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Fauxionable Outift – Weekend Lunch Date

For over two months, G was commuting on a weekly basis to Netherlands for work that we would only see each other on the weekends. While I tend to throw a pair of pants and a top when we go out during the weekends, I decided to dress up a bit for one of our weekend lunch dates at that time.

I have had this top since forever (14 years?) that I can’t seem to part with.  (What’s not to love about Peter Pan collars?!) I’m also glad that I decided to alter the original cocktail dress into this skirt since I have been able to wear it more often than I ever wore the dress (see here).

Do you tend to dress up or down for weekend dates? 🙂

Fauxionable Outfit – What I Wore to Work: Stripes & Pleated Skirt

During my dress collection phase, I would buy dresses that fall within my budget with details that I liked. I quickly realized that as much as I liked a dress, sometimes it doesn’t really like me back in that it doesn’t flatter my boyish/straight figure. The Club Monaco dress below is an example of that.

Club Monaco Silk Chiffon Pleated Dress in OrangePicture via Google images

I love the color, pleats (told ya I can’t resist pleats much!) and the silk chiffon fabric. Yet, the V neckline only emphasized what a long neck I have, not too mention that I don’t have much in the chest area! Since I was in a pleated skirts phase (still am, actually but just more controlled for now), I decided to have the dress altered to become a skirt. I brought it with me on my recent trip back to KL and my friend’s tailor altered it for a whopping $5! (Thanks, J for your recommendation and help!) Here’s my first outfit debuting the dress-turned-into-a-skirt, which I wore to work.

Fauxionable Outfit - What I Wore to Work: Stripes & Pleated Skirt orange, black, Adia Kibur black stone bib necklace statement

I’m also linking this post with Mix & Match Fashion’s What I Wore to Work for today. Happy pre-Friday! 🙂

Fauxionable Outfit – Pop of Orange

Adding a pop of orange to contrast today’s monochrome outfit and to add some color to the dreary weather. I’m also linking this post to Monday Bloom by DC in Style. This pleated H&M skirt is very similar to The Limited skirt that I recently purchased but since this is a print while the other is stripes, I justified the purchase! One can never have too many monochrome garments, in my opinion. Besides, I can’t seem to resist pleated skirts. 😉

Fauxionable Outfit - Pop of Orange

  • Top: Naf Naf 2007
  • Blazer: ZARA (similar)
  • Skirt: H&M 2006
  • Bag: DvF via TJ Maxx 2006
  • Shoes: Banana Republic
  • Necklace: Gift from mum
  • Bracelets: Hermes Kelly Double Tour & H&M
  • Rings: H&M & Forever 21
  • Watch: Michael Kors Mini Runway MK5384

Fauxionable Outfit - Pop of Orange

What are your favorite colors to contrast a monochrome outfit?

Fauxionable Outfit – Orange & Gray Argyle

Argyle is one of my favorite Fall/Winter print and little did I know it originated from tartan. Thanks Wikipedia! In any case, here’s another outfit featuring orange and gray argyle. (Previous argyle outfit here)

Fauxionable Outfit - Orange and Gray Argyle Fall Winter Print Chanel Anniversary Gray Reissue 226

  • Sweater: Banana Republic Factory Outlet F/W 2009 (similar)
  • Pants: Thrifted
  • Scarf: Hand-me-down from my sis
  • Coat: Uniqlo Blanket Wool Duffle Coat F/W 2011 (similar)
  • Boots: Banana Republic F/W 2007
  • Bag: Chanel Reissue in Anniversary Gray size 226
  • Bracelets: H&M 2011
  • Ring: H&M 2006
  • Watch: Swatch circa 2000

Chanel Reissue in Anniversary Gray 226 black leather bracelet, black and gray beaded bracelet, black rhodium crystal pave ring

What is your favorite Fall/Winter print, if any? Argyle, plaid, tartan, fair isle or…?

Fauxionable Outfit – Orange Crush

Feeling orange for Fall with brown and black thrown into the mix (yet another Fall transition outfit – scarf, coat, and boots).

Fauxionable Outfit - Orange Crush Fall Michael Kors MK 5384 orange black brown

Fauxionable Outfit - Orange Crush Jasmine Sola wood earrings

  • Top: Naf Naf 2007
  • Skirt: Vintage (Bought this from China in 2001)
  • Scarf: Thrifted from Retro Clothing in London (posted here)
  • Coat: Local boutique in Malaysia (posted here)
  • Boots: Banana Republic 2007
  • Bag: Thrifted from Second Time Around in Boston 2006
  • Earrings: Jasmine Sola 2006
  • Watch: Michael Kors MK 5384

Happy Friday, everyone!