Hello Swimwear and Lingerie Folk!

Well, it has been fairly rainy and blah around here lately and staring at all the melting sludge on the roads and the reflected gray upon gray landscape has me pining for some beauty.

So, I went window shopping on Etsy…. a very dangerous habit when you are on a no-buying vow. I have said it before and I will say it again, Etsy is hands down the BEST boutique shopping around. So many designers, so many styles, so much ingenuity. Unlike traditional retail shopping, where every store stocks identical styles and colors, the designers on Etsy are exploring their own interests and whims. I admit it, I am absolutely addicted!

There are so many fabulous things to look at, that it was hard to narrow it down, but I couldn’t stop myself from coming back time and again to the designs of La Lilouche.

All of their items are “handmade using the finest quality 100% silk fabrics, satin silk, Chantilly laces, power-nets..with such exquisite Details of ribbons, beads, swarovski crystals and bows, with each individual piece hand finished with LOVE and exclusive in design.. La Lilouche items are sophisticated, fashion led & timeless in their appeal that you will never want to hide!”

“We Sell our Lingerie collection via Etsy and a few niche lingerie boutiques in the UK, Israel, France & Australia. I design & make all this beautiful lingerie, that you can wear for a romantic night in! wear for your big day! Give as a unique birthday or anniversary gift…or just wear them as part of your own cool stylish dressing look!”

So let’s just get right down to what I am coveting at the moment, shall we?

For an overall assessment of what designer Liya Amar has to offer, their main site has a fabulous slide show lookbook! But if you want to slow things down and see the exquisite details, just head over to the boutique part. The descriptions of the outfits are sumptuous and filled with 100% silks, silk satins and french lace.

my first favorite is the Natasha style;

I really love the lace cups of the soft bra and the added wide edge, ruffled silk chiffon on the band. It really ups the femininity factor. The matching scalloped edges on the bow-tie thong and knickers makes it a complete outfit.

While the black Natasha Boudoir collection is so mysterious and flirty, I also love the innocent sexiness of the Bliss Bride Lingerie Collection;

The ivory color and the delicate nature of the soft bra paired up with the minimalist styling of the thong keep all eyes on the figure.
The little details on the bra, thong and boy short, such as the handmade chiffon bows embellished with ditsy pearls and the delicate guipure trim highlight the true workmanship of the pieces.

These pieces would make a fabulous addition to any well-stocked lingerie drawer and could certainly be used for everyday wear for that extra confidence and comfort of a hand made luxury item. I’ll leave you with a few more photos to ooh and ahhhh over. After all, you can never have enough lingerie or inspiration right?