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
Ooh Gipsy tartan! Yes in my sick state, and I have mentioned this before, my sense of outfit coordination goes a bit wild. Sitting at home being poorly just makes me think of the possible choices of hosiery I could be wearing and when the time comes to actually wear a new pair of tights I go a bit off piste.
This pair of Gipsy “tartan bright lights” in plum looked enormous when I pulled them out of the packaging. Wow were they going to reach my neck?! To disappoint some people, they didn’t.
Orange tartan! I hear you all splutter. But no, they really worked. Part of my Next bargain buys, they were really soft with that comfy cosy feel. I really loved them so don’t knock it until you’ve had a go yourself.
Tartan Knee Highs
These tights I will be retiring after today. They are mock tartan knee highs, which I have worn several times to the point that there is a hole in the toe. I love them so much that I have tried to darn the hole to gain a few more wears out of them. (Who darns tights?! Well neither do I, I did such a bad job that the hole came back immediately). Due to this damage, they have been my number 2 favourite tights rather than my favourite pair of tights.
Later thoughts. I put these on and thought to myself, “hey where’s my hole? If it’s smaller than I thought I can keep these for longer.” As the day wore on and my tights start to swivel a bit the hole moved towards my big toe and ended up going through it. Therefore making the hole bigger and ladder more. Question? Do I keep for one, maybe two more wears? Legwearsafari have come up with some great ideas on upcycling old hosiery so maybe I’ll use some of their tips!
Also my husband doesn’t think these are tartan and I agree, so I’m going to have to rename this post, “Plaid knee highs”