After an unexpected splurge at my favorite semi-annual sale, the amount of sexy lingerie in my possession was more than I knew what to do with. Not wanting to let my newly purchased delicates collect dusk, I decided to wear a new piece every night for a week—best decision ever.
My confidence skyrocketed. I felt sensual and sexy. I was an actress in an old Hollywood movie and all I was missing was my cigarette and a glass of gin. I swayed around my apartment with purpose, moving from room to room like I had an agenda. I caught myself looking in the mirror more often than not and the sultry partial nudes I sent to my BF throughout the day had a little extra flair to them. I was a brand new bitch and I loved it.
I easily adapted to wearing less. How was it that wearing fewer pieces of clothing caused me to feel like my best self? I’m not sure if it was the perfectly trimmed lace, the mini satin robes, or the fur-lined panties that accentuated my curves perfectly that made me feel better than ever, but whatever it was, it was working. I couldn’t tell you the last time I wore a two-piece bathing suit, but wearing see-through undergarments seemed to be right up my alley.
I tried new moves in the bedroom. Yes, this involved a seductive striptease as I removed my new favorite accessories. I’d never entertained my partner like that before, but I just couldn’t help myself. As quickly as I’d put them on, I excitedly removed them one by one.
I got more done around the house. I sashayed around my apartment wearing a hot pink teddy dusting window sills, rearranging pillows, and organizing drawers. I had to make my debut one way or another in my provocative threads, and there was no way I was going to do that sitting down all day.
My BF came home from work in the best moods. By the second day of him noticing my new evening attire, I already knew what was to come when he walked through the door. He was beaming, usually bearing my favorite tacos and a keen interest in how my day had gone. Seeing that he was enjoying my new getup as much as I was made dressing up that much more fun.
My self-care routine leveled up. The lingerie set the tone for each evening. I would start with a luxurious bubble bath using my favorite $12 bath bomb, lather myself in my most decadent body wash and seal in all that moisture with my favorite body butter while sipping red wine and listening to my favorite slow jams playlist. By the end of the week, my stress level was at an all-time low and my skin was the softest and smoothest it’s ever been.
I wore less makeup. I just didn’t feel the need to pile it on; the outfits were more than enough. Of course, I don’t feel like I have to wear makeup, but I definitely enjoy a full face here and there. Wearing lingerie every night for a week allowed me to tap into my inner sexy self, and it just so happened she was makeup-free.
I slept so much better. My comfort level was at a 10. The super soft airy fabrics kept me cool and comfortable. I fell asleep faster than usual and didn’t once wake up during the night, which is super rare for me—no tossing and turning, just dreamy uninterrupted sleep that had me feeling refreshed in the morning. If I would’ve known wearing lingerie to bed was key to a good night’s sleep, I would’ve done it a long time ago.
My laundry decreased. My night attire typically consists of multiple layers: sweats or yoga pants, an oversized tee, zip-up hoodie or crew neck, and of course thick socks. Wearing the minimum each night cut back on just how much I was tossing into the laundry basket, and less laundry is always a win for me.
I saved money. It’s actually not that acceptable to go out in public wearing lingerie, and I definitely wasn’t about to take it off, so I opted to keep the sweats right where they were and do whatever I needed to do inside. Staying home cut back on gas, eating out, and even date night became an in-house experience. Lighting a few candles to add to the already seductive ambiance was enough to change the mood almost instantly and create the perfect setting for dinner, movie, and a little fun afterward.
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