Posts Tagged ‘tights’

This tent er, dress is a current fave. For obvious reasons.


LHR sent me some amazing goodies for Christmas, including these pretty pale aqua net tights. Not wanting to reveal too much, I decided to layer them over a pair of opaque tights in the same shade as my new (!) Kate Spade shoes. I snagged the latter in the sale at Holt’s– they were tucked away in the back, rather than out on the rack, so when the salesgirl said, “Why don’t you try a size 7?” and I said, “There isn’t one” and she said, “There’s a pair in the back” I thought to myself, “SOLD!”


 The necklaces are made by a former student of mine who goes by the name of Pikay Creations.
I love her work and you can find her on etsy, if you do, too.


The fancy cocktail ring (cockatoo ring?) is from Target.

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Happy New Year!

Nope, I haven’t been going naked, I’ve just been too lazy to snap pix. Here is a fun outfit I wore to cheer myself up in the face of the return to work this past week; I love the chance to wear polka-dots, and if I can mix in a floral it’s even better! It’s cobbled together from a couple of nifty little sale items I snagged at Anthro.


Blazer: H&M
Necklace Pendant & Dress: Anthropologie
Tights: Hue (gift from Santa!)
Shoes: Le Chateau


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YYZ: Wake Up, Little Suzy!

I am one of those people who require TOTAL DARKNESS in order to be able to sleep (at night– strangely, I can nap happily in the middle of the day…).  Our new alarm clock* has a truly wondrous feature: dimmable display. I can hit a (very tiny and hard-to-find) button on the top of the clock and the digital display dims, becoming up to 2/3 less bright.**

Sometimes, however, I forget to hit the dimmer switch before I go to sleep. When I do, I am often awakened by a blinding light in the middle of the night.***  Once I realize that, no, the insanely intense glare does not mean that I am about to have a close encounter of the fourth kind, I have to reach over and — by feel– locate the very-tiny-hard-to-find dimmer-thingie.

Also a feature on the fancy new clock is a time zone setting, designed to respond to the changes to and from Daylight Saving Time; once you have selected the correct time zone, the clock makes the switch automatically on the appropriate date.  Helpful feature, non?  The button for adjusting the time zone is the very same size and located perilously close to the very-tiny-hard-to-find dimmer switch.
(Can you see where this is going?)

This morning, I awoke feeling miffed that P and her sibs were up well before the alarm. I kicked them out, closed the door and fell back into bed for the final hour of my beloved sleep.

When the alarm went off, M said, “Is that clock right?”
“Yep– 5:30, same as always,” I stated with confidence. The kind of confidence a woman who owns a fancy, foolproof new alarm clock might have…
“Hmm. My watch says 6:30,” says the man-who-can-be-ready-and-out-the-door-in-under-five-minutes. The man who does not have three cats to feed, three litter boxes to change, hair that needs styling, clothes that need ironing, etc, etc.

Galvanized by horror, I shaved 40 minutes off my morning routine.
How, I will never know.

Dress & Belt: Femme de Carriere
Brown Tights: Gift from LHR
Shoes: Tahari
Brown Zipper Flower: made by me 🙂

*A few months back, I cleverly managed to pour an entire cup of coffee pretty much right into the old one.

**Have I mentioned how inspired this feature is?  Why don’t the streetlights outside our house have it?!

***This is where LHR and M will pipe up about the fact that I am a freakishly light sleeper.

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YYZ: I Don’t Like Mondays

…not even when they fall on a Tuesday.
So:  grey mood, grey weather, grey outfit.
(Grey roots. Ahem.)

Dress & Baubly Bracelets: H&M
Tights: Firenze, maybe?
Shoes: Tahari
Tail: Gordon

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LHR: Love is in the Air

It’s  the eve of St. Valentine’s Day.  I feel it is therefore appropriate to share some love.

First off: Hetty Rose. I have been loving Hetty Rose for a few years now. I think I must have discovered her work on The Shop Floor Project. However, after a quick run  through the shop, I don’t think they stock her shoes. Oh well. I found her somewhere and I’ve been watching her work ever since. I keep looking for an excuse to buy her shoes. Still haven’t really found one to justify the price. Though, today I noticed that she is suggesting that she creates a hand made pair of shoes for one’s wedding. Hmmm. It seems that weddings really do give you an excuse to go crazy.

Champagne anyone?

Lace Covered Heels

Though, it was her vintage kimono shoes that first made me fall in love with the idea of a bespoke pair of shoe.. They’re unique, colourful and beautiful. I will admire from afar for now.

Is it Spring yet?

Secondly: Bebaroque by Mhairi McNicol & Chloe Patience. Go and explore their style gallery where some of our favourite bloggers are modeling Bebaroque tights in their favourite style.

I  too have splurged on a set of tights from Bebaroque as a present for both YYZ and yours truly. Here is a shot of me wearing my tights and one of YYZ. Now I must warn you before you run out and buy. If you wash them (which of course you will if you ever wear them), the print starts to fade. I was rather disappointed by the fading and that coupled with the fact my design had a seamline break in the design (you can see it in this post).  So, be sure you see the whole design before choosing.

Love the Louboutins too (could never wear)

Even so, I love their new collection and may just have to get myself another pair.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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All black again today, but with a 40s vibe.  A tribute to that long-lost, much celebrated creature, The Dame.

I have had this jacket for over ten years and the skirt for nearly as long. They are classics and, though they seemed pricey at the time, have turned out to be good investments. That’s why they are called “classics,” I suppose!  Without the belt, the jacket looked a bit meh, and I wanted to jazz it up so that it lived up to the vintage fur collar, so I decided the belt would give it a sort of 40s, peplum-ish look. I was not thrilled with it when I left the house (I tried and re-tried four different belts), but the reaction at work was crazy:
this outfit is a HIT!

I admit to being happy with having spiced up something pretty boring with fun accessories!
(If you clicked on the link above , you will know by now that, “The jackets are smart with other dresses, with separate skirts, sweaters, blouses!”)

Jacket and Skirt: Comrags
Vintage Brooch and Mink Collar: gifts/hand-me-downs from my mum
(This is the honeymoon collar! Thanks, Mum!)
Tights: Transparenze

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Another dress purchased for the holiday season but that I just could not wait to wear. Once again, I can dress it up, I can dress it down.  I know it breaks my “no more black” vow, but when you find out that I stumbled upon the Costa Blanca “family and friends” event and got the dress for 50% off, maybe you will forgive me. Oh, did I mention that, at 50% off, the dress cost $17.75?
I kid you not.

Now, that bargain deal is somewhat mitigated by the fact that, during said event, the store was not allowing customers to try things on in the changerooms
so I had to buy both the Small and the Medium
stupid store does not give refunds at the best of times– the most infuriating retail practice of all time, to be sure)
because I could not tell when trying them on over my clothes,
which was the better fit, but even at full price, this dress is a steal!
And, I figure I can have one for days when I feel a bit chubacious, and one for days when I feel less chubacious.

Dress: Costa Blanca
Turtleneck: H&M
Tights: Bébaroque (gift from LHR)
Shoes: Tahari
Zipper Flower Brooch: made by me

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