Recently I shared my wonderful shopping experience at Gigi’s House of Frills where I went home with two big bags full of delights. If you did not get a chance to read about it, please check it out here –>Introducing Gigi’s House of Frills. It was difficult to narrow down my choices as there were so many beautiful things to choose from with their great selection of lingerie by What Katie Did, Bettie Page Lingerie, With Love Lingerie, Inspiration Vintage, authentic vintage and so much more!
The number one thing I was super excited to try on was the Bettie Page Longline Overwire Bra. Luckily Gigi’s had it available in the gorgeous Black/Peach with matching 4 Strap Suspenders Belt and High Waist Briefs. With the smallest band size being a 32, I decided to start with my usual size 32DD in the Longline Overwire Bra. Based on my measurements (waist 27″, hips 40-41″), Gigi recommended a size 6US for the matching Suspender and Briefs. I was super thrilled when the Longline Overwire Bra fit perfectly and looked fabulous; I was holding my breath worried it would look terrible on me. After trying the size 6 in both coordinating pieces, I decided to also try the larger size to confirm which one fit best. In the end, Gigi was spot on as the size 6 was the winning combination.
With Love Lingerie
It was so wonderful to see Gigi’s carried lingerie by local designers like With Love Lingerie. Luxuriously handmade in Canada, they truly capture the essence of femininity. Once I slipped on the Greta Kimono, it was impossible to take off! Not only did it match beautifully with the Overwire Black/Peach set, the Greta Kimono felt like pure Heaven against my skin. The magnificent detail with the back lace cutout adorned by genuine Swarovski Crystals is absolutely mesmerizing. I love the softness of the pink contrasting collar, sleeve lining and belt against the rich black satin. The Greta Kimono is going to give this gal many excuses to lounge around the house and still look fabulous while doing it.
I am no stranger to the beauty of What Katie Did Lingerie. As a long time fan of their Glamour Seamed Stockings, I took advantage of this opportunity to stock up on their new pastel shades in pink, sky and purple. While chatting with Gigi, she mentioned the Grey Glamour stockings were one of her go to staples and would look phenomenal with the Bettie Page Overwire Set. Of course I listened and picked up a pair of the Grey Glamour stockings as well! At 5′-4″ tall, I wear WKD Glamour stockings in a size S/M.
P.S. Gigi was so right…these are my new favorite go to stockings staple!
Now here is a winning combination, vintage style lingerie designed with every day comfort in mind. Inspiration Vintage creates handmade vintage inspired cotton panties for the modern day ladies. An exclusive at Gigi’s, the Rita Extra High-Waisted Panties in Black/Red surprised me the most. Initially I had picked up the regular and high-waisted styles but decided to try on all three to see how they fit. To my surprise, I instantly fell for the Rita Extra High-Waisted…they were incredibly figure flattering and so darn comfortable. Sizing fit much differently with each style, I ended up taking a Medium in the Extra High-Waisted style.
Of course I could not leave before picking up a new shade of red lipstick by Besame Cosmetics. They are hands down my favorite brand of lipstick; with the most authentic vintage shades and creamy non drying texture. This time I opted to try their Wild Orchid Lipstick, a rich deep fuchsia-red with slight shimmer.
As you can see, I brought home some of the most sumptuous delights from Gigi’s House of Frills. I am already looking forward to my next visit in a few weeks, Gigi kindly ordered the What Katie Did Cone Bra in my size which is now waiting for me at the shop. Make sure you plan a visit the next time you are visiting Toronto, Ontario or contact Gigi directly to place your order online!