OOTD A Chilly Grey Tuesday

Finally Autumn has arrived which means we are one step closer to Winter down here! I love the cold, and living in windy Wellington makes the cold even more intense. I really loved the outfit I wore today, it was so comfy and kept me at the perfect temperature.


I made both the top and skirt which I am wearing and the skirt is available in my Etsy store here. The top is made of NZ Merino which is super soft and warm, and knitted in a Fair Isle style. As I’m working on a pinup basics collection right now I am really tempted to do a small run of these tops, but they would be horrendously expensive due to the cost of the fabric.


I’ve recently fallen in love with these grey stockings by Columbine. These are the 15 Denier Stockings in the colour Misty and retail for $11.99. I bought these as I was trying to find a conversation opener so that I could get my loyalty card for Kirkcaldie & Stains, as ridiculous as it sounds. Anyway the sample made them look like they had quite a sheen to them, but when I got them out when I got home they were actually matte.


For some reason I’m not a huge fan of black sheer stockings at the moment, the exception is the Levante Velatissima Stay Up, because Levante Nylon stockings are the lightest, softest, most incredible stockings I’ve tried so far. Anyway, nude for my skin tone has been hard to find so far, so I chose to have a go with these grey ones. I didn’t think I would like them as much as I do and I’m trying to find as many outfits as I can which go with them. These are my favourite stockings at the moment. They are also surprisingly soft and well knit for the price, but they will make holes easily.

hair flower

I also bought this small hair flower piece from Farmers today. It came with two separate bunches which each had 3 purple orchids on them. They are great and it cost me $5 for the both! They actually have a lot of hair flowers so I suggest heading on down there if you have the time!


And last of all the lipstick! I recently dug this one out of my lipstick container after forgetting I had it. This is the Lancôme Rouge in Love lipstick in the shade 181N Rouge Saint Honore. I was gifted in by me relatives from England for my birthday last year but only wore it a few times. On the Lancôme website it doesn’t look as vibrant or as blue as it is in real life. I’m not sure if you can get it in NZ, but if you can find it I would definitely reccomend it. I find it bleeds a little after I eat, but I don’t wear lipliner and I think that would help it.

So there we go, my favourite stockings and lipstick as of right now.

Thanks for reading!


3 thoughts on “OOTD A Chilly Grey Tuesday

  1. Arielle March 24, 2015 / 11:14 AM

    Such a gorgeous outfit and makeup look! ❤

  2. Richard May 18, 2015 / 4:53 AM

    I love the color of the socks! wear girdle or Corselette?

    • Xamia Arc May 18, 2015 / 11:00 AM

      Thank you! Yes, I am wearing the Dita Von Teese Savoir Faire Girdle which I made by altering a chemise. I have the tutorial under my ‘Alterations’ category.

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