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MCLV Style: Work Style

When you work in a business casual environment you only get to have so much creativity when it comes to your work style. You want to look professional and appropriate, but still find a style that’s flattering and makes you feel great.

Enter the wrap dress!

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Wrap Dress – BCBGMaxAzria

Heels – Sam Edelman

Tote – Z Spoke Zac Posen

Bracelets – C.Wonder

Rings – BCBGMaxAzria

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{Check out more photos here}

Work Style Wrap Dress Office Fashion San Francisco Fashion Blogger Business Casual

{Photography by J. Villarete Photography}

A wrap dress is one of the few universally flattering styles of dresses out there – It suits virtually all builds, heights, and body types. Basically, it’s the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants for dress lovers! ūüôā

What’s important to me when choosing a wrap dress is the depth of the V-neck – If it’s a weekend or evening dress it can show a bit more skin, but I make sure that my work picks are a bit more on the conservative side to avoid dress code violations.

I’ve sung the praises of BCBGMAXAZRIA dresses in the past, I’m going to have to mention them again in a work style context. When it comes to shopping for workwear I have a few stores and brands that I return to time after time, which include Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, BCBG, Diane Von Furstenburg, and Zara.

What’s YOUR go-to work style?

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MCLV Style: Wrap Dress

Wrap dresses are a staple in my closet. Not only is this a very flattering style that works well on most body types, they’re¬†also¬†easy to style for any kind of event – They easily go from daytime to work to nighttime with the right accessories.


{You can shop similar pieces by clicking these hyperlinks: Wrap Dress – Lilly Pulitzer, Sandals – Sam Edelman, Wristlet – Mango, and Jewelry – JewelMint & Vintage}


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


This two-toned polka dot wrap dress is one of my favorites –¬†I love the way it fits and the combination of colors and prints gives you so many options when it comes to styling and accessorizing.

What’s YOUR favorite dress silhouette? Are you also a fan of the¬†wrap dress?

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Summary Saturday

I’m going to take a page out of the fabulous Fashion On Top‘s book¬†blog and make today’s post a¬†summary of what’s happened over the last week on the blog and the other various social media outlets that I post on.

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Food – While I don’t photograph all of my food or even all of the new recipes that I try, sometimes a meal is just too tasty or too fun to pass up a photo-op. Here are a couple shots that passed the test this week.

SERIOUS munching over here! #Shakti #indianfood #vegan #glutenfree

Snacking. #rawrevolution #synergy #healthysnacks

#cantstopeating #vegan #glutenfree

Fashion – When I can remember I’ll snap a picture of my accessories, handbag, or even my outfit for the day. Most of my Instagram updates are my jewelry though, since its the easiest to capture solo.

Wearing a new dress always makes my day! #sanfrancisco @Zara

Hello lover! @ninewest #fashion #sanfrancisco

Time to switch wallets! @CHANEL @Longchamp_US @HenriBendel #Fendi #Goyard @veneta_bottega

Misc –¬†What I’m best at capturing are all of¬†the random things that happen throughout the day. The frustrations that everyone can relate to as well as the little “I love my life” moments. From outing in San Francisco & weekends away to shopping adventures & meals out on the town¬†to my crazy cats & amazing friends, family, and boyfriend.

“@project_zen SO glad that I moved a block from this spa!!! #massage #spoilingmyself

I <3 crazy busy days & To Do lists! #stayorganized #busyday #ilovemylife

Sooo helpful!

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Here are some of the quotes, articles, pictures, and other fun things that I shared during the past week via Twitter
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I have 10 boards on Pinterest, each with a different title and theme, here are a few of the pins that made the cut this week.
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Models Being Models:
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Reading Materials:
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La Mode:
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Belle Maison:
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Lookbook You can see my Lookbook looks here, you can FAN me to get an email update when I post a new look, or you can HYPE my looks if you like them!

I really like the idea of this kind of post since I know a number of my blog readers don’t use Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest regularly, so this gives them a chance to take a look at those outlets. What do you think? Do you like having a weekly summary? Should this be a recurring series?
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