Archive | Fashion RSS feed for this section

MCLV Running | 3K, 5K & 10K Challenge

Welcome to the new MCLV Running series! I’ve posted about running quite a bit in the past, see the list of posts below for more, so I thought it was time to start a series to celebrate my favorite pastime! Today I’m sharing the new challenge that I’m setting for myself. I mentioned it my 2018 Golden Gate Half Marathon post as well as in a training-for-the-injured post last year, but as a result of my injuries, I can’t follow a traditional training program. I can’t run three times a week, let alone four or five. What I can do, is one longer run on the weekend, and one Barry’s Bootcamp session with ~2 miles of intervals on a treadmill each week. This is a good combination for me and has worked well in the past.

Running Runner Race Challenge 3k 5k 10k San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food FItness Lifestyle Blogger

The challenge that I’m setting for myself is with the weekends runs is to work on hitting specific distances under set times. Below is a breakdown of what I’d like to accomplish before the Kaiser Half Marathon in February.

3k Challenge: (1.86 miles)

  • First – Hit 16:10 minutes, which is 1.86 miles at an 8:40 pace (If you check out my last race post, you’ll see that my latest Half Marathon pace was slightly below 9 minute miles)
  • Second – Hit 14:55 minutes, which is an 8:00 pace

5k Challenge: (3.1 miles)

  • First – Hit 25:52 minutes, which is an 8:20 pace
  • Second – Hit 24:50 minutes, which is an 8:00 pace

10k Challenge: (6.2 miles)

  • First – Hit 54:52 minutes, which is an 8:50 pace
  • Next – Hit 50:44 minutes, which is an 8:10 pace
  • Finally – Hit 48:40 minutes, which is a 7:50 pace

I’m not particularly fast, but this is a challenge that’s fun and exciting for me, and gives me something to reach/train for, that my body can handle.

Love to run? Check out some previous posts to get inspired!

And, if you’re interested in racing, check out these posts:

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

Black Friday + Cyber Monday: Online Shopping

I don’t know about you, but I’m not one for waiting in lines or being a part of the insanity you see at Black Friday sales online and in the news. Give me a discount code and a website link, and I’m a happy little shopper. So, to help YOU with your shopping needs this Black Friday and Cyber Monday, here are some sites to check out!

Black Friday Cyber Monday Online Shopping San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger

Designer Goodies:

  • Luisaviaroma – 20% off sale items with the code RS1120
  • Mytheresa – You can get 30% off with the code BLACK30
  • The Outnet – Their annual clearance has arrived and everything on the site is 85% off

Fun Pieces:

Workwear:

Accessories & Beauty:

  • Alo Yoga – Up to 70% off sale items and 30% off full prices items + free shipping
  • Charlotte Tilbury – Up to 50% off with new deals all week. I’ve been fully stalking Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show coverage and the ladies look AMAZING this year while working with Charlotte Tilbury so I’m deluding myself that I can achieve the same look with the same products. 🙂
  • Elemis – 25% off through November 26th. I have to admit that I’ve been dying to try out Elemis because so many bloggers and YouTubers rave about the line. But since Sephora doesn’t carry it, I just haven’t gotten around to it. Time to try the Dynamic Resurfacing Mask!
  • Gorjana – 20% off everything with the code CYBERSAVE20
  • Monica Vinader – 30% off the whole site
  • Quay – Get 25% off the whole site with the code BRIGHT25 through 11/27. Check out their aviators and oversized versions.

Home & Kids:

  • Etsy – 10%-60% off for Cyber week. I will be stocking up on roughly 10 million wedding related items!
  • Macys – 20% off on Cyber Monday + free shipping with the code CYBER
  • Serena & Lily – Everything is 20% off between 11/20 and 11/25 with the code GATHER. And between 11/26-11/27 it’s all 25% off with the code BIGDAY.

What’s in YOUR shopping back this week?

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

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 and beauty essentials to workwear and everyone’s favorite place to over-shop. 🙂

Enjoy!

  • 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

2018 Labor Day Sales Online Shopping San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food FItness Lifestyle Beauty Blogger

  • 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! 🙂

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

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, it’s the perfect day-to-night piece as well. A great blouse can effortlessly take you from the boardroom to cocktails with colleagues to an amazing dinner – All with an elegance and ladylike dash.

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

Tech Prep Oxford Bow Blouse c/o Gant

Trench Coat – Rag & Bone

Black Jeans – Paige Denim

Black and White Heels – Calvin Klein

Sunglasses – Kate Spade New York

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

{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 investment pieces that you can get years of wear out of instead of tossing them out after one year. {Check out my 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.

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }

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. 🙂

4th of July Shopping San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger

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

Continue Reading · Comments { 0 }