Hello everyone, I hope you all had a lovely start to the week! I told you all about my recent order of tights from What Katie Did and they have since arrived! I chose this outfit around the tights so I could talk about them and give you guys a mini review.
First of all, the two pairs of tights I ordered arrived quickly and safely packaged. They were wrapped up in tissue paper with care and tied with a blue satin ribbon, which made them feel like a luxurious present! The tights themselves are quite sheer and delicate so I will have to be extra careful with them to avoid snags! I don't want to go ruining an $18 dollar pair of pantyhose! The package included a postcard sized instruction sheet on how to care for the tights, noting that it is probably best to put on gloves when handling/putting on the stockings/tights to avoid snags. Talk about an extra step, but I followed this to a T by putting on some black rubber hair dying gloves before I slipped on the tights.
The tights do look like vintage stockings more than any I have ever worn before. They are more like fully fashioned stockings in that the legs are shaped like legs (with a foot and ankle shape) instead of the more common tube shaped tights of today. I really like how the seam connects to the heel with a traditional style triangle. Once I had them on the tights felt great, but I was still very nervous about snagging them. I will be wearing these with extreme care! What Katie Did also recommends storing these tights in the clear plastic bag they came in or some other non-snag bag.
My hair is finally long enough to wear milkmaid style braids on my head! I felt very European in this hairstyle and threw on my new Russian style scarf to go with the theme. I love the deep red color of this blouse from Target, even if it doesn't have the worlds best fit for me. It has a lot of ease in the waist, and sadly so does this skirt! I finished making this black pencil skirt this weekend, but sadly I will have to take it in some more because it is a bit too large.
As for this coat, which is my dream coat--except that the fur is indeed real. When I bought this coat years ago, I hadn't fully formed my opinion on fur, and now I would never buy "new" fur like I did when I purchased this coat. It was really inexpensive at a super lux TJ Max in Hollywood and I had just graduated high school (and therefore had graduation money burning a hole in my pocket). Nothing can excuse supporting the fur industry by buying this coat, I know that now and yet...I still love this coat. It is just so beautiful and fits so perfectly well. I know I will never buy fur again. I still love the luxurious and vintage look of fur, but I have since and will continue to buy/make faux fur pieces instead. Even though I adore this coat, I cannot wear it without thinking about the fox. Which means I don't wear it very often. I have even more mixed feelings about vintage fur, as buying vintage fur no longer supports the fur industry. I still don't think I could buy real fur again, even if it was vintage. How do you guys feel about vintage fur?
|Coat: TJ Max|
Skirt: Made by me
Earrings and brooch: Vintage (etsy)
Hair combs: Made by me
Tights: What Katie Did
Scarf: Charming Charlie
A note: Everything featured in this post was bought by me, nothing was provided for review and the options are completely my own!