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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).

Fauxionable Outfit - Weekend Lunch DateFauxionable Outfit - Weekend Lunch DateFauxionable Outfit - Weekend Lunch Date, Marc Jacobs Little Stam in Milk, Michael Kors MK5384, mini runway, Hermes petit h bracelet, Hermes Micro RivaleHermes Micro Rivale, Hermes petit H bracelet

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 – Gray, Black & Blue

I really love the shade of bright blue of this pleated skirt and have been trying to get it maximum wear out of it while the weather is still balmy for Fall!

Fauxionable Outfit - Gray, Black, & Blue

  • Top: Gap
  • Skirt: Banana Republic S/S 2012 (similar)
  • Blazer: ZARA 2009 (similar)
  • Boots: Banana Republic 2007 (similar)
  • Bag: Marc Jacobs Little Stam in Milk Resort 2007 (similar)
  • Necklace: Marc Jacobs Special Items 2006 (similar)
  • Earrings: Local jeweler in Malaysia (similar)
  • Ring: Forever 21 2008 (similar)
  • Watch: Michael Kors MK5384

Fauxionable Outfit - Gray, Black & Blue

Happy ALMOST Friday!

Fauxionable Outfit – Black & Blue Pleats

Another favorite of mine is pleats, and here is an outfit with pleats on both the top and the bottom.

Fauxionable Outfit - Black & Blue Pleats, H&M Men's tuxedo shirt, Banana Republic Accordian Pleated Skirt, Mulberry Alexa Silky Snake Nightshade

Sterling Silver earrings from India, Mulberry Alexa Silky Snake Nightshade, H&M long necklace

  • Top: H&M Men 2010
  • Skirt: Banana Republic S/S 2012
  • Bag: Mulberry Alexa Silky Snake in Nightshade S/S 2012
  • Shoes: ZARA S/S 2011
  • Earrings: Souvenir from India
  • Bracelet: H&M 2011
  • Watch: Swatch circa 2000

I love pleated skirts and can’t quite get enough of them. I’m glad that they are back in trend as that enables me to stock up! Heh. That aside, this $5 shirt from H&M Men is awesome. It’s cotton but not wrinkly and I even have one in white! What can I say, I love black and white. And oh, let’s not forget the classic tuxedo pleats, too.

Do you like pleats?

Disappointed with Jason Wu for Target

I had patiently been awaiting for the release of Jason Wu for Target and decided to set the alarm early to try and score some items online. But I reckon since the chaos with Missoni for Target (which I could care less about), everyone has been on crazy hunting mode as the items I wanted were all sold out when I logged on online at 5:35am EST on Sunday morning of the release. Boo!

Out of the four items that I wanted, I was only able to purchase the black pleated skirt courtesy of a super kind colleague who was able to nabbed one for me as she went to the store early in the AM to find some Jason Wu pieces for herself.


Jason Wu for Target Pleated Skirt in Black

The skirt actually fits true to size and it’s flattering on my boyish figure. I think it’s a classic staple piece and I see myself wearing it a lot. For $29.99, I think it is a decent price and it is well-made as the skirt is actually lined with a pretty thick lining.


Jason Wu for Target Navy Poplin Dress

However, I am disappointed that above all, the piece that I REALLY wanted was nowhere to be found. The navy poplin dress was a complete sell out and it seems that the smaller sizes were rare like gems! As a fan of dresses in the 50’s era, I like this dress as it fits the bill nicely with the swing skirt and the pleats as well as striped hem appeals to my classic style. Alas, I can only dream of this dress as I absolutely refuse to pay the atrocious prices for the dress on eBay and hiking to a Target store is a great hassle. Oh well, I guess I will just have to live vicariously through those who were able to score one!

Were you able to score any Jason Wu items?