NYFW Street Styles I’ve been Swooning over

I am so jealous of everyone who has the opportunity to go to fashion week. Maybe one day, but until then… I’ll swoon from afar. I’ve been keeping up with bloggers stories and posts, googling everything I can. I have always been infatuated with the idea of NYFW.

I recently fell in love with NYC, and now I am obsessed with looking at apartments and different restaurants and clothes that I can’t afford. So, these street style looks have been goggling at these photos all stinkin’ week. I can dream, right?

Pic by: Tyler Joe
Pic by: Tyler Joe

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Trend’s I am Still Loving

Fashion seems to be cyclical nowadays. This or that comes in and goes out, then the trend seems to reinvent itself years later. Personally, I didn’t invest in any of the newer trends last year. I typically wait a second to buy into a trend. I want to know how long it’s going to stay in. I also want to wait for fast fashion to catch up so I can afford it. Let’s face it, I’m a broke college student.

Pic: Fendi Spring Summer 2019
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Spring Break Picks

With spring break coming up I know a lot of people are gearing up to get lit. Or work your butt off while your co-workers are out of town (hollaaaa). But we can dream even if we are working out butts off.

This Maxi Dress Cover Up- I usually just wear a tshirt and flowy shorts as a cover up. But then what are you supposed to do if you have plans to get lunch after tanning at your mansion in California and you have 20 min to get dressed?! This dress. It is so cute and casual, it can be dressed up or down… It’s perfect.

These Steve Madden Slides- I have seen Hermes slides all over Instagram and I am DYING for a pair. However, I don’t have that much money to throw at a cute pair of shoes. Thankfully, Steve Madden offers a cute dupe!

This Anthropologie Top- I own this top in two colors. It is amazing. It is a simple piece that adds to your outfit, without distracting. It is so comfy and flowy, it is a great transitional layering piece. Even if you cover up the sleeves with a jacket you can still see the neck line (which I am in love with).

This Bond One Piece- I love one piece swimmies. I wasn’t a fan of the hole in the midsection last year, but it has grown on me. I feel like it makes the piece look more interesting and it kind of elongates you… Maybe it’s just me. But this swimsuit is amazing!

This Bikini Top- I owned a bikini top like this from Target and it was amazing until my sister stole it and lost it. It is nice take on the classic black triangle bikini.

The Anthropologie One Piece- Again, I love one pieces. The red and pink are a fun pop that will make you stand out in any crowd. I just love two tone looks. Plus the neckline elongates you’re torso. I just love anything that might make me look taller.

 The Ruffle Top-  This top is a little trendier, but with a pair of cute shorts it would be perfect for day to day wear during spring break and into the summer. I have been loving puffy sleeves. Maybe we should bring back glamour shots too?

This Urban Outfitters Maxi Dress- Again, I am obsessed with maxi dresses. The lines on this dress, again, elongate and are sooo beautiful. The mix of horizontal and vertical stripes… I am drooling. Throw on a pair of heels, or a pair of white sneakers, and you are set.

This Going Out Dress- I don’t go out much but if I did, this is what I’d be wearing. I love simple pieces, you can add accessories to really make your fit pop.

These Earrings- I have been loving dangly earrings lately, but I HATE spending a ton of money on them. Earring trends go in and out so fast, it’s hard to keep up. Plus I always loose earrings. It’s sad. So, I find cute earrings on Forever 21. So, you won’t feel guilty if you loose them or if they break.

These Earrings Too- I just love Forever 21 earrings… okay?

February Wishlist

To be completely transparent, I cannot afford any of these pieces. BUT I wish I could. Hence the title, Wishlist … I have been loving these blush pallets lately. Light blush colors usually look terrible on me, so I have to wear the darker (ish) tones. It sucks. Especially around this time of year. But none the less, I dream.

This Free People top- I am obsessed with sleeves. I have been seeing a lot of sleeves with ruffles but they have been a a little too dramatic for me. I am more of a plain Jane when it comes to clothing. I feel like this top is a good mix of plain and pop.

These Quay Sunglasses- I saw Pia Muehlenback wearing Quay sunglasses in one of her videos and I became OBSESSED. They are really cute and I haven’t seen a ton of people with this particular pair.

These Steve Madden Booties- I have been in need of a new pair of flat black booties. When I saw these I fell in love! They are a staple with a bit of an edge.

A Juicer- TBH I have just been seeing celery juice everywhere and I just really want to try it. Everyone keeps talking about all of these benefits and I just want to try it for myself!

These Nike Air Force 1’s- I know, I know… They are super basic, but I want them. I feel like I would wear them almost everyday. They are so versatile and fun.

These Nike Air Max’s- I saw Payton Sartain wearing these over the summer and I cannot stop thinking about these. I think I am becoming a sneaker head. I can’t hep it, they are so comfy and adorable.

This Marc Jacobs Bag- To be completely honest I would usually not go for a bag that isn’t neutral. But I am just really liking the idea of a neutral look with a nice pop. This piece is gorgeous, and I know I would wear it non-stop even after V-day.

This Face Roller- I have been obsessed with facial massage and this would make the process so much easier. And more fun. I have seen these all over Instagram and I have been dying to try them out!

The Barefoot Dreams Blanket- So, I am a dedicated follower of The Skinny Confidential, aka Lauryn Evarts. She has been raving about this blanket. Along with everyone else and their mothers. I am a blanket hoarder so I have my eye on this.

Valentines Day Gift Guide

Okay, I have to admit that Valentines Day is one of my favorite holidays. But this is mainly because my birthday is the day after, so people give me all of their left over chocolate AND I get discounted candy.

It’s amazing.

When I was in second grade I put an empty tissue box on my desk and told people that it was my gift bin. So, if they had gifts they had to put it in the bin. They ended up giving me all the chocolate they forgot in their desks and I was LIVING.

So I get two days worth of gifts. This will suck for who ever I marry but I’m fine with it.

I am a very serious gift giver. I sit and think months in advance. So of course I have been planning gifts for Valentines Day since Christmas. I am insane, but it comes in handy i.e. I can solve your gift giving problems.

Venus et Fleur – These Flowers are so gorgeous AND they last a year. I just love flowers but they die so quickly. These are perfect!

Huggie Hoop Earrings – I have been obsessed with little hoop earrings. They are a classic piece that looks good with everything. Just make sure who ever you give them to have their ear’s pierced.

Ghirardelli Chocolate Squares  – Okay do I have to explain chocolate?

 Initial necklace – I love the idea of an initial necklace with not my initial, by my boyfriends. Or you can even get your s/o multiple pendants with both of your initials or your kids initials.

Rebecca Minkoff Bag – I have been in love with Rebecca Minkoff ever since the mini mac went viral. This bag is so gorgeous, I love structured bags so of course I am drooling over this. You can throw a few knick nacks and tie a bow onto the chain so you don’t have to get a bag for it!

Anthropologie Mugs – I love coffee mugs. It is a little bit of an issue, but I’m working through it. TBH I don’t like ‘his and hers’ things but I feel like these are ambiguous enough to not look too cute-sy.

Knit Wrap – I love this wrap, it is so cute and cozy. Little things like this make my day when someone gets them for me. People usually stray from giving clothing as a gift because you never know what someones size is. BUT, at Anthropologie there are so many s/m or m/l items that it makes it easy to pick something out.

Hair Scarf – These scarfs are perfect! They are classic, chic, and add on to every outfit. Plus they are such a good, easy, and less expensive gift.

Drop Earring – These are for a person that is a little more artsy and wears more bold pieces. They are so cute, you can throw on a white top and jeans with these earrings, and your outfit is instantly cuter.

Contigo Mugs – Growing up my parents always loved these mugs. I never understood why UNTIL I started drinking coffee. These keep your coffee hot literally all day. I have left a hot cup of coffee in my car (on accident) at 8 am and got back to my car at 5 pm AND THE CUP IS STILL HOT. It’s insane. Add a gift card to their fav coffee place and some cute candy, AND YOU’RE SET.

2018 FAll FINDS

Fall finds.jpgI have been an obsessive over fall and winter clothing since I was in middle school. The only issue is that I am broke. Meaning, I had the off brand UGG boots and Burberry scarfs that people very quickly pulled apart and accused me of ‘ripping off’ brands. IT WAS GREAT. I LOVED MIDDLE SCHOOL. 

But all of this means that I got really good at bargain hunting and budgeting very fast. Which is honestly a benefit for you.  I spend hour upon hour staring at a screen while my mom yells at me to clean my room (yes, I still live at home, its HELLFA cheap), and you get to google and click. YOU’RE WELCOME.

THIS BLOCK OUT SWEATER  / THIS LONG LINE FAUX FURR COAT / THIS SUPER CUTE SWEATER / THIS LONG LINE CARDIGAN / THIS RED SWEATER / THESE DOC MARTENS

 

Talkative Tuesday: The Four Year

Let me be real, this year has been crazy. Like hinging on Britney 2007 kind of crazy… But thankfully I am mentally stable (at least I think I am).

A few weeks ago I started classes at a four year university. For those of you who don’t know, I went to a community college for the first two years of school. It was amazing! I loved every second of it, but I was really to put on my big girl pants and dive into my major courses.

My first day of school pic… yes I was very tired and yes this is a real smile. Thankfully I had a lot of coffee this day…IMG_9465IMG_9066

I am currently a Communications major with a concentration in Pubic Relations and Advertising. TBH I haven’t actually declared my major yet… I have to wait until the end of the semester when I will hopefully have a 3.0 or higher. Apparently you start off with no GPA after you transfer from a community college.

[Halleluja]

I’m not saying my GPA was bad, but I am glad my Math grades are not reflected in my overall GPA. Regardless, I am at a bigger, new school and I have no clue what is going on. It’s actually amazing. I don’t know too many people. Also, since I am in my major courses, I am surrounded by communication majors… so everyone is talkative and wants to grow their network. Finally, I am not the only one in the room yapping on about internships!

Anyway, the first week I dressed kind of decently so I took a few selfies, you’re welcome I guess.

 

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So far I am really liking it… I am at the University of Texas at Arlington (my moms alma mater) and it is waaayyy better than community college. At least for me.

 

Stay tuned next Tuesday for the next #TalkativeTueday!

 

LAKE CADDO

Every year my best friend, Grace, and I go on a trip. We are college kids, so it isn’t a very extravagant one, but we know how to have fun (legal fun okay, mom). But this time we decided to invite our friend Journey along… and let me tell you, she is a journey.

This year we went to Lake Caddo, and let me just say…

It was great.

The first day we headed out at 10:30am (an hour and a half late but OH WELL, we needed to sleep). We stoped on the way at The American Cotton Museum. It was honestly pretty cool, but I had one issue. I am scared of mannequins… and they had TONS of them. It was extremely informational, and engaging… but I was so jumpy the entire time (LOL). #FirstWorldProblems …

Then, I’ll  be honest, I passed out in the car. It was a long night, and I needed a solid hour. SUE ME (please don’t). When I woke up we were nearly to our Air BnB. Now I’m going to be honest, the address routed us to the house across the street. I was so confused, so we awkwardly called them to ask about it.. that was such an awkward conversation. They seemed nice, but distracted.. when we left for dinner we saw them packing up their car, so I’m assuming they were packing and I distracted them (LOL sorry!). Still not sure if I checked in properly.. OH WELL! They seemed not to be their by the end of the night.

We decided to drive to Shreveport, Louisiana for dinner. We ended up at this place called Fin’s Seafood, and it was actually really good… Their staff was amazing too, we sat there talking to them for so long!

Then we slept, because that is what we do best (duh).

We woke up kinda bright and not so early, and ended up getting ready and going on a swamp boat tour (Captain Ron’s Swamp Boat Tour, if you haven’t been… you need to). If you happen to be in East Texas, you need to trek up to Caddo Lake and take this tour! I loved it.

We then went to a town called Jefferson, grabbed lunch and walked around a bit. It was fun, but not loads. Not a big shopping town unless you are an antique person, as in tea sets and doilies. Then we drove around to the Lake O’ Pines and basically drove around. A lady working in a shop in Jefferson told us, “It’s the best lake in the nation!!!” Honestly, not the truth, I loved Caddo Lake SOOOOO much more! It was more of a boating and water sport thing ((In my opinion, but I have never been boating so who really knows)).

After all of this, I was hungry so I forced Grace to stop at Chik Fil A. Of Course.

THEN… JUST WAIT FOR IT…

Journey got a tattoo.

From a guy named Redneck-Russ.

Insanity, right?!

So she gets the tattoo and we head back to the Air bnb and crashhhh. I mean, we crashed right after we stayed up a bit and chit chatted. Then, I made them wake up early and head back home.

All in all, it was an amazing trip. I would definitely go back! The lake was beautiful and the memories we made were amazing.

MAD LOVE// TREES DALLAS

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Sooooo about a week ago I got this amazing opportunity to photograph one of my childhood idol’s concerts. JoJo is such an amazing performer and I am so glad that I finally got to see her! (I also got to meet her and she is super sweet!) I got the go ahead to post some photo’s and I finally got around to posting them!

 

Side note: I also got to see Stanaj (The opener) perform for the first time, and he was amazing!

Thank you for reading

-Madeleine

Frightful First Dates!

If you haven’t been following me on social media (Which you totally should), you’d know that I have an internship with The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show. Yes I am freaking out still. Yes everyone thinks I am weird because I fangirl just about everyday. ANYWAY, I have a podcast with KiddNation (Yes I am still freaking out about that as well). It’s called Frightful First Dates, and it is about the good bad and the ugly sides of dating. So far I have interviewed a guy who ghosted me, AND a douche bag! I basically try to get to the root of their issues and talk it through and ask them why they are such butt faces. You can check it out here.  I swear it’s funny. The people I interviewed texted me saying I was hilarious after they heard the podcast.

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