Tight Tights

Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall

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Turtleneck – Express (similar) | Skirt – The Limited | Tights – Walmart (similar)| Shoes – Gabriella Rocha via 6pm.com (similar) | Necklace – JC Penney

Funny story about these tights.  Last week a reader (Hi, Aparna!) asked me where I got these tights.  “Target!  Merona brand!” I answered confidently.

When I got home and changed I quick looked at the tag.

Does anyone remember Kathie Lee Gifford?   Yeah, she kind of dropped off the radar in the late 1990s.  Before that she had a line of clothes at Walmart.

Which means that these tights are at least 10 years old, if not older.  In fact, I’m pretty sure there are photos of me wearing them in high school if I think about it hard enough.

Say what you will about Kathie Lee and her Walmart line, but these tights have certainly held up.

Thanks again to my guest photographer, Molly from A Foreign Land!

24 replies on “Tight Tights

  1. kelsey

    cracking up about those tights. I have a pair of express dress pants I’ve had since 8th grade. I still wear them.

    I LOVE that necklace!

    Also, that skirt looks awesome on!

  2. creamyclothes

    Ha ha, can’t tell you how many things I have that are at least 10 years old. If its good, its good 🙂 I love the look, that skirt is awesome!


    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I think these tights and the purple button up collared shirt I had on last week are my two oldest items. Not sure why those made the cut all these years but, you’re right. They must be just good!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I was in Ann Taylor last week wearing these tights and the sales girl just randomly blurted out “I LOVE YOUR TIGHTS!” I guess gray tights are really in this year.

  3. Aparna

    Hey Erin! I love love love today’s look. And yes, my tights hunt ended with your rec. plush ones..

  4. Maggie

    With all my weight changes (steadily gaining close to 50 pounds in the 10 years after high school, and then losing 30 pounds in the past year and a half), I’m pretty sure I don’t have anything that old. Kind of sad. I also go through spurts where I force myself not to be a clothes hoarder.

    BUT, my mom is a clothes hoarder, and I bet she has LOTS of clothes and shoes that old.

    But that tights recommendation is still good, I now only buy Merona tights. Decent quality for the price, and lots of colors/textures to choose from.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I’m basically the same size I was in high school (maybe a little bigger but more toned) but I also tend to go through spurts when I purge my closet of things I haven’t worn in a while. Which I guess it what amazes me about these tights. They somehow made it through all the purges!

  5. kilax

    Ha ha ha! That is AMAZING that anyone could have a pair of tights that long! Love it! 🙂

    That necklace looks so fun in this outfit!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Thank you! This outfit also gets compliments from my boss so I know it’s a keeper (my boss is my style inspiration). And I’m excited to see your post tomorrow!!

  6. Katie of Alaskan Weredork

    Okay, I am just crazy impressed that this pair of tights has lasted for over ten years. That is crazy and I’m going to go see if I can hunt down a pair of those! (My tights last maybe a few weeks, so I’d take a pair that makes it even a year.)

    That big floral necklace is gorgeous! I love it placed against the dark gray, it really makes the silver tone shine and looks so sparkly.

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