When the Bebaroque Starburst Tights first appeared on Pixie Market it was mid summer, approximately 3000 degrees in our apartment, and our little window AC unit had begun to make that sad, gurgly growling sound and regurgitate chunks of ice – basically as far away from tights weather as you can get. Yet I knew instantly that they were necessary – perhaps not right then, perhaps not for months, but I would need those $249 tights. Maybe it was heat stroke.
I at least retained the sense (or the budgetary restrictions) not to drop that kind of cash on the spot. Instead, I hatched a plan. It involved a glue gun, a pair of drug store tights in winter white, a collection of sequins, gems and various nonpareil, and a nifty little DIY segment on my blog – none of which I had at the time. And though I had weeks of hiding out in the semi-air-conditioned apartment perfect for a project of that scope, I managed to acquire only one of the above – this blog.
Time for Plan B: the Bebaroque Diamante Crystal Tights, on sale now for under $65 on ASOS. I could hardly believe my eyes when I found these. The very same brand! Yes, it is highly discounted, but even at the original price it was nearly half of what they were on Pixie Market! In all fairness, a closer inspection of the details reveals that they might not be exactly the same pair – but if you have to look that closely does it really matter?
[left: Bebaroque Starburst Tights at Pixie Market, $249 ~ right: Bebaroque Diamante Crystal Tights at ASOS, $64.03]
It took great restraint not to order these instantly (particularly with Gregor’s constant encouragement), but I still can’t quite see spending over $50 on tights – even super-sparkly ones – with my current budget, not to mention my propensity to snags and runs. I don’t know that even I could pull these off in a shredded state (which is not to say I wouldn’t try, perhaps layered over a bright turquoise pair…).
For now I’ve filed these under inspirations. There might still be a DIY version in my future.