Tag Archives | A by Anubha

MCLV x A by Anubha | Mandarin Collar

Welcome the fourth, and sadly final, post of the Spring/Summer jacket round-up from A by Anubha. In case you missed them, here are the first three posts:

Mandarin Collar Jacket Coat Outerwear A by Anubha Indian San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

The ‘Bandha-gala’ – Or Mandarin style collar – Is traditionally found in male clothing, but here we see a beautiful example of translating that masculine sartorial characteristic into a chic womenswear piece.

Combined with the cropped length and bold colorblocking, the ensuing garment is ultra feminine.

Mandarin Collar Jacket Coat Outerwear A by Anubha Indian San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

Pearl Aqua with Off-White Yoke and Sleeves – A by Anubha

Cropped Skinny Jeans – Paige Denim

Milano Stitch Pocket Pullover – Banana Republic

Nude Irenee Ankle Strap Heels – Steve Madden

Round White Sunglasses – Jeepers Peepers

Mandarin Collar Jacket Coat Outerwear A by Anubha Indian San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

Mandarin Collar Jacket Coat Outerwear A by Anubha Indian San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

I’m a huge fan of trying on different collar styles – From Peter Pan to Mandarin, it’s always fun to mix things up.

In my opinion they’re an easy way to give your look punctuation and more than a little polish.

Do YOU have a favorite collar style?

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

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.

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

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?

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

MCLV x A by Anubha | Outerwear Edit

I am a very serious and dedicated lover of outerwear – Which you’ve probably discerned by now – So I was excited to show off the latest Spring/Summer collection from local brand A by Anubha.

Anubha Srivastav is based here in the Bay Area and her designs, under the A by Anubha label, are made with a hand-woven, eco-friendly Indian textile called Khadi.

Khadi is not just a cloth, it is a whole movement started by Mahatma Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi), Khadi movement aimed at boycotting foreign goods and promoting Indian goods. Thereby improving India’s economy. Mahatma Gandhi began promoting spinning of Khadi for rural self-employment and self-reliance. Even today Khadi is produced in the villages of India by the rural artisans, Khadi Village Industries is one of the oldest Indian government organizations created to provide employment to the artisans and craftsmen of Indian villages.

Outerwear Jacket Coat A by Anubha Indian Mandarin San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

British Racing Green Jacket – A by Anubha

Black Jeans – Jolt by Nordstrom

Asymmetrical Cold Shoulder Tee – BP by Nordstrom

Soho Leather Disco Bag – Gucci

Black Patent Leather Pumps – Giuseppe Zanotti

Outerwear Jacket Coat A by Anubha Indian Mandarin San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

Outerwear Jacket Coat A by Anubha Indian Mandarin San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

The latest lightweight outerwear collection combines eye-catching colors, sleek silhouettes, and feature one of her signature design elements like the ‘Bandha-gala’ (a Mandarin style collar) that are traditionally found in male outerwear.

What do YOU look for in lightweight jackets for this time of year? Colors, a favorite silhouette, a specific fabric?

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

A by Anubha: Wintergreen

After twirling around North Beach in this beautiful lavender retro swing coat from A by Anubha, I was excited to try out another colorful piece from the latest Fall/Winter outerwear collection from this Bay Area designer.

Wintergreen A by Anubha San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

Retro Swing Coat – A by Anubha

Little White Dress – Everly from Nordstrom

Sandals – Sam Edelman

Wintergreen A by Anubha San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

I really loved this combination of colors and fabric – It’s classic but still utterly modern. This mint green wool trench is beautifully constructed and I love the length. It’s chic and versatile, perfect with jeans or a flirty frock like this Everly lace little white dress.

Wintergreen A by Anubha San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

This combination of green hues looked picture perfect in this retro Union Square Breather space – And couldn’t wait to shoot it.

Next time I’d love to try this style with dark washed jeans and a classic striped tee. Classic with a little bit of a colorful twist!

Do YOU have a favorite shade of green for Winter?

Continue Reading · Comments { 1 }