Monthly Archives: October 2015

Twinkle

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Catarzi fedora, Yumi button back sleeveless top, Yumi gold spot polka dot pleated chiffon midi skirt, Kurt Geiger 'Saturn' lace up boots and Balenciaga city bag. All black everything, dark street style outfit. Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Catarzi fedora, Yumi button back to front sleeveless shirt blouse. Outfit details. Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Yumi sleeveless blouse, Yumi gold spot polka dot pleated black chiffon midi skirt. Twirling around, outfit details. Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Catarzi fedora & Yumi sleeveless blouse. Portrait in front of Autumn flowers.

Something a little bit girlier than usual today, I guess it’s this lovely mild autumn we’re having but as soon as I saw this skirt I pictured myself crunching through fallen leaves in it. You know I’m a sucker for anything a bit spacey, and the haphazard golden polka dot pattern really reminds me of a sky of twinkling stars, especially when it’s moving, some skirts are just calling out to be twirled around in & this is definitely one of them!

I always enjoy working with Yumi, their pieces are always so well made and from such nice quality materials, so I couldn’t pass up the chance to take part in their new winter campaign. Yes, this was supposed to be a winter outfit, but it’s been so warm lately that I really couldn’t bear to be walking around wrapped up! The good side though is that this means I can show off the lovely button back detail on this back to front shirt properly, I love a nice unexpected feature like this on otherwise plain pieces and I think this is something Yumi are always really good at, along with their wonderful in house designed prints. As the temperature drops I can see myself wearing this as it is for Christmas events, that little bit of gold sparkle instantly makes black feel so much more festive or more casually with a simple tailored jacket and snood, or my short shaggy faux fur over the top to battle the chill.

To celebrate the launch of the #YumiLovesWinter campaign Yumi.co.uk are launching a competition to win a trip to Iceland, keep your eye on the website & hashtag to enter! Iceland is right up there as one of the places I most want to visit, so I’ll be maniacally entering & crossing my fingers too!

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Reptile

Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Topshop suede cropped jacket and snake texture wrap skirt, River Island Draped Blouse, Bloody Mary Metal Lovehunters Arrow Silver Necklace, Kurt Geiger Saturn Boots, Balenciaga City Bag. All black everything dark street style outfit. Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Topshop suede cropped jacket, River Island Draped Blouse, Bloody Mary Metal Lovehunters Arrow Silver Necklace. Details. Fashion blogger Stephanie of FAIIINT wearing Topshop suede cropped jacket and snake texture wrap skirt, River Island Draped Blouse, Bloody Mary Metal Lovehunters Arrow Silver Necklace, Balenciaga City Bag. All black everything dark street style outfit.

Those crocodile ASH ankle boots from my last outfit post have set me off on a bit of a reptile texture kick lately. It’s one of those great patterns to have in an all black wardrobe because it’s so striking, I just can’t get enough and had to dig this old Topshop skirt out. This is still one of my favourite ever sale buys and I wish I could find this incredible fabric somewhere because I’d be making everything out of it! I don’t think you can really understand how nice it is just from the photos, it’s this wonderfully thick jacquard with glossy scales and raised, textured edges. I’m not sure if it’s just me being a fabric nerd but it’s so tactile and nice to run your hand over, it’s one of those things that needs to be touched to fully appreciate.

I promise I’ll stop wearing this draped blouse and these ‘Saturn’ boots in almost every outfit post soon, but they are both just so versatile and easy to wear, I’m a little stuck on them at the moment. This is like a blend of old favourites and new favourites, I’m so happy it’s got to that time of year where I can start wearing my leather jackets again, Autumn is definitely my favourite time for dressing, especially when it’s a nice mild one like we’re having at the moment.

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