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MCLV Style | Cape + Thigh High Boots

I lived in my black Vince Camuto thigh high boots last season so I knew that this Fall I wanted to pick up a pair of neutral hued ones.

I actually feel pretty good about the fact that I waited until Fall 2017 to pick these babies up, because I definitely wanted them earlier this year. And I was rewarded by finding them on sale at DSW!

It’s the little victories, right?

Cape Over the Knee Boots Thigh High OTK San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

Adivan Over The Knee Boot in Taupe – Unisa via DSW

Black Fit n’ Flare Dress – Eliza J

Cape Blazer – Mural from Nordstrom

Snakeskin Clutch – Michael Kors

Cape Over the Knee Boots Thigh High OTK San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

Cape Over the Knee Boots Thigh High OTK San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

My Fall and Winter uniform is over-the-knee boots and either a dress or a tunic and slim pants.

Errands, outings, shopping, dinners… That’s my go-to look. Perhaps it’s a bit boring that I don’t mix things up more, but it’s like a uniform. I get ready quickly, always feel comfortable and confident, and I’m cozy once the temperatures start to drop.

Here I paired my favorite little black day dress {LBDD – Totally a thing} with a sleek cape blazer, and my thigh high Unisa boots. I love the combination of a tailored, traditional top with a more bohemian bottom half.

What’s YOUR go-to uniform this time of year?

Need some new boots this season? Be sure to check out my Fall Footwear | Boots & Booties post!

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MCLV Style: Classic Timex Style

While I loved the rose gold Timex that I wore earlier this year, I think I might love this classic black and gold variety even more.

It’s just… Timeless.

Timex Trench Coat Ankle Boots Booties San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

Metropolitan Watch c/o Timex

Timex Trench Coat Ankle Boots Booties San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

Gucci Crossbody Bag – The Real Real

Fit and Flare Sweater Dress – Eliza J

Timex Trench Coat Ankle Boots Booties San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

Timex Trench Coat Ankle Boots Booties San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

The whole feel of the watch is quite delicate and a bit feminine, but not overtly so. The black band and gold hardware mean that it goes with anything so it’s wonderfully easy to style.

Since this little darling has arrived I’ve paired with slim jeans and a turtleneck for running errands and keeping busy on the weekends. I’ve worn it to the office, pairing it with my go-to shift shift dress and wedges. And I strapped it on to wear with my favorite little black day dress when I’m out having fun on weekends, as pictured here.

It really is the perfect classic piece that you can wear season after season with virtually any look.

How would YOU style this classic watch?

Note: This blog post was sponsored by Timex, however my opinions are my own.

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MCLV Style: Double-Breasted Sweater Coat

During the most recent heat wave here in San Francisco it was hard to imagine wearing it, but part of me was still day dreaming about this double-breasted sweater coat.

Wait. Am I the only person who dreams about outerwear?

Okay, well let’s not focus on that right now…

Double-Breaster Merino Wool Sweater Coat Phillip Lim San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

Double-Breasted Merino Wool Sweater Coat – 3.1 Phillip Lim via The Real Real {similar here, here & here}

Faux Leather Leggings – Two by Vince Camuto

Peep-Toe Black & White Wedges – Pierre Hardy via The Real Real

Double-Breaster Merino Wool Sweater Coat Phillip Lim San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

{Photography by Brad Wittke of Pacifica Gallery}

Double-Breaster Merino Wool Sweater Coat Phillip Lim San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

I bought this beauty at the end of last season and haven’t had a chance to wear it yet. Sad face. So, needless to say, I was thrilled to break it out for my first Fall-inspired street style shoot this month. And what better way to celebrate a gorgeous sweater coat than with a twilight rooftop shoot?

{Editorial note: This was my second time shooting out on the roof and I have to say, I absolutely love it. The views are phenomenal and such a wonderful backdrop for a photo shoot.}

I paired my new baby with one of my seasonal Fall staples – My Two by Vince Camuto faux leather leggings. These have been a go-to for years and go with everything from Oxford button-downs to outerwear.

So tell me – What are YOU most excited for this Fall?

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MCLV x A by Anubha | Patches & Pockets

I absolutely ADORE contrasting patches and pockets – For me they always bring to mind the mod styles from the 50’s and 60’s. In that period I feel like this coat would be rendered in black and white, and paired with knee-high white patent leather go-go boots a la Twiggy.

Swinging sixties all the way!

Patches Pockets Outerwear Jacket Coat Layering Layers Think Pink A by Anubha San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style Retro Classic Timeless Ladylike

Lavendar Long Jacket with Gray Elbow Patches and Pockets – A by Anubha

Short Sleeved Floral-Print Jersey Dress – Donna Morgan

Ankle Strap Heels – Sam Edelman

Patches Pockets Outerwear Jacket Coat Layering Layers Think Pink A by Anubha San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style Retro Classic Timeless Ladylike

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

Patches Pockets Outerwear Jacket Coat Layering Layers Think Pink A by Anubha San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style Retro Classic Timeless Ladylike

Luckily for us, not only do these adorable gray patches and pockets on this jacket give it an undeniable retro vibe, they also offer a fun color palate to work with when you’re styling the piece.

For styling you can play on the pink or the gray, or even go for a completely different color story.

While you could definitely go for a full-retro look and try some tall boots, you can also make it more modern with a flirty little black dress or a pair of perfectly fitted jeans. Both looks offer a clean palette to work with and let the statement coat take center stage.

Do YOU like contrasting hues and color-blocking as much as I do?

Want more A by Anubha in your life? Check out these other Summer outerwear posts: Outerwear Edit & It’s All About the Sleeve.

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MCLV x A by Anubha | It’s all about the Sleeve

One of the biggest trends this Spring and Summer has turned out to be the dramatic sleeve. From off-the-shoulder and cold-shoulder variations to puffy pirate sleeves and cuffs that go for days.

This long grey jacket with a boldly silhouetted balloon sleeve from A by Anubha fits the bill just right. And the perfect way to style this trend is by pairing it with more low-key pieces like cropped pants.

Bold Dramatic Pull Sleeve Outerwear Jacket Coat A by Anubha Indian Designer San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

Gray Jacket – A by Anubha

Capri Pants – Banana Republic

Colorblock Wedges – Pierre Hardy

Clutch – Chanel via The Real Real

Bold Dramatic Pull Sleeve Outerwear Jacket Coat A by Anubha Indian Designer San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

Bold Dramatic Pull Sleeve Outerwear Jacket Coat A by Anubha Indian Designer San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

The A-line style silhouette of this jacket paired with the crisp, classic collar are the perfect juxtaposition to the puffed style of the sleeve.

It’s fairly classic, but simultaneously fun and on-trend for this season.

How are YOU wearing your sleeves this Summer?

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