San Francisco Fashion: CCUOCO DIVERGE Runway Show

My favorite thing about being a blogger here in San Francisco is being able to get to know amazing local brands, designers, and stores. And being able to share them with you!

I initially met designer Candice Cuoco last September during San Francisco Fashion Week, right before she was named San Francisco’s Best Emerging Designer of 2013. And 2014 is shaping up to be an even bigger year for this up & comer as she just showed her first collection at New York Fashion Week in February and will be rocking London Fashion Week in September.

New Year's Eve Black Leather Lace-Up Corset San Francisco Fashion Designer Candice Cuoco CCUOCO San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Evening Nighttime

I even had the honor of wearing a made-especially-for-me couture leather look for New Year’s Eve this year – New Years Eve Leather.

Bay Area residents – I recommend that you get to know this amazing designer and her phenomenal work and attend the CCUOCO DIVERGE Runway Show!

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San Francisco Fashion Candice Cuoco CCUOCO Runway Show DIVERGE

DIVERGE  A runway preview for the CCUOCO 2015 Summer Collection
RSVP only
Thursday April 24th
7pm VIP reception @ Bergerac
8:30pm runway show @ Audio Discotech

If you’d like to join me for what promises to be a memorable and breathtaking evening of San Francisco Fashion check out the Facebook invitation here and don’t forget to RSVP.

Want a preview? Check out the CCUOCO DIVERGE video here!

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Clean Green Eating

As I said recently in my Women’s Health & Bikini Bodies post, in general diets and quick & dirty plans to drop weight for a specific event aren’t my forte. I’d prefer to live a healthy lifestyle that leaves me feeling great every day.

That doesn’t mean deviations won’t occur and there’s no shame in getting yourself back on track after a particularly indulgent period. Between holidays, big events, and traveling – You can start to feel tired and lethargic. The best possible way to increase your stamina and improve your day-to-day health is to clean up your diet.

I’m not talking about cleanses and detox programs, I’m taking about just eating a healthier, cleaner diet on a daily basis. Every decision you make effects your health – So you just have to start thinking about those choices before you make them.

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{Sunday Preparation}

After the stress, sleep-deprivation, and seemingly non-stop travel of the last month I’m definitely looking to spend some quality time cleaning up my personal eating habits. Nothing crazy, nothing severe, just making better, more educated choices rather than letting my sleepiness or stress make the decision for me.

Below are a few of clean green eating goals:

Go GREEN – Between beautiful, tempting new produce showing up in stores & farmers markets, and re-reading my favorite Thrive book, I can’t seem to stop thinking about fruits & veggies. The timing couldn’t be better though, so I’ll be focusing my meals around fresh produce – From salads to smoothies to green juice.

Eat Clean – For me clean eating is about getting back to basics. It means skipping processed foods, eating out, and anything pre-made. It means leaving out sugar-filled dressings & sauces. It means savoring my food in its cleanest, most natural form with no added salt or sweeteners.

San Francisco Food Blogger Brunch Recipes Vegan Gluten-Free Paleo Primal Crackling Cauliflower

{Crackling Cauliflower}

High Raw - My body loves raw food. Some people may have trouble transitioning to a high raw diet and require the assistance of probiotics, but my body really appreciates raw fruits, veggies & nuts so that’s what I’m going to give it! :) During the Spring & Summer when I’m craving fresh produce I’ll usually eat raw until dinner or even for the whole day – Smoothies, giant salads, and raw or sprouts nuts, beans & seeds.

When you’re feeling less than your best, how do YOU adjust your diet?

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Los Angeles Fashion: Lucky FABB West

After sharing my Fashion Blogger Crushes from my recent trip to LA I thought I’d give you a little peek into my Los Angeles Fashion during the trip.

This time of year San Francisco isn’t terribly Spring like and even on days when we get a breathtakingly beautiful blue sky – There’s still a chill to the air or a breeze to contend with.

Needless to say I was excited to get away and get some sun!

San Francisco Fashion Blogger Los Angeles Street Style

{Shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Chambray Shirt – H&M, Floral Skater Skirt – BooHoo, Teal Sandals – Zara & Statement Necklace - H&M}

San Francisco Fashion Blogger Los Angeles Street Style

{Check out more photos here}

San Francisco Fashion Blogger Los Angeles Street Style

{Photos by Cara of Cara’s Cliché}

After last year’s visit to LA I decided to stay at the same hotel as the conference. Because you only need to be stuck in LA rush hour one time before you realize you’re better off avoiding cars for the entirety of your time in the City of Angels.

My first look for the long, sunny weekend was my current favorite shirt – This easy to wear chambray number from H&M {similar styles here & here} – Paired with my all time favorite skirt silhouette.

Yes, my dears, it’s officially skater skirt season! I swooped up this cute floral skater skirt a few months ago and have been looking for the perfect time to wear it – Happily this trip was the perfect excuse!

Are YOU ready for Spring Fashion?

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Fashion Blogger Crushes: Lucky FABB 2014

I recently made the mecca to Los Angeles for Lucky Magazine’s twice annual Lucky FABB West Conference. While I got the chance to meet some interesting new ladies and was introduced to a few great new brands, what this trip really highlighted for me was just how much I love San Francisco bloggers!

There was a great turn out and some of my favorite SF ladies headed down with me for a few days of sunshine, fashion & rooftop margaritas in Beverly Hills. Since you may not know them and their fabulous blogs yet, I wanted to introduce you to  few of my Fashion Blogger Crushes:

San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

My roommate for the trip, Bethann from Beth Animal Print, is practically a  MCLV regular. She made an appearance last year in my San Francisco Fashion Blogger Crushes round-up, was interviewed on her beauty routine, and frequently plays photographer for me at events.

Are you as much in love with these shoes as me? Still dying over them!

San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

Donna from So You Agree and I met last year after a chance encounter at SFO on our way down to LA for our first Lucky FABB West experience in April 2013. We talked so much in line to get on the plane that a woman offered to switch seats with us so we could sit together – We were fast friends by the time we landed in Los Angeles!

San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

Carlina from Allergic To Vanilla is known for her fabulous menswear-inspired looks and killer hat collection – Both of which she brought to LA. I wanted to steal everything she wore!

San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

Kat from KatWalk SF is a regular on my Instagram feed and my usual partner-in-crime for San Francisco fashion events. Luckily she was able to make a last-minute trip down to LA to grace us all with her JLo inspired presence. :)

San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

Jes from Ryzenberg On is our group’s little social butterfly – She’s met everyone, knows what’s going on each day, and spends enough time in Los Angeles to have restaurant & day trip recommendations.

Los Angeles San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

This past weekend also held a fun milestone for me, it marked my first “In Real Life” meeting with Cara of Cara’s Cliché. You may remember her from our Blogger Collaborations last year {Blogger Fashion: Monochrome & Blogger Fashion: 1 Striped Shirt – 5 Ways}. It was great to finally meet this fashionable beauty in person and she was immediately adopted into our “SF Blogger” group as an honorary San Franciscan.

A quick shout out on the brand side – It was fantastic to see San Francisco based fashion app Poshmark doing their thing down in LA. I love being able to support a great Bay Area company!

Do YOU have fashion blogger crushes?

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MCLV Style: Spring Sweaters

Spring in San Francisco can be a bit feisty. In some cities the onset of Spring means a shift towards balmy, warmer weather, but here in San Francisco… Not so much.

San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Yellow Spring Sweaters

{Shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Spring Sweaters – Forever 21, Heels – Just Fab, Jeans – Paige Denim, Clutch – French Connection & Jewelry – Nordstrom}

San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Yellow Spring Sweaters

{Check out more photos here}

San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Yellow Spring Sweaters

{Photos by Lydia Hudgens Photography}

Sartorially, Spring in San Francisco traditionally means sweaters, blazers, and cute cropped jackets. We’re all about outerwear and layers here in the City By The Bay due to the sporadic weather patterns this time of year.

I love pairing my Spring Sweaters with either jeans or fun flared skirts like this one - Both work perfectly this time of year and are easy to dress up or down depending on where you’re going. Adding a fun clutch and killer heals makes this jeans and sweater combo perfect for brunch on Fillmore Street on a breezy Sunday morning.

Do YOU love Spring Sweaters too?

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