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Closet Confection: Faux Sho’

Everyday Outfits

Leather Sleeve Utility Jacket + Wax Coated JeansLeather Sleeve Utility Jacket + Wax Coated Jeans2Leather Sleeve Utility Jacket + Prada Baroque ShadesWax Coated Jeans + Patent Leather Heels
{Stradivarius Jacket via eBay (similar) , Old Navy Tank, Zara Coated Jeans (similar), Celine Handbag,  Prada Sunglasses, J. Crew Heels}

Believe it or not, shopping for jeans is one of my least favorite activities.  The sizing is all over the place, and let’s face it: no new pair ever fits like your trusty old ones that have been broken-in to perfection.  In any case, I was in dire need of a new pair when I finally broke down and bought these leather-like concoctions.  As it turns out, there was no need to fret at all because this  pair fit like a glove as soon as I put them on (and didn’t stretch out over the two days in a row that I wore them!).  And dare I say they look a little bad@$$?!

My Favorite Faux Leather Picks
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Closet Confection: London Calling

Everyday Outfits, Travel

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Every year, my husband and I try to take at least one major vacation. So last month, we packed our bags and hopped across the pond to London. It was a second trip to the city for both of us, and we had a blast doing the usual touristy bits, scarfing down local cuisine (I drew the line at black pudding), and just simply enjoying one another’s company.

Check out a few snaps we took along the way…

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I scored big time by doing a blind bid on Priceline.com for our hotel accommodations. We wound up at the beautiful St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel.

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I had every intention of taking daily outfit pics, but there was one slight problem: IT WAS FREEZING! Seriously, these few snaps outside my hotel room were about all I could muster.

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Outfit Details: American Apparel Dress, Uniqlo Hat, Missoni Scarf via eBay, J. Crew Boots

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Harrod’s Department Store! I could happily have spent an entire day here. The furniture and gift departments were especially breathtaking. Word to the wise for my fellow Americans: the exchange rate is NOT in our favor. So this was strictly a “window-shopping” excursion.

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And of course, it wouldn’t be a proper British experience without High Tea at The Ritz!

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Taking a spin around The London Eye was definitely one of our tourist highlights. Rumor has it that they’re building a similar (but taller) structure in Staten Island. I can’t wait!

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A breathtaking view of the Palace of Westminster

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One of the many perks of being a New Yorker is the ability to navigate foreign subway systems like a pro.

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Even the phone boots were quaint! Well, at least from the outside… if you know what I mean.

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The weather was pretty dreary during our stay, so it was nice to see a welcome blast of color.

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And that concludes my London photo journey. Hope you enjoyed it!

And when we weren’t taking pics, here are some of the other things we enjoyed during our stay:

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