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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!

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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 – 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 – Purpley Prints

It’s much warmer today, or rather the weather is more apt of Fall with a high of mid-60s. Thus, a lighter coat and since it’s a Federal holiday – Veteran’s Day – I’m wearing jeans to work on a Monday! (I work for a government contractor, so Federal holiday = no clients)

Fauxionable Outfit - Purpley Print

I usually pair this top and scarf together as a go-to outfit but decided to add the argyle vest into the mix and mix prints together. Since it’s all different shades of purple, I think it worked out pretty well. That or maybe I’m biased!

Hope you have a great week ahead!

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!