Calming Blues

Happy November! It's the beginning of another week, a new day, and new inspiration. Hopefully, your weekend had you fully rested and keeping warm if the climate blew bone-chilling breezes.

For me, it seems like October was all of two whole weeks in some ways creatively speaking. However, in the reality of pencilled in schedules and other life happenings, yes, I do recall feeling each moment. Some moments hurriedly passed through the hours of an entire day, and others tended to move at a snails pace.

I have been excited about November the past few weeks though, because I know that several planned affairs will be happening. The eagerness had also set in because I am heading off to visit family and friends soon, which may be slightly overdue since I missed a few people last time around. I can already smell the biscuits! But, enough about that!

Here's an outfit that I wore on an off-day. The day was filled with nothing except yoga, library research, Turkish cuisine, a few sketches in the handy notebook, and spending time out at cafés.

This skirt was a long maxi that I chopped off last year. The hem was too long, and since I loved the blue and grey colour combination I wanted to make a scarf out of the same fabric. It was casual, but everything in my outfit gave off a soothing colour palette and spirit of calm. You see, calm hues can be happy as well!




The goods: Zodiac Tee-BCBG, Scarf-cut from mid-calf maxi Skirt-charity shop, Bangle-Oasap, Boots-Ecote via Urban Outfitters, Glam brooch-DIY


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  1. francesca romana capizzi05 November, 2012

    Good morning dear!! We almost had a flood here in rome!! You look great with that skirt, I love it!
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  2. Qué Acierto05 November, 2012

    Lovely school uniform style!

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  3. What a great remake, I love how you've used the excess to make a scarf!
    Turkish food? Yum! 

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  4. SACRAMENTO Amate05 November, 2012

    Love the skirt and adore and WANT your boots, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Mjch love.
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  5. Hi hun, Hope everything is better now. Thanks! xx

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  6. This is such an amazing skirt. I love the shoes also.

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  7. Hi lovely, hope you had a good weekend.

    Ah this look is sooo chic, that skirt is amazing, love the length. Looks great with the simple white tee and matching scarf and those navy boots are gorgeous, they add a lovely touch of colour to this outfit! Truly great look my dear :)

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

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  8. A Brit Greek05 November, 2012

    Great length and fab craftiness! The boots are too cute-it's the colour!
    Have a top week!
    x.o.x.o

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  9. The Dainty Dolls House05 November, 2012

    Love that skirt...boots boots, how I love boots, yours are gorgeous! Hope you have a stunning week doll xxx

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  10. I am a big fan of calm hues and this is adorable--- the skirt and boots together are perfection!

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  11. Hi dear, this is charming pretty plaid outfit, it looks adorable on you!

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  12. sartorialsidelines05 November, 2012

    I love the post-chopped off skirt - I think it's much better shorter.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  13. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle05 November, 2012

    I love the way you're wearing a simple white tee with the skirt Madison--love how comfortable but stylish it looks. Hope you're off to a happy new November, hoping this one will pass a little slower than last month!

    xo Mary Jo

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  14. I'm in love with the booties and scarf just adorable. and thank you for your comment in regards to the half marathon! it definitely was a big accomplishment for me : )

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  15. I like this look! Very cute. x

    <3 Melissa
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  16. love that skirt on you 
    Xo Megan

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  17. Those boots! What a great colour!

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  18. Sandy@OohLaFrouFrou05 November, 2012

    Hi Madison!  Love the way you've created this look ... adorable, and the booties are so great too!  Hope your November is FABULOUS.  Last week was so incredibly busy for me and then I was out of town for the weekend and this is the first chance I've had to stop by to say thanks for your lovely comment on the Masked Ball post last week.  Hopefully, this week will be a wee bit less squished! lol Have a "dreamy" new week! ~S

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  19. Gorgeous look, darling!
    Love the plaid!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  20.  Thanks Mary Jo! Happy November to you too! xo :)

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  21. Hi dear! Thank you. The boots are so comfortable and my favourite, finally get to wear them out. Enjoy your day.xx

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  22. October really did go by in the blink of an eye. I'm completely dumbstruck that it is already November. It's WEIRD.

    I love this outfit. I'm a huge fan of pleated schoolgirl skirts and I love that you made a matching scarf out of it. It makes the outfit so much more cooler. And that skirt really did need to be chopped off, haha. I'm not a big fan of long pleated skirts. (They've always seemed kind of schoolmarmish to me). :) 

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  23. I agree! Thanks Courtney for your comment. x

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  24. Oh, I'm so jealous that you can still wear short sleeves and skirt :) I would freeze to death in such an outfit! But anyway, you look really fantastic, and so cute!

    xx Ivana
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  25. Madison, you have to tell us MORE about those biscuits! HAHAHA Sounds yummy! Love your skirt girl. I love a great looking plaid (tartan). Wishing you a beautiful week doll.
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  26. Oh to Be a Muse05 November, 2012

    I like how you used the fabric that you cut from the skirt for your scarf. Very creative! I'm ready for November too.

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  27. the plaid looks awesome on you! love the booties you got on here too :)

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  28. Hi there Sandy! Thanks for your sweet comment. Yes, it's been quite a busy one as well. Hopefully we both will get a break soon. :) ~xx /M

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  29. Thanks Kim! Oh, yes fresh made biscuits are my favourite!  I'm always talking about food. haha!

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  30. October just flew by, but that seems to be the trend every month these days.  You know the rest of the year is going to go by in a wink!
    love your cute pleated skirt!

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  31. the skirt is totally pretty! I love the length and the pattern :) I cannot believe it's November 5!!! Where did the first 4 days of November go? 

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  32. Beautiful skirt! Happy November to you too!

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  33. You look so cute, loving these shoes!

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  34. I know! Now, the holidays will swiftly arrive!
    I agree Jen, the skirt definitely needed a chop at the hem!
    Thanks for your comment dear. :)

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  35. I hope you have a great time with your family!  I certainly miss mine this time of year.  I'm a huge fan of scarves -- love yours!

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  36. Thanks Zarna! Hope you're doing well dear. xx

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  37. Love, love, love those boots - such a gorgeous shade of blue!

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  38. Love the length of the skirt and looks great with the matching scarf - good idea!
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  39. very preppy and pretty! this skirt is fab!

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  40. Dear, you´re wearing plaid! Just the print I adore too. Great look. The matching scarf really made a big difference, making the mix look polished instead of a high school uniform.

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  41. Beautiful outfit!!!
    Have a good week! and my G+...

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  42. You are too cute! I love your bangs. Did we always have bangs?

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  43. Love the plaid skirt you chopped off! 

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  44. Love this idea of transforming the cutoffs! THe outfit looks great! :)

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  45. I know, this year has been going by rather fast actually! I suppose holiday shopping will too soon begin. :) Thanks!

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  46. u look cute!
    xo
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  47. I love how you are so creative with reinventing your clothes - I'm always so tentative about hacking off hems, sleeves or whatever. But it makes sense if you get a piece that is more fun to wear! The skirt is very cute and I love the cutoff as scarf. Great blue boots too!

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  48. I want your skirt!!
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  49. Margaret Cruzemark08 November, 2012

    Hi beautiful! thanks so much for comment
    and visit my blog! it's a pleasure! I love your post of today! it's great as
    usual!!


    Best Regards


    Miss Margaret Cruzemark


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  50. Oh I love this skirt in this length!  Good call to chop it.  And I agree--October was the shortest month ever!

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  51. I love those blue booties, they are so cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  52. I like your idea dear!
    Great outfit too, hope you are having a great week so far!
    Cheers and take care.
    Thank you for your sweet comment.

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  53. Thank you dear. And you're welcome. xx

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  54. getting a scarf and a better hem on your dress? brilliant. and i love how using the scarf with ths kirt ties the outfit together. it's really great

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  55. Thanks Miss Margaret you're so sweet. :)

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  56. Thanks! Yes, always had bangs, but did get them cut, Thanks for noticing. Happy weekend. xx

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  57. Great look! That skirt looks fab with that tshirt...so comfy!
    xoxo

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