Styling a Lace Bra with Wacoal

All above bras available at Wacoal Short Hills.  Call (855) 215-5445

 

Last week I shared my bra fitting experience  at the new flagship Wacoal Short Hills. My bust is elated for the lift and I am happy to finally be wearing the appropriate bra size.  The two classic bras photographed above are definitely going to be my “bread and butter”.  Lightly padded in the two colors I wear most, they are extremely comfortable and supportive.  I also left the store with two FUN lingerie pieces. The Wacoal brand truly has something for everyone and my more playful side happily obliged in styling two lacy numbers for you!

Hope you find some outfit inspiration.

 

BELOW BRALETTE AVAILABLE at Wacoal Short Hills.  Call (855) 215-5445

 

 

BLACK LACE BRA available at Wacoal Short Hills.  Call (855) 215-5445

 

 

 

This is a sponsored post with Wacoal.  All photos, styling and opinions are my own. 

 

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Wacoal Short Hills: My Bra Fitting Experience

Hello my fashion friends!  Summer vacation is in full swing here at the Jersey Shore and I have been enjoying some time off with my little guys.  Our summer has been packed full of tennis, pool, ,beach, surfing, basketball and plain old FUN.  It has been NONSTOP but I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I hope you are enjoying your summer as much as we are:)

Monday, I took a break from sun and sand to head to the beautiful Short Hills Mall.  Arguably one of the best malls on the East Coast, why wouldn’t Wacoal want to open a flagship location?  So, in early March, the powerhouse lingerie brand did just that.  It is my true pleasure to showcase the NEW flagship location of Wacoal at the Short Hills Mall.

 

 

After a warm greeting and getting a smidge caught up in all the prettiness, we hit the dressing rooms for my “Bra Fitting”. I have never had a fitting before and was extremely curious about the outcome.  In the past, I would just “try and buy” based on what felt right or looked pretty.  I was surprised to discover that I am a 32B NOT a 34B, which I have been wearing for close to twenty years!

Candidly, I almost didn’t believe her.  I mean a 32 sounded SO small?  We roamed the sales floor and picked out TONS of bras to try.  I tried classics, padded, lined, underwire, lacy, smooth….you name it, we tried it!  Ultimately she was DEAD ON.  The 32B offered more support and lifted my bust more than any other bra I have ever known.  The STAND OUT of the day was definitely the below braletteI am obsessed with its comfort AND pretty lace details!

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I know you are extremely curious what I left with? Stay tuned for my NEXT post….I will be showcasing two classics that need to be in your lingerie wardrobe AND two super sexy pieces that will be styled creatively into my outfits!

 

 

 

This post is sponsored by Wacoal.  As always, all of the opinions and images are my own.  

 

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Bags, Boots and Baubles: My Guide to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I am probably the ONLY fashion blogger who hasn’t teased to this sale for over a month…wait….am I even a fashion blogger anymore?  It is hard to say.  I definitely love to share my style with all of you but my career has taken me to this different place of Personal Styling.  I am lucky if I even update the blog once a month between styling gigs, pop-up boutiques and closet makeovers…BUT…..one thing remains true, I am damn good at helping women put outfits together.  So….. let’s shop the Nordy’s Anniversary Sale!

For this sale, I don’t really think you need long bullet points and guidelines.  You should shop like you usually do…for things you need…and maybe throw a few “wants” in their too!  My ONLY tip, Nordstrom has free shipping and returns SO if you aren’t sure about a size, order both and return whatever doesn’t work.   I personally focused on bags, boots and baubles because they are pricier items that are deeply discounted.

 

RAG AND BONE CROSSBODY:  These circle bags have been HOT HOT HOT!  I sold at least 20 to clients over the Spring and Summer.  They are perfect for days where you don’t need a lot of “stuff” and for evenings out to dinner with friends.  Love the unusual shape and just a great update for fall.  LOVE that it is black and brown, so it goes with EVERYTHING.

 

LONGCHAMP TOTE:  While the above bag is fun and on trend, it doesn’t get MORE classic than this Longchamp Tote.  Carry for YEARS.  It comes in four beautiful colors, although I would definitely recommend black if you want it to stand the test of time.  For all my mamas out there that require a lot of crap (I am pretty much still there with you) this bag can HANDLE IT!

 

 

 

MADEWELL BUCKET BAG:  This deep orange color is TOO DIE FOR!  I mean, really?  I am obsessed with the color AND shape and think this bag looks WAY pricier than the tag, don’t you?  Definitely functional and fashionable, this one is a steal in my opinion.

 

 

 

WHITE BOOTIES:  I rarely like the things they feature in the sale catalog but these white booties have been calling my name since I saw them.  Just think how FRESH they will look for early Fall with all your favorite fall dresses, jeans etc.  This trend is NOT for everyone, but I am here to push you a bit, no?  I think these will be coming home to me.

 

 

SAM EDELMAN KNEEHIGH:  Classic and cool, you can’t go wrong with a suede knee high boot for fall.  If you don’t already own one OR you need an update, I love the chunkier heel and round toe on this pair.  Comes in three colors, but I think black is the way to go.  #whydoialwayschooseblack

 

 

BOTKIER BOOTIE: You definitely won’t be able to wear these in September as they are faux fur lined for warmth…but come those cold temps, these will probably be your favorite “pull on and go” bootie.  Casual and comfortable but still with a sleek design, I am very smitten with these.

 

ZOE CHICCO NECKLACE:  If you follow along on my socials, you know I wear a very delicate star and moon diamond necklace EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.  Honestly, I rarely take it off.  It is so beautiful on its own for day to day AND layers beautifully with longer necklaces for evenings out.  This necklace has a very similar vibe, and I love that it can be worn alone or layered.  Huge believer in investing in REAL for these type of pieces!

 

 

DANA REBECCA LISA MICHELLE:  Another delicate but unusual piece that is SURE to garner compliments.  I love the shape and the diamond placement.  This one will definitely sparkle.  Wear alone OR layer with other pieces.

 

DANA REBECCA JULIANNE HIMIKO:  Obviously I love this STAR diamond necklace.  It is that perfect everyday piece.  I love love love it. I probably should have placed it first, because it just might be my favorite.  I know, if you purchase this you will wear it EVERY DAY.

 

JCREW WOOL COAT:  I know, I know….coats aren’t in my title BUT I couldn’t leave out a few fabulous coats.  They are investment pieces and are generously marked down for this sale.  Great time to snatch one up and save it for those cooler months.  I have wanted to add a BRIGHT DYNAMIC COLOR coat to my wardrobe for a while.  I think this might be the one!

 

 

HELENE BERMAN TWEED:  Tweed coats are so classic and definitely stand the test of time.  This one can literally go with anything from jeans and a lightweight sweater to a fancy black cocktail dress.  I love that kind of versatility, don’t you?

 

 

 

1901 TRENCH COAT:  Well if this isn’t a steal, I don’t know what is.  THREE looks in one.  I recently acquired a trenchcoat (not this brand but sooo similar) and didn’t realize just how much I would wear it.  I LOVE it.  So chic and sophisticated.  Looks great with jeans but also with slacks for work/church.  I love that this one comes with a casual vest that you can easily wear on the weekends to the soccer or baseball fields.  TOTAL STEAL!

 

CHARLES DAVID PUMPS:  Last but NOT least, my coveted orange pumps.  Well, these aren’t exactly the same BUT they are pretty darn fabulous and a fraction of the price of my Manolos.  You would be surprised how much an orange shoe just “works” with your outfits and provides a super fun POP of color.

 

 

 

 

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