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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surprises.

I love surprises. ever since I was very young I have gotten mad at anyone who tries to ruin surprises for me. many children would rather know what the secret is, but I always took joy in the element of surprise.
you must be thinking ‘what do surprises have to do with anything, Maddie’ well to answer your question and tie my rambling together here’s what occurred a few days prior.
on Wednesday I attended school like any normal day. when it was over I got coffee with my cousin and sister. after, when my sister was driving me home, and we approached my house I could see a car that was unfamiliar to me. I thought one of my parents cars might have had to have some work done on it, causing them to drive a rental car home (basically, I didn’t put much thought into it). I removed my bags from the car and made my way to the house. my back door (the primarily used door to our house) opens into the mud room where all of our shoes are stored. I began to take of my shoes when my eyes landed on the shoes off my best friend (who recently moved to panama). you could imagine how fast my brain was trying to process everything.
after my realization I quickly made my way towards the voices I heard in the kitchen. my assumptions had proven correct when I first saw my best friend’s mom and then her.
the time was unforgettable, I was overjoyed with happiness and almost could not believe it was real. I could not help myself from crying.

surprises make life better. especially when many people put time and effort into something for your benefit. I am truly beyond grateful to be reunited with my best friend. God is working in my life.
(here are a few photos from a shoot we did in the beautiful valley and mountainous terrain of a place both me and her call home, Oregon)

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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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