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MCLV Style: Retro Fashion

Two things that I’m always drawn to in fashion are bold colors and classic silhouettes, so this bright little shift dress from San Francisco designer Alyssa Nicole immediately caught my attention. Retro fashion at it’s finest!

The red-on-pink print is fun and eye-catching, while the high collar and classic shift silhouette gives it a great retro-inspired feel.


Dress – Alyssa Nicole Fall 2013

Heels – Seychelles

Bag – Dooney & Bourke

Coat – H&M {Similar here, here & here}

Leopard Print Gloves – Lord & Taylor


{Check out more photos here}


{Photos by Lydia Hudgens Photography}

Bonus? The designer is not only a San Francisco local, she’s also a friend.

I interviewed Miss Alyssa Nicole a few months ago {you can read her darling interview here} and was really impressed by the chic, minimal Spring 2014 Collection that she presented last weekend. I’m already daydreaming about Spring!

In terms of styling, it can be challenging to find the right accessories for an eye-catching piece like this bright dress. Rather than continue with the sweet red and pink color scheme for my extras I decided to take things in a different direction with leopard print driving gloves, a tan coat, and an oversized neutral bag. And the perfect red suede pumps, of course!

Do YOU like retro fashions as much as I do?

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Looks of the Week

Welcome back to the latest Looks of the Week post – This week I’m featuring some great outfit shots that I found of stylish fashion bloggers, models, and celebrities from all around the world.

I can’t decide what I love most about this shot of Liz from Late Afternoon – The mixing of polka dots & stripes, the killer red booties, or the adorable set up of the photograph itself. Too cute.

A striking metallic belt in a unique corset-like shape like this one is a GREAT way to spice up a classic trench coat. While a trench is always a great choice and immediately gives your look a “put together” air, sometimes taking one to a new level can be fun.

I love maxi dresses and skirts for Fall – So long as it’s not raining you can create a really cute look like this. One part flower child – One part rock n’ roll chick!

Period dressing and really sticking to an era is such a fun way to approach and look. I always truly appreciate the effect when a stylish lady goes to all of that effort and produces a wholly original look like this one – So well done!

I’m totally cape obsessed right now and this look made me gasp! I love the brightly hued dress, the trench-inspired khaki cape, the knee socks, and I especially love the cute vintage style hat. Totally classic and totally fabulous.

Creating a cozy look with layering and knit pieces doesn’t have to leave you looking frumpy – This is a fabulous example of how a chunky sweater or knit cap can look tres chic! I especially love how she paired those killer buckled boots with warm socks.

I love the vintage-meets-modern feel of this look. It’s sweet and romantic but at the same time the boots & button-adorned blazer give it a structured, tailored vibe that’s very in for Fall.

Miss Miranda has been KILLING it lately on the street style front – Every photograph that I’ve seen of her is absolutely stunning, it’s like she has a movie costume designer choosing her outfits every time she steps out of her house. What I especially liked about this look is its simplicity – which makes it easy to emulate – it’s just a sweater dress, a black coat, and a pair of knee-high black boots.

Be sure to stay tuned for a new MCLV Style File post featuring Miranda’s fabulous street style!

Which of these cold weather looks is your favorite? Are you favoring vintage-inspired pieces, classic styles, or one-of-a-kind modern looks right now?

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