Tag Archives: embroidered

Fauxionable Outfit – Embroidered Coat

Today marks the first day that I busted out my coat for Fall this year. This light coat was purchased from my trip back to motherland in 2009/2010 (as posted here).

Fauxionable Outfit - Embroidered Coat, beige, navy, brown, orange

      • Shirt: Vintage (bought this 12 years ago!)
      • Skirt: BCBG Max Azria (hand me down from sis)
      • Coat: From local boutique in Malaysia
      • Belt: H&M 2012
      • Shoes: Banana Republic S/S 2006
      • Bag: DvF via TJ Maxx 2006
      • Earrings: From Uganda (posted here)
      • Watch: Michael Kors MK 5384

Fauxionable Outfit - Embroidered Coat Accessories & detail

Close up shot of accessories

Since I’ve been making an effort to blog about  my outfits, I have been trying to be more creative and wearing everything in my wardrobe instead of sticking with the tried and true. The navy shirt is an example. I can’t remember the last time I wore it prior to today and I’m leaning of sending it to the donation pile since it isn’t a flattering fit. What do you think?

[polldaddy poll=6542148]

Fauxionable Outfit – One Top, Two Looks

I have received compliments on this embroidered flower top from ZARA each time I wore it, that it merits outfit pics. First, the dressier version…

Fauxionable Outfit - ZARA Embroidered Top Formal, Jason Wu Target Black Pleated Skirt

  • Top: ZARA S/S 2012 (as posted here)
  • Skirt: Jason Wu for Target (as posted here)
  • Shoes: ZARA S/S 2011
  • Bracelet: H&M 2012
  • Ring: Forever 21 circa 2008
  • Watch: Michael Kors MK5384

Followed by the more casual version…

Fauxionable Outfit - ZARA Embroidered Top Casual Bass Carla Ballet Flats

  • Top: ZARA S/S 2012
  • Shorts: H&M 2008
  • Shoes: Bass Carla in Stone (as posted here)
  • Watch: Michael Kors MK5384
  • Bracelet: Beaded necklace from Uganda (as posted here)
  • Ring: Forever 21 circa 2008

You’ll notice that I’m not carrying any bag as I absent-mindedly forgot to take it with me to shoot pics of my outfits. For the dressier version, I paired it with my Chanel WOC while the casual version was paired with my Marc Jacobs Palais Royale pouch.

Which look do you prefer? Thanks for reading!

ZARA Spring/Summer 2012 Sales Loot

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?

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.