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MCLV Style: Checkered Dress – Part II

After showing off my favorite new checkered dress from Asos in all its strapless glory a few weeks ago, I wanted to share my favorite way to take a sweet Summer dress into Fall!

Checkered Dress White Blazer Summer-to-Fall Black & White San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

Checkered Dress – Asos

White Heels – Zara {Similar here}

White Sunglasses – ROMWE

Floral Wristlet – Rebecca Minkoff

Checkered Dress White Blazer Summer-to-Fall Black & White San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Check out more photos here}

Checkered Dress White Blazer Summer-to-Fall Black & White San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

Living in San Francisco is all about embracing labels. When you reside in a city where it can go from pouring rain to sunshine in a few hours time and fog is a near-constant, you learn the value of carrying scarves and umbrellas on a daily basis.

Taking a great printed dress like this beauty from a sunny Summer day in the park to a fun Fall brunch is simply a matter of the perfect blazer.

This crisp cropped Mod Cloth blazer in the perfect shade of white was the obvious choice – It adds the perfect amount of polish without detracting from the eye-catching print.

How would YOU wear this checkered dress?

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MCLV Style: Checkered Dress

When I saw this checkered dress on super sale on the Asos website I knew that we had a bright future together. What I love about it is how versatile it is – I’ve already worn it over a bikini at the beach in LA as well as to brunch with a crisp white blazer.

Checkered Dress Black & White Summer Fashion San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

Checkered Dress – Asos

White Heels – Zara {Similar here}

White Sunglasses – ROMWE

Floral Wristlet – Rebecca Minkoff

Checkered Dress Black & White Summer Fashion San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Check out more photos here}

Checkered Dress Black & White Summer Fashion San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

The checkered print is simultaneously classic and fun, which is a combination that I adore. The low white heels and round sunglasses add a touch of glamour and the bold printed clutch gives it a much needed eye-catching pop of color.

Stay tuned to see how I wore this flirty frock for a brunch date this Summer…

How would YOU wear this checkered dress?

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Vacationing With Oscar

Did you enjoy the Chanel 2013 Resort Collection? Luckily for us there are other design houses that are offering up Resort collections for us this year, including Oscar de la Renta.

During my review of the Fall 2012 Oscar de la Renta Collection during New York Fashion Week last season I mentioned how in addition to his tried and true ladies who lunch attire, he was also offering some younger clothes with a youthful air to them.

This season’s Resort collection was a continuation of that and we saw not only the chic separates and dresses that we’ve come to know and love, but some great black, white, and multi-colored pieces in gingham, checks, animal prints, plaid, florals, lace, crochet, ruffles, tweed, and even tie dye.

I really liked this collection, it was light and fun, with an air of decadence and just a hint of naughtiness in the peek-a-boo lace booties and plunging necklines. I especially liked the looks in bright Spring greens made up of florals and giant checkered patterns. All tied chicly at the waist with green belts with gorgeous vintage-inspired gold buckles.

I predict that the first four looks in the green section will become wildly popular when they hit the stores. The silk blouses with floral details are flattering and beautifully made, while the pencil skirts give the looks a great retro feel. And the two dresses on the left have that great pin-up feel to them, I can picture a bombshell like Eva Mendes hitting the red carpet in either dress.

The other look that I adored was the opening number worn by Lindsey Wixson.

This pants & shirt outfit is to die for. I love the contrasting black and white circular patterns and the slim cut of the pants. The accessories are pretty divine as well, I love the matchy matchy clutch, belt, and bracelet. All over chic!

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Check out FabSugar’s summary of the show here and if you’re curious about previous Oscar de la Renta shows you can see them here: New York Fashion Week Fall 2012, Pre-Fall 2012, and Resort 2012.

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