The Daily: April 12th, 2022

Good afternoon my darlings. Today’s exercise was mostly a strange version of dodging rain showers. I think I might have actually gotten in an entire walk, but I had to do it in sections. I’d walk a little, feel a few drops and turn around and head home, generally making it before the skies opened up. Then I’d work a little while it rained and when I saw my break I took it, only to have it cut short by another cloud burst. After this last segment, the park was flooded so there will be no more scramble, but I feel good about getting it in.

The Easter Sales have begun so before I forget i am going to put in a few of the ones that caught my eye, incase you are looking to pick up something other than candy.

Buxom Cosmetics is having a 20% off Sale + free shipping site wide with code APRILFAM (today is the last day)

Luxie Beauty has a 30% off sitewide sale for spring going on. I absolutely adore their brushes. I have one that I know is from a discontinued line so I need to scroll through their other brushes and see if they have one of the same shape so I can replace it. (It is from the Wonder Woman line that was a limited release when the first Wonder Woman Movie came out.

And while this is not a sale, The Underclub just released something absolutely fab. it is the  Underclub X KÚR Handmade Lace Trim Cami and Short Set It is so adorable. It released on April 10th and will no doubt sell out quickly. According to the site…

Underclub X KÚR has come together to create a beautiful lightweight sustainable cotton sleep set trimmed with handmade bobbin lace. Bobbin lace weaving is a declining yet intricate craft that brings high impact to the communities who preserve this age-old tradition and skill in Sri Lanka. 

Cami features: Soft and airy 100% BCI Certified cotton with handmade bobbin lace trim, Adjustable straps, Open back detail 

Short features: Soft and airy 100% BCI Certified cotton with handmade bobbin lace trim, Stretchy, barely there waistband for comfort

MORE ABOUT THIS STYLE
The sleep set is made in a women-led ethical manufacturing facility and the textile is certified under a “Better cotton initiative” (BCI) process which makes the complete product more sustainable and environmentally friendly. We are proud to work with women-owned KÚR on this collaboration. KÚR is a New York-based womenswear line that incorporates handmade lace into contemporary fashion with intention of preserving savoir-faire of craftsmanship among artisanal communities.

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Seriously, how cool is that? I just had to share. I know shorts and a cami top are my favorite summer sleepwear and I just love everything about this launch. If you are in the mood to shope, hopefully a could of those tickle your fancy.

Today’s Look:

Pre Makeup Base: Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre

Primer: Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer

Foundation: Yensa BC Full Coverage Foundation with SPF 40

Bronzer: Buxom Cosmetics Stacation Vibes Bronzer

Blush: bareMinerals Bounce and Blur Blush

Highlighter: Model Co Highlighting Shimmer Whip

Eyeshadow: Too Faced Cosmetics Palm Springs Dreams

Mascara: Blinc Ultra Volume Tubing Mascara

Lips: M2U NYC Matte Liquid lip

As I expected the Yensa Foundation looks less dewy with a matte primer underneath, which is fine for me. I love the Yensa Primer, but i think it will pair better with the matte foundations I wear while this needs to be paired with a matte primer. It is really a personal preference, they work well together, I am just not a dewy sort of person. Most of the time. I actually kind of liked it yesterday so every once in a while I might pair them. Today I used Tatcha. it is a great primer and works really well with this foundation.

This far I am really impressed with this foundation. It feels like a bb cream but it has full coverage which is nice. And I actually got rid of several foundations lately so I am very low on full coverage products. Isn’t it always nice when something fills a niche?

The bareminerals is a stand out favorite as is the M2U Matte liquid I will use both repeatedly until empty and then repurchase.

The Model co highlighter not so much. It worked better today because I have a matte primer but it either chooses not to blend in at all or blends almost away completely. I think it needs a really light coverage foundation in order to shine. I think I may try it with a tinted moisturizer to see how I feel about it then. Although I have to admit, when I use inted moisturizer I often forget highlighter all together so I don’t know how useful that will end up being.

I love my Palm Springs Dream palette, but when I went to look for it I couldn’t find it on the Too Faced Site. I put an Amazon link if you are interested, but I think it has been discontinued. I searched the site, which really only made me want to pick up the Natural eyes palette. I really hope it hasn’t been discontinued, but I suspect it has. So sad. I will continue playing with mine though. I adore the shimmer of Last Call.

And finally the Blinc mascara worked fabulously well. I believe that rounds out today’s look. As usual it is pretty simple but I had fun with it. and lets face it, I may admire the fancy eye looks, but everyday makeup is kind of where I live.

And I’m okay with that.

The Underclub arrives for January 2022

That’s right the first of the January subscriptions has arrived. And no surprise it is the Underclub. This month they actually mailed the subscription early to make up for postal delays. That’s right, I received an e-mail notification and tracking number December 28th. Oh yeah, they saw the swamped post offices and the upcoming New Year’s Holiday and mailed out their subscription a couple of days early to make up for it.

Is it any wonder they are one of my favorite subscriptions?

well that and their size inclusivity and great underwear. I will say that this month’s selection does not photograph well. Which is a shame. As always when I receive my selection, I look it over to check the quality. As always The Underclub passed with no loose strings and no missed stitches. I know, to some that sounds bizarre, but it is part of how my grandmother taught me to shop for clothing. Any garment, from undies to winter wear parkas, had to have the stitching studied before a purchase decision could be made.

I still find myself unable to stop myself from checking the stitching on ever garment that comes into my house. The Underclub passed and went off to the wash before it could be worn. Because again, as per grandmother’s edict, no clothing can be worn until it has first been washed. I once asked her why. Her eyebrows (plucked to thin little arches and mostly the product of an eyebrow pencil) shot up to her hairline and her eyes went wide.

“Things happen in factories.”

To this day I am uncertain what unspeakable evil she thinks goes on in the packaging department, but I wash my clothes before wearing them, just in case.

the band is slightly darker than the rest of the material.

Not that I suspect The Underclub of unspeakable evil. Quite the contrary. I think they are quite fabulous. This months selection (from the $15 per month category of their subscription service) looks very plain in the photograph. It is simple black material with a silkier black edging on the outer edges. Nothing very earth shattering. However once on, they fit perfectly and are perhaps the most comfortable set of undies I have put on in a long time.

Perfect fit, fantastic comfort.

I recently changed the size of my monthly selection as I lost enough weight to go down a size. (The changing of the sizes was super easy. Two clicks on the account page and I was done. Also their size guide has always been spot on for me.) And these fit me absolutely perfectly. They may not be the fanciest set in the drawer, but I am thrilled to have them. They look nice on, they have a classic appeal with no frills. I like the look of the black on black design actually. It is a subtle, understated difference that appeals to me. But it is the comfort that has this month’s Underclub selection doing a lap in the winner’s circle. This is a set I will truly enjoy wearing for a long time to come.


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The Underclub November 2021 Unboxing

That’s right my darlings, it is time for the unboxing of one of my favorite subscriptions. I have to say i am very surprised this month. The Underclub charges for it’s subscriptions on the 11th of the month and generally ships out on the first. Even with all of the insanity that is the postal service at the moment, the arrival of the subscription has not really changed. Generally it arrives around the seventh of the month.

And in case you are wondering, I do keep a chart of my subscriptions. I record the cost, when it charges, when it ships, when it arrives and how long I have a commitment to the subscription (i.e. month to month, three month, six month, a year). I also make notes about why and when I cancel things in case I go back later. I know it sounds a bit extra, but it really keeps me from forgetting what charges are going to hit my bank when. And once set up it is not much effort to update as the year goes by. I’ll be setting up 2022’s chart in December once I decide what subscriptions are following me into the new year.

The plain black mailer (addy on other side)

But details, aside, it means that I know The Underclub subscription has arrived at the same time each month regardless of outside forces. Interestingly enough though, around the fifteenth of October I received a message from the Underclub saying they were working on shipping delays and actually working to get ahead of them. So I expected that I would be getting November’s subscription a little late. while they have been spot on with their shipping and arrivals, they have gotten a bit random with their e-mail notification of tracking info.

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In fact I haven’t gotten a shipping message this month. I did get my subscription package though, right on time, on the seventh as always. It did come in a different mailer though. This month instead of the pinkish mailer emblazoned with the word Underclub, it came in a slightly smaller black plastic mailer. Underclub was still on the shipping label, but not the mailer itself. Personally I am fine with it. And if they need to switch up mailers to keep getting the subscription to me on time, I am perfectly comfortable with that.

I am actually relieved that the shipping is still on point for the brand as i just took a peek at their holiday sets and want to place an order. I have every confidence I can do so and have it arrive in a timely fashion. (And since I actually want the set as part of my New Year’s planning, I have some time.) And the sets are adorable. As always the trick for me is not finding one I want but narrowing it down because they have so many I want.

in person they are lavender and not pink, the camera wased the color out.

It is a wonderful feeling to have. The brand is size inclusive so not only does their subscription have a wide range to choose from, but in their store, everything has the same wide range. There is no perusing of their offerings, finding one you like and then finding it does not come in your size. Everything comes in that wide range of sizes. I know I’ve said it before and will probably say it again, but i love going on the site and looking around knowing that I don’t have to find the small section of plus sized items lurking somewhere other than the home page.

That just makes me feel good. And really, you should feel good when shopping for underwear.

But we are here to look at this month’s subscription. And it is really pretty this month. I know the camera washed the color out a bit, but it is a lovely lavender with a soft lace front and a solid lavender back. I love the scalloped detail at the top of the waist. It just really makes the set.

Oddly, I am extra excited for this set because we have seen the design appear in the subscription before. I received a pair exactly like this in black about eight months ago. It was very comfortable to wear, the lace soft against the skin. It also wore very well. After eight months in rotation it still looks as good as it did when it arrived. It is actually one of my favorite pairs actually. It has only one issue.

Size.

Lace detail

Recently I actually lost enough weight that I had to go onto the Underclub site and alter my subscription going from a 3X to a 2X. Mostly because I noticed my underwear getting a little loose. I went down a size and now each set I receive once again fits me perfectly. Unfortunately it means that the lovely pair of black undies in this style is now a little on the loose side. So I am thrilled to have the same style in lavender. I think that because they changed the color, I don’t have an issue with the repeat style. Part of that is because it is a lovely looking style that is super comfy to wear and part of that is that I am moving to a point where I can’t actually wear the other pair.

But even with those asides, I am okay with the repeat style since it is in a different color. It is also the only style repeat I have ever had from them. I wouldn’t want to see a trend, but I am okay with it this time. Plus it really is an easy to wear style. I am as always, happy with my subscription. It is one I don’t even have to think about when planning my subscriptions for the new year. This one is definitely going with me into 2022. While I highly recommend this subscription for anyone looking to grow their underwear collection, r just try something new and surprising, I also recommend the store. They have way more than just underwear in their collection. In addition to underwear and bralettes (as well as sets) they have camisoles and lovely pajama sets. Everything I have ever had from them has been of excellent quality and wears quite well in addition to looking pretty. And truthfully, if you have ever had issues with websites not having a lot of items in your size, it is just a fun site to flip through. There is something utterly delightful in looking through a website and just knowing that if you decide you like something, it will be available in your size. It is just a fantastic feeling and one I think everyone should have the pleasure of indulging in.

Unboxing The Underclub for October 2021

Okay today is a very special unboxing. Or technically unbagging, since my Underclub subscription always arrives in a slim mailer. You know I love the Underclub. For those who don’t know it is an underwear subscription. For $15 you receive a pair of underwear each month. They are always high quality and wear well.

In general I love this subscription because I always feel pretty if I am wearing pretty undies. It doesn’t matter what else is going on. My mascara can be smeared and my hair standing up at crazy angles, but as long as I have pretty underwear on, I feel pretty. So I always love getting a new pair.

I also love that they are size inclusive and their sizes range from XS to 4X. And that in their store every item comes in that size range. There is no wondering if the item you like is actually made for your size. It is. Always. Every item. Not just some small section of the store where there are fewer options.

I find this fabulous.

This month my Underclub subscription came with an extra card. In addition to the card they send each month reminding me that I am fabulous (which quite honestly sometimes just really makes my day) There was another card.

Tops Off with Underclub. The card is for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and comes with an astonishing quote from Johns Hopkins Medical Center. While you may or may not be able to read it on the photo, I’ll list it out again here. “40% of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump.”

40%

So check yourself ladies. Its a good reminder for us all.

On the back of the card is a set of helpful drawings to show you some things you need to look out for. Also for every instagram tagged with the The Underclub will donate $1 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

However now it is on to the October selection. And here I have something fabulous as well. Last month my selection was slightly too large for me. It was, actually not the subscriptions fault. I actually lost enough weight that I wend down a size in my underwear. So I popped onto the site, logged into my account and with a few clicks changed the sizing. So this month’s pair is one size lower and I am happy to report, it fits perfectly.

Of course I didn’t wear them right away. I took them out of the package, inspected them for loose strings and missed stitches (I found none) and then I sent them through the wash. Once washed and dried, I looked them over again before trying them on.

They fit perfectly and are quite comfy. This pair is called The London Hipster in Porcelain. It is a light pink and while the crotch has a cotton lining, the rest of the set is a net fabric. The front has an almost transparent liner between your body and the net fabric, the rear does not. While I like them. I kind of wish the transparent material was over the back as well. I have another pair of undies in this fabric, Also from the brand MOD like these.

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While they are super comfy if I wear them at the desk all day when I take them off to get in the shower at night, my behind is somewhat textured from the netting. This took me aback the first time I wore them sitting in a chair all day. I didn’t feel the netting all day so I wasn’t expecting it. I just would like the liner on the rear as well.

Otherwise, I really like this pair. They have a cute edging around the waistband and they fit exactly as I like underwear to fit. I love that changing the size was so easy and I am especially tickled that the smaller size fits me perfectly. That fact is going to keep me smiling for the rest of the day.

The Underclub Unboxing September 2021

It is time to unbox the first of the September subscription boxes and, I have to admit, one of my favorites. And that is The Underclub. For those that don’t know (or couldn’t guess), The Underclub is a luxury underwear subscription. They have a multitude of tier options. I go with the one pair of undies for $15 per month option. I find this gives me a nice treat but doesn’t become too overwhelming.

Personally I am a huge fan of pretty undergarments. It doesn’t matter what I am wearing otherwise, if I have on pretty underwear, I feel pretty. The underwear really is just something for me. While I work out in my cotton Hanes undies, once the work out is through I shower and change and as an everyday reward I put on a nice set of underwear as a special little treat just for me. It is kind of a, ‘hey you did a good thing, so here’s something pretty’ moment for myself.

The interior bag and lovely card that comes with it.

There are several reasons I like the Underclub. First, it brings a new pair of pretty pants to me each month to add to my collection. The second is that it is a very size inclusive subscription. I know I’ve said this before, but it still is something I love. They have Triple X sizes and they have Extra Small Sizes. There is no if you want to wear pretty things you have to look a certain way with this subscription.

Plus it isn’t just the subscription they have. There is also The Underclub store where they sell all sorts of matching sets of bralettes and panties. They have camisoles and sleepwear sets. And they tend to release new designs on a regular basis.

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And the best part about the shop? All of those items are in their size inclusive range. So I know that when I shop I am not shunted off to a small section of items in my size somewhere on the site. I also know that I won’t see something I love and then realize they don’t have it in my size. I absolutely adore that.

But, my darlings we are here to talk about the September selection. This month came from the brand Toast. I’ve had several items from them before as it is a brand regularly featured in the subscription. As always the pair came in the plain pink mailer and incased the underwear in a smaller bag inside.

I know it is probably a little strange, but I really like that second bag. I think it is the thought of having the underwear contained if something happens to the outer packaging that makes me like it. I’ve had way too many packages become mangled en route and it’s nice to know that should there be a little damage to the package along the way, the pants will remain safely in their own little bag.

This month’s pair is black with stripes. The stripes are black and semi solid looking. The cloth between the stripes is sheer. (hence the reason you get pictures of the pants without me in them. I love you my darlings, but I’d rather not have pictures of me in sheer panties floating around.) In the back there is a small keyhole detail which I really like the look of. It elevates the style just a little bit and makes it feel like a little extra thought when into them.

Stripes

The underwear was creased from the packaging, but as I always wash before wear, it isn’t a problem. as always I looked for loose threads or dropped stitches before washing. There were none. They are of good quality. So I popped them in the wash with everything else and when they came out, I inspected them again.

Once again no loose strings or problem spots. And so I tried them on. I have to say, something a little magical happened. They were a little loose. I know that sounds odd, but even though I keep working out, at the moment my weight loss has plateaued. I haven’t measured my self for a bit, but I have noticed my jeans getting looser and that I have been reaching for clothes that were a little tight before and finding them not so tight.

keyhole detail

So it isn’t that this underwear is off size. Actually every pair I’ve gotten from the Underclub has fit me perfectly. I think I might actually need to go down a size. I think I am going to go onto the website and adjust my membership so that I am down a size. I know it sounds very optimistic, but these pants are a little loose, and knowing that I have gone down a size for next month will help me keep from getting discouraged with my plateau. After all if I can go down an underwear size then what I am doing is working regardless of what the scale actually says.

And if next month is too tight, I can always change it again (although I really don’t want to). So the subscription not only provides me with a lovely post work out reward for myself, but it actually may help me stay on track. Now there is a side benefit I never expected. Yet another reason I am very much keeping this subscription around.

The Underclub August 2021 Unboxing

It has arrived! My August subscription from The Underclub. I always get so excited when I see the little package in the mail. I’ll admit, it is a plain and unassuming little package, but it does always make me smile. For those that don’t know, The Underclub is an underwear subscription. While they have different tiers, the one I receive is for $15 per month and for this price they sent me one pair of undies a month.

I have never been disappointed by the quality of the underwear. You can choose styles and preferences of color. And with each pair they send you a link to review the pair you received. I love that when you get the link and check it, the review you write is just from you to them. There are a few multiple choice bits about how you feel about the selection, but then you get to tell them how the item fits and what you like or don’t like as well as what you would like to see in the future.

Then of course if you want to do a more public review they have a button you can click. And if you do choose to leave a review, before they post it someone will e-mail you to check to make certain that you indeed wanted to post the review.

I know it sounds a little odd, but I really like the fact that you can just talk to them about your underwear and what works separately from the published review.

I also like that they are very size inclusive. I may be on the upper end of the scale but they go from 3X down to an XS. They cover a wide range of bodies and all categories are charged the same price. I know that is a small thing, but more than the money, being charged more for larger garments always makes me feel really judged. And then I either feel sad or defensive. There is none of that here.

And of course they sell more than just underpants. They also sell bralettes and sleep cammies with shorts. They have a really good range of products and more coming out every month it seems. I love going on there and browsing their collections. I also like knowing that everything they sell is going to come in my size. I won’t find something I like and then learn they don’t make it in my size. I also won’t be shunted off to a small corner of their on-line store where their plus sized collection lives.

But as much as i like the brand and store, this is about the August Subscription. So as always the package came with a relatively unobtrusive little package and inside the mailer was a separate bag holding the pants (which I really like, even if the outer bag is secure). Along with the bagged pants is a card which reads…

In case you forgot to remind yourself this morning…Your butt is perfect. Your smile lights up the room. Your mind is insanely cool. You are way more than enough. And you are doing an amazing job at life.

Its a little thing, but I really like the little personal affirmation. Sometimes I keep the cards as bookmarks or randomly tuck them into things like planners and drawers so I come upon them unexpectedly as a little pleasant reminder. It makes me happy.

This month’s selection is also a very happy pair of pants. They may actually be the brightest pair I own. Even the lovely valentines set, was slightly less bright. This set is called the Maria Keyhole Bikini in Fuchsia and retails for $24. The name of course comes from the keyhole detail in the back, which I think looks really cute. The pink and orange combo took me a bit by surprise. It is a much louder pair of pants than I usually wear.

keyhole detail

I have to say though, I kind of like it. Upon receiving them, I inspected them for loose threads or missed stitches. I found none. I put them in the wash with my other undies and when they came out, there were no additional loose strings. As all of the selections I have received from them have been well crafted, I am not surprised, but I still check.

I have to admit, I really liked wearing the electric colored pants under sober looking business attire when I had to attend a meeting. I don’t know why that gives me an extra little smile to think about but it does. Maybe because the company I was meeting with was very conservative in appearance.

But then again, I just like knowing I am wearing pretty underwear when I go places. It’s sort of like battle armor. If my underwear is pretty, I feel pretty. If I feel pretty, then I am more confident. I think it is also why I don’t like companies that restrict their sizes. It is almost like they are saying that if you don’t fit their specifications then you don’t deserve to feel confident. Which is a load of crap. Everyone deserves to feel confident. And for me, pretty underwear is always a good confidence boost. As electric as this set is, I am happy to add it to my collection. What a great way to start off the month, Thanks Underclub.

Unboxing the July 2021 Underclub Subscription

That’s right my darlings my July Underclub subscription has arrived. It is always the first of the monthly subscriptions to reach me and personally I love the kick off it gives to the month. I have always been a fan of pretty underwear. No matter what else I am wearing or what else I am doing, it makes me feel pretty when I wear nice undergarments and that in turn makes me feel more confident.

As you know I love subscriptions of all varieties and I looked into a bunch of Underwear subscriptions. The underclub was the most size inclusive. It has sizes running from extra small to triple X and has a wide variety of styles. I have never been disappointed in the quality. While there are several subscription tiers to choose from the one I subscribe to is the $15 per month level. There is no tax or shipping, it is a straight $15 fee and for this I receive one pair per month.

Inner package

This month was a pair of soft pink boy shorts. As always they come in a discrete pink mailer and inside have a second plastic bag containing the underwear. I really like the thought of my underwear being twice bagged. I still wash it before wearing it the first time, but I like the double bagging nonetheless. I always check the garment for loose strings or missed stitches both before and afte wearing and I have to say, I haven’t found a single one yet.

In addition the pairs from previous months are still wearing well. While I like adding underwear to my collection, one pair a month is about all I need to feel special but not feel overwhelmed. This soft pink pair is a nice color and a great fit. it is plain this month with only an understated ‘Underclub’ stitched into the waistband. As the last few months have been on the lacy side, I am happy to have a pair that looks a little more sporty. I am certain I will get a lot of use out of them.

July’s selection just out of the packaging

Once again, I am pleased with the month’s selection and thrilled to maintain my subscription. I also love that my subscription gives me a members discount in The Underclub store. There they sell not only the individual underpants, but they sell multiple packs, bralettes, sets and even a some shorts and cami sets.

band detail

I have a set with the bralette and matching underpants and the bralette is just as good a quality and wears just as well. And they are as size inclusive with everything on their site. There is no wondering if a particular item comes in your size as everything comes in a wide variety of sizes. If you aren’t a ‘perfect’ size – not that perfect actually exists, but you know what I mean – you can still shop in their main store without being shunted off to a small corner with fewer options.

It is one of the things that brings me back to the site time and time again, even just to window shop. It makes me feel good to know that every option I see, is an option I can order. They add new items to their story just about every month. The current new item is Eco lace, Lace made from recycled fibers. They look quite amazing, and if I can get an amazing pair of underwear and feel good about it on several levels, even better. when you go on the site they usually have a monthly code offer for a special they are running. I believe this month uses the code FREEBRA.

LIMITED TIME ONLY!
Add a FREE bralette to any new subscription with code FREEBRA

They tend to rotate the codes and offers as supplies rise and fall so double check the code at the top of the screen if you log in to see their current offer. And don’t forget to look into their store. They’re summer collection is really lovely.

The Underclub June 2021 Unboxing

The first of the June Subscriptions has arrived.  I love that The Underclub is always the first subscription to come in each month, at least for me.  It always feels like a little something fabulous to get the month started on a good note.

For those that don’t know, The Underclub is an underwear subscription.   They have several tiers, I am in the single pair for $15 per month category.  I felt that for me, one new pair of undies per month was just about perfect.

I actually chose this subscription for several reasons.  The first is that I just flat out love pretty undergarments.  I really do. And to be honest, my love of pretty underwear has nothing to do with anyone else.  I have always felt that if I am wearing pretty undergarments I feel pretty.  I has nothing to do with anyone else opinion or appealing to anyone else.  It just makes me feel pretty and more self confident if I know I am wearing pretty underwear.

Silly? Maybe.  But it doesn’t stop it from being true. 

As I gained weight I found that undergarments became a little less cute and a little more utilitarian.  Not that there weren’t attractive larger garments out there, I just didn’t seek them out.  It was almost as though I felt because I didn’t look how I wanted to look I didn’t deserve the pretty underwear.  And while it is not a good attitude to have, it is sadly an attitude that does have a lot of external reinforcement.

When I started on a healthier journey, more than weight loss and healthy diet and exercise, I had to get a healthy mind set and reexamine a lot of my behaviors and reflections.  I knew that pretty underwear made me feel more self confident, yet when I looked in my underwear drawer there was not a lot of pretty going on.

So I decided to change that. 

Since I love subscriptions I went looking for an underwear subscription and The Underclub is the most size inclusive of the subscriptions I looked at.  The diversity appealed to me and I have to say thus far, the underwear has not disappointed. 

The subscription comes in a light pink mailer and inside the undergarments are enclosed in a separate internal bag.  While I still wash them before wearing them, I love that they are so contained. I know I generally tend to reduce waste, but this is one instance where I am fine with a little extra packaging. 

Once opened, I have to say, I very much like the pair that came this month.  They are a bikini cut (you can choose the cut of underwear you prefer from their list – I said anything but thong so mine varoes a bit).  They are black satin with a lace front.  The lace front has a lovely scalloped top edge instead of just a straight line of elastic which I think makes them look  just a little more special.  It is a really nice detail.  The lace is super soft, which I love, because let’s face it no one wants scratchy lace on their underwear.

As always I found no loose strings or slipped stitches when I first inspected them.  They went from the mailer into the wash and came out with no loose threads or stitches.  And of course the creases from being folded in the packaging fell out in the wash so they looked even better.

As always, the fit was perfect.

They are beautiful and comfortable to wear.

I was very happy with the set I received.  The quality is always there, the materials are always good and quite frankly I have never had any complaints with the product. They always mail out the subscription either the first or second of the month and then charge you for the upcoming month on the 11th.  (so June 11th I will pay for July’s subscription).

The closest thing to an issue I have had with this subscription is they were late sending the e-mail with the tracking number.  But this month that might just be because the post office was quick with the delivery.  Usually my Subscription arrives around the 7th. This month, the subscription arrived on June 4th and the e-mail with the tracking number arrived in my inbox on the 5th.

Which quite frankly isn’t that big a deal. 

Or even really a problem.

I really do enjoy this subscription and quite frankly I love the collection of underwear I am building.  I am always delighted to reach into my underwear drawer and pull out one of the pairs I received from the Underclub.  These are items that I can consistently reuse and honestly bring me joy for months after I receive them. 

In addition to the subscriptions, they have a lovely on-line store that they are consistently adding to.  Not only are they nice to look at, but I love the fact that every garment they have listed comes in my size.  I know that  doesn’t sound like a big deal but it kind of is.  There are so many websites where I know my size for their items, however the items they produce in my size are extremely limited.

The Underclub has all of their items in their wide range of sizes from the extra small to the extra large and everything in between.  So when I look for garments I am not shunted off to a small little section of the site and given a limited number of options.  With The Underclub I  can just go to their main site and look around knowing that if I fall in love with something they will have it in my size. 

I absolutely love that.

I also like many of their items.  I am still loving the pink and red valentine’s day set (underpants and bralette) and there are so many more that I love. In fact they recently came out with an elements collection that is absolutely stunning.  They have several new sets for June.  In addition to underwear they have several sleep wear sets.  I am personally eying the Room Service Short Sleeve PJ set.  In the summer time I like to sleep in sleep shorts and those look absolutely adorable.  I suspect that I may be treating myself to an early Birthday present.  My Birthday is at the end of June, but they have quite the Summer Sale going on right now.  So it is a good time to stock up.

Underwear Packs discounted 20% off, just use the code PACK20

At the moment they also have the Limited Edition Undervention box which includes a selection of items worth $275 which members can purchase for $175. (non-members $218.75).  The PJ set I want is actually a part of the box and I am trying to decide if I want to go ahead and just get the whole box.  It is very tempting. I may have to look at the budget and see.  But if you are looking to stock up on some great products, you might want to check out this limited edition before it is gone. Thus far everything I have gotten from them has been of excellent quality and has fit perfectly.  I’m sure their limited editions will be just as fabulous. 

Limited Edition- Undervention Box ($275 of intimates, yours at $175)

For now, I am enjoying my June set and trying to decide between just the sleep set or the entire box. It’s time to spend a little bit of time with the calculator and budget to see what is possible, because you know, deep down, I want it all.

Unboxing The Underclub May 2021

It has arrived!  My subscription from The Underclub is here!  I love that it is the first subscription to arrive each month as it never disappoints and always makes me happy.  In case you haven’t guessed from the name, The Underclub is a monthly luxury underwear subscription service.  There are several different tiers and some have one pair sent to you and others two.  My tier is the one pair for $15 per month one.  I have never once regretted signing up.  While some of the underwear I would not have chosen specifically for myself, I always absolutely love them.They always have a sign up deal going on as well. I’ll post the link if you are interested.

use code “SWEETDREAMS” with any 6 or 12 month Gift or Prepay Subscription and get a FREE UC Eyemask + Bag!

And then there is the store.

Underwear Packs discounted 20% off, just use the code PACK20

They are always releasing new sets and package deals like the seven day bundle.  The recent release of the Zodiac elemental sets are really hard to resist.  Since I was born at the end of June I am  a Water sign and the underwear and eyelash lace tank that goes with the Water are really calling to me. I just love that shade of blue. I couldn’t find a good picture of it, but all of their zodiac sign themed undie sets look amazing. All the links in the post will take you to their homepage if you want to check out the zodiac (or any other) collection. I really think they were well designed.

May’s Subscription set

I also love that they are very size inclusive.  There have been a lot of sites where I’ve seen something I liked and found out they just didn’t carry it in my size or if they did it was a lot more expensive than it would be for a smaller size.  The Underclub store has all their sizes at the same price and I am included in their size range.  Pretty underwear is one of my personal pleasures.  I really do like pretty undergarments.  It has become an additional daily treat as I wear the plane cotton Hanes underwear to the gym and then only put on the delicate lacy things after my post work out shower.  So it is an extra little incentive.

‘If you do the workout like you scheduled you can wear the pretty undies after.’

Somedays, I confess, I need the extra incentive.  Especially if it is raining and I don’t want to drive across town to the gym. 

Lace detail

But that is another story, we are here to talk about this month’s Underclub selection. 

And it is a nice one.  It is soft dusty pink lace in a boy short cut. I love the scalloped edging.  The las is soft against the skin and not scratchy.  As always I looked for any loose threads or missed stitches before I washed them and found none.  They are very good quality.  And even though they did come sealed in their own little bag inside a bag. I washed them before trying them on.  I also looked them over as they came out of the wash and found that nothing came loose in the wash either. 

On the small bag that the undies came in they are labeled Viola HW Cheeky in Rose Cloud.  And they do feel cloud soft against the skin. 

I am especially pleased with these because they are actually the Underclub brand of undies. Each month prior I’ve gotten a different brand, but I have never received a pair from the in house brand.  I was curious as to the quality of the actual Underclub brand of underwear.  I am not disappointed. 

I will get a lot of use out of these and quite frankly, they were the perfect reward for talking myself into doing an extra set of arm workouts today. I know my arms will be sore, but I still get to wear the pretty, pretty lace which makes me feel better about the sore arms. Way to go Underclub! This was a fabulous start to the May Subscriptions.

The Underclub April 2021

I love the double bag for the Underclub

This is rapidly becoming one of my favorite subscriptions. The Underclub is a monthly luxury underwear subscription service. While they have multiple tiers, some with more than one set of underwear, I went for the $15 per month option. It is exactly $15 no tax or shipping added. For this price I receive one pair of undies each month. It ships on the first and charges on the 11th. I actually received April’s pair on Thursday April 8th (there was a shipping delay adding two days to delivery) and I was charged for May’s set on April 11th.

I initially chose this subscription service to try for three reasons. The first is that I really like subscriptions. I really do like the surprise package in the mail and the ability to try new things.

The second reason was that I wanted to try some subscriptions that weren’t makeup and skincare based. I am trying to branch out more into lifestyle and clothing subscriptions.

Plus, one thing people don’t tell you when you start working out is that no matter what underwear you are wearing, it is going to take a beating. I generally pick up packs of Hanes Cotton Undies for workout wear but I like to have nice underwear when I am not working out and in my initial workout phase, I didn’t realize I needed to switch out my undies like I switch out my regular bra for a sports bra so a lot of my nicer underwear didn’t survive. So it is nice to build up my collection again.

And thirdly, when I went looking for sizes, the Underclub was very size inclusive. They not only had a size that fit me, they had models that weren’t Victoria Secret Standard. They were all beautiful women but they were also real women. I know that I do not look like a Victoria Secret model in my underwear. I know that even if I get my body down to a healthy weight I will not look like that. Which is perfectly fine. How boring would the world be if we all looked alike? I like that The Underclub recognizes that and markets for real world bodies.

Waist detail

I also like the quality and styling of the undergarments as well. This month’s set of pants was quite lovely. On the surface they look like plain black undies. They are made of a kind of net material. The front has an inner liner, the back does not. The Brand is MOD by Parfait which we have seen before.

This set, like every set I’ve received fit perfectly. So if you are looking for your size, follow the size chart. I measured myself, took my inch measurement to their chart and have not had an issue with fit. It is a spot on size chart, which is really nice when trying to find your size. And while I am on the heavy end of the spectrum, they do have extra small for those of you on the other side. They have a pretty wide array of sizes which is again one of the reasons I chose to try out the subscription in the first place.

With this month’s set, I was very impressed by the quality of the elastic around the waist band. I know that sounds very strange to say, but most of the underwear I’ve received thus far has less of a stout waistband, The thinner waistband suited the style and the elastic was thinner because of design. This pair has a thicker waistband and a correspondingly thicker elastic. The elastic doesn’t constrict too tightly and you can tell it is the sort of elastic that will last a while. It is an oddly difficult balance to find. The elastic fit properly and didn’t leave marks on my skin.

As with all the underwear, it went straight from the packaging to the washer and then I tried it on. There were no loose strings or missed stitches wither before or after washing. The garment was well constructed. Like I said before it fit perfectly.

My one issue was that there was not a liner on the rear as there was for the front. I understand the styling and looking at it, I really like the way it looks. However, I did wear them sitting at the desk while working on the computer and ended up with a net print across my rear end. It wasn’t in any way uncomfortable, just oddly textured skin when i stripped down for my shower. I was momentarily puzzled, then realized it wa from the pants.

Over all I am very pleased with this pair and happy to keep the subscription another month. I am still wearing the Valentine’s bralette and pants set. They have been in rotation since February and they are holding up quite well even though it is more delicate looking than untehr sets. It looks just as good now as it did when it arrived. I really like the bralette, I just have to remember it is in no way designed for exercise and change accordingly. It does fit well though and looks great when working at my desk or generally moving around. It just doesn’t have the support i need for workouts (which isn’t surprising as it isn’t a sports bra). I still have my eye on the minty green pajama set (pictured above) and now they have a Birthday three pack available. In fact each month they seem to come out with a new set in a different style and the list of ones I want just keeps getting longer.

While I am drawn to the mint green Pajama set mostly because I am starting to transition from my winter pajamas into more summer themed sleepwear, I also like the bra and pants in the same material and style. I’m actually torn as to which one I want to order as they both look really nice. Soon I will start inventorying my spring and summer clothing so it may end up being a decision made on what survives the purge. I have some spring and summer clothing that is now a little large on me and some that is just worn out from seeing too many summers. So I may make the decision after, but seriously how cool is that set? I think I may have said the same thing last month but it still remains true. I just really like the color and design of it. And if you are just looking for undies, they have great bundles as well as individual sets. I’ll link the birthday link below.

Personally, the more I receive from this subscription the more I like it. They are size inclusive and don’t make me feel badly about myself because I don’t fit a certain mold. They recognize that everyone deserves to feel pretty, which I love. If I am wearing pretty underwear, even if no one knows it, I feel pretty all the way through, which I’m sure reflects in my attitude and self confidence. while pretty underwear doesn’t fix everything it is often a great personal boost.

I like that they are always coming out with new designs and that every piece i’ve had from them is a quality piece. Plus it is a really good monthly surprise. Overall I just really like this subscription service. If you are looking to expand your underwear collection, this is definitely one I would recommend looking into. I for one will be keeping this one for a while.

Birthday Gift 3-Pack