MCLV Style: Adidas Fashion

Mixing and matching is a time-honored tradition in the fashion industry.

Think pajama-inspired silk oversized silk button-downs paired with boyfriend jeans for the weekend. Denim overalls reminiscent of your childhood uniform paired with crop tops and heels for a night out. Full A-line skirts pulled straight from a 50’s sitcom mixed with a sassy graphic tee and a bold statement necklace.

Fusing the unexpected is what trends are about. And finding the combination that works for YOU – For your body type, for your situation – Is what personal style is all about.

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Adidas Sweatshirt c/o JD Sports

Faux Leather Skater Skirt – Karen Kane

Tan Peep-Toe Mules – Steve Madden

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

Adidas Fashion Sportswear Activewear Sporty Style San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Blogger StreetStyle

So how does a classically inclined, dress-dedicated woman go about incorporating a sweatshirt into her daily look? First step – Find the right sweatshirt. This retro inspired number is just about perfect – I love the old school insignia emblazoned across the chest, and the color scheme couldn’t be more ideal for me – Black, white & red for the win.

Step two – Mix and match. I considered throwing this baby over a maxi dress but was really taken by the combination of a flirty faux leather skater skirt paired with the classic sweatshirt. It gave the look a fun, and very me, silhouette.

Thank you to UK-based activewear retailer JD Sports for sponsoring this post. They have a great online selection including all your favorite brands, even the Rita Ora for Adidas line that I’ll be sharing some killer leggings from next week!

How would YOU wear this Adidas sweatshirt?

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Fitness Friday: Strength Training

Last Friday I shared my first experience with San Francisco-via-Stockholm fitness app Vint. I’m thrilled to say that I’ve partnered with them for the month of July to bring you some experiences from the trenches!

The first class that I signed up for was Strength Training with Brandon. The usual space was out of commission so we met in a nearby park for a bodyweight and ring workout. There was one other guy there and we had a blast chatting and cracking each other up while Brandon tried his best to crush our spirits.

Kidding.

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Sort of.

One of the reasons I was so excited to give Vint a try is because I’m bored and plateauing with my usual workouts. This strength training session really pushed me. I was exhausted and already feeling sore when the hour came to an end and as I sit writing this, four days later, I’m still sore.

And it feels AMAZING.

When I put in the work, I want to feel it, you know? So tell me… When was the last time YOU were really sore from a workout?

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Italian Fashion Meets San Francisco Style

I was thrilled that I recently got a chance to meet Italian fashion blogger extraordinaire Elisabetta Bertolini. She was visiting in San Francisco so we grabbed an espresso before wandering around Union Square for a fun photo shoot with her adorable husband.

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 Black & White Printed Romper – Banana Republic

Antigona Satchel – Givenchy

Studded Ankle Boots – 

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It’s always fun to show people around this area of the city on their first trip because there are so many fun spots within walking distance.

And it was extra special since I got to work on my Italian a little. I lived in Rome during college and while I learned more about espresso than the Italian language that semester, it was fun to give it a try after so many years!

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Be sure to head over to her site and check out the full post – BLOG TOUR CALIFORNIA.

Do YOU like checking out styles from other countries?

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Hair Transformation: Khaleesi Platinum

I have a short attention span and I love changing things up – From my apartment decor to my hair color.

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 Multi Colored Printed Dress – BCBGMAXAZRIA

This latest hair transformation was a dramatic one though, even for me. So we decided to document it in a Hair Survival Guide of sorts.

Here are the basic stats:

3 – Appointments with Natalie Keklikian {Read her tips on Salon Etiquette here}

1 – Overnight hair mask a week

2 – Maximum shampoos a week

3 – The number of Khaleesi references I’ve gotten so far

6 – Inches we cut off on our last appointment to leave me with the healthiest hair possible

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

Curious how I’m keeping my newly platinum locks healthy despite all the treatments? Moisture, moisture, moisture. Check out my favorite products below!

I legitimately couldn’t live without any of these. The hair masks are so hydrating and I always add argan oil when my hair is wet. I use the Kevin Murphy purple set every other week and the Pureology Precious Oil line the other times.

Do YOU like big hair changes?

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MCLV Style: Printed Shift Dress

An easy, flattering dress is a simple weekend uniform for me when it’s nice out. I’d estimate that roughly 1/3 of the dresses hanging in my dress closet {Yes – You read that right} are colorful, printed shifts.

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Printed Shift Dress – Lilly Pulitzer

Blue Fringed Sandals – H&M {Similar here, here & here}

Green Pandora Cross Body Bag – Givenchy 

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So how do you pick your perfect throw-on-anytime-and-go dress?

For me it’s about a color or print that works with anything and coverage. My go-to dresses aren’t too short and always have sleeves. Throw a pashmina in my bag and a dress like this Lilly Pulitzer number is good to go almost year-round!

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{Photography by KatwalkSF}

In fact, this dress is such a uniform that I was already wearing it when Miss Kat texted to see if I wanted to shoot street style. I just threw on my new favorite Maybelline lip color and was out the door in a few minutes.

Head over to KatwalkSF and check out the pictures that I took of her that day – Off The Shoulder.

What’s YOUR Summer uniform?

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