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MCLV Style: Warriors Pride | Culk

I love getting a chance to support Bay Area companies AND I’m a big fan of the Warriors – So I jumped at the chance to work with San Francisco based company Culk.

Their products are designed and created here in San Francisco by graphic designer and screen printer Sam Culkins, and they’ve produced some great designs. From t-shirts and tank tops to sweatshirts and accessories – They’ve got something for everyone – Women, men & kids.

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Warrior’s Muscle Tee c/o Culk

Black Capri Length Pants – Banana Republic Factory

Black Blazer c/o Tobi

Striped Pumps – Seychelles {And here’s the open-toed version}

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{Photography by Brad Wittke of Pacifica Gallery}

Golden State Warriors Culk Sam Culkins Athleisure Basketball Game Style San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

I originally thought this Warriors tank would be the perfect top for the gym, but when it arrived it was such a pretty shade of blue that I decided I wanted to dress it up a bit.

This is my version of fashionista-goes-to-a-basketball-game style! Cute but comfortable, and totally functional. I’ve worn a variation of this look to many a football and basketball game over the years. It’s basically my game day uniform.

Do YOU like to shop local?

{Disclaimer: While this t-shirt was a gift from Culk, all opinions – Of which I have many – Are my own}

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MCLV Style: Valentine’s Day Style

While I’m not a huge fan or devoted celebrator of Valentine’s Day – I am a HUGE fan of dressing up. And I’ll take any excuse I can get.

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Faux Leather Leggings – BCBGMAXAZRIA

Red Mixed Media Crewneck Tunic – Two by Vince Camuto

Faux Leather Sleeved Coat – Aqua by Bloomingdale’s {Similar styles here & here}

Black Patent Leather Pumps – Giuseppe Zanotti

Striped Tote Bag – Kate Spade New York

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{Photography by Brad Wittke of Pacifica Gallery}

Valentine's Day Style San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

Since I have no pink in my wardrobe, which I realized when getting ready for the Bay Area Women’s March, I went a splash of red when I put together my Valentine’s Day look.

I was drawn to the idea of adding some edge to my look to keep it from being too saccharine. I know Valentine’s Day can call to mind hearts and ruffles and ultra feminine pieces, but I decided to juxtapose the red tunic against black faux leather.

You could easily make this more casual by switching out the killer patent leather pumps for booties or a cute pair of red flats.

And, truth be told, this doesn’t have to be a date night look. I for one have spent a few of my most memorable Valentine’s Days with my girlfriends. 🙂

So, whether you’re aiming for date night slink or girls night out glam – Have a blast!

What are YOU wearing for Valentine’s Day? Do you have a favorite nighttime look this time of year?

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MCLV Style: Mod Black & White

Have you ever seen a blogger or celebrity or… Anyone really, and just *loved* their outfit. And more than just loving it, you wanted to run home and try to recreate it in your own way?

So… Yea, that happened with this mod look from the always flawless Jenny at Margo and Me.

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Mod Fit & Flare Skirt – Derek Lam 10 Crosby

Black Turtleneck Sweater – Madison & Berkeley

Flat Over-the-knee Boots – Vince Camuto

Round White Retro Sunglasses – Jeepers Peepers

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I love the combination of pieces and the laid-back California girl Winter vibe that they create. The oversized turtleneck sweater paired with a slightly flared skirt and some killer over-the-knee boots.

Et voila!

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{Photography by Brad Wittke of Pacifica Gallery}

I, of course, rendered the look in my trademark black & white by pairing a printed skirt with a black turtleneck and black thigh-high Vince Camuto boots.

I especially loved how the silhouette and color scheme ended up feeling very mod. I decided to up the ante with these round, white sunglasses – Ultra mod!

I love getting inspired by someone else and letting their amazing style influence a new look for me. When was the last time YOU tried putting together a look based on one that you saw online or in a magazine?

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MCLV Style: Fabletics Leggings + CorePower Yoga

I found a winning combination this month – Fabletics leggings and CorePower Yoga!

Why is it such a killer combination?

So glad you asked… 🙂

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Brogan Mesh Leggings – Fabletics

Lenni Sports Bra – Fabletics

Eiffel Tank – Fabletics

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My favorite style of leggings are ones with a print or bright color, but only on a part of the leggings. Half-and-half if you will.

I really like all-black for the majority of the legging – It’s slimming, flattering, and easy to match – But with a little something extra to make them visually interesting.

That’s an especially important distinction for a professional black legging collector like myself…

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{Photography by Brad Wittke of Pacifica Gallery}

In all truth, I may need to start setting some activewear shopping limits for myself in the coming year. I have one of those hanging closet organizers for my gym clothes in the hall closet at home and of the six sectionals, three of them are filled with black leggings.

I mean. Some of them have, like, a stripe… So that helps, right…? Right?

Anyway – These ones combine two very important factors. They’re cute and they’re comfortable. And you know what? I’ve never been asked so many times where an item was from!

I wore them to CorePower Yoga after having them over-nighted from Fabletics and five people at the studio asked about them, and I got stopped twice on the street!

Do YOU have a favorite style of legging? Color scheme or print?

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MCLV Style: Classic Boyfriend Blazer

There are a few staples that every well-balanced wardrobe should contain, and one of those is a classic boyfriend blazer. What’s great about this kind of piece is how flattering and versatile it is.

This blazer from the oh-so-fab Tobi can go with ANYTHING.

Seriously though.

Anything.

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Kendall Fitted Blazer c/o TOBI

Peplum Romper c/o TOBI

Black & White Handbag – Kate Spade

Tan Peep-Toe Mules – Kate Spade

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If you work in a casual office environment you can go ahead and try pairing it with jeans, a v-neck tee, and booties.

Or… If you’re on the corporate side of things like I am, you can pair with slacks and a blouse or even throw it over your favorite work-appropriate sheath dress.

But don’t despair, it even works for an evening out. At nighttime you can wear it with a little black dress and statement jewelry for a glam, but still approachable and low-maintenance evening look.

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

So what’s my favorite way to wear mine?

I pulled this little peplum romper out of my closet just for the occasion. It looks so cute paired with these nude mules and a black & white handbag. It’s a little dressy and it’s a little fun, while still being a classic, put-together look.

What’s YOUR blazer style? Classic like me? Do you have a favorite way to wear yours that always makes a splash?

{Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Tobi, but all opinions, of which I have many, are my own!}

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