I really like nice lingerie—bras in particular—and don’t much care that there isn’t anyone to share it with at the moment. Wearing it always feels like a sexy little secret I’ve got going with myself. I used to have a couple of very nice bras and bikini briefs I saved for special occasions, but now I look only for really good pieces that aren’t too delicate or constricting so that I can wear them every day. This bra is my most recent acquisition from from Fleur du Mal, a brand that skews toward fashiony, streamlined pieces.
I don’t go to Agent Provocatuer as much as I might like because it is so damned pricey, but I keep my eyes peeled for their sales, because they mark items to move. I have been known to splurge there, though, on a couple of hand-embroidered bras so pretty I’d wear them as outerwear if I could. This is just so gorgeous and almost graphic.
I’ll head over to Nordstrom if I need something very specific, like I did when I was searching for a not-unattractive T-back bra to wear with a particular dress. They’ve got a really hardworking lingerie section.