MCLV Style: Airport Fashion

When I’m traveling I have a standard uniform – The pieces may change slightly, but I have to confess that my airport fashion has been consistent for years.

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Leather Leggings – BCBGMAXAZRIA

Black Tunic – Les Mechantes

Antigona Satchel – Givenchy

Skull Print Scarf – Alexander Wang

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I want simple, easy to accessorize, and comfortable. That means leggings or stretchy slim-fitting pants with an oversized tunic. And I always keep a pashmina with me in order to avoid using airline blankets during a flight.

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{Photography by KatwalkSF}

These faux leather BCBGMAXAZRIA leggings are currently on repeat because they go with everything and are dangerously comfortable. They’re the perfect travel style paired with this Les Mechantes tunic and my favorite Alexander Wang skull print scarf.

What do YOU wear when you travel?

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MCLV Mange: Healthy Protein Snacks

One of my favorite quick & easy snacks are date balls. You can call them energy bites or protein balls, but the premise is simple – Blend dates to create a sticky paste and then add whatever ingredients you’d like.

Some of my favorite combinations are dates, nuts, chia seeds, and coconut.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Dates
  • 3/4 Cup Almonds, cashews, walnuts, or pecans {Really, any nut you’d like} or substitute 2-3 Tablespoons of powdered peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp Chia Seeds
  • 1-3 Tbsp Liquid {Like em sweet? Try maple syrup. Want to add some protein? Use hemp milk. Keeping it simple? Water!}

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Directions:

  • Blend dates & nuts in a food processor until they start to form a doughy ball
  • Add your additional ingredients – Shredded coconut, sesame seeds, ginger, raw cacao or carob, chia seeds, lemon zest, protein powder… The options are endless!
  • Add liquid a tablespoon at a time as, and if, needed. You want the dough to be sticky enough to stay together, without being wet.
  • Once desired consistency is achieved spoon the dough out and use your hands to roll into small balls.
  • Place in a bowl or Tupperware dish in the fridge or if you’re saving for later just pop them in the freezer.

The hardest part for me is not eating them all immediately…

Stay tuned for the next MCLV Mange installment and check out the previous posts from this series to see what you’ve missed so far:

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July Sartorial Round-Up

After a predominately black & white Spring my personal style seemed a touch more Summery during July. Keep scrolling for a few of my favorite sartorial moments from this past month – Color, prints, and a touch of drama!

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{Printed Shift Dresses made a comeback this month in a major way. And what better way to accessorize than with colorful, high impact pieces like my favorite Givenchy Pandora Crossbody Bag and cobalt blue tasseled sandals?}

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{Mod Styling is an easy way to spice up a basic silhouette – Try vintage or retro-inspired accessories like this Gucci mini bag or over-the-knee boots with your favorite dress.}

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{Sweet prints are the perfect way to ease into Summer. Even if Summer is half over! I love classic, flattering styles like this BCBGMAXAZRIA dress – Not only does it look good on any body type, but the style is easy to accessorize and perfect for day-to-night transitions. Go straight from the office to drinks with friends by just adding lipstick!}

What’s YOUR July style like?

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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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