MCLV Style: Mod Minute

Shift dresses are one of my go-to pieces year-around. They’re easy to wear, flattering, and a breeze to style. And this mod-inspired plaid cutie with a zippered waist is one of my favorites.

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Plaid Shift Dress – Zara {Similar here, here & here}

Vintage Bag – Gucci {For sale in my Poshmark closet here}

Over The Knee Boots – Vince Camuto

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This dress looks great with flats but was made for these Vince Camuto over-the-knee boots. I mean, how can you resist an outfit that immediately makes you look like a 60’s go-go dancer?

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{Photography by KatwalkSF}

The perfect final touch was this fun little monogrammed vintage Gucci bag. It adds come much-needed contrast to the dark look and I love how the red stripe gives it a little extra pop of color.

What’s YOUR favorite style dress for Summer?

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June In Review

I hit a huge milestone this June at my office and while it was a bit overwhelming to think about, it also brought up some great questions and forced me to really think about what I hope to achieve in the future. I felt very lucky that it happened in June as well since it was the halfway point in 2015 – So I have 6 months to work on my goals for this year.

Fashion:

I transitioned from being a redhead to a blond this month and for some reason I haven’t been able to stop wearing black and white ever since. Lots of faux leather and stripes and capes, mais bien sur.

Be sure to check out my June Sartorial Round-Up to see all of these looks from this month!

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{Faux Leather Style}

Food:

Healthy breakfasts were a big part of my month – Shifting from intermittent fasting to eating breakfast has been a challenge but I’ve really enjoyed trying new recipes and old favorites like protein smoothie bowls.

If you’re not keeping up with the MCLV kitchen on Instagram be sure to head over and take a look!

Fitness:

My love of black & white bled into my workouts this month when I fell in love with these Nike Free shoes and started putting together monochrome running looks.

You can also check out of some of my favorite gym and workout goodies in last week’s What I Love Wednesday: Gym Edition.

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{Running Style}

Goals:

  1. Publish: In addition to contributing to GEV and Fashion Xchange‘s Summer Issues this month, I also gave my personal writing some much-needed attention.
  2. Move: Despite a minor foot injury June was a running-heavy month. I can’t get enough of my gorgeous city this time of year and can’t seem to stay inside!
  3. Grateful: I’ve been exploring new neighborhoods and trying new shops and restaurants this Summer and falling in love with San Francisco all over again. So grateful to live somewhere that I love this much!
  4. Habits: I decided to only give my attention to valuable opportunities and projects this month and I’ve felt much more focused since I stopped spreading myself too thin by taking on everything.

What’s going through YOUR mind now that 2015 is half over?

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Celebrating Americana

This Fourth of July is especially exciting this year with recent legislation in the United States making me even more thrilled to celebrate this amazing country.

When I hear the word “Americana” I envision red, white, and blue pieces, I picture flags and stripes, and I think of looks that are a little bit cowboy with a touch of hippie chic.

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Stars and stripes are a MUST. I’m a huge fan of star prints and fell head-over-heels for this ridiculously cute black & white star-spangled dressChicnova Star Print Dress.

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Red, white & blue for the win! Are you a fan? Check out these Tommy Hilfiger red polka dot pants or this adorable polka dot chambray shirt.

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You can’t put together the perfect boho chic look without killer footwear like these rust hued cowboy boots.

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Ready for some fun in the sun this 4th of July weekend? You’ll need the perfect accessories mais bien sur! Try these American flag print slip on flats or this fun fringed tote.

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Maxi madness! Celebrate this weekend by dancing around on the beach or by the camp fire in a chic white and blue printed maxi skirt.

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Be bold! Want to make an entrance over the holiday? Give this denim & leather American flag jacket from Free People.

{Images from Holidays Pinterest Board}

Happy 4th of July kiddies!

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June Sartorial Round-Up

June has come to an end so before heading into a fabulous and fashionable July, I wanted to take a moment to appreciate some of my favorite sartorial moments from June.

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{Faux Leather Jacket – Finding the perfect cropped jacket that you can throw over everything from jeans to a maxi dress is a serious milestone for any fashion lover. I’d been haunting my favorite local vintage shop looking for a distressed version when I inadvertently stumbled on this faux leather jacket at Express.

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{Cape Blazer – I’m a huge fan of capes. Throw one over any look and suddenly you’re channeling Grace Kelly. This Cape Blazer is an amazingly versatile piece, the structured silhouette really takes it up a notch. I fell head over heels when I saw it and wore it for at least a week straight.}

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{Moody Miss Havisham – My love affair with sheer floral kimonos continues! This shot makes me smile because I’m wearing layered jewelry from some of my favorite designers & boutiques.}

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{Boho Fashion: What I loved most about this look was the wide-brimmed fedora! I adore hats but rarely wear them – Mostly because my hair is always in a bun. So when I get a chance to wear one – I get pretty excited.}

Which of these June looks is YOUR favorite?

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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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{Images from Beauty Must Haves Pinterest Board}

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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