oregon snow.

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a day on the mountain was much needed. since mount Ashland didn’t have enough snow to open last year, I was unable to get my boarding in. funny thing is each year I start off not knowing how to ride as good as the year before. but with some integrity and perseverance I found my way back to my old skills (lol) and conquered the mountain in the short time I was given. the best part were the views and photos I was able to take.
do something out of your comfort zone this winter. love all. love Madeline. xoxo

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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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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…