Sweet Vanities

Okay, so you're not exactly shouting Fa-la-la-la-la  from the rooftops yet, and if you're a busy fashionista like me then you're likely pondering the best times to get the ball rolling. Of course, with loads of sale advertisements filling your inbox you may still be in shock saying to yourself, "wasn't it just November?" (dramatic pause)

It's alright you needn't fret just yet. I was right there with you! There is still plenty of time to get your gifting wants, wishes, and loves in order. Between the free-shipping hubs online, and my favourite 50% off or more discounted flash sales tempting us all as fast as you can say, "Grande non-fat latte, thank you!" That's right, Christmas cheer has officially begun!

Since most of everyone that I know went off shopping for giftables and such I was determined to have a relaxing spa day somewhere into the weekend welcoming of December. My little sister was in town for a visit, and yes, we had a bit of a girl's day. Nothing too extravagant, just brunch ... then the powder room of rejuvenation commenced!

Don't get me wrong, we did shop later on as well, but for ourselves! A little spending here and there after a busy week felt marvellous, although I acquired more skincare and legwear than actual garments (I shall be wearing them soon).

Right, now I can continue to do my Christmas shopping for others, which is pretty stress-free at the moment, thanks to the (CBW) Click, Buy, and Wrap It button on my laptopvirtually making those once hard-to-buy-for people the easiest to purchase for in seconds type of people, and without even using your own giftwrap or scissors. But, don't judge too much, I do wrap some gifts.

As for this outfit, it's one of my shopping outfits that I wore some time ago! I love this heart printed blouse. The soft pink hue encompassed by black hearts was fitting that day, as I was going through such a weird time. I love the irony of a feminine and funky blouse with a dark-hearted edge.

It sort of exudes an attitude of style both lady-like and tough girl, yet also demanding a causal smile in passing with its romantic wink of pink colour. If this blouse could speak that day, it would probably say, hey there, "I'm kindhearted, but mama, don't take no mess!"

Well, I am absolutely officially in the Christmas spirit, so all is well! Did you score fabulously over the weekend?

Happy December! 

Next up ... a touch of holiday cheer from my crafting treasure chest so stay tuned. In the meantime, here's a song to get you in the Christmas mood here!

The goods: Heart printed blouse-Marshalls, Collar-DIY, Denim-Express, Handbag-Vintage, Spike earrings-Burlington Coat Factory, Swallow necklace/Aeroplane necklace-Maylee's Jewelry, Tank-H&M, Riding boots-Banana Republic.



  1. hey madison! i'm totally jealous of your spa weekend!!! i need one of those. hahaha i'm already stressed out and I shop online! holidays seem so rushed nowadays. there seems to be MORE to do and less time. LOVE the hearts on your top. you always look good :)

  2. Oh to Be a Muse03 December, 2012

    I have a heart top just like that except it's sleeveless. Yours is great and I love the collar. I see that you are feeling the Xmas spirit. :)

  3. That necklace is so cute! And I love this sweater on you!
    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

  4. francesca romana capizzi03 December, 2012

    Oh the heart sweater is amazing!! I love the accessories as well!!
    Don't Call Me Fashion BloggerFacebookBloglovin'

  5. Hi sweetie, sounds like you had a lovely time with your sister. Love this look, your blouse is beautiful, adore the print and I love the pile up of cute necklaces! :)

    Take care and yay to Christmas,

    Daniella xox

  6. Cute blouse!  As for my Christmas spirit--- I have so much going on, I can't even fathom that Christmas is upon us!   I haven't done any shopping (sad!) or anything else for that matter.... this will all have to be rectified soon!

  7. Gorgeous look, darling!
    Love that blouse!


  8. Love the heart blouse - so cute!

    The Other Side of Gray

  9. December has indeed appeared in a flash...adore your heart print blouse, so endearing!

  10. the heart print cardi is adorable, and i love that you added some tougher elements to the look.

  11. P.S Thanks for your wonderful and sweet comment today :)

  12. Aw that is such a sweet blouse! Like how you've toughened it up with black jeans, boots and bag. What freaks me out more than all the Christmas media frenzy is the glossies bringing out photos of spring clothes - ALREADY!

  13. I know right everybody is just going BAZINGA on the Holiday shopping!
    I love the cardi and those little pretty earrings!
    Have a lovely week dear.

  14. Thank you, it's my favourite blouse of the moment! :)

  15. Thanks Alexis! And of course it's understandable you just had a precious little one! I'm not even close to being finished with Christmas shopping just yet, xx

  16. Thank you Daniella, we did have a great time! Much needed. :) xx

  17. Thanks so much! Oh, I don't want to see any spring glossies just yet, I want to savour my wintery feelings. haha. Enjoy your holiday! :) x

  18. I agree, it seems that everyone rushes Christmas every year more and more. Thanks for your comment! :)

  19. loving the delicacy of the heart blouse juxtaposed with the dark jeans! beautiful look on you too! Did I mention that I absolutely love Christmas time! I've been shouting Fa, la, la, la, la, la... before Thanksgiving:-). XX

  20. the hearts are adorable 
    Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

  21. u look great!


  22. Fifth N Sixth04 December, 2012

    I love the holiday season because it's the season of giving and I love collecting :), there's just something infecting about this season that you can't help but be happy! I love the quirky top & the effortless way you styled it to be edgy- you look great!  

  23. sartorialsidelines04 December, 2012

    Oh my gosh, I love that blouse on you - and the glasses are so cute!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  24. The blouse is so cute! Looks perfect on you. 


  25. The top is gorgeous and looks so cosy too!! So pretty when you wear glasses, not everyone can pull them off, but I like these :)) I hope you are having a great week so far doll & keeping well xox

  26. This top is so cute – love it!

    Sea and Swank

  27. I love that DIY collar and what a cute outfit, the hearts are adorable!

  28. Swoon! Ohmigosh I so love this look on you - especially that blouse! Absolutely gorgeous! I want it all - from head to toe!!  :)

  29. such a great look! I like the contrast of your sweet heart pattern shirt and fierce stud jewellery!
    when it comes to Christmas shopping I try to do as much online shopping as I can because I don't have enough free time to spend hours in shopping centres :P


    Maikeni blogi - part of

  30. I'm always head over heels for anything heart-print :)  The blouse is perfection...and a Marshall's find?!  Wow, I need to go there more often!  I'm definitely an online holiday shopper too - just so much less stressful than taking on the mall crowd..hehe.

    xoxo Marisa

  31. It works fantastic now, Madison

  32. love this heart top on you :)

  33. I want your blouse! *swoons* 

    Meanwhile, no, I didn't score fabulously this weekend. Maybe next week? We shall see.

  34. Haha, Thanks so much! I hope you get some great finds! i:)

  35. Thank you! Yes, I have been needing to wear my eyeglasses more due to much meetings, and now I have loads of frame options! :) xo

  36. I know, I have only recently known of Marshall's in the past year and sometimes it's like I struck gold when I have patience! :) 

  37. <33 ur blouse!!! so pretty!

  38. Maria bastida Guinea05 December, 2012

    LOVE the accessories you have chosen! :D


  39. What a great blouse and I love the addition of the collar!

  40. FierceandFashionable05 December, 2012

    Love that shirt!!

    xo MichelleFierce & Fashionable

  41. Hey Liebes,
    danke dir vielmals für alle deine Kommentare!!! Ich freue mich immer sehr <3
    Die Bluse ist wirklich sehr schön und du bist so hübsch!!!


  42. very cooltop! the heart pattern is very original and in fact reminds me of cards. charming look dear! have a great week

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

  43. I'm loving your accessories, they're fabulous! xo

  44. really love the heart blouse so much doll! you look great!

    http://www.lovefromberlin.net/xx rae

  45. Jelena Zivanovic05 December, 2012

    Ok I definitely fell in love with that gorgeously sweet blouse!:)
    Happy Wednesday hun!!

  46. Lovely ensemble n' makeup!


  47. the heart blouse is soo cute! love this outfit!


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