Fauxionable Outfit – Double Scarves, Double Floral

I first saw two scarves being worn together on Laura Wears (here, here, and here) and decided to personalize it. Since I’ve been trying to decrease the cost of wear on my items, I decided to pair my silk/lighter scarves with my heavier, warmer scarves together. The latter scarves that I have tend to be in solid colors, thus clashing of prints is less likely to happen. It’s a win-win situation as I still get to wear my prettier scarves during colder weather and still be warm. For this outfit, I paired my silk batik scarf with a pashmina scarf. I picked the batik motif to match the floral print on my dress, thus double scarves, double floral!

Fauxionable Outfit - Double Scarves, Double Floral wearing two 2 scarves together

  • Dress: Banana Republic Factory Outlet F/W 2009 (similar and seen here)
  • Sweater: Ralph Lauren Factory Outlet F/W 2005
  • Belt: H&M 2012
  • Tights: H&M 2011
  • Scarves: Central Market in KL and street vendor
  • Coat: Uniqlo Blanket Wool Duffle Coat F/W 2011 (similar)
  • Bracelet: Beaded necklace from Uganda
  • Watch: Michael Kors MK 5384
  • Bag: Mulberry Alexa in Silky Snake Nightshade S/S 2012

Mulberry Alexa Silky Snake in Nightshade, Michael Kors MK5384 Mini Runway,

What do you think of double scarves? Yay or nay?

Review: Michael Kors Mini Runway Watch in Gold

Since I have owned this Mini Runway (MK5384) watch for a little over a year, I think it’s time to write a review on it. This watch was a Xmas gift from G from 2011. I have had my eye on it for a good couple of months but was waiting for deals before pulling the trigger on it. For the most part, the best deal I could find on it was 20% off (retail is $250) and I decided to wait until after Xmas to purchase it thinking I would be able to get a better deal then. Well, I definitely didn’t have to wait till after since G travels to his parents’ for Xmas vacation and gave me my gift early. 😉

Michael Kors Mini Runway Watch MK5384

Michael Kors Mini Runway MK5384

Michael Kors Mini Runway MK5384Michael Kors Mini Runway Watch in Gold

I love the chronograph look of the Mini Runway and one of the main reasons that I picked gold over silver and rose gold was to have a watch to match my gold accessories. My only other watch at that time was a silver Swatch, a birthday gift from my high school friends. (Yes, most of my watches are gifts.) For me, the Mini Runway’s 33mm diameter was a better fit for my tiny wrist in comparison to the Runway, that has a diameter of 38mm. The watch has substantial weight to it and is pretty well made for the most part. Up till this part, I’d give the watch a 5-stars. However….

As I did not purchase the Mini Runway to be fully utilized as a chronograph watch, I did not use the  functions. I finally tested the functions months later when G played with his chronograph watch (which I bought for him as his birthday gift) and decided to try mine. Lo and behold, the stopwatch does not automatically return to 12 upon reset. (In the pics above, it’s at 12 because I carefully hit the stop button for the hand to be at 12) While it isn’t a major defect, it is still one nonetheless and I decided to take it back to the store to try and exchange for a new one since it was still under warranty. This is where I experienced anguish with customer service from the sales associates at Michael Kors.

G had bought the Mini Runway watch from the Michael Kors at Tyson’s Corner and we explained the defect to the sales associate at the store. Upon realizing that we were trying to get an exchange and not make a purchase, the sales associate didn’t seem to keen to help us and just told us that the watch had to be returned to the factory for repairs since it was still under warranty. I was personally miffed with the sales associate’s attitude and disappointed that I would have to part with my watch when it was a defect all along. I have never dropped the watch and there’s barely any scratches on it as I take pride in taking good care of my belongings. G suggested that we try another Michael Kor’s store, and so we did, the store at Tyson’s Galleria and it was deja-vu. Worse still, the initial sales associate that we approached just passed us off to another associate because she wasn’t keen on helping us for a watch repair issue! With that, we left the store and I felt cheated even though the watch was a gift and I didn’t have to pay a dime. Michael Kors’ watches aren’t exactly chump change and yet after service for their product is non-existent. This means in order to have the issue fixed, I have to mail the watch back to their factory on my own dime and not be able to wear it for some time. This has certainly put me off from wanting more of his watches. In short, while I love the designs of some of the newer watches, I do not foresee myself owning any more of his watches thanks to the lackluster after service.

Does anyone have a similar experience with Michael Kors or perhaps a different brand/retailer? Kindly share.

Fauxionable Outfit – Orange & Gray Argyle

Argyle is one of my favorite Fall/Winter print and little did I know it originated from tartan. Thanks Wikipedia! In any case, here’s another outfit featuring orange and gray argyle. (Previous argyle outfit here)

Fauxionable Outfit - Orange and Gray Argyle Fall Winter Print Chanel Anniversary Gray Reissue 226

  • Sweater: Banana Republic Factory Outlet F/W 2009 (similar)
  • Pants: Thrifted
  • Scarf: Hand-me-down from my sis
  • Coat: Uniqlo Blanket Wool Duffle Coat F/W 2011 (similar)
  • Boots: Banana Republic F/W 2007
  • Bag: Chanel Reissue in Anniversary Gray size 226
  • Bracelets: H&M 2011
  • Ring: H&M 2006
  • Watch: Swatch circa 2000

Chanel Reissue in Anniversary Gray 226 black leather bracelet, black and gray beaded bracelet, black rhodium crystal pave ring

What is your favorite Fall/Winter print, if any? Argyle, plaid, tartan, fair isle or…?

Wishing Wednesday… Anthropologie Tropicalia Maxi Dress

Anthropologie Tropicalia Pleated Maxi Dress $228

Winter has just begun but I am longing for the warmer temperatures and counting down to my tropical vacation in 5 weeks. Here’s to hoping that the dress will be marked down before I depart for my vacation!

Fauxionable Outfit – What to Wear Where: Outfits for a Fresh Start

Happy New Year! For this rendition of What to Wear Where, I incorporated this mint H&M dress into my new year outfit for a fresh start to 2013. Mint = refreshing, no?

Fauxionable Outfit - What to Wear Where: Fresh Start mint, teal, green, gray

  • Dress: H&M S/S 2012
  • Vest: Gifted from my sis (also here and here)
  • Belt: H&M F/W 2012
  • Coat: Uniqlo Blanket Wool Duffle Coat F/W 2011 (similar)
  • Tights: ZARA Wool Blend F/W 2010
  • Boots: Ann Taylor Betty Riding Boots F/W 2011
  • Clutch: Marc Jacobs Palais Royal Flat Case S/S 2008
  • Ring: Cartier Trinity Ring
  • Watch: Michael Kors MK 5384

Fauxionable Outfit - What to Wear Where: Fresh Start Marc Jacobs Palais Royal Flat Case Michael Kors MK5384 Mini Runway

To view the other outfits for the new year, check out Forever29.This year, sartorial wise I resolve to decrease the cost per wear of my garments and stay focused on purchasing classics. I have them pinned on Pinterest here. (Yes, I finally joined Pinterest! Better late than never, right?)

Well, dear readers, may 2013 be everything you wished for & more! What are some of your 2013 resolutions? Kindly share!

p/s: I have something planned for the blog scheduled to happen soon. (fingers crossed!) Stay tuned!

Editorial: Vogue Magazine – Material Girls

This Material Girls editorial featuring Karlie Kloss and Edie Campbell shot by Craig McDean for Vogue Magazine is such a fun throwback to the 60s fashion trends. The structured silhouette, the geometric prints, and what I adore most is the use of different textures and mix of prints in styling the outfits. A fun way to experiment with fashion, that’s for sure!

Karlie Kloss Material Girl in Vogue by Craig McDean

Karlie Kloss Material Girl

Edie Campbell Material Girls for Vogue shot by Craig McDean

Edie Campbell Material Girls for Vogue shot by Craig McDean

Karlie Kloss Material Girls for Vogue Magazine shot by Craig McDean

Karlie Kloss Material Girls for Vogue Magazine shot by Craig McDean

Edie Campbell Material Girls for Vogue Magazine shot by Craig McDean

Edie Campbell Material Girls for Vogue Magazine shot by Craig McDean