If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you might have seen that I went out earlier this week wearing some brilliant new tights. From fledgling Irish brand Stop and Stare, the tattoo tights are inspired by and created for women who wish to express their daring side, while staying elegant and feminine. Founders Daria and Marina bring their experience in hosiery retail, fashion design and textile production together to produce hosiery that really does make people Stop and Stare. In fact several of my friends stopped in their tracks when my picture came up on their social media feeds thinking I had taken the plunge and had a real tattoo and they commented as such.
I have three different designs and chose my outfit around this pair, deciding that my pompom midi dress and nude shoes would show the design off to its fullest, the length of the dress drawing the eye to my lower leg.
The tights are excellent quality in a shade that would suit the majority of skin tones. There is plenty of stretch and they have kept their shape beautifully even after hand-washing. They are something new and a little unusual and I absolutely love them. They can be shipped internationally and are also stocked by my friends at My Stockings, who have for some months now been very generous in sending tights and stockings to me.
It was a little blustery when we took these photographs…
My white leopard print wrap bracelet is from Lizzy O and is also available in tan leopard. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of animal print. Perfect for spring and summer, and in my book at least, animal print is a neutral and works with everything.
And this crossbody bag/clutch was an impulse buy after seeing it on my blogging friend Nikki’s post about The British Preppy Look. I had been looking for a blush-coloured bag for some time and this fitted the bill.
Love Liz x
Cream pompom dress, & Other Stories, 2015
Nude heels, Clarks, previous season
Butterfly tattoo tights, Stop and Stare Co £14.48
Northcote pink suede crossbody bag, Jack Wills £49.50
White leopard wrap bracelet, Lizzy O £12
Pink watch, Next, AW15
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How cool! These are right up my street, I LOVE them. What a clever idea. You wear them really well, Liz… maybe a tattoo in your future?!
Thank you Lisa. Yes, they're great aren't they? I do quite like pretty tattoos but I'd be afraid of changing my mind! xxx
Those tatto tights are brilliant! What a great idea! Love them!
They're fab yes. Something a little bit different and very eye-catching xxx
Those hose are just perfect – I must get some asap. And how gorgeous are you in your ivory dress? Thanks for linking, xo
Ah, thank you so much Patti. Thank you so much for hosting the link-up xxxx
I love those tights! I may get a pair, I can just see my husbands face when I show him my new 'tattoo'. And that dress is simply perfect on you.
Haha! Aw, thank you. It's ine of my favourite dresses from last year xxx
OMG, I was actually looking at the pics thinking that you had a real tattoo on your leg, it really didn't click until I read the post that they were tights haha. They are cool. I really love the dress and bag though they are so pretty and really suit you Lizzy. I love the colour of the bag and the pom pom detailing on the dress it's so subtle. Have a great day! Gemma x
Thank you very much Gemma. They're very realistic aren't they? Thank you for the lovely compliments about my outfit too. Sometimes, I just can't get enough of the romantic look! xxx
Haha, you got me on this one too, Liz 😉 Brilliant idea, the tattoo adds a twist to your beautiful and feminine look! The style suits you so well!
Annette | Lady of Style
Thank you Annette. Yes, the tights are just something a little bit different for me xxx
Oh darling you look exquisite, utterly stunning, I love all your outfits but this, this might just be my favourite! xxx
Ah, thank you so much Vicki xxxxx
Love the tights they're awesome! This dress is amazing on you too xx Siobhan
Thank you very much Siobhan. The tights are brilliant yes! I'm so pleased with them xxx
A wonderful dress, I love the color and delicate design, with nice romantic touch. Your looks are extremely delicate, elegant, beautiful and gentle, I love your style and your personality in relation to fashion.
Thank you very much Josep-Maria. You're always so kind and complimentary xxx
Liz you couldn't look more radiant if you tried. That dress is the proverbial bees knees on you – it has a touch of the nostalgia about it must be the pompoms giving it that oldy worldy feel). Then you give it some modern oomph with those tights, wow!!! Gorgeous!!
Thank you so much. It is one of my favourite dresses from last summer and I always enjoy wearing it. The tights are fantastic aren't they and they really do add a bit of oomph! xxx
Oh Lizzie, you are a gorgeous vision in this off-white look. I love the dress and pumps. Beautiful woman.
Don't forget to stop by and linkup today. Thanks, Ada. =)
Thank you so much Ada. I have just linked-up. Thank you so much for hosting xxxxx
Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love your dress. I would love to have a cat paw tattoo.