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Maxi Skirts & Dresses

Maxi lengths are perfect for most of the year – Wear with sandals and a tank during the warm-weather months and add layers and boots for a great Fall style.

During the Summer I love maxi skirts and dresses for virtually all settings. Throw a boho inspired dress over your bathing suit on vacation, pair with killer heels and statement jewelry for a night out on the town, or add a basic tee & ballet flats for a great errand-running look.

Skirts:

Maxi Skirt Maxi Dress Sporty Stripes San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

Casual & sporty, this Ann Taylor striped skirt is perfect to throw in your bag for a weekend away. The ultimate daytime look, keep things casual with sandals and a simple white tee.

Maxi Skirt Maxi Dress Evening Nighttime San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

Looking for something to wear for nighttime? The deep, forest green hue and the sexy slit of this skirt give it a hearty dose of glamour. Try pairing it with an embellished tank or a statement collar.

Maxi Skirt Maxi Dress Evening Nighttime San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Black & White Lattice Print

This skirt is the perfect day-to-night piece. The fun, eye-catching print is versatile – Try adding a brightly colored t-shirt during the day and trading in your tee for a crop top when the sun goes down.

Dresses:

Maxi Skirt Maxi Dress Evening Nighttime San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Black & White Print High-Neck Wedding Guest Attire Wedding Season

This beautiful printed dress is a great choice for this season. In my mind this is the ultimate wedding guest dress – You could wear it for an outdoor daytime service with sandals and a colorful wrap and add a cropped black blazer and statement earrings for evening.

Maxi Skirt Maxi Dress Evening Nighttime San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Black & White Print High-Neck Wedding Guest Attire Wedding Season Tropical Print

This colorful printed version screams tropical vacation to me. From cocktails on the veranda to a lazy stroll along the beach, this dress will be your getaway staple.

Maxi Skirt Maxi Dress Evening Nighttime San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Black & White Print High-Neck Wedding Guest Attire Wedding Season Navy Halter

A casual jersey dress is always a staple for me this time of year – Mini, midi, or maxi! I love this soft Splendid dress, the silhouette is flattering and the neckline is fun and eye-catching.

Want some more tips for styling your maxi? Check out these posts – MCLV Style: Maxi and Looks of the Week: Maxi Dresses.

How do you wear YOUR maxi?

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Looks of the Week: Maxi Dresses

Maxi skirts and maxi dresses are one of my favorite styles for Summer. Not only are they fun to wear, they’re also exceptionally flattering and easy to style.

They’re versatile, flirty, and ideal for nearly every situation this time of year – From the beach or pool to dinner out on the town to picnics and fun family events.

Maxi Dress California Hippie Boho Chic Looks of the Week Floral Hippie Boho Feminine Maxi Skirt Summer Fashion Printed Maxi Dress Blue & White

{A printed dress is perfect for a hot Summer night – Neutral accessories like the ones above are the perfect way to bring out a fun color or print.}

Maxi Dress California Hippie Boho Chic Looks of the Week

{Boho chic never looked so good – A simple dress silhouette in a classic print, it’s the perfect Summer look regardless of what you have planned.}

Maxi Dress California Hippie Boho Chic Looks of the Week White Dress

{I adore everything about this look – So dreamy and ethereal. I’m mad about the embroidery.}

Maxi Dress California Hippie Boho Chic Looks of the Week Floral Hippie Boho Feminine Maxi Skirt Summer Fashion

{If you’re a romantic at heart than this is the look for you – Head to toe feminine and completely put-together.}

Maxi Dress California Hippie Boho Chic Looks of the Week Floral Hippie Boho Feminine Maxi Skirt Summer Fashion Neon Pleated Maxi Dress Edgy Leather Black Leather Bomber

{Want to add a little edge to a Summer look – Try bold, bright colors and edgy accessories like strappy heels or a black leather bomber.}

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Which of these looks is YOUR favorite?

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Looks of the Week – Inspiration Edition

Welcome back to another Looks of the Week post – And this week’s post is filled to the brim with fabulous fashion blogger looks. I love discovering great new blogs – via Lookbook.nu, IFB, affiliate links, etc – but I also like checking back in with some of my favorite “established” bloggers and some of the blogs that originally inspired me to start my own.

Wendy

{I’m in fulllll cape mode right now and that’s in part due to this chic, effortlessly stylish look that I fell in love with recently. Wendy Nguyen has the unique ability to make an outfit look fashion-forward but still accessible. Like looking at an advertisement for your favorite store – You love the picture and you know you can put together the look just but running into the store!}

NEW good yellow

{The killer color scheme, the fabulous seventies vibe, the ridiculously chic hat… I just can’t decide what I like best about this look from the always stylish Saucy Glossie.}

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{Give me a maxi and I’m a happy girl. Give me an effortlessly style & low-key look that features a maxi and I’m a really really happy girl! Thanks for the Winter inspiration Trop Rouge!}

{A chic day-to-night look that’s super stylish AND features flats is hard to come by. And as always, Cheyenne Meets Chanel makes it look oh-so-easy.}

{I love brocade and I love Peter Pan collars so I was thrilled with this look. I like that Viva Luxury mixed up the traditional black & white look by adding splashes of blue and bright pink.}

{The Glamourai’s Kelly Framel is someone who I always look to for fashion inspiration. Every single look that she puts together makes me sit up and take notice ,and this “basics” look is no different – Chic & stylish with clean lines and a pop of color. Perfection!}

New York City Fashion and Personal Style Blog: Knit beanie, oversized sunglasses, blue suit, mint pumps

{San Francisco to New York City blogger OnTheRacks is a great source of colorful, fun, edgy inspiration – She always mixes pieces in ways I wouldn’t think to, with fabulous results.}

{You can always count on Late Afternoon to put together a look that’s fun and eye-catching while still wearable and wholly “her.” I love love love this vintage gold skirt – The length, the color, the fabric – This is the PERFECT vintage find as far as I’m concerned.}

Chriselle

{Winter whites never looked so good! Leave it to LA-based The Chriselle Factor to put together a fabulous cream-colored look using pieces from different lines.}

GaryPepper

{If you’re ever in the mood for a sweet treat – Along the times of a dreamy, romatic look in a breathtaking setting – Than Gary Pepper is the place to go. Swoon.}

I hope that you get as much inspiration from these talented, creative, brilliant ladies as I do – Enjoy!

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MCLV Style: Vacation Maxi

Did you enjoy the first post from the new Styling 101 series that I posted on Tuesday? It was a lot of fun to style and photograph so I hope it got you in the mood for some yacht-chic gear for America’s Cup!

With this week – and Summer – on the verge of being over I thought today would be a good day for some sun worshipping fashion. So welcome to another MCLV Style post where we will be discussing vacations. Primarily because I refuse to let go of Summer.

{Peacock Print Maxi DressVictoria’s SecretGold Sandals – Forever 21, Sunglasses – Vintage, Clutch – BCBGeneration, Gold Leaf Necklace – Vintage, Bangles – Vintage, H&M & Zara}

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I wish that these shots had been taken on a tropical island somewhere with waves crashing nearby and umbrella drinks chilling just out of reach instead of in my “backyard.” I use sarcastic quote marks because I live in San Francisco. Land of small kitchens and no grass.  Le sigh. Clearly someone is in desperate need of a vacation, and luckily for this someone, I’m heading to New York City this weekend for the much anticipated IFBCON.

What do you like to wear when you’re on vacation? Obviously it depends on the destination, but nothing says tropical vacation to me more than a maxi, what about you?

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Looks of the Week

Happy Monday!

Wait – Is that an oxymoron?

Well anyway, here’s another exciting Looks of the Week post featuring some end-of-Summer looks as well as some outfits that will have you digging through your closet to find your Fall & Winter clothes. Enjoy!

I love the retro 70’s vibe of this look – From the floral blouse to the flared denim mini to the platform booties. Absolutely fabulous!

This is such a fun, well put together look. One of my favorite parts of this great mix n’ match look is the fact that she paired her skirt & blouse combo with tennis shoes rather than heels. It’s funky and original – J’Adore!

A tunic and jeans are anything but boring when The Glamourai gets ahold of them! This look is all about great fitting, flattering pieces mixed with high-impact accessories. That clutch, that necklace, those glasses – Killer!

Cute cute cute. I love that this plays on the menswear trend but is still feminine and totally unique.

KILLER! I love love love this look. From the chic black & white color scheme to the skirt’s silhouette to the fabulous IMUSTHAVE studded Celine ankle boots.

Both of these looks are killer! I love these Victoria Beckham inspired styles on Kate – Utterly chic and utterly flattering.

One thing that I truly admire is when a woman can make a menswear piece really work and look feminine and stylish. This sleeveless pocket vest is anything but a shapeless “stolen from the boys” piece, it suits her perfectly and was paired with a great pair of cropped purple trousers and fabulous accessories.

While I love a great retro dress, the accessories here really caught my attention. That bag is fabulous and I love the double cuff, such a great look if you can pull it off (and not look like Superwoman!) And my favorite piece? That vintage-style gold & pearl ring. J’adore!

One of the things that I appreciate most about Shea from Cheyenne Meets Chanel is that she really sticks to her style. All of the looks that she posts shine with her California hippie, boho girl, flower child roots. This is a beautiful example, she really shines in this flowy, Summery maxi dress.

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Which look is your favorite? Are you still in full-blown Summer mode wearing skirts, shorts, and dresses, or have you started to work Fall items into your looks?

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