop for garments that highlight your own favorite features.

Toodles!

Disclaimer:  This is a guest post.

Luxetips Travel: Beauty and History on Rhodes Island, Greece

Luxetips Travel: Beauty and History on Rhodes Island, Greece

Hello Divas!

Life is what you make it.  Make it fabulous!

I have just returned from my 9 day trip to Greece and Turkey.

Per my previous post, I took this trip to Greece via The Mediterranean Delights Fitness Voyage.  This voyage includes sailing the Mediterranean Sea and visiting several Greek islands along the way.

I flew from Athens to Rhodes Island via Aegean Airlines.  I have never boarded a plane on the tarmac and it was pretty exciting.  

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We boarded the boat in the port on Rhodes Island.  While in Rhodes, we had an amazing opportunity to tour the island and learn a bit of the island’s fascinating history.  

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Me wearing my DVF vintage shop dress, fedora hat from Target, and sandals from Fabrik!

The island of Rhodes is known for its preservation of Medieval architecture and history.  Led by our #MDFVoyage2015 tour guide, Ali, our first activity was to walk from our boat to the Palace of the Grand Master.  

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The Palace of the Grand Master is one of the oldest castles and in-tact moats in all of Europe.  It is majestic!

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We also strolled along the preserved cobble stoned, Street of the Knights.  This street housed inns and establishments that catered to Medieval Knights. 

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Further down the Street of the Knights is the Museum Square.  There stands the Hospital of the Knights, which houses the Archaeological Museum. 

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Towards the center of Old Town there are lots of restaurants, bars and shopping.  This area was lively and fun!

Here are more pictures!

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After our visit in Rhodes, we boarded the boat and set sail for the Island of Symi.  Check back to tomorrow to see and learn of my adventures there!

Toodles!

Luxetips Travel! Greek Vacay with Mediterranean Delights Fitness Voyage 2015

Luxetips Travel! Greek Vacay with Mediterranean Delights Fitness Voyage 2015

Hello Divas!

Dreams do come true!

And speaking of dreams coming true, currently I am out of the country sailing the Mediterranean Sea visiting the Greek Isles and Turkey. Somebody pinch me! 

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I was invited to join the Mediterranean Delights Fitness Voyage back in Fall 2104.  I must admit, I was reluctant.  Why?  I have never traveled so far to reach any destination, I don’t like flying and I am not a swimmer so I was not sure a yacht cruise would be a good fit for me.  

However, Cynthia, the curator of the #MDFVogage, contacted me again in the Winter/Spring and asked if I would like to join one of the voyages in the Summer.  Although I still was a bit nervous, I agreed, plus I was thinking Summer is a long ways away, so if I wanted to cancel or back out I could. 

One of my mottos that I keep on my vision board is to not be paralyzed by fear.  I realized, I was letting my fear control my perceptions about this trip and it was an opportunity of a lifetime.  So I got myself ready to go!

And Divas I am so glad I did. This trip has been life changing.  I am currently on Day 4 of the #MDFVoyage and I have been to Athens, Greece, Symi Island, Greece, and Datca, Turkey.  I never dreamed in a million years I would visit Turkey. Priceless! 

I want to share a few pictures from my one night stay in Athens, Greece before I departed to Rhodes island, Greece for the voyage.  Greece is a beautiful country.  The pictures below include The Parthenon, Dionys Theatre, First Olympic Stadium, Zues’ temple, Athena’s temple. Athens City Views!

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I will have a full re-cap of my experiences when I return next week!

Toodles!

Disclaimer:  Mediterranean Delights Fitness Voyage provided the yacht cruise complimentary.  However, all opinions are my own. 

Luxetips Beauty! Balm Chicky Balm Balm: My New Fav Lip Balm!

Luxetips Beauty! Balm Chicky Balm Balm: My New Fav Lip Balm!

Hello Divas!

Every morning I wake up and surrender to God.  When you surrender you know God is control guiding your life and everything happens as it should.  Trust HIM!

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I am in love with a new lip balm:  Balm Chicky Balm Balm.  

First I just love the name, Balm Chicky Balm Balm sounds like a clever hook to a song. 🙂

Balm Chicky Balm Balm is unique in several ways.  It comes in a fat tube so you get a lot of lip balm for your money.  As an added bonus, it has the “friend end.”  The balm has two ends to the package.  The regular end holds 3x as much lip balm as a regular tube of lip balm.  The other end of tube holds a snap cap full of lip balm that you can share with a friend.  The Friend End allows you to share your lip balm with a friend without sharing germs. Genius!

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Balm Chicky Balm Balm also comes in several yummy flavors.  Juicy Melons (my fav), Sweet Baby Ginger, and Hot Chocolate Love. Love the names too!

More importantly, the lip balm is super moisturizing on the lips.  I only have to apply the lip balm in the morning and maybe in the evening and it keeps my lips super moisturized. Fabulous!

You can find Balm Chicky Balm Balm online or at several Target stores.  It retails for only $7!

Toodles!

 

Luxetips Events! Atlanta Moon Ride Participants Get Discounted Rates at W Atlanta-Midtown!

Luxetips Events! Atlanta Moon Ride Participants Get Discounted Rates at W Atlanta-Midtown!

Hello Divas!

Life is not perfect. But when you start focusing on your blessings, you realize that Life is still Good!

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Divas I must confess I have never heard of the Atlanta Moon Ride until now.

The Atlanta Moon Ride, now in its 3rd year, is a 6.5 mile night cycling event where participants are encouraged to ride with flair, dress in costume and cruise through some of Atlanta’s coolest neighborhoods at night.  The Atlanta Moon Ride is so popular it has grown to almost 3000 participants in its first two years.

The great thing about the Atlanta Moon Ride is that is supports a great cause.  All proceeds from the Atlanta Moon Ride will support the work of Bert’s Big Adventure, a nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families.

Also, W Atlanta – Midtown is offering discounted rates for Atlanta Moon Ride participants! Guests can make a weekend out of the festivities at the hotel, featuring discounted rooms for $138 per night. For more information, click here.
 
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This looks like so much fun.  I may have to dust off my bike and participate.  🙂
 
Toodles!
Luxetips! Eat at Moe’s Today and Support Bert’s Big Adventure! #Moes4BBA

Luxetips! Eat at Moe’s Today and Support Bert’s Big Adventure! #Moes4BBA

Hello Divas!

I saw this quote on Pinterest and I love it! “Nobody is just too busy, its just a matter of priorities.”

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One of my favorite luxe charities, Bert’s Big Adventure, has teamed up with Moe’s Southwest Grill to raise money to further its mission to provide chronically and terminally ill children and their family a once in a lifetime dream vacation to Disney World!

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When you dine out at any Moe’s locations on Wednesdays for the month of June, starting today June 3, 10% of the total sales from the day go back to Bert’s Big Adventure. This includes June 3, 10, 17, and 24. 

If you dine at Moe’s today or any other Wednesday during the month of June, be sure to use the hashtag #Moes4BBA 

I love luxe causes and this is one I will support!
 

About Bert’s Big Adventure

Established in 2002, Bert’s Big Adventure is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. To qualify for Bert’s Big Adven- ture, children must be between the ages of 5 and 12, live in “The Bert Show” radio listening area, prove financial need and have never been to Walt Disney World®. Following the annual trip, Bert’s Big Adventure provides year-round support through initiatives such as the Reunion Adventures, the Fairy Godparent volunteer program and additional charitable services. The trip and pro- grams create a community of families that establish lasting friendships with others facing similar challenges. Online at www.berts- bigadventure.org, facebook.com/bertsbigadventure and twitter.com/bertsbigadv.

 

Luxetips Style! Milli Millu London: The Luxembourg Bag

Luxetips Style! Milli Millu London: The Luxembourg Bag

Hello Divas!

Gratitude is essential.  It kills jealousy, despair and worry. 

Divas if you didn’t know Milli Millu London makes luxury handbags that are made from high quality materials like calf leather and gold hardware.  

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The Luxembourg Bag by Milli Millu is becoming an icon in its own right.  It is a favorite among celebrities and is highly functional for the woman executive as well.  The bag has a sturdy handle that can also easily fit on your shoulders.  As a bonus it comes with a long cross body strap for those days you need a hands-free option.  Lastly it has a compartment that easily fits a 13 inch laptop. Score!

The Luxembourg Bag comes in muted tones with pops of color.  Gorgeous!

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The Milli Millu London, Lumembourg Bag retails for 475 British Pounds.

Toodles!

Luxetips Travel! The Royal Suites By Palladium & L’occitane Amenities: Luxe

Luxetips Travel! The Royal Suites By Palladium & L’occitane Amenities: Luxe

Hello Divas!

When you want to give up the most, that is when you have to keep moving forward.

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The Royal Suites By Palladium adults-only all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico, has partnered with L’OCCITANE en Provence to bring guests the highest quality products from this global cosmetics leader.

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Divas this is so MAJOR! I am such a fan of L’Occitane products and have used their facial and skin products for years.  They are high quality, made with all natural ingredients and are perfect for my sensitive skin.

The collection, which uses essential oils from plant products, aligns well with Palladium’s commitment to the environment. The natural scents, ideal for both men and women, are another special amenity to augment the five-star resorts’ attainable luxury experience at The Royal Suites Yucatán (Riviera Maya), The Royal Suites Punta de Mita (Riviera Nayarit) and The Royal Suites Turquesa (Punta Cana).

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Guests of The Royal Suites by Palladium can now enjoy the following L’OCCITANE products, complimentary with their stay:
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  • Revitalizing Shower Gel: Enriched with mint, pine and rosemary essential oils, this shower gel provides an energizing boost to start the day.
  • Relaxing Body Lotion: Enriched with lavender, tea tree and geranium essential oils, as well as vegetable extracts, this body lotion helps to soften the skin, leaving it delicately scented.
  • Repairing Shampoo: Formulated with five essential oils (angelica, lavender, geranium, ylang ylang and sweet orange), this shampoo gives shine, vitality and softness to hair.
  • Repairing Conditioner: This pleasant and soothing conditioner assists in detangling the hair, leaving it soft and smooth.
  • Extra-Gentle Milk Soaps: These soaps are formulated with shea butter, known for its softening and protective properties which are especially beneficial when treating sun exposed skin

What a great collaboration!

Toodles!

Luxetips Automobiles! New 2015 Mustang 2.3L Premium With EcoBoost: A Powerful Hottie Magnet

Luxetips Automobiles! New 2015 Mustang 2.3L Premium With EcoBoost: A Powerful Hottie Magnet

Hello Divas!

I am learning to trust God with all things above me.  

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This past week I had the privilege of test driving the new 2015 Ford Mustang 2.3L Premium with EcoBoost.  This car has it all: power, style, technology and fuel-economy.

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Performance:

This car has POWER, after all it is a Mustang!  It has 310 Horsepower and 320 lb- of torque.  Divas when I started the engine it was loud but with a sweet purr.  When I drove this car, I would arrive at my destination and folks would say, I heard you coming from way down the street. I loved it! 

The Mustang 2.3 L with EcoBoost also includes 6-Speed SelectShift®.  The vehicle shifted with ease and I could go from 1st gear to 4th in seconds. 

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The design of the new 2.3L EcoBoost Mustang is simply hot!  It has a new aerodynamics design featuring a new body that is wider and sits lower than the previous model.  I personally love the back of the vehicle.  It was a bit flatter and added a nice touch to the design. 

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My favorite part of the vehicle’s design was the black rims sitting on 19 inch Pirelli tires. “faints.”  

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I felt like such as badass driving this car.  The car’s color was a showstopper as well.  The triple yellow tricoat paint was bright and caught so much attention.  The 2015 Mustang’s loud engine purr coupled with the black rims and the paint job had folks stopping me everywhere I went.  I would get flagged down on the road, stopped in the parking lot and luxe son’s friends were so geeked.  They thought I was so cool. LOL!

Interior

The car has premium black leather seats and a very cool feature I have never had:  heated and cooled seats.  This feature is perfect for those hot Summer days when the leather seats heat up so quickly in the Sun.  And they work super fast.  I used this feature a lot with the high Atlanta temperatures.

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Technology

Of course the new 2015 Ford Mustang 2.3L comes with standard with Sync with MyFord Touch.  This features allows you to connect your smart phone and other devices to the vehicle for easy access to your music library, phone and other apps.  Plus it is all hands-free!

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The vehicle also has BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert helps make driving more care-free. It uses radar to detect a vehicle in your blind spot and alerts you with an indicator light in the appropriate exterior mirror. 

I simply adored this feature.  My son plays travel baseball and we had to drive 50 miles outside of the city all weekend on the highway to his tournament.  There were a lot of vehicles and trucks on the highway. This feature ensured I did not have any collisions while traveling.  The systems alerts you to vehicles or people in your blind spots with a red light in the side mirrors and a beep. Fabulous!

Premium Sounds!  390watt Shaker Pro Audio System with HD Radio Technology

Divas my ABSOLUTE favorite feature of this vehicle is the sound system.  All I will say is bass, bass, bass.  The 390watt Shaker Pro Audio System with HD Radio Technology is available on EcoBoost®Premium and GT Premium models. The audio system includes an AM/FM stereo, single-CD/MP3 player and 12 speakers including an eight-inch subwoofer which has been smartly-mounted in the trunk without sacrificing storage space.  

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The sound was insane and the subwoofer was the perfect compliment for the Memorial Day weekend.  Although we were driving up and down the highway for travel ball, I played all of luxe son’s favorite hype songs to get him ready for the games.  We kept “Turned Down for What” , “Lose Control”, “Seven Nation Army” and “Another One Bites the Dust” on repeat.  We were rocking in the 2015 Mustang 2.3L Premium.  We would roll up and people would just stare. Fun times!

Fuel Economy

The 2015 Mustang 2.3 L with EcoBoost is beyond fuel efficient for a high-powered sports car.  I received the vehicle with a full tank of gas.  I had the vehicle for 7 days and drove to and from Woodstock, GA which is 50 miles away, all weekend and I only had to put 1/4 tank of gas in the vehicle.  Unheard of! Done and done.

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I loved this new 2015 Mustang 2.3 L Premium with EcoBoost. Of course because it is a sports car, so it is not really comfortable with kids. :-(.  But as a solo vehicle for a luxe mom who just wants her own toy to live the hottie life, it is a must! 

The new 2015 Mustang 2.3L Premium with EcoBoost retails for $29, 625.00. Fabulous price!

     

Toodles 

 

Luxetips Style! Hudson Jeans Sale! Up to 70% Off

Luxetips Style! Hudson Jeans Sale! Up to 70% Off

Hello Divas!

Listen to your inner voice.  It never steers you wrong.

My favorite luxe jeans brand, Hudson Jeans, is having a super sale and I am so excited!

Here are some of my favorite styles at ridiculously low prices. Love!

Krsita Supper Skinny-Addicted. Was $245 now $147.

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Nico Mid Rise Super Skinny-Tactics. Was $220 now $110.

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Nico Mid-Rise Super Skinny- Jaded. Pastel jean colors are in and these are in my favorite color-green! Was $176 now $88. 

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Divas be sure to check out all the styles on sale now at www.hudsonjeans.com.

Toodles!