Yes, today I am supposed to feel wiser and more mature for another year has come and gone and today marks the beginning of a new one — my birthday!
To be honest, I sometimes still feel like my gawky, awkward 16-year-old former self, but one thing that does seem to evolve as I blow out the candles year after year is my personal fashion style.
Okay, so I still look back on my wardrobe choices and gasp, “What was I thinking?!” every now and then. But I am beginning to feel more at ease in my skin and know what works and flatters my body.
So what if the Alex Wang-inspired sweat-short trend didn’t work on me this season (thank you, Kristin, for your brutal honesty)? I know I can still look stylish and current without draping myself in trends.
The same theory applies to lingerie; I prefer cheeky briefs to thongs and soft-cup bras to va-va-voom push-ups. Because I know what flatters my figure best, I feel more confident and thus come across as sexier. Well, I like to think so anyway.
So in honor of my birthday I’ve compiled a wish list of the prettiest pieces I would like to acquire (ahem, take note boyfriend).
Funny enough, after reading my daily horoscope (a must-do, especially on your birthday) I learned that Cancer’s colors are silver, smoky gray, blues and whites. Considering my lingerie selections, perhaps there is some truth to astrological profiles and predictions. Hmm, we’ll see if Jupiter does in fact bestow me with prosperity this year.
Now, without further ado, Lingerie Talk‘s Make Melanie Happy birthday shopping guide for every budget:
1. ONLY HEARTS
Item: Lazuli lace bralette and tap shorts
Price: Half-a-day’s wages (all prices in CDN $)
2. LAYLA L’OBATTI
Item: ‘Nadia’ deco-inspired silk bralette and tap shorts
Price: If you have to ask, you can’t afford it
3. FLEUR OF ENGLAND
Item: Lace cup balcony bra and high-waisted Shortie
Price: MUCH cheaper than a ring
4. FLEUR OF ENGLAND
Item: Silk and lace backless kimono
Price: A BIT cheaper than a ring
5. STELLA McCARTNEY
Item: Happy Birthday Brief
Price: C’mon, it’s just a pair of underwear!