Summer Lips

One of the easiest, and cheapest, ways to update your look for a new season is with a bold new lip color. Without changing your outfit or anything else about your beauty routine, you instantly modernize your style.

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Classic:

Find your perfect share of red this season by trying blue or purple undertones. These shades are perfect for the daytime-to-nighttime transition since they look great with everything from a gingham sundress to a slink little black dress.

One of my favorite hues for Summer is M.A.C.’s All Fired Up or if you want a stain that will stay on ALL DAY try Lime Crime Red Velvet Velvetine Liquid Lipstick.

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Modern:

A coral-orange shade is great if you want to make a statement – It never fails to turn heads!

NYX Cosmetics’ Butter Gloss in Peach Cobbler is a good start with a peachy undertone that’ll suit most skin tones or go for an even more dramatic style with Maybelline Color Elixir Lip Color in Mandarin Rapture.

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Fun & Flirty:

A bright pink lip says I’m here to have some fun – Where’s my champagne? And when is that a bad thing…

Give Rimmel London’s Provocalips 16Hr Kissproof Lip Colour in Little Minx a try or Urban Decay Revolution High-Color Lip Gloss in Savage.

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Girl Next Door:

Give your natural hue a little boost for a juicy, sweet style that will work all Summer long from the beach to your favorite restaurant.

Bobbi Brown’s Sheer Lip Color in Shell is a delicate hue or Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon in Niagara Overlook.

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Au Naturale:

A nude lip is the perfect effortless-looking hue that’s especially beautiful when you’ve got your killer Summer tan going. The key is finding a natural looking shade that has a touch of color to avoid look like an extra from Six Feet Under.

Try Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Bare All or Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Dolce.

So tell me – What’s YOUR lip color love this season?

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MCLV Style: Faux Leather Style

I love color. I’m always drawn to the bright hues and bold prints when I’m shopping. I have outerwear, dresses, heels, and accessories in every color imaginable. And yet… On weekends I frequently default to head-to-toe black or, just maybe, branch out to black & white.

Why?

It’s easy to style and effortlessly chic.

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Faux Leather Pants – BCBGMAXAZRIA

Striped Tunic – MICHAEL Michael Kors

Black & White Handbag – Kate Spade via The Real Real

Snake Skin Heels – Boo Hoo

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My weekend uniform of late has been slim fitting pants or structured leggings, with an oversized tunic. These paneled faux leather pants from BCBG are a current favorite since they’re lined and really comfortable.

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

When you’re wearing basics like black & white, finishing your look is all about the accessories. My new Kate Spade bag from The Real Real perfectly played into the color scheme and my Marrin Costello for Les Mechantes lariat added just the right amount of shine.

What’s YOUR weekend uniform?

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Looks of the Week: Summer Colors

When I think of Summer fashion I immediately picture colors and prints. From bold color combinations to eye-catching prints, this Looks of the Week round-up is all about inspiring us with Summer colors so we’ll be a little brighter this season!

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{A fun romper is a great way to enjoy a hot Summer day. I adore this boho chic look – From the booties to the accessories to the printed playsuit, its perfection!}

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{A great dress is always my go-to during the Summer, even on breezy San Francisco days. I adore the colors, print, and silhouette of this beautiful frock!}

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{Having fun with colors and prints isn’t just for the ladies – Levitate Style shows us just how a gentleman can make a statement this Summer.}

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{Take your bright little Summer dress to the next level with on-point accessories like hats, sunglasses, and booties.}

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{Not ready for head-to-toe color? Try adding a boldly colored accessory like this fabulous red bag to get you started.}

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What’s YOUR go-to style for Summer?

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Blogger Confessions {XV}

This edition of the Blogger Confessions series is a special one. Today I’m confessing some funny factoids & pet peeves relating to my experiences with blogging and the always-bananas fashion industry.

I get more emails and social media comments addressed to “Moi” than my actual name – Which is Caity – Despite the fact that my name is written on every account and moi actually translates to “me” in French.

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Despite the fact that I work full time in finance, I would say that my true vocational title is Writer. Not only do I maintain this blog, I’m the fashion editor for Legally Vogue, do freelance writing for local magazines like GEV and Fashion Xchange, and I’m working on finishing my first novel.

I do virtually all of my writing and social media scheduling for the week on weekends. When I’m in town I spend Saturday and/or Sunday morning writing at my favorite café until I head home for a  run.

Since I began blogging four years ago – Wow, how the time flies – I’ve tried new apps and platforms that hit the scene, but I’ve always been loyal to the big four. You can find nearly daily updates from Moi Contre La Vie on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

While I’ve had the honor of working with some amazing international brands – Like Tiffany & Co., Banana Republic Factory, and Lorna Jane – I get even more excited to work with local, new, and up-and-coming designers, brands, and companies. Some of my favorite collaborations to date are with names that I’m sure will be on everyone’s tongues in a few years. Here are a few of my highlights:

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Do YOU have a blogging confession?

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Trendy Mondays Round-Up

Getting a chance to work with Bay Area based brands and stores and designers has been one of my favorite parts of becoming a blogger. And watching a friend create a business and find happiness and success in her venture never gets old.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the MCLV x Trendy Mondays lookbook as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you. I don’t know if I can narrow down my favorite looks from this shoot, they all have something that I love.

So here’s one shot of each look!

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Want to see the original posts? You can check them out at the links below for details & shopping information!

Which of these fun looks is YOUR favorite?

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