Style Greetings With An Open Mind

On my way to grab a latte at a cafe to meet up with a co-worker friend I halted to browse a nearby newsstand to check out the latest glossies and non-fashion periodicals of choice. In reaching for the likes of Another, Dazed and Confused, and Crash, a woman with an orange trench coat excused herself to reach across me and take a stack of similar reads. She gradually looked up, smiled, and said, "oh, I love your shoes," which were nothing exceptionally special, merely sunshine coloured oxfords worn with this ensemble!

However, within seconds we began to chat about favourite authors, food, fashion, and just about everything inbetween. We also talked about our hobbies and occupations. Afterward, she thanked me for inspiring her (which I am still trying to figure out what I did exactly) and randomly began to talk about blogging and her long desire to start a food blog. There was no awkwardness at all! Instead, it was one of those rare and marvellous encounters with strangers that you wish happened often.

This made me ponder about how we influence people without even trying to. There are those who watch us from afareven in the simplest of ways our personal style can help inspire others when we least expect it!

Has anything like this ever happened to you before?
Spring Sale Items on Lyst Top picks Bloggers
(Above) Zimmerman Printed swimsuit, Paul & Joe Fabric clutch, Zara Printed linen mini skirt, Oscar de la Renta Gold-plated hammered bracelet, Nasty Gal Baroque-inspired Platforms. All of these can be found on Lyst! Follow me here!

As we step into another week with hopes of being greeted with warmer days, I wanted to share some fashion items that I am currently loving. This past weekend I actually had planned to squeeze in time to go vintage shopping, but that fell through because I was exhausted from other weekend engagements. Additionally, I am preparing for a work conference this week so I will see you back in a few, but for now, enjoy my selection of favourites!

Gypsy Warrior Blogger Fashion picks
(Above) Boneyard vegan-leather moto-jacket, Perfect Match rose-gold tone necklace, Smoking (Mustache) Loafer, Emerald Feather crop vest, Cat Eye teal sunglasses. All pieces available at Gypsy Warrior


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  1. That's such a wonderful story.  I absolutely love when small serendipitous meetings happen.  I have the pleasure of meeting about 25 new people every single day at work, and the potential for connections is amazing.  I've had some wonderful conversations with complete strangers that have inspired me, and I can only hope I've inspired them half as much.

    As for the outfits, I'm pretty obsessed with the first pair of shoes.  And, I'm sorry I haven't been around much.  Life has been even crazier than usual -- I'm desperately trying to catch up! xo

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  2. It's funny, you know... I often think about how much of life we miss out on by having headphones in and/or cell phones in hand, because we simply don't pay attention to those around us. And you never know who you're going to meet or what wonderful opportunity could come your way, if only you open yourself up to it! It sounds like you had a really positive connection with this woman - good for you :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  3. Hi dear, aw it must of been such a lovely and heartwarming conversation to of had with that lady, I'm not at all surprised you inspired her, just from knowing you on here, I find you have an inspirational Way about you. Loving these picks and especially those sunglasses :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  4. great set, i am loving the cat eye sunglasses.
    http://rock4less.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Love your story about the random stranger ~ how serendipitous!
    And I am smitten with those flame-print pumps... I actually bought the McQ version on theOutnet.com but when they arrived they were too small and they didn't have a bigger size :(

    xoxox,
    CC

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  6. francesca romana capizzi05 March, 2013

    OMGGGG!! I fell in love with the nasty gal pumps!!
    Don't Call Me Fashion BloggerFacebookBloglovin'

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  7. SACRAMENTO Amate05 March, 2013

    Gorgeoussssssssssssss

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  8. Great finds Madison, love black and gold colors! I really like the loafers in fact! Agree also with what you said:) Kisses and have a good day!
    http://lilliness.blogspot.it/

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  9. LOVE that clutch and skirt you posted - so pretty! And encounters with a stranger like that are awesome :)

    Annie
    $1,000 Visa gift card giveaway!

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  10. Sam @ Frills & Thrills05 March, 2013

    I also loved your tale about meeting with a fellow fashion lover and how you inspired her, its amazing how these happens and how we have the power to influence without even knowing it!

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  11. That's such a lovely story...you should feel proud to have influenced someone so positively. I haven't had anything like that happen to me, but maybe someday:) And I love that moto jacket you picked out. Two thumbs up:)

    Emmy
    http://scarberianfashionlover.blogspot.com

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  12. Erika Sorocco05 March, 2013

    Oh, I love the black and gold board - that is one of my favorite color combinations.  :)

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  13. I love anything that has prints on it. That skirt and clutch are very pretty.

    -Vogue&Heelsvogueandheels.com 

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  14. What a cool story and isn't it funny how chance encounters lead to meeting such interesting people?

    xoxo,Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  15. I love this amazing kind of encounters and you selections are very amazing!

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  16. hey madison! it's an awesome feeling to inspire someone. it can be through words, designs, your blog, actions and all types of ways. it has happened to me. it's the best feeling when someone writes you or tells you that what you did inspired them to do xyz. it always makes me happy and puts a smile on my face. i love that clutch and lace printed swimsuit. so pretty! have a great week doll.

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  17. Marie a la Mode05 March, 2013

    I adore that gold bracelet!

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  18. Street Fashion PARIS05 March, 2013

    Very pretty indeed!!!

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  19. Margaret Cruzemark05 March, 2013

    This body with graphics in the first selection is so beautiful. 
    Kisses and hugs
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark


    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  20. I think inspiration is one of the things I love about blogging and reading blogs---- its great to see how everyone interprets different things and allow to impact their own perspectives.  By the way- LOVE the black & gold!

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  21. aw that's an awesome stranger story!

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  22. alessia milanese05 March, 2013

    Great post!
    AlessiaTHE CHILI COOLFACEBOOKVideo outfit YOUTUBEKiss

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  23. It's true we are so powerful and most of the time we don't even know it! Things that we may label as random can potentially have a major impact on others...

    LUXESSED

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  24. People tell me all the time I inspire them at the gym-- particularly older people who let their health go all the time. My favorite is when I get an e-mail from someone telling me one of my stories inspired them.

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  25. i love black and gold
    xo
    MOSAMUSE

    www.MOSAMUSE.com

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  26. Omgsh, the skeleton jacket *_* I want it!

    Trendy Teal

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  27. Thanks dear for your comment! And, no worries, life gets busy. I hope you have time to breath, relax, and get "you" time. Enjoy the week. xx/Madison

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  28. Aww, you're so sweet Daniella, Thanks for your comment. Wishing you a great week. xx :-)

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  29. I love the cat eye sunnies too! Thanks love! 

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  30. Thanks Sam! I agree, it is a wonderful thing to inspire and be inspired from others.  :)

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  31. :) Thanks Kim. Exactly, such a lovely feeling, glad that you experienced that too! 

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  32.  I agree! Thanks for your comment Alexis! :-)

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  33. That's a great point Cee, and so true, often less noise in our ears (at times) will allow us to see and absorb surrounding inspiration more clear and simple.  Thanks for your comment dear. xx/Madison

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  34. I'm sure you will one day. Thanks! I want the moto jacket so bad, isn't it great! xx

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  35. Luna Tiger06 March, 2013

    My favorite item is that amazing jacket with a skeleton drawing on it !
    http://selenite.weebly.com

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  36. Trustyourstyle06 March, 2013

    I love your story. It always amazes me how people notice fashion/style. On my birthday a lady insisted on buying my bag right off my body--I was in shock. But I am guilty of it myself--love when I see a well put together outfit I tend to drink it all in. Hope you are having a great week!
    xo Mary Jo

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  37. Rowena Rolala Loves06 March, 2013

    How wonderful! That must've made your day :) I'm loving those loafers - so whimsical!

    Happy Wednesday Madison!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  38. Amazing story hun! hope u well mwah xx
    WWW.fashionjazz.co.za/blog

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  39. Amazing story hun! hope u well mwah xx
    WWW.fashionjazz.co.za/blog

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  40. that's a super cute story, madison! I'm not much of a talker to strangers, so that never has happened to me ;) BUT that's the best stranger convo ever!

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  41. Those are the kind of conversations that are so rare and special when you live in a major city (at least in the Northeast)!

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  42. The first shoes are perfect!

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  43. Definitely! xx Thanks for reading.

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  44. Oh to Be a Muse06 March, 2013

    Very interesting story. It's great that you inspired her even if you're not sure how. Not sure I've done that before. I do like that Zara mini skirt and the cat eye sunnies.

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  45. What a nice encounter.  They rarely happen to me 'cause I'm so shy.  Glad you enjoyed it.

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  46. sisters closet07 March, 2013

    This is a great encounter story, its cool how people inspire people without knowing it, its very nice you guys bumped into each other and were able to inspire her because we all need inspiration in our lives.
    www.fifthnsixthcloset.com

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  47. That is one amazing encounter. I do wish that happened more often. I have had strangers compliment my clothing, but I've never had a great conversation start up because of it. Perhaps next time, I will be a bit more engaged with the person! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  48. I often wonder the same thing - inspiration can be anything and everything and is different to everyone - that's the beautiful thing about it! Love those mustache flats!

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  49. I love moments like those! My most recent one was at the gym, I was about to start and this girl asked me to take a few photos of her for her fitness blog she was starting. We continued to talk about our blogs and it was just an overall great conversation!

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  50. Those are special moments, Thanks for your comment Yi-chia. Hope your week is going well. xx/Madison

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  51.  Yes, I love those moments! :)

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  52. Thanks Mary Jo. Right, that sounds amazing about the lady with your bag, she knows good taste! :-)  xx

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  53. That's fantastic! Thanks for sharing about your experience. x :)

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  54. Islandchic7707 March, 2013

    Love love Love

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  55. I have been loving the patterns. they are gorgeous. love how they are some people who you randomly meet for second and wish we get to know them better. www.visceralmaze.blogspot.com

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  56. How awesome. To have a positive impact on someone like that is such must be such a joy!

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  57. Oh I love encounters like that! I had an extra ticket to a show this past NYFW, my colleague had to back out last minute, so i just gave the ticket to a stranger waiting on a standby line for the show and she was just sooooooooo ecstatic. then we got to talking and she is a teacher that has taught all over the world, but loves fashion and she always tries to get into her fave designers....she was the sweetest and it was just an incredible evening :). 

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  58. That's cool you were able to do that!

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  59. That's a wonderful gesture J! I bet the stranger was thrilled about the ticket. Hope your week went well dear. xx/Madison

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