Broke-Ass Tag: relationships


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Let it be known: Team Broke-Ass fully believes in the power of lingerie. Like any solid foundation, good lingerie has the power to transform the way an outfit looks on you and how you carry yourself. And it feels damn sexy, to boot. You’ve likely thought about what you might wear on your wedding night or on your honeymoon, but what about all the sexy times during the engagement? Man, if there ever was a great way to blow off some steam, getting frisky with your partner is definitely one of them. Here are five gorgeous underthings to ramp up your sexy swagger.

Five for Friday: Slip into Something Sexy -- True & Co. Macaroon Set

Macaroon Set with plunging longline bra and cheeky hipster, $50 from True & Co.

Five for Friday: Slip into Something Sexy -- Helen Kukovski on Etsy

Black lace triangle bra and string bikini set, $55 from HelenKukovski

Hips and Curves

Red and black cheeky lace panty, $9.95, and soft lace bra, $26.95 from Hips and Curves

Five for Friday: Slip into Something Sexy -- Turquoise Bra and Panties from Etsy Seller LoveLeviLa

Black and turquoise lace bra, $45, and panties, $21, from LoveLeviLa

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A La Rose mesh and satin set, $50 from True & Co.

Which one of these is your favorite sexy set, BABs?

  • 12/1

    The holidays tend to bring out that big, nasty stress monster in nearly everyone I know. Even Metro and Dolly are a little more catty. All of this hustle, bustle, pressure and travel can often lead to taking the ones nearest and dearest to us — who also tend to be our own personal shelters from the storm — for granted. And that’s pretty sucky. This article, originally on The Huffington Post, is a rad collection of ways for us to extend little gestures of gratitude during an otherwise chaotic time.

    Photographer Persimimmon Images

    Photo: Persimmon Images

    We all want to do more for our significant others, but sometimes we get so caught up in the stress and hustle of everyday life that we don’t do as much as we could to let them know that we love them.

    To keep your relationship feeling young and spontaneous, try a few of these simple and fulfilling ways to show your spouse how much you care.

    1. Pack a surprise lunch

    Take a few extra minutes in the morning to pack a sandwich, veggies and some crackers for your significant other’s lunch break and leave them a note to help them find it. Not only will they appreciate your effort, but they’ll love the fact that they no longer have to throw their lunch together before running out the door.

    2. Go on a coffee date

    As we get older, we tend to plan most of our “romantic outings” around dinner, wine and occasionally a movie. Reach into your college-years-dating manual and take your spouse out for some coffee. Coffee shops have a great atmosphere for facilitating conversation and the increasingly cold weather makes coffee a perfect treat any day.

    3. Set their commute music

    If your spouse is the kind to still listen to CDs, go old-school with this tip and make a nostalgic mix for them. Or, simply make a playlist and upload it to their iPod when they’re not looking (just make sure you don’t wipe any of their other songs from their iPod when doing so).

    4. Leave coffee by the bed

    If your spouse wakes up slightly after you, get their coffee ready early and have it waiting on their nightstand. Nothing starts a day off on the right foot quite like the smell of fresh coffee and knowing that someone cares about you.

    Click here to continue reading “11 Fulfilling Ways to Keep Your Relationship Youthful” on The Huffington Post.

  • 11/11

    When I read this piece on The Huffington Post, it hit me like a ton of bricks. Because I totally get feeling like I deserve more and feeling resentful when it isn't doled out. And guys, let me tell you, it's those feelings that will dance with --if not spell uncertain -- doom. But a shift in thinking can help considerably, as this article points out. My wife doesn't…

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    A lot of times during these On Marriage posts, we delve into deep, sometimes emotionally exhausting subjects. Ones that pull out all the feels. So, occasionally, I like to find the odd lighthearted listicle to get back to the shinier side of things. This post, written by Lexi Herrick and found on Huffington Post, does just that. Because sometimes, it is about the little things. Via…

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    As an often-times (admittedly) snarky person, I'm not immune to flippantly "predicting" the outcome of others' affairs. I know it's not a good thing and it can breed negativity, but I also mind the company I keep when doing so, and I know with all certainty I'm not alone in my passive judgements. But what's more telling than an outsider's view on a couple's status…

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  • 7/17

    Dear fellow Broke-Ass Brides, have you ever wanted to take a weekend and just get the hell away from everything? Even more importantly, have you made time to do so and will you *actually* go through with it? We are all learning that this whole wedding planning process? ... Well, it can be a bit much. (*coughUNDERSTATEMENTcough*) As such, it's important to realize that the spreadsheets,…

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    As we all know, when it comes to weddings, parents are typically the biggest supporters and have some of the biggest opinions. This is extremely true in my and Daniel’s case. Our parents have been incredibly supportive of our relationship (at least, ever since I convinced my parents he isn’t a cyber-serial-killer). Seriously, though, their overwhelming love and support has been phenomenal. Of course, sometimes,…

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    **This post is brought to you by our friends at, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. By Slightly-Less-Random via Flickr Creative Commons. Guys, this isn't the most romantic of wedding topics, but it's real. And it's important. I mean, as I type this, Dana herself is headed into yet another surgery on her eyes. Health care and the necessity of insurance is a…

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  • 6/16

    It often seems that understanding what makes a marriage last or fail is such an ephemeral, complicated issue. So, I love when science can be applied to address some of the questions associated with why some relationships survive and others don't, with clarity and consistency enough to allow us mere mortals a glimpse into what we can do to avoid the pitfalls that can ruin…

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