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Fauxionable Outfit – Statement Blazer

Ever since I saw Ivelina of FriChic rocking an orange statement blazer here, I’d been looking to get something similar for myself. A statement blazer in a bright color makes a neutral outfit stand out not to mention it’s a great way to cheer up oneself amidst the gray and gloomy weather. Luckily for me, ZARA releases a version of its jersey blazer in basic neutral colors year round and in different fun colors seasonally. I nabbed my ZARA orange blazer during one of the semi-annual sale last year.

The weather in London has been warming up a tad, and I kept warm with the cashmere sweater underneath the blazer. I’m glad I paired it the my cashmere sweater for I would otherwise be feeling chilly with the strong winds! Now if you’ll excuse the messy hair…

Fauxionable Outfit - Statement Blazer, ZARA Orange BlazerCeline Python Blade F/W 2013, Orange Blazer, Monochrome Check PantsCeline Python Blade Fall Winter 2013, Kate Spade Goreski Glasses Bangle, Hermes petit H, Michael Kors Mini Runway MK5384

Happy Friday eve! 😉

Wishing Wednesday… Smythson Panama Passport Cover

Smythson Panama Passport CoversSmythson Panama Passport Covers £115/$148

It’s no secret that I love traveling (our wedding was travel-themed!) and I have been wanting to add a fun passport cover to jazz up my travel necessities. While I previously received a beautiful neutral Mulberry passport cover, I want something bright and fun. Something that would stand out, making it easy to find in my bags.

I have been a tad obsessed with Hermes of late, eager to add some of their beautiful bright accessories to my collection. Their green, bamboo for the Spring/Summer collection is a gorgeous shade of green, that is bright with yellow undertones. While I love Hermes, I’ll be quick to admit that most of their prices are not within my beer budget. Moreover, finding an item you want in the color you want albeit it being in season is a crazy goose chase. If you see an Hermes item you like, it’s best that you buy it right there and then for chances are you’re not likely to be able to find it again at a later date (which doesn’t bode very well with my hemming and hawing over purchases). Since I couldn’t find what I want, I ventured into Smythson a few doors down that had fun, bright colors for their Panama collection displayed on their window. Well, I’m happy to say that I love the Smythson Panama passport cover that I found in a gorgeous shade of green, similar to Hermes’ bamboo. The textured saffiano-like leather also makes it more durable, which would make it great for traveling. I like the yellow too, but I think the green would be better in the long run as I think the lighter shade might be more prone to dirt.

Smythson Panama Passport Cover Emerald Green Details Details of Smythson Panama Passport Cover in Emerald (Boarding Pass on the left, Passport on the right)

I love the discreet branding on bottom of the back cover and the sleeve pockets for a passport and boarding pass. Minimal yet functional, just perfect for me. At £115, it’s slightly cheaper than Hermes but unlike Hermes, Smythson goes on sale! 😉 Guess who’ll be buying one when sale season arrives? Btw, this would make a great gift for your world traveler bestie. 😉

Do you use any cover for your passport?

Fauxionable Outfit – Sporty Tweed

The black tweed jacket is synonymous with Chanel and tend to conjure images of feminine formal wear. Instead of conforming to that notion, I decided to pair my black tweed jacket for a casual sporty outfit for an errand run. Sadly, the gray skies in London resulted in either overexposed or underexposed images while shooting for this outfit. (I’ve yet to experiment with the wonders of Lightroom or Photoshop that could have salvage many of the images.) Kindly excuse the unkempt hair for the relentless wind here renders any untied hair to a mess! (Which explains the cropped full body shot sans head.)

Fauxionable Outfit - Sporty Tweed

Polka Dot Scarf with Chanel Globe brooch pin

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Anniversary Gray 226, Hermes Hapi 3mm

Fauxionable Outfit – London Winter Rain

I have previously posted a Winter rain outfit, but here’s my London version as the trench coat is more waterproof than a wool coat. Since it’s still rather chilly, I layered a leather jacket underneath the trench coat for added warmth. I may have less layers on my lower half but rest assured, I have warm long socks underneath those rain boots!

Fauxionable Outfit - London Winter Rain

Fauxionable Outfit - London Winter Rain

Fauxionable Outfit - London Winter Rain

ZARA Biker Leather Jacket Cable Knit Sweater

Chanel Reissue 2.55 Wallet on Chain WOC Hermes Micro Rivale Kate Spade Skinny Mini Bow Ring

Burberry Rain Boots

Fauxionable Outfit – Winter Basics Take Two

Aside from relying on turtlenecks for Winter (see here), a thick chunky knit is a staple for my Winter basics. While I love the idea of layering, sometimes it requires more effort than my brain is capable of when I’m pressed for time!

We finally went to visit Harry Potter World and I decided to keep things simple with my trusty winter basics. A more detailed post to come in the near future on our tour to the Warner Bros. Studio.

Fauxionable Outfit - Winter Basics Take Two

Fauxionable Outfit - Winter Basics Take Two

Louis Vuitton Sofia Coppola PM Cherry Cole Haan Oxfords

Louis Vuitton Sofia Coppola PM Cherry Hermes Micro Rivale Kate Spade Goreski Glasses Bangle