Dear Friend,

I recently purchased a whole bag of deadstock 1950’s and 1960’s stockings from my favourite thrift shop…for $1 a pop!

I have been slowly road-testing them over the last month or so and must say that I am extremely pleased with their fit and durability…when they say ‘ladderproof’ they mean it.

I have been wearing them the lighter shades up until today, when I cracked open one of the darker pairs.

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I know it was common practice in the 60’s to wear stockings quite a bit darker than your natural skin tone (to emulate a sunkissed tan) but it feels a little weird seeing slightly orange coloured legs on myself!

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…check out the contrast…

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I thought one of my brighter 60’s dresses would tone down the leg colour somewhat.

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Then I had a go at doing a quick bouffant hair-do, not too big mind you, as I was off to work. I try not to look too outlandish for work, my outfits normally attract enough attention and questions already!

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This dress is another of my nylon easy care dresses that are so easy to wear for this busy, busy week before Christmas.

I can’t believe it’s less than a week away… I still haven’t made my Christmas cake.I will have to do that tomorrow…’always at my back I hear time’s winged chariot hurrying near’.

xx

Princess Pin Curls