November 16, 2012

"I don't know about you, but I'm feelin 20, tooooo"


                      Blouse (Nordstrom Rack), Sequin Leggings (ASOS), Wedge Hightops (Dorothy Perkins), Earrings (Kohls)

                     Leather Shirt and Polka Dot Skirt (JCP), Wedges (Steve Madden), Dream Bracelet (Bday Gift from Gustavo)

ITS OFFICIAL! I survived my first week of being 20. My birthday is by far, my favorite holiday. IAnd because my birthday was on a Friday, it was the perfect excuse to have a week (yes, a week) full of friends, shopping, eating out, and presents. And I have to say, I am one lucky gal. My roomie completely trashed decorated our apartment with balloons and streamers galore, I had the fanciest birthday cake I've ever had the privilege of eating, and I got some pretty spectacular gifts (including bracelets on bracelets, and 90s kids cd's).

The first outfit was my "school birthday" outfit on Thursday, since I don't have Friday classes. I was just waiting for the perfect chance to bust out these leggings. A bit of a birthday present to myself. But really, aren't they fabulous? CLEARANCE Y'ALL.

The next pics are my actual birthday outfit; had to breakout something a little.... Adult? Twirly? Special? Leather-y? Yup. Needless to say I freaked over this leather sleeved emerald green shirt at JCP for under $20!! And nothing makes a more perfect backdrop than my balloon filled doorway.

Despite all the birthday magic, this year had a different undertone than the rest. 20 (or grandma status according to all my friends....thanks guys) just has a certain weight to it. No longer a teenager, I am truly an adult now. Which just means that the real world is getting that much closer. Its something I still have very mixed feelings about. So I guess its time to start moving my life in the direction of my choosing.


XO, Madison

November 8, 2012

New York City Streets

I've been putting off this post, because even now as I upload these pictures, it doesn't seem real. I got accepted to Teen Vogue's Fashion U? And I went to New York City for the first time? All by myself? For (almost) free? What?

So let's rewind. This past summer, I decided to go out on a limb and apply to the annual TVFU. I figured, I would never get in. I mean lets be real. And when I found out, THAT I GOT IN... I thought welp, that's never going to happen! I'm an unemployed college student burying myself in loans. So imagine my surprise when my school (Wade College), Fashion Group International, Heidi Dillon and The Fashionista's offered their sponsorship!! One of the best, most overwhelming days of my life.

So I set off to NYC, for the first time, and all by myself. In a matter of 4 days, I went to Times Square, Hells Kitchen, Empire State building, Columbia, The Met, The Moma (where I saw Starry Night and cried because my heart was so happy), The International Museum of Photography The Guggenheim, Central Park, Rock Center, Madison Avenue (my namesake via the 80's movie "Splash"), Strand Bookstore, Soho, caught taxi's, rode the subway, had a private shopping event at H&M, a shopping event at Topshop, The Teen Vogue offices, and heard from Grace Coddington, Olivier Theyskins, Phillip Lim, Nicole Richie, Amy Astley and the Teen Vogue Editors. SO. MUCH. AMAZINGNESS. I could go on for days. But simply said, it was life changing. Here are a few pictures of some of my favorite moments.

In other news, I TURN 20 IN 1 HOUR! So leave me some positivity in love in my comments, and stay tuned for a birthday post this weekend!

In true Gossip Girl fashion...

XOXO, Madison

November 5, 2012

Some Leftover Treats

Better late than never right? Why not give you all something to look at while munching on that leftover stash of Halloween candy. Please tell me I'm not alone....

Ok, so I'm just going to say it...THIS IS A NO SLUT ZONE. When did Halloween become wearing underwear out in public? I think I'll pass. Instead, I took the opportunity to team up with my main man Gustavo and take on the fashion couple who keeps bringing ittttt. Consider us the white Kimye. Now these are some pretty tight leather pants to fill, but with very little planning we did *super cute* job, worthy of 2nd place at our school's costume competition in case you were wondering...

     Kardashian Lashes (Ulta), Sunnies (Charming Charlies), Shirt (Borrowed), Jean Vest (Old Navy), Leather Leggings (Target), High Top Wedges (Dorothy Perkins)

I had SO MUCH FUN with this look. Kim K has really honed in her style, and by that I mean, Kanye has really honed in her style. They tend to keep it very street chic, which is a very accessible style to duplicate! I chose to bust out the leather leggings, which are now one of my favorite pieces in my closest (which I bought on clearance, FTW). My roommate went to see Watch the Throne last year and was kind enough to lend me her concert tee with a giant Kanye face across the front. The denim vest is a prized item, as I spent all summer searching for it along with the wedge high tops! The high tops are a great way to add some edge to leggings or a flirty dress, and always make me feel a little 90s (always a plus). I kept the hair simple in Kim's new fav do, the top knot, which I put a darker hair piece over to make it more legit. And I must say, I was pretty proud of my makeup! A classic Kim Kat Eye finished off the look along with some huge fake eyelashes which I am now obsessed with.

Be fearless and add a little Kimye to your fall wardrobe. And stay tuned for many upcoming posts, including a New York City Teen Vogue Fashion U recap, and after Friday the 9th, special birthday post!

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Keep it classy,

XO, Madison