Monthly Archives: April 2014

Haze

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Topshop maxi panelled & mesh maxi dress, Belles Bejewelled perspex hexagon stitched gold thread necklace, Balenciaga city bag.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Topshop maxi panelled & mesh maxi dress, Belles Bejewelled perspex hexagon stitched gold thread necklace.

Remember a little while ago when I put this maxi dress on my wishlist, but was a bit worried about the fit as it was actually a maternity dress? Well, I did order it & finally, after months of languishing in my ‘must fix’ pile, I made the few alterations it needed & now I’m actually able to wear it. I just thought it was too nice of a dress to pass up, when all it needed was 5 minutes of adjustments & I’m so glad I did. You can never have enough maxis & this one has the perfect amount of detail for warm days like this too, it needs no fussy accessories to add interest, just throw it on & go.

I couldn’t resist giving this necklace from Belles Bejewelled it’s first outing as soon as it arrived though! The latest collection focuses on using gold thread to create intricate geometric patterns ontop of the signature perspex shapes & it adds a nice new dimension to the pieces.

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Black Summer

FAIIINT all black summer outfit wishlist Alexander Wang chiffon tank, Natalia Brilli leather necklace, Religion Olsen mazi dress, For Love & Lemons lace kitten bralet, Topshop pouch bag, Jovonna sheer skirt, Maui Jim Kolohe sunglasses, Giuseppe Zanotti gladiator sandals.

Summer finally feels like it’s arriving & so I’ve been sitting daydreaming about what I’ll be wearing once it’s here. People often ask if I wear black when it’s hot too, and then look at me like I’m crazy when I say I do! I’m not sure why because I think black looks wonderful in the summer months, especially when it’s all gauzy, sheer fabrics, a little lace peeking out of tank tops & swishy maxi dresses.

I’ve actually already brought myself the Religion ‘Olsen’ maxi dress, I’ve had my eye on it all winter, so now it’s finally warming up I just couldn’t resist any longer! It’s hard to see here, but the skirt section is full of different layers of chiffon making it quite fluffy & full, giving it this everyday princess kind of vibe, I can’t stop twirling around in it!

Sheer tanks & lace triangle bras were pretty much made for each other, and I love that this beautiful bralet from For Love & Lemons isn’t just lace, it has a little more coverage thanks to the satin overlay making it perfect for wearing under super sheer tops like this silk chiffon tank.

One thing I hate about summer is that I’m not a sandal person at all, I absolutely hate my feet & having them out, but it’s just not so comfortable stomping around in boots when it’s really warm. They have to be a pretty special pair to make me want to hand over my cash, but I think these Giuseppe Zanotti gladiators might just be that pair, though they have a price to match & it’s making me wince! They’re sandals, just a sole & some strips of leather, how can they be so much? I’d buy them in a heartbeat if I had that kind of cash lying around, but I’ll be holding my breath & keeping my fingers crossed these get heavily discounted in the sales for next year instead.

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Sports Luxe

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing ASOS silky panelled cami, Mint Velvet silk rouched side zip pencil skirt, John Lewis leather classic tote bag, Skin by Finsk lace up wedges. All black sports luxe street style outfit.FAIIINT wearing Mint Velvet silk rouched side zip pencil skirt, John Lewis leather classic tote bag. All black sports luxe street style outfit.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing ASOS silky panelled cami, Mint Velvet silk rouched side zip pencil skirt, John Lewis leather classic tote bag, Skin by Finsk lace up wedges. All black sports luxe street style outfit.

Last week I was asked by John Lewis to style a few pieces from their Sports Luxe edit in my own way. I wouldn’t usually say sporty looks are my thing, but I love the challenge of mixing things up a little whilst still staying true to my own style, often finding new styles, shapes & pieces to love in the process. Besides, the edit is much more focused on the luxe side of things mixing relaxed, sports inspired silhouettes and details with beautiful fabrics & geometric paneling, and that is definitely my kinda thing!

I was immediately drawn to this gorgeous silk crepe skirt, the fitted shape & the stripe of a zip running all the way down give the slightest hint at the trend, without being too obvious and I knew it would work perfectly with this paneled cami that’s been sitting unworn in my wardrobe for weeks now.

I did consider a backpack or trainers to go with this, to make it a little more sporty, but decided that for me it would have been overkill & went with a more subtle take on it. I chose this buttery leather tote instead, a luxe take on a super practical item, it’s been getting a lot of use recently & to be honest, I’m not quite sure how I lived without it!

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Snake

Fashion Blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Todd Lynn for Topshop Cropped Tux Jacket, OASAP Asymmetric Dress, Topshop Snake Texture Skirt, Rick Owens Wedges, Cinderela B Necklace, Balenciaga City Bag. Street style, all black draped outfit.Fashion Blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Todd Lynn for Topshop Cropped Tux Jacket, OASAP Asymmetric Dress, Topshop Snake Texture Skirt, Cinderela B layered Necklace. Street style, all black draped outfit.

One downfall of having a wardrobe crammed with only black is that often pieces get kind of lost in there, all merging into one mass of black fabric. This Topshop skirt is a prime example, I brought it months ago & it’s only just seeing the light of day again now. It had been hiding, tags still attached until I went to get another skirt & it fell out of my wardrobe, leaving me perplexed as to how I’d forgotten about such a great piece. Texture is my go-to for keeping all black looks interesting & I also have a bit of a soft spot for scales, I couldn’t get this to the checkout fast enough with this, so I feel extra guilty for forgetting about it!

It’s been a while since I’ve worn so much jewellery in one go, but I’ve really been enjoying layering up necklaces recently, and this Cinderela B one I made myself at their workshop just before Christmas last year makes it super easy. I tend to go through phases with jewellery, not wanting to wear a single piece, to wearing sole delicate pieces & then buying lots and wanting to pile it all on at once. I feel like I’m getting to that point where you’ll see lots of new pieces popping up!

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Walking

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Belstaff waxed sammy miller jacket, Meltin Pot jeans, white leather Converse high tops, Knitted beanie to walk Nico the Siberian Husky dog in the park at sunset.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Belstaff waxed sammy miller jacket, Meltin Pot jeans, white leather Converse high tops, Knitted beanie to walk Nico the Siberian Husky dog.FAIIINT wearing white leather Converse mono high tops, Meltin Pot skinny jeans with Nico the Siberian Husky dog puppy on a walk in the park

I mentioned a week or so ago that Alex from Barkarama had asked if I would do a walking style post for her on what I wear to walk Nico, and how to stay stylish but comfortable whilst doing it. Of course I said yes, I love any excuse to get Nico in on outfit photos, or opportunity to talk about him & he loves getting involved too, because it means extra treats & fuss for sitting nicely for the photos!

This is a pretty standard dog walk outfit for me and of course comfort & practicality come first, there’s no point looking amazing if you’re sacrificing your enjoyment of the walk to do so. However, I’m not the type of person who would ever feel comfortable going out in something super casual, or scruffy looking, not even for a dog walk! I tend to stick to tried & tested favourites that combine both of these things with a little style too – skinny jeans, my trusty beaten up leather Converse & my favourite Belstaff jacket, which could give even the most boring outfit an air of cool. As I mentioned to Alex, I think my wardrobe of black really helps here too, because the monochrome palette gives everything, even very casual outfits a smarter, more put together fashion edge.

For more photos & to read the full post head over to Barkarama!

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