Monthly Archives: November 2014

Gray Days

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Yumi ribbed knit grey jumper, River Island asymmetric skirt, Phoebe Jewellery little gold bat necklace, Jord wooden watch, Kurt Geiger wedge boots, Balenciaga city.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Yumi ribbed knit grey jumper, Jord wood watch. details.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Yumi ribbed knit grey jumper, Jord wood watch, Phoebe Jewellery little gold bat necklace. details.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Yumi ribbed knit grey jumper, River Island asymmetric skirt, Phoebe Jewellery little gold bat necklace, Jord wooden watch, Kurt Geiger wedge boots, Balenciaga city.

The dark afternoons are sneaking up on me, not even 4pm & it was already getting dim & grey, thankfully we quickly managed to shoot this outfit before it got too dark for the camera. I love this time of the year, but it sucks to be a fashion blogger during it, too dark in the mornings, too dark in the evenings & often too busy to shoot during the afternoons when it’s actually light!

I picked this jumper up along with the oxblood ombre cape (which is now finally online here!) when I went to check out Yumi‘s revamped Notting Hill store, and I’ve been wearing it non stop. I love to find nice dark grey pieces to add to my wardrobe, especially when it’s knitwear & I was instantly drawn to the beautifully textured rib knit of this one. It’s a cotton knit, so it’s soft & smooth, with this great heaviness about it making it slouch perfectly with a really nice hang. It’s the perfect thing for days like this when it’s a little chilly & you just want to be comfy and casual whilst running a few errands.

I don’t wear watches often, but when Jord got in touch about their wooden watches I was super intrigued. Wood is definitely not a material that springs to mind when you think of a watch, and I love the idea of using unconventional, organic materials for items like this. It has a great natural grain & colour, it’s light & comfortable to wear, and the whole piece is beautifully made too. Ollie already has his eye on this one & I think they would make for an unusual & quirky gift for those people like him who are hard to buy for.

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Swish

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Todd Lynn x Topshop cropped tux jacket, H&M shirt dress, Phoebe Jewellery moonstone moon & little bat gold necklace, Skin by Finsk laced wedges, Balenciaga city bag, Catarzi fedora. All black witchy street style outfit.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Todd Lynn x Topshop cropped tux jacket, H&M shirt dress, Phoebe Jewellery moonstone crescent moon & little bat gold necklace. Outfit details.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Todd Lynn x Topshop cropped tux jacket, H&M shirt dress, Phoebe Jewellery moonstone moon & little bat gold necklace, Skin by Finsk laced wedges, Balenciaga city bag, Catarzi fedora. All black witchy street style outfit.

Another day, another outfit with slight witchy vibes, but I just can’t help myself! I’m growing a real fondness for full swishy skirts like this, they’re just so much fun to wear & though I initially dismissed them as too girly (and maybe a bit schoolgirl) for me, I now own quite the collection of them! Shirt dresses are another thing I own a huge amount of, so put the two together & I obviously couldn’t resist this H&M dress. It’s a nice crisp 100% cotton, and there’s a lot of fabric pleated into the skirt too for a beautiful full shape. When I brought it I thought the price was too good for such a nice quality little dress, but it’s now gone down in the sale even further, if you can deal with their ridiculously long delivery times.

You saw a few of the beautiful rings from Phoebe Jewellery in my last outfit post, the double moon & star ring was a particular favourite & I couldn’t wait to show you it’s matching crescent necklace. Phoebe is based in Lewes, East Sussex & makes each piece by hand in her little studio. Drawing inspiration from stories she loved as a child, wildlife and natural objects she sees while out walking with her dogs, her collections have a strong sense of narrative running throughout & each piece has such a wonderful charm & playfulness. The Moonlight collection which all these pieces are a part of features one of my favourite little creatures, the bat & 10% of all profits from sales of the collection are donated to The Bat Conservation Trust. Bats are sadly in huge decline here in the UK & I think this is such a lovely little gesture – Beautiful, unique jewellery & helping support our wildlife all in one little package, what’s not to love?

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Classic

FAIIINT BLK DNM leather jacket, Maria Black detour gold ring, Dominic Jones manta ring, Derek Lam cashmere drape knit, Surface to air Le Baron boots, Philip Lim white shirt, Alfie Douglass leather backpack. Classics wishlist.

There are a few pieces that every wardrobe should have, those classic items that never go out of style & are always worth the investment. I’ve been thinking about this with my own wardrobe a lot recently, and whilst I do have a good majority of these staple pieces nailed, one that I’m still on the hunt for is a really great classic shirt. I have lots of black shirts, in pretty much every material & style available other than that classic crisp cotton & a nice sharp cut, it’s definitely something that’s missing.

Whilst I’ve been hunting for the one I’ve also found myself drawn to the white versions. All the black ones I’ve found look a bit cheap for some reason, a little too office worker & it seems like it’s impossible to find a really good one, great white ones are everywhere though & I’m suddenly starting to picture outfits with a flash of white collar, or a sliver peaking out of the opening of my jackets. Monochrome (though I wish they’d stop calling B&W that!) has been all over the catwalks, and as much as I’m not usually a great follower of trends, maybe this has seeped in a little & is the reason behind my white cravings, that or seeing so many of you rock it in outfit posts recently!

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Cloaked

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Yumi black & oxblood ombre blanket cape poncho, Phoebe Jewellery double moonstone moon & star and star stacking rings, FAIIINT faux fur snood, Kurt Geiger ponyhair ankle boots, Balenciaga city. Cosy Autumn street style outfit.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Phoebe Jewellery gold double moonstone moon & star ring and gold & silver mix star stacking rings. Details.Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Yumi black & oxblood ombre blanket cape poncho, Phoebe Jewellery double moonstone moon & star and star stacking rings, FAIIINT faux fur snood, Kurt Geiger ponyhair ankle boots, Balenciaga city. Cosy Autumn street style outfit.

Last week I was invited down to preview the revamped Yumi store in Notting Hill, which has been given a complete makeover to properly match the classic but quirky aesthetic of the brand. I was kindly allowed to choose a few pieces & as soon as I saw this cape in beautiful oxblood & black ombre wool I knew it was coming home with me! These are not currently up online, but keep your eyes peeled as they should be very soon & are a complete steal at £30, plus they come in lots of other colours & patterns too. I’ve already taken to curling up on the sofa with mine when I get in & I’m looking forward to layering it over more pieces as the temperature drops.

I was also introduced to the wonderful Phoebe Jewellery recently, and I can’t wait to show you guys a few more of her pieces later in the week. For now though, a little peek at the stunning double moon & star ring, dotted with moonstones it’s had everyone who’s seen it cooing over how pretty it is this last week and the mixed silver & gold star stacking rings too, all handmade by Phoebe in her Lewes based studio.

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