Tuesday, January 24, 2012

last warm pair--a give away!


in celebration of making it through thirty-one days of posts on our new blog, girls in tight places are holding a tights give away.  make a comment in our comments section by midnight of january 30,  and we will randomly select a winner on january 31st of two thousand and twelve.

shortly thereafter, the lucky reader will receive in the mail the fabulous falke "sign" tight in "cosmic," made of  polyamide and elastane, pictured above.


lara says:

when i was at the end of my pregnancies, i always caved and bought a new outfit.  i had become more enormous than i could have possibly imagined at the beginning of the pregnancy, and i was sick to death of all the clothes i'd been wearing.  i figured it was worth the price of a new outfit that wouldn't be worn very much in order to preserve my mental health through the looooong final 5 weeks or so.


buying winter clothes in january is a little like buying maternity clothes in week 35.  logically, you know you should save your money for new spring dresses, and buying winter clothes just isn't that appealing at this point in the year.  so you don't buy.  then you get up one freezing morning in february cursing the same tired old choices you've been making all winter.  you really don't want to get dressed.  you really don't think you can stand your pilly old tights one more day.  but by then it's definitely too late to buy more winter clothes.

well, girls in tight places want to help you out with this.  we're giving away the last warm pair of tights you will need for the season just for leaving a comment in the comments section.  girls in tight places want their readers to:  1) have a drawerful of cute tights, 2) have something to look forward to, and 3) have pretty things to wear, do, read, and think about every day.

girls in tight places also want to celebrate our one month anniversary.

we hope to make you and your legs happy until you start to glimmer & spring.

julie says:


You can keep your tights in a drawer.  You can keep your tights in a cardboard box like I did in graduate school.  You can hand wash your tights and sling them over a shower rod like Marsha Mason in The Goodbye Girl (were those tights?).  In graduate school, I had a pair that looked like a Kandinsky painting on caffeine.  In San Francisco, I had a leopard skin print pair that looked like the manager of a local rock club's leg tattoo.  My black-and-white striped pair are like Proust's madeleine--I wore them to work through the latter half of a bleak winter under a pair of cut-off shorts and combat boots.  My co-workers, boys with Faith No More hair, called me "crazy legs," which I loved, but pretended to hate.  I've put my finger through a pair of spiderweb tights on first wearing.  It's time to create some new tights' memories--some tights memories you can share with us!  It's time to get yourself through a lot more frigid winter weeks.  It's time to win the best and last warm pair of tights we can offer.



55 comments:

  1. Maybe this would be nepotism, but pick meeeeee!

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    1. i'll check the nepotiz rules. . . .

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  2. I could rock those tights. I love you ladies for writing this blog. xo - ila@halfsky.org

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    1. i love you for reading our blog, ila.

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  3. A leg is a terrible thing to waste.

    And just imagine, I have TWO of them, currently wasting away for want of some cute new tights.

    I will cut off my jeans in celebration. I will do Kundalini in them. I will throw snowballs in them. I will let the neighbors call me Crazy Legs. I will start seeds in them, letterpress in them, look at listings of foster adoptions in them, finish reading The Good Earth in them, walk around the lake in them, hug and kiss people in them, and think up another sound installation in them. I promise all this and more.

    I hope the universe randomly picks me!

    Happy, happy anniversary, tight girls.

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  4. tights. you have made me desire them...to the point that I often wear my yoga pants disguised as tights.

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    1. you rock your yoga pants, my dear, but remember, yoga pants are NOT tights.

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  5. I need these. I don't care what color, but tights rock very hard, and this essay has inflamed my tights lust. Do you know how embarrassing it is to walk around with your NAKED tights lust inflamed? Do the REST of the world the favor of assuaging it. For it is soon to be February, and I must have tights.

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    1. we want to help lessen your embarrassment. the "cosmic" colored tights just arrived, and they rock a bit harder than most tights. keep your fingers crossed.

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  6. Tights, tights, tights. Will it be cold enough to wear tights in China? Hot or cold weather, I will wear tights.

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    1. take 'em to the great wall, honey.

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  7. I want these for my 13 y/o daughter who has just discovered the joys of funky tights. What a great way to show the world who you are!

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    1. and then, just to freak her out, you could borrow them and wear them to her school one day. . . (mischievous grin). my 13 yo had a rule: she can borrow my stuff, but i can NEVER borrow hers.

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  8. I would wear these in a train, in the rain, on a boat, while I float (in the rain of Seattle).

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  9. Can I make a comment on behalf of Sister Eliza Campbell? Cause I'm gonna. Just like that. For Eliza who will need tights for many more months in Bulgarski!

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    1. oh, yes. if she wins, she will get a box of cookies from us, too.

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  10. Somewhere there's a picture of me around age 3 or 4, wearing the first tights I can remember: red and white striped with scratchy red synthetic lace across the seat, worn with a puff-sleeved red smock. They were heavy, pilly and always in need of being pulled up, but wonderful. The sorta stripey tights in your picture are kind of like a grown up version of my childhood tights ... plus the design totally looks like that one Joy Division album cover, which is awesome. Tina(rama)

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  11. This is the one:
    http://thecreativepanic.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/joy-division-unknown-pleasures-419602.jpg

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  12. And congrats to 30 days - I keep wanting to comment, but feeling too shy. Loving the days of conversation though - here's to many more!

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    1. love you for commenting. more, more!

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  13. I love tights. I love these tights. And I love Girls in a Tight Place. And if I win, I could wear these tights to celebrate tights as I read Girls in a Tight Place. How wonderful that would be!

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    1. words cannot express how wonderful it would be, though you have done pretty well with your gertrude steinian passage. plus these tights would rock the hfac.

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  14. I've certainly looked at leg wear (aka tights) with new eyes since reading your blog, and I'm happy to report that I'm sporting a few patterns now myself.

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  15. Lula needs a warm pair of tights for her cold legs!

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    1. i thought you had plenty of tights--stolen from my tights drawer.

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  16. All I can say is that those are beautiful tights...and Pennsylvania is awfully cold. (Actually not so much this winter, luckily!)

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    1. i would love for a bryn mawr lady to have these. good luck!

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  17. Yay tights! I'm kind of embarrassingly excited about this contest.

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    1. me, too! it's giving me all kinds of thoughts for monthly tights contests. . .

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  18. The cuter the tights, the shorter the skirt! I've got some short skirts I needs to be wearin'!

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  19. We could really use awesome tights around here.

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  20. I got a pair of lavender woolen tights from Marni on my bday one year that are so warm and beautiful that I sometimes wear them under jeans in the winter. Is that wrong? Maybe I should be barred from the competish for tight abuse.

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    1. this is your second chance to treat tights right.

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  21. It makes even less sense to buy tights in January if you live in St. George. Fingers crossed...

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    1. girls in tight places won't hold that against you. we understand the need for fancy legwear in all climates.

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  22. if patrick b. wins, these tights will ride a slow bike through portland and eat fabulously each and every day.

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  23. if heather b-j wins, the tights will get to visit paris.

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  24. Love the blog and even though I wouldn't call myself "crazy legs" I do love a good pair of tights!

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    1. & girls in tight places want you to have that good pair of tights, girl.

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  25. Lara and Julie,

    My favorite pair of tights ever: the white lace tights that I took on my mission to Boston (which I found out later were "illegal," yet wore anyway).

    The tights in your giveaway look pretty awesome. Me likey. :-)

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    1. oh, girls in tight places loooove white lace tights. especially illegal ones on boston missions. btw, did you know that tights are now legal for the sisters? me likey.

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  26. My legs know 2 coverings -- scrubs and tights. I dress my legs in such a manner that if I find my surroundings to be sub-par in the entertainment department I can be creatively stimulated by looking down. It works brilliantly, plus I look humble and meek in the process -- confusing my enemies.

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    1. girls in tight places love leg coverings that amuse and please their wearers. we believe this is the best kind of fashion. this is our manifesto. amen.

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    2. i'm also giving an amen.

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  27. Send me Nordic tight. Permanent winter!

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    1. if we get it right, you get the tight.

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  28. Tights rule! I want tights (even more than I'd like to see Brian K in tights)!

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    1. you would definitely rock these, pam. and then brian could borrow them once in a while.

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