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MCLV Style | Peter Pan Booties

Since I (finally) gave up heels in favor of being able to walk without excruciating pain {You can read the story here – The Painful Truth About High Heels} I’ve been on a seemingly full-time mission to find cute, flattering, versatile flat shoes.

You know the ones I mean.

A pair that you wear to work or out for dinner, and can – GASP – Actually walk in.

You can check out my Fall Footwear blog post for some of my picks for this season. Hands down, my two favorites are the Vince Camuto Karita Leather Block Heel Over The Knee Boots and Unisa Adivan Over The Knee Boots from DSW.

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Booties – Costume National

Metropolitan Watch c/o Timex

Gucci Crossbody Bag – The Real Real

Fit and Flare Sweater Dress – Eliza J

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

Peter Pan Booties Ankle Boots Trend Coat San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style Streetstyle

So when I saw these flat Peter Pan Booties on The Real Real website, I was thrilled. They have that delicate, feminine silhouette to them that makes them look great with dresses as well as slim-cut pants. They even look great with tights!

Plus they’re flat with a thick sole, which means that they’re comfortable for walking around the city in this time of year.

Sadly, this specific pair is sold out, but here are some similar styles:

What’s YOUR perfect boot?

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MCLV Style: Modern Feminine

My personal style – Which I’ve long described as “Classic with a twist” – Has been evolving since I fell in love with fashion during my time living in Rome. I like feminine pieces and classic silhouettes, but with a modern twist. I’ve never been a slave to trends, but I like being aware of what’s popular and seeing how various things suit me.

Plus – It’s always fun to try on a new sartorial personality!

And while I would say that my style is fairly feminine, I tend to shy away from overtly feminine “girly” looks and flourishes. Giant bows, ruffles, the color pink…

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Talia Double-Breasted Coat – BCBGMAXAZRIA

Black Dress – Burberry Brit

Metallic Ankle Strap Heels – BCBGeneration

Vintage Black Handbag – YSL {Similar here, here & here}

Layered Gold Necklace – Banana Republic

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{Photos by Lydia Hudgens Photography}

Modern Feminine Black-on-Black Vintage YSL Handbag Yves Saint Laurent San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style BCBGMAXAZRIA Ruffle hemmed coat

But – Despite those proclivities – This coat called out to me during my last foray into the BCBG on Union Square. I’ve been in the market for a new basic black coat and saw this one in white in the window of the shop. Their sales are KILLER so I popped in, and it’s all history.

I love that it adds a fun, feminine twist, without being too eye-catching. I tried it on in white, which was beautiful, but I thought the ruffles were a bit overwhelming.

I’ve dubbed this style modern feminine – It’s still a classically feminine look, but rendered in a contemporary way that makes it timeless.

How do YOU feel about this modern take on the ruffle?

 

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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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Tiffany & Co: CT60 Modern

The first stop on the Tiffany & Co CT60 odyssey – Modern.

This classic menswear-inspired piece is getting a decidedly feminine update in the new CT60 collection.

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The bold, cobalt blue face and the timeless silver band are modern and versatile. Wear this as a stand-alone statement piece, no other jewelry needed – Think perfectly fitted jeans and a classic mens white button-down shirt.

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Or you can play up your feminine side by layering rings and bracelets with this watch to create a versatile, eye-catching style that will pair perfectly with a little black dress for a night out on the town or with a sheath for a meeting-filled day at the office.

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

The next up on our voyage through Tiffany & Co’s CT60 collection is going to be a classic that you’ll love. Be sure to stay tuned!

Is modern YOUR style?

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