Hooo Hooo Hoooowwwll
Hooo hooo hoooowwwll! I went to visit my old friend Karen and we had a fantastic natter about cancer treatment over a cuppa. Her hubby used to work for the local tights factory and on hearing about my blog gave me a couple of pairs of tights. This is one of them. “House of Holland” blue houndstooth tights. Yes they are very blue and yes they are very houndstoothy. In the light of the house, I decided to wear my new fluffy skechers heeled boots with them. I walked out and in natural light I looked a little more than odd.
After a quick trip to the local village shops, I felt they weren’t the most ideal footwear and opted for these grey platformed heeled boots for my excursion into town this afternoon. You decide.
My only criticism is the length. Being “one size”, I experienced wrinkly ankles and the waistband coverage was vast. My whole belly area was comfortably covered and if I tried I would be able to recreate the safe sex scene in “The Naked Gun” film.
Secrets of hosiery
Today I’m goiung to reveal one of the secrets of hosiery.
This is what goes on behind the doors of a hosiery wearer. Yes extra socks to prevent lace tights from rubbing my feet. I usually forget to do this and end up with sore feet for the next day. I tend to find the brightest coloured socks in an un contrastiung pattern to not match my tights. Hey, I’m not going to pretend they’re not there.
These tights are my second pair of Golden Lady floral lace. This time given to me by my pal LT, the first sadly died when I applied too much pressure and pushed my hand through them. They are an ace clear pattern and because of the material, feels crochet-ee keep you warm in autumn weather.
Leg Warmers, I’m making them hip for next season
Leg Warmers, I’m making them hip for next season. I’ve always been ahead of the style curve, so hip that no one really notices that the trends of today, I was seeking or wearing a few years ago. Maybe that should possibly push me into the eccentric world rather the trendsetter circle. Hmmm!
Sooo, what’s with the leg warmers? Have I taken up fitness… no. Have I become obsessed with nostalgia and started to binge watch old series of Fame… no, even though I do fly! Do I have a friend as mad as me who challenged me to knit my own but then went out to get me some to make me feel better… yes!!! Like me she’s a girl with the same trendsetter (eccentric) style, and bought me bright, wacky, stripey designs. So everyday I got a special package in the post. Now I will be the brightest patient on the chemo ward! Thank you to my lovely, good friend Maz!!!
Catherine of Oroblu
Behold the lady Catherine of Oroblu!
When you fancy something different, why not grab a pair of sky blue floral tights and beam. Good quality, comfortable hosiery. Felt a bit scratchy to begin but I think I’ve neglected my skin lately and need a good moisture treatment. How else do I make an entrance?
Primark Cable Navy Blue
What do I think about these Primark cable navy blue tights? Good. The pattern was bold and clear but they were a bit scratchy. Probably not noticeable but I have been wearing quite a few soft wool hosiery and my skin has got a bit sensitive.
This season I’ve tried a few more brands and these are Gorgeous Gerbe. I’m always wanting to wear fabulous colours and as you all know I love patterned legs and this pair of tights fits the bill. In subtle blue (or is it purple) it’s not garish and after wearing them I want to go out and buy more coloured hosiery.
On a fine bright day
On a fine bright day like this what better to wear but the a pair of the brightest, loudest pair of tights I’ve got in the drawers. It’s the weekend so this is the ideal time to get out the sunglasses to admire these legs! Part of my delivery of ombre tights from China, branded Mengliluo. They are very soft and warming, I’ve got two pairs left but in more subdued colours therefore a better match for a work day so no more scaring people.
Be noticed with these Colourful Zigzags
Be noticed with these colourful zigzags from I think House of Holland. A base colour of navy blue with alternating zigzags in primary colours red, yellow and blue. I certainly wouldn’t be missed! An older pair from my pre blog collection with added holes,
which with a few hours shopping turned into this,
My first pair of ombre tights today. Bought from a Chinese supplier in a very catchy fuchsia to purple to navy blue. Comfortable, warm and soft to the touch. I’m wondering if the ombre effect was sufficient or if the colours need to graduate into each other more smoothly. They didn’t squash my toes but they did fall a little and wrinkle. Anticipated a droopy gusset so went to work with a spare pair of knickers on over the tights for that superman look. This did keep the tights up for longer than usual as well as keeping me extra cosy warm.
These are Falke tights, blue with a zigzag pattern. I’ve called this post Blue Nostalgia because I first wore them on my holiday to Vancouver last November. Ahhh the memories! From a distance, and before your eyes start playing visual tricks, the zigzags look like checks to me.