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Fall Bucket List

Fall is my favorite time of year…

I adore everything about it. The crisp, clean air. The leaves changing colors and falling to the ground to crunch under foot. Halloween decorations coming out of closets and garages and attics. Pumpkin-flavored everything hitting stores and cafes. I love the holidays and the teas and the food.

Read on for my October Bucket List to make the most out of my favorite season:

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  1. Re-watch Nightmare Before Christmas & Hocus Pocus. They’re both classics and I’m pretty sure I forgot last year so these go straight to the top of the list!
  2. Go apple picking for the FIRST TIME
  3. Hit up a pumpkin patch. Because I would be a #BadBlogger if I didn’t get a picture at one this season.
  4. Pick a Halloween costume – I’ve narrowed it down to two! {Need some ideas? Check out my DIY Halloween Costumes & Halloween Costume Ideas posts.}
  5. Bake an apple AND pumpkin pie

Vegan Gluten-Free Paleo Pumpkin Pie San Francisco Bay Area Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger

{This vegan & gluten-free pumpkin pie is at the top of my Must Make list}

What’s on YOUR October To Do List?

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August In Review

August was all about soaking up the sun – With suitable SPF applied, mais bien sur. Weekends away spent on the water learning how to water ski and paddle board, pool parties, river adventures… This water baby was quite pleased with all the chances to splash that this month offered.

Keep scrolling to see what else August held for MCLV…


This wasn’t a terribly consistent month in terms of fashion – I happily vacillated between black-on-black for my travel style to brightly colored prints at the office to sporty stripes for a casual weekend look.

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{Office Fashion}


With all my travel the past couple months I’ve become a pro at packing snacks and meal prep so that I’m getting all my nutrients while I’m on the road. I’m lucky its farmers market season too since it’s so easy to find fresh, delicious produce wherever you go right now!

Want to keep up with my meal preparations and travel adventures? Follow MCLV on Instagram for meal pictures & recipes!


August was all about trying new activities and getting outside. From trail runs with my favorite Workout Playlist to quality time on the lakes and rivers of NorCal doing everything from swimming to paddleboarding and kayaking.

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{Workout Playlist}


  1. Publish: I started getting serious about researching my next novel this month. I have so many ideas, I’m excited to get through this phase and start writing!
  2. Move: This month I learned how to water ski and paddle board, both of which I loved, and I got in a killer trail run that was one of the exercise highlights for me this month.
  3. Grateful: All my weekend getaways have reminded me how grateful I am to live in such an amazing location – It’s as easy as a few hours in the car to find beaches, rivers, lakes, mountains, and – Most importantly – Vineyards. Couldn’t be happier getting outside this time of year in Northern California!
  4. Habits: This month, more than ever before, I was given the opportunity to really live in the moment and say yes without worrying or stressing or planning. And you know what? Once I let go, it wasn’t too scary! 🙂

Are YOU ready for Fall?

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July In Review

July was an active month on all fronts. I was thrilled to announce the relaunch of the new Legally Vogue website, I got to do some personal traveling, and I had the pleasure of working with a new SF based fitness company.

Read on for a more thorough review of my July adventures!


Even my fashion took a turn towards the sporty when I did a fun activewear inspired collaboration with JD Sports – Check out the first Adidas Originals look here.

Want more fashion? My July Sartorial Round-Up has all the big hits from the month up.

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{Adidas Fashion}


July has been a kitchen-centric month. Since I upped my physical activities – See below for more on that – I wanted to make sure that I was eating the best possible food to keep me healthy.

Lots of giant, nutrient-dense salads & stir fries, protein smoothie bowls, protein-rich snacks, and – Of course – Lots of water to stay hydrated. I also started using Vega’s pre-workout energizer help keep me going for my two-a-day workouts.

Want to keep up with my kitchen? Follow MCLV on Instagram for meal pictures & recipes!


In July I partnered with Fitness App Vint to bring you a Fitness Friday series showcasing some of their killer classes. Want to learn more about what they’re offering? Check out my post on their launch party and my first Strength Training class.

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{Fitness App Vint}


  1. Publish: I have some fun new projects on the horizon that I’m excited to share with my fabulous MCLV readers so be sure to stay tuned!
  2. Move: I had a BLAST in July trying new workouts through Vint. Strength training, weights, boxing… It was a great month!
  3. Grateful: I got a chance to get out of the city this month for a long weekend of fun in the sun {with ample amounts of sunscreen of course}. My April vacation to Greece was amazing but sometimes a few days away is all it takes to unwind and get back to a happy, healthy place.
  4. Habits: My top goal lately has been keeping an open mind, and heart. It’s very easy for me to close myself off and stick to my routine, and it’s much more difficult for me to roll with the punches and give myself over to possibilities. July included a few chances for me to put my ‘go with the flow’ skills to the test and I think I did a pretty good job. 🙂

What are YOU most proud of accomplishing in July?

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June In Review

I hit a huge milestone this June at my office and while it was a bit overwhelming to think about, it also brought up some great questions and forced me to really think about what I hope to achieve in the future. I felt very lucky that it happened in June as well since it was the halfway point in 2015 – So I have 6 months to work on my goals for this year.


I transitioned from being a redhead to a blond this month and for some reason I haven’t been able to stop wearing black and white ever since. Lots of faux leather and stripes and capes, mais bien sur.

Be sure to check out my June Sartorial Round-Up to see all of these looks from this month!


{Faux Leather Style}


Healthy breakfasts were a big part of my month – Shifting from intermittent fasting to eating breakfast has been a challenge but I’ve really enjoyed trying new recipes and old favorites like protein smoothie bowls.

If you’re not keeping up with the MCLV kitchen on Instagram be sure to head over and take a look!


My love of black & white bled into my workouts this month when I fell in love with these Nike Free shoes and started putting together monochrome running looks.

You can also check out of some of my favorite gym and workout goodies in last week’s What I Love Wednesday: Gym Edition.

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{Running Style}


  1. Publish: In addition to contributing to GEV and Fashion Xchange‘s Summer Issues this month, I also gave my personal writing some much-needed attention.
  2. Move: Despite a minor foot injury June was a running-heavy month. I can’t get enough of my gorgeous city this time of year and can’t seem to stay inside!
  3. Grateful: I’ve been exploring new neighborhoods and trying new shops and restaurants this Summer and falling in love with San Francisco all over again. So grateful to live somewhere that I love this much!
  4. Habits: I decided to only give my attention to valuable opportunities and projects this month and I’ve felt much more focused since I stopped spreading myself too thin by taking on everything.

What’s going through YOUR mind now that 2015 is half over?

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May In Review

Hello lovely readers and welcome to June.

In some cities June means sunshine-filled, warm days, however here in San Francisco “Summer” culminates with grey, rainy days and lots of layers.


Just because San Francisco weather is less than ideal this time of year doesn’t mean that I can’t daydream about bright colors, bold prints, and fun Spring/Summer wear. Check out Spring Fashion Inspiration and Top 5 Spring Fashion Trends for some of my favorite picks for this season.

Personally, I’m fighting off the lackluster days with Cheetah + Stripes, Little White Dresses, and vacation dresses like this backless beauty from purplemaroon.

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{Trendy Mondays: Little White Dress}


A healthy body starts in the kitchen. I love to get some prep for the week done on Sundays and then cook most of my meals throughout the week. What’s YOUR Healthy Body Inspiration?

If you’re not keeping up with the MCLV kitchen on Instagram head over and take a look!


One of my big lessons this month on the fitness front was a reminder to listen to my body. It’s great to plan out your workouts and prepare a schedule, but sometimes you just need to go with the flow and give your body what it’s asking for.

In the same boat? Check out Working Out & Listening To Your Body for more tips!

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{Workout Gear Spotlight: Lululemon Athletica}


  1. Publish: This month included magazine event coverage, working on a new video series for Legally Vogue, and stay tuned for a new cover that I styled!
  2. Move: Boxing has become a fun stress relieving exercise this month and I’m enjoying supplementing my workouts with 20-30 minute bouts once a week.
  3. Grateful: This month reminded me just how much I love my family. I’m beyond grateful to be part of a loving, supportive, tight-knit family – We may be crazy, but we will always be there for each other.
  4. Habits: I did something this month that I’ve never been good at – I said no. I said no and didn’t explain myself or make excuses. I just said no. 🙂

What are YOU most looking forward to this June?

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