Trying to be cool
I follow the fashions and so I was trying to be cool when I wore these sheer spotted socks.
On my travels I’ve seen the trend to wear sheer socks so today I wore a jumpsuit and paired it with these socks by noq called whisper. Reinforced toes and a elasticated top. Very comfortable and not too tight. They held up well.
Did I look and feel cool? I’ve no idea. I didn’t feel cool and in my head I looked like I was just coming home from a day of work in the paddy fields. My legs are too short to show that skin gap between sock and trouser so if you did see skin it just looked like a middle aged woman showing her pop socks.
Tights in August?!
What does this mean? Tights in August?! Has global warming changed our environment that much? Well I think a a bit.
So the month started with this pair of tights. One of my bulk buys from China. If you remember I had bought two lots of bulk buy and you will notice in the next few posts that some of these will be of the same patterns. This is one with bows on them which is the same pattern as my post from March “Bows for the Big Day“. This batch seemed to fit better with a slightly longer leg which meant less tight droppage. I still had to pull up!
Where have I been? Well I’ve been a bit lazy and not posted for a few weeks. I’ve been into the last few cycles of my chemotherapy and to be honest, it’s really taken a lot out of me. I should get back to normal pretty soon and due to the laziness, the rubbish summer and the start of more autumnal weather it means I’ve got so much more to share.
When love means love
Ahh this is an improvement, when love means love. A single heart motif this time from the internet batch of the last post “When love is not love”. Ok the motif is still not as clear as can be but it is recognisable as a heart. Better!
When love is not love
When love is not love, when they get presented with these! This is a pair of internet batch specials, a double heart motif on sheer tights. So far the patterns on these tights have been fairly ok. These are the first where I’ve gone “Hmmm, why have I got blobs on my legs.” Not good!
Bows for the big day
What do I wear for my first chemo session? Well it’s bows for the big day. With a little help from my little friend These Primark childrens pink bows and toes was proudly presented by my niece so we matched for the day and I got out these bows on sheer tights from China.
Spots in a Row
What a treat, spots in a row! This pair is from my China batch. Coming up to operation time , my belly was bloated and the only tights comfortable enough for me to wear were brand new pairs.
The spots on these are big and quite fun. The stocking of sheer variety. Problems occurred later in the day when they got a bit tighter around the stomach region and they fell a bit.
News from China
Good news from China! I got some more tights!! Woo hoo!
I ordered many pairs of tights from a well known internet site and have finally received one batch. They are a collection of sheer tights in various patterns. They seemed on the smaller side and needed a bit of stretching to feel comfortable, so much stretching I thought it would be my last. There was a lot of pulling up which is never a pretty sight and again adds to the possibilty of hole making.
I like them, no I do like them, but I am a sucker for the price and all those patterns!
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!