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MCLV Style: Boho Fashion

Long-sleeved dresses are something that I always keep an eye out for. Specifically, long-sleeved dresses that work for evenings. There are an endless variety of styles out there, but with a long-sleeved silhouette you can often skip the coat which can be nice on occasion.

Don’t get me wrong, I adore outerwear – Really – But not having to worry about forgetting your coat is always a bonus.

Boho Little Black Dress San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Bohemian Hat

Long-Sleeved Little Black Dress – BCBGMaxAzria from Twice

Boho Wide Brimmed Hat – Topshop for Nordstrom

Black & White Mini Bag – DVF

Printed Heels – Privileged

Necklace – Banana Republic

Boho Little Black Dress San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Bohemian Hat

The first time that I wore this dress I paired it with killer MICHAEL Michael Kors heels and this fab tiger print coat from ModaVive.

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

Boho Little Black Dress San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Bohemian Hat

For it’s next outing I decided on a bohemian-meets-ladies-who-lunch style. What does that mean exactly?

Giant hat.

Tiny bag.

Killer heels.

What’s YOUR favorite boho style?

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San Francisco Fashion: Hippie Style & Saako

Local brand Saako is an up & comer in San Francisco fashion – With operations here in Bay Area, and designs made in and inspired by Barcelona, it’s a diverse, cosmopolitan company. Their recent collections include everything from scarves and headbands to bracelets, necklaces, and turbans.

They recently reached out to Kat of Katwalk SF and I for a fun, hippie inspired collaboration featuring some of their colorful, Mediterranean-inspired bold new pieces.

Hippie Style Boho Bohemian San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Saako

Black, White & Blue Scarf c/o SAAKO

Braided Headband c/o SAAKO

Animal Print Fringed Tote c/o SAAKO

Cobalt Blue Dress – Banana Republic

Studded Peep-Toe Booties – Vince Camuto

Denim Romper – GAP

Hippie Style Boho Bohemian San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Saako

{Check out more photos here}

Hippie Style Boho Bohemian San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Saako

{Photos by Jennymay Villarete of J. Villarete Photography}

The black, white & cobalt blue scarf that I’m wearing above is one of my new favorite pieces. This isn’t just any scarf – It’s thick, fully lined, and incredibly soft and warm. I didn’t take it off for the rest of the day. Or the next…

With the bright, eye-catching colors and great size its perfect for everything from throwing over a maxi for Spring to carrying in your beach bag all Summer.

What do YOU think of these hippie styles?

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MCLV Style: Boho Style

Summertime is perfect for injecting a little boho chic into your style – I fell completely in love with this embellished top from River Island when I was browsing Asos a few weeks ago and as soon as it showed up at my door I tried it on with every bottom in my closet!


{You can shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Embellished Top – River Island, Jeans – J Brand, Heels – Lauren Ralph Lauren, Bag – DKNY, and Jewelry – BCBG Bracelet, Mango Cuff & BCBG Ring}


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


{Photos by Jennymay Villarete of J. Villarete Photography}

But as I’ve discovered lately, sometimes your favorite jeans are just the best choice. The simple bottoms worked really well with the colorful embellished top and I like how many options this shirt gave me for styling – You could go for bright accessories, neutral hues, or even basic black.

Do you have fun styling a complicated piece like this embellished top?

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Festival Fashion 2013: California Hippie Chic

Spring in California means one thing for concert lovers – Music festival season!

From Burning Man to Coachella there are plenty of events, concerts, and fun, festive gatherings to get you outside and enjoying the Spring weather.


While my day job keeps me in San Francisco and away from the festivities I always look forward to the music festival posts from my favorite bloggers who make the trip – I especially love the candid & group shots since they make you feel like you’re there! 🙂

So let’s get in the mood for this season’s festivals by checking out some of the fashion from years past and seeing how it can be applied to our current wardrobes. One of the best parts about vintage & retro inspired styles is that they’re so long-standing you can wear the same pieces season after season by mixing up accessories & injecting some on-trend styling.


{This maxi skirt look is one of my favorites from Liz over at Late Afternoon – She looks great with a crown of braids, midriff baring music tee, and a printed, flowy maxi skirt.}

Make dessert magic with a maxi length skirt or dress – From bold colors to breezy sheer fabrics to fun, eye-catching prints, there’s the perfect maxi out there for everyone.

Shopping Tip – If you’re on the petite side be sure to get your dress hemmed or shop a brand that carries petite sizes to avoid destroying the hem when it drags on the ground.


{Want to try out the midriff baring trend? Get inspired by Peace Love Shea’s simple cutoff tee here.}

There are midriff baring tops everywhere for Spring with styles running the gamut from retro bathing suit inspired silhouettes to simple DIY cut-offs that you could make from your favorite comfy old shirt in a few minutes.

Shopping Tip – If you’re curvy try a retro halter style, while ladies with more boyish figures could give the style worn by Peace Love Shea above a try. The key is to show off what you’ve got! 🙂


{If you’re a fan of vintage rock tees now’s the time to break them out!}

Is there anything more perfectly hippie-inspired than fringe? From over-the-shoulder bags draped with thick fringe that evoke images of the Old West to cut-off shirts and denim shorts that are beach or music festival ready.

Shopping Tip: If your personal style is more conservative or classic but you want to try out this trend then aim for a fun accessories. From bags, to necklaces, to moccasins, there’s something that will suit everyone’s style!

Get more inspiration over on Pinterest – Hippie Chic & Festival Fashion. You can also check out We Wore What’s Packing For Coachella or Refinery 29’s 7 Types Of Music-Festival Folks… As Illustrations.

What hippie-inspired trend would be your first choice to rock for a music festival this season?

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Looks of the Week – Outwear Edition

Bold and dramatic outerwear is my current obsession – Whether you adore the classics or pieces with more a avant garde or boho vibe, you’ll love the fabulous examples below!


{Such a fabulous color – Bold & eye-catching. And I adore the belt!}


{Fabulous prints like these are a great way to go – This subtle black & white oversized coat is just the thing!}


{Drama Drama Drama – This Maison Martin Margiela coat is about as head-turning as they come. Are you brave enough to rock something like this?}


{A faux fur collar is a great way to spice up a coat – It adds a touch of sophistication and a fun twist that can make a coat totally “you.”}


{Animal prints can be a really fun print to try out – And finding a unique cut & silhouette like this one is a great way to go. Belting it? Makes it even more unique!}


{I love the unique style of this piece – The print, the fringe, the silhouette}

What’s your favorite style of outerwear? Do you have a favorite piece that you just can’t get enough of this season?

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