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Fauxionable Outfit – What to Wear Where: Christmas Eve/Christmas Tradition

Growing up, Christmas was a family gathering where we would gather at my aunt’s house for a potluck party. Since moving here to the US, Christmas for the most part is a day to unwind and have some “me time.” (preferably with some egg nog, of course!) This week’s What to Wear Where got me thinking about Christmas tradition. Since I don’t really have one, I decided to start one – wearing a gifted item to celebrate Christmas. Christmas for me as a non-Christian has always been appreciating the wonderful people that I have in my life. To show my love and appreciation, I think it’s only apt that I don gifts that I have received as part of my Christmas tradition.

Come this Christmas day, I’ll be home in this cozy outfit that consists of gifts that I’ve received throughout my life.

Fauxionable Outfit - What to Wear Where: Christmas Eve/Christmas Tradition Xmas

Gifts in this outfit – cardigan from my sister, necklace from my godmother (18th birthday gift), watch (Xmas 2011) and Cartier ring (Xmas 2012) from G.

What Christmas traditions do you have, if any? If not, did you make one? 😉

Fauxionable Outfit – Burgundy/Oxblood Sweater & H&M Coupon

I wore this outfit some weekends ago to run errands and just realized that I didn’t get around to posting it. I absolutely love this H&M sweater and it’s the only piece of clothing I’ve bought during my clothing ban to replace an older sweater. I had a coupon and scored it for only $9! It is made of 90% acrylic (yes, I know it’s material to be avoided but I plan on dry cleaning it) and 10% mohair and definitely keeps me warm and cozy!

Fauxionable Outfit - Burgundy Oxblood H&M Sweater

Fauxionable Outfit - Burgundy Oxblood H&M Sweater Kate Spade Skinny Mini Bow Ring Cartier Trinity Ring Michael Kors MK5384 Mini Runway Hermes Kelly Double Tour Marc by Marc Jacobs Miss Marc Tote J Crew Giraffe Charm Necklace

I would also like to share this H&M coupon for 20% off that I just received in my inbox. Perhaps you’d like to snag one of these sweaters or use it for a gift. Either way, happy shopping! 🙂

H&M Coupon Expires December 31 2012

Fauxionable Outfit – Black & Teal

This Fall/Winter I am working on layering my dresses to fully utilize my wardrobe and since it is slightly warmer today, I’m layering this shirt dress sans tights.

Fauxionable Outfit - Black & Teal

Fauxionable Outfit - Black & Teal

  • Dress: Esprit 2009 (also here)
  • Vest: Gifted from my sis (also here)
  • Belt: ASOS (similar, similar)
  • Coat: Uniqlo Blanket Wool Duffle Coat F/W 2011 (similar)
  • Boots: Banana Republic 2007 (similar)
  • Earrings: Souvenir from mum’s trip to Vietnam
  • Ring: Cartier Trinity Ring & Target
  • Watch: Swatch Circa 2000
  • Bag: Mulberry Alexa Silky Snake in Nightshade S/S 2012

Fauxionable Outfit - Black & Teal Accessories

I hope you had a good Thanksgiving holiday and here’s to a great week ahead!

Fauxionable Outfit – Seeing Red

This Fall has been much colder than the previous year or perhaps I’m just spoiled from a balmy Fall last year. I have pulled out my thicker sweaters and here’s an outfit paired with one of it.

Fauxionable Outfit - Seeing Red

Fauxionable Outfit - Seeing Red Accessories

On a side note, I am still trying to get back to my regular schedule on blogging. It has been rough as October was a bittersweet month filled with good and less-than-stellar memories. Also, it doesn’t help that the day is getting shorter and a lot of times there isn’t much light in the morning let alone evening!

In any case, kindly bear with me as I work my way back into my regular schedule. I still have my New York and Paris trips to blog about that I am getting behind! Well, hopefully I’ll be able to sort through them this weekend.

Happy Pre-Friday! 😉

Kate Spade Bow Rings

As mentioned in my previous post, I may or may not have bought one or more of the accessories that I posted about!

Well, I purchased both the Kate Spade bow rings, the Love Notes and the Skinny Mini during their recent Friends & Family sale for 30% off retail. (I didn’t get a chance to post about it sooner.) I had been eyeing the Love Notes Bow Ring for a while but couldn’t quite justify the retail price, thus I was pleased to received an email from Kate Spade notifying me of their F&F sale! I promptly added the item to my cart and decided to add the Skinny Mini Bow Ring as well for comparison and here’s how nicely it was packaged when it arrived.

Kate Spade packaging

Colorful packaging accompanied by a card

Thank You card from the President & CEO of Kate Spade, Deborah Llyod

Kate Spade boxes

Kate Spade boxes

The pretty boxes for the rings

Here are the rings worn…

Kate Spade Love Notes Bow Ring

Kate Spade Love Notes Bow Ring $48

Kate Spade Skinny Mini Bow Ring

Kate Spade Skinny Mini Bow Ring $48

So, which did I end up with? Although I was leaning towards the Love Notes Bow Ring, I ended up keeping the Skinny Mini Bow Ring instead. It was a difficult decision for me on which to keep as both were pretty in their own right but in the end, the Skinny Mini won! While the the Love Notes Bow Ring was matchy-matchy with my gold bow earrings, G pointed out that it would more likely get caught in things as it had a higher setting than the Skinny Mini Bow Ring. Also the few people that I asked pointed out that they like the Skinny Mini Bow Ring better as the bow was more pronounced; all of which were good points that I ended up keeping the Skinny Mini Bow Ring!

I have to add that returning the Love Notes Bow Ring in the store was a breeze. The sales associate gave me a strip of receipt from the online order receipt and attached a slip that stated the item was received in the store. Apparently they ship orders back to the online warehouse (wherever that is) and returns are processed through them. I was told that it would take 3 to 5 days for the return to be processed. It’s the fifth day today but I have yet to see a credit on my statement but I’ll give it a week since Frackenstorm Sandy created delays in shipping.

In short, I’m pleased with my online purchase from Kate Spade and wouldn’t hesitate to purchase from them again!

**Update: I received a credit back for the ring on my credit card statement today. So, just an extra day**