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MCLV Style | Classic Blouse

A classic blouse is a great piece to include in a well-rounded wardrobe. It’s versatile and can be easily dressed up or dressed down. In my mind, it’s the perfect day-to-night piece as well. A great blouse can effortlessly take you from the boardroom to cocktails with colleagues to an amazing dinner – All with an elegance and ladylike dash.

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Tech Prep Oxford Bow Blouse c/o Gant

Trench Coat – Rag & Bone

Black Jeans – Paige Denim

Black and White Heels – Calvin Klein

Sunglasses – Kate Spade New York

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{Photography by Garry Alexander}

Classic Blouse Gant All American San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger

When this gorgeous blouse arrived from GANT, I was debating how best to showcase the piece. I was leaning towards pairing it with a classic black pencil skirt and sharing a work-ready business casual look, when I realized that I actually wanted to wear it out that day. So I tossed the pencil skirt on the bed and pulled out my favorite black jeans and trench coat.

This is a great example of the type of style that I tend towards during my downtime. It’s put together, but it’s not overly trendy, colorful, or busy. I like classic pieces that I can wear in different ways, season after season. Both this blouse and trench coat are great examples of high-quality investment pieces that you can get years of wear out of instead of tossing them out after one year. {Check out my Why I Shop Vintage and Consignment blog post for more about my thoughts on disposable, fast-fashion.}

How would YOU style this blouse?

Note: This post was sponsored by GANT, however all opinions are my own.

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MCLV Style: Classic Timex Style

While I loved the rose gold Timex that I wore earlier this year, I think I might love this classic black and gold variety even more.

It’s just… Timeless.

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Metropolitan Watch c/o Timex

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Gucci Crossbody Bag – The Real Real

Fit and Flare Sweater Dress – Eliza J

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

Timex Trench Coat Ankle Boots Booties San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

The whole feel of the watch is quite delicate and a bit feminine, but not overtly so. The black band and gold hardware mean that it goes with anything so it’s wonderfully easy to style.

Since this little darling has arrived I’ve paired with slim jeans and a turtleneck for running errands and keeping busy on the weekends. I’ve worn it to the office, pairing it with my go-to shift shift dress and wedges. And I strapped it on to wear with my favorite little black day dress when I’m out having fun on weekends, as pictured here.

It really is the perfect classic piece that you can wear season after season with virtually any look.

How would YOU style this classic watch?

Note: This blog post was sponsored by Timex, however my opinions are my own.

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Classic Summer Style

What I love about fashion is that while there are always new and exciting trends to look forward to each season, there’s also always going to be a classic style to fall back on.

In the words of Yves Saint Laurent – “Fashions fade, but style is eternal.”

So, while it’s fun to play dress up and stick a toe in the trend pool, having a closet filled with wardrobe staples and classic pieces that you’ll wear for years, is how you create your lasting personal style.

Here are a few of my favorite classic Summer styles, pieces, and accessories.

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{If I had to choose the most enduring Summer fashion staple it would probably be stripes. Chic, flattering, and nautical-inspired, stripes just never go out of style.}

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{Bold colors and eye-catching prints will always be a staple. Paired together or worn apart, those are styles that you can safely stock up on.}

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{Retro-style sunglasses are a staple. From cat eyes silhouettes to round frames, these Jackie O inspired sunnies are the perfect way to protect your skin and punctuate your look.}

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{An oversized clutch is a great classic piece to have on hand. You can go for a timeless neutral or black style, or try something more flirty like a pastel shade.}

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{A timeless little white dress will always be in style. While the current trends may dictate the cut, fabric, and even embellishments, a classic white dress that suits and flatters your figure is definitely something to hold on to!}

What’s YOUR Summer style?

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Tiffany & Co: CT60 Retro

In case you’ve missed it – I’m a smitten kitten over the new Tiffany & Co CT60 timepiece collection. After showing off their menswear-inspired modern watch and a classic, timeless version – I’m thrilled to be back today to show off my personal favorite. Retro glamour at its finest!

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When I think of my first memory of a watch I immediately remember my mother’s daily piece – It had a small round face, delicate gold hardware, and a dark brown wristband.

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She wore it almost daily and it went with everything – From her office attire to her weekend wear. In my mind, that’s what a watch does – It becomes a part of you, an extension of your personal style that’s always with you.

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

I hope you enjoyed our trip through the Tiffany & Co CT60 watch collection!

Tell me – Are YOU a modern, a classic, or a retro kind of woman?

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Tiffany & Co: CT60 Classic

After sharing my excitement over the new Tiffany & Co CT60 timepiece collection, and showing off their fabulous menswear-inspired modern watch, I’m back today for the next installation from this innovative new collection.

A new kind of classic.

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Everything about this watch is classic – The timeless black band, the chic silver hardware, and the clean white face that goes with anything.

But since we’re talking about Tiffany & Co – This little baby has something extra as well.

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The face of the watch is sideways!

Rather than have the 12 and 6 meeting the band, this watch is shifted so that the 9 and 3 meet the band. What does this mean? It means that when you’re using your phone or your computer you don’t have to turn your wrist and stop working in order to check the time.

Raise your hand if you think this is as brilliant as I do!

Classic Modern Tiffany & Co Watches Jewelry Rings Bangles CT60 San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

I’ll be back next week to share our final look from the Tiffany & Co CT60 collection – And I’m sure that you’ll be just as smitten with this retro-inspired design as I am!

Can YOU see yourself in this modern classic?

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