Happy Valentine’s Day from Ari-Maj

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This is undoubtedly one of my most eagerly-awaited photoshoots of the year… Valentine’s Day is now just a week away, so if you are still struggling for ideas on how to celebrate this special feast of love, then let me see if I can provide some romantic inspiration. The most valuable thing that you can ever give that special person in your life is your time and attention, leaving them in absolutely no doubt that they are your cherished soulmate. In order for tedious routine not to creep into any relationship it’s worth making the effort to surprise your loved one with unforgettable gestures which you will both remember and treasure for many years to come. One idea is to visit new places, because travelling opens our minds to new experiences and can give people the chance to really get to know each other better 😉 During the evening of February 14, make sure you create an appropriately romantic atmosphere, finding somewhere special where you and your partner can focus fully on each other and forget about all of your troubles for one night. Think rose petals, scented candles, massage oils, sensual music, sexy lingerie, Champagne and a platter of sumptuous fresh fruit… Let your fantasies take over! Thanks to the Hotel Włoski in Poznań, I have been lucky enough over the past few weeks to get a wonderful taste of all the charming things that are on offer to help celebrate the most romantic day of the year. I was particularly impressed with the lovely fairytale room decor and the delicious dinner, which consisted of several mouthwatering courses. And especially for you, as a Valentine’s Day treat, I prepared an extremely feminine photoshoot in a figure-hugging black bodysuit and shiny tights.

Vinyl+Fishnets+Vintage T= Rock and Roll

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Manteau militaire : Zara (old collection) similaire ici, ici et ici

Sweat-shirt : Sold out

Jupe en vinyle avec nœud : Asos dispo ici

Tee-shirt AC/DC : Kiabi dispo ici

Collants résilles : DIM

Bottines en vinyle : Forever21 (sold out) similaires ici

Bracelet en argent : Bijoux Chérie * dispo ici

Sac : Lightinthebox * dispo ici

Elegant Outfit for a Night Out

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It’s only a few weeks until Valentine’s Day… I wonder how many of you will celebrate the special day of love and, indeed, how you will celebrate. Personally, I think that people should show their feelings to their loved ones every day, but special romantic gestures and are always a lovely surprise – regardless of whether you decide to do it on February 14 or on a completely different day 🙂 Thanks to the elegant Italia restaurant in Poznan, I was able to get an early taste of a menu set especially for lovers. The beautiful interior of this charming restaurant was simply begging to be captured on camera for posterity, so during the evening I took plenty of pictures. And the first thing to capture my attention and make a big impression on me was the dining table, which was beautifully decorated with romantic and delicate rose petals 🙂 I was then both surprised and delighted by the individually selected and personalised menu, which offered a variety of sumptuous and tempting dishes, many of which were new to me. I opted for a starter of breaded egg plant, velvety boletus cream, fluffy brûlée cream, and a delicate frozen dessert with fruit and chocolate. I pride myself on having refined taste when it comes to dining out, so it’s invariably difficult to really impress me when it comes to culinary matters. Happily, with every dish and every course prepared with love and attention to even the tiniest detail, the dinner proved to be a real Italian feast for the senses! The dishes resembled small works of art and tasted divine. And the attentive staff made sure that my visit was a particularly pleasant one, leaving me in no doubt that this is one of the culinary gems in Poznań to which I will happily return.

Rock My Boots: A Touch of Goth

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Today I wanted to show you a special look, and that is because I fell in love with this dress since they sent it to me from the shop Chicuu. It is very flattering, since it adapts very well to the shape of the body with the corset on the front part. Although is winter and I was a little cold just with the dress, I tried to show you without the coat, but I actually combined it with a long black coat, which gives a formal and goth vibes to the look. The choker necklace is also from Chicuu.

Hope you like my first look of the week. I leave you the links to all the clothes below. Thanks for visit!

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Dress: here
Necklace: here

The Sol Compass: Magenta Dress

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Hi everyone, welcome back! I’m really excited about today’s outfit because the entire thing cost me less than $100 (save for the necklace and earrings, which were gifts from B and my sister, respectively). I’ve always believed that anyone can slap on some high end labels, but truly stylish people can make things from any price point work for them, so I was pretty unabashedly proud when I realized how budget friendly this outfit was. My heels are a couple years old, but I found them at Target, which amazes everyone who asks me where I got them. My dress was a clearance find from LOFT, and this belt is a knock off from Amazon for only $15!Outfit Details – Dress: LOFT (sold out, but I found some similar ones at higher price points here, here, here) | Tights: J.Crew Factory | Heels: Adam Lippes for Target | Tights: J.Crew Factory | Earrings: Coach | Belt: Amazon | Necklace: Elizabeth & James | Lipstick: YSL 70 ‘Le Nu’ | Lipgloss: NARS ‘Chelsea Girls’ | Nail Polish: OPI ‘Aurora Berry-Alis’ |

Sunday Best: Love the Pink Skirt

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Turtleneck: Vince (similar style here, here and here) | Skirt: Rachel Parcell (50% off!!!!) | Tights: Spanx | Booties: Saint Laurent (similar style here, here and here) | Bag: Chanel ℅ Fashionphile (similar style here and here) | Earrings: Nordstrom | Lips: Soar liner and Snob lipstick by MAC

Red Dress and Black Tights

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Black and red is the most popular colour combination you will find on my blog. I put together this photoshoot, comprising turtleneck mini-dress, plain pantyhose and elegant, glossy heels a few months ago – in mid-October. Many of you will doubtless have seen some of the pictures on Instagram, the rest – including zooming in on the finer details – you will find here. Meanwhile, many of you have asked when I will be treating you to some more of my favourite music. Well, in this post you will find another dozen or so memorable songs. I wonder which ones you will like most. In the meantime, if you know any tracks of a similar nature that you think I may like, then go ahead and send them to me on e-mail or leave a comment.

UKTights Blog: Winter Tights Explained

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How cold is winter being at your place? Do you get so much snow? Many of our customers contact us around these days asking for advice about the best winter tights, stockings and hold ups. Nobody likes suffering from cold feet and toes, so we thought it was about the time that we talk about the best tights to cope with cold weather. If you live in a very cold place or you’re going away on a ski trip, this is a post you wouldn’t want to miss.

Should I wear thermal tights?

ITEM m6 Cosy Winter Tights Black
ITEM m6 has a complete range of Winter tights!

You can certainly tell Germany, the ITEM m6 comes from, has cold winters! We can’t recommend enough ITEM m6’s range of cosy tights. You have to think of them as an investment, as they’re worth every penny spent on them. But, what’s the best style? The ‘Cotton Feel’ Tights? The ‘Beauty’ Tights? For us, the ITEM m6 Cosy Winter Tights in the picture above are the most complete of its styles. With micro-circulation and an innovative technology, these 100 denier tights work as an insulating layer, keeping your legs protected from extreme weather.

Aren’t Wool tights a better option?

We can’t tell if wool tights are the best option for winter, but they undoubtedly are one of the best options out there. As we explained earlier, these days there are new materials helping your body keep its natural heat. However, many customers have told us they prefer natural fibres, this is cotton and wool.

As microfibre tights often contain elastane, they expand and adjust to the leg shape better than cotton and wool tights. However, some people have very sensitive skin and prefer natural materials to polyester or polyamide. So, what should you go for?

– Wool tights:

Oroblu Wool Ribbed TightsOroblu Natural Fibres is one of the best ranges of cotton and wool tights and socks in the market. We couldn’t write a post about winter tights without naming this range! The Oroblu Nikki Wool Tights in the picture above is one of the best wool tights out there. We absolutely love the ribbed effect in these tights. Very classic and, still, really sophisticated. They are 75% Wool, which makes them less expensive than other wool tights, too.

After all, fine wool tights with cashmere or alpaca wool can cost five times more. When you buy wool tights, the percentage of the wool and the quality of it make a huge difference: you get what you pay.

– Cotton tights:

Trasparenze Wilma Cotton Tights

Do you struggle to wear wool clothes, but still love the feel of natural fibres over your skin? Why don’t you try cotton tights? They are slightly less warm than wool tights, we have to say. However, cotton tights are softer than wool and less expensive, too. This is good news for those of you who don’t want to spend so much money.

Trasparenze has a really good collection of cotton tights. If we had to choose a single product, we’d go for the Trasparenze Wilma Cotton Tights in the picture above, which offer a great quality for the price.

You don’t have to give up wearing coloured tights in winter:

Trasparenze Sophie 70 Denier Coloured Opaque Tights

Absolutely no. You don’t have to stop wearing coloured tights only because it’s chilly out there. Quite the opposite, actually. A good pair of coloured opaque tights can brighten up any boring outfit. By wearing different colours of tights, you’re expanding your winter wardrobe. ‘Sophie‘, our best-selling coloured opaque tights by Trasparenze, are 70 denier, but such high quality you could think they’re 100 denier. If you have never tried them, you should definitely give them a go.

Now that you know what are the best winter tights, it’s time to think of the styles in your hosiery drawer. Is there any style missing that you should be including?