Well today's challenge was velvet and lace - I wish I had been a bit more organised as I do really want to make a lace tunic dress! It's on my list for this month. Instead I wore lace stockings and velvet shoes.
I love the colour of these purple stockings but they slip down - gah! I HATE that - but turns out if you add the lace ones over top, it will hold up the slipping down purple stockings - win. Plus one of the ladies at work thought I was totally rocking the "two pairs of tights" look.
I teamed it with my tropical dress and a cardy as its getting mighty cold here in Wellington! So you may notice a box in the picture with me - I sort of forgot it was there, but it is actually kind of exciting. I bought an organiser to put all my fabrics and crafty bits in - at the moment our couch kind of looks a little like its being engulfed by some kind of fabric monster. Soon it will all look spiffy in my new organiser. I promise I'll post a photo.
This cuff is my one and only purchase from Forever 21 - to the best of my knowledge there aren't any Forever 21 stores in New Zealand (unless there is one hiding somewhere in Auckland?) so when I saw one in Kuala Lumpur I thought I'd check out what all the fuss was about. To be honest, I didn't think much of the clothes, but the accessories were fun. I really do love this wrist cuff - I also love pink and purple together.
Finally - my zebra print ring from the lovely Curtise!
Shoes - Op Shopped
Purple Tights - Shanton
Lacy Tights - Equipt
Dress - Made By Me
Necklace - Clothes Swap
Brooch - Vintage, from my Mum
Cuff - Forever 21, Kuala Lumpur
Ring - Curtise
Also I have to say thanks so much for all your positive feedback on my Sailor Moon skirt - I appreciate your kind words so much! I promise I'll post a detailed shot of the fabric very soon.
Those tights look amazing! I use the under wear over the top trick to keep mine up! xx
The tights look great. I love wearing lace tights over coloured ones. That cuff is cute.
I've never thought of wearing 2 pairs of tights at the same time! I love the lacey ones. I do hate how tights slip down & I spend all day trying to hike them back up! Love that frock as well. We have Forever 21 here & I can't say that it does much for me. I find their colour range is always so beige & neutral. Pretty but just not my thing I guess! Xx
Now that is a very good idea! Double-bagging from Desiree, now double-tighting from Trees!
Lovely shoes, and I am liking the print on your skirt very much too.
Forever 21 is not on my radar at all, though I believe stores do exist in the UK. I don't think I'm the demographic they are aiming for, somehow! xxxx
I just love that dress so much. I think I already told you that but it's true.
Nice stockings. I need more stockings- I only have black ones and I'm getting a little bored.
I have yet to try a pair of lace tights! I must get on it! I HATE when tights slip down though so so annoying!
i literally own four outfits. i don't know how you keep coming up with these ensembles! <3
Yay,double tighting it totally does it for me!I usually do it with fishnets!I loathe tights that need to be poulled up all the time,so often I wear girdles overe the top..trimming and tight-holding-up tricksy!
Velvet and lace...yeah,always a winning combination!
The ring is gorgeous (hurrah Curtise!) and the cuff is funky!I'm pretty sure we don't have a Froever 21 anywhere here,doesn't appeal to me anyways!But ifd there's fun accessories,I might check them out when I'm in the States NEXT MONTH!
OK - Helga rocks it and you rock it - I MUST try double tights! I love the lace over the purple - and the pink/purple cuff is fab! Sarah xxx
I'm a hue fan of the double tights thing, too. Coloured under fishnet or lace or coloured opaques worn together to intensify the colour. Love your skirt and Forever 21 bangle. xxx
I really like your tights!
Amazing outfit! I love the double stockings idea - I think I'm going to have to try it, and my fav yellow stockings have started slipping down a little. I love the print on your dress, I love your shoes & I love those accessories!
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