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MCLV Style: Stripes

One of my favorite late-Winter/early-Spring traditions is the annual breaking-out of the stripes. Needless to say, I get started on this trend on the early side each year.


Because I love stripes. They’re versatile, flattering, and make every look just a little bit better.


Striped Dress – Heidi Merrick

Leopard Print Clutch – BCBGMaxAzria

Sunglasses – Tommy Hilfiger

Heels – Sam Edelman


{Check out more photos here}


{Photos by Jennymay Villarete of J. Villarete Photography}

In addition to seeing my favorite striped dress for Spring, this last shot also gives you a little peek into my new apartment. I moved at the end of last year and I’m still working on the final decorating details like putting up shelving and hanging art. Once I’ve gotten a chance to finish up all of these small final details I’ll schedule a photo shoot so that I can share my home with you all.

I’ve been a San Francisco resident for eight years and have lived in a handful of neighborhoods over those years, but this apartment and this location are by far my favorite. I’m looking forward to sharing my sanctuary with you in the next few months!

Are YOU also a fan of stripes?

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MCLV Style: Striped Dress

Stripes are a long-time favorite and while I do love classic variations like black & white and navy & white, sometimes a girl just needs a little bit more color in her life!


Black & Red Striped Dress – Zara {Similar here, here & here}

Heels – MICHAEL Michael Kors 

Rocco Duffle – Alexander Wang {My ALL TIME favorite handbag – J’adore!!}


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


{Photographs by Lydia Hudgens}

I love wearing dresses and am always drawn to bold, long-sleeved versions like this striped dress, they’re perfect for evening outings. Just add a killer bag and some fun, bold jewelry and you’re ready to go!

When you’re meeting a group of fabulous San Francisco fashion bloggers for a fashionable dinner in the Mission, you’ve got to bring you A-Game! 🙂

Are YOU a fan of a classic striped dress?

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Fashion Crushes



When I think about fashionable and memorable looks that I’ve enjoyed recently two individuals immediately come to mind – Red carpet darling Zoe Saldana and Michael Fassbender. Does the latter not sound familiar? Perhaps you know him as Magneto from the recent X-Men First Class – I saw the movie in theaters months ago and am still thinking about his wardrobe!

Zoe Saldana:

What I adore about Zoe’s style is her ability to mix pieces and she’s a master of the high-low, which make her looks much more accessible to those of us not making millions per picture. Thanks Zoe! Another thing she’s fabulous at? Accessorizing! She always has gorgeous jewelry, enviable shoes, and to die for bags, whether she’s on the red carpet or running errands on her days off.

{Not only is the color phenomenal on her, the lace back and sweet accessories pull the look together perfectly! The floral earrings might seem over-the-top on some, but she makes them look stylish.}

{A little black dress is anything but boring when Zoe gets her hands on it. This Barbara Bui mini is sleek, sexy & fun and those Balenciaga heels are to DIE FOR.}

{This Express dress was all the rage last summer but I loved the way Zoe made this dress totally her own by belting it and adding a chic cross-body bag.}

{Only Zoe could make this Balenciaga shorts suit looks so chic – I love that she paired the printed, embellished suit with a basic white tee. The red carpet never looked better!}

Michael Fassbender:

Boys – The costume designer for this latest installment in the X-Men franchise, Sammy Sheldon, is an utter genius! Not only are these clothes gorgeous and tailored to perfection, they’re right on trend for this fall. In case you’ve been sleeping all summer, Mad Men is all the rage – See Banana Republic’s Mad Men-inspired collection here and I promise you wont be disappointed.

Please proceed for some much deserved eye candy and menswear fashion porn.

{This linen suit is the perfect Summer look paired with a white collared shirt – It couldn’t be further from the stiff formality of the white suit made infamous by Mark Twain or Colonel Sanders – And evokes hot Summer nights is Havana!}

Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Caleb Landry Jones, Jennifer Lawrence and Rose Byrne

{Turtle necks can be a great layering tool during the Fall & Winter, as can a chic leather jacket. Invest is both!}

{Retro sunglasses are always going to be in style – Find the shape that suits you best and stick to it!}

I can’t be the only one who saw X-Men and immediately wanted to take my boyfriend shopping, right? I mean, the actor is cute enough, but those turtle necks and three pieces suits – Swoon!

Who are your fashion crushes? Is there someone who you always looked to for fashion inspiration over the years or who helped your personal style evolve?

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