Today, in this video, I want to dive into the topic of undies.
I have a challenge for you at the end of this episode so stick around until the end.
Underwear, lingerie , bras, panties – knickers if you are across the pond.
First off I am going to be referencing bras and panties. But this concept includes all lingerie, slips, camisoles, body suites, garter belts- all intimate apparel.- the lot.
There are bras and panties that come in all
fabrics- silk. polyester, cotton
They can come at all price points.
First, let me speak about the,,,
There are bras with what we would call the normal straps and fits PICTURE and then there are those that adjust to the outer clothing that you are wearing.
There are bras that have that underwire piece that lifts and supports you in that quite frankly can be quite annoying.
Then There are panties that come in all shapes and sizes including :
High rise briefs
Cheeks types and for the brave things… although to me they are also very uncomfortable.
Undies come in all
For me this is a range of colors. As you know. In my SImple Life there are a limited number of items but in terms of colors this includes, black, white,neutral and I go against my trend with red, and neutral. Oh and yes a blue sports bra.
Here is where , in my opinion, this all gets interesting.
You can go to a big box store and purchase bags of undies in cotton and cotton blends. IMAGES. Buy 3 get one free, buy one get one free….
And then there is the satins, silks, the laces and other finery.
WIth the cotton and cotton blend you can typically wash in a machine.
With the finer pieces you can still wash in a machine on a gentle cycle – I USE THIS. or you can wash by hand. It is a toss up with me.
Underwear has many roles, in most cases to keep our bits and pieces in check. They also keep you clean and tidy.
The challenge I offer you comes in two parts:
How much do you really need?
You can only wear one pair of undies and one bra at a time.
How many colors do you really need?
How many styles?
Go through and get rid of those items that do not fit, you have not worn in a while, those that are worn, those that you do not like.
Get rid of your granny pants and bras
Take a new perspective. on your inner wardrobe.
We tend to think that our outer clothing is what really matters- you know, how you present yourself to the world..
How would you feel wearing something more feminine? Something that would make you feel “appealing “ and I am not saying to someone else but to yourself.
But I challenge you to take a new perspective and start looking at your undies. Start wearing
the items that make you feel good, make you feel filled with confidence. As I have tried to
impress on you – in order to live a Simple Life you should surround yourself with the things that you love… and that starts my friend with what you put on under your uniform, your underwear.
I often get asked how I care for my skin and this is the topic of this week’s blog post and YouTube episode.
I am going to take a different way of discussing this subject. I am going to explore this topic from the inside and then the outside.
Stick with me, this will make sense by the end of the video.
Let’s start on the inside. The things that you do for and on the inside.
For my birthday this past month I treated myself to a facial. I must confess I was a bit dubious with covid and all but decided I really needed to live my life.
It was lovely , took place in a van all kitted out as a mobile spa and I met the esthetician in a local park. IMAGE
I am not sure what I liked best, the scent of the lotions and potions, the massages? It was probably a combination of the two. At the end of the facial I FELT so relaxed . I was happy that I took care of myself.
I drink a ton of water. I have one of those water filter boxes IMAGES in my refrigerator that I have to fill often. I have found that this helps with my hydration and makes me FEEL good…. sort of clean on the inside.
I will be preaching the choir of course when I say exercising is so important, no matter what it is you do. I prefer swimming. I cannot tell you how alive I FEEL when I swim my laps. Some might say Wow how boring going back and forth, it really is mindless but for me no. I love it.
I also do my best to eat fresh foods and nothing processed. I have been a vegan for going on I think around 8 years and have not eaten meat since the 80’s….now that shows my age. Eating this way makes me FEEL good, FEEL Content.
Taking time to relax and do nothing to me is very important . I must confess this took years for me to get a grip on and I still struggle with it but quieting my mind really is key.I sort of do this when I swim.
I really suggest you try this.
Now the outside which I feel comes secondary
First I must say that taking the time to conduct my daily ritual is the crossover between the inside and the out… let me explain.
I have learned that it is very important to take care of my skin, on the physical side.
Sunscreen- even in the house if lots of light gets in.
I really like serums. They are light in texture and for me easy to use.
Currently I am using: ~Niacinamide which according to the manufacturer it—->The Ordinary Serums help reduce the appearance of blemishes & congestion. Brightens skin while visibly improving the evenness of skin texture. I think of it as like Drano or any other cleaner, it clears out the pores. ~Lactic Acid which again according to Decim: Technology. Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin. Collagen from Neutrogena…. which says it has “ Triple Lift Serum” I have used for about a month and honestly do not see the difference BUT it smells heavenly to me and this makes me FEEL good and well that is what it is all about to me
I used to have electronic brush but it broke and I never replace if you use one and are satisfied I would love to know what you suggest.