Thursday, 30 January 2014

Sparkle this weekend...

As it's payday week for many of us, I predict lots of nights out this weekend! January is finally drawing to an end and I don't know about you, but I've had enough of hibernating! Following a relaxing spa day for a friend's birthday tomorrow, I am out for dinner and cocktails with the girls and after all being cooped up for most of the month, Hertford won't know what's hit it! :)

What are your plans this weekend? If you are out celebrating the end of blue January, some new glitter tights have arrived at Essex'ee Legs!

Beauties aren't they?! Combining the over the knee pantyhose trend with a subtle hint of shimmer, these Pamela Mann Glitter Band Over Knee Tights are perfect for your nights out this winter.
So throw on your glad rags and stand out from the crowd in town this weekend... treat yourself to some sparkly bubbles and sparkle tights!

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Wild Wednesdays :)

It's the best day of the week again! We LOVE #WildWednesdays :)

Nicola is getting into the spirit of Valentines Day early and wearing her oh so cute Pamela Mann Heart Seam Tights.

Nicola "relaxing" on her lunch break :D

seamed pantyhose

She just happens to show off her seamed hosiery to the max when she reads ;)

seamed tights

seamed tights

Nicola playing dead so she doesn't have to go back to work!

After keeping us all thoroughly entertained, she reluctantly gave in and went back to her desk, looking fabulous in her heart seamed pantyhose !

tights with hearts

Join us next week to see what lovely hosiery Nicola has chosen and for more #WildWednesday antics :)

Victoria x

Monday, 27 January 2014

Beyoncé, the Grammy Awards, Seamed Fishnets...WOW!

I know, I know, two Beyoncé posts in a row... no we haven't become groupies, it's just that Queen Bey has surpassed herself again in the fashion stakes! When we saw Beyoncé  booty shaking with husband Jay Z at the Grammy Awards how could we NOT mention it! She looked phenomenal during their performance in her seamed fishnet tights...

seamed fishnet tights

back seam fishnets

Get a little Beyoncé  glamour of your own with these Jonathan Aston Back Seam Fishnet Tights ...   

seamed fishnet tights

We all love a black fishnet and these vintage tights add some sass and sophistication to any outfit. Slightly less blinging than Beyoncé 's fishnets, these tights are perfect for your office and party wardrobe. The flirty back seams will add a little of Bey's showgirl glamour to all of our hosiery drawers!

Victoria x

Photo credits Daily Mail-

Saturday, 25 January 2014

What to wear to the White House? Beyonce rocked in sparkly ankle socks!

Beyonce had the amazing honour of performing at Michelle Obama's 50th birthday bash last weekend. Invited to enjoy the party and stay over too, she took husband Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy along to enjoy the party!

Surely a dilemma for every girl on the planet, if invited to the White House, what do you wear during your stay?! Beyonce handled it with ease and stayed to true to herself, sticking with her usual effortlessly cool style.

Blinging it up on the night and as she emerged the following day, Beyonce sparkled...

Adorable Blue Ivy dug out her tutu for the special occasion
It's show time Obama's!
The morning after the night before...
Our absolute favourite outfit, during Beyonce's stay, is the last one. Looking flawless in her shirt, skirt and two tone jacket combo, Beyonce ensured that she still shone in her glitter socks and heels. Steal her style and sparkle too...

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Brrr... it's time to add some stylish layers!

A freezing cold snap has certainly arrived and took us all by surprise! Due to being spoilt with a rather mild, by British standards, last few months, we are now in need of layers!! Layers are just another great excuse for adding more splashes of interest and style to your outfits. So when you peel off each layer after your coat, it's time to show off that chic printed scarf, a chunky knit or that new colour pop cardigan you got for Xmas. Your indoor layer, i.e. dress, skirt, top, obviously stays on, don't get too carried away with the unwrapping!! But please note, that the only new winter layer that isn't peeled off once inside, is your cosy warm tights ! So be sure to make your hosiery the most stylish extra layer, for your winter wardrobe!

A stylish alternative to high denier opaques are these toasty, but ever so pretty, winter tights from Gipsy...

winter tights

The Gipsy Cotton Ivy Pattern Tights are the perfect addition to any winter outfit. The on trend charcoal colour matches and compliments, pretty much, every colour. The ivy pattern climbing from your toes to your knees is subtle, but adds that something special to simpler outfits. The grey tights are thick enough to keep the cold out but because they are 66% cotton, they also let the skin breath when you are indoors.

In the world of social media I recently came across some utterly beautiful, hand painted, silk scarves by London based Choulachou Here are just a couple of designs from their extensive and unique collection...

Essex'ee Legs LOVE the floral tights that the Choulachou model is rocking on their website...

Here's what Choulachou say about their designs -

Choulachou collections mix fashion and art into a powerful formula of unique accessories that expresses individuality.
We take inspirations from our passion for women, life and those fantasy stories that capture our imagination, turning them into hand-drawn illustrations on beautiful scarves.

We believe that what we wear is a reflection of our individual personality and attitude towards life, our beliefs and desires.

Another luxurious layer sorted to keep you warm and to turn heads! The scarves would make perfect birthday gifts too. Beautifully wrapped with a pair of carefully selected printed, coloured or patterned tights from Essex'ee Legs, you'll have a thoughtful gift that matches your loved ones personality to a T...

patterned tights

So, hi Mr Frost, we welcome you with open arms and our gorgeous new layers! :)

Victoria x

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Wild Wednesdays! :)

Well that week certainly whizzed by and here we are again, enjoying another Wild Wednesday in the office!

Do you remember in last week's Wild Wednesday post that I mentioned Nicola's quirky dress sense?! Well it was out in full force today! Nicola strolled into the office sporting LOTS of sparkle and leopard print...

Although Nic matched the glitter on her Jonathan Aston Stardust Tights with the sparkles on her converse for the commute (seriously, the girl is a one off, only she could make a commute into London, this fun!). Unfortunately, she shed her leopard skin and wore some more traditional court shoes with her work attire. Even so, the glitter tights brightened up her pencil dress and everyone's day!

The sparkle tights (also available with a bronze seam) looked fab and were a big hit with the ladies... I predict lots more sprinklings of stardust in the office very soon!

Victoria x

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Patterned Tights - If it's good enough for royalty...

One of this winter's hottest trends in hosiery is patterned tights. Lacy and net tights seem to be proving the most popular patterned pantyhose among our Essex'ee Legs customers. After the chic and sophisticated Carole Middleton (AKA The Duchess of Cambridges' mother) was spotted out and about, parading her patterned pins at the beginning of January, we know that this hosiery trend is here to stay!

carole middleton patterned tights

We spied Kate's love of hosiery a long time ago, but the all of the Middleton ladies; Kate, her sister Pippa and her mum Carole, are famously the epitome of understated and chic, glamour. Always perfectly polished from head to toe, they never put a  fashion foot wrong and are more often, than not, showing us all how to wear the latest hosiery trends.

Pippa Middleton tights
Follow Carole's lead and take a subtle but stylish approach to the patterned pantyhose trend with these pretty and feminine Jonathan Aston Floral Net Tights.

These floral tights make the perfect understated style impact that the Middleton's love! The delicate detail on the floral pantyhose is perfect for daytime chic, with a difference, or the flower tights would also add instant glamour to a cocktail dress too.

Have a browse online to find and abundance of other patterned styles for your winter wardrobe! You'll find the rest of the Middleton trio's other hosiery styles too!

Victoria x

Photo credits Daily Mail, Glamour Magazine and NYmag-

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Wild Wednesdays! :)

It's that time again folks! Time for a fun packed Wild Wednesday in the office!
How Wild Wednesdays usually work- Nicola arrives to brighten up our working day with her beautifully quirky outfit (which always includes a new pair of Essex'ee Legs tights!) & her larger than life personality. We get to work but she always manages to have us in stiches at some point in the day with her hilarious stories and witty humour. When lunch time arrives, I get the camera ready and say 'strike a pose'... Nicola instantly swings in her seat/ lays on the floor (like today!)/ jumps in the air/drapes herself across some furniture, I snap away and have a perfect picture in a matter of seconds to share with you all for Wild Wednesdays! :)

lace hold ups
This week the lovely Nicola is wearing the gorgeous Jonathan Aston Sweet Roses Hold Ups
floral hosiery
The delicate floral hosiery is the ultimate glamorous fashion statement and dresses up any block colour dress beautifully. The hold up stockings have a back seam that adds a seductive twist to the pretty lace stockings.
We can't for next week's Wild Wednesday :)

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Celeb Style Stalk - Emma Watson

The gorgeous Emma Watson was papped at LAX on January 10th, working the rock chick look in her sheers.

Emma was returning from a romantic Caribbean break with her new beau, Oxford University student Matt Janney. Don't they make a lovely couple?!

Emma paired her sheers with a simple mini skirt, white tee, ankle boots and oversized leather jacket. The perfect guide to an effortlessly stylish look.

lace top stockings

Get in on the sheer hosiery trend of the moment with these Charnos Ultra Sheer Lace Top Hold Ups

stay ups

The luxurious lace top stockings from the charnos hosiery range have a 10 denier leg and a completely sheer toe. The elegant lace tops have comfortable silicone strips to stop them slipping, giving you confident wear all day long.

Emma, we look forwards to your next stylish ensemble!

Victoria x

photo credits the DailyMail -

Monday, 13 January 2014

Today I Wore... Run Resist Tights

As I said before my control top tights are an absolute must for January, so I decided to try out the Charnos Run Resist Control Tights for work. At 10 denier they are lovely and sheer, not to heavy and compliment my work wardrobe beautifully. The fact that they are also ladder resistent make them an absolute god send when rushing to get ready/the commute/running around the office. The durability for such a sheer finish makes these control pantyhose stand out from other hosiery essentials.

My colleagues loved them and liked the idea that as well as looking great, they double up as run resist hosiery and smooth your thighs, bums and tums. With a cotton control top for comfort, special bonded stitching, to stop those pesky ladders, and a reinforced toe; Charnos have created the strongest sheer tights that we have ever worn!

For those who prefer to wear stockings, the run resist wonders are also available from Essex'ee legs in gorgeous lace top stockings.

control top tights

The rest of my outfit...
Dress, Shoes, Tights
The ladies at work have placed orders for their run resist hosiery, get clicking to get yours too!

Victoria x   

Friday, 10 January 2014

Plus Size Knee High Socks from Charnos XeLence

An essential for your winter wardrobe... knee high socks! Worn with ankle boots, court shoes or peeking out of your trusty knee high boots; knee high socks add the fashionable edge you want for an outfit and keep you cosy throughout winter. Essex'ee Legs carry a large range of long socks but the bestseller of the moment is the Charnos XeLence 50 Denier Comfort Top Knee Highs from our plus size hosiery XeLence range.

charnos xelence plus size socks
Charnos XeLence 50 Denier Comfort Top Knee Highs £5.50 from Essex'ee Legs
Charnos XeLence hosiery has been custom designed for sizes 16 up to 32, rather than making an existing product bigger. The hosiery is tried and tested to get the correct balance, looking carefully at the leg length and width, resulting in hosiery that is NOT too tight, or too baggy. Using Lycra Xceptionelle technology to accommodate larger sizes, and shaped to the body. Read more about the plus size range from Charnos XeLence 
plus size knee high socks
The Charnos plus size knee high socks have a comfort rib top band to eliminate unsightly red marks, and prevent tightness and constriction. Knitted 50 denier opaque leg in special lycra soft fabric, giving comfort and lot’s of stretch, plus a reinforced toe. The range also have plus size socks in a lovely sheer 15 denier version.

Shop the items:
Knee High Socks - Essex'ee Legs £5.50
Blue Dress - £16
Courts - Office £50
Blue Clutch - Dune £45
Black Dress - New Look £22.99
Silk Scarf - Monsoon £35
Bag - Dune £55
Boots - £155
Happy Shopping :)
Victoria x

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Wild Wednesdays! :)

Our lovely Nicola is in the office today, which means only one thing...Wild Wednesdays are back!!

Here is Nicola swinging around on her swivel chair, kicking her legs in the air (as you do in the office) and posing like a pro! Today Nicola has dressed her perfect pins in these gorgeous Leg Avenue Plumeria Lace Side Tights!

The gorgeous lace on her side seam tights add some glamour to her office outfit.

Shop the lace tights on the website now...

We hope you all enjoy your #wildwednesdays!

Victoria & Nicola x

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Celebrate Burns Night in Style

On Saturday the 25th of January people around the globe will be celebrating the life of Scottish Poet Robert Burns. As it falls on a Saturday this time around, your Burns celebrations can be spread across the whole weekend. So make sure you don't celebrate by halves this year!

Guys, throw on your kilts and girls, add a splash of tartan to your outfits too, with Pamela Mann Bonnie Red Tartan Leggings and you're ready for your Ceilidh dancing!

Whether you're attending a traditional Burns banquet, complete with Scottish dancing and lots of haggis and whisky, you're throwing a party at home, or you're simply out on the town to toast Burns for the evening, these highland leggings are perfect! They fit with the tartan fashion that is required for Burns Night and you'll be bang on trend in one of winter 2014's biggest prints!  

Check out our website to see the gorgeous tartan tights also available...

Monday, 6 January 2014

Holiday Season Style Stalk- Opaques!

 The stars were out and about in force, in their opaque tights throughout December!
Juliette Lewis must have been freezing, but looked beautiful, in her pretty shift dress and opaque pantyhose at the beginning of December. She was pictured in Time Square before her appearance on Good Morning America to promote her film August:Osage County.
Alexa Chung was taking a stroll in New York on the 4th of December looking as cool as ever in her teddy bear coat, opaques and ankle boots.
Taylor looked cute as she ran errands in Hollywood, in her checked mini skirt, black tights and vibrant yellow slipper pumps.

Fearne rocked her opaques, ankle boots, floral jumper and new pink hair-do on Xmas Eve. She posted this pic on Instagram before heading off to work at the Radio One studio!

opaque pantyhose
Pamela Mann 120 Denier Opaque Tights £8.99                  Levante Ultimate 80 Denier Tights X-Tall £12.99

Obviously an essential for the stars wardrobes, get your opaques for winter, available in all sizes, including plus size and X-Tall, from Essex'ee Legs.

Victoria x

Photograghs from Daily Mail

Holiday Season Celebrity Style Steal 2 - Blake Lively

Since leaving our television screens, when Gossip Girl ended, in 2012 Blake Lively has continued to stun on the red carpet and look equally as gorgeous in her day to day wardrobe. She has lost none of her style credentials since leaving the fashion savvy show and has since, bagged herself a cosmetics campaign as the face of L'Oreal Paris, and has designers fighting to dress her. As if this wasn't enough, she also married her gorgeous husband in the form of Ryan Reynolds back in 2012!

The beautiful couple were spotted on a festive shopping spree in Beverly Hills on the 12th of December. Blake looked as stylish as ever in a grey mini skirt, cropped jacket, floppy hat, shades and winter warm tights.

Copy Blake's stunning winter hosiery choice with these Pamela Mann Cotton Lacy Chevron Tights from Essex'ee Legs...

Cotton Tights £9.99
Unfortunately her choice of husband isn't currently available for your basket :(

Drop by later for some more celebrity goss and style steals!

Photographs credits the Daily Mail -

Holiday Season Celeb Style Stalk - Rihanna

So it's officially the start of the New Year! Everyone on the 'happy express' into the City this morning with their soggy umbrellas and 'I really don't want to go back to work' expressions, confirmed that it was in fact January and back to reality! Don't worry, by mid-week we will all be used to the early mornings and be back into the swing of things again! To take our minds off of the dismal weather and cheer ourselves up, let's make a cuppa and we can catch up on what the celebs have been up to over the holidays! 

Rihanna, AKA Queen of Hosiery, turned the street into her very own catwalk as she arrived at New York's Marquee Nightclub in her black fishnets on the 18th December. As usual, the star looked striking in a midnight blue mini dress, glamorous fur and sultry suspender pantyhose. She arrived at the club at 3am and partied until the birds sang!      

        Gipsy Hold Ups £8.50                                                          Leg Avenue Fishnets £7.99
By the 23rd December Rihanna had jetted to her home country of Barbados to enjoy the rest of the festive season. She uploaded the above sexy shot to her instagram account, showing off her outfit for the Christmas party she was attending at Priva Barbados Lounge! Rihanna's tights always add that saucy edge to her look, she rocked her little red number and opaque stockings. Spending Xmas Eve partying on a tropical island is the way to do it in style, after all! Although, if I'm honest, I'd quite miss the cold weather and my cosy little home on Christmas Day! But whisk me and the family off on a private jet on boxing day for the duration of January please! Maybe we will have to just settle with stealing her hosiery style for now...

Check out our other blog posts throughout today for more celebrity gossip & style steals!

Victoria x

Photographs from Daily Mail -

Thursday, 2 January 2014

A Fresh Start...and control tights!

We trust that it's not just us here, at Essex'ee Legs, who have over indulged over the festive season! After the whirlwind of turkey, yule log, pigs in blankets (I actually felt a little like one of these on the sofa yesterday nursing a sore head!) baileys, wine and champagne, a detox is desperately needed! So with a fridge filled with veg that I fully intend to blend and eat for dinner for at least a week, my plans for a fresh start have begun!

Until those extra pounds melt away, control top hosiery is my best friend! I also like to refresh my hosiery draw every January and have a refill of nylon essentials. My top recommendations for control tights for the new year are Charnos Killer Figure Sheer Control Tights in Natural and Black and Charnos Killer Opaque Control Tights. Gorgeous quality hosiery 'must haves' that smooth your bum, tum and thighs, so you don't have to worry about all of the extra mince pies consumed!

control pantyhose

control top tights
Check out the rest of the Essex'ee Legs Shapewear range with Spanx coming this space!

Happy New Year and here's to new beginnings!

Victoria x