Saturday, November 3, 2012

A Monthly Theme Post? About Hosiery??


This will be the insomniac's  first attempt at a Monthly Theme Post, but having been an admirer of VictorianKitty's blog Sophistiqué Noir since practically forever, she figured it was high time to finally have a go at it. The closest thing to an outfit post attempted thus far was when a few ancient articles of clothing were exhumed from the back of the closet, in a somewhat sorry attempt to explain the evolution of one's style.  Ha.

After viewing the other participants' posts showcasing their abundant Hosiery Collections, the insomniac  has come to the rather grim conclusion that she is completely out of her depth here. A fact made even more painfully apparent after viewing the beautiful and always exquisitely attired Ms. Kitty's hosiery post. One doubts Ms. Kitty ever rummages around in Mr. Kitty's thrift store donation bag for cast-off joggers and Harley t-shirts, searching for that perfect “lounging around the house” ensemble preferred by certain people.  Strictly hypothetically speaking, because obviously the insomniac  never does that. Rummage around in the spouse's donation bag, that is. And even if she did, there wouldn't be anything remotely resembling hosiery in there anyway.

The insomniac's  hosiery of choice (when employed), are black opaque cotton tights - not exactly Theme Post worthy. So here is a picture of her only pair of tights that are not black. They are grey and have skulls on them. There isn't much else one can think to say about the hosiery. Except they were a present from a friend. Which was very nice of her. Thanks, Di.

This is rather embarrassing for all of us, isn't it?

Next week, a return to more solid ground when hopefully the shipment of Edward Gorey items will have arrived, in which case there will be a post about Christmas Fruitcake; failing that, a post about Tastefully Decorating with Skulls. Either way, it's bound to be less awkward than this week's post. Ms. Kitty, if you'd prefer the insomniac  not participate in future Monthly Theme Posts, she completely understands.

Until next time, the insomniac  wishes you nights of blissful sleep filled with pleasant dreams. Provided you can manage to expunge that nightmarish image of skull-stockinged legs from your subconscious, that is. Goodnight, my pretties.

IA


PostScript: Congratulations to Morgaine F., the winner of last week's Giveaway! Hopefully, Morgaine, you hadn't planned on using your $75 Gift Certificate towards a pair of tights, because Insomniac's Attic does not carry Hosiery. But please check out the other Theme Post participants, as they  had some excellent suggestions for places that do ...

After publishing this week's post, one realized her own Hosiery Collection needed a serious overhaul, prompting an outing to the lovely boutique where she used to work. Practically unheard of, to actually make it out the door with only one pair of purple lace tights and nothing else ...

13 comments:

  1. Nice, I like 'em! I can't believe I don't own such a pair!

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    1. Thank you! The sad thing is, one is almost afraid to wear them for fear of snagging, etc. as one wouldn't even know where to start looking for another pair!

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    2. A boutique in Montreal, apparently. Even more worried about snagging, now!! :D

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  2. Perfect tights! I wish i had a pair with skulls on :D

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    1. What, you don't already? You must go out shopping and remedy the situation!! :D

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  3. Hmm, I have a few pretty tights and stockings lying around, but showcasing them is another matter...

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    1. Collecting them is easy - showcasing them, much more difficult! ;o)

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  4. Those are totally cute tights!

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    1. Why thank you, Caitlin! And thanks for commenting!! :o)

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  5. Oh, I am a terrible theme hostess! I somehow completely missed this contribution! Lol about rummaging in the spouse's donation bag. No, I have never done that, but Mr. Kitty has been known to pilfer from mine in the past. Hmm..... ;-D

    Your skull tights are darkly adorable. And the lovely layers of skirt and petticoat look like a perfect lounging outfit to me!

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    1. The insomniac was quite concerned she had somehow managed to offend you with her post (even after hours and HOURS of editing to make sure it was inoffensive to all concerned!) But after reading your post early this morning and the problems with your kitty, you have obviously had much more important things to worry about than her stockings! And having managed to avoid giving offense thus far, she is not even going to comment about Mr. Kitty pilfering your donation bag! :D

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