Black Summer

Fashion blogger FAIIINT dark summer style wishlist outfit. Topshop snake print textured dress, Kurt Geiger buckle heels, Issue 1.3 bra, Allsaints tank top bird & leather wrap skirt, COS double wrap belt, Le Specs Halfmoon magic,

This week the continuing bad weather has put a stop to all outfit posts we had planned, so I thought I’d put together a wishlist of things I wish I was wearing instead…

My favourite summer staple is a nice, soft, loose fitting tank top. I have heaps of them already, but I’m always adding more to my collection, so I shall definitely be getting this eagle print one from AllSaints. Their tees are always so beautifully soft, they feel like ones you’ve been wearing in for years & the placement of the black on black print is perfect. I can’t get enough of this split leather skirt either, I can’t believe I don’t already own a leather skirt, I think that needs to be remedied imediately!

One thing I really need more of though are some nice bras for under all of my loose tanks. You know, the kind that add something to your outfit when you see them peeking out the side? Why are they so hard to find? I always prefer simple triangle styles for this, I don’t know why, but they seem less fussy & try hard. This lace version from Issue 1.3 is exactly what I’ve been searching for, so simple, but the lace & studded band help to make it feel like it’s supposed to be on show when you catch a glimpse of it under a loose top.

Summer means new sunglasses too, even if they look practically identical to all of my other pairs, I can never resist a good cateye! I fell in love with Aussie brand Le Specs when I got a pair of their ‘Runaways’ & was so impressed with the quality for the very reasonable price. It’s fair to say I’ve fallen head over heels for their ‘Halfmoon Magic’ style. There is a beautiful clear taupe colourway with rose mirrored lenses too, which I am pretty tempted by, but I think I’ll end up getting the black, as usual!

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  1. Jenny
    Posted 24.05.2013 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    Great selection, really like the skirt with the chunky front zipper will need to get this ;-) those heels look amazing too! :-)

  2. Macie
    Posted 24.05.2013 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    Black everything, all the time. (With the occasional grey accent.)

    amen fashion †

  3. Posted 24.05.2013 at 4:14 pm | Permalink

    I would totally wear it all. You’ve got such great taste!!!

  4. Posted 24.05.2013 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    Everything looks great!! Love the heels and skirt!

  5. Posted 24.05.2013 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    Lots to like here. I agree with Macie (commenter): black always.

  6. Posted 25.05.2013 at 12:52 am | Permalink

    Although I tend to wear colours mostly, I love these black selections, especially the gorgeous tank! /Madison

  7. Posted 25.05.2013 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    I love that Topshop dress and the bra is so pretty too! I don’t believe you don’t own a leather skirt either haha, love this one! xxx

    • Posted 27.05.2013 at 12:15 am | Permalink

      I know, it’s craziness! I absolutely need to buy (or make one, depending on funds! Hah!) very, very soon!

  8. Posted 25.05.2013 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    That bra is so pretty and I have an afinity for leather skirts. Great post!

  9. Posted 25.05.2013 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    I love this dress, it’s amazing.
    And these sunglasses are so cool too. ;)

  10. Posted 25.05.2013 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    I can’t believe you don’t own a leather skirt either!! Really love that bra, it’s pretty

  11. Posted 26.05.2013 at 2:45 am | Permalink

    I did a double take for a moment; you don’t own a leather skirt! Hehehe I would have presumed you had a closet devoted to said piece! Regardless I am loving this wishlist, definitely got to add that bralette and eagle tank to my own. I just wish Allsaint’s didn’t cost an arm and leg for delivery to Australia :o(


    • Posted 27.05.2013 at 12:19 am | Permalink

      I know! Everyone says that, I actually feel a little embarrassed admitting it! Hah!
      That sucks that it’s so much to deliver to you, I guess the customs/tax would be a real pain too! :( There’s always lots of pieces on eBay though, might be worth seeing if that’s cheaper :)

  12. Posted 26.05.2013 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    awwww the skirt!


  13. Posted 26.05.2013 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    love black and everything all saints!

  14. Posted 26.05.2013 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Oh that split leather skirt is beautiful, I am in love! Monki always have nice underwear so it might be worth checking them out!

    Maria xxx

    • Posted 27.05.2013 at 12:20 am | Permalink

      Thankyou Maria! I will have to go check it out, I never think of them for underwear! :)

  15. Posted 26.05.2013 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    Loving the look of that textured dress, you always manage to find such gorgeous things. They’re always things that I’d probably never click through to or look at either, until they’re separate on a little wishlist like this, and they really stand out! The little lace bra is so pretty and delicate, perfect as you say for underneath a t-shirt. For some reason, wearing a full bra never feels right underneath a soft t-shirt (especially All Saints ones – so much more special than an ordinary t-shirt). If I made a wishlist of Cos, I’d probably have the majority of their website on it haha xxx

    • Posted 27.05.2013 at 12:23 am | Permalink

      I totally agree, I feel like having a full (padded/underwired) bra on show under a tank is a bit… trashy? But for some reason I love when the triangle ones peek out, I guess cos they have a more laidback, sporty kinda vibe? Haha, I dunno. I could spend all of my money in COS too, so much to love!

  16. Posted 26.05.2013 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    That zip skirt!! Love it :)


  17. Posted 26.05.2013 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    so sexy – i love that bra, plus it looks really comfy! i really hope i get to meet you soon (when are you in london?! i’m going to be in birmingham soon..?) but i’ll cry because standing next to someone as pretty as you will eat all my self-esteem! xx

    • Posted 27.05.2013 at 12:26 am | Permalink

      Haha! Aww, Daniela! You are super pretty too, and I’ll cry with jealousy being next to someone with as perfect skin as yours! ;) I think I’m in London at the start of June, I will tweet you when I know for sure to see if you’re free, would be lovely to meet you too! :)

  18. Posted 27.05.2013 at 12:33 am | Permalink

    Love your chic all-black picks, the skirt is amazing and so are those impressive heels.

  19. Posted 27.05.2013 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Amazing selection. I love all your picks. Esp. the allSaints one. I have to buy the rad tank top <3

  20. Posted 27.05.2013 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Ok, where to start… in this order I’d buy: the lace bra, the dress, the sunnies and the sandals.


  21. Posted 03.06.2013 at 1:50 am | Permalink

    wow i think i finally understand your obsession with allsaints, the cuff, print tee and skirt are all amazing! wish i had the skills to make that skirt, the zip detail is so perfect!

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