Day to Evening: Floral

This past week has been quite an intense one work-wise, but it all resulted in such a great way! There were times throughout the week when it even felt a bit difficult to keep up with news, online activities, and blog reading. When this occurs I find that's when a little relaxing session is in order. So, I did exactly that ... not in the conventional sense. This particular time, it was more of a sewing studio session followed by gourmet cooking in the kitchen with new and longtime friends. 

I wore this outfit weeks ago to visit a friend in the countryside. I decided to add a colour blocked top with minimal accessories this time, which worked out perfectly since we were off to attend an art showing in someone's beautiful backyard garden that day.
I haven't brought out this skirt as much as I would have liked to this season at all; although I do believe I gave it a fair amount of wear most of last year. Sometimes it's not only a print that strikes me, it's the rhythmical combination of colours!

This skirt is one of those sweet melodies of romantic floral that can easily set the tone for a lovely day. I suppose it's because of the simplicity in the silhouette. A marvellous above-the-knee flare skirt certainly doesn't hurt a fashion welcome to summer, even for only a short-lived sun break in the day.

The goods: Skirt-Urban Outfitters, Cotton trench jacket-Anthropologie, Zipper tank-F21, Sandals-Mia Shoes, Floral handbag-gifted, Handmade bead earrings-Ladyofashion.

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  1. MISPAPELICOS07 June, 2013

    Floral fabulousness, dear Madison.
    Happy weekend.

  2. francesca r07 June, 2013

    Tell me about it. I am drawning at job!

    Ho lovely is that skirt? I am looking for a siimilar one!!

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  3. I absolut love this combination!!!!

    Greets from the ´

  4. KizzyDoll07 June, 2013

    So gorgeous, just adore it all :) You look marvellous. I hope you have a great weekend and get to have some fun Xxx

  5. What a perfect look for a day in the country, Madison! I can't get overhow lovely and romantic your skirt is,h it's a shame you haven't worn it more this year but I find that happens very easily... I seem to go in phases with my clothes, wearing some things repeatedly while others are temporarily forgotten. But I think it just makes rediscovering those pieces more special :) Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Gourmet cooking. Well you should invite me sometime. I can't sew but I can clean the dishes ;-)

    You look adorable Madison. Love this look. Esp. the super cute skirt. Have a great weekend!!



  7. Oh to Be a Muse07 June, 2013

    Yum, gourmet cooking! This is one of the cutest looks I've seen on any blog all week. :)

    Oh to Be a Muse
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  8. That skirt has an adorable print and I love the classic trench coat teamed with it! I also love the classic appeal of your shoes and the flowers in the bag is such a sweet and romantic touch! Well, I hope your weekend is a little more relaxing for you, then your week was :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  9. Erika Sorocco07 June, 2013

    There are seriously no words to describe the level of love I have for this skirt. You look gorgeous, Madison! :)

  10. sartorialsidelines07 June, 2013

    I'm glad you carved out some time for yourself to's such an important thing to do.

    Courtney ~

  11. That skirt is lovely, Madison. And sewing studio sessions sound pretty cool:)
    Have a good weekend.

  12. Such a pretty outfit - love that skirt!


    The Other Side of Gray

  13. Couture Carrie07 June, 2013

    Gorgeous look, darling!
    Love that floral print!


  14. I love this floral skirt with this top. You look absolutely gorgeous!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  15. Glam up your Lifestyle07 June, 2013

    What a lovely floral skirt, i'm searching for a similar one.

  16. Hi Madison! I get you, when it happen having relax is the best way to keep everything in a mental order!:) Btw, I like your look, very spring like, the skirt is what I love most, so romantic and pretty on you! Have a great weekend dear, kisses! xo

  17. This is such a fresh and pretty look Madison! Perfect for the countryside! I love the sweet summery vibe. Glad to hear things worked out in the end. Have a wonderful weekend my dear!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  18. At first I thought it was a dress you were wearing. You styled it so perfectly and I love the floral pattern. Have a great weekend!

  19. Madison, your way of relaxing is very creative; sewing, cooking and sharing time with friends sounds fantastic.
    This is perfect outfit to visit the countryside, the turquoise color of the skirt with the printed flowers and that fabulous orange shirt scream time among nature best.
    Have a great weekend,

  20. What a wonderful outfit to wear to an art showing in a garden! Beautiful florals and colors!


  21. Adeola Naomi Aderemi07 June, 2013

    Such a cute skirt and I hope you had fun and your weekend will be relaxing after all the work.
    Hugs and kisses

  22. Love your summer outfit, you look stunning. Love your skirt.

    New ost on

  23. Luna Tiger07 June, 2013

    What a gorgeous floral print on your skirt !!!

  24. Sam @ Frills & Thrills08 June, 2013

    Loving how you styled this stunning skirt, at first i thought it was a dress. looks really beautiful on you sweety, radiant shades! Have an awesome weekend!

  25. Madison, I saw your cute outfit on Instagram! I couldn't wait to read your post. The look is so seamless I could've sworn it was a DRESS. It's a top & skirt! Well they look fabulous together. It's the perfect pairing. I know how you feel. I did some spa time for myself today. Sometimes things become a little to monotonous. You have to break and getaway. Have a great weekend!

  26. Madara Lieciniece08 June, 2013

    That's a very pretty dress! Very pretty and flattering! :)

  27. Thechilicool08 June, 2013

    Floreal print skirt is very nice!
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  28. Stylish ByNature08 June, 2013

    Love this look from top to toe :) Kisses


  29. A very cute and colourful outfit! Hope you get some time to relax now.


  30. AlexisGrace08 June, 2013

    There is something about floral in spring... and for a garden based art showing? The perfect choice!

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  32. Love it!! xoxox

  33. tia_cherie08 June, 2013

    WOW! What an incredible skirt, in love with the colour and print, an all time favourite...the way you styled it is amazing

  34. Super cute, I love your dress and that jacket together!

    I also like to cook to unwind, it's the best!

    Have a fantastic weekend,

  35. I know exactly how you feel, this week has been a little bit crazy! Even today (Sat) I've been trying to catch up with things. Hopefully tomorrow I can just spend some time relaxing with family as I'm going to visit my sister to celebrate her birthday.

  36. Akaleistar08 June, 2013


  37. Vielen Dank! :)Enjoy the w/e.

  38. Thanks so much dear! xx Hope your weekend is going great! xx

  39. Muah! happy weekend dear! xoxo

  40. I agree, and doing just that now! :-)

  41. Absolutely Lilli! Thanks! :)

  42. Thanks for your lovely comment, yes they are separates. Have a good one as well! :) x

  43. Thank you Rowena! Yes, it seemed good for the occasion. xo

  44. You're invited anytime, haha, especially if you're doing dishes! xxoo :) Thanks for your comment.

  45. Glad that it wasn't just me, it's definitely been really busy! I hope you enjoy your time with your sister and family, sounds like fun! :)

  46. Thanks so much Cee, it was a lovely time! Yes, sometimes there are phases I go through as well, this skirt was the effect of that one, hopefully will wear more in the future. have a great weekend. -xx

  47. You're so sweet! Thanks so much Kim! Always appreciate your visit and reading. xx/Madison :) Enjoy your weekend.

  48. your skirt is so pretty! i love the print! :)

    <3, Mimi

  49. Amanda CW09 June, 2013

    you look so pretty =)

  50. Thank you for the kind comment
    Your skirt is beautiful x

  51. Margaret Cruzemark09 June, 2013

    Superb Alison! You always give us the most perfect inspiration, the most beautiful pics and the most amazing outfits!
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

  52. ElleSees.blogspot.com10 June, 2013

    loveee the floral on you!

  53. You're so sweet, thanks so much miss Margaret! xx

  54. Those colors are gorgeous on you! I love that you took the time to do some things that relaxed you. I'm the same, took a big 2 and a half hour session cleaning up the garden until my legs were shaking (it was like doing 1,000 squats - cleaning up all the leaves) and dead-heading roses. I felt amazing afterward though, better than sleep :) Hope you're off to a wonderful new week Madison!
    xo Mary Jo

  55. Thanks team! Hope you are doing well. x :-)

  56. Love your skirt!

    Thanks for the comment on my blog;)

    Kisses x

  57. really pretty combination of colors. cooking with friends can be fun. the kitchen is the gathering place of the home, if you ask me!

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  58. This skirt has a such a lovely pattern and shape. It was perfect for the garden art show!

  59. What a pretty floral look! Great for the Spring :)

  60. Rosalind Jana11 June, 2013

    What a perfect skirt to match the rural, floral background!

  61. Thanks Ofelia, it was very therapeutic! :) xxoo

  62. :) I agree, and do enjoy the kitchen. Such good times and togetherness! /Madison

  63. :) That sounds like quite the workout Mary Jo. I wish I had a green thumb, but I've only had a very small garden, pretty much abandoned since I am hardly home. Thanks for your sweet comment. Enjoy the week! :) xx


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