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Wishlist Wednesday: Cozy Robes

Seriously, I cannot stand being cold. Cannot. Stand. It.  Unfortunately, I live in Pennsylvania, and about five minutes away from Lake Erie, at that. What that means is that it’s pretty much a guarantee that I’ll be cold for the next four to six months.

This is why my sinuses are always angry.

This is why my sinuses are always angry.

One of the ways that I cope with this miserable weather is by spending a lot of my at-home time wrapped up in a cozy robe. Well, that and copious amounts of hot coffee. My current robes (yes, plural) are getting a little threadbare so I’ve been doing some Internet browsing. I present you with four snuggle-up-in-able robes that I’ve found. 
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Just Peachy Lace Non Padded Balconette Part 2: 32F

This is the second size of this bra that I’m reviewing. Even though neither size is a great fit, I want to use these reviews to show sister sizing in action.

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Before I took the pictures for this review I would have told you this bra is a much better fit than the 34E that I reviewed last month. Theoretically, a 34E and a 32F should have the same cup volume. The 32F feels like exactly the same fit, but with a tighter band. Turns out, that’s not true.

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Wishlist Wednesday: Wiesmann Lingerie

Last month there was a review on Venusian Glow for a bra from a company that I hadn’t heard of before. This is the bra:

image from wiesmann.pl

image from wiesmann.pl

How beautiful is that? It’s the Tiffany balconette from Wiesmann Lingerie. Turns out that Wiesmann is a smaller Polish lingerie company, and even Eternal*Voyager from Venusian Glow hadn’t heard of them. And she’s been blogging about bras way longer than I have. Her review is favorable, so I decided to see what else Wiesmann has to offer. Continue reading

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Something Else Sunday: Help Me!

So, it has recently come to my attention that December is one of the months that my husband doesn’t get a commission check at work. Which means that my whole holiday shopping game plan has gone down the tubes, and I’m having a bit of a panic about it. This is the part where I need help, you guys! I have a lot of loved ones that need gifts, and not much money to do it with. I don’t want this

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to be everyone’s gift.

Don’t worry, I’m not asking you to fund my Christmas shopping*; I just need some ideas. I’ve been practically living on Pinterest**, trying to hunt down some inexpensive DIY gift ideas. There’s an awful lot of cookie-in-a-jar stuff to weed through. Which, you know, that’s fine and everything, but I’m looking to kind of level up from that. Here’s a few that I’ve found so far.
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Wishlist Wednesday: Babydolls

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image from macys.com

I love babydolls. So pretty, so sexy, theoretically so much more supportive for the bust than chemises.  Yeah, I said theoretically.  I’m pretty sure I’ve never owned a babydoll that actually fit well. Usually the problem is that once I find a size that fits in the cups, the fabric that should be supporting my breasts (where a band would be on a bra) is way too loose. And that means that my boobs slide down underneath the designated boob area. Not cute. At all.

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Parfait by Affinitas Charlotte Review

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32F padded bra, XL high waisted briefs

Woohoo! A set that fits! I must admit that I’m still in the honeymoon phase with Parfait’s Charlotte. It’s so beautiful, it’s practically perfect, all of it’s flaws are just adorable quirks, I’m neglecting all of my other underwear because I want to spend all of my time with Charlotte, shut up, you don’t understand our love! That said, I will do my best to give an accurate and non-biased review.

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$50 A Sophisticated Pair Giveaway

I’ve had two goals lately:

1. Run a blog giveaway
2. Give some money to A Sophisticated Pair because their blog has been so helpful to me, and I like to support small businesses whenever I can.

So I contacted Erica, one of the owners of A Sophisticated Pair and she generously offered to match my contribution towards a prize amount for the winner of my giveaway. She’s very sweet, by the way.

Tell me more about A Sophisticated Pair!
Here’s an excerpt from the website!

A Sophisticated Pair is a family owned and operated lingerie shop committed to promoting superior fit, comfort, and quality to our customers. We specialize in broad range of sizes with bands ranging from 28 to 56 and cup sizes up to a P cup. Our goal is to ensure that every woman leaves our shop loving how her bra fits and how she feels wearing it. Because we carry a wide assortment of brands, styles, and sizes designed to support and flatter a curvier figure, we provide our customers with a diverse selection of intimates that go beyond basic beige. In addition to everyday staples, we offer customers colorful, fashion-forward, and (dare we say it?) beautiful bras that are guaranteed to spice up any woman’s lingerie drawer.

So how does the giveaway work? Just click the link below to be taken to the entry page, and then click on the button that says “Click here to enter!” Nice and easy! If you want to put your name in the virtual hat more than once, here are some ways you can earn more entries on the Rafflecopter form:
1. “Like” Filling A Niche on Facebook
2. “Like” A Sophisticated Pair on Facebook
3. Follow A Sophisticated Pair on Twitter

That’s it!

What exactly do I win?
The winner will be entitled to $50 to spend online at A Sophisticated Pair. That can be used towards in stock items or special orders (which includes upcoming fashion styles.)

Okay, what are the rules?
This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 or older. Giveaway ends November 16th, 2013 at 12AM EST. Winner will be selected by Rafflecopter.com and be notified by Filling A Niche within 24 hours. Winner have 48 hours from that time to respond before a new winner is selected. Please note that Filling A Niche is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. I will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. Facebook, and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to me and me alone. I do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

If anyone finds that the link or the Rafflecopter widget is not working, please leave a comment here or send me an email! And feel free to share this! Good luck everyone!

Click to enter the raffle