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MCLV Style: Pinafore

I’ve shared my love of one-piece looks before – From jumpsuits & rompers to pinafores & overalls. I even ordered a few cute pinafores and overall jumpers last Summer but none of them quite worked with my body type – How frustrating is that?

However, this fun look was clearly not far from my mind. When I was in LA for Lucky FABB I saw a young lady looking amazing in a black faux leather pinafore and my love of this style was immediately reignited.

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Black Pinafore – Asos

Striped Top – BCBG

Clutch – C.Wonder {Similar here, here & here}

Tan Sandals – Chinese Laundry

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{Check out more photos here}

Pinafore Overalls San Francisco Fashion Blogger Street Style Washington Square Park

{Photos by Jennymay Villarete of J. Villarete Photography}

This time around I hit the jackpot and fell head-over-heels in love with the very first pinafore dress that I tried on from Asos.

Its quite nice on that rare occasion when the fashion gods smile down on you. Is that you Anna? Its me, Caity…

Would YOU try a pinafore this season?

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Spring Trend: Overalls, Dungarees & Pinafores

After my Spring Must Have: Little White Dress post I want to keep sharing fun new trends that are taking over the streets this season. Another great style that’s popping up all over the place as the weather warms up are overalls – From traditional denim to chic chiffon & lace to dress versions. There are so many options out there that everyone is sure to find the perfect pair to suit their style!

Classic Denim

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{Left – This adorable cropped pair is perfect for Spring courtesy of Dash Of Fash & Right – Go old school like B Jones Style with a classic pair of full-length denim overalls. Bonus points for adding a hat!}

If you’re a traditionalist than a pair of overalls in classic denim is probably the right style for you – But that doesn’t mean boring, there are still plenty of styles & silhouettes for you to try out!

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BDG Denim Overalls

White Overalls

Fun Prints

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{Left – Flirty polka dots & an off-the-shoulder shirt from Lovely By Lucy & Right – Be bold and go for a bright print like Amanda Ware}

If you’re a risk taker who likes to stand out from the crowd a one-of-a-kind look like printed overalls is a must for Spring. The pairs below will make sure you’re anything but a wallflower!

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Motel Dungarees Overalls in Paisley

River Island Floral Dungarees

Feminine Pinafores

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{Left – Classic black & red combo from Cherry Blossom Girl in Paris & Right – The perfect weekend look from Ordinary People with this cute denim pinafore}

Is a pinafore – aka an overall dress – more up your alley than traditional overalls? Then these sweet styles below will definitely appeal to your more feminine tastes.

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River Island Pinafore Dress

Safari Pinafore Playsuit

Are you going to try overalls this Spring? Which pair above is your favorite?

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February Round-Up

Raise your hand if you cannot believe that February is over.

Me either.

When my calendar reminder to write my monthly round-up post popped up I had to check the calendar to be sure. Intellectually I knew what the date was, obviously I date things at work, but I didn’t quite have a handle on the fact that the 28th meant the month was almost over. Le Sigh.

Overall Goals For 2013:

  • Stay on top of social media – Check out my recent Where To Find What post to see how the various social media platforms are being utilized for MCLV – You can find different topics & pictures on each. 🙂 And stay tuned for a post on my recent collaboration with LookMazing.
  • Writing, Writing, Writing – I’m joining a fun online styling site and will be sharing details and some of my pieces as soon as I can. I’ll also be contributing a weekly health & fitness post to the Cap City Strength & Conditioning blog.
  • Expansion & Growth – I’m officially expanding my services to include styling, wardrobe consulting, and closet organizing. Check out the Advertising, Collaborations & Styling Services page above for more information.
  • Be Positive – 2013 is beginning to look like the poster child for over booking. Between taking on more work styling & writing and my boyfriend opening a gym, I’m spread pretty thin. Approaching my days with positivity and excitement instead of dread has been key for keeping myself motivated and inspired.

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{Some February Looks: Valentine’s Day, Wandering around San Francisco shooting on random doorsteps :), IFBCON Look & Emerald City}

February Goals {From January Round-Up}:

Fashion:

New York was amazing and despite the extremity-losing cold I had an amazing time {IFBCON Celebrity Sightings & Industry Insight} and have been completely awash in nonstop inspiration since I returned. From meeting new bloggers to getting to hear my favorite industry insiders speak to seeing the streets of New York City filled with amazing fashion – February has been one of my favorite months in recent years.

Food:

Smoothies & sweet potatoes have been February staples, both great for at-work consumption and easy-to-make nighttime meals. And during my NYC adventures and weekends away I’ve been traveling with bags of Trader Joe’s trail mix and Larabars galore.

Fitness:

I’m thrilled to say I’ve been hitting the gym at least 5 days a week very consistently. My morning Instagram shot to help inspire my fabulous readers to get to gym has been a HUGE motivator for me!

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{Some additional February Looks: Emerald City, Transitioning From Winter-To-SpringFormal Wear Done Right  & Valentine’s Day}

March Goals:

Fashion:

Time to break out the colors! As Spring starts arriving in San Francisco I’ll be playing up prints, florals, and fun colors. Stay tuned for some MCLV Style posts in the coming weeks while I take the pieces I’ve been hoarding out of the back of my closet! 🙂 On the docket – My new Aqua floral shorts suit, patterned Capri pants, and flowy Piperlime blazer.

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{Left: Aqua shorts – $46 on sale @ Bloomingdale’s, Aqua blazer – $60 on sale @ Bloomingdale’s, Center: Printed Crop Pant – $25 @ Forever 21 & Right: Floral Blazer – $90 @ Piperlime}

Food & Fitness:

I’ll be out-of-town most weekends this Spring so staying on top of my physical therapy, workouts, and eating a healthy, consistent diet during the week is especially important as my weekends aren’t going to be as structured as I would like. Sundays will be dedicated to grocery shopping and cooking during March and I’ll put a lot of effort into making my meals ahead of time in order to make my evenings run more smoothly.

What are you most looking forward to in March?

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Saturday Round-Up

Happy Saturday – I hope that everyone had a great week!

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{Accessories from my recent trip to the deYoung, Green Monster & New GiGi New York planner, Research materials & A shot from my upcoming photo shoot with LookMazing}

So enjoy these fun snaps from the last week and get a little insight into how things have been going over here in San Francisco since my trip to New York for IFBCON.

Don’t forget to stay in touch my loves – Be sure to follow me for pictures & updates:

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2012 “Best Of” Round-Up

To celebrate this final Saturday before the New Year here’s a great round-up of some fun ‘Best Of’ polls that I’ve seen recently to commemorate the end of the 2013. So let’s look back on this great year and see some of the great things that happened in the fashion world.

Enjoy!

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This year a handful of new celebrities burst onto the fashion scene and made their mark on the red carpets – From the Australian actress Bella Heathcote to the fabulous It Model Cara Delevingne – BAZAAR’s Next Generation Style MVPs.

Need something fun to watch while you’re relaxing at home over the holidays? Don’t worry, IFB has you covered with their TV Round-Up: Our Top 5 Super-Stylish TV Binges Perfect For Your Vacation.

Mr Blasberg’s Best of 2012: A Year in Review and Appreciation – Leave it to the fabulous Mr. Blasberg to round-up the year’s most important cultural moments – From photography exhibits to musical acts to pets stealing the spotlight.

And while I’m horrified by the fact that Miranda Kerr isn’t on this list, there are some other fabulous ladies who made Modelinia’s Top Supermodel Style Moments of 2012!

And last but definitely not least – Check out all of the fabulous Fashion Blogger related round-ups that Coco Rosa of My Precious Confessions put together during 2012 – From Hottest Fashion Blogger Boyfriends to Best Parisian Fashion Bloggers these lists are great for finding new and exciting bloggers to check out – Top 10 Fashion Blogger 2012 Overview.

Have a great Saturday!

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