Accessories: Parks and Recreation

I wore this to a fun outing with friends as we strolled off to the park. It was a pre-holiday event for our close friends before they went off for a two month trip of leisure. But, I'm excited for them ... between a few of us we're also taking a rotation schedule to pet and house-sit for them during their expedition.
Blogger Festival attire

Each of us were to make a dish or prepare hor'devours, so we decided to make grilled zucchini as a side with roasted red pepper and broiled eggplant sandwiches with goat cheese, and homemade pesto generously spread across fresh baked crusty bread. Everyone knows that bread selection makes all of the difference! It was easy to make, yet an entirely satisfying and savoury plate.  But enough about the food!


I was in an accessory loving mood so I paired this summer dress with stacked bangles, then added a gradated bandana that I had forgotten about, and used my vintage silk scarf as a high-waisted belt.


Summer Arm Party Style


The goods: Dress-Target, Vintage-Silk striped scarf, Orange leather belt-flea market, Braided belt-Love culture, Leather sandals-Mia, Bandana-Art market, Jewellery: necklace-F21/bracelets/bangles-Consignment, Charity shop,Gifted, Nordstroms. 

Have you had a summer foodie gathering recently?
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  1. Simplciity is Chic22 July, 2012

    You have such amazing vintage pieces!

    Kisses, Em**


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  2. Fantastic tribal inspired look, very on trend for the summer time ;-)

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  3. Ah, very tribal and summery.
    The silk striped scarf is such a nice touch, too. xx

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  4. Loving your accessories! :)

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  5. Gorgeous! Love the double belting especially! x

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  6. I really admire your creativity, the way you've used your scarf as a high waisted belt is very smart and it works so well, at first i thought it was part of the dress! Anyway your outfit is stunning, love the colours! :)

    Hope you have had a good weekend. Take care, Daniella xox

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  7. sartorialsidelines22 July, 2012

    I can't stop thinking about how delicious that sandwich sounds! And you look great, as always - such a great summer look.

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  8. Love the colors you've added to the neutrals in this look! and yum! that sammie looks delish!

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  9. The trip sounds awesome, but it's also fun to house-sit for other people.  It's like a mini staycation of your own! :) You look amazing, I always love the way you layer accessories.

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  10. I love veggie sandwiches... may have to make some myself this week!  Love all of the bangles! 

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  11. goodbadandfab23 July, 2012

    I only eat veggie sandwiches. The flavors are amazing!!!

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  12. tia_cherie23 July, 2012

    Lovely. I adore all the accessorising and use of colours.

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  13. I want your dress--it is drop dead gorgeous

    oxoxoxo from San FranciscoAmyhttp://bridechic.blogspot.com 

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  14. Lovely dress and accessories, my dear Madison. Love the scarf as a belt.
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  15. Emma (fluff and fripperies)23 July, 2012

    You are rocking those accessories - they're fab and really make the outfit!

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  16. Cute dress!

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  17. cute title :) loving all the accessories!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

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  18. I love all the different colors on your dress, they work so well together! And how fabulous is that yellow bag? Amazing!

    xx IvanaMacarons and Pearls

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  19. I totally love how you made that scarf a high waisted belt.  It gives that dress so much flava! :)

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  20. Sick by Trend23 July, 2012

    Love the look! And the sandwich looks delicious :)

    xx
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  21. Love all the accessories!! 

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  22. love the the earrings goes well with your whole out fit.

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  23. that dress is pretty! i love how you layered on the accessories. nice dish! :D
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  24. Oh to Be a Muse23 July, 2012

    I like the addition of the silk scarf as a belt. And it's so nice that you and your friends are taking turns house sitting and pet sitting for your other friends. That's very cool.

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  25. Very pretty outfit, love the scarf belt - very unique and stylish of you!
    xx
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  26. Such a cute brown dress and I love the scarves used as a belt!  Too cute!
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  27. Gorgeous look, darling!
    Love the head scarf!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  28. Hi dear, your style always impresses me because you are constantly doing something new. Amazing mix with stunning accessories.

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  29. GlamKitten8824 July, 2012

    I absolutely adore your outfit.  Those colors are beautiful on you!

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  30. I've never had an eggplant sandwich, but it sounds amazing.

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  31. Islandia Perry24 July, 2012

    love the mixed colors and all that arm candy!

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  32. Those sandwiches looks sooo good! Wish I could sink my teeth into one right now!

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  33. What a fun outfit! I love how all the stripes work together with the belt.

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  34.  Aww, thank you so much Daniella! I appreciate that. Enjoy your Tuesday.xx

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  35. Thanks! xx Hope you're having a wonderful summer! :) x

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  36.  Hi Sam! Thanks for the lovely comment. I do love trying new things and mixing a bit with my style.

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  37.  Thanks so much MJ! I thought the dress needed a "special something." :)

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  38.  :) Thank you Sacramento! xxoo

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  39.  Yes, I'm pretty excited and so true it will be a small getaway for myself as well. Thank you for your comment lovely! -xx

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  40.  Sandwich=a must try! It is very delicious! Thanks!  :)

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  41.  Thanks so much Ivana! Hope you have a wonderful week. :)

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  42. Stylish ByNature24 July, 2012

    Great style !! Love the belts and you look so GOOD :)

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  43. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle24 July, 2012

    I like your fun outfit, it has a navajo/preppy (is that possible?) feel to it that I really like.

    xo Mary Jo

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  44. francesca romana capizzi24 July, 2012

    that dress is very cool! I love it!
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  45. The Dainty Dolls House24 July, 2012

    Love the waist of this outfit, it's so pretty and I love how it shines in the light!! You look marvelous!! Hope you are doing well doll..have a super week :) xx

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  46. What a cute dress - love the stripes!
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  47. pratishtha Durga24 July, 2012

    Love the belt. Great outfit... I love how you play with elements... 

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  48. Nice look!

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  49. The colors of this outfit are literally beyond beautiful! I am seriously digging that bandana, and the bangles. You always look incredible!  :)

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  50. Madison I love the mix of that cocoa neutral with the summer pastels. Perfect for any park, or recreation. 

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  51. Outside Looking In24 July, 2012

    I like this!  The stripes are such a fun touch!  

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  52. Gorgeous dress!

    xoxo Sootjeelina

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  53.  Thanks doll! Welcome back. xx

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  54.  haha, of course, it is possible! Thank you Mary Jo! -xx Enjoy your week fashionista! xx

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  55. I love this dress Madison!  And the accessories you added looks fantastic!

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  56. Nice look, I love those bangles ! <3

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  57.  Thanks so much love! That so sweet. :)

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  58.  Hi Pratishtha,
    Thank you. It's fun to play around with fashion. Enjoy the rest of your day.

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  59. Ellesees.blogspot.com24 July, 2012

    I love this on you and the scarf idea

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  60. So glad I ate before reading this post! Love the soft cocoa hues and the cute woven belt! I love how you've allowed a pop of colour here and there in this outfit too! Looking gorgeous and summery!
    x.o.x.o

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  62. i'm loving this - very bohemian!
    Xo Megan

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  63. Love this dress on you! So perfect for summer!
    xx
    Be Frassy 

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  64. Anna Sanders25 July, 2012

    Adore the layering on your arms and waist, the blue and gold with the neutral dress is beautiful!x

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  65. Madison, you are so gorgeous, and you have such a great eye! I love this look! I also love the food pics, it's only 0730 here but now I want a grilled zucchini sandwich, ha ha! Adrienne and I are doing a Chanel-inspired outfit post that's going up Aug. 1. I would love it if you joined us! XO, Jill

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  66. i can tell that you were in some kind of accessory mood and that is perfect! it gives your look something extra and something phenomenal! 

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  67. wow..love the headband and the colorblock effect of the outfit! You look beautiful! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
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  68. Loved your outfit! That is my favorite one up to now! Beautiful bangles too!

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  69. Yum, fresh bread- that's right up my alley! I'm loving your bracelet stack!

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  70. Hey there Jill! This Chanel-inspiration sounds exciting, I think I do have something with me, so yes, count me in. I will inbox you before Aug. 1!Thanks so much! :)

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  71.  Thanks so much Audrey! Hope you're having an amazing week.:)

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  72.  haha! Yes, delicious! Thanks for your comment dear. I love colours! -xx Have a beautiful day.

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  73.  Try it! It's super easy to make! Thanks for commenting.

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  74. An example of how you have made a simple Target dress look so fun and stylish!  It shows your inner love for style and fashion.  And the food is making my mouth water.  Love goat cheese and eggplant combination. 

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  75. Fashionpearlsofwisdom25 July, 2012

    The stacked up belts looks fantastic!

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  76. aniacytrynka25 July, 2012

    You look so pretty :)
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  77. So many accessories. I love it!
    Great look.

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