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Merry Christmas from Wade & Belle!

May your holidays be as awesome as these red and green tights in one!


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Another Way to Eat Less this Holiday Season

Every holiday season we hear about (basically the same) ways to avoid eating too much. But this year, there is some new research that shows that the color of your plates could make all the difference. Apparently, red plates make us eat less! 
The original concept behind this research (from the University of Parma, Italy and if they know anyone knows their food, it's the Italians!) was that it was the contrast in color between your food and your plate that encouraged or discouraged eating more. But it turns out that it's the color red specifically that will make you eat less. The research did say that they don't know if the color will be as effective if you know about it, as it's an unconscious reaction. But we are willing to give it a shot regardless. So, gotta run now, off to buy red plates!
Oh, and if you also buy red plates but don't find them as effective as they should be (i.e., if you eat too much - though clearly now it's the plates' fault not yours) make sure you are wearing your extra comfortable Not Too Tights. Too much food may make you uncomfortable, but no need for your tights to anymore!
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Kate Middleton Makes Nude Hoisery Cool Again?

I'm really unsure about this, but since Kate Middleton has become the next Queen of England, there has been a lot of talk about her nude pantyhose and how she is making them cool to wear again.

I really have a hard time accepting that. But then all of a sudden I learned yet another new (crazy) thing from this British husband of mine, apparently the Brits never stopped wearing them. Given he isn't exactly a style maven, I decided to run this by my English girl friends. And it turned out to be true! Whereas, I'd rather freeze my bum (see how I use a British term there, like that?) off with bare legs rather than wear nude stockings, it turns out in the UK, bare legs are  actually considered RUDE and low class. They all wear these nude pantyhose we Americans are so afraid of!

So, looks like nude tights (as they call them in the UK! It took me a while to understand that they don't discern between pantyhose, stocking and tights. And when they say nude tights, they don't mean weird, thick skin colored tights, they mean nude pantyhose) never went away, it's just an American thing to hate on them like we do. But Kate's influence has apparently made is across the pod as celebs such as Hayden Panettierre, Beyonce and Sara Jessica Parker have been seeing donning them lately. 

I will reserve judgement for the moment, I'm not convinced.

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How Warm Are These Tights?

We've already confirmed that Not Too Tights are the most comfortable tights you'll ever find, but now I want to know how warm they actually are. I'm headed off to Myanmar/Burma for the holidays, and while most of the country is warm, we will be heading to a cooler area to do some trekking.

I know they are perfect for wearing with dresses and skirts in the New York City winters, but now I'm going to find out if they will make a difference during three days of trekking in Inle Lake. It's supposed to be absolutely beautiful and amazing, and while not nearly as cold as NYC, the cold of three consistent days of being outside with no heat will add up!

As I was packing and trying to figure out what I can bring to be both comfortable and warm in, our awesome tights came to mind. I won't mind wearing them underneath other pants, since they don't pinch at my waist the extra layer won't make me feel fat like wearing regular tights under pants would.  And they are pretty warm, so I feel the extra thin layer could make a real difference in my warmth, and not in my small suitcase! I hate being cold, so I really hope they help. I'll keep you posted. Hope you are staying warm through the holidays!

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Happy Holidays!

Best yule log we've ever seen, beautiful candles courtesy of one of our favorite stores @Anthropologie. We'd love to warm up our tights clad toes in front of this fireplace.

Hope you are enjoying the season, whatever the reason! Happy Chanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and our favorite, Happy Festivus for the rest of us.


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