Pleated

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing minkpink wool biker jacket, Pussycat London pleated shirt dress, Topshop lace up boots, Balenciaga city bag. All black outfit, street style.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing minkpink wool biker jacket, Pussycat London pleated shirt dress, Balenciaga city bag. All black outfit, street style.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing minkpink wool biker jacket, Pussycat London pleated shirt dress.

It feels like it’s officially turned to winter, the clocks have gone back for daylight savings & it’s now pitch black by 5:30pm. A little depressing, but I actually love this time of year. Wrapping up, frosty mornings, hot comfort food & curling up by the fire. It’s definitely the worst time to be a fashion blogger though, when there are barely a few hours of daylight left at the end of the day to shoot in. Despite this, I love the way the lighting turned out in these photos, everything just looks so much nicer during the twilight hours.

My obsession for shirt dresses is showing no signs of disappearing just yet, and this newest addition to my collection from Pussycat has been worn to death already. I love messy, crinkly pleats like this and yet I don’t really own many pleated pieces at all, so I’ve been enjoying playing around with this new texture. Paired with my trusty Minkpink biker, I feel a little like a more grownup version of myself as a schoolgirl here, with my pleated skirt, shirt & heavy wool coat. All I’m missing is a thick, baggy jumper!

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19 Comments

  1. Posted 28.10.2013 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Love your jacket, I’ve got one like it from French connection I loved but unfortunately wore to death :(

  2. Posted 28.10.2013 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Love this dress on you Steph, I’ve never been able to think of a way that I could wear a pleated skirt and not look ridiculous, but you’ve styled it perfectly! I may have to rethink my own pleated skirt situation. I love this time of year too, though I don’t like closing up shop in the dark by myself – I’m a wimp! xxx

    • Posted 30.10.2013 at 11:48 am | Permalink

      Glad it’s given you some inspiration! :) Oh no, I’d hate that too! You’re not a wimp, there are scary people about!

  3. Posted 28.10.2013 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    That jacket, ma god! GORGEOUS! And MinkPink! Oh em gee! It’s getting lighter on this side of the world which is very creepy for some reason, I’m still not used to nor accepting of the incoming summer. I just want to curl up next to a fire, eat glutinous Chinese and listen to the rain. Whaaaa!

    SDMxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

    • Posted 30.10.2013 at 11:49 am | Permalink

      Haha! We always want the opposite of what we have, don’t worry, soon I shall be moaning about how cold it is & wishing we had some of your sun! ;)

  4. Posted 28.10.2013 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    I can’t wait to start wrapping up Xmas presents, not so much layering up but that’s always fun too! ;) It really is the worst time to be a fashion blogger, I wish I had an indoor studio…

    You have such a knack for picking an affordable item of clothing and making it look really expensive. The pleats are really sweet, I love it paired with your trusty MP jacket. :) <3

    • Posted 30.10.2013 at 11:53 am | Permalink

      Hah! Oh no, pretty much the only thing I dislike about winter is Xmas, but mostly just because I always leave it till the last minute & then get super stressed! I really should learn!
      Tell me about it! An indoor studio or even just a nice plain white wall would make it soo much easier! And thankyou, that’s an awesome compliment! :D

  5. Posted 29.10.2013 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    I know the winter has arrive :S it has been such a great summer that I can’t complain :) Love the jacket the zip colour is really cool and your hair is looking sooo long and lovely :) You look like snow white Gothic princess lol

    • Posted 30.10.2013 at 11:54 am | Permalink

      Hehe! Thanks Victoria! :) I agree, the summer was a good one, so now it’s nice to have a change of scenery :)

  6. Posted 29.10.2013 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    I do love all of these pieces, so when you put them together… It is an instant hit!

    xx,
    miranda

  7. Posted 29.10.2013 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    Haha I’ve been dressing like a schoolgirl lately, mostly I think because I’m in study mode. Loving the black on black – winter is the hardest time of year to take photos though, don’t you think?

    • Posted 30.10.2013 at 11:58 am | Permalink

      Yes! I always find myself subconsciously dressing a certain way when I’m doing certain things. I’ve been watching a lot of the new American Horror Story recently & keep finding myself dressing very witchy without realising! And yeah, winter is definitely a pain for photos, if only I had somewhere nice indoors!

  8. Posted 30.10.2013 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    cool look!

  9. Laura
    Posted 30.10.2013 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    urgh yes, I can only take photos on weekends now (not happy about that) but I also like Winter, especially after the proper Summer we had this year.
    I’m sure also Niko enjoys Winter temperatures.
    I like pleats, but now that I think about it, I only have 2 pleated maxi skirts…

    xXx
    Blog: http://unspeakablethoughtsunspoken.blogspot.com
    Shop: http://unspeakablethoughtsunspoken.tictail.com

    • Posted 30.10.2013 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, it’s the same for me too, there’s just no light left by the time I have chance to on weekdays! Nico loves the winter, I hope it snows again for him this year :)

  10. Posted 30.10.2013 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    That is a great pleated skirt, and it looks amazing on you. Also in love with that jacket and booties.

  11. Posted 30.10.2013 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    i don’t mind so much that time of the year but less daylight can definitely be hard for a blogger! i’ve always wanted to wake up early to take pictures in the morning but that never happened, haha. i think i’d look too much of a schoolgirl in a pleated skirt but somehow you manage to make it look sophisticated!

  12. Posted 31.10.2013 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Ooo I love your girly pleated skirt with the tough pieces. You are the queen of contradiction :) Yes such a shame as I much prefer A/W fashion, but I just can’t be bothered to take photos in the wind and cold. Plus its harder when Luke comes home at 7 :( x

  13. Posted 06.11.2013 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    loving all the black I’m seeing here.. cool style!

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