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2018 Labor Day Sales

Labor Day Weekend may mark the unofficial end of Summer, but it doesn’t have to be a sad moment. There’s a long weekend to look forward to and – drum roll please – Labor Day sales! Below are some fun sales that you may enjoy checking out – Everything from designer goodies聽and beauty essentials to workwear and everyone’s favorite place to over-shop. 馃檪


  • Ann Taylor – Take 40% off full priced styles and 50% off sale styles with the code READYSETSALE
  • ASOS – 20% off with the code DAYOFF ends 8/30
  • Bloomingdales – Home sale of 20%-50% off ends 9/3
  • Boohoo – New styles are 50% off
  • Macy’s – You can take an extra 20% off with the code WKND, plus free shipping for orders over $49 through 9/3

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  • Moda Operandi – If you’re new to MO you can take 10% off your first purchase with the code NEWTOMO
  • The Outnet – Shop the 50% off Labor Day Sale here
  • Shopbop – Get up to 70% off clothing, shoes, and accessories here
  • Target – You can take up to 30% off through 9/3 and an extra 15% off furniture
  • Ulta – Use the code 679729 to get 20% off with a qualifying purchase through 9/1
  • Urban Outfitters – Get 30% off sale items through 9/3

Happy shopping friends! 馃檪

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MCLV Style | Classic Blouse

A classic blouse is a great piece to include in a well-rounded wardrobe. It’s versatile and can be easily dressed up or dressed down. In my mind,聽it’s the perfect day-to-night piece as well. A great blouse can effortlessly聽take you from the boardroom to cocktails with colleagues聽to an amazing dinner – All with聽an elegance and ladylike dash.

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Tech Prep Oxford Bow Blouse c/o Gant

Trench Coat –聽Rag & Bone

Black Jeans – Paige Denim

Black and White Heels – Calvin Klein

Sunglasses – Kate Spade New York

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{Photography by Garry Alexander}

Classic Blouse Gant All American San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger

When this gorgeous blouse arrived from GANT, I was debating how best to showcase the piece. I was leaning towards pairing it with a classic black pencil skirt and sharing a work-ready business casual look, when I realized that I actually wanted to wear it out that day. So I tossed the pencil skirt on the bed and pulled out my favorite black jeans and trench coat.

This is a great example of the type of style that I tend towards during my downtime. It’s put together, but it’s not overly trendy, colorful, or busy. I like classic pieces that I can wear in different ways, season after season. Both this blouse and trench coat are great examples of high-quality聽investment pieces that you can get years of wear out of instead of tossing them out after one year. {Check out my聽Why I Shop Vintage and Consignment blog post for more about my thoughts on disposable, fast-fashion.}

How would YOU style this blouse?

Note: This post was sponsored by GANT, however all opinions are my own.

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4th of July Sales & Online Shopping

If you’ve been procrastinating on picking up some new Summer goodies then you’re in luck! Before you head out-of-town or get down to celebrating the 4th of July, be sure to check out these great sales. Nothing like a little online shopping to kick off a fun holiday weekend. 馃檪

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What’s on YOUR 4th of July shopping list?

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Getting Fit | Kickstarting a Healthier Lifestyle

The truth is that聽we all sometimes need to hit “restart” on our goals.聽This time of year there are non-stop BBQs, weddings, vacations, and other fun, but sometimes unhealthy, social and familial events. Even the most diligent of gym rats and macro-following eaters can find themselves feeling less than their best after a few fun Summer events. But since聽it’s also the time of year that you want to feel great so that you can enjoy the sunshine and getting outside to the max, here are some easy-to-implement recommendations to kickstart a healthier lifestyle this season.

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  • Drink more water {try pretty infused water}
  • Eat more whole foods, fruits & vegetables
  • Get more SLEEP


  • Eating out/ordering in
  • Consuming processed products
  • Keeping junk food around


How do YOU kickstart your healthier habits?

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Wedding Guest Essentials

Being a wedding guest isn’t always a cake walk. Between transportation, housing, and attire, there are a number of boxes to check off before you even arrive at the event. And what’s worse than realizing that you forgot something? To help us all get through wedding season in one piece, here’s your wedding guest checklist.

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{My favorite luggage – Longchamp Le Pliage Nylon Expandable聽Travel Bag}

First things first…

  • Check the dress code
  • Then check the dress code again
  • Still not convinced you know what to wear? Reach out and ask another guest or the bride/groom. They’ll appreciate it in the long run, even if they’re busy.

Rehearsal dinner outfit –聽Be sure to take into account the weather, venue & dress code. Always better to be on the dressier side if you’re not sure.

Toiletries – I’ve got you covered with a full toiletries packing How To here.

Downtime outfit(s) – I have a terrible habit of packing for events and forgetting that I’ll be killing time in between. Check out where you’re staying and what you’d like to do and pack accordingly. I like to workout when I can and hit the hotel pool if there is one.

Wedding outfit –聽Same as the rehearsal dinner, take into account the temperature, time of day, dress code, and venue. You don’t want to wear spiked heels on grass, you don’t want excessive cleavage in a church etc. Check out my MCLV How To: Wedding Attire post for some dress code decoding. 馃檪

Accessories – I always bring a wrap and a cropped jacket or cardigan for Spring/Summer weddings. If there’s a temperature shift at night or if you feel under dressed, that’s a great way to cover up a bit. I also like to pack a back-up pair of shoes just in case. Plus sun glasses for daytime events!

Invitation – I’m a huge fan of bringing the invitation with me. You’ll have the times, website information, location, and dress code all in one place. Never a bad thing!

Extras – Creating a little “emergency kit” is a great idea for wedding season. These are things that it’s always good to have, even if you don’t need them, someone else might.

What do YOU make sure to pack when you’re traveling for a wedding?

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