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Fauxionable Outfit – Summer Colors!

Growing up, pink was my favorite color until prepubescent years hit and sports became my obsession. Out went pink and in came blue as my favorite color along with being tomboyish and obsessed with sportswear. My favorite Spice Girl? Yeap, Sporty Spice. I went through a phase where I refused to wear skirts nor dresses (tomboy, you know?) and it wasn’t until I started college that I would gradually wear skirts again.

While some things have changed (my Summer wardrobe is mostly skirts and dresses now), some have not. I still refrain from wearing or owning anything pink! I can count on one hand the amount of garments I own in pink and have fingers to spare. Well, today’s outfit is one of the few pinkish garment that I have. To me, it’s quintessential summer colors, all bright and cheery!

Fauxionable Outfit - Summer Colors bright pink

Fauxionable Outfit Summer Colors details yellow shoes pink dress

What are your favorite Summer colors, if any? 🙂

Fauxionable Outfit – What I Wore to Work: Tulips

It’s been a while since I posted an outfit, so here’s one I wore to work earlier this week and linking up with Mix & Match Fashion’s What I Wore to Work.

I spotted Peony Lim in a pretty Anna Sui dress that she wore for fashion week two years ago while perusing her archive when I discovered her blog. I couldn’t forget the gorgeous print on the dress and recently I decided to try and hunt down the dress. Well, as luck would have it, I found a similar dress that Anna Sui created for Anthropologie and someone was clearing their closet on eBay. Even though it was a size or two bigger, I nabbed the dress as I can always have it altered when I go back to KL.

So, here’s the outfit layered under a sleeveless shirt and blouse in an attempt to conceal that the dress is a tad big on me. 😉

Fauxionable Outfit: - What I Wore to Work: Tulips Anna Sui Anthropologie Peony Lim

  • Top: White Circus (previously worn here and here)
  • Dress: Anna Sui for Anthropologie
  • Jacket: H&M 2010
  • Shoes: Off Saks 5th 2009
  • Bag: Thrifted from Second Time Around in Boston
  • Necklace: Gift from mum
  • Bracelets: H&M 2010
  • Ring: Cartier Trinity ring
  • Watch: Swatch circa 2000

Happy pre-Friday! I’ll try to post more my recent birthday vacation over the weekend as I have many pics to share.

Fauxionable Outfit – Purple with Mixed Accents

Trying to maximize the use of my scarfs and sashes in this outfit as mixed accents to compliment the purple shirt dress.

Fauxionable Outfit - Purple Mixed Accents Marc Jacobs Scarf

Fauxionable Outfit - Purple Mixed Accents Marc Jacobs Paisley Scarf

  • Dress: G2000 (as posted here)
  • Sash: Gap 2005
  • Shoes: Tangs Studio 2011 (from Singapore)
  • Scarf: Marc Jacobs Swirl Paisley Scarf F/W 2009 (as posted here)
  • Ring: Forever 21 2008 (similar)
  • Bag: Thrifted from Second Time Around in Boston 2006
  • Watch: Michael Kors MK 5384

Do you mix accents in your outfits?

Fauxionable Outfit – Brown Prints

It’s another warmer Fall day, so just a light cotton silk blend scarf to keep the neck warm in the cooler temperatures in the morning.

Fauxionable Outfit - Brown Print Tuxedo White Shirt Bow Scarf

Fauxionable Outfit - Brown Print Gold Beige Bow Scarf Michael Kors MK 5384

  • Top: H&M Men 2010 (black version here)
  • Skirt: Old Navy (thrifted from Goodwill)
  • Scarf: Banana Republic S/S 2011
  • Bag: Thrifted from Second Time Around in Boston 2006
  • Shoes: Banana Republic S/S 2006
  • Watch: Michael Kors MK 5384

I have to say that this scarf found me as I was merely accompanying a colleague to check out Banana Republic during lunch break. As my colleague went up to the cashier to ring up her items, a sales associate asked me if I’d like to buy the scarf. I had no intentions of making any purchase but I guess she saw me wearing my Marc Jacobs scarf and tried her luck.First thing I did was check the price tag, of course! It was $6.97 and the fabric felt very soft and comfy, so the rest is history. It’s a great neutral color and perfect for transition weather and I have been wearing it quite a fair bit since purchase.

Do you have any items that found you?

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!