"Go Buy Now" is our section dedicated to the stuff that sells out before you even know you critically need it. As soon as we find out one such crucial item is available, we'll give you a heads up, regardless of the fact that the timing of the content seems absurd.
I'm very sensitive about what touches my bum. And my thighs. Well legs, really. Ok - skin in general. Itchy? It's out. OUT. My long-suffering husband just rolls his eyes as I justify my cashmere sweater purchases as a necessity due to a disease known as sensitive skin. While I can always manage to find baby-soft tops and jeans...one area that has been the bane of my existence is tights. Especially warm tights.
Last fall, Plush released a pair of fleece-lined tights (as well as a pair of fleece lined thigh-highs) to wide acclaim. And sold out virtually everywhere.
Realizing that these were destined to become my new winter BFF, I searched the globe for a pair. The verdict? LOVE. The fleece makes these tights insanely warm and insanely soft, yet without any added bulk. Even better, these tights are surprisingly durable and were actually warmer than most of my leggings.
Of course I wanted to immediately post about these wonder-tights...but alas, by then, they were completely sold out.
Now, however, Plush tights are back in stock! And if the plethora of shorts-and-black-tights all over the Fall runways are any indicator...they will be selling out again this winter. If shorts aren't your thing, check out M's fabulous post on Transitioning Summer Dresses. All of M's outfits can be worn with tall boots in early Fall....but will still look equally fabulous with a pair of crazy-warm, super-comfortable black tights come winter.
While I did find my Plush tights fairly durable, moms may do better with Plush's newest offering: the fleece lined legging. They offer standard black in various options (although I'm skipping the stirrup, shudder)...but the standout is Plush's version of the leather legging (pictured at right). I love how edgy and sexy leather leggings can look, but I'm so over suffering for style. However...faux-leather lined in fleece? How can that be bad?
Lastly, if you are curious about Plush's thigh-highs...I simply love mine. I wear them to sex up little black dresses or dressy shorts for date night...as well as layer them over gray knit tights for a faux-over-the-knee boot look. They are fun. And warm. If you are interested in hearing more about the thigh-high look, let me know in the comments and I can work on a longer post.
Where To Buy
Shopbop.com sells Plush's tights, various forms of leggings, arm warmers and hats here. Revolve Clothing has a better selection of Plush leggings (but no tights) here, and Singer22 has pretty much everything (except free shipping like Shopbop and Revolve).
Hope you are enjoying the last few weeks of summer!