MCLV Outtakes IV: Attack of the Heel Pop

When I was looking through images to put together my next MCLV Outtakes post I noticed something… Something a little disturbing. The number of photographs of me kicking up my back leg was overwhelming.

Clearly the goofy heel pop is my go-to when I stop being serious and start playing around…

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{I mean… I remember being really excited for my Banana Republic Factory collaboration, but I have no idea what prompted this madness….}

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{I can even heel pop with props. Go California!}

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{Studded heels, animal print tights, gold foil clutch AND a heel pop? This picture basically has everything. Ha!}

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{What’s better than one heel pop? A slow motion breakdown in black & white obviously…}

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{I mean, just look at that angle. If that’s not dedication to the craft of heel popping, I just don’t know what is!}

Be honest… Do YOU heel pop?

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Parisian Chic with A by Anubha

During San Francisco Fashion Week last September I met local San Francisco designer Anubha Srivastava. Her Fall 2013 collection of outerwear for A by Anubha was right up my alley – Classic, flattering pieces in bold, eye-catching colors. Bonus? The designer herself is one of those genuinely sweet people who is an absolute joy to work with.

After hitting it off during SFFW we decided to do a collaboration featuring Daytime and Nighttime Outerwear which is still one of my favorite shoots that I’ve gotten to do for MCLV.

Luckily for all of the outerwear lovers out there, A by Anubha is back with another Fall/Winter collection that you’ll be swooning over in no time. From Winter White to Parisian Chic, these coats are just the ticket for this season.

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Dark Wash Jeans – Paige Denim

Striped Tee – BCBGMaxAzria

Ankle Booties – Zara {Similar here, here & here}

Sunglasses – Boohoo

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I love a good peplum and when I saw the subtle flair on this lipstick red jacket it was love at first sight. What better way to set off the color than a classic pair of dark wash Paige Denim jeans?

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

I may have titled this look Parisian Chic and done a bit of Bardot-channeling while I styled it, but there’s also a bit of an Italian flair to the look as well. I could picture this look just as easily sitting at a café on Piazza San Marco in Venice as I could strolling the Champs-Élysées in Paris, shopping bags in hand.

What’s YOUR dream outerwear piece for Fall?

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Halloween Costume Ideas

I’ve shared some fun and easy DIY costumes that you can try out this year. And now here are some great suggestions for those of you who want to put a little more time, effort, and maybe even money, into your costume this season!

Freaky Chic: Halloween Makeup Right From The Runway from the experts at Harper’s Bazaar – Here are some great ways to translate the killer beauty styles from this season’s catwalk to the street.

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16 It Girl Approved Halloween Costume Ideas from WhoWhatWear featuring all your favorite celebrities & models. And for those who want to try the DIY approach here are The Halloween Costumes You Already Own In Your Closet.

15 Iconic Movie Looks For Halloween from the festive editors at Elle – Everything you need to play a role from Annie Hall to Rebel Without A Cause to Clockwork Orange.

Want to throw a party this year? You’ll love these pictures from Allison Sarofim’s Annual Halloween Party last year – They’re pure inspiration for costumes, décor, and festive food.

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If you’re a pro when it comes to make-up you’ll be inspired by the 5 Halloween Makeup Tutorials We’re Obsessed with from Women’s Health Magazine. From cartoon character make-up to Black Swan inspired tutorials, you’ll find it all here!

What are YOU going to be this year?

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MCLV Style: Windowpane Print

In the world of fashion there are things that go together so beautifully and seamlessly that they’ve become sartorial cult classics in their own right. Denim-on-denim a la the Canadian tuxedo. Stripes of any kind, worn in any way. Color combinations that are endlessly flattering like black & white or black & blue.

A few favorite on the fashion block? Windowpane prints! From windowpane print tops and suit separates to accessories like scarves and heels – There’s an endless number of ways to make this killer print work for you this Fall!

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Windowpane Print Top – Urban Outfitters

Faux Leather Pants – BCBGMaxAzria

Striped Bag – Betsey Johnson

Lace-Up Wedges – Madden Girl

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I fell head over heels in love with Allergic To Vanilla‘s killer shearling vest from Urban Outfitters so I swung by the store recently to see if I could discover any Must Have treasures, only to swoop up this fabulous windowpane print top!

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{Photos by KatwalkSF}

This street style shoot came together really organically last week. A project that I had scheduled was canceled at the last-minute so when Miss KatwalkSF texted asking if I was around, we decided to meet at Washington Square Park for an impromptu street style photo shoot.

There are definitely benefits to living a few blocks from blogger friends!

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And the best part? This fabulous blogger pup stood guard over our bags while we played in traffic trying to capture the perfect photographs. And believe you me, he takes his guard dog duties very seriously. He’s positively fierce!

Bonus? I got to practice my photography skills – Check out the look that I shot for her here!

How do YOU like to wear windowpane prints?

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Looks of the Week: I Have Nothing To Wear

I’ve always loved this saying: When a woman says, “I have nothing to wear,” what she really means is, “there’s nothing here for who I’m supposed to be today.”

It’s the perfect way to not only explain the struggle to get dressed each morning, but to show much your mood and emotional state of mind impact those choices. I like classic styles but sometimes that translates into a head-to-toe Parisian-inspired look with stripes and faux leather, while other mornings that could mean retro couture.

So to help ensure that you are filled to the brim with fashionable inspiration this week – Here are some fun looks to get those creative juices flowing. Have fun deciding who you’re going to be today!

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{Sometimes you want to be comfortable but still have a little fun – I’ve been intrigued by the sporty chic street style trend for the last few season and love seeing creative new ways to wear great pieces like these joggers.}

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{Sometimes you want to be a lady! What I love about this look is how versatile it is. When a look is chic and flattering, you can wear it anywhere. Mixing up the accessories could take this look from front row at Paris Fashion Week to the office.}

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{Some mornings you want clean lines & a modern take on Fall dressing – Enter luxurious knits and killer accessories.}

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{There are times that blending in and playing the wallflower sound wonderful, and there are times when you’re ready to make a statement. And nothing makes a statement for Fall quite like fierce boots & animal prints!}

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{And sometimes, just sometimes, a little black dress is not the answer. And on those occasions a girl needs to make a serious splash!}

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What’s YOUR answer to the “I have nothing to wear” conundrum?

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