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Fauxionable Outfit – Blue & Red

Aside from black and white, blue and red is another combination that I favor (see here, here, and here). This outfit is yet another travel uniform with the essential jeans and turtleneck. I usually pair this dress with tights but decided to pair it with jeans instead, styling it more as a tunic than a dress.

Fauxionable Outfit - Blue & Red

Fauxionable Outfit - Blue & Red ZARA Biker Leather Jacket Padded Shoulder

Are you a fan of blue and red combo? 🙂

More ZARA F/W Sales Loot!

Over the weekend, I picked up two more sale items when I went to return the pair of Alexander Wang Liya knock-off heels. As much as I love the heels, the pair that I received had scuffs on one of the front toe box and one of the heels. I had left them sitting in the box wondering if I should keep them and on the last day for returns, I finally decided to return them albeit a heavy heart. I’ve decided that I should only keep purchases that I will not have to worry about or regret about it months later. Thus, back it went.

Flaws on ZARA heels

I will admit that ZARA is my weakness and I can never leave the store without checking out what’s in store even if I do not plan on making any purchases. Heh. Well, I ended up picking up these two items on sale – ZARA Cross Over Jacket with Leather Lapels ($99) & ZARA TRF Draped Bird Print Dress ($25.99).

ZARA Draped Bird Print Dress and ZARA leather lapel biker jacket

ZARA Draped Bird Print Dress and ZARA leather lapel biker jacketZARA Cross Over Jacket with Leather Lapels $99

ZARA TRF Draped Bird Print DressZARA TRF Draped Bird Print Dress $25.99

As much as I like this jacket, I am wondering if I am overdoing the biker jacket trend since I had just bought the ZARA biker leather jacket here. There were only two left in the store, one of which happened to be my size but am I purchasing with my sale goggles on?

As for the bird print dress, I couldn’t resist the adorable print! Besides, I do not have any dress in a similar style and needless to say, the price was right, too. 😉 Now, to keep or return the jacket?! Your input is much appreciated! 🙂

Fauxionable Outfit – ZARA F/W Sales Outfit

Here’s an outfit with ZARA purchases from 2011 & 2012 F/W sales! (I posted 2012 loot here and 2011 loot here.)

Fauxionable Outfit - ZARA F/W Sales Outfit

  • Dress: ZARA Knitted Dress F/W 2011
  • Scarf: ZARA Watercolor Scarf F/W 2011
  • Tights: ZARA Wool Blend F/W 2011
  • Jacket: ZARA Padded Shoulder Leather Jacket F/W 2012
  • Coat: Uniqlo Blanket Wool Duffle Coat F/W 2011 (similar)
  • Boots: Ann Taylor Betty Riding Boots F/W 2011
  • Bag: Marc Jacobs Little Stam in Milk Resort 2007 (similar)
  • Ring: Cartier Trinity Ring
  • Bracelet: Marc Jacobs Special Items 2009
  • Watch: Michael Kors Mini Runway MK 5384

Marc Jacobs Little Stam in Milk Ivory Michael Kors MK 5384 Mini Runway Studded Bracelet Special ItemsIn case you were wondering, no I did not layer the leather jacket underneath my wool coat but I wanted to show it in an outfit as I promised in an earlier post. 😉 Happy Pre-Friday!

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? 🙂

Manhattan for the Day

As mentioned in the previous post, we had plan on spending the day in New York city before catching our train back to DC today. We started the day with some delicious brunch at The French Coast on the Upper West Side.

Chocolate & Banana Crepe The French Coast Upper West Side New York

Chocolate & Banana Crepe $10.25 (mine)

Applewood Smoked Bacon The French Coast Upper West Side

Applewood Smoked Bacon $4 (shared)

Pesto scrambled eggs The French Coast Upper West Side New York

Pesto Scambled Eggs $10.25 (G’s)

Food was good but service was slow. Somehow people who arrived after us got their food before we did! Oh well… in any case, as I’m writing this post I realized that those were the only food pics that I took since we were walking around the whole day and just bought street food instead of eating at a proper restaurant. And walked we did.. as we covered 4 miles (~54 blocks) from the apartment of G’s relative all the way to Penn Station to catch our train back to DC.

Of course it goes without saying that we stopped by in stores along Fifth Avenue on our way to Penn Station.

USS Maine Monument New York City Columbus Circle

USS Maine Monument at the southwest corner of Central Park near Columbus Circle

Bergdorf Goodman New York

Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorf Goodman 111th anniversary window

One of the many windows at Bergdorf that’s celebrating their 111th anniversary

We also stopped by at YSL, Chanel, and ZARA to window-shop. I tried on a ZARA tweed jacket which I tweeted earlier and it’s on the Fall shopping list along with a leather jacket!

ZARA F/W 2012 Fantasy Fabric Jacket Zips Tweed Black SilverZARA Fantasy Fabric Jacket with Zips $169

ZARA F/W 2012 Fantasy Fabric Jacket Zips Tweed Black Details close upClose up of details

I think the jacket would make a great Fall jacket, a modern version of the tweed jacket with a twist (in this case, zips) that can pass as a classic in time to come.

I also tried on the biker leather jacket in ZARA and they had the M in store which definitely fits better. (I had previously tried the S and it fits snugly but with a sweater or thicker top underneath, it would be too tight.)

ZARA Padded Shoulder Leather Biker Jacket F/W 2012ZARA Leather Biker Jacket with Padded Shoulders $249

ZARA Leather Biker Jacket with Padded Shoulders DetailsClose up of details

I have always toyed with the idea of getting a leather jacket but never really followed through. Perhaps this Fall one will make its way to my wardrobe? Well, I guess time will tell!

In any case, I had a wonderful weekend in New York and I hope you had a good one, too!