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MCLV Style: Spring Dresses

When someone says “Spring fashion” what do you immediately think of?

My mind may dance from bold prints to mixing & matching, but it always settles on dresses. Spring dresses are the epitome of Spring fashion in my mind.

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Coat – English Factor at Les Mechantes

Dress – Tysa at Les Mechantes

Necklaces – Les Mechantes

Pale Pink Heels – Kate Spade

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This chic little shift dress is a must for Spring – The rusty rose color is flattering to many skin tones and the silhouette is easy and flattering.

The length is great too – Pair it with flats and a trench coat while running errands on the weekend or mix up the textures and vibe with a fuzzy coat and heels like I wore here.

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{Photography by Garry Alexander}

Spring dresses are my staple this time of year because they’re so simple and easy to wear – I love being able to toss on the perfect little number and be ready to walk out the door in mere minutes.

Even better? You can pile on the fun jewelry – Day or night, you can’t go wrong. Chokers {yes, they’re back in a MAJOR way}, lariats, layered bracelets, and more – They definitely make the look!

How would YOU style this frock?

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MCLV Style: Pink-on-Pink

I may not be a head-to-toe pink girl on a regular basis, but I am – And always will be – An outerwear girl.

Give me a killer coat and I’m a happy, happy blogger.

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Coat – English Factor at Les Mechantes

Dress – Les Mechantes

Heels – Sam Edelman

Sunglasses – Urban Outfitters

The detailing on this pale pink beauty really blew me away. The construction is simple and the coat is a great staple piece, but the embroidery is exquisite and really takes it to the next level.

It’s the kind of easy-to-wear statement piece that you can throw over anything and *make* your look. From jeans & flats to a little black dress, this coat will elevate your outfit.

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{Photography by Garry Alexander}

We actually shot this across the street from the fabulous little Les Mechantes boutique in Ghirardelli Square. It’s such a beautiful location – All you have to do it walk towards the water and you’ve got some lovely little spots for an impromptu photo shoot.

If you’re a fan of sweet pink pieces or of great outerwear, I highly recommend checking out Les Mechantes‘s gorgeous Valentine’s Day-ready collection just in time for Spring!

How do YOU style your favorite LBD?

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Shop Local: Jewelry Designer Crush Marrin Costello

I love having the ability to shop local and support designers, brands, and companies nearby. Whether that means San Francisco or nearby California cities, I’m grateful to have the opportunity to shop these high quality clothes and accessories close to home.

One of my HUGE designer crushes right now is jewelry maker Marrin Costello – Who currently splits her time between Los Angeles and her Bay Area hometown up North.

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I’ve amassed some fabulous pieces from her previous collections. Lots of gold, lots of stones, and lots of different styles – From a gold shark tooth pendant to this killer adjustable lariat to  druzy pendants & boho layering pieces.

But I have to say, I might just be more obsessed with her latest collection than any before it!

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The Kiss Collection is everything that I look for in jewelry. Sweet, delicate pieces that feel like they tell a story whenever you wear them. They also mix well with other jewelry, and materials, and are effortlessly chic.

In my book a piece of jewelry is doing its job when all you need to do is add it to your neck, wrist, or finger to finish your look entirely.

Tell me – Do YOU shop local?

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Daily Secret: Shopping with Les Mechantes

After sharing some of my favorite restaurants and spots for a great drink with The Daily Secret, I’m back to tell you about one of my favorite places for killer shopping here in San Francisco.

If you’re a regular on the MCLV website then the local boutique Les Mechantes should sound pretty familiar. The shop was launched by the always fabulous Bay Area blogger KatwalkSF along with her two business partners, and features amazing clothing, accessories, home goods, and jewelry from local brands.

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Not only are all of their fab offerings to die for – I’ve lost count of just how much I’ve acquired since they opened – But they offer you an unparalleled chance to support local companies, designers, and artisans while you’re shopping.

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And you should definitely head over to the brand’s Instagram account where the hashtag #HowDoYouGetNaughty will keep you utterly entertained while you browse the gorgeous goods.

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Read more about my pick over on The Daily Secret here.

Tell me – Where do YOU shop in San Francisco?

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