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MCLV Style: Stripes + Cheetah

Let’s talk about mixing and matching. This Spring tradition is all about creating a unique, fun, eye-catching look. When I’m pairing separates it’s all about expressing who I am that day.

Feeling dramatic? Let’s try jewel tones and moody florals. Feeling romantic? Pastels, sweet polka dots, and neutrals are just the thing. Feeling feisty? Let’s mix some unexpected prints!

Stripes Cheetah Mixing & Matching San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Spring Fashion

Striped Blazer – Boohoo Official

Maxi Tunic – Free People

Cheetah Booties – BCBGMAXAZRIA

Cropped Dark Wash Jeans – Paige Denim

Stripes Cheetah Mixing & Matching San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Spring Fashion

This striped boyfriend blazer is one of my favorite Spring pieces – It manages to go with everything. I recently wore it over a black Banana Republic fit and flare dress and red Madden Girl heels – But I love it just as much with my favorite Paige Denim jeans!

Stripes Cheetah Mixing & Matching San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Spring Fashion

{Photography by KatwalkSF}

And what better contrast for classic black and white stripes than eye-catching over-the-top peep-toe cheetah print booties?

What prints do YOU love to mix?

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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: 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}


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

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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MCLV Style: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright

Okay fine, this top is actually adorned with leopard heads not tigers, but once I got that William Blake poem in my head I was determined to use the line as a post title. My deepest apologies for the  fuzzy animal inaccuracy. 🙂

{You can shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Leopard Head TopAsos.comSlim Corduroy Pants – Paige Denim via Bloomingdale’s, Tan Peep-Toe Sandals – Madden-Girl via Nordstrom,  Zippered SatchelOASAPLarge Le Pliage Bag – Longchamp via Saks Fifth Avenue, Retro Gold Watch – Vintage, Geometric Gold Bracelet – BCBG Max Azria, Swarovski Crystal Ring – Gift, Spiked Necklace – H&M & SunglassesOscar de la Renta}

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

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

I put this look together for last Saturday’s walk down to SOMA for a photo shoot for an upcoming holiday collaboration with Sasha Maks Vintage and Mystery Mister, and that Longchamp bag I’m carrying was completely filled with shoes, handbags, and other accessories for the shoot. Stay tuned for pictures!

Are you a fan of of the animal print & animal head pieces that are all over the streets and in magazines for the Fall 2012/Winter 2013 seasons?

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Looks of the Week: Pants Edition

This Looks of the Week post is going to be all about PANTS. As you’re stocking up your wardrobe for Fall you’re going to be seeing lots of pants in stores – Every variety you can imagine, from faux leather and brilliantly colored brocades to plaids, stripes, and collegiate tweeds. So before you find yourself standing in front of racks and racks of pants feeling overwhelmed, why not spend some quality time getting inspired by how other fashionable ladies are wearing theirs this season?

Embellished or studded pants are a fun style for weekends. You can go full-on rock n’ roll or you can keep things polished with a trench and classic white button down like in this shot. The look is chic and timeless, but still has an edge.

Holiday sweaters don’t have to be tacky – They can just as easily be the kind of cute pieces that you look forward to wearing all year! This oversized reindeer sweater paired with black leggings and cute flat booties is the perfect look for the holiday season. Festive but oh-so-cute.

If you’re brave enough for a bold animal print than this is the look for you. Take a tip from Lysana, she keeps the look from being over-the-top with minimal chunky gold accessories, a basic black sweater, and cute flat boots.

If you’re thinking about what styles of pants are work-appropriate this shot is a great example of how to make a slim pair of pants fit that bill. Her killer styling keeps the look fun, but still formal enough for a business casual office. The over-the-shoulder bag and similarly colored knee-high boots are the perfect accessories while the chic tweed blazer from H&M tops the look off perfectly.

Plaid shirts aren’t just for trips to the cabin anymore, with seriously cute versions available now you can pair one with virtually any bottoms for a chic, stylish weekend look. This look is spiced up all the more with lacy Dolce & Gabbana ankle boots and a killer Proenza Schouler handbag.

They may say “No White After Labor Day” but this amazing white-pants look will change your mind in a heartbeat. The mixture of prints, colors, and textures makes this look fun and interesting – Chambray polka dot blouse, leopard print heels, a red knit sweater, and white denim all come together to make the perfect look.

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Are you inspired to try a new pair of pants now that you’ve gotten a chance to check out these fun looks? What is the first style, fabric, or silhouette pant that you’d like to try for Fall 2012?

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