MCLV Style: Cape

I adore outwear and dressing for Winter and Fall each year. And season-after-season I’m drawn to capes – I just love the silhouettes that they create and the effortless retro-meets-modern-chic vibe the evoke when you throw one on.

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Faux Fur Trimmed Capelet – Betsey Johnson

Black Cropped Jeans – Paige Denim

Black & White Box Clutch – Anthropologie {Similar here, here & here}

Red & Gold Heels – ShoeMint

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This flowy white cape from Les Mechantes has been a favorite the past few months – It’s the perfect piece to throw over a dress for an evening out in San Francisco. But this Betsey Johnson capelet has been a favorite since I bought it years ago.

Never goes out of style!

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{Photos by Lydia Hudgens Photography}

The perfect way to finish off this look was my fun new box clutch!

I love it when pieces in your wardrobe bring back amazing memories or remind you of something special, and this killer little bag was a birthday present from my best friend. I am the first to admit that I’m damn near impossible to shop for – If I want something, I buy it. Immediately. And yet, somehow she always manages to find me the perfect gift that brings a smile to my face.

The extra special part of this one is that my birthday is two months before her first baby was born so I’ll always think of my nephew Axel when I pick it up!

Are YOU a fan of capes?

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February In Review

I always have mixed feelings about February – On one hand it’s nice to start the year with a short month, on the other hand, it was a great month so I wish there was more of it!

Fashion:

From preparing for Valentine’s Day with Tiffany & Co.’s stunning new T collection to venturing to the freezing but always-fabulous Manhattan for New York Fashion Week, February was filled with fun style moments.

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{Trendy Mondays – Peacock Print}

Food:

Unfortunately what usually suffers when I have a hectic month are my eating habits – And February was no exception. Luckily, in this case, that meant loads of smoothies and protein bowls. Quick, easy nutrition that lets me keep going!

Hopefully March will offer more kitchen time though – I’m craving crackling cauliflower and delicious, healthy Indian food.

Fitness:

The past two months have marked a big transition for me in terms of fitness. I shifted from lifting weights 5 days a week to doing primarily body-weight workouts, 3 times a week, and supplementing that with running, Pilates, and yoga.

The weather in San Francisco has been gorgeous so I’m having trouble keeping myself inside, but if you’re gym-bound, be sure to check out my Gym Etiquette post and make sure you’re not making these mistakes!

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{Beginners Fitness}

Goals:

  1. Publish: I’m excited to take on the role of Fashion Editor for Legally Vogue – We’re relaunching the website, starting a monthly video chat, and planning a fun launch party for this Spring filled with local fashion designers. Stay tuned for details.
  2. Move: Catch me if you can! I went from no running for three years to 2-3 runs a week and I’m loving the shift. Not only is it great to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather, but I’m thrilled that my body is handling the transition to a higher-impact activity so well.
  3. Grateful: I may have spent February visiting New York and planning an island getaway for this Spring, but I couldn’t have appreciated San Francisco more. The views, the weather, the buildings, the restaurants, the people… I’m in love!
  4. Habits: Between my OCD-plan-ahead tendencies and my overly packed schedule I have a habit of clinging to my calendar like a lifeline. This month I made an effort to say yes to spontaneous outings and not stress about sticking to my To Do List on weekends. With excellent results! :)

How was YOUR February?

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Movie Fashion Inspiration: Atonement

For the first two installations of the Movie Fashion Inspiration series I shares some serious classic movie fashion porn. Charade is filled with custom-made Givenchy for Audrey and To Catch A Thief is a whirlwind of gowns, jewelry, and impeccably tailored suits.

After those two Old Hollywood masterpieces, I wanted to praise the costuming for a more modern movie. 2007’s Atonement was one of those movies that you watch with slack-jawed amazement. I kept thinking “this has to be the most beautiful scene,” but then the next scene would appear and I’d say the same thing again. The scenery, the costumes, the drama – It was a really breathtaking film.

The fashion was nearly as stunning as the backdrops and Keira Knightley’s green silk gown became an instant classic. Keep scrolling for some of my favorite looks from this cinematic dream.

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{Images from Movie Fashion Inspiration}

What’s YOUR movie fashion inspiration?

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Trendy Mondays: Printed Denim

Jeans aren’t something that you’ll find me in on a regular basis these days. I was a big denim wearer growing up – I actually lived in jeans and graphic tees during my tomboy phase – Which ended abruptly when I moved to Italy at the age of 21 and discovered lipstick, Chanel, and high heels.

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Jeans – Trendy Mondays

 Leather Jacket {Similar here, here & here}

Nude Wedge Booties {Similar here, here & here

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But I couldn’t help but fall in love with this great pair of printed jeans from Trendy Mondays. The subtle pattern is easy to play up, but still understated enough that you could pair them with a printed or boldly colored top.

I also really liked the unusual zipper detail which added a little something extra.

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

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During Spring and Summer I could see these paired with a flowy boho-inspired top and sandals but for the end of this San Francisco Winter a camel colored leather jacket and nude wedge booties were just what the fashionista ordered!

What’s YOUR stance on printed denim?

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Gym Etiquette

After the warm reception to my Salon Etiquette post I thought I’d take some reader requests on the topics of etiquette & appropriate behavior. The number one being – Gym Etiquette.

If you’re a regular gym go-er you’ve probably come face-to-face with some fairly horrifying things at one time or another. From bizarre locker room behavior to people who make you shake your head and roll your eyes.

[1.] Dress appropriately

I love a good croptop, but your gym attire should aim to be functional. I’m not saying you can’t look fabulous – I fully support finding stylish workout gear – But you shouldn’t be dressed for the club. Or the beach.

You should be dressed for the gym. Because you’re at the gym!

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[2.] Clean up after yourself

For the love of all that is holy re-rack your weights. Take your towel with you. Don’t leave mats and jump ropes all over the floor. Pretend you’re in kindergarten and are being graded on how well you tidy up your personal space.

[3.] Be aware of your surroundings

Whether you’re changing in the locker room, waiting in line for a cardio machine, or checking your phone while you walk out the door, be sure that you know what’s going on around you. Don’t walk through someone’s workout, don’t make people uncomfortable with your behavior, and don’t keep other people from completing their workouts because you’re not paying attention.

[4.] Share!

Space on the floor, machines, weights, lockers – What do these all have in common? They’re for everyone. That means you need to share them.

Every single time.

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[5.] Don’t disturb others

This is, without a doubt, my number one pet peeve at the gym. Carrying on NSFG conversations and listening to music out loud are two things you should never do at the gym. Ever.

Is your workout time the only chance you have to catch up with your bestie? That’s great, but take it outside for a walk instead of talking about your weekend one night stand, in detail, within earshot of 30 people. Why yes, I have had this happen to me at the gym.

{Images from Gym Motivation}

What’s YOUR biggest gym pet peeve?

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