(Emilio Cavallini tights from Daffy's, Modern Vintage booties)
Patterned stockings are one of my favorite things. I wear them at least twice a week. I buy them for my mom and girlfriends. If I see a new and interesting pattern, I can't resist. For a few bucks, they're such a fun addition to your wardrobe. You can layer them over bright-colored tights, wear them with boots so only your knee is peeking out, or with a miniskirt if you're feeling bold. I get most of my hosiery at Daffy's in New York. I've gotten countless pairs of Emilio Cavallini tights there. And at around $7 a pop! (orig $20-30)
(Emilio Cavallini fishnets from Daffy's, Dries Van Noten boots)
(Emilio Cavallini tights from Daffy's, Kathryn Amberleigh booties)
(Zac Posen tights from Gilt Group, Proenza Schouler shoes)
And of course, who can forget leggings? I prefer these knitted footless tights to the plain cotton ones— they're a little more sophisticated and I love the subtle pattern.
(Footless tights from Daffy's, Finsk platform heels)
PS. Up until now, everything I've shot on this blog has been with my little Nikon point-and-shoot digital that's over 5 years old. I can trick it into doing great things, but it usually takes a tripod and a lot of time. Having worked with a film camera for many years, I've been yearning for the ability to set my aperture and F-stop and control the focus. In short, I'm dying for a digital SLR . . . So, trying to be a smart consumer, I rented one of the cameras I'm considering for the 3-day weekend. This is the first of the shots I've taken. So far, so good. I think any of the trouble I was having has to do with my mediocre camera skills and the fact that I was shooting with the timer— good thing I know Photoshop!
(All hosiery photos © Littlehouse of Style)