From one extreme to the other
From one extreme to the other. Last post was a supermarket sale item. This week is another showing of these crane tights from thehumanmade. Ok not quite on the other extreme pricewise (we could be talking Wolford) but for the majority of people it’s a hefty price to cough up for a pair of hosiery. I’m not criticising but at least there are sites out there to review them.
I love these tights because of the beautiful patterns they produce. Got these for my birthday and finally wore them in March 2017, “human made crane“. Totally one offs which you definitely don’t see walking around. However they only come in one size so for my short legs there is a lot of wrinkling and gather at my ankles so it does give the impression that I’ve got oversized leggings on.
For a lot of people these would make a gorgeous present and yes it doesn’t look like a big gift but the best things in life come in small packages. The unboxing of these is a joy, see post “my birthday” from November 2016.
Vera you’re back
Vera you’re back! Where have you been?
These are Vera Wang tights from her Simply Vera range. These first came out to play years ago in 2015, the birth year of hoseoffun. Unfortunately I don’t have a post specifically for them but they were mentioned with my minions tights in the November.
So grey tights with a ribbed ridge.
Flowers in the attic
I shall rephrase flowers in the attic to flowers from the box underneath the bed. Not as catchy but accurate.
One of my favourite designs, this is a Trasperanze pair of hose called “Platino”. A gorgeous colourful flower embroidered onto a black background. I still think they’re very pretty.
They were blogged about in April 2017. Being a repeat wear they had shrunk a bit and lay a bit lower on the body than a brand new unworn pair but in my eyes the beautiful pattern makes up for this.
I give to you a bunch of Charnos flowers. A fabulous floral design. Good strong bold pattern but my toes made holes so I had to rest them in peace at the end of the day.
Whilst ironing I was thrown into excruciating pain. The first things that entered my mind was
1) I must have cut my toe nails a little too short, I hope I haven’t got an ingrowing nail, and
2) blimey that chemo stuff really messed with my extremities
Then the pain got a little worse so I thought I better investigate. It was only my big toe being cheese wired, right where the nail starts. I pulled a bit and I rubbed a bit and the pain subsided a little. Now, two hours later the pain has gone. Phew, I missed amputation for another day.
Unfortunately with a pair of tights as holey as these, toe strangulation is extremely normal. The other warning I must give is “foot through gaps” syndrome when putting them on. After a couple of attempts, using my normal method of stick foot in and pull up. I changed tack and used the gather hosiery all the way to the ends and unravel over toes towards thighs. It worked for these legsavenue fishnets. Last posted December 2016.
Again I was impressed by the change of weave around the toes.
Coordinating my outfit
If I was normal I’d find it so hard coordinating my outfit. It’s not difficult and it doesn’t have to be expensive. Just a bit of guts will do the trick.
Starting my invasion of my hosiery storage I needed a wine red/burgundy pair of tights to match my dress. These purple ones will do, and you know what they were perfect.
Under the original post of “Gipsy tartan“, it sounds like they were worn during chemo back in 2017
Too many pairs!
I have too many pairs! I have to post quite a few rewears and I need to stop buying new ones. My source of retail therapy gone, what can I shop for now? Ahhhhhhh!
My problem with repeat wear posting is my laziness. I grab the nearest store of tights and pick a random pair. This means the nearest store isn’t the box where I’ve painstakingly collected toilet rolls and carefully inserted a pair of freshly laundered hosiery and then meticulously labelled with brand and name. It’s the latest pile of clean tights that are waiting to be catalogued on my spare bed or stuffed into a carrier bag under the bed because I’ve had overnight visitors. So my rewears tend to be recent posts themselves. If I’m organised, which I’m sure I will be, they will be from vintage posts. Well that’s what I’ll be planning.
So here is Oroblu Lucilla, chosen via the first method. Nearest, appropriate clean pair. Blog “Oroblu weather” on the 21st March 2018,
Smelling of flowers
I came up smelling of flowers today. Two trips to the pub for us.
Got together for lunch in Lincolnshire with friends and then in the evening, drinks in a local pub.
These tights brought out the good weather so are highly recommended.
Jonathan Aston “blossom”. As the autumnal season is about to start I put on a spring themed pattern. Am I wishing time away or what.
When I initially opened the pack I was a bit worried. The tights looked really long but once on, they were fine and comfortable as you can see.
Remember my short legs
I remember my short legs just about every time I wear a “one” size pair of hosiery. This again was another one of those times.
This is a pair of Aristoc “one” size, all over lace tights. A pattern of swirling florals dancing on a grid base.
If my left leg wasn’t encased in a tourniquet every time I pulled up, they were comfy tights. I wasn’t even aware of the wrinkly ankles at the end of the day.