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November 2013

Win Your Fleur of England Wishlist!

I'm not a big contest or giveaway person -- my luck is terrible! But when this announcement landed in my inbox yesterday, I decided it was too fun not to share. The steps sound easy and straightforward while the process of making a pinboard around my favorite Fleur of England lingerie is going to be downright fun. I'll definitely be participating and I've gotta warn you, I'm pinning to win. ;)

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My Top 5 Picks: DD+ Jackets

Denim jacket layering. Image via Pinterest (Source: Home & Delicious & Refined Style)
Way back in June, I made a list of the designs I'd like to see from full bust clothing manufacturers and low and behold, a few of my dream items have arrived! There are bustier crop tops from Made in Preston and Urkye has a 1940's-inspired peplum blazer, but there are also tons of other cool DD+ jackets floating around. After talking to you guys about layering and winter style, I started to think about wearing thinner jackets under thick coats or sweaters. It's something I've never done, but I always thought looked cool. I've analyzed the selection and these are my five favorites:

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Announcement: Harlow & Fox's Website is Live!

Harlow and Fox, the new luxury full bust brand, launched their website yesterday! The site looks gorgeous, with crisp images, extensive sizing/fit help, and a very appealing mission: "to create effortlessly elegant, beautifully luxurious lingerie, exclusively designed for sizes DD-G". Three styles are available now -- the Eleanor in Almond, the Alexandra and the Viola -- with the Lydia and the Eleanor in Mink following later for Valentine's Day and the Sophia completing the debut collection in March. I previewed the lines in August and was awestruck at designer Leanna Williams' commitment to fine quality materials and old school glamour. I'm especially obsessed with the Eleanor's tap pant and Downton Abbey-esque georgette robe! Just call me Lady Mary. ;)

Harlow and Fox has kindly extended a discount code for Miss Underpinnings' readers! Enter "MISS10" for 10% off your order, it'll be valid until Monday, November 18. 

The Guide to Avocado's Constructions & Fit

Avocado's A Shape: Greta, Jewel in Black & Kyoto

Purchasing a product from a new brand is stressful and ordering from an overseas company feels even riskier, especially when it comes to bras. Avocado is a wonderful company and after Wednesday's announcement that their international website was live, I was flooded with questions about their collection. Specifically, there seemed to be a lot of uncertainty about the various constructions they offer and how their bras fit. I've created this guide to cover the basics and share my own experiences of the line. I hope this helps! :)

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Announcement: Avocado's International Website is Live!

After months of anticipation and weeks of testing, Avocado's international website is finally live!! You can now shop their full collection of sultry padded half cups, intricate sheer basics, and discounted swimwear with a PayPal purchasing option and reasonably priced express shipping. If you've tried to access the new site in the last few days and you've experienced some difficulty, Avocado recommends clearing your browser as they've worked out a few coding kinks in the last 24 hours. Additionally, international customers will be given the "wire transfer" payment option but rest assured, once the order is processed you'll be sent PayPal information and it's only temporary.

To celebrate their international website launch, Avocado has offered Miss Underpinnings' readers a discount! Enter "missunderpinnings" at checkout for 10% off your order. The offer is in effect until Monday, November 11th.

UPDATE: I've received a number of questions and concerns about the price increase that we saw on Avocado's website in the last couple of days and I'd like to put everyone's fears to bed. The website's coding still had a glitch and those prices weren't accurate, but everything's been corrected today and you should now see the actual prices. :)

What do you have your eye on? I'm keen to see the Chamade's funky colors in person and the Orla Kiely-esque details on the Laura bikini are mighty tempting...

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