Yes greenies not bogies!
I think these are brill! I love the colour and the pattern and being part of the winter selection I mentioned on previous posts, they are great value from the Next outlet. Another fabulous pair of hosiery for the cold weather.
Chinese New Year
I know Chinese New Year was last week and I know I’m Chinese and should pay more attention but I did put on a dress and I did wear some tights. Still on my road to recovery from an operation in January, I opted for something simple and warm. These are Aristoc cotton pointelle tights, brown/mix colour! Think it was from friend LT’s Christmas box.
Dennis is NINE!
I try to stick to a strict hosiery only theme but occasionally I make an exception especially if it involves my dog Dennis. Today Dennis is 9!
He still acts as though he’s a puppy and he’s still super cute. He’s a bit of a wriggler when it comes to taking photographs but he doesn’t mind me making him wear silly things.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DENNIS!!
Seen with Dennis is a Christmas gift from CO. Thought it was a good match. Panda tights to go with a panda dog.
So this pair of Next ribbed tights are the last of the batch of tights I bought from the bargain bucket at Next. Brown ribbed did very well. It was a bit chilly and I needed a bit of warmth and the straight ribbed design always gives the appearance of longer legs.
Etna is active… again
Etna is active… again. Double meaning in this, one hosiery connected and the other is a personal announcement.
So 1, back in February I wore these Gabrielle Etna tights. It was cold and they were perfect. Etna being active is just another way to say they’re a repeat wear.
2, on a personal level. I started this blog because at the time I had just finished chemotherapy treatment for bowel cancer. I was well and needed a bit of a creative outlet. When this post goes live I will have just had an operation to remove a rather large mass on my ovary which from tests so far the doctors think maybe a bowel secondary. Fingers crossed it’s a bit of cheese! I have saved up some posts which I’ll have scheduled to go live over the next week or so but after that I may be a bit silent due to my recovery and the fact that wearing tights will be a bit uncomfortable and repetitive. As soon as the hosiery wearing restarts posts will reappear. I still have loads of stuff to show you which will also be fun to wear.
Staying warm in cold climates
Still staying warm in cold climates by wearing these Penguin black tights with pink and green specks. Nice and thick and wintry. When the sun came out the pecks seemed to sparkle in the light looking neon in the daylight.
Forgive the darkness of my travel pictures. I hope you can still see the patterns.
Iceland wasn’t as cold
Iceland wasn’t as cold as I thought it would be. I had packed appropriately and was planning on a lot of layering. I’ve had a bit of trouble with trousers but that’s another story that will be told at a later date. I took this pair of woolley Elle winter soft tights in navy blue with a splash of colour in the form of these cute orange daisies. They did the job. Warmth and comfort and cool looking too.
The first day of my trip was extremely bitter cold but the rest of my stay the weather was a tad bit warmer and my ensemble of T-shirt, dress, hand knitted lopi jumper, thick tights, leg warmers, coat, ear warmer, hat, gloves and scarf kept me warm. I don’t think I could have worn much else 😆
Additional review… leg warmers! After numerous jibes about gymming it and getting physical, were my leg warmers a success? Yes they were! I was tempted to wear them stretched and high and just look like the div I am but I didn’t. They proved a necessity and my advice is, if you want to stay warm in cooler climates, nobody judges how silly you may look. Hey in my case, I would be jealous that I hadn’t thought of it myself.
What do I wear on an Icelandic outing? More warm tights and a charming pair of walking boots, the most elegant of outfits. This is the year of being comfortable so out goes the sexy 10 denier hold ups for thick high number denier tights. For my travel day I opted for a repeat wear of these black holey ones. Again another yearly staple and a pair I’ve had for a few years.
I am sure these are a repeat wear but I cannot find them from the archives. Here are my thoughts but you may have heard them before. Dare I call them a crochet hole design of a good thick soft woolly texture. A good winter hosiery and the holes do stop the cold. At the moment I’m also relying on comfort. My stomach is swelling and bloated and I need tights that cover my belly. These are, and the majority of winter tights do the job and I am pleased with them.
Before Iceland, my 2016 holiday.
It looks like Iceland is the “in” place to go for a holiday and not boasting, this coming trip will be my second. However the days leading up to a visit to the land of fire and ice proved good practise for me. It got cold here in the UK! I had to pull out my woolliest tights which meant all those season award winners had to take a back seat and the elements took precedence. This is one of my standard winter pairs of hosiery worn last year under Winter’s Coming in October, and even though they are starting to look a bit worse for wear with a bit of thinning and the elastic is tightening and so they have shrunk a bit and fall down and crotches are likely to be found around knee level, they look wintery and keep me warm. This may be their last year.