changes.

it is now fall and many changes are happening. one of which being my new and improved hair. exactly a week ago from today I made the major decision to chop off the majority of my relatively long hair. I’m not going to lie, I’ve been contemplating doing this for quite some time now because I was tired of my long, dry, damaged hair. and whenever I got the chance I would put it up just because I was always so annoyed with it. in short, I was unhappy with my hair that hadn’t changed for years. so on Wednesday after my school got out I went to my hairdresser, showed her a picture of what I wanted, and told her I was ready to lose my long locks.

as the process was happening I thought I would feel sad or regretful right away, but I felt neither. Instead, I felt this great wave of exuberance wash over me, like I was suddenly a new person.
before I go on I would like to clear up the question some of you may be wondering, “did you donate your hair?” well… leading up to the day of the cut I was, of course, planning on giving it to Locks of Love. but when the time came I was too wrapped up in the moment and forgot to tell my hairdresser that’s what I wanted (p.s. I had more than the minimum). and she forgot to ask me. so sadly, after more than half of my hair was lying in a heap on the floor I realized what I forgot and felt a tinge of regret, but there will always be a next time, right?
okay, continuing, I asked my hairdresser to cut it around collarbone length, which she did, and leave the front a bit longer (almost like an A-line style). if you didn’t know, my hair is astronomically thick. I mean crazy. so the process took some time an in the end it didn’t feel too much lighter since I still have a crap load of hair. but all in all it’s been the best decision I’ve made this year. I feel like a different person, and I haven’t regretted it once yet (thank goodness no meltdowns). I would have to say the best compliment I’ve received so far is “Wow Maddie, it makes you look more fun”. now all I’ve been doing is playing around with new hairstyles and seeing what I like best. if you’re ever having doubts about changing something simple in a drastic way I think it’s best to just do it, so you’ll never wonder what it would have been like. I encourage people to take risks and chances because who know, you might end up loving the outcome just like me.
here’s the new doo, before and after… tell me what you think in the comments!

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p.s.
if you want me to do a post about how I grew my hair quickly let me know in the comments! i’d love to do that for you guys😊
and since it’s holiday season it just makes sense to take a look at my etsy shop where you can buy adorable vintage items at reasonable prices! and I’d really appreciate the love from my readers

https://www.etsy.com/shop/moodymadeline?ref=search_shop_redirect

love all. love Madeline.

the beginning of my etsy adventure.

today marks the first day my new Etsy shop opened. after weeks of working out the bugs I was finally able to get it up and running, and I can’t tell you how extremely happy it makes me. it would put an even bigger smile on my face if you did me the favor of checking it out, giving your feedback or even looking to purchase any items you find cute. I mostly sell clothing right out of the ’80’s that I would where any day of the week. thank you so much for your support and walking this new journey with me.

here’s the link to my shop…
https://www.etsy.com/shop/moodymadeline?ref=search_shop_redirect
love all. love Madeline.

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_

Personal Instagram// Instagram.com/maddietamashiro
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Personal twitter// twitter.com/moodiemaddielynn
Blog twitter// twitter.com/mangopapaya27

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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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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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beginner.

my name is madeline grace, but i’ve always gone by just maddie. ever since i emerged out of my “awkward stage” where, by solely looking at my style, it was hard to tell what gender i was, i have loved every aspect of the fashion forward world. looking back, my mom has never been the type to pick my outfits out for me or stop me from wearing what i wanted, probably because she likes her fashion freedom just like me. i think i was in the fifth grade when my favorite hobby became picking out tommorows’ outfit all by myself. i will say i had a unique style, i was experimenting with different patterns, textures and colors which sometimes didn’t turn out as planned (don’t be fooled, this still happens today). i will never overcome the thrill of piecing together the perfect duo for as long as i live.

fashion is liberating. nothing can make a woman feel as outspoken and vibrant as clothing. in my opinion, someone’s style can make or brake my first impression of them. there are so many different aspects of fashion, never to be fully understood by the average girl. i don’t particularly like the idea of having one “style” that your whole wardrobe follows, why not be spontaneous and not go by the rules? why not wear whatever you want whenever you want? i might be crazy, but this is america and we have the right to express ourselves through our clothing. you don’t have to be rich to by stylish. you don’t have to be an expert. just let your style reflect your personality and make it all your own.

i’m not a blogger, but i take joy in writing. so this is where my journey begins. from now on i am going to blog through each day and bring each post to life with pictures. if you’re interested in an average girl with big dreams and a creative mind, you can follow me on my journey…