November Favorites // 12.3.15

We have zipped through yet another month in the year of 2015, what?!? 

Who else is in complete awe of it already being December?

For the sole reason that I adore watching my favorite Youtuber’s monthly favorites videos, I decided to create my own compilation with the hope that it is mildly helpful for at least one of my readers out in the world of cyber space.

Before I delve in, I wish to make the point of saying that if you’ve been enjoying any wonderful products during the month of November, I would love to hear about them. I am always looking for new products to try out!

Now for the fun part… 

Beauty favorites

I have recently been loving a few products from one of the best natural brands: Pacifica. The first product is their limited edition eye shadow palette (that I don’t know the name of), which includes a variety of matte and shimmery shades. For the past few weeks I have been using the peachy metalic color all over my lids, then applying NYC’s smooth skin bronzing in “Sunny” into my crease as a transition color. To finish off the look I like to lightly smudge the Pacifica deep matte burgundy color into my lower lash line in order to make my brown eyes pop. I apply mascara, and boom! my simple makeup look is complete.

I have been religiously using a mix of the Solar Protection SPF foundation and Pacifica Alight multi-mineral BB cream as my foundation base, applying it with my recently purchased Real Techniques miracle complextion sponge for a flawless, full-coverage finish. Because I struggle with blemished skin, I prefer to use a majority of products that are on the more natural side in order to not irritate my sensitive skin. And never have I tried out a Beauty Blender sponge previously (simply because of the investment); however, for a quarter of the cost I was able to purchase the Real Techniques dupe, if you will, which I have been very impressed with.

  One brand that I have currently been loving, and is prominent in my skincare routine, is Michael Todd. Their charcoal detox deep pore cleanser, jojoba charcoal facial exfoliator, kaolin clay mask and antioxidant carrot multi-vitamin serum are all incorporated into my daily skincare routine. I cannot rave about this great, all-natural company enough; they make wonderful, healthful products for my delicate skin.


Fashion favorites

This November has been one of the coldest months in Oregon I can ever recall. At times, I find it difficult to dress in a cute fashion when the weather is so extreme, because it’s quite tempting to wear sweats every day, or even a fuzzy blanket out of the house. However, I have managed to find a middle ground where I can sport outfits that are both warm and fashionable. For example, I have been constantly wearing turtle necks and mock neck sweaters that range from fuzzy, wooly, chunky and soft. I am currently obsessed!

I have been layering many staple pieces in my closet, like this warm, gray coat over a variety of long sleeves or t-shirts. 

One of my other favorite new clothing treasures is this vintage denim midi skirt, detailed with funky fabric. I have no other skirt in this style, and I believe it adds a nice and interesting element to my wardrobe.  Random favorites 


Of course I have to include a few of my absolute favorite and replayed songs for this month. Lauren Daigle never fails to knock my socks off with her soulful and meaningful christian gospel music, but my all-time favorite song of her’s is Trust in You because of just how true it is.

Another artist, although his songs are in no way “current”, never disappoints with his unique sound. Alt-j is one of my favorite artists ever, and I’ve just begun delving into his full album of Tesselate which never fails to put me in a better mood. Matilda is one to applaud.  


And for my last music favorite, I have been playing Adele’s album, 19, nonstop whenever I’m getting ready in the morning or riding along in the car. Although I can appreciate a couple of the songs off of her newest album, Adele 25, I am not the biggest fan of the more modern sound she has now personified. My number one favorite from the UK star will never stray from Daydreamer; so good! 



Kathleen Lights is my number one YouTube guru hands down. I admire her genuine and goofy personality that couples with her knowledge of makeup and beauty. If you haven’t watched her yet, and need something to binge watch over Christmas break, go check her out!

Bible verses…

“Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.” Philippians 2:14-16 💛

I love this verse, and the message it portrays; definitely one to live by daily. 


My main source of liquids have been a great amount of water and many cups of tea! Two of my favorite tea flavors this month have been Trader Joes’ candy cane tea and Celestial seasons Vanilla Sleepytime. If you’re a tea lover, you’ll be sure to develop an obsession just like I have! 

If you’re interested in purchasing anything I talked about from…


Michael Todd—>

Real Techniques—>

Go take a look into my closet and feel free to purchase what you like—>

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A Walk in the Woods // 9.27.15

Stand tall in what you believe. Do everything with passion.

Plaid, black and messy ponytails //

As I took each careful step on my voyage up the mountain, I was filled with a deep knowing that I’m on the right path. Not following anyone but my Creator, not changing myself for any reason other than improvement. I am me; different than every other person who has walked this earth; made for a purpose.

… and so are you.

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What a beautiful view, what a wonderful life. Am I right?

This pretty place is called Onion Mountian lookout in Southern Oregon, and my oh my, I’ve never been more in love with one single place. Where do you love to spend your time outdoors? Do you prefer mountains or flat lands?

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Shirt- Old Navy

Pants- Rag and Bone

Boots- unspecified

Fallin’ for Autumn

When the weather begins to cool down, leaves start to change from vibrant greens to warm hues of orange and red. Fall is right around the corner, and as much as I’ve tried to hold onto summer, I’m now ready for a change of season. 

So many wonderful things come with Fall. Cozy, cute clothes that keep the cold away, hot drinks that warm you from the inside out and traditional scents that remind us all of the holidays. 

With is outfit, I decided to pair the maroon jogger-type pants (from old navy) with a dressier button down patterned shirt. I wore converse to finish the look, not drawing any attention away from the clothing. Although the outfit is simple, I really like the dark colors and comfort that it gives. 


What would you girls like to see me blog about next? Thank you always for the constant love and support💜💜 

Shirt- billabong

Pants- old navy

Shoes- converse 

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Donate clothing and Alight humanity.

A clothing donation organization called Alight recently reached out to me.

Alight helps struggling families  keep warm during the winter and clothed during all months of the year. You can lend a hand today by simply donating used garments to the facilities listed below.

I know I’m not the only one with heaps of clothes lying around that don’t get worn…. so let’s join together and alight humanity by giving our used clothing to people in need. Please accompany me in donating to this wonderful cause by following these easy steps…

Courtesy of: Alight
Thank you for reading, I hope you are moved by the message Alight needs help to send!
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Small person, adorable style.

As I was roaming the halls of my small school (grades K-12th), a first grader bolted out in front of me from a neighboring classroom door. She was dressed in the most adorable girly outfit I think I’ve ever seen.

Her grayish slivery sequined skirt was the main piece that first drew my eyes in. Paired with that was a barbie doll pink cable knit sweater. Layered underneath was a polka dotted denim button down shirt with the collar slightly peaking out of the neckline. And the best touch that was perfectly suited for her small, yet eccentric,  little spirit were the matching hot pink tights, sneakers and headband.

I am in love with everything about this look and her undeniable amount of cuteness.

With high hopes, I asked if she had put together the outfit by herself, without help, but she explained that her mom chose it for her. Nevertheless, it’s still ridiculously cute, preppy and on trend, so props, mom!

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I hope you all enjoyed my “inspiration” for the day. What inspires you?

Love all. Love Madeline. xoxo

Mountain Top Thoughts.

Today I drove up a small mountain ridge with a very close friend of mine while listening to soulful music and sipping on our tea.

It felt good, the sun was shining on our backs and the crisp hair reminded us of the still-prominent oregon winter. The view isn’t always the greatest at that particular spot, but today you could make out the subdued rolling hills just beyond our small town. It was perfect, and I happily captured every moment (even some not-too-pretty ones) with my newly fixed Nikon camera.

our souls were surely smiling today…

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Top- Thrifted

Jeans- JasonWood

Sweater- Thrifted

Shoes- Converse

Necklace- Hawaiian swap meet

Song of the moment: 21 Pilots // House of Gold

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90’s Boho Chick.

I love finding inspiration in the places in which others never seem to look.

I mix vintage pieces with modern trends to create my one of a kind outfits. Not always do I put a ton of effort into my day’s clothing, but when I do I make sure it’s worth my time.

And trust me, many times I walk out of the house wearing a very unusual montage just to regret it hours later. I’ve sported some items that immediately have me thinking “wow… and this is the reason why I never wear this”, but I’ve also worn some things that make stepping out of my fashion comfort zone well worth it’s flaws.

Today I went for a bohemian vibe, coupled with a little 90’s flare- a trend that is sure to be seen while scrolling through your instagram feed. I felt that the look embodied my person style well, while making it easy for me to experiment with a few pieces that rarely get out of my closet. The only downfall to my get up was that it didn’t provide much warmth, something I desperately needed in the still chilly pacific northwest weather.

all clothing details will be listed below.

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Like always, I encourage you to step out of your style comfort zone, even if that means simply wearing a stylish hat, or sporting heeled booties. I always love to see what types of outfits you guys create, feel free to send them to me on Instagram @madeline.explored (the link is below this), on twitter @Mangopapaya27 or at my email

If you do end up sending me a picture of your ootd I will be featuring my favorites in my next fashion blog post!

Dress- Urban Outfitters (by brand Kimchi)

Sweater- Urban Day

Boots- Vintage (90’s)

Hat- Vintage (by brand Stetson)

Do something different and unexpected today…

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All pictures are my own. I will be announcing my giveaway winner within a few days.

style inspiration: Julie Sariñana

am I the only one, or does anyone else have that one person who, when they pop up on your Instagram feed, is always sporting the most frickin’ adorable outfits that make you rethink your entire wardrobe?… Or rather, your entire life?
okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration… but you know what I mean, right?
at the moment, one of my favorite style icons is Julie Sariñara, the beautifully glamorous fashion blogger and entrepreneur. she ties in a variety of elements into her unique looks, you’ll never catch her wearing the same outfit twice (something I’m guilty of, and have no problem with).
I love how Julie chooses to dress down a multitude of her outfits by simply wearing sneakers (converse, Chanel, Adidas, etc.). she kills it with her short hair style and sassy personality. not to mention, she’s beyond stunning and she looks precious in every picture that’s captured of her.










I like to think she inspires some of my fashion picks, but let’s be honest….
I wear flannels on the daily because I’m too lazy to wear anything else.
I hope you guys enjoyed and maybe acquired a few new fashion ideas from this lovely lady. Who is your current favorite fashion icon?
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a grunge ootd.

today I opted for a simple grunge style that I thought went well with my new corn rows. the outfit was comfortable, yet fashionable, and something you wouldn’t see everyday. I liked how it included both plaid and ripped jeans for an edgy vibe.
I don’t usually wear much jewelry, but wearing this faux ivory earthy necklace brought me straight back to Hawaii (wear I’d rather be).
and the best news of all is that the hidden sun finally showed it’s beautiful face today after weeks of thick, encasing fog. it was wonderful.



hope you lovely people enjoyed today’s look💓. love all. love Madeline. xoxo

Sweater: Goodwill
flannel: Thrifted
Jeans: Thrifted (Jasonwood brand)
Shoes: Converse
Socks: forever 21
Necklace: Hawaiian swap meet

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