Blanket Scarf 4 Ways

Blanket Scarf 4 Ways

If there is one fall/winter accessory that is a great versatility piece it would have to be the blanket scarf! This cozy and flowy scarf is the perfect piece to grab as you run out the door. It can be used as a scarf, shawl, or blanket when it gets a bit chilly. With it's versatility there are an endless amount of ways you can style a blanket scarf, so keep on reading for my top 4 ways you can style yours:

Square Fold:
This style is achieved by folding the square scarf in half two times or more for a boxy style. 



The Swag:
This style is achieved by folding the scarf corner to corner and then draping it around your 
shoulders for an elegant "swag".


Modern Prep:
If there is one blanket scarf style we are familiar with it is this one! This style is achieved by folding the scarf corner to corner, draping it in front of you (with the point facing down) and then crossing the ends behind your neck and draping them back to the front sides.


Twist & Turn:
I actually created this style while taking pictures and LOVE how it turned out! This style is achieved by folding the scarf corner to corner and then twisting it into a long snake shape. Drape around you neck leaving one side longer in the front, then take that longer side and cross it in front of the other side, pull behind and bring it back down to the front. Lastly pull the back end up and over the front cross piece, and then pulling it down and to the side.  

Sweater: Thrifted (Croft & Barrow)
Scarf: Target

Now it's your turn! Grab your blanket scarf or use this as an excuse to finally buy one and try out theses styles for yourself. 

Are you a fan of blanket scarfs?
Which style is your favorite?

-Madison

Golden Adventures

Golden Adventures

Skirt: Forever 21
Sweater: Forever 21
Jacket: c/o Gamiss
Purse: c/o Gamiss
Hat: c/o Zaful

"Adventure is worthwhile in itself."
-Amelia Earhart 

I think one of the things I miss most about being in college (and having a slightly rigorous schedule) is not having time for adventures. To be honest, having the time to visit new places is one think I am looking forward to after graduating....anyone want to join me? As odd as that might sound, I have come to look forward to the times I can visit a new place, or discover the perfect picture spot. Thankfully, I still get to revisit my favorite places each week to take pictures, but that is usually only because I quickly fit it into my day and don't get the time to actually cherish and soak it all in. Adventures are something that I have truly grown fond of and try to take the most of every opportunity I get to have them. 

With that being said, adventures call for "adventure worthy" outfits and nothing says a perfect and golden adventure like a warm plaid jacket to keep you cozy and a mustard barret hat. Warm and bright colors (like mustard) seem to be the perfect choice when exploring new places and exude a feeling of fresh ideas and new found inspiration. 

Do you like taking time for adventures?
What do your adventures call for?

-Madison

Recent Faves Pt. 9

Recent Faves Pt. 9


It seems like FOREVER since I have done a faves post, which is kind of good because that means I have been posting a lot of style posts, but on the flip side it also means I have been busy and haven't been saving my favorite links, posts, products, etc. lately. Thus, here is a quick FAVORITES post to share with you all the fabulous posts, videos, styles, people, products, and books that I have been swooning over lately. Grab yourself a hot cup of joe and get reading!

    • GUYS....Jenny's recent video talking about her Instagram Secrets is so AMAZING! 
    • Really loving this simple winter look from OLIVIA.
    • Beautiful libraries, old books, and book printed dresses YES PLEASE! Totally want to visit this Library that Rebecca took pictures in:)
    • The dress in this look is sooooo dreamy I seriously can't even handle it!
    • Carrie over on Wish Wish Wish shared all of the details from her beautiful wedding that is straight out of a fairytale.
    • Chrisy's deep thoughts and encouraging words in one of her latest posts were so inspiring! 
    • Chalkfulloflove's new collection is perfect as ever!
    • I NEED this mug you guys! 
    • Recently found this book at Marshall's for a steal and am totally IN LOVE with it so far! 
    • Okay...so if you haven't seen LaLaLand YOU NEED TO GO SEE IT RIGHT NOW! While you are waiting though go listen to the soundtrack because it is to die for!
    • Lastly.....just finished the ENTIRE Selection Series before my semester started back (i.e. read 5 books in under 2 weeks...) and it was sooooo AMAZING!

Have you come across any of my favorites of your own?
What are you loving right now?

-Madison

Rise & Grind in Menswear

Rise & Grind in Menswear

Pants: Thrifted
Sweater: Vintage
Collard Shirt: Thrifted
Socks: Sam Moon
Shoes: Target
Purse: c/o Gamiss
Pin: Charming Charlie's


Looking back on this outfit and even wearing it, I feel like I should be in a 1950's news room, drinking copious amounts of coffee and smoking a cigar as colleagues click away on typewriters and the boisterous voices of reporters drift through the smoke laden air.......

Truthfully I have never really been into "menswear" style nor tried it for myself until recently and I have to say that it is growing on me. When I took a trip to Goodwill before school started back (to get a few more professional pieces) I stumbled upon these navy and red pin striped pants and just had to try them on. Of course after trying them on I was completely sold as they were high waisted, unique, and extremely comfortable. 

When it comes to the topic of Menswear I quite like the idea that we have the ability to take a seemingly masculine piece and put a classic and feminine spin on it. While these pants were actually women's slacks (probably from the 80's) they were a looser style and easily not quite as feminine as other slacks or skirts. However, I liked the challenge of adding pieces to create a classic reporter style ensemble. Top off the look with sheer socks for a bit of ladylike flair and this adorable "Rise & Grind" coffee lapel and you are ready to grab your notebook and hit the town searching for the next big story! 

Have you ever played with menswear style?
How do you take a more masculine piece and make it more ladylike?

-Madison

Beauty//Retro Cat Eyes + Red Lips

Beauty//Retro Cat Eyes + Red Lips


Hello lovelies! I finally got around to filming another video for my YouTube Channel (I am hoping to film more this year for you all)!
 In this video I go through all of my favorite products and tricks for achieving the perfect retro cat eye with a classic red lip. While I love cat eyes and red lips for many of my makeup looks, this particular look features a natural smoky eye for a little bit more of a dramatic pop. 
Hope you enjoy!

Products Used:
Primer: Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer Lift & Firm
Foundation: COVERGIRL tru blend i1
Powder Foundation: Clinique 08 Transparency Neutral
Bronzer: e.l.f Sunkissed Glow
Highlighter: e.l.f. Bakes Highlighter & Bronzer "Bronzed Glow"
Eye Shadow: e.l.f. Everyday Smoky palette in "Smoky"
Mascarra: Katy Perry COVERGIRL Katy Kat Eye in Black
Eye Liner: e.l.f. Liquid Eye Liner
Lipstick: e.l.f. Matte Lipstick in "Rich Red"




Do you like cat eyes?
Are you a classic red lip fan?
Did you find this tutorial helpful?

-Madison

Oh Deer

Oh Deer

Sweater: Old Navy
Skirt: Thrifted
Tights: Old Navy
Socks: Old Navy
Boots: old
Belt: Thrifted
Jacket: Thrifted (Old Navy)


As much as I had planned on getting off to a good start on blogging for the year, the time got away from me as I was busy wrapping up my To Do list and packing up once again for my spring semester. Once I got settled back at college it was then off to RA training so I just now sat down to write up a post for these pictures that have been sitting around on my computer. 

Back when we went Black Friday shopping I grabbed this sweater (because....um....the deer print) and of course had to get these matching deer print socks. To be honest, I really just got them so that I could wear them in a post for the blog (sometimes that is how my mind works). However, I don't know about you, but there is just something soooo classic about deer print sweaters and ever since I saw "A Princess For Christmas" with Jules fabulous sweater dress I have always wanted a piece with the same print, so this sweater seemed to fit the bill. 

Nevertheless, while it is currently warm outside the day I ventured out to take these pictures it was the perfect cool and wintery weather. Due to that, I went for a few layers by adding a collard shirt under the sweater, tights along with the boots and socks, and finished off the look with a light adventure ready jacket to keep me warm. 

This ensemble turned out to be one of my favorites that I have put together in awhile, maybe it was because of the sweater, or the button front green corduroy skirt, but whatever the case it felt so right! Sometimes I find pieces that work well together, or certain styles, and those combos are always the ones that make me feel like "ME" and give me an extra boost of confidence, just like this student meets adventurer, meets vintage lover, meets nature enthusiast ensemble!

Do you like deer print sweaters?
Do you have styles that just feel  RIGHT?

-Madison