Just Because It’s Pretty
| a blue and white combination in the corner of our bedroom |
For the love of pretty. So guys, in preparation for a blog post, I set up this little vignette in the corner of our bedroom. My color inspiration was blue and black (I’ll get to that in a minute). I took a look around and did some “shopping” in my own home to find all the pieces I needed. The chair was recently upholstered in an ivory linen and I was thrilled with how it made the ice blue pillow really pop. On the small antique side table sits a white gourd lamp that I got at a ridiculously low price at Target, I think I paid $24.99 – and don’t worry, I got the pair. I added a faux fur throw to soften the chair which looked way too formal. Once everything was in place, I was good to go.
Let me rewind. This photo segment was for the team over at Bootaybag and knew that our bedroom would be an ideal backdrop. I originally blogged about them in one of my Favorite Things series, but after revisiting all the photos I decided that they were too pretty not to share. If you haven’t heard of them yet, Bootaybag is a fabulous monthly underwear subscription that reminds us to “ditch those old panties for something new and sexy every month.” I love the entire concept of this brand because we are all guilty of hanging on to underwear that’s way too old.
I think that a lot of women don’t give their underwear a second thought because it’s not something that people see as we are going about our daily business. Our lives are super busy and we often don’t take the time to pamper ourselves. It reminds me of the time a friend and I were getting a pedicure and she passed on getting her toenails painted. When I asked her why, she said “It’s winter, no one is ever going to see them.” To which I said “Well, you are. Do it for yourself, who doesn’t want pretty toes?” I feel the exact same way about underwear. Even though no one (but my hubby) is going to see them, I feel more polished and self confident when I feel attractive from the inside out.
I admire how Bootaybag is changing the way we feel about underwear, one woman at a time. Bootaybag allows you to totally customize your subscription to match your style, so you can count on getting a surprise package once a month that you’ll love. Here’s a link to their site. Happy shopping!
P.S. I have to admit that I was a tad nervous about talking about something as intimate as panties on my blog. But I know my readers want to hear about things that I like. After getting over being nervous, I needed to figure out how best to style the panties. They are incredibly sexy (which I love) and I wanted the images to be tasteful and elegant. After taking a few different photos of the underwear, I realized that if I focused on the top part, it became less risqué. I wanted to bring more attention to the color, lace and detail of the panties and not worry so much about the shape and style. Leaving something to the imagination is always much more intriguing than putting it all out there.
There’s something so soothing about these soft white and blue tones when they come together. Positively dreamy! What I ended up with was a backdrop that was feminine, serene and a little sexy. And sharing just because it’s pretty.