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}

Denim Printed Jeans Trendy Monday Spanish Fashion San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

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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MCLV Style: NYFW

I’m going to preface this post by tell you that the word “cold” doesn’t even begin to capture the essence of the temperature while I was in New York last weekend.

Frigid.

Numbing.

Glacial.

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Houndstooth Skater Dress – Les Mechantes

Animal Print Coat – BCBGMaxAzria {Similar here, here & here}

Black Ankle Boots – Steve Madden {on SUPER SALE}

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I mention this because the fact that I’m (1) Twirling around Lincoln Center in these temperatures while wearing a dress, (2) NOT wearing gloves, a scarf, or hat, and (3) Still smiling, are likely going to be a major factors when my mother tries have me committed.

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{Photos by Witty Fashionista}

NYFW may have been my excuse to head back East, but my trip was really about catching up with friends. Not only has my high school best friend been a Manhattan resident for nearly a decade, a number of my fashion friends have made the move from San Francisco to New York in the past year.

It was great catching up with the crew at Style Lend and some of my favorite SF blogger babes who made the trip!

How do YOU stay warm during a polar vortex?

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Looks of the Week: Fashion Week Edition

This Looks of the Week round-up is focusing on some of the killer street style from the beginning of a very stylish international month of fashion – New York Fashion Week!

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{I shared my love of Eleonora Carisi’s Jou Jou Villeroy in my Italian Fashion Blogger Street Style post and she made a splash at NYFW again this season in this fun, eye-catching red number.}

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{Menswear inspired shades of blue take this layered BCBGMaxAzria look to the next level.}

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{Classic neutrals are a timeless pick and you can rarely go wrong with luxurious, flattering layers in nudes, tans, and whites.}

NYFW New York Fashion Week NYC Fashion Blogger Street Style CHIARA FERRAGNI The Blonde Salad

{Go bold or go home! The Blonde Salad shows us that even after all these years she still knows how to make a splash at Fashion Week!}

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{San Francisco’s own Krystal Bick rocked NYFW this season with this killer black & white combo – Shooting with my favorite New York-based photographer Lydia Hudgens.}

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What’s YOUR favorite fashion week look from this New York street style round-up?

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