Outfit Loves Teesside

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Topshop at Outfit collarless blazer, ASOS wet look draped asymmetric top, Topshop coated jeans, Stylistpick velvet boots, Bracher Emden classic tote bag. All black everything, street style, outfit of the dayFashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Topshop at Outfit collarless blazer, ASOS wet look draped asymmetric top, Topshop coated jeans, Stylistpick velvet boots, Bracher Emden classic tote bag. All black everything, street style, outfit of the dayFashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Topshop at Outfit collarless blazer, ASOS wet look draped asymmetric top, Topshop coated jeans, Stylistpick velvet boots, Bracher Emden classic tote bag. All black everything, street style, outfit of the day

Last Thursday I had a little bit of an adventure way up North. I was invited along to Outfit‘s newest store opening in Teesside, where they were having a bit of a party & had invited a few bloggers along to basically raid their rails & put together some outfits! I got to hang out with my blogger friend Kylie & also met the lovely Claire too. My favourite thing about events is always getting to meet the other girls, some I’d now call friends & new ones too.

If you’re not sure what Outfit is, they are huge stores which house all of the Arcadia brands (Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis .etc) under one roof. The stores are divided into little sections in the shop & it’s so nice to be able to try on & buy from all of these different places in one location, hassle free & perfect for lunch hour shopping. These are some of my favourite highstreet brands, as they are most British girls, so as you can imagine I had an absolute field day running around grabbing armfuls of clothes to try on, my changing room was overflowing with black!

Outfit kindly gifted us each with a £100 giftcard to spend on our favourite pieces that day, and I brought this beautiful blazer & another pair of coated jeans with mine. I felt like I should have brought something a bit more exciting with it, but I think when you find good quality basics like this you need to grab them or regret it! I know I will wear both of these pieces to death & they’ll be great additions to my wardrobe.

I can’t even describe how much I love the blazer. I have some jackets that cost me three times as much that are not even as nice as this one & I think Topshop is one of the best places on the highstreet for jackets, I have so many of them. The material is a lovely viscose blend giving it a slight slouch, but it’s thick enough that it still gives it quite a tailored silhouette & I love the simplicity of it, without any fussy details, not even a collar. I’ve been searching for a plain, casual blazer like this for such a long time, and this one couldn’t be more perfect.

My last pair of coated jeans were on their last legs from overwear & I’d been meaning to get a replacement pair for a while, but unfortunately it seemed that Topshop didn’t make them anymore. Whilst browsing at Outfit though I spotted this exact same pair, it seems they’ve been re-introduced! I was completely ecstatic about this & so of course had to get a pair, I’m considering ordering another pair online too, just for backup incase this happens again!


I had such a fun day with the other girls, I only wish we’d had a little more time. We had 2 hours before we had to run for the train (I’m sure you’ve already heard of my train nightmare from Twitter & Instagram!) & it just didn’t seem long enough, plus we all ended up pretty sweaty & gross from dashing around! Huge thanks to the guys at Outfit who couldn’t have been more helpful & awesome, and to the lovely Lil at Biglight for arranging it all.

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  1. Posted 13.09.2013 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    This post makes me want to go shopping real bad lol. Anyway I LOVE the blazer and the drape blouse. Also why don’t I live in England? Outfits sounds like a dream place. My bank account would hate me…I would be broke but looking fab. lol UGH


    • Posted 16.09.2013 at 11:26 am | Permalink

      Haha! I know right?! I wish I had one a little nearer to me (our nearest is about an hour away), could have spent hours in there & I know my bank account is hating me now after this trip!

  2. Posted 13.09.2013 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    i wish they had one of these in scotland, such a good idea to put all the stores together. i love coated jeans so much, they are always skinny though and i can’t get my non-skinny legs in them :(

    • Posted 16.09.2013 at 11:30 am | Permalink

      It is & it’s so handy to be able to try things on from the different stores together too. Aww, I’m sure that’s not true, your legs look a similar size to mine!

  3. Posted 13.09.2013 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    The mixed textures in your outfit are absolute perfection. Basics ain’t basics when they look like that!

  4. Posted 13.09.2013 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    I love your draped top it looks elegant and edgy at the same time.
    I miss shopping so much! Travelling in a van I don’t get time (or money!) to do much, not complaining but still miss it!
    Kerry x

  5. Vanessa
    Posted 13.09.2013 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    I love this all black outfit and those shoes are fabulous!

    xo, Delightful Sunflower

  6. Posted 14.09.2013 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    It sounds like it was so much fun – what girl doesn’t want to be invited to play dress ups? LOVE LOVE LOVE your outfit, all the different textures, and layers, so stunning! x

    • Posted 16.09.2013 at 11:31 am | Permalink

      Exactly, getting invited to play dress up is a dream come true for any girl I think! Such fun! And thankyou! :)

  7. Posted 14.09.2013 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    ahhh playing dress up is so much fun ;) especially when you get to take home some things! i love the first pic where the top blends in so seamlessly with the blazer it got me wondering if it was a waterfall style! beautiful textures as always steph!

    • Posted 16.09.2013 at 11:36 am | Permalink

      I kind of wish it was part of the blazer – ever since I saw this beautiful Helmut Lang one years ago that had a draped chiffon/silk inner layer I’ve been searching for one similar! Oh well, just have to keep layering for a similar effect until I find it! ;)

  8. Posted 14.09.2013 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    Yummm. That jacket has such a lovely shape and works perfectly with your draped top and those killer boots! If only I could walk in them… haha!! Glad you kids had fun, even if there was a little bit of weather drama. Outfit is such a cool store, we only have a tiny one but it’s where all the good sale bargains hide! ;)

    • Posted 16.09.2013 at 11:42 am | Permalink

      My nearest is really small too & about an hour from me, but after seeing the absolute steals in the sale at this one, I think I shall have to make a point of visiting more often! ;) The boots are actually surprisingly comfy, they’re really wide fitting & padded!
      Me & Kylie need to see you soon too, we need to arrange a blogger date! ;)

  9. Posted 14.09.2013 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Stunning outfit <3 The boots look awesome!!!

  10. Posted 14.09.2013 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    I want all the things. Seeing your outfits makes me feel like such a schlub since I don’t try very hard to look fashionable. Need to start purchasing some of your suggestions so I can grab innately cool separates and become more presentable. Dress me?

    • Posted 16.09.2013 at 11:53 am | Permalink

      Aww! To be honest, I don’t make a huge amount of effort day to day – but that is the beauty of an all black wardrobe & lots of good quality basics, I can pretty much pull anything out & they’ll go together, plus black always makes you look more polished & put together I think. It does make getting dressed in the morning a hell of a lot easier & quicker! :)
      I’ve actually been thinking about doing a mini series on shopping for those staple pieces that make up so much of my wardrobe, as it’s something I’ve been asked a lot recently.

  11. Posted 14.09.2013 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    Looks like a fun event.
    Your coated jeans are the perfect fit.

  12. Posted 15.09.2013 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    Hi lovely, I’m glad you and Ollie were able to witness the meteorite shower too! Your draped top looks amazing – I wasn’t sure if it was part of your jacket or the top underneath at first, but they both look so good together! It sounds like a lovely event, it’s a shame your time was so limited. I’d never heard of outfit until I moved up north to the Wirral, and now I go there frequently. It is really nice to be able to browse all the brands at once, especially as the brands are definitely my most-visited high street stores xx

    • Posted 16.09.2013 at 11:58 am | Permalink

      Yes, it’s such a brilliant idea, but dangerous too! My bank card was not happy with me after! Hah! I have to admit, the other stores like Dorothy Perkins & Wallis, I pretty much never visit on the highstreet or online, but I was amazed how many pieces I liked from those stores when browsing around Outfit! I guess I just assume they’re not ‘me’, so it was nice to be surprised like that :)

  13. Posted 17.09.2013 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    Ah you did a great job on the post! You should have got that fluffy gilet

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