Studio 15: Cocktail Dressing

The cocktail dress is a year-around staple for parties and events. From flirty little minis to elegant long-sleeved midi lengths – There’s the perfect style for any occasion and any weather.

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Dresses – Studio 15

Heels – Charles David

Bracelets – BCBGMaxAzria

Sunglasses – Calvin Klein

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There are little black dresses, and there are little black dresses.

These are the latter.

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{Photography by Simon Dawes}

It’s all about the details. Anyone can wear black, but a dress with lace, holographic insets, cut-outs, and a fabulous, flattering silhouette is what takes your style to a whole new level.

How do YOU like your cocktail dresses?

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Venus Bodywork: French Beauty Treatments

I recently made my way to Venus Bodywork – A peaceful spa space in SOMA a few blocks south of Union Square. After meeting the Spa Manager Genevieve and chatting for a few breathless minutes – I’d quite literally run down to SOMA from my office and was a few shameful minutes late – I was left in a candle lit white room with a two page questionnaire.

While we’d emailed in advance to chat about procedures, I loved that Venus has you answer detailed questions about your habits, allergies, and goals, it’s a great way to ensure that you’re receiving the best services for your needs.

I knew that I wanted to try a body wrap since I’ve heard such amazing things in the past about these procedures. After reading through my answers and chatting about what I was hoping to achieve – Detoxifying & cleansing – Genevieve recommended their BioSlim wrap, a traditional French beauty treatment. The hallmarks of this particular treatment really appealed to me: Energizing, detoxifying, improving circulation, and relaxing.

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After a quick dry brushing that I quite enjoyed, I was coated in essential oils, wrapped in plastic, and placed in a silver foil-like thermal blanket. Yes – I was basically trussed up like leftovers. But French leftovers, so that’s ok. :)

So you know that feeling when you’ve just finished a KILLER workout – Sweaty, endorphins pumping, and light-headed, but grinning from ear-to-ear? That’s how I felt after the 30 minute heated session. Afterwards you’re toweled off, coated in a delicious smelling caffeinated firming lotion {that I’m dying to pick-up for at-home applications}, and sent off to enjoy your beauty high.

It was a really fun experience and I’m dying to do the BioSlim treatment again as well try some of their great French beauty products.

I’d love for any Bay Area locals out there to give Venus Bodywork a try – The spa has graciously offered to give my fabulous readers a HUGE discount on services so just click on the link below and get ready to experience the beauty magic!

Do YOU like French beauty treatments?

Disclaimer: Though I received services in compensation for this post these are my honest opinions, findings, and experiences. The views and opinions expressed on this site are purely my own.

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MCLV Style: Bloggers Who Brunch

I stumbled on these pictures from a fun brunch a few months ago and just had to share.

If the blonde doesn’t look familiar it’s likely due to the fact that she’s gone through varying stages of color since these images were snapped, including, but not limited to, grey, purple, and blue.

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Checkered Dress – Asos

White Heels – Zara {Similar here}

White Sunglasses – ROMWE

Floral Wristlet – Rebecca Minkoff

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Clearly the unofficially dress code for this impromptu Saturday brunch was black & white paired with a bold lip. I fell in love with this black & white checkered dress over the Summer and enjoyed finding different ways to take it into Fall.

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

These shots were actually captured after Kat from KatwalkSF and I shot this fun denim-on-denim Saako picnic in the park across the street and before we wandered off into the alleys of North Beach for this checkered dress photo shoot.

What’s YOUR go-to brunch look?

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Flashback Friday

This week I’m celebrating Flashback Friday with some of my favorite looks and collaborations from the last year. In life looking back is rarely helpful, but when it comes to fashion, it can be an asset. Rediscovering gems from your closet that you forgot about, getting inspired, finding a new way to wear a piece that you love…

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{I’m an accessories girl through-and-through, and these eye-catching baubles from Kamryn Dame are some of my all-time favorites. I have a this gold ring, a fabulous cuff, and now a gorgeous choker for Fall.}

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{Getting to play dress up with Banana Republic Factory was a memorable project – This blue drop-waist dress is still one of my favorites, I recently wore it for my best friend’s fabulous New York wedding.}

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{One of my favorite collaborations to date was with one of my favorite brands of all times last Winter – Wearing the divine Tiffany & Co. Atlas Collection was a dream come true!}

Happy Flashback Friday!

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Textures with A by Anubha

When a look really comes together it speaks to the observer. Something about it reaches out to you and appeals to your senses.

With this coat when immediately stuck me was the combination of textures – The rich colors, reach-out-and-touch-them fabrics, and eye-catching details like the contrasting piping all come together to create a beautiful, couture-feeling piece that’s truly unique.

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Coat – A by Anubha

Oxblood Dress – Press for Piperlime

Velvet Pumps – Max Studio

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I was excited to add these velvet Max Studio pumps to my textured look. They’re the epitome of a “Statement Shoe” and I look forward to occasions worthy of pulling them out of my closet.

Between the luxurious fabric and intricate silver filigree heel, they’re the perfect sumptuous finishing touch for this Fall look.

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

As soon as I saw this coat I knew what was going underneath.

Sometimes a slim pant is the perfect way to complement killer outerwear, but this oxblood faux pony hair dress from Press for Piperlime was made for this coat.

Are YOU also a fan of Fall textures?

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