V-Day Lips & Lingerie

Happy Valentine's Day!

I've owned this blouse for a while but never really had the chance to wear it out until last Wednesday, when I attended the Cosmopolitan Lingerie Show at the Bloomsbury Ballroom. It seemed the perfect occasion for such a fun and flirty top. Not wanting to look too girly-girl, I paired it with this plaid high-waisted skirt from Topshop and my Valentino-esque heels (hint: they cost WAY less!). 

                  Blouse: SheInside / Skirt: Topshop / Heels: SheInside / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

                  Blouse: SheInside / Skirt: Topshop / Heels: SheInside / Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

The show itself was so much fun. I love going to events like this because you almost always get a swag bag filled with goodies from the show's sponsors, and this was no exception. I ended up with three great new under garments (thank you Freya!), a 12-hour wear lipstick by Revlon, nail polish, body scrub, dry shampoo (one can never have enough), and loads of other yummy treats. And beyond loving the lingerie, the other thing I really appreciated about the show was the variety in the models' body types. They looked like real women: confident, capable, and sexy. 

My friend Kaitlin joined me for the night, and I have to share her ensemble here too because she looked so fab. Both her skirt and shoes are from The Finery, a great new design house that just opened in London and offers really minimalist but well-tailored garments. I mean, how amazing are those heels!