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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?

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Currently Coveting… Polka Dot Scarves!

Marc Jacobs Tweet on Polka Dot

Ditto, Marc! I am currently coveting the timeless polka dots (yet again!). Polka dots are a classic staple in my wardrobe and since I have decided to cull my clothing collection, I’m working on expanding my accessories. Yes, it is still warm and sunny out but Summer is slowly drawing to an end and I look forward to the cooler weather where I can wear scarves again. Fall is definitely my favorite season as I get to adorn the trench coat, riding boots, and scarves!

So, here’s a collage of polka dot scarves that I’m currently coveting…

Polka Dot Scarves

Are you a fan of polka dots?

More ZARA sales loot!

It’s no big secret that I love ZARA and I am definitely one who window shops during the regular season and patiently awaits for sale season to hit in order to pounce on items on my “Wanted” list. Heh. Although I absolutely love the ballet lace flats, the pragmatic me couldn’t see me wearing it a whole lot and even on sale at $59.90, I knew I had to return it with a heavy heart (which I did last week).

ZARA lace ballet flats

Once I returned the flats, I walked around the store to see if there were anything else on my “wanted” list that was marked further down. I had tried on a knitted orangey red dress while I was in NY for Thanksgiving and was hoping it would be marked down for Black Friday sales but alas, it wasn’t. I came back to DC and never saw the dress in the store but the fashion gods must have decided to be kind to me for I found the dress, the only one hanging on the rack of dresses in voila, my size! The price on the tag was marked $39.99 and although it was still a little on the high side, it was well within my budget of $40 for dresses. Well, it rang up at the cashier for $29.99!


ZARA knitted (jersey) dress

Since I was working downtown today, I decided to check out the ZARA at Metro Center and I found yet another item on my “wanted” list! I had set my eyes on the watercolor scarf even though I had never seen it in the store but I was put off by the price even though it was marked down on sale online. Well, today I found the scarf in the store (after not seeing it online anymore) and the tag was marked $25.99 but as it rang up as only $14.99! *grins* The scarf is actually huge, much like an Hermes scarf and for that price, I think it’s an absolute score!

ZARA Watercolor Scarf

Suffice to say, I am very happy with my ZARA sales loot amidst only a few items in comparison to my Summer loot but it’s all good since I am still recovering from my Chanel splurge. As the saying goes, “if it’s meant to be, it’ll happen.” Oh-so-true even for fashion scores!

Now, what did we say about a shopping ban? Heh.

Shopping haul from KL/Singapore

Here’s the shopping haul from my trip back to mother land in December/January. I bought 3 pairs of shoes – flats, sandals and a pair of pumps – a shirt dress, a trench coat, scarves, and a wrap-around skirt.

Faux snakeskin embossed bejeweled flats from Tangs

Shirt dress from G2000

The shoes and the shirt dress were purchased from Singapore. I was not able to take pics of the sandals and the pair of pumps for my battery died when I wanted to do so today, and by the time the battery was done charging, no more natural light. Just my luck! By the way, the purple shirt dress came with boring purple buttons which I did not fancy. I bought these gold vintage-looking buttons and replaced them instead. I know, trying to be a fauxionista and giving it my personal touch!

Trench coat from a local boutique in Bangsar, KL.
Close up of the embroidery on the coat
My sister and I went to the local boutiques around Bangsar area after our facials and as soon as we stepped into this boutique, she exclaimed that I had to buy this coat! Yes, without even asking to see if they have it in my size! Thankfully it was, and it fit my broad shoulders albeit a tad snug but whatever, I’ll survive. I wore it out once with a friend to Sephora to help her pick out some stuff and almost all the staff in the store complimented me on the coat! *beams*

Hand-painted silk scarves from Central Market

Batik wrap-around skirt from Central Market
I went to Central Market, our local handicraft market to pick up crafts for friends as gifts and ended up spending more on myself than my friends! Did I mention that I am a shopaholic with expensive taste on a beer budget? Heh.


Red dress from charity event

I didn’t purchase this dress but my sister did. She saw it at a charity event and decided to buy it for me as it was only SGD$10. It fits me like a glove and I am always happy to add more dresses to my wardrobe, so SCORE!

Marc Jacobs Swirl Paisley Scarf

Last but not least, my Marc Jacobs scarf which I patiently awaited for to go on sale. Yes, I missed out on the Cartoon Paisley scarf, but nonetheless this scarf is just as gorgeous and I paired this with the G2000 purple shirt dress to work and got plenty of compliments!I will try to snap pics of the other two pair of shoes tomorrow, should the weather permit (if there’s enough natural light!). This has been an entire week of work-from-home snowcation which equates less productivity at work. Heh.

Back to School with Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs‘s new back-to-school capsule collection, cheekily called “Don’t Miss the Marc,” was made with a younger set of girls in mind. (But it’s not too juvenile for we older girls to covet.) The line consists of stretchy denim jeans (a cute “M” embellishes the back pockets), little denim skirts in gray and blue, soft jersey blazers in red and black, and an assortment of leggings, scarves, and T-shirts in an array of adorable prints. Our favorite is the Wildflower print, an animal motif that comes in a classic brown leopard and a bright, cheery purple that looks great covering a tee. The best news is that the entire line retails for under $200, with most items under $100. “Don’t Miss the Marc” lands in stores and at Bloomingdales.com on August 1 — just in time to whip your school (or work) wardrobe back into shape with a few extra fun pieces.


Knit blazers $168
T-shirts $68

Stretch denim pants $98


Stretch denim skirts $98


Leggings – striped $68; solid $58

Scarves $48

*article taken from NY Mag*

I love the adorable Miss Marc t-shirts from this capsule collection! I think it is a great move by Marc Jacobs to reach out to a different segment of the population who adores his creations but can’t quite stomach the high luxe price under his Collection label.

I’m definitely looking forward to seeing these items in the store!

Shopping Haul from London

Since I had to transit in London on my way back from Uganda, I decided to make a short trip out of it. I stayed for 6 days in London and some of the goodies I found include a skirt and scarf from Retro Clothing in Notting Hill, a vintage clothing store. That aside, I found a Red Ribbon pin which I have been wanting to buy (but was too stingy to pay postage for) in a charity shop, Trinity in Notting Hill as well. Additionally, I bought a peacock top from H&M and two boatneck long sleeve tops from ZARA and a crewneck short sleeve top (but I’m not posting any pics because they’re just basics!)I had initially planned on picking up my first Chanel bag (I mean wallet!), from this trip since the pound is still relatively weak but unfortunately they have long sold out on the item that I wanted to purchase so I bought the logo pearl pin instead which I posted earlier.My loot from London…

H&M peacock top £ 8

Close up of the peacock
White beaded skirt £ 10
Close up of the beads
Another close up shot of the details
Scarf £ 5
Close up of the colors and texture of the scarf

Red ribbon AIDS awareness pin
I have been wanting to purchase a red ribbon pin since I first saw one of my professors with one decked on his blazer. He wears it on his jacket/blazer/coat every day and I soon realized that I had to have one! Well, its only fitting since I am passionate about HIV/AIDS and as a public health professional who has a passion for fashion as well, what more than to make a fashionable statement? I have been wearing the pin on the lapel of my denim jacket as part of my outfit for the past couple of days. Love it!