Progressive Joy: The Remix

I will start by shouting from my perfectly landscaped virtual rooftop to say, yeow! What a week it's been! Of course you may have noticed my delay in blog-land, but I promise you it was worth it! Special thanks to those of you who sent me extra lovely messages, that is always appreciated!

The week was filled with the usual business of marrying tight deadlines, chaos, and excitement together as we all began to do what I call, working miracles with budgets and margins once more in meetings. Yes, so glamourous, I know. However, the glam trail did not stop there! I received wonderful news both personal and professional. I found out that one of my friends welcomed a newborn son, and another close friend of mine landed herself a new career, as she's been seeking for months and held out for the perfect one.

I received a new freelance side project that I am happily working on as I type (after the tea finishes steeping that is), and even a small farewell party for a co-worker commenced earlier in the week, as he left the corporate world for good to start a new business venture of his own. 
 Stripes jackets summer skirts
So what does this outfit have to do with my week infused happiness ... absolutely nothing! It was actually inspired by blinds, but that is a whole other story of artful abstractions. Perhaps we can lean toward Breton inspired weekend, and a touch of modern prairie goes vintage on this one!

This is a remixed ensemble that I wore some time ago when I was visiting a family friend who owns a couple of horses. She's promised me a day of horseback riding in the countryside soon, which I love and have not done in years ... right, actually it's close to a decade to be honest.

But, life is full of glorious moments like these to cherish, and also a tub of challenges to conquer. We shall see what becomes of this weekend of nostalgia. Obviously, I would not be wearing a dress nor one of my favourite belts with golden hardware to go horseback riding!

All of this positive energy and thriving air of wonder is what's been going on so far! Is it not these entirely uplifting moments and randomness that we should share more of? Okay, now it's your turn ...


That's the highlights of the week! So, go on ... tell me below what made you happy this week? One good thing that has happened to you, even if it's simply the fact that you had sunnier days to greet you every morning!

The goods: Striped jacket-Consignment shop, Dress worn as skirt-SimplyChic SF, Boots-Vintage, Belt-Michael Kors, Tank-H&M, Leather clutch-Vintage 

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  1. SACRAMENTO Amate17 May, 2013

    You look so summery, dear madison.
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  2. Chrissie17 May, 2013

    Lovely text :) and lovlery outfit too - I love the mix of the patterns!!!

    Greets from the

    EDELFABRIK
    Chrissie

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  3. such a pretty skirt! it was a pretty mellow week for me...nothing too crazy, so that was a nice thing about this week :)

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  4. KizzyDoll17 May, 2013

    You look stunning, love this outfit :)) Am so glad your week was full, yet full of happiness too :) Lots of super things. I hope yo have a great weekend doll :) xx

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  5. Good to hear you are doing great :) Looking lovely as always. Love the outfit! If you notice that the jacket is suddenly gone, someone in Finland has prolly borrowed it!
    Have a great weekend :)
    xxx

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  6. Barker Marine17 May, 2013

    You are looking beautiful. I love your outfit.

    Barker Marine
    Men Shoes UK

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  7. Daniella17 May, 2013

    Wow sounds like it has indeed been a hectic week for you and I'm glad to hear you are doing well. This is a wonderful look my dear, I love that skirt, the print is beautiful and I love how mixed it with the striped jacket, which is also a great piece, the short sleeves gives it a bit of a twist!! :)

    Take care and enjoy the rest of your Friday and have a wonderful weekend,
    Daniella xox

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  8. francesca romana capizzi17 May, 2013

    wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww One of your best outfits so far, I am totally cazy over that dress/skirt!

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  9. Congrats on the freelance! Love the look!

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  10. Lilli C.17 May, 2013

    Seems you had a busy but great week so far! Also mine was pretty hectic and I'm looking forward to some relax! Looking very nice, I love the striped jacket, it is too cool!:) Kisses Madison, have a lovely weekend! xo

    http://lilliness.blogspot.it/

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  11. Amazing look, darling!
    Love the mix of prints!


    xoxox,
    CC

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  12. That striped jacket is too cute Madison!

    Annie

    The Other Side of Gray

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  13. I love your mix of patterns, Madison. A great outfit to go with the great news you've shared with us. How lovely to read good things, even if I personally don't know your friends:)
    Have a great weekend!


    (PS What made me happy this week: Knowing that it's Friday today...bwahaha)

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  14. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

    I really like your outfit here, the pattern mix is so pretty and I wouldn’t mind having this jacket in my closet, too...

    Have a great weekend,

    -Kati

    http://almoststylish.blogspot.de

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  15. Glad you had such a joyful week. Mine was really boring. No wait I saw the latest Star Trek movie into the darkness. It was amazing. Can´t wait to watch it again. You look fabulous as always. Love the way you styled that dress. I'm so jealous that you go horseback riding ;-)

    xx

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  16. Madison, you look so sophisticated corporate girl!!! I love your outfit. HAHAHA I can see the blind inspiration. So cool! Congrats to your friend on her new addition and the other one on her new career. Congrats to you on your new adventure. So excited for you doll! Well, have some fun this weekend. You put in a really good week :)

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  17. sartorialsidelines17 May, 2013

    Congrats to all your friends - it sounds like you've had a lot of wonderful news in your life lately. And I am smitten with your awesome jacket; it is so cool.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  18. You look amazing sweetie!!!

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  19. Oh to Be a Muse17 May, 2013

    Sounds like a very productive week with a lot of good news. Congrats on the freelance project. Diggin' this outfit inspired by blinds. I had a good week but am looking forward to the weekend!

    Oh to Be a Muse
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  20. SACRAMENTO Amate17 May, 2013

    I want that jacket, ahhhhhh.
    Happy weekend, dear Madison.
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  21. Love that you're wearing this dress as a skirt and the striped jacket is so cute. You look beautiful!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  22. I love the combination of stripes in your outfit, I'm glad life's treating you well! xxx

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  23. Viktoriya Sener17 May, 2013

    Gorgeous jacket, dear! It seems you've had pretty busy week)

    Have a nice weekend!

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  24. Hi doll, happy to hear about your great week! Ive had a good one too. Adore this interesting blend of geometrics, looks really chic and modern! Lurv the stripes!

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  25. Thank you! Yes, I'll have to remember that if I want to depart from the jacket, you'll be the first to know! lol. xo :)

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  26. Thanks dear. Enjoy your weekend as well! :)

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  27. Yes, this jacket is a favourite, I've not worn it in a while so I was happy to bring it out. Thanks for your comment. Happy weekend.x/Madison

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  28. Glad that your week went well Sam! Great to hear, thanks so much!

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  29. Thank you Sacramento! xxoo

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  30. Thanks Cheryl! :) Enjoy your weekend.

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  31. Ahh, you're so sweet Kim. Thanks co much. And, so cool that you got my crazy blinds inspired look. I had a whole other piece written but it became way too long, haha. Happy weekend.

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  32. Friday is always something to look forward to! Thank you Emmy, I was so excited for them I just felt I had to share! xx

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  33. :-) Thanks so much Courtney!

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  34. Excellent! Hopefully you will be able to get some relaxation! Thanks for your comment. :) xx

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  35. I want to see the Star Trek film, I will have to catch that next weekend. Thanks for your comment. Enjoy your weekend. xx

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  36. Thanks so much dear, enjoy your weekend. xx

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  37. Erika Sorocco18 May, 2013

    That skirt + that jacket? Yesyesyesyesyes! I am so in love with this look!! :)

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  38. Love the striped jacket. It looks like such a great piece to have, especially for the spring and summer.

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  39. Maiken M18 May, 2013

    oh, nice usage of stripes! and it's great that you've chosen those brown leather pieces. it's such a lovely shade.
    when it comes to good things I unfortunately don't have many to name.. life has been way too tough lately. let's hope the future is more positive :)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  40. I am so in love with your striped blazer! and this is such a fun print mix - i love monochrome mixes.

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  41. Yes, wishing you bright and better days to come dear. Thanks for your comment. xx/Madison

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  42. Thanks Arash! And congrats to you as well, that sounds like a great opportunity and more publicity for your services. I love side projects! :-)

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  43. Thanks so much! Liebe Grüße/Madison x

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  44. Alicia Mackin19 May, 2013

    This is such a great look, different aesthetics pulled together that totally works, really nice. I do not think I a following you yet, I am now! : )


    Ali of


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  45. You look so lovely! I looked swamped in a long skirt but girrrl you rock it hard!



    Halima



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    xx

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  46. Good for you! I hope we get to find out what sort of project it is that you're working on. I love the way you re-worked your dress into a skirt. It looks super cute that way :)

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  47. Haha, Thanks so much! I hope your weekend is going great! /Madison :)

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  48. Thank you for your comment. :-) /Madison

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  49. Wendy van Soest19 May, 2013

    Beautiful outfit! Love it!

    Enter my new giveaway and you can win a Vogue t-shirt :)

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  50. Beautiful outfit dearis and this is week and weekend has also been one of the happiest for me.
    I am glad you had a wonderful week too.
    Have a productive new week Madison.
    hugs and kisses

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  51. Loving the mix of stripes and zigzags! So beautiful, perfectly styled!


    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  52. It sounds like a very busy week!
    Loving your take on the black and white trend, especially your jacket because it can be use with jeans, with a summer dress or with shorts.

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  53. Lola Finn20 May, 2013

    Oh, I looove this look! So summer like <3 Very cute and lovely :)
    xoxo aus München


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  54. To answer your question - I bought peonies. :) Sometimes it's the little things in life. Glad you had such a lovely week. Are you going to share your big news with us?

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  55. That sounds so exciting! And what a lovely outfit!

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  56. The jacket and the skirt go well together!

    LUXESSED

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  57. Thanks for you comment dear. Glad that you've had a great week as well. xx :-)

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  58. Excellent! I entered as well. xx

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  59. loooove that jacket

    Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

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  60. Love this outfit and so glad you've been having a good spring so far! Here, the weather alone is enough to make me happy--it's just paradise. Hope all is well!


    xo Mary Jo

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  61. love your striped blazer! http://alovelystyle.blogspot.com.es/

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  62. hi!you are so wonderful!
    i response to your comment in my blog..
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  63. Thanks Jen! Yes, maybe one part of it, as most of it is not fashion based. Enjoy your week! xx/Madison

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  64. such a beautiful and chic look :D i love your mixing of patterns!! :)

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  65. Thanks for taking the time to visit, have an awesome day!

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  66. Phew...what an event filled week for you! Congrats to your friends with the new baby and new career...and your new freelance project as well!! Gah - you are always an inspiration with pattern mixing. I never would have thought of this...really very very pretty!

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  67. Love love love the stripes on you!

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  68. Marj ZAkil21 May, 2013

    Hi Madison,

    Just wanted to thank you again for kindly visiting my blog :)

    I'm indeed doing a Breton look this weekend! Love stripes, especially black and white. I can't pull off pairing stripes with zigzags but you can and you look lovely. Lovin' the idea of wearing the dress as a skirt. It's just a whole new look.

    I'm on the lookout for more styling from you.

    MsMadge x

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  69. Marj ZAkil21 May, 2013

    Hi Madison,

    Just wanted to thank you again for kindly visiting my blog :)

    I'm indeed doing a Breton look this weekend! Love stripes, especially black and white. I can't pull off pairing stripes with zigzags but you can
    and you look lovely. Lovin' the idea of wearing the dress as a skirt.
    It's just a whole new look.

    I'm on the lookout for more styling from you x

    Chinwags and Tittle-Tattles for msmadge.blogspot.co.uk

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  70. Thanks so much dear for your sweet comment.. xx :) /Madison

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  71. You're so sweet, I always think that of you as well. We both love colour and I like how you wear them. Yes, it's been a very busy couple of weeks. Enjoy the week dear. xx/Madison

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  72. tia_cherie22 May, 2013

    I adore this outfit. You look fantastic. The print mixing is perfect!

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  73. I always love it when I visit a friend and she/he has happy and bubbly news to share! The excitement depicted in your post was infectious. Love it! Almost as much as I love this stripped jacket! Oh my, this is a beauty! I have never had the courage (or the fashion sense) to pattern mix. However, looking at how great you look in this outfit is inspiring, lady! Hugs! :)

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  74. Hi dear. thanks for your lovely comment. Yes, it was an awe-inspiring week! I hope you enjoy your long holiday weekend.xoxo /Madison

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