Patchwork Play

Sometimes seasonal layering means adding a piece of hardware or leather to an outfit ... or in my case, both! This was my solution to a muddle of climate temps in one day, which was infused with summer, spring, and a chillness in the air. I was exhausted, and needed an easy outfit that could be my versatile style guide from morning to evening.

This was also my excuse to wear more copper hued elements with a fun multi-coloured print. Leather and summer? Oh, yes, it can be done, especially with breezes of the wind passing you like a metro at full speed.

This outfit could easily transition for autumn, and actually has in the past for me one or two times.

I decided to add a turquoise beaded clutch and cinched in my leather moto jacket for a personal touch! I marvel at what a spot of leather (thrown into the mix) can do to one's ensemble. 

Mission accomplished: day to night ready in an instant and with all-weather sensibilities. Although, I did swap my flats for heels for date night! The outfit's rhythm of the night still remained in sync with the morning's initial beats of colourful melodies, but it just had a saucy ending of new heights and danceable soles.


Happy weekend!
 
 
The goods: Patchwork printed dress-Selfridges, Cap-toe flats-DIY, Beaded clutch-Burlington, Studded cuff-c/o Oasap, Leather moto jacket-Mark Eisen.

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  1. This is one of my fave outfit of yours so far, Madison. I love how you paired the dress with the jacket. You're right....it's a great transition piece.

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  2. Vix Brearley12 July, 2013

    I adore that dress, you know my love for patchwork! Happy weekend. xxx

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  3. Adeola Naomi Aderemi12 July, 2013

    Beautiful print dress and I love the purse !
    Have a lovely weekend doll!

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  4. madison! mission accomplished indeed! i love patchwork anything! that dress is so gorgeous. i had a patchwork skirt, but my mom swiped it and i haven't seen it since. lol it was a little big so it fit her better. i love your leather jacket, clutch and your shoes. the adornment on your flats are so pretty. you look pretty. wishing you a wonderful weekend my friend. ((hug)) oh yeah, just send me those earrings when you tire of them. LOL

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  5. Love the dress and the beautiful clutch. You look gorgeous.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  6. The dress looks so soft and comfortable! Love the way you styled this look.

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  7. My gosh, your clutch is simply gorgeous. It look so delicate and is in the perfect shade of midnight blue <3 x

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  8. Oh to Be a Muse12 July, 2013

    I have a designer-esque cuff just like that one but in a different color. Love the patchwork look. Happy Friday!

    Oh to Be a Muse
    Shop Layered Muse

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  9. MISPAPELICOS12 July, 2013

    Love patchwork, and you look fabulous, madison.
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  10. Madison I love this look! Your pairing of colours and print has been styled perfectly and I love that you could quite easily wear this outfit spring, summer or autumn. :)

    Take care and wishing you a wonderful weekend,
    Daniella xox

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  11. Sam @ Frills &amp; Thrills13 July, 2013

    Hi Madison, I love your use of texture in this stellar outfit, the jacket is such a stunning and versatile piece and the different elements that you have styled it with works wonderfully together. Love that cuff!
    Thanks for your kind words, Have a wonderful weekend hun!

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  12. Such a great outfit. Love this dress!

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  13. Beautiful look!




    XX,


    Miranda

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  14. amazing accessories - love ur jacket so much! Such a polished look! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog

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  15. AlexisGrace13 July, 2013

    I love the jacket! I know, the patchwork is the star (and it is!), but I really love the shape and color of the jacket!!!

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  16. What can I say mission accomplished! Beautiful dress and your diy flats are simply stunning. I have to try this too. Have a great weekend Madison!

    xx Mira

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  17. Really love the patchwork dress. It suits you so well.

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  18. Blond Duck13 July, 2013

    I LOVE the patchwork!

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  19. You look lovely! I love how you accessorized the outfit.

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  20. Erika Sorocco13 July, 2013

    That dress is beautiful; but your jacket...OMG I need it! So perfect! :)

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  21. Oh I SOOOO wish I could wear leather right now. It's sweltering hot and no breeze AT ALL! :) I'll have to live vicariously through you! :) Happy weekend, Madison!

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  22. Thanks love! I hope you're doing well. I always try to comment on your blog just to let you know I cannot, but still reading. xx/Madison

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  23. Thanks Mira dear. Enjoy your w/e. xo

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  24. Aww, thanks doll. Glad that you liked it. Enjoy the weekend. -)

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  25. Thanks my dear. You're so sweet, Happy Saturday! xx

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  26. Yes, you are a patchwork wearing Queen. Have a fab weekend.xx

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  27. Thank you Kim for your sweet words. :-) xx ((hugs)) Happy weekend!

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  28. Thanks Alexis! Yes, I cinched in the back of the jacket with the buckles ... I wanted a different shape. Enjoy your w/e. :-)

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  29. thechilicool13 July, 2013

    OMG, in love with that jacket!!!! you look fab!

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  30. that bracelet.. it sure is a popular one since I've seen it quite a lot on other bloggers too. I always like it though. oh and the combo of your kind of boho vibed dress and classic leather is a really cool one!

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  31. what a gorgeous cuff!

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  32. Margaret Cruzemark14 July, 2013

    My dear Madison, I love your fashion choices. You look absolutely divine here.

    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  33. fifth n sixth14 July, 2013

    I love the effortlessness & details of your outfit, you look great as always!

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  34. cute!
    xo
    MOSAMUSE


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  35. the spiked cuff is so awesome! Love it!

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  36. stylentonic Constantinos15 July, 2013

    I just love your skirt and all your stylish details! xxx

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  37. I think you combined elements of summer and cooler, transitional dressing beautifully in this look, Madison. But it was your accessories that truly caught me eye. I firmly believe that accessories, even simple ones, can make or break and outfit. And in this case, I think they make yours!
    xox,
    Cee

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  38. KizzyDoll15 July, 2013

    Stunning doll. Love the golden tones of your jacket, that is wonderful. You look smashing as always xx I hope you have a great week xx

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  39. I love that dress and it works perfectly with that jacket! Great mix of soft and tough :)

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  40. Lorena Lorena15 July, 2013

    Yes Madison, this totally works - I always shy away from leather because I live in a country where it's summer all year long - but this is something even I could pull off in the tropics. Nicely done.

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  41. Loving the cropped jacket, doll!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  42. That is a fabulous dress and it looks amazing on you! I love how you styled this outfit! The jewelry is perfect and that teal clutch coordinates beautifully!

    Hope your week is off to a lovely start Madison!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  43. Viktoriya Sener15 July, 2013

    This dress is so catchy! You look beautiful!
    kisses)

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  44. Your dress is super pretty and that clutch bag is so pretty, i love the color. Great combo.

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  45. stunning look! great dress

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  46. nicoleta buru15 July, 2013

    So beautiful, sweety.

    Have a Lovely week,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  47. Thanks Cee! I do love accessories! :) xx

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  48. Thank you so much dear. xxxoo

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  49. :) Thanks Laura. Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

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  50. francesca r15 July, 2013

    I love these warm colors, that jacket is so cool!

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  51. Chicago Chic15 July, 2013

    You look so beautiful in this outfit! I love your jacket!

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  52. ElleSees.blogspot.com16 July, 2013

    loving the arm candy!!

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  53. Sherine P16 July, 2013

    definitely feeling your accessories

    ~Sherine
    Confessions Of A City Girl / Enerjiee

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  54. lovely dress!

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    Coline ♡

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  55. You look absolutely stunning in this outfit! I absolutely love how you added that chic jacket and the pop of color from your clutch. So so chic!


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  56. OMGoodness that jacket is absolutely GORGEOUS and perfect for transitioning a pretty dress to night and through the fall season! So so pretty!

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  57. The added touch of leather to this beautiful printed dress is perfect! Definitely awesome for day to night!


    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  58. :-) xx Thank you Rebecca. xx

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  59. :-) Thank you! xx Hope you're having a good week so far. /Madison

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  60. Digging that jacket...lots!

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