OUTFIT OF THE WEEK: Underneath It All

Because an outfit won't feel amazing if your underpinnings are uncomfortable.
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Because an outfit won't feel amazing if your underpinnings are uncomfortable.

I really, really love lingerie. Yes, I swoon over Agent Provocateur's complicated lace ensembles that are way, way out of my budget, but I go just as crazy for comfortable yet über-pretty day-to-day pieces, too.

I thoroughly believe that comfortable, seamless, sexy lingerie is of utmost importance at the basis of a great outfit. You don't want to put together a bangin' blouse-and-skirt combo only to be poked at by willy-nilly underwire or have your VPL saying hello to everyone walking behind you. 

I regularly rely on Calvin Klein for my bra needs. I was fitted at an event of theirs a few years ago and never looked back. Wearing a bra that actually fits, that lays flat on the body and isn't poking into your underarms or back, is so necessary. I'm also happy to say that I am constantly scooping up CK on clearance at department stores or just at delightfully discounted prices at stores like Marshall's and Century21. Score!

Calvin Klein 'Icon' Modern Underwire T-Shirt Bra ($42, nordstrom.com) is a staple in my collection, but I paid way less. 

Calvin Klein 'Icon' Modern Underwire T-Shirt Bra ($42, nordstrom.com) is a staple in my collection, but I paid way less. 

I've also recently fallen for New York indie brand White Rabbit NY, who make the minimal everyday underwear of my dreams and have a very cool "try-at-home" program.

As you can see, the packaging for the undies is minimal and speaks to my hiding inner goth pre-teen, but the underwear themselves are very grown up. A stretch lace thong ("The Elizabeth") or comfy, fitted bamboo bikini ("The Prince") currently make up the collection.

The Prince ($16, whiterabbitny.com) which is snug, not tight.

The Prince ($16, whiterabbitny.com) which is snug, not tight.

On a slightly related tangent, here's the only "outfit photo" I took this week, at a pre-TIFF party selfie station. I was wearing a Calvin Klein bra under my shirt, so I think that counts. Also, I'm not very good at "happy party face."

Everyone was in all-black, despite there not being a dress code.

Everyone was in all-black, despite there not being a dress code.

Tell me about your favourite underwear, please. In a fashionable sense. Not like, an intimate way. Unless you want to, your call!

In the meantime, let's check your looks from last week.

She's a lady, whoa-oh-oh.

She's a lady, whoa-oh-oh.

We all loved Miss Kara's Pretty Woman-inspired dress, and I am particularly enamored with her choice to contrast its neutral tone with that bright turquoise belt.

I also loved misssincerely's navy blazer-topped look, but that's because I am personally on the hunt for a navy blazer and maybe I just want to steal it. Watch out! 

I would wear this whole dang thang.

I would wear this whole dang thang.

What did you wear this week? What are you going to wear this weekend? Tell me EVERYTHING. And don't forget the photos.