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I have just spent the night baking a pear tart (I bake surprisingly despite being completely inept in the kitchen…) but that ain’t the only bit of tart I’ve been cutting up… (please read that with a ‘hard nut’ Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels geezer accent…).  I must have some sort of radar for tights as a while back Tights Please also sent over a selection of their tights offerings for the new season, whilst we’re on the trail of fessing up about freebie tights.  When I looked at these Pamela Mann printed tartan tights, I have to admit I was quite disturbed.  With my g’pa living in Edinburgh, many a summer was spent up near the big black volcanic rock and looking at copious amounts of tartan along Princes Street as the mothership insisted on buying YET another dozen tins of shortbread to keep at home as ‘emergency gifts’ (she just has an addiction to those novelty tins…).  I’m definitely no expert but ‘fake’ tartan, as in non-clan, non-region, churned-out-randomly sort of tartan tends to be blindingly obvious.  Fluro pink tartan tights for instance might be such tights giving off said faux vibe. 

Not to say that the tights haven’t been derived from a real tartan but printed on these tights, I was a bit perplexed as to what to do with them or how to wear them.  So if they ain’t right, I say mash em’ up!  Or specifically…cut them up and do some tight-piece-playing.  Coincidentaly, Queen Michelle of KoS and her perfect bit of tartan reminded me I needed to mash these tights up for my tainted/flawed mix of tartan… which of course makes it easier to wear some more WTF-nes…like this crazy printed dress that I still look at and wince, wondering why I bought it…

Let there be something ok-ish to come out of withering glances, winces and eyesores…

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Comments (47)

  1. Anonymous says:

    geezer accent haha…. I love this tights and the shoes as well

  2. Chic Looks says:

    geezer accent haha…. I love this tights and the shoes as well

  3. WendyB says:

    That’s fun — it reminds me of a mixed plaid blazer that Christian Francis Roth is doing.

  4. Sister Wolf says:

    Now you know, you bought the dress to go with the tights! Duh!

  5. Mike says:

    ok i love that fur bolero!

  6. I love this look. It’s also so deceptively mashed-up with only a few basic pieces…minimalist meets manic…

  7. Ok-ish, more like amazing-ish!

  8. your bangs look good, did you cut into them?

  9. Soultanggg says:

    aMAAAZING!
    very “house of holland” ’08

  10. oh i love these so much

  11. Ellen says:

    The mash is genius.

  12. ahh it looks really good! good job on mashing them up they look great. I love those promark tartan pants on kingdomofstyle aswell!

  13. Dina says:

    Disgustingly gorgeous. Shame on you, how could you be so creative?
    and i agree to ‘very HoH 2008′ too :)

  14. Dee says:

    Forget the tights… love that dress!

  15. carlotta says:

    insanely cool. Ms bubble you just keep outdoing yourself

  16. carlotta says:

    insanely cool. Ms bubble you just keep outdoing yourself

  17. lady coveted says:

    aw… you cut up tights so well!

  18. miss woo says:

    I like how the colour of the Marnis subtly complimenting the tartan too ;)

  19. siewkwan says:

    Wow, that’s bold. I love the combination. I love how the same colour pops out from the dress and the tights. Bravo!

  20. Brilliant mash up of tights – I am quite disturbed by the thought of them individually.

  21. Brilliant mash up of tights – I am quite disturbed by the thought of them individually.

  22. Brilliant mash up of tights – I am quite disturbed by the thought of them individually.

  23. Brilliant mash up of tights – I am quite disturbed by the thought of them individually.

  24. Brilliant mash up of tights – I am quite disturbed by the thought of them individually.

  25. Shay Wilson says:

    the tights are such a perfect compliment to the dress now – united by cool crazy prints.

  26. jo says:

    only susie bubble makes wtf-ness and chee sin mui cool haha – because those tights would be a cause for worry on almost anyone and everyone else

  27. brilliant, love the mash up. And i like the dress on you!

  28. Top Bird says:

    Blimey. You have time to make a tart? I continue to be astounded and awestruck…
    Granted, the tights are a tad crazy, but your mash-up is a triumph. xx

  29. KD says:

    Genius! I love clashing patterns, and this look is amazing! The Marni shoes really add a nice touch.

  30. lady lala says:

    i like very much you blog, besos

  31. Liz Blair says:

    This outfit is amazingly wild, but very clever and wonderful. Where are you going to wear it? If I had a really crazy party to go to, I would love to wear something like this!

  32. Wowza these are awesome, keep rockin’ the originality!

  33. It kinda looks like you’re wearing that at work, in which case you are officially great. Oh and I also love to bake but am crap at cooking. Nothin’ wrong with that!

  34. Hailey says:

    Did they stay up/on okay? They look like challenge, really cute (I am Scottish so of course I love).

  35. chloe says:

    wow. i dont know how you do it. incredible pairing…

  36. April says:

    HOLYSHITTIGHTS. those are freaking amazing.

  37. adreamer says:

    that dress by itself makes me wince too. but the tights up the look-which makes me love the overall outfit.

  38. Hez says:

    Bubble, Bubble, toil and trouble… and just look at the fantastic result. You seriously nailed it! Inspibloodyrational. Once again, brava.

  39. Austere says:

    Love the tights! And I’m 100% sure you can pull of that dress. Both look great with the shoes.

  40. Leila says:

    Oh I love it !!!
    You got an award from me ;-))))

  41. lenestyle says:

    wow… the tights look great

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  43. mellysa says:

    i definitely adore the shoes
    mellysa
    orenji-no-sky.blogspot.com

  44. crazy is beautiful! love how the colours are popping out!

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