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Trendy Mondays: Leopard Print

When I think of business casual separates I immediately envision Katherine Hepburn in a tweed suit or Lauren Bacall in tailored black & white pieces. I love those classic styles that bring to mind words like “sharp” and “timeless.”

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Leopard Print Blouse – Oky Coky via Trendy Mondays

Patent Leather Pumps – Giuseppe Zanotti

Venla Bag – Vaska via Trendy Mondays

Black Pants – Oky Coky via Trendy Mondays

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While high-waisted black slacks and a blouse unequivocally fall into the “business casual” category, there may be those who argue that leopard print isn’t the most work-appropriate of prints.

When it comes to prints and colors, I’m of the camp that virtually anything goes, it’s really the silhouette and cut of the piece that determine whether it should be saved for weekends.

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A traditional button-down blouse in a fun print or bold hue is fine for the office, just keep the rest of the outfit minimal. Save your eye-catching mixing & matching for after hours and pair your prints with solids and neutrals during work hours.

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

And the perfect way to finish off a chic separates look? A killer handbag bien sur! This Vaska number is everything that a girl needs in a day-to-day handbag – It’s versatile and effortlessly polished.

How do YOU like your leopard print?

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MCLV Style: Leopard Print

Layering and mixing & matching separates are two of my favorite sartorial past times during this time of the year.

And there’s no better chance to play with separates than a fun blogger gathering like the recent iFabbo Fashion & Beauty Blogger Conference right here in San Francisco.


Faux Leather Skater Skirt – Guess

Leopard Print Top – Ann Taylor

Coral Nightingale Satchel – Givenchy

Heels – JustFab


{Photography by Beth Animal Print – Pictured in all her stunning glory below!}


As you can see from this shot of Bethann and I, faux leather was all the rage at this fashion & beauty blogger gathering.


Some other fashion & beauty trends that you might have fun trying out this season?

Faux fur, plaid, tartan, brightly colored handbags, bold lips, layered jewelry, statement necklaces, lace & mesh, animal prints, fresh, minimal make-up, and ankle strap heels.

Do YOU like mixing separates this time of year? What’s your favorite combination right now?

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What’s Your Fashion Statement?

One of my favorite fashion & fashion blogging-related communities to be a part of is The Girls Inspired Group – It’s supportive, fun, and brings you in contact with so many talented bloggers and their fabulous sites. There seriously aren’t enough hours in the day for me to check out as many lovely blogs as I’d like to!

In addition to introducing all of us blogger to one another, the group is also inspiring us with fun spotlight topics for us to write posts about. This week’s topic is a great one so I felt like I needed to participate – GIG Spotlight #2 Fashion Tag: What’s Your Fashion Statement?

So here goes… I would describe my personal style as classic with a twist – I love basic black & chic, timeless pieces – But with a fun, eye-catching twist like the addition of statement jewelry or an on-trend accessory.


{Examples of my ever-evolving style – Caped Crusader, Lady of the Night & Striped Leopard}

My closets are filled to the brim with basics like perfect Little Black Dresses, trench coats, quality striped & polka-dotted pieces, chic blouses, classic pumps, great fitting jeans, season-less bags…


{See Real Girls Need Real Closets, Real Girls Need Real Closets – Accessories Edition, and Closet Organization for suggestions & recommendations for what basics you can try out!}

But I also do a seasonal refresher every few months in order to add new accessories, pieces in fun, on-trend colors & prints, and maybe collect a new bag. Or two. 🙂 This process definitely involves a trip to Zara & some online shopping at my favorite go-to stores.


{Some recent acquisitions that have made their way into my closet via the Paragon Outlets in Livermore, Zara, Forever 21, BCBG, Neiman Marcus & Bloomingdale’s}

So tell me, what’s YOUR fashion statement?

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MCLV Style: Striped Leopard

Mixing and matching patterned pieces can be such a creative exercise – Deciding what pieces go together, which prints would look good with which patterns, and putting the finishing touches on a look without going too over-the-top.

That’s my idea of a good time! 🙂


{You can shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Striped Midi Skirt – Aqua via Bloomingdale’s, Faux Fur & Leather Jacket – Ellen Tracy via Saks, Leopard Print Peep-Toe Booties – BCBGMaxAzria, Crocodile Tote – Furla, Bracelet – H&M, and Rings – Tiffany’s & JewelMint}


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


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

These peep-toe leopard print booties are a new acquisition. I was thrilled to discover that the Paragon Outlets in Livermore are not only close enough for a day-trip, they also feature outlets for Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Barneys NY.

It’s heaven in other words, so stay tuned for more of my fabulous finds from this great girls trip to Paragon!

What are you favorite prints or patterns to mix?

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Looks of the Week – Outwear Edition

Bold and dramatic outerwear is my current obsession – Whether you adore the classics or pieces with more a avant garde or boho vibe, you’ll love the fabulous examples below!


{Such a fabulous color – Bold & eye-catching. And I adore the belt!}


{Fabulous prints like these are a great way to go – This subtle black & white oversized coat is just the thing!}


{Drama Drama Drama – This Maison Martin Margiela coat is about as head-turning as they come. Are you brave enough to rock something like this?}


{A faux fur collar is a great way to spice up a coat – It adds a touch of sophistication and a fun twist that can make a coat totally “you.”}


{Animal prints can be a really fun print to try out – And finding a unique cut & silhouette like this one is a great way to go. Belting it? Makes it even more unique!}


{I love the unique style of this piece – The print, the fringe, the silhouette}

What’s your favorite style of outerwear? Do you have a favorite piece that you just can’t get enough of this season?

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