I am not learning any lessons from my footsie problems.
So what are my footsie problems? During the summer months I don’t wear tights. The problem with summer is that I don’t always wear sandals or open toe shoes so what do I wear to protect my shoes from sweaty, sticky feet. Aha! Footsies! I have bought numerous pairs of footsies and each time I’ve sworn not to buy any more. I am very stubborn and cannot take that for an answer. There must be something wrong about the way I’m wearing footsies and I must find out to make them work. Which is why I keep buying them and then give them away.
I get major slippage! Within a few minutes the heel of the footsie has come loose and there’s great discomfort with sticky bare heels and a gathering of material under your arches. I’ve even got a pair that has some rubber on the back of ankle area in the attempt to stop the damn thing from moving. Do they work, not on your nelly!
Big reveal!!! What I chose from StopandStare
Big reveal!!! What I chose from StopandStare with my runner up prize.
The cherry blossom design. I really like their designs, and I like the soft feel of their tights. I chose the cherry blossom because I love the way it’s a two leg asymmetric pattern that creates a singular picture on each leg but becomes a whole bigger scene when put together. Beautiful!
More of the natural look
Here is more of the natural look for you. Stop and Stare tattoo hosiery which I got from Mystockings. Great soft feel and a great design of dandelion musical notes. On viewing that post “Oh bejeezus, what a terrible out of focus picture!” Another multiple wear pair tho!
Extra note, remember I was a runner up winner in a recent competition with them. I’ve still got to show you what I decided to get so stay tuned!
A season of nude.
I have prepared a season of nude hosiery. With lighter weeeks and warmer days, black tights weren’t for me so for a few days before the humidity caught me I wore some natural coloured tights.
So here’s the first. Le Bourget tattoo tights. This pair I wore last year , a design of butterflies all the way from France, check out my link, I wrote a good review ! 😉
Fluttering up from France
My butterfly tattoo tights came fluttering up from France from new friends Collants.fr
an online shop selling hosiery. The tights by Le Bourget called Papillon were a good fit. Very comfortable with a wide, soft waistband. They felt smooth and silky, a sign of a good sheer and they didn’t fall down. The tattoo design of butterflies was clear and sat very nicely on the leg. The fun thing about tattoo tights is that they do make people think you have a massive tattoo on your leg so I can tell why this type of hosiery is quickly becoming the big thing for this year. I don’t usually wear toeless shoes with tights but because the cover art model was wearing them I thought I should too. They worked with this hosiery especially with their invisible toes. Added to that the nude colour of the tights gave an extremely summery look to my outfit.
The tights are described as an ankle pattern, I’ve just noticed mine turns out to be a whole leg pattern!
I worry about buying from overseas, but with collants.fr I didn’t need to be. Communication was great and I was given a consignment number so I could track my package. My parcel came neatly wrapped up with some promo stuff and a net wash bag. Very handy! Christine is very helpful and has a vast range of products which when the Autumn winds start to blow I will certainly have a more detailed look at.
Overall, a good experience from both ends. The service of collants.fr was great and as always exciting, I love getting packages, and the tights were excellent. Great feel, great look, great design.
Stop and Stare from Mystockings
I love mystockings! They are efficient, provide a quick and reliable service and their range of hosiery is beautiful. They stock a massive range of Ballet hosiery, started Maison Close and now Stop and Stare as well as a few others. Thank you Kriszta and the team!
So these arrived in their mystockings signature gold wrapping which eventhough you’ve bought the hosiery yourself makes it feel like your birthday again and again.
The Stop and Stare tights looked like this,
Musical dandelions, is as described. A tattoo print of a dandelion head blowing away in the wind with some seeds turning into musical notes. The tights were sleek and smooth with a silky sheer quality and a slight shimmer to them.
The tattoo print was very effective and did to some eyes look like a real tattoo. They are very comfortable due to the wide waistband which unfortunately for me rolled down and then caused a bit of droppage, that superhero second pair of knickers would have come in useful.
I have seen a few posts about Stop and Stare and they have some wonderful designs. Very unique and extremely eye catching. I need more!
Giulia Mona tights with a nose
I wore these Giulia Mona tights today which has a floral mock stocking top and floral ankle detail. I got the added surprise which tickled my nose, the hosiery were perfumed with a rose scent. The tights were great but I wasn’t too keen on the smell. Not sure if this is a brand speciality or an extra for just this pair of rose patterned hose.