Accessories and Little Statements

For someone who adores colour in an array of shades and forms, there is one pattern that's pleasing to me in plain black and white—it’s classic stripes! Well, that and polka dots … and houndstooth, okay you get my point!

I am not usually a fan of a dress with pockets, that is unless it’s a great dress that also has a casual-cool comfort factor. It’s even better when your fashion happiness is found in a maxi! Maxis are my favourite to wear because of their versatility. With that being said, this was a contender for (when I was pondering of) what to wear for an art showing. I already wear my maxi dresses year round, and have wanted a few more that are more basic in colour.

Over these past few weekends I have been catching up with long distance friends during my break times, in addition to squeezing in blog reading in the wee hours of the night. And, this past week my chats were full of laughter to the point that my abdominal muscles were shouting themselves. Don’t you love those types of conversations with friends?

On to the outfit: since most of what I tend to wear is generally bold and bright, here’s a dress that I have fallen in love with. It’s very comfortable, entirely minimal, and an all-in-one style with the top and waist gathering, which was the initial reason why I was drawn to it. An easy style with no-fuss wearing, and extremely comfortable? Yes, we all need days like these!

I am off to explore, and perhaps do some vintage shopping. Enjoy the rest of your week! Stay tuned for a healthy and exclusive style dose later this week.

The goods: Striped maxi dress, Blue cord bracelet, Colour blocked bag-c/o Oasap, Leather jacket-Mark Eisen, Spider drop earrings/Statement necklace-c/o Oasap, Shoes-Debenhams, Scarf-Gap/thifted, Heart socks-Storets.

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66 comments

  1. You look so dreamy,I love everything about your look. your heels,stripes and stylish belt says it all.

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  2. Such a lovely look doll, I love stripes. A lot of patterns are fantastic in black and white. I like dresses with pockets, but it depends on what they look like as sometimes they make the pockets stick out too much and then it doesn't look as nice, but more what you'd wear at home on lazy days. Gorgeous look, have a wonderful week ahead Xx

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  3. I can see why you love this dress, Madison. It does look very comfy and perfect for just a relaxed vibe. And yay for spending time with good friends:)

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  4. Wow Madison you look adorable. Love the cute dress and the way you styled it with the socks. Glad you enjoyed your weekend and talked to your friends. I had nothing better to do and cut myself in the finger! Now I'm typing with nine. I'm surprised it works lol. This isn't the best weekend I had :D Happy Monday :)



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  5. francesca r28 April, 2014

    accessories do make a big difference, I love the way you have styled this outfit!

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  6. Stanislava E.28 April, 2014

    You know what, I love maxi clothes too but mostly dresses and tops. I like your dress very much! It looks like a top and a skirt. I do love this type of conversation with friends!

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  7. Vix Brearley28 April, 2014

    Those shoes steal the show - love them! xxx

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  8. Thanks so much Mira! I hope your fingers are okay! :-)
    Have a rest and do some online shopping, all you need is one finger! xx/M

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  9. Thanks! Yes, I agree, it definitely depends on the style for dresses with pockets! Enjoy the week! :-) /M

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  10. Oh to Be a Muse28 April, 2014

    I really love the use of the scarf and the fun socks!

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  11. what I love in this dress is that it looks like separates!!

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  12. Really loving this outfit. The shoes really add to the whole look.

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  13. A gorgeous, classic look! Striped shirts feel so right!

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  14. Glam up your Lifestyle28 April, 2014

    Ein tolles Outfit. Das Streifen-Shirt ist hübsch und ganz besonders gefallen mir die Schuhe mit den Socken dazu. Habe viel Spaß beim Vintage-Shopping und dir auch eine gute Woche.

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  15. MISPAPELICOS28 April, 2014

    Sooooooooooooooooooo wonderful

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  16. Nicky mywishstyle28 April, 2014

    You look so pretty and the socks are really special!
    Ciao

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  17. Your accessories are darling! I noticed those heart socks right away! Totally cute and whimsical :)
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  18. lamodalena28 April, 2014

    amazing outfit!!! :)
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  19. This is a gorgeous outfit, I particularly like the scarf with the striped tee. The patterns clash together perfectly.

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  20. I have no basis to know this but I suspect you're a TERRIFIC friend. Your friends are lucky to have you. Glad you're keeping in touch with them.

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  21. Elsie Davies29 April, 2014

    Lovely outfit and accessories Madison, love the cute socks too!!

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  22. that's a cute dress! is she sipping a teacup? really awesome. i thought it was a skirt and top at first. i love black & white too. no matter what the combination. it always looks good. glad you had a great weekend madison. your friends sound awesome. laughter is always good. cherish them. love your accessories.
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  23. I have to say that I love pockets! On dresses, skirts, trousers, basically most things haha! Madison, I love how you have combined this outfit. The heart print socks are super sweet and especially so with the classic stripe print. :)


    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  24. thechilicool29 April, 2014

    Great accessories, Very nice!

    Alessia

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  25. It is interesting how different elements attract us to different pieces. For me, I can't pass up a skirt or dress with pockets (okay, I can if its ugly, but you know what I mean!)..... I really like the details you've incorporated here!

    ~Alexis Grace of North On Harper

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  26. absolut coooool :-) Tolles Outfit und die Söckchen dazu sind einfach SUPER!


    Liebe Grüsse Kira

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  27. What a beautiful outfit! I adore the colours and in love with the top! x

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  28. :-) Thanks! ((hugs)) Yes, I am and do try to be!
    Enjoy your week!
    /Madison

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  29. Erika Sorocco29 April, 2014

    I love the pops of blue throughout this ensemble; and those ankle socks...love! You always have such incredible style, Madison!!

    xx

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  30. Thanks dear! Yes, I love pockets, just not usually on very elegant dresses. That's why I liked this one because it's more casual. I hope you're enjoying your week so far. xx/Madison

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  31. Thanks Emmy! :) There's nothing like good times with friends!

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  32. Cla, Vielen Dank für Deine süßen Kommentar. Die Socken sind mein Favorit!
    LG,
    Madison

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  33. Thanks for your comment. Little added details are always my favourite elements in simple outfits!

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  34. Thanks Lilli! You're so sweet! I had fun vintage shopping, even though I did not buy much at all. xx

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  35. Thank you Stanislava! I agree, and love maxi dresses the most!

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  36. Me too! All in one styles sometimes are wonderful, and very easy to wear!

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  37. nice selection of colours, Madison! dark blue with black and white looks very pretty in my opinion. and all those bright and bold accessories you've chosen look totally awesome! yeah, all of them!

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  38. Thank you, lovely! :) Happy spring!

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  39. Ha! you're the best! Thanks for the comment Kim! x

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  40. Yes, she does have a teacup, that's why I loved it so much. Of course, you would see that too! Laughter is definitely good for the soul. Thanks for your comment Kim!
    /Madison

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  41. Liebe Kira, Danke! Ich bin froh, dass du mein Outfit gefällt!
    Liebe Grüße,
    Madison xx

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  42. ElleSees.blogspot.com29 April, 2014

    you had me at stripes, and gorgeous baubles!

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  43. Oooh ohh, what a cool dress! Pocketed dresses that are cute can be so hard to come across, so I'm glad you did find one. And it's got stripes! Sounds like a winning purchase. :) I also can't get over those darling socks you've got--so so pretty!

    Have a wonderful week, my lovely! <3

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  44. What a cute bird print scarf! I actually love dresses with pockets...I wish all dresses came with them!

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  45. nicoleta buru29 April, 2014

    You look awesome *__*

    Love your hair :)

    hugs,

    Nicole

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  46. you look so amazing. LOVE LOVE the look. Everything pairs so perfectly together. Those shoes are so cool!

    xo,
    nancy

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  47. I love pockets in general, but not in elegant dresses, I like it more with casual styles like these. Thanks for commenting Alexis! :) xo

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  48. Thanks Jenmarie! You're so sweet! I hope your week is going well dear. xx

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  49. Thanks Ali! I completely agree, it's difficult to find great styles with pockets, but I do love them in casual dresses like this, just not in elegant styles. :) Have a beautiful day dear.
    /Madison x

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  50. Tanya Jean30 April, 2014

    This outfit is so fabulous!! Loving the stripes :)
    xo TJ

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  51. pilar ayuso30 April, 2014

    So cool so trendy!!! perfect!!

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  52. Allie Mackin30 April, 2014

    Ah your blue suede shoes are similar to mine but with a heel. I love them!

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  53. Love this outfit. I especially adore your skirt and shoes! <3 :)
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  54. Sehr hübsch liebe Madison ♥

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  55. Danke Sabine!
    Liebe Grüße,
    xx/Madison :-)

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  56. Christina Lau04 May, 2014

    This is such a lovely outfit! It looks like something a Parisian would wear! I absolutely love the skirt and scarf. Thanks for checking out my blog as well :)


    Best,
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  57. Beautiful accessories and beautiful look of yours!!!:)
    Happy Sunday dear!
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  58. stylentonic Constantinos06 May, 2014

    Such a fresh look! Love the accessories! xxx


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  59. Anna Martin08 May, 2014

    Beautiful layering <3 Love the scarf and top!

    - Anna

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  60. Tina Bradley09 May, 2014

    Chic--as always! Right before reading your post, I had a good laugh with a loved one--nothing like it! :) Vintage shopping sounds fab--enjoy! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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