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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Moving on...

This blog initially began as a spot for 3 fellow fashionistas to share their take on their styles and outfits. Unfortunately, that didn't pan out too well, for I became the sole blogger instead. I have continued to blog here but I have recently decided that it is perhaps best to start afresh and I have moved here.

Most of the posts here were imported over to my new blog but I have decided that the new blog will feature more than just fashion. Fauxionista.com will also incorporate food and travel, two of my other interests although not quite as intense as fashion! Heh.

Thank you to everyone that have followed this blog. I hope you will continue to follow me in my new abode!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

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?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

More ZARA sales loot!

It's no big secret that I love ZARA and I am definitely one who window shops during the regular season and patiently awaits for sale season to hit in order to pounce on items on my "Wanted" list. Heh. Although I absolutely love the ballet lace flats, the pragmatic me couldn't see me wearing it a whole lot and even on sale at $59.90, I knew I had to return it with a heavy heart (which I did last week).

ZARA lace ballet flats

Once I returned the flats, I walked around the store to see if there were anything else on my "wanted" list that was marked further down. I had tried on a knitted orangey red dress while I was in NY for Thanksgiving and was hoping it would be marked down for Black Friday sales but alas, it wasn't. I came back to DC and never saw the dress in the store but the fashion gods must have decided to be kind to me for I found the dress, the only one hanging on the rack of dresses in voila, my size! The price on the tag was marked $39.99 and although it was still a little on the high side, it was well within my budget of $40 for dresses. Well, it rang up at the cashier for $29.99!

ZARA knitted (jersey) dress

Since I was working downtown today, I decided to check out the ZARA at Metro Center and I found yet another item on my "wanted" list! I had set my eyes on the watercolor scarf even though I had never seen it in the store but I was put off by the price even though it was marked down on sale online. Well, today I found the scarf in the store (after not seeing it online anymore) and the tag was marked $25.99 but as it rang up as only $14.99! *grins* The scarf is actually huge, much like an Hermes scarf and for that price, I think it's an absolute score!

ZARA Watercolor Scarf

Suffice to say, I am very happy with my ZARA sales loot amidst only a few items in comparison to my Summer loot but it's all good since I am still recovering from my Chanel splurge. As the saying goes, "if it's meant to be, it'll happen." Oh-so-true even for fashion scores!

Now, what did we say about a shopping ban? Heh.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Jason Wu for Target

I have not cared too much about any of the recent high-low collaborations be it Target or H&M but this one definitely has my attention! The collaboration which was inspired by the idea of an American girl in Paris is just oh-so-chic to me. The stripes, the bold colors, and the classic silhouettes just tugs at my fashion heartstrings. Heh. In fact, I think it reminds me of Blair Waldorf, come to think of it!

While I am currently on a shopping ban after the purchase of the ZARA flats, I think I may break my ban with an item or two from this collaboration that ranges from $19.99 to $59.99.

Some of the key pieces that spoke to me...

Jason Wu for Target

The collaboration will hit stores on Sunday February 5 and for the full lookbook, click here.

Monday, January 9, 2012

More Items for Sale!

I have listed more items for sale here.

Marc Jacobs Christy in Navy

Marc Jacobs Special Items Quilted Satin Clutch

Mock Croc Print Clutch

Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Item for Sale

With all the holiday shopping, it's that time of the year to clean the closet and purge items that I no longer use! I have decided to sell the Mansfield red satin clutch from the Fall 2007 Hollywould for Target collaboration. I bought this clutch thinking that it would be a nice pop of color and would work great for errands. Alas, this pretty clutch has yet to see daylight, so it's time for it to go to another home!

Hollywould for Target Mansfield Clutch in Red

I have listed the item for sale here and will have more items for sale soon!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Marc Jacobs: The Making of a Modern Classic

I have been meaning to post these videos from Neiman Marcus as a fan of Marc's work. I love behind-the-scenes video like these that gives one a glimpse of all the hard work and labor that goes into designing and creating a product. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Xmas 2011!

*dusts off the cobwebs*

It's been a while and by that I mean over a year since I blogged! Not that I haven't thought about it but life gets in the way and I got lazy. There, I said it! In any case, I am back (for now) since I have a thing or two to say or rather share. (I wonder if anyone still reads my blog. Heh.)

It's been over two years since I bought a bag, Marc Jacobs Christy in Navy being the last score. I have stayed away from the bag scene and been really good at paying off my student loans instead. However, I finally decided to put myself out of misery when the bag of my dreams, the one that I have been lusting for FOUR years popped up that I decided to pull the trigger, once and for all. I had just received my bonus at work and prices for Chanel have only continue to escalate despite the recession and economic doom and gloom, that I justified that I wouldn't be setting myself too far back on the student loans front and bit the bullet. And so, Merry Xmas 2011 to me!

Without further ado, here's the bag in all it's glory...

Chanel Reissue in Anniversary Gray 226

I definitely love this bag and hopefully I will have some modeling/outfit pic of it soon!

That aside, Santa was very kind to bring me the Michael Kors Mini Runway watch in gold that I have been staring at endlessly in stores and online. I now finally have a watch to match my gold-tone accessories! *grins*

Michael Kors Mini Runway in Gold MK5384

That aside, I could never resist stopping by at ZARA and I did yesterday on their second day of sale and scored two pairs of ballet flats.

Lace Ballet Flats $59.90

Snakeskin Ballet Flats $29.90 (in blue)

As much as I love the lace ballet flats, classy, demure, and feminine, I need to ponder on the price since I just splurged on my Chanel. As for the snakeskin pair, I love the shade of blue and it looks to be a keeper!

Merry Xmas to everyone! I hope Santa was good to you, too!