MCLV Style: Street Style

Friend and fabulous photographer Pete Hopkins recently launched a Bay Area street style blog called The Valencia Street Review. To celebrate we got together for coffee, blog talk, and what else - An impromptu street style shoot in the hectic, under-construction Union Square area of the city. Street Style San Francisco Fashion Blogger Black & White Union Square

Blazer – Rag & Bone

Black & White Tank Top – Anthropologie

Black Corduroys – Paige Denim

Chainlink Bag – JustFab

Sunglasses – Tommy Hilfiger

Street Style San Francisco Fashion Blogger Black & White Union Square

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Street Style San Francisco Fashion Blogger Black & White Union Square

{Photography by Pete Hopkins & The Valencia Street Review}

It was somewhat challenging to wander around crowded streets of tourist-filled Union Square trying to take pictures, but it turned out to be a truly fun and interesting challenge. I even taught Pete how to hair flip. Really. :)

Also, I’m CLEARLY obsessed with this Anthropologie tank because I just featured it just last week in my Miami Vice look! Not only is it incredibly cute & easy to style, but I’m also not used to this heat wave in San Francisco.

How do YOU like how our Street Style shoot turned out?

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Looks of the Week: Mens Style

Welcome back to Looks of the Week! Today we’re celebrating all that is fabulous in the world of mens style – From dapper suits to fun Summer separates, from the streets of Milan to San Francisco!

Menswear Looks of the Week Men's Fashion Suit San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Layers, prints, and classic menswear pieces – There’s nothing that I don’t adore about this look captured by The Valencia Street Review!}

Menswear Looks of the Week Italian Fashion Men's Fashion Milan Street Style

{Perfection! I love the silhouette of the pants, the printed button-down shirt, and the eye-catching extras like oh-so-stylish sunglasses & shoes.}

Menswear Looks of the Week Men's Fashion San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

{The accessories are great in this look – Love the tie and watch – But what really caught my eye was the great combination of a classic shirt + tie paired with a sleek leather jacket. Well done, Sir.}

Menswear Looks of the Week Summer Separates Men's Fashion Fashion Blogger New York City Street Style

{Casual separates are a great way to show of your personal style – Little touches like the perfect roll in your jeans can make quite an impact.}

Menswear Looks of the Week Summer Separates Men's Fashion Accessories Summer Hat

{Accessories can make a look – A flattering hat, bold watch, layered jewelry… These are great ways to make a look your own.}

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Which of these mens style shots is YOUR favorite?

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Fitness Friday: Workout Round-Up

I’ve shared some of my favorite workouts and gym exercises in the past so today I’m doing a quick round-up to get you fired up for a healthy weekend.

Everything from my favorite gym equipment & killer workouts to how to keep yourself excited to reach your fitness goals!

Fitness Friday Beginners Fitness Workout Round-Up San Francisco Fitness Blogger Fashion Food Fitness Lorna Jane Workout Gear

{Fitness Friday: Rolling & Stretching}

Bodyweight moves like plank and quadrupeds are a great way to fire up your core, get a good burn going, and are equipment-free so that you can do them anywhere – On vacation, at home, while you’re traveling… In other words – No excuses!

Fitness Friday: Beginners Fitness

Fitness Friday: Rolling & Stretching

Fitness Friday Beginners Fitness Workout Round-Up San Francisco Fitness Blogger Fashion Food Fitness Lorna Jane Workout Gear

{Fitness Friday: Inspiration}

Staying motivated to maintain your new fitness routine can be a challenge – Here are some posts to get you excited for your workouts and inspired to make healthy changes in your life.

Fitness Friday: Inspiration

Motivation

What time of day do you like to workout? Any moving is good for you, whether you’re walking to work, or spending 5 minutes doing plank between conference calls.

Midday Workouts

Fitness Friday Beginners Fitness Workout Round-Up San Francisco Fitness Blogger Fashion Food Fitness Lorna Jane Workout Gear

{Fitness Friday: Beginners Fitness}

Want to keep things interesting and keep challenging your body? Check out these calorie torching workouts featuring some of my favorite equipment at the gym.

Beginners Fitness: Kettlebells

Beginners Fitness: Medicine Balls

Happy Fitness Friday and here’s to a healthy, happy weekend!

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MCLV Outtakes

I’m going to let you in on a little secret about things over here at Moi Contre La Vie Headquarters. This is not a serious place… At all.

Busy, productive, and filled to the brim with projects, but not serious.

Jennymay, Klaudia, and I have a wonderful time working together and our photo shoots often produce more images of us laughing and dancing and giggling than usable, blog-worth images. I sometimes post these silly outtakes on Instagram but recently received a request to share them on the blog as well.

So with that in mind, welcome to the first post of the new MCLV Outtakes series – Enjoy!

San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Lifestyle Blog Outtakes{Getting ready for formal events should be fun, not serious, as evidenced here - MCLV Style: Gowns & Formalwear}

San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Lifestyle Blog Outtakes Alice In Wonderland Studio 15 New York

{This entire shoot was one big outtake. Once I got the Alice In Wonderland theme into my head all I could do was play with the props and pretend I was Alice!}

San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Lifestyle Blog Outtakes Leather Leggings

{Practicing my ballet turnout – Faux Leather Pants}

San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Lifestyle Blog Outtakes Faux Leather Pants

{I have cat ears on, it’s a miracle ANY of the pictures are of me NOT dancing & singing in the street! Nighttime Faux Leather Pants}

San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Lifestyle Blog Outtakes Candice Cuoco CCUOCO Leather Dress

{I was beside myself with excitement for the entirety of this shoot – Getting a chance to work with the stunning and talented Candice Cuoco was such a dream. An outtake with her fixing me between shots of me bouncing around was inevitable.}

Do YOU like outtakes?

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Flamingo Print

One of my favorite eye-catching prints lately has been flamingos! It’s kitchy, fun, and oh-so-bold. And you seem to be able to find it everywhere these days – From dresses & bathing suits to blazers & sunglasses. So no matter what you’re in the market for, I’ve got the flamingo for you!

Flamingo Print San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

Printed Shift Dress – Misguided // Alice+Olivia A-Line Skirt – CUSP // Orlebar Brown Swim Shorts – Selfridges  // Klear Klutch – Asos // Retro Swimsuit - Modcloth // Ballina Printed Tote Bag – Neiman Marcus {ON SALE!!} // ElevenParis Printed Tee – Nordstrom //

Flamingo Print San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Asos Flamingo Bikini - ON SALE! I’m not going to lie to you, I own this swimsuit. Now I just need a beach!}

Do YOU like flamingo prints?

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