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San Francisco Fashion: CCUOCO Crop Top

I’ve gotten some great feedback on the CCUOCO x MCLV Spring/Summer Lookbook so far and I’m excited to be back today sharing another fun look that we put together featuring a bold, but versatile piece.

Crop Top Couture Leather CCUOCO Candice Cuoco San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

Missed out on the previous CCUOCO x MCLV Spring/Summer Lookbook styles?

Check out the Daytime Leather Dress, Nighttime Leather Dress & Lace-Up Vest.

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Jeans – Jolt from Nordstrom

Heels – Fendi

Blouse – BCBGMaxAzria

Clutch – BCBGMaxAzria

Sunglasses – Tommy Hilfiger

Crop Top Couture Leather CCUOCO Candice Cuoco San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography & Make-Up by Klaudia Mayer}

The CCUOCO Spring/Summer 2014 collection includes a few different crop tops – From a halter to a fun lace-up version like the one pictured above. And crop tops are everywhere this time of year, but the question is, how do you make them street style appropriate?

Even if you have a killer bod and are comfortable showing it off, most daytime situations don’t call for that much exposed skin. By adding a simple blouse or tee under the crop top you can still put together a fun, eye-catching look, but the overall style is more day-to-day appropriate.

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Bonus photo – This is the fabulous designer herself in her signature black!

Would YOU wear a crop top during the day?

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San Francisco Fashion: CCUOCO Leather Dress Day-To-Night

The first post that I shared from the CCUOCO x MCLV Spring Lookbook was this killer leather dress that I styled with a sweet little bow blouse and vintage peep-toe booties. The perfect look for a day filled with meetings or after-work drinks.

Today we’re styling that same sleek leather dress for an evening outing. Because, let’s be honest, a fabulous new piece that seamlessly goes from day-to-night is always a winner!

San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Leather Dress Day-To-Night

Dress – CCUOCO

Heels – Nasty Gal

Blazer – BCBGMaxAzria

Clutch – BCBGMaxAzria

Necklace – BaubleBar

Bracelet – C.Wonder

San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Leather Dress Day-To-Night

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography & Make-Up by Klaudia Mayer}

San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Leather Dress Day-To-Night

Taking a look from day-to-night is ALL about accessories – You’d be amazed just how dramatic of a difference can be made with the addition of killer heels, statement jewelry, and bold colors.

In this instance we decided to stick with the classic black & white color scheme but added some visually interesting points with a leopard print clutch, gold & mesh booties & a metallic collar.

What’s YOUR favorite way to take a piece from day-to-night?

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Daytime & Nighttime Styling

You know what’s even better than a shiny new Monday after a relaxing weekend? A Monday when I get to share a really fun project with you all that features one of my go-to brands!


Drop Waist Dress – Banana Republic

Blazer – Banana Republic

Necklaces – BaubleBar

My closet and I have a long-standing relationship with Banana Republic so I was beside myself with excitment when Monogram asked me to be part of this fun Banana Republic Factory Store collaboration. Not only was the very first blazer that I ever bought from BR, but today I still wear their dresses and chic separates to the office. And to be honest, they’ve never let me down.

For Fall I completely fell in love with their retro-inspired pieces – From fabulous drop waist dresses like this teal one I’m wearing {c/o Banana Republic Factory Store} to mod tops and bold, fun accessories.


{Photography by Jennymay Villarete of J. Villarete Photography & Make-Up by Klaudia Mayer}

While I love the bold color and Great Gatsby silhouette of this dress, what I love most is its versatility. This is the perfect example of a piece that was made for both daytime & nighttime styling. During the day it looks great with a blazer and chunky necklaces, and it’s the perfect date night-dress with a statement jewelry and killer heels.

Stay tuned for more pictures of this fabulous dress and more details about this fun collaboration with BRFS & Monogram.

I’m also thrilled to announce that Banana Republic Factory is going to give my dear readers a much deserved treat – You’ll receive a killer 50% off Absolutely Everything, including new arrivals & clearance items, between 10/11 – 10/14. It’s a short window so hurry up & act now – Banana Republic Factory Store.

{Please note that this dress was provided c/o Banana Republic Factory Store}

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Styling 101: Day-to-Night

Welcome to the third installation of the Styling 101 series. If you’re interested in background on this series check out the initial post on America’s Cup inspired fashion {Styling 101 – American Girl} or the follow-up post with tips on nighttime glamour {Styling 101 – Rock n’ Roll Chic}.

Today is all about how to spice up a traditional, classic look – Like a printed pencil skirt and a simple black top – Which can easily go from the office to drinks at your favorite watering hole with the addition of some chic pieces and maybe a change of shoes.


{Jewelry: Florenza Lotus Pendant Necklace 1960s, Monet Rope Bracelet 1970s, Triple Strand Chunky Chain Necklace 1980s & Joel Powell Faux Pearl Oval Link Bracelet 1970s}


{You can shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Peplum Top – Zara, Safari Pencil Skirt – Forever 21, Vintage Inspired Belt – BCBG, Ankle Strap Heels – Fendi via Barneys New York & Sunglasses – Christian Dior}

{You can also see this outfit on Lookbook.nu & Pose}

Check out more outtakes from this shoot here – just log into Facebook to view

This is the sort of styling that I do all week-long, whether you’re meeting friends for dinner after working, heading straight from the office to drinks, or attending an impromptu event and don’t have time to run home first. By adding some killer statement pieces – dramatic, eye-catching earrings, necklaces, cocktail rings, or bracelets – you can take your look from day-to-night. Stash some great vintage or costume jewelry in your purse, throw on some chic red lipstick, and keep a pair of kick ass stilettos in your desk – In case of an emergency! 🙂

While these gorgeous 60′s, 70′s & 80′s pieces are available you can shop for them on the Sasha Maks Vintage website.

Have you ever had to go straight from work to an event and wished that you had a way to spice up your suit or business casual attire? Follow these tips and you’ll be set next time! 🙂

Be sure to stay tuned for more exciting looks from the Styling 101 series in the coming weeks – From retro outfits with great hats & faux fur to traditional, classic outfits that’ll flatter anyone’s personal style.

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