Monday, December 29, 2014

Interview with Hayley of Me, You, & Hayley Larue

Hello Everyone,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday season so far, and are looking forward to the new year.  Today I am pleased to announce another interview this time with the lovely Hayley of the blog Me, You, & Hayley Larue.  She was kind enough to send me a few photos showing how she styles hosiery with her outfits.  I must say I love everyone one of them!  I really think the tights complete the outfits and provide a nice flawless look!  They go so well with the great shoes she is wearing as well.

















On to the interview:




1. How often do you wear pantyhose/tights and do you wear them year round?
I don't wear tights year round, because I live in Southern California, so we don't often get cold weather. Our cold weather starts towards the end of December, so right now is the perfect time for me to be wearing them! However, I wear leggings almost all the time. They're my favorite!

2. How many pairs do you currently have in your collection?
I have at least 15 pairs of tights, I believe.

3. What is your favorite pair that you own and pair you wear most often?
My favorite pair that I own are my dark gray tights from Forever 21. They are so comfortable, and I can't even count how many outfits I have been able to pair them with!

4. What is your favorite hosiery brand(s) and why?
I get almost all of my tights from Forever 21, even thought it's not their specialty, they are the most comfortable, and they have such a wide variety. Now if we're talking leggings, I'm all about wearing Lulu Lemon

5. Do you keep a spare pair with you in case of getting a run?
I don't keep an extra spare of tights with me, only because I don't wear them too often, and I also never really have issues with getting a run in them. The ones I get are pretty thick, too. Although, when I was a competitive dancer, I had at least 3 spare pairs of tights with me, and they were super thin, because they were nylons. I had so many quick changes at competitions, that I would ruin so many of them because of how quick I had to put them on. So in that case, a spare pair was critical.

6. How do you like to style your hosiery with your outfits? Any advice for others on how to style them?
I love wearing my tights with dresses, mainly. But I also wear them with skirts and shorts. On my blog, though, you will see me wear them with dresses the most. 

7. What are your thoughts on the trend of bare legs that seems to be so widespread?
 I actually love the bare-legged trend! I wouldn't say it's a trend, though, I would say wearing tights is more of a trend. I very rarely see people wearing tights around LA and Orange County, but leggings are very popular around here. I would say leggings are more popular around here, because we love wearing sandals, and leggings cut off at the ankles. 

8. What are your thoughts about pantyhose/tights being worn by both men and women? There are even hosiery brands like Emilio Cavallini which make tights for men with barbed wire, and even skulls on them. Also French hosiery manufacturer Gerbe, made some with a fly opening. What are your thoughts on this new trend in tights and legwear?
I actually have never seen men wear tights just out and about, I've only seen it in ballet… But even in ballet, men don't always wear tights, they wear leggings at times, as well. But if it became a bigger trend around here, I'd support it!

9. If a person said that they thought pantyhose were hot, itchy and uncomfortable what would you say to them?
 I've only even thought nylons, or tights that I would wear for dance competitions were uncomfortable, because they were so tight at the top. Most of what we wore were two pieces, so we had to fold them down pretty low, and that just made it even more uncomfortable! Fashionable tights, are way different, i think. They're much more comfortable… But if there was a pair I loved and they were uncomfortable, I would still wear them. I sacrifice my feet for heels, because they look good, so I'd sacrifice for a good pair of tights! :)
Hope everyone enjoyed the post,
J

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Interview with Elisabet of A Curly Style

Greetings everyone,

It is time for me to post another interview this time with Elisabet of the blog A Curly Style.  She is from Spain, and has a great elegant style!  I love all three outfits, and the first one I feel is very classy and elegant and the way she styles the black hosiery with her outfit is fantastic!  The second one is great since the black tights really go well with the shorts!  I really love the third outfit since the use of the skintone hosiery is very classy, and completes the outfit well!






1. How long have you been wearing pantyhose/tights? Since I was a kid: I've always loved wearing skirts and dresses and pair them with tights. 

2. How often do you wear pantyhose/tights and do you wear them year round? Hmmm at least twice a week, but it depends on the weather and on my mood. 

3. How many pairs do you currently have in your collection? Around 10, but not sure.

4. What is your favorite pair that you own? Black and long ones, a bit transparent.

5. What is your go to pair that you wear most often? Black and matte ones: they match with everything. 

6. What is your favorite hosiery brand(s)? Calzedonia is my favorite one.

7. Do you keep a spare pair with you in case of getting a run? Yes, sure! I hate not having one pair when I want to wear them... Specially when I'm planning to go out. 

Do you prefer:

8. Matte or shiny? Matte always.
9. Patterns or Plain hosiery? Plain, more elegant.
10. Skintone shades or other colors? Skintone, black or brown.
11. Opaque or sheer? It depends... but usually opaque.
12. Control Top or Sheer to Waist? Control Top
13. Compression or No Compression? Usually No compression.

14. What are your thoughts about pantyhose/tights being worn by both men and women? There are even hosiery brands like Emilio Cavallini which make tights for men with barbed wire, and even skulls on them. Also French hosiery manufacturer Gerbe, made some with a fly opening. What are your thoughts on this new trend in tights and leg wear? 

I'm very classy for tights so I don't really like them being worn by men... Also I'm not very into modern printed tights: I think I would never wear tights with skulls on them.
 15. Being that you live in Spain, do you notice if women in your area tend to go bare legged or do they wear hosiery? On spring-summer we never wear tights, but on winter or during cold day on autumn we always do.

16. If someone who knew nothing about pantyhose/tights came to you looking for advice on 5-10 pairs to get, what would you recommend to them? Something for going out, and also something for work. Always have black and matte tights to wear with short dresses, skirts or shorts, at least two; black but sheer tights to wear them with heels to go out for a more elegant look; skintone tights but not shinny ones; it's important not to wear them with very short dresses/skirts because it can look cheap. Brown and matte tights. And maybe some more funny tights but always classy and elegant.

17. If a person said that they thought pantyhose were hot, itchy and uncomfortable what would you say to them? They can be hot and uncomfortable, but just if you don't get your size or you choose a bad brand. I have always worn tights and I don't have any of those problems. Of course, wearing them when it is too warm it's not the best idea ;)

18.  What do you think are the positives and negatives of wearing pantyhose/tights if any? You can wear skirts, shorts and dresses when it's cold and the good ones can make you look thinner and more slender. The negatives ones... if you break them (which is, in most of the cases, very easy) it looks very bad, very sloppy.

19.  What advice do you have for other females on how to style their pantyhose/tights? How do you style them? Very classy, elegant... It's better to  wear it always like that. 



20.  How did you get into wearing pantyhose/tights? Because my mother has always worn them and I got used to wear them when I was a kid. 


I hope everyone enjoyed the post!


J

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Interview with Patrioro from El Armario de Una ShopAddict

 Hello Everyone,

Today I am pleased to announce another interview, this time with the lovely Patrioro from the blog El Armario de Una ShopAddict.  I love her style and was so pleased that she agreed to do an interview.  She sent me a few photos showing how she styles hosiery with her outfits.  I love all of these outfits as they really showcase a wide range of options on how to style hosiery with your outfits.  She styles black tights and also styles skintone shades which is something that I think is important to show as some people might feel skintone shades are outdated and no longer in style.  But from the photos here, I think it is clearly evident at how nice they can really look on the legs.



















1. How long have you been wearing pantyhose/tights? I always wear Pantyhose when i was 14 years old( because before I wear leotards) , tighs only if some shoe is rubbing me
2. How often do you wear pantyhose/tights and do you wear them year round?when it´s cold or when my legs are so white and then i wear a little broce pantyhose
3. How many pairs do you currently have in your collection? I think 20 more or less
4. What is your favorite pair that you own? black classic
5. What is your go to pair that you wear most often? black opaque
6. What is your favorite hosiery brand(s)? Calzedonia
7. Do you keep a spare pair with you in case of getting a run? No, I usually forget it

Do you prefer:
8. Matte or shiny? matte
9. Patterns or Plain hosiery?Patterns
10. Skintone shades or other colors? other colors( black)
11. Opaque or sheer? Opaque
12. Control top or Sheer to Waist? Sheer to waist
13. Compression or No Compression? No compression

13. What are your thoughts about pantyhose/tights being worn by both men and women? There are even hosiery brands like Emilio Cavallini which make tights for men with barbed wire, and even skulls on them. Also French hosiery manufacturer Gerbe, made some with a fly opening. What are your thoughts on this new trend in tights and legwear?
I find it sexy pantyhose in women but this trend in men I dont like anything.
14. Being that you live in Spain do you notice if women in your area tend to go bare legged or do they wear hosiery?
In my area, It´s very cold and almost all year it is impossible to not wear pantyhose but in south or islands´of the country the weather is better and it is possible to spend more time bare legged.

15. If someone who knew nothing about pantyhose/tights came to you looking for advice on 5-10 pairs to get, what would you recommend to them? Something for going out, and also something for work.
I recomended wear pantyhose all year except in summer when weather is good for look tan in summer
16. If a person said that they thought pantyhose were hot, itchy and uncomfortable what would you say to them? 
I'd Tell this person to try several brands as there are some that are itchy, and some that are soft and comfortable.
17.  What do you think are the positives and negatives of wearing pantyhose/tights if any? Makes the shape of the legs more beautiful but something brands are uncomfortable.
18.  What advice do you have for other females on how to style their pantyhose/tights? How do you style them?
some pantyhose can completely change a look and make it more stylish and original, colour and style of dress is very important for choosing the kind of pantyhose you will wear, for elegant look it is better black non opaque and for day to day more opaque is more functional.
19.  How did you get into wearing pantyhose/tights?
my mother bought me my first pair and since then I love wearing them.


Now that you have seen how someone else styles their hosiery, why not show how you style your hosiery.  This is the first link up on this blog where people show how they style hosiery with their outfits.  It will be a weekly link up as it is always nice to see new ways to style hosiery with your outfits!


Hope you enjoyed the post,


J


Monday, December 15, 2014

Interview with Lourdes from Mi Vestido Azul


 Hello Everyone,

Tonight I am pleased to announce another interview with Lourdes of the blog Mi Vestido Azul.  I really like her style and think she does a great job at putting together outfits.  She sent me a few photos showing how she styles hosiery with her outfits, and I must say I really love the first two photos as you can hardly tell she is wearing any hosiery at all.  For me I think it really completes the outfit and pulls everything together!  I also like the black tights as well since they are a great option on almost any occasion!









1. How long have you been wearing pantyhose / tights?
I usually wear stockings, pantyhose do not like very much, I find a little uncomfortable. Since childhood my mother taught me that you had to wear tights because more stylized legs.

2. How often do you wear pantyhose / tights and what you wear all year?
I use half almost throughout the year. The summer months do not wear tights because I like to wear skin and boast outdoor tanning. In fall / winter I usually use thicker than the rest of the year tights.

3. How many pairs do you currently have in your collection?
I have an obsession for wearing black stockings. It may certainly be in my closet about 6 types of black tights: with spots, golden studs, grid, lace, etc. I also use colored tights and brown, navy or purple.

4. What is your favorite pair of your property?
My favorite are some black tights with small golden studs.

5. What is your go to pair that you wear most often?
I usually use black pantyhose/tights almost daily for my dress to go to work because I usually wear dresses or suits jacket.

6. What is your favorite brand of hosiery (s)?
Certainly Marie Claire, have a great quality and very good value for money.


Do you prefer:
8. Matte or glossy? matte
9. Patterns or plain hosiery? Patterns
10. Skintone tones or other colors? other colors
11. Opaque or pure? opaque


12. What are your thoughts on pantyhose / tights being used by both men and women? There are even brands like Emilio Cavallini hosiery making stockings for men with barbed wire, and even skulls on them. French hosiery manufacturer also Gerbe, made some with an opening fly. What are your thoughts on this new trend in stockings and hosiery?
I personally believe that the tights are not very successful for man. Do not know any male person around me to buy tights. Maybe if you wear tights are cyclists, but do not know about this topic.

13. Being who lives in Spain Do you realize if the women in your area tend to go bare legged or do they wear pantyhose/tights?
The Spanish women usually wear pantyhose, some even in summer.

14. In Spain, what is the proper protocol for wearing pantyhose / tights? For example in the workplace, out on the town, weddings, etc. Here in the United States have taken over bare legs and even in the workplace is normal for most women who go without socks of any kind.
In Spain women often wear pantyhose for work. On special occasions, such as weddings, etc, often go without pantyhose.

15. If someone who knew nothing about pantyhose / tights came to you for advice about 5-10 pairs to achieve, what do you recommend them? Something to go out, and also something for work.
My recommendation is to wear pantyhose forever, except in the summer when it's warmer. I think the tights stylized legs and look nicer and hides cellulite and blemishes.

16. What do you think are the positive and negative aspects of wearing pantyhose / tights in your opinion?
The advantages are: are aesthetically beautiful and conceal imperfections.
Disadvantages: may cause irritation of the feet.

17. What advice would you give to other women about how to style her pantyhose / tights? How you style them?
That averages buy according to their dress and with whom they feel comfortable. If you do not like the reasons, opting to buy stockings of solid colors.

18. How did you get in wearing pantyhose / tights?
Since childhood my mother taught me to wear tights with dresses and skirts. I guess the habit of doing and what we are taught in childhood.


Hope you enjoyed the post,

J


Time for some Tights!

Hello Everyone,

I finally am updating my outfit posts from the weekend and showing what hosiery I wore.

The first pair is the Oroblu Diamonds tights which I love!  I wore them on Wednesday, and made sure to wash them so I could wear them again on Saturday.  I love the way they make my legs look and shine so much!  These would be great for the holiday season, or even a special occasion as they make the legs look like a million bucks.  I went to Nordstrom, and got three more pairs which I will be wearing soon and posting photos of on the blog!




Next up is the new Wolford Tilla tights I recently got.  I wore this pair out on Sunday.  I love the pattern so very much as I did not have anything like it before.  I also love they way they look on my legs and love the contrast between the nude and the black!  







 This is the pair I wore this evening, my Trasparenze Australia tights. I love the four different patterns on the legs so very much. 







Have a good one,

J

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Interview with Sara of 7-Sevendays

Hello Everyone,

I am pleased to announce another interview this time with Sara of the blog 7-Sevendays.  Sara Lives in Italy and I think she has a really great style, and puts together wonderful outfits.  I love how she is able to incorporate hosiery into her outfits as well.  She kindly sent me a few photos showing how she styles hosiery with her outfits, and I must say I love all the colors and patterns!!  I think they really make the outfits fun and exciting!
















here are the questions

1. How long have you been wearing pantyhose/tights?

Actually is not so much time. I think four or five years. When I was a kid I totally hated tights. Maybe my high has always been a problem my...1.80 you know when you pull...but there is no more fabric?! Then I found out that with thicker tights i could pull more...and I became addicted. I think they can literally twist your outfit.
2. How often do you wear pantyhose/tights/Knee highs and do you wear them year round?

I wear them once or twice per week from the period september-april, unfortunately I still wear a lot trousers even if I love myself with tights on.

3. How many pairs do you currently have in your collection?

around ten crazy pairs...and hundred of basics...I mean the very transparent ones...with those ones i still break one pair every time.

4. What is your favorite pair that you own?

I think my favorite is beige color full of flowers at the back.
5. What is your go to pair that you wear most often?

the ones I wear more often are totally black with a stripe of glitter at the back. But now that i am thinking the laced ones as well.

6. What is your favorite hosiery brand(s)?

It is absolutely Calzedonia, even if I love Sisi too.

7. Do you keep a spare pair with you in case of getting a run?

I have spare new pairs at home...but when I go out I am so clever that i always forget them home.Just in case I break them, I trust in the rocky version with the holes. Yeah.

Do you prefer:
8. Matte or shiny?

Matte...but if I think longer I could change my mind :-)

9. Patterns or Plain hosiery?

That's hard!!!! Actually I always fall in love with patterns, but in the end I think plain is better.

10. Skintone shades or other colors?

that's absolutely other colours...I think that skin tone is the one I like less.
11. Opaque or sheer?

Opaque

12. What are your thoughts about pantyhose/tights being worn by both men and women? There are even hosiery brands like Emilio Cavallini which make tights for men with barbed wire, and even skulls on them. Also French hosiery manufacturer Gerbe, made some with a fly opening. What are your thoughts on this new trend in tights and legwear?

seriously...wow i didn't know it. Why not?! Actually in my town Feltre boys wear them for a medieval revival: palio, so for one week per year I see so many guys in tights...they are cute, one leg in one color the other in another.

13. Being that you live in Italy do you notice if women in your area tend to go bare legged or do they wear hosiery?

actually they don't go out with bare legs...but mostly they use the basics. Skintone or black

14. If someone who knew nothing about pantyhose/tights came to you looking for advice on 5-10 pairs to get, what would you recommend to them? Something for going out, and also something for work.

the first pair will be a black laced...my cousin is half german so she has always bare legs but I made her addicted to the dark lace...actually SHE bought me my first pair. Then I'll recommend a burgundy...its not a crazy color but it has personality. Then I will recommend a plain black...perfect for anything. Than to go out I love the ones that are decorated pretending to be a hold-ups...maybe cause all my real hold ups fall down :-( and then a crazy one so or a shocking color, or a crazy pattern or the one decorated at the back (my favorite)

15. If a person said that they thought pantyhose were hot, itchy and uncomfortable what would you say to them?

I will say that I thought the same at the beginning. So to start I recommend a thick pair that usually is softer and it's like a pair of trousers. I totally suggest NOT to wear them under long trousers...that's itchy!!! It like I don't feel my legs anymore.

16.  What do you think are the positives and negatives of wearing pantyhose/tights if any?

positive: with one touch and few euros...or dollars or whatever they give a twist to the outfit. Than its really feminine. And they inspire you...I always start from the tights...I would like to wear those blue pair...and then I start to play with clothes.

17.  What advice do you have for other females on how to style their pantyhose/tights? How do you style them?

I think I have already answer in the 16...anyway think big...I mean with tights you can also wear in winter those pair of shorts that firstly you used just in summer...
18.  How did you get into wearing pantyhose/tights?

At the beginning I had no ones than for one b-day I asked my cousin to buy me a bunch...and now I am addicted!!!!!!!!!!!!


Hope you enjoyed the post,

J