Unsugar Coated Motherhood

A Trip Down Memory Lane Thanks to UK Tights #ad

A Trip Down Memory Lane Thanks to UK TightsWhen I left home at 15 my future looked pretty grim. My first couple of jobs were local to where I was living at the time in East London, and a far cry from today’s trendy streets of Hoxton. Think grimy market caffs, and glorified independent pound shops. I didn’t have much choice though, it was imperative that I was earning, but I was underage, and therefore illegal to employ. Once my sixteenth birthday had been and gone, and I had a national insurance number, I started thinking about other options for work.    

A chance encounter led to me to the Army & Navy department store in Victoria, now known as the House of Fraser, where I was employed in their fashion accessories department. I’d go out clubbing all night on Friday and roll into work the next day, full of sunshine and as carefree as the wind. I had the ability to talk the hind legs off a donkey back then, and would walk around the store chatting to anyone and everyone, asking if they’d like to open up a store card.

Within a few months I was the top opener, and I think it was probably this accolade that led me to a job in London’s iconic department store Selfridges. I was employed by Pretty Polly, to work in their concession in the hosiery department. I was only seventeen at this point, which now seems so young. Considering though that just one year previous I was dodging advances from sleazy older men (who happened to be my bosses), and working for Β£2 an hour, I was doing pretty well for myself.

I remember being in awe when I first started at the amount of money people would spend on tights, but it didn’t take me long to realise that quality was essential, and like all clothing less is more, as long as they are well made. I became a huge fan of Wolford, and still have some lurking around in my underwear drawer almost twenty years later (true story)!    

I often look back at the year I worked at Selfridges so fondly, and it was wonderful to have a little trip down memory lane a few months ago with one of my best friends (see photo above). I don’t go back much, but every time I do it’s had a complete face lift, and is always chock full of super stylish cool gadgets. We had a good old wander around, then settled at Hix for cocktails. The mezzanine that the bar resides is directly above where I used to work, selling tights all day.

Gorgeous hosiery from UK TightsWith all this fresh in my mind, the lovely folk at UK Tights asked if I would like to host a give away for them, and we’re giving one lucky reader the chance to win a Β£25 gift card.

UK Tights have a fantastic sale on at the moment, and something for everyone, with prices starting as low as Β£2.50. They even have my beloved Wolford’s on offer, so do check them out.
To be in with a chance to win, simply enter via the Rafflecopter below.

Best of luck everyone πŸ™‚

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Linking up to U, Me & The Kids, Super Lucky and The Prize Finder

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  1. Laura Pyper says:


  2. Natalie Crossan says:

    Tights πŸ˜€

  3. Sam B says:

    I prefer tights

  4. Stockings

  5. Anneka Hulse says:

    tights for me

  6. Rebecca Powell says:

    Always tights for me

  7. kate kathurima says:


  8. Tights please

  9. Natalie Gillham says:

    support tights are best for me

  10. viv carey says:

    Tights for me πŸ™‚

  11. elizabeth ferguson says:

    tights xx

  12. Kim Styles says:

    Tights !!! xxx

  13. Laura Pritchard says:

    Tights for me!

  14. […] Win a Β£25 UK Tights Gift Card […]

  15. Lynsey Buchanan says:

    hold ups

  16. Nancy Bradford says:

    Tights (because they are more comfortable).

  17. Gem Cook says:

    Loving the Tights xxx

  18. Mrs Rachel Heap says:

    I love tights

  19. Diane Jackson says:


  20. Sheri Darby says:


  21. Lauren Old says:


  22. donna l jones says:


  23. Catriona Hutchinson says:

    Hold ups but maybe not in this weather!

  24. sue leake says:

    definitely tights… this weather

  25. Tarbs Gill says:

    I’m defo a tights girl!

  26. Georgina prince says:

    defo tights xxxx

  27. Hannah Ingham says:

    TIGHTS! πŸ™‚

  28. definitely tights!

  29. Julie Ward says:

    Hold ups, when they hold up

  30. tina edwards says:


  31. Jo McPherson says:

    Tights – hold-ups for special occasions πŸ™‚

  32. Chantelle Binge says:

    Tights, some are so comfy and warm! x

  33. Tights for me

  34. Laura Tonks says:

    Tights for me πŸ˜€

  35. Jess Mary says:

    Tights are my favorites!

  36. Becca Staples says:

    Hold ups for me x

  37. Karin Hall says:


  38. Andy Kadir-Buxton says:

    Stockings, but I’m not wearing them.

  39. Charlotte Hood says:


  40. Helen Winson says:

    Tights always

  41. Rose Elise says:

    Always tights!

  42. Ema J Lowe says:

    stockings for me

  43. claire woods says:


  44. Rachel Butterworth says:


  45. Sue McCarthy says:

    Stockings always

  46. lynn heath says:

    Tights for me!!!!

  47. Hannah Cummings says:

    Tights for me x

  48. Nat thomason says:

    Tights for me

  49. Julie Howarth says:


  50. charlotte says:

    i live in tights so got to say them

  51. Katie Kingsbury says:

    Tights for everyday, stockings for special occasions πŸ˜‰ .

  52. Jayne Townson says:


  53. Jennifer Toal says:


  54. Ian Yates says:

    Stockings – but I am a bloke!

  55. Lucia Critchley says:

    tights πŸ™‚

  56. tights all the way!

  57. Helen Stratton says:

    I like them all for different outfits πŸ™‚

  58. kayleigh Bates says:

    Tights x

  59. Emma Ellams says:

    Tights πŸ™‚

  60. Leanne Lunn says:


  61. clair downham says:

    tights thankyou

  62. Maria Hackett says:


  63. Katie Spencer says:


  64. iain maciver says:


  65. Tights. Especially in cold weather.

  66. Mary MarΓ­a says:

    Tights πŸ™‚

  67. jemma dwyer says:

    depends tights mostly . stockings for special moments lol πŸ˜‰ x

  68. Judith R. says:

    Tights – always tights.

  69. aaron broad says:

    Tights but not for me obv

  70. laura stewart says:

    Tights xx

  71. Jennifer Haden says:

    tights, they are by far the most comfortable option πŸ™‚

  72. Ruth Harwood says:

    Tights πŸ™‚

  73. It’s traditional tights for me! πŸ™‚

  74. Tights for me!

  75. Alica says:

    Tights for me πŸ™‚

  76. Samantha Loughlin says:

    Tights definitely

  77. William Gould says:

    Wife always wears tights, but I much prefer women in hold-ups!

  78. Lynne Durkin says:


  79. Lyla says:


  80. Suzanne Drummond says:


  81. Paul Scotland says:

    Wife is hold ups

  82. Hayley F says:

    Sorry I just wanted to say you have a fab blog. I may be here so etime reading it x

  83. Hayley F says:

    Tights x

  84. Sarah Pybus says:


  85. Karl Borowy says:


  86. What a lovely post. Sometimes I wish I had had more of a youth – it seems my friends have fond memories of their past selves, and I find that hard, regretting my past personality in not being able to take the chance to enjoy youth and friendships and adventure more. It’s a real tonic to hear you be so positive about things that happened in your past when there are so many things that you could still be running from.

  87. MANDY DOHERTY says:

    Tights x

  88. Well as a very tall lass I prefer hold ups. Any size fights.

  89. Suzanne says:


  90. Mary Chez says:


  91. Karen K says:

    definitely tights!

  92. jayne hall says:


  93. amy fidler says:


  94. Claire D says:


  95. Tracy Nixon says:

    Stockings and tights for me – holdups don’t hold up on me!

  96. Tracey Peach says:

    I like both πŸ™‚

  97. ashleigh allan says:

    Hold ups!

  98. Paul Smith says:

    not me but i prefer stockings on a woman

  99. All the cool kids worked at Selfridges πŸ˜‰ xx

  100. Oh, lovely post. I worked in Selfridges too! Ha ha! xx

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