Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Highland Fling! Work the tartan trend this winter!

Tartan is having a HUGE moment! The check print is all over the catwalk for A/W 2013. Designers Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana, Stella McCartney and many more, all had tartan featured heavily in their shows. Tartan on Tartan was the most popular way to show off the trend. If you want to take a more subtle approach for an everyday look, tartan tights are the way to do it!

tartan pantyhose
Tights available from Essex'ee Legs.  Shop the rest of the outfit here
Gipsy Tartan Tights and Pamela Mann Original Printed Tights are great for adding some colour and catwalk-style to your winter wardrobe! Team your new tartan pantyhose with a pair of tailored shorts or a skort, jumper and loafers and you'll be working the trend!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

New York New York - Explore the City in Style!

With the arrival of a quirky new style from Pamela Mann this month, we thought we would pay homage to the inspiration behind the fabulous new fashion tights! New York, the city that never sleeps. It's skyline is famously majestic and we have picked out some absolute 'musts' to add to your list of places to visit whilst in the city.

The funky Pamela Mann New York Sky Line Tights celebrate many of New York's famous landmarks. Sitting atop the over knee tights are the famous Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building to name a few... Whilst you are in New York these amazing platforms, to view the city from, should be on your list. Other, obvious, New York past times such as shopping and taking a ride in a yellow taxi, should also be on your agenda!! Alongside the traditional tourist attractions are an abundance of other less obvious places to check out.

over knee tights
New York Skyline Tights £9.99
Firstly, lets sort you out some seriously cool accommodation for your stay. One Fine Stay give you the opportunity to experience 'how the locals do it' with the gorgeous short stay apartments that they have to offer. If you choose to stay uptown or downtown, you will be sure to be in stylish surroundings, with some of the hippest hotspots, that only the locals know about, on your doorstep.

Now, what to wear? My idea of the perfect outfit would be this comfortable and stylish ensemble- great for exploring the city in...

Shop for all of these items via our POLYVORE page.

A perfect start to your day would be breakfast at the iconic Balthazar. Feast on eggs and coffee available in as many ways as you can think of. With a the laid back buzz of New York in the air, mingling with the aroma of the gorgeously decadent pastries and buns, fresh from the Balthazar bakery. Enjoy your meal in lavish surroundings, washed down with a cheeky 'morning pick me up' mimosa or a bloody mary! Why not? You're on holiday after all :)

If you don't get too carried away with the mimosa's, work off your breakfast and take in the beauty of Central Park with a scenic bike ride. Central Park Tours have hire bikes available for a reasonable price. As you are in the park anyway, it would be rude not to lunch at The Boat House. A haven for romantics and nature lovers, this understated but iconic venue offers a rare tranquillity within the ever-eclectic energy that defines Manhattan. True to its name rowboats drift about the adjacent lake, as they have for over 150 years. A relaxed, informal but elegant dining experience.

The Central Park Boathouse
Before heading back to your apartment, take a stroll around the Union Square Famers Market and buy some organic goodies to stock up your fridge for your stay. You can try as you buy if you can manage anymore food!

It's time to throw on your glad rags and favourite hosiery ;) and head to dinner at the renowned fish restaurant Catch. Set in the heart of Manhattan's Meatpacking District, the contemporary restaurants shareable style dining experience will not disappoint. The seafood is to die for and the atmosphere is electric.

Walk a few blocks and slide into a cosy booth for after dinner drinks at Little Branch. You'll feel like you've stumbled on an exclusive secret if you manage to spot the bar's unassuming doorway to find your way in.

The secret doorway to Little Branch in Manhattan

Once inside enjoy some of the best cocktails you'll ever have from the professional mixologists. All served to you by stocking and suspender clad bartenders. With live jazz music on a Sunday to Thursday, this hidden gem is seriously seductive!

We know that the city never sleeps, but you must head home to rest your weary head, as there is so much more of the city to explore for the rest of your stay! If you really can't resist, go dancing at the Boom Boom Room at the top of The Standard Hotel! An impressive bar, rooftop terrace and fabulous views of the city skyline await you!

Thank you Pamela Mann for rousing the travel bug's in all of us here at Essex'ee Legs!

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Hold-up, it’s National Stockings Day – give Breast Cancer Care a leg up on 18th October

Pull up your hold upsseamed stockings, lace stockings, sheer stockings, nude stockings or fishnet stockings (phew!) this Friday for NATIONAL STOCKINGS DAY! Charnos Hosiery declared National Stockings Day in the name of Breast Cancer Awareness Month seven years ago to support Breast Cancer Care.

National Stockings Day 2012- Picture sourced from
On the Breast Cancer Care website Rachel explains "We know that treatments such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone drugs can leave a woman with... loss of well as not feeling sexy." Charnos created National Stockings Day to raise awareness for the cause and to make women feel good and celebrate their femininty.

Alison Baines from Charnos Hosiery says: “After all the support and encouragement our stocking-istas received last year, it has spurred us on to make this year bigger and better in aid of Breast Cancer Care."

So, ditch your usual tights this Friday in favour of some sultry stockings or hold ups. It will make you feel fabulous, and more importantly it's in support of a very worthy cause.

Please show your support on Friday through social media, by sharing your pictures and tweets!
#CharnosNSD or #NationalStockingsDay

Instagram: @CharnosHosiery

Saturday, 12 October 2013

It's almost Halloween! Fun costume inspiration...

With the scariest night of the year looming, it's time to carve out your pumpkins, stock up on sweet goodies for treats and sort out a Halloween costume! Essex'ee Legs have a fun Fancy Dress section full of crazy print tightsstockings, stripe tights and wacky over the knee socks! Here are some ideas for what to team your hosiery with...

Be a black swan, a saucy nurse, a zombie, a pumpkin, a pirate or a creepy (but stylish) clown! Or save some pennies and throw on a little black dress with some Leg Avenue Red Top Mock Suspender Tightssome devil horns and you're good to go!

Have Fun!

Monday, 7 October 2013

Fishnet Fever!

Autumn has arrived, the trees are a kaleidoscope of beautiful colours, the days are still bright, the mornings misty, and there's a cold snap in the air. A must have hosiery item for the transitional autumnal months are fishnets. Worn with any office outfit or teamed with all of your party frocks, versatile fishnet pantyhose are perfect for the changeable weather.

Gorgeous model of the moment Cara Delevingne, works the rock chick look in her fishnet tights, for the new YSL campaign.
fishnet tights
Photograph's from the DailyMail
Looking effortlessly cool in her leather skirt and biker boots ensemble, the fishnet hosiery pull the edgy look together and finish off the smouldering outfit. Shop Cara's outfit pictured above on our Polyvore page!

fishnet pantyhose

micronet tights

Jonathan Aston Micronet Tights are my choice of fishnets for the office, and Essex'ee Legs offer a wide range of fishnet tights and fishnet stockings to suit every occasion.