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MCLV Style: High-Low Jacket

You can never have too many black jackets.

Well fine, I suppose that my deep and abiding love for outerwear may have influenced that statement somewhat. But despite that, in my opinion,聽like the ubiquitous little black dress, the little black jacket works for virtually any scenario.

It works for the just as well for the office, for playing, and for real life…

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Show Down High-Low Blazer c/o TOBI

Black T-Shirt Dress – GAP

Chainlink Handbag – Rebecca Minkoff

Lavender Heels – Karen Millen

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While I’m not a fan of mullet dresses, for me聽the silhouette聽of this jacket evokes a military or old-fashioned costume-like coat rather.

Or even the Britney Spears-style circus ringleader… 馃檪

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So what do you do when you love jackets but don’t want to just wear the same one over and over again? You find ones with a little something special.

Like, say, a high-low hemline.

The hemline is聽really what takes this piece to the next level – It gives the silhouette an eye-catching, dramatic quality that makes it different from the other black jackets in my closet.

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

The look above is a variation on my standard Fall look. It’s a combination of an easy-to-wear t-shirt dress paired with a jacket and bold accessories like a snakeskin handbag and boldly colored heels. Easy peasy and you’re out the door.

So tell me – What’s YOUR favorite hemline when it comes to outerwear? How do you feel about this high-low style?

{Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Tobi, but all opinions, of which I have many, are my own!}

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Winter White with A by Anubha

While I love bright colors and fun, bold prints – Sometimes there’s nothing more perfect than a minimal piece. Something paired down that allows your style to really shine through with accessories and extras.

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Coat – A by Anubha

Floral Dress – Prabal Gurung for Target {My favorite designer collaboration EVER!}

Oversized Mint Clutch – Gigi New York

Nude & White Heeled Sandals – Vince

Jackie O Sunglasses – Calvin Klein

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One of things that I especially loved about this coat was the amazing attention to detail. The aqua piping at the cuffs and collar were the perfect little addition and I loved how the buttonholes were so eye-catching. Such creative, unique ways to give the coat a little something extra to make it stand out in a sea of white offerings for the season.

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

And what better way to make this killer A by Anubha coat POP than by adding a flirty floral dress?

I ultimately chose this look because the fun聽mixing-and-matching of聽the pieces聽really appealed to me. While I wouldn’t traditionally think of neutral sandals as a Fall staple, I loved how these nude & white heels allowed the eye focus on the coat, while聽my favorite monogrammed Gigi New York clutch聽highlighted its chic detailing.

How do YOU like to wear your Winter White?

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Parisian Chic with A by Anubha

During San Francisco Fashion Week last September I met local San Francisco designer Anubha Srivastava. Her Fall 2013 collection of outerwear for A by Anubha was right up my alley – Classic, flattering pieces in bold, eye-catching colors. Bonus? The designer herself is one of those genuinely sweet people who is an absolute joy to work with.

After hitting it off during SFFW we decided to do a collaboration featuring Daytime and Nighttime Outerwear which is still one of my favorite shoots that I’ve gotten to do for MCLV.

Luckily for all of the outerwear lovers out there, A by Anubha is back with another Fall/Winter collection that you’ll be swooning over in no time. From Winter White to Parisian Chic, these coats are just the ticket for this season.

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Jacket – A by Anubha

Dark Wash Jeans – Paige Denim

Striped Tee – BCBGMaxAzria

Ankle Booties – Zara {Similar here, here & here}

Sunglasses – Boohoo

Parisian Chic Peplum Red Outerwear Jacket Coat A by Anubha San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

I love a good peplum and when I saw the subtle flair on this lipstick red jacket it was love at first sight. What better way to set off the color than a classic pair of dark wash Paige Denim聽jeans?

Parisian Chic Peplum Red Outerwear Jacket Coat A by Anubha San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

I may have titled this look Parisian Chic and done a聽bit of Bardot-channeling while I styled it, but there’s also a bit of an Italian flair to the look as well. I could picture this look just as easily sitting at a caf茅 on Piazza San Marco in Venice as I could strolling the聽Champs-脡lys茅es in Paris, shopping bags in hand.

What’s YOUR dream outerwear piece for Fall?

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Nighttime Outerwear: A by Anubha

After showing off my favorite Daytime Outerwear聽from San Francisco-based A by Anubha聽a few weeks ago I wanted to show you my favorite Nighttime Outerwear pieces from this same collection.

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Dress – Banana Republic

Sandals – Sam Edelman

Earrings聽– Max & Chloe

Necklace聽– JustFab {Similar here, here & here}

Two-Tone Heels – Franco Sarto

For nighttime I like to incorporate rich, bold colors that really make a statement. A high-impact coat can take a look to the next level whether you’re wearing jeans and a fun top or a chic little dress.

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These pieces in navy, oxblood, and deep olive-green all fulfill my love of statement pieces in an eye-catching hue. I love the different lengths and silhouettes too, they’re perfect for any look that you could put together for a night out on the town.

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{Photos by聽Jennymay聽Villarete of J. Villarete Photography}

You can find out more about the line and contact the designer here聽for prices & availability. And if you’ve already got your eye on your Spring wardrobe don’t fret, the beautiful Anubha is currently in India working hard on her next line so you’ll have the perfect cover-ups when聽 the weather warms up.

What’s YOUR outerwear style this Winter?

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Links You’ll Love

Fashion:

GalaDarling

My Spring cleaning urges are clearly starting to kick in early this year – Check out Gala Darling’s Blog On, Babe: Get Organized! for some great ideas for organizing your work – Whether you’re a blogger, a writer, or any other creative type.

Did you enjoy my recent organizational tips & recommendations for closet cleaning {Closet Organization}? If so you’ll love these suggestions from Apartment Therapy – Get Sorted: 5 Functional Shoe Organizers.

I’m in an outerwear state of mind these days – Between San Francisco being colder than I can ever remember and a trip to New York City scheduled for two weeks – I’m determined to find the perfect coat. Stylish but warm. Leave it to Olivia Palermo to have all the answers to our statement coat questions –聽How To Rock: The Coat.

BradGoreski

It’s just about time to start daydreaming聽thinking about planning your Spring vacation. So why not take some advice from stylist-to-the-stars Brad Goreski – How To Travel In Style.

In the market for a new lipstick? Get the right one with Cupcakes & Cashmere’s Lipstick Guide to help you through the process!

Health & Fitness:

You know that coconut oil is good for you and I’ve shared some tasty ways to get coconut into your diet, but have you tried using it in your beauty routine? Glitter Guide has the scoop in their piece聽10 Ways To Add Coconut Oil To Your Beauty. Routine

ChoosingRaw

Whether you’re gluten-intolerant, following a paleo/primal diet, or just interested in eating a healthier diet kelp noodles are a great new food to try out, you should read Choosing Raw’s Kelp Noodle 101: How to Prepare and Serve Kelp Noodles.

I’m always interested in learning how my nutrition affects my health & how my body feels, and clearly I’m not聽the only one. Check out Purely Twins’s聽–聽Day 18聽 interesting reads about fructose malabsorption &聽hormonal acne.

Bones

As we grow up we need to pay attention not only to our overall health, but to our bone health at all. You may think that eating a calcium rich diet or taking supplements is all you need to do, but staying educated and aware is what you really need – Best Foods For Your Bones.

If you’re interested in strengthening your thighs than FitSugar has the answers in their Inner Thigh Exercises post – Work it!

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