excitement.

i rarely use exclamation marks, which means this must be an important occasion. well, your assumption was correct… I SOLD MY FIRST THING ON ETSY. hold your applause, I know it’s crazy but it’s mostly true. since you’re dying to know what it was, I’ll ease your mind and tell you it was a 1970’s cropped, green Christmas sweater. and it was extremely cute in my opinion, therefore, I definitely understand why it was snatched up so quickly. on Etsy, I styled it with a pair of light wash boyfriend jeans and buckled leather booties. even though the pants weren’t high waisted, the slightly cropped sweater went well. and to be honest I wasn’t expecting to sell anything as quickly as I did, but I am NOT complaining. the recipient used a check as the form of payment, so as soon as it comes through my PayPal I will be shipping it to the UK.

I know there’s notice of a story behind my first sell, but nonetheless it really inspired my shop and keeping it updated. AND I couldn’t keep it a secret from my favorite blog readers any longer! here’s the pictures that sold my sweater, I hope you find joy in them also. and if you haven’t already taken a look at my shop I would really really love and appreciate your support❤️
https://www.etsy.com/shop/moodymadeline?ref=search_shop_redirect

ps. i was going for the hipster, laid back style if u didn’t feel the vibe.

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2014 AMAS review.

since the amas happened last night and I don’t have cable, I figured I’d do some research and find my favorite outfits to show you all…
1. the dress that Elizabeth Banks wore last night caught the eyes of many critics as well as my own. it won the prize in my book, standing out with it’s bright colored, short bodice, interwoven with patterned fabric. you can tell she didn’t just want to blend in with the masses, and she definitely owned the ensemble which I give her credit for. not to mention how incredible of an actress miss Banks is.

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2. my second favorite dress was sported by the glamorous Jhene Aiko (go Asians!!). it hugged her in all the right places, flowing neatly to the ground. the color looked nice on her skin tone an the fabric texture made the look more interesting. I think it was a good choice that she styled an updo, exposing the jeweled neckline of the elegant dress. yet she still had just the right amount of hair pieces framing her face. all in all I found her beautiful.

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3. and the last person who drew me in was Ciara in a J Mendel original. she walked with such confidence in this jewel incrusted, sheer dress. the black material and metallic embellishments draped all the way to the ground, accentuating her curvy figure. I liked it since it was different and risqué while still staying modest.

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everyones’ outfits were amazing at the 2014 amas, these were only the few I pulled out of the crowds. also, all of these women are mega talented and breathtaking.

p.s.
lately when I have posted lifestyle blogs, I have gotten much more positive feedback than regular fashion posts. please leave me a comment telling me which you prefer so I can better fit my page to my viewers liking:) love all. love Madeline.

my fashion icon.

how many times are you flipping through a catalog or scrolling through your Instagram feed when you come across an outfit you would die to own? in my life this happens quite frequently and many times the clothing is found on famous celebrities. I’m talking actual fashion, with key components, lovely textures, varied colors, and the unique touches of fashionable minds.
the girl at the top of my celebrity style list, someone who has no fashion fear, who wears every article of clothing with confidence, the one and only, Carrie Bradshaw (aka Annasophia Robb). no matter what patterns or colors she chooses to pair together, they never fail to look amazing. even though she is only exactly five feet tall she nearly pulls off every outfit she wears, the reason being, she knows what looks good on her figure (which is very important in the fashion world). many times during the tv series she wore form-fitting dresses and skirts, accentuating her bottom half, causing her waist to look even tinier than normal.

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she wore many peplum blazers and shirts which also made the same effect. since the show was set in the 80’s, Carrie sported loads of geometric print, polka dots, and neon colors. another one of her staple pieces were poofy (made that way with tooling) circle skirts.

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she loves styling ‘print on print’, in which case most people cannot pull off, but she’s Carrie Bradshaw. I notice she pulls a lot of different textures into her outfits, making them more pleasing and intricate to the eye. you can tell she is very creative because you will never see her wear the same outfit pairing more than once (but it is a tv show). her hair adds to the dimension of her look, it’s how she is known and recognized, the iconic, blonde ringlets that frame her face so well. her makeup is never too heavy, causing her face to look youthful and glowy. all in all, Miss Bradshaw never disappoints and will forever be my fashion icon. she brings life to dull clothing and wears it like a modest, elegant woman who isn’t afraid of the world. My dream is to one day meet and interview the original interviewer for Interview Magazine.

p.s. if you have never watched the show, you have never experienced the feeling of connections with wonderful characters, love of 80’s fashion, or the one and only heartthrob, Sebastian Kid. there are so many amazing elements and emotions to be felt when watching the best series ever made. if you are just starting (or thinking now about starting) to delve into the episodes, I am beyond jealous because I have already finished both seasons that have been released. but please enjoy and tell me your fantastic opinions of it!
this post is dedicated to the beautiful Carrie. you do everything right, girl.

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a day in town.

while I spent my last day with my best friend (read my previous post to learn more about her) we decided to grab a bite to eat at an urbanized, new restaurant in the heart of downtown. as we waited for our food we walked a few blocks down, searching for the perfect brick wall to photograph our fleeing moments together. we found one and posed in front of a busy street, because why not?
here I’m wearing a white RVCA shirt with a blue logo, I really like of the shirt is shaped, I feel like it does a nice job of complimenting my figure. over that I wore my favorite flannel, orange and rustic red colored for a warm touch to the outfit. I paired the look with light wash skinny jeans tucked into leather midi boots with a fuzzy interior. to accessorize I put on a faux ivory, short elephant necklace from my dear friend in Spain. my hair was simply braided from the previous night and the front was tied up to stay out of my face. this is a perfect example of throwing together an outfit in mere minutes, while still managing to look somewhat cute.

… this post is dedicated to my beloved best friend, Anya Rosa. she is one special girl. I already miss her and can’t wait until the day I get to see her beautiful face next. the people in Panama don’t know how lucky they are to live with such a talented, beautiful, and kind young woman.
p.s. she has a youtube channel. please go visit, give her feedback, subscribe and like her videos, it would mean the world to me. ::: YouTube.com/_workagainstthecurve_

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a chill day.

on this chilly autumn day I decided to dress comfortable and trendy. I wore a dark grey indie tank top, grey sweater and dark wash cuffed skinny jeans. my favorite part of the outfit are the white, cutout booties with silver buckles (not to mention, they were on a mega deal!!). I like how the booties made the look more up-to-date and chic. I left my hair down and straightened. and for the finishing touch I added staple red lipstick to bring in the festive fall feel.

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oversized.

when I woke up, all I wanted to was to stay in bed all day, but sadly, school prevented me from doing so. why not wear a giant, warm, cozy fall sweater instead? I mean, it’s just like staying cuddled up in bed, right? right. so I did. the chunky knit sweater made a nice duo with my straight leg, light wash denim. I wore my tribal printed Toms booties with the outfit. My hair was in a half braided updo. this look gave a warm welcome to fall without telling it to blow it’s coldness full force just yet. you can still be stylish while being warm and comfortable.

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topped off.

i paired vintage stripes with a chic, black bodycon skirt. I wore knockoff Doc Martens to dress the look down a bit, and topped of the outfit with a half topknot. my shirt is oversized so I opted for the tied side to give myself more of a silhouette. my school bag is from Flying Tomato, i liked it because it added mixed prints. when I walked out of my room this morning my mom said “how Kardashian of you” which I assume was a compliment. yay. one problem I had was that my hair is so long, my topknot coiled 2 times instead of one, making it stick up taller on the top of my head. but all is well and I enjoyed dressing up a little.
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sweet street style.

with this outfit I was going for a laid back look, wearing a beachy muscle tank, tied flannel and cuffed jeans. again I paired this duo with my sky blue converse (which need to be put to rest very soon) and a long statement necklace. I left my hair natural. the apple was a nice touch and it sure tasted delicious so why not include it in my picture, right? right. I could have gone for an even beachier look by wearing light wash jeans instead of dark, but I felt they added more of a chic side. I like how the colors pop in the flannel and sneakers, bringing in Fall, yet still holding the last drops of summer close.

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cozy florals.

with this look I matched a black floral, tiered skirt with a textured, crime colored sweater. since the sweater was oversized I went for a laid back, yet girly style. i paired the outfit with my sky blue converse to dress the skirt down and make it more casual and wearable.
I threw my hair in a messy topknot and wore square diamond earrings to pull everything together. my makeup was simple. i like wearing outfits like this, because they are out of the box and do a good job of expressing my style.

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