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MCLV Style: Longline Vest

In case you missed it – BCBG is closing all of its stores. I happened upon this little development while wandering through Union Square. I saw a 40%-60% sale sign in the window and left an hour later with six dresses and this vest.

BCBG dresses are my favorite and I’m devastated to lose that shop on Union Square. But luckily their goodies will still be available online and in department stores!

While I made a beeline for the dresses, knowing what I like and what works for me, I got derailed by this vest. More specifically, the lady helping me with the dressing room was wearing it in black and pointed out the camel version while we were trekking across the shop.

Love at first sight!

Camel Sleeveless Vest Longline Stripes San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style Timex BCBGMaxAzria

Camel London Long Seamed Vest – BCBGMaxazria

Black & White Striped Tee – Alexander Wang via The Real Real

Black Skinny Jeans – Jolt by Nordstrom

Rose Gold Watch c/o Timex

Camel Sleeveless Vest Longline Stripes San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style Timex BCBGMaxAzria

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

Camel Sleeveless Vest Longline Stripes San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style Timex BCBGMaxAzria

I loved the black version, but since most of my Spring clothes are lighter hues or prints, I thought this camel one would be more versatile for the season between coats and short sleeves.

What really struck me about this style is the versatility. Working with interesting silhouettes and lengths are both great ways to mix up your wardrobe. Add a longline vest over a dress and pumps for a modern take on a classic style or give your skinny jeans and striped tee a little oomph like I did here.

Do YOU have a longline vest in your wardrobe? What’s your favorite way to style it?

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MCLV Style: Waistcoat

I fell in love with waistcoats this season and after seeing this fabulous look from 5 Inch And Up I knew I needed to give this trend a try.


{You can shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Waistcoat – Asos, Leggings – BCBG, Heels – Franco Sarto, Blazer – Aqua, Scarf – Topshop & Bag – Dooney & Burke}


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


{Photographs by Lydia Hudgens}

With San Francisco in the midst of its usual cool Summer I decided a layering look would be the best way to showcase my new oversized vest. Seriously, is there anything that a perfectly tailored blazer can’t do?

Do you like the waistcoat trend? Would you try it out for Fall?

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Accessories of the Week

Let’s spice things up today and rather than our usual Looks of the Week post, let’s try out something a little different. Here are some gorgeous shots of jewelry, bags, hats, shoes, and other glorious accessories to lust after.

Rock n’ roll goddess! This is such a ‘reach out & touch it’ texture fest – The crocheted top, the studded leather collar, and that phenomenal silver & gold necklace.

This safety-pin bag is pretty much the cutest thing I’ve seen lately. It’s an adorable piece to add to a basic black & white outfit like The Glamourai so expertly did.

Wow. She’s taking the splash of color trend to a whole new level – Can you imagine anything more mouth-watering than that gorgeous cherry red Celine bag? Want!

How adorable are there H&M earrings from Style Scrapbook? They’d be great at night or even during the day!

Alexander Wang. Nuff said!

A great pair of flats are a must have. What’s your perfect pair? I love ones like this DVF pair that have a little something special to make them unique.

I love classic and I love feminine, but I also love dramatic and avant garde. How fabulous is this ring?

This cuff is to DIE for. Leave it to Hermes!

Colorful. Fun. Irreverent. All words I like to use to describe accessories!


LOVE. Want it all.

These are so cute! A great neutral sandal that you can wear with virtually anything.

Holy high fashion Batman! Not only do I adore her black & gold jewelry, I’ve been dreaming of this Givenchy handbag for MONTHS. This is actually the gift that I’m planning to get myself for the big 3-0! 🙂

Doesn’t matter if you’re male or female, everyone loves arm candy!

A nude heel doesn’t have to be boring. Finding a great pair of pumps with interesting and one-of-a-kind detailing is the way to go!

Tres chic! Not sure about mixing gold & silver jewelry? Wendy makes it work.

Just stunning. I absolutely adore David Yurman, and the campaigns, and these are three fabulous examples of his chic, fun, timeless jewelry.

Audrey from Be Frassy always has killer accessories and these are no exception. I adore the classic black mixed with chic punk-inspired spikes.

If you’re not sure what basics you should have check out FabSugar’s Jewelry Every Woman Should Own – The 10 Pieces of Jewelry You’ll Need in Life and MCLV’s Real Women Need Real Closets & Real Women Need Real Closets – Accessories Edition.

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How fabulous are these pieces? I want them ALL. What are your favorite accessories above?

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