I’m a redhead, and I like it that way. I’m not going to don a fake, cheap, sweaty wig for a Halloween costume when I like my hair underneath better anyway. (“But Cailin, Halloween costumes aren’t about your identity, they’re about losing yourself!” Blah blah blah, shut up. I like being a redhead, dammit.)
It’s a topic we’re encouraged not to discuss: panties. What you wear outside is fair game for fashion blogs the world over, but there’s a reason what’s underneath that topic layer of clothing is referred to as your “unmentionables”. Well, here on Sassy Dove we like to break with convention and say screw taboo – let’s talk undies.
U by Kotex gets it – they know our lovely skivvies are constantly ruined by “that time of the month”, and they want to help with their #SaveTheUndies campaign.
Today we’ll be discussing the most rarely visible kind of fashion (but that’s okay, it’s the one you get to see, and you’re the most important audience). in Latin class we used to make a bad joke: “Semper ubi sub ubi”. It means, literally, “Always where under where”. (Get it?) But what panty type is best when?
Without further ado, here are my picks for the best kinds of panties for various occasions:
Panties For Workouts
Color doesn’t matter. The word here is seamless in the crotch. Having an unfortunately placed seam is devastating in an intense workout. I know, I’ve been there. Something without elastics in the leg holes is also best, to avoid constricting your blood flow. Continue reading “U By Kotex & Panties For Every Occasion” »
Here at Sassy Dove we talk an awful lot about beauty from the neck up, but what about from the neck down? I’ve never met a girl who doesn’t like to beautify with a few key accessories and maybe even a little bling.
But wouldn’t it be great if you could get new, surprising and elegant pieces of jewelry to add to your repertoire every month?
Enter Cate & Chloe Jewelry. Cate & Chloe is a chic, classic yet fashion-forward, high-end jewelry line. All pieces retail from $69 to $135, making them affordable options for any self respecting recessionista.
You can buy the pieces individually, but Cate & Chloe has also launched a unique VIP Membership program that will send members C&C’s newest and most popular pieces twice a month. One item each month will be an exclusive pre-release piece of jewelry that will only be available to members. The VIP membership delivers 200 bucks worth of exquisite jewelry for only $40 a month. What better way to stay ahead of the trends than with a VIP jewelry service that sends unique, high-quality pieces on the reg? Continue reading “Beautiful Neck-Down with Cate & Chloe Jewelry” »
My first book Go From Blog to Brand in 30 Days dealt specifically with branding yourself and your website, so I was delighted to find an entire chapter devoted to personal branding in Malene’s book. Malene outlines the visual elements of branding a website with examples from internet fashion giants. Malene goes on to talk about the more philosophical aspects of branding, and resounds with one important point I could not agree with more: treat your blog (fashion or otherwise) like a business.
Jorgensen’s book overflows with usefulness; as I perused her legal, organizational, and financial advice for bloggers, I wished I’d found it back when I began my blogging adventure and spent lots of time on the “error” step of trial-and-error. She even includes a sample business plan to help you make sure you cover all the bases, and monetization advice (the topic covered in my second book The Foolproof Guide to Monetizing Your Blog) for bloggers looking to leverage their site into some dough.
Ladies looking to blog about fashion as a career would be remiss to pass up on How to Become a Fashion Writer. Check it out on Amazon or visit Malene’s website to learn more.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Like most ladies, beauty isn’t my only girly interest; I’m also a lover of fashion. I’m fascinated by the beautiful models, high gloss photography and the elegant, sometimes artistic nature of it.
My favorite fashion trends are preppy, conservative looks a la Blair Waldorf. I love Peter Pan collars, bows, and neutral colors. Charlotte from Sex & The City is my fashion idol – I love her buttoned-up Ralph Lauren look. Prints of tiny graphic animals are amass in my closet to the point of being a joke among my friends. I’m also very keen on tights, leggings and over-the-knee socks and boots, and my closet is filled with skirts and dresses to accompany them. I almost never wear pants or jeans. Prep school galore!