Colour Blocking Autumn

How's your weekend? Have you done anything exciting or perhaps you are preparing ideas for seasonal decor? I've been getting inspired for autumn and winter in a multitude of ways, from cuisine to mantle pieces. You can see some images on my boards here.

Since I am on a short holiday enjoying friends and family I wanted to show you a colour blocked fall outfit. I wore this in route to an art showing, then to attend tapas night for a friend's birthday. Can one really go wrong with flavourful sangria and delicious tapas?


With autumn winds present and winter season looming it's quite easy to make my summer garments versatile; allowing them to transition into colder climates by adding just one or two elements. I settled on wearing my silver spike bracelet, floral tights, and polka dots that were colour blocked on my dress. Generally when I want to don a spring or summer outfit in opposite seasons I go for multiple layers with a Tee or boots, etc. This time all that was really needed was fun legwear!

I like this dress, however I've only worn it a few times because it takes a bit of work to get into due to narrow openings. And, as always bringing back older pieces from my wardrobe tend to give me a brief chuckle as I stumble across a few oddities here and there, analysing the fashion preferences of my past.
How to Colour block for fall
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Initially, the dress also came with a patent belt—with the puffy cap sleeves it takes on a character of its own, but I like the dress more now. It's very feminine, and in an almost storybook type of way! I paired my knit hat and tweed jacket to not only stay warm, yet also make the entire look more of my (present) style, which has evolved quite a lot, even since I first acquired the dress!
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There, you have it! My colour blocking autumn and puffed sleeves that I once said I would not wear. Don't you just love fashion!

I hope you're staying safe and warm lovelies!

The goods: Dress-H&M, Spike bracelet-Oasap, Beaded necklace-Steinmart, Knit hat-Express, Floral tights-Hue, Shoes-Delias NY, Jacket-NY & Co., Handbag-Vintage, Belt-F21


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51 comments

  1. Natashagregson11 November, 2012

    Love the dress :) I really love the mix of purple!! And I couldn't agree more about delicious tapas. Hope you're having a great weekend.

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  2. Real perfection how that dress just love your body.
    Real perfection, my dear Madison.
    Enjoy your Sunday.
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  3. What a fabulous frock and stunning tights, too. x

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  4. THe tights are cool, they look like a tattoo
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  5. francesca romana capizzi11 November, 2012

    Great color blocking, I love that dress!!
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  6. i really like your dress and its puffed sleeves! :)
    and that jacket looks so versatile.

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  7. Hi dear, thank you for your comment on my blog :)

    This is such a beautiful look my dear. Your dress is lovely and I love it's unique polka dot print and especially in the purple and black colour pallet. The tights add a interesting and eye catching play on prints and I love the texture your coat and hat bring to the outfit. I must say I am in love with that coat, very chic indeed. This is definitely a perfect Autumn/winter combo, adore honey! :)

    Take care and hope you are having a lovey Sunday,

    Daniella x

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  8. Such a cute dress - it's a lovely color on you :)

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  9. Love it!!! This outfits is so adorable...and fun! Those shoes and the print in the dress are my fave ^^
    It is so cool ur sister used to live in Linz! Wish I had met her! It is beautiful.... but I still do not speak much german... and as an english speaking fashion designer...I do not have much to do around here :/
    Can't wait to check ur next posts :D
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  10. Ralph Shybiker11 November, 2012

    Great look.  You have a savvy sense of style.  I'm also mesmerized by your makeup -- it's so attractive and well-done.

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  11. Beautiful dress. You look stunning in purple!
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  12. Thank you!
    Yes, I imagine it can be a bit stressful, but you will learn in no time. How long will you be there? Enjoy your week!xx

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  13. Hiya love, thanks so much for your sweet comment, this coat is finally getting more wear now! My Sunday went well. Wishing you a great start of the week! /Madison

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  14. Beautiful dress and you are right, sometimes you find some goodies in your oldies.
    Have a blessed week lovely!

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  15. so very cool! I do like wearing summer clothes all year round, too. Hey, you gotta make it worth every penny, right? :)

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  16. This outfit is really cute. I love your shoes.

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  17. That dress looks incredible on you! It's gorgeous. Loving the knitted hat too. This is a great Autumn look.

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  18. That dress is truly too cute on you - I love it!!  :)

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  19. Beautiful outfit!!! I love this combination!!
    Have a good week!

    besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  20.  Thank you so much! I went for less is more and focused on the eyes!  xo Have a great week!

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  21. Muah! xx You're so sweet deat Sacramento!

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  22. Hi darling, you wear this colour blocked outfit so amazingly well, lovely autumny hues and adore the hat!

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  23. such an adorable look! love your tights :)



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  24. Purple is always a favorite of mine!   The jacket is great and I just think it is a very cute outfit!  Lovely!

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  25. I'm loving the purple in this outfit!

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  26. Great look! we just did a similar post about wearing summer items into winter. following you on gfc now!
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  27. madison that dress is really cute girl! i LOVE that jacket! nice touch of sparkle to it girl. yes, i'm into the holiday spirit!
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  28. love the cap and the colors - is that camo or floral legwear?

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  29. I was just at H&M tonight...they extended the buy 1 get 1 free sweater sale.  I love the dress!

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  30. it's such a cute dress, it's worth the extra effort.

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  31. Very cute outfit. Love those shoes.
    Daphne.

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  32. mary jo at Trustyourstyle13 November, 2012

    Love that color on you, and the way your hat picks it up--really lovely.
    xo Mary Jo

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  33. wow, it's definitely such a special ensemble and I like it since I'm a big fan of purple and lilac shades. the dress is adorable and I love your vintage handbag!



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  34. That dress is so cute on you!

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  35. Loving the outfit babe! :) xx

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  36. I totes love the dress! And purple looks amazing on you!

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  37. Mmmmm sangria and tapas sound heavenly right now. ;) I love your dress. It is really pretty and unique. And look at your tiny little waist! Sigh. So envious.

    I hope you're having an excellent week so far. xoxo

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  38. Perfect pattern mix!  So chic and love the shoes!

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  39. Thanks! Guess we're on the same page. Have a lovely day. 

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  40. Thanks! It's floral legwear! xo

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  41. It's the perfect outfit for an art show. Hope you're having a wonderful holiday! Enjoy it!

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  42. wow love your dress, so cute! :)

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  43. Lovely dress! Looks great with the jacket.

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  44. you always put outfits together so well, it's very cute!

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  45. Those tights are so fun and that purple beanie is adorable on you! :) 

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  46. Love the dress and hat!! I have some dresses like that, I need help practically getting into them and out of them, it's quite funny! The colour is gorgeous on you :)) xx

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