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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MCLV Style: Miami Vice

It doesn’t matter that I’ve never seen a single episode of the TV show, I still can’t see a white blazer and not think of Miami Vice. Yes, I was alive while the show was on, but I wasn’t allowed to watch TV growing up {good call parentals!} and I spent most of the 80′s in a leotard. And 90′s…

Miami Vice White Blazer Black & White San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

Jolt Jeans - Nordstrom

White Miami Vice-Inspired Blazer – ModCloth

Black & White Tunic – Anthropologie

Teal Sandals – Zara {Similar here, here & here}

Bag – JustFab

Miami Vice White Blazer Black & White San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Check out more photos here}

Miami Vice White Blazer Black & White San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

Black & white is a classic and timeless color combination that I never tire of and some variation of this outfit is on constant repeat right now. Black pants {either these jeans or these cords} plus a tunic and blazer. It’s a great style because not only is it easy to throw on, there are an endless number of ways to style it – Boots, heels, ballet flats, statement jewelry…W

Would YOU wear a Miami Vice-inspired white blazer?

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Beauty Giveaway

Welcome to the first Beauty Giveaway of the 2014!

To celebrate the Moi Contre La Vie Facebook page reaching 10,000 likes I’m giving away a big bag of goodies. Thank you all for your amazing support, I couldn’t do it without each and every one of you!

I know that there are plenty of people out there who are in the market for some new products to add to their daily routine so I’m going to give away a bag PACKED with new make-up, skin care & beauty product samples for a lucky reader to try out.

Beauty Giveaway San Francisco Beauty Blogger Fashion Blog Giveaway

{Fabulips Pout-o-Matic // Vita Liberata // Sexy Mother Pucker // Liz Earle – To name a few…}

From sunscreen to cleansers and foundation to perfume, believe me when I say that this bag has it all! While I wont divulge the contents in advance - A girl should always retain a little mystery after all – I will give you a sneak peek and a few hints about the brands.

You can enter to win the giveaway quickly and easily below through the Rafflecopter widget.

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Good luck!

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Links You’ll Love: Fashion, Food & Fitness

Welcome back!

This week’s Links You’ll Love post is going to cover everything from eyewear and styling your Summer looks to recipes, workouts, and healthy living tips that’ll improve your day-to-day life.

Links You'll Love San Francisco Fashion Lifestyle Food Blog Street Style Vegan Gluten-Free Fitness Health Workouts Recipes Beauty Fashion

I’d like to start this round-up with a much-deserved shout-out to a local San Francisco online boutique that is doing great things, for a great cause. The team at Amour Propre: Love Thy Self has dedicated their considerable talents to combat bullying among children. They educate and do outreach programs for local schools to bring awareness to the importance of stamping out bullying.

“Imagine living in a world where the cool thing is being cool to others for who they are and not what they are trying to be.” – Amour Propre

You can shop their online store for accessories, kids clothing, and fun shirts and separates – And proceeds will go towards this amazing cause. So lets show them a little love!

Fashion & Beauty:

I am currently obsessed with this video. And completely upset that I didn’t think of it first. Gentlemen, this one’s for you – 10 Ways Men Are Dressing Totally Wrong. In typical Buzzfeed fashion, it’s highly entertaining, but also right on!

Love the style of today’s models when they’re off duty? Check out Harper’s Bazaar’s list of top model fashion – Model Summer Street Style.

Snagging the perfect pair of shades can be a challenge. But not to worry, Fashion Gone Rogue is here to save the day – Are You Wearing the Right Eyewear for Your Face Shape?

Links You'll Love San Francisco Fashion Lifestyle Food Blog Street Style Vegan Gluten-Free Fitness Health Workouts Recipes Beauty Fashion

Curious about how things work in the beauty industry? Don’t miss this interview on Coco’s Tea Party – The Business of Beauty: Talking to Lipstick Queen’s Poppy King

Looking for some fun, boho inspired jewelry? Check out the handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces from Washington-based Megan’s Beaded Designs

Health & Fitness:

Sometimes you just need comfort food. And nothing can stand in your way. Enter Mind Body Green’s Vegan Sweet Potato Cakes.

Just because you’re lactose intolerant doesn’t mean that you have to give up on the gooey deliciousness that is cheese. You just have to find better alternatives! Like this vegan, paleo Cashew Parmesan from The Detoxinista.

A major factor in staying fit is keeping your fitness routine interesting – Not only will that keep you engaged, but it’ll keep your body from plateauing. That means adding new exercises, trying new classes, and utilizing equipment you normally bypass at the gym. Need some inspiration? Check out these killer workouts from Its Progression.

Considering giving up sugar? These foods can help you with the transition – 5 Foods To Help Wean Yourself Off Sugar.

Links You'll Love San Francisco Fashion Lifestyle Food Blog Street Style Vegan Gluten-Free Fitness Health Workouts Recipes Beauty Fashion

Since one of my New Year’s Resolutions is to try a new type of fitness activity each month I was thrilled to stumble on this Refinery piece – Peek Inside Supermodel Karlie Kloss’ Summer Fitness Diary. I love me some Karlie and love to hear about super fit people’s athlete routines! Adding ballet to my Must Try list!

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