Statement Floral Sophistication

The moment has come to finally showcase my hand-sewn silk flowers. Per usual, days have been moving swiftly, and I thought it was time to upload a few snapshots of this DIY. Since, finishing my little projects I have fallen in love with this cardigan even more than when I initially started working on itfinding many ways to style it. Afterward, I decided to playdown the cardigan with a simple playsuit!

The focus was primarily on the 3D inspired florals. I like how refined they looked, even though it was making a statement. I paired my contrasted playsuit with a Tee and let the flowers do the rest of work, style-wise. This outfit was fun to wear, especially throughout the day as I was running about for work errands. Many strangers, (boldly, well-dressed females) even stopped to ask me, "Where did you buy that cardigan?" It was a nice surprise, and even better that I took one opportunity to chat a bit longer with one of the stylish strangers.

By the third person enquiring about the floral cardigan, I deeply inhaled a massive breath of fresh air, then silently shouted to myself, "wait, where are your business cards!" Of course, this was all done inconspicuously, otherwise it may have looked as if I had gone mad! Not to fret, all is well and good. I was happy that I did not change handbags that day, otherwise I think the backup business cards would have been missed!

Fortunately, there's a definite client who has already confirmed, paid, and signed on the dotted line for a Madison creation. And, to think, all of this random fortune with me merely wanting to do something a little different with my clothing! But, this is how it usually starts with me, as I am always modifying garments.

To be honest, due to work and having no time to fully commit to a store or other boutiques like I used to, I have not actually been pondering about getting back into designing. However, lately a good handful of appreciators have been making me entertain the idea once again. But, don't quote me on that ... we shall see!

I hope that you enjoy my floral sophistication here. Stay tuned, because you know there's always more inspiration to come! 
The goods: Cardigan-DIY, playsuit/romper-Urban Outfitters, Shoes-BCBG, Tee-Express, Bracelet-BFF gifted.
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  1. francesca r23 August, 2013

    I really love that 3D floral cardigan! Great idea!
    http://www.dontcallmefashionblogger.com/

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  2. Doll, those are beautiful! I think they look marvellous on this black background too, very wonderful idea...I love flowers and I think these you can have anytime as they are elegant and not sickly sweet. Just stunning, well done you :))) Have a gorgeous Friday & weekend doll xx

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  3. Veshoevius23 August, 2013

    Clever you! It's such a cute cardigan and the cropped cut with the harem trouser style of your romper works so well. I think you should definitely give the designing to sell your wares a shot.

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  4. That cardigan is so cute! I would definitely wear it as a top =)

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  5. I'm definitely loving the combo of black and white. it's super chic and classy. and I'm really happy for you, Madison. you ARE talented! btw, my next outfit will also include black, white and a bit of burgundy so what a coincidence, right? ;)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  6. Madison, you have done a great job with the cardi, love it so much! I get why strangers stop you and ask where you bought it!:) I like how you paired it with the romper, looking so adorable!:) Happy Friday and enjoy the weekend dear, kisses! xo

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  7. Those flowers are charming! I did a post a couple of months ago about my love for 3D florals and petals. I think they are simply gorgeous!
    x


    http://fashionedbylove.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh, I remember when you first showed this cardigan! Looks really pretty and I love how you wore it today. I get that 1950s vibe :) Have a lovely weekend Madison x

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  9. The cardigan is superb, and I deffo love the playsuit too! They make a great combo :)
    have a happy weekend :) xxx

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  10. Couture Carrie23 August, 2013

    Fabulous look, darling!
    Love that cardi ~ amazing DIY!


    xoxox,
    CC

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  11. my darling you look adorable and i love your diy cardigan,

    i would love to follow each other with bloglovin,

    lot's of love,

    http://www.littlefashionwhitelies.com/

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  12. Madison, this looks so great. You must be so proud....I would be:) And I love how you paired it with the jump suit.

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  13. Blond Duck23 August, 2013

    It's so sassy!

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  14. sartorialsidelines23 August, 2013

    That's really exciting and not all surprising - given how amazingly talented you are!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  15. Erika Sorocco23 August, 2013

    This cardi is so adorbs, Madison - I love how it would be perfect for all 4 seasons. Gorgey!! :)

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  16. The flowers are amazing. Of course they attract compliments and bees. :)

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  17. Rosalind Jana23 August, 2013

    I'm not at all surprised to hear that you're garnering questions about commissions as this 'Madison creation' is stunning!

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  18. Madison, you should definitely design girl! I LOVE that sweater! The embellishments and little ruffle on the sleeve...THAT is right up my alley! It looks so good on you! :D

    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  19. The cardigan looks gorgeous - very Chanel. I get the feeling that you will go back to designing... let's wait and see!

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  20. BadTasteToast23 August, 2013

    Supercute outfit! I adore the cardigan!! <3

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  21. You are your own best advertisement. :) The cardigan is beautiful; I can see why people stopped you. Have a great weekend, Madison!

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  22. Madara Lieciniece23 August, 2013

    That is a very lovely jacket! Great outfit & styling! :)

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  23. This cardigan is the perfect showcase for your lovely handmade flowers Madison! Congratulations on the custom commissions! Have an amazing weekend!


    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  24. Nicky mywishstyle23 August, 2013

    Madison, congrats, you are Very Very good! The risults is perfect!
    Ciao
    Nicky

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  25. That cardigan is everything. Would be a great DIY too.

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  26. Adeola Naomi Aderemi23 August, 2013

    Fabulous flowers and I am glad to hear of Madison creations.
    Your talent is something to be seen and appreciated!!!

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  27. Aw yay i'm so happy for you, though not surprised that these stylish woman have shown great interest, as you really do have a talent! I adore your cardigan, so so pretty and unique! Wonderful look Madison :)


    Take care and have a lovely weekend,
    Daniella xox

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  28. Sam @ Frills &amp; Thrills24 August, 2013

    Hi MAdison, I can already picture your fashion line, you're so talented and can make a terrific career from it. Love the cardigan, the floral motifs add the prettiest effect. I appreciate your visit hun, wishing you a wonderful sunny weekend!

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  29. Oh to Be a Muse24 August, 2013

    I can totally see why so many people were inquiring about your floral cardi. It's nice to have your work admired.

    Oh to Be a Muse
    Shop Layered Muse

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  30. That is such a bold yet fun cardigan! Love your harem pants too :)

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  31. as marissa says below, you are your best advertisement! that's awesome! your hard work paid off...it's a pretty sweater.

    [oomph.]

    $150 Kohl's Giveaway!

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  32. Secret little Stars24 August, 2013

    I just love the little cardigan! Beautiful look! :) x

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  33. I love that cardigan so much. It's so pretty.

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  34. You are so creative Madison. I love your diy cardigan. Not surprised stylish strangers stopped to ask you about it. Hopefully one day you'll have your own shop. Happy weekend sweetheart.

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  35. Viktoriya Sener24 August, 2013

    Madison, your cardigan is very beautiful!

    Have a nice weekend!

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  36. Stylish ByNature24 August, 2013

    I adore your amazing sense of style, very chic and relaxed. I also like your simple approach to fashion.

    New Post up...
    ❤ StylishByNature.com

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  37. Margaret Cruzemark24 August, 2013

    Simply gorgeous!
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  38. Dressed with soul24 August, 2013

    Dearest Madison, you are indeed talented and a great designer because I´m absolutely in love with this wonderful DIY-cardigan, too <3 Wow, how skilled you are! Wish you many success - I think you will be soon a famous designer and I´m proud to know you :)

    And not only the cardigan looks great - I love your complete outfit!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  39. Madison, that Cardigan is so super Darling, I could really use it in my wardrobe. If you dont like it anymore, just send it my way hehehe ;-)
    Wünsche dir noch ein schönes Wochenende :-)
    ani
    www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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  40. Thanks darling. :) Enjoy your weekend./Madison

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  41. :) I really appreciate that Lilli dear. Thanks!

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  42. Enjoy your weekend too Ms. Madge. and thanks for your comment.

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  43. Aww, thanks very much Courtney! :-)

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  44. Thank you Kim, Yes, I used to be a designer years ago and sold to boutiques, but went a different career path. Hopefully I will have time for more designing in the future. xo/M

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  45. Yes, the DIY is linked in this post as well. Thanks for your comment!

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  46. You're very sweet, yes, I just may get back to selling them once more. But, it would be later down the road ... possibly. :)

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  47. Thank you my dear. Wish you a great Sunday. xx/M

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  48. Haha. I did have a couple lines years ago, but only in several boutiques. Thanks for your lovely comment Sam. I just adore florals too! /Madison xo

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  49. Thanks so much Mira! :-) Wish you a lovely weekend as well. /Madison

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  50. Thank you dear. That means so much, and I really appreciate your comment. /Madison

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  51. Liebe Rena,
    You're so sweet. I do love creating.Vielen Dank für Ihre wunderbare Kommentar. Wünschen Sie ein schönes Wochenende. xxoo

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  52. Hi dear! Glad that you liked it too. hehe! Danke Fleurani. Haben Sie ein Spaß Wochenende. LG, Madison xx

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  53. :-) Thank you SO MUCH! I really liked the florals, so it was quite a nice surprise others did too. Enjoy your weekend dear. x/M

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  54. Wow, what a lovely compliment. And, looking forward to viewing your white and burgundy outfit. Thanks Maiken! :)

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  55. tia_cherie25 August, 2013

    Oh wow this is so beautiful, you are amazing. Love this so much.


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  56. the 3d element makes it really interesting, but the black and white makes it practical. gorgeous piece!

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  57. MISPAPELICOS25 August, 2013

    I love a DIY, and yours is fabulous, dear Madison.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  58. AlexisGrace25 August, 2013

    I love that you are your own model! And you did a great job with this cardi--- and I especially like how you styled it!

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  59. petra lorietta25 August, 2013

    wow the cardigan is fabulous!♥ you're so creative! :)



    www.lorietta.cz

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  60. What a cute look today, I love the cardigan so much, it turned out beautifully!

    Have a fantastic day,
    -Kati

    http://almoststylish.blogspot.de

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  61. Fashion Reactor25 August, 2013

    The cardigan is definitely a statement piece. Perfect for romatic looks!!


    Eirini
    www.fashionreactor.com

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  62. Thank you Alexis. Yes, sometimes you just need to be the one to model your work, which is also no cost, haha! Hope you had a great weekend./M

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  63. Blond Duck26 August, 2013

    Have a happy Monday!

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  64. Stacey Ann Blake26 August, 2013

    Wow! Your cardigan is really is really beautiful!; so creative! It looks even more stunning on you! X

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  65. ElleSees.blogspot.com26 August, 2013

    love this and congrats!!

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  66. That cardigan is SO pretty! I bet you could sell so many of them!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Target Giveaway!

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  67. That's great Madison! Love the black and white combination! Hope you are off to a wonderful last week of summer :)
    xo Mary Jo

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  68. I love your cardi! So sweet!

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  69. Sofies closet26 August, 2013

    That outfit is so cute <3
    www.sofiescloset.dk

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  70. you are super talented, Madison, so I am sure that when or if you do go back, you'll do amazingly well! I LOVE that cardigan!

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  71. Great cardi!


    XX,
    Miranda

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