I recently stopped into Journelle, my favorite boutique in NYC, to see the summer selections. I noticed a trend of light, airy pieces perfect for the 90+ degree weather we are experiencing here!My favorite pieces were from Araks, a brand we haven’t mentioned much here on TLP, but clearly should more often! Sweet and simple, yet very sexy, the collection is made up of sheer bralettes, panties, camis, chemises, and an absolutely adorable teddy. Details like ruching, silk and lace trims, and contrasting colors give the collection a unique flair. Choose from basic colors like Black and Cream or more summery colors like Sun, Lapis, and Marine.
Bodas was a new brand to me. With bras, knickers, camis, and more in cotton, mesh, and tactel, the collection is ideal for keeping you cool and comfortable as well as chic. In a variety of colors and styles, Bodas is perfect under clingy summer dresses and sexy summer short shorts!
With wedding season in full swing, I’m sure many of you are purchasing gifts for friends or perhaps for yourself. If you are looking for something a little different, I suggest Letters of Marque. This line proves that the sweet, vintage Victorian look can be sexy too. Soft and sheer with Leavers lace embellishments, it will be hard to choose between the bralette and cami and the bloomers and g-string. The collection also includes a babydoll and bed jacket.
Pretty, pretty! If you are in New York City, visit Journelle for a sampling of each of these collections. If you are out of the New York City area, you will soon be able to shop Journelle online, but in the meantime, check out Araks and Bodas at Lille Boutique and Letters of Marque at Nancy Meyer and Dollhouse Bettie. Enjoy!