9/27/2012

TIGHTS TIME

Cool story! So, the Windy City is currently experiencing our annual 2 week-long autumn before the temperature plunges into Bitter Fucking Cold for the next 7 months. To prepare for the upcoming Ice Age (aside: I am still kicking myself for not seeing the band at some weird warehouse show in Pilsen last year), some rad tights have entered my life. As a rule I only post outfits that I'm actually wearing but I felt like playing dress-up with my new leg jams. I want to call them Terrific Tights because Mitt Romney always says Terrific amongst his Dad Jokes, and despite being a GOPutron, he deserves credit for re-introducing Terrific into our lexicon again! Totally into the idea of casually usually obsolete words in everyday modern conversation. Though despite my utter devotion to From Hell I think I'll stay away from"pego", thank you very much. It's just not very sexy :(

vintage dress from sisters of the black moon, meadham kirchhoff tights, cdg platforms from ebay
Lavender sparkle tights are far more useful than they would initially seem! They look swell with the muted tones I typically wear and work especially well with black n' bits of blue. This Ever After dress actually has insane bell sleeves in addition to puff shoulders. 
Meadham Kirchhoff always has a way of creating pieces that are so distinctive to their aesthetic but fit in seamlessly with an average layperson's individual style. It's not at all difficult to style their things into a look that is wholly individual.

vintage 70s dress, kron by kronkron tights gift from emerging thoughts, margiela shoes from ebay, venessa arizaga necklace
This outfit is inspired by Stereolab and wanting to feel like a part of their modular space world. Stereolab is one of the few bands that, through their honed graphic design and prolific sounds, have managed to create their own aesthetic, filled with things like clear plastic furniture and JPG's flight attendant costumes in The Fifth ElementEmerging Thoughts was truly kind enough to gift me these Kron by KronKron tights. I've wanted them for like 2 years despite so-called fashion rules that dictate that short-legged ladies like myself shouldn't wear things that truncate at my knees. Fuck that noise. 
These tights are truly the highest quality. I feel like I am in no imminent danger of them getting destroyed (unlike my House of Holland tights -___-) and they are made to last. Unless of course, you happen to find yourself skiing with cheese graters or something. 

also! I made a Facebook page for my blog, feel free to "like" it to "stay connected" or something. I do plan on using it for making Terrence & Phillip-style fart jokes, because I have the sense of humor of an 8 year-old child.

19 comments:

kristin @ high socks said...

ooh i was really interested in those gradient tights, and now seeing them as part of an actual outfit makes me want them even more.

Ludo said...

Great gradient of colours on the second pair of tights! They remind me of the colour samples you get at paint stores. Very cool.

Goo Girls said...

fuck that noise, INDEED. As a short-legged lady myself, i speent many an autumn worshipping at the altar of black compression hose only. BUT NO LONGER!

-Mattie

Tori Bonaventura said...

AMAZING sparkly tights and black shoes! Absolutely love.
xo, Tori
http://generationscollective.blogspot.com/

meagan said...

thanks everyone <3

@kristin - DO ITTTTT. you will luv these tights.

@mattie - god, if we followed every fashion rule regarding having short legs, we'd only wear mini bodycon bandage dresses forever.

The Fluorescence of Adolescence said...

zomg those tights are to die for *_*

DuskCloud said...

Gah oh wow the tights *_*
Hmm, my House of Holland tights laddered after the first wear, not very durable are they? D:

☯ZERO STYLE☯ said...

being a short-legged fat girl, i believe according to the 'fashion rules' i am required to just give up, stay at home on my couch, and eat bon-bons. but fuck that, i don't even know what bon-bons are, plus i love me a good pair of interesting tights that draw the eye right to my stumpy legs. both pairs of tights are AMAZING, and thanks for the HoH warning.

Melissa said...

i love the 'ever after' vibes on you. and those emerging thoughts tights & shoes combo!!!

Jasmine Nicole said...

the most fabulous tights ever! I always love your poses

Christina said...

Tights madness is the best thing about fall! You're on some next-level legwear business. Dig the CDG platforms... I'm always looking for a sturdy, walkable, half-dressy kind of heel.

Marlena said...

I'm totally in love with the way you styled those meadham kirchhoff tights! <3

Magnet said...

I 'liked' you on facebook and left a comment, cause ya know, I'm cool and stuff. Ah yeah, some of my House of Holland tights have tears too, so sad, considering the price. The M.K tights are freaking amazing, so jealous, I want them. I love sparkling tights.

Goo Girls said...

Amen ladies fuck the "dress for your body" bull. Wear what you want period. And Meagan you look babelicious in both these ensembles LOVE IT!

-Amanda

vonilicious said...

Your tights are so pretty. I love the Meadham pair, they just look like something I wanna reach out and touch. Ugh HoH tights, are ridiculously flimsy.

Low Couture said...

i used to be in chicago all the time in the winter when my sister lived there - bitter, bitter cold!

beautiful outfits. i love getting mileage out of something i thought would be too loud to wear all the time.

xx

savannahs said...

I need multicoloured tights like those!
They are fantastic!
Lord Ashbury.

Jessica W said...

Dudeeeeeeee those green tights are the best tights I have ever seen. No lies

The Lovelorn

Madeline said...

Down with those fashion rules! Short legs be free! The tights are just awesome by the way, too awesome to not wear for the sake of "rules"