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Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Hosiery With Sass | Happy Halloween!

Open field fashion blog photoshootHappy Halloween witcheeees!  Hope you're all having a fabulous time celebrating!  I absolutely love any reason to celebrate and make the most out of an occasion, and so Halloween provides the perfect excuse to eat a ton of themed food and watch more horror films than my brain can handle.  But have I come up with a costume this year?  Uh, no.  However, I did unintentionally create a bit of a spooky open-field shoot - that counts, right?
Clueless Style Pinafore Dress Fashion Blog
Canon Close Up Field Photography
Chantal Thomass Sexy Black Sheer Hosiery Tights
Fashion Blogger How To Style Sexy Hosiery

Blouse - Zara

Dress - Topshop Check A-Line Pinafore Dress (also available in petite)

Tights - Chantal Thomass  |  Boots - Kurt Geiger

Case - Mayfair Clutch c/o iDeal of Sweden 

90s Style Check Pinafore Dress Fashion Blog
How to style white blouse underneath a pinafore dress
Whimsical Open Field Canon Photography
It dawned on me recently of how we spend a lot of time filling negative spaces in our outfits - especially during the colder months of the year.  It's not just about warmth, but also style.  We cover exposed parts with wool and faux fur, and reach for all the embellished accessories whenever possible.  So then what about our legs?  When it comes to sheer options, it's usually a choice between plain nude or black - resulting in a glaring gap in an overall outfit.  Sometimes it works, for sure.  But sometimes you just want more, y'know? There are some seriously sassy pearl-adorned options around right now, as well as jewel-embellished versions.  I'll be honest, I'm not ready for them quite yet.  But a fab way of eaaaasing yourself into the style (besides most coveted fishnets), is black sheer patterned options. Understated, yet sexy.  This pair is by Chantal Thomass (aka Queen of Hosiery) and I've currently got my eye on these ASOS tie-up detail tights because they remind of my fave Seafolly activewear leggings, but I've linked an absolute load of other styles below to serve as extra inspo.  Enjoy!

P L A Y   I T   S A F E

B E   F L A M B O Y A N T

90s Clueless Style Short Pinafore Dress Fashion Blog
iDeal of Sweden Black Mayfair Clutch Blog Review
Autumn Winter Open Field UK Fashion Blog Photoshoot
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on this look, as well as whether you love/hate sassy hosiery?!  Oh and one more time... Happy Halloween!

With love,

Gabrielle x



  1. You halloween look is so you, and so adorable! Love it :) Have a great day dear.


  2. Ha! This totally counts. I LOVE the photos, and the tights, of course. Gotta love sassy hosiery. Happy Halloween lady!

  3. This is such a beautiful Halloween look. Just love the checkered dress and that blouse is just cute!
    Have a spooky Halloween :)

  4. Such a gorgeous fall outfit, so excellent for halloween! The pinafore dress and fun tights are a perfect combo!

    Luci’s Morsels | fashion. food. frivolity.

  5. So gorgeous! Love that checkered dress!
    xx Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

  6. Very nice look and great pictures!

  7. Beautiful pictures and I really like the tights, so different and cool!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  8. Fantastic outfit and these photos are just insane ❤❤

  9. Love your Halloween look, I'm not really into costumes so this looks more up my street! I really like the dress!

  10. I LOVE that pinafore dress, you suit blouses/shirts with pinafores so well! The tights almost look like they're a part of your boots which I love!
    Amy xx

  11. fantastic hosiery! I'm very much into accessorising my outfit with all sort of tights I can put my hands on! you look fab! great photos
    Happy Halloween to you too! you may like this outfit :)

  12. Your looks as always are impeccable . I really like your dress, suits you well. This year I did not wore any costume in fact I haven't even celebrated Halloween but maybe next year. Hope you had a great spooky day :)

  13. Wow!! You look beautiful dear <33 lovely photos :)
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  14. Love the spooky vibe in the photos love. And love love love this outfit. Hahah if you were inspired by my ideas, I'm definitely going to recreate this one. Love the layering and the fun balance of the shoes and the hat. Genius babe! Xx

  15. I'm a huge fan of hosiery! I work at a lingerie shop, and we sell a lot of different types of stockings and tights, and to be honest I love them all. You look beautiful by the way :)

  16. Wow, those tights are beautiful and such a lovely location you found to make these great photos! You look stunning!
    xo Yvonne

  17. What an amazing look and photos Gabrielle! I love every detail of this look and that dramatic hat is so beautiful on you! You look gorgeous and love your angelic hair! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  18. Oh my god, these tights are amazing! They're the perfect amount of detailed (does that even make sense?!) I think - they add so much to the outfit without overpowering any of the rest of it at all. Love the dress too, I keep thinking about buying this one :) xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

  19. Hope you had a great Halloween!
    I just got a pair of fishnets, can't wait to wear them!

  20. Ohh wow that dress is so pretty! I feel like you can combine it in a million ways! Hope you have the best week! Xx Susanne -

  21. Hope you had a fabulous Halloween! These photos of you are so magical and this outfit is fall perfection! I am really loving this dress!!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  22. Love the bell sleeves on the blouse!

    Vanessa x |

  23. I love this! You can't really go wrong with some statement tights, these ones look great on you! Hope you got to watch lots of horror films yesterday :) I watched What We Do In The Shadows which is about as scary as I go ;) xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

  24. Loving this beautiful check dress, you look amazing in it!
    Beautiful photos as always!
    x x

  25. These photos are so gorgeous! I LOVE the lighting and your plaid dress! It's such a gorgeous look for Fall! :)

    xo, Chloe //

  26. Adore how you styled this plaid dress for fall.


  27. Gabrielle is seriously love this outfit! The checked dress over the blouse is such a fantastic combo! The tights look fantastic too- so unique and on-trend.

    Rachel xx

  28. SIMPLY GORGEOUS! Love this look on you! You are SO cuteee!!!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Much love, Len

  29. Love the look! I think the hat totally ties it all together and it's so cute.

  30. I wear tights almost every day, but usually the plain Version. I wonder if one of the printed versions would work for the office.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

  31. This outfit is just gorgeous - what a fabulous look! Nicely captured!

    Miriam x

  32. Love LOVE all of these different tights options! It's so true that cold weather is about style too. Such a great way to mix up an outfit with something more daring - just gorgeous, Gabrielle! xx

  33. I had a pair of striped tights once, but they weren't great quality so I didn't get to wear them a lot. I tend to prefer cosy fleece-line pairs in winter, haha!

    Love your layering here with the beautiful white blouse under the tartan dress :)

    Hope you are having a nice week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  34. Hope you had a great Halloween, dear!
    I'm into the "tights trend" since a couple of years: a nice pair of tights can really make the look!
    As you wonderfully demonstrated with this amazing outfit, you look so whimsical and classy, I love it!
    Great photos as well!

  35. This is such a lovely outfit, I never wear anything but plain ol' black tights, but I feel tempted to take that step further haha!

  36. In Bavaria it is still not usual to celebrate Halloween in our generation but I see you really had fun to celebrate it :) Love the wonderful plaid dress and how you have combined it!
    xx Rena

  37. Beautiful pictures! I love the outfit.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

  38. Those tights are such a fun addition to the outfit!!

    You look great as always Gabrielle! :)


    Seize your Style

  39. I love this pair of stocking!
    You look so stylished with this plain dress on a cute blouse.

  40. Happy late Halloween! You look beautiful as always, love the outfit x


  41. This outfit is so stylish! I love the dress and the cute!

  42. LOVE some of those tights! Especially when you're trying to dress up a simple outfit for a holiday party. Those add the perfect touch. And your outfit is so on point. You look amazing girl!

    Susie |

  43. You look like a pumpkin man bride. Love the photos and the location.
    Much Love,
    Zarrah | The Bandwagon Chic

  44. I love the style you incorporated into your halloween look. I'm a hosiery person as well and I tend to always look for the unique, daring and out of place designs. The grass field backdrop is so cool, I love it

  45. These tights are fabulous Gabrielle! I love the way you've styled them too - lovely outfit x

    Jenny | LuxeStyle

  46. Liking the styling of this one, subtle yet elegant. Warm greetings.

  47. Great outfit and the tights are so lovely! Have a nice weekend.

    Gemma x

  48. Great look, love the tights and the dress!

    Marije |

  49. This look is gorgeous Gabrielle and how beautiful are is the hosiery from sass, very elegant tights indeed. These photographs are really beautiful, and especially a fan of the black and white image it's such a lovely one of you.

    Thanks for sharing this post with us!

    Happy Friday to you and have a great weekend :)

    Lots of love,

    Laura xo

    1. Oops, the title is probably a bit confusing - the tights are by Chantal Thomass and they're... sassy! haha :) Have a lovely weekend!

      Gabrielle x

  50. Your tights are amazing! I love the interest they add, because you're totally right - sometimes it feels like our only option is black or nude. I'll definitely have to look into some of the pairs you linked. Thanks for sharing!

    Kathryn •

  51. Such a cool dress. I love the idea of fun hosiery.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  52. Happy Halloween! You look so beautiful and so magical! ;)

    xoxo, rae

  53. Hosiery can be so cool Gabrielle! Love your outfit! Looks so good! You make Halloween CHIC!

  54. That A-line Pinafore dress!!
    Happy Halloween too Gab, hope yours was fun x

  55. I love the pinafore dress! You look like you're having a blast in the field. How fun!


  56. Beautiful photos! You look amazing and I love your outfit! :) xx


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