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Fauxionable Outfit – Monday Blues Take Two!

Last Summer I wore this same dress and titled the post Monday Blues and here I am doing the same, since I couldn’t think of a better title! Well, it’s also because Monday blues is apt for today. I had taken these outfit pics before I left for work, yet it wasn’t until I arrived in the office that I realized I did not bring the USB cord with me. (Genius!) Thus, I couldn’t post this earlier during my lunch break. That wasn’t the only case of Mondays, as I realized I forgot my wallet as soon as I stepped out the door, which was good since I went back in to retrieve it quickly, but while on my way to work, I realized that I had forgotten my keys for my cabinet, which means I’d have no access to my snacks and other things in my drawers. Case of Mondays, much?

Fauxionable Outfit - Monday Blues Take Two!

Fauxionable Outfit - Monday Blues Take Two Michael Kors Mini Runway MK5384, Hermes Kelly Double Tour, Cartier Trinity Ring, Kate Spade Skinny Mini Bow Ring

I hope you had a better Monday than I did and a great week ahead! 🙂

Fauxionable Outfit – Spring Stripes

Today’s outfit is a nod to this Spring’s trend of monochrome and stripes, a combination that I absolutely adore and embrace with my whole wardrobe! Let’s just say I have one too many black or white garments and oh, let’s not count the striped items I have. 😉 For once, a trend that isn’t really one to me! And yes, I couldn’t resist the pleated striped skirt on sale at The Limited.

Fauxionable Outfit Spring Stripes monochrome black and white

Spring Stripes Monochrome J Crew Giraffe Charm Necklace Marc Jacobs Special Items dice necklace H&M gold rings, Hermes Kelly Double Tour Michael Kors Mini Runway Watch

I’m linking up with Style Elixir and IFB for this outfit. Happy pre-Friday! 😉

 

Fauxionable Outfit – Tweedy Print

Here’s another Fall transition outfit by adding a jacket to a Summer outfit.

Fauxionable Outfit - Tweed Green White Print Silver Accessories

  • Top: Banana Republic Factory Store S/S 2010
  • Jacket: H&M 2010
  • Shorts: The Limited via TJ Maxx 2008
  • Shoes: Sam Edelman Trina
  • Bag: Thrifted from Second Time Around in Boston 2006
  • Necklace: Forever 21 2008
  • Bracelet: H&M 2011
  • Watch: Swatch circa 2000

Guilt-ridden shopping and Outfit for the Day

I went to meet up with a friend, S today who just recently returned from Uganda for her Fellowship and of course, we went shopping! We first went into one of my favorite stores, Club Monaco but we left empty-handed as even with markdowns the frugalista in me wasn’t keen on paying the prices.

So, next up was H&M. I haven’t been shopping in H&M for a while since I have been indulging in ZARA for quite a fair bit. I did pop by the store yesterday and saw a couple of cute stuff but didn’t try anything on. I have to say that was a smart move for today, when I went in with my friend and tried the stuff that I spotted yest, it was a GONER! I left with a piece of garment and another piece on hold at another store as the one they had had a little snag on it. Pfft.

The items that I tried on were the jacquard strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline and a Chanel-esque tweed-like jacket which S mentioned is so Jackie-O. Heh. I bought the dress and will head to the other H&M in town to pick up the jacket tomorrow.


Jacquard Strapless Dress with Sweetheart neckline
Black & white Chanel-esque jacket

What do you think? I am thinking of wearing the dress for my brother’s wedding at the end of the year. I will pair the dress with accessories and post that to garner your feedback.

On a different note, here’s what I wore today:


Top: GAP
Jacket: Calvin Klein (outlet find!)
Shorts: The Limited (TJ Maxx find!)
Shoes: Banana Republic (Ebay find!)
Bag: Marc Jacobs Christy in Bordeaux
Necklace: Forever 21 and white gold necklace with star pendant
Pin: Handmade with some help from a friend (a costume designer!)
I have to say that I am disappointed though as my necklace broke. Boo! I was sitting and waiting at the Dept of Motor Vehicle to renew my driver’s license before meeting up with S and have absolutely no clue how my necklace broke except it did! Thankfully I found the locket in my bag. I guess I will wear the broken chain as a bracelet instead and try and find a long chain to go with the locket. Boohoo! The lovely necklace was a gift from K, a super kind friend who indulges me with random gifts.

Window Shopping and Outfit for the Day

Every so often I like to go window shop at the high-end departmental stores i.e. Saks, Bloomingdales and Neiman Marcus to check out the latest and sale items they have in store. I haven’t been to the high-end stores since my birthday at the end of May, so I decided to hit them up today as I was curious to check out the new Fall/Winter collection items. Specifically, I wanted to check out the new Marc Jacobs scarves and bags and of course Chanel is a must! Heh. However, the Marc Jacobs scarves weren’t in store yet and there weren’t many bags from the new collection on display either. I did however, checked out the gold and bronze reissue colors for Chanel’s Fall Act I.

Here’s what I wore for my window shopping trip…

Top: H&M
Blazer: ZARA
Shorts: The Limited (from TJ Maxx)
Shoes: Banana Republic (Ebay find!)
Bag: Marc Jacobs Christy in Bordeaux as posted here
Necklace: Forever 21 and white gold necklace with star pendant
Bracelet: Glass beaded necklace as posted here
Brooch: Chanel as posted here
Watch: Swatch

As you can tell, my black ballet flats are a staple and I consider it to be my signature style. While shoe browsing at Bloomingdales, a lovely sales assistant asked if my shoe size was 8.5/9 to which I responded “Yes!” He told me they received a pair of Chanel flats as a return and if I wanted to try it on. Without much hesitation, I said “Yes, pls!” I mean, Chanel is my weakness! The pair of capped two tone ballet flats was lovely and very classic but a tad too small. Even if it wasn’t, I wouldn’t be purchasing it coz the price is just Chanel, you know?

Chanel Two Tone Ballet Flats (pic nicked from Ebay seller authentic.lv)

I also tried on the new Ferragamo bow ballet flats which was lovely but the leather was rather stiff. I think I like the Varinas a bit better coz they fit snugly and I didn’t want to take them off the last time I tried it!

Ferragamo Bow Ballet Flats (left) Ferragamo Varina Ballet Flats (right)

As I browse around, some of the Sam Edelman shoes captured my eyes. I didn’t try them but I like these two pairs and would probably check them out come sale time!