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MCLV Style: Black & White

There’s a funny story to go along with these pictures…

I had actually brought this lovely green dress from Saffron Raw Threads to wear for the shoot but fate intervened when a gentleman bumped into me, spilling his coffee all over the dress. Rather than waste precious time with my favorite NYC photographer Lydia who was visiting for the Summer, I ran into H&M and threw together a new black & white look.

Et voila!


Graphic Print Dress – H&M {Similar styles here, here & here}

Heels – Sam Edelman

Blazer – Aqua

Clutch – BCBGMaxAzria


{Check out outtakes from this shoot here – Just log into Facebook to view}


{Photographs by Lydia Hudgens}

I have to confess that I really enjoyed how this look turned out. I like the combination of black & white graphics with the bold, colorful clutch – It’s a visually interesting and eye-catching combination.

And another confessions? I’ve worn this dress TO DEATH since this day. It goes with everything and I absolutely love it.

Have YOU had a major fashion disaster like this happen to you?

Share! 🙂

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H&M Online

Those of you who prefer online shopping or don’t have an H&M nearby will be thrilled to learn that this retailer has finally joined the legions of other stores that sell their wares online. I first tried H&M in college and between the recent launch of their new higher-end line and a slew of fun designer collaborations {Isabel Marant for H&M is next!} it’s a brand that you should always keep an eye on.

Not sure where to start? Here are my picks from the online shop!


{Chain Necklace – $12,  Small Zipper Bag – $49, Pointed Toe Pumps – $34 & Bangle Bracelet – $7}


{Jacket w/out Lapels – $49, Patterned Dress – $34, Striped Shorts – $19 & Twill Skirt – $12}


{Button-Down Shirt – $17, Wool-Blend Jacket – $99, Chinos – $29 & Desert Boots – $49}


Need some more inspiration? Check out H&M fun 50 States of Fashion promotion featuring great bloggers like We Wore What, Just Another Fashion Blog, and Scout Sixteen.

What’s your top pick for this new ecommerce brand?

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Looks of the Week – Outwear Edition

Bold and dramatic outerwear is my current obsession – Whether you adore the classics or pieces with more a avant garde or boho vibe, you’ll love the fabulous examples below!


{Such a fabulous color – Bold & eye-catching. And I adore the belt!}


{Fabulous prints like these are a great way to go – This subtle black & white oversized coat is just the thing!}


{Drama Drama Drama – This Maison Martin Margiela coat is about as head-turning as they come. Are you brave enough to rock something like this?}


{A faux fur collar is a great way to spice up a coat – It adds a touch of sophistication and a fun twist that can make a coat totally “you.”}


{Animal prints can be a really fun print to try out – And finding a unique cut & silhouette like this one is a great way to go. Belting it? Makes it even more unique!}


{I love the unique style of this piece – The print, the fringe, the silhouette}

What’s your favorite style of outerwear? Do you have a favorite piece that you just can’t get enough of this season?

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MCLV Style: Embellish Me

Fun accessories and embellished pieces are a great way to take a basic look to a new level. So next time you’re putting together a nighttime look be creative and layer on the extras!


{You can shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Pleated Leather SkirtThe Limited, Embellished Top – Zara, Oxblood Knit Tights – DKNY via Bloomingdales, Spike Embellished HeelsThe LimitedBlack Patent Clutch – MICHAEL Michael Kors via NordstromRing – BCBG Max Azria & Bracelet – Forever 21}


{You can view this outfit on Lookbook.nu and Pose}


{Check out outtakes from this shoot here – Just log into Facebook to view}

This outfit could have just been black skirt + black top but with the addition of brightly colored tights, an embellished collar, fun jewelry, and spiked heels it’s a more one-of-a-kind look. But I did discover that the downside of this too-cute pleated faux leather skirt from The Limited is that it wrinkles sooooo easily. And quickly. Thus the absence of straight-on shots!

What’s your favorite fun extra this Winter or the piece you’re most excited to try out?

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MCLV Style: Tiger Tiger Burning Bright

Okay fine, this top is actually adorned with leopard heads not tigers, but once I got that William Blake poem in my head I was determined to use the line as a post title. My deepest apologies for the  fuzzy animal inaccuracy. 🙂

{You can shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Leopard Head TopAsos.comSlim Corduroy Pants – Paige Denim via Bloomingdale’s, Tan Peep-Toe Sandals – Madden-Girl via Nordstrom,  Zippered SatchelOASAPLarge Le Pliage Bag – Longchamp via Saks Fifth Avenue, Retro Gold Watch – Vintage, Geometric Gold Bracelet – BCBG Max Azria, Swarovski Crystal Ring – Gift, Spiked Necklace – H&M & SunglassesOscar de la Renta}

{You can view this outfit on both Lookbook.nu and Pose}

{Check out outtakes from this shoot here – Just log into Facebook to view}

I put this look together for last Saturday’s walk down to SOMA for a photo shoot for an upcoming holiday collaboration with Sasha Maks Vintage and Mystery Mister, and that Longchamp bag I’m carrying was completely filled with shoes, handbags, and other accessories for the shoot. Stay tuned for pictures!

Are you a fan of of the animal print & animal head pieces that are all over the streets and in magazines for the Fall 2012/Winter 2013 seasons?

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