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!
Dress: Banana Republic Factory Outlet F/W 2009 (similar and seen here)
I was able to score most of the items that I patiently awaited for sales at the price that I am willing to pay for. No dresses this time around but I am adding 3 pretty tops to my wardrobe!
Embroidered top $39.90 (knock-off version of LV’s S/S 2012)
Tiered blouse $35.99
Peter Pan shirt $19.99
I was hoping that I would be able to find the polka dot silk shirt in my size on sale but alas, there were none in the store nor any to be found online.
Polka dot silk shirt
Oh well, I am happy with my sales loot and have no complaints (especially when someone plays Santa in July for one of the items!). I absolutely love the embroidered top and have received many compliments when I wore it for the first time. It is definitely a classic in my books!
What did you score from ZARA’s S/S 2012 sale, if any?
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.
I have some backlog of items that I bought which I did not post here on the blog, so now that I have my spanking brand new camera, here’s the goods! Heh.
First up is a black and white dress from Club Monaco, which was marked down from $199 to a little less than $40. The dress is 100% silk and I love it coz it’s in monochrome! Duh, like black and white is so totally me! It’s also cute and the price was just right for me.
Close up of bust area – pleats!
This next piece is from the Banana Republic Outlet, one of the pieces that I scored for 50% off during the Black Friday sales. I was only planning on picking up sweaters and cardigans for work, but hey, I am not one to resist a pretty dress on sale with the right price! Heh. Besides, its a gorgeous print, 100% silk, and I don’t have much in navy blue, so why not?
Inverted pleat sheath dress from Banana Republic
I had previously seen this dress on eBay but it wasn’t in my size. Randomly while I was looking for dresses, this piece was there, and lo and behold it was in my size! I was leaving for mother land when the auction was going to end, so I just entered an amount which I thought was reasonable and left it to the sniping software to do its job. End result? MINE! It’s such a dainty and feminine piece! Of course, this is also made of silk!
Polka dot dress from Armani Exchange
Now, the next piece is not from the end of 2009, but a piece that I feel that I just HAD to have. Yes, it’s none other than the pretty H&M skirt that I previously posted about here. It’s now part of my wardrobe!
Isn’t it pretty? Can’t wait to bust it out come Spring! Seriously, I am so done with Winter! Of course, there’s going to be yet another snowstorm tomorrow. Pfft.Okay, I will attempt to post pics of my haul from mother land tomorrow should my camera/laptop coorperates. Till then!
As posted here, I was elated to find the Marc Jacobs scarves on sale at Barney’s but alas, my order for the Cartoon Paisley scarf fell through as they no longer had any left. I had wanted the lime green/blue scarf, in case you were wondering. But nonetheless, I am happy to have snagged one of the Swirl Paisley scarves below in yellow for the same price.
*pic courtesy of a fellow member at a forum*
It just arrived and I love it! I can’t wait to wear this out. It’s such a nice color and it just makes me happy, all sunshiney! Wheee… Heh.
These Marc Jacobs scarves are from the Fall/Winter 2009 collection that hit the stores in July last year. The fun colors and the bold cartoon paisley print, in my opinion would be a great ‘pop’ to any outfit. Alas, at $150 a piece for these 100% silk scarves, I just could not justify the price for it.
Being the penny pincher and bargainista that I am, I awaited for promotions and sales to hit. The first to hit was the Saks Fifth Friends & Family event where the scarves were marked down for 25% off. Yet, I decided to wait and much later on Barney’s New York began their first markdowns and the scarf was marked down to $99. Aha! Could the price be right? I pondered and contemplated about it but decided against purchasing it as I was going back to mother land for vacation and knew that I would be spending moolah if not already (return air ticket and unpaid leave hurts the bank)! I even asked the sales associate if she knew when the next markdown would be, and she had no clue but gave a vague timeline in about 3 weeks. And so, I took my chances.
Finally, the scarves are marked down further at Barney’s yesterday and lo and behold there is something coming in the mail for me! WOOHOO! My patience is paying off and I am keeping my fingers and toes crossed that it will come soon in the mail! Meanwhile, this would set me back a little for my camera funds as I am camera-less now. I left my camera back in motherland for my parents as I was set on purchasing a new one but heh, clearly you can tell what my priorities are!
I know, I know. Without a camera, there would be no pics and this blog would be not quite as fun. Perhaps I will talk myself into pulling the trigger on the camera soon. HAH!
Enough blabbering! Which color did I purchased for the scarf? Can you guess?