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Fauxionable Outfit – Channeling Coco Chanel Take Two

In an effort to wear layers and create a new outfit, I layered a sleeveless button down on top of my shirt dress which resulted in an outfit that Mademoiselle Chanel would approve of! I previously wore the same top to create another outfit channeling Coco Chanel here. I think a Chanel brooch adds a touch of class to just about any outfit. I also took Chanel’s advice – “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory,” as I had thought of wearing my long pearl necklace as a bracelet but decided otherwise. Looking back at this outfit though, perhaps I should have worn red shoes but I wanted to to keep the outfit as neutral as possible and let the bag be the pop of color. What do you think? Fauxionable Outfit - Channeling Coco Chanel Take Two

I’m also linking this post with Style Elixir’s Weekly Fashion Link Up. Thanks for reading! 🙂

Fauxionable Outfit – Tweedy Pleats

Yet another outfit transitioning into Fall, channeling an equestrian version of Coco Chanel (if ever there was one)! Yes, an inspiration from yesterday’s editorial post.

Fauxionable Outfit - Tweed & Pleats, classic, black and white, Coco Chanel

Fauxionable Outfit - Tweed & Pleats, classic, Coco Chanel, equesterian, black and white, Louis Vuitton Sofia Coppola cherry

Happy Birthday Coco Chanel!

Coco Chanel

pic taken from here

Today marks the 125th birthday of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. You have been such a great influence in my style! Thank you for popularizing the trends that has now become classic staples: the LBD, quilted handbags, tweed jackets, capped-toe ballet flats, and my absolute favorite, stands of pearls. Now, I just need to work on adding a real tweed jacket to my wardrobe and I will be all set!

Are you a fan of Chanel?

Fauxionable Outfit – Channeling Coco Chanel

I think black and white is a classic staple in every wardrobe and it’s no secret that I love the monochrome palette. Taking cues from Coco Chanel, here’s an outfit to depict that.

Fauxionable Outfit Channeling Coco Chanel

  • Top: Courtesy of White Circus
  • Skirt: H&M 2011
  • Bag: Chanel Reissue Wallet on Chain F/W 2009
  • Shoes: Sam Edelman Trina in Black
  • Bracelet: H&M 2012
  • Watch: Michael Kors MK5384

Faux Pearls, Chanel WOC & Gold Michael Kors

Close up shot of accessories

White Circus is owned and run by a dear friend. When she had the top on her site, I knew I had to have it as it was so reminiscent of Coco Chanel! I was lucky that she was able to reserve the top for me and when I finally met up with her when I was back in KL (capital of Malaysia), she was super sweet and kind to let me have it as a gift instead.

The top is made of good quality cotton and I would have happily paid for it. (I can’t remember the price now!) She stocks mainly work wear on her site and I wish I could purchase more of her items. Sadly, I am taller than most Asians and albeit the cute, stylish frocks she has on her site, I have to pass for they would be rather short and inappropriate to wear to work. For any of you petite ladies out there, I highly recommend checking out White Circus! (White Circus ships worldwide.)

Here’s some of my picks from her current items in stock:

Ruffled Chiffon Cardigan (RM 49 ~USD 16)

White Circus Classic Favorite Dress

Classic Favorite Dress (RM57 ~USD19)

Shift Dress with Flutter Sleeves

Shift Dress with Flutter Sleeves (RM 55 ~USD18)

Happy shopping at White Circus!

Another Pair of Shoes!

As mentioned here,  G & I went to the outlet mall after the vineyard tour. It was Virginia State Tax Free Weekend and we thought we would go check out some stores. I was only interested in purchasing scarves for Fall but I left empty-handed as I didn’t see anything I particularly had to have and the prices weren’t that enticing to me either.

G is a fan of the Bass Outlet, so we went in to the store. I have never heard of Bass until I saw G’s wardrobe with their clothing and footwear and was unaware that they had women’s wear as well. We wandered to the women’s section after G was done and I found myself looking at a pair of classic cap-toe ballet flats in black on black and a beige on black. They were very reminiscent of Coco Chanel and I asked G to do the math for it while I tried looking for a pair in my size. I found a pair in black to try and they were comfy and fit snugly. I however, liked the pair in beige but the only one in my size was a display and the sales assistant couldn’t find it’s missing half. Oh well.. the universe is telling me to not buy any more shoes, I guess.

Since I couldn’t stop thinking about it, I decided to call the other outlet store in VA the next day and voila, they had in my size and the color I want! I ordered them over the phone and the total came up to $29.93 ($2.95 for shipping). The original retail price was $89.95 and it was on clearance for 70% off.

Bass Carla ballet flats in Stone

The shoes arrived yesterday and I love it! While I am rarely a fan of patent leather, these were minimal and it goes well with the beige. The in-sole is well-padded and very comfy. They do however require some breaking in as the rubber on the back hurt the back of my feet after a while. (I have since been stretching them out with a shoe tree and it is much better on my feet now.) For $26.98, these man-made material flats are definitely worth it and stylishly chic in my books!

Are you a fan of cap-toe shoes?