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Looks of the Week: New York Street Style

After sharing some of my favorite Italian Fashion Bloggers earlier this year I wanted to introduce you to the ladies that I follow state-side. Here are a few, of the many, New York based street style stars that I adore!

Street Syle New York City Fashion Blogger StreetStyle Atlantic Pacific

{If you’re in the mood for polished looks, feminine details, and classic, timeless styling, look no further than Atlantic-Pacific.}

Street Syle New York City Fashion Blogger StreetStyle On The Racks

{The fabulous Laura of On The Racks may have gotten her start here in SF, but she’s embraced the challenge of New York City Girl with a flourish.}

Street Syle New York City Fashion Blogger StreetStyle London Street Style The Fashion Guitar

{London-to-NYC transplant The Fashion Guitar has taken to the streets of the Big Apple with great panache – As evidenced by her devotion to killer outerwear!}

Street Syle New York City Fashion Blogger StreetStyle Brooklyn Blonde

{Pairing polished neutrals with classic, high-fashion accessories is one of Brooklyn Blonde’s many styling talents.}

Street Syle New York City Fashion Blogger StreetStyle We Wore What

{One of the things that Miss Danielle of We Wore What does especially well is take great basics and give them a wonderful twist with her own person fashion personality.}

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Are YOU a fan of New York street style as well?

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Studio 15: Cocktail Dressing

The cocktail dress is a year-around staple for parties and events. From flirty little minis to elegant long-sleeved midi lengths – There’s the perfect style for any occasion and any weather.

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Dresses – Studio 15

Heels – Charles David

Bracelets – BCBGMaxAzria

Sunglasses – Calvin Klein

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There are little black dresses, and there are little black dresses.

These are the latter.

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{Photography by Simon Dawes}

It’s all about the details. Anyone can wear black, but a dress with lace, holographic insets, cut-outs, and a fabulous, flattering silhouette is what takes your style to a whole new level.

How do YOU like your cocktail dresses?

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MCLV Style: Plaid Pants

I recently completed my Fall mecca to New York – There’s something about this time of year that I just can’t get enough of back East. The crisp mornings that are perfect for layers and wandering through the village with a cup of coffee day dreaming about living in the vine-covered buildings.

I may have only been on the ground for 36 hours, but it was definitely worth the trip to spend the weekend with the fabulous teams behind Style Lend and Studio 15 NYC.

Plaid Pants New York City Street Style San Francisco Fashion Blogger StreetStyle

Faux Fur Vest – Trouvé from Nordstrom

Black & White Plaid Pants – StyleStalker

Black Lace-Up Wedges – Steve Madden

Black Tunic – Asos

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This Trouvé Faux Fur Sleeveless Topper is my favorite new acquisition from a productive recent trip to Nordstrom. It’s perfect for layering this time of year since its not cold enough for thick overcoats here in San Francisco. Can’t. Stop. Wearing. It.

Plaid Pants New York City Street Style San Francisco Fashion Blogger StreetStyle

{Photography by Studio 15 NYC}

I’m a fan of plaid in any iteration this time of year – From outerwear to accessories to dresses. When I saw these StyleStalker black & white pants online I knew they’d be perfect for this time of year.

Are YOU a fan of plaid?

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Travel Time: NYC & IFBCON

At the beginning of last September I headed to sweltering New York City to attend my first IFB Conference and Fashion’s Night Out – The conference was such an amazing experience that I’ve decided to further my fashion blogger education with another once-in-a-lifetime trip back East.

{You can read about my trip & enjoy some fabulous Summer fashion from September here:  IFBCON PreparationIFBCON – Trends, Styles & Inspiration, MCLV Style: New York City, MCLV Style: IFBCON Day One, MCLV Style: IFBCON Day Two, and New York Fashion Diary}

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As with my trip in September a huge part of the fun – And the stress – Is deciding what to bring for the trip. Not only is New York City a fashion capital whose streets beg for killer footwear & fun, one-of-a-kind looks, the conference is also a chance to meet inspirational people within the industry and connect with other fashion bloggers – Some of whom may have been instrumental in you decision to start a blog in the first place.

Nerve-wracking.

I was right on the edge of beginning to panic when I read this amazing article from Hilary Rushford at Dean Street Society about similar anxieties & a solution to her own fashion crisis prior to attending the Alt Summit Conference in Salt Lake City – Why I’m Not Going To Win Best Dressed at Alt Summit. After reading it – And quickly becoming enthralled by her blog – I realized that she’s one of the speakers at IFBCON this week. How serendipitous!

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With Hilary’s permission to not win best dressed I decided that I needed a better way to approach the packing conundrum. Ultimately I know that for me picking out each piece & styling it in advance is the best way to go – That way I can relax and enjoy myself once I arrive. The other thing that I love is getting inspired by fashion magazines, other bloggers, and all the beautiful pictures I can find online.

Enter Pinterest. 🙂

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The other thing that’s fun when you’re packing is to get inspired by the professionals. And by professionals I mean the fabulous fashion set who have been gracing New York Fashion Week {or IFBCON} with their presence for years – Jetset Style Guide – NYFW February 2013 from Hitha On The Go, Fashion Week Beauty Essentials from Late Afternoon, {What to Wear} To A Fashion Blogging Conference from Beautify My Life, 8 Looks Inspiring Our NYFW Wardrobe from Glittery Guide, and of course Bigger, Better, Bolder: What To Bring To IFB Con from IFB.

Have you ever gotten stressed out by the notion of getting packed for a trip? How did you calm yourself done & get yourself packed?

Be sure to follow my New York City adventures on these platforms for pictures & updates:

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Links You’ll Love

Fashion:

If you adored the leather-sleeved trench coat that Saucy Glossie sported in New York City last week {see Looks of the Weekthan I have juuust the article for you – Shop The Look: Trenches Flirting With Leather!

What’s better way to enjoy your Fall clothes & accessories than with clean, well-organized, swoon-worthy closets? Seasonal Shift: Inspiring & Attainable Organized Coat Closets

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While the House of Valentino is known for their showstopping awards season gowns and lipstick red dresses, it’s also known for sending sweet, girly frocks down the runway that leave many a girl sighing with desire – Fairy Tales & Fantasies.

Checking out pictures of street style and every day fashion from a city is a great way to familiarize yourself with the local styles as well as decide what you’re interested in adding to your closet for the upcoming season. Check out the latest installment of 4 Cities, 4 Looks, 4 Climates: Fall Edition from StyleList and learn everything you need to know about New York City fashion.

No matter what kind of shoes you’re in the market for this Fall there are some fun, flashy choices out there, so why not give metal toe caps a chance? Onto My Wardrobe’s Metal Cap Toe.

Health & Fitness:

One of the great things about Fall is that the stores fill up with delicious new produce, but don’t be intimidated by trying to cook something new, there are ways to learn! If you want to tackle a new type of squash check out Eat, Live, Run’s Perfect Roasted Acorn Squash.

Another amazing squash that you should get your hands on this Fall is the spaghetti squash. Now sure where to start? Peas And Thank You has the answer with her Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai!

Sometimes what you NEED is comfort food. And nothing else will do. So why not try a healthier version of your favorite calorie-laden dish and see that you can satisfy those needs with something a little more nutrition? 5 Comfort Food Makeovers from Ellie Krieger

Did Friday’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show post get you in the mood to sweat it out at the gym? Me too. So why not take some training advice from one of the gentlemen who helps the stunning Alessandra Ambrosio prepare for this fabulous runway show each year? Victoria’s Secret Workout: Runway Legs With Trainer Justin Gelband

Getting enough and the right kind of energy is important to fuel a great workout. Not only what you eat, but when you eat it are things to consider in advance – How to fuel for your workout properly and pre-workout superfood energy bites!

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