A few of my New Year’s Resolutions…
- To listen to Radio 4 more. I’m having Fearne Cotton withdrawal symptoms on my drive to work, but I know a little bit more about benefit cuts, the United States foreign policy and what’s going on in Korea. Please can someone invite me to a dinner party soon so that I can show off these nuggets of information.
- To stop drinking Diet Coke. I am addicted and I’m sure it gives me heart palpitations. (Dear Coca-Cola lawyers… I’m merely speculating, obviously).
- To invest in well-made clothing that doesn’t fall apart after one wash.
Now, don’t be thinking that the last one will result in an absence of purse-friendly clothes on the blog. I hope you know by now that one of my main objectives is to bring affordable fashion to women who usually have to fork out more than most.
But let’s take tights for example. As someone who wears waaaay more skirts and dresses than trousers or jeans, I spend a lot of money on tights. Particularly when they seem to bobble up in the wash or snag on my engagement ring/ knobbly toes.
Enter My Tights and their extensive range for the Extra Tall. I’ve blogged about this company before, and though their tights are a little pricier than the 3-packs you get in the supermarket, they build hoisery that lasts.
Here are two staples that will see you through this winter… and beyond…
Transparenze Gennifer Merino Wool Tights, £12.90
Through the colder months, I live in black tights and boots at work, and these woolly wonders, with their slightly thicker-than-average knit provide a bit more warmth and texture than your usual pair, without adding bulk to your legs.
One thing I would note is that these are better for the shorter end of the leggy spectrum. There’s not much give in them if — like me– you’re over 5’11.
Falke Pure Matt 20 Tights, £12
Alas, I’m getting to the age where it’s too chilly to go bare-legged on a night out. And if nude tights are good enough for royal leggy lovely Kate Middleton, then they’re acceptable for us mere mortals too. (Speaking of the K-meister –have you seen the monstrosity that is her first official portrait? Very disappointed).
I LOVE Falkes tights. I’ve had a pair of the black ones for a year now, wear them every week, and they still look brand new. These are thick enough to keep you toasty and hide any skin blemishes, and with a teeny bit of shine that draws attention to your best assets without making you look like a Moulin Rouge showgirl.
Plus they are the perfect length for us tall girlies; I’m 6ft and still had some stretch left. Well worth the investment.
Anyone else found any pretty tights of late? Just because the sun’s not shining, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be showing off those 36 inch (and upwards) pins girlies….