Stockings and garter belt before the cold begins – Vintage Aristoc

September 21, 2015 under Vintage

Yesterday I saw some red leaves on my neighbour’s tree and realized that for the whole summer I only wore pantyhose and no stockings. So I decided not to wait and make this day special. For no specific reason, I felt that it’s time to open that pair that I carried on so many trips in my suitcase and never managed somehow to find the right evening to actually put on.

I put on a new garter belt, some D&G perfume, and opened a pair that I had already intended to try for a few years – vintage Aristoc stockings sent to me by a fan. The shade was Brandy Snap. Just reading the name of the shade made me feel as if I was part of the Hemingway’s novel.

For my whole night out, these stockings were extremely durable and still look flawless. They have no seam on the leg, but there is a seam running from toe to ankle. However, they are not at all stretchy since they are made of 100% nylon and it was a little tricky for me in the restaurant to sit down and get up without worrying that my garter belt may go undone. Luckily for me, this garter belt turned out to be actually good quality and held on strong for the whole evening.

vintage English hosiery

vintage English hosiery

Aristoc vintage sheer stockings with Shareen micromesh seamfree

Aristoc vintage sheer stockings with reinforced heel and toe

I would like to thank a gentleman named James for sending me this pair of stockings as a gift. He is probably completely not expecting me to blog about it since it’s been a while, but he’s welcome to contact me for more photos.

In case you are wondering, Aristoc is a well-established brand from England and these stockings are made in England. They are advertised as sheer, stretchy, seamfree, and made of micromesh. They also had an insert in the package with washing instructions saying the following: “Remove rings and wash stockings by hand, squeezing gently in warm  lather, then rinse thoroughly. Dry by hanging from toes, avoiding all artificial heat. Stockings should be washed by themselves, and when wet must not be in contact with other garments as cross-staining may result.”

Vintage Nylon Briefs and Pantyhose Pack

September 5, 2015 under Vintage

Vintage One Size Valu-Pak 2 in 1 matching set Pantyhose and Nylon BriefsAs many of you may know, I love to try different brands including vintage ones. A friend of mine has a huge stash that I am trying to sell for her and part of it I keep for myself.

Here’s an example of something I’ve never seen before on the market. There is a value pack, 2 in 1, containing pantyhose and matching nylon panties. Who on earth would wear nylon panties without any cotton? I guess I see why this idea didn’t catch on.

Based on the illustration panties and pantyhose are to be worn separately. I can’t really imagine why someone would combine the two given that both are made out of the same material. On top of this all, both items claim to be one size fit all.

For me this is just really bizarre, so I can’t resist but blog about it. I uploaded both pairs on eBay that I had and they both sold right away.

Striped pantyhose from Victoria Secret

August 25, 2015 under Brands

victoria secret striped pantyhoseOne of my fans got me a pair of these striped pantyhose to try. I wore it before only with shorts and flats as a casual look, but a few days ago I decided to wear it out to a restaurant with high heels and a black dress.

These pantyhose were very comfortable and durable, I am quite impressed with the quality. This is my 2nd time trying Victoria Secret hosiery.

Eventually I came to a conclusion that this pattern looks better with casual wear, but it was a nice experiment anyway.

What is your opinion, can stripes ever be worn with an evening dress?

Are knee socks sexy?

August 13, 2015 under News

As I was browsing some articles, I came across one of those “10 things lists” about what men find sexy. So knee socks were listed (and obviously pantyhose wasn’t mentioned at all) as an accessory that is wildly attractive because it feeds the fantasy of the good girl gone bad. It is a staple accessory of a school girl.

So I want to ask you, what do you say, are knee socks sexy or not?

I personally thing that pantyhose is way sexier because it is something that I associate with a fully grown and classy woman. Knee socks to me are more for school girls and for me this is about children or child wannabe.

Thanks to my parents, I ended up actually going to a Catholic high school and I absolutely hated the uniform. I wore mostly pantyhose, but during hot summer days I’d pull up my knee socks to make them look like over knees and got in a lot of trouble for that.

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My Challenges with Nutrition

July 28, 2015 under What to Avoid

Alice in Wonderland over knee socksHow many of you actually wonder if your diet is balanced? Recently I was surprised to find out that Health Canada covers consultations with nutritionists. I got a phone call from a nice lady who answered my questions and sent me some information in the mail.

So I tracked my intake for a few days and to my surprise I realized that I am eating enough of everything, except for grains. I only manage to eat about half the grain products (bread, rice, etc.) of what I actually require.

This makes me wonder why this is important. I used to think that eating less bread was a good thing, but now I am not so sure. If anybody can explain to me why we need grain products to begin with, I’d be happy to know.

P.S. Contrary to the image here for illustration, I wanted to say that I actually have complete apathy for sugar. I enjoy a little bit of good cake at celebrations and an odd chocolate truffle with tea, but sweets have never been of much interest to me.

A glimpse of white sheer pantyhose at Calgary Stampede

July 15, 2015 under News
white pantyhose at the stampede

Yes, it’s blurry, sorry about that!

Finally, July is here and I got to experience the best thing in Calgary – the Stampede! I finally felt like this city has a spirit when I saw so many people in cowboy hats and cowboy boots. I have a pair of boots like that myself, but I’d never think to wear them in July because of the heat.

No pantyhose there though. None at all. However, I managed to see one beautiful girl at the indoor exhibit dressed in a nice outfit and off white pantyhose. She allowed me to take a photo. Sadly, the photo came out blurry, so that’s why I shrunk it so much.

I had a really good time there. The most exciting part was the agriculture pavilion. I got to see a lot of purebred horses and some different breeds of cattle.

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My Facebook got shut down again

July 7, 2015 under News

Hi Friends, I thought to update you, again I am having issues with Facebook.

At some point it asked me to confirm who I am at least 5 consecutive times on the same day. Then they sent me a security code to enter, but my cell changed since I moved, and thus I can’t retrieve that text message.

Looks like I may have to start all over again with Facebook.

New Update: I just tried to log in and it says that my account is deleted. So sad, I have to start again!

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Massage with Pantyhose On

June 16, 2015 under News

Do you really need to take off your pantyhose when getting a full body massage?

feet in beverly pantyhoseI booked a massage session and I somehow thought it was just for the back, but it turned out to be a full body massage session.

I asked if I can keep my pantyhose on (didn’t have a way to guarantee that I’ll put that backseam straight again when I get dressed to go out) and my masseuse said “yes”.

Turned out, she massaged my legs too through pantyhose! I wonder if this would be harder on her behalf, but it felt really nice for me. I had a very relaxing experience.

In case you are wondering, these pantyhose were Beverly by Fiore, faux stockings imitation.

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OMSA makes seamless pantyhose!

April 23, 2015 under Brands

omsa 20 den seamless superlativa pantyhoseI ordered just a few pairs of OMSA SuperLativa 20 and I only now realized that in fact these are seamless!

I opened a package and gasped with excitement when I saw that there is no seam on the stomach and on the bum.

Now I am hoping to get my hands on more, because the only ones I had I uploaded to eBay and they sold immediately. Now I am checking my supplier and they are out of this style.


Review of Victoria Secret Pantyhose with Pearls and Rhinestone Backseam

March 31, 2015 under Brands

Victoria secret rhinestone and pearl pantyhoseThese were sent to me by a fan from Vancouver Island. I never tried Victoria Secret pantyhose before that! This specific style I wore a couple of times already and they are quite durable.

Here’s a photo taken at the airport. I wore these on my flight from Las Vegas. Let’s just say I looked glamorous, but after sitting for a long time on these pearls, I felt that they were cutting into my skin. So these are better to wear when not much sitting is involved.

These are not too sheer, they feel more like 30 den. There is a cotton gusset, shadow toe, and they are sheer to waist. The fit is good and there is no sagging or falling. There are rhinestones and pearls arranged in the shape of a backseam.

Now Calgary is getting a little warmer, so I can actually wear styles like this outside with nice heels.