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MCLV Style: Eye of the Tiger

I found this KILLER Michael Kors tiger print coat at local fashion  & charity start-up ModaVive. I saw the sleeve sticking out of the rack and zeroed in, and once I had pulled it on there was no going back!

Eye of the Tiger Tiger Print Animal Prints San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

Tiger Print Coat – Michael Kors via ModaVive

Black Fit n’ Flare Dress – Banana Republic

Metallic Ankle Strap Heels – BCBGeneration

Tassel Necklace – Banana Republic

 Eye of the Tiger Tiger Print Animal Prints San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

When you’re working with a bold statement piece like this coat, you want to keep the rest of the look minimal to avoid overwhelming yourself. I balanced the print by wearing basic black and layering on some of my favorite gold pieces for a little sparkle!

Eye of the Tiger Tiger Print Animal Prints San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Photography by KatwalkSF}

And on a more personal note – Tigers are actually my favorite animals. With lemurs coming in at a close second. 🙂

My senior quote was from William Blake’s The Tiger: “Tiger, tiger burning bright in the forest of the night. What immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry?”

How do YOU feel about bold outerwear like this Eye of the Tiger inspired coat?

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MCLV Style: Faux Leather Mini

This – My friends – Is my fourth personal style post featuring an oxblood piece. {Ladylike Tweed + Oxblood // Styling 101: Oxblood // Oxblood Brocade}

So the question is, do I need an oxblood 12 step program, or is oxblood just that fabulous? I’ll leave that up to you…


{Shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Top – Ann TaylorFaux Leather Mini – Lily White, Clutch – Gigi New York & Heels – MICHAEL Michael Kors


{Check out more photos here}


{Photos by Jennymay Villarete of J. Villarete Photography}

And speaking of Oxblood – I’d like to talk to you about this skirt. It’s got everything I’m loving about skirts this season. Great color, eye-catching fabric, and a fun silhouette.

So where did I get it? The Junior’s department of Nordstrom. My secret happy place of late – Between the cute BP clothes and the killer TopShop section, I can’t seem to stay away. Despite feeling like everyone is staring at me and thinking: “Why is that 30-something hanging around the Junior’s department?”

Have YOU tried shopping at a Juniors department?

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MCLV Style: Leopard Print

Layering and mixing & matching separates are two of my favorite sartorial past times during this time of the year.

And there’s no better chance to play with separates than a fun blogger gathering like the recent iFabbo Fashion & Beauty Blogger Conference right here in San Francisco.


Faux Leather Skater Skirt – Guess

Leopard Print Top – Ann Taylor

Coral Nightingale Satchel – Givenchy

Heels – JustFab


{Photography by Beth Animal Print – Pictured in all her stunning glory below!}


As you can see from this shot of Bethann and I, faux leather was all the rage at this fashion & beauty blogger gathering.


Some other fashion & beauty trends that you might have fun trying out this season?

Faux fur, plaid, tartan, brightly colored handbags, bold lips, layered jewelry, statement necklaces, lace & mesh, animal prints, fresh, minimal make-up, and ankle strap heels.

Do YOU like mixing separates this time of year? What’s your favorite combination right now?

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MCLV Style: Animal Prints & Stripes

One of my favorite combinations is a classic stripe paired with bold animal prints. It’s fun, filled with promise, and immediately takes a jeans-and-t-shirt type of look to the next level.


Striped Top – Vince

Jeans – Jolt {From Nordstrom Junior’s Department!!}

Boots – Vintage {Similar here, here & here}

Bag – FarFetch

Jewelry – Sasha Maks Vinatge


{Check out outtakes from this shoot here – Log into Facebook to view}


{Photographs by Lydia Hudgens}

This Summer my dear closet has seen a number of fashion trends on repeat – Including printed suits {shorts suit here, cropped suit here} and traditional striped looks in a number of reiterations {casual daytime here, nautical & navy here, nighttime ready here}.

Another trend I just can’t seem to get enough of? Denim!

Not only did I sing the praises of this style recently in my Looks of the Week – Denim Edition post, I’ve also worn everything from monochrome denim-to-denim to chic white jeans to the perfect slim fitting jeans in the last few months.

And continuing in this grand tradition I’ve been wearing the new zipper jeans pictured above non-stop lately. I love how the little zipper details add a bit of an edge to a classic striped shirt. And lucky for me they look equally cute with flats and heels.

What’s YOUR favorite kind of denim right now?

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MCLV Style: Animal Prints

Nothing in the world is easier and more comfortable for a Saturday full of errands than leggings and a tunic. The main pieces in this look are the definition of basic black.


{You can shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Zipper Tunic – Alfani via Macys, LeggingsExpress, Clutch – BCBG, Flats – Nicole,  Necklace – Sasha Maks Vintage, Bracelet & Ring – JewelMint}


{You can view this outfit on Lookbook.nu and Pose}


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In order to keep the look from being boring I spiced it up with my new oversized orange+cheetah BCBG clutch, zebra print smoking flats, and a vintage elephant pendant. Cheetah, zebra, and elephant, you say? Now that’s not so basic!

Are you a fan of mixing prints? What about mixing animal prints like I did here? How many different prints is too many in your opinion?

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