Disheveled

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Allsaints draped embroidery anglaise dress, Barneys Originals leather jacket, Kurt Geiger buckled wedges, Balenciaga city bag, claw & obsidian arrowhead necklaces. All black outfit street style.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Allsaints draped embroidery anglaise dress, Barneys Originals leather jacket, Kurt Geiger buckled wedges, Balenciaga city bag, claw & obsidian arrowhead necklaces. All black outfit street style.

This AllSaints dress must be around 6 years old by now, and it’s a great example of a garment that actually gets better with age. It’s fading in places, some of the stitching is becoming loose, hems falling down, all signs it’s been worn & loved for many years. I could fix those things, but it doesn’t bother me & I think adds to it’s kind of disheveled charm.

It’s one of the only things I have from then that I still own & love to wear, the rest has long since fallen apart, as is usually the case when you stuff your wardrobe full of cheaply made pieces. There’s nothing worse than having to throw favourite pieces out because they’re ruined, especially when they have a lot of memories attached. Though, I admit, I am guilty of keeping a few things I’ll never wear again purely because of the special memories they hold for me. These days I pay much more attention to not only buying pieces I love, but that are well made & made to last too, so hopefully in another 6 years I’ll have a wardrobe filled with many old favourites that I can still enjoy wearing.

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8 Comments

  1. Posted 31.03.2014 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    I really did love this outfit, I have a couple of Barney’s jackets and they’re such good quality for the price! I don’t own any drapey leathers, I definitely need to invest.

  2. jenny
    Posted 31.03.2014 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    I love the dress its beautiful especially with the embroidery detailing :’) I am impressed that this has lasted you more than 6 years and it looks in great condition and tbh I love the fact its worn as it gives a unique look and feel to the dress! I would love to own some Allsaints pieces but find them pretty expensive but might save for a coat as I love investing in coats/shoes and bags :) x

    http://www.krystelcouture.com

  3. Posted 31.03.2014 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    I love your dress! It’s great having things that have memories attached, I don’t mind so much spending less on clothes because I often get bored of things after a while but I like to make sure my shoes and bags are made to last…I don’t think I could ever get another high street bag, I have loved and lost too many :'( xxx

  4. Posted 31.03.2014 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    I love items like that. I find I’m like that with jeans, the more worn and dishevelled they become the more I love them :) xx

  5. Posted 02.04.2014 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    Some of my favourite pieces to wear are my older garments that I have had for years. It’s great that you can still wear the dress after six years or so. Great outfit, and I especially love the shoes.
    /Madison

  6. Posted 03.04.2014 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Love your style so much. And All Saints is legendary, I’d dress entirely from there if I could :/

  7. Posted 03.04.2014 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Love this outfit. I definitely have some items in my wardrobe that I’ll never wear again but I keep hold of them for the memories!

  8. Posted 05.04.2014 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    aaaahhh the dress! glad to see you still strutting it – i’m yet to wear mine since NOT ebaying it! :)

    becky,

    accooohtrements.wordpress.com

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