Author: aprilscotece

Rose Petal Milk Bath

April’s Top 3 Fav Bath Soaks

Nothing is more relaxing than a bath. The warm water caressing my body, the scents taking me away to my happy place, the gentle motion of the bath kissing my skin, the special bath ingredients working their magic on my joints or muscles, skin or stress level. The quiet. Whatever experience I create for myself,…
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Woman legs crossed in sexy thigh high stockings

Hosiery: Satan’s Sausage Casing or Modern Marvel

Hosiery has been long been a staple in the women’s wardrobe. I don’t know about you… but the words “hosiery”, “pantyhose”, “stockings”, and even sometimes “tights” evoke this sense of utter despair and frustration deep within the bowels of my soul.   Pantyhose dispensed from those plastic eggs traumatized me. I know I’m not alone!…
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Apple Sizing Ruler

Why Your Bra Size Doesn’t Matter

Our culture is obsessed with numbers and labels. Every item we wear has a size, brand, and price associated with it. That Gucci purse? Those, “I’m afraid of heights” heels? That dress. The bra you’re wearing? Yep, that too. We ladies have a weakness for all those numbers. We use them to compare ourselves to…
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Overbust Corset Red Lingerie Pin Up Model

Corsets, Waspies, Bustiers & Basques: What the hell is the difference?

In this article, I demystify some classic lingerie pieces – or at least explain the nuances. The keys to what makes each piece different. They are each special in their own way and are made for a completely different function. We use the terms interchangeably because of a lack of understanding. That’s how we end…
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Black Lace full cup cut and sew bra

The Psychology of Bra Shopping: Part Deux

Bra shopping is just as much psychology as it is fitting physical attributes. In Part I, I talked about how advertising messes with us and sets us ladies up for failure. In Part II, I’m talking about how it affects fit sessions and how we can actually be successful together!   Here’s where bra shopping…
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The Psychology of Bra Shopping: How Advertising Effs Us

Bra fitting is just as much psychological as it is physical.” – April Scotece-Buchanan   Part I of II. In part I, I talk about how advertising can negatively alter our perceptions of ourselves and can set us up for failure. In part II, I talk about how I can help you get around that!…
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Vintage Redhead pinup flirty shirt with bottom breasts shown and sewing supplies

5 Tips to Organize Your Underwear Drawer

These 5 quick tips to organize your underthings is all you will ever need to keep in mind in order to look like that classy diva you see in all those old Hollywood movies…or at least feel like one! Sitting glamorously at her vanity getting ready to strut through the day where everyone falls at her feet. Drama…
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I am not amused that my underwire is stabbing me

Underwire Poking You Closer to Insanity?

Oh, you are not amused? I see. Your underwire must be poking you again. What? Stabbing you, you say? Yes, we’ve all experienced an annoying underwire poking or pinching various parts of our body. It quickly turns into the Tide stain commercial. You know the one where the stain on the guy’s shirt does all…
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Red Marks Left Behind By Your Bra: Are they normal?

As the personal “Bra Lady” for hundreds of Perky Ladies that have come into our shop, I get a lot of questions. One of the most frequent is about [red] marks left by a bra. People ask, “Is that normal?” In this post I’m breaking down the marks we can expect to see in a…
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How To Fix An Underwire STAT!

Underwire pop out of its casing? While it’s not an ideal situation, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your fav has to be thrown away. Nor does it mean you’ve bought a defective or cheap bra. Its fabric and sometimes that happens. There are a few factors that actively contribute to an increased likelihood that this…
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