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Instagram Diary

After a whirlwind few weeks it seems like a good time for an Instagram round-up. The shots below will show you what I’ve been up to these days – From my favorite hike in San Francisco to what’s on my plate to my favorite style for Spring!

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{When this is the view from your stand-up desk, things never really get too bad despite long hours & stressful days. I mean, I just have to look left and – Bam – Smile on the face!} 

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{Spring style is all about stripes for me so I’m excited to break out this killer blue & white striped frock again this season!}

Instagram Diary Spring Summer San Francisco Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

{What could possibly be better than spending a Saturday morning with family? Meeting your new cousin Sam – A 10 week old Golden Retriever puppy.}

Instagram Diary Spring Summer San Francisco Fashion Food Fitness Lifestyle Blogger Street Style

{I’ve been soaking up every possible moment outside that I can. Summer in San Francisco can be a rainy, blustery mess so while the weather is cooperating you can find me hitting the trails! A current favorite is Land’s End from the Cliff House to the Golden Gate.}

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{Fresh produce and trips to the Farmer’s Market are two of my favorite things about this time of year. I’ve been making fresh green juice, huge nutrient dense salads, and green smoothies nonstop!}

{Images from Moi Contre La Vie’s Instagram Account}

Not currently following MCLV’s adventures? You can join in on the fun here!

How is YOUR Spring going so far?

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Spring Fashion Inspiration

I just shared some of my favorite Nordstrom sale picks and the Top 5 Spring Fashion Trends I’m dying to try this season. Well today I’m here to give you a little sartorial inspiration to get you in the mood.

Whenever I feel like defaulting to my weekend uniform – Read: black pants, oversized tunic, and Loeffler Randal ballet flats – Or if I’m staring blankly in my closet thinking “I have nothing to wear” I head over to Pinterest to get inspired. Today I’m bring my Pinterest moodboard to YOU!

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{One of my favorite tricks is to play with various shades of a color – Try pairing a navy handbag with a blue floral sundress and a button-down denim overshirt for a fun look!}

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{The only thing more classic than your favorite broken-in pair of jeans is a white menswear-inspired t-shirt. This combo never goes out of style!}

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{One of my top picks for this season is a printed midi skirt. Pair it with a loose white crop top or a graphic tee for a perfect day-to-night look.}

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{Whether your personal style could be described as boho, classic, or menswear-inspired, there’s a maxi out there for you this Spring!}

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{This time of year I like to trade my black-on-black go-to looks for neutral hues. Pair light wash cropped jeans with an oversized white sweater and animal print flats for an eye-catching twist on Spring basics.}

{Images from Spring & Summer Fashions Pinterest Board}

What Spring style is inspiring YOU this season?

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MCLV Style: Stripes + Cheetah

Let’s talk about mixing and matching. This Spring tradition is all about creating a unique, fun, eye-catching look. When I’m pairing separates it’s all about expressing who I am that day.

Feeling dramatic? Let’s try jewel tones and moody florals. Feeling romantic? Pastels, sweet polka dots, and neutrals are just the thing. Feeling feisty? Let’s mix some unexpected prints!

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Striped Blazer – Boohoo Official

Maxi Tunic – Free People

Cheetah Booties – BCBGMAXAZRIA

Cropped Dark Wash Jeans – Paige Denim

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This striped boyfriend blazer is one of my favorite Spring pieces – It manages to go with everything. I recently wore it over a black Banana Republic fit and flare dress and red Madden Girl heels – But I love it just as much with my favorite Paige Denim jeans!

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{Photography by KatwalkSF}

And what better contrast for classic black and white stripes than eye-catching over-the-top peep-toe cheetah print booties?

What prints do YOU love to mix?

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Looks of the Week: Spring Menswear

Spring is all about color. And prints. And mixing and matching. This Looks of the Week round-up is all about how gentlemen interpret Spring fashion and the results are just as eye-catching as the ladies.

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{Have a trip planned this Spring? Get some travel inspiration from Levitate Style!}

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{Spring is all about stripes so whether it’s a tie, a pair of socks, or a perfectly fitted tee like Metro Man here, find a way to rock stripes this season.}

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{Being comfortable is always in style so take a cue from He Spoke Style and give “Athleisure” a go and enjoy your downtime.}

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{A printed button-down paired with a printed tie is one of my favorite sartorial combinations. All About Fashion is showing how it’s done here!}

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{Make the most of the pieces in your closet and try an unexpected combination like I Can Dress 2‘s killer blue suit paired with a striped hoodie.}

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Which of these Spring menswear looks is YOUR favorite?

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Top 5 Spring Fashion Trends

What I adore about Spring fashion is the combination of new and old. Every season, when the sun starts to come out, the layers start to come off. And every season I reach for a few tried & true favorites while I simultaneously begin to shop for some fun new pieces to mix in for the season.

So read on for tips on creating the perfect Spring/Summer wardrobe for 2015!

Ponchos & Capes:

You know I’m a cape girl through-and-through so I’m thrilled that this trend is making the Winter-to-Spring transition this year. So stay warm during the coming months by wrapping up in this season’s hottest silhouette – The blanket! 🙂

Try this killer multi colored oversized scarf version a la Burberry – Minus the $$$ price tag.

Stripes:

Spring is all about prints. Whether it’s florals {groundbreaking!} or flirty gingham, fun – Eye-catching prints are a must.

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And my favorite print for Spring, and my go-to season after season, is stripes.

Try a classic striped t-shirt that goes with everything – Especially a floral midi skirt – A bold black & white striped maxi for weekends, or a low-key cotton skirt for lounging.

Not ready to commit to a head-to-toe striped look? Try accessories like a fun striped tassel scarf!

Fringe:

One of the new trends for 2015 is fringe. Not new-new, obviously, but something to keep an eye on. I’m not an all-over fringe kinda girl, but a bold accessory or jewelry piece is the perfect way for me to mix this into my looks for Spring. Brightly colored tassel earrings, fringed leather cross-body bag,

Overalls:

One of the trends I’m loving yet again this season are the overalls, pinafores, and dungarees {depending on where you live…}

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I was hesitant to try this trend – Loved seeing it on other people but wasn’t quite sure how to translate that to myself. They key is finding the piece the suits your style personality best – Whether that’s classic denim overalls, a flirty little pinafore, or boho-inspired floral romper.

Feeling bold? Try a sleek jumpsuit for an evening event. The jumpsuit is the new Little Black Dress after all.

Wearable Tech:

From high fashion activity monitors a la Tory Burch for FitBit to cozy pockets on your favorite frock for your lifeline, fashion is taking on technology this season.

I’m a fan of the oh-so-fashionable Frends headphones and the new Under Armour Tech Shorts and the super cute To and From Tote with all sorts of upgrades inside!

What are YOU most excited for this season?

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