Rugged-Chic: Knowing Comfort

When there's no appointments to attend, no sharp timeline to make and no RSVP's ... for me, nothing says a day of easy comfort like a vintage maxi and a scarf—at least when you can layer them during autumn/winter season.
  There was not any occasion to get ready for, it was merely an off day of happiness! There was however, window shopping involved, dog sitting for a friend, and enjoying my favourite cuppa, Earl Grey.



Moments like these are those not to be taken for granted, so I thoroughly enjoy them when I can. I've learnt to make time for the simple pleasures in life. For example, having more silent time to read great books, taking at least one day out of the week where there's very minimal distractions of technology (still working on that one), and finding time to call far away friends, even if for only a short period.

You see, life is short and I am always generally busy, so it's important to, as my sister says to me, hey, NIKE! ... "Just Do It!" If you need quality time, take it! If you want to go get a spa day do it with no regrets! And if you just need a moment to breathe ... well, just like buying that new pair of something, you will find a way if you want to!

I wore this a few weeks ago and loved the lounge, yet rugged feeling of the entire outfit, which could also be deemed as a going straight to the grocer and back type of ensemble, but that's a tale for another day!

I layered my vintage slip with an "oldie, but goodie" cargo jacket that I have neglected this season. It fairly has enough pockets for just about everything! Although, I only used the pocket space to stash my favourite lip colour, because you simply must have a pretty pout during an off day, no?  


I am also happy that I finally finished my beading handwork project; repairing fabric that I wanted to make a cape with some time ago. Here's the result (below), and more pics to come of course as soon as I find something to pair it with!
Well, here's to wishing you a joyous weekend, and hopefully fulfilling most/all of your Christmas to-do lists!

The goods: Boots-Michael Kors, Lace slip-Vintage, Knit Hat-Target, Scarf-SF Flea market, Jacket-Old Navy/gifted, Earrings-Swarovski/gifted, Mixed bangles-Consignment Shop/Charity shop/Nordstroms, Beaded necklace-H&M, Leather clutch-Vintage.




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  1. Vix Brearley07 December, 2012

    That cape is beautiful, can't wait to see you rocking that! You look gorgeous, bathed in sunshine and stylish! x

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  2. Ah I love how you have styled this look! The way you have styled that beautiful vintage slip with the edgier and more masculine pieces such as the classic cargo jacket and boots. I also love the way you echoed those more feminine tones with your choice of accessories. Inspiring my dear and that cape is beautiful, all the beading is and looks perfect. :)

    Take care and enjoy your weekend,

    Daniella xox

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  3. It's lovely doll, love the slip...very pretty with the scarf! I look forward to seeing this lovely beaded item soon too, so gorgeous!! Have a wonderful weekend doll xx

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  4. Very chic look, darling!
    Love the tough boots with the sweet dress!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  5. I really love this look, especially with the shirt thrown on & a bit of tough girl chic with the boots!

    I too am getting to appreciate all the small moments/pleasures in life... We spend too much rushing around and not taking a moment to stop... 
    x.o.x.o

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  6. francesca romana capizzi07 December, 2012

    I òsee that weather is still good there! Lucky you!!! You look so cool in this outfit!!
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  7. I love this edgy combo! great mix of feminine dress and brutal shoes

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog
    P.S. I'm hosting a glasses giveaway on my blog here check it out!

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  8. Oh I love this rugged chic outfit! Love the dress and jacket, you look amazing.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  9. Lady à la Mode07 December, 2012

    you pull this look off so well! you look great. xx

    www.ladyalamode.com

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  10. Oh to Be a Muse07 December, 2012

    I like the lounge look of that dress too, so it's nice you got to enjoy it on a mellow day. And congrats on finishing that bead work--it's amazing!

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  11. That cape is beautiful!!  You look super cozy in your rugged-chic look!

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  12. The dress looks great on you! You're lucky to be able to wear light clothes. It's currently snowing where I live! 

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  13. Rowena Rolala Loves07 December, 2012

    Days of joy where you can just savor life are the best and you look stylish doing it too! That beaded capelet is gorgeous! Looking forward to seeing how you style it.

    Have a fab weekend Madison!
    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  14. Sorelle in Style07 December, 2012

    I love this look! Totally a go-to combination for me as well. And I'm off to tackle my Christmas list now! :)















    ♡jilly

    sorelle
    in style

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  15. I like your philosophy on life.  I also like how you dress with such elan.

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  16. The look is perfect for a casual day!  I love the shoes with the look.

    Oh and your beading is very impressive!

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  17. Thanks CC! xx HAve a great weekend. :)

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  18. Thanks so much for your sweet comment! :)  Have a wonderful weekend. xo 

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  19.  Thanks hun! Good luck with the Christmas list! :)

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  20. Thank you Rocquelle! Enjoy your weekend.

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  21.  :) Thanks dear! I can't wait to style the cape ... hopefully soon!

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  22.  Thanks Daniella You're so sweet. This was such a fun and cosy look to wear! xo Have a great weekend! xx/Madison

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  23. Everyone definitely needs a little quality time to relax & lounge -- and probably my favorite time of the day, haha. Love your chic outfit!

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  24. I love this outfit, looks so stylish but also easy to wear. Now I want a maxi dress!

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  25. I cannot believe how cute those boots look with this outfit! Such a daring, yet perfect, combination!  :)

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  26. Such a great casual look! Love the beanie, boots and maxi combo
    xL
    http://themarcystop.blogspot.com

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  27. Hi sweety, loving this eclectic mix, its unlike anything I've seen you wear before and looks excellent!

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  28. Beautiful outfit for a laid back time and also a great "go to" combination!

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  29. Have to take a break.  You look like your enjoying the moment.  Very pretty.

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  30. So glad I found your blog! A lover of vintage and tea?! Yes please! And kudos on your beadwork. That is impressive.








    -Jamie
    http://chatterblossom.blogspot.com/

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  31. Congrats on finishing the beading project, and really really love that vintage maxi:)

    Emmy
    http://scarberianfashionlover.blogspot.com

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  32. Such a gorgeous dress. I really love the casual vibe to the look and the jacket is so lovely!

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  33. Margaret Cruzemark09 December, 2012

    Lovely pictures,gorgeous style!


    Best Regards


    Miss Margaret Cruzemark


    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  34. Not a fan of Earl Grey just like a good old Breakfast tea. I love the the military inspired pieces though.

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  35. I agree that we all need to make time for simple pleasures - especially reading and tea (and coffee) drinking! That beading project is absolutely beautiful too, definitely a statement piece.

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  36. :) Thanks Sherin! Hope you're having a great weekend.

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  37. :) Thank you dear! I can't wait to style the cape soon!

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  38. Glad you liked it too! Yes, it's a bit more casual than my usual, but still my style! xx

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  39. you look stunning 
    Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  40. love ur scarf!!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    WWW.MOSAMUSE.COM

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  41. sartorialsidelines10 December, 2012

    I love the maxi paired with the boots - such a great look!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.co

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  42. oh great look, i love boots ,cap and dress!!

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  43. i LOVE the outfit...but loving those boots most! they look like they have a nice (shorter) shaft height which would be perfect for my short legs!!

    [oomph.]

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