Windswept

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Glamorous dipped hem dress, Belle's Bejewelled diamond geometric necklace, skin by Finsk cut out wedges, Bracher Emden classic tote bag. All black outfit, street style, goth.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Glamorous dipped hem dress, Belle's Bejewelled diamond geometric necklace.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Skin by Finsk cut out wedgesFashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Glamorous dipped hem dress, Belle's Bejewelled diamond geometric necklace, skin by Finsk cut out wedges, Bracher Emden classic tote bag. All black outfit, street style, goth.

Shooting outfit posts on windy days is one of those things I absolutely hate. We always end up taking hundreds of photos, and just hoping that one turned out nicely. Luckily this time we got a really nice shot, but this was the only one & the others were a sorry mixture of squinty eyes, hair in the air & arms everywhere trying to keep my dress down! The things you don’t see! Many outfits we’ve shot on days like this never even made it to the blog because the photos were so awful, but I’m so glad that this one turned out, as it’s been one of my favourites to throw on recently.

Pieces like this dress from MeeMee are always the most worn items in my closet. Simple, comfortable, but with a little something extra, like the dipped hem here, that adds an extra dash of drama, it’s a hardworking piece that can be just thrown on with no extra thought needed.

It’s the perfect clean backdrop to show off my beautiful Belles Bejewelled pendent too. I had gone off jewellery for a while, preferring tiny, delicate pieces when ever I did wear any, but this necklace is quickly restoring my love for more statement pieces. I love that it’s more of a quiet statement, it blends in with the rest of the outfit and doesn’t overpower it, but it’s unique & interesting, and stands out for that. I’ve already had so many people asking about it & I’m glad to find others also saying it reminded them of an artifact from Tomb Raider, or items from various sci-fi movies too. Nice to know I’m not the only nerd to see these things in it, I can’t lie, it was definitely part of it’s appeal to me!

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35 Comments

  1. Posted 26.08.2013 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    I simply love the first picture and the overall look is great: the MeeMee dress is so versatile and perfect to display a beautiful necklace! Actually I love shooting outfit posts when it’s a bit windy (OK, just a bit…) because it adds some movements to the images and clothes can look even better! Caterina

  2. Nicola Gomersall
    Posted 26.08.2013 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Do you realise your bag is made from Italian Lamb and Calf leather?

    • Posted 26.08.2013 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

      Hi Nicola. Yes, I do know it’s made from leather. If you mean because I’m vegetarian – I’m not vegan, and I do own a lot of leather products & work with it myself too. I see leather as more of a by-product of the meat industry (and I also consume dairy, so feel it would be a bit hypocritical to condemn leather), though I will only buy products made from these types of animals that are commonly farmed mostly for their meat (cow/pig/sheep) & do not buy anything made from exotic skins & will never, ever support the use of fur. I hope that helps :)

      • Posted 26.08.2013 at 9:38 pm | Permalink

        Totally agree Steph. The best thing meat eaters can all do within meat industry is buy organic and grass fed cattle, giving the animals the respect they deserve. Hopefully in the near future it will be the norm. The leather really is a waste product that would otherwise be disposed of.

  3. Posted 26.08.2013 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    I agree with you, there is almost nothing worse for a blogger than wind! Hehe, even snow is not that bad! :D
    And still you managed to look really great! The dress is wonderful, I like how it’s cut! :)

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

  4. Posted 26.08.2013 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    Gorgeous dress! I love how you worked with the wind in the first picture.

  5. Posted 26.08.2013 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    Wow! I love this look and the wind in the shots was working for you.

  6. Posted 26.08.2013 at 7:36 pm | Permalink

    Love your bag & the shoes !
    Especially the cut out on the wedges :)
    I also don’t like to take photos when it’s windy but sometimes it looks really nice (like your dress on the first photo)

  7. Posted 26.08.2013 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    I absolutely love love love the top photo. I adore a bit of wind personally, gives fabric movement. Haha reminded me of when we was walking on the tube and your skirt was blowing beautifully :) wish I had my camera out x

    • Posted 30.08.2013 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

      I like a little breeze, but around here it’s usually like gale force! Hah! I will be sure to wear one of my floaty dresses next time I see you ;)

  8. Posted 26.08.2013 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    In love with your high low dress. Simply stunning!

  9. Posted 26.08.2013 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    That dress is divine!

  10. Posted 26.08.2013 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    That first photo is really great, I needed a dipped hem dress never get round to buying one.

  11. Posted 27.08.2013 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    You would hate living in Wellington – seriously, the wind is my enemy and ruins so m any shots. BUT that aside, you look gorgeous, I love this black combo xx

  12. Posted 27.08.2013 at 6:17 am | Permalink

    nice dress! i always ended up having hair in my mouth when i was trying to snap pictures. i am thinking to do it indoors now. LOL

    • Posted 30.08.2013 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

      I wish I had a nice plain wall indoors to shoot against, it would make things soo much easier! Hah!

  13. Posted 27.08.2013 at 6:31 am | Permalink

    I don’t mind shooting in the wind – though when the wind is being nice and gentle, which it usually is on this side of the world. I love these shots you’ve posted, I feel like you’re about to pull a dagger out of your bag and fling it at the ninja dude hiding behind a near by tree!

    SDMxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

    • Posted 30.08.2013 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

      Here it’s usually the ‘hair all in your face & can’t see’ kind of wind! Also, love that little image I now have in my head, I would love nothing more than to be a kick ass girl assassin! :D

  14. Posted 27.08.2013 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    As ever you look stunning here, the wind is making these shots so dramatic!

    Maria xxx

  15. Posted 27.08.2013 at 7:40 am | Permalink
  16. Posted 27.08.2013 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    oh the wind worked in your favour for sure – love the first photo particularly.. so much movement! and the simplicity of the dress is just perfect ;)

  17. Posted 27.08.2013 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    the first photo is worth framing! love it!

    xXx
    http://unspeakablethoughtsunspoken.blogspot.co.uk

  18. Posted 27.08.2013 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    You do simplicity right. I love just throwing on a black maxi and running out the door. Plus your bag is amazing! It really gives so added detail in the overall look.

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

  19. Posted 27.08.2013 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    It really is so tough to get THE wind shot so well done Ollie haha. Such a lovely classic LBD, that necklace looks even better on! LOVE.

    • Posted 30.08.2013 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, he was very pleased with himself! Hah! ;) Totally agree too, I can’t stop wearing it!

  20. Posted 27.08.2013 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    Ah wow, another great outfit! The bag is amazing and the pictures wonderful! :)

  21. Posted 28.08.2013 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    I can imagine taking pics in the wind is sooo frustrating, I love that first pic so much though! You can pull of statement jewellery so well, I always look like it’s wearing me instead haha! xxx

  22. Posted 28.08.2013 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    The first shot is incredible. I love action shots, I have such a hard time getting them but when you do, you know you got something a lil extra especial. The necklace as I have mentioned in a previous post is gorgeous and a great piece to add in a almost all black wardrobe like yours xx
    M

  23. Posted 29.08.2013 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    I love this look!!! Your bag is amazing!!

    Kisses from Spain

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  24. Posted 30.08.2013 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    The dress is a great backdrop to showcase that stunning necklace!

  25. Posted 30.08.2013 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    The wind was definitely in your favour because the first photo looks perfectly calculated! I have to say that your make up always looks immaculate. I don’t know how you do it but you always look flawless! Loved the style of the dress xx

  26. Posted 30.08.2013 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Yes wind is a pita! You look lovely here as always! Necklace is fab :)

  27. Posted 03.09.2013 at 5:34 am | Permalink

    Wow the first photo is just amazing! Your outfit is always dreamy and incredible!

  28. Christina Voerman
    Posted 22.09.2014 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    STEAM the dress first….it looks wrinkled!

  29. Posted 08.08.2015 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    I really love this look! I actually just used it in a post I wrote about rocking a black tote. Here’s the link if you’d like to see it: http://www.thehannahgold.com/2015/08/fashionista-friday-black-tote.html

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