Warm Wishes and Holiday Bliss

By the time you read this post I will be making final preparations for Christmas. I am just about done wrapping the last few items, tracking awaited parcels, and packing for friendly seasonal visits. Are you getting excited for Christmas yet? Perhaps, you have already been struck by the mood of holiday glee in the earlier weeks.
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The bells are being rung from storefront doors as patrons enter and exit with stiletto heels, and other footprints or rubber soles of excitement. I hope you're ready because it's swiftly approaching!

I decided to don day glamour with layered attire, so I wore my comfortable cardigan, drizzled a few fine gems, and sparkling spikes to add that special touch of happiness for the season.

I will be casually blogging here and there, visiting your Insta-snaps, and catching up on your beautiful spaces. But, just in case I don't here's wishing you a joyous Christmas season!

The goods: Printed skirt: Anthropologie, Cardigan: Thrifted, Evening clutch: eBay, Heels: Salvatore Ferragamo, Spike earrings: Burlington Coat Factory, Vintage gems and jewellery: Family pieces, Cashmere hat-Banana Republic. 
It's been a wonderfully interesting year for me as well as for my blog, I am grateful and happy that I continued to keep at it. Of course there are many things that I still want to work on, however the vision board has been created and I am believing for it all to manifest.

As some of us take a new trajectory whether in our careers or merely lifestyle changes ahead, I wanted to leave you with a few inspirational words. I hope you remain steadfast on whatever goals that you have set.

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 "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to
see the whole staircase, just take the first step."

 
~Martin Luther King Jr.


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"You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction." ~ George Horace Lorimer

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"Each day is a new life. Seize it. Live it." 
~David Guy Powers

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  1. francesca romana capizzi21 December, 2012

    I adore this retro style outfit!! You look great!! Merry Xmas dear and  enjoy your time!!
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  2. What a beautiful outfit, cosy but zingy and bright. 
    I'm not really a Xmas fan, I like to celebrate life in general so it's just another day as far as I'm concerned! Have a happy one! xxx

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  3. alessia milanese21 December, 2012

    Your cardigan is very nice!!

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  4. You look wonderful doll, love that!! Merry Christmas sweets, I hope you have the best and most beautiful time with all your loved ones!! xx

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  5. Great post! I love it! ^^ You have a nice blog, mind to follow each other? :)

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  6. Nicoleta_buru21 December, 2012

    Happy Holidays and Lots of Love, my dear :*

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  7. Happy Holidays, gorgeous!
    Lovely quotes and look!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  8. Happy holidays Madison! I love that sweater!!

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  9. You look positively beautiful, Madison! You never cease to amaze me with your outfits - so gorgeous!

    Happy, Happy Holidays, my love!!  :)

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  10. Ralph Shybiker21 December, 2012

    Don't you look cute!  Love the attractive poses.  I wish you the best for the holidays.

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  11. I love the stripes and floral mix - hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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  12. Ah what a wonderful post my dear! I love your outfit, your cardigan  looks so cosy and yet so chic with the printed skirt and I love the touch with your hat, perfectly quirky. I also adore the quotes you have posted, all very true and inspiring. 

    Well if I don't speak to you again before, I hope you have a truly wonderful, happy and healthy Christmas! 

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

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  13. Happy holidays pretty lady! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  14. Thanks love! And yes, a celebration of life in general is always the best. Happy days dear Vix! xx

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  15. Thank you Francesca, and wishing that you enjoy yours as well! xx :)

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  16. Thanks so much! Have a wonderful and very happy holiday! 

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  17. Oh to Be a Muse21 December, 2012

    I will also be casually blogging. And you look so great! I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that last photo. Happy holidays.

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  18. Thank you Yi-chia! Have a wonderful week dear. /M

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  19. Love that pretty, print skirt! Nice mixing with that striped sweater too :)

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  20. Coline Chavaroche21 December, 2012

    Nice pics:)


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    Coline.

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  21. Happy holidays lady! I never would have thought to pair one of my casual cardi's with a classic skirt like that. I'll be trying this out soon! PS, your make up looks stunning, you are positively glowing in these photos.

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  22. Oh my god you're lovely ! This hat is beautiful on you !
    Thanks for your nice comment !
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  23. Hi sweety Thanks for your wonderfully thoughtful comment! The colours in your beautifully layered look are just sublime. Wishing you a very Merry and blessed Christmas!

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  24. Hiya, dear thanks so much! Wishing you a marvellous holiday as well. I will be visiting periodically. Hope you enjoy your time with family. Thanks so much for your lovely comments. xx

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  25. Thank you Cheryl! I hope you enjoy your Christmas dear! xx

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  26. Beautiful look and have a wonderful holiday love!!!

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  27. I have been casual about my blogging for awhile now--- just too much on my plate!   And I don't like to blog when it is too pressurized.... 
    Anyways, you look beautiful and I hope you have fantastic holidays!!!!

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  28. Madison, I love your outfit! I learn so much from you. When I layer, it doesn't turn out as fab as yours. I love the prints and textures. Your style is such a delight! Have a fabulous holiday Madison. You deserve it girl. ((hug))
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  29. Happy Holidays to you and yours! :) You always look so lovely, no matter what you wear. And I'm especially digging that knitted cardigan! 

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  30. the last photo is my huge favourite and I love the whole outfit a lot. such lovely shades of green :) and what a beautiful weather you have there! wonderful :P
    enjoy the holidays, Madison!



    Maiken,


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  31. Beautiful look!!!!
    I wish you Merry Christmas!!!
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    …………….♥ Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  32. You are looking terrifically gorgeous you know, especially in that last picture! Love the snuggly cardy, pretty printed skirt and stunning make up.

    It sounds like you have a lot to look forward to in the new year, love your attitude and that second quote.
    Happy holidays dear!
    x.o.x.o

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  33. Wish you happy holliday and merry christmas, too! :) You are so lovely!!
    Where are you from? because you speak so good German :)

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  34. Thanks Laura, you're so sweet. Happy holidays! :)

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  35. Hi there, Thanks so much. Eigentlich ich nicht Deutsch gesprochen in eine Weile, Haha! Aber, Ich Kann Lesen Und Schreiben Deutsch besser jetzt, lol! :) Meine Oma ist Deutsch ... Sie Kommt aus München. Familie Meines Vaters ist aus Deutschland, Schweiz, und Ghana. Take care,
    Frohliches Weihnachten! xx/Madison

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  36. Margaret Cruzemark22 December, 2012

    Great pics -
    outstanding outfit. I love it!!!


    Best Regards


    Miss Margaret
    Cruzemark


    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  37. Thanks doll! yes, the cardigan is so comfy I just love it! Hope you enjoy your weekend. Have a great holiday. xx/M

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  38. *blushes* Thanks so much Kim, that's such a lovely thing to hear. I'm overwhelmed with gratitude. Wishing you a joyous holiday too! :)

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  39. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  40. I hope you have a lovely Christmas! xx

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  41. Great colour combination in your cosy cardigan. Wishing you a very happy Christmas and New Year.
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  42. Thanks Miss b. the same to you. xx :)

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  43. Mary Jo at Trustyoursytle22 December, 2012

    Madison, you look adorable and I hope this weekend finds you enjoying the holiday spirit! It's been so lovely getting to know you through your blog this year.
    xoxo Mary Jo

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  44. Aww, thank you so much dear. Wishing you a wonderful holiday as well. xx

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  45. Beautiful look! I just love your printed skirt and amazing cardigan!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  46. Your outfit is so cute, and your make up is GORGEOUS!  First time visitor, but I'm glad you kept up with the blog, too.  Looks like you have a really good thing going on here.  And I absolutely love the quotes.  Writing them down, actually.  Hope you have a great holiday!!!

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  47. Thanks so much. and welcome to my blog. I hope you enjoy your Christmas! :)

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  48. happy holidays gorgeous!
    Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  49. Hope you have an amazing Christmas break. I love the skirt here! So gorgeous.

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  50. You look so lovely! I love that
    floral dress and the comfy
    cardigan c:
    I wish you a happy holidays
    as well!

    xx http://icepandora.blogspot.com

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  51. Thanks mary Jo! It's been great enjoying you and your blog.  Happy holidays! :) xx

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  52. Hope you have a merry Christmas! xo

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  53. cute outfit!
    happy holiday!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  54. Love that sweater!  Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!!

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  55. merry Christmas!
    oh and I love your skirt! you look fantastic

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  56. merry Christmas!
    oh and I love your skirt! you look fantastic

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  57. Margaret Cruzemark24 December, 2012

    Another inspiring post. Sending you best Christmas
    wishes.Join my blog giveaway, win an attr@tivo outfit!


    Best Regards


    Miss Margaret Cruzemark


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  58. Love your sweater!! Merry Christmas :) 

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  59. Thank you! The same to you. :)

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  60. you look so beautiful! merry christmas!

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  61. only u can make a bowler hat cute! i hope your holidays are wonderful and full of love!

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  62. Great outfit, love the skirt!
    Merry Christmas dear! Have a great day!

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  63. beautiful skirt! :) you look so lovely :)
    Happy Holidays!! <3katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  64. THE-LOUDMOUTH25 December, 2012

    Thank you for those inspiring quotes.  You words, my dear, are always beautiful as well.  Hope you have a happy Christmas and a wonderful new year.  I can't wait to see what 2013 has in store for all of us!

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  65. Duapara Goddelijk25 December, 2012

    Hello, thanks for your comment dear, I loved your blog!!!!!!! You have a great style, so chic!! I am following you now!!! Happy holidays!
    kisses
    Duapara

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  66. Thank you Steph! You're so sweet. I hope you're having a joyous Christmas! xx/ Much love, Madison

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  67. Thanks! Welcome to my blog! Have a great Christmas& Happy new year!

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  68. That photo with you sitting is so gorgeous Madison.  I love your bright and merry yet glam outfit for the holidays.  I hope yours was awesome!

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  69. Christine Tj26 December, 2012

    I love the last photo! You are so pretty! Are you a mix? what is your  ethnicity? so pretty! ^_^
    Oh! I would like to invite you to come and enter my blog's FIRST INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY celebrating my 1 year of blogging and Christmas! *exciting* It's super cute with Hello Kitty, Jewelry, Mustache, Artwork and inspiration in it! I also made a video especially for the giveaway.  Here is the link to enter my giveaway: http://beyoutifulhope.blogspot.com/2012/12/international-giveaway-hello-kitty.htmlHappy second day of Christmas,Christinewww.beyoutifulhope.blogspot.com

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  70. You look amazing and I like the closing quote. Hope you had a great time!xx Coco

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  71. Hi! Thank you. Yes, I am ... German and Ghanaian mostly, amongst a couple of other cultures.

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  72. great outfit, love your cardigan! ♥

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