Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Question Time: Is this a fashion faux pas?

I have been living in my opaques on work days.  I do not fit into any of my pre-pregnancy pants and I don't feel like buying any, so I am wearing dresses and skirts to work, and relying on my opaque stockings to keep my legs warm.

I wore flats when I left home yesterday morning to walk TLG to day care and I bought a pair of snakeskin peeptoes with me to wear once I was in the office.  I have been wearing all black peeptoes with opaques and they looked fine.  But this particular combination looks weird to me.


What do you think?  Did I commit a fashion crime?

By the way, I bought the opaque stockings yesterday.  They are Velvet Matte 80 Tights from Ambra and I'm very happy with them.  They're comfortable, look good, and the best part - they have sewn in a tag so I can tell which way is front and which way is back!  Will stock up some more on my next shopping trip.


  1. I don't think you have committed a fashion sin here. I find that you can wear black opaque tights with virtually most shoes (not flip flops though!) and it gives our summer shoes a new lease of life in winter (i.e. peep toes). The snakeskin print also adds a nice contrast in texture and colour. So don't worry - it looks great!

  2. No fashion crime, nothing to see here people... Personally, I don't go there, but I think with the detailing on the shoes, opaques work with them quite well. Not sure about other open toed shoes, though. More about feet getting cold with the weather than anything! I love the Ambra Opaques, but the 200 denier are my favourites. Awesomeness!

  3. Thanks sassandspice and Kitty. I don't know if I will do it again, I was so self-conscious about it the whole day.

  4. The black detailing at the front ties it together with the opaque. I always wear a black peeptoe with opaques, I just get a bit conscious that I won't suddently puncture my tights with my toe nails or something. For 80 denier, they look very dark, I'm also partial to 200. Love the shoes! Where did you get them V?

  5. No, I think it looks great! I love peeptoes with opaques. Plus, it's nice to be adventurous a bit, even if it feels uncomfortable at first. I felt weird wearing black opaques with nude patent flats for a while, but now I quite like it :)
    I think you should keep wearing this combo.

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