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Swifty in Suspender Tights!

Selena & Taylor

Selena & Taylor

 

A week without Taylor Swift cropping up somewhere in our hosiery blog doesn’t happen very often. Considered (by us at least) to have the best dressed legs in showbiz, the pop superstar has done it again, wearing a pair of gorgeous suspender tights on stage during her acclaimed 1989 tour. Having performed with everyone from Little Mix to none other than Lisa Kudrow (Phoebe from Friends between me and you) as part of her tour, the star celebrated the final leg of her world adventure with none other than best pal Selena Gomez. Pairing her suspenders with thigh high black boots and an embellished white two piece, she was also spotted mouthing ‘I love you’ to DJ boyfriend Calvin Harris…

Anyway, back to her tights! We loved Swifty’s look so much, we’ve been busy compiling out favourite suspender styles ever since in our bid to mirror her outfit. Giving the same look as stockings without the hassle of clips and garter belts, cue our top mock suspenders…

Henry Holland Super Suspender Tights

Henry Holland Super Suspender Tights

Cheating your way to chic, the hosiery world went mad for Henry Holland’s Super Suspender Tights a few years back, and their popularity doesn’t look set to fall any time soon. Worn by countless celebrities and offering a classic look, these 40 denier tights have a 20 denier sheer panel at the top and printed straps to mirror a stockings style. For a similar look with a little added luxury, also take a look at the Charnos Boudoir Lace Suspender Tights, which come with an exquisite lace panel to give your look a last minute splash of sophistication.

Always like to go for something slightly different? For fishnet fans, the Aristoc Mock Suspender Fishnet Tights should be your priority, with a classic net base and lace effect mock hold up tops at thigh height. On a similar note, last week we welcomed the Trasparenze AW15 fashion into our HQ, and the Eliodoro Tights were amongst our favourites. Featuring striped panels printed with spots, these mock suspenders will update outfits in an instant, and come with a printed panty for extra elegance.

Why not browse our entire mock suspenders range?

 

 

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All about the layers: Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor

Meghan Trainor and her fabulous tights!

Bursting onto the scene in 2014 with perhaps the catchiest song of the decade, the domination of All About That Bass singer Meghan Trainor doesn’t look like it’s about to end anytime soon. Currently sitting pretty at the top of the album charts with her debut collection (and that’s no mean feat), this week saw Meghan being noticed not only for her tunes, but for her fashion choices, stepping out at a Sam Smith concert in a pair of chic sheer tights with inbuilt knee high sock.

Opting for an all black ensemble which showed off her curves perfectly, the star paired her tights with a leather look skater skirt, black sweater and strappy heels. Proving that wrapping up from the cold doesn’t always mean you have to revert to a pair of trusty black opaques, we think Meghan looked fabulous, mastering the trend for layers and undoubtedly saving herself some time in the process. If you love her A-list look, the good news is that you can easily recreate it with the collection at MyTights, and even more music to your ears… without the A-list price tag.

Modal-Secret-Socks

Pretty Polly Modal Secret Socks Tights

For a great style replica, head to Pretty Polly and their fabulous Modal Secret Socks Tights. Near on identical to Meghan herself, these 20 denier matte tights have an inbuilt 60 denier sock, finishing just below the knee. Not restrictive in any way, the sock sits comfortably on your leg, appearing like regular knee highs with their mock band and opaque finish. It’s really up to you how you style them – great for creating a flirty look à la Trainor, you could also just use them as an extra layer behind knee high boots.

If your outfit is in need of a little update, Pretty Polly has created a similar style, but this time with a patterned sheer panel above the sock. Perfect for completing your black skater dress and peep-toes combo, the Pretty Polly Pattern Modal Secret Socks Tights come with an attractive diamond design from the brief downwards, lifting your look and merging into a 60 denier sock at knee height.

Should you want just that little bit more coverage, open your eyes to the wonders of suspender tights. Similar to Meghan in that they combine both sheer and opaque panels for a chic contrast, the pick of the pack are the Henry Holland Super Suspender Tights. Finishing around the mid thigh, the opaque section makes way for a 20 denier panel at the top, complete with mock suspender straps and belt for a look on the right side of sultry!

Keep the fantastic legwear coming, Meghan!

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Casey Batchelor in her MyTights Gift! You Can Work Mock Suspender Tights Too

 

Pamela Mann Paris Skyline Suspender Tights

Pamela Mann Paris Skyline Suspender Tights

This week saw perennial party girl and ex Celebrity Big Brother housemate Casey Batchelor stepping out in central London, looking super-stylish in a pair of Pamela Mann Paris Skyline Tights. Teamed with a sparkly black jumper, black shorts and heeled ankle boots, Casey radiated effortless chic, and achieved the often difficult feat of looking great while wrapping up warm with panache. We got chatting to the lovely Casey way back in March at a blogging event, and it turns out that, like us, she’s also a huge fan of tights, and loves to mix and match with styles to create a memorable legwear look. In fact, it was at that very same bloggers event that we gave her these Pamela Mann tights as a gift! Combining the fun of a suspender tight with the romance of the fashion capital of the world, these 80 denier tights are the perfect way to dress up a casual outfit and take you from day to night with ease.

Mock suspender tights like these have been gracing the catwalks ever since the bestselling Henry Holland range took the hosiery world by storm. Here at MyTights, always wanting to keep our customers one step ahead of the fashion pack, we stock a fantastic range of mock suspender tights, with something for every style and occasion! Here are our top picks:

  1. Henry Holland Super Suspender Tights – the original mock suspender design, these fantastic tights from British designer Henry Holland have adorned the legs of countless celebrities over the years. And it’s really no surprise, with their opaque leg, sheer tops, and faux suspender strap design. Perfect if you want the sultry element of suspender tights without any of the fuss!
  2. Oroblu Miss Tights – a fabulous way to make a fashion statement, these chic mock hold ups feature a vertical line design, lengthening your pins and adding a new dimension to the classic LBD! Skyscraper heels at the ready.
  3. Charnos Boudoir Lace Suspender Tights – raise the temperatures in these alluringly sultry lace suspender tights from British brand Charnos. Free from fiddly belts and straps, these 15 denier tights come complete with a lace design belt for an added style hit. Très chic!
  4. Aristoc Mock Suspender Fishnet Tights mock suspender tights with a vampy twist, these black tights from Aristoc combine both a fishnet design and lace detailing for the ultimate in sophisticated legwear. Shorts, skirts, playsuits and dresses – anything goes!
  5. Trasparenze Break Tights super-sweet and sultry to boot, these mock suspender tights have a cute polkadot design, taken over by mock ribbon detailing for a stand out legwear look!

If none of these take your fancy, why not also check out our entire range of suspender tights?

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Party Tights for the party season!

LBD? Tick. Vertiginous heels? Tick. Tights?…

As the party season fast approaches, it?s now the time to get that hosiery drawer in order. If you?ve any chance of keeping up with that social calendar, then outfit planning in advance is a must! No longer the afterthought, tights (and socks for those who can survive arctic temperatures) are an inexpensive and fashion forward way to add life to that weary LBD or unloved skirt. Ranging from the blingtastic to subtle shimmer, there?s a pair to complement every ensemble.

Disco DivaLurex Highball Tights

To make sure you dazzle on the dance floor, I recommend a hefty dose of glitter. Far easier to style than you may think, glitzy tights will instantly add fun to that understated outfit, and will give those everyday courts a mini-makeover. From Pamela Mann, the Lurex Highball Tights will do just that, with the extra special opaques letting you shimmer your way through the night. With a thick 80 denier appearance, the tights??positively shimmer,?courtesy of the lurex fabric used. Free from any brief, the all over glitter remains uninterrupted, leaving you free to wear any hemline that takes your fancy (ideal for those roller discos!).? If you want to show off your festive pedicure, then the footless version of these tights is a must with the Lurex Highball Footless Tights reaching ankle length.

Subtle Shimmer

If head to toe glitter isn?t your cup of tea, then why not take things down a notch with some subtle shimmer? A favourite for work parties and dinner dates, the demure look will take you from the office to the bar without the need to change in between. And given that that shimmer & shine are must have ingredients for the party season ahead, I couldn?t recommend the Starlight Tights more. From the Jonathan Aston Premium range, the 20 denier sheers have been made with a multi-coloured glitter yarn that shimmers and glitters when catching the lights. A personal favourite of mine and another addition to the Jonathan Aston range, the Starburst Tights are equally as elegant. From the knee outwards, small circular and flat discs scatter the legs of the tights, glimmering as though actual stars are decorating your tights. These look great when worn underneath a shift dress and heels, with metallic accessories providing even more glamour.

If you?re not ready to let go of your trusty black opaques, then the Lurex Spot Opaque Tights from Charnos are perfect for making the transition. Transforming the much loved polka dot print, small metallic spots appear throughout ? choose from gold or silver, both on a black opaque background. ?To dress up, step into killer heels, teaming your opaques with a brushed silk dress and an oversized glitter clutch for even more shimmer.

Queen of Quirky

For the occasions when understated just won?t suffice, may I point you in the direction of Henry Holland. Noted for his tongue in cheek style, the Alphabet Silver Tights from his Pretty Polly collaboration are the easy way to add designer cool to your outfit. The sheer 20 denier tights are decorated with sparkly silver letters that spell ?HOUSE? on one leg and ?HOLLAND? on the other. A true conversation starter if ever I had seen one, I love teaming mine with a festive red dress and heels.

The collaboration fun doesn?t stop there either, as Pretty Polly have teamed forces with designer of the moment, Joanne Hynes. Notorious for her playful use of colour and cut out shapes, the Optical Illusion Tights do not disappoint. The 60 denier opaques are decorated with a foxy glitter backseam whilst the top half of your tights is transformed with shimmering cut outs and large helping of postbox red. Coupled with a velvety soft feel and flat seams, it?s easy to see why no party outfit is complete without them!

Lovely & LuxuriousWolford Collier Tights

Given the amount of time we will spend on the dance floor, treating legs to a little luxury is imperative. Thankfully, Wolford agrees with this, and have made it easy to feel good and look great at the same time. Embracing the embellished trend in time for the festive season, the Collier Tights from the Austrian brand are a godsend. Made from a soft & smooth 60 denier, the tights boast an embellishment mock suspender design with a beautiful backseam to boot. Small silver diamante and larger silver flat discs have been carefully glued and arranged in a hanging chandelier design, with a singular row of small diamantes running down the back of your legs. If that doesn?t say luxury, I don?t know what does!

For true elegance this season, treat hosiery drawers to the Hoara Tights from Oroblu?. Delivering a 40 denier appearance, your lacy tights have been packed full of decorative delights. The overall look is a busy but beautiful one, with a mock fishnet bringing a contemporary sense to the traditional floral motifs. I love to style mine with a chic wrap dress and boots, keeping accessories to a minimum to let the tights steal the show.

Three cheers for the party season!

Until next time…

Laura

 

 

P.S Ladies, don?t forget to stock up on your emergency black opaques for when the party catches you by surprise!

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What MyTights Wore – 22nd November

With hot chocolates and radiators fast becoming our best friends here at MyTights HQ, it only makes sense to up the ante when it comes to our hosiery efforts. We’ve already started stocking up on our winter warmers, but that doesn’t mean we have to scrimp on style! Just take a look for yourself…

?Hannah

Nothing says chic quite like a pair of black tights and we love how Hannah has styled hers with a leather skirt and sweet pumps.

Nix

Quirky and cool, Brit designer Henry Holland has certainly left his stamp on the ?Gingham OTK Tights. Dress yours down like Nix with converse and asymmetric hem, or style up with a pencil skirt and court shoes.

Robyn

Super soft and cosy, the Pretty Polly Supersoft Opaque Tights are a must for the season ahead. Perfect for wearing to the office and then underneath that LBD, these also arrive with a purse friendly price tag!

Laura

A true treat for legs and a party season favourite, Wolford tights feel as fabulous as they look. Whilst you can’t get Laura’s tights, the Victorienne Tights or Valencienne Stay Ups from the brand feature a pretty lace detail too.

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What MyTights Wore – 18th October

Looking like the rain is here to stay, we’ve decided to defeat the grim weather the only way we know how – fabulous hosiery. For those seeking a quick fix to the constant drizzle, just take a look at what MyTights HQ had to offer…

Laura

Notorious for it’s luxurious feel and high quality, Wolford is the perfect treat for any hosiery collection. Founder Laura styles her Ekaterina Tights with a cerise shift dress and patent heels.

Laura

Showing us all that fishnet tights can still work when temperatures drop, Laura has teamed hers with a secret layer underneath – the Oroblu Sensuel 13 Tights in Moka if you must know!

Nix

Polka dots are still BIG news this season, so make like Nix and style your Henry Holland Reverse Polka Dot Tights with knee high boots and a simple jersey dress.

Laura

Subtle and sophisticated, Laura loves wearing her Oroblu Jillian Tights with charming courts and a weather appropriate cardigan!

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It?s official ? Pretty Polly are cool!

They made the suspender tights a reality and Brit cool designer Henry Holland is best chums with them, so it?s hardly a surprise to learn that Pretty Polly have made an appearance on the CoolBrands list for 2013/2014. Notoriously hard to get onto, the list from CoolBrands reads as a ?who?s who? of the consumer world, ranging from edgy start ups to established fashion brands. Flying the flag for British hosiery, Pretty Polly has been praised for their ?playful and accessible? brand values ? and we couldn?t agree more.

From the flirty packaging to the charming designs, Pretty Polly tights are forever leading trends instead of following, making sure you have the best dressed legs out there. Whether you?re a fan of their classic Nylons range (and chances are that the older generations in your family love them just as much) or you?re a big fan of their fashion range, there?s a pair of Pretty Polly tights for every hosiery drawer. What?s more, with constant collaborations with the latest designers and creative talent like the brand new Joanne Hynes or Patternity collections, eye catching hosiery is always guaranteed.Pretty Polly

But gushing aside, we?ve rounded up our favourite products that the superbrand has to offer right now. Disclaimer: you may want everything on there…

1)????? Pretty Polly & Joanne Hynes Heart tromp L?oeil Tights ? Impossibly sweet with equal servings of flirty, the opaques come complete with romantic heart motifs and a quirky cut out design. A must if your workwear needs cheering up, the chic tights are perfect for the party season too. Just one of the three styles that Pretty Polly and designer Joanne Hynes have created this season!

2)????? Pretty Polly & Patternity Bricking It Tights ? The result of another collaboration, it seems that the fashion world can?t get enough of this particular pair, with everyone clambering to try out the latest ?it? pair of tights. From pattern enthusiasts Patternity (the clue is in the name!) and Pretty Polly, both opaque and sheer panels make up the striking brick design. Easier to style than some may think, make sure to keep accessories minimal and your colour palette simple.

3)????? Pretty Polly Nylons Back Seams ? A classic but chic choice, the 10 denier gloss tights feature a retro inspired back seam that works to elongate your pins. Created with the modern fit of today but with the glamour of yesteryear, these are great for making a statement day & night.

4)????? Pretty Polly Shape It Up Suspender Shaper Tights ? The fabulous suspender tights – but not as you know them! Created to help tame any unwanted lumps or bumps, the 80 denier tights have a control brief that delivers a medium shaping strength. With those around you none the wiser, you?re left to flaunt that fabulous mock suspender style.

5)????? Pretty Polly 50D Lustre Opaque Tights ? Oh so silky and fabulous, the 50D Lustre Opaque Tights from Pretty Polly are perfect for everyday wear. Made from the finest yarns and with a 50 denier appearance, these arrive as the brand give their opaques range a fab makeover, making sure that no matter the budget or event, you?ll find your dream pair.

Pretty Polly, official CoolBrand of 2013, we salute you!

 

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Henry Holland and those tights?

henryholland-tattooIf there was one show we had our eye on this London Fashion Week, it was Henry Holland’s. Master of cool and friends of hosiery experts Pretty Polly, the 30 year old is notorious for his adventurous hosiery patterns and prints. After all, he did invent the suspender tights! So fans of the quirky fashion house needn’t fear, as the Brit designer provided yet another iconic style this time round.

Amongst the pretty pastels and lady like cuts, we spotted one model showcasing fabulous tattoo tights, a nod to the trend that has been floating around for the last two seasons. Commitment free and edgy, think dainty & decorative rather than ‘I heart Mom’. Adding an elegant and chic twist to the trend, Holland has made body art the must have accessory for SS14.

But as ever, we say why wait until next season? Forever wanting you to get ahead of the game, we’ve rounded up our top picks when it comes to inked up hosiery.

If this is your first foray into the world of tattoos, then perhaps a ‘less is more’ approach is better. Sweet and subtle, we adore the Jonathan Aston Tattoo Print Tights. Sheer and perfect for wearing with that LBD, the tights feature an intricate oriental inspired print on the front of your legs, with a beautiful butterfly to be found in the centre. Available in three different shades, you can opt for a vivid purple, chic black or for a more realistic touch, the nude tone to fake that freshly inked look.

For those searching for a more kitsch style, then the Tattoo Hearts Tights from Pamela Mann are the fastest way to collect cool points. With all the traditional designs present, these tights are guaranteed to clock up some serious second glances. From mermaids and butterflies to Japanese Koi and anchors, the 20 denier tights will add a quirky finishing touch to even the simplest of outfits. When it comes to styling, remember to keep the rest of your outfit as low key as possible, using block colours and clean cuts to balance out the playful print.

So with our faux tattoos taken care of, we just need the rest of that Henry Holland collection in our wardrobes!

 

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Pretty in Pattern: A Patternity Special!

Admittedly a tongue teaser, but excessive alliteration aside, we?ve fallen hook, line and sinker for the newest collaboration from Pretty Polly. To begin with, they gave us Henry Holland and the ultra sassy suspender tights that have never left our wardrobes, but now intent with expanding their fashion horizons, the British superbrand have joined forces with the ultra-cool creative brand Patternity. Determined to make the world a better place with one pattern at a time, pattern obsessed Patternity (the clue is in the name really) have lent their print expertise to a small collection of tights, combining fabulous design with gorgeous quality.

Kicking off the trio of patterned delights is the ?Bricking It Tights?. Bold and beautiful, these are the definition of statement tights.? Equal parts chic and achingly cool, the opaque tights feature a quirky brickwork pattern that runs throughout, with sheer panels revealing a glimpse of leg below. Perhaps a shock for the pattern phobic amongst us, believe us when we say they?re oh so simple to style. The trick is to keep the rest of your ensemble (accessories included!) understated, letting your legs take centre stage. For outfit inspiration, look to Anna Murray who is one of the brains behind Patternity, as she styled her Bricking It Tights with leather shorts, a slouchy blazer and on trend fedora hat.Patternity

Brickwork not your thing? Break the mould and give your everyday tights a run for their money with the graphic Tower Block Tights. With a distinct tribal vibe, these feature a ?stacked? geometric vertical pattern, perfect for lengthening legs and getting every head turning. For the pattern weary, we recommend teaming with a simple skater skirt and tee, allowing your hemline to control how much print your reveal. The more adventurous out there can introduce a little clashing pattern through nifty accessories, making collecting fashion kudos as easy as ABC.

Completing the trio are the Shape Shifter Tights, which take look-at-me legs to a whole new level. On trend and treading the line between fashion and art, the graphic tights are anything but understated. By using flattering nude panels in between the bold shapes, you?re able to fake that flawless skin tone without having to lift a finger. What?s more, these are chic enough to wear to the office and bar, set to become the new talking point around the water fountain. Hooray!

So whether you?re new to the world of pattern or a veteran of print, treat to your wardrobe to one (or all three) and soak up that cool kudos.

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Socks, socks and even more socks!

HH_SS12If like me you’ve had one eye on the weather and one eye on the catwalks, you’ll soon notice that ankle socks have become hot news. Helping to show off a post-holiday tan and frame those new pointed courts, ankle socks have become a must have item for stylists and fashionistas alike. No longer content with bare legs this summer, fashion has dictated that no ankles will go without. Ideal if you feel the chill and are fed up of blisters ruining your heels and your day, the sock drawer update couldn’t have come at a better time!

From edgy fishnet socks at Holly Fulton to ultra sheer anklets at Louise Goldin, it’s clear that catwalks have gone gaga for the style, using them to break up a hosiery free leg and adding a little sartorial finishing touch to creations. Of course, high-streets have since caught on, teaming them with any and every combination – jelly shoes (remember those?!), dungarees and even prom dresses. Quirky clothing aside, the gorgeous weather recently has presented us with the perfect opportunity to flaunt our socks so what better way to celebrate the sunshine than to update that sock drawer?

Now, given that honesty is the best policy, I’ll hold my hands up and admit that styling my socks with flirty hemlines would not be part of morning routine. For me, it all depends on the footwear – the chunkier, the more likely I am to call upon my ankle socks. I’ve quickly learnt that ankle boots and trainers are not built for a sock free look, and sadly sore feet are the price to pay for their absence! For a silky smooth feel and a touch of luxury, I rely on the Velvet Socks from Wolford. As classic as they are chic, these will slip hassle free underneath shoes along with bridging the gap between trousers and ankles. Keeping your shoe protected and your foot in complete comfort, these come in two versatile shades, with a vibrant pink to keep colour enthusiasts happy too.

Fearne Cotton leaving the studios of Radio 1, London, Britain - 22 Mar 2011And from the functional to the fashionable, it seems that ankle socks have quickly adopted the prints & pattern trend that’s set to take over our wardrobe in the upcoming months. From rebellious tartan to Burberry hearts, you’ll be pushed to find a sock that doesn’t slot into an AW13 trend. To pick up some fashion brownie points, treat bare ankles to the Pamela Mann Tartan Ankle Socks. Especially commissioned for MyTights, these colourful patterned socks will work their magic on any outfit, transforming those worn out brogues and adding a little interest underneath cropped jeans. More high end fashion than Highland fling (you only have to look at Versace and Prada AW13 collections to see how much designers love tartan), these will act as an instant couture hit. For those that can’t get enough of peep toes, you’ll be pleased to discover that the toes of your ankle socks are reinforcement free too! Likewise, the charming Sweet Roses Anklets from Jonathan Aston are ideal for adding an on-trend touch to footwear. Equals parts lacy and lovely, the lust have ankle socks have even been spotted on red carpet regular Kristen Stewart in the pages of Vogue! For an elegant evening style, opt for the goes-with-everything black shade, whilst the angelic ivory colour would go down a treat at a garden party.

Given that glam-grunge is set for a big revival come September, I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t give you a few insider tips. First off is fishnet.  And lots of it. Setting the grungy and serious 90s tone for the approaching season, fashion house heavyweights Marc Jacob and YSL showed us that the netted fabric can be worn in just about any form. Tights, gloves and dresses amongst others paid homage to the fishnet, leaving wardrobes bracing themselves for a netted takeover. To make sure that your legs remain current and ahead of the fash pack, invest in the Falke Net Knee Highs. Admittedly longer than the usual ankle length, these fishnet socks will look fab scrunched down or folded over. LFW_sep10_anklesocksNext on the trend list – sultry sheers. Reminding us that sheer ankle socks are not just for locking in warmth underneath trousers, Chanel used the sheer fabric to inject a sense of ‘je ne sais quois’ into an outfit. To combine the grunge trend with a lady like aesthetic, wear your Levante Ritz Anklets with loafers and a retro circle skirt.

It’s not common knowledge that getting dressed in the morning is tricky enough without having to sift through your sock drawer, so take the drama out of anklet anguish by investing in one of every colour? Far more achievable than it sounds, Italian brand Trasparenze have made it possible for you to paint a rainbow with your feet – without breaking the bank. As chic as they are cheery, the cotton rich Monique Socks come in just about every shade imaginable, and then some. Whether neon pops are your thing or you’re simply searching for the perfect pair of coloured socks to go with that dress, you’re bound to discover your favourite hue.

So whether you’re looking to banish blisters  or you’re just in need of updating your hosiery collection (and sock drawer!), make sure to treat feet to some fabulous new ankle socks – just in time for AW13.

Until next time ladies…

 

Laura

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