The Tweed Tango

Hello fashionistas, I hope that you had a wonderful week. I have been having slight internet woes, and I am slowly catching up with e-mails and posts pretty much all weekend. Did you go shopping and grab any holiday deals yet? I managed to get the bulk of my shopping done online earlier this past week, but still have a portion left to do. 

Over the past month, I have attempted to go through some old clothing and shoes for donating. Finally, the task has been completed, however some pieces needed to be kept of course, because there are many items that are just classic.
During the exercise of my vogue perusing moments I came across one of my favourite tweed hats—it’s a menswear Kangol hat that I haven’t worn in some time. I’ve always adored tweed and textures in general, so it was the perfect reason for me to also bring out my matching skirt that I designed years ago. It’s such a simple skirt that has been through countless moves, fashion shoots, shows, and meetings. It’s significant to me because it’s one of my first skirts that I made in design school, so how could I get rid of it?

As for the outfit, I wore this to an after-work dinner. I imagine, the best way to brave the cold climate in style (if possible) for me is to bring out the leather gloves, tweed, and vintage fur. Yes, these elements speak to me, but it's even better with bits of luster from a patent piece or two thrown into the fashion concoction. 

So tell me, how do you kick it up a notch when it’s a bitter chill outside?


The goods:  Fur-Vintage, Tweed hat-Kangol, Blazer-Oscar de la Renta, Pencil skirt-Ladyofashion design, Cardigan-Gudrun Sjoden, Leather gloves-Sigerson Morrison, Patent belt-Zara, Tights-Capezio New York, Boots-Diba.

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  1. Love this outfit, you look really chic!

    Kisses

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  2. Sonia Murphy30 November, 2013

    Gorgeous! That outfit is divine!

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  3. Wow, you look so classy :)

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  4. The whole look is so perfect. I love tweed. Wish I could wear it more!

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  5. Lookin so chic and stylish, Madison:) Love this outfit, and that Kangol hat is cool:D

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  6. petra lorietta30 November, 2013

    wow this look is so chic!♥ love the hat!:)



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  7. Hi dear, sorry about the internet woes, I can totally relate. You are always so classy in your outfits, like a retro hollywood star on a day off. Looks amazing!

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  8. You look very elegant in this outfit!!! I love that blazer!

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  9. Don't you love when you go through your closet and you find pieces you have forgotten about! Love the hat, actually love the whole look! So chic! Awesome that you donated a few things from your closet!


    Rebecca
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  10. Talk about classic. You're stunning in that outfit, you look like you should be in a movie. What a beautiful and versatile skirt design. You did a great job. I've tried designing and sewing my own skirts before and I know that (at least for me) it's harder than it looks. Enjoy the rest of your weekend :D

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  11. Gorgeous fur trimmed coat! And I love your vintage hat <3

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  12. I love the whole ensemble! Great outfit :-) xx

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  13. MISPAPELICOS01 December, 2013

    sOOOOOOOOOOOOOO classy and stylish, my dear Madison.
    Love and sunshine ALWAYSSSSSSSSSSS

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  14. Ah, lucky you to get so much shopping done! I've snagged a few things, but wasn't daring enough to go out on Black Friday. This look is so so cute, and I just love your layering and all the fun textures you've got going on!

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  15. Erika Sorocco01 December, 2013

    Tweed is one of my weaknesses, so this look is killing me. Love it. You remind me a bit of Lauren Bacall in 'To Have and Have Not' in this outfit - so elegant!


    xx

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  16. This is a really elegant outfit, love the hat! You are lucky to have a winter weather that lets you to dress you in style, over here a space suit would be useful with all the snow and wind.
    Sorry about your internet messing around, it's so annoying when that happens ><

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  17. You look stunningly chic! Love the grey shades (my favourite monochrome looks are made of similar) and the classy look of the hat, gloves, blazer... and everything! :)

    Lu
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  18. Absolutely loving your combo!!! Classy chic,You are such a Chickitodiva...

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  19. You have a distinctive style that carries itself through from outfit to outfit. I respect that. You express your individuality in a way that's instantly recognizable. And you put together clothes with skill.
    Reading your blog is like taking a fashion class that doubles as a lesson in self-expression. Where do I send my tuition??

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  20. You look so pretty and lady like and I love the grey too especially with your hat. I actually didn't do any shopping this weekend, but I'm going to have to catch up soon!


    xoDale
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  21. It's a lovely classic vintage look and I agree with you, how could you get rid of one of the first skirts you made. The gloves just add to your ladylike outfit. I've just donated clothes and my wardrobe is much neater now!
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  22. I just voted for knitted turtlenecks.
    You look amazing!

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  23. Dressed with soul01 December, 2013

    Liebe Madison, das ist so ein schöner Rock, den Du Dir genäht hast und mir gefällt Dein Männerhut sehr gut dazu. Überhaupt finde ich Dich sehr elegant in Deinem Outfit, Du siehst aus wie eine wunderschöne Lady aus den 40er Jahren <3 Ich habe noch keine Weihnachtsgeschenke gekauft, aber unsere Kinder, die ja schon erwachsen sind, suchen sich selber schon etwas aus. Meine Tochter mag zum Beispiel neue Reitstiefel. Und mein Mann und ich und meine anderen Familienmitglieder, wir schenken uns nur Kleinigkeiten.

    Alles Liebe und eine tolle Woche, liebe Madison!

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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  24. Very sophisticated and chic. Tweed, vintage fur and leather gloves together are so decadent. Love your styling x

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  25. Schuck siehst du aus. Erinnert mich ein bisschen an die 40er Jahre.
    LG sabine

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  26. Hey Madison! I hope you have had a lovely weekend. You look amazing, the tweed, the hat, the patent boots and all the other wonderful details in between that make up this beautiful ladylike outfit are perfect and so chic! :)

    Take care and have a great week,
    Daniella xox

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  27. AS Style &amp; Design01 December, 2013

    You look so elegant!!!

    Congrats darling.

    Alicia & Sofía
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  28. Lady parisienne02 December, 2013

    your are so elegant! grezat tweed outfit

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  29. Very lady like and the colour palette is beautiful!
    x


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  30. Hi hun, stopping by to wish you well for the week ahead. Happy December!

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  31. You look darling!! Love this look and the hat is perfect!! It's so nice when we can clear things away and get it done ;)) I've been doing the same. I hope you have a gorgeous new week xx

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  32. ElleSees.blogspot.com02 December, 2013

    I love the vintage appeal of this outfit. gorgeous!

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  33. Viktoriya Sener02 December, 2013

    Hello dear, this is such a lovely retro outfit! You look amazing!
    kisses)

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  34. I wish I would look that amazing when it's cold outside. Totally love this look. 0 degrees outside and I don't care how I look. Maybe I'll take a pic so you can laugh. I haven't done any shopping yet. Glad your internet works again. Happy December lovey Madison!

    xx Mira

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  35. very very nice my dear!!:) www.borsadimarypoppins.com

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  36. Vix Brearley02 December, 2013

    What a classy look, straight out of Bonnie and Clyde! I stick thermals underneath everything, that's my winter style! x

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  37. I love the elegant and slightly retro vibe you're rocking with this outfit Madison! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and that the internet woes are over.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  38. Well that outfit looks fabulous on you Madison. Glad you had a great time at the party. You looked great! I like the way you incorporate new things with older items. I like to do the same thing. Some things are just classic and withstand the test of time. They look good season to season. It's definitely the smart way to shop. Internet issues are always the worse.

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  39. Oh to Be a Muse02 December, 2013

    Yes! I totally need to get on the leather gloves train. My fingers are always so cold. Loving the kangol hat, and the vintage fur is the best. Such a put together and polished look.

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  40. Liebe Rena,
    Danke für Deine schönen Kommentar. Ja, Ich liebe Vintage und galmourous 40er Jahren. Geben kleinen Dinge sind auch süße Geschenke. Ich wünsche Dir eine schöne Woche und schöne Dezember! :-)) xxoo
    Liebe Grüße,
    Madison

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  41. Thanks miss b. I am such a fan of wearing gloves and have finally developed a nice collection like my hats, lol. :-) x

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  42. Aww, thanks so much! xxxooo

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  43. Haha! Thanks Mira! Yes, zero out can be rather intimidating. Layering and silks also help me! Happy December to you as well. xo

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  44. Thanks doll! Enjoy your week!x

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  45. Thank you Natalia for your comment.

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  46. Vielen Dank, Sabine! LG, Madison xx

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  47. Hiya Marj! Thanks for your comment. This is why I love autumn/winter months, tweed and leather make me a happy fashionista!

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  48. Thanks so much Dale! Enjoy the new week and catching up with your shopping. /Madison :-)

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  49. Thanks, lovely! Have a wonderful week. :)

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  50. Hi Lubka.
    Glad that you liked my outfit, and thanks for your comment. x/Madison

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  51. Thanks Kim! You are so sweet. xx

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  52. Thanks hun, yes internet woes aren't the most fun. Thanks for your comment. Enjoy a bright week. x/Madison

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  53. Ahh, what a lovely comment love. Thanks so much Erika! Love her too!:-) xx

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  54. Thank you Sussannah! Yes, luckily since my first skirt, I've had a lot of practise time, so it's easy for me now. Happy December! :)

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  55. Hi Sonia! Thanks for your comment! :-)

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  56. Thanks Rebecca! Yes, it was time for donating, even though I wear pretty much all of my clothing that I own!

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  57. Thanks Kim! I do enjoy mixing vintage and modern elements. Happy December dear!

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  58. It's readers like you that make the blogosphere very special. Overwhelmed with gratitude. Thanks for your comment.

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  59. This look is flawless and so sophisticated. I am a huge fan of textures too and texture mixing. You look phenomenal. Beauty!


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  60. Wow! Looking so very lovely + elegant! I adore this chic ensemble--head to toe! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  61. There is something slightly Gatsby-esque about this outfit that I just love, Madison - maybe it's the slight cloche shape of your hat, but the first thing I thought of when the page loaded was that I could pictures Zelda Fitzgerald wearing this same outfit in the winter. And I mean that as the highest compliment :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  62. You look amazing! Old school glamour at its best. Love the tweed!

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  63. beautiful outfit! Very classy and retro look! Love the bits of burgundy too, beautiful!

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  64. This outfit is very elegant on you :)

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  65. krystal/avillagetown.com03 December, 2013

    you look so classic, i like it!

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  66. Thanks so much Tina! x Happy December!

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  67. Thanks Cee for the compliment! :-)
    Happy December dear! xx

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  68. :) Thank you Kristin. Hope your week is going well. x

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  69. I love it, so elegant and classy!

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  70. I just love your vintage look Madison and you have the lithe figure to carry it off so beautifully!


    xo Mary Jo

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  71. Loving what you have on sweetie , u r definitely a real fashionista and know how to put together a gorgeous outfit

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  72. Hi Madison! Sorry I haven't visited your blog in awhile...but I always see you on Instagram, so I still feel in touch! Love love LOVE your outfit here. You look so classic and sophisticated. But then you always do!


    xoxo
    Cyrillynn
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  73. Wow, this is such an elegant look! You look fabulous! I wish you a darling weekend dear!

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  74. ahh! you're adorable! looks perfectly classic and how fun is it to find rediscover things in your closet! xoxox j-

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