11.06.2009

Pining Over Underpinnings

One might think of me as a sad sack, of sorts. While other girls are pining over cute boys who have promised to call and haven’t, or the fact that they’ve failed a test they should have nailed with their eyes closed, I find myself pining over underpinnings; or rather, my lack thereof.

Over the years I have loved and lost many a pairs of fabulous undergarments. In the first grade there were my tried and true pink Barbie-emblazoned pair which mysteriously disappeared on their way to the laundry machine – or while within said machine; it’s still a mystery to me. Second grade was spotted with cartoon characters – My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears – all prancing gaily across meadows with rainbows in the background. Third grade catered to a slew of boy bands; bits I would don with nothing more than a tank top in the privacy of my bedroom while lip syncing to their melodies which ran the gamut of cheesy to cheeky.

I guess you could say that my likes and dislikes throughout life could easily be tracked by the designs marking my bloomers; something that many might feel embarrassment over – but I feel pride. After all, scrapbooks are so clichéd nowadays; a good underwear collection is sure to make you stand out. Which is why I’m absolutely dying for the chance to incorporate a few cute and comfy pairs from Portland, Oregon’s Makool into my lingerie drawer.

The Underpinnings Collection, while small, is one of the most clever I have ever set eyes on, for instead of marking each pair with a day of the week (I’m sure you, like me, owned a set of these sometime during elementary school), they’ve simply created a pair for each month – all crafted in a haphazard jumble of bits and pieces of material left over from larger projects, giving them a DIY ambiance and making them completely one-of-a-kind.

Are you pining over underpinnings, kittens?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Makool for the pictures.
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42 comments

Closet Cravings said...

Like everything else, I can never have too many beautiful panties or undergarments.

You may like this - www.pantybypost - they're fabulous and fun. =)

......Continued said...

great post!
Thanks for your comment and yeah I would love to exchange links with you, i'l put yours up on my blog today!

Jaime said...

Cute post- I always buy cute undies from Anthro on sale.

Little Red said...

Beautiful undergarments are always a must! The Underpinnings Collection looks lovely. I really like the June Knickers that you featured in the first photo. They are too cute!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

These panties are SO COOL! Gah, I'm going to have to check out that site and perhaps buy a pair of my own. I have always longed for seven pairs with the days of the week on them. Lol.

daisychain said...

these are right up my street!

Harriet said...

Those are so cute - they look adorable and practical!

I think every woman should own beautiful underwear, even if she's the only one who ever sees it it's such a confidence booster.

janettaylor said...

I really love the first one! ADORABLE!


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kpeach said...

I love boy shorts, these are cute xo

Jacqueline said...

I have way too many undergarments and I need to find a better way to organize them. I can always use more though ;) xoxo

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Apt. #34 said...

These are totally adorable and something I think the fiance would like without having to wear something totally uncomfortable. Swooning.

Leah said...

They are so cute. I am equally obsessed with cute undies as well.

The Lil Bee said...

These are so cute! I love them with the socks. I do like a good underpinning... and some of mine are, admittedly, still quite schoolgirl-ish. Not quite Strawberry Shortcake but some of the ones I've gotten at H&M are a bit immature, and I love em:)

Tights Lover said...

Absolutely. I really like these!

Great find!

The Haute-Shopper said...

Oooh, sounds fabulous! Thanks for sharing! I had Care Bear ones as well... not to mention the days of the week variety too. What a great idea to create them per month!

nookie said...

I usually lose earrings!lovely lingerie dear!

MAISON CHAPLIN said...

Hi there, thanks for the comment... Hope you have a nice weekend! xoxo

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Princess Liberty said...

these pictures are funny and you are right, it's pleasant to wear lovely undergarments

Nikolett said...

Ah, those are so cute! Love the different patterns/designs on each one. And I definitely remember having Care Bears underwear, such good times haha. Thanks for sharing this :) Have a great weekend!

Melissa Blake said...

I used to have those days of the week underwear! Oh, the memories!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so cute!

I desperately need new panties. Mine are not cute, fashionable, or devoid of holes.

Sherin said...

Eeeek: I've also owned a set of underwear with the days of the week on them, lol.

But I love these ones. The DIY effect on them is so cute. And like I say: you can never own too many pretty undergarments.

itslikeart said...

so cute! I want a pair

Stephanie said...

Wow, I love the first pair they are so cute!!! :) I am an undergarment fanatic. I can't have enough of them. I get myself in trouble at Victoria's Secret by buying too much. :)

All Women Stalker said...

Oh, they are my secret obsession. My boyfriend believes that my only obsessions are shoes and books but undergarments are LOVE, too. :D

-meream

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous post, darling!

Great news, E! You won my Alex Keller Giveaway! Just email me at carriecalligraphy@gmail.com for details... Congrats!

xoxox,
CC

Diane said...

those are so super cute!

un petit lapin said...

Haha, how do you manage to lose your underwear? Unless you just meant over time... I love underwear shopping :)

ko0ty said...

Those are so cute! I agree with you... undergarments and sock always get eaten up by the evil washing machine forever. =(

Feelmore said...

Yes, I think I am pining over underpinnings as well... I love the looksn - perfect for hanging around the house or hula hooping! :)

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E said...

THese are adorable. I love this cut, too - very comfy.

Emily said...

boy shorts are my favorite cut - these are adorable!

Keith said...

Oh yeah. I'm definitely pining. Wow. Very sexy. Those pictures definitely put a smile on my face.

Winnie said...

Haha, I loved my knickers when I was a kid...I had so many themed ones! Brings back the memories! You can definitely not have too many knickers...always room for more.

lancelonie said...

This reminds me to update ONCE AGAIN... just can't get enough . . . of these ultimate hip huggers! :)

michelle_ said...

very cute collection :)
the cut looks very comfy .

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Etrapar said...

lovely post ^.^
kisses

miriam said...

really cute undies, and i should know being in the business et al ; ) have a fabulous weekend, sweetie!

Sam said...

Adore these! Particularly the second blue and black pair - wow! You'd feel pretty nice and well dressed in them I think! Sorry to hear about your Barbie pink knickers - they would probably be retro collectors items by now!

Marian said...

these are so cute,comfy cut too
xx
marian

Inspiration in Italy said...

OH amazing.

Emikos Werid Unexplained thoughts said...

why yes I am ....its a very confusin things its a job with in itself. very blissful blog.

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