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MCLV Style: Printed Shift Dress

An easy, flattering dress is a simple weekend uniform for me when it’s nice out. I’d estimate that roughly 1/3 of the dresses hanging in my dress closet {Yes – You read that right} are colorful, printed shifts.

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Printed Shift Dress – Lilly Pulitzer

Blue Fringed Sandals – H&M {Similar here, here & here}

Green Pandora Cross Body Bag – Givenchy 

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So how do you pick your perfect throw-on-anytime-and-go dress?

For me it’s about a color or print that works with anything and coverage. My go-to dresses aren’t too short and always have sleeves. Throw a pashmina in my bag and a dress like this Lilly Pulitzer number is good to go almost year-round!

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{Photography by KatwalkSF}

In fact, this dress is such a uniform that I was already wearing it when Miss Kat texted to see if I wanted to shoot street style. I just threw on my new favorite Maybelline lip color and was out the door in a few minutes.

Head over to KatwalkSF and check out the pictures that I took of her that day – Off The Shoulder.

What’s YOUR Summer uniform?

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Flamingo Print

One of my favorite eye-catching prints lately has been flamingos! It’s kitchy, fun, and oh-so-bold. And you seem to be able to find it everywhere these days – From dresses & bathing suits to blazers & sunglasses. So no matter what you’re in the market for, I’ve got the flamingo for you!

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Printed Shift Dress – Misguided // Alice+Olivia A-Line Skirt – CUSP // Orlebar Brown Swim Shorts – Selfridges  // Klear Klutch – Asos // Retro Swimsuit – Modcloth // Ballina Printed Tote Bag – Neiman Marcus {ON SALE!!} // ElevenParis Printed Tee – Nordstrom //

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{Asos Flamingo Bikini – ON SALE! I’m not going to lie to you, I own this swimsuit. Now I just need a beach!}

Do YOU like flamingo prints?

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MCLV Style: Suiting

When I saw this suit online {similar style here} I knew it would be a fun addition to my closet. It’s bold and eye-catching, and you can easily wear the top or bottom with a more subdued piece to tone the look down.

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{You can shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Printed Suit Choies, Heels – Giuseppe Zanotti & Bag – DKNY}

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

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{Photographs by Lydia Hudgens}

However, as much as I adore this look, once I had it on and was in front of the camera I was forced to dub it the Joker Suit. Though of course I don’t consider that any reason to banish it to the back of the closet. Sometimes a girl just needs to make an impact!

If you’re in the mood to spice up your work looks and try a fun twist on a traditional suit this Fall take a look at this beautiful burgundy jacard suit from Asos here, this chic wool St. John suit here, or this edgy leather trimmer version by Rachel Roy here. Happy Suiting!

Would you were a head-to-toe print like this?

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Styling 101: Easy Tips For Mixing Prints

Animal prints for daytime can be a challenge to pull off – You want the look to be fun and eye-catching, but not tip the scales into tacky-ville. We’ve all seen one of those. And cringed. My number one tip for making an animal print – Or two – Daytime appropriate is to pair the printed piece and/or accessory with a solid colored piece. Black or white both make great contrasts, as would a more neutral hue like tan or nude.

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{Sasha Maks Vintage Jewelry: Rhinestone Pear Drop Pendant Necklace, Smoky Rhinestone Bracelet & Givenchy Chunky Bracelet}

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{You can shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Peter Pan Collar Top – Zara, Skater Skirt – Zara, Ankle Strap Heels – Prabal Gurung for Target & Top Handle Bag – Asos}

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

These Prabal Gurung for Target heels are going to be a staple for me this Spring. There’s very little I love more than an extremely versatile piece like these shoes – They’ll work great for daytime looks with florals or prints, and be the perfect finishing touch & pop of color for monochrome and nighttime looks like cocktail dresses. And yes, I know I need a 12 step program for Zara skater skirts:)

*Photography & Jewelry by Sasha Maksutenko

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MCLV Style: Animal Prints + Leather

I just can’t get enough of skater skirts right now – The silhouette is just so fun and flirty. And versatile! You could easily tuck a button down into this skirt, pair it with ankle boots or flat booties, or even Summer-fy it with sandals & a tank. I officially have three of these skirts in red, black/leather, and leopard print.

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{You can shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Skater Skirt – Zara, Tan Heels – Madden Girl, Leopard Tee – Asos, Wristlet – Mango & Jewelry – Vintage & Ann Taylor}

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These shoes are without a doubt the most comfortable heels that I own. And one of the most adaptable pairs of shoes in my closet – They look great with pants, skirts, and dresses. And while I’ve never been able to find them online here are two similar styles that you might be interested in – Madden Girl Juniper Sandal or Steve Madden Cityline.

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