Feathered

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Currently at the top of my wishlist of things I’ve fallen in love with but doubt I will ever be able to afford is this Temperley London feathered coat. Yes, I have a faux fur coat kind of similar, but the wispy feathers & the silk lining make this one far more special, I’ve been daydreaming about how luxurious it’d feel to wear. It’s completely impractical & I can imagine the looks I’d get wearing it around here, but I still can’t stop thinking about it! The rest of this list is pretty much what I’d wear with it, because this is what I do when I can’t afford something, I torture myself by planning perfect little outfits with it as the focus!

I’m still trying to behave with the sales, I’ve had my eye on this Narciso Rodriguez skirt for the longest time, to me it’s leather skirt perfection with the shaped hem & angular seams, and now it’s 75% off I’m finding it extremely hard to resist. The same with Alexander Wang’s Katya sandals too, the ultimate minimal summer sandal, super classic they’d be so easy to justify as a good investment piece if I wasn’t trying to cut back on shoes!

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Zippy

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Catarzi Fedora, Topshop Cropped Suede Jacket, F&F at Tesco Zip Shift Dress, Kurt Geiger Buckled Wedges, Balenciaga City Bag. All black everything smart gothic street style.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Topshop Cropped Suede Jacket, F&F at Tesco Zip Shift Dress. All black details.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Catarzi Fedora, Topshop Cropped Suede Jacket, F&F at Tesco Zip Shift Dress, Kurt Geiger Buckled Wedges, Balenciaga City Bag. All black everything smart gothic street style.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Catarzi Fedora, Topshop Cropped Suede Jacket, F&F at Tesco Zip Shift Dress. Details portrait.

When I went down to the F&F press day with Tara last year, we both couldn’t stop talking about how impressed we were with all of the pieces as we left, beautiful fabrics, well cut & it all looked so much more expensive then the tiny price tags attached. We couldn’t believe this was from a supermarket fashion label! Annoyingly, my card corrupted the photos I took on the day so I couldn’t post them up at the time (I’ve learned my lesson & ditched the cheap card!) but the pieces are finally trickling into stores now & I can’t wait to show you guys the rest!

This shift dress is exactly what I’m talking about, the material is a lovely thick crepe with just the right amount of heaviness, a great A-line cut & it’s really well made inside too, something I always find myself scrutinising. It’s one of those great all round basics, but with a nice little detail with the multiple zip pockets (yes, they work! No faux pockets here!) keeping it from being too plain. It’s so nice to see a brand upping their game so much, but keeping their prices super affordable & in line with what their customers expect.

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Sleek

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I feel that I always seem to post summer wishlists around this same time every year, I love the cooler months but this is about when it hits me that I’m starting to get sick of being constantly cold & seeing grey miserable skies out of my window and I start longing for warm summer days & a little sunshine.

Last year I got hooked on little bralettes, and now have a whole drawer full of them, yet I still find myself buying more! They’re so perfect for under sheer tops & with tanks, and are a great way to layer a little in the summer too. I really love the central strap detail on this one from Silence & Noise, and the minimal styling & longer length which keeps it kind of sporty looking, I imagine it peeking out from a low cut tank top or under this draped blouse. I feel these kind of looks always work best with really minimal, effortless jewellery otherwise it becomes bit too fussy. The tusk lariat necklace is the perfect, easy accent to low cut & draped necklines, and George Pragnell‘s rose gold knot ring is simple, yet eye-catching.

I definitely don’t need anymore shoes, but I always torture myself by window shopping the sales & inevitably come across pairs like these Cinzia Araia wedges, one left in my size & heavily discounted and then spend the next few days trying to justify buying them! I have been being good with clearing my old pairs out & have given away a lot too, so does this mean I deserve a new pair or is that a rubbish justification?!

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Shaggy

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing H&M faux fur shaggy jacket, Helmut Lang tee, FAIIINT clothing swathe draped skirt, Elemental Luxury Quartz Neclace & Ring, Ash Fancy BIS laser cut out leather boots, Mulberry Mabel bag. All black gothic winter street style outfit.FAIIINT wearing Elemental Luxury Tibetan Black Phantom Quartz & Tourmaline Crystal Ring with Bloody Mary Metal silver Fire Alchemy & Personalised Stack rings.FAIIINT wearing Elemental Luxury Titaniam quartz & Chalcopyrite choker necklace pendent & Tibetan Black Phantom Quartz & Tourmaline Ring with Bloody Mary Metal Fire & Personalised Stack Silver Rings.FAIIINT wearing Ash Footwear Fancy BIS Peep Toe Boots Black Laser Cut Out Boots.

I chanced upon this jacket whilst browsing the H&M sale a few weeks ago, just one left in my size & for £15. I wasn’t sure if I’d keep it but I ordered it anyway, I was kind of intrigued by the fact it was described as ‘dark plum’ even though it looked black, I’ve become a little obsessed with these not-quite-black kind of shades lately. When it arrived I fell in love with the colour, definitely black but with a purple sheen when the light hits it & the cuddly, shaggy, slightly scruffy texture, plus it’s cropped which makes it much easier to wear & layer up than my old longer length version.

Elemental Luxury‘s quartz rings have been on my mental ‘to buy’ list for a while, and when I saw this beautiful blackened Tibetan Phantom Quartz one I knew I had to finally place an order. I’ve made myself a promise to buy more things from the wonderful independent designers I follow over various social networks, and this was my first purchase this year, though I intend to make many more! It’s hard to capture just how beautiful the ring & the necklace are in photos, trust me when I say they are even better in person, I was blown away when I opened the package. My favourite combination lately has been pairing it with my Bloody Mary Metal Fire Alchemy Ring & the personalised Stack Ring, stamped with a little S♥ that was in my Christmas bauble from their Winterspell Party. It’s so simple, but I’ve barely taken this little ring off, I have plans to add a few more Stacks to my collection asap!

I live in boots all year, even in the Summer and these new additions from Ash could not be a more perfect boot for the hot weather. Peep toes & with that awesome laser cut texture, they’re super light & airy, incredibly comfortable and they nail that combination of style & functionality that I always love. I can see myself living in these when it gets warmer, sadly it was just far too cold to brave the outside in them alone today, though I do quite like the black-on-black layering of them over tights too.

PS : Because the jersey collection has been selling so well (honestly I am completely overwhelmed with all the orders!), and as a thankyou, I’m extending the 10% off + free worldwide shipping offer until Friday! Shop the collection here & enter code ‘jerseylaunch’ at the checkout. This skirt has been far & away the best seller, which is nice to see as it’s my favourite & most worn piece too. Those of you waiting on orders, the first lot are being shipped out today, but please be aware of the 2-3 weeks dispatch time as they’re all handmade to order, I’ll have them with you as soon as possible.

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London Edge 2015

FAIIINT fashion blogger meet up event at London Edge 2015 Olympia Exhibition Centre. Iron Fist clothing stall.

Iron Fist

FAIIINT fashion blogger meet up event at London Edge 2015 Olympia Exhibition Centre. Kat of Rock N Roll Bride giving a talk in the Press Area. FAIIINT fashion blogger meet up event at London Edge 2015 Olympia Exhibition Centre. Widow lace dress. FAIIINT fashion blogger meet up event at London Edge 2015 Olympia Exhibition Centre. Widow clothing stall, black & grey foil coated knits. FAIIINT fashion blogger meet up event at London Edge 2015 Olympia Exhibition Centre. Widow & Lip Service clothing stall.

Widow & Lip Service

FAIIINT fashion blogger meet up event at London Edge 2015 Olympia Exhibition Centre. Manic Panic bright coloured hair dye & makeup.

Manic Panic

FAIIINT fashion blogger meet up event at London Edge 2015 Olympia Exhibition Centre. Disturbia clothing witchy white collar velvet & plaid dress. FAIIINT fashion blogger meet up event at London Edge 2015 Olympia Exhibition Centre. Disturbia stall rucksack bag & jewellery.

Disturbia

FAIIINT fashion blogger meet up event at London Edge 2015 Olympia Exhibition Centre. Jawbreaker Clothing & Voodoo Vixen giving bloggers retro makeovers for the after party.

Jawbreaker & Voodoo Vixen Makeovers

FAIIINT fashion blogger meet up event at London Edge 2015 Olympia Exhibition Centre. RatBaby clothing stall, bloggers looking at Wednesday Addams dress.

RatBaby

FAIIINT fashion blogger meet up event at London Edge 2015 after party at Gem Bar Soho.

With the lovely Susan, Isabella, Sam, Hatti & Kent

Last year I had an absolute blast at the London Edge bloggers meet up, so when I had an email to say they were holding another this year I made sure I was free so that I could head down. Held in the West Hall of the Olympia Exhibition Centre, it was even bigger & better than last year.

As I arrived I grabbed a glass of bubbly & a bag of sweets, before we sat down for a talk and a little Q&A with Kat from Rock n Roll Bride. I always enjoy listening to other bloggers talk about why they started their blogs, their journeys with them and sharing their tips & advice too, especially when it’s someone who’s made such a success of it as Kat has. It’s super inspiring to hear how others have turned what was a hobby into a full time, successful career & it’s a great reminder of the power of blogs, and how the sky really is the limit with how far you can take it. The internet is a wonderful thing!

Afterwards we all had a chance to catch up & make our way around the stalls. It was so nice to see lots of the awesome guys & girls I met last year, and I finally met Faye too! We have chatted constantly on Twitter for close to 2 years, so it almost felt like I already knew her & she is just as lovely as I expected, we barely stopped talking all day! As we were browsing the stalls and chatting to their owners I fell in love with the beautiful lace trimmed dress from Widow, as well as their foil coated distressed knits. The sweaters are online now, but I can’t wait for the dress to become available, it’ll be perfect for warm summer days. I also loved the lace pieces, knits & glossy vinyl biker jackets from Lip Service, as well as Disturbia‘s collared dresses & jewellery. I’m not sure if the plaid one would make me look like I was trying to re-live my teenage years, but I couldn’t stop picking it up, I think it’s the muted colours of the checks & the lovely fabric – I don’t care, I need it!

At the end of the day we hopped onto an old school London bus to the after party where we were treated to live bands, burlesque, a magician & a free bar. I didn’t get any photos after this point, as free wine is both a great & terrible thing, so I borrowed a few from Rage Studio who were photographing the whole event, you can see more here. I’m so glad I was able to make the party this year, we had so much fun talking, meeting new people & dancing to the best mixture of music from the 60’s through to the early 00’s. I didn’t want to leave & I can’t wait for the next one to do it all again!

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