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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…?

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Fauxionable Outfit – What to Wear Where: Christmas Party

This week’s rendition of What to Wear Where actually coincides with my Division’s holiday potluck party! The company’s Xmas party is however next week.

What to Wear Where?

Here’s my outfit for today’s holiday potluck party…

Fauxionable Outfit - What to Wear Where: Xmas Christmas Party

Fauxionable Outfit - What to Wear Where: Christmas Xmas Party

  • Dress: ZARA F/W 2008 (similar)
  • Cardigan: ZARA S/S 2010
  • Belt: H&M 2006
  • Coat: Banana Republic F/W 2008
  • Shoes: Ann Taylor F/W 2011 (similar, similar, similar)
  • Necklace: H&M
  • Brooch: Chanel (similar)
  • Rings: Forever 21 and Cartier Trinity Ring
  • Watch: Swatch circa 2000
  • Bag: Mulberry Alexa Silky Snake in Nightshade S/S 2012

Fauxionable Outfit - What to Wear Where: Christmas Xmas Party

To view what others are putting together for their holiday/Xmas party outfits, check out Forever29 Blog. What will you be wearing for the holiday parties?

Fauxionable Outfit – What to Wear Where: Thanksgiving

Resuming from a short break, this week’s rendition of What to Wear Where is the Thanksgiving outfit. If you can’t already tell, I quite enjoy this series of W2WW link ups. I was almost a little sad when there was no schedule or announcement of the next link up and tweeted Melissa of I Pick Pretty about it! To my relief, it was going on a short hiatus and not gone forever. Phew. 😛

Enough rambling and here’s an outfit that I would wear for Thanksgiving… (and for more outfits, head to Amy of Forever29‘s blog)

Fauxionable Outfit - What to Wear Where: Thanksgiving

Fauxionable Outfit - What to Wear Where: Thanksgiving Accessories

In the recent years, I have been wearing sweater dresses to Thanksgiving dinner when invited but I think I will switch things up a little this year and wear something brighter i.e. the jacquard H&M dress that is worn as a skirt. The colors also match beautifully with the Adia Kibur sample stone bib necklace courtesy of their PR team.

What will you be wearing for Thanksgiving this year? Do share!

Fauxionable Outfit – Flyaway Friday!

Today was slightly warmer than the past couple of days, so here’s an outfit post where I’m not all bundled up, and just wanna hide under the covers!

Fauxionable Outfit - Flyaway Friday

Fauxionable Outfit - Flyaway Friday!

I centered this outfit around the teal wool cape-like vest sweater that my sister bought for me. (Cape = fly, thus the title of my post, get it?) My lovely sister has a habit of buying clothes for me and she gave this to me during her visit recently. (The last time I went home, she had a stack of clothes that she bought just for me from all her travels. Do I have the best sister or what?!)

While I might not have purchased this for myself (I tend to shy-away from trends), I enjoy pairing it with what I have and have paired it with multiple outfits in the past week! I love the buckle on the neck which lends an equestrian style to it and teal compliments my skin tone well. This has quickly become a favorite item for me this Fall (which feels very much like Winter already!) and I foresee myself wearing it a lot!

Do you have any cape-like garments in your wardrobe? How do you style them?

In any case, Happy Friday!

Manhattan for the Day

As mentioned in the previous post, we had plan on spending the day in New York city before catching our train back to DC today. We started the day with some delicious brunch at The French Coast on the Upper West Side.

Chocolate & Banana Crepe The French Coast Upper West Side New York

Chocolate & Banana Crepe $10.25 (mine)

Applewood Smoked Bacon The French Coast Upper West Side

Applewood Smoked Bacon $4 (shared)

Pesto scrambled eggs The French Coast Upper West Side New York

Pesto Scambled Eggs $10.25 (G’s)

Food was good but service was slow. Somehow people who arrived after us got their food before we did! Oh well… in any case, as I’m writing this post I realized that those were the only food pics that I took since we were walking around the whole day and just bought street food instead of eating at a proper restaurant. And walked we did.. as we covered 4 miles (~54 blocks) from the apartment of G’s relative all the way to Penn Station to catch our train back to DC.

Of course it goes without saying that we stopped by in stores along Fifth Avenue on our way to Penn Station.

USS Maine Monument New York City Columbus Circle

USS Maine Monument at the southwest corner of Central Park near Columbus Circle

Bergdorf Goodman New York

Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorf Goodman 111th anniversary window

One of the many windows at Bergdorf that’s celebrating their 111th anniversary

We also stopped by at YSL, Chanel, and ZARA to window-shop. I tried on a ZARA tweed jacket which I tweeted earlier and it’s on the Fall shopping list along with a leather jacket!

ZARA F/W 2012 Fantasy Fabric Jacket Zips Tweed Black SilverZARA Fantasy Fabric Jacket with Zips $169

ZARA F/W 2012 Fantasy Fabric Jacket Zips Tweed Black Details close upClose up of details

I think the jacket would make a great Fall jacket, a modern version of the tweed jacket with a twist (in this case, zips) that can pass as a classic in time to come.

I also tried on the biker leather jacket in ZARA and they had the M in store which definitely fits better. (I had previously tried the S and it fits snugly but with a sweater or thicker top underneath, it would be too tight.)

ZARA Padded Shoulder Leather Biker Jacket F/W 2012ZARA Leather Biker Jacket with Padded Shoulders $249

ZARA Leather Biker Jacket with Padded Shoulders DetailsClose up of details

I have always toyed with the idea of getting a leather jacket but never really followed through. Perhaps this Fall one will make its way to my wardrobe? Well, I guess time will tell!

In any case, I had a wonderful weekend in New York and I hope you had a good one, too!