A Sure Fit: Playfully Printed

I was killing time playing puzzle games with my friend’s son and then he mentioned to me that the outfit I was wearing was "just like a puzzle!" Children can be just the icebreaker to brighten your day. I also needed to have a laugh so it was worth every bit of a chuckling nod to the little one.  

Although my playsuit was no actual puzzle, it did spark the puzzling notion of how we take separate fashioning elements—visually soothing pairings or unlikely contrasts—to fit into our daily styling. I know that from my own personal preferences regarding fashion it has surely changed over time. My influence has even shocked me a bit at times when I compare elements that I once adored in the past or supposedly would not wear—from softer more feminine colours in fabrics to metal hardware worn in daring accessories. 


Aztec Tribal Fashion prints

Sure, maybe eight years or so ago, I would not have been ecstatic about acquiring a printed playsuit in earthy hues, but I am today! And, just like puzzle pieces need to be shifted and tried on for size until the fit is just right, my progressive style has been molded to my tastes year after year. 

I have kept adored favourites, yet have also stepped into new fashion territory at times, challenging the rule book (whatever that is), and creating my own guide that suits me just fine. It doesn't mean that other pieces will not come out to play, nor does it mean that my style is completely one type of category.

Today, the missing puzzle piece was printed, and I found it in a playsuit!

 

Do your typical fashion pieces fit anymore? Have you been taking risks outside of your usual styling in recent years?


The goods: Printed playsuit-Burlington Coat Factory, Croc boots-Via Spiga, Handbag-Vintage, Belt and Blazer-H&M, Necklace-from Hawaii/gifted

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  1. Madison, I am loving the analogy. We put ourselves together each and everyday. The combinations and possibility is endless. Yes, my style has changed over the years. I'm really conservative nowawdays. I think I was much edgier when I was younger. HaHaHa But I'm truly liking more statement necklaces and such. I find that adding them to my outfits really gives it that extra punch. Love your outfit! The print is fabulous and your necklace is gorgeous. Have a great weekend doll.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  2. sartorialsidelines12 October, 2012

     I could seriously never pull this off, like at all, but you look amazing in it! And great analogy...

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  3. Rowena Rolala Loves12 October, 2012

    You look so fabulous and chic! I've been on the hunt for the perfect playsuit for awhile cause I love how lengthening they can be. I think my style keeps evolving as well but stays consistent at the same time if that makes sense.  

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  4. The Dainty Dolls House12 October, 2012

    You look stunning. And I like the analogy too, it's so true!! I'm still putting myself together, haha :) I would have never worn something like that when I was younger, but I would now :) Love the pattern. Looks super :) I hope you have a marvellous weekend doll ss

    http://thedaintydollshouse.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. SACRAMENTO Amate12 October, 2012

    The print is fantastic, and it looks so perfect on you, my dear madison.
    have a really lovely weekend.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  6. You look amazing in this jumpsuit! Not many women can pull them off, but on you, it looks perfect!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  7. How fabulous!  You look amazing.  My style is ever evolving and I've actually been taking quite a few risks outside my usual comfort zone as of late.  The biggest thing is wearing pants after hardly ever wearing them for years and year.

    Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie! xoxo 

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  8. francesca romana capizzi12 October, 2012

    Hahaha, puzzle prints?? I should buy something similar then because my son loves puzzles!!
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  9. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle12 October, 2012

    I love your jumpsuit, the colors are great! Honestly I can't believe I wear skinny jeans--never in a million years would I have predicted that...but technology and stretch make all things possible :) Hope you have a great weekend Madison!
    xo Mary Jo

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  10. I love your jumpsuit! I'm just starting to take more risks with my wardrobe, just baby steps really. Such as wearing more color instead of my staple black.

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  11. Whoa, I always think jumpsuits are so hard to pull off, but lately I've seen so many bloggers rocking them. Just like you did with this! You look amazing :D




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  12. Oh I absolutely love this!  I wouldn't know where to start in trying to style a jumpsuit let alone a patterned one and eight years ago I too would have run for the hills screaming if someone suggested I wear one.  I've managed to push myself out of my comfort zone and wearing clashing florals so something like this would now not be far off in terms of a style challenge, so maybe just maybe...
    Love the beads and black jacket. For such an out there zany piece you've made this jumpsuit part of a very slick, pulled together look!

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  13. Such an amazing print! Just goes to show that taking risks definitely pays off!
    Following you on GFC now!
    xL

    http://themarcystop.blogspot.com

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  14. Sooo stylish! Love it!


    -True

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  15. Kids have the best insights don't they? I love how they notice things that sometimes we wouldn't have noticed!

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  16. I love taking risks and often I don't care if people think how I look isn't traditionally aesthetically pleasing. It's all about how one feels and how one expresses their feelings, I say! That said, this printed jumpsuit it AWESOME!

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  17. Thank you. Nice to hear you stepping out of the norm with your wardrobe. And how funny, was just thinking about you today. Hope you're doing well dear. xx

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  18. Thank you so much Kim! I love hearing about how other's style has evolved as well. :) Happy weekend.

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  19. They definitely do! :-) 

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  20. :) Thank you and also for sharing! Loved your clashing floral concoction! Enjoy your weekend. xx

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  21. Yes, that makes sense ... evolving, yet keeping certain style attributes. Thanks for your sweet comment.

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  22. Yes, I agree (confidence in) how a garment is worn absolutely affects the way an outfit is expressed. Thanks so much! :)

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  23. natalija.yasmina-blog13 October, 2012

    sooooooooo chic ^_^

    - ♥♥♥ -

    natalijayasmina-b.blogspot.com

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  24. alessia milanese13 October, 2012

    I love this print, it's absolutely beautiful! you look great

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  25. YES!!! I love this style so much! It look great!

    Greets from the
    EDELFABRIKChrissie

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  26. Really cute outfit! I love the print of your jumpsuit!

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  27. A huge Fashion Do, you've rocked this printed playsuit (i think its really difficult to pull off) and you do so with class! 

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  28. I think this may be the very first time I have ever seen a printed playsuit off the runway (or a celebrity), and it looks incredible! I love how professional you made it all look with the belt cinching the waist, and a blazer. You look incredible!  :)

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  29. Лидия Фролова13 October, 2012

    Hey, really nice blog and great photos!!!
    Maybe we can follow each other !?
    Just let me know :)
    www.gvozdishe.com

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  30. Thanks love! :) I really love the print! xx Have a great weekend.

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  31. Styleshewrote13 October, 2012

    Great look! I love how you polished up your playsuit with a sleek blazer and heels. xo style, she wrote

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  32. I am in love with this outfit!! The playsuit looks amazing one you and so does the blazer. I'm still searching for a perfect blazer and a black playsuit! We'll see how it goes! :)

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  33. we love your playsuit hun, they look really comfy too!

    Love from the NANA girls xoxo

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  34. alessia milanese14 October, 2012

    Good sunday!!
    Alessia
    THE CHILI COOL
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  35. This puzzle pattern fits you perfectly! :)

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  36. The onepiece is great!

    From Paris with love, Vicky



    The Golden Bun

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  37. Unfortunately being pregnant means I have been somewhat limited stylistically.  That being said I have tried to get creative turning short jersey dresses into tunics that can be worn over leggings during this period.... 

    You look great in this playsuit!  I haven't found the perfect one yet, but really love the look when done right.

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  38. Fabulous jumpsuit, you look so fab! <3

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  39. Thechicsheet.net14 October, 2012

    Great print!



    XX,
    Miranda

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  40. Adorable.  Playsuits are often worn badly but you've mastered the art.  Love this look.  And admire your skill in creating individual style.

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  41. Jupe_Cambria14 October, 2012

    I really need to buy myself a groovy playsuit like this! It's got such a chic vibe but would be comfy too :)
    <3 Cambriajupefashion.blogspot.com

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  42. Kids are so smart and eloquent!
    Its is totally like a puzzle and look amazing on you!
    Love the prints and how you style it with a blazer!

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  43.  :) Thanks Sam, Really appreciate that!

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  44. Thanks Alexis! Yes, as for jersey knits, I find them oh so flattering. I'm sure you look amazing pregnant. Also, dusters and open crochet cardigans would be fun for you too! xx

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  45. This is a homerun... I LOVE jumpsuits, and yours is so fab combined with a blazer and in those neutral colors.  I LOVE THIS!


    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  46. It's always a good thing to constantly evolve oneself. Keeps the soul alive. Love your jumpsuit. 

    xx Jenee C.
    {camo meets couture}

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  47. Alwand Blog15 October, 2012

    i love your jumpsuit, it's really cool I also like the way you accessories ed it. so chic

    http://www.alwand.co.uk/index.php/fashionstreet-fashion/2229-street-style-birds-of-a-feather

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  48. Cheryl van den Berg15 October, 2012

    Great piece for your fashion puzzle because you definitely have the body to rock this playsuit. Love it with the blazer.

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  49. Thanks Mary Jo. Yes, I too had the skinny denim aversion, but now they're a true favourite. :)  xo

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  50. Thanks so much doll!
    And as for your comment to the fascinator, maybe one day I'll even hand deliver one to you, haha xx :) Enjoy your week!

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  51. FifthnSixthcloset17 October, 2012

    Love how you've accessorized this look, and the fact that it can easily transition from day to night out... Have a great week!

    xx
    5th&6th

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  52. Hi Madison! 

    Love your sense of style. 
    The print on the jumpsuit is exquisite and is played off so well with the blazer! 

    Greta post! 

    xx Tasha

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  53. Oh the things kids say are so perfect!  My oldest son always has the crazies comments on my outfits.  LOL  I love it.  This jumpsuit is soooooo awesome!  I love the print!

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  54. aw this is very inspiring and so trendy!!! I love how this black blazer gives a structured allure to this outfit! And the prints are really amazing, the colors looks so fab on your skin! 

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  55. I like a stylish homerun so thanks very much for the sweet compliment. xx  :)

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  56. it is so interesting how much our fashion tastes change over the years, it is all about the moment, so enjoy your playsuit!

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