I've already broken my own rule, in case you were wondering
Lately I’ve been on a tights-buying spree. This is great because they’re a pretty cheap thing to spree on, and they somehow manage to update the six outfits I brought with me to England for the entire winter. I now own burgundy ribbed woolly tights and dark indigo opaque tights and brownish-gray cable knit tights (more on those in a second) and these sort of unfortunate shimmery turquoise tights that didn’t look so shimmery in the store but in reality give me unnecessary sexy Smurf legs.
When I was about four years old, I had this great pair of thick woolen cable knit tights, in navy blue. I would give my left nut to find these in adult sizes, that are actually thick and stretchy and not see-through. I thought I found a pair last week at the Gap, but when I got them home and put them on, they were hipster tights. Not asshole hipster, but like, only comes up to your hips, barely. The whole point of tights is that you’ve got to pull and yank them up higher than normal to get them all stretchy and fitting. Why in the world would anyone think they need hipster tights? No one is admiring your stupid jutting hipbones right now. It’s not 2003.
So, internet, tell me where you’ve found good cute tights, or knee socks, preferably online or somewhere that I can also find them in the UK. I already know and love Sock Dreams and Accessorize, but give me what else you got.