Teal Touches: Joys of Inspiration


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Well, hello dear readers I have missed you! Aside from the usual (work+play+travel) I have been helping out a friend with a new art project (non-fashion related), which has been incredibly inspiring. Often with blogging it is easy to get wrapped up in the posting schedule of everyone else. Of course, there is nothing wrong with a schedule, however I invite you to remember that we must all take time out for ourselves as wellto live life, inspire others and be inspired!

For me, I will continue to do what I have always been doing. But, at this very moment I may need to take a bit of a breather from time to time during the week, given the timeline of these new additional and exciting ventures. I have also finally got back to sewing, so hopefully I will upload a few projects via Instagram in the near future.

This outfit is inspired by none other than nature's own colours. Even throughout the season of summer I still find myself constantly layering. It's almost like a subconscious styling element, but it also always works for me in the end. For this look I decided to layer a lace petticoat with my retro crepe printed dress; one that I bought at a secondhand shop. I really wanted to wear variations of blue, so this combination was well suited for the fashion mission at hand.

In case you haven't noticed, blue and yellow are two colours that are my absolute favourites! Since I have donned yellow in all of its glory it was definitely time to give blue some love!

So, what's your favourite colour? Wishing you a lovely summer and joyous weekend!

The goods: Handbag-c/o Oasap, Cardigan-H&M, Heels-Anthropologie, Retro dress-Thrifted, Sunglasses-c/o Oasap. Lace underskirt-Love Culture, Earrings-Nordstrom, Diamond bracelet-family gifted, Bangles-Consignment shop.

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  1. Hi Madison! I get you so well, I agree with you since it happens also to me! Btw, the look is great, love how layered the garment! At the moment my fav color for summer is fuchsia and yellow! Good luck with the project, curious lso to see what you are sewing!:) Happy weekend dear, kisses! xo

  2. kim bim04 July

    Ever stunning, love your skirt and sunglasses

  3. Sam @ Frills & Thrills04 July

    Hi dear, i completely agree on taking out time for blogging for oneself. I am loving this gorgeous shade and the skirt is beautiful. Lovely look!

  4. Adeola Naomi Aderemi05 July

    Its nice to take some me time Madison.
    I love your summer layering because you doing it perfectly well.
    With colour I just love every vibrant one as long as it not black or grey.
    Have a great weekend whatever you do.

  5. Loving this combo, Madison:) I'm partial to blue and yellow myself. Anyhoo, hope ur having a fab 4th of July:D

  6. AlexisGrace05 July

    I definitely agree that it is important to continue to live life (and not give it up to the blog!). I am really drawn to these colors--- very soothing!

  7. Madison, you look beautiful in teal! All shades of blue are so in. Good for you in enjoying yourself. We all need to do that. I didn't post once this week and it felt good. LOL Wishing you a wonderful weekend.


  8. Madison you are totally right and you deserve a break and me too. Love the dress and the cardigan combo. I don't know about my favorite colours but I bought a lot of blue stuff lately. Wish you a happy and relaxed Friday!!!



  9. Daniella05 July

    It's good to take some time out for yourself every now and then, blogging can be quite time and energy consuming. Though my dear it's great to see you back! I love your look, the colour of your top is gorgeous and I love the petticoat, it looks so pretty peeking out the bottom of your paisley print dress. :)

    Take care and have a wonderful weekend,
    Daniella xox

  10. Couture Carrie05 July

    Love teal!
    Such a beautiful skirt!


  11. Ms Madge05 July

    No sucking up to you Madison, but blue and yellow are two of my fave colours also! Hahaha. And purple/violet. I'm wearing my old yellow shoes from Miu Miu (super Harrods sale) now. Love that skirt you're wearing. Dainty and pretty. Can't wait to see what you've been sewing :) I agree with you, bloggers tend to sync their posting sched with other bloggers they read and follow. I'm guilty of that especially as I'm new. But I try not to post anything just for the sake of posting. Will look you up on instagram. Have a lovely weekend! Marj xx

  12. I love your skirt, Madison - it's such an unusual piece, but absolutely lovely, too. Not something that's easy to pull off; I really can't picture myself in it, but you have a way of wearing things that are different so effortlessly. And that has been ery excited to hear that you're sewing again, because I can only imagine what wonderfully creative things you'll come up with!

  13. PopChampagne05 July

    loveee the bag and the shoes together, perfect shades of blue! hope you had a great july 4th!

  14. alessia milanese05 July

    love this bag :-)))))

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  15. Rosalind Jana05 July

    Lovely layering of the lace petticoat under the dress. I always enjoy your attention to detail in the way you put together your outfits.

  16. Ali Hval05 July

    Those are such good words of wisdom: not getting caught up on a posting schedule and just posting when you can. I often worry that if I don't get at least a post up a week, the world will explode or something, but I'm sure that wouldn't happen and that nobody would forget you. :) That happens to everyone, I'm sure!

    But it's nice to see you back--and so stylish you are, too! I can't get over how cute that dress is. I especially love the petticoat underneath, ahh! <3 It almost takes you back in time a bit to the Victorian era. Too pretty!

    My favorite summer color... oh, that's hard, but I'd have to go with a vibrant pink or fuchsia. :D

  17. Oh to Be a Muse05 July

    Layering is always cute when done well, no matter the season. And you always do it well. You look lovely in blue, which is my favorite color!

    Oh to Be a Muse
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  18. francesca r05 July

    I love that thrifted dress! The hem is amazing!


  19. Vogue and Heels05 July

    I love that teal shirt and the skirt, you looks fabulous.



  20. Rebecca05 July

    I love layering, even in the summer too! You look amazing in that layered skirt! I can't wait to see some of your finished projects!


  21. Love this blue-ish look. The skirt is really pretty.

  22. femmefrugality06 July

    I love blues! And blacks. Is that depressing?
    You're so right...we need to take the time to live! Hope you're enjoying doing it to the fullest!

  23. Sam @ Frills & Thrills06 July

    I appreciate your visit, hope you're having a great weekend hun!

  24. Erika Sorocco06 July

    Ooh, I am so in love with your sunnies; and that sweater top is fab! :)

  25. The art project sounds exciting! Will you be sharing it on the blog once you're finished? I love that skirt your wearing, the frilliness is just adorable!

  26. AMAZING outfit dear:) I love that blue color.

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  27. miranda06 July

    Fun details on that skirt ;)



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  28. Audrey Allure07 July

    Super cute bag!


  29. LGreaves07 July

    Sometimes you just gotta take time for yourself, you know? Your blog will always be waiting for you :)
    Love that studded bag girl, looking good!

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  30. Thanks Erika! xx Happy w/e.

  31. No, not depressing at all! Although I love bright colours, there are times when a good navy or black just needs to be worn ... very versatile! Thanks for your comment. :) /Madison

  32. Thank you lovely. I'm looking forward to sharing a couple project at the very least! xo

  33. Thanks so much Cheryl! xx :)

  34. Thanks very much Ali for your sweet comment. :)
    Yes, I also just adore lace so it was a natural choice for me to add the petticoat layer.
    And, Fuchsia is a great colour! Enjoy your weekend. xo /Madison

  35. You're so sweet Cee. Thanks so much. I hope you're enjoying your weekend dear. xxoo

  36. Haha, ohhh Ms Madge! :) Love those hues so much, purple/violet is also a good one to love.
    Miu Miu? Sale? Let's go shopping! :-)
    I agree, there's no reason to feel guilty, live and enjoy life! That is my motto!
    Thanks for your comment dear! xxx

  37. Thanks Kim! xxoo Have a great weekend!

  38. Yes, I'm sure it happens to every blogger every now and then. Thanks so much for the well wishes Lilli. :) x

  39. Margaret Cruzemark07 July

    Great outfit Madison. Shades of blue. I love this skirt.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

  40. Thanks so much dear, I always appreciate your comments. Enjoy your Sunday! xx/Madison

  41. Vix Brearley08 July

    I love all colours, the brighter the better!
    Teal is wonderful on youi and those sunglasses are gorgeous. x

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  43. wow that skirt is absolutely gorgeous!!! you look soo beautiful :)


  44. Not certain about the current project, will have to get permission, but I will hopefully be sharing other fashion related ones soon. Enjoy your week Jen. xx

  45. KizzyDoll08 July

    Looking so gorgeous doll, love the skirt, it's marvellous ;)) Hope you have a wonderful week xx

  46. Dressed with soul08 July

    Super cute outfit <3 I love all bright colours!

    Thanks for following - it´s a pleasure for me that I already followed you back on bloglovin <3

    xx from Bavaria, Rena


  47. I love your teal outfit Madison, it must be in the air because I'm feeling teal myself these days...hope you had a wonderful 4th weekend and I am with you on the breaks--it's so important to do what inspires you first and then blog if there's time afterwards :)

    xo Mary Jo

  48. megan09 July

    loving your hair! Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

  49. Love the colors in this outfit, and that bag is fabulous! Good luck with the new ventures - how exciting :)


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