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Summer Style: MCLV x Style Lend

I posted about the fabulous San Francisco fashion start-up Style Lend earlier this year. They really are the perfect choice if you’re interested in renting a beautiful dress for an event or if you’d like to make some money on your own closet by sharing your frocks with other fashion lovers.

Bonus? They’re in the process of opening a space in SOMA so you’ll be able to go try on dresses!

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Recently MCLV teamed up with Style Lend to share some of their great Summer dresses. This is especially helpful for those of you still in the thick of wedding season. When you have weekend after weekend of weddings, showers, and celebratory parties it can be a lot of sartorial pressure.

Give yourself a break and choose a fun Summery frock from the killer selection on Style Lend.

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What I loved about all three of these gorgeous maxi dresses and gowns is that they’re minimal but eye-catching. Bold colors and fun prints are a great way to take a simple silhouette to a new level.

Another great thing about these is how versatile and easy to style they are – Depending on your destination sandals, statement jewelry, and a fun handbag are all you need and you’re ready to head out the door!

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From cocktail parties to weddings to fun family events, these dresses are the perfect way to complement your Summer style this season.

You can rent all three of these dresses on the Style Lend website and many, many more!

What’s YOUR Summer style?

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Wedding Season

It’s that time of year again – Wedding season! If you’re not sure what’s expected or appropriate in various settings dress-code wise head over to my Summer Weddings post for a full breakdown including dress recommendations.

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The posts below are helpful & thorough – The perfect survival guide for all of the upcoming Spring and Summer weddings you’ll be attending – Everything from packing essentials to chic updos you can try out this season.

Top 12 Essentials for a Wedding Weekend from Hitha On The Go

Three Summer Wedding Options from Apartment 34

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City Wedding from Damsel In Dior

What to Wear: Your Rehearsal Dinner from Savvy Chic Avenue

What To Wear To A Spring Wedding from The Zoe Report

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3 Must-Try Bridesmaid ‘Dos To Whip Up For Wedding Season from Refinery 29

Shades of Blush from Gal Meets Glam

Tastemakers Reveal Their Very-Dreamy Bridal Looks from Racked

I’ll be playing bridesmaid this July in champagne lace & fringe, then rocking cocktail attire for weddings in September & October. What style are you planning to sport for the weddings you’re attending this Summer?

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Looks of the Week

How was everyone’s weekend? Did you have a good Mother’s Day? While I didn’t get to see my mother yesterday, I did get a chance to spend some time with my boyfriend’s mother and his sister who just gave birth to her third daughter two weeks ago. Quite the family day!

But today we’re here to discuss street style. Here in San Francisco it regularly goes from bright, sunny, and stunningly warm to foggy and rainy in 12 hours, so there’s no way to dress consistently during the Spring and Summer, it’s all about layering and keeping a sweater or umbrella in your bag. Here are some looks that run the gamut in terms of skin coverage so hopefully no matter where you are in the world there’s a look that you can emulate, enjoy!

I’m MAD about this look. A fabulous retro-inspired dress in a fun, eye-catching print is a great way to go. And those floral sunglasses are the icing on the fabulous cake!

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I love love love how she paired a flowy, hippie-style maxi dress with a cropped leather jacket, it gives it an edge. Biker Chick Chic!

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Olivia’s low key floral frock is perfect for Summer weddings this season. It’s flattering and pretty, and can easily go from day to night with the right jewelry and heels. She wears it perfectly here with ankle strap Boutique 9 heels.

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Just wow. Gorgeous color against her skin, unique dress with beautiful embellishments, and great, great accessories.

Gorgeous – Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Satin Knot Clutch

SEXY – She spices up her look with hot pumps – Brian Atwood ‘Claudia Bis’ Platform Pumps

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And if you’re as big a fan of Miss Zoe as I am, check out The Frugal Fashionista’s breakdown of some of her best outfits over the years. Tres chic!

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Interested in trying out the printed jeans trend? This is a great, subtle way to work the trend without getting too overwhelmed. Love that she paired the high-impact pants with a simple T.

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Too cuter! I love the retro patterned shorts paired with the chic gold polka-dotted blouse. That adorable mint green Prada bag is the perfect finishing touch!

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I LOVE this look. The mixing of the retro prints is just too cute. She looks like a chic Amy Winehouse!

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Want to try a new spin on an old class? Spice up your Little Black Dress this Spring and take Brooklyn Decker, Be Frassy’s Audrey Rogers, or model Anne V as your inspiration.

You can keep it classy in a knee-length dress, but it doesn’t have to be boring, you can easily find one with fun embellishments and details that will make you stand out in a crowd.

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Sexy sheer lace can be taken to the next level with a fun flared skirt. Some kick @$$ bright pumps are the perfect finishing touch.

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A jersey dress is a great way to stay cool as the temperature rises, and Anne V shows us here that you don’t have to sacrifice an ounce of glamour if you go with a demure hemline. Wow!

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And if you’re still dying for more street style, check out these best dressed round ups – Vogue UK and Mr. Blasberg’s Best-Dressed List for Harper’s Bazaar.

Have a great night!

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A Week In Pictures

The past week has been pretty amazing. I got to spend two nights with my parents, we made them dinner at the apartment one night and went out to a restaurant on Washington Square Park the next. My childhood friend Sophie got married in a perfect Bay Area ceremony last Saturday, wearing a gorgeous dress with a beautiful retro veil. I got to spend six whole days with my long distance boyfriend, a rarity outside of vacations and trips. And I got to attend the Raise The Macallan Scotch tasting event down on Van Ness.

Oh, and I ate. A lot!

Enjoy the pictures.

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P.S. I made a killer kale salad and some delicious sweet potatoes, and I’ll share the recipes soon. (Obviously chicken & tri tip plates are Sean’s!)

Have a great Saturday and enjoy spending time with your families this weekend!

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