Changing Patterns

I took a slight break, which I needed so that I could get work-related things in order. Nevertheless, the week has already started off quite good: on the weekend I had the chance to finally catch up with close friends from former jobs and even art university. Then, I went to a delicious home cooked dinner, and with the rest of the night being much infused with laughter, a variety of hearty soups, and cold sips that were all good for the soul. 

I also found out that I was a weekend winner for photo of the day, in addition to winning a giveaway with Singer22. How wonderful! Right, well with all of that being said, it really is the little things that matter. This year I decided to change a few routine patterns, including the blog somewhat, life, and even my workout schedule. These simple pieces of happiness seemed to brighten my weekend, especially this one in particular since I don't usually win many contests or enter too often for that matter, so I was very pleased!


I hope your week has begun with a dose of inspiration, but in case it hasn't here's an outfit that I wore a few weeks ago after a meeting. Classic patterns like houndstooth, chevron, and as you may have guessed by now, Tartan really becomes marvellous staples in my closet to style basics with. I dug out my vest and added colourful tights to liven up this winter look. Although many of us might be daydreaming in spring colours you can definitely go bold and bright during autumn/winter seasons as well.

Stay tuned, I have a couple of stylish treats up my velvet sleeves awaiting to share with you!
 



Lastly, don't forget, you have several days left to enter (if you haven't already), the Tic Sweden Giveaway here or enter through Facebook.


The goods: Silk blouse, Vest-F21, Handbag-Vintage, Vintage silk scarf-Charity shop, Tights-Miss Selfridge, Boots-Dorothy Perkins, Skirt/Necklace-Express, Bracelet-Thrifted, Bangle-Oasap, Jacket-Michael Kors.
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  1. Hi dear, I am glad to hear you have had a great start to your week and your weekend sounds like it was wonderful, memories like that  are just irreplaceable. 

    I love your outfit, the splash of print and colours are so up lifting. I really love the way you have accessorised, perfection :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  2. SACRAMENTO Amate12 February, 2013

    I always see you in Streets & People.
    You are fabulous, dear Madison
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  3. you look great, I love the prints you are wearing on here! 

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  4. Lovely outfit and congrats on your wins!
    Its always amazing to spend time with friends

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  5. You look great love the vest and scarf and how you styled everything!

    Ali of www.dressingken.com

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  6. fantastic outfit, oh.. i love how you match everything together you got style!!!

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  7. Hi dear, congrats on your win! This is pattern perfect, love the vest and that you paired this chic outfit with brother blue tights and stunning accessories.

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  8. I love your blue tights, and that scarf is SO pretty!
    AnnieThe Other Side of Gray

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  9. Congrats for your winnings :) You're looking gorge :)

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  10. Beautiful outfit!!!
    Have a good week!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  11. Gorgeous look!
    Love the blue tights!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  12. I love the blue tighst with this outfit -  such a nice touch!

    <3 katherine / of corgis & cocktails

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  13. Rowena Rolala Loves12 February, 2013

    Congrats on the wins Madison! What an awesome way to start the week. Love your blue tights and scarf.

    Rowena @ rolala lovesEnter my iPad Clutch Giveaway!

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  14. Madison, I am so happy for you!!! To be featured in the photo of the day and a giveaway win! I would be ecstatic too doll! You definitely deserve it. LOVE your outfit! Glad you're having a great week. It's been crazy hectic busy for me. HAHAHA Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve!
     http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  15. Vix Brearley12 February, 2013

    Well done! you deserved to win! I love that cute waistcoat and the teal opaques! x

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  16. francesca romana capizzi12 February, 2013

    I love that crow feet vest and that bag is... wow!! You know that I am a big fan of cool bags!
    Don't Call Me Fashion BloggerFacebookBloglovin'

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  17. Margaret Cruzemark12 February, 2013

    Lovely, girly look Totally love it! 


    Best Regards


    Miss Margaret Cruzemark


    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  18. hurray! good for you, Madison! I love love love the tights and those shoes!

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  19. Congratulations, Madison!
    For me changing things around is part of us evolving into a better version of ourselves.
    Besos, 

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  20. congrats on your giveaway wins - that is always a lovely surprise!
    love your scarf, such a pretty color!

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  21. Maria bastida Guinea13 February, 2013

    Looking super chic honey!! ;)

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  22. this vest is sooo classy! LOVE! great necklace as well

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  23. You're so right - it's all in the little things and the details. That's what really makes life, and it's so nice to hear that the changes you've made are making you a happier person :) I'm loving this outfit, too; the pops of blue really bring the lovely monochromes to life in such a fun, pretty way.
    xox,
    Cee

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  24. Gorgeous stylish look. Love the vest and the scarf.
    Congrats on winning. You totally deserve it :)

    GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG

    xo

    glamDevils

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  25. Well done you doll, that's so grand! It's great having those moments...am glad you had a break and got some things done too. Have been having one myself. You look darling, love this ensemble, the added blue tights are wonderful to break up the black. I hope you continue to have a great week xx

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  26. Congratulations on the win! How exciting! 

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  27. love your style. the use of pattern, colour and accessories is amazing.

    tia-cherie.blogspot.com

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  28. Erika Sorocco13 February, 2013

    The print on that waistcoat is so glam; and I LOVE that scarf! You look stunning in jewel tones!  :)

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  29. Punctuation Mark13 February, 2013

    That's a great pattern!

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  30. I hope your week gets better, take a breather! Thanks so much for your comment Kim. :)

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  31. Thank you love, really appreciate that! Enjoy the week. :)/Madison

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  32. Thanks doll, yes I got loads done and so happy! xxoo

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  33. I agree, Cee! Sometimes it's the little things is what helps brighten the day, week, month and even year! xo 

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  34. Muah! Thanks Ofelia! well said. 

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  35. Thanks so much Daniella! xxoo Hope your day is going great.

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  36. Sounds like a rather successful weekend!

    I am still playing catch up with my life, but I did take the chance to spend some time with friends and family.  Always a good thing!

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  37. I really love colour of the tights!! NOw it's my goal to find a similar pair. 

    LUXESSED

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  38. Oh to Be a Muse13 February, 2013

    Congrats on your recent wins and the great styling here.

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  39. Nice post :)


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    Coline !

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  40. Following on FB !


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    Coline !

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  41. You look beautiful! I LOVE the blue tights, what a fun color!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  42. I hope you enjoyed the break! :) I really like the little vest!

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  43. Surprises are always nice, aren't they? Loving all the great details in your outfit :) Happy Valentine's Day!

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  44. Gorgeous outfit, such a perfect mix!!

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  45. Thanks dear! xo Happy Valentine's Day!

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  46. Jupe_Cambria15 February, 2013

    Really love the houndstooth vest and blue tights together...it's a fun print and bright color that add interest to the black underlayer!
    <3 Cambriajupefashion.blogspot.com

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  47. In addition to the outfit, I am loving all your pretty little accessories! xo

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  48. awesome combo here!! you paired so many diff things together but still look so chic and put together I love it!! i'm def going to look out to style vests now : )

    http://dusanabotswana.com

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  49.  Thank you! Vests are definitely versatile pieces to have!

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  50. I love this look!!! Really unique and totally girly...in an edgy way ;)
    XOXO

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