Today’s outfit features my very first pair of seamed stockings. It seems weird to me that I’m so into vintage and retro styles and yet I’ve never owned a pair of seamed stockings until now.
I noticed these babies a few weeks ago when I was shopping in Melbourne. One of the outlet stores had a massive display of Voodoo hosiery that was very heavily discounted. I picked up a few pairs of textured tights and then these gorgeous seamed stockings caught my eye.
At first I was drawn to the fact that the seams were red. Although I like black and brown seams, I do wear a lot of red and I thought that it would add a cheeky touch to some of my vintage ensembles.
Then I noticed this charming little detail….
A little “V” for Vanessa! How could I possibly resist the opportunity to own a pair of monogrammed tights?
I mixed and matched eras for work the other day, with a 50’s inspired pencil skirt and some loose 40’s victory rolls.
– Cherry red sweater from Cotton On
– Navy and red polka-dot pencil skirt (thrifted)
– Voodoo Vixen seamed stockings
– Black patent heels from Nine West
– Swarovski crystal earrings (gift from my Nana)
– Signet ring
– “Love” cat-eye glasses from Clearly Contacts.
I felt pretty darn foxy in this getup. Foxy enough to give a little twirl for the camera!
I’ve been wearing more and more vintage-inspired outfits to work lately. My boss seems pretty happy for me to dress however I want as long as I look professional, and it’s awesome to be able to express myself through my clothes at work.
I was so smitten with these stockings. I had to keep checking to make sure that my seams were straight, but it was well worth it.