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Caution: Dangerous Curves Ahead

Saturday, August 10, 2013




Do you ever buy things and fall in love and wait several months to finally wear them? What's up with that? I did that to this vintage sweater, which was thrifted...oh..maybe in April? Poor thing was washed right away and sat in the closet unloved. I decided to put on my good "architectural support" as my funny hubby calls it and give it a whirl today.

I had planned on a pencil skirt but since I was just dashing to the grocery store and putting laundry away and such, I decided to try another unloved item- these high waist pants. 

I tend to stray away from short tops and high pants with the curve hugging thing going on because that lower belly of mine could use more pilates and less cheeseburgers. Some days, I feel sassy enough to go for it, though and today was such a day.



Speaking of sassy, how about my cute revolver brooch. I found this mini toy gun at an antique mall a few years ago and thought "I must make it a brooch!" A little JB Weld stick, a pin back and voila- a brooch! The little pin by the trigger can be pushed back and forth so the revolver opens!



So- archetectural support.  You think Christina Hendricks boobs are full of helium? Hell no! She wears one of these bad boys to get that great lift, shape and nipped in waist. Mine is this Exquisite Form Longline Bra Mine is white but they come in black too. I don't wear the long line bras often but when I wear a more form fitting dress or something like this knit top, they're fab!

Under the pants is my Leonisa vintage lace panty girdle , which I reviewed a few weeks ago and now you can see it in action!

30 Responses to “Caution: Dangerous Curves Ahead”

  1. I just love this out fit. Made me think of Faster Pussy Cat, Kill Kill right away with the broach! Fun!

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  2. You look gorgeous!!!! Love that brooch you have! xox

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  3. Your post reminds me of Cry Baby...when the Cry-Baby girls give Allison a makeover..."Don't you got tits? Stick 'em out, for God's sake!"..."The first thing a Cry-Baby girl learns: our bazooms are our weapons!"

    Great movie!!
    MaryD

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    1. HAHA! That's the best movie quote of all time!! I haven't seen that in ages...but I did watch Zack and Miri Make a Porno the other day and didn't realize it when I first watched it that "Bubbles" is Traci Lords!

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  4. Brittany- you look lovely in that outfit! Love the brooch :)

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  5. Oh my goodness! You look fabulous! I have that too- where some days I feel sassy enough to wear something. Hahaha!

    Abbi :)

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  6. Amazing! I often shy away from sweaters because I feel that I somehow just can't pull them off, but you look so fantastic in yours I am dying to give it another try x

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  7. You look fab! I know exactly that feeling of waiting to wear an outfit and then suddenly feeling just right enough to wear it. I've been looking for a good longline bra, but can't find any in my size (32 FF/G). I tried a bullet bra from What Katy Did, but their F cups are way too small for me. I'll keep looking....

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  8. Brittany,
    The sweater looks amazing - and with the matching bangles.. so lovely!
    Your revolver brooch is so cute. You should "show" us your brooch collection one day, please?

    Marija

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  9. This makes a great outfit. Thanks for including the underwear tips, might need to try a long line bra myself now.

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  10. Lana Turner look out, you are the ultimate sweater girl!

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  11. You really look great in the outfit! Beautiful! :)

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  12. you are such a hot sweater girl, and thank you for the links! xxx

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  13. You look amazing!!! I don't have words. Beautiful is not enough. :)

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  14. You look amazing in this outfit! I love it! :)

    Lisa.

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  15. Oh what a super cute outfit! I love the high waisted pants and top on this for you!

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  16. Beautiful! x

    fashionistainthedark.blogspot.com

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  17. One of my favorite vintage looks!

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  18. Just as important as the right "Architectural Support" ;) is CONFIDENCE! Look, I may not have a perfect figure, but I stand up tall and throw back my shoulders and lift my chin and wear red lipstick and ACT like I have a perfect body--and I think that goes just as far as actually having one would. It's all about how you carry yourself and being confident! You look like a knockout in that outfit, Brittany, and your confidence comes through in your photos!

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  19. Wow! You are certainly living up to your blog name. Gorgeous.

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  20. Love this look!! Flaunt those fab curves, girl!!

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  21. Va Voom indeed!!! Sexy momma! You look fab =) Ive been wanting to get a longline bra, its on my list of must haves.

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  22. One question for you ladies that wear these girdle undies....how do you pee? Do you have to take the whole dang thing off? Are they crotch-less, if so, how do you not pee on them/yourself?

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    1. haha! That's a very good question, actually- and one I get asked often. This particular one is a panty girdle so I can either pull it down like regular panties or unhook the closure at the crotch. Its kind of a pill to hook back together so I just pull it down and pull it back up again. not a big deal. With the open bottom girdles, you can often sit down and as you're sitting, just pull it up in the back so you're not sitting on it at all, pull your panties down under the girdle and pee. Pull panties back up, pull girdle back down and that's that. You could also unzip the girdle at the side and pull it down with your panties, then pull them both back on and smooth out your stockings before leaving the ladies room. I'm sure it sounds like a lot but I don't find it any more difficult or time consuming than wearing tight jeans :P

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  23. Oh...and you look lovely btw. :)

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  24. Oh-la-la, what a lovely sweater and trouser ensemble! I do that often, too, with new items - sometimes intentionally, others not so much. It's nice though to realize one day that there's an item living in your closet that hasn't been worn (by you) yet. It's a bit like going shopping without actually spending any money in the moment. :)

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Oh yes! That's what's happening now that I'm going vintage full on. I'm going through all of my laundry and am discovering how many blouses, cardigans, and high-wasted shorts that I own. :D I didn't know I was capable of going vintage without a big shopping trip. ;) These are all of the clothes that I had pushed aside before.

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  25. this sweater is so cute. it's really hard to find lovely vintage sweaters ... i hope i will find some this year.

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