Camouflage, Leather, and Lace

21.10.13


The weather is transitioning all over the world and often in a very volatile state. I haven’t broken out the gloves just yet, but I am ready to go whenever the time may come. 

Over the weekend I was able to catch up with a few friends—finally making time for those awaited long-distance phone calls and Skype sessions all filled with loads of joy and laughter throughout every conversation. It’s funny how swift a few hours can go by when you’re in good company, and fond memories are shared. It’s even better when there are reenactments of facial expressions to go along with those great tales of nostalgia.

This was a comfortable outfit that I wore to meet up with a family friend to help her with fabric shopping, as she’s preparing to make her son’s Halloween costume. And, since leather already has an edge to it and naturally exudes a tough aesthetic, I decided to play with the idea of adding artistic and softer elements.  

The addition of camouflage came to mind when I wanted to wear my lace skirt, so I took my abstract knit top and layered it with my leather trousers for a different look. Typically you see camouflage in the traditional motif, but I was really fond of this abstract knit version. It also reminded me of a globs of ink and puzzle pieces … only colour blocked in army-like hues.

The goods: Biker boots-Dirty Laundry, Panel jacket w/ detachable zippers and Camouflage jumper-c/o Oasap, Patent clutch-Vintage, Lace skirt-Love Culture, Beaded necklace-gifted, Scarf-Ladyofashion design, Assorted bangles-Nordstroms, Burlington Coat Factory, Consignment.

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79 comments

  1. Anna Martin21 October

    Killer jacket! I love that insect wing design. So freakin' cool! Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog, by the way! Much appreciated! Now that I've found you, I can keep up with you on Bloglovin'. :D I look forward to reading more of your posts!

    Cheers!

    - Anna

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  2. francesca r21 October

    I think that this is one of the coolest camou prints I've seen so far!! I love that sweater!

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  3. KizzyDoll21 October

    Gorgeous doll!! I usually do not like camo, it never looks nice to me, but I actually like your sweater, this is different. Looks lovely on you & I always love layerings!! Perfect doll. Happy Monday xx

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  4. Couture Carrie21 October

    Amazing look, darling!
    Love that jacket!


    xoxox,
    CC

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  5. Oh my, love it :D Leather and white ruffles look great together and so does this certain camo pattern :D! Really love :D!
    Have a great week ^^

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  6. So great look, love the delicate details.

    xo

    About women and not only Blog

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  7. Chrissie21 October

    ABSOLUT MY LOOK!!!! Superschön - würde ich genauso tragen!

    LG aus der

    EDELFABRIK
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  8. Hi Madison! Seems you had a nice weekend, is always funny to catch up with friends. You look stylish in both ways, camo and lace are two of my fav trends and just love your jumper and bikers. Happy Monday dear, have a good week ahead! Kisses! xo

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  9. i really love this combo!!! come on my blog if u like! giulia www.thefashionmamas.com

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  10. Daniella21 October

    Madison I LOVE this look! I don't know where to start? The wonderful layers, the contrasting textures or your awesome camo print sweater?!! A seriously cool look for the Autumn :)


    Take care my lovely and have a great week,
    Daniella xox

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  11. love that camou, it looks like fluffy clouds. and fun way to wear the leather leggings

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  12. Adeola Naomi Aderemi21 October

    I am loving the leather jacket and your print sweater!

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  13. One of my fave outfit of yours, Madison. That jacket is seriously bad-a$$!

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  14. MISPAPELICOS21 October

    Great layering, Madison.
    Happy Monday.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  15. Shybiker21 October

    You have good fashion instincts. This outfit rocks.

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  16. I would never think to pair camouflage with lace but somehow you make it work fabulously Madison! Happy Monday!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  17. Madison, you can just hand over that leather jacket girl! I love the way it zips. So awesome! Glad you had a great weekend. There's nothing like family & friends. Awesome layering! It's like sugar (lace) & spice (camouflage). You looked great! Have a great week.

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  18. thechilicool21 October

    Great outfit, You look is so cool!

    Alessia

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  19. Oh to Be a Muse21 October

    Yea, time really does go by fast when you're having a great time. This is why weekends should be longer. I really do love the panel jacket you're wearing. The detachable zippers are really wonderful.

    http://www.ohtobeamuse.com/

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  20. kim bim21 October

    You look stunning babes.I love your leather jacket and pants.

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  21. I always struggle with layering in the autumn. You've done a great job and your sweater is the cutest.

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  22. DemiMist21 October

    Nice outfit! I like your boots!

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  23. Glam up your Lifestyle21 October

    Wie ich lese, hast du auch gute quality-time mit deinen guten Freunden verbraucht. Es ist Gold wert, gute Freunde zu haben.
    Dein Outfit mag ich. Der Kontrast mit dem Spitzenrock ist super.
    Lieben Gruß

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  24. I'm so glad you got time to catch up with your friends, that is awesome that you could laugh and have a good time with them on skype or on the phone! You are looking super chic in this outfit btw, love that sweater on you.


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  25. daddysneatness21 October

    wow that fabulos look! Great combo my dear! I love the yellow necklace detail! ;D

    Kisses,

    Benedetta

    http://www.daddysneatness.com

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  26. love those pants and those boots! very cute

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  27. Love the look, especially the jumper and the skirt!

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  28. mademoisellemode22 October

    I love the miss camo & leather ^^

    Kisses

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  29. mademoisellemode22 October

    *I love the mix ;)

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  30. Really like this look!
    Your lace skirt is absolutely cool!

    Kisses

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  31. Maiken M22 October

    hey, Madison. I'm sorry I haven't visited for awhile. but anyway, let me tell you all this black leather looks beyond fierce on you! such a strong ensemble and such a stunner into the autumn weather. you sure rock the whole thing!

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  32. Glad you had time to catch up with your friends. You look super cool. Leather and camo are two of my favorites and together a pretty awesome combo. I love everything from head to toe and wish you a happy Tuesday Madison!!

    xx Mira

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  33. One of the greatest things in the autumn is the possibilities for layering, before the need of a huge coat which covers everything :)
    I love your touch in the details :)



    Lu
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  34. I love the detailing on that moto jacket! It gives the outfit edge!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  35. A beautiful camouflage

    Nice post

    xx, Malena

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  36. Thank you! Glad that you were able to visit. :) /Madison

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  37. Thanks doll! Enjoy the week. x

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  38. Yes, fluffy clouds! I thought the leather trousers suited it for a different look!Thanks for your comment.

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  39. Thanks Rowena. So happy that you were inspired. It's an unlikely pairing, but I loved it too much to pass it up. xx

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  40. Thank you Marie! Yes, it was a very fun time with friends. :) /Madison

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  41. Thanks so much Benedetta! xx

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  42. No worries, Hope you're doing well. Thanks for your lovely comment Maiken! :-) x

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  43. Ahh, yes to leather any day, haha. Thanks very much Mira. Wishing you a wonderful week so far.

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  44. You're so sweet Lu ... thank you for your comment. Layering is a must for me, because I am usually always cold! :)

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  45. Thanks Miss b. Hope the weather is off to getting better soon. Enjoy your week as well. xx/M

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  46. Sugar & spice, haha, I ove it! Thanks Kim. I do love this jacket even though I have loads of leather, the zippers are my favourite! :-)

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  47. Thanks very much dear!

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  48. Aww, thank you much, lovely! xx

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  49. Corinne C22 October

    That outfit is so cute! I love the jacket, it's stunning =)


    Corinne x
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  50. Oooh awesome mix of print and texture!

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  51. Dressed with soul22 October

    Liebe Madison, wie schön, dass Du Deine Freunde in live getroffen hast, und dass Ihr eine so tolle Zeit zusammen hattet! Toll ist auch Dein Look, Du hast wirklich so ein wunderbares Gefühl für Mode. Die Idee die Spitze mit Leder zu tragen sieht sehr gut aus <3 Ich wünsche Dir noch eine tolle Woche!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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  52. Danke, Cla! xx
    Ich liebe Lederhose! Ich bin froh dass Ihnen gefällt. LG, Madison :-)

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  53. Liebe Rena,
    Danke! Ja, Mode ist ein sehr großer Teil meines Lebens. Auch, Ich wünsche Dir noch eine tolle Abend und Woche! :-)
    Liebe Grüße,
    Madison xx

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  54. layered to perfection. you look stunning. Adore this post, love. If you get a free moment, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. :) xo

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  55. Just love the mix of ruffles adleather--so perfect for fall

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  56. Erika Sorocco23 October

    Swoon! This is such a fab look, Madison! I would never think to pair leather boots with leather pants/leggings, but the effect is fierce. Gorgeous!!


    xx

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  57. Margaret Cruzemark23 October

    I think this is one of your best outfits Madison. I love the rock touch, so avant garde!

    Miss Margaret Cruzemark

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  58. Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!

    Usually I'm not a fan of camouflage but I love this oversized version!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati
    http://almoststylish.blogspot.de

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  59. Hi Madison, this outfit is every type of awesome! I love your savvy layering, its so interesting and you keep on going back to look at it and find something new to admire! Thanks for your visit...I am currently away and will be back to blogging on Friday.

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  60. You look absolutely amazing! Loving the camo jumper, it's awesome :)

    Hayfa

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  61. I love all 3 materials together, great outfits!

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  62. Lola Finn24 October

    I like the camouglage trend too :D I sew a jacket for me at the moment! Can´t wait to see how it looks like when it´s finished :D
    Have a nice sunny day, Madison! Alles liebe :)


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  63. Thanks so much Sam. Looking forward to your return. I am also away, See you tomorrow. xx/M

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  64. Thanks so much! Glad that you like it too. :)

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  65. Dnake Lola,
    Can't wait to see your Jacket.Will be catching up and blogging back tomorrow. LG, Madison xo

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  66. Thanks so much love. xx

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  67. You look amazing. I love the camo top and the leather jacket! So chic.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  68. Such a beautiful entry! You inspire me! great sweater

    Kisses from Miami,

    Borka

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  69. Stephanie25 October

    Lovely look !

    So pretty ;)

    xx

    Stéphanie - http://haveafashionbreak.blogspot.com

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  70. Ali Mackin25 October

    OMG I love this look! Love it! I went to the Lucky Fabb conference today and Adri from Adris World had on a pair of pleather leggings from H&M and they looked so expensive. Love this.

    Ali of
    www.dressingken.com

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  71. Janice Lunes25 October

    Nice Camo print Madi :) Also really like your boots :D



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    Have a
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    Have a
    great weekend!



    Kisses :)




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  72. chadlen25 October

    Hello dear, would you like to follow each other?


    Just let me know so that I can follow back...
    Thank you
    Chadlen

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  73. Cute outfit Madison, love your camo sweater, it really looks great on you.

    xo Mary Jo

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