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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?

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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

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{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: Cape Blazer

It’s fairly well established on this website how I feel about capes. Truthfully – “Love” might be an understatement.

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Mural Cape Blazer – Nordstrom

Studded Booties – Vince Camuto

Black & White Striped Tunic – White House Black Market

Green Pandora Crossbody Bag – Givenchy

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During a very productive trip to Nordstrom recently for their Half-Yearly Sale I was on the hunt for a classic trench coat but this cape blazer jumped out at me instead.

Of course.

I’m especially smitten with the structured style and useful arm holes – It makes it a really versatile piece that goes with almost anything.

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{Photography by KatwalkSF}

And the perfect finishing touch is my fabulous new Givenchy Pandora Box Crossbody Bag. I love the Kelly green hue – So perfect for Spring and Summer this season!

Be sure to stay tuned to see my second look with this cape blazer!

Love capes as much as I do? Check out these related posts: MCLV Style: Cape, Cape Shopping & Les Mechantes & The White Cape.

What’s YOUR favorite Spring/Summer outerwear piece?

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MCLV Style: Cape

I adore outwear and dressing for Winter and Fall each year. And season-after-season I’m drawn to capes – I just love the silhouettes that they create and the effortless retro-meets-modern-chic vibe the evoke when you throw one on.

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Faux Fur Trimmed Capelet – Betsey Johnson

Black Cropped Jeans – Paige Denim

Black & White Box Clutch – Anthropologie {Similar here, here & here}

Red & Gold Heels – ShoeMint

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This flowy white cape from Les Mechantes has been a favorite the past few months – It’s the perfect piece to throw over a dress for an evening out in San Francisco. But this Betsey Johnson capelet has been a favorite since I bought it years ago.

Never goes out of style!

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{Photos by Lydia Hudgens Photography}

The perfect way to finish off this look was my fun new box clutch!

I love it when pieces in your wardrobe bring back amazing memories or remind you of something special, and this killer little bag was a birthday present from my best friend. I am the first to admit that I’m damn near impossible to shop for – If I want something, I buy it. Immediately. And yet, somehow she always manages to find me the perfect gift that brings a smile to my face.

The extra special part of this one is that my birthday is two months before her first baby was born so I’ll always think of my nephew Axel when I pick it up!

Are YOU a fan of capes?

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Les Mechantes & The White Cape

What’s better than a fabulous new cape? A white cape that goes with EVERYTHING.

I was browsing the Les Mechantes website for some new Winter goodies to add to my closet and this cape stopped me in my tracks. It’s the kind of piece that you can throw over any outfit – From a little black dress for a night out on the town to jeans and your favorite tee for a day of errands.

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White Cape – Les Mechantes

The Natural Clutch – Les Mechantes

Grey Top – T by Alexander Wang

Black Leggings – Nordstrom

Black Patent Leather Pumps – Giuseppe Zanotti

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Capes have the ability to evoke retro styling and old school glamour in an instant – Whether they’re more structured like this faux fur-trimmed version or more casual like the draped style pictured here.

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{Photography by KatwalkSF}

Black and white seemed like the best way to highlight the chic simplicity of this great cape. Cropped black leggings paired with my favorite comfy grey top from T by Alexander Wang, with the most classic accessory of all – A killer pair of patent leather pumps!

Ready to do a little 2015 shopping? Les Mechantes has generously offered my lovely readers a discount on their website – Type in “moicontrelavie” during checkout and you’ll get 15%!

Do YOU love a great cape as well?

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Cape Shopping

With my every waking moment consumed with daydreams about London Fashion Week I’ve got capes on the brain. I love the classic style and fun, flattering silhouette – It’s the perfect retro inspired topper for my trip. The hard part is going to be narrowing it down to the perfect one!

Here are my favorite picks so far…

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{L’Agence Faux Leather Capelet – On SALE at Neiman!}

This cropped capelet is classic with clean lines, but the faux leather material gives it a little something extra – It’s an eye-catching texture that will give a look the perfect finishing touch.

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{ROUTE des GARDEN Cape rom Yoox}

Part Little Red Riding Hood, part Belle from Beauty And The Beast – I just adore this lipstick red version. Tres chic!

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{Valentine Capelet from Humble Chic}

This is a very versatile piece – The neutral grey will go with anything from jeans to a little black dress, and the buttons & detailing give it a little oomph.

Also… Can we please talk about this cape dress? Valentino – J’adore!

What’s YOUR cape style?

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