The Best DD+ Valentine’s Day Lingerie

The Best DD+ Lingerie for Valentine's DayGia Genevieve for Galore Magazine.

As I’m sure you’ve been made well aware, Valentine’s Day is this Sunday.

As a fellow full busted gal (I’m a 36G) I know how hard it can be finding undergarments that not only fit properly, but are actually attractive.

It takes a bit of effort to find them, but there are tons of brands out there that offer full busted and plus size lingerie that’s both sexy and affordable.

Whether you’re looking for something to surprise your special someone, or just want to buy something pretty that makes you feel good, I’ve rounded up a selection of gorgeous DD+ pieces perfect for Valentine’s Day!



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Paris Pt. I

Unique Vintage Dress Eiffel TowerDress,  Unique Vintage.  (More sizes available here.)  Stockings,  Nordstrom.  Flats,  Chanel.  (Similar here.)

Does anyone else find the Eiffel Tower intimidating?

Sure, living in New York, I’m surrounded by massive buildings on a daily basis. But, there’s something about the Eiffel Tower’s singularity that makes it that much more impressive.

Its industrial beams are a stark contrast from the rest of France’s classic cream colored architecture.  Of all the beautiful things in France, it’s the most unapologetically distinct.


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Greetings from Paris!


If you’re following me on Instagram (@MADAME_OSTRICH) you’ll know that I landed in Paris yesterday morning! And, if you’re not following me on Instagram you totally should do it right now ;)

I had the opportunity to visit for a work meeting, and figured I’d stay a few extra days since I’d never been before!

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My Favorites… On Sale!

asos studded sweater dress 1Asos, Dress with Stud Detail in Knit. Was $86, now $26.

Need something to bring you out of your midweek style slump?  Today I’m bringing back some of my favorite looks…which are now on MAJOR sale!

If you’re thinking of buying something, now’s the time to pounce.  Retailers are doing final clearance and offering their best discounts before they being in all new product for spring!


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Cold Weather Chic

Adrienne Landau Shearling VestVest,  Adrienne Landau.  (Similar style on sale here.)   Sweater,  Asos.   Denim,   Paige.   Bag,  Henri Bendel.  (Similar style here, and here.)   Boots,  Chloe.  (Similar here.)

It can be easy to lose sight of style when the weather is dismal outside. I’m not going to lie, if there’s anything falling from the sky during winter, there’s a good chance I’m in my puffer jacket.

However, those perfect days that are cold, and crisp are ideal for wearing stylish winter clothes. The outfit I’m wearing in this post is actually my weekend go-to. It’s perfect for practically any occasion, rather it’s brunch with friends, shopping, or going out for drinks at night. Since its head to toe black, it transitions from day to night easily.


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Vote For My Redbook Cover!

ASME Awards Redbook Magazine September Issue

Hey Guys!

Today’s a short post, and I’ll cut to the chase– my cover with Redbook is up for ASME’s Best Cover Award! 

There is only ONE DAY left to vote, and it would mean the world to me if you could click here and cast a vote.  Plus, there’s a cool opportunity to win an iPad at the end!

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Lust List: Alexander McQueen SS’16 Ruffled Dress

Alexander McQueen SS'16 Ruffle TrendAlexander McQueen, Tiered Ruffle Dress for $7,765

How gorgeous is this dress?  Oh, if only money were no object…

Although it’s a bit comical walking down 5th avenue and seeing windows filled with Resort and Spring when there’s a huge winter storm approaching, it’s still exciting when new seasons hit the stores. In a way, it’s a nice reminder that winter will pass and the weather will soon become sunny and warm.

I love this dress from Alexander McQueen’s ss’16 collection for a number of reasons. Not only is it feminine, but it also has an underlying sumptuousness about the cut that makes it sultry, rather than girly.


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5 Arguments For Wearing All Black

Red Hair Convertible Bangs & FedoraFedora,  Catarzi.  (Now almost 60% off!)   Blouse,  Asos.   Denim,  Joe’s Jeans.   Necklace,  Anthropologie.  (Similar option here.)   Flats, Chanel.  (Similar option here.)

It’s no secret I’m a sucker for a head to toe black ensemble.  It’s easy, foolproof, and always looks chic.

However, I remember a time (until around the age of 20, basically) that I was actually uncomfortable with the idea of wearing all black!  I felt like it would come across “too edgy”–even though that was exactly how I wanted to look.

When I moved to New York, and started working in the closet at Marie Claire, things quickly changed.  I suddenly became surrounded by so many successful, beautiful, and interesting women who wore head to toe black.  Seeing them gave me the courage to be myself and actually start dressing the way I wanted to.

If you’re still on the fence about whether YOU can rock the shade, keep reading!  I’ve made a little list of the 5 best cases for wearing an all black look.


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