Abbreviations are great, aren't they? They serve many purposes. Some good, some bad. Like when you are texting and you a). don't have enough credit or b). are too lazy to spell out the correct word, its okay, just abbreviate. However, despite these positives, a negative of abbreviations is the fact that they can confuse you.
'OMG, like WTF, HM (help me), I can't find ANYT (anything) to wear for 2MOR....nah, only JK (joking), I found SMTHG (something). LOL (LAUGH OUT LOUD!!)'. I would never actually abbreviate to this extent, because not only would I confuse the poor person on the other end of the phone, but I would confuse myself when reading back over the text.
I'll let you in on a secret....for quite some time, I genuinely thought that LOL meant 'Lots of Love' instead of 'Laugh out Loud'. I was so confused when seeing texts sent by friends, and I saw LOL stuck in the middle of a sentence. 'What in the name of God are they on about?'. When I found out the 'true' meaning of LOL, I felt quite stupid! The moral of this secret is the fact that I am crap at abbreviating and abbreviations themselves.
Anyway, there is a point to my jibber-jabbering! OTK! Know what that means? Over-the-knee. Over-the-knee socks to be precise. I have never worn this type of sock before (apart from when I HAD to wear them in school). But with the Irish summer acting like a moody person (as in, one day it is sunny, the next lashing rain & windy), I need something to cover my oh-so-white legs when it is horrible out there.
Tights won't do because despite the rain and so on, its actually humid and sticky. So, these socks are a perfect alternative! I would wear mine with a simple dress and ballet flats. I actually really, really want a pair now! They are a brilliant transition going from bare-leg to half-a-covered leg as we go into Autumn-Winter.
What way do you like to wear your OTK's? Or if you don't have any, will you be buying?
National Magazine & Christian Dior image from fashioncopious.com and socks from product websites.