Light as a feather
As light as a feather. This is Ballerina 135, a light weight hosiery, just right for me when the weather isn’t quite cold but chilly enough. I needed a bit of glamour that day too so these were perfect. A grid base with a side pattern and garter effect of a swirl flourish possibly flowery design.
Lara Wolford not Croft
This is Lara Wolford not Croft. So no utility belts here just a normal day of shopping.
Here and next I’m showing a couple of wolford tights. This is “Lara” a thick pair of hosiery in grey and a black tramline side stripe.
As always Wolford perform very well. The soft, cosy, comfortable feel was what I expected and got.
More of the natural look
Here is more of the natural look for you. Stop and Stare tattoo hosiery which I got from Mystockings. Great soft feel and a great design of dandelion musical notes. On viewing that post “Oh bejeezus, what a terrible out of focus picture!” Another multiple wear pair tho!
Extra note, remember I was a runner up winner in a recent competition with them. I’ve still got to show you what I decided to get so stay tuned!
More trailing flowers
More trailing flowers today. Rummaging around my hosiery collection I picked these up. Not worn since the beginnings of the blog. So far in the past they were that I nearly couldn’t find a post. Indeed they appeared before the twitter and instagram days. Ahhh a distant twinkle in my eye. When The blog only satisfied my own obsession with non black plain tights.
As you can see, a side pattern of trailing flowers. The original post called them trailing daisies and I still think they’re from Topshop. Just look at the bad photo of the original. Two phones later, my pictures hopefully are better.
Bacara 05 Gabriella
Bacara 05 by Gabriella today.
Here’s the straight on view,
So a spiral pattern throughout the leg broken up with geometric shapes along the side making an unusual and eye catching pattern.
They felt a bit scratchy when I put them on but I have been wearing some quite glamorous hosiery lately and the feeling wasn’t uncomfortable just different.
Ballerina 127, sorry for the lack of imaginative title but this post is a bit late and a bit late in the day too. Lots of pictures though to show off all the features.
So Ballerina hosiery 127 hold ups, in black sheer with a lacetops
a lovely floral and cross hatch pattern.
Followed by mock suspenders,
leading to a side pattern which is both on inside and outside leg and a garland knee pattern encircling the knee.
I had major problems with them falling down. Not sure if this was because they have been frozen or if due to adjustment to get the correct positioning that I over fuzzed the glue. My advice is to not use a wet paper towel to clean the glue but a wet sponge, as the better option.
Finally one last view
Happy Valentine’s Day
Happy Valentine’s Day, when it gets here on Sunday. Back to the traditional sexy, impress your other half garb today with these Ballerina brand hold ups bought from a wonderful shop called mystockings, please have a look at their things, I haven’t lately because it would mean adding to my hosiery mountain.
So Ballerina Noir Touch collection Art number 189 “Stunning black hold ups with faux suspender design. Delicate detailing around the top and down the side of the leg in red and black, giving the illusion of a zip running the full length of the leg.” As described by mystockings, don’t they sound luscious!
I have had a bit of a hosiery malfucntion today with this particular pair losing stickiness and falling down. Not sure if that was because of fluff or because of my short legs (I’m sure the mock suspender look isn’t supposed to start at the knee area) and therefore positioning of the holdup. They’re of a higher denier so possibly weight pulling them down?
Ballerina hosiery is part of one of my ongoing research projects to test the freezing theory. I’ve managed to have them in the freezer for an hour before wear for these. So far I’ve not laddered or holed these frozen tights but it might be because I’m handling with care.
Hidden gems is what I found in this pair of tights. Thought I’d put on a pair of nicely patterned diamond criss cross spot design and found a cave full of treasures.
A side pattern
and it’s floral too, and a garter effect top!
This garter top also zig zags so I have added a back view with it peeking out.
So a standard day turned out to be quite exciting in the end. 😀
Today’s tights of the day are from their Golden Line range by Fiore called Arletta. These are in graphite so dark grey. I feel the pattern doesn’t have the same dramatic effect in this colour and this denier (40), but comfortable all the same. The rose design is pretty without being too fussy, I suppose flowing flowers is a good base to start a side leg pattern.
This sideleg design of trailing roses was a pair from Topshop if memory serves me. The side pattern is a twist on the decorated back seam which makes for an unusual but effective look.