Thursday, January 31, 2013

Holly's Top 6 Lingerie Picks for Valentine's Day

As someone who works in the lingerie industry, I obviously own a lot of lingerie. However, I never fail to get excited about acquiring a pretty new piece of lingerie just in time for Valentine's Day! There's lots of great choices out there (and lots of marketing telling you what you must wear), but when in doubt go with something that is sexy, comfortable, and reflects your natural personality and fashion inspirations. There's nothing sexier than self confidence, especially on a day where people feel lots of pressure to be extra perfect. While Bella BellaBoutique is one big lingerie playground, some items seem to be calling my name this year.

This LOLA HAZE Screen Goddess Slip is a sweet yet sexy choice for the big day, but will also be useful and wearable year round. As much as I love Valentine's Day, I sometimes have a hard time shelling out for a novelty set that I'll only wear once! This piece is pretty, thematic, and a great basic to have in your lingerie arsenal. (and it comes in black too!)

If you're a traditional romantic type, this Naked Princess Chantilly Robe from their A Thousand Kisses Deep collection is where it is at. It's supremely sexy while maintaining a glamourous lacy look, and can be worn by itself or over another bra and panty set.

Photographs of Anne Vogue pieces are pretty, but nothing beats seeing them in person. The first time I saw this collection at a show in New York, it took my breath away. Her pieces are also comfy, which means you can feel relaxed while looking pretty and thematic. Her Silk Camisole and Silk Knicker in Azalea are a great choice for seducing and lounging this Valentine's Day. This set has just enough details to stand out without sacrificing simplicity or elegance.

Sometimes you want to find some Valentine's Day lingerie, but you're tired of red and pink. Sometimes you want something that is less traditional. Either way, this Serena Babydoll Set byPriscilla Jade should fit the bill. The turquoise mesh is soft and sexy, and the red satin details are just enough red to make the color combination really pop. If they were going to remake Breakfast at Tiffany's, this is what Holly Golightly would wear.

I'm a huge fan of bodysuits, and they can be a great choice for Valentine's Day. They slip nicely under a little black dress for a surprise later, and don't require any awkward quick change action once you get home from that fancy dinner out. This J'Adore Bodysuit by Oh La LaCheri is red, sexy, and perfect for the holiday.

If you're feeling a little burnt out from all the Valentine's Day hype, try this modern and slightly subversive take on the classic rose inspired bra and panty set. The Rouge Seduire Rose Demi Bra is a classic, while the Rouge Seduire Rose Hipster Thong is all harsh thorn inspired angles and cutouts. It's an edgy look, but still a great choice for your Valentine's Day set.

What are you planning to wear for Valentine's Day? 

by Holly (Bella Bella Boutique Blog Contributor)

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Lingerie Inspired Fashion: Elie Saab Spring 2013

Starting this week we add a new blog category called  Lingerie Inspired Fashion. We will share with you Fashion Designers latest collections which show lingerie inspiration behind the collection and will share street wear incorporating lingerie or lingerie inspired pieces in a look. Expect some special Fashion Guest Bloggers too! This new segment will be to inspire the Fashionista in you and be of a complement to our Ready to Wear vs. Lingerie features. Lingerie is so much more than bras and panties and what we truly love the most is the fashion behind the intimate apparel industry.

Today we feature one of our favorite fashion designers, Elie Saab, showcasing his Spring 2013 Ready to Wear collection. We show here only the range which is lingerie inspired. To see the whole collection go here. It's hard to pick a favorite but we have to say the vibrant raspberry pink lace dress below worn by model Magdalena Frackowiak is gorgeous! What's your favorite?

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ready to Wear vs. Lingerie

We are back with our Ready to Wear vs. Lingerie features on the blog after you have been asking for it! So this week we feature the stylish Andrina Bodysuit by Rebecca Ansah. This versatile style is the ultimate statement piece for your lingerie collection. Wear it with a sleek pencil skirt/skinny pants/trousers and a blazer for a look take on underwear as outerwear! Shop it here.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

New Addition! Rouge Seduire Lingerie

At Bella Bella Boutique we're committed to carrying the trendiest high quality brands, so today we're especially excited to introduce the cutting edge brand Rouge Seduire. Rouge Seduire combines that naughty 50 Shades of Grey aesthetic with classic materials like silk, satin, and mesh. If you've been tempted by all of the bondage style lingerie but felt like it was a bit too hard core for you, this brand is a perfect combination of styles. 

The Mimi collection is the sassiest of Rouge Seduire's offerings, featuring an open cup bra covered with fringe and pasties. The MimiTulle Open Bra is wired for support but open cup. The fringe on each piece is made of luxurious silk so it feels heavenly, but still gives off that overtly sexy look. If you're looking to wow your partner on a special occasion, this set would be perfect. I also love that Rouge Seduire offers a sexy Mimi Fringe Thong to match.

The Rose collection features the RoseDemi Bra and the Rose Thong (love the geometric cut!). While the red and black silk bra is running, the thong really steals the show here. Cutouts and criss-crosses mimic the thorns on a rose and liven this set up in an entirely unexpected way.

The V Bondage Bra and Bikini mixes bondage elements with art deco design and chevron patterns. The chevron patterned straps give nice lift, and the mesh brief is sexy yet classic.

The Tulip Bondage Bra and Hipster are inspired by bondage arts and the design of the Chrysler building! The cut outs in the bra mimic the elements of this historic building, while the back of the bra is all sexy straps. The hipster panties use straps to create comfort and feature a cut out back.

If you like wireless bras, you'll love Lily Bra. This sheer mesh and black silk bralet is designed for comfort and style. Wear it with the matching Lily Bikini for a total comfy and stylish look! 

Which piece in this trendy new collection is your favorite? 

by Holly (Bella Bella Boutique Blog Contributor)

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

FAIR VERONA: New Additions + Sale

Hello everyone! We have added new styles from Fair Verona Lingerie & Loungewear to our website! Enjoy this lovely luxury lingerie brand at 20%-25% OFF. No code needed as discount already reflect on prices. Get yourself or someone (wink wink Valentine's is coming!) a piece or two by this beautiful label we love! Shop here.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Happy 6th Anniversary to Bella Bella Boutique!

It's our 6th Anniversary! It has been six amazing years filled with gorgeous lingerie, great fun, and fabulous customers! We're super happy to celebrate one more year in business and we'd like to thank ALL our lovely customers, readers, followers, and industry colleagues for ALL the support throughout these years. THANK YOU!!

To celebrate we're offering a special code for 20% OFF on the entire website from today until Sunday, January 13th. Simply enter code 6BDAYBB at the coupon area during checkout at our website: Cheers! xoxo, Bella Bella Boutique


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Thursday, January 3, 2013

My Top 10 Lingerie Pieces for 2013


Happy New Year, everyone! Have you gotten over your holiday food comas yet?

I took a blissful week off to cook enough food to feed a small country, read several fabulous books, and reflect on the coming year. One of the things I've had in my head is the idea of spending more mindfully. Mindful spending doesn't mean spending less, but for me it does mean spending money on things that are high quality and I will treasure over years rather than weeks or months. WIth that in mind, I've put together my best of list from Bella Bella Boutique with the idea of mindful spending in mind. These pieces will increase your restfulness, your enjoyment of your private time, add excitement to your relationship, and even help you stay trim and moisturized. I can't imagine a better combination than that!

I'm a stay at home lounge girl at heart, so this Dashboard Babydoll and Ruched Panty set in Lake really speaks to me. I love the serene shade of blue that is perfect for this busy time of year while we all mentally restart our engines, and the loose falling fabric that mimics soothing waves. Wear this around the house or out over a cami, as it would be beautiful either way.

Speaking of lounge, one of my goals for the year is to stock up on gorgeous and comfy sleepwear. My first stop is this silk crepe chemise by La Lilouche with a rock star style "Brunettes Rock" on it, despite the fact that I find myself inching closer to red head as the months go by! It's comfortable, stylish, but not too elegant to get a great night's sleep in.

La Vie En Rose is one of my favorite songs, although I'm heretically known to prefer Louie Armstrong's version to Edith Piaf's. This La Vie En Rose Bodysuit by Tatu Couture is the perfect piece of those of you who feel the same. Tatu Couture's pieces have enough structure to act as shape wear while offering unique tattoo inspired designs. The semi-sheer cups on this bodysuit make it the perfect piece to wear out and show off.

This Plum Pretty Sugar Cami Dress in Pink Love Poppy reminds me of all of the things that I love about spring in the South: the flowers bursting into bloom, the golden sunbeams, and the delicate white dresses that everyone wears to celebrate the perfect weather. This piece has all of that in a delicate and feminine nightgown. If you're planning a spring beach vacation, I can see it working as the perfect beach cover up as well. 

While we're on the subject of pastel colors, I fully believe that everyone needs one of these Hera Robes by Priscilla Jade. I love the teal and red combination as it reminds me of what Audrey Hepburn wears in Breakfast At Tiffany's. The mesh is sheer and sexy, while still flowing beautifully over the body.

I'm tempted to have my workout pants do double duty and pick up a set of these Lytess Slimming Capris this year. The only thing that would be more fun that my ballet/kickboxing routine would be tightening everything else up while I do it! If you have dry skin, pants with these microcapsules are a great way to give your legs a deep conditioning treatment while you run errands or hit the gym.

I love robes, and I love purple, so this MC Lounge Silk Chiffon Robe is a must for me. I love the menswear details on it combined with the sexy sheer sleeves.

I've resolved to be more adventurous this year, and in that spirit I'd pick up a pair of these Bijoux Indiscrets PlaisirNacre Black  Pearl Cuffs. I have several silk dresses that they would work beautifully with as matching bracelets, but they would be a fun way to explore more private activities as well.

I'm thinking ahead to spring, and this LOLA HAZE Deco Chemise seems to embody that season for me. I love the sheerness and the swatches of color, and the charcoal is a great twist on the traditional basic black.

I've always said that if I ever win the lottery, I'm picking up the entire Marika Vera line. Her pieces are sensual and flattering, and many double as sleepwear or loungewear. This LOU Silk Camisoleand Knickers set are a subdued take on her normal aesthetic, and would be a great introduction to her line.

I hope that you all have a year full of romance, excitement, adventure, and most importantly great lingerie!

 by: Holly (Bella Bella Boutique Blog Contributor)

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