Looks of the Week: San Francisco Street Style

We’ve celebrated the gentlemen of the fashion blogging world and some killer Italian fashionistas of late, so for this Looks of the Week round-up I wanted to bring things back home. Here’s some fun San Francisco street style from local bloggers that I’m enjoying right now!

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{Allergic To Vanilla has the amazing ability to pull together chic borrowed-from-the-boys looks like never fail to catch the eye. She’s simultaneously stylish, modern, and feminine, all with a menswear-inspired bent. Tres chic!}

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{One of the most fun things about Winter in San Francisco is that you can layer in “non Winter” pieces since things aren’t too frigid here. I love how ThriftEye paired this sweet toile dress with a faux fur-lined jacket. Perfection!}

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{Stripes, florals, faux fur AND over-the-knee boots? Yes. Please. So You Agree is making me want to run home and play dress up!}

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{Overalls have taken over SF and I couldn’t be happier. The Ohio Transplant shows us how to seamlessly combine killer outwear and denim with this fun look.}

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{Winter florals are a trend that I support – And participate in – Season after season. I love how Will Bake For Shoes pairs her with neutrals and some serious bling!}

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What city do YOU love for street style?

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Links You’ll Love: January Update

Let’s start this January edition of Links You’ll Love by chatting about something exceptionally important – Coping with stress! Heading into a new year with a good approach to stress is important, luckily FitFluential is here to help with 5 Tips For Managing Stress in 2015.

Fashion:

I know plenty of ladies who’d love to upgrade their work looks without spending the money they’re saving for that killer cocktail frock in the window of their favorite boutique. Refinery to the rescue – How To Upgrade Your Work Outfit For ZERO Dollars.

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San Francisco is a tech hub and I’m utterly mad about the growing fashion-meets-technology component of this city. We all know how much I love my FitBit and my new Tory Burch for FitBit bracelet and now SF’s own Bezels & Bytes is designing killer pendants and bracelets as well! Check them out on Racked SF – Dress Your Tech with New Jewelry for the Fitbit Flex.

Curious what beauty experts keep in their make-up bags? I’ve got you covered – Beauty Guru.

Home remedies are great for those who want natural, eco-friendly, green beauty options. Check out Mind Body Green’s amazing DIY: Antioxidant-Packed Avocado-Spirulina Face Mask. The perfect girls-night-in pick me up!

Faux fur is a timeless Winter choice but you want to put together something stylish and chic rather than bulky. Get inspired by Poshmark – Cozy Up with Faux Fur.

Health & Fitness:

In the market for some new goodies for the gym? Check out some of the Workout Gear I Love!

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I made these – Minus the cheese & cilantro – And they are amazing. You should make them too. Trust me! Vegetarian Black Bean Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.

Are you a regular on the elliptical or stationary bike at your local gym? Try giving rowing a try – Indoor Rowing Benefits.

Sometimes things that we think are healthy, are in fact, quite the opposite. I’m midway through Kayla Itsine’s 12 week program and loving her tips so I wanted to share her recent 8 Pantry Staples That Are Ruining Your Weightloss post with you.

In the mood to try something new for breakfast? Check out this list of 10 Green Smoothie Recipes To Try!

What’s on YOUR January must-have list? ?

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Beauty Guru: Kerstyn Inouye

Budding designer, make-up guru, and new-blogger-on-the-block at Dipped In Black, Kerstyn Inouye is here today to share a few of her favorite make-up and beauty tips, tricks, and must haves.

Kerstyn was my roommate during my Fall trip to London where she closed down the runway for CCUOCO’s London Fashion Week debut. I spent a week watching with wide eyes while she put together gorgeous beauty look after look. All the while using brushes that I never knew the purpose of!

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MCLV: Between a gig at Sephora and social media snaps of you playing with new colors, styles, and types of make-up, it’s clear that you’re a beauty lover. When did you first fall in love with make-up?

K: Surprisingly I found my love for makeup after I got a job at Sephora. Being around all of the talented girls inspired me to experiment more myself.  Plus – I got to see all the new products come in and be the first to play with them! It made it hard not to fall in love.

MCLV: You like to mix things up on the make-up front and try new things, but do you have a standard beauty routine? From cleansing to make-up basics?

K: As much as I love to venture out, sticking to the basics is my favorite thing to do. I am obsessed with skin care, so I start by cleansing my face, then applying a serum, and following with a moisturizer. My favorite products right now are the Algenist Replenishing cleanser, Ole Henriksen Truth Serum (Day), Kate Somerville Dual Serum (Night), and Fresh Umbrian Clay Mattifying Moisturizer

For complexion, I apply a light weight foundation such as Buxom Show Some Skin Foundation, and then proceed with contouring. My favorite bronzer is the Two Faced Chocolate Solei  (and it really smells like chocolate!), blush I go with Marc Jacobs Shameless, and for a highlighter I just use a matte white eye shadow (since I am so pale!). For eyes I use a few nudes and brown shadows from the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette, then I apply a thin winged liner from Tarte (the fine tip is phenomenal!), and then apply They’re Real mascara from Benefit.   

Of course, I can’t forget the brows; right now I use Anastasia Dip Brow. A must-have

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MCLV: When it comes to make-up, what are your favorite brands? The ones that continually put out products that you love.

K: Some of my favorite brands are Make up For Ever, Benefit, Mac, and Tarte (the best all natural cosmetic brand!)

MCLV: What are the top tricks of the trade that you’ve learned over the years as a make-up lover?

K: Blend, Blend, Blend! It is so crucial to blend out eyeshadow, contouring, etc, so that you don’t have any harsh lines and it looks as natural as possible. Also, as tedious as it may be, always make sure to clean your brushes because all that makeup buildup is not good for the skin!

MCLV: What products do you always have in your purse for midday applications and touch-ups?

K: I wear lipstick every day of my life, so there is always one of not multiple lipstick colors in my bag. I also carry a fluffy kabuki brush paired with a mattifying setting powder from Laura Mercier to keep that shine away.

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MCLV: What are the five skin care, beauty, or make-up products that you can’t live without?

K: I am obsessed with radiance so I always have one skin care product with Vitamin C, so that my skin is forever glowing.  I would die without my brows, BB Cream, mascara, and lipstick; my essentials for a minimalist day. 

A huge thank you to Kerstyn for stopping by to share her tips & product recommendations. I’ve already ordered half of these babies!

Who’s YOUR beauty guru?

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Trendy Mondays: Cobalt

Cobalt blue is one of my favorite shades – It looks great with black & white, or mixed with prints, and it never hurts to add some bold prints or fun accessories. It’s the perfect backdrop for whatever you’re in the mood for sartorially.

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Blanca Wool Coat – Oky Coky via Trendy Mondays

Patent Leather Pumps – Giuseppe Zanotti

Rita Dress – Van Dos via Trendy Mondays

Kamryn Dame Choker – Les Mechantes

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This dress immediately caught my attention at the Trendy Mondays boutique, not just because of the killer shade of blue, but because of the eye-catching details.

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Leather piping & patches, gold buttons, and exposed zippers all give the frock a little something extra. There’s a time and place for a simple dress, but when you need something a little more high-impact, a piece like this one is the way to go!

Cobalt Zipper Dress Trendy Mondays Oky Coky White Coat San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Redhead

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

And what better way to make a boldly colored dress pop than with a timeless white coat? I love the cut of this gorgeous Oky Coky wool coat, it’s one of those outerwear pieces that you keep forever and never stop wearing.

Are YOU a fan of cobalt as well?

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Wanderlust: Travel In Style

One of my 2014 New Year’s Resolutions was to start traveling more. After a spinal injury had kept me home for a few years, I was excited to finally get back to my Wanderlust To Do List. Last year I visited some of my usual destinations – New York, Los AngelesAlbuquerque – But I also made time for trips to London, Maui, and New Orleans. All for pleasure rather than business which made it all the more fun.

This year I’m taking a longer-than-usual trip to visit some of the Greek Islands and am counting down the days. I’ve also got trips to Los Angeles and New York planned, as well as some fun road trips and perhaps, if I’m lucky, another quick jaunt over the pond to London.

Want some tips on travel that I’ve picked up over the years? Check out some of the posts below!

Now here’s some inspiration for your next adventure – There’s nothing quite like traveling in style!

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{Images from Wanderlust}

What’s YOUR dream destination for 2015?

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