The Thrill of Frills

I wore this weeks ago to a work related charity event, however somehow displaced the images in the assemblage of other high-priority tasks. It reminded me of what I wear in times of feeling uninspired or during moments of not wanting to go toward my bold and bright hues. There are a few fashion elements that brings more than a smile to my face other than bold colour, one is lace (obviously), and ruffles or embellishments whether complexly trimmed or subtly adorned.

This was one of those days when I knew I was going to wear black because let's face it, wearing black can generally go for most if not all occasions.

It was a busy week. Although slightly dispirited, the uplifting part of my outfit was definitely the top. Thanks to the frills, (that semi-dramatic feminine shoulder detailing) my mood got far better. Sometimes the trick is in the details of dressing; you may not feel the outfit speak to you until you completely step into it. 

It was a feel good ensemble, not glamourous or amazing, nor too over the topmerely what was needed for my style situation! When you're in a dull fashion phase just revert to those elements that make you feel good. Perhaps it's your favourite bauble or pencil skirt ... the most important thing to remember is always you! If you like it, wear it. Don't let others steal the thrill of something that makes you happy. If you are feeling confident in something, then wear it cheerfully!

Do you have a feel good top, trouser, jewel, or dress that you occasionally bring out? What makes it special?


The goods: Ruffle top-H&M, Belted skirt-Theory via Bergdorf Goodman, Heels-Charles David, Clutch-Express, Necklace-H&M



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  1. Hi darling, you are a picture of grace and elegance, I love the frill detailing on the shoulder

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  2. It is different then your typical look, but it is very elegant!  And the shoulder detail is definitely a bit of fun!

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  3. Lovely outfit!

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  4. Love love the dress!!!
    Hope you are having a great week dear!

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  5. Oooohhh..., love the shoulder detail.  Nicely dramatic.

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  6. goldenwhite decor10 October, 2012

    love this all black look! totally hot! Hugs from California! xx,

    The Golden Girls

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  7. francesca romana capizzi10 October, 2012

    I love the ruffled shoideers!!! Black is my savior when I I feel confused!!


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  8. the ruffled shoulders are very cute! This is a very elegant outfit - the a-line skirt is very flattering.

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  9. Well aren't you a true lady?;) Love the dress,honey!
    xxB.http://www.beeswonderland.com

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  10. I LOVE YOUR DRESS! sorry, I can't create normal comment but so very much smitten by how pretty this look is!

    Lyosha
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  11. This top is amazing ! I love the detail on the shoulders !
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  12. Couldn't agree with your more! If you like what you are wearing that confidence will show through and who cares what anyone else thinks?! You look fabulous, as always!

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  13. You are soooo right my dear! And I actually think you do look amazing just in a very classic, chic and understated way. Love this my dear, beautiful. 

    Enjoy the rest of your week :)

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

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  14. The ruffle top is so pretty, I love it on you!
    I do, I have certain items from my closet that makes me feel gooood.
    =)

    oxo,
     
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  15.  you look stunning! i actually think it's totally glamorous, but then again i'm in flats and ripped jeans most of the time, lol. but i love that YOU feel great in it, truly yes the most important part.

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  16. Rowena Rolala Loves10 October, 2012

    Such a chic and pretty outfit! The ruffles really make it stand out. Little details usually go a long way :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  17. Jupe_Cambria10 October, 2012

    Sorry to hear it was a rough week...mine too! But glad your outfit had something that made you more cheerful :)  I agree on this top -- the shoulder detailing really is a lift to the spirits of the all black, and I just LOVE the volume and hourglass silhouette that it emphasizes.  You have fantastic style and know just how to wear each garment...been reading through some old posts!  Definitely your new follower :)
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  18. So elegant - love this dress on you! Keep your chin up, gorgeous!

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  19. ugh i hate busy, draining weeks like that! but your dress is so beautiful on you - i love the ruffled shoulders

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  20.  That is a very pretty dress.
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  21. Oh to Be a Muse10 October, 2012

    The frilly top definitely adds extra glam to the LBD. Glad this feel good top made you feel better during a dispirited week. Lovely bag as well.

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  22. madison, you look so good! i love accents and embellishments like that. i always look for them on tops, cardigans etc. they add just the right amount of sass to an outfit.
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  23. You look gorgeous!!! So feminine!!!


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    Xoxo

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  24. AmberBlueBird8311 October, 2012

    wow that top is gorgeous.  I just love the detailing. 

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  25. I love a good all black outfit :) I always go for one of my LBDs when I don't now what to wear, in both winter and summer! :) x

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  26. This is exactly something that I would wear.  I almost always opt for a little black dress because you can't go wrong with one.  I love the all-black ensemble.  You look beautiful.

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  27. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, and welcome! Yes, it has been busy but the week is getting very bright. Glad that you are enjoying my posts.  /Madison

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  28.  Hi dear! Thanks Daniella. The day went well and now time to relax for a bit, hopefully. xx/Madison

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  29. Thank you Noelani! Exuding confidence always key! Enjoy the autumn breezes. :)

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  30. Wow, thank you Sam!  I definitely loved the shoulder details.

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  31. Mademoiselle mode11 October, 2012

    I love your dress

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  32. My Fashion Break11 October, 2012

    You look lovely! Love the top! I feel always good with a pair of flared jeans I love.
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  33. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle11 October, 2012

    I always love embellished all-black looks and wearing that look always makes me feel better too--that top is so pretty!
    xo Mary Jo

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  34. Gorgeous dress, I have too many feel good items - I think my whole closet is full of them! :) Thank you for sharing this stunning piece.









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  35. I absolutely love the dress.

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  36. Fifth n Sixth11 October, 2012

    I understand how you felt when you wore this outfit as opposed to the bright hues you normally wear but you look absolutely wonderful the outfit looks fab on you!

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  37. lovely!
    you look like a sexy jazz singer in the poster. :)

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  38. Yes, I imagine you both would as you adore bold hues as well. Thank you ladies! xx 

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  39. Hello! I just came across your blog, and I love it! I’ve
    decided to follow you! If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of
    my latest outfit post! While you’re visiting, follow along so we can keep in
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  40. you look great!! very classy!
    xo
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  41. Street Fashion PARIS11 October, 2012

    So vintage!!!! love this style!!! xx 

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  42. natalija.yasmina-blog11 October, 2012

    *____* SOOOOOO PRETTY !! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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  43. Pullyoursocksup11 October, 2012

    Hah!! Pockets! The test of a good skirt versus a great skirt!  Fabulous:)) 

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  44. Jelena Zivanovic11 October, 2012

    Those ruffles look so cute!! Very chic and slim look my dear!:)

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  45. Janice Lunes11 October, 2012



     Great look !!

    Loving the details on your dress and looks really classy :)




    Love,


     


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  46. Sandy@OohLaFrouFrou11 October, 2012

    Madison, you mentioned that your top wasn't too glamorous, but I think the gorgeous shoulder detail certainly makes it so on you!  You looked great and sophisticated in this outfit.  Thanks for stopping by to see me this week and have a wonderful weekend ahead! ~xoSandy

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  47. Such a chic look ~ love that top!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  48. Looking so incredibly chic in all black, stunning! I love the little shoulder details. Hope you had a great event too!
    x.o.x.o

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  49. really cute details!

    Jessica
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  50. You looks stunning. I love how simple but yet so chic
    XO,
    Zhanna
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  51. The dress looks beautiful on you, girl you look awesome. I love the detail on the shoulders.

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  52. super chic look!  love the pockets too :)
    ♥ ThankFifiThanks for your lovely comment on my post today :)

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  53. A LBD is definitely a good one! Thanks Nikki! x

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  54. Thanks sweet Kim! I like a bit of sass to an outfit of course! xo Hope your week has been a good one. 

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  55. Hi Sandy! Thank you for your sweet comment. Wishing you a wonderful week as well. xx

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  56. Thanks lovely! I am actually able to wear semi-casual apparel to work these days, so this could go for glam I suppose! :) Hope to connect soon, I'm back and to a normal schedule, well for a couple weeks. -xx Happy early Friday.

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  57.  Thanks! I'll be resting for the remainder of the week. :)

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  58. Analisa Nguyen12 October, 2012

    Such a beautiful outfit!

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  59. That's a gorgeous, stylish outfit and so useful as it can be worn for so many different occasions. I have a favourite pair of grey trousers which I can always depend on. Thank you for your lovely comment and of course for following. So pleased to be following you now.
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  60. seaandswank12 October, 2012

    I love the shoulder detail – so cute!
















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  61. seaandswank12 October, 2012

    I love the shoulder detail – so cute. 
















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  62. Mariaembarba1412 October, 2012

    LOVE THE OUTFIT!
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  63. The bag you are holding is amazing, from where i can buy it?, as always looking gorgeous in this black dress, lovely.

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  64. The Dainty Dolls House12 October, 2012

    Just love that...gorgeous on the shoulders :)) xx

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  65.  Thank you! The metallic clutch bag is from Express!

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  66.  Oh thank you hun. Those grey trousers sound lovely. xx Happy weekend.

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