July 29, 2010

Don't worry, everything will be O'T'K.

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.

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62 comments:

Luci Ana said...

Oh yes, they are!

Lee Oliveira said...

OMG.. The Dior campaign this season is beyond stunning.
Absolutely love it..
LOx

Mia Delessi said...

Me too, I used to think that LOL wa lots of love!
I actually don't like to receive messages with so many abreviations

Anthea said...

I have a pair! Waiting for the weather to get warmer so I can wear them. It's too cold in South Africa now.

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Nemerae said...

A friend of mine will be absolutely happy with this trend xD

Closet Fashionista said...

I've sadly never worn them either. I don't think I can pull them off...haha
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Fashion Queen said...

I love them.

Grit and Glamour said...

HAAA!! I adore this post. So funny! And I also am a HUGE fan of OTK socks. My favorite way to wear them is with an above-the-knee skirt or leggings and knee-high boots, with the socks kind of scrunchy at the top. Not only are they sexy that way (but not too), they are perfect for extra warmth in winter with skirts. And if you hate hosiery (like me) they're great for max coverage without the discomfort.

♥ V
http://www.gritandglamour.com

Purses Pastries Etc... said...

I totally have my sights set on OTK socks for the fall -- they can look so cute coming up over the top of knee-high boots!
I know what you mean about abbreviations... too many and the "convenience" of using them simply becomes a nuisance!

Sara Lynn said...

Oh I want some of those so bad! You have some cute styles here :)

Hannah said...

love them! i have a mustard pair from AA (there's another abbreviation for you!)

My Republic of Fashion said...

Brilliant comments!

haha, thanks Hannah.:)

Keith said...

I think they look great. Being a guy though I'm not planning on wearing any. lol

jemina said...

I haven't tried them yet, perhaps now I would :)), why not :)), wishing you a lovely day my dear :)) xoxo

nickyboutique said...

Thanks for your comment!
I love the socks, they're cute ♥

Marie Z. said...

I love the socks however I think I'm too old too wear them. I'd feel like a school girl! On another note, my parents had to ask me what LOL stood for and my brother asked me the other day, "What does it mean when someone says 'I heart something'?" It means they love it. I thought that was pretty obvious but no ; )

Pop Champagne said...

I love my over the knee, but I don't really have a lot of time to wear them as it gets hot here in summer then all of the sudden it's just cold! lol. one of these days I will wear them!

naomemandeflores said...

For a long time I thought that LOL meant "Lots of Laughts", but I guess that's not soooo diferent of the original meaning! :)

Yasmeen Buttons said...

Red stockings with the brown boots =X

[Drooolll]

Yasmeen

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome finds!
Loving OTK socks and boots!

xoxox,
CC

Arini Desianti Parawi said...

Great ad campaign..haute cotture.
long sock will make our perfomance looks more edgy..i'm glad long socks is back in this seasons. great post, so inspire!!

THE SECRET LIFE OF "D"

hug and kiss^^

johanna said...

I love socks!

Johanna - MyShoebox.se said...

I will not be wearing or getting a pair of otk socks, but maybe I can see myself in a pair of otk boots :)

Sarah said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I must say I've been contemplating getting some. I love them! You have a new follower!

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohhh I want some of them sooooo much:) So cool:)

Kisses, my lovely:)

Bella said...

Must check out Topshop....

Really nice blog, I am following now. Come by and follow me.

KIRAFASHION said...

very cool socks, so sexy!

nookie said...

not sure but they are cute:)

Lilpixie said...

Love the New look pair

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

I def want to try OTK socks this fall!

Kimberellie said...

You are HILARIOUS. I so LOLed at your LOL translation! Oh, and yes please to the over the knee socks. This is the first I have wanted them. So you did it. Your fault. Must have knee socks NOW!

Lots of love: Kimberellie

Amy said...

OMG, My OTK socks r perminatly attached to my feet, I ♥ them :) LOL, Sorry for my fail at writing in abreviations!

Fashion teapot ♥

Clara said...

i love it!

beneath the glass said...

LOL :D Took me awhile to figure out abbreviations as well! I still get confused about some...

I love knee and OTK socks! I wear them with shorts, dresses, skirts etc. And i love them with every kind of shoe from flats, wedges to boots. they can really jazz up an outfit.

Love those pictures!

MarchMusings said...

Ha ha I thought the same about LOL! There are OTK boots out here now alongwith OTK socks so the knees are going to be warm for a while!

Diana said...

hahaha i love your story about LOL - too funny :) and i can't wait to wear those socks! so very chic :}

http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

Page said...

oh i love the very first one!!
love all your posts!! :)
page

E said...

I like 'em because they're like the poor man's OTK boot (for lack of a better term) Just add 'em to regular heels and you're golden for Fall weather!

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Thank you for your comment, I'm glad you like my OTKs! :) They were so perfect for my trip to Seattle because it was in between warm and cold. Happy Thursday!

xx
Rachel

Adrianna Traxler said...

If I wasn't so short I would totally be rocking the knee high socks..i love the look. Karlie looks gorgeous in that ensemble

Ruta, Look Ugly in a Photograph said...

I want some knee high socks for school.

Im bad at abbreviations too. I hate how everyone expects you to know every single one as well.

Style Porn said...

I love thigh high socks! In fact, I'm wearing them in my last outfit post ;)

And my boyfriend has an annoying habit of abbreviating unconventional phrases. I can never figure what he's talking about.

And speaking of LOL, I LOL'd when I read you thought it meant "Lots of Love." Hehe.

Val said...

ahh love the dior ruffle socks xx

jamie-lee said...

Aww you are so precious! I only use lol - I have an iphone and I think its easier to read if the whole text is spelt out.

http://pagesixxx.blogspot.com

B a la Moda said...

I really liked this post since sometimes I get lost with those kind of abbreviations! OTK, I like it.

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Pearl said...

Omg!fantastic socks ! I need to have such:) GOOD LUCK!:)

Lies said...

I love your blog, will definitely follow you!

I'm not that good at abbreviating....I always text full sentences ^^
And I love over-the-knees socks, I have never really found the perfect cute outfit for them (or they never stay in place ><) but I owe quite a few!
Also love your post below on that hairstyle, lately I've been dreaming to do my hair like that for like some kind of fancy occasion but I'm too clumsy..

xo

Fashion Butter said...

This post is hilarious, girl!

KcomeKarolina said...

these socks are fab!!!
love your blog...i will come back soon! thank you for passing by and leaving your sweet comment - don't hesitate to follow me ;)
have a great weekend
xoxo from rome
K.
http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

Panda said...

Dior is genius - Knee highs are cute, and stylish now! SCORE :)
Panda xx
Ps, Thanks for the lovely comment!

Alice said...

The Dior grey ones are super cute. I love the detailing.
I wear my black OTK's a lot now, cos it's winter. I find they're a little too clingy for summer, though.

vdcouture said...

cool!! love it so much <3

love,vdcouture

Katie said...

Oh I love them! Great post :)

Lisa Griffin said...

hahaha i love how you wrote this post, and i want some socks!
www.indramaticfashion.com

michelle_ said...

ohhh those socks are really adorable !!
i want all of them !

have an awesome TGIF !
GLISTERSandBLISTERS

Pearl Westwood said...

I love the Dior socks but there are about £500! I have some amzing Prada ones and Vivienne Westwood always has fab ones at pretty good prices too.

Jennifer - Stylish Clin d'Oeil said...

Love the socks over knee: it gives such a great and original look!

Audrey Allure said...

I love OTK socks & boots :) I wear them with skirts or dresses!

solene MeSt said...

I like your blog and your pictures are so funny ;)

jordanaa said...

i just loveeeee knee highs. i m soo happy they are soo popular this season and fall!
so many ways to style them

great post :)
www.fashionprovocateur.wordpress.com

Violetta E. said...

<3

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