ZARA Fall/Winter 2012 Sales Loot

It’s the time of the year where I actually do my ZARA shopping or rather purchases. Throughout the season, I would mentally prepare a wish list for their sales and when sales finally arrive, I would make purchases depending on how much the item is marked down.

ZARA Sales

Previously, I had posted about the padded shoulder leather jacket here and I was able to purchase one in the store, since my size was sold out online when I finally got to site. (I had tried to stay up since sales begin at midnight but fell asleep before that and when I was awake, it was long gone!) There was only one in my size in the store and I noticed that a stitch near the neckline is loose, but I bought it any way. Throughout the day, I was checking the site to see if my size would reappear and lo and behold, it did! I quickly placed an order and will promptly return the one I bought from the store, if the one I ordered online is in pristine condition. (here’s to hoping since online orders usually come straight from the warehouse whereas the store’s item has been tried on bazillion times!)

I also ordered up a pair of heels, the knock off to Alexander Wang’s Liya.

ZARA vs Alexander Wang LiyaZARA vs Alexander Wang Liya (Image via)

The only other item I wanted was the TRF blazer with zips but it was nowhere to be found online and at $69.90 in the store, I thought it was still too much, hence I passed. I will post an outfit pic with the leather jacket and the heels when it arrives!

ZARA TRF Blazer with ZipsZARA TRF blazer with zips

Will you be getting anything from the ZARA sales? Or perhaps if you did, what did you get? 🙂

Fauxionable Outfit – Argyle & Pinstripes

Here’s a menswear inspired outfit with a mix of argyle and pinstripes.

Fauxionable Outfit - Argyle & Pinstripes equestrian

Fauxionable Outfit - Argyle & Pinstripes equestrian

Fauxionable Outfit - Argyle & Pinstripes Accessories equestrian Skagen Cartier trinity ring, Michael Kors, Kate Spade Skinny Mini bow ring  Mulberry Alexa

I almost always pair this shirt with this vest as a go-to outfit for work in the colder seasons. The shirt has a gray-paneled back and embellished diamantes on the front that would, otherwise not be suitable for work except on casual Fridays. How do you pair or mask casual garments to make it more appropriate for work?

Happy Pre-Friday! 😉

Fauxionable Outfit – What to Wear Where: Christmas Eve/Christmas Tradition

Growing up, Christmas was a family gathering where we would gather at my aunt’s house for a potluck party. Since moving here to the US, Christmas for the most part is a day to unwind and have some “me time.” (preferably with some egg nog, of course!) This week’s What to Wear Where got me thinking about Christmas tradition. Since I don’t really have one, I decided to start one – wearing a gifted item to celebrate Christmas. Christmas for me as a non-Christian has always been appreciating the wonderful people that I have in my life. To show my love and appreciation, I think it’s only apt that I don gifts that I have received as part of my Christmas tradition.

Come this Christmas day, I’ll be home in this cozy outfit that consists of gifts that I’ve received throughout my life.

Fauxionable Outfit - What to Wear Where: Christmas Eve/Christmas Tradition Xmas

Gifts in this outfit – cardigan from my sister, necklace from my godmother (18th birthday gift), watch (Xmas 2011) and Cartier ring (Xmas 2012) from G.

What Christmas traditions do you have, if any? If not, did you make one? 😉

Fauxionable Outfit – Burgundy/Oxblood Sweater & H&M Coupon

I wore this outfit some weekends ago to run errands and just realized that I didn’t get around to posting it. I absolutely love this H&M sweater and it’s the only piece of clothing I’ve bought during my clothing ban to replace an older sweater. I had a coupon and scored it for only $9! It is made of 90% acrylic (yes, I know it’s material to be avoided but I plan on dry cleaning it) and 10% mohair and definitely keeps me warm and cozy!

Fauxionable Outfit - Burgundy Oxblood H&M Sweater

Fauxionable Outfit - Burgundy Oxblood H&M Sweater Kate Spade Skinny Mini Bow Ring Cartier Trinity Ring Michael Kors MK5384 Mini Runway Hermes Kelly Double Tour Marc by Marc Jacobs Miss Marc Tote J Crew Giraffe Charm Necklace

I would also like to share this H&M coupon for 20% off that I just received in my inbox. Perhaps you’d like to snag one of these sweaters or use it for a gift. Either way, happy shopping! 🙂

H&M Coupon Expires December 31 2012