Shady Lady

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My Wolfords have served me well and I had no doubt that these Shade tights would follow suit.  Unfortunately, they proved to be an obstinate accessory.  First, they were a size too big.  (If you plan to purchase these I’d recommend sizing down).  With the waistband up to my chest, the problem was solved.  Second, the front plane split of the two “shades” increased my potential of looking like a harlequin.  So I reused a maneuver from City Safari and layered the tights with some black knee socks.  I know black is an easy choice  for the outfit but I’ve chosen interesting pieces to appease.

Credits: Rose Chase Me vest, Richard Tyler vintage skirt, no name socks, Wolford Shade tights, Cole Haan pumps

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47 Responses to “Shady Lady”

  1. March 11th, 2009 at 8:10 AM

    daisychain says:

    wow, love this

  2. March 11th, 2009 at 8:12 AM

    janettaylor says:

    OMG! I love Ur dress! U are so pretty, as always. 😉

    Have a great day: Janet

  3. March 11th, 2009 at 8:37 AM

    baska says:

    those tights are fabolous :)) wish i had the same ones and looked as good as you in this beautiful dress! greetings! :)

  4. March 11th, 2009 at 8:37 AM

    Joanna says:

    I love those tights, and I think they look great layered under the knee-high socks. But if I were you, I wouldn’t be afraid to try them all on their own either. You might as well go balls-out. And they are so VERY chanel.

  5. March 11th, 2009 at 9:41 AM

    Brigadeiro says:

    Wow, that dress is hot! May I ask if you’re wearing something underneath? *insert embarassed face* You look amazing, as always 😉

  6. March 11th, 2009 at 10:03 AM

    modejunkie says:

    i want those tights. love the dress. you diyed that hole? wow. and your photos are getting better and better.. :)
    stunning as always!

  7. March 11th, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    Marcella says:

    Your blog is fabulous! Absolutely stunning photos :)

  8. March 11th, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    J says:

    That outfit looks AMAZING!

    Btw you do an excellent job of posing, I hate to quote the “next-top-model” shows but you really do look very editorial!

    I love your blog and am adding it to my blog list!


  9. March 11th, 2009 at 4:31 PM

    phi-style says:

    how the hell did you make a DIY keyhole?? it looks amazing! i thought it was a dress, but now that i know it’s 2 pieces, i’m even more amazed.

    the tights look real good. i don’t think they’d be too harlequin on their own, esp w/ the all black on top. plus, it’d make your already long legs go on for days.

  10. March 11th, 2009 at 4:32 PM

    Daniela says:

    Love the outfit! The whole thing fits and looks just right – perfect!

  11. March 11th, 2009 at 5:26 PM

    freeteyme says:

    oh i love this outfit!!!! something i would wear to work (maybe without the knee socks) – but really gorgeous!!!

  12. March 11th, 2009 at 5:27 PM

    freeteyme says:

    I added you in my blog roll btw.

  13. March 11th, 2009 at 5:36 PM

    Isy says:

    These are fierce, bold, fantastic !

  14. March 11th, 2009 at 6:09 PM

    hanako66 says:

    This is such a cool outfit…You look amazing!

  15. March 11th, 2009 at 8:03 PM

    Air says:

    very nice keyhole!
    i might have to try my hand at that.

    i like the tights, you look fab as always.

  16. March 11th, 2009 at 10:36 PM

    tanya says:

    whoa mama, wait one did that vest yourself?! it’s GORGEOUS! I also actually really like the layering of the socks over those tights–it really completes the look perfectly :-)

  17. March 12th, 2009 at 12:56 AM

    Leigh says:

    You are definitely an inspiration !!!

    Love your style and blog :)

  18. March 12th, 2009 at 1:26 AM

    Asiancajuns (Lauren) says:

    That’s DIY?! It looks designer. That is amazing! And you look stunning!

  19. March 12th, 2009 at 4:30 AM

    valerie says:

    the tights work out great with those socks over. who wouldve thought!

  20. March 12th, 2009 at 5:50 AM

    elsa-bille says:

    Wow those tights are amazing! Love what you did with the socks 😉

  21. March 12th, 2009 at 5:54 AM

    Song of Style says:

    ur legs are sooooooo lean. layering socks to make ur shoes fit is very smart!!

  22. March 12th, 2009 at 8:58 AM

    fhen says:

    the thights are fantastic. love them soo

  23. March 12th, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    anna says:

    i love this dress, with this tights look gorgeus

  24. March 12th, 2009 at 2:18 PM

    dapper kid says:

    Those tights are absolutely fantastic and I adore the dress :) And I really liked Vernon Godlittle, it was sort of a modern retake on Catcher In The Rye.

  25. March 12th, 2009 at 3:07 PM

    sharon rose says:

    Hi there-such a fabulous outfit, I really love your skirt!

  26. March 12th, 2009 at 4:47 PM

    Deana says:

    i love your outfit but I do also love your hair! it is relaly cute.

  27. March 12th, 2009 at 5:01 PM

    prettyneons says:

    Hello’s…I adore that dress, and wow those shoes are brilliant! I want those shoes, damn it, ha ha 😉
    Peace and Bows…

  28. March 12th, 2009 at 5:21 PM

    Belle says:

    I just adore wolford stockings and yours are amazing!
    Such a gorgeous outfit xx

  29. March 12th, 2009 at 5:52 PM Maegan says:

    it’s such a cool look!

  30. March 12th, 2009 at 6:06 PM

    allegra says:


  31. March 12th, 2009 at 8:23 PM

    hanna says:

    i love this look so much!!! 😀 the tights are specially amazing…

  32. March 12th, 2009 at 8:40 PM

    issa says:

    i love this look! the vest/skirt combo is perfect!

  33. March 12th, 2009 at 9:01 PM

    Peaches says:

    Oh wow! Your pics look professionally done!! Like straight out of a magazine fashion spread!!!

    Love the skirt and your skin!!! Amazing!!

  34. March 12th, 2009 at 10:00 PM

    Styleseeking Nesli says:

    These tights are gorgeous! But I can see that it’s not easy to look good in them but they look great toned down with the black knee socks!

    Your blog is really awesome!



  35. March 13th, 2009 at 2:27 AM

    fashion fille says:

    you look robotic!!!!!!

  36. March 13th, 2009 at 2:51 AM

    Nina says:

    your outfit and photos are absolutely stunning!

  37. March 13th, 2009 at 4:11 AM

    jessica says:

    i was JUST thinking of tights exactly like those .
    amazing .

  38. March 13th, 2009 at 4:47 AM

    tiffany says:

    fabulous photos. I like how you combined the vest with the skirt, it looks great! and i would never have thought to combine socks with the tights but I love it.

  39. March 13th, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    nuha says:

    ahh i love love love LOVE this dress! and the blue one (wassit?) i saw below this post or two posts below, I LOVE IT!!! great style, and thanks for leaving a comment at my blog. swap links? i adore outfit posts!

  40. March 13th, 2009 at 3:41 PM

    Shini says:

    (Some people are thinking you DIYed your tights 😛 reading is so not happening anymore) Seriously love the tights, rather a great addition to your LBD – spices it up a bit. I’d have loved the harlequin too btw 😉

  41. March 13th, 2009 at 5:10 PM

    Federica says:

    you remind me Armani pret-a-porter with that tights!

  42. March 14th, 2009 at 1:44 PM

    Ziling says:

    I love this post! You’re stunning, well thats for sure 😉 I really like your tights btw.

    Shall we exchange links? :)

  43. March 16th, 2009 at 12:46 PM

    Sal says:

    Love the shadow play in these shots!

  44. March 16th, 2009 at 3:39 PM

    Jen says:

    Aaaah amazing tights. You look fantastiiiic x

  45. March 20th, 2009 at 3:27 PM

    Gloria says:

    woow love the dress!! and the tights also!! just love the outfit:)

  46. March 20th, 2009 at 9:58 PM

    Rosa says:

    Oh god ur gorgeous! I think (and I meen this in a good way) that if Bai Ling got a clue, she would dress like this. Edgy and totaly sexy xxx

  47. March 22nd, 2009 at 10:09 PM

    Cecilia says:

    Love this outfit and all your fun poses!

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