A somewhat fly-by-night outfit post; these photographs were actually taken at the beginning of this year, sometime around February, but I've been wearing this outfit in various incarnations very recently due to the arriving autumn (at least on the dryer days!) and thought it would be a shame to waste the lovely photographs that Badger kindly took for me. (I'm so grateful to have such a supportive boyfriend who helps me with pretty much all of the image taking on my blog!)
Black leather batwing jacket - Charity shop
Black crochet and lace batwing jumper - Vintage
Black lace shirt (underneath jumper) - Charity shop
Black spiderweb gloves - Gift
Black pleather and chain belt - Charity shop
Black lace skirt - Charity shop
Black fishnet tights - Ripped and layered.
Black leather winklepickers – Underground. Second-hand from eBay.
Choker- handmade using a length of black velvet ribbon and silver pendant from my Mum
Bat necklace - Alchemy Gothic (gift from my boyfriend)
Abalone necklace - gift from a friend (Smuggler's Treasures)
Leather cuff – I've had it for so long, I couldn't say where it's from!
Metal cuff – Second-hand
Leaf cuff - by Terry English
Rings - various places
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This past week, I've been lucky enough to pup sit the most charming little scruffy beastie with the most magnificent eyebrows and I've been on so many walks with him and travelling the pathways surrounding our home; some that are very familiar to me, having walked them time after time, and others that I haven't yet had the chance to follow. He's been such a curious little fellow (when he's not been snoozing next to me on the sofa whilst I write or read), leading me this way and that, sniffing at everything in sight and getting distracted by many, many cats and a couple of chickens and I wanted to share some little snippets of our explorations, as it's been full of so many beautiful sights, from the the field in the gorgeous light of the late afternoon and the drizzly walks up to the moors to the dew soaked morning rambles and the muddy adventures up the hillside on the other side of the valley.
Have you explored anywhere close by that was a little unfamiliar to you and found some hidden gems?
I've been following Folk Owl for quite some time, swooning over their cosy, faerie inspired mixed media pieces and waiting for the right time to snag something of my very own. When I saw the new listing for the Halloween inspired Acorn Faerie Cuffs in smoky browns, greys and black, I knew that I had found the first piece of Folk Owl Clothing to add to my wardrobe.
Nuno felted using silk voile, the softest merino wool and hand-dyed vintage lace, these beautiful, cosy wristlets are beautifully decorated with delicate swirls and vines and hand-felted leaves, finished with wooden beads nestled within real acorn cups which were foraged from Sherwood Forest. They're fastened using a corset close at the back of the wrist which allows them to fit the wrist perfectly whether worn bare or over sleeves, and they're going to be perfect to pop on on chilly mornings and when I'm out adventuring.
Folk Owl produces the most wonderfully magical and earthy one-of-a-kind pieces, which feel as though they have been created by faerie; enchanted and wild and so intrinsically linked to the earth around her, (her self-described 'Elemental Clothing' feeling very much perfect) from the locally sourced wool fibres to the buttons that she hand-carves herself using fallen wood from the oak trees she has known since childhood. The wool she uses is also very very carefully chosen, something which was very very important to me, as, although I identify as vegan, I am happy to use very select wool pieces which I believe are ethically sourced and created with the utmost love and respect from the sheep they are created from.
They were sent out first thing the morning after the evening I popped my order through and arrived the day after that, very well packaged, tied with a purple ribbon which made the, feel like a really special gift. I'll soon be after a matching tattered faerie scarf.
Acorn Faerie Wrist Cuffs cost £36.00
This post is not in any way sponsored, nor is it in any way compensated. I bought these cuffs using my own money and I just wanted to share it because I am so enamoured!