You Can “Stop and Stare” – A Collaboration with Company -My Stockings - Elegantly Dressed and Stylish
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You Can “Stop and Stare” – A Collaboration with Company -My Stockings



Hello Ladies!

I don’t know if you did this, but as I kid, I remember saying, “take a picture, it lasts longer” if someone was staring at me. Kind of funny, given writing and posing for a fashion blog now, isn’t it? Well, I am giving permission for one to stare just a bit longer, when it comes to these delightful, creative and very soft stockings sold by retailer UK Company, My Stockings.   The material is manufactured in Italy and the designs are hand-printed in Ireland The line is called, “Stop and Stare” and it certainly is a fun way to go about having a tattoo, without the ink or pain!

I will tell you something about me you didn’t know. First, I love watching “Ink Master”, a show highlighting some of the best tattoo artists in the country.  I find it to be an art form, as shading, composition, balance and other topics are explored. I thought, wouldn’t it be cool to get a red headed pinup girl playing a jazz guitar  tattooed on my arm someday? ( a play jazz guitar/red hair) However, the reality is, with a connective tissue disease, and easy bruising, it is not advised.

So, What am I getting at? These stockings are just fun! Today my first one styled are red poppies, and I have always been a fan of the flower, so it was an easy choice. The second I was sent, were the black orchids, and last I was sent a pair of ” Hold Ups” also known as thigh highs, which I will not be modeling on the blog, but sharing a picture today. I love all 3 of these, as they feel like silk. The color of the tattoo is saturated, and another great feature, will not fade! The Ballerina Brand, are very lovely with red scroll design and black lace at the top. I just want to impart that they are very comfortable and soft, long enough and fun to wear. If they ever do create a red-headed pinup girl playing jazz guitar on the stockings, I will be the first to buy! Check out the Ballerina Line HERE, and Stop and Stare HERE. I took out my LRD and would wear this for a night out on the town.

From the company, All our tights are 10% off with the code TS10 is used at the checkout. 
Shipping rates have been reduced and if order exceeds £75 overseas shipping costs are on us.



You have seen this Bandage dress before, and I have styled it differently today with the rich red danging earrings from Jewel Box, my favorite red floral jagged necklace, and Coach black bow pumps. I would wear this on a date night, an evening out for fun.

Outfit: Bandage dress c/o The Kewl Shop, Coach Shoes, Sole Society Necklace ( last yr) Stop and Stare Stockings c/o My Stockings Red Poppies, Black Orchid, Ballerina hold ups.

Have a Great Weekend!

Jess XX

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  • The Wardrobe Stylist
    Posted at 08:50h, 30 June Reply

    Wow whoever thought of this is a genius. What a great way to have those temp tattoos included as part of fashion. I love it! I Would love if you can link up to

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 14:30h, 20 June Reply

    And you got your tattoo!!! Without the pain, the bruising, or the price tag! These stockings are so amazing. I have seen them before and they are super cool! You need to request that they make you a pair of pin up girl stockings! Well done, Jess! Awesomely cool post and of course, you look stunning!


  • Grace Liang
    Posted at 19:15h, 19 June Reply

    Wow! Those are some unique and sexy ones! Love it. Really in love with your red dress.

    Thank you so much for linking up with us. Don’t forget to come back every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to link up with me again!
    Take care and keep in touch! 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 19:42h, 19 June Reply

      Hi Grace! Thank you, the red dress is a bandage dress, thanks about the stockings, they are so soft too! I have to keep up with all the linkups! :-)) I appreciate you stopping by! xx

  • Bogi Kenney
    Posted at 13:53h, 19 June Reply

    My mom used to mail me stockings with subtle patterns on. This pair is quite the statement maker.
    The red dress looks stunning on you, Jess.
    Red Reticule

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:29h, 19 June Reply

      Hi Bogi, how nice of your mom! Yes, the 3 pair that i received are all super silky and lovely. I think they are fun to wear for a change. Thank you about the red dress, I am a big fan of LRD’s. Have a great night! xx

  • Elle
    Posted at 21:06h, 18 June Reply

    these are so dramatic and pretty! The dress is so sleek and the stockings add the va-voom! The gorgeous mane of red hair and long legs does not hurt either. No real ink, doctor’s orders!
    xx, Elle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:16h, 19 June Reply

      Hi Elle! Thank you for dropping by. The dress is a fun date night dress, and thank you. I thought the stockings would be fun! Thank you for the compliments xx.

  • Andrea@WellnessNotes
    Posted at 19:56h, 18 June Reply

    Such fun stockings! The flowers look fabulous with the red dress!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:21h, 19 June Reply

      Thank you Andrea! I will have to share the black orchids eventually when summer is over. Have a wonderful day! xx

  • Samantha
    Posted at 17:07h, 18 June Reply

    It is great to see this red dress again Jess. You are stunning in it!
    Those tights are great fun.
    I had various things pierced when I was younger knowing that when I got fed up I could remove them BUT I was always too much of a mind-changer to get a tattoo. I knew I would end up hating it 5 years down the line.
    A great look!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:21h, 19 June Reply

      Thank you Sam! I couldnt remember if you saw this first time round, glad you like it. It is fun to wear. The stockings are fun! I know what you mean, even if I could, I would have probably chickened out.
      Enjoy your day! xx

  • vanityandmeblog
    Posted at 15:55h, 18 June Reply

    These are fantastic Jess. The tattoo looks so real ! Your looking stunning in that dress too x

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:18h, 19 June Reply

      Thanks Laurie! I know , they are a pretty print. I just thought “Why not have a bit of fun with them’? I appreciate your comment xx Enjoy the day, I hope there is some sun in your area today. xx

  • Denise
    Posted at 09:00h, 18 June Reply

    Loved your pictures! I agree, taking a picture makes the moment “permanent”, and I like it lasts longer! I loved the tights, I like that it can give an instant tattoo!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:22h, 18 June Reply

      Hi Denise, thank you. I like both I chose, just a little bit of playfulness. Have a good day! xx

  • Candace
    Posted at 23:33h, 17 June Reply

    These stockings are so unique! I’ve never seen anything like them before. You look stunning 🙂

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:20h, 18 June Reply

      Thank you Candance, I thought that they were just fun. As my friend’s website says, Fashion should be fun! xx

  • Jess Jannenga
    Posted at 16:41h, 17 June Reply

    Thanks Jodie, I thought i would try 3 different ones. I do think the poppy is my fav. I appreciate you stopping by! xx

  • Nancy
    Posted at 15:05h, 17 June Reply

    Oh wow, I want those! What a great product!

  • robjodiefilogomo
    Posted at 12:44h, 17 June Reply

    Love this idea—I really like the colorful ones a little better than just the black “tattoo”!
    What a great concept!!

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