gothic corset in black leather and crimson velvet with collar

Gothic Corset

I’m an avid fan of corsets, as you can probably tell if you follow my Instagram or have read my blog before. They are so feminine but still sexy and when I’m wearing one I feel irrestible, well shaped and not so conscious of my body, instead a little more confident of my curves and enhanced bust.

I even love corset inspired clothing and accessories I’ve seen, like fingerless gloves, jackets, skirts and even laced up leather trousers (amazing by the way and I found a gorgeous pair from Kate’s Clothing – but that’s for another day!)

I have a few favourite corsets of course but I love any excuse to wear a dark, figure-hugging, laced up corset on a night out. I have a few here, from the plain leather to gothic styles to suit all mysterious ladies’ style. I love how they can be worn with simple black jeans and a leather jacket, a pleated mini skirt or even just a pair of fabulous fishnets and to-die-for heels! These ones I have chosen to share with you are a small selection of what’s available out there but I just adore the style and material of them, plus the prices are so reasonable I couldn’t give up an opportunity to share with you!

so firstly I would highly recommend, the divinely sexy, Violet Vixen website. You’ll find everything gothic, burlesque, steampunk and sassy you need right here. They specialise in corsets and get it just right every time. I love their Gothic, Leather and Overbust ranges. There you’ll find the Aggressive Assassin Black corset, which I have featured below. It’s amazingly designed to enhance the streamlined look of your torso with the metal grommets down the front of the basque, a centred belt, chains hung either side of your belly button and laced up the side, to accent your perfectly shaped curves. It also has two spiral steel bones over the bust for that extra lift! To add to the good news, Violet Vixen also add a free pair of stockings to any corset order so that might entice you a little more (as if you needed more encouragement!)

also in Violet Vixen you’ll find the Black Embrace Vegan Leather Overbust corset for the most elegant, subtle but sultry of ladies. the Caged Heart Crusher corset is available in red, blue, silver, purple and black and is by far my ultimate favourite. I would recommend this one for the girls who want to make a statement! the choker piece is simply gorgeous on its own and very much on trend right now too.

lastly from Violet Vixen theres a gold enfused, leather wrapped Magic Black Corset which has to be seen to be believed! i love this one because its a happy medium- meaning it can be perfectly suited to ripped black jeans or a skirt easily and whatever the weather. its zipped up front and laced back ensures a perfect fit while the detailed metal clasped front shows you to be a seductive female while still a fearless warrior. this one is not to be messed with!

So that about wraps up my night out corsets, hope you enjoyed this one and if so, I have another Night time corset post coming very soon, stay tuned!

gothic corset in black leather and crimson velvet with collar
ladies corset in black leather
Black leather corset with bronze metal studs and clasps
Black leather corset with solver chains and metal ring detail
Studded leather corset on tattooed model
Ladies black leather thigh boots from Arollo.net

Thigh Boots from Arollo

Sophisticated and sexy, these leather thigh boots are fit for a queen

Thigh boots have always been one of my favourite fashion statements and form an extensive part of my footwear and boots collection. Currently, I am the proud keeper of 19 fabulous pairs of thigh-highs in a variety of styles, finishes and luxurious materials, but, without exception, always in black! These featured boots are my most recent acquisition, a fabulous pair of thigh-high boots from Arollo. This pair I received as a gift – I dare say, I couldn’t have chosen better myself.

Selected carefully to suit my somewhat quirky style, they come from Arollo’s aptly named ‘Queen’ range. They are a full leather boot consisting of a cream leather sole with hand-stitched, matching cream trim perched gracefully atop a 5″ heel. They have a rounded toe and deliver a really comfortable fit for such a high boot.
As I have mentioned in a previous post, my lower legs and thighs are not quite as slender as I would like to imagine, but these boots fit my legs exceptionally well and create a gorgeous, elongated and perfectly toned look to my legs, filling me with a sense of confidence and sexiness the moment I slip them on.

I have to admit, the uppers have a tendency to droop slightly as I walk, making it necessary to adjust them frequently, although it’s rarely a cause for any real inconvenience on a night out. They reach a little beyond the half way point up my thighs when worn over stockings or tights, and when worn over skinny jeans, reach an inch or two lower, but always sufficiently high above the knee that the overall look is never compromised.

At €340 (about $380), they are not exactly low-cost, but, to my mind, thigh boots of this kind of quality are well worth the investment. Arollo Boots are based in Austria and you will need to pay for shipping on top of the purchase price. My boots took less than a week to arrive and came nicely packaged in a flat boot box. The service provided by Arollo boots was second to none and I was particularly impressed when I received a follow up email some days after the boots had arrived, checking that all was well and I was happy with my new footwear. I haven’t yet had many occassions to wear these boots out but, with a music event coming up soon, I have in mind to try them over plain black tights under a black dress, a cropped leather jacket and perhaps a statement piece of silver neckwear.

You are sure to find a style to match your taste and even if you find some of the images on their site just a little risque, I find that only serves to inspire!

Arollo Boots have a great selection of thigh boots to choose from, check out their website arollothighboots.com or Instagram feed for style inspiration. You are sure to find a style to match your taste and even if you find some of the images on their site just a little risque, I find that only serves to inspire! Thigh-high boots can be much more than a fashion statement after all.

These are indeed, beautifully styled and well made leather boots and it’s really all about how you choose to wear them. Dress them well and you’ll be filled with a sense of style and confident sexiness that makes you look like you’ve just stepped off a catwalk.

I would rate these particular boots 4.5 out of 5 as I love the style, quality and how they make me feel when I wear them, though I’d love if they were a little easier to keep in place without the need to keep pulling them up. But hey, maybe I should just spend more gym time working on my thighs

Check out Arollo.net – Online shop for over the knee, high heel leather boots.

Matsu ladies leather gloves worn by Miss Black Sole

Winter Gloves

My love of gloves began as a young teen on seeing a lady driving one of my favourite sports cars, a beautiful, 3 series BMW convertible ,in my beloved black of course. She was wearing a pair of black leather driving gloves and stylish sunglasses. She looked truly gorgeous and very confident.

Soon after, I bought myself a lovely black pair of driving gloves with accenting cream trim, although I was still missing the sports car!

Since then, every year when the winter evenings are beginning to close in, I go hunting for the seasons must-have gloves. This year I found Matsu Gloves online. I wasted no time in ordering the Women’s Half-Palm Lambskin Leather Driving Gloves for $23.99. Not expecting much, because of the low prices, I was happily surprised when they arrived.

Firstly the packaging was so pretty on its own. A silver chrome folded holder, with a matte black business card enclosed with my gloves. Really attractive and exciting to all women I’d imagine!

The gloves are a perfect fit. I chose cropped gloves which I’ve never had before, I usually go for long and detailed ones. I ordered size small even though I have long fingers I have quite slender hands. They are fleece lined so very warm and comfortable. Not bulky leather or badly stitched at all, which I really don’t like when it comes to gloves. They have been worn a lot, by which I mean 4 times a week since last October and have stood the test of time and general wear and tear really well. Since then I have ordered presents of gloves from Matsu for my boyfriend, friends, myself and, most recently my Instagram competition winner.

I have found you can customise and create any gloves! I have to give 5 stars to Matsu Gloves. Quick delivery, extra reasonably priced, cannot fault their fabulous products and uber cool packaging. I want the whole glove-loving world to know about them!