Floral Layered Cake

Life is great, but I have been completely wiped out with exhaustion and have somewhat been taking social media intervals. Spending time with loved ones has been the only thing on my mind. Well, that and a major desire to schedule a spa appointment!  

Here’s an outfit that I wore on a day off. We had friends over for a good catch-up with an early seafood dinner and grilled veggies, and then watched the sunset. It was likely going to be our last barbecue together before everyone’s hectic workload was in full effect.

Most of our guests tend to wear suits or other tailored threads to work, so this was definitely a more comfortable, fun, and casual style of attire. I decided on “girly meets romantic androgyny.” 

I asked for a small—this was so enormous, and clearly the wrong size was tagged, marked, and sent. I pondered how I might modify this piece for future wears. (Ahem, oversize cardigan or dyed jacket perhaps?) Unquestionably, this may just be my scissors talking, but something is absolutely in the works … you can quote me on that!

This top also reminded me of layered cake every single time that I looked at it—so sweet and feminine looking.  So, I decided to pair tougher elements with it to give it some edge. It didn't need too much: a hat, shorts, and a favourite pair of heels seemed just fine. 

The goods: Shoes-Hervé Léger, Floral rosette top-c/o Oasap, Patent leather clutch-Vintage, Hat-Banana Republic, Earrings-Maylee's Jewelry. DIY old denim-Acne, Bracelet-
family heirloom Belt (worn as tie)-H&M.    

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  1. Ivana Džidić15 September, 2013

    I see you're very stylish even on your day off

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  2. I am totally in love with that sweater! How gorgeous is it??? You look fab!

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  3. Oh that jumper is gorgeous! And you look divine with it hanging off the shoulder (very flashdance!) so I wouldn't change the size at all.

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  4. Sounds like fun. Grilled veggies. I'd love to eat that too. Yup looks like the sent you the wrong size (that the only drawback with online shopping) but I like this oversized floral top this way. Looks pretty cool with the hat. The 3D glasses have arrived yesterday and we watched the film for 30 minutes until the glasses ran out of power haha. I hope we have more luck next time. Have a wonderful and happy Sunday Madison :D

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  5. That top is just too awesome, Madison:) I love how you toughened it up with the accessories.
    Hope you're having a fab weekend so far:)

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  6. Nicky mywishstyle15 September, 2013

    Want your sweater! So special!
    Ciao

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  7. Thechilicool15 September, 2013

    Amazing top! Great outfit!

    Alessia
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  8. Hi Madison! The top is really beautiful! It reminds me of Valentino, dont modify it, I think it is really lovely also oversize and suits you!:) Looking great dear, I like the whole match, very feminine and romantic but with a personal touch!:) Happy Sunday! xo

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  9. Oh my look at the texture on that jumper, it's absolutely gorgeous!

    Hayfa

    http://londonloafers.blogspot.com

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  10. thegirlwiththecoffee15 September, 2013

    Ich find das Oberteil super und würd´ es so oversized lassen, dadurch sieht es superlässig aus!
    Liebe Grüße, Katja

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  11. Ahh, so glad they came in yesterday. Thanks for your comment dear. Hopefully the power is back by now, yes? haha. xx/M

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  12. Hmmm, perhaps you're right Vix. This (above) is with me pinning the back too! :-) I may take it in just a tad though. XX

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  13. Rosalind jana15 September, 2013

    I'm with Vix - I think the top looks as though it's made to be worn at that size. Or perhaps it's that YOU wear it so well over-sized, especially as it shows your legs in all their glory!

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  14. Absolutely love this look. The sweater is so lovely.

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  15. I saw the giant black and white photo on Google+ and you look stunning! I love the whole vibe of the outfit the beautiful top and the tiny shorts that flatter your long legs the shoes everything...perfect!

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  16. Liebe Katja,
    Danke für Deinen Kommentar. Ja, jetzt würde ich mag die Stil mehr. :-) LG, Madison xo

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  17. This looks so amazing!

    xx

    http://andysparkles.blogspot.de/

    http://www.facebook.com/andysparkles.blog

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  18. Lovely outfit - looks great on you! Sounds like a really special day! Love,

    Vanessa
    www.pureFASHION.tv

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  19. Thank you for your nice comment Arash! :) Enjoy the week!

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  20. Sam @ Frills & Thrills16 September, 2013

    Wow, how pretty is this floral swirl top!! Its beautiful and I absolutely love it! Amazing outfit hun.

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  21. You look great! I like that: girly meets romantic androgyny :) I'm getting inspired to wear more hats. Have a lovely week Madison! xx

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  22. It does look like a floral frosted layered cake. Looks so pretty on you Madison. Get some rest and do the things you love. That's what you must do when things get too hectic.

    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  23. I LOVE this, so beautiful. Totally adore it!


    http://tia-cherie.blogspot.com

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  24. Thank you! x I adore hats, can't wait to see them on your instagram ... hint, hint*

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  25. OH BOY!!! You look super stunning, I love your top so much and your heels are so Classy!!! Babes you are one hot Chic...

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  26. Soulofashopper16 September, 2013

    love the fluffy sweater! xo, Alma

    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  27. Margaret Cruzemark16 September, 2013

    Absolutely beautiful. This fluffy looks so great on you dear Madison. I think Valentino had something like this in his line. Once again, great style.
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  28. The top is absolutely gorgeous! You look fantastic in it!

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  29. This top is lovely in its oversized state - I love how your shorts just peek out from underneath it. But I do understand how that might not be comfortable for long term wear and since you have the sewing skills, why not make it over into something you really love? I can't wait to see what you do with it!
    xox,
    Cee

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  30. xx Thanks so much Margaret! :-)

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  31. Thank you Rowena. Hope your week is starting off well. :-)

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  32. Thanks very much Cee for your comment. Yes, I will definitely be thinking more about the modifications. xx/Madison

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  33. *winks* Muah! xx You're so sweet!

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  34. What a wonderful sweater! Taking a day off is so important :) Enjoy!

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  35. Adeola Naomi Aderemi17 September, 2013

    I am so so so loving your top and yes it look like cake icing to me too!
    Take a lot of time resting dear and have a lovely week!

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  36. Loving your floral sweatshirt with those beautiful shoes! Just a gorgeous outfit. I would keep it as is because it looks so wonderful on you, but I'm sure whatever you change it into will be pretty.


    xo Mary Jo

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  37. I actually think it's a very "you" piece and it doesn't look odd or anything. you totally rock it with those classy heels and hat. definitely one of your best outfits, Madison!

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  38. That top is gorgeous! So romantic and sweet and perfect the way it is. Love this look very much. x



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  39. Wow babe, you look stunning here!!! In love with everything :)


    www.fashionjazz.co.za/blog

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  40. Stylish ByNature17 September, 2013

    Simply stunning !! Love this look :)

    New Post up...
    ❤ StylishByNature.com

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  41. beautiful top - love the rosette detailing on it, so beautiful

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  42. Dressed with soul17 September, 2013

    Ich bin mir sicher, liebe Madison, Du warst die Schönste an diesem Abend! Der Pulli ist sehr schön und sieht gar nicht wie ein Kuchen aus :) Er steht Dir sehr gut! Und Du hast recht, es ist so wichtig, seine Zeit mit seinen Lieben zu verbringen <3 Ich finde, Du machst das alles sehr gut!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  43. Haha, yes, I suppose it is a "Me" type of piece. Thank you Maiken. xx :-)

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  44. I know I already left a comment here today but I just wanted to drop by again and thank you for introducing me to Oasap! I just placed an order online and that website is a fricking gold mine! :D

    Hayfa

    http://londonloafers.blogspot.com

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  45. Excellent! Yes, they have loads of goodies! You're very welcome. I can't wait to see what you selected!
    /Madison :-)

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  46. Thanks Jas! Hope you're doing well hun. xx

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  47. Thanks Natalia! I just may keep it, but will likely take it in a bit. :)

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  48. Aww, was für ein süßes Kompliment! xo Liebe Rena, Vielen Dank. Oh, ja, wir hatten eine wunderbare Zeit mit unseren Freunden verbracht. Es scheint, jeder Freund und ich liebte dieses top stil. Ich wünsche Ihnen eine schöne Abend & Mittwoch! :-) xx /Madison

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  49. Thanks Mary Jo! Yes, it seem many love it the way it is, I am very surprised. I may tweak it a bit. Still deciding. :) xx

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  50. Oh to Be a Muse18 September, 2013

    I definitely like the layered cake look, and I can tell it's a bit big, but the oversize feel is pretty great on you. Awesome heels too!

    Oh to Be a Muse
    Shop Layered Muse

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  51. Janice Lunes19 September, 2013

    Wow girl ! Youre legs are gorgeous !

    You look amazing and it fits you perfectly :d

    Just uploaded a new post and I definitely need your opinion :D !

    Have a great day :D


    XXX



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    pudding

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  52. This top is gorgeous!!!!!!

    XX,
    miranda

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  53. Glad you took some time and spent it with loved ones! Everyone needs some time like that! This outfit is beautiful! I love the rosette top and the oversized shape is really pretty and different. Nice to see! The hat is darling!



    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  54. That top is so pretty, love the detailing. I think I like it oversized like that, but I can't wait to see what you turn it into!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  55. Amazing ensemble! Loving the blouse

    Much love and kisses from Miami,

    Borka

    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  56. The shirt is awesome, I actually like it oversized! You totally rocked it with that hat! Hope things are slowing down for you so you can relax :)

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  57. After a busy week, I'm finally catching up on your posts! What a pretty, glamorous and feminine top. A great idea to pair it with denim too.

    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  58. that is what i call a true fashionista's style , you look Fab !!

    *(Splash of colors , Splash of food )an outfit already posted on my blog come by and see it to get inspired more

    http://artofnanyslife.blogspot.com/

    P.S. Follow me on insta & i will instantly follow back @nanyslife

    N@NY

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  59. You look SO chic in this outfit!!! LOVE how you added the hat especially!

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  60. I agree, and thanks Rebecca. I'm back and getting into the swing of blogging once more. x/Madison

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  61. :-) Thank you, thank you. dear. *blushes* /Madiosn xo

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  62. Hello! Ahh, yes, I like to get creative with my fashion titles! This top is from Oasap.com, I believe it's still available. :) Thanks for visiting.

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  63. Hajdi Đukić04 October, 2013

    Floral top is amaizing ;) Give your romantic note!
    You look really great ;)

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  64. Lady à la Mode09 October, 2013

    I'm so in love with that top! it's gorgeous

    xxx

    Lady à la Mode

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