Monthly Archives: January 2014

Leopard

fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Catarzi fedora, Barneys Originals leather draped jacket, ASOS chunky waterfall cardigan, Meltin Pot B-Side Emma reversible leopard jeans, Kurt Geiger wedge boots, Balenciaga cityfashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Barneys Originals leather draped jacket, ASOS chunky waterfall cardigan, Meltin Pot B-Side Emma reversible leopard jeansObsidian arrowhead pendant necklace Young Hearts

Remember my outfit from a few weeks ago when I got all excited about the fact the Meltin’ Pot jeans I was wearing were reversible? Well, this is the inside of them! Plain black & unassuming on the outside, but turn them inside out & it’s a completely different story. A lot of the other pairs available have a much more dramatic reverse, but I love that the print on these is quite subtle, letting them slot effortlessly into my wardrobe & I would wear them equally as much this way as I would the plain black side. As I mentioned before, the craftsmanship is beautiful & there is absolutely nothing to suggest that this side is technically the wrong side. They are a premium, well crafted pair of jeans which ever way you wear them, truly reversible & I think that’s quite an achievement.

The fedora is still permanently fixed to my head, it just seems to give every outfit a little extra something when I put it on, it seems to finish it off – the cherry on top, if you will & it’s a little addictive. I know a few of you asked about it last time I wore it, and they were totally sold out, but it is now back in stock & in a few different colours too – here! I’m quite tempted by the grey & the burgundy versions.

One of my favourite things to do when I’m bored is browse Etsy for jewellery, homewear & other random things. This perfect little obsidian arrowhead necklace is my latest favourite find, perfectly simple & feels like it has a bit of history too. I’ve been wearing it layered up with my lion claw necklace a lot, and now I’m craving more similar pieces so I can hang a huge cluster of claws, teeth, rocks & crystals around my neck. The one downside is that it’s incredibly sharp, so I’ve had to be careful not to wear it over any delicate fabrics. I must admit though, it does make me feel quite a bit safer wearing it whilst walking Nico alone at night!

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Night Cat

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Next cat ear beanie hat, Todd Lynn for Topshop Cropped Tux Jacket, Joseph Wool Dress, COS Belt, Skin by Finsk Wedge Sandals, Bracher Emden Classic bag, Jana Reinhardt key necklace. All black gothic cute street style outfit.Fashion blogger wearing Jana Reinhardt key neclaceFashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Next cat ear beanie hat, Todd Lynn for Topshop Cropped Tux Jacket, Joseph Wool Dress, COS Belt, Skin by Finsk Wedge Sandals, Bracher Emden Classic bag, Jana Reinhardt key necklace. All black gothic cute street style outfit.

Considering this hat has barely left my head since I got it, I’m surprised this is the first outfit post it’s appeared in. What could be better to brighten up a dull winters day than a beanie with cute little ears? It’s not often that I find something that combines my usual style & my love of cute things as well as this does, so of course it was an instant favourite. I love that it gives me a way of including this part of my personality in my outfits, subtly, without being over the top girly or cutesy.

I have a bit of a thing for nice fabrics & this Joseph dress is made from the most lovely thick, heavy wool jersey, I couldn’t stop touching it! The skirt hangs so beautifully because of the weight of the fabric & gives it this perfect softly structured silhouette, which I love. The nice thing about this fabric is that it’s really warm too, I didn’t feel like I needed any extra layers when I left the house in the morning, though by the time it got properly dark I was shivering at the bus stop & wishing I’d stuffed a spare sweater into my bag to throw on! I’m always being tricked by this bloody British weather!

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Best Outfits of 2013

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT best of 2013 favourite outfits. All black everything, gothic, street style, dark, sci fi.

One of the best things about having a blog is getting to read back through it all at the end of the year and reminisce. From a style point of view, I always like to review the outfits posted too, the ones I loved & those that didn’t work so well. When I did the same for 2012, I found it helped a lot in refining my style & figuring out what silhouettes and shapes suited me most. Of course, there were no outfits I hated on here, though there were a few I hated enough to never post. These are my 15 favourites from the last year, and comparing it to 2012’s favourites I feel you can definitely see the development.

2013 was the year I stepped out of my comfort zone more, tried things I’d always dismissed as ‘not very me’ & was surprised with the results. I now have a new found love of hats, and went from owning 1 beanie to 7 of all different kinds, the fedora I was originally scared of trying barely left my head. Prints also worked their way into my wardrobe, and I learned they can be a great accent to black when chosen wisely. I let my dorky side out a little too, pretending to be Jon Snow in my faux fur, channeling Ripley, giving in to galaxy print & prancing around with my unicorn clutch.

For 2014 I hope to do more of the same, further refining, more experimenting and generally just feeling even more comfortable & confident in my own skin and my choices of what I cover it with.

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Sale Picks

FAIIINT sale wishlist, Allsaints wool biker, Topshop Maxi, Marc by Marc Jacobs rock ring, Pieces leather tote, French Connection jersey wrap top, studded leather clutch, Ann Demeulemeester triple belt, Maria Lau earrings, Just Female drape skirt, Estelle Deve necklace. All black.

I’m back from my little holiday break, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas & an awesome New Years Eve! I always find it a little scary at the start of a new year, 2014, where the hell did the last year go?! To be honest though, I’m glad to see the back of it, 2013 was definitely a bit of an unlucky year for me & I’m hoping to make up for it throughout this one.

I usually get given money for Christmas, instead of presents, so I always look forward to the January sales & making the most of the discounts. The highstreet actually seems to have a lot of good stuff on sale this year, which is nice, as I normally find it a bit disappointing. I know all of these stores will have a further markdown in a few days though, as they always do, so now I’m trying to decide whether to buy now or wait – especially with the AllSaints wool jacket, I’ll kick myself if I buy it & it’s then discounted even more, but I’ll also do the same if I wait & it sells out!

I know the Topshop maxi is technically a maternity dress (and no I’m not trying to tell you anything!) but I figure with something as billowy as this a little extra fabric won’t be any issue. It’s already on it’s way to me along with the Just Female drape skirt, French Connection top & the AllSaints boots, so fingers crossed they all fit & that the dress doesn’t make me look pregnant! I am a little worried about the boots though, they are gorgeous but look very narrow fitting, I think I may cry if I can’t fit my huge feet into them!

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