Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Fashionista Wednesday

Black opaque tights with black patent high heel pumps
I am very busy this week packing for my daughter's move to Hartford, but I will be going out to dinner this evening and am looking forward to dressing to the nines.

In light of my Fashionista Wednesday, I recommend reading Rhonda's must-read "your style" post.

And over at Who What Wear, Kat Collins writes about three fashion blunders that may be aging you (and me).

Meanwhile, Romney recently asked me, "What is the 'rule' for color/shade of stockings in consideration of the color/shade of skirt?"

I really don't consider the skirt or dress color when choosing a hosiery color. I am more concerned with the shoe color, for example, I would never wear a shade of hosiery that is darker than the color of my shoe.

Being a fashionista, I usually wear a nude shade of hosiery because fashionable ladies don't wear any hosiery at all and a nude shade is as close to achieving the same results (I don't think my legs are good enough to go without hosiery.)

One look I love is wearing nude hosiery with nude high heel pumps. It creates the illusion of having longer legs (as if I needed that!).

For dress-up occasions, I often wear black or off-black for a sexier look. Dressing for my company's Christmas luncheon, I wore pin dot pantyhose, which added a bit of pizzazz to an otherwise plain off-black shade of hosiery.

If I wear tights, which I often do in the winter to add a little warmth when wearing a skirted outfit, I usually wear black opaque tights, which look very fashionable when worn with black patent high heel pumps.

I hope that was helpful. If not, ask again.

Source: Pinterest
Black opaque tights with black patent high heel pumps (Source: Pinterest)

Alan Manson
Alan Manson femulates in the 1943 film This Is the Army.


  1. Thanks for the help - I will be checking out the referenced articles later today.
    I just recently watched THIS IS THE ARMY and was intrigued by the presentation by some of these soldiers. As in the photo you posted here, impeccable make up and hair -- and VERY present chest hair. Are they trying to say to the audience, "We know these are men, and we want YOU to know that, too."??
    On a related note, have you seen the film ALL AMERICAN CO-ED?
    Again, thanks for your blog, your insights, and your concern for us all.

    1. In 2010, I mentioned "All American Co-Ed" here: and since then, the film became viewable in its entirety on YouTube here: