Gloomy

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Todd Lynn x Topshop tux jacket, LOVE in love with fashion drape drop side top, Meltin Pot B-side reversible emma jeans, Kurt Geiger strut wedges, ASOS snood, Balenciaga city bag. All black outfit, gothic, casual.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Todd Lynn x Topshop tux jacket, LOVE in love with fashion drape drop side top, Meltin Pot B-side reversible emma jeansKurt Geiger strut nubuck leather wedges, cheap rick owens look a likeFashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Todd Lynn x Topshop tux jacket, LOVE in love with fashion drape drop side top, Meltin Pot B-side reversible emma jeans, Kurt Geiger strut wedges, ASOS snood, Balenciaga city bag. All black outfit, gothic, casual.

Winter is definitely in full swing now, gloomy, dark days & bitter cold winds. I hate to give up my jackets just because it’s turned a bit arctic though, so my secret is discrete layering – a thermal tee under my top, and wool tights beneath my jeans & I’m just as snug as if I were bundled up in a heavy coat.

These jeans are probably one of my favourite items of clothing recently, as they have a very novel surprise – they’re totally reversible! Made from the softest denim twill they are a basic, premium quality jean from the outside, but turn them inside out & they have an all over subtle bronze leopard print! I was skeptical of just how ‘reversible’ they would be, assuming one side would clearly look like the wrong side but they have employed so many clever solutions that it’s impossible to tell the difference. Tags are sewn inside the back pockets, seams are inclosed inside & out, the button is a popper and the zipper works from both sides. As someone interested in sewing & making, I must have turned them inside out 10 times or more, pouring over these clever little tricks! I’ll be posting the leopard side soon so you can see what I mean!

I also just want to mention these Kurt Geiger wedges, I know they’re quite shamelessly ‘inspired’ by the Rick Owens ones, but as I unfortunately can’t justify another pair at the moment I couldn’t pass these up at such a ridiculous price. Soft nubuck leather, super comfortable & 80% off (down to £39!), how could I say no?! If you have a shoe addiction, I’ll apologize to your bank account now for directing you to Shoeaholics, Kurt Geiger’s outlet site, I’ve already brought 3 pairs from there myself in the past few months…

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33 Comments

  1. Posted 16.12.2013 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Black was made for you! you look so f**king gorgeous. WELL JEL.

    Halima

    xo

  2. Posted 16.12.2013 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    HOW do you always manage to look so gorgeous?!

    Maria xxx

  3. Posted 16.12.2013 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    reversible jeans! these are awesome, the fact they are bronze and leopard inside just makes them more awesome!Lauren

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  4. Posted 16.12.2013 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    Who knew you could buy reversible denim?! Loving this layered look. Almost makes me wish it was cold here again!

    • Posted 22.12.2013 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

      Haha! Don’t say that, I’m wishing for longer days & sunshine again already! ;)

  5. Posted 16.12.2013 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    Wow, I’ve seen a few reversible jeans floating around but never quite got them, though the ones I’ve seen online are from ‘cheaper’ stores so I always doubt they’d work or be half as nice as yours. It’s kind of a cool concept, reversible pants, having a pair that fit awesome and two different styles to wear. That’s ‘winning’ to me hahaha! But I think I’ll reserve it for when I can see it and stuff.

    SDMxx
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    • Posted 22.12.2013 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

      Yeah, I honestly assumed they’d be kinda crap, but so surprised! Will be posting the opposite side in the new year, I love that one side’s plain & black, and the other is kinda more fun! :)

  6. Posted 17.12.2013 at 2:48 am | Permalink

    I looooveeee this top!! The draping is perfect and i love the movement of it. Also loving the chunky scarf paired with the daint long chain. Oman it’s def. winter here in NYC as well. Snow snow and more snow. I’m so ready for it to be summer again!

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

    • Posted 22.12.2013 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

      I wish we had snow, I think I’d feel happier about the dull days if we did – instead of the constant pouring rain here! I’m wishing for some sun again now too!

  7. Posted 17.12.2013 at 2:55 am | Permalink

    You look amazing and so stylish. Layering is definitely the way to go and you are great at it.

  8. Posted 17.12.2013 at 3:29 am | Permalink

    reversible jeans? i’ve always been skeptical too but i know you know your way around a sewing machine so i’m taking your word for it! i’ve never really found a good version myself! and leopard, that’s another neutral isn’t it :) you always seem to find the best things steph. the weather’s been ok here though summer took off rather slowly. not complaining though! x

    • Posted 22.12.2013 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

      I was honestly so surprised by them! I love when I find something that really gets my mind thinking about the way it’s been put together, so clever! I actually love leopard print, but think it’s always hard to find a good one, I can’t wait to show you guys the opposite side! :)

  9. Posted 17.12.2013 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    Taking tips from your layering style, you look amazing! It gets up to -25 C where I live to layering is very close to my heart.

    • Posted 22.12.2013 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

      Thankyou! :) Oh wow, that’s cold! I’m not sure I could deal with that, though I bet it looks pretty :)

  10. Posted 17.12.2013 at 11:43 am | Permalink
  11. Posted 17.12.2013 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Oh yay Steph, it’s so good to see you rocking Meltin’ Pot! I have the same ones but with a subtle gold leo print and they really are soooo soft. Also, I love those wedges! Go figure the 6 is out of stock. SOB.

    • Posted 22.12.2013 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

      Ohh, maybe these are the same! I couldn’t decide whether to call the leopard print gold or bronze! :) Oh no, that’s just typical! :(

  12. Posted 17.12.2013 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    How can you make every black outfit look so different, you are defo the queen of how to wear black. Love this outfit, all the layers seem to flow flawlessly into the next. Stunning, and warm xx

    • Posted 22.12.2013 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

      Aww, Law, thankyou! That is the best compliment! :D

  13. Posted 17.12.2013 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    Another superb outfit by you! I have always adored the way of how you are layering your outfits, because this is an essential part (like you said) not to freeze in these gloomy days!
    I have never had reversible clothing, but it surely sounds fun, because it means a lot of more outfit choices!
    And I am so much in love with your booties- they’re perfect!

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  14. Posted 17.12.2013 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    OMG, You look sooo amazing and so stylish. Layering is definitely the way to go and you are great at it, I think black is just your color sweets <3.

  15. Posted 17.12.2013 at 6:06 pm | Permalink

    Such a gorgeous all black outfit! I really like that flowy top and your cute boots :)

  16. Posted 17.12.2013 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    It is arctic weather here as well! Layering is always a good idea though :) Great boots.

    xo,
    miranda

  17. Posted 17.12.2013 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    Noooooo why did you link that site haha I’m not supposed to be buying any more shoes! Looking amazing as always, love how you never look boring or samey even though you stick to black…perfect inspo for all black looks! xxx

    • Posted 22.12.2013 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

      Haha! Sorrryyy! I said exactly the same thing when my friend showed it me, then decided the prices were too good to resist & brought 3 pairs… oops! ;)

  18. Posted 17.12.2013 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Under forty quid for those boots is an absolute steal. I don’t blame you for indulging.

    Absolutely love your outfit. The all black is so chic. The draped shape of your top with the fitted blazer is perfect. Gorgeous look. xx

  19. Posted 18.12.2013 at 12:57 am | Permalink

    OMG I officially hate you (not really) I see lots of shoes at very goood prices on that outlet store.

    Haha I can’t believe you have so many layers on :D you can’t tell at all xx

  20. Posted 18.12.2013 at 3:18 am | Permalink

    Reversible jeans?? I had to read twice to realize I wasn’t reading that wrong. Cool concept.
    Gorgeous drapery here!

    • Posted 22.12.2013 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

      Definitely, I always love pieces of clothing that can be worn multiple ways & this is such a clever take on it!

  21. Posted 18.12.2013 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    Love the cascading layers! The idea of the reversible jeans sounds terrific… cant wait to see the other side and see how Meltin’ Pot pulled it off.

    • Posted 22.12.2013 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

      It’s very clever, I think I will have to take some shots of the details of how they’ve done it when I post them again so you can all see. I get far too excited about things like this! Hah.

  22. Posted 20.12.2013 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

    You always manage to look so stylish even in the coldest of weather Steph, even with several layers on I can’t bare the cold without a big coat! Again I have to say I love your drape-y top, you always find the most perfect clothes for layering – I’m so jealous. I did buy the gorgeously draped Anaconda cardigan in the All Saints outlet the other day for the bargain sum of £7, with the hope of layering it up somehow. I’m so glad this isn’t my first encounter with Shoeaholics because my bank balance could seriously not hack it right now! I discovered it a couple of months ago and ordered a pair of boots for my mum’s birthday, and a pair of flatforms that my mum has bought me for Christmas :) the prices are too good to resist – I don’t even dare look now!! xxx

    • Posted 22.12.2013 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

      A cardi for £7?! I seriously need to visit this outlet, it sounds amazing! I totally agree, I haven’t dared look at shoeaholics again myself, the prices are too good it makes it soo hard to resist, and my bank account is officially maxed out till after xmas now!

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