I'm so done with winter that I decided to push the envelope a little today and NOT wear boots. Even though it wasn't exactly spring out when I left my house just after 11 am, I felt I could risk it given the almost total lack of wind and a temperature around the zero freezing mark. With no wind, my legs really didn't need all the coverage a pair of knee high dress boots could afford me. Besides, I was dying for something different...a little variety in my footwear options. High heels were it today!
Also, because it wasn't breezy at all, I felt I could wear stockings and not freeze my lady bits due to not being all covered up from waist to toes with pantyhose. And, my wool coat is fairly long anyway.
I opted for an inexpensive yet good quality stocking that has long been a favourite of mine but has seen seldom use recently, 20 denier Cromye stockings by ELLY. I have about 4 pairs of them in various colour shades all the way to the always sexy black. What I love about them is their durability and their classic styling that includes both a reinforced toe and a reciprocated heel. They just have that hint of vintage styling to them that sets them apart from what we have come to expect in modern hosiery. If anyone is quick enough to catch a glimpe of my stocking feet if I slip out of my heels momentarily, they'll probably be tipped off that I'm not wearing regular pantyhose.
Here are a couple of photos...one shot outside my front door when I got back from my appointment, and the others in my kitchen that hopefully highlight their vintage allure. For those who are also into high heels, these are one my fave pairs...Ted Baker-London 4 inch stiletto black patent leather Melnil models in size 39 Eur. I don't think they are available any more but used to be a staple in Ted Baker's line. They used to sell for about $250 CDN.