Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Miss Dottie (See Jane Speckled)

Since I reside in a city that insists on having arctic winters, tights are a necessary evil.  Sure, they're fun at first when the temperatures are a mild 35 degrees (that's nothing for Chicago winters), but once winter really starts to pick up, long after the holidays, you'll yearn for the days when you could wear bare legs to the office.


I found dotted, hose-like socks from H&M (worn here and here) and fell in love with the twist on a hosiery basic.  Since then, I bought these black dotted tights from The Gap a few weeks back and I can't stop wearing them.  Unfortnuately, they seem to snag a bit more than normal tights; however, the price can't be beat (2 for $20), so I wont break the bank buying several pairs to last me through winter.

A few more reasonably priced options (all under $15) include:


  1. tights are great! I need to pair them with leggings though, in order to keep somewhat warm!

  2. I love tights....and I love polkas...perfect marriage:)

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  3. I LOVE tights for winter, AWESOME!!!


  4. 2 for $20 is a great price!:D

    I love wearing tights too, luckily I live in Los Angeles, doesn't really get too cold!

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  5. Cute! I definitely need tights to survive winter here too!

  6. Polka Dots...perfect!
    I have mine on for almost 6 months out of the year living here;)

  7. These are so cute. I know exactly what you mean about the winters -- I'm literally in jeans or tights of some variety for at least half the year. It gets dull, truth, but what's worse is that it's just so ridiculously cold!
    xo Josie

  8. These are so cute. I love the dotted tights look too and have bought a few great pairs from Forever 21 that were really cheap. Of course they don't last forever either, but at $4/each, I can handle throwing them away after a few wears. I also love Anthropologie tights. They're a little thicker and last longer. I'll have to check Madewell's selection now. Thanks for the tip!


  9. Love them! You just reminded me that I need some new tights in my wardrobe.


  10. Tights are a MUST here in Chicago!!!! I agree fun at first horrible by Jan 15th! I have worn the twice since the weather has started turning, I don't want to succumb just yet! I have bought a few thick pairs at Nordstrom rack lately - they are like sweaters for your legs!

  11. I'm a huge fan of fun tights (colored and patterened) to wear in the cooler months, but I completely agree - I would much rather just go bare. ;)

  12. Those tights are adorable!!! Love them :D
    Haha yea, I would live in that vest too, soo comfy :D

  13. I'm a big tights hoarder. But I don't have any with polka dots!! Must. Add. To. List.

    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

  14. Talk to me! I need to check those Gap babies out...I have a polka dot pair and a sparkly pair from J.Crew (aka money pit) and love them, but let's face it they're not 2 for $20!! And ps-come Spring I basically want to burn tights and run off screaming into the night!


  15. I really love tights for winter and I always get a few in fun colours and few in black:) Now I am thinking about getting a polka dot pair...Kisses,sweetie

  16. I just bought some tights and cant wait to start wearing them!

  17. I just came across your blog & it's adorable! I am loving these tights... this is the first I've seen of black with dots - it's such a cute change from the usual sheer with black dots! Following you now through bloglovin!

  18. I'm in Madison, Wis. - I'm quite familiar with those harsh winters! Today is getting quite chilly with all of the wind we're having, but I stuck it out with one more day of bare legs. I don't think I can handle it tomorrow, though!
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  19. I really like these because they're subtle. Great choice!

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