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Victoria’s Secret Haul

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Victoria’s Secret Haul

Hi! For someone who loves to shop more than she loves herself most times, it’s crazy that I don’t go lingerie shopping frequently. But, lo and behold, it has been literal years since I bought myself new bras and panties. So, hitting up Victoria’s Secret during my last trip to the mall was an absolute must.

After working in the mall for over four years, I avoid it like the plague. Which probably explains why I am not at Victoria’s Secret as often as I would like. Because of that, I went a little wild and stocked up on some gorgeous bras and undies so that I won’t have to go to my old stomping grounds again for a good long while. Check it out:

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^^^ Soooo pretty!

It’s normally not like me to spend SO. MUCH. MONEY. in just one store but this was a special occasion. Not only was I able to get a reup on my lingerie hoard but I had awesome coupons to help the cause, which made me feel better. I got four free pairs of undies, a bra for thirty-five dollars, and a bra for thirty percent off. PLUS, my purchase on my Angel Card was worth five times the points that day, so I will get a gift card in the mail so that I can buy more stuff! 😀

As per ushe, I stuck to the Dream Angels collection for my bras, which is literally all I will wear forever and ever amen. It gives the perfect pushed up look without being a push up bra, they are supportive, and did you see how pretty they are?! There is absolutely nothing better than wearing a new bra. I forgot how great that sensation is, so I guess I’ll have to start shopping Victoria’s Secret more often!

Where do you shop for lingerie? How do you shop smart at Victoria’s Secret? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

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What Is Your Third Love Bra Personality?

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What Is Your Third Love Bra Personality?

One thing that I truly believe in is amazing lingerie. I stand firmly with the statement that under every gorgeous outfit is fabulous lingerie to go with it. Ever since I was out of trainer bras (those were the days!), I have been enamored with the endless possibilities that come with shopping for the perfect bras and panties. If you guys know me, and my “If I like it, I obviously must buy it” attitude, it should come as no surprise that I have two drawers filled with pretty little underthings. I’m talking bras and panties for days. Some are fun and bold, others are pretty and flirty, while a few are totally va va voom sexy.

The lingerie that I house in my dresser can only be described as a magnificent, lacy hodgepodge of styles so I really wouldn’t say that I have a bra “personality”. That’s why I am so totally excited to feature this way fun quiz by ThirdLove here on lifewithlilred. It is going to be such fun to take this quiz together and find out what our fall lingerie look is.

After the quiz, you fabulous people are going to have free range to shop till you drop because I am going to give you a fifteen percent off promo code for any purchase on Third Love. Their lingerie is to die for and nothing is better than getting something pretty for a steal! Is everyone ready? Let’s do this.

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My Answers:

Favorite Fall Activity: Howling through haunted houses, obvs! This weekend my boyfriend and I are going to the Factory Of Terror and I’m SO excited. As a horror buff, haunted houses are a must and I can’t wait to make my way through the five haunted houses that the Factory has to offer.

Best Fall Flick: HORROR MOVIE MARATHONS!! I do this on the daily anyways but it’s even more fun when the spooky chill of Halloween is in the air! Also, is it bad that I’ve never seen Hocus Pocus…?

Go-To Fall Outfit: If by my boyfriend’s flannel you mean my flannel, then YES! I love flannels all the time but they are the best ever in the fall! Whether they are tied around your waist or keeping you nice and warm under a quilted sleeve coat, flannels are a no brainer for an autumn outfit.

Favorite Fall Flavor: All apple everything, please! I’m not a big Pumpkin Spice Latte kind of gal but I’ll take a warm glass of fresh apple cider any day!

The Results:

  • 24/7 Classic T-shirt bra

I can totally see why I ended up with the bra that is perfect for a fall fashionista on the go. Whether it be browsing through pumpkin patches or a night hike through the woods, I’m always down for fall activities. However, I don’t own one single t-shirt bra. Is that bad? In Lil Red’s world, appearance trumps all functionality when it comes to lingerie so I want the drama, the lace, and the perfect push up.

As opposed to the 24/7 Classic T-shirt bra, I can totally see myself sporting the 24/7 Strappy T-shirt bra. I absolutely LOVE it. This bra is too cute to not play peek a boo with so I would style it with a warmer fall afternoon in mind. Here are my steps to creating a totally cool fall look that will make the corn maze your new runway:

  • 24/7 Strappy T-shirt bra: You want a pretty bra with a rocker edge? Say no more. Whether you play peek a boo with this bra or not, knowing that you have a gorgeous bra on with some sass to it is a huge confidence boost. WORK!
  • Muscle tank with oversized arm holes: A muscle tank with the slouchy sleeves and a fun pattern or logo is a must for the Strappy T-shirt bra. The double band is totes adorbs and will be able to make a guest appearance through a tank with some slouch to it.
  • Flannel tied around your waist: All of the flannels that I own are pretty oversized and I really like that when I tie them around my waist, it goes down close to my knees. I recommend a larger flannel but any size will do! When you are getting dressed, don’t just grab any old flannel, though. You never know when it might get a little chilly and wearing it wouldn’t be a bad idea! Make sure the flannel compliments your outfit well because the possibility of a fall chill is real.
  • Black or dark blue skinny jeans: Of course, I only wear black skinnies but a nice, dark wash indigo jean is the perfect hue for fall.
  • BOOTS: Ankle booties, mid rise combat boots, knee high riding boots, or thigh high va va voom boots, boots are a must for this outfit. Take your pick of style (I’m not picky!) and strut your stuff!
  • Oversized sunglasses: To accessorize, make sure to pack some oversized sunnies to fight off the fall glare.
  • Canvas messenger bag: I think messenger bags are so on campus cool and they are perfect for storing apples from the orchard, beautiful fallen autumn leaves, and some extra cash for a PSL for later.

No matter how you style your fall looks, just remember to have fun and that the base of any amazing outfit is some amazing lingerie! What was that? You want the promo code to pick out some super fab ThirdLove bras of your own? But, of course! Happy shopping!

Fifteen Percent Off Promo Code: TLBBOCT16

So there you have it, my Third Love Bra Personality! I hope you guys enjoyed reading this post as much as I did making it! Who is going to do some shopping on Third Love? What was your bra personality? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Adore Me Inspired Lingerie Flat Lay

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Adore Me Inspired Lingerie Flat Lay

Hi everyone and happy weekend! I hope all of you had a great week and are ready for some fun or R&R – I know I am! If there’s one thing that a Lil Red loves, it’s lingerie. There is nothing better than sporting a sexy little outfit or a hoodie and a pair of sweats and knowing that you have something pretty on underneath. If you are like me and are always looking for the best looks for an amazing deal then you have got to check out the selection of bras and panties that Adore Me has to offer. Their lingerie is seriously gorgeous and they also have a beautiful selection of plus sizes to choose from, too.

After treating yourself to a new set of lingerie from Adore Me, make sure you check out their Pinterest page and give them a follow! Now, on to my Adore Me Inspired Lingerie Flat Lay:

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My lingerie flat lay was inspired by my days when I work on my summer classes from home. My homework days are filled with reading about everything from Shakespeare to Psychology so there are a few essentials that are a must to make the day not completely miserable:

  1. COFFEE, coffee, and did I say coffee?
  2. An adorable bra and panty.
  3. My new glasses.

Okay, so coffee is self explanatory but what about the glasses and lingerie? I’m so glad you asked! When I work from home, I would never be caught dead in anything but a pair of sweats and my boyfriend’s hoodie. My homework days are a no makeup and no contacts day, as well…Hence my new specs! Because I am rocking a look that I do not feel my best in, a pretty set of lingerie is a friendly reminder that I’m still a stunner and a sass machine. Cute bras and underoos on my “bumming it” days is my way of keeping my self-esteem at a perfect ten even when I look like I just rolled out of bed!

So there you have it, my Adore Me Inspired Lingerie Flat Lay! Once again, please make sure to check out the Adore Me Pinterest page and do some shopping on the links provided above! When it comes to lingerie are you a mixer or a matcher? Do you have a bra or panty that you consider “lucky”? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Lil Red Shopping Tips! Part 3!

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Lil Red Shopping Tips! Part 3!

My go to place for bras as mentioned in Lil Red Shopping Tips, is none other than Victoria’s Secret. I’ve been absolutely in love with their Dream Angels demi bra collection for years now. Here’s just a small selection of my bra collection:

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So gorgeous!!! As you can see, the Dream Angels bras are b-e-a-utiful. On a lot of bras I’ve noticed you have to sacrifice beauty for support – but not these babies. I’m supported and locked and loaded all day every day in all of my bras. They update the designs on the Dream Angels collections constantly, and you can also pick from a push up or demi bra in the DA fit. Definitely take the time to check out this link: https://www.victoriassecret.com/bras/angels-by-victorias-secret where you can shop the Dream Angels collection!

Now a lot of people claim that Victoria’s Secret is too expensive…and they’re absolutely right – if you don’t know how to shop there. My first recommendation is applying for the VS Angel credit card, where you can rack up points according to how much money you spend and earn gift cards every month. I usually earn at least a ten dollar gift card every month when my bill comes. One time I earned a $45 gift card which made for a very fun shopping trip. I used that gift card to purchase my bikini, and only paid EIGHT DOLLARS for the top and bottom. Once you have their credit card, you get a free panty coupon, a ten dollars off a bra coupon, and a free item with a purchase of $75 or more coupon at least every two weeks. That’s a lot of free panties! And with no purchase necessary to get them, your panty drawer will be stocked up in no time.

My second recommendation is entering in your email address every time you make a purchase at VS. The nice thing about their emailing list is that they don’t bombard you with emails. They usually only contact you when something major is going on, like their Semi Annual Sale or to give you some free panty coupons which is always awesome. The more times you enter your email, the more likely it will be for you to get the email coupons rather than sale notifications.

My final recommendation is SHOP THEIR SALES!!!!! Whenever the Semi Annual Sale is happening it’s so easy to stock up on bras, panties, or beauty supplies for a fraction of the original price. During a particularly good haul, I paid twelve dollars for FIVE BOTTLES of my favorite perfume. You won’t find that deal ANYWHERE ELSE, I can promise you that. My mom once walked away with three gorgeous slips and two new bras for about sixty dollars. That’s the price of ONE of their bras. Why pay full price for anything when you don’t have to?! If you’re willing to wait for the sales, you’ll never complain about Victoria’s Secret being too expensive again.

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Lexington Armory, New York, America - 07 Nov 2012

Where are all of my Victoria’s Secret shoppers at? What’s your go to secret for saving money there? If you have any tips, leave me a comment and let’s chat! -Sarah

Lil Red Shopping Tips!

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Lil Red Shopping Tips!

I thought it would be fun to write about some of my favorite stories to shop at, and I promise you, you can trust my judgement, because I’m an amazing shopper! I’ve grown extremely fond of Aerie over the past few years for all of my pantie and lounge wear needs. (I still frequent Victoria’s Secret for all of my bras, which I’ll discuss in a future post!) The panties at Aerie are just absolutely ADORABLE. Not only are they sexy, but you can ALWAYS get them for a great deal, as they usually run a promotion for seven pairs of panties for $26.95. Nothing beats that!

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I usually shop the Vintage Lace collection as pictured above. These are just a few of the options that you can shop in store and online. How cute are they?! Seriously, I love them. In fact, I think they’re above and beyond better in style and quality than the panties at Victoria’s Secret. Not only that, but they’re an amazing deal to boot! Don’t get me wrong about Aerie bras though, just because I don’t buy them, doesn’t mean they’re not beautiful and of great quality. I just need something a little more supportive in the bosom area, and a lot of Aerie bras fit more like a “t-shirt bra” or a “wear with everything” bra. They’re definitely made more for lounging around the house or running quick errands. I like to be 100% supported and locked and loaded at all times, so these braziers just aren’t for me. Aerie has a great selection of cute and comfy clothes too. These options range from sweet sweaters, tops, sweat pants, skirts, nightwear, and fun accessories. One of my favorite pairs of pants are actually from Aerie. They’re a pair of army green, ankle length skinny khakis and they’re too cute. All of Aerie’s clothing are great essential pieces to have. You really can dress them up or down and look great and feel comfortable either way. If nothing else, give Aerie undies a try. I can guarantee you they’ll be your pantie destination from now on!

You can check out their website right here: http://www.ae.com/aerie/index.jsp

Do I have any Aerie shoppers reading my blog? What stores do you guys like shopping at? Leave me a comment and let’s chat! Goodnight and happy shopping! -Sarah