AllSaints Wrap Cardigan / Eksempel Leather Look Dress / ASOS Belt / StylistPick Boots * / Balenciaga City / Gogo Philip Bangles
All of a sudden it’s turned bitterly cold, looking back at these photos taken only a few days ago it’s hard to believe I felt so warm & snug in this few layers, especially when today even the thought of venturing out in anything less than a duvet is unbearable! I do love autumn & winter, but days like today when it’s been chucking it down all morning & so ridiculously windy too, make me want to just curl up inside with Nico, my big fluffy robe & lots of warm comfort food!
This AllSaints cardigan is one of my favourite pieces to wear when it’s chilly though, there’s nothing better than physically being able to wrap yourself up, it’s like a huge fluffy hug when it’s miserable outside. I love that there are so many options for wearing it too, it’s basically a long rectangle with sleeves, so you can wrap it & drape it around yourself however you like. I’m still finding new ways to wear it even now!
Eksempel is another brand I discovered thanks to ASOS. I’d never heard of it before, but saw this dress (heavily discounted!) in the sale & although it’s just a basic tank dress, the fabric really drew me to it & I ended up getting it. It’s another one of those pieces that’s quickly become a staple in my wardrobe, with lots of people complimenting it or having to have a feel of it! I love the way the leathery jersey transforms it from a boring black tank dress into something just that little bit more special.
In : Outfit Also tagged Allsaints, Bag, Balenciaga, Black, Boots, Cardigan, Chunky, City, Draped, Dress, eksempel, Eleonora, FAIIINT, Leather, Look, Mix, Outfit, StylistPick, Sweater, Texture, Thick, Velvet, Wrap
FAIIINT Cropped Jacket / Topshop Textured Dress / COS Belt / H&M Choker / Topshop Wedges / Balenciaga City
Its been a while since I’ve been shopping & had something catch my eye & just instantly knew I needed it in my life. This Topshop dress did just that though, the pleated texture, structured shape of the full skirt & perfectly fitting bodice, I pretty much ran to the changing rooms with it!
This happens to me quite often with shoes though… I promised myself I wouldn’t buy anymore that weren’t autumn appropriate this year, but then I came across these in the sale & I couldn’t resist them. I love the chunky, nude leather covered wedge, neutral colour blocking & the minimalistic look they have. The fact they’re not entirely black & were in the sale seemed like a good enough justification to buy them in my head, despite the fact I’m actually running out of space to keep anymore pairs. They’re now slowly taking over my window ledge & my desk, but I still keep buying them & can’t bring myself to part with the older pairs either. I really should get some listed on eBay, but I’m far too sentimental about them.
The jacket is another of the pieces from my degree that I’m trying to wear more. You may have seen it previously here with it’s removable faux-fur collar attached. I enjoyed seeing this go from paper to a real life garment, mostly because I learnt a lot in the process, there are so many things I would do differently if I were to make this again. Many of them seem obvious now, like adding a thicker interfacing to the lapels to help the leather hold a better shape & not attempting to do intricate patterns of stitching on a home machine that doesn’t like sewing leather! Sometimes these little imperfections make something all the more special though, I was pretty proud considering it was only my second attempt at a properly tailored jacket. I really have the urge to make another though, knowing what I do now & as a more polished & perfect version.
In : Made, Outfit Also tagged Autumn, Balenciaga City, Belt, Black, Blazer, Collar, COS, Cropped, Dress, FAIIINT, Fashion, Jacket, Lapel, Leather, Leaves, Nude, Outfit, Platform, Pleated, Strappy, Structured, Textured, Topshop, Wedges
Gestuz Double Breasted Blazer / Full Circle Dress / Moxham ‘Egypt’ Necklace / Bebaroque Sailor Tattoo Leggings / Topshop Boutique Boots
The wind seems to be following me around recently, every time we try to get some outfit shots the camera comes out & then suddenly out of nowhere it’s stupidly windy! It wouldn’t be so bad if I didn’t have really watery eyes, in all of the photos apart from this one my face was a scrunched up, squinty mess!
I’ve had these Bebaroque leggings for quite a while now & they’re one of those things I always wonder why I don’t wear more often because they are really attention grabbing & great for adding a bit extra to my usual all black, then I wear them & remember why. I brought them in a medium & really ought to have gotten a small, they get so baggy after wearing them for a while, I kinda like them loose & how they bunch up around the knees, but constantly pulling them up is a major pain. I really need to take them in a little so they fit properly soon. I love the print on them though, the old school sailor tattoo design is pretty yet edgy & they have mermaids on too, what’s not to love about that? I originally wanted the tights version, the print was just down the front instead of all over & looked like actual full leg tattoos, but I never managed to get my hands on a pair before they sold out! I have a few other pairs of their tights & they are hands down my favourite hosiery brand, the designs are so unique, great quality & they’ve lasted a surprisingly long time too, which is rare for me & tights! I’m so looking forward to getting them out again with the return of the cold weather.
The latest addition to my growing Moxham collection is this ‘Egypt’ pendant, I’d wanted this for a while but couldn’t decide between the black or nude version, then this one went on sale over at BENGT & made my mind up for me! I love how all of the pieces are the perfect mixture of tough & delicate & they’re real statement pieces too. They’re fast becoming one of my favourite jewellery brands, I’ve already added a few more pieces to my Christmas wish list!
In : Outfit Also tagged Bebaroque, Black, Blazer, Double Breasted, Dress, Egypt, FAIIINT, Full Circle, Gestuz, Lace Up Boots, Leggings, Moxham, Necklace, Nude, OOTD, Outfit, Print, Sailor, Street Style, Tattoo Print, Topshop Boutique, WIWT
Todd Lynn for Topshop Tuxedo / AllSaints Dress / Vivienne Westwood Molded Toe Mary Janes / Ligia Dias Choker / Balenciaga City
Whenever I’m feeling a bit rubbish, tired or ill I tend to wear either huge statement jewellery to cheer myself up or something really tailored so I look put together, even though I don’t feel it.
Yesterday was definitely one of those days & this Todd Lynn for Topshop tuxedo blazer is perfect for it, how could you not feel put together wearing this? It fits like a dream, has just the right amount of stiffness & structure, beautiful fabric, perfectly cut & the velvet collar gives it a little luxe too. This was by far my favourite designer collaboration Topshop have ever done, at the time I brought this & the cropped jacket with the fur collar. I’m still searching eBay waiting for the double breasted blazer & the satin lapel version to show up in my size, I was gutted I couldn’t afford them all at the time. I’m still saving up for one from the mainline collection too, they keep popping up on The Outnet when I have no money & taunting me!
These beat up Vivienne Westwood’s are my best ever eBay bargain, originally they were gold, peeling, scuffed & with ruined heels. They were also going for £35, they looked knackered, but I knew I’d be able to rescue them! The gold colour had to go, it looked beautiful but I knew they’d turn out awful with the poor home dye (paints!) you need to use for metallics, so I stripped the gold off, gave them a good condition & clean & dyed them black. They looked almost new after this, the leather wasn’t as scuffed as I’d thought, it was just the gold paint rubbing away, making them look worse than they were & after the cobbler fixed the heels they were as good as new! The signature Westwood molded toes are my favourite thing about these, they always get me funny looks & second glances!
In : Outfit Also tagged All Saints, Bag, Balenciaga, Black, Blazer, City, Draped, Dress, FAIIINT, Ligia Dias, Mary Janes, Necklace, Outfit, Shoes, Todd Lynn, Toe, Toe Indent, Topshop, Tux, Tuxedo, Vivienne Westwood
Barneys Originals Draped Leather Jacket / Topshop Asymmetric Tank / Topshop Snake Print Jeans / Keds Champions * / H&M Silver Choker
I know you all love Nico, so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to do a more casual outfit post & get to include him too. He’s been shedding like crazy & has his summer coat at the moment, so he’s looking a bit skinny, but his winter ones finally started growing back in now & I’m so looking forward to having my fluffy wolf back!
I get told so often that I always look ‘dressed up’, but I’m not really one for dressing super casual. I never save my nice things ‘for best’, I prefer to get my wear out of them, even if all I’m doing is walking Nico! I just don’t see the point in spending money on beautiful things to have them mostly sit in your wardrobe, what’s the point in that?
These snake print skinnies from Topshop are one of the few things I make a point of wearing as little as possible, mostly because I am dreading the day they finally get a hole & die. Isn’t that just the worst when your favourite pair of jeans get a hole? They are one of those things I picked up in the sale because they were cheap & then a few months later kicked myself for not buying a few backup pairs! I love subtle prints like this & the fit is so perfect, I should have known they’d quickly become my favourite pair. I’m still scouring eBay for replacements even now!
Despite never dressing overly casual, I’m a sucker for a good classic pair of sneakers & I am currently a little bit obsessed with my new Keds champions. It’s so nice to have a super lightweight shoe but with the comfort of a chunkier pair, thanks to the nice thick padding. I’m usually more of a high top kinda girl if I’m honest, but these are really growing on me, I like that they have a slightly smarter look to them but I’m also really pleased to hear Keds are bringing out a whole range of high top & boot styles for winter! They’re one of the comfiest pairs I own & perfect for long walks with Nico!
In : Outfit Also tagged Asymmetric, Barneys Originals, Black, Dog, Draped, FAIIINT, Husky, Jacket, Jeans, Keds, Leather, Outfit, Printed, Puppy, Running, Sneakers, Tank, Top, Topshop, Walk, Walkies
FAIIINT Draped Leather Jacket / ASOS Maxi Dress / Topshop Wedges / Topshop Studded Belt / ASOS Leather Snake Bangle
I hate to do the stereotypical British thing & moan about the weather, but seriously, it’s June & I’m wearing a heavy maxi dress & a leather jacket & still feeling like I’d happily wrap up even more! I decided to use the opportunity to get a few more wears out of the draped leather jacket I made last year, I’m sure most of you have already seen the previous post about it & me professing my love for this ‘tester’ – here. I think it’ll be one of those things I keep & wear forever, despite it being my first attempt & knowing that it is far from perfect, I just love it regardless. I really do need to get making a few more for Autumn though, I still really want to do a nude version, but still haven’t found that perfect nude leather I’ve been searching for to use for it…
I’ve also fallen in love with orange again, I just love the way it looks paired with black, so I had to dig out this old ASOS bangle. I have a feeling it’ll be getting a lot more wear again soon, it adds such a nice pop of colour to my usual all black outfits. I’ve even been a little tempted by a bright orange maxi dress, anyone who knows me will know how unusual this is for me, but I really just can’t get enough of it, I wonder if because the weathers rubbish I’m subconsciously trying to make myself feel a bit more summery…
Also, if you missed it in the previous post, check out the little interview I did with Creative Fluff Magazine!
In : Made, Outfit Also tagged ASOS, Bangle, Cropped, DIY, Draped, Dress, FAIIINT, Jacket, Leather, Maxi, OOTD, Outfit, Topshop, Wedges, WIWT