Saturday, June 11, 2011

Under it All GIVEAWAY!!!






Underwear and Confidence 

I assumed that wearing pretty panties/sexy underwear encouraged confidence.  I know when I have on a pretty pair of panties I feel feminine and beautiful...is that just me?  Anyway, while preparing this post, I searched around on the internet for some hard data to support my thoughts.  I was astonished at how many actual studies have been done on this topic!  Out of the many that I found, I have chosen a few brief (heh heh) facts, statistics, and information taken from Consumer Report via SmartShop Magazine, on the topic of condifence and your underwear.
-Most women prefer to wear cute underwear, according to a Cosumer Report recently published by ShopSmart Magazine.  
-Most women notice a boost in self-confidence when wearing attractive panties and a decrese in mood when sporting granny-panties.  
-Having cute undies available is so important most women own upwards of 21 pairs so there is always one available.  
-Women feel more confident and sexy when they wear a special pair of underwear; A bad pair of underwear can have the complete opposite effect. 
(these particular surveys, below, were conducted by telephone and featured 1,000 women over the age of 18) 
-47% of women surveyed said their underwear had a huge effect on their confidence.
-10% of women own 35 pairs OR MORE
-65% of women wear mostly neural colors, black and white
-56% of women fold their underwear
  • -when you hit the age of 34 you are less likely to wear a thong

    All that being said, I found a shop called Under it All.  Under it all is owned and single handedly operated by Sarah Allen.  Sarah provides her customers with BEAUTIFUL under garments and sleepwear made from new textiles and vintage textiles; feminine, luxurious, sexy and comfortable--THIS IS AMAZING UNDERWEAR!





  • Sweet Little Nightgown Small
  • Made to Order Bralette with adjustable straps
  • Made to Order Cheeky Lace Panties
  • Cheeky Blue Lace Panties Large
  • Cheeky Blue Lace Panties Medium
  • Cheeky Blue Lace Panties Small
  • Lace Hipster Small
  • Hipster Panties Large
  • Hipster Panties Medium
  • Hipster Panties Small















Here is a little bit more about Sarah Allen and her WONDERFUL shop, Under it All:

I have been waiting for this moment, for quite sometime. It has always been a dream of mine or my dream job to sell my own creations. For years, really since I first saw Martha Stewart introduce ETSY to me, about 7 years ago, I have wanted to put a shop together. 

I love sewing, creating, building and anything else I can get my hands on. Lately I've enjoyed reusing old things to create new treasures. I will note the re-purposed items in my shop, as they are often the most special! Some times, you will even get the story of what it used to be and why I changed it.

For years, I have made various treasures from designer patterns. I would often give them away to family, friends, coworkers or sometimes I wouldn't be able to part with my masterpieces! A few of my favorite fabric and pattern designers are Amy Buttler, Anna Maria Horner and Heather Ross. The 3 of them also have several fantastic books that stretch you imagination while designing a garment in a traditional, professional manner. I have always loved their whimsical fabrics and classic patterns (I can't wait for a great stretch knit from Anna). 

My friends were always shocked I didn't sell my own creations but, I never really had time.Then, everything in my life changed. I suddenly had time! And during that same time period, none of my clothes fit. Not even my bras and panties. So I tried to buy some replacements but, I couldn't maintain a consistent weight. So this proved a challenge for undergarments. They are so expensive. I decide I was going to make my own. I thought about the different aspects from my favorite garments. Adaptations from a shoulder strap here, cup shaping here, and back closure here. I used those details to create my perfect bra, pantie, sleep-set and on and on. 

I want everything comfortable. The softest night gown... comfy, no-wire bra.. no wedgie panties.. I just wanted to be soft, comfy and relaxed.

I feel like I've really come up with some great designs for the smaller busted woman (or a larger bust if you are looking for sleeping items or don't need much support. I have so many friends now having babies, they have been asking me for nursing bras... so I might come up with something more supportive bras soon! Let me know if you would be interested in more supportive styles. I haven't designed any yet, but I might if an interest is shown. 

I hope to make you enjoy your lingerie and sleep well!

P.S. In the effort of full disclosure, I also have my original ETSY account as SarahEBAllen. I originally opened that account as a shopper. when I was ready to open a shop I wanted my shop name to give you an idea of what I am creating. My name alone didn't really cut it.







Under it All sent me the Made to Order Bralette with Adjustable straps AND matching hipster panties:


I was able to choose the color of the fabric and the lace...

I chose Dove Grey Jersey and Aqua lace
Here is it: my beautiful CUSTOM made matching bralette and hipster

The fabric is AMAZINGLY soft, the lace is absolutely beautiful

Sarah made it very clear that she wants her items to fit PERFECTLY.  If there are any sizing issues, Sarah takes the time to send it back and forth until it fits PERFECTLY! She was amazing to work with!  My made to order set was made to fit my body...and it does, PERFECTLY.


adjustable criss-cross back, ensures the perfect comfortable fit.

I LOVE my Under it All items (as well as Sarah).  They are well made, comfortable (like I said earlier, the fabric is AMAZINGLY soft!) and totally stunning. 

THANK YOU to Under it All for sponsoring this giveaway!  Under it All is offering the winner of this giveaway a:

Made to Order Adjustable Strap Bralette!

ALSO, Under it All is offering ALL 'wearing my big girl pants' readers a 15% DISCOUNT on any purchase!  

Here is the discount code:

BLOG15

Here is how you enter:
(THE FIRST ENTRY IS REQUIRED)


1.  Follow me through Google Friend Connect.  Leave a comment on this post letting my know that you follow through google friend and provide me with your email address. (one entry)

(THESE ENTRIES ARE OPTIONAL)

2.  Get a friend to follow 'my big girl pants' through Google Friend Connect.  Leave me a comment with the name of the person you recruited and provide with me your email address. (one entry)
3.  Subscribe to my blog via email.  Leave me a comment saying that you have subscribed via email and provide me with your email address.

4.  Follow me on twitter @VanessaIaquinta and tweet this giveaway! Make sure you tag me and leave a comment (with your email) telling me you tweeted this giveaway! You can tweet EVERYDAY and it will count as a new entry EVERYDAY!!!  DO IT!

5.  "Like" Under it All on Facebook (HERE).  Leave me a comment telling me you "like" Murabelle on FB and provide me with your email address.

6.  Post this giveaway on FB, make sure you tag Under it All. Leave a comment letting me know you posted it on FB and provide me with your email address.
7.  Go to Under it All Etsy store and "heart" your favorite item AND her store.  Leave me a comment telling me which item you heart and provide me with your email address. (one entry)
8.  Go to Under it All Etsy store and browse through her items.  Leave me a comment telling me what you color choice you would go with if you won and provide me with your email address.

9.  BUY something from Under it All. Leave me a comment telling me you made a purchase and provide me with your email address.  (5 entries--this means, if you purchase something, you must leave me 5 separate comments in order to earn your 5 entries.)

This giveaway will end June 30th at 11:59pm





82 comments:

Anonymous said...

I follow on GFC
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rf said...

Liked on FB!
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Jessa Dobbs said...

I follow via gfc

Jessa Dobbs said...

I subscribe as jessadobbs@gmail.com

Oana Cimpeanu said...

I am a follower of your blog on GFC with the name Oana Cimpeanu. E-mail: the_nasty_panther@yahoo.com

Oana Cimpeanu said...

I like Under it ALL on FB and Murabelle with the name Oana Livia Cimpeanu
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Oana Cimpeanu said...

I posted on FB about the giveaway http://www.facebook.com/pages/Under-It-All/211920258829806#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=216865431677040&id=1072514178
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Oana Cimpeanu said...

If I would win I, I'd choose Bamboo Cotton Jersey Ivory and jersey cobalt
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Sarah Allen said...

Thanks guys for looking at my bras! Vanessa, what a great looking blog post.

Sarah Allen said...

I hope everyone noticed the special I am running for Vanessa's readers. Tell your friends. Im not sure how long I will honor the cupon. So you'd better hurry!

Danielle V. said...

I follow you on Google Friend Connect! :)

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Darcy said...

I follow your blog!

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Darcy said...

I hearted her store and the Made to Order Bralette.

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Darcy said...

I would love to get the cotton jersey aqua.

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Christine said...

I follow via GFC.

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Christine said...

I subscribe to your daily emails.

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Christine said...

I like Under it All and Murabelle on Facebook.

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Christine said...

I like Vintage 1950's Style Seersucker Sun Dress SZ 4.

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Katarzyna said...

GFC follower (Katarzyna)

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Paislea Elyse said...

i am a follower of you!!!

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Paislea Elyse said...

i'm following you on twitter: @allisterbee

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Paislea Elyse said...

i have hearted: UnderItAll on etsy!!

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Paislea Elyse said...

ahhhh! i love the lace hipster on UnderItAll on etsy!!! i would get one in black!!!

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Katarzyna said...

Hearted Under it All Etsy store and my favorite item: http://www.etsy.com/listing/74466987/lace-hipster-medium
etsy username: Kaziuta

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Katarzyna said...

I'd choose the Bamboo Cotton Jersey Light Pink and Aqua Trim :)

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Katarzyna said...

Following you on Twitter (@Kaziutka) and tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/Kaziutka/status/80728612923375616

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email subscriber

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sarah said...

Katarzyna... cute color combo!

rf said...

i liked your new FB Page!
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JuliaA said...

I follow on GFC

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toughturtles said...

gfc follower toughturtles yahoo.com

Katarzyna said...

daily tweet
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Katarzyna said...

"Like" wearing my big girl pants on facebook (Kasia Gocka)

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florentina said...

i follow on GFC!

Julie said...

I subscribe via email
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Julie said...

I follow google
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Julie said...

You can never go wrong with black lingerie. Definitely black lace is what I would go for
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Katarzyna said...

daily tweet
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ferriz said...

gfc: ferriz

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ferriz said...

email sub: ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

ferriz said...

i think the bamboo cotton jersey black with bright pink trim!

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Katarzyna said...

daily tweet
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Jacqueline said...

i follow via gfc jmmccarr@gmail.com

Jolee said...

follow on gfc joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

Hearted the shop and the made to order black hipsters. Beautiful!! joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

LOve the lavender with the aqua lace. So pretty. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

April said...

following on GFC

susansmoaks said...

i am a follower on gfc susansmoaks
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tina reynolds said...

I follow on gfc thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

I subscribe by email eaglesforjack@gmail.com

Katarzyna said...

daily tweet
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kelley c said...

kelley with winking cat avatar is following on gfc

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kelley c said...

kelley l added you as a friend and liked under it all on facebook

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kelley c said...

pandahugger added under it all and hearted the black panties

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kelley c said...

If I win I would get jersey pink with black lace.

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Cole said...

I follow (ladycrow@gmail)

Gianna said...

I'm a GFC follower (Gianna).
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Gianna said...

I'm an email subscriber.
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Gianna said...

I hearted the Vintage 1950's Style Seersucker Sun Dress SZ 4 and the store(user name gkran).
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Gianna said...

I like the light blue lace.
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I follow via GFC
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•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥Kat F.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I'd choose jersey punch with black trim
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Rinei said...

I follow via GFC
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Rinei said...

I subscribed via e-mail
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Rinei said...

I "Like" Under it All on Facebook
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Rinei said...

I heart http://www.etsy.com/listing/76344438/made-to-order-pink-chevron-lace-panties
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Rinei said...

I'd like to combine jersey lilac and black ruffle
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Rinei said...

I follow me and tweet http://twitter.com/#!/RineiLab/status/83755262669881347
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mafiaprincess said...

I follow on google.

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mafiaprincess said...

I subscribe

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mafiaprincess said...

I love all the colors. I might choose the punch and black.....

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GFC: Thaisa Santos
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Samantha Oh said...

i follow via gfc
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Samantha Oh said...

i hearted the black lace hipster in medium
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Samantha Oh said...
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Samantha Oh said...

my color scheme would be light blue tricot with black ruffle
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gustosa heart the shop and Summer Cotton Nightgown Small

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i like the jersey punch color

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