MCLV Style: Retro Fashion

Two things that I’m always drawn to in fashion are bold colors and classic silhouettes, so this bright little shift dress from San Francisco designer Alyssa Nicole immediately caught my attention. Retro fashion at it’s finest!

The red-on-pink print is fun and eye-catching, while the high collar and classic shift silhouette gives it a great retro-inspired feel.


Dress – Alyssa Nicole Fall 2013

Heels – Seychelles

Bag – Dooney & Bourke

Coat – H&M {Similar here, here & here}

Leopard Print Gloves – Lord & Taylor


{Check out more photos here}


{Photos by Lydia Hudgens Photography}

Bonus? The designer is not only a San Francisco local, she’s also a friend.

I interviewed Miss Alyssa Nicole a few months ago {you can read her darling interview here} and was really impressed by the chic, minimal Spring 2014 Collection that she presented last weekend. I’m already daydreaming about Spring!

In terms of styling, it can be challenging to find the right accessories for an eye-catching piece like this bright dress. Rather than continue with the sweet red and pink color scheme for my extras I decided to take things in a different direction with leopard print driving gloves, a tan coat, and an oversized neutral bag. And the perfect red suede pumps, of course!

Do YOU like retro fashions as much as I do?


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41 Responses to MCLV Style: Retro Fashion

  1. love your shoes and that coat!

  2. I am with you, bright colours always speak to me the most. I can’t help but want to include bright, fresh colours – especially with SHOES. GIG

    • Oh yes – The shoes. Nothing finishing a look better than a bold heel! 🙂

  3. Ari

    That dress is so cute! It looks like 60s mod kind of dress too. Love your coat too! GIG LOVE

  4. This is definitely a bold outfit. One that takes guts and confidence to wear. You definitely pulled it off. I think the neutral coat ties the look nicely together 🙂

  5. Agreed, tan is very complimentary when you have on something as bright and eye catching as the red dress!

  6. Love the coat and heels!! It matches you well too =)) gig

  7. You look stunning with that dress. And I love the gloves. All in all, a great look 🙂

  8. Your dress is super retro!!! I can imagine it with big puffy hair too! 😀 So cute and chic

  9. I adore your dress, its a simple dress but you looks very stunning with that dress <3

  10. this is really an eye catching outfit paired with that gloves .. i must say ur sense of dressing is great

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  11. Ileana

    Oh my! I love that dress! The colors are gorgeous!
    And I really love these pictures with the SF background… 🙂

  12. I love the color of your dress and shoes!! you look so chic!

  13. this particular color looks so great on you! You do look elegant, chic and beautiful <3

  14. aww you look like a pretty thing right out of the 60’s!

  15. You look so different than before. Maybe it’s the hair. Either way, you’re looking SO much gorgeous now (not that you weren’t before!). The dress is killer, but those gloves are soo cool. I want them too, haha. 😀

  16. the dress look amazing! i love the pink n maroon combination! im obsessed with maroon lately… hehe

  17. wow you look so chic especially with the coat and gloves! 😀

  18. This dress and the way you wore it, reminded me of Audrey Hepburn. You’re definitely gorgeous =)

  19. Girl! You always blown me away by your super chic styles and beautiful designs!!! I’m so loving your coat and heel <3

  20. oh my god I love this ! That plaid dress is an absolute winner – love the styling -giglove -

  21. I love retro fashion and the color you chose is great. Shoes are simply “magnifique”.

  22. you totally pull it off! 😀 so jealous. im still not brave enough to wear anything bright and or pattern. need to step out of my shell

    • It took me a while to get to the point where I love color – You’ll get there! 🙂

  23. Really lovely colour combination.
    It is nice to see something else than dark colours.

  24. I love the print on your dress, Caity! It looks so classy. Nice choice on your shoes, too.


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