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MCLV Style: Valentine’s Day Style

While I’m not a huge fan or devoted celebrator of Valentine’s Day – I am a HUGE fan of dressing up. And I’ll take any excuse I can get.

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Faux Leather Leggings – BCBGMAXAZRIA

Red Mixed Media Crewneck Tunic – Two by Vince Camuto

Faux Leather Sleeved Coat – Aqua by Bloomingdale’s {Similar styles here & here}

Black Patent Leather Pumps – Giuseppe Zanotti

Striped Tote Bag – Kate Spade New York

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{Photography by Brad Wittke of Pacifica Gallery}

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Since I have no pink in my wardrobe, which I realized when getting ready for the Bay Area Women’s March, I went a splash of red when I put together my Valentine’s Day look.

I was drawn to the idea of adding some edge to my look to keep it from being too saccharine. I know Valentine’s Day can call to mind hearts and ruffles and ultra feminine pieces, but I decided to juxtapose the red tunic against black faux leather.

You could easily make this more casual by switching out the killer patent leather pumps for booties or a cute pair of red flats.

And, truth be told, this doesn’t have to be a date night look. I for one have spent a few of my most memorable Valentine’s Days with my girlfriends. 🙂

So, whether you’re aiming for date night slink or girls night out glam – Have a blast!

What are YOU wearing for Valentine’s Day? Do you have a favorite nighttime look this time of year?

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Bissinger’s Chocolate | Valentine’s Day Made Easy

Are you looking for the perfect, easy-but-thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift? Why not go for a classic – Chocolate!

Enter Bissinger’s.

Originally created in Paris, the company has been a favorite chocolatier for European nobility, like King Louis XIV, for over three centuries. Their luxurious confections are created in small batches, using their age-old recipes, and only the high quality ingredients.

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Luckily for us, Bissinger’s has come to the Bay Area just in time for Valentine’s Day, and they shared some exciting new treats at the Fancy Food show in San Francisco last weekend.

Didn’t make it to the expo? Bissinger’s products are now available at a few local spots – Whole Foods, Draeger’s, and New Leaf stores.

And don’t worry. Even if you or your beloved aren’t huge chocolate people, they have some seriously yummy non-chocolatey treats like gummy pandas and caramel glazed pecans.

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I got a chance to take some of their goodies home and between me, the gummy lover, and him, the chocolate lover, we were pretty happy.

So what did we try?

  • Blackberry Hibiscus Gummy Pandas
  • Pomegranate Gummy Pandas
  • Raspberry Gummy Pandas
  • Carmelized Blood Orange Chocolate Bar
  • Coconut Caramel Chocolate Bar
  • Coffee Toffee Chocolate Bar
  • Dulce de Leche Chocolate Bar

And let me tell you… They were divine!

I had a few bites of the different chocolate bars and more than a few bites of the gummies, and they were all delicious. I have to say that the Carmelized Blood Orange and the Dulce de Leche were something to write home about.

What’s on YOUR Valentine’s Day list?

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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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Tiffany & Co: Behind-the-Scenes

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I’m currently happily shivering away in snowy Manhattan enjoying a little slice of Fashion Week fun – Hoping that you are having a wonderful weekend wherever you are!

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Mint Lace Cocktail Dress – BCBGMaxAzria {Similar here, here & here}

Rose Gold Heels – MICHAEL Michael Kors

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My team and I were beyond honored to have been asked to join Tiffany & Co. to celebrate Valentine’s Day this season with the gorgeous Tiffany T Collection.

After showing off some daytime, workwear, and cocktail styling, I wanted to share some of the fabulous behind-the-scenes shots from our recent photo shoot.

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography // Hair & Make-Up by Klaudia Mayer}

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The amazing team at the Post Street Tiffany & Co welcomed us with open arms and we even convinced the terribly sweet store director to join in on the shoot. He obliged and the scene Jennymay captured above was one of the impromptu highlights of the shoot!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Tiffany & Co: Valentine Fashion

The first two MCLV x Tiffany T Collection posts focused on daytime and workwear styling – How to wear these gorgeous, versatile pieces for your day-to-day life, from the weekend to the office.

Today let’s talk about evening wear – This is perfect whether you have a fabulous Valentine date to plan, girls night out, or just a fun evening out on the town to get dressed up for.

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Mint Lace Cocktail Dress – BCBGMaxAzria {Similar here, here & here}

Rose Gold Heels – MICHAEL Michael Kors

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Layering delicate bracelets and stacking rings is the perfect way to set off a detailed dress like this lace peplum number. I love how this combination of gold, rose gold, silver, and diamonds looks together – It creates a look that’s simultaneously modern and timelessly elegant.

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{Photography by J. Villarete Photography // Hair & Make-Up by Klaudia Mayer}

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My daily jewelry style is definitely focused on layering so I was especially taken with these Tiffany T Wire Bracelets. They’re perfect for mixing & matching with other metals or with more dramatic pieces. It’s a great, and easy, way to create a look at is completely “you.”

What’s YOUR Valentine style?

Stay tuned for the final look from the MCLV x Tiffany & Co Valentine’s Day collaboration – Trust me, you won’t want to miss it!

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