Inspired Layers, For Her

As we all know, time waits for no one, so you may have noticed my sporadic absence of late, however I am managing to visit your lovely blogs when I can. Gathering moments to squeeze in bits of craft-time also seems like a wish and a hope away. But, I was recently inspired and purchased a few trimmings for personal projects.

It started with my search for a vintage belt that I wanted to wear when another item immediately surfaced instead. I had perused my closets to find these vintage trousers that I’ve not worn since last year a few times—unfortunately I was not successful at locating them, that is ... until now!

Alas, the trousers were visibly folded, amongst the steam trunk of other vintage goodies. It was a good day!
After my minor shopping trip, I was sent a bag of vintage delights (scarves and jewellery) from my sister as well, which just made the day even better! I love when special items are passed down from your parents, then it eventually makes its way to you at the right time. I will surely be donning a few of these scarves very soon. 
Menswear Inspiration:
As for the outfit that I wore to work, this is a combination of structure and edge—I wore my menswear inspired vest with a layered blouse and high-waisted leather trimmed trousers. of course, caution was made stepping into these tricksy trousers. Yes, I still had to make sure that I didn't puncture anything, as they seem to have been made for a faux-human in the waist area, but that's another story. 

Enjoy the week!

The goods: Leather trimmed trousers-Vintage, Shoes-Ferragamo, and Blouse-Christian Dior, Striped vest-Express, Assorted jewellery-Nordstrom, Ladyofashion, Consignment, Tank-H&M.

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59 comments

  1. Beautiful doll, love it when I find things that I need at the right time...gorgeous. I hope you have a great week x

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  2. Rosalind Jana30 September, 2013

    I love creating outfits around ideas of menswear too - and here you prove just how very stylish a look it is. And mmmm, the bag of family owned vintage delights sounds like a treasure trove.

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  3. MISPAPELICOS30 September, 2013

    Great layering.
    Always marvellous, dear madison
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  4. Vix Brearley30 September, 2013

    I love a bit of masculine tailoring and you do it with aplomb! x

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  5. You look lovely, I love your pants and necklace so much.

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  6. Hi Madison! You should wear these pants more often now, they are amazing! Love the leather trims, they give a very cool touch to them. The menswear inspiration is flawless, looking very nice dear. Happy Monda and have a great week ahead, kisses! xo

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  7. Stylish ByNature30 September, 2013

    love this look! Two thumbs up for your outfit :) :)

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  8. Adeola Naomi Aderemi30 September, 2013

    Love your menswear look and your feminine touch to it!

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  9. I like the way you added all the necklaces to add a touch of femininity to your outfit. It's a change to take inspiration from meswear.

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  10. Hi Madison, sounds like you've been busy--same here, but it's nice to drop by and see your outfit. Love the denim and gray combination.


    xo Mary Jo

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  11. ElleSees.blogspot.com30 September, 2013

    busy but gorgeous as always. i'm seriously, share a little of that over my way! ;)

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  12. Very pretty look and I really love the layered necklace! :))

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  13. Those pants!! I love them!!! They fit you so beautifully and that high waist cut is perfect!!
    You look amazing :)
    XOXO

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  14. This is a GREAT menswear post, Madison! I especially love the higher waisted pants! Very feminine!

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  15. These pants look amazing on you! LOVE. You look fantastic in this outfit.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  16. Those trousers are ridiculously perfect on you and the leather details make them even better. Great outfit, girl :)

    xo Ashley

    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  17. Glam up your Lifestyle30 September, 2013

    i mag es auch manchmal mich maskulin zu kleiden. Deine Outfit-Wahl gefällt mir sehr gut. besonders der Kontrast mit den Ketten.

    http://glamupyourlifestyle.blogspot.de/

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  18. Your outfit looks very elegant. Love it.

    Many greetings Sabine /

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    Beautiful Things

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  19. Love that you are rockin' the menswear. Great accessories!

    XOXO Melissa
    I <3 Sale Rack!

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  20. Andrea Funk01 October, 2013

    Looks really cool!

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  21. It just the same over here. If I search for something in my closet I never find it but something I have completely forgotten about turns up. I love your chic menswear inspired look. The trousers look really slim at the waist. I would have never fit in. Wish you a happy and not so busy Tuesday Madison!

    xx Mira

    www.glamdevils.com

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  22. Love this look - the vest is really gorgeous on you. You look hot!

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  23. nicoleta buru01 October, 2013

    I found that menswear looks very sexy on a woman and you are confirmation to that *_*


    Kisses,


    Nicole


    www.nicoleta.me

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  24. Hi darling, the trousers are a fabulous fit! Love the beautiful necklaces, this is such a chic look! I appreciate you stopping by and lending me your views :)

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  25. I think you should wear menswear-inspired pieces more often!


    Great vest!


    XX,
    Miranda


    thechicstreet.com

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  26. Mitha Komala01 October, 2013

    love your pants and vest! looking stunning <3



    Letters
    To Juliet

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  27. Thank you miss b! I agree, and love to get inspiration from other elements! :)

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  28. Thanks so much Rachel! :-) xo

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  29. Hi Janice,
    Thanks! So glad that you were inspired. I appreciate your lovely comment. /Madison

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  30. Thanks Lill!
    Haha, yes, I too love these pants, but I tend to take breaks wearing these as it has a very fitted waist. Have a great week! :-)

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  31. That's such a sweet compliment. Thank you Nicoleta! :-) xx

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  32. Yes, the trousers are very slim in the waist, I take special caution when wearing, haha. Thanks for your comment. /Madison xx

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  33. Thanks Laura, what a great comment. Yes, I always love a bit of men's influence in my wardrobe, probably because I used to design menswear. Enjoy your week!

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  34. Thank you Mary Jo and passing through! Hope you're enjoying your week as well. xx/Madison

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  35. Thanks so much doll! Enjoy your week. xx/Madison

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  36. Yeah, I thought the necklaces would add ladylike elements to the look.Thanks for your comment, Sharon! :)

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  37. Hi, Cool und Vielen Dank für Deinen Kommentar. Haben Sie eine gute Woche! :-) xx
    Liebe Grüße,
    Madison

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  38. wow my friend, you pulled this off perfectly. The best menswear inspired outfit I have seen. Very impressed, you look wonderful

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  39. becckerman girls01 October, 2013

    Love your style!!! AMAMZZZING hair! And your suit and vest is gorgeous!! So Saville Row..london!!! COOOOL!!!!xo Beckerman Girls

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  40. chicncheapliving02 October, 2013

    Your vest and blouse are such beautiful, classic pieces! I love getting fun vintage goodies and hope your family unearths more pieces!

    xoxo,

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  41. Aww, thanks for the love ladies! xx /Madison :-)

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  42. You're so sweet. Thank you, and I'm so glad that you liked the inspiration too. :)

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  43. alessia milanese02 October, 2013

    Amazing look!
    Alessia
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    Kiss

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  44. Wow!! What a great style!!! So cool and elegant :)


    http://lola-finn.blogspot.de

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  45. Dressed with soul02 October, 2013

    Liebe Madison, mir gefällt Dein "Männer-Anzug" sehr gut! Gut, dass Du die Hose entdeckt hast, Du siehst sehr stylish und elegant aus <3 Ich mag solche Männersachen sehr gerne, vor allem als Look in die Arbeit. Außerdem ist Dein Schmuck total toll dazu!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  46. Those pants are amazing!
    wearitbetter.com

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  47. Liebe Rena, Danke! Ich bin froh, dass du mein Outfit gefällt sehr gut. Der Schmuck ist mein Favorit, lol!! :-) Alles Liebe,
    Madison :) xoxo

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  48. fifth n sixth03 October, 2013

    I love the masculine vibe of your outfits, you look amazing as always & you styled the outfit really well i love the fit of the pants and vest!

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  49. Stylish ByNature03 October, 2013

    You are So stylish !! Lovely neckpiece too :)

    New Post up...
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  50. This outfit is great, I love the jacket!


    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  51. very cool! I love the total femininity of the outfit inspired by muscular theme of suit. The layers are so charming. Perfection!

    Lyosha

    Inside and Outside Blog

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  52. Love this menswear-inspired look, Madison. Those trousers look so good on you.
    Have a great week as well:)

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